Best for: Kindergarten-Grade 3. A journey into the expanse of the universe is the perfect poetic inspiration. Sidebar explanations unpack each part of the trip. Best for: Grades Kindergarten Best for: Kindergarten-Grade 5. Best for Kindergarten-Grade 5. If you were to travel to Mars someday, how would you get there? A video chat with Marie aboard the ISS gets her siblings dreaming about their own future space-related careers.
Best for: Grades But how did he get there? From rock collecting to West Point, he tells his story alongside gorgeous paintings by Wendell Minor. Brief but vivid stories illuminate this collection of constellations. How do cultures around the world enjoy and honor the full moon? Find out from this collection of poems and accompanying background information. Despite its many challenges, this manual makes outer space travel sound even better than Disney World.
She comes to rely on her letter writing when no one else in her life seems to stick around.
Being one of the first kids to call the moon home is actually pretty boring for twelve-year-old Dash—but when a scientist turns up dead, life on Moon Base Alpha takes an interesting turn in this first installment of a series. When an injury tanks your professional football career, why not join NASA?
Leland Melvin did. Forget the mnemonics and songs for the order of the planets you learned in school.
David Aguilar clears up misunderstandings with photos, diagrams, and clear-cut explanations. Forty-six years after the Apollo 11 moon landing, crowds gathered to witness footage from a robotic probe that traveled for nine-and-a-half years to make a pass over Pluto. What would you say in an audio recording about your life on earth meant for extraterrestrials? And what would you find out about yourself along the way?
Linus wakes up in a dark underground cell, unsure how he got there. At first he thinks he might have been kidnapped for money, but as other prisoners arrive, it seems mental and physical torture is all their captor wants. Can they survive? Will they escape? A challenging, vivid and uncompromising book.
Schoolboy Kay Harker finds himself caught up in a battle to possess a magical box that can travel through time. For Kay, it is the start of a dangerous journey to stop magician Abner Brown seizing the box for his evil purposes. First published in , the adventure has lost none of its thrilling pace. An industrial age fairytale.
A baby caterpillar eats his way through lots of different foods and gives himself a tummy ache. Then he spins a cocoon and rests, eventually emerging as a stunning butterfly. Brilliant for first counting and learning days of the week, this million-selling classic started life as a doodle when Carle was playing with his hole-punch. When Joe, Beth and Frannie move to a new home near the Enchanted Wood, they discover a magical tree and meet strange new friends, Moonface, Saucepan Man and Silky the fairy.
When they climb to the top of the tree they are transported to other lands and find themselves on fabulous adventures. While playing, the children unearth a grumpy sand fairy, who grants them a series of daily wishes, each lasting until sunset. The resulting escapades and mishaps shape this amusing read. Four children evacuated during The Blitz discover a magical land called Narnia, entered through an old wardrobe. They become entangled in a conflict between good and evil and must overcome their fears to save this enchanted world.
Emily loves her cuddly rabbit, Stanley. However, when the Queen decides she wants Stanley, she sends increasingly generous offers to swap him for shiny new toys. Emily, however, flatly refuses. When the Queen finally steals him, what will Emily do to get him back?
Although his new friend Stig only speaks by grunting, the pair enjoy lively adventures together. The silly scrapes that Pooh, Eeyore, Piglet and friends get into continue to charm thanks to the dry humour in the telling. A reckless young wizard attempts a spell beyond his ability and accidentally unleashes an evil shadow-beast.
The prince is tutored by Merlyn to prepare him for royal responsibility. With magic and a few lapses of historical accuracy, the adventures of jousting, falconry and medieval derring-do make for a thrilling epic, much more gritty than the Disney adaptation. A stunning picturebook for children and adults, expressing so much without words. A man leaves his homeland in search of a better life.
We follow him and other immigrants, as they try to communicate, settle and find work. The story ends with his family joining him, looking forward to the future. This tale about young rabbits is anything but cuddly. A fabulous, poetic and at times heartbreaking read. Fans of the sillier excesses of Roald Dahl and Roddy Doyle? Greedy, miserable Mr Gum wants to poison a boisterous dog who keeps fouling up his garden. By Julia Donaldson, illustrated by Axel Scheffler. Dressed in his wolf costume, naughty little Max behaves like a wild animal around the house and is sent to his room in disgrace.
There he suddenly finds his surroundings magically transformed into a strange new world. He sails to an island and becomes the king of the beastly Wild Things. An American classic that salutes creativity and individuality. Smalltown boy Emil is taking his first trip alone to visit family in Berlin. When he loses the money his mother gave him he is sure the suspicious man on the train has stolen it, but can he go to the police without proof? One by one, the children who have won the chance to meet the reclusive chocolate magnate Willy Wonka are punished for their brattishness.
For younger fans of fantasy writing, this is a great place to start: a quiet, stay-at-home hobbit reluctantly finds himself on a daring expedition to raid the treasure hoard of Smaug the Dragon. Pullman writes for teenagers with intelligence and originality. Lyra is an orphan who goes in search of her missing friend and finds herself in a world of witches and ice bears.
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He offers to give her music lessons, a gift that will tie them together forever. My Grandmother Ironed the King's Shirts. In this fun and funny celebration of literacy, kids of all ages will discover that the act of reading is a daring adventure that can take you anywhere! When the tsunami destroyed Makio's village, Makio lost his father Do Fairies Bring the Spring?
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Best for: Under-fives In a nutshell: Charming baby talk. By Lauren Child Quirky imagination and wry humour make this a wonderful book for fussy eaters. Best for: Under-fives In a nutshell: Sibling banter at teatime. By David Baddiel Disgruntled Barry Bennett wishes he had better parents fun ones who let him do what he wants.