Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race

Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson, and Christine Darden were good at math. Really good. These four black women worked at NASA and made space travel possible with their calculations, however, their contributions were ignored for a long time. This picture book version of the bestselling book is also available as a Young Readers Edition. Recommended for ages 5–8.

Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race

Margot Lee Shetterly
(Juvenile Nonfiction – J 920 She)


Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson, and Christine Darden were good at math. Really good. These four black women worked at NASA and made space travel possible with their calculations, however, their contributions were ignored for a long time. This picture book version of the bestselling book is also available as a Young Readers Edition. Recommended for ages 5–8.

Adventure Begins at Your Library

  • Moon! Earth's Best Friend


  • Packing for Mars for Kids


  • Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race


  • U is for Universe


  • Life on Mars


  • Packing for Mars for Kids


  • Good Night, Oppy!


  • The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian: The Fuzzy Apocalypse


  • Super Space Weekend: Adventures in Astronomy


  • Oliver's Great Big Universe


  • Once Upon a Space-Time!


  • Super Space Weekend: Adventures in Astronomy


  • The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian: The Fuzzy Apocalypse


  • Good Night, Oppy!


  • Meanwhile Back on Earth...: Finding Our Place Through Time and Space


  • The Book of Blast Off! 15 Real–Life Space Missions


  • Jack Blasts Off!


  • The Lion of Mars


  • Meanwhile Back on Earth...: Finding Our Place Through Time and Space


  • Pete the Cat: Out of This World!


  • The Lion of Mars


  • Hush, Little Rocket


  • Life on Mars


  • U is for Universe


  • A Rover's Story


  • A Rover's Story


  • Space Boy and the Space Pirate


  • Space Boy and the Space Pirate


  • Hush, Little Rocket


  • The Last Cuentista


  • The Last Cuentista


  • Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race


  • Once Upon a Space-Time!


  • Pete the Cat: Out of This World!


  • Jack Blasts Off!


  • The Book of Blast Off! 15 Real–Life Space Missions


  • Moon! Earth's Best Friend


  • Oliver's Great Big Universe


Packing for Mars for Kids

What happens when you vomit in zero gravity? How do astronauts use the bathroom? These questions and more are answered in hilarious (and disgusting!) detail in this nonfiction book about how the human body works during space travel. Recommended for ages 9–12.

Packing for Mars for Kids

Mary Roach
(Juvenile Nonfiction – J 629.45 Roa)


What happens when you vomit in zero gravity? How do astronauts use the bathroom? These questions and more are answered in hilarious (and disgusting!) detail in this nonfiction book about how the human body works during space travel. Recommended for ages 9–12.

Adventure Begins at Your Library

  • Oliver's Great Big Universe


  • Hush, Little Rocket


  • Meanwhile Back on Earth...: Finding Our Place Through Time and Space


  • Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race


  • A Rover's Story


  • Pete the Cat: Out of This World!


  • Once Upon a Space-Time!


  • Meanwhile Back on Earth...: Finding Our Place Through Time and Space


  • Super Space Weekend: Adventures in Astronomy


  • Space Boy and the Space Pirate


  • Space Boy and the Space Pirate


  • Hush, Little Rocket


  • The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian: The Fuzzy Apocalypse


  • The Book of Blast Off! 15 Real–Life Space Missions


  • The Last Cuentista


  • The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian: The Fuzzy Apocalypse


  • Packing for Mars for Kids


  • The Lion of Mars


  • Oliver's Great Big Universe


  • Packing for Mars for Kids


  • Life on Mars


  • A Rover's Story


  • Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race


  • Moon! Earth's Best Friend


  • Life on Mars


  • Super Space Weekend: Adventures in Astronomy


  • The Book of Blast Off! 15 Real–Life Space Missions


  • Good Night, Oppy!


  • Jack Blasts Off!


  • The Last Cuentista


  • Pete the Cat: Out of This World!


  • U is for Universe


  • Good Night, Oppy!


  • U is for Universe


  • Jack Blasts Off!


  • The Lion of Mars


  • Once Upon a Space-Time!


