Awesome Achievers in Science: Super and Strange Facts about 12 Almost Famous History Makers

Awesome Achievers in Science: Super and Strange Facts about 12 Almost Famous History Makers

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Overview

Part of a super fun middle grade series, Awesome Achievers in Science puts the spotlight on lesser-known heroes and their contributions in major scientific fields.

Everyone has heard the names Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, but what about Michael Collins—the third brave Apollo 11 astronaut who didn't get to walk on the moon? Many of the most relevant figures in scientific history have remained in the shadows, but not any longer! From Alan Katz's new Awesome Achievers series, Awesome Achievers in Science gives kids a look behind the scenes at 12 lesser-known scientists whose contributions are personally relevant to their lives today. Each figure is given a traditional biography but is also subject to Katz's unique brand of silliness, with humorous elements such as imagined poems, song lyrics, and diary entries by or about the not-so-famous figure accompanying each bio.

Spot illustrations throughout add to the lighthearted and appreciative humor each figure receives. Reluctant readers and budding scientists alike will delight in this imaginative and engaging continuation of a new series of laugh-out-loud biographies.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780762463381
Publisher: Running Press Book Publishers
Publication date: 08/06/2019
Series: Awesome Achievers Series , #2
Pages: 112
Sales rank: 1,147,353
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Alan Katz is the author of many highly acclaimed children's books, including Take Me Out of the Bathtub and Other Silly Dilly Songs, Don't Say That Word! OOPS!, Poems I Wrote When No One Was Looking, and The Day the Mustache Took Over and its sequel, The Day the Mustache Came Back. Alan is also a six-time Emmy-nominated writer for TV series including The Rosie O'Donnell Show, animated series Taz-Mania, Disney's Raw Toonage and Goof Troop, the Grammy Awards and Tony Awards, and many network specials and game shows. he has also created comic books, trading card sets, web videos, TV commercials and hundreds of other special projects for kids and parents. He lives with his family in Fairfield County, Connecticut.

Chris Judge is the award-winning author/illustrator of The Lonely Beast and a number of other picture books for children. He also illustrates books for older kids, including the Danger is Everywhere series, Roddy Doyle's Brilliant, and the Create Your Own Adventures books with his brother Andrew. He lives in Dublin, Ireland with his wife Cliona and their two daughters. His favorite band is Guided By Voices, and he is allergic to carrots.

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