Monday, August 15, 2011

Top 10 space books for kids of all ages

Steve Cole is the slightly crazy, highly frantic, millions-selling, non-stop author of Astrosaurs, Cows In Action, Astrosaurs Academy, The Slime Squad, Z. Rex and many other books (including several original Doctor Who stories).

For the Guardian, he named his top ten space books for open minds of all ages.

One title on the list:
George's Secret Key to the Universe by Lucy and Stephen Hawking

A book that will turn many of its readers into aspiring physicists, GSKTTU (as it is not known by anyone) combines a fast-paced scientific adventure with some (slower paced) adventurous science. An escaping pig leads young George into the world of his unusual neighbours – Penny, her father Eric the absent-minded professor, and a supercomputer named Cosmos. Cosmos has generated a portal into space, allowing for a rambunctious exploration of the universe and cool black hole action. The book is enhanced by Garry Parsons's illustrations and reams of stunning space images. Astronomical!
Read about another book on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue