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    9781984894434 Electronic book text, EPUB
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    Distributor: Random House, Inc. Availability: On Sale Date: Jun 25, 2019 Carton Quantity: 24 $23.99 CAD
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Rocket Says Look Up!
By (author): Nathan Bryon Illustrated by: Dapo Adeola
9781984894427 Hardcover English Juvenile: Age (years) from 3 - 7, Grade (US) from P - 2 JUVENILE FICTION / Technology / General Jun 25, 2019
$23.99 CAD
Active 9.5 x 11.5 x 0.41 in 32 pages FULL COLOR Random House Children's Books Random House Books for Young Readers
Meet Rocket—a plucky aspiring astronaut intent on getting her community to LOOK UP! from what they’re doing and reach for the stars in this auspicious debut picture book. Honored as a Chicago Public Library 2019 Best of the Best Book!

A comet will be visible tonight, and Rocket wants everyone to see it with her—even her big brother, Jamal, whose attention is usually trained on his phone or video games. Rocket’s enthusiasm brings neighbors and family together to witness a once-in-a-lifetime sighting. Perfect for fans of Ada Twist, Scientist and Cece Loves Science—Rocket Says Look Up! will inspire readers of all ages to dream big as it models Rocket’s passion for science and infectious curiosity.

Author Nathan Bryon, an actor and screenwriter, and Dapo Adeola, a community-minded freelance illustrator, bring their fresh talents, passion, and enthusiasm to the picture book medium.

Series Overview: A three-book series of STEAM-focused adventures for the science-lover, Rocket—a new book to pub each summer starting in 2019. In the second book, CLEAN UP! (Summer 2020), Rocket connects with her grandpa, learns about the ocean, and rallies everybody into action to fight plastic pollution! Third book concept still to come (Summer 2021). Dragonfly trade paperback editions to follow at appropriate intervals following trade hardcovers (perhaps two years—depending on sales of HC).

ASPIRATIONAL girl picture book series debut—more books to come about this FANTASTIC CHARACTER!

STEAM storyline with aspiring astronaut, comet/astronomy…

CASUAL DIVERSITY: a well-drawn family that readers will love and identify with

Powerful MESSAGE to LOOK UP from our devices

STRONG COMMUNITY modeled in the book

AUSPICIOUS BEGINNING for super-talented author and illustrator who are very involved in creating OWN VOICES works in a variety of media and giving back

NATHAN BRYON is a British actor and writer who has written for BAFTA Award-winning children’s TV shows. He’s a rising star in the world of screenwriting and has an animated series, Afro Kid, currently under option in England. He lives in London.

DAPO ADEOLA creates characters and images that challenge assumptions about gender, race, and ethnicity in a fun and upbeat way. He runs illustration and character-design workshops in and out of schools, to help spotlight the possibility of a career in illustration for inner-city children. He lives in London.

Author Residence: London, England

DAPO ADEOLA creates characters and images that challenge assumptions about gender, race, and ethnicity in a fun and upbeat way. He runs illustration and character-design workshops in and out of schools, to help spotlight the possibility of a career in illustration for inner-city children. He lives in London.

Illustrator Residence: London, England

Feature Website: @dapoadeola

Author Website: @nathanbryon

Author Social Media: @dapsdraws

Outstanding—a breath of fresh air, just like Rocket herself.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Ideal for space or science-inclined readers, this book includes brief information about outstanding scientist Jemison and a short list of facts about meteors and comets enclosed in an embrace of family relationships and a child’s joy in the world around her.” —School Library Journal, starred review 

“The sweet, uncomplicated story for young space lovers is peppered with interesting facts about meteors and Mae Jemison, and has bright, colorful, humorous illustrations that subtly but deliberately represent a vibrant, multiethnic, multicultural neighborhood engaging in a community event.” —Booklist

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