If the kids are looking for something to do these school holidays, journey into space with your National Library!

For some out-of-this-world fun, join children's author Shelly Unwin as she reads her thrilling picture book Blast Off! followed by a series of space challenges that you can complete at home, including art work, hula hooping and word play. 

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Are you ready to explore? 5, 4, 3, 2, 1...

Rocket through the solar system in this funny, fact-filled whirl around the planets. Join two junior astronauts as they discover what makes each planet unique and what might happen if you were to get too close.

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Looking for more school holiday activities? Take a look at this Art Activity with Super Nova author Krys Saclier.