Curious about outer space? Want to be an astronaut? Scroll down to see our top space books or download a free ebook.
Shortlisted for the Royal Society Young People's Book Prize 2017, 100 Things to Know About Space is filled with fascinating infographic-style illustrations about the mysteries of outer space.
A fun and informative book packed with 100 fascinating things to know about space, from how to escape a black hole to why astronauts learn wilderness survival skills. With bright, infographic-style illustrations, detailed facts on every page, a glossary and index, and internet links to specially selected websites for more information.
Any aspiring astronauts could definitely benefit from having this in their collection. How It Works magazine review of 100 Things to Know About Space
Calling all space cadets! Usborne assigns you a mission to see inside these extraordinary space stations and spacecrafts, from the beginning of the space race to the latest missions to Mars and beyond. With over 70 flaps to lift, plus links to websites with video clips and more information. Published in association with the UK Space Agency.
With over 60 flaps to lift, this delightful book answers questions such as “Where have people visited in space?”, “What’s a cosmonaut?”, “Why can’t I see stars in daytime?” and lots more what, where, how, why, and yes or no questions with answers beneath the flaps. Internet links take children to carefully selected websites to find out more.
With a foreword by Tim Peake – the first British citizen to join the crew of the International Space Station – and exclusive insights and expert advice from the UK Space Agency and ESA, this entertaining guide is perfect for anyone interested in space.
You can also download The Usborne Mini Astronaut's Handbook as a free ebook sample!
A funny and fascinating how-to guide for budding astronauts, providing a crash course on what it takes to travel into space. Answers all the big questions about space travel, from “How do rockets work?” and “What do astronauts do all day?” to “How do you go to the toilet on a spaceship?” Explores the technology that astronauts use, from space suits to Soyuz spacecraft, and scientific experiments on the International Space Station, and includes internet links to recommended websites to find out more. With a personal message by the British European Space Agency astronaut, Tim Peake, who spent six months on the International Space Station in 2016, and exclusive insights from the UK Space Agency and ESA who have provided expert advice on this book.
A perfect fact book for budding space explorers. The Daily Telegraph
Young children can find out about the planets and stars with these beautifully illustrated books, featuring fold-out pages, flaps to list and things to spot.