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How Many Planets Circle the Sun? - And Other Questions About Our Solar System (Paperback): Mary Kay Carson How Many Planets Circle the Sun? - And Other Questions About Our Solar System (Paperback)
Mary Kay Carson; Illustrated by Ron Miller 1
R159 R119 Discovery Miles 1 190 Save R40 (25%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book offers fascinating facts about our universe from award-winner Mary Kay Carson. Kids will learn about the asteroid belt, Martian volcanoes, dwarf planets, how did Saturn got its rings and more. It is suitable for children aged 7 and over. Why is there life on earth? How did Saturn get its rings? Which planet is biggest, which one's hottest and which has a cloud named Scooter? Take a trip into outer space to learn about the asteroid belt, Martian volcanoes, dwarf planets and other fascinating facts about our universe.

The Solar System (Hardcover): Joanna Brundle The Solar System (Hardcover)
Joanna Brundle
R350 R293 Discovery Miles 2 930 Save R57 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

How big is a blue whale? Were the dinosaurs really that big? From atoms to planets, and tardigrades to T. rex, come with us as we take you on a journey from the teeny-tiny to the truly gigantic!

Seven Wonders Of The Milky Way (Hardcover): David A. Aguilar Seven Wonders Of The Milky Way (Hardcover)
David A. Aguilar
R386 R337 Discovery Miles 3 370 Save R49 (13%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Blast off to the oldest star in our galaxy, zoom around planetary nebulae dubbed "the butterflies of space," circle past humongous, ringed exoplanets, and close in on newly discovered orbs that just might support alien life. David Aguilar, former Director of Science Information at the Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, and creator of Cosmic Catastrophes and Seven Wonders of the Solar System, takes us on a unique space journey through the Milky Way. His beautifully rendered, painterly images are based on the latest scientific findings about our galaxy and are supported by lively, factual text about celestial wonders such as Omega Centauri, the Great Nebula in Orion, UY Scuti, the Hourglass Nebula, and headlining-making discoveries about planet J1407b, Tabby's Star, and the TRAPPIST-1 planetary system.

Journey into Space (Paperback): Michael Bright Journey into Space (Paperback)
Michael Bright
R234 R215 Discovery Miles 2 150 Save R19 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Journey into Space takes readers beyond Earth and into the depths of our solar system. Take a closer look at the planets that make up the Milky Way, explore ice giants and dwarf planets, find out about the asteroid near-misses, delve into black holes and see if there is life elsewhere in the Universe.

Using stunning photographs and graphic 3-D images, Journey into Space brings core curriculum subjects to life with an engaging design.

Written by bestselling author Michael Bright, his digestible approach to science makes this the perfect book for project work or interest reading.

Stars and Planets. Mack's World of Wonder (Hardcover): Mack Van Gageldonk Stars and Planets. Mack's World of Wonder (Hardcover)
Mack Van Gageldonk
R413 R365 Discovery Miles 3 650 Save R48 (12%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Travel far and beyond! How is a star born? What's the weather forecast for the giant planet Jupiter? And how do you prepare for a flight to the moon? In this book, you'll visit all the planets of our solar system, from Mercury to Neptune. You'll learn all about the earth and find out more about the sun, the stars and the moon. Travel along to the farthest corners of space! An informative book full of fun facts and extraordinary stories about stars and planets, with beautiful pictures and playful drawings. For children ages 5 and up.

Our Solar System: The Sun (Paperback): Mary-Jane Wilkins Our Solar System: The Sun (Paperback)
Mary-Jane Wilkins
R204 R188 Discovery Miles 1 880 Save R16 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Find out about the Sun, the star at the center of our solar system. Discover what the Sun is made from, where the solar wind comes from, and how space probes study the Sun. Part of the Our Solar System series of books that explore the exciting topic of space and are specially written for younger readers. With stunning photographs and explanatory artwork, the books are the perfect introduction to our solar system. Other titles in the series: Asteroids, Comets and Meteors; The Inner Planets; The Outer Planets; Earth and The Moon

