SPACE EXPLORERS

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

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How To Catch a Star 

by Oliver Jeffers

There once was a boy who loved stars so much that he wished he had one of his own. Every night he watched the stars in the sky from his window and dreamed of how he could be their friend. So, one day, he decided to set about catching a star of his very own…

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Sidney, Stella and the Moon 

by Emma Yarlett

When twins Sidney and Stella argue over a ball, it bounces out of the window and knocks down the Moon! The siblings search for a replacement until Sidney stumbles on a wheel of cheese. The children launch the new "Moon" into the sky. Will anybody notice?

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The Way Back Home 

by Oliver Jeffers

One day a boy found an aeroplane in his cupboard. He thought he’d take it out for a go right away. At first, all went well and the plane flew higher and higher until suddenly, with a splutter, it ran out of petrol. The boy was stuck on the moon and he was not alone...

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Whatever Next! 

by Jill Murphy

The moon and back before bath time? Whatever next! Join Baby Bear as he finds a rocket, makes friends with an owl and has a picnic on the moon. A beautiful story of innocence and imagination, full of the characteristic warmth and humour of Jill Murphy.

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Mae Among the Stars

by Roda Ahmed

When Mae was a child, she dreamed of dancing in space. Mae's curiosity, intelligence, and determination, matched with her parents' encouraging words, paved the way for her incredible success at NASA as the first African American woman to travel in space.

A Cat's Guide to the Night Sky

by Stuart Atkinson 

If you look up at the sky on a dark night, what do you see? In the company of Felicity the cat discover the phases of the moon, the constellations and how to spot the Northern Lights and the Milky Way. This beautiful book will introduce you to the beauty of the night sky.

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Star in the Jar by Sam Hay

When a little boy stumbles across a special star, he puts it in a jar and takes it on adventures. Together with his big sister, he takes his treasure with him everywhere. But the poor star is sad and misses its home...Can the little boy and his big sister find a way to send the star safely back?

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Space Tortoise by Ross Montgomery

Tortoise is lonely - he's never seen any other tortoises. Then, one day, he looks up and the night sky, and sees a million blinking lights winking at him. "That must be where the other tortoises are - at the top of the sky!." But how can a little tortoise get to the top of the sky? And so begins a magical journey...

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On The Moon 

by Anna Milbourne

By combining beautiful colour illustrations with NASA photographs, On the Moon introduces children to the vastness of the universe, what gravity is and the concept of space travel through a gentle story about an imaginative little girl. 

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Laika the Astronaut Dog

by Owen Davey

Laika is a stray living in Moscow when she is picked by the Space Programme to be the first animal launched into orbit! But when her rocket disappears, everyone thinks Laika is lost forever. That is, until she is rescued by a loving new owner and found her true home on a planet far, far away.