If You Were a Kid Docking at the International Space Station
This book blends together fiction and non-fiction, as we travel to outer space with young, hip children who join in on the event. Adventures ensue, and young readers will imagine they are transported to outer space. Modern illustrations, simple timeline, maps, and illuminating sidebars provide a captivating look at life as an astronaut. Helpful glossary included. 31 pgs, pb.
High above our planet in outer space, astronauts live and work aboard the International Space Station. Readers will join Tim and Lucy, whose cousin Marie is getting ready to blast off into space. They will find out how people travel to and from the space station, what life is like for astronauts in space, why space exploration is important, and much more.
These small-format books transport your young reader to Independence Hall for the discussion on the Constitution, a seat on the westward-bound Conestoga wagon, or the cramped passenger compartment in the Mayflower. Written in an entertaining question-and-answer format, reviewer Rebecca Rupp says her "kids plunged right in, answering questions and discussing answers." Approx. 80 pgs.