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.

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Interest Level Grade 1 - Grade 4
Reading Level Grade 3
Dewey 629.45
Lexile 1060L
ATOS Reading Level
Guided Reading Level T
Language English
Publisher Sleeping Bear Press
Available Formats Hardcover (9781585363964), PDF (9781534123007), Hosted ebook (9781534123175)
Copyright 2018
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions 11 x 9
Graphics Full-color illustrations
  • Nebraska Book Award, Winner, 2019

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Author: Clayton Anderson

Clayton Anderson, a retired astronaut, once spent 152 days aboard the International Space Station. He is now a public speaker and author. This is his first children’s picture book. He lives in League City, Texas—just south of Houston on the Gulf of Mexico.

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

  • Beginning of text
Informative sidebars
Full-color illustrations