Gimme Space! An Intergalactic Book List for Children

It’s always exciting to see what each year’s summer reading theme will be. Determined by the Collaborative Summer Library Program, it’s always something that can have more than one meaning and works well across generations. This year’s theme is “A Universe of Stories,” and we’ve got so many great books in the Children’s Room to help spark your curiosity! Here’s a sampling of our space-themed titles:

Picture Books

ABCs from Space by Adam Voiland

Interstellar Cinderella by Deborah Underwood

A Long Way Away: A Two-Way Story by Frank Viva

Tiny Little Rocket by Richard Collingridge


Armstrong: The Adventurous Journey of a Mouse to the Moon by Torben Kuhlmann

Lily & Kosmo in Outer Outer Space by Jonathan Ashley

Sal & Gabi Break the Universe by Carlos Alberto Pablo Hernandez

Graphic Novels

CatStronauts by Drew Brockington

Lowriders in Space by Cathy Camper and Raul the Third

Sanity & Tallulah by Brooks, Molly

Space Battle Lunchtime by Natalie Riess

Zita the Spacegirl by Ben Hatke


Curiosity: The Story of a Mars Rover by Markus Motum

A Hundred Billion Trillion Stars by Seth Fishman and Isabel Greenberg

Mae Among the Stars by Roda Ahmed and Stasia Burrington

Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11 by Brian Floca

To the Stars!: The First American Woman to Walk in Space by Carmella Van Vleet, Dr. Kathy Sullivan, and Nicole Wong

– by Kazia, WFPL Children’s Librarian

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