Posted: Thursday 4th July 2019
Children will need to read – or listen to – 6 library books over the summer to complete the Space Chase
Summer Reading Challenge. These can be any books from the library or downloaded from the e-library.
Children do NOT have to read books about space – but in case they would like to, we have bought some lovely new space-themed Children’s Information books! Here are a few to tempt you:
BLAST OFF TO THE MOON
Based on Neil Armstrong's original space manual and exclusive material from NASA, this book is all about man's first journey to walk on the moon. Fully illustrated throughout with exclusive NASA photography, it contains material such as Neil Armstrong's space menus and instructions on how to put on a spacesuit.
HOW TO DRAW ROCKETS AND SPACECRAFT
Find out how to draw the Saturn V Rocket, the Lunar lander, and much more – with helpful hints on perspective, tone and composition. The How To Draw series takes a highly visual and practical approach to drawing, featuring step-by-step instructions and highly-detailed illustrations for each art project. This comprehensive drawing handbook covers all aspects of drawing spacecraft, from the rockets the astronauts used to reach the Moon and the lunar rover they drove to travel across its surface to the Hubble space telescope that has allowed scientists to explore the furthest reaches of the universe.
Blast off into space and explore the galaxies with a constellation of illustrated poems about the sun, moon and stars, black holes and worm holes, asteroids and meteorites, and even weird alien life forms. From shape poemsand free verse to rhymes, kennings and haikus, 'Spaced Out' takes you on an intergalactic adventure.
What do you do if you see a spaceman? Park in it, man. How do you get a baby astronaut to sleep? You rock it. How do astronauts serve dinner? On flying saucers. Shaped like a space rocket this hilarious book is packed with over one hundred laugh-out-loud jokes about astronauts, planets, aliens, space ships, the solar system and much, much more. This brilliant collection is filled with funny one liners and quirky black-and-white drawings, and is sure to have adults and children alike in stitches. Published to mark the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landings.
In 1969 history was made when the first humans stepped on the moon. Back on earth, one woman was running the numbers that ensured they got there and back in one piece. As a child, Katherine Johnson loved maths. She went on to be one of the most important people in the history of space travel. Discover her incredible life story in this beautifully illustrated book complete with narrative biography, timelines and facts.