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Out Of This World Reads

Star Books

With Mike Lynch’s Starwatch on March 22 and our galactic-themed escape room this weekend (March 15-17), we’ve got space on the brain at Meinders Community Library.  Try a book that’s like Titanic set in space (These Broken Stars), a series about lady astronauts (The Calculating Stars), a nonfiction guide to stargazing (Stars: A Month-by-Month Tour of the Constellations), or another book from this list with celestial titles.

Middle Grade Fiction

  • Polaris by Michael Northrop
  • Full Cicada Moon by Marilyn Hilton
  • Hello, Universe by Erin Kelly Entrada
  • The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill
  • The Stars Beneath Our Feet by David Barclay Moore

Young Adult Fiction

  • Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley
  • Outrun the Moon by Stacey Lee
  • The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon
  • Empress of a Thousand Skies by Rhoda Belleza (Series)
  • These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner (Series)

Adult Fiction

  • Stardust by Neil Gaiman
  • Oh My Stars by Lorna Landvik
  • Gunpowder Moon by David Pedreira
  • The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal (Series)
  • The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams (Series)


  • Rise of the Rocket Girls by Natalia Holt
  • Go, Flight! by Rick Houston and Milt Heflin
  • We Have Capture by Tom Stafford with Michael Cassutt
  • Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil DeGrasse Tyson
  • Stars: A Month-by-Month Tour of the Constellations by Mike Lynch



Meinders Community Library is a combined school and public library that serves the residents of Pipestone County in Southwestern Minnesota. It is part of the Plum Creek Library System.