Planet Omar- Ultimate Rocket Blast- Zanib Mian & Illustrated by Kyan Cheng

Planet Omar Ultimate Rocket Blast- Zanib Mian

I’ve been a fan of Zanib Milan’s Planet Omar series since an early proof of the first book. A blend of prose with interjections and highly illustrated ‘Tom Gates’ style bits from Kyan Cheng makes this a playful whimsical series.  There is something gentle and sweet about the way she depicts the mindset and wobbly … Continue reading Planet Omar- Ultimate Rocket Blast- Zanib Mian & Illustrated by Kyan Cheng

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Survival in Space: The Apollo 13 Mission by David Long & illustrated by Stefano Tambellini

Survival in Space Apollo 13

50 years ago right about now Apollo 13 was about 2 days away (April 14th) from the infamous communication ‘Houston, we have a problem’ which prompted a flurry of problem solving, engineering and mathematical genius to bring home the three men on-board the stricken space module and showing that courage and ingenuity can do seemingly … Continue reading Survival in Space: The Apollo 13 Mission by David Long & illustrated by Stefano Tambellini

Notable Non-Fiction: Guardians of the Planet: How to be an Eco-Hero – Clive Gifford & Jonathan Woodward

Out this week from Buster Books is a fascinating twist on the trend for books encouraging a more ecologically sensitive lifestyle. Guardians of the Planet: How to be an Eco-Hero is produced in collaboration with Client Earth which is an environmental law charity that aims to secure a healthy planet, and there’s certainly a different … Continue reading Notable Non-Fiction: Guardians of the Planet: How to be an Eco-Hero – Clive Gifford & Jonathan Woodward