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Things about Space by Aston Smith


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An interactive book of facts about the solar system, its objects, the planets and beyond – from the mind of a 10 year old – BY ASTON SMITH

Aston Smith is a keen aspiring astronomer with a fascination of space. Living with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) and ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) at the age of 8 years old, he decided to create and publish a book containing facts about our solar system.

Now at 10 years old, Aston wanted to expand on his first book by creating an updated interactive version packed full of new thoughts, experiences, and facts and information about other objects like stars, black holes and exoplanets. His fascination with space and the expanding universe captures his interest and he loves to share his knowledge with others. Aston has also refreshed his drawings digitally using his iPad.

Things About Space is an interactive book. Using a compatible device, readers are able to scan QR codes and listen to Aston narrate each page in his own voice. This is especially advantageous for young children who may struggle with some of the more complex object names and terminology. Click or scan the QR code below to listen to a sample of Aston narrating a paragraph of the book.
“For the first 500 copies of Things About Space sold, Aston will donate £2 per book to support UK Astronomy. You can find more about UK Astronomy, and how they encourage people to look up at the stars by visiting their website UK Astronomy are a registered charity, Charity No. 1190172”