Can anyone suggest a good book about space for a 7 year old girl?

(17 Posts)
bubblesinthesky Tue 26-Mar-13 23:03:43

Please? DD is really interested but nothing I can find in the library seems to be hitting the mark as its either for older children or dismissed as being for babies. Don't want to spend lots on the wrong book but do have some amazon vouchers I could use.

I need something clear but engaging and with a good section about the moon which she asks me endless questions about hmm .

Thank you

This one is great, we've had it from the library a few times.

SE13Mummy Tue 26-Mar-13 23:18:51

The Usborne 'See Inside' series are popular with my own DCs and also my Y4 class. There's a See Inside Space one that might be worth a look.

wigglywoowoo Wed 27-Mar-13 00:56:07

My DD is 6 and has the Pop up Pullout Space Book - It only has a 1 pop up which is of the solar system so it can be see in 3D and Pull out tabs for all the planets etc. It doesn't have a extra info on the moon but DD does have another book which covers the moon in depth however this is at her Dad's house and I can check with him tomorrow.

sunnyday123 Wed 27-Mar-13 06:58:54

Have you thought about writing to the British space agency?! When I was younger (ok, ages ago!) I was very much into space and wrote to the BSA and NASA as a child and got LOADS of stuff in return and the headed paper letter was my prize and joy!

sashh Wed 27-Mar-13 07:28:48

I was about to suggest NASA and the Space Agency. Maybe also contact the international space station.

www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/main/

And the European one.

www.esa.int/esaKIDSen/SEMHNTRZ5BG_index_0.html

As she can't find anything, maybe she should write a book herself

Rooble Wed 27-Mar-13 07:34:45

The Usborne See Inside Space book is excellent and includes pull out charts that you can take stargazing. I've learned loads from it and I'm 43! (In case it looks babyish!)

harryhausen Wed 27-Mar-13 07:37:46

I don't know of one. However as I'm in the business of creating children's books its been on my 'want to do' list for a long time.

Watch this space.....

I think author Tony Mitton wrote one if you put his name into Amazon?

Acinonyx Wed 27-Mar-13 08:38:53

I just read this as a bedtime book to my 7 yr-old dd

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Georges-Secret-Universe-Lucy-Hawking/dp/055255958X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1364373435&sr=8-1

It's a proper children's story but one of the main characters is a computer and there are lost of colour pictures and bits about planets and space and stuff. I think I got this recommendation off another thread a while back.

acebaby Wed 27-Mar-13 09:20:30

The rather idiotically named 'WOW! Space' is probably my space mad DS's favourite (along with wow! Earth, Wow! Human body). Also there is a DK guide that he likes. The usbourne see inside pop up is good, but doesn't have as much substance.

He also loves Brian Cox's Wonders of the Solar System and Wonders of the Universe. Even though they are adult books, the text isn't particularly difficult (not too hard for a 7yo to read themselves) and the pictures are marvelous

EskSmith Wed 27-Mar-13 09:30:40

Dd1 got the dk space, a children's encyclopedia for christmas and I'd really recommend it. Plenty of content on the moon smile

bubblesinthesky Wed 27-Mar-13 10:49:03

Thank you I didn't expect so many replies so quickly.

I'll look at all your suggestions and definately suggest she writes off to British Space Agency, NASA etc. Maybe they can answer her endless questions about the bl**dy moon. Imagine being woken at 3am as i was this morning to be asked

Mummy if the moon does not have much gravity would it be a good place for kangaroos to live and would they need less food as it would be easier to bounce?

Mummy the moon has no water and air so why does it have seas?

Mummy if you get out of bed and look carefully you can see the whole moon even though only some of it is lit up at the moment

mummy mummy mummy wake up...........

Perhaps I'll get her to write to them

McGilly Wed 27-Mar-13 10:55:06

Usborne books are often good. The Magic School Bus series is very American in tone but full of detail and humour. My nearly 7 yo adores them, and the space and dinosaur versions are good.

StickyProblem Wed 27-Mar-13 10:58:20

Bubbles I love her kangaroo question, how clever! That child will go far smile

McGilly Wed 27-Mar-13 11:00:15

http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/Magic-School-Bus-Lost-Solar-System-Joanna-Cole/9780590414296

I am sure it's at Amazon too.

Periwinkle007 Wed 27-Mar-13 11:22:46

http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/book/9780753468050?redirected=true&gclid=CJCnx9zjnLYCFcbKtAodIBgAaA

http://www.waterstones.com/waterstonesweb/products/space+a+children27s+encyclopedia/7395180/?gclid=CJnvitvjnLYCFUbMtAodb2MAdg

http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/book/9780753433218?redirected=true&gclid=CIGdw9_jnLYCFeXKtAodqx8A7A

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1405341114/?tag=hydra0b-21&hvadid=9550951869&ref=asc_df_1405341114

these might be worth a look

MyChildDoesntNeedSleep Wed 27-Mar-13 11:39:23

Aah, she sounds like my son! He's writing to NASA to explain why he thinks humans will be able to live on Mars one day, and the things they need to do to bring this event nearer. sunnyday has given me hope that he might actually get a reply!!

He desperately wants to be an astronaut, and helpfully came up with the 'comforting' statistic that there is a 1 in 20 chance of dying on a space flight to allay my fears confused.

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