Young Astronomer—Cool Astronomy Books

(1) General Astronomy (GA) (* = Includes Experiments or Activities)

Becklake, Sue. Space: Stars, Planets, and Spacecraft. (1991) (ISBN: 1-879431-14-9)

Berger, Melvin and Gilda. Do Stars Have Points? (1999) (ISBN: 0-329-19735-5)

Goldsmith, Dr. Mike. Kingfisher Voyages: Space.* Quotations and Forward by Dr. Sally K. Ride. (2005) (ISBN: 0-7534-5910-8)

Green, Dan. Astronomy: Out of This World. (2009) (ISBN-13: 9780753462904)                         

Hawkes, Nigel. Mysteries of the Universe. (1995) (ISBN: 1-56294-939-X)

Lippincott, Kristen. Astronomy. (2000) (ISBN: 0-7894-6716-X)

Osborne, Will, and Mary Pope. Space. (2002) (ISBN: 0-329-27296-9)

Scott, Elaine. Space, Stars, and the Beginning of Time. (2011) (ISBN: 978-0-547-24189-0)

Stott, Carole. I Wonder Why Stars Twinkle. (1997) (ISBN: 0-329-17239-5)

Stott, Carole. Night Sky. (1997) (ISBN: 0-329-13823-5)

Stowell, Louie. The Story of Astronomy and Space. (2009) (ISBN:  9780746090060)

(2) Stars, Constellations, and Stargazing (SCS)

Crelin, Bob. There Once Was a Sky Full of Stars. (2003) (ISBN-13: 9781931559379)

Croswell, Ken. See the Stars: Your First Guide to the Night Sky. (2000) (ISBN: 9781563977572)

Galat, Joan Marie. Dot to Dot in the Sky: Stories of the Zodiac. (2007) (ISBN-13: 9781552853924)

Mechler, Gary. First Field Guide: Night Sky. (1999) (ISBN: 0-590-64085-2)

Rey, Hans Augusto. Find the Constellations. (2008) (ISBN-13: 9780547131788)

Rustad, Martha E.H. The Stars. (2002) (ISBN: 0-7368-1179-6) (Easy Reader)

Scagell, Robin, and Jacqueline Mitton. Children’s Night Sky Atlas. (2004) (ISBN-13: 9781554070268)

Sipiera, Paul P. Constellations. (1997) (ISBN: 0-516-20331-2)

Sipiera, Paul P. Stars. (1997) (ISBN: 0-516-20341-X)

Vamplew, Anton. Simple Stargazing: Skywatcher’s Guide. (2006) (ISBN: 9780060849948)

(3) Asteroids, Comets, and Meteors (ACM)

Sipiera, Paul P. Comets and Meteor Showers. (1997) (ISBN: 0-516-20330-4)

Vogt, Gregory L. Asteroids, Comets, and Meteors. (1996) (ISBN: 1-56294-601-3)

(4) Our Solar System (OSS) (* = Includes Experiments or Activities)

Aguilar, David A. 13 Planets: The Latest View of the Solar System. (2011) (ISBN-13: 9781426307706)

Berger, Melvin. Discovering Jupiter. (1995) (ISBN: 0-590-48824-4)

Branley, Franklyn M. The Planets in Our Solar System. (1998) (ISBN: 0-329-06851-2)

Brimmer, Larry Dane. Earth. (1998) (ISBN: 0-329-26719-1)

Carson, Mary K. Exploring the Solar System: A History with 22 Activities.* (2008) (ISBN-13: 9781556527159)

Leedy, Loreen. Postcards from Pluto: A Tour of the Solar System. (1993) (ISBN: 0-8234-1000-5)

Rau, Dana Meachen. Mercury. (2002) (ISBN: 0-7565-0200-4)

Rau, Dana Meachen. Neptune. (2003) (ISBN: 0-7565-0296-9)

Rau, Dana Meachen. Pluto. (2003) (ISBN: 0-7565-0297-7)

Rau, Dana Meachen. Venus. (2002) (ISBN: 0-7565-0201-2)

Simon, Seymour. Destination: Mars. (2000) (ISBN: 0-688-15771-8)

Simon, Seymour. Our Solar System. (2007) (ISBN-13: 9780061140082)

Simon, Seymour. Uranus. (1987) (ISBN: 0-329-08717-7)

