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Exoplanets: Books


XO, Exoplanet

ISBN: 0759557438
Ages 5-8

This delightful picture book mixes a fun story with scientific facts, introducing children to the concept of exoplanets – worlds beyond the familiar planets of our own solar system. But from the perspective of the exoplanet from another star system, our own sun's planets are the exoplanets!



ISBN: 0062470574
Ages 7-10

Award-winning science writer Seymour Simon introduces young readers to planets beyond our solar system and the search for possible life on these newly discovered worlds. Full-color photographs and illustrations make this a fascinating introduction to exoplanets.

Exoplanet 2

Exoplanets A to Z

ISBN: 1722285788
Ages: 7-9

In this imaginatively illustrated book, children are introduced to 25 amazing exoplanets, from a freezing cold planet to one full of molten lava to one so dense it might be made of diamond.

Sky 1

What Are Exoplanets?

ISBN: 1541953304
Ages: 7-9

This book includes a discussion of early astronomers' theories about exoplanets and the first discoveries just 30 years ago. Today, we know that space is full of planets. Different kinds of exoplanets and methods of finding them are explained in simple, clear text and images.


Alien Worlds: Your Guide to Extraterrestrial Life

ISBN: 1426311109
Ages: 8-12

What would aliens be like? Like all forms of life, they would have to adapt to their environment. With engaging artwork, the author presents possible life forms of seven imaginary worlds based on actual observed exoplanets. This book will spark the curiosity of any young astronomer.

Alien Computer

Breakthroughs in the Search for Extraterrestrial Life

ISBN: 1541538722
Ages: 8-11

Focusing on the search for habitable planets and life beyond Earth, this book explains the efforts to locate and even contact extraterrestrial life.

scientist with telescope

Out of This World: The Amazing Search for an Alien Earth

ISBN: 1554531977
Ages: 8-12

How do astrobiologists look for life in outer space? Learn about scientific efforts to find evidence of life through the eyes of a cartoon extraterrestrial named Ambrosia from Xenon. Packed with photos, illustrations, facts, stories and activities, this book encourages young readers to join astrobiologists in the quest for life beyond Earth.

Red planet

Exoplanets: A Visual Guide to the Worlds Outside our Solar System

ISBN: 1638190984
Ages: 9-12

This guidebook contains the most up-to-date information about the discovery and composition of hundreds of real exoplanets, as well as their likelihood of life. A wealth of illustrations and visuals bring these faraway worlds to life.


Exoplanets: Worlds Beyond Our Solar System

ISBN: 1512400866
Ages: 11 and up

Packed with information about the tools and techniques used in the search for exoplanets, this book includes historical background and highlights some of the weird and wonderful worlds that have been found thus far.

Sky 2

Envisioning Exoplanets: Searching for Life in the Galaxy

ISBN: 1588346919
Ages: 11 and up

Exoplanets, not long ago confined to science fiction, are now an exciting field of scientific exploration. This book provides an exhilarating look at exoplanet research and the almost limitless possibilities for future discoveries. The full-color, artistic portrayals of scientifically accurate exoplanets will captivate students and adults alike.

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