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Children's Space Resources

For years and years, dreams of flying through the air and outer space have inspired people to enter the fields of science and engineering, and make their dreams come true. The NASA Headquarters library owns juvenile books and multimedia on flight and outer space that start at the birth of science fiction and continue to some of today's newest titles that will encourage the next generation of astronauts, pilots, scientists, and engineers. This webpage contains a selection of juvenile books and multimedia that are currently in the library, along with a selection of NASA websites designed with children in mind. You may also find items of interest in our webpages on the Hubble and Webb Space Telescopes, Women In Science and Technology, Minorities in Science, Science Fair Projects, and Resources for Amateur Astronomy and Model Rocketry.

All items are available at the Headquarters Library, except as noted. NASA Headquarters employees and contractors: Call x0168 or email Library@hq.nasa.gov for information on borrowing or in-library use of any of these items. Members of the public: Contact your local library for the availability of these items. NASA Headquarters employees can request additional materials or research on this topic. The Library welcomes your comments or suggestions about this webpage.

Contents: Books Multimedia Internet Resources


Aldrin, Buzz. Reaching for the Moon. New York, NY: HarperCollins, 2005. ISBN: 0060554452
TL789.85 .A4 A3 2005 BOOKSTACKS
Bennett, Jeffrey, et al. Max Goes to Jupiter: A Science Adventure with Max the Dog. Boulder, CO: Big Kid Science, 2009. ISBN: 9780972181938
__________. Max Goes to the Moon: A Science Adventure with Max the Dog. Boulder, CO: Big Kid Science, 2003. ISBN: 0972181903
TL793 .B46 2003 BOOKSTACKS
Denne, Ben, et al. Space. Tulsa, OK: EDC Pub., 2002. ISBN: 0794501265
Grice, Noreen. Touch the Invisible Sky: A Multi-wavelength Braille Book Featuring Tactile NASA Images. San Juan, PR: Ozone Publishing, 2007. ISBN: 0977328554
QB68 .G749 2007 BOOKSTACKS
__________. Touch the Stars. Boston, MA: National Braille Press, 2002. ISBN: 0939173441
QB801.7 .G53 2002 BOOKSTACKS
__________. Touch the Sun: A NASA Braille Book. Washington, DC: Joseph Henry Press, 2005. ISBN: 0309095603
QB521 .G88 2005 BOOKSTACKS
__________. Touch the Universe: A NASA Braille Book of Astronomy. Washington, DC: Joseph Henry Press, 2002. ISBN: 030908332X
Hansen, Amy S., et al. Touch the Earth: A Multimedia Book About the Earth's Biomes. Washington, DC: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2009. ISBN: 9780615278209
QB630 .H367 2009 BOOKSTACKS
Harvey, Brian. Space Exploration 2007. New York, NY: Springer, 2006. ISBN: 0387333304
TL793 .H37 2006 BOOKSTACKS
Harvey, Susan (ed.). Should There be Space Exploration?: A Persuasive Text Written by Susan Harvey's Fifth Grade Students. New York, NY: Mondo Publishing, 2007.
TL793 .S568 H378 2007 BOOKSTACKS
Hopping, Lorraine Jean. Space Rocks: The Story of Planetary Geologist Adriana Ocampo. New York, NY: Franklin Watts, 2005. ISBN: 0531167836
QB454.2 O23 H67 2005 BOOKSTACKS
Hurd, David. Getting a Feel for Lunar Craters. Moffett Field, CA: NASA Lunar Science Research Institute, 2011.
QB591 .H873 G488 2011 ATLAS STAND
Irvine, Mat. Creating Space: The Story of the Space Age Told Through Models. Burlington, Ont.: Collector's Guide Pub., 2002. ISBN: 1896522866
TL795 .I78 2002 BOOKSTACKS
Kuhn, Betsy. The Race for Space: The United States and the Soviet Union Compete for the New Frontier. Minneapolis, MN: Twenty-First Century Books, 2007. ISBN: 9780822559849
TL793 .K84 2007 BOOKSTACKS
Ladd, Irene. The Air We Breathe. Hampton, VA: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Langley Research Center, 2004.
QC863.5 .L33 2004Z BOOKSTACKS
Lüsted, Marcia Amidon. The International Space Station. San Diego, CA: Lucent, 2005. ISBN: 1590186664
TL797 .I58 L87 2005 BOOKSTACKS
Pogue, William R. Space Trivia. Burlington, Ont.: Apogee Books, 2003. ISBN: 189652298X
TL793 .P55 2003 READY-REF
Runyon, Cassandra, and David Hurd. A Tactile Guide to the Solar System with Digital Talking Book on CD. Washington, DC: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2008.
QB501.2 .R8696 2008 ATLAS STAND
Schorer, Lonnie Jones. Kids to Space: A Space Traveler's Guide. Burlington, Ont.: Apogee Kids' Book, 2006. ISBN: 1894959426
TL793 .S36 2006 BOOKSTACKS
Schorer has also written an educator's guide for this book, and the library also has CD versions of the book and the guide.
Space Telescope Science Institute. Carina Nebula Texture. Baltimore, MD: Space Telescope Science Institute, 2009.
QB68 .C375 2009 ATLAS STAND
Voytek, Mary, Linda Billings, and Aaron L. Gronstal. Astrobiology: A History of Exobiology and Astrobiology at NASA. Washington, DC: NASA Astrobiology Program, 2010.
QH326 .A887 V698 2010
The library also has the 2011 and 2012 issues. The entire series is available online at: http://www.astrobio.net/index.php?option=com_content&id=7 .
Walton, Darwin McBeth. Overcoming Challenges: The Life of Charles F. Bolden, Jr.. Austin, TX: Steck-Vaughn Co., 2000. ISBN: 0739808796
TL789.85 .B65 W35 2000 BOOKSTACKS


Butcher, Ginger. The Adventures of Echo the Bat and the Adventures of Amelia the Pigeon. Greenbelt, MD: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Imagers, 2003.
The library also has the pop-up book version of this item.
Elias, Jack. Understanding Solar System Dynamics: Orbits and Kepler's Laws. Arlington, VA: HITSS Multimedia, 2008.
IMAGE satellite program. Raytheon ITSS/NASA GSFC. Southwest Research Institute. Rice University. Space Weather: Exploring Sun-Earth Connections. Houston, TX: Rice University, 2002.
QB505 .S63 2002 CDROM REF-DESK

Internet Resources

Benson, Tom. Beginner's Guide to Aeronautics. Sept. 23, 2010 [May 2, 2012].
This is a list of different Glenn Research Center guides for children, including the Beginner's Guide to Rockets.
Canright, Shelley. NASA Kids' Club. April 27, 2012 [May 2, 2012].
Conrad, Linda. NASA Quest. March 2011 [May 2, 2012].
Ehman, Jeff. NASA For Students. May 2, 2012 [May 2, 2012].
Fisher, Diane. Scijinks. May 2, 2012 [May 2, 2012].
__________. The Space Place. April 30, 2012 [May 2, 2012].
Mattson, Barbara. Imagine the Universe. Feb. 9, 2012 [May 2, 2012].
Office of Public Outreach. Space Telescope Science Institute. Amazing Space. May 2, 2012 [May 2, 2012].
Whitlock, Laura. StarChild: A Learning Center for Young Astronomers. May 2, 2012 [May 2, 2012].

Last Updated: May 2012