  • Moon! Earth's Best Friend


Moon! Earth's Best Friend

Learn all about Earth’s best friend, Moon! This upbeat book is loaded with fun facts and cute illustrations about Earth’s only natural satellite, and it dispels some common myths about the moon as well. Part of the popular Our Universe series of kid-friendly books about our solar system. Recommended for ages 4–8.

Moon! Earth's Best Friend

Stacy McAnulty
(Juvenile Nonfiction – J 523.3 Mca)


Learn all about Earth’s best friend, Moon! This upbeat book is loaded with fun facts and cute illustrations about Earth’s only natural satellite, and it dispels some common myths about the moon as well. Part of the popular Our Universe series of kid-friendly books about our solar system. Recommended for ages 4–8.

Adventure Begins at Your Library

  • Space Boy and the Space Pirate


  • Jack Blasts Off!


  • Hush, Little Rocket


  • Super Space Weekend: Adventures in Astronomy


  • Life on Mars


  • Moon! Earth's Best Friend


  • U is for Universe


  • Packing for Mars for Kids


  • Oliver's Great Big Universe


  • U is for Universe


  • A Rover's Story


  • Super Space Weekend: Adventures in Astronomy


  • Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race


  • Good Night, Oppy!


  • Packing for Mars for Kids


  • Pete the Cat: Out of This World!


  • The Lion of Mars


  • Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race


  • Oliver's Great Big Universe


  • The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian: The Fuzzy Apocalypse


  • Meanwhile Back on Earth...: Finding Our Place Through Time and Space


  • Good Night, Oppy!


  • Once Upon a Space-Time!


  • The Book of Blast Off! 15 Real–Life Space Missions


  • Pete the Cat: Out of This World!


  • A Rover's Story


  • Hush, Little Rocket


  • Space Boy and the Space Pirate


  • The Lion of Mars


  • The Book of Blast Off! 15 Real–Life Space Missions


  • Moon! Earth's Best Friend


  • Life on Mars


  • The Last Cuentista


  • Meanwhile Back on Earth...: Finding Our Place Through Time and Space


  • The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian: The Fuzzy Apocalypse


  • The Last Cuentista


  • Jack Blasts Off!


  • Once Upon a Space-Time!


The Book of Blast Off! 15 Real–Life Space Missions

15 groundbreaking space missions are the subject of this rhyming picture book. Kids will be introduced to famous astronauts and historical events. Emerging readers with an interest in science will love this fun jaunt through space history! Recommended for ages 5–8.

The Book of Blast Off! 15 Real–Life Space Missions

Timothy Knapman
(Juvenile Nonfiction – J 629.4 Kna)


15 groundbreaking space missions are the subject of this rhyming picture book. Kids will be introduced to famous astronauts and historical events. Emerging readers with an interest in science will love this fun jaunt through space history! Recommended for ages 5–8.

Adventure Begins at Your Library

  • Good Night, Oppy!


  • Super Space Weekend: Adventures in Astronomy


  • Jack Blasts Off!


  • Space Boy and the Space Pirate


  • Packing for Mars for Kids


  • The Lion of Mars


  • Jack Blasts Off!


  • The Book of Blast Off! 15 Real–Life Space Missions


  • U is for Universe


  • Pete the Cat: Out of This World!


  • A Rover's Story


  • The Last Cuentista


  • Meanwhile Back on Earth...: Finding Our Place Through Time and Space


  • Pete the Cat: Out of This World!


  • Life on Mars


  • Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race


  • Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race


  • Once Upon a Space-Time!


  • The Last Cuentista


  • Packing for Mars for Kids


  • U is for Universe


  • Meanwhile Back on Earth...: Finding Our Place Through Time and Space


  • Moon! Earth's Best Friend


  • The Book of Blast Off! 15 Real–Life Space Missions


  • A Rover's Story


  • Once Upon a Space-Time!


  • Space Boy and the Space Pirate


  • The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian: The Fuzzy Apocalypse


  • The Lion of Mars


  • Hush, Little Rocket


  • The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian: The Fuzzy Apocalypse


  • Moon! Earth's Best Friend


  • Super Space Weekend: Adventures in Astronomy


  • Good Night, Oppy!


