Your Summer Reading List By Age Posted on May 2, 2023 By: Robert D. Keder, MD As parents, we can’t deny that reading is one of the safest summer activities that exists. Long before the electronic era, everyone read books, heavily, every day. So, encourage your kids to take a digital detox and travel to space this summer with space-themed reads. Here are some fun book recommendations from Dr. Robert Keder, Connecticut Children’s developmental pediatrician. Keep reading to see the full list. Want more articles like this from pediatric experts you trust? Sign up for our newsletter. Subscribe Books for ages pre-K to second grade History Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly Mae Among the Stars by Roda Ahmed The Story of Neil Armstrong: A Biography Book for New Readers (The Story Of: A Biography Series for New Readers) by Sarah Thomson Science Astronaut Handbook by Meghan McCarthy Fiction Toys in Space by Mini Grey You Choose In Space by Pippa Goodhart & Nick Sharratt Space Dog by Mini Grey The Way Back Home by Oliver Jeffers Books for grades 3-5 History Hidden Figures: Young Reader’s Edition by Margot Lee Shetterly Chasing Space: Young Reader’s Edition by Leland Melvin Science 13 Planets: The Latest View of the Solar System (National Geographic Kids) by David Aguilar 50 Things To See With A Telescope – Kids: A Constellation Focused Approach by John A Read Constellations for Kids: An Easy Guide to Discovering the Stars by Kelsey Johnson Fiction Space Case by Stuart Gibbs A Problematic Paradox by Eliot Sappingfield My Life as an Ice Cream Sandwich by Ibi Zoboi My Teacher Is an Alien by Bruce Coville The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry The Care and Feeding of a Pet Black Hole by Michelle Cuevas Books for grades 6-8 History Flying to the Moon: An Astronaut’s Story by Michael Collins Galaxy Girls: 50 Amazing Stories of Women in Space by Libby Jackson Science Unlocking the Universe by Stephen Hawking & Lucy Hawking (2020) Space Atlas, Second Edition: Mapping The Universe And Beyond by James Trefil Fiction See You in the Cosmos by Jack Cheng The Jamie Drake Equation by Christopher Edge Lucy and the Rocket Dog by Will Buckingham Books for grades 9-12, and parents! History Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly Women in Space: 23 Stories of First Flights, Scientific Missions, and Gravity-Breaking Adventures (Women of Action) by Karen Gibson Science What We See in the Stars: An Illustrated Tour of the Night Sky by Kelsey Oseid Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson Missions to Mars: A New Era of Rover and Spacecraft Discovery on the Red Planet by Larry Crumpler Fiction What Goes Up by Katie Kennedy Mirror In The Sky By Aditi Khorana Reading frequently is not only safe, but also has many health benefits. Happy summer and enjoy your free vacation to infinity and beyond!