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Houston, Is There A Problem?

Teen Astronauts #1

by Eric Walters
edition: Paperback
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: self-esteem & self-reliance, astronauts & space, space exploration

Thirteen-year-old Houston Williams is smart. Very smart. So no one is surprised when he earns a scholarship to attend a prestigious NASA space camp. At the training facility he immediately bonds with his new team, including a girl named Teal. He also clashes with a girl on a rival team named Ashley, who matches or beats him in every exercise. The t …


A Super Sticky Mistake

The Story of How Harry Coover Accidentally Invented Super Glue!

by Alison Donald, illustrated by Rea Zhai
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 9
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: united states, 20th century, inventions

An inspiring true story about Harry Coover, a wonderful inventor who accidentally discovered super-glue!
"This sticky mess. This ooey goo. It's like a glue but much stronger. . . maybe it's not just sticky stuff."
Learn about Harry Coover, a prolific inventor, as he discovers super glue! When Harry was trying to develop a new kind of plastic, he …


Siha Tooskin Knows the Gifts of His People

by Charlene Bearhead & Wilson Bearhead, illustrated by Chloe Bluebird Mustooch
edition: eBook
  • age: 9 to 11
  • Grade: 3 to 5
tagged: native canadian, boys & men, inventions

Transportation, housing, agriculture, communications…there are so many modern conveniences. But are they really modern? Where did they really come from?
Paul Wahasaypa—Siha Tooskin—will learn about their origins and more on his walk home from school with Ade (his father). There’s so much to learn about the earliest forms of technology, tra …


Ella Says: I'm Going to be an Astronaut!

illustrated by Anu Misa
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 9
  • Grade: p to 4
tagged: astronauts & space, space exploration

This is the second book in the Ella Says adventure series telling a dreamy story about opportunities and an inquisitive girl named Ella who wants to travel through space one day.

Ella gazes up at the sky, thinking the UNIVERSE is such an immense and undiscovered place, bursting with stars, planets, galaxies and possibilities! As she looks, the most …


8 Little Planets

by Chris Ferrie, illustrated by Lizzy Doyle
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 0
  • Grade: p
tagged: astronauts & space

8 little planets with the sun at the center,
each one wishing it were a little bit better...

Old slow Neptune felt he was behind.
165 years to circle the sun is an awful long time.
But the 8th little planet didn't need to worry.
It spins on its axis in a really big hurry!

To the tune of "Ten Little Monkeys Jumping onthe Bed" comes a new bedtime story …

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