Best Children’s Books of 2019

The year’s best aviation- and space-themed books for young readers.

Elizabeth Haidle’s cover illustration for “The Girl Who Named Pluto: The Story of Venetia Burney,” by Alice B. McGinty. (Courtesy Schwartz & Wade Books.)

Just in time for the holidays, we present our annual list of the best children’s and young adult books published this year on the topics of flying and space exploration. This year, delight young readers with tales of dogs in space, learn how Pluto got its name, and board a commercial flight for the very first time. Our selection includes titles for all ages, from new readers to teens.

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