Planets, Stars, and Galaxies: A Visual Encyclopedia of Our Universe

By David Aguilar
National Geographic Children's Books, 2007
ISBN: 1426301707
Age 10+

Take a trip through the universe with wonderful photographs and illustrations that will excite your science imagination. Explore the universe with the well written text and details. In addition to a virtual tour of our solar system, there is a look at the possibility of other life out there somewhere. What do you think?

Black Holes: And Other Bizarre Space Objects

By David Jefferis
Crabtree Publishing, 2006
ISBN: 0778728706
Age 9+

From the series Science Frontiers, this book tells about the life and death of stars using two page spreads of wonderful photography and text.

Edwin Hubble: Discoverer of Galaxies

By Claire L. Datnow
Enslow Publishers, 2001
ISBN: 0766018695
Age 3+

Hubble was instrumental in the understanding of the Milky Way. His life, his efforts to gain an education and his scientific discoveries make for a great story.


By Seymour Simon
Harper Collins, 1991
ISBN: 0688109926
Age 3+

Take a look at the Milky Way in pictures and text from an author well known for his science books.

Super Stars: The Biggest, Hottest, Brightest, and Most Explosive Stars in the Milky Way

By David Aguilar
National Geographic Children's Books, 2010
ISBN: 1426306016
Age 8+

Learn all about the stars, nebulae and other space matter in the Milky Way. Great pictures and illustrations to compliment the text.

Exploring Black Holes

By Laura Hamilton Waxman
Lerner Classroom, 2011
ISBN: 0761378774
Age 7+

This is a wonderful look at the history of how black holes were identified and investigated and what we are still learning. The history of black hole science goes back to the 1900s but scientists knew very little until 1970 when telescopes and special x-ray equipment allowed scientists to verify their existence.