Thursday, 28 February 2019

Space Race Children's AR Book By Ben Hubbard Review And giveaway. Sent By Carlton Books

Next Month Carlton Books release Space Race by Ben Hubbard. A fascinating fact book with augmented reality, which tells the story of man's obsession to reach the stars, from the very first satellite launch up to the present day. We've been sent a copy to review and Carlton Books have kindly offered a copy for one of my UK readers...


Space Race is supported by a free app. which you can download on Android or IOS and you need it to really get the most from the book, although there is still plenty to see and learn without using a screen.


Space Race is in chronological order and you start at the very beginning with background to the first satellites we sent into space. There is lots of information for any young explorer, and the tone is great for an adult to read too. The layout is fantastic for younger readers or browsers, who aren't yet confident readers.


There are plenty of images on every page and text is broken into manageable chunks, which are clearly labelled so that you know exactly what you are looking at. You get a real sense of progression through the book as technology and knowledge increase and evolve.


The images on the page are only half the story though. Throughout the book there are special AR images which can be read by the app. to produce the augmented reality. You obviously view this through your phone or tablet. It's incredibly easy to use, just point at the page!


There are several short videos which are fascinating to watch and bring the whole story to life for children, but I think the real novelty lies in the 3D models which appear on some of the pages. I adore the Lunar Module and being able to 'look' all around it is great.


It's also surprising to find out just how long the arms on a satellite are! My children were really interested in this one. We all hadn't realised just how much area the solar panels take up. It's hard to see in a photo, but very clear in the app., especially when you can 'move around' the model and look at it from different angles.


Space Race is a great book. It's really interesting, factually correct and full of illustrations and AR effects that really bring the whole story to life. It's a brilliant book for any youngster who is interested in space, astronauts and space travel.

Space Race AR by Ben Hubbard is released on 7th March 2019. Hardback with 96 full colour pages rrp £12.99 and will be available to buy direct from Carlton Books as well as from any good book shop instore or online, including Amazon (aff*) where you can pre-order.

Carlton Kids Books have kindly offered a copy of Space Race for one of my readers. Entry to the sweepstake giveaway is via the Gleam form below. No entry is mandatory, but each extra task completed earns more chances to be drawn as the random winner.

The giveaway will end at midnight Sunday 24th March and is open to UK entrants only. To see my other UK giveaways, including children's books, a console game and a £40 voucher, or to find a link to help with Gleam, see my giveaways page.

Space Race Children's AR Book by Ben Hubbard giveaway. Sent by Carlton Books

*Amazon links are affiliate, which mans I earn a few pence if you buy through my link, but you don't pay any extra. We were sent our copy of Space Race AR Children's Book for review.

30 comments:

  1. I'd take my children and a good video camera!

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  2. I would take my son and my iPhone.

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  3. Some crackers as i BELIEVE the moon maybe made of cheese .....
    Maybe

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  4. I would take my husband to the moon and take my camera with me

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  5. I would take my Friend with me and I would take a camcorder.

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  6. I would take my dog and we'd take plenty of food to see us through!

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  7. I would go by myself and take a book for some peace and quiet

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  8. Would be great to win. We run our own giveaway for the first time and are very excited about it!

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  9. I'd take my husband and of course a video camera

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  10. I would take number 1 grandson & a tool kit, there must be lots of broken stuff floating around that we could fix.

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  11. I would love to take my family and my kindle - space journeys can take a long time !!

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  12. My handbag, my children say everything you could want in there!

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  13. Karen hutchinson8 March 2019 at 16:10

    My son would go with me and I would take some travel sickness tablets and a camera

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  14. Natalie Burgess8 March 2019 at 19:20

    My boyfriend and my ghds!

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  15. I would take my husband with me and we would take books with us as we both enjoy a quite place to read! HA

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  16. Margaret Clarkson
    My daughter would come with me and we would take a video camera to document everything.

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  17. I would have to take my family, otherwise I would miss them. I would take my iPad with me to use as a camera and to read books on it.

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  18. I would take my son he would love it.

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  19. I'd go with my boyfriend and I'd take a camera!

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  20. id take my boyfriend and plenty of food!

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  21. I'd take my partner and a food supply

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  22. my granddaughter, and her camera

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  23. I would take my partner and our dog

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  24. I'd take my best camera and my children

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  25. My dog and I would take a camera to document everything.

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  26. I would take my kitten and my knitting!!

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  27. I wouldn't go, I would let my son take my grandson and they would need their ipads

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  28. I would go with my son, and I'd take a suitcase full of books x

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  29. I would take my kids because they would love it and also a decent digital camera to take loads of videos and pictures

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