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Space Machines: Build Your Own Working Machines!
Space Machines
Build Your Own Working Machines!
Hardcover      ISBN: 1682972127
Discover all there is to know about the machines used in space by building them with this interactive guide Space Machines includes everything you need and full, step-by-step instructions to build nine different space machines with working parts.

Fascinating facts about real space machines and our solar system and fun, detailed illustrations of them are accompanied by easy-to-follow directions for creating your own moving machines. With the included pegboard and 40 sturdy, colorful machine pieces, plus plastic nuts and bolts, build:
  • Earth and Moon - Turn the Moon around the Earth and watch the Moon spin in its orbit.
  • R-7 Rocket - Push the transporter forward to move the rocket into launch position.
  • Rocket with swirling smoke - Launch the rocket by pushing it up.
  • Satellite - Slide the satellite base up and down to open and close the solar panels.
  • Moon Buggy - Spin the back wheel to turn the motor cog and the front wheel.
  • Space Shuttle Orbiter - Swing the astronaut out under the Shuttle to launch the Hubble Telescope from the shuttle's payload bay.
  • International Space Station - Turn the astronaut to make the Soyuz Spacecraft dock and undock with the station module.
  • Station Module - Slide the astronaut back and forth to watch the other astronaut and scientists work in zero gravity.
  • Mars Rover - Turn the back wheel to make all the wheels spin. Use the handle to operate the scoop arm.
This is the perfect, hands-on introduction to space machines for budding engineers and fans of outer space everywhere.
Professor Astro Cat's Intergalactic Activity Book
Professor Astro Cat's Intergalactic Activity Book
Paperback      ISBN: 190926346x

Looking at the stars, do you dream of new worlds beyond our own? Would you like to explore distant planets, fly a rocket or try some chocolate quantum physics? Good news, Professor Astro Cat is here to help Packed with amazing experiments, thrilling facts and create-your-own adventures, his Astronaut Space Camp offers a universe of excitement, and is bursting with ideas for a future at the frontiers of space

Ben Newman is an award-winning illustrator. He is a long-standing contributor to Nobrow and the author of two books, The Bento Bestiary and Ouroboros under the same imprint.

Find Your Way in Space
Find Your Way in Space
Hardcover      ISBN: 1682970477

Choose your mode of transport and set off on an adventure that will take you all the way across space. Can you navigate huge roundabouts with space shuttles, or cross bridges guarded aliens? Negotiate pesky road obstructions by solving the math problems correctly.
Pick up hidden objects, collect bonus points, and use your mapping skills to zoom backwards and forwards through the book.Incredibly busy and colorful artwork will delight young children, and once they reach their objective, readers can absorb themselves in all sorts of bonus math activities.

Space Visual Encyclopedia
Space Visual Encyclopedia
by DK
Hardcover      ISBN: 1465454721
Reach for the stars with this best-selling reference book for children. The comprehensive visual encyclopedia looks deep inside space, using stunning photography to excite younger readers and show them the many wonders of our extraordinary Universe.

From asteroids and comets to galaxies and planets, Space Visual Encyclopedia takes kids on an in-depth tour of our Solar System and beyond Go starry-eyed as you learn about the different constellations and look to the skies for the rockets, shuttles, and telescopes used in the most incredible space missions to date.

Be inspired by the people who have influenced space history, from ancient astronomers to groundbreaking astronauts. Solve the mysteries of the Universe as you travel back to the Big Bang, experience the pull of a black hole, and come face to face with dark matter.

With its stunning visuals and amazing facts, Space Visual Encyclopedia is a must-have for every space enthusiast.

So what are you waiting for? 3-2-1, blast off
Space Record Breakers
Space Record Breakers
Paperback      ISBN: 178312072x
The entire universe is in this book—and budding astronauts and astronomers will be captivated! What planet has the most moons? Who was the first woman in space? Where is the nearest star—and how long would it take to get there? These record-breaking facts take the wonders of the cosmos and space exploration and make them fascinating, fun, and understandable to kids.
Astrophysics for Young People in a Hurry
Astrophysics for Young People in a Hurry
Paperback      ISBN: 0393356507

From the basics of physics to big questions about the nature of space and time, celebrated astrophysicist and science communicator Neil deGrasse Tyson breaks down the mysteries of the cosmos into bite-sized pieces. Astrophysics for Young People in a Hurry describes the fundamental rules and unknowns of our universe clearly--and with Tyson's characteristic wit, there's a lot of fun thrown in, too.

This adaptation by Gregory Mone includes full-color photos, infographics, and extra explanations to make even the trickiest concepts accessible. Building on the wonder inspired by outer space, Astrophysics for Young People in a Hurry introduces an exciting field and the principles of scientific inquiry to young readers.

Oh No, Astro!
Oh No, Astro!
School & Library      ISBN: 1481439766

Asteroids Planets Astronauts
In this charming debut picture book, a grumpy asteroid named Astro is thrown out of orbit and takes an unexpected journey through space

Astro is a cranky asteroid who just wants everyone to respect his personal boundaries. But when a satellite knocks Astro out of orbit, he is forced to embark on an epic adventure through space...whether he wants to or not

Filled with playful illustrations and tons of cool facts about space, this picture book is a must-have for all the future astronauts who are ready to journey through the galaxy.
National Geographic Kids Ultimate Space Atlas
National Geographic Kids Ultimate Space Atlas
Paperback      ISBN: 1426328028

Blast into space to explore our solar system and beyond. This out-of-this-world atlas takes readers through maps of the solar system, the Milky Way, and deep space, giving them a close look at and locations of planets, supernovas, and other universes. Sky maps will help kids spot these objects in the night sky and maps of planets and our solar system give the kind of incredible detail that National Geographic is known for. It's the perfect book for space fans and budding astronauts.

Mae Among the Stars
Mae Among the Stars
School & Library      ISBN: 0062651730

A beautiful picture book for sharing and marking special occasions such as graduation, inspired by the life of the first African American woman to travel in space, Mae Jemison. An Amazon Best Book of the Month

A great classroom and bedtime read-aloud, Mae Among the Stars is the perfect book for young readers who have big dreams and even bigger hearts.

When Little Mae was a child, she dreamed of dancing in space. She imagined herself surrounded by billions of stars, floating, gliding, and discovering.

She wanted to be an astronaut.

Her mom told her, If you believe it, and work hard for it, anything is possible."

Little 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.

This book will inspire other young girls to reach for the stars, to aspire for the impossible, and to persist with childlike imagination.

Moon! Earth's Best Friend
Moon! Earth's Best Friend
School & Library      ISBN: 1250199344

From writer Stacy McAnulty and illustrator Stevie Lewis, Moon Earth's Best Friend is a light-hearted nonfiction picture book about the formation and history of the moon--told from the perspective of the moon itself.

Meet Moon She's more than just a rock--she's Earth's rock, her best friend she can always count on. Moon never turns her back on her friend (literally: she's always facing Earth with the same side ). These two will stick together forever. With characteristic humor and charm, Stacy McAnulty channels the voice of Moon in this next celestial autobiography in the Our Universe series. Rich with kid-friendly facts and beautifully brought to life by Stevie Lewis, this is an equally charming and irresistible companion to Earth My First 4.54 Billion Years and Sun One in a Billion.