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How to be a Space Explorer: Your Out-of-this-World Adventure

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Everything young explorers needs to know to travel in space, covering what life in zero gravity is like, how to find your way around the solar system, and the all-important question of how to pee in a spacesuit! Unique illustrations take kids to the heart of the action and amazing photos show what the universe is really like. Incredible stories of real-life space exploration for kids aged 8 and up, by author and astrobiologist Professor Mark Brake.

  • More than 300 amazing photographs
  • The perfect present for every aspirant astronaut!
About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in. TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Awards 2012 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category 'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times 'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia)

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14th February '16
I read it to E.Hughes aged 6 aged 6
How to be a Space Explorer: Your Out-of-this-World Adventure 9781743603901
5 stars
A rocket of a book with an amazing encyclopaedia of interesting and well laid out space facts from planets to black holes. The pages were an engaging mix of text, images, photographs and diagrams; perfect for my fact obsessed six year old. Presented as a manual for potential astronaut space trips including operations and equipment lists, my son was fascinated by the technical elements and explanations of space travel and each planet's individual data. 'Spaghettification' was enjoyed immensely and also the measurements of planet distance through the use of toilet roll! An excellent book for the junior space enthusiast and budding scientist. I would recommend this as a project book and for reading in the day to help with any inquisitive space explorer questions. Although my son loved to listen to me read this at bedtime (he really is a space fact lover!) I wouldn't say it's a book for bedtimes. An out of this world book for any child that loves space exploration facts and wants to know if you can pee in a spacesuit! 
26th January '16
Shaun read it themselves aged 9 aged 9
How to be a Space Explorer: Your Out-of-this-World Adventure 9781743603901
5 stars
This book is really cool! If you want to be an astronaut, this is the book that you need, it has all the information that you require.  The book tells you about the training that you will have to have, what kit you need, what it is like in the space ship, what it would be like to live in space and what happens when you come back to earth.  There is also chapters on all of the planets and stars.  I really like that the book is so colourful there are loads of pictures and diagrams so you can really see what it would be like to go up there.  I haven't read the whole book yet, as it is more the sort of book that you can keep going back to and read a bit at a time.  I think this book may also be useful for my schoolwork if I need to write something about space or astonauts. I really like it and I will enjoy it for a long time.
27th January '16
MicahW read it themselves aged 6 aged 6
How to be a Space Explorer: Your Out-of-this-World Adventure 9781743603901
5 stars
This was a fun, cool book. I love things about space, the solar system etc, so I was really pleased and excited to be reading this. It's jam packed full of facts and interesting things, so I learnt a lot of new things. There are plenty of photographs and colourful illustrations throughout. It covered a variety of topics such as stars, planets, space travel etc, but I really enjoyed reading about the space suits and looking at the chart showing the different type of stars. I liked how it addressed the reader as if they were going to travel to space. It's great for adults as well, my parents enjoyed reading it too, and my little sister looked at the pictures.  There were lots of things we could discuss from the book, and it really gets your imagination going, thinking about what it would be like to travel to space. I would definitely recommend this, it's a very enjoyable book. 
2nd December '16
I read it myself (an adult)
How to be a Space Explorer: Your Out-of-this-World Adventure 9781743603901
5 stars
This is a fantastic space book!  I showed it to my year 5 class today, and lots of 'wow!' and 'excellent!' comments were made when I shared the book with them.  It's full of great space facts, for example '1 in 3 astronauts get space sick' thrilled my kids!  I really liked the double page spread about all the parts that make up a space suit - really interesting!  I was pleased to see how the pages are set out clearly, the facts are bold, eye catching and really do make the children want to read more and find out more.  It's different from the normal space books which just focus on the planets, and it gives children more information to digest, and then impress their friends!  I would certainly recommend it for 8-11 year old children.  Especially perfect for any children who love space, or have space as their topic at school!
2nd December '16
I read it to Suzanne aged 7 aged 7
How to be a Space Explorer: Your Out-of-this-World Adventure 9781743603901
5 stars
How to be a Space Explorer has defenitely a WOW factor!!! This is a great introduction to space and astronomy for children. It is a great book packed with interesting information about space, and the amazing things that float through it - stars, moons, comets, and the planets of our solar system. Each page has stunning colour illustrations and photos so your child (and you!) will be captivated.
This is a type of science book that is unique to young readers. It's slightly difficult to put an age on a book like - some children may need parents' help with reading it as lots of information is provided.
My daughter loves this book. Since she visited planetarium with her Brownies' group she loves to read about the space and planets so the book was a huge treat for her:) I highly recommend this book!
2nd December '16
I read it to rsa aged 6 aged 6
How to be a Space Explorer: Your Out-of-this-World Adventure 9781743603901
4 stars
This is a very interesting book. There are lots of colour images: photographic and otherwise. The information is broken down with the use of text boxes and captions. There is also a simple narrative running through the book. A cartoon astronaut acts as an informative guide on how to go about exploring space: from telling you what is needed on your mission to coming back home from space. This was a bit of a hit and miss for my not quite seven year old son. I fear he was a little overwhelmed by the amount of text and information that there is in this book. He enjoyed 'Tour of the planets' and found 'Deep Space' (especially the star types) interesting. However, he was turned off by the other stuff. I suspect he will keep going back to it, as he has done over the last few days. Overall, a great educational book, something to keep for a long time.
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