Ready for the Eclipse?
Have you tested out your eclipse glasses? Do you know where you’re going to be on August 21 when the eclipse happens? Are you planning to travel to a better spot, or are you one of the lucky ones who’s already in a 100% coverage zone? Do you have your eclipse books handy?
Don’t worry: the Redeemed Reader team is here for you!
Space and Sci-Fi Booklist
Enjoy these varied titles below that we’ve reviewed on Redeemed Reader over the years; some are fiction and some are nonfiction, some are just for fun and some have more “meat” to them. While most aren’t technically eclipse books, they all relate to space in some fashion. Check out a few from your local library to read while you wait for the space event of our lifetime to happen in just a few days. Titles are linked to RR reviews where applicable.
Sci-Fi and Space-Themed Fiction
- Moonshot by Brian Floca (picture book)
- Waiting is Not Easy (easy reader)
- Zita the Spacegirl (middle grades; graphic novel)
- Astrotwins: Project Blastoff (middle grades)
- Six (middle grades)
- Space Case (middle grades)
- Sky Run (middle grades/teen)
- The Space Trilogy (middle grades)
- Last Day on Mars (middle grades)
- Avalon (teen)
- The Martian: Classroom Edition (teen with cautions–read review)
- Defy the Stars (sci-fi teen, with cautions)
Nonfiction about Space (and related topics)
- Carry On, Mr. Bowditch (middle grades and teen biography; about astronomy)
- Jepp, Who Defied the Stars (YA historical fiction related to Renaissance astronomer Tycho Brahe)
- Exploring Space (elementary and middle grades)
- Elon Musk and the Quest for a Fantastic Future (teen; biography)
- Genesis in Time and Space (teen; creation)
- Hidden Figures, Young Readers Edition (teen; space program)
- American Eclipse (teen/adult)
Let the Heavens Declare…
Don’t forget to read Psalms 8 and 19 (as well as myriad other Scripture passages!) that remind us who put these celestial bodies in the sky, who sustains them, and how marvelous it is that the Lord cares for us in the midst of such staggering scope and scale as the universe.