Our librarians’ top picks: Space Chase

Are you ready for the Space Chase_ Summer Reading Challenge 2019_
June 21st, 2019

Are you ready for the Space Chase: Summer Reading Challenge 2019?

Our team of librarians have put together a list of their top picks, to mark the anniversary of the Moon Landing on 20th July 2019 – suitable for Key Stages 1 and 2.

 

9781529003819

9781529003819

Moon Landing

£ 5.99

All bright, cheery & informative but text is a bit much for this age group. Best for older toddlers if you take the format or for very first EY topics.

 

9781788682589

9781788682589

Brett, Anna

The daredevil’s guide to outer space

£ 8.99

Lively presentation and a good range of info. Browser style may impair info retrieval slightly, but overall it’s useful for topics and has good leisure appeal.

 

9781407187860

9781407187860

Carr, Matt

Rocketmole

£ 6.99

Bold bright colours, an endearing adventurer with plenty of humorous touches and plays on words. An entertaining fun read, perfect for moon landing anniversary.

 

9780241343777

9780241343777

Cruddas, Sarah

The space race

£ 16.99

Very accessible and engaging history, quite chatty in tone but with a lot of data packed in. Useful for leisure collections and topic boxes.

 

9781786038890

9781786038890

Gifford, Clive

The race to space

£ 12.99

Packed full of information about the history of space flight it will fascinate fans of the subject. Illustrations may not appeal to all. Useful for topics.

 

9781526310668

9781526310668

Hubbard, Ben

First man on the Moon

£ 12.99

Detailed and informative account, with plenty of snippets to inspire readers. Illustrations could be better but this is a good leisure or school read.

 

9781783124114

9781783124114

Hubbard, Ben

Space race

£ 12.99

Detailed, engaging chronological approach makes for a useful one-volume resource on topic for KS2. Good for study or those with an interest.

 

9781786030917

9781786030917

Long, David

When we walked on the moon

£ 12.99

A thoroughly fun and informative study of moon missions over the past 50 years. With plenty of facts and illustrations, this is a great addition for schools with some leisure appeal.

 

9780241358399

9780241358399

Stone, Jerry

Space travel

£ 5.99

Engaging range of presentation styles and contains many interesting facts. Great for study support and also makes a nice leisure read. Worth stocking.

 

9780241358535

9780241358535

Weider, Shoshana

Moon landings

£ 4.99

A detailed and interesting read with just the right language and information level. The variety of clear photographs help to support the text. Presented as a reader rather than a browser but still has wide appeal.

 

9781529010626

9781529010626

Willis, Jeanne

Field trip to the moon

£ 6.99

Rhyming text is a little clunky, but it’s a sweet tale with accomplished illustrations. Aliens and space setting will appeal, worth buying.

 

9781910959213

9781910959213

Wilson-Max, Ken

Astro girl

£ 11.99

Illustrations are unusual but expressive, and the story is really sweet. Great to see a female BAME character being an astronaut rather than the usual boys, too.

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