The Story of Space


I’ve taken time and care to find and recommend a book about space that is accurate, informative and readable. ‘The Story of Space’– a first book about our universe’ meets our expectations distinctly. Tight, specific text, double spaced, offers explanations of the solar system, its origins and our planet. Speech bubbled cartoon style child astronauts support the information within matte-papered, clearly captioned, primary coloured illustrations.

I found myself looking back through the book, to compare what I had learned of astronomy at school, what I had taught, and what I knew. It piqued my curiosity, and led me to returning to my ‘Night Sky’ app to star spot on a cold spring morning.

There is so much to enquire about, learn and share. I could imagine a young reader looking through this quality title enquiringly questionning and finding meaningful information about space . It offers a lot, including an opportunity to enquire further and learn more. The authors and illustrator have created a proud picture book that is a useful addition to any young reader’s bookshelf.

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The Story of Space

A first book about our universe

Catherine Barr and Steve Williams, illustrated by Amy Husband

(Frances Lincoln) – hardback

The Story in Space is a superb first book of information about our planet and the universe. While there are direct pockets of text alongside anecdotes to inform, it seems like Catherine Barr and Steve Williams know how to excite and sustain interest! Furthermore their enthusiasm is evident in the way they explain and expand upon their subject. Thereafter, Amy Husband provides detailed illustrations to explain the facts.
This title is part of a wonderful series for younger children that includes The Story of People. Further tales of wonder to stimulate young readers’ joy in the world about them might include Look Up! or A Cat’s Guide to the Night Sky. Bookwagon is delighted to present The Story in Space because of the way it offers such a comprehensive, enjoyable non-fiction reading experience.


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