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Children's Nonfiction General

50 Things To Know About the International Space Station

by (author) John A. Read

Formac Publishing Company Limited
Initial publish date
Jun 2021
General, Aeronautics, Astronautics & Space Science, General
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Jun 2021
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 9 to 10
  • Grade: 3
  • Reading age: 8 to 10


This book tells young readers everything they want to know about life in space. With a focus on international collaboration, it details how men and women in space celebrate the holidays, watch the latest movies, go to sleep, call home, eat and drink, use the toilet and so much more. Featured astronauts include Canadians Chris Hadfield and Julie Payette — the only Canadian woman to visit the ISS.

Each page of this book is heavily illustrated with photos showing the space station and the astronauts in action. Short texts and cutlines engage readers and make this book fun to browse.

Author John Read has extensive experience as a space educator and as a bestselling author of books for young people on astronomy. In this book he provides an up-to-date account of the most exciting ongoing example of space exploration today

About the author

JOHN A. READ's journey into astronomy began with a small and rickety telescope purchased at his local pharmacy. He found it fascinating to observe the Moon and Saturn with its rings using such meagre equipment. He decided to share these views with others. After writing his first book, 50 Things to see With a Telescope, John retired from a career in corporate finance. He is also the author of 50 Things to See on the Moon and co-author of 50 Animals That Have Been to Space. He is now a telescope operator at the Burke-Gaffney Observatory, a board member of the Halifax Centre of the royal Astronomical Society of Canada and is studying astrophysics at Saint Mary's University. John's YouTube channel LearnToStargaze ( features beginner stargazing videos that closely follow content from The Beginner's Guide to Space book series. He lives with his family in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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