Welcome to the Fabulous Fall Giveaway Hop! I’m giving away two middle grade books that your kids will love! From acclaimed author Alan Katz comes the new middle grade nonfiction Awesome Achievers series. It’s designed to make history fun and vibrant for reluctant readers.
Awesome Achievers Series
With Katz’ signature humor and extras such as illustrations, imagined diary entries for a first-person perspective, comics, poems, and personal anecdotes like the time Katz met Dr. Heimlich himself, each title brings 12 lesser-known figures to life like you’ve never seen them before.
Spot illustrations throughout add to the lighthearted and appreciative humor each figure receives. Reluctant readers and budding tech enthusiasts and scientists alike will delight in this imaginative and engaging new series of laugh out loud biographies.
Awesome Achievers in Technology
Everyone has heard the name Steve Jobs. But what about Nolan Bushnell–Jobs’s boss before the invention of Apple, and the founder of the first major video game, Pong? Many of the most relevant figures in tech history have remained in the shadows, but not any longer! From Alan Katz’s new Awesome Achievers series, Awesome Achievers in Technology gives kids a look behind the scenes at 12 lesser-known inventors. Their contributions to tech are personally relevant to their lives today.
Awesome Achievers in Science
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 no more! Awesome Achievers in Science gives kids a look behind the scenes at 12 lesser-known scientists. These scientists’ contributions are personally relevant to the kids’ lives today.
I highly recommend this middle grade series for reluctant middle grade readers! Another series you should look at is From an Idea to…
If you’re not familiar with author Alan Katz’s books, head over to his website now! I’ve read lots of his children’s books, but These two Awesome Achievers books are a lot of fun! Each “achiever” has a 2-3 page bio about what they achieved in their fields. Then at the end of each chapter, the author and illustrator share funny stories, jokes, random info…stuff to make the chapter fun and the achiever, memorable.
Parents, you’re going to like reading these too! You’ll find out a lot of cool stuff right along with your kids. For example, do you know who came up with the idea for Velcro or Kevlar? Do you use SIRI? Know anything about “her” other than that “she” is super helpful? My favorite tidbit was finding out about the game “Mystery House.” I used to play that in high school computer class! Those were the days.
I highly recommend these books because they’re not boring! They’re written by a hilarious author with a proven track record of writing books kids love!
About Author Alan Katz
Alan Katz is the author of many highly acclaimed children’s books. These include 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. Alan can also be found at www.alankatzbooks.com.
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