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Reach For The Stars

Books & Toys to Inspire Space-Loving Mighty Girls

A Mighty Girl's top picks of space-themed toys and books for all ages!

With this week's 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing, many Mighty Girls are dreaming about the stars! From mapping the skies as pioneers of astronomical science to walking in space on shuttle missions, women have made countless contributions to humanity's exploration of space. To encourage kids' interest in space, and introduce them to these trailblazers, in the first part of this blog post, we've featured a variety of books for children, teens, and adults about ground-breaking women of space exploration. In the second part, we've showcased our favorite space-oriented science kits so kids can learn more about space and pretend play toys so they can imagine themselves flying into outer space. After all, the sky is no limit to the dreams of Mighty Girls!

Books about space-loving girls and women

Baby Loves Aerospace Engineering!

Baby Loves Aerospace Engineering!

Written by: Ruth Spiro
Illustrated by: Irene Chan
Recommended Age: 0 - 3

Accurate enough to satisfy an expert, yet simple enough for baby, this colorful book about a science-loving little girl explores the basics of flight – from birds, to planes and rockets – and ties it all to a baby’s world. Beautiful, visually stimulating illustrations complement age-appropriate language to encourage baby’s sense of wonder. Parents and caregivers may learn a thing or two, as well! For more volumes from this fun and inspiring series, including ones focused on quantum physics, thermodynamics, and coding, visit our Baby Loves Science Collection.

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Baby Astronaut

Baby Astronaut

Written by: Dr. Laura Gehl
Illustrated by: Daniel Wiseman
Recommended Age: 1 to 3

This pigtailed Baby Astronaut is ready for liftoff! She and her crew put on space suits and helmets before they blast off. Once she's in orbit, she'll explain why astronauts float (and even how they sleep.) Then, she'll conduct experiments: Can ants live in space? Yes! Can plants grow in space? Yes! This adorable board book from the Baby Scientist series, which also includes the book Baby Botanist, is perfect for curious babies and toddlers.

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The Goldilocks Zone: Real Facts About Outer Space

The Goldilocks Zone: Real Facts About Outer Space

Written by: Drew Sheneman
Illustrated by: Drew Sheneman
Recommended Age: 4 - 8

Goldilocks and her friend Baby Bear are about to get an amazing introduction to our solar system in this non-fiction picture book packed with fascinating facts! It's fun to think about life on other planets, but here, Earth is in the Goldilocks zone: not too hot, not too cold, but JUST right. As Goldilocks and Baby Bear explore the solar system (with a little guidance from some helpful scientists) they discover what it is that makes Earth so special — and what other planets are like, from Saturn's icy rings to Neptune's ammonia and methane (or fart gas!) composition. Cartoonist Drew Sheneman packs his illustrations with a mix of realistic and hilarious details which are sure to inspire kids to learn more about the amazing universe we live in!

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Look Up!: Henrietta Leavitt, Pioneering Woman Astronomer

Look Up!: Henrietta Leavitt, Pioneering Woman Astronomer

Written by: Robert Burleigh
Illustrated by: Raul Colon
Recommended Age: 4 - 8

When Henrietta Swan Leavitt was hired by the Harvard College Observatory, it wasn't to observe the skies herself: instead, she was hired as a human "computer," and set to studying photographic plates that male colleagues had taken at the telescope. She spent years measuring star positions and sizes and, over time, discovered that certain stars had a fixed pattern to their changes — a discovery that allowed astronomers to understand the true size of the universe and brought Leavitt recognition as a pioneer of astronomical science. Award-winning artist Raul Colon's illustrations particularly shine in this appealing picture book biography.

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Ada and the Galaxies

Ada and the Galaxies

Illustrated by: Susanna Chapman
Recommended Age: 4 - 8

During the year, Ada lives in the city, where bright lights make it hard to see the stars — but in the summer, she visits her grandparents in Maine, where she can see osprey, paddle kayaks, hunt for shells... and stargaze. But this summer the fog may block the stars altogether! Fortunately, her grandfather has a book full of pictures of galaxies — "a lot of stars swarming around one another like bees" — that capture Ada's imagination.... until the fog parts and she can finally see her beloved stars again. Renowned physicist Alan Lightman collaborates with with author Olga Pastuchiv, illustrator Susanna Chapman, and the Hubble telescope itself to create a tribute to a loving grandparent relationship and to the beauty of the night sky.

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Mae Among The Stars

Mae Among The Stars

Written by: Roda Ahmed
Illustrated by: Stasia Burrington
Recommended Age: 4 - 8

Mae Jemison famously became the first black woman in space on the Space Shuttle Endeavour in 1992 but years before that historic journey, she was a little girl who dreamed of dancing in space. Her mother told her, "If you believe it, and work hard for it, anything is possible." Little Mae's curiosity, intelligence, and determination, matched with her parents' encouraging words, paved the way for her incredible success at NASA. This inspirational introduction to a trailblazing astronaut will encourage children to reach for the stars and never give up on their dreams.

