How Spaceships Work
Lonely Planet Kids, 2021, 24 pp., Hardcover. $18.99. www.shop.lonelyplanet.com
Featuring fantastic illustrations by James Gulliver Hancock, this book explores the ultimate vehicles: spaceships — how they do what they do, what they’re used for, and their development through history. Spreads look at how rockets blast off into space, how people were sent to the Moon and back, and how space centers prepare spaceships and astronauts for amazing adventures across the cosmos. The book also looks at different types of spacecraft, including space stations and satellites orbiting Earth, rovers trundling over the surface of Mars, and probes traveling at thousands of miles per second through the outer reaches of the solar system on incredible journeys of discovery. Full-page gatefolds and flaps explore spaceships both big and small, inside and out. For ages 6–8.