It’s One Giant Leek For Mankind by Olaf Falafel

Adventurous astronauts, giant vegetables and sweet music from baboons bottoms all feature in this highly engaging picture book inspired by the 1969 moon landings. From blast off to the Eagle landing, everything is as we are told in the history books is true. But what really happened on the lunar surface? A troop of blue … Continue reading It’s One Giant Leek For Mankind by Olaf Falafel

Where Once We Stood by Christopher Riley and Martin Impey

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to walk on the moon? To follow in the footsteps of the Moonwalkers from the Apollo missions? Where Once We Stood tells the stories of the twelve human beings who have lived and worked on another world. Each mission is retold in it's own chapter, using … Continue reading Where Once We Stood by Christopher Riley and Martin Impey

Phoenix by S.F. Said, illustrated by Dave McKean

Some books are harder to review than others; they need time to sink in, to settle, to allow all the thoughts to clarify themselves in my mind. This was one of those, and I really hope that after a second read, my review does Phoenix justice. It is one of the best books that I … Continue reading Phoenix by S.F. Said, illustrated by Dave McKean

Escape From Planet Bogey by Gareth P. Jones, illustrated by Steve May

Publication Date: 10th August 2017 For once, Earth is all quiet on the alien front, Commander F gives Bisket and Mitzy the day off. While Mitzy hears about strange goings on in Nothington-On-Sea, Bisket has a trip to the park with his owner, where a puppy reminds him of his former partner, Champ. Their day … Continue reading Escape From Planet Bogey by Gareth P. Jones, illustrated by Steve May

100 Things To Know About Space by Alex Frith, Alice James & Jerome Martin, illustrated by Federico Mariani & Shaw Nelson

So, you want to know more about the planets, moons, stars and the sun in our universe? This book covers it all and more. How could humans get to Mars? Where else in our universe could humans live? What do you need to be able to do to be an astronaut, and if you make … Continue reading 100 Things To Know About Space by Alex Frith, Alice James & Jerome Martin, illustrated by Federico Mariani & Shaw Nelson

The Jamie Drake Equation by Christopher Edge

I have been looking forward to reading this book for so long and it really didn't disappoint. Jamie’s dad is world famous astronaut, Commander Dan Drake and that's brilliant, right? Wrong. It means that while everyone is watching him on the International Space Station on a mission to seek out life, he isn't at home … Continue reading The Jamie Drake Equation by Christopher Edge

See You In The Cosmos by Jack Cheng

Publication date: 2nd March 2017 This is the story of 11 year old Alex (13 in responsibility years) told through his audio recordings made on his golden iPod in the hope it will, one day, be heard by extraterrestrials. Obsessed by rockets, he has built his own and planned his trip to SHARF. His dad … Continue reading See You In The Cosmos by Jack Cheng