Stories Aloud
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Publication date: 06 Jun 2019
ISBN: 9781788004442
Size: 290 x 230 mm
Length: 32 pages

How to be an Astronaut and Other Space Jobs


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Shortlisted for the 2020 Blue Peter Book Awards

Do you have what it takes to become an astronaut, a spaceship engineer or to work in 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.

Stories Aloud

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“This fascinating picture book is full of brilliant information for children about the lesser-known elements of space exploration and clues them in as to how they might aspire to be involved one day.”

– BookTrust

“Encouraging children to embrace their passions and showing them a world of opportunities awaits, this book is a unique take on space exploration.”

Book Lover Jo (blog)

“This book longs for the kids to be part of it, and that’s a rather delightful message to give… This is good, good stuff.”

Did You Ever Stop to Think (blog)

“Everything you ever wanted to know about working in space and a lot more besides, including facts that range from those you’d expect to the downright bizarre.”

Madge Eekal Reviews (blog)

“A really fabulous book this, filled with tons of amazing information to pique kids’ interest in a space career.”

– Read it, Daddy! (blog)

“It’s a lovely book that will inspire curiosity in Space exploration and may delight children into the ambition of a career involving space.”

– Lily and the Fae (blog)

“A great addition to the bookshelf of any space lover.”

 The Ladybird’s Adventures (blog)

“Phenomenally informative, colourful and child-friendly.”

 MinervaReads (blog)

“One of the most practical books I’ve read regarding space and space exploration.

 The Little Literary Society (blog)

“A really ‘grown-up’ feel to the book with well chunked and spaced (excuse the pun!) text that is accessible, relevant and interesting will mean it hooks budding scientists who are desperate to learn more for themselves.”

Folded Corners (blog)

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