The ASTRO KIDS book series is funded in part by the
PNC BANK FOUNDATION.
Book one — “Siri’s Space Garden” has been completed and is available at the Museum for purchase. The book is geared toward grades 1-4.
ASTRO KIDS is a fun, engaging tale of youthful energy and curiosity set against the backdrop of science, engineering, space and discovery! It is illustrated by “Boper9,” an up-and-coming young illustrator who is a graduate of Savannah School of Art & Design.
Each book in the series will be tied to a specific STEAM and/or SALT theme — i.e. how a rocket flies (STEAM) or conflict management (SALT) and will be tied to state academic content standards.
The books will feature a diverse group of youngsters that students can relate to:
- Siri – a little Indian girl who loves plants and space;
- Tommy – red-haired and freckle-faced, he loves anything related to robots and technology;
- Eli – a Jewish boy who understands engineering and can build anything with Legos!
- Anna Li, a girl of Chinese descent, who is an artist at heart, and always has a sketch pad in hand;
- Manny and Markita – two adopted siblings (one Latino, the other African American) with a passion for numbers.
- The ASTRO KIDS books take a playful and fun approach. The featured youngsters talk like real kids and share some of the same experiences, attitudes and issues.
The first book in the series ASTRO KIDS: Siri’s Space Garden is available to schools and individuals through the museum.
To find out more about the series and the accompanying lesson plans and activities, contact the Executive Director at 321-264-0434.
To donate in support of the education program and the book series, click here.