A Trip Into Space: An Adventure to the International Space Station by Lori Haskins Houran
Illustrations by Francisca Marquez
Publisher: Albert Whitman & Company
Release Date: March 1, 2014
The title says it all. A non-fiction picture book about space for young children. A perfect introduction to space, there are some fabulous concepts that roll along rhythmically. It is perfect for reading aloud and includes some of the latest NASA verified information about the International Space Station. There is even a character who looks a lot like Chris Hadfield, an astronaut who has been really kid friendly and may be recognizable to aspiring rocketeers. With a nice glossary in the back of the book, this really is a fantastic entry into astronomy and astronautics.
Because I mentioned Chris Hadfield: