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This beautiful book is the latest addition to the National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book series. These colorful pages will introduce young children to the wonders of space, with colorful illustrations by David Aguilar and simple text that is perfect for beginning readers or for reading aloud. The book will explain basic concepts of space, beginning with what is mos ...more
Hardcover, 128 pages
Published October 9th 2012 by National Geographic Children's Books
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Bhaskara Marthi
Aug 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kids, read_to_isha
I haven't actually read this, but Isha is obsessed with it. Just today, she sternly warned me never to go to space myself lest I should wander too close to a black hole, in which case I would never be able to escape and have to spend the rest of my life there. ...more
Susan
May 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
It takes me THIRTY MINUTES to read this aloud to my four year old and he just sits through the whole thing and eats it all up even though we’ve read a hundred books about space over and over and over. This is definitely one of the better ones.
Kathryn Toohey
Feb 02, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mommy-storytime
My four year old aspires to be a pilot and loves all things about flying and space. This book was added into our nighttime routine and he was always eager to have me read a page or two. With incredible photos, great layouts, short paragraphs, this is a pretty amazing first big non-fiction book for my early reader. Added bonus: reading about space and staring at stars has been so helpful with putting my little one in a calm mood right before bed.
Angela
Jul 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Awesome book is awesome!

Our six year old (soon to be first grader!) loves everything about outer space. The Little Kids First Big Book of Space is an excellent resource! She marveled over fun facts about the different planets in our solar system and was wowed by the size of our universe. She enjoys reading the book to herself and loves trying to sound out the names of the planets and their moons. A whole lot of giggling has been going on.

The book focuses mainly on our solar system, but does ve
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Beyond the Pages
Aug 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Excellent for littles! Sparks interest in space and beyond.
MK
Jan 01, 2021 rated it really liked it
I originally read this because I found out my two-year-old nephew is currently obsessed with space. Needless to say, this is a good amount above a toddler’s understanding, but I’d say it’s good for kids around age four to read with parents. Maybe kindergarten or first grade (age 6-7) for them to really understand some of the concepts in this book.

It’s a bit outdated at this point though. Some statements say a mission will begin in 2011, or a rocket will start to gather data in 2016. That’s why
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Chinlee
Dec 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2020, childrens
I am bringing my Nephews to Nasa as their Christmas gift. I bought this book so they would have something to open and learn some things beforehand.

Super glad I went with this one. I think I have read it about 5 times. Twice out loud to my household (all adults) who urged me to read on if I tried to stop after a chapter. I like the sections the book is broken out really helps someone who knows little about space.

As someone who reads a lot and loved school, science wasn't my favorite (crazy I know
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Jennifer
Apr 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is a perfect book for children who love to learn about the universe and space! This book is very inviting for children with colorful pages and bright pictures. This book is about space and all things space! It teaches children about the moon and the sun and all the planets in the solar system. This book even talks about other things in our solar system such as dwarf planets, comets, the Milky Way, stars, and even black holes.

I rated this book with 5 stars because it teaches children about
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Marie
Sep 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is a beautiful book. My 5-year-old son LOVES it. He hangs on every picture and tidbit of info and wants to discuss while reading. I recommend it for all space loving children and then parents.

I mostly buy kindle books, but this is a very rewarding physical book to hold and look through - thick glossy pages, vibrant pictures, nice big text, excellent flow and layout - I can't say enough good things about it.
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Joan
Oct 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This National Geographic Kids guide to the solar system contains more than one hundred photographs and illustrations that support a simple text for beginning readers. Filled with fun facts and questions to encourage interactive learning, this book introduces young readers to space and all that is in it. Parent tips offer ideas for shared learning experiences for parents and children. A glossary is included.

Highly recommended.