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The Black Hole Debacle
New!

The Black Hole Debacle
New!

Written by: Keri Claiborne Boyle
Illustrated by: Deborah Melmon
Recommended Age: 4 - 8

Jordie adores all things space and astronomy — she even named her dog Neptune! So when she opens her desk and discovers a black hole inside (represented by an inky black blot with googly eyes) she's delighted... at first. Then the black hole gobbles up her pencil and her crayons, but Jordie's sure she can manage its voracious nature and decides to keep it as a pet. Unfortunately, nothing can fill up this black hole, and when she brings it home, it even scarfs down Neptune! Now Jordie has to go on a rescue mission — including having her body stretched out like a noodle as she leaps in — to save her beloved pet and find a wide open space where the black hole can slurp up as many stars as it wants. Full of laugh-out-loud puns and fascinating details about space, this book will be a hit with any child who's cast a wondering eye towards the night sky.

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The Astronomer Who Questioned Everything: The Story of Maria Mitchell

The Astronomer Who Questioned Everything: The Story of Maria Mitchell

Written by: Laura Alary
Illustrated by: Ellen Rooney
Recommended Age: 4 - 8

As a child, Maria Mitchell wondered how boats found their way across the sea when they left her island of Nantucket. Her father showed her how they read the stars: by understanding them, you could always find the way you needed to go. She grew up learning how to use a telescope and other astronomers' tools, but at the time, few people thought a woman could study the stars. Then she learned that there was a prize for the first person to find a new comet... and she was sure she could win it. Not only did she win that prize, but Mitchell would go on to become the first professional female astronomer in America — and one of the first female college professors. With gorgeous artwork and intriguing text, plus back matter all about Mitchell's life and achievements, this is a beautiful introduction to a woman who used the stars to find her way.

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Blast Off! How Mary Sherman Morgan Fueled America into Space

Blast Off! How Mary Sherman Morgan Fueled America into Space

Written by: Suzanne Slade
Illustrated by: Sally W. Comport
Recommended Age: 5 - 9

Mary Sherman Morgan grew up in a poor farming family in the 1920s — but when she went to school, the world opened up to her. She discovered that she loved science, and particularly excelled at chemistry. Although it was hard for a woman to make a career as a scientist, labor shortages during World War II gave her the opportunity of a lifetime in a lab designing rocket fuels. And then, Mary was chosen for a top secret and ultra-important project: creating the fuel that could launch America's first satellite into orbit. This lively picture book biography captures the obstacles that Mary faced — including the struggle to design a fuel that was safe but energetic enough for a launch to space — while celebrating her unflappable curiosity and determination.

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Margaret and the Moon: How Margaret Hamilton Saved the First Lunar Landing

Margaret and the Moon: How Margaret Hamilton Saved the First Lunar Landing

Written by: Dean Robbins
Illustrated by: Lucy Knisley
Recommended Age: 5 - 9

Margaret Hamilton loved numbers, and to her, the best part of math was when it could solve a problem in the real world! Her love of math introduced her to computers, and then to a job at NASA, where they were planning a mission to the moon — and computers were going to be a part of it. Hamilton hand-wrote the code for the Apollo missions, and when a last-minute problem cropped up as Apollo 11 prepared for a lunar landing, it was Hamilton's forward-thinking code that saved the day! This fascinating and fun picture book biography of a computing pioneer — the woman who coined the term software engineer — beautifully depicts the spirit of curiosity and determination that drove Hamilton to success.

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The Girl Who Named Pluto: The Story of Venetia Burney

The Girl Who Named Pluto: The Story of Venetia Burney

Written by: Alice B. McGinty
Illustrated by: Elizabeth Haidle
Recommended Age: 5 - 9

11-year-old Venetia Burney becomes fascinated by the planets after her school's "planet walk," where they place objects to represent the known planets. Then she learns something exciting: a new planet has been discovered, and they're still choosing a name! Venetia draws on her knowledge of Roman mythology and suggests the name Pluto for this planet that spends its time in the dark... and her grandfather loves the idea so much that he writes to the scientists who discover it. And they conclude that Pluto is the perfect name! This charming picture book reminds kids that the spark of curiosity can strike any time — and that anyone can make a contribution to science.

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To The Stars!

The First American Woman to Walk In Space

To The Stars!

The First American Woman to Walk In Space

Recommended Age: 5 - 9

When Kathy Sullivan was growing up, she hated the question "What do you want to be when you grow up?" — because whenever she named an exciting job, people told her it wasn't for girls. But she was determined to change that, so when she was a teenager, she learned to fly a plane, and in 1978 she became one of the first women to be selected by NASA. And when she finally got to space in 1984, she made her mark as the first American woman to perform a spacewalk. This inspiring story ends with a note from Sullivan and capsule biographies of other American women space pioneers. It's perfect for budding astronauts, or for anyone who refuses to believe something "isn't for girls."

