Start the first week of May with a celebration of the galactic sensation Star Wars, with May the 4th Be With You day. Keep the fun and outer space adventure going with these other fun, action-packed space stories:
Space Case by Stuart Gibbs
It’s a murder mystery on the moon in this humorous and suspenseful space adventure from the author of Belly Up and Spy School. Like his fellow lunarnauts-otherwise known as Moonies-living on Moon Base Alpha, twelve-year-old Dashiell Gibson is famous the world over for being one of the first humans to live on the moon. And he’s bored out of his mind. Kids aren’t allowed on the lunar surface, meaning they’re trapped inside the tiny moon base with next to nothing to occupy their time-and the only other kid Dash’s age spends all his time hooked into virtual reality games. Then Moon Base Alpha’s top scientist turns up dead. Dash senses there’s foul play afoot, but no one believes him. Everyone agrees Dr. Holtz went onto the lunar surface without his helmet properly affixed, simple as that. But Dr. Holtz was on the verge of an important new discovery, Dash finds out, and it’s a secret that could change everything for the Moonies-a secret someone just might kill to keep…
Mouse in Space by Geronimo Stilton
Hole-y cheese! More than 24 million Geronimo Stilton books in print! An evil professor was threatening New Mouse City with his terrible inventions. The authorities called upon me, Geronimo Stilton, to thwart his plans by traveling on a top secret mission — to outer space! Moldy mozzarella, my trip was out of this world!
My Little Book of Space by Peter Grego
What is the sun? Where does Earth fit into the solar system? Which planet is 1,321 times the size of Earth? Learning about space has never been so easy with this compact book of all things space. The interesting facts hook even the most reluctant readers. Learn why Saturn is surrounded by rings and how many years it takes the farthest planet to orbit the sun. Perfect for reluctant readers, this book maintains young children’s attention and encourages them to find out all about the atmosphere surrounding the Earth and beyond. The My Little Book Of… series is perfect for reluctant readers. Each title in the series holds the interest of young children and encourages them to find out all about the world around them, and beyond.
Professor Astro Cat’s Frontiers of Space by Dr. Dominic Walliman
Professor Astro Cat is the smartest cat in the alley. He’s got a degree in just about every discipline under the sun! Speaking of the sun, he happens to be specialist on that too, and Professor Astro Cat’s Frontiers of Space will tell you everything that there could be to know about our star, our planet, our solar system, our galaxy, and our universe. The professor’s made sure of that; he’s a fastidious little feline! Professor Astro Cat’s Frontiers of Space also explores topics such as gravity, extraterrestrial life, time, and many other fascinating subjects that will take you and your children on a journey to the very frontiers of space!
Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures, Volume 1 by W. Haden Blackman
Inspired by the Cartoon Network’s Clone Wars cartoons, this series uses the television show as a jumping-off point to tell new stories of heroism and villainy in the same stripped-down visual style. On the night-world of Nivek, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker must first overcome the limitations of fighting in the dark before they can take on the dreaded Shadowmen! Meanwhile, Jedi Masters Mace Windu and Saesee Tiin discover that push can come to shove when using the Force to fight battledroids. And, fresh from leading an underwater assault against Separatist forces on the water planet of Mon Calamari, Jedi Master Kit Fisto and his remaining clone troops reach the surface to find a new threat awaiting them! Incredible action, hot art, and lightning-fast pacing are coming your way in this take on the Star Wars galaxy!
And for a fun May the 4th – Star Wars Day craft, why not try these cute, simple Yoda Ears on for size? Check out the Nerd Craft Librarian’s blog for the details on how to make this cool craft!