In How to be a Space Explorer, kids can explore The Planetarium, learn all about telescopes, the intensity of the sun, and the mind-bending tremendousness of our solar system.
They can enter a gravity and light year simulator, learn all about rockets and become a space cadet (in the literal sense), with briefings on protective clothing, spacewalking and walking on the moon.
Other highlights include a tour of the planets and their moons and volcanoes, star types, the outer limits of space and that eternal search for extraterrestrial life.
Beautifully-designed with super-accessible pockets of information, striking photos and super cool cartoons and design elements, this is as visually appealing as it is fascinating.
Kids will be starry-eyed.
Title: How to be a Space Explorer
Author: Mark Brake
Publisher: Lonely Planet, $35.99 RRP
Publication Date: 1 November 2014
Format: Hard cover
For ages: 8 - 12