Kids’ Space Book Now Available!

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After 18 months of hard work, I’m delighted to announce that my interactive space book for kids is now available on the iBooks Store:

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When I set out to write the book, I wanted to create an experience for kids that went beyond the usual ebook or book app, with an unprecedented level of depth and interactivity. Check out the video trailer for the book here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJPyn1YW_y4

I see the book as being similar to a collection of museum exhibits, with lovely high-resolution imagery and tons of tappable areas that reveal in-depth information. It’s a deep, information-rich book that engages and excites kids and teens for hours on end, and keeps them coming back for more.

The book is packed with tons of information about the Solar System and outer space - all just a tap or two away!

The book is packed with tons of information about the Solar System and outer space — all just a tap or two away!

“Awesome!”

Many kids have read and played with my space book during its development, and the most common word I hear them say is, “Awesome!” They love playing with the hands-on interactive widgets as they compare planet sizes, change the temperature on Mercury, play with moon phases, and even land an Apollo lander on the Moon!

Once they get through the widgets, videos and galleries, they’re drawn to the scores of tappable areas throughout the book. Each tap brings up a detailed popup packed with informative text and images:

As well as interactive widgets, videos and image galleries, the book features 16 detailed pages packed with popups!

As well as interactive widgets, videos and image galleries, the book features 16 detailed pages packed with popups!

What’s in the book?

The book contains an intro called “What Is Space?”, as well as the following chapters:

  • The Solar System
  • The Sun
  • Mercury
  • Venus
  • Earth
  • The Moon
  • The Moon Landings
  • Mars
  • Missions to Mars
  • Jupiter
  • Saturn
  • Uranus
  • Neptune
  • Stars
  • The Universe
  • Living in Space

Each chapter contains an intro; one or more interactive widgets, galleries, or videos; and a detailed “Explore” page packed with information-rich popups.

Interactive widgets in the book let kids play and have fun as they learn all about space!

Interactive widgets in the book let kids play and have fun as they learn all about space!

Get it today!

I feel that this book strikes a nice balance between the interactivity of an app and the depth of a printed book. There are plenty of interactive widgets, videos and galleries to keep kids entertained, but there is also enough information in the book to give them a thorough understanding of the topic.

I’m sure you and your kid will love exploring this book and discovering the many wonders of space!

Finally, if you know anyone else with a curious kid who would enjoy my space book, please do share this page with them — I’d really appreciate it.

Enjoy!
Matt

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