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How to Hear the Universe

Gaby González and the Search for Einstein's Ripples in Space-Time

How to Hear the Universe

Gaby González and the Search for Einstein's Ripples in Space-Time

Written by: Patricia Valdez
Illustrated by: Sara Palacios
Recommended Age: 5 - 9

In 1916, Albert Einstein theorized that there were collisions in space, far out in the universe, which might make sound waves that we could use to understand the beginning of the universe — and the far reaches of it. But there was no way for him to prove it. Decades later, a scientist named Gabriela González, who had immigrated to America from Argentina, decided to take up Einstein's question. With brand new technology and a crack team of physicists, González finally found it: a sound wave, rippling through space-time. 100 years after Einstein had first proposed the idea, it was González who proved he was right. Written by molecular biologist Patricia Valdez, and with exuberant illustrations from award-winning illustrator Sara Palacios, this picture book about two pioneering scientists will fill kids with a sense of wonder about the universe.

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Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13

Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13

Written by: Helaine Becker
Illustrated by: Dow Phumiruk
Recommended Age: 5 - 9

Katherine Johnson loved to count, and despite the prejudices against both women and African Americans, she was determined to find a way to make her love of math into a career. As one of NASA's "human computers," Johnson hand calculated elaborate equations... including the trajectories that helped launch the Apollo 13 mission to the moon. When disaster befell the Apollo 13 mission, it was Johnson's flight-path calculations that brought the astronauts safely home. This inspiring biography of the mathematician catapulted to fame by Hidden Figures celebrates a love of math and encourages kids to follow their passions. For another picture book about Johnson and her colleagues, check out Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race.

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Annie Jump Cannon, Astronomer

Annie Jump Cannon, Astronomer

Written by: Carole Gerber
Illustrated by: Christina Wald
Recommended Age: 5 - 9

When Annie Jump Cannon first began working at the Harvard Observatory, it wasn't to look though the telescope — women weren't allowed to use it. Instead, she was hired as a "computer," analyzing and studying the data that men found when using the telescope. Cannon was assigned a challenging task: figuring out how to classify the many stars that newer telescopes and better cameras were able to spot. Cannon's classification is still in use — and she set a record for the number of stars identified and classified that stands to this day! This picture book celebrates Cannon's love of the stars and decades of hard work. For two picture books about other women astronomers, check out Look Up! Henrietta Leavitt, Pioneering Woman Astronomer and Caroline's Comets.

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The Astronaut With A Song For The Stars: The Story of Dr. Ellen Ochoa

The Astronaut With A Song For The Stars: The Story of Dr. Ellen Ochoa

Written by: Julia Finley Mosca
Illustrated by: Daniel Rieley
Recommended Age: 5 - 9

Ellen Ochoa dreamed of playing her flute professionally — until she discovered engineering in college and was immediately hooked. People doubted whether she could succeed: a girl from an immigrant family wasn't the right sort of person to become a scientist, they thought. She refused to believe them, and not only did she achieve her career in engineering, but she even became a NASA astronaut. And when she flew into outer space, her flute came with her, so she could play a song for the stars! This appealing biography from the Amazing Scientists series is a colorful tribute to this daring scientist and musician.

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Caroline's Comets: A True Story

Caroline's Comets: A True Story

Written by: Emily Arnold McCully
Illustrated by: Emily Arnold McCully
Recommended Age: 5 - 9

Caroline Herschel was born to a family where girls weren't expected to amount to much — especially once she ended up scarred by smallpox and stunted by typhus. Her family used her as a scullery maid, but her brother William saw her promise, so when he left for England, he took her with him. Together, the astronomy-loving brother and sister built the greatest telescope of their age, which Caroline used to discover fourteen nebulae and two galaxies. She even became the first woman to discover a comet — and the first woman officially employed as a scientist. This picture book biography of the groundbreaking astronomer will inspire kids with her spirit of curiosity and resilience.

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You Should Meet: Katherine Johnson

You Should Meet: Katherine Johnson

Written by: Thea Feldman
Illustrated by: Alyssa Petersen
Recommended Age: 6 - 8

She's been called one of the greatest American minds of all time, and when NASA first started using computers to calculate launch trajectories, they only trusted them after she double-checked the math! Katherine Johnson broke both gender and racial boundaries when she started working for NASA in the 1950s as a human computer, performing the complex calculations necessary to launch rockets, satellites, and eventually, the Apollo 11 moon mission. New chapter book readers who are fans of the hit movie Hidden Figures will be excited to read their very own book about Johnson from Ready to Read's You Should Meet series. Older readers can check out Hidden Figures Young Readers Edition for ages 8 to 13.

