In this post I've included books we enjoyed back then - along with a few new ones I've discovered since. Some are silly, some are sweet, and several are very informative and educational. So...."To infinity and beyond!!"
HARRY AND HORSIE by Katie Van Camp, illustrated by Lincoln Agnew. (ages 3 and up) A little boy named Harry follows his best-friend-stuffed-animal, "Horsie", out into the night sky in order to rescue him and bring him back home, in this charming retro-space adventure.
HOW TO CATCH A STAR and THE WAY BACK HOME by Oliver Jeffers (ages 3 and up) Cute childhood fantasy stories and unique illustrations by this new author/illustrator from Belfast, Northern Ireland.
I'LL SEE YOU WHEN THE MOON IS FULL by Jim Fowler, illustrated by Susi Fowler (ages 4-8). Delightful tale of a father going away on a business trip and how he explains to his son how long until he'll be home: "...when the moon is full." He proceeds to explain the phases of the moon.
THE MOON BOOK by Gail Gibbons. (ages 4-8) Gail Gibbons does a great job with science books for kids. Her simple, bright illustrations and explanations with just the right amount of detail, offer a great introduction to young children in this book about the moon.
GLOW-IN-THE DARK CONSTELLATIONS by C.E. Thompson (ages 4-8)
THE GLOW-IN-THE-DARK NIGHT SKY BOOK by Clint Hatchett (ages 9-12)
FIND THE CONSTELLATIONS by H.A. Rey. (ages 9-12) The statistical data in this classic has been updated, but the vintage illustrations remain the same!