Take a look at our solar system, from its history to how the planets were named. Then venture out beyond our solar system to find out about the newer extrasolar bodies and how exoplanets are discovered. Fine illustrations and additional references such as websites and books also make this book one to read for the space lover.
Life on Other Planets
By Rhonda Lucas Donald Children's Press, 2004
ISBN: 0531163741 Ages: 9-12
What would life on another planet look like? How will scientists go about finding life if any exists? Investigate the science of life finding and learn how life might be defined from the simplest of forms to the more complex. Also features a list of helpful websites and additional reading suggestions.
Extreme Planets Q&A
By Mary Kay Carson HarperCollins Publishing, 2008
ISBN: 0060899743 Ages: 4-8
The world's largest museum — The Smithsonian Institution — provides the scientists who answer questions about our solar system and beyond. Great photographs and helpful details about the sun, the planets, moons, the Kuiper belt and lots, lots, more.
Faraway World: Planets Beyond Our Solar System
By Paul Halpern Charlesbridge Publishing, 2004
ISBN: 1570916160 Ages: 9-12
In 1995 the wobble of a distant star set the scientific world looking for planets beyond our own solar system. This book tells how extrasolar planets are located and includes a lovely collection of artwork portraying distant worlds and imaginative scenes from places still unknown and unvisited.
Is There Life in Outer Space? (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 1)
By Franklyn M. Branley HarperCollins Publishing, 1999
ISBN: 0064451925 Ages: 4-8
A thought-provoking look at the possibility of life in outer space. Cute artwork, a few photographs, and some creative activity suggestions make this a fun book to own or to start a discussion on exoplanet exploration. Great for the early reader in your life.
Alien Worlds: Your Guide to Extraterrestrial Life
By David A. Aguilar National Geographic Children's Books, 2013
ISBN: 1426311109 Ages: 8-12
What would aliens be like? The author explores the possibility of alien life and it would adapt to its environment. Beautiful artwork to help depict possible life forms and their structural properties. Really great images to encourage the curiosity of future scientists.
Out of This World: The Amazing Search for an Alien Earth
By Jacob Berkowitz Kids Can Press, 2009
ISBN: 1554531985 Ages: 8 ‐ 12
Science is busy looking for extraterrestrial life. Learn all about how scientists go about finding life in space through the eyes of a cartoon extraterrestrial named Amrosia from Xenon. How do astrobiologists find life in outer space? The answers may surprise you.
Astrobiologist (Weird Careers in Science)
By Mary Firestone Weird Careers in Science, 2005
ISBN: 0791089711 Ages: 10 and up
Maybe the scientist in you wants to hunt for aliens on other planets too. Look into astrobiology as a career. You might be the first one to shakes hands with extraterrestrial life.
Life on Other Planets
By Rhonda Lucas Donald Scholastic Library Publishing, 2004
ISBN: 9780531163740 Ages: 10 -12
Science is engaged in actively looking for life on other worlds. Here is the history of imagining and looking for alien life, from movies and fiction to cutting edge technologies in the real world.