The Usborne Official Astronaut's Handbook
“A fun, fact-packed and practical guide to launching your interstellar career!”
“A fascinating guide for budding astronauts.”
“A perfect fact book for budding space explorers.”
The Daily Telegraph
198 x 130mm
Author/Editor: Louie Stowell
Illustrator: Roger Simo
Silver award - Practical Preschool and Primary Teacher Update awards
A superb book all about how to become an astronaut... There’s a lot of humour in it, and it’s full of those little details that just make a book special.
Judges comments, Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize 2016
An engaging read which will reward repeated reading and enkindle awe for man's greatest achievement, reaching for the stars.
The essential book for would-be astronauts.
Books for Keeps
With a forward by the British Astronaut, Tim Peake this is perfect for little stargazers... Inspirational and entertaining.
South Wales Evening Post
For those dreaming of the stars above our heads, then The Official Astronaut’s Handbook will make them seem that bit closer. This is the essential book for would-be astronauts, telling you everything you need to know about how to become an astronaut, and what it’s like to live and work in space.
Books for Keeps
A great non-fiction book, full of information for all space lovers. The children found it fun to read as well as educational due to the illustrations and funny comments. It would certainly appeal and inspire children.
Practical Preschool and Primary Teacher Update
This is utterly essential reading for any would-be astronaut, featuring tons and tons of facts and figures all about space and the people who work, explore and experiment there.
Read it Daddy
This brilliant guide will tell you everything you need to know about becoming an astronaut and explains what life is like for space explorers. From training tips to spacewalk hints, it’s packed with real-life astronaut knowledge!
National Geographic Kids
Full of tips from real-life astronauts on how to steer a rocket or spacewalk. A perfect fact book for budding space explorers.
The Daily Telegraph
Children who fancy a career as an astronaut... will love The Usborne Official Astronaut’s Handbook, which gives you the lowdown on qualifications, the horrors of G-force and how to go to the loo in the International Space Station (into a kind of vacuum cleaner, apparently). It’s full of good practical stuff.
Given that it costs about £300 million per ISS mission, we reckon £6.99 is a highly cost-effective way of learning how to train for, get to and live in space for kids – without actually going there.
This book should go to the top of any must-have list for young children interested in space travel. It’s packed with fascinating information on everything from what to study to help you become an astronaut, to the special training astronauts undergo, rocket science and how shuttles get into space, and what it’s like to live on the International Space Station. After all, the children reading this book could become fully fledged astronauts in the 2030s. Inspiring stuff!
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