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From Rockets to Rovers

Dr. Dave: Astronaut series

by Dr. Dave Williams and Loredana Cunti
illustrated by Theo Krynauw

Best Books for Kids & Teens, Canadian Children’s Book Centre

Check out the amazing machines that make space travel possible.

Machines of every kind are the backbone of space travel. In this, the third book in the Dr. Dave Astronaut series, the former NASA astronaut takes readers on a tour of the incredible equipment that allows humans to travel, live, and work in space.

Kids will be fascinated to find out
• how spacecraft have evolved from the 1960s to today
• how rockets power the spacecraft for liftoff—and enable it to re-enter Earth’s atmosphere
• how Robonaut, the on-board robot on the ISS, works and contributes to missions

With its focus on technology and engineering, this book is a must-have addition to any STEM studies. Lots of photos and humorous illustrations make this an entertaining way to get kids interested in the nuts and bolts of space travel today and into the future.


“Apt fodder for eager young prospective space travelers.”
—Kirkus Reviews, 02/03/18

“The text is brief and easy to understand, and the photos are fascinating and invite a close look.”
—School Library Journal, 03/18

“Covers a large amount of information and would be enjoyed in whole by readers who are interested in the subject matter or in sections to support research and classroom learning.”
—CM Reviews, 04/26/19