For about six months now, Rea has been telling me that she wants to go to space when she grows up. So this unit has been like a dream come true for her and she has really loved and enjoyed all of the space books. We read well over 40 books to prepare for this unit and to find our very favorites. I am excited to share with you 5 of our favorites.
Billie's Outer Space Adventure
Rufus Blasts Off
Now, if you know anything about actual space history, you’ll be able to tell that this book is inspired by the Challenger Space Shuttle. The Challenger Space Shuttle was a space mission where a history teacher, who was not an astronaut, got to go along for the ride to space and the plan was for her to teach a lesson in space and have it broadcasted on Earth. Unfortunately, the actual Challenger Space Shuttle in 1986 experienced complications and blew up before making it to space with all of the astronauts on board.
Look Inside Space!
This is why I really like this book: it’s non-fiction but it’s written in a super approachable way. This is a lift-the-flap book and it’s written in a manner where you could sit down and read the text cover to cover or you could read a few pages and come back later and read a few more.
This book is an opportunity to teach your Lil’s what outer space really is and I think it is valuable to teach our Lil’s both the imaginary as well as the factual at the same time.
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