Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Two awesome titles so that younger children don't miss out on all the space fun and moon landing celebrations, courtesy of Usborne Publishing

Tiny space fans and would-be astronauts will absolutely love two new books arriving in time for the 50th Anniversary Moon Landing celebrations, from awesome publishers Usborne.

"What is the Moon" is a gorgeous little lift-the-flap book that asks (and answers) loads of moon-based questions that little ones might have.

What is the moon made of?

How long would it take to get there?

What does it take to be an astronaut?

What do you need to take for the journey?

With brilliant little reveals and a really cute art style, this is a superb little book that's the perfect size to sneak into your rucksack while you're out and about exploring space.

"What is the Moon?" by Katie Daynes and Marta Alvarez Miguens is out now, published by Usborne.

For slightly older kids, there's also "The Usborne Book of the Moon" by Laura Cowan and Diana Toledano...

Humans have looked up at the moon since time began, and this book deftly dives back into ancient history, showing how different cultures interpreted what that huge glowing orb in the sky really was.

As technology advanced, and the first telescopes began our real exploration of our nearest neighbour, scientists began to muse and wonder what it would be like to set foot on the moon - a question firmly answered many centuries later as the first manned mission to the moon touched down in Tranquility Bay.

This beautifully presented book practically glows thanks to its amazing cover, and inside you'll find tons of conversational details about what the moon means to different cultures, and many amazing scientific facts about it too.

Let's take a closer look at some of the inside spreads, as it really is such a gorgeous book...

The first space explorers used telescopes to map out the surface of the moon

How long would it take to drive to the moon, or the sun for that matter? Quite a long time!
As we've come to expect from Usborne, these books are of the highest quality, with quite a broad age range appeal.

"The Usborne Book of the Moon" and "What is the Moon?" are both available now from Usborne Publishing (kindly supplied for review).