Watch This Space: The Universe, Black Holes and the Big Bang (Paperback): Clive Gifford Watch This Space: The Universe, Black Holes and the Big Bang (Paperback)
Clive Gifford
R245 R227 Discovery Miles 2 270 Save R18 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Travel back in time to the Big Bang, and learn about the formation of the universe. Explore the baffling world of black holes, and find out how scientists are searching for alien life. Discover the strangest sights of the universe, from quirky quasars to clouds that smell like raspberries. Get answers to questions such as: * What happened after the Big Bang? * How is the universe like a chocolate chip cookie? * Why can't we see black holes? * What is dark matter? * How might the universe end? This book is jam packed with NASA photography, key terms explained simply and fascinating, number-based space facts and figures for all aspiring astronaughts and science whizz kids.

Girl of the Year 2018: Book 1 (American Girl) (Paperback): Erin Teagan Girl of the Year 2018: Book 1 (American Girl) (Paperback)
Erin Teagan 1
R178 R149 Discovery Miles 1 490 Save R29 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Introducing American Girl's 2018 Girl of the Year! Find out how the girl's story began in her first novel!

Good Night Galaxy (Board book): Adam Gamble, Mark Jasper Good Night Galaxy (Board book)
Adam Gamble, Mark Jasper; Illustrated by Cooper Kelly
R225 R189 Discovery Miles 1 890 Save R36 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Ages Birth to 3 years. Many of the planet's most beloved regions are artfully celebrated in these board books designed to soothe children before bedtime while instilling an early appreciation for the continent's natural and cultural wonders. Each book stars a multicultural group of people visiting the featured area's attractions and rhythmic language guides children through the passage of both a single day and the four seasons while saluting the iconic aspects of each place. Blasting into space, this board book explores the unique aspects of the Milky Way. Introducing children to the sun and planets, moons, asteroids, and comets of our solar system, this book also encompasses black holes, constellations, and binary stars.

Exploring Space - From Galileo to the Mars Rover and Beyond (Paperback): Martin Jenkins Exploring Space - From Galileo to the Mars Rover and Beyond (Paperback)
Martin Jenkins; Illustrated by Stephen Biesty 1
R269 R222 Discovery Miles 2 220 Save R47 (17%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

A fascinating account of space exploration with lavish cross-section illustrations by Stephen Biesty, covering early astronomy, rockets, the Space Race and the future of space-travel.

The extraordinary story of space exploration, from Galileo's telescope to the launch of the International Space Station – and beyond! Martin Jenkins' accessible and wide-ranging narrative covers early astronomy, the history of flight, the Space Race, the day-to-day of astronauts in the International Space Station and the possibility of extraterrestrial life, and considers where future missions might take us. Stephen Biesty's magnificent cross-section illustrations lay bare the intricate workings of space probes and shuttles, the Mars Curiosity Rover, spacesuits and Soyuz rockets. Back matter includes a comprehensive timeline and glossary of terms. With hours' worth of detail to pore over, this is the perfect gift for all space enthusiasts, young or old.

The Usborne Little Children's Space Activity Book (Paperback, New Edition): Rebecca Gilpin The Usborne Little Children's Space Activity Book (Paperback, New Edition)
Rebecca Gilpin 1
R216 R172 Discovery Miles 1 720 Save R44 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

An out-of-this-world activity book packed with puzzles, things to spot, colouring, drawing and doodle activities. Little children can add sticker planets to the Solar System, draw a rocket blasting into space, colour an alien birthday party and lots more. With lots of stickers to add, this is guaranteed to keep any budding astronaut busy for hours.

In Focus: Space (Paperback, Main Market Ed. - UK): Raman Prinja In Focus: Space (Paperback, Main Market Ed. - UK)
Raman Prinja 1
R217 R180 Discovery Miles 1 800 Save R37 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Which moon in the solar system has more water than Earth? How are black holes made? What's our full address in the Universe? In Focus: Space by Raman Prinja has the answers! In Focus is a cool information series that's perfect for curious kids. These fun books feature modern, magazine-style pages, including top 10 lists, fast facts, quickfire quizzes and more! With pages packed with vivid photography and fun facts, kids will have fun learning about the world around them! Each In Focus book features a contents page, glossary, and index, plus front and end gatefold flaps on the cover.

