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Just announced as a finalist in ForeWord Reviews' 2011 Book of the Year Awards. WHEN KIDS TAKE OVER NASA follows five bright students on what begins as a school assignment and turns into an all-out mission to get America back into space! Grant, Christina, Kendall, Tica, and Jeremy visit the Johnson Space Center only to find it mothballed and cocooned. When an ex-employee gives them a key, they enter the building and take control of the center!

When some unexpected helpers show up, the kids discover a new kind of physics, NASA secrets, the possibility of a real rocket launch on their watch, and that one of them has gone missing in a true Houston, we have a problem! scenario. Are they in over their heads? Absolutely. Sound out-of-this-world? Just wait to read about what happens after the kids take charge!

Written by award-winning author Carole Marsh, WHEN KIDS TAKE OVER NASA has been called lively, well-written and educational by Forrest Schultz of Southside Book Reviews, and Marsh has been praised for integrating real science and the history of the space program into a breathtaking and imaginative story.

As a finalist for ForeWord Reviews' 2011 Book of the Year, WHEN KIDS TAKE OVER NASA will be on display at the Book Expo of America in May 2012, the American Library Association Annual Conference and Exhibition in June 2012, and at the international book shows in Beijing and Moscow later in the year.

Look What's Inside This Mystery - people, places, history and more!
People: Lyndon Johnson • John F. Kennedy • Ronald Reagan

Place: Houston, TX (Johnson Space Center)

Educational Items: Space physics: propulsion, velocity, momentum, combustion • Newton's Third Law • The Astronaut Says feature - history of space exploration • Johnson Space Center • Space flight training: Neutral Buoyancy Lab, Flight Simulation Lab • Dark matter • Dark energy • Mars • Vocabulary: apogee, perigee

This mystery incorporates history, geography, culture and cliffhanger chapters that keep kids begging for more! This mystery includes SAT words, educational facts, fun and humor, a scavenger hunt and activities. This mystery will have Accelerated Reader Reading Levels, Lexile Measures, Fountas & Pinnell Guided Reading Levels and Developmental Reading Assessments Levels.

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