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You Should Meet: Mae Jemison

You Should Meet: Mae Jemison

Written by: Laurie Calkhoven
Illustrated by: Monique Dong
Recommended Age: 6 - 8

Mae Jemison dreamed of becoming an astronaut from childhood. She went to medical school and joined the Peace Corps, but she never forgot that dream — so in 1985, she applied to NASA, and in 1992, Jemison became the first African-American woman to go into space! In this Level 3 Ready-To-Read book from the You Should Meet series, newly independent readers can learn all about Jemison's fascinating life and career. Additional material at the end includes information about math and history, and even a timeline with fun facts about space! For an inspiring picture book about Jemison, check out Mae Among The Stars for ages 4 to 8.

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Galaxy Girls: 50 Amazing Stories of Women in Space

Galaxy Girls: 50 Amazing Stories of Women in Space

Written by: Libby Jackson
Recommended Age: 7 - 12

This gorgeously illustrated collected biography honors inspirational women who helped fuel some of the greatest achievements in space exploration from the nineteenth century to today! Galaxy Girls pays tribute to fifty pioneering women past and present, from mathematicians to engineers to test pilots to astronauts. Each capsule biography is paired with striking full-page original artwork from the students of the London College of Communication. Perfect for inspiring the space leaders of tomorrow, this stunning book gives this band of heroic sisters and their remarkable and often little known scientific achievements long overdue recognition.

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Gutsy Girls Go For Science: Astronauts

Gutsy Girls Go For Science: Astronauts

Written by: Alicia Klepeis
Illustrated by: Hui Li
Recommended Age: 8 - 11

Imagine blasting off into outer space with this book that profiles famous female astronauts — and encourages you to try hands-on STEM activities related to space exploration! The stories of Bonnie Dunbar, Sally Ride, Mae Jemison, Sunita Williams, and Serena Auñón-Chancellor soar in this volume, while the included projects like designing and building space rovers and creating a model of the International Space Station develop critical thinking skills. This full-color book from the Gutsy Girls Go For Science series is sure to make her look at the night sky in a whole new way.

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Sally Ride: Life On A Mission

Sally Ride: Life On A Mission

Written by: Sue Macy
Recommended Age: 8 - 12

Sally Ride is famous as the first American woman in space, but she was also so much more: a brilliant physicist who loved English literature, a nationally ranked tennis player, an advocate for girls and women in science careers, and a role model for both girls and to the LGBTQ community. In this comprehensive biography, Sue Macy gives equal treatment both to her groundbreaking role as an astronaut, to her work with NASA after her time in space (including her role in the Challenger investigation), and to her education and advocacy work after she left NASA. It's a fitting tribute to the woman who changed how girls saw the future.

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Who Was Sally Ride?

Who Was Sally Ride?

Written by: Megan Stine
Recommended Age: 8 - 12

No future astronaut's library is complete without a book about Sally Ride! She was the first American woman in space, but she was also so much more: a brilliant physicist who loved English literature, a nationally ranked tennis player, an advocate for girls and women in science careers, and a role model for both girls and the LGBTQ community. This entry in the captivating illustrated Who Was...? biography series is a fitting tribute to the woman who changed the way girls saw their futures. For more books for all ages about this inspiring pioneer, visit our Sally Ride Collection.

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Hidden Figures Young Readers' Edition

Hidden Figures Young Readers' Edition

Written by: Margot Lee Shetterly
Recommended Age: 8 - 13

Before people could orbit the Earth or fly to the moon, there was a group of "human computers": dedicated female mathematician who used pencil and slide rule to calculate how to launch rockets. Four African-American women, Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson, and Christine Darden, were critical to the story of space flight — and yet their story was largely untold. In this young readers edition of Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race, tweens will learn how these women, so little appreciated in their time, changed both NASA and America for the better. Younger readers can check out the picture book Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race for ages 5 to 9.

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Path to the Stars: My Journey from Girl Scout to Rocket Scientist

Path to the Stars: My Journey from Girl Scout to Rocket Scientist

Written by: Sylvia Acevedo
Recommended Age: 9 - 12

As a child in a Mexican-American community, everyone expected that Sylvia Acevedo would grow up to marry and stay at home with her children — but Sylvia yearned for adventure. Then she joined the Brownies and her life was transformed. Through the Girl Scouts, she found peers who shared her love of science and role models that fostered her confidence and independence. Acevedo would become a rocket scientist for NASA — and today, she's the CEO of the Girl Scouts, helping other girls follow their dreams. This inspiring memoir is a celebration of resilience that will encourage girls to imagine their own sky-high futures.

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Sally Ride

A Photobiography of America's Pioneering Woman in Space

Sally Ride

A Photobiography of America's Pioneering Woman in Space

Written by: Tam O'Shaughnessy
Recommended Age: 9 - 12

This photobiography of the first American woman in space gives a unique peek at the life of Sally Ride! Ride was a competitive tennis player, a book lover, and — believe it or not — an underachiever (at least according to her high school classmates.) After she made history as an astronaut, she also served as an advocate for space exploration and girls and women in science. This book written by Ride's partner Tam O'Shaughnessy, which is full of both personal and media photographs and illuminating and intimate anecdotes, provides a revealing look at this pioneer of space travel.

