I don’t often get sampler books but they can come in handy, and my local bookshop has supplied me with ones in the past so that I can decide what new titles I would like them to order for me. This book is of course for children, but probably adults will read some of the books here. This does have an active table of contents so you can find each piece without any difficulty.
Ambassador by William Alexander
When an alien arrives on Earth it is intrigued by Gabe Fuentes and makes itself known to him. Being offered a position as an ambassador Gabe jumps at the chance, but will everything be plain sailing? This excerpt shows us Gabe with his friend and siblings, and the alien looking on.
Space Case by Stuart Gibbs
Dashiell Gibson is twelve and currently lives on the moon in Moon Base Alpha. Known as Moonies, although the parents have things to do for the children it can be boring. But when one of the adults dies Dashiell doesn’t think it was an accident like the others, but a murder. Here we read about the differences of life on the moon and how it is portrayed to the public with a nice glossy coating, and we read of a phone conversation that Dashiell hears whilst sitting on the toilet; the reason why he thinks that someone was murdered.
Ken Jennings’ Junior Genius Guides: Outer Space by Ken Jennings
This is a non-fiction book that gives you facts about space, trivia and quizzes to test yourself with, and has illustrations. Here we have the introduction and the chapter about the Sun, although there is a lot more information here. From the sample this looks fun and informative and should keep children interested.
The Incredible Space Raiders from Space by Wesley King
Jonah suddenly finds himself on a spaceship, and is introduced to the Incredible Space Raiders, who are on a mission to save the Universe. Here we read of when Jonah wakes up on the spaceship ‘The Fantastic Flying Squirrel’ and is met by Willona the Awesome. Jonah finds out that he has been specially chosen for the mission of the Incredible Space Raiders, what it is, and the dangers that the members face on the spaceship.
Astrotwins – Project Blastoff by Mark Kelly
Twins Scott and Mark are in serious trouble with their dad and for punishment have been sent to their granddad. When their granddad suggests that they do something constructive, they gather a group of other children in an effort to build a rocket. Here we see why the twins get into trouble and then we follow them as they arrive at Grandpa Joe’s house.
There is something here to please a lot of children and so let them make their choice, as not every book will appeal to everyone.
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- ASIN : B00LIFE9IU
- Publisher : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (7 October 2014)
- Language : English
- File size : 23154 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 74 pages
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