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Aliens vs Predators
“THE UNIVERSE IS A PRETTY BIG PLACE. IF IT’S JUST US, SEEMS LIKE AN AWFUL WASTE OF SPACE.”
Nothing captures kids’ imaginations like space—and the possibility of life among the stars. It’s no competition: these alien-themed picture books are light years better than the earthbound books on the Predators list. Below are eight picture books that capture kids’ curiosity about extraterrestrials.
Of course, if you do happen to be on Team Predator, there’s a book list for that, too. Check out these Eight Predator “Tails” for your reading enjoyment.
Your Alien Returns
by Tammi Sauer, illustrated by Goro Fujita
The sequel to Your Alien has kids wondering what it would be like to travel to a new world with an alien friend. It’s a perfect pick for kids who dream of an extra-planetary playmate. When you’re done reading, check out this great Make Your Own Alien craft!
Wacky illustrations and catchy rhymes grab the attention and imagination of young readers when aliens invade Earth . . . to steal underpants. The Underpants series has grown to include numerous titles, all quite stellar at provoking hysterical laughter.
An out-of-this-world take on a classic friendship tale: best “frints” Yelfred and Omek play, explore, and even argue in a language just slightly different from English. Readers young and old will delight in the clever wordplay, bright illustrations and sweet message.
Highly engaging non-fiction with fun illustrations that explains how and why people across the nation believed aliens really had invaded!
Here’s one book that could make its home on either the Alien or Predator list—and it’s well worth reading twice! As the main character travels further and further from home to find peace and quiet to finish her knitting, she encounters hungry bears, obnoxious goats, and yes, moon creatures. Unexpected and hilarious.