To Infinity and Beyond! Far Out Space Books for Future Astronauts

by Jennifer Ridgway

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The magic and mystery of space is intriguing to people of all ages, but especially so for kids. It seems like most children go through a stage of loving space and wanting to be an astronaut. I was nine years old when Space Camp hit theaters, and watching it gave me a strong desire to go to, well, Space Camp. Similarly, my children became fascinated with outer space after seeing the space shuttle Enterprise at the Intrepid Museum.

These awesome kids’ books can help your budding space explorer learn about outer space and life as an astronaut … from the safety of home.

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in 2017 and updated in 2019.