Space Adventurer
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Space Adventurer: Bonnie Dunbar, Astronaut

By Andi Diehn  
Illustrated by Katie Mazeika
In Space AdventurerBonnie Dunbar, Astronaut, readers ages 5 to 8 meet a girl who went from working hard on her family’s farm to traveling into space aboard NASA’s space shuttle ChallengerAge-appropriate vocabulary, detailed illustrations, simple STEM projects such as drawing a scene from another planet, and a glossary all support foundational learning. Perfect for beginner readers or as a read aloud nonfiction picture book! 

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What’s it like to travel among the stars? What can we learn by doing science experiments in space?

When Bonnie Dunbar spotted Sputnik traveling across the sky from where she stood on her family’s farm, she knew that’s what she wanted to do when she got older. In Space Adventurer: Bonnie Dunbar, Astronaut, readers ages 5 to 8 learn about the hard work Bonnie tackled throughout her life to make it aboard NASA’s space shuttle Challenger. From planting crops and driving the tractor on her family’s homestead to devouring all the books she possibly could to applying to NASA three times, Bonnie refused to give up! All her hard work and passion for science led her to a job that launched her into the stars as an astronaut.
Space Adventurer is part of a set of four books in the Picture Book Biography series that introduces pioneers of science to young children. The other titles in this series include Fossil Huntress: Mary Leakey, Paleontologist; Human Computer: Mary Jackson, Engineer; and Computer Decoder: Dorothy Vaughan, Computer Scientist.

Available In:
Hardcover, $16.95
Paperback, $9.95
Includes: Table of Contents | Timeline | Glossary | Resources
Specs: 9.5 x 9.5 size | 4-color interior | 32 pages
Subject: Language Arts | Science


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