6 Beloved Children's Books About the Moon, Planets, and Beyond

By Rebecca J. Rosen

Human travel to the moon, the mysterious materials that light up the night sky, and the expanse of outer space all seem just about as incomprehensible to me now as when I first read about them as a kid. The books below will bring back that sense of wonder to anyone, and for children they could inspire a lifetime of learning about the worlds beyond our own.

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