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Finding Wonders: Three Girls Who Changed Science

Finding Wonders: Three Girls Who Changed Science

Written by: Jeannine Atkins
Recommended Age: 9 - 14

This gorgeously written novel in verse celebrates three girls in three different time periods who grew up to become groundbreaking scientists, including Maria Mitchell, America's first female professional astronomer. Maria Merian was sure that caterpillars were not wicked things born from mud, as most people of her time believed. More than a century later, Mary Anning helped her father collect stone sea creatures from the cliffs in southwest England. Intrepid and patient, she eventually discovered fossils that would change people’s vision of the past. Across the ocean, Maria Mitchell longed to discover a new comet and after years of studying the night sky, she finally did. Told in vibrant, evocative poems, this stunning novel celebrates the joy of discovery and finding wonder in the world around us.

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Women in Science

50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World

Women in Science

50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World

Written by: Rachel Ignotofsky
Recommended Age: 9 and up

This charmingly illustrated and educational book highlights the contributions of fifty notable women to the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics from the ancient to the modern world. Full of striking, singular art, this fascinating collection profiles well-known figures like primatologist Jane Goodall, as well as lesser-known pioneers such as Katherine Johnson, the African-American physicist and mathematician who calculated the trajectory of the 1969 Apollo 11 mission to the moon. Women in Science celebrates the achievements of the intrepid women who have paved the way for the next generation of female engineers, biologists, mathematicians, doctors, astronauts, physicists, and more!

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Maria Mitchell: The Soul of an Astronomer

Maria Mitchell: The Soul of an Astronomer

Written by: Beatrice Gormley
Recommended Age: 10 - 13

In the mid-1800s, a young woman with a passion for the stars became America's first female professional astronomer. Despite many obstacles to her education and practice, Maria Mitchell would become famous for discovering a comet by telescope in 1847, for which she became the first woman and first American to receive one of King Frederick VI of Denmark's gold medals. Rather than writing a simple chronological biography, author Beatrice Gormley opts to set the stage by talking about 19th century Nantucket, Mitchell's home, and her life and career as an adult, and incorporated multiple pages of photos, so that tween and teen readers can more easily understand just how unique Mitchell's remarkable life was.

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Reaching for the Moon: The Autobiography of NASA Mathematician Katherine Johnson

Reaching for the Moon: The Autobiography of NASA Mathematician Katherine Johnson

Written by: Katherine Johnson
Recommended Age: 10 - 14

For the first time, Katherine Johnson, the now-famous mathematician featured in Hidden Figures, tells her story in her own words! She begins her autobiography with her decision, at age 4, to begin attending school with her older brother so she could help him with his math assignments. Before long, the gifted girl leapfrogged through grades, eventually graduating college at age 18. Her years at NASA, including fascinating stories from her work on the Apollo 11 moon mission, are recounted in vivid detail. Warm and conversational in tone, Johnson doesn't shy away from the difficulties of being both female and black while growing up and during her time at NASA. For any young reader who has dreamed of sitting down to chat with this remarkable role model, this lively book is the next best thing — and it's sure to inspire them to reach for their own promising futures!

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Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream

Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream

Written by: Tanya Lee Stone
Recommended Age: 10 - 14

In 1958 America, as the quest for space was just beginning, NASA had a rule that an astronaut had to have military pilot experience — and of course, the military only accepted men in those roles. But some people wondered if some of the equally daring women pilots of the day belonged on the first space missions. This book tells the little-known story of the Mercury 13 women, who underwent astronaut testing and training decades before the first American woman would go to space. For kids who have grown up with both male and female astronauts, reading about the Mercury 13 and their quest for the stars will shed new light on how far we've come — and how far we have to go.

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Women In Space

23 Stories of First Flights, Scientific Missions, and Gravity-Breaking Adventures

Women In Space

23 Stories of First Flights, Scientific Missions, and Gravity-Breaking Adventures

Written by: Karen Bush Gibson
Recommended Age: 12 and up

There are few figures as inspiring as an astronaut: not only are they daring adventurers, they're also intelligent, dedicated scientists! In this book from the Women of Action series, kids will read about trailblazing women from ten different countries who dreamed of traveling to space. Including important figures like the Mercury 13, Valentina Tereshkova, Sally Ride, Mae Jemison, Chiaki Mukai, Kalpana Chawla, and many more, this book shares the obstacles they faced, the wonders they saw, and the influence they've made on the world. For any science-lover or would-be space traveler, this book is full of inspiration.

