Big Book of Stars and Planets
16pp., hbk., RRP $A19.99
From the time they are able to understand the concept of day and night and be able to stay up late enough to view the night sky, young children are fascinated with it. Now, as daylight saving time is over and darkness descends closer to their bedtime, little ones have a greater opportunity to look at the stars and wonder and ask questions. So this publication from Usborne, who, IMO, is one of the top two producers for non fiction for young readers, would be a timely addition to either the personal or the school library.
With four gigantic folds outs which little ones adore, it provides an introduction to the worlds beyond our own explaining in simple captions accompanying a multitude of life-like diagrams the basics of the solar system, the sun, gigantic galaxies, the constellations and space exploration. Accompanied by the usual quicklinks to answer the questions of the more curious, it is the ideal introductory text for younger readers.
Pique their interest by sharing this new video of moon exploration created from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter which has been circling the moon since 2009 gathering information and images. Our knowledge about the moon has come a long way since the cow tripped over it!