The Kingfisher Space Encyclopedia (Paperback, Main Market Ed. - UK edition): Kingfisher (individual) The Kingfisher Space Encyclopedia (Paperback, Main Market Ed. - UK edition)
Kingfisher (individual) 1
R366 R301 Discovery Miles 3 010 Save R65 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This amazing 160-page volume is the perfect guide to space and outer space for children aged seven plus. It is packed with colourful illustrations, step-by-step sequences and the latest photography from NASA, the Hubble Space Telescope and other space missions. From the big bang to black holes, and from starships to supernovas, this book is guaranteed to keep children engaged and entertained. Arranged thematically into key areas, the concise text is clear, accurate and perfectly pitched, making this an unbeatable resource for home and school. Plus, a glossary and index are included along with a list of websites for further learning.

Flying to the Moon - An Astronaut's Story (Hardcover, 3rd ed.): Michael Collins Flying to the Moon - An Astronaut's Story (Hardcover, 3rd ed.)
Michael Collins 1
R418 R358 Discovery Miles 3 580 Save R60 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Based on the adult bestseller Carrying the Fire. In time for the 50th anniversary of man's first landing on the moon, this re-release of Michael Collins's autobiography is a bold, sparkling testament to exploration and perseverance. In this captivating account, space traveller Collins recalls his early days as an Air Force test pilot, his training at NASA, and his unparalleled experiences in orbit, including the Apollo 11 mission, the first manned lunar landing. The final chapter to this autobiography is an exciting and convincing argument in favour of mankind's continued exploration of our universe. Originally published in 1976 and updated for this new edition, Collins's voice and message are sure to resonate with a new generation of readers.

Straight Forward with Science: The Earth in Space (Hardcover, Illustrated edition): Peter Riley Straight Forward with Science: The Earth in Space (Hardcover, Illustrated edition)
Peter Riley
R345 R314 Discovery Miles 3 140 Save R31 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Straight Forward with Science offers a straightforward, but fun, approach to key science learning. Each book explores basic scientific principles and shows them in action, while simple activities and experiments bring the science to life. The Earth in Space looks at Earth and how it spins around in space, giving us night and day. It also explores the Sun, Moon and stars and explains how the solar system works. Space exploration is also looked at.

Science in a Flash: Earth and Space (Hardcover, Illustrated edition): Georgia Amson-Bradshaw Science in a Flash: Earth and Space (Hardcover, Illustrated edition)
Georgia Amson-Bradshaw
R345 R314 Discovery Miles 3 140 Save R31 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Learn about Earth and Space in this book for curious cosmic kids. Discover what's inside the sun, and what's outside the solar system. From mini-meteors to giant galaxies: the universe is within these pages! This essential KS2 series for children aged 7 and up covers all the key science topics in energetic, quick-fire way, aiding clear comprehension by getting straight to the point! Each spread starts with a 'flash' or headline, summing-up succinctly the science information to follow. Attractive and light-hearted illustration visually conveys the information, adding depth and detail to engage children. Also includes fun jokes and cartoons to keep even the most reluctant readers entertained.

Destination - Moon (Hardcover): Simon Destination - Moon (Hardcover)
Simon
R432 R370 Discovery Miles 3 700 Save R62 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

An out-of-this-world exploration of the 1969 Moon landing from children's science expert Seymour Simon! This nonfiction picture book is an excellent choice to share during homeschooling, in particular for children ages 6 to 8. It's a fun way to learn to read and as a supplement for activity books for children. In July of 1969, NASA sent the Apollo 11 spacecraft to the Moon. Inside were three people: Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins. They went into lunar orbit a few days later. More than a hundred hours after launch, the word came back: "The Eagle has landed!" In this exciting account of the famous 1969 Moon landing, award-winning science writer Seymour Simon tells the story of the Space Race between the US and the Soviet Union; recalls how families across the world sat captivated in front of their TVs to witness humankind's first steps beyond Earth; and explains much of the science and technology that got our astronauts to the Moon on that remarkable day. Perfect for young scholars' school reports, Destination: Moon features clear text, vibrantly colored pages, engaging sidebars, and stunning full-color photographs. This book includes an author's note, a glossary, a timeline, and an index and supports the Common Core State Standards.

