Kathy Hoopman and Josie Montano (text) and Marie-Ann Finn (illustrator), The Secret Science Society in Space! (Secret Science Society #2), Wombat Books, June 2023, 102 pp., RRP $12.99 (pbk), ISBN 9781761110092
This is the second book in the series following on from Science Experiments, about Mona, Bart, Kiki and Zane – the Secret Science Society – who all have their special talents and abilities, including… Zane who is impulsive, full of ideas and has ADHD and best friend Bart, who loves space facts and is on the autism spectrum.
The science fare is only weeks away and after the Secret Science Society’s practice session goes horribly wrong, they are ordered to go to Planet World to get inspiration for a safer, more appropriate entry. Zane’s stellar ideas, however, once again threaten to derail everything.
Moving at a rocketing pace, this story, much like Zane, rarely stops for breath as it zooms towards the day of the fair, with space facts and puns aplenty.
Reviewed by Deborah Abela