The Planetary Society has posted a list of recommended books about space for kids. Encourage the young scientists and explorers you know with some of these stories.
From pop-ups and ABCs a parent will enjoy reading to their toddler through middle school and high school, there’s something for every age. I read Generation Mars all by my adult-self without an 8 to 10 year old in sight.
Perfect story for kids around the age of the main character – a girl in third grade. She and her sister attend school and play in the underground colony. Then the big day comes when she takes her first walk on the surface. I like the final sentence, as her father talks with the girl: the future was hers, not his. The illustrations are delightful and showed up very well on my Kindle. As a bonus, the last third of the book offers facts about Mars. Fun with nothing scary for younger children. This would make an excellent gift. My review of Generation Mars