How exciting it is to think about space and about getting to the moon when you are a young boy gazing far up into the sky. Seeing the stars at night and the moon glowing brightly really makes one think about the wonder of it all.
If you have a boy who is fascinated with all things space and even dreams of being an astronaut this is the list for you. These Non-Fiction Astronaut Books will give him a deep look into what being an astronaut is all about.
These books are perfect to help enhance your boy’s dream of becoming an astronaut. Read them with him or leave them laying around. You know he will get excited to see new books on a topic he loves.
I hope you enjoy this best books for boys list on astronauts!
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Non-Fiction Astronaut Books
For an illustrated picture book format that is a good choice for young boys, try Man on the Moon . They can learn about the astronauts who first went to the moon.
Meet real astronauts in Space Heroes: Amazing Astronauts. This DK Readers book is perfect for young boys who are fascinated with astronauts. DK books have great images and easy to read text.
This unusual choice is done in verse but still covers the history and details of the first trip to the moon. Eight Days Gone
My son enjoyed quite a few of the Let’s Read and Find Out About Science series of books. Floating in Space was no exception. Take a peak into what happens when you are an astronaut on a space shuttle.
Follow the story of a young boy who decided he wanted to be an astronaut at age 10 and went on to do just that! Becoming a Spacewalker: My Journey to the Stars
This one is perfect for sharing the story of the first trip to the moon. Moonwalk: The First Trip to the Moon. It is very visual and informative.
Who Was Neil Armstrong? is a highly rated book about Neil Armstrong and the giant leap for mankind.
Super engaging with great images and a lot of color How to be a Space Explorer: Your Out-of-this-World Adventure is a neat selection. This will appeal to boys who are a bit older maybe 8+ or so depending on their interest and their reading level.
I don’t know about your boy, but mine has always enjoyed DK Eyewitness Books and I really love them. They are packed with information and cover the topics in a way that is fun and very visual. Try Space Exploration for a broad overview of all things space and astonauts. Highly Recommended.
The excitement and adventure of space has grabbed many a boy’s interest. Helping them explore (while here on earth!) is something they will always remember.
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