This week my children's book reviews include a range of out of this world books celebrating the 50th anniversary of the moon landing and also a feminist fantasy adventure perfect for teens for the holidays.
Also in the Weekend section of The South Wales Evening Post. Enjoy!
BOOK OF THE WEEK
BALLOON TO THE MOON BY GILL ARBUTHNOTT & CHRIS NIELSEN
In 1969 humans walked on the moon for the first time, but how did we get there? This superb book will supply you with all the answers. Each chapter describes a key stage of flight from the first aircraft to rocket science. Learn about the space race and what space technology is used today. The vintage-style illustrations reflect the 1960's and give atmosphere to the stories. A gift that is out of this world.
Big Picture Press HB £16.99
An entertaining and fact-filled hardback book filled with eye-catching retro illustrations. It is brimming with weird and wacky facts that will intrigue and engage children. Did you know Earth is not a perfect sphere? Or that Uranus is the coldest planet? It is also impossible to cry in space! A great book to celebrate the moon landing and share with family or in the classroom. Part of the Summer Reading Challenge 2019.
Pavilion HB £9.99
Marking the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing discover the story of the man who took 'one giant leap for mankind.” Find out why Armstrong wanted to become an astronaut. How did he train? Discover the dangers of space travel. The illustrations on every page really bring his fascinating story to life. A must for young budding astronauts and reluctant readers. Look out for more inspiring biographies in the series including Einstein and Beyonce!
Stripes PB £6.99
QUEEN OF RUIN BY TRACY BANGHART
YOUNG ADULT 12+
Sisters Nomi and Serina must find freedom from their oppressors and join forces with a betrayed Prince to fight for a better world. Sisterhood and family underpin the explosive finale to Grace and Fury. I was intrigued to see the emotional journey of the divided sisters and the trials they are forced to endure. A strong feminist streak runs through this epic adventure as it's the girls which call the shots. For fans of Hunger Games and Melinda Salisbury.
Hodder PB £ 7.99