Does your child love rockets, aliens and space? Blast off and prepare the landing with one of these picture books to make storytime a space adventure!
Some titles, such as Meet the Planets and You Choose in Space are also available as eBooks on Overdrive.
Meet the planets by Caryl Hart, Bethan Woollvin
"We're off on an exciting space adventure in our rocket to meet all the planets of the solar system. Join in with the rhymes and spot all the smiley-faced, friendly planets, from shimmering Saturn to mighty Mars. Little ones will have a blast (and be back in time for bed!) in this striking, read-aloud, story-led picture book."
You Choose in Space by Nick Sharratt, Pippa Goodhart
"Zoom off into space for an adventure where YOU CHOOSE what happens next. Which alien would you most like to be friends with? And what fantastically freaky food will you decide to much for lunch? The possibilities are infinite in this mesmerising creative toolkit which will inspire children from 3 up to make their own stories time and again."
The boy from Mars by Simon James
"The heart-warming story of a little boy who misses his mum from award-winning author-illustrator Simon James.The day that Stanley's mum had to go away to, he decided to go to Mars. In his place, a not-very-well-behaved Martian arrived."
Life on Mars by Jon Agee
"A daring young astronaut arrives on Mars, certain he will find life there. But soon he realises he's made a mistake. He won't find life on Mars - and what's worse, now he can't find his spaceship! But as only the audience can see, if only he would turn around he might just meet the friendly Martian who is always lurking shyly one step behind. Our astronaut's only mistake is to give up too soon and go home leaving the poor Martian all alone."
Grandmas from Mars by Michelle Robinson
"Fred and Nell 's parents are off to a meeting. But first they tell Grandma, Here 's what they 'll be eating. It's school in the morning, they can 't be up late. So- homework, a bath and in bed before eight. But, hang on, there's something not quite right about Fred and Nell's grandma."
Dr Xargle's book of earthlets by Jeanne Willis, Tony Ross
"This is a funny book showing an alien's view of Earth babies. Tony Ross and Jeanne Willis are an award-winning team of picture-book collaborators, most recently winning the NASEN Special Needs Award 2000 for Susan Laughs."
Aliens Love Underpants by Claire Freedman, Ben Cort
"Aliens love underpants, in every shape and size. But there are no underpants in space, so here's a big surprise'. This zany, hilarious tale is delightfully brought to life by Ben Cort's vibrant illustrations. With a madcap, rhyming text by award-winning Claire Freedman, this is sure to enchant and amuse the whole family!"