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Headstrong: 52 Women Who Changed Science – And The World

Headstrong: 52 Women Who Changed Science – And The World

Written by: Rachel Swaby
Recommended Age: 13 and up

Learn the often neglected stories of women in science with these 52 engaging capsule biographies! Spanning centuries of courageous thinkers, author Rachel Swaby celebrates women scientists, including female astronomers like Maria Mitchell and Annie Jump Cannon, with useful context about how their discoveries changed the scientific world. While each individual's biography runs for only a few pages, Swaby has done an impressive job of conveying the essence of each scientist's life and work into the profiles, while her light tone urges readers to learn more about each of these groundbreaking women.

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The Glass Universe: How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars

The Glass Universe: How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars

Written by: Dava Sobel
Recommended Age: Adults

If you were a woman at the Harvard Observatory in the mid-nineteenth century, you weren't an astronomer, because only men could use the telescope: you were a "human computer." But as photography began transforming astronomy, these women would revolutionize our understanding of the universe. "The glass universe" included over half a million photographic plates, and the women who studied them — including Williamina Fleming, Annie Jump Cannon, and Dr. Cecilia Helena Payne — would discover novae, design stellar classification systems, and determine what stars were made of. This fascinating story of the hidden history of astronomy celebrates the women whose contributions made our current understanding of the stars and the space they inhabit possible.

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Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, from Missiles to the Moon to Mars

Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, from Missiles to the Moon to Mars

Written by: Nathalia Holt
Recommended Age: Adults

When the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, founded in the 1940s, needed clever mathematicians for calculations, they recruited a group of young women whose penciled equations about velocities and plot trajectories would propel the science of space exploration. Over two decades, these dedicated women would transform rocket design, allow the creation of the first American satellites, and eventually, make it possible to explore our solar system — and yet few people know their story. Nathalia Holt tells the story of these groundbreaking "human computers" who broke new ground for both women and science in a compelling and exciting way. Inspiring and thought-provoking, this book will change the way you look at the history of space travel — as well as its future.

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Sally Ride: America's First Woman in Space

Sally Ride: America's First Woman in Space

Written by: Lynn Sherr
Recommended Age: Adults

She broke through 25 years of white male fighter pilot astronauts to become America’s first woman in space on the seventh shuttle flight. But in addition to her inspiring firsts, Sally Ride contributed decades of her life to striving for the stars — both in her continued work with NASA and in her promotion of science education for children, especially girls. This insightful biography also explores Ride's personal life, including her love for her partner Tam O’Shaughnessy — a relationship the world only learned of after Ride's death. Lynn Sherr, a news commentator and one of Ride’s close friends, paints a remarkable portrait of a woman who changed the way we thought of science, space, and women.

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Toys for Space-Loving Mighty Girls

Green Toys Rocket With Two Astronauts

Green Toys Rocket With Two Astronauts

Manufacturer: Green Toys
Recommended Age: 18 months - 5 years

Blast off into outer space with this great rocket ship with two astronauts from Green Toys! This rocket has a detachable top capsule and astronauts with molded-on spacesuits, helmets, and dual-tank backpacks. The rocket's door opens into stairs to the main compartment, and the capsule includes clever details like knobs, gauges, and Green Toys' signature 8-track! Environmentally conscious parents will also love that it's made from 100% post-consumer recycled plastic and packaged in recyclable packaging.

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Planet Building Blocks

Planet Building Blocks

Manufacturer: Uncle Goose
Recommended Age: 2 and up

Pay tribute to the beauty of the solar system with a beautiful set of heirloom-quality blocks from Uncle Goose! This set of nine blocks includes all eight planets, plus dwarf planet Pluto. Interesting facts like number of moons, distance from the sun, and more look great with the high-quality construction — and like all Uncle Goose products, these blocks are made of eco-friendly, renewable basswood. For another astronomy-themed set from this great company, check out these Constellation Building Blocks.

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Constellation Building Blocks

Constellation Building Blocks

Manufacturer: Uncle Goose
Recommended Age: 2 and up

Learn the constellations of the night sky with this set of heirloom-quality blocks from Uncle Goose! Sixteen wood blocks come imprinted with constellations, with and without lines, as well as other interesting facts like the constellation symbol, order of magnitude, and more -- and like all Uncle Goose products, they're made in the US with renewable Michigan basswood. For another astronomy-themed set from this great company, check out these Planet Building Blocks.

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Astrophysicist Doll

Astrophysicist Doll

Manufacturer: Mattel
Recommended Age: 3 - 7

If she's ever dreamed of discoveries deep in outer space, this doll from the Barbie Careers line — made in a partnership with National Geographic — is the perfect choice! This astrophysicist doll is ready to untangle the mysteries of the universe with her swiveling telescope and miniature star chart. For another doll for astronomy-loving girls, check out the Stargazer Lottie Doll for ages 3 to 8.

