Space explorer

Hey kids, hop aboard the Library Rocket for a space adventure. Explore our solar system and the space beyond, take the space quiz or do some colouring-in.

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Find out more about space and space exploration with our library resources and selected websites.

Library Resources

Try these titles and subject searches to find useful books, DVDs, videos and more in our catalogue.

What do the numbers mean? See our guide to the Dewey Decimal System.

Most books on space are in the 520s in the non-fiction section of your library:

  • space craft, astronauts and travelling to the moon are at 629.4
  • life on other planets at 576.8
  • aliens at 001.942

Fiction

Stories about space and space exploration for kids.

eResources

The library subscribes to these online resources so that you can access them for free with your library card number and password / PIN, or at our libraries.

National Geographic Kids - Space
Pictures and articles about space from National Geographic Kids.
Access this with your library card number and PIN, or at our libraries.
Britannica Library Kids - Space
Britannica Library Kids has lots of articles, media and pictures about space and space exploration.
Access this with your library card number and PIN, or at our libraries.

Online Resources

Try these links to great websites

Ask an astronomer
Got questions about space? Ask an astronomer!
Bite-size guide to astronomy and space
The BBC brings you a revision guide to everything there is to know about the stars and space.
Explore the solar system
Crafts, puzzles, games and information about space from NASA.
NASA kids club
Learn about space and space travel by playing these games.
Ology
Find your place in space in this jam packed online exhibit from the American Natural History Museum.
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