Don't Go There! (Hardcover): Jeanne Willis Don't Go There! (Hardcover)
Jeanne Willis; Illustrated by Hrefna Bragadottir 1
R321 R279 Discovery Miles 2 790 Save R42 (13%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Lid up, pants down, bottom on the seat!

They mustn't have toilets in outer space, because this baby Martian keeps going in the wrong place: a bird bath, a bin, an up-turned hat... Perhaps if he masters The Toilet Song, he might learn where to go.

Universe (Hardcover): Pegasus Universe (Hardcover)
Pegasus
R180 R148 Discovery Miles 1 480 Save R32 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

What are the things that exist in space? What is the Sun, Moon and the Earth made up of? What is a Star? All such questions that kids ask have been answered here.

Our Solar System: The Outer Planets (Hardcover): Mary-Jane Wilkins Our Solar System: The Outer Planets (Hardcover)
Mary-Jane Wilkins
R315 R287 Discovery Miles 2 870 Save R28 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Find out about the four planets farthest from the Sun: Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. Discover why these planets are called the gas giants, which spacecraft have visited them, and what lies beyond them in the solar system. Part of the Our Solar System series of books that explore the exciting topic of space and are specially written for younger readers. With stunning photographs and explanatory artwork, the books are the perfect introduction to our solar system. Other titles in the series: Asteroids, Comets and Meteors; Earth; The Inner Planets; The Moon and The Sun

Fast Facts! Amazing Universe (Paperback, Main Market Ed. - UK English): Kingfisher Fast Facts! Amazing Universe (Paperback, Main Market Ed. - UK English)
Kingfisher
R160 R135 Discovery Miles 1 350 Save R25 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

What are stars made of? Why do they die? Has anyone or anything ever lived on Mars? What are sunspots? How big is the International Space Station? Take a journey through the amazing Universe and into the unknown beyond, and collect some bitesize facts about space, time and space travel along the way. Fast Facts is a new series of high-interest, lower reading ability books aimed at fact-hungry children who enjoy information books but may be less confident readers or have difficulty with the usual quantity and level of text aimed at their age group.

Discovery Pack: Space (Hardcover): Cath Senker, Giles Sparrow Discovery Pack: Space (Hardcover)
Cath Senker, Giles Sparrow
R424 R361 Discovery Miles 3 610 Save R63 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Neil Armstrong (Paperback): Pegasus Neil Armstrong (Paperback)
Pegasus
R112 R92 Discovery Miles 920 Save R20 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Big Stickers for Tiny Hands: Space (Paperback): Pat-A-Cake Big Stickers for Tiny Hands: Space (Paperback)
Pat-A-Cake; Illustrated by Maria Neradova 1
R163 R147 Discovery Miles 1 470 Save R16 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This brilliant book is full of out-of-this-world space scenes and activities. The big stickers are easy for little fingers to find, peel off and stick, putting an end to the frustration of fiddly stickers.

From rocket ships and astronauts, to shooting stars and aliens, there is plenty to spot, talk about and do inside. Words and sounds that match the scenes help build vocabulary and a huge, fold-out picture to decorate will keep little ones entertained for hours.

Also available: Big Stickers for Tiny Hands: Things That Go, On the Farm, Dinosaurs, Out and About, Wild Animals, Big Machines

The Planets (Hardcover): Gemma McMullen The Planets (Hardcover)
Gemma McMullen
R343 R299 Discovery Miles 2 990 Save R44 (13%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This series explores the four key elements of our Solar System: The Sun, The Moon, The Planets and The Stars. With each title including fascinating facts and photographic images, young readers will enjoy what lies in the darkness beyond.

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