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Stargazer / Astronomer Lottie Doll

Stargazer / Astronomer Lottie Doll

Manufacturer: Lottie Dolls
Recommended Age: 3 - 8

The weather may be cold, but that's not going to stop Lottie from doing some stargazing! Lottie Dolls are based on the body of a 9-year-old girl and come with accessories that support a wide range of interests. Stargazer Lottie comes with a space-themed outfit, books about space, and even her own tiny telescope! This 7.5" doll is just the right size to join kids on all their adventures.

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Space Toob

Space Toob

Manufacturer: Safari
Recommended Age: 3 - 12

Play out all sorts of space adventures with this handy set of twelve space-themed miniatures! The dozen figures include several astronauts, space vessels from the Gemini capsule to the International Space Station, the Hubble telescope, and more. All of them are based off of careful sculpts and are painted with fine details, and they pack neatly into the acetate tube for storage. They're perfect for pretend play, as diorama accessories, and much more.

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Glow in the Dark Stars

Glow in the Dark Stars

Manufacturer: Narwhal Novelties
Recommended Age: 3 and up

Make her room a galaxy of stars with this amazing set! Inside the box you'll find 500 stars, planets, and moons of varying sizes, which have a beautiful glow even with a short exposure to light. They're not stickers, but thermo-molded plastic that you attach to walls and ceiling with reusable putty, so you can move and adjust them to create the perfect celestial effect. Plus, since a sun and all nine planets are included, you can even model our solar system with them!

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Stomp Rocket Jr. Glow Kit

Stomp Rocket Jr. Glow Kit

Manufacturer: Stomp Rocket
Recommended Age: 3 and up

Who knew the stomp of a foot could propel a rocket? Kids have loved the air (and foot) powered Stomp Rocket for years; now the Stomp Rocket Jr. lets preschoolers play, too! Set up a simple launch pad and line up one of the included 9" rockets. Its smaller size doesn't mean any less power — these rockets can go as high as 100 feet. Plus, these rockets glow in the dark, making nighttime launches extra exciting. Budding rocket scientists will love having their own rocket to launch whenever they please.

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Space Suit for 18" Doll

Space Suit for 18" Doll

Manufacturer: Sophia's
Recommended Age: 3 and up

Blast off with this space suit for 18" dolls from Sophia's! This set, which was created in partnership with the Smithsonian, includes a white satin Smithsonian astronaut suit and hood-style helmet; a telescope; a camera; a package of astronaut ice cream; and a bag she can use to store lunar samples. A pen and a phases of the moon poster round out the set! This outfit is designed so it can fit the majority of 18" dolls, including American Girl, Madame Alexander, Our Generation, and more.

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Ready, Set, Space Kit

Ready, Set, Space Kit

Manufacturer: Alex
Recommended Age: 4 - 10

Explore twelve craft activities that are out of this work with ALEX Discover's Ready, Set, Space kit! As you create a solar system mobile, moon phase spinner, sundial, rocket, and more, you'll learn interesting facts about space, our solar system, and space travel. Everything you need is included in the kit, making it an excellent choice to pull out at a moment's notice. It's the perfect activity kit for budding astronauts!

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Hape Solar System 102-Piece Puzzle

Hape Solar System 102-Piece Puzzle

Manufacturer: Hape
Recommended Age: 5 - 8

Explore the solar system with this unique round puzzle from Hape that even includes a light-up LED sun! This 102-piece puzzle lets you create a round depiction of the solar system, including a rocket ship with astronaut and eight planets. Then, clip the planet pieces into the right places so they can orbit where they belong! Kids will love imagining themselves on an outer space adventure as they build this puzzle, and looking for every detail on the double-sided educational poster that comes with it.

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Solar System Magnets

Solar System Magnets

Manufacturer: Learning Resources
Recommended Age: 5 and up

Give your fridge or magnet board a little outer space flair with this set of magnets from Learning Resources! Full-color, realistically detailed magnets depict the Sun, eight planets (plus dwarf planet Pluto), Earth's moon, and the asteroid belt. An included activity guide provides suggestions for how to use these magnets to further learning. Kids will love getting to build their own solar system!

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LEGO Education Space and Airport Set

LEGO Education Space and Airport Set

Manufacturer: LEGO
Recommended Age: 7 and up

Get ready to head up, up, and away with this amazing set from Lego's Education line. With this 1,176 piece set, you can build space shuttles, jet places, satellites, and helicopters -- and, equally importantly, the support buildings that they need for their flights. An equal mix of male and female heads provides terrific representation of women in all the careers depicted here, from astronaut to air traffic controller. And for easy storage, the set comes in a container with a transparent lid.

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Estes Taser Beginner Rocket

Estes Taser Beginner Rocket

Manufacturer: Estes
Recommended Age: 10 and up

Blast off with this model rocket from Estes! This classically-designed, beginner skill level rocket will thrill every time you launch it into the blue. The Taser’s pre-colored parts and easy self-stick decal make this launch set a perfect choice for novice modelers. Once you've experimented with the included launcher, you can also get Estes model rocket engines (sold separately) to make it soar even higher! It's the perfect gift for a budding rocketeer!