Carissa
Dec 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
As with the others in this series, this is a fun book full of great information geared towards a younger audience. None of it is overwhelming, but neither is it missing anything important for a good overview of space. If you have a kid with a science inclination or a space inclination, this is a great book to get them.
Brie Lau
Jan 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I like Jupiter because it has stripes. I read about Mars with my daddy. It has dust storms.
Mikhaela
Dec 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book has now officially fallen apart due to excessive over-reading by children and is now carefully taped back together.
Alysha
May 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: childrens-lit
It's got lots of beautiful pictures and simplistic space concepts for your aspiring astronaut... Or any other children who might just be interested in learning about space. ...more
Lindsay
Jun 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: children-s
Wonderful book, I’ve learned so much from this. It does a fantastic job of explaining space in a non- confusing manner .
Renee
Sep 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is definitely one of my favorite space books by far. Love how they described everything.
Kylie Harris
book for children to learn basic concepts of space
Asher
Mar 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: space
I like the page with the black hole.
Emma Hunter
Apr 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is a great informational book about the solar system. It is written in an engaging way and uses words that kids will understand. This could definitely be used in an early elementary science class!

Lexile: 710L
Guided Reading: M
Trait: Ideas
Miss Sarah
May 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2020-nonfiction
A great elementary level nonfiction book about space broken down into managable pieces and headings. Easy to follow.
Malcolm
Jun 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019, 2020
I re-read this one all the time!
Delaney
Nov 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: information
Copyright: 2012
Genre: Informational

This is a great book about space and the universe. In the classroom this book would be perfect as a good reference for a research project.
Jenna Mills
Jan 11, 2021 rated it really liked it
Very comprehensive
Katharine Coggeshall
Aug 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I got this book for my son and I read him sections of it nightly. It has lots of great images, small chunks of engaging text, and it's well organized. Great book. ...more
Jason
Nov 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is a great informational book that has so much knowledge of space. It explains it in a fantastic way that can reach young students and keep older students engaged. This book fits perfectly on an informational book shelf because of the space knowledge being presented. My daughter loves this book. This book can be used in an intro to space. For pictures of planets. And as a presentation. And a writing project on "you are the expert of page _." ...more
Kiarra Barr
Feb 16, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
For children of all ages, learning about the solar system is so fascinating and informative. There is so much to teach and understand that it can be hard to make it child-friendly. However, this book truly takes an amazing approach. All the pages are packed with high-resolution images that vary in space. Each page, from planets and moons to rovers, is packed with incredible facts and knowledge. What I really enjoy is that while this book is full of content, the book is straight to the point and ...more
Kaitlin
Nov 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The very beginning of this book begins with a ‘How to use this book’ page which I found to be a great help. The book is very large and it makes you feel like you are reading a dictionary but in a good way. This book talks about everything from stars, to black holes, to planets. A lot of this information is subjective because, as we all know, Pluto keeps becoming a planet only to lose the title a few years later. That being said, the information is as accurate as it can be with little pop up fact ...more
Angie
Aug 05, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: children-s
Synopsis: "This beautiful book is the latest addition to the National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book series. These colorful pages will introduce young children to the wonders of space, with colorful illustrations by David Aguilar and simple text that is perfect for beginning readers or for reading aloud. The book will explain basic concepts of space, beginning with what is most familiar to kids and expanding out into universe.

Chapters include:
• Chapter 1 focuses on the Earth, moon, and s
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Janice
Feb 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
For my children that are especially interested in Space this book was a great place to start. The pictures are big and bright and engaging. And there is a lot of information in an easy to read and easy to understand format. We went through this book a little at a time pairing it with other sources to learn about our Solar System, but all of my children (3, 7, 9) will still sit and listen to it read again in its entirety. I gave it five stars and I am glad we own it instead of borrowing from the ...more
Katie Foth
Jul 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
An excellent way to introduce young children to the solar system! I read this book to my 5-year-old and 8-year-old granddaughters. The color pictures are fabulous. We read about each planet and then hung a cheap model in the hallway (a good change in activity that helped to maintain interest and provided opportunity for review).

The text is easy to read and the right depth for beginners. The book covers basic factual information about each planet plus information on spaceships or probes that exp
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