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Snapshots from Space

by Emily Lakdawalla

Follow the thrilling adventures of planetary missions, past and present, and see the stunningly beautiful photos that they return from space!

Reviews of toys for kids of space geeks

Emily Lakdawalla • November 25, 2013

Have kids to buy gifts for? I review some space-themed toys for kids age 1 to 12 or so: the Snap Circuits Deluxe Rover; astronaut costume accessories; the latest incarnation of Astronaut Barbie; and Lift Off Rocket Play Set. I also have a few construction toys to recommend.

Reviews of space-themed books for children

Emily Lakdawalla • November 13, 2013

It's time for my annual roundup of reviews of space-themed books for children! I have lots of fiction and nonfiction books to recommend, for toddlers to teens.

Book review: LEGO Space: Building the Future

Emily Lakdawalla • October 23, 2013 • 4

This book is so great. I cannot imagine how many hours of happy building went into the development of the various LEGO ships and space bases included in this book, but I wish I could have participated.

Book Review: Rock Star: Adventures of a Meteorite Man, by Geoff Notkin

Emily Lakdawalla • September 20, 2013 • 3

Rock Star -- the memoir of television "Meteorite Man" Geoff Notkin -- is a life's journey full of joy, wonder, and fun, and I have thoroughly enjoyed reading it.

Book review: Destiny or Chance Revisited

Emily Lakdawalla • September 04, 2013 • 1

What have the recent discoveries of thousands of exoplanets told us about how we got here, and whether we are alone? In Destiny or Chance Revisited, Stuart Ross Taylor attempts to answer those two questions.

Book review: Europe to the Stars, by Govert Schilling and Lars Lindberg Christensen

Emily Lakdawalla • August 16, 2013

The world's great telescopes capture stunning photographs of stars, nebulae, and other sky phenomena. In Europe to the Stars, authors Govert Schilling and Lars Lindberg Christensen share many such photos. But the real stars of this book are the great telescopes of the European Southern Observatory.

Woohoo! The LEGO Curiosity rover is going to be a kit!

Emily Lakdawalla • June 18, 2013 • 2

The awesome LEGO Curiosity rover designed by Stephen Pakbaz is going to go into production!

Book Review: Cosmochemistry, by Harry McSween and Gary Huss

Emily Lakdawalla • April 02, 2013 • 1

This very accessible textbook begins at the beginning, explaining how all the things in the solar system were made from star stuff.

More recommended nonfiction and activity space books for children

Emily Lakdawalla • December 11, 2012 • 2

My final set of reviews of children's books for 2012: five recommended nonfiction books for a range of ages.

Reviews of nonfiction book series for children

Emily Lakdawalla • December 10, 2012

Here are four recommended space nonfiction book series that would make excellent additions to any children's library.

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