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Remote Control Machines: Space Explorers Kit

Remote Control Machines: Space Explorers Kit

Manufacturer: Thames & Kosmos
Recommended Age: 8 and up

As Curiosity and other rovers and satellites have shown, the future of space exploration is sure to involve plenty of robots! With this engineering set, kids will get an idea what it's like to build a machine designed to explore hostile terrain on new planets. Build a model rover, a space shuttle with working bay doors, a crosswing flyer, and more. Kids will particularly enjoy directing their rover over local terrain while imagining directing a robot a planet away in the future. For would-be astronauts or budding space explorers, it's sure to be a favorite.

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Night Sky Star Wheel

Night Sky Star Wheel

Manufacturer: David Chandler Co.
Recommended Age: 8 and up

This easy-to-use star wheel will help you figure out what stars you can see at any time of night or year! At 8" in diameter, this planisphere makes it easy for stargazers to identify which constellations and major stars are above the horizon. This version is for 30 to 40 degrees of latitude, covering the southern half of the US, North Africa, and the Middle East; stargazers in the northern US and Europe can check out the 40 - 50 degree latitude star wheel, while other versions cover other latitudes.

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LEGO Creator 3in1 Space Shuttle Adventure

LEGO Creator 3in1 Space Shuttle Adventure

Manufacturer: LEGO
Recommended Age: 8 and up

Get ready to blast off into space exploration with the LEGO Creator 3in1 Space Shuttle Adventure set! The female astronaut is ready to go, with her space suit, helmet, and special multi-tool. Using the 486 pieces in this set, you can build a traditional rocket, a space shuttle, and a lunar lander for her to use during her adventures. With fun details like shuttle doors that really open and a satellite to deploy, this set is sure to inspire budding astronauts!

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Solar System Planetarium

Solar System Planetarium

Manufacturer: 4M
Recommended Age: 8 and up

Learn about the planets in our solar system as you build a detailed replica! This set from 4M includes planets with textured details and an easy-to-assemble base that lets the planets really orbit the sun. Kids will enjoy painting the planets to match their real-life colors, then setting them up on the planetarium base to see how they relate to one another. Don't forget to add Saturn's rings! For another project to get kids learning about the solar system, check out the 3D Solar System, which uses 3D planet models and flat star stickers to transform a ceiling into an expanse of the universe.

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LEGO Women of NASA Building Kit

LEGO Women of NASA Building Kit

Manufacturer: LEGO
Recommended Age: 10 and up

Build a tribute to some of the ground-breaking women who took American into space with this much-anticipated set from LEGO Ideas! This fan-designed set features astronomer Nancy Grace Roman; computer scientist Margaret Hamilton; astronaut and physicist Sally Ride; and astronaut, physician and engineer Mae Jemison, each as part of a vignette depicting their role with NASA. It's a wonderful way to inspire the women in STEM of future generations!

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Astronomical Refracting Telescope

Astronomical Refracting Telescope

Manufacturer: Gskyer Instruments
Recommended Age: 8 and up

Step into the art of stargazing for the very first time with this easy to use telescope from Gskyer Instruments! This 80mm telescope is cost-effective, but is high enough quality to produce clear images and good magnification power from 16X to 1240X, allowing up-close looks at the Moon, planets, constellations, and more. All coated glass optical components ensure crisp imaging, too! This set comes with the telescope, three replaceable eyepieces, a Barlow lens, a finder scope, an adjustable tripod, a smartphone adapter, and a wireless remote for taking awesome images of the night sky.

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The Stars Puzzle

The Stars Puzzle

Manufacturer: EuroGraphics
Recommended Age: 12 and up

Put together an amazing image of the wonders of space with this 1000-piece puzzle from EuroGraphics! This high quality puzzle features a breathtaking image of the nova red supergiant V838 Monocerotis, along with bok globules (the early stage of star formation), giant gaseous pillars, the blue super giant Sher 25, and a starburst cluster. Plus, you'll love that it's 100% recyclable and certified by the Forest Stewardship Council. For another way to include beautiful star graphics in your play, check out this set of Night Sky Playing Cards for ages 8 and up.

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LEGO Ideas NASA Apollo Saturn V

LEGO Ideas NASA Apollo Saturn V

Manufacturer: LEGO
Recommended Age: 14 and up

Enjoy a building challenge — and a tribute to NASA's Moon missions — with this massive three-foot LEGO model of the NASA Apollo Saturn V rocket! At 1,969 pieces, this set provides a fun building challenge packed with authentic details: it features 3 removable rocket stages, including the S-IVB third stage with the lunar lander and lunar orbiter. With The set includes 3 stands to display the model horizontally, 3 new astronaut micro figures for role-play recreations of the Moon landings, and a booklet about the manned Apollo missions.

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