Let's Float Away During World Space Week4th Oct 2021
Each year, people from all around the world come together to celebrate World Space Week, a global event dedicated to recognizing the incredible contributions to science, technology and exploration. Now, as there's nothing we love more on this planet than reading, we'd be hard pressed to find a more enjoyable way to celebrate World Space week than with a good book!
Fortunately, we've got plenty of titles available on the subjects of space & astronomy, covering a range of reading levels and ages. Why not check out our favourite books for KS1 and KS2?
Key Stage 1 Space Titles
Learn all about the Sun, our Solar System, the International Space Station, how to be an astronaut, the Space Race, and whole new worlds discovered by space-exploration probes in this exciting children's space travel book. Packed with inspiring stories and facts about exploring space, astronauts, and the first Moon landing. DKfindout! Space Travel is ideal for school projects and for children who love to learn about adventures in space. From the first astronaut in space to the Apollo Moon landings, this book is packed with exciting facts about the astronauts who explored space, including Yuri Gagarin's first journey into space and Neil Armstrong's Moon landing. This beautifully illustrated children's book is crammed with amazing facts that will delight young readers and is written by experts and checked by an educational consultant. Part of the award-winning DKfindout! series, this exciting book includes amazing photography and illustrations that help children understand the wonders of space travel.More Details
The Usborne book of the Moon
For thousands of years, the Moon has been the one thing in the night sky that everyone anywhere on our planet recognises. Trace the story of the Moon around the world and through history, from ancient legends about its creation, to its first sighting through a telescope, right up until the Apollo 11 mission and the first Moon landing in 1969.More Details
Living in space
Where do people live in space? How do they get there? What's it like to work, eat and sleep in space? Beginner readers can discover the answers to these questions and lots of other fascinating facts in this engaging information book. With simple text and stunning photographs and illustrations, plus links to websites with video clips and activities.More Details
Key Stage 2 Space Titles
Dr Maggie's grand tour of the solar system
This mind-blowing book invites readers to join BBC presenter and renowned space scientist Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock (MBE) on an epic journey through the Solar System - visiting planets, moons, asteroids and satellites, and travelling to places where no human has been before. Along the way, kids can discover how we could live on Mars, learn about the hunt for a mysterious super-Earth, have a snowball fight on Mercury, climb the tallest mountain in the Solar System and much, much more. From spotting solar flares on the Sun to exploring objects at the edge of the icy Oort Cloud, this fun, action-packed title leaves no question unanswered and no meteorite unturned.More Details
The extraordinary life of Neil Armstrong
Neil Armstrong is: An astronaut An explorerAn inspirationOne little boy who loved the idea of flying became the first person to set foot on the moon. On 20 July 1969 Neil Armstrong made history, his 'giant leap for mankind'. From his childhood playing with model planes to becoming one of the most famous astronauts of all time, discover the incredible story of Neil Armstrong's life in this beautifully illustrated book, complete with narrative biography, facts and timelines. Explore other extraordinary lives:The Extraordinary Life of Stephen HawkingThe Extraordinary Life of Michelle ObamaThe Extraordinary Life of Katherine JohnsonThe Extraordinary Life of Mahatma GandhiThe Extraordinary Life of Rosa ParksThe Extraordinary Life of Serena WilliamsThe Extraordinary Life of Nelson MandelaMore Details
Discover more about space, stars, our solar system - and beyond!Bursting with fascinating facts and the latest breathtaking images, this space book for children brings the wonders of the Solar System to life. Find out about the never-ending storms on Jupiter. Learn about the towering volcanoes of Venus - all 1,600 of them, and see the Valles Marineris on Mars - a canyon that is ten times longer than Earth's Grand Canyon. Find out many more fascinating "super" facts about the cosmos with SuperSpace. Based on recent research and discoveries, SuperSpace showcases everything you need to know about the Universe - from the Big Bang to the formation of galaxies and planets as well as the technology used to explore it unimaginable depths. Fabulous cutaway artworks help to reveal the inner workings of the Sun, planets, and spacecraft. SuperSpace brings the cosmos to life in a visually compelling and informative way, making it a must-have book for every budding space enthusiast.More Details