Featured books by Chris Gall

Awesome Dawson

By: Chris Gall
Age Level: 3-6
Reading Level: Beginning Reader
Genre: Fiction, Science Fiction

Dawson has been collecting and reusing everything ever since he was a baby but he must rescue the world from his robotic creation, the Vacu-Maniac! Recycling is gently imbedded in Dawson's outrageous adventure detailed in intricate (and labeled) illustrations.

Dear Fish

By: Chris Gall
Age Level: 3-6
Reading Level: Beginning Reader
Genre: Fiction

When Peter throws a bottle into the ocean with a message for the sea creatures to come visit him, he hardly expected them to take him up on the offer! After various marine animals cause chaos in his hometown, Peter must set the situation straight. Awash with humor and puns, this is a great book for discussing literal and figurative meanings, and provides details on over 30 species of fish that appear in the book.

Dinotrux

By: Chris Gall
Age Level: 6-9
Reading Level: Independent Reader
Genre: Fiction, Fantasy, Science Fiction

Millions of years ago, huge, hungry prehistoric 'dinotrux' ruled the world. A terrible storm caused some dinotrux to seek better weather. Those that shed their "misbehaving ways" over the millennia are still on the job today. This imaginative take on trucks and dinosaurs is sure to make readers young and old view subjects anew while making them laugh out loud.

Go for the Moon: A Rocket, a Boy, and the First Moon Landing

By: Chris Gall
Age Level: 6-9
Reading Level: Independent Reader
Genre: Nonfiction

A boy looking out his bedroom window into the night sky begins, “The Moon is out tonight. In the morning, three brave men will climb into a giant rocket … and fly to the Moon.” It’s the Apollo 11 mission which inspires the child for a lifetime. Dramatic, highly realistic illustrations present the narrator’s life on earth interwoven with images and information about the Apollo Moon landing and return. An author’s note reveals that he grew up to build small rockets and an airplane. Fun facts, a glossary, and additional resources are included.

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