Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 8 to 10
- Grade: 3 to 4
Blast off into this exhilarating new look at the world outside Earth’s atmosphere. Easy-to-follow text makes discovering the space environment fun. Learn all about the history of man’s venture into space, from the first unmanned satellites to the extraordinary space rockets of today.
About the author
JAMES BOW is the author of three YA fantasy novels and several science books for young readers. He works as a consulting writer and editor, and writes a weekly column for the Kitchener Post communitynewspaper. His interests are eclectic — he spent his university career writing and editing Doctor Who fan fiction magazines. James lives with his wife, author Erin Bow, and their two children. Visit him online at Bowjamesbow.ca.
Deep Space Extremes (Extreme Nature)Since astronauts are weightless in space, they must strap themselves to toilets when they go to the bathroom. Find out other fascinating facts about surviving in space, human spaceflight and alien life. The text, illustrated with colour photographs, wraps up with two pages of extreme facts. A glossary, a bibliography and an index are included.
Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Best Books for Kids & Teens. 2010.