Tom Jones, Author of Ask the Astronaut: A Galaxy of Astonishing Answers to Your Questions on Spaceflight, is a planetary scientist, space consultant, professional speaker, and veteran astronaut who completed four space shuttle missions and three spacewalks.
From seeing the stars to taking a tour of the moon, The Klutz Guide to the Galaxy is an educational, entertaining, intergalactic treat. The book comes with 6 tools, including a build-it-yourself telescope and a no-batteries-required sundial, to help kids ages 8 and up navigate their way through outer space. The design and layout is kid-friendly, making it easy for galactic explorers to digest information and ponder some of the greatest scientific discoveries of our universe, right from their backyards.
Is it possible you have a young galactic explorer at your house? If so, reach for the stars and enter to win one of two copies of The Klutz Guide to the Galaxy. Giveaway begins April 25, 2011, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends May 23, 2011, at 11:59 P.M. PST.
by Meghan McCarthy
Reading level: Ages 4-8
Hardcover: 40 pages
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers (June 10, 2008)
The first thing that appealed to me about the Astronaut Handbook, by Meghan McCarthy, was certainly the illustrations. The cover of the handbook shows super cute astronauts wearing bright