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Article  •  16 July 2019


Books to help you explore infinity and beyond!

To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the moon landing on July 20th, we've put together a selection of books about space! Whether it's an introduction to astrophysics or a retelling of the first moon landing, there's something here for every little space explorer!

1. My Little Golden Book about the First Moon Landing (5-7)

The exciting story of the Apollo 11 mission, retold for the youngest readers. Little ones will learn about the different stages of the mission, who the astronauts were and why they were chosen, and of course they'll be introduced to those famous words: 'one small step for man. . .'

2. Abigail and the Birth of the Sun (3-5)

Not only the stars, the sun and the planets but about how all life on earth came to be. This stunning picture book is an introduction to astrophysics disguised as magical bed time story.

3. Space Race (6+)

The ultimate history of human space exploration! Is there life beyond Earth? What will the space jobs of the future look like? What went wrong on Apollo 13? The Space Race answers all of the big questions that kids have about space travel. Astrophysics expert Sarah Cruddas unearths hidden stories behind famous space missions.

4. Moonwalkers (3-5)

Moonwalkers is a joyous story of imagination and play that also celebrates Australia's role in the moon landing of 1969.

5. Stargazer (10+)

Adapted carefully for the southern hemisphere, Stargazer is perfect for budding astronomers learning to navigate our expansive and fascinating universe. Complete with practice exercises, stunning colour photography of nebulas and galaxies, and amazing facts about our solar system and beyond, this book is a reliable and exciting new guide to our skies.

6. Blast Off! (3-5)

Rocket through the solar system in this funny, fact-filled whirl around the planets. Written in rollicking verse, Blast Off is a brilliant mix of narrative and information.


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