This title introduces readers to the job of astronaut. A short history of the profession is included as are famous astronauts such as Yuri Gagarin, Neil Armstrong, and Alan Shepard. Job duties of various NASA astronauts are covered, such as commander, pilot, mission specialist, and payload specialist, as are non-NASA positions in companies such as SpaceX, Virgin Galactic, and Orbital Science. Equipment needed to do the job right is discussed, as are the education and training needed to become an astronaut. Xtreme facts provide additional information on this exciting job.
Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.
A&D Xtreme is an imprint of Abdo Publishing Company, a division of ABDO.
|Interest Level||Grade 3 - Grade 9|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|BISACS||JNF051010, JNF011000, JNF054180|
|Subject||Careers, Social Studies|
|Number of Pages||32|
|Title Format||Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks|
|Dimensions||7.25 x 9.25|
|Guided Reading Level||S|
|ATOS Reading Level||5.5|
|ATOS Interest Level||MG|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||176609|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||0.5|
|Features||Glossary of key words, Index, Informative sidebars, Reviewed, and Table of contents|
|Online Resources||FREE! Booklinks Nonfiction Network|
Xtreme Jobs – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple
This informative and attractive series includes eye-catching, full-page photos that immerse readers in the dangerous work of stunt performers, test pilots, and other death-defying professionals. Written in brief, easy-to-read blocks of text, the information highlights the skills, training, and safety precautions that individuals in these fields need to follow to succeed and survive. Dazzling spreads enhance the visual appeal, while small details, such as the white text, make the graphics pop. Additionally, sidebars scattered throughout the pages include fun and fascinating facts and trivia. . . . The allure of the set is the uncommon subject matter and vivid images, which will appeal to reluctant readers and those looking for action-packed career choices. Students will eagerly pick up these entertaining volumes.