  • Oliver's Great Big Universe


  • Life on Mars


  • Hush, Little Rocket


  • Oliver's Great Big Universe


Super Space Weekend: Adventures in Astronomy

Three friends—Squeak, Orni, and Castor—go on an adventure exploring and learning through the universe in Squeak’s observatory. Filled with charming illustrations and plenty of whimsical humor. Perfect for young astronomers-in-training. Recommended for ages 9–12.

Super Space Weekend: Adventures in Astronomy

Gaëlle Alméras
(Juvenile Graphic Novels – J–GN 520 Alm)


Three friends—Squeak, Orni, and Castor—go on an adventure exploring and learning through the universe in Squeak’s observatory. Filled with charming illustrations and plenty of whimsical humor. Perfect for young astronomers-in-training. Recommended for ages 9–12.

Adventure Begins at Your Library

  • Meanwhile Back on Earth...: Finding Our Place Through Time and Space


  • The Last Cuentista


  • Packing for Mars for Kids


  • Meanwhile Back on Earth...: Finding Our Place Through Time and Space


  • Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race


  • Super Space Weekend: Adventures in Astronomy


  • Pete the Cat: Out of This World!


  • A Rover's Story


  • Oliver's Great Big Universe


  • The Book of Blast Off! 15 Real–Life Space Missions


  • U is for Universe


  • Jack Blasts Off!


  • U is for Universe


  • Good Night, Oppy!


  • Oliver's Great Big Universe


  • The Lion of Mars


  • Life on Mars


  • Once Upon a Space-Time!


  • Moon! Earth's Best Friend


  • Good Night, Oppy!


  • Moon! Earth's Best Friend


  • Super Space Weekend: Adventures in Astronomy


  • The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian: The Fuzzy Apocalypse


  • Pete the Cat: Out of This World!


  • Once Upon a Space-Time!


  • The Book of Blast Off! 15 Real–Life Space Missions


  • The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian: The Fuzzy Apocalypse


  • Space Boy and the Space Pirate


  • Space Boy and the Space Pirate


  • Hush, Little Rocket


  • Packing for Mars for Kids


  • A Rover's Story


  • Jack Blasts Off!


  • The Lion of Mars


  • Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race


  • Hush, Little Rocket


  • Life on Mars


  • The Last Cuentista


Once Upon a Space-Time!

Before the aliens landed on Earth, Petra and Jide were just two human kids. Now, the pair join a team of intergalactic aliens to create a base on Mars—while striking off on an adventure of their own! A humorous and fast-paced adventure filled with jokes, pranks, and science. Recommended for ages 9–12.

Once Upon a Space-Time!

Jeffrey Brown
(Juvenile Graphic Novels – J–GN Space Time v. 1)


Before the aliens landed on Earth, Petra and Jide were just two human kids. Now, the pair join a team of intergalactic aliens to create a base on Mars—while striking off on an adventure of their own! A humorous and fast-paced adventure filled with jokes, pranks, and science. Recommended for ages 9–12.

Adventure Begins at Your Library

  • Jack Blasts Off!


  • Once Upon a Space-Time!


  • The Last Cuentista


  • Meanwhile Back on Earth...: Finding Our Place Through Time and Space


  • Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race


  • Good Night, Oppy!


  • Pete the Cat: Out of This World!


  • Jack Blasts Off!


  • The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian: The Fuzzy Apocalypse


  • Space Boy and the Space Pirate


  • The Book of Blast Off! 15 Real–Life Space Missions


  • Space Boy and the Space Pirate


  • A Rover's Story


  • Oliver's Great Big Universe


  • Packing for Mars for Kids


  • A Rover's Story


  • The Lion of Mars


  • Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race


  • U is for Universe


  • Life on Mars


  • The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian: The Fuzzy Apocalypse


  • Hush, Little Rocket


  • Super Space Weekend: Adventures in Astronomy


  • The Lion of Mars


  • Moon! Earth's Best Friend


  • Super Space Weekend: Adventures in Astronomy


  • Meanwhile Back on Earth...: Finding Our Place Through Time and Space


  • The Book of Blast Off! 15 Real–Life Space Missions


  • U is for Universe


  • Moon! Earth's Best Friend


  • Good Night, Oppy!


  • The Last Cuentista


  • Hush, Little Rocket


  • Once Upon a Space-Time!


  • Packing for Mars for Kids


  • Pete the Cat: Out of This World!


