Sunday, August 06, 2017

Nine top books for kids excited about the total solar eclipse

Rachel Paxton is a freelance writer and semi-professional nerd.

At the BN Kids Blog she tagged nine "great books to keep your kids learning and talking about space," including:
Project Blastoff (Astrotwins Series #1), by Mark Kelly

For those young readers who’d prefer to start with fiction, the Astrotwins series is a great place to start. The series is based on the childhood adventures of real-life astronauts Mark Kelly and his twin brother Scott, making it perfect for any middle grade reader who’s taken an interest in space thanks to the solar eclipse. The story follows a group of friends as they attempt to build a real rocket capable of orbiting the Earth. Filled with aeronautical history and interesting science, this story will teach readers about rocket propulsion and space travel in a fun and compelling way. And if your child loves fiction, you might also want to check out Space Case, by Stuart Gibbs. It’s a fun and suspenseful adventure set on a moon base, perfect for reluctant readers.
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue