100 Things to Know About Space (Usborne)


100 Things to Know About Space (Usborne)


Product Code: US119

Age: 3y+

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Award: Shortlisted – Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize 2017

A fun and informative book packed with 100 fascinating things to know about space, from how to escape a black hole to why astronauts learn wilderness survival skills. With bright, infographic-style illustrations, detailed facts on every page, a glossary and index, and internet links to specially selected websites for more information.

Paperback: 128 pages

ISBN: 9781409593928

Dimensions: 17.8 x 1.9 x 25.5 cm

Written by: Alex Frith, Jerome Martin and Alice James


“Ostensibly aimed at children by way of its bright and colourful style, in truth there’s a lot here for adults who haven’t retained everything they learned at school… Any aspiring astronauts could definitely benefit from having this in their collection.” – How It Works magazine

“I was surprised to learn so much from this book. What I really like about it is that it’s full of unexpected things, it doesn’t shy away from discussing even some of the big questions that we don’t know the answers to just yet. I love that it talks about how astronomers figure things out. For example, how do we know what the sun is made out of in the inside? – we can’t go there and dig a hole, we have to use all sorts of other clever methods. Science is not just facts, it’s a process, and this book addresses all of that in a very engaging way.” – Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize judges

“This would also be an excellent start for children learning how to do research in preparation for secondary school. This book would be suitable for anyone who has an interest in all things space.” – The School Librarian

“Imagine a bunch of adults huddled around a book for children about space, excitedly pointing at graphics, gasping at facts they didn’t know and enthusiastically telling everybody in earshot – well that’s what happened when 100 Things To Know About Space arrived at the Edinburgh International Science Festival office! A book to pick up time and time again, and each time you’ll find out something new.”- Edinburgh International Science Festival

“Packed with brilliant infographics and illustrations – simultaneously brilliantly engaging for kids but not dumbed down in any way at all. Usborne are leading the way with some truly awesome space titles, and this latest addition to the range really is going to keep your little space cadets very happy indeed.”- Read it Daddy

“My son read most of the book himself and loved it… I think this book will last him a long time as there are some easy facts to remember and some more complex ideas to grasp. A really fun and educational book which would cover a range of age groups.” – Toppsta reviewer

“Fun, and will no doubt help inquisitive children learn a bit more about the ‘world’ of space.”- BBC Sky at Night magazine

“When I asked my son what he thought of this book, his response was “It is REALLY good!”. Which pretty much also sums up mine and his father’s response too! … A very fun and exciting book that is easy to dip in and out off. Amazing and highly recommended.”- Toppsta reviewer

“My 9 year old son loved this book as he’d been learning about space at school, but there were lots of interesting facts that he didn’t know and pictures to go with them.”- Toppsta reviewer

“This beautifully illustrated book tells you the most strange and interesting facts… loads of things a budding scientist might want to know.”- Phoenix magazine