  • Oliver's Great Big Universe


  • Life on Mars


A Rover's Story

A moving story about a fictional Mars rover named Resilience—nicknamed Res—who gains sentience while being built in a NASA laboratory. While being built, Res receives letters from a young girl. Recommended for ages 9–12.

A Rover's Story

Jasmine Warga
(Juvenile Fiction – J Warga)


A moving story about a fictional Mars rover named Resilience—nicknamed Res—who gains sentience while being built in a NASA laboratory. While being built, Res receives letters from a young girl. Recommended for ages 9–12.

Adventure Begins at Your Library

  • Once Upon a Space-Time!


  • Good Night, Oppy!


  • Life on Mars


  • Pete the Cat: Out of This World!


  • The Last Cuentista


  • Space Boy and the Space Pirate


  • Super Space Weekend: Adventures in Astronomy


  • Meanwhile Back on Earth...: Finding Our Place Through Time and Space


  • Packing for Mars for Kids


  • Packing for Mars for Kids


  • Space Boy and the Space Pirate


  • The Book of Blast Off! 15 Real–Life Space Missions


  • The Lion of Mars


  • Hush, Little Rocket


  • The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian: The Fuzzy Apocalypse


  • Super Space Weekend: Adventures in Astronomy


  • A Rover's Story


  • Pete the Cat: Out of This World!


  • Hush, Little Rocket


  • Life on Mars


  • Jack Blasts Off!


  • The Book of Blast Off! 15 Real–Life Space Missions


  • The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian: The Fuzzy Apocalypse


  • The Last Cuentista


  • Moon! Earth's Best Friend


  • The Lion of Mars


  • Moon! Earth's Best Friend


  • U is for Universe


  • Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race


  • Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race


  • Oliver's Great Big Universe


  • Meanwhile Back on Earth...: Finding Our Place Through Time and Space


  • Once Upon a Space-Time!


  • Good Night, Oppy!


  • Oliver's Great Big Universe


  • U is for Universe


  • Jack Blasts Off!


  • A Rover's Story


Oliver's Great Big Universe

11-year-old Oliver dreams of being an astrophysicist. Middle school may not make much sense to him, but science does! Oliver’s explanations about space phenomena are presented in funny comic strips that make astrophysics understandable to any newbie. Perfect for fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Recommended for ages 8–12.

Oliver's Great Big Universe

Jorge Cham
(Juvenile Fiction – J Cham)


11-year-old Oliver dreams of being an astrophysicist. Middle school may not make much sense to him, but science does! Oliver’s explanations about space phenomena are presented in funny comic strips that make astrophysics understandable to any newbie. Perfect for fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Recommended for ages 8–12.

Adventure Begins at Your Library

  • The Book of Blast Off! 15 Real–Life Space Missions


  • Life on Mars


  • The Last Cuentista


  • Meanwhile Back on Earth...: Finding Our Place Through Time and Space


  • Oliver's Great Big Universe


  • Once Upon a Space-Time!


  • The Lion of Mars


  • Super Space Weekend: Adventures in Astronomy


  • Life on Mars


  • The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian: The Fuzzy Apocalypse


  • Space Boy and the Space Pirate


  • Pete the Cat: Out of This World!


  • Jack Blasts Off!


  • The Last Cuentista


  • Meanwhile Back on Earth...: Finding Our Place Through Time and Space


  • U is for Universe


  • Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race


  • The Lion of Mars


  • Packing for Mars for Kids


  • Pete the Cat: Out of This World!


  • U is for Universe


  • Packing for Mars for Kids


  • A Rover's Story


  • The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian: The Fuzzy Apocalypse


  • Super Space Weekend: Adventures in Astronomy


  • Hush, Little Rocket


  • Once Upon a Space-Time!


  • Hush, Little Rocket


  • Moon! Earth's Best Friend


  • Moon! Earth's Best Friend


  • Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race


  • The Book of Blast Off! 15 Real–Life Space Missions


  • Good Night, Oppy!


  • Good Night, Oppy!


  • Oliver's Great Big Universe


  • A Rover's Story


  • Space Boy and the Space Pirate


  • Jack Blasts Off!


