The Mysteries of the Universe

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In The Mysteries of the Universe children's book, every page will captivate young readers as they journey through the vastness of space. From planets and asteroids to black holes and galaxies, each celestial body is explored through detailed photographs and illustrations that children will love poring over as well as engaging, storybook-style descriptions of each object that allow readers to delve into myths, legends, trivia, and key discoveries about the solar system and beyond.

Museum Story

The Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum maintains the world's largest and most significant collection of aviation and space artifacts, encompassing all aspects of human flight, as well as related works of art and archival materials. It operates two landmark facilities that, together, welcome more than eight million visitors a year, making it the most visited museum in the country. It also is home to the Center for Earth and Planetary Studies.


  • 224 pages
  • Ages 7 to 9, grades 2 to 4
  • Hardcover
  • 11.19" x 8.81"
  • Written by DK and Smithsonian Institution

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    5 out of 5

    Based on 7 Reviews

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    Knox Burchett

    August 4, 2023

    Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 Excellent book

    This book was purchased for a 9 year old student with an interest in the planets. The quality of the book is excellent and the information presented was excellent (even for an adult). Good price. Reasonable.


    Olga Solomatina

    January 20, 2022

    Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 Great book about planets

    Great book for kids and adults from the Smithsonian museum.


    Sue S

    January 10, 2022

    Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 Grandson loved it!

    Our 8-year-old grandson has been fascinated by the universe for several years. He was overjoyed with this!


    Mari O.

    January 5, 2022

    Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 Beautiful Book

    This book is gorgeous and it's great for kids.


    Olive Kerr

    January 5, 2022

    Customer Rating: 3 out of 5 Beautiful, but big and heavy

    This book, however beautiful and informative, is too big for kids to handle easily. A series of smaller, lighter weight books would have been better. Not suitable to carry in a backpack or take back home on the plane.


    Marylou Taff

    December 19, 2021

    Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 Wonderful book

    Well made, easy to understand, parents willing to read with the kids because of the presentation.



    November 10, 2021

    Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 Great Book for Kids and Adults Alike

    This book is a substantial book covering all the questions, and some he has not thought of, my 7-year-old grandson asked while we watched a meteor show this summer. He is a great reader, reads above his grade level, and will be able to read this himself.

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