‘Dr. Maggie’s Grand Tour of the Solar System,’ by Dr. Maggie Aderin-Pocock (MBE), illustrated by Chelen Écija.

Space has never ceased to be an endless source of fascination for adults and children alike. Some of you may recognise renowned space scientist Dr. Maggie from her work on tv programmes ‘The Sky at Night’ or CBeebies ‘Mini Stargazing.’ If so, you’ll be pleased to learn that you can now get your hands on … Continue reading ‘Dr. Maggie’s Grand Tour of the Solar System,’ by Dr. Maggie Aderin-Pocock (MBE), illustrated by Chelen Écija.

Puppy Love

In honour of International Dogs Day, here’s a round up of some of the fab books I’ve received featuring some of the most brilliant dogs around! ‘This is a Dog’ by Ross Collins (Nosy Crow) Uh oh! A very loveable but slightly excitable young pup has broken into a First Book of Animals and taken … Continue reading Puppy Love

‘The Language of the Universe,’ by Colin Stuart, illustrated by Ximo Abadía.

In my experience, engaging and digestible books about mathematics aren’t far and few between. Enter ‘The Language of the Universe: A Visual Exploration of Mathematics.’ This large-scale hardback tome is packed with information about how maths permeates everything in our universe. From atoms to Fibonacci, planets to cryptology. Maths underpins every one! Organised into four … Continue reading ‘The Language of the Universe,’ by Colin Stuart, illustrated by Ximo Abadía.

Celebrating the Moon Landing’s 50th Anniversary – information books.

The 20th July 2019 marks fifty years since the American Apollo 11 lunar module help humans achieve their goal of setting foot on the moon in 1969. To celebrate this huge scientific achievement, there is a huge wealth of amazing books being published to help deepen our our knowledge and inspire a real sense of … Continue reading Celebrating the Moon Landing’s 50th Anniversary – information books.

‘Absolutely Everything!’ by Christopher Lloyd, cover illustration by Justin Poulter.

Introducing ‘Absolutely Everything! A History Of Earth, Dinosaurs, Rulers, Robots and Other Things too Numerous to Mention,’ a book of true wonderment which has been long-listed for the Blue Peter Book Awards 2019, in the ‘Best Book With Facts’ category along with some other stunning titles. Devised after a camping trip where Lloyd released that, … Continue reading ‘Absolutely Everything!’ by Christopher Lloyd, cover illustration by Justin Poulter.

‘Self-destructing Science – Space’ by Isabel Thomas, illustrated by Nikalas Catlon

My Super Sidekick was very excited when we received a copy of this fantastic interactive book to review from Bloomsbury.  Thank you! 'Self-destructing Science - Space' allows budding astronauts to explore wormholes and the big bang theory through a series of amazing interactive challenges and games.  Cutting, scribbling, folding and experimenting - it cleverly combines … Continue reading ‘Self-destructing Science – Space’ by Isabel Thomas, illustrated by Nikalas Catlon

‘Professor Astro Cat’s Atomic Adventure’ by Dr. Dominic Walliman and Ben Newman

Professor Astro Cat is back for his second amazing adventure.  This time he's explaining the wonderful world of physics.  Everything from forces to nuclear physics are explored in this fantastically illustrated book. Seemingly tricky scientific concepts are described in a clear and easy to understand way, making excellent use of illustrations and diagrams to bring the subject-matter to … Continue reading ‘Professor Astro Cat’s Atomic Adventure’ by Dr. Dominic Walliman and Ben Newman

‘Professor Astro Cat’s Frontiers of Space’ by Dr. Dominic Walliman and Ben Newman

I mentioned some time ago that I was being sent a copy of this excellent book and app to read and review.  Well I've finally got them and they were definitely worth the wait! This book is absolutely jam-packed with information that every budding space explorer needs to know.  I wonder if British astronaut, Tim … Continue reading ‘Professor Astro Cat’s Frontiers of Space’ by Dr. Dominic Walliman and Ben Newman