A is for Astronaut
Blasting Through the Alphabet
Winner! 2019 Nebraska Book Award
Retired astronaut Clayton Anderson takes readers on an A to Z flight through the alphabet from astronaut and blastoff to spacewalk and Zulu Time. Topics cover the history of NASA, science, and practical aspects of being an astronaut using fun poems for each letter paired with longer expository text in the sidebars. Perfect for science buffs, budding astronauts, and astronomy lovers of all ages.
|Interest Level||Grade 1 - Grade 4|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
|ATOS Reading Level|
|Guided Reading Level||T|
|Publisher||Sleeping Bear Press|
|Available Formats||Hardcover (9781585363964), PDF (9781534123007), Hosted ebook (9781534123175)|
|Number of Pages||32|
|Dimensions||11 x 9|
- Nebraska Book Award
Author: Clayton Anderson
Clayton Anderson, a retired astronaut, once spent 152 days aboard the International Space Station. He is now the President and CEO of the Strategic Air Command and Aerospace Museum in his hometown of Ashland, Nebraska. A sought-after public speaker and award-winning author of The Ordinary Spaceman, It's a Question of Space, A is for Astronaut, and Letters from Space, he now lives in Omaha.
Illustrator: Scott Brundage
Scott Brundage is a Brooklyn-based illustrator and character designer. As a child, his parents rightly decided he was far too indoorsy for his own heath and encouraged him to try various hobbies. When T-ball’s rules confused him and judo required too much coordination, he found his love for drawing cartoons at a local art class. Scott has sketched and painted ever since, eventually attending the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. His children’s books include Where’s My Cow? and The First Men Who Went to the Moon. His work has been recognized by American Illustration, the Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles, and the Society of Illustrators. Learn more at scottbrundage.com.
Narrator: Michael Gillick
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