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Imagine blasting off in a spaceship to make new discoveries! This dynamic title gives readers an up-close, out-of-this-world look at astronauts. Inviting, easy-to-read text pairs with oversized, action-packed photos and Fact Alert boxes to reveal what it's like to work as an astronaut, including daily tasks, unique challenges, and the special gear and tools used. Readers will also learn about the history of astronauts, safety methods, and required education and experience. This book concludes with ways for readers to explore the work of an astronaut, leaving them with a lasting look at this extreme job! A table of contents, a glossary with phonetic spellings, and an index are included. Big Buddy Books is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 3
BISACS JNF051010, JNF011000
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Careers, Science & Technology
Copyright 2012
Division Abdo Publishing
Imprint Big Buddy Books
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Season 2011-09-01
ISBN 9781617830242, 9781617878824
Title Format Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks
Dewey 629.450092
Graphics Full-color photographs
Dimensions 9.25 x 8
Guided Reading Level P
ATOS Reading Level 4.0
ATOS Interest Level LG
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 147026
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Reviewed
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Extreme Jobs – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

Action-packed photos, energetic orange backgrounds, and lots of white space around child-friendly texts give this series audience appeal, as do the daring jobs depicted. Chapters about daily tasks, educational requirements, and special gear cover expected topics. Encouraging “When I Grow Up” chapters suggest simple, career-related activities, while “Then to Now” sections provide glimpses into the history of each job, extending the learning experience. . . . Eye-catching, black-and-yellow “Fact Alert” sidebars keep the facts flowing, and clear, informative captions are also a plus.

Author: Sarah Tieck

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