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Space books for children

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, when Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the moon. Introduce children to the wonders of the moon and outer space with Usborne space books, or scroll down to download a free ebook.

Moon books for children

For thousands of years, the Moon has been the one thing in the night sky that everyone anywhere on our planet recognises. Trace the story of the Moon around the world and through history in these beautifully illustrated books for young children.

Laura Cowan, author of The Usborne Book of the Moon

On the blog

Laura Cowan, author of The Usborne Book of the Moon, reveals one of her favourite stories from Hindu mythology about how the Moon got its shape.

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Usborne Quicklinks

Visit Usborne Quicklinks for links to sites where you can watch a video about Apollo 11 and the first moon landing, try a quiz about the moon and more.

The Usborne Book of the Moon resource pack for teachers and librarians

Resource pack for teachers and librarians – The Usborne Book of the Moon

Each lesson in this 34-page resource pack uses extracts from the book, giving you beautiful text and illustrations to share with children (from KS1 through to KS2, at the teacher’s discretion), and to ignite their sense of wonder.

Discover space

Whether it's a fold-out book of the solar system, the lively infographic-style illustrated 100 Things to Know About Space or interactive flap books, these books bring the amazing world of space to life.

Meet the authors of 100 Things to Know About Space and discover some surprising facts about space in this video:

On the blog

Breaking news: Neptune named as 18th planet in the Solar System!

The Usborne Official Astronaut's Handbook

With a foreword by Tim Peake – the first British citizen to join the crew of the International Space Station – and exclusive insights and expert advice from the UK Space Agency and ESA, this entertaining guide is perfect for anyone interested in space.

You can also download The Usborne Mini Astronaut's Handbook as a free ebook sample!

The Usborne Official Astronaut's Handbook

The Usborne Official Astronaut's Handbook

A funny and fascinating how-to guide for budding astronauts, providing a crash course on what it takes to travel into space. Answers all the big questions about space travel, from “How do rockets work?” and “What do astronauts do all day?” to “How do you go to the toilet on a spaceship?” Explores the technology that astronauts use, from space suits to Soyuz spacecraft, and scientific experiments on the International Space Station, and includes internet links to recommended websites to find out more. With a personal message by the British European Space Agency astronaut, Tim Peake, who spent six months on the International Space Station in 2016, and exclusive insights from the UK Space Agency and ESA who have provided expert advice on this book.

£4.99

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A perfect fact book for budding space explorers. The Daily Telegraph
Free Mini Astronaut's Handbook

Free ebook

Download The Usborne Mini Astronaut's Handbook as a free ebook – a brilliant sampler for aspiring astronauts, with a personal message from Tim Peake.

Space sticker and activity books

Space enthusiasts will love making their own spaceships, playing space snap or creating their own scenes on other planets with space sticker books. 

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