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Astronauts Zoom!

An Astronaut Alphabet

Deborah Rose

36 pages
WunderMill Publishing Group

Winner of the 2021 DeBary's Children's Science Book Award! Chosen for the 2023 Story Time From Space program launched with NASA Crew 6 to the International Space Station to be filmed and read by a real life astronaut to children around the world!

"A fizzy mix of space fun and science!" —KIRKUS REVIEWS

From A to Z, “you are there” NASA photos capture real women and men astronauts on the International Space Station doing all kinds of work—and having fun! Diverse astronauts from around the world include NASA’S first all-woman spacewalk team and the first African American astronaut on a 6-month mission to the space station.

With STEM-rich text and action words, ASTRONAUTS ZOOM! gives kids a space-eye view from the time astronauts awake till they’re zipped in for the night. Kids will also discover how astronauts practice on Earth, getting dressed in spacesuits and “spacewalking” in NASA’s training pool. Lots of hands-on STEAM ideas are included—like exploring science and engineering activities, making videos “from space,” even throwing a space pizza party!


Author Bio

Deborah Lee Rose is the internationally published author of Scientists Get Dressed, winner of the national DeBary Award for Outstanding Science Books for Children, and coauthor of Beauty and the Beak: How Science, Technology, and a 3D-Printed Beak Rescued a Bald Eagle, winner of the AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books and the Bank Street College Cook Prize for Best STEM Picture Book (both published by Persnickety Press/WunderMill Books). She is also the author of the beloved books Jimmy the Joey, The Twelve Days of Kindergarten, The Twelve Days of Winter, and Into the A, B, Sea: An Ocean Alphabet which has sold more than a quarter million copies. Her books have been included in major language arts collections and reading curricula, and published in multiple languages. Deborah was senior science writer for UC Berkeley's Lawrence Hall of Science, where she worked on many groundbreaking STEM education projects, including several funded by NASA. She directed communications for the ALA/AASL honored, NSF-funded STEM education website howtosmile.org. Deborah lives in Silver Spring, MD and speaks at conferences, public book events, schools and libraries across the country. www.deborahleerose.com