This Saturday is the anniversary of the moon landing, marking 50 years since Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin took their first steps on the moon’s surface on July 20, 1969. To celebrate half a century of space exploration, here’s a starry selection of space books for little astronauts across the universe!
Where’s Mr Astronaut?
A delightful and funny introduction to space exploration for the very youngest of readers. A particularly charming new addition to the best-selling series that’s so adored by parents and children alike.
Make and Play: Space
By Joey Chou
In this innovative new activity board book, children can assemble an out-of-this-world space scene. Featuring 20 unique designs such as astronauts, aliens and asteroids, the press-out pieces can be simply slotted together to create a host of intergalactic characters. After putting the pieces together, children can make their own asteroid cakes and get creative with crafts, including making a blast-off rocket and space wrapping paper.
Suzy Orbit, Astronaut
Written by Ruth Quayle and illustrated by Jez Tuya
When Suzy Orbit and her boss, Captain Gizmo, hear that aliens have been spotted near their space station, they must act fast! But Captain Gizmo has no batteries for his space pod, his swanky new spacesuit is far too small, and there’s no chance of ordering a meteor blaster in time. Luckily, Suzy Orbit – astronaut and engineer extraordinaire – is on hand with her spanner and brilliant inventing skills. Suzy knows that a bit of quick thinking and ingenuity are even better than ordering new stuff. . . if only Captain Gizmo will listen!
How to be an Astronaut and Other Space Jobs
Written by Dr Sheila Kanani and Illustrated by Sol Linero
Do you have what it takes to become an astronaut, a spaceship engineer or to work at Mission Control? Find out all about space and all the incredible space jobs you could do, from training to be a space chef or designing spacesuits to searching for new planets we could live on, or even blasting into space and living in the International Space Station. This book will inspire anyone with an interest in science and space exploration!
And you can watch Dr Sheila Kanani introduce the book below:
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