~I received Destination Space for the purpose of reviewing. Opinions and stories are my own.~
Hop on board the space shuttle and get ready for the ride of your life as you explore deep space with your five fellow space cadets. This journey of discovery takes you through our local solar system and beyond, to galaxies far and wide. With every encounter, learn more about the science behind the stars, planets, meteors and comets in our sky, and the history of our universe.
Dr Christoph Englert is a lecturer in physics at the University of Glasgow. He was born in 1981 in south Germany, and after studying Physics at the University of Karlsruhe and ETH Zurich between 2002 and 2007, he received a doctorate in Theoretical Physics from Karlsruhe University. Dr Englert’s research focuses on the physics of elementary particles and their interactions. This is his first book for children.
Tom Clohosy Cole is a London-based freelance illustrator, designer & animator. He was born in Brighton, and since graduating from Kingston University he has worked for a number of clients, including The Guardian, The New York Times and Morrisons. This is his first illustrated book for Wide Eyed Editions.
This is a giant picture book that is full of so many interesting facts about space. It has so much to learn within that there is no way to remember it all even after reading it multiple times! The colorful illustrations cover the full page and really bring space right to your fingertips. It covers everything from the Big Bang and black holes to the possibility of life on other planets. Easily one of the best books on space I have read for 8 to 12 year olds. My nearly 8 year old can’t get enough of it (granted she is going through a space phase right now). Next up in the series is Title 2: Planet Earth and Title 3: Human Body.