Books to help you be an astronaut

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I don’t have a librarian interview today so instead I am going to share three books to help you prepare to be an astronaut.

I just visited the Kennedy Space Center. Still not sure if I want to be an astronaut (or humannaire per Mike Mongo) but it is very cool place to visit. Definitely recommend it. Little Brother even got to meet Astronaut Fred Gregory.

Now on to the books…

First, The Astronaut Instruction Manual by Mike Mongo. This book is filled with practical things to help you be an astronaut. I also think it can help you just be a better person. I can see using some of the skills to help manage my ADHD. Definitely think any kid, third grade and up, should have this book. (PS. I think it has 3D images in it. The printing looks that way)

Next I recommend Astronaut/Aquanauts by Jennifer Swanson. National Geographic Kids sent me this book to review just before my trip. I think it is interesting the ways being underwater is like being in space. It was interesting learning space and deep water are similar. So you could study underwater to prepare for space. Or if you don’t feel like being shot into space, being an aquanaut could be your job.

The final book I am recommending is Dr. E’s Super Stellar Solar System by Bethany Ehlmann and Jennifer Swanson. This book is full of facts about space. Did you know there was weather in space? There is a moon that has geyser? Or that Pluto has a north pole? There are so many cool things to learn about space.

So with these three books a kid can get a head start on being an astronaut if they want to.

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