STARS, SPACE & BEYOND

Get lost in space with these awe-inspiring books...

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The Skies Above My Eyes

by Charlotte Gullain

Have you ever looked up and wondered what's going on high up in the skies above your eyes? Take a journey up into the air, through the atmosphere, way out into space and back down to Earth in this richly illustrated concertina book.

Seeing Stars

by Sara Gillingham 

This artful introduction to constellations equips children with the information they need to locate, name, and explain all 88 recognised constellations. Each cluster of stars is featured alongside information such as the 'story' (mythological or historical) behind its naming, tips on how to find it and when it is visible to view.

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Curiosity: The Story of a Mars Rover by Markus Motum

Discover the incredible story of the search for life on Mars, told from the unique perspective of Curiosity, the Mars Rover sent to explore the red planet.  Stylish illustrations and diagrams reveal how a robot travelled 350,000,000 miles to explore a planet where no human has ever been.

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How To Be a Space Explorer

by Lonely Planet Kids

Everything explorers needs to know to travel in space, covering what life in zero gravity is like, how to find your way around the solar system, and the important question of how to pee in a spacesuit! Unique illustrations and amazing photos show what the universe is really like.

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Laika the Astronaut Dog

by Owen Davey

Laika is a stray dog living on the streets of Moscow when she is chosen to be the first ever animal launched into orbit. But her rocket disappears, and everyone thinks Laika is lost forever. In this imaginative take on a true story, Laika is rescued by new owners and finds the perfect home on a planet far, far away.

The Story of Space 

by Catherine Barr 

This beautiful book brings to life the story of our universe for younger children. Travel back in time to the Big Bang, see galaxies and stars form, watch the birth of our planet and how life begins, join the first man on the moon, and wonder what mysteries are still waiting to be discovered.

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The Jamie Drake Equation

by Christopher Edge

Jamie Drake's dad is an astronaut and he ought to think it's cool, but he just really misses him. Hanging out at his local observatory, Jamie picks up a strange signal. It looks like it's alien life! But space is a dangerous place and when his dad's mission goes wrong, can Jamie prove that he's a hero too?

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The Moon

by Hannah Pang

For centuries, mankind has gazed up at the Moon in wonder. But how much do we know about our closest neighbour?  Discover the history of man's relationship with the Moon – the science, the myths, the facts and the fiction – and how it affects our everyday lives and the world around us.

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A Galaxy of Her Own

by Libby Jackson 

From small steps to giant leaps, A Galaxy of Her Own tells fifty stories of inspirational women who have been fundamental to the story of humans in space, from scientists to astronauts to some surprising roles in between.

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Neil Armstrong and the Moon Landings

by Izzi Howell 

Neil Armstrong & the Moon Landings brings the heady days of the space race to life, describing the exciting events that led to the great astronaut Neil Armstrong becoming the first man to set foot on the Moon.