The Lion of Mars

Bell, an 11-year-old boy living on Mars, must team up with the other colony kids to survive as a virus outbreak among the adults threaten their lives. Suspense builds quickly in this science fiction tale, immersing the reader in a richly detailed world with likable characters. Recommended for ages 8–12.

The Lion of Mars

Jennifer Holm
(Juvenile Fiction – J Holm)


Bell, an 11-year-old boy living on Mars, must team up with the other colony kids to survive as a virus outbreak among the adults threaten their lives. Suspense builds quickly in this science fiction tale, immersing the reader in a richly detailed world with likable characters. Recommended for ages 8–12.

Adventure Begins at Your Library

  • The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian: The Fuzzy Apocalypse


  • U is for Universe


  • Life on Mars


  • Meanwhile Back on Earth...: Finding Our Place Through Time and Space


  • Once Upon a Space-Time!


  • Jack Blasts Off!


  • Good Night, Oppy!


  • The Book of Blast Off! 15 Real–Life Space Missions


  • Once Upon a Space-Time!


  • The Last Cuentista


  • Hush, Little Rocket


  • The Last Cuentista


  • The Lion of Mars


  • A Rover's Story


  • Packing for Mars for Kids


  • Space Boy and the Space Pirate


  • Super Space Weekend: Adventures in Astronomy


  • Packing for Mars for Kids


  • Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race


  • Moon! Earth's Best Friend


  • Hush, Little Rocket


  • Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race


  • Oliver's Great Big Universe


  • Space Boy and the Space Pirate


  • Life on Mars


  • Pete the Cat: Out of This World!


  • The Lion of Mars


  • The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian: The Fuzzy Apocalypse


  • Meanwhile Back on Earth...: Finding Our Place Through Time and Space


  • Good Night, Oppy!


  • A Rover's Story


  • U is for Universe


  • The Book of Blast Off! 15 Real–Life Space Missions


  • Oliver's Great Big Universe


  • Jack Blasts Off!


  • Super Space Weekend: Adventures in Astronomy


  • Pete the Cat: Out of This World!


  • Moon! Earth's Best Friend


The Last Cuentista

When Earth is threatened by a deadly comet, 12-year-old cuentista, Petra, and her family are chosen to travel to the planet Sagan to begin a new civilization. But will Petra be able to stop the efforts of the Collective to disrupt the mission? A suspenseful and plot-driven tale about the importance of stories and memory. Recommended for ages 9–12.

The Last Cuentista

Donna Barba Higuera
(Juvenile Fiction – J Higuera)


When Earth is threatened by a deadly comet, 12-year-old cuentista, Petra, and her family are chosen to travel to the planet Sagan to begin a new civilization. But will Petra be able to stop the efforts of the Collective to disrupt the mission? A suspenseful and plot-driven tale about the importance of stories and memory. Recommended for ages 9–12.

Adventure Begins at Your Library

  • Packing for Mars for Kids


  • Good Night, Oppy!


  • Super Space Weekend: Adventures in Astronomy


  • U is for Universe


  • Life on Mars


  • The Lion of Mars


  • Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race


  • Life on Mars


  • Space Boy and the Space Pirate


  • Oliver's Great Big Universe


  • Jack Blasts Off!


  • The Last Cuentista


  • A Rover's Story


  • Moon! Earth's Best Friend


  • Hush, Little Rocket


  • Moon! Earth's Best Friend


  • The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian: The Fuzzy Apocalypse


  • Jack Blasts Off!


  • U is for Universe


  • Packing for Mars for Kids


  • Oliver's Great Big Universe


  • Pete the Cat: Out of This World!


  • The Book of Blast Off! 15 Real–Life Space Missions


  • Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race


  • Once Upon a Space-Time!


  • Super Space Weekend: Adventures in Astronomy


  • A Rover's Story


  • Hush, Little Rocket


  • The Last Cuentista


  • The Book of Blast Off! 15 Real–Life Space Missions


  • Good Night, Oppy!


  • Pete the Cat: Out of This World!


  • Meanwhile Back on Earth...: Finding Our Place Through Time and Space


  • Space Boy and the Space Pirate


  • Meanwhile Back on Earth...: Finding Our Place Through Time and Space


  • Once Upon a Space-Time!


  • The Lion of Mars


  • The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian: The Fuzzy Apocalypse


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