Sweeney, Joan. Me and My Place in Space. (1998) (ISBN: 0-329-20508-0) (Easy Reader)

Vogt, Gregory L. Saturn. (2000) (ISBN: 9780736888912)

Vogt, Gregory L. The Sun. (1996) (ISBN: 1-56294-600-5)

(5) The Earth’s Moon and Moon Exploration (EM)

Chaikin, Andrew. Mission Control, This is Apollo: The Story of the First Voyages to the Moon. (2009) (ISBN-13: 9780670011568)

Dyer, Alan. Mission to the Moon. (2009) (ISBN-13: 9781416979357)

Dyson, Marianne J. Home on the Moon: Living on a Space Frontier. (2003) (ISBN-13: 9780792271932)

Floca, Brian. Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11. (2009) (ISBN-13: 978-1-4169-5046-2)

Thimmesh, Catherine. Team Moon: How 400,000 People Landed Apollo 11 on the Moon. (2006) (ISBN-13: 9780618507573)

Walker, Niki. The Moon. (1998) (ISBN: 0-86505-679-X)

(6) Beyond Our Solar System (BOSS)

Aguilar, David A. Super Stars: The Biggest, Hottest, Brightest, Most Explosive Stars in the Milky Way. (2010) (ISBN-13: 9781426306013)

Aldrin, Buzz. Look to the Stars. (2009) (ISBN-13: 9780399247217)

Croswell, Ken. The Lives of Stars. (2009) (ISBN-13: 9781590785829)

Halpern, Paul, and Cynette R. Cook. Faraway Worlds: Planets Beyond Our Solar System. (2004) (ISBN-13: 9781570916175)

Jackson, Ellen B. The Mysterious Universe: Supernovae, Dark Energy, and Black Holes. (2008) (ISBN-13: 9780547519920)

Jefferies, David. Black Holes and Other Bizarre Space Objects. (2006) (ISBN-13: 9780778728702)

(7) Space Exploration (SE) (* = Includes Experiments or Activities)

Berger, Melvin and Gilda. Can You Hear a Shout in Space? Questions and Answers About Space Exploration.* (2000) (ISBN: 0-439-09583-2)

Hansen, Rosanna. Space. (2003) (ISBN: 0-516-22919-2)

Stott, Carole. Space Exploration. (1997) (ISBN: 0-679-98563-8)

(8) Rockets and Satellites (RS)

Branley, Franklyn M. Rockets and Satellites. (1987) (ISBN: 0-06-445061-9)

(9) Telescopes (T)

Scott, Elaine, and Margaret Miller. Adventure in Space: The Flight to Fix the Hubble. (1995) (ISBN: 0-329-07700-7)

(10) Biographies and Careers (BC)

Cole, Michael D. John Glenn: Astronaut and Senator. (1993) (ISBN-13: 9780766015326)

Edwards, Roberta. Who Is Neil Armstrong? (2008) (ISBN: 978-0-329-66604-0)

Kramer, Barbara. Neil Armstrong: The First Man on the Moon. (1997) (ISBN0-89490-828-6)

Nettleton, Pamela Hill. Sally Ride: Astronaut, Scientist, Teacher. (2004) (ISBN: 978-1-4048-0189-9)

Rau, Dana Meachen. Neil Armstrong. (2003) (ISBN: 0-516-26963-1)

Sis, Peter. Starry Messenger. [Galileo Galilei] (1996) (ISBN: 0-374-37191-1)

Stone, Tanya Lee. Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream. (2009) (ISBN-13: 9780763645021)

Willet, Edward. Career in Outer Space: New Business Opportunities. (2002) (ISBN-13: 9781416979357)

(11) The History of Air Travel (HAT)

Freedman, Russell. The Wright Brothers: How They Invented the Airplane. (1991) (ISBN: 0-8234-0875-2)

Old, Wendie C. To Fly: The Story of the Wright Brothers. (2002) (ISBN-13: 978-0-618-13347-5)

(12) Future Space Exploration (FSE) (* = Includes Experiments or Activities)

Jefferis, David. Future Space: Beyond Earth. (2001) (ISBN: 0-439-31460-7)

McMahon, Peter. Space Tourism.* (2011) (ISBN: 978-1-55453-368-8)

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