The Force will be with us all when the much-anticipated seventh Star Wars film, The Force Awakens, hits cinemas across the country on Thursday.
And innovative children’s publisher Usborne is harnessing the power of ‘the Force’ in an inspirational selection of space-themed books full of rockets, robots, spaceships and galaxies near and far.
So let your little learners become the masters of space as they explore the universe, build their own robots and spaceships, and get stuck into an out-of-this-world activity book.
Age 5 plus:
Build Your Own Robots and Spaceships Sticker Book by Simon Tudhope, Reza Ilyasa and Adrian Mann
Goliath, Leviathan, Spike and Pincer… just a few of the exciting robots waiting to spring to life in this high-octane, super-sized sticker book.
From pirate spaceships to flying robots, children can build over 40 of the deadliest machines in the galaxy using 20 pages of stickers packed with stun guns, turbo engines, rocket boosters and lots more.
All youngsters have to do is find the right highly detailed stickers to complete the vehicles, from fantasy spaceships to supercars, star fighters and monster trucks.
And to make the space-busting collection more dynamic, each robot and spaceship comes with a statistics table of its unique functions and weapons, plus its particular strengths and weaknesses.
Space fans will be over the moon – and back again for more!
(Usborne, paperback, £9.99)
Age 4 plus:
Big Book of Rockets and Spacecraft by Louie Stowell and Gabriele Antonini
And here’s another bumper book… which lets children explore their own galaxy.
The giant fold-out pages reveal the powerful rockets and spacecraft that head off on missions into outer space. From early rockets and Moon missions to space stations and probes, youngsters can find out just what it takes to blast off from Earth and what it is like to live in space. The supersized illustrations show magnificent spacecraft and rockets to scale, up-close and in fabulous detail.
An inspirational glimpse of our vast and thrilling world…
(Usborne, hardback, £9.99)
Age 4 plus:
Little Children’s Space Activity Book by Rebecca Gilpin
Younger children can also get in on the Star Wars action with this supergalactic activity book packed with puzzles, things to spot, colouring, drawing and doodle activities. Add sticker planets to the Solar System, draw a rocket blasting into space or colour an alien birthday party.
There is plenty for little ones to get their hands on as they jet off into space for a fun-filled walk on the Dark Side…
(Usborne, paperback, £6.99)