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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 th …


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 …


Madam C. J. Walker Builds a Business

by Rebel Girls, illustrated by Salina Perera
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 7 to 12
  • Grade: 1 to 4
tagged: african american, united states, inventions

From the world of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls comes a story based on the life of Madam C.J. Walker, America’s first female self-made millionaire.

Sarah is the first person in her family who wasn’t born into slavery in Delta, Louisiana. But being free doesn’t mean that Sarah doesn’t have to work. She cooks, she cleans, she picks cotto …


8 Little Planets

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

A delightfully fun, fact-filled planetary tale from the creator of the Baby University series!

Travel around the solar system and celebrate what makes each planet unique! From Neptune to Mercury and all the planets in between, each one is different and each one is happy to be what they are.

Old slow Neptune looks a bit behind.

Orbiting the Sun takes …


Sydney & Simon: To the Moon!

by Paul Reynolds, illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds
edition: Paperback
  • age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 1 to 4
tagged: mice, hamsters, guinea pigs, etc., astronauts & space, intermediate

Eager to win a chance to meet a real-life astronaut, twin mice Sydney and Simon use STEAM thinking to create the best science project about the Moon
The chance to meet astronaut Kris Kornfield is a dream come true for twins Sydney and Simon. But first they have to come up with the most creative project about the Earth’s moon. While Sydney’ …

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