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Friday, November 12, 2021

Non-Fiction Pick: Everything Awesome About Space and Other Galactic Facts!

Everything Awesome About Space and Other Galactic Facts!

By Mike Lowery

Illustrated by Mike Lowery

Orchard Books

Scholastic Incorporated


128 pages

ISBN: 978 1338 3 5 9 7 4 9

Everything Awesome About Space and other Galactic Facts Is sure to be a hit with young readers, especially reluctant readers. Information  and exciting facts are  at readers' fingertips. Genius design using  comic book bubbles and fonts make weird facts fun to  read.

Lowery certainly understands his audience. They want fun and informative factoids. They want to learn funny things they can share with their friends and family. Chock-full  of space minutiae even a NASA astronaut is likely to learn something new reading this little gem. This is the perfect book for a beginning Astronomy unit.

Incredible little known discoveries like that of the tardigrades will thrill readers. Tardigrades are known as water bears and are microscopic, yet considered the most resilient animals discovered. In 2011 scientists put them outside their spaceship without a spacesuit. Ten days later scientists discovered 68% of the tardigrades survived in space without a spacesuit! 

In the early Space Program astronauts had to eat food from squeeze bottles. It was not very good. Today astronauts enjoy using tortillas in the place of bread to make sandwiches. Not only are they flat and easy to store, they don't have crumbs like  bread. Did you know you can't snore in space? It’s because there's no gravity, You sleep without snoring.

Vibrant, full-color illustrations will delight the eye. Brilliant cover design  makes this book jump off the shelf. Lowery has a new bestseller  on his list. Bravo Mike Lowery  for making space science attainable and understandable for everyone.

Highly, highly recommended  grades 3 to adult. This is a must have for every science aficionado and every science classroom  and  collection. 

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