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Thursday 13 November 2014

Review: How to be a Space Explorer

Lonely Planet have come out with another superb batch of Lonely Planet Kids books, just in time for Christmas, and this wonderful hard cover tome will have intrepid outer-space explorers donning their space suits.

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
ISBN: 9781743604342
For ages: 8 - 12
Type: Non-Fiction