Posted tagged ‘Space’


October 18, 2013

galaxy zackHave you ever wondered what it would be like to live on another planet? Are you interested in what the future might be like? The “Galaxy Zack” books might be a good series for you!

In this new  easy chapter book series, a boy named Zack moves with his family from Earth to a planet called Nebulon. The sky, land, and water are different colors than on Earth, the cars fly, and the Nebulites speak very differently. Zack is nervous to move and he thinks no one will like him at school. He has to get used to everything on Nebulon.  There are amazing gadgets; for instance, when Zack pushes a button, his bed comes down from the ceiling at night!   There’s  an Indoor Robotic Assistant (IRA) that is wired throughout the house and does almost everything for Zack and his family.   There are fun pictures on every page, making these books great for beginning chapter book readers, but they would be great for a family read-aloud, too.

COSMIC by Frank Cottrell Boyce

September 30, 2010

This is one of the funniest books I’ve read in a long time.  Liam is a smart,  unusually tall twelve-year-old who can pass for an adult, and that gives him many interesting experiences, such as being able to (almost) test-drive a sports car.   He and his friend, Florida,  get mistaken for a father/daughter pair and they wind up winning a trip on the first spaceship to take civilians into space.  The three other father/child pairs on the top secret mission are very different from Liam and Florida, and it is fascinating to see how the twelve-year-old “Dad” succeeds where the others fail.  What makes a good Dad?  Read this humorous book that puts a fresh spin on growing up.