Book Mama: Best Books about Rockets

Best Books About Rockets

Boy Mama Teacher Mama  Books About Rockets

I cheated a bit with this one. I took the rocket books I had listed in our Make Your Own Rocket Ship post and created a separate post here. The books seemed to be hidden there and I wanted them to been seen more readily.  If you haven’t checked out our post about making your own rocket ship, be sure to check it out. It is pretty cool! 🙂

Here is our list of books about rockets:

Edward Built a Rocketship by Michael Rack

Edward wants to go to space, so he builds himself a rocket, packs up his lunch and his teddy bear “in case it got too rough,” says goodbye to his mom and takes off. While in space, he has quite an adventure, but then returns safely to earth and his mother’s outstretched arms.

Roaring Rockets by Tony Mitton

A simple, rhyming book that tells all about rockets, their adventures in space and their return to earth.  Part of a fantastic series about vehicles.  See our post, Book Mama: Vehicles for All Ages,  for more about the series.

On the Launch Pad: A Counting Book about Rockets by Michael Dahl

A countDOWN book about all the preparations that happen before a rocket takes off.  ”Twelve stars twinkle in the morning light.  Eleven workers take care of tasks. Ten engineers watch their screens.  Nine spotlights shine up on the rocket….One shining rocket aims toward the stars. BLAST OFF!”

How to Catch a Star by Oliver Jeffers

A little boy decides he wants to catch a star. He tries and tries to reach the stars, but finally gives up until one day he is walking on the beach and finds a completely different sort of star than he was hoping for.

If You Decide to Go to the Moon by FaithMcNulty

In this book readers accompanies a boy on his journey to the moon. The author shares what it is like to prepare for the trip, what to expect en route and after disembarking and, finally, the thrill of returning home.

Zoom, Rocket, Zoom by Margaret Mayo


This books introduces young astronauts to some of the language of space travel as well as other space terminology such as astronaut, lunar and satellite.

Rocket to the Moon by Lerryn Korda


A group of friends, Gracie, Nella, Little Nye and Lester all try different ways to get to the moon, none of which are successful until they don special space helmets and take a magical trip to the moon.

Other Rocket Related Ideas from BMTM:

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Boy Mama Teacher Mama  Blast Off! A Counting Backwards Activity

Boy Mama Teacher Mama  Paper Rockets

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