Usborne Children’s Books

Search Usborne


Space books

Curious about outer space? Want to be an astronaut? Scroll down to see our top space books or download a free ebook.

100 Things to Know About Space

Shortlisted for the Royal Society Young People's Book Prize 2017, 100 Things to Know About Space is filled with fascinating infographic-style illustrations about the mysteries of outer space.

100 things to know about space

100 things to know about space

A fun and informative book packed with 100 fascinating things to know about space, from how to escape a black hole to why astronauts learn wilderness survival skills. With bright, infographic-style illustrations, detailed facts on every page, a glossary and index, and internet links to specially selected websites for more information.

£9.99

Buy or find out more 

Read co-author Alex Frith's blog on amazing space facts

Discover space

These interactive space books are filled with flaps to lift, plus links to recommended websites and videos to find out more.

See inside space stations and other spacecraft

See inside space stations and other spacecraft

Calling all space cadets! Usborne assigns you a mission to see inside these extraordinary space stations and spacecrafts, from the beginning of the space race to the latest missions to Mars and beyond. With over 70 flaps to lift, plus links to websites with video clips and more information. Published in association with the UK Space Agency.

£9.99

Buy or find out more 

Lift-the-flap questions and answers about space

Lift-the-flap questions and answers about space

With over 60 flaps to lift, this delightful book answers questions such as “Where have people visited in space?”, “What’s a cosmonaut?”, “Why can’t I see stars in daytime?” and lots more what, where, how, why, and yes or no questions with answers beneath the flaps. Internet links take children to carefully selected websites to find out more.

£9.99

Buy or find out more 

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.

£6.99

Buy or find out more 

A perfect fact book for budding space explorers. The Daily Telegraph

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.

The Usborne Mini Astronaut's Handbook

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. 

First space books for young children

Young children can find out about the planets and stars with these beautifully illustrated books, featuring fold-out pages, flaps to list and things to spot.

Not found what you're looking for? See all space books or visit Quicklinks, which is full of links to sites where you can find out about life on the International Space Station, hear the sound of meterorites and more.

Spaceman
User infomation
Email address is required!