Posts Tagged ‘space’

Blast Off! Books about Space

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

Space is all over the news these days, keep your young scientist filled with facts with these topical books!

Questions about meteors, like the one that lit up the sky over Russia last week? Read up on when a meteor becomes a meteorite and what happens once it hits the Earth…

Those are the facts, but what about the fun? Try these fictional accounts of meteors…

Curious about life in space? Who got there first? What do astronauts eats and more importantly–where do they go to the bathroom?!

If you have a kid aged 8-11 who is crazy about space, you won’t want to miss March’s You Wouldn’t Want to Be…book club.

This book club explores the gritty side of history with crafts, snacks and activities. In March we’ll be reading You Wouldn’t Want to be on Apollo 13! by Ian Graham

Ever wanted to take a tour of the International Space Station? Here is your chance!

Follow former commander Sunita Williams of NASA as she take you on a behind-the-scenes tour of humankind’s tiny home away from home.

T-minus 3 days and counting!

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

The countdown begins today!

TheĀ Atlantis crew have arrived in Florida and are preparing for NASA’sĀ final Space Shuttle launch, this Friday July 8th, 2011. Since 1981 kids and adults have become interested in space by watching shuttles take off and have followed their curiosity into the science section of their local library to learn more about how humans travel in space.

Nurture your child’s curiosity this week while we bid a fond farewell to the space shuttle program with games from NASA’s kids’ club, behind the scenes looks at how the shuttle program worksfrom NASA’s web site and great reads about space travel and space facts from our library!