Featured books by Dean Robbins

Margaret and the Moon: How Margaret Hamilton Saved the First Lunar Landing

Margaret and the Moon: How Margaret Hamilton Saved the First Lunar Landing

By: Dean Robbins
Illustrated by: Lucy Knisley
Age Level: 3-6
Reading Level: Beginning Reader
Genre: Nonfiction, Biography

Margaret loved to solve all kinds of problems coming up with original ideas. She wondered why more girls didn’t grow up to be doctors or scientists. So, she studied hard and finally convinced NASA to use her software programs to get astronauts to the moon and back. Cartoon illustrations complement the conversational text. Additional information about Margaret, additional resources and photos of Margaret conclude this empowering sketch.

Miss Paul and the President: The Creative Campaign for Women’s Right to Vote

Miss Paul and the President: The Creative Campaign for Women’s Right to Vote

By: Dean Robbins
Illustrated by: Nancy Zhang
Age Level: 6-9
Reading Level: Independent Reader
Genre: Nonfiction, Biography

In 1918, a young woman named Alice Paul and the National Women’s Party convinced President Woodrow Wilson to support women’s right to vote. Still, women would not get the vote for two more years! Alice’s story is told for younger readers in translucent watercolors and a lighthearted narrative. Additional sources are included.

The Astronaut Who Painted the Moon: The True Story of Alan Bean

The Astronaut Who Painted the Moon: The True Story of Alan Bean

By: Dean Robbins
Illustrated by: Sean Rubin
Age Level: 6-9
Reading Level: Independent Reader
Genre: Nonfiction, Biography

Alan Bean was not the first but the fourth man to walk on the Moon. However, he was the first astronaut to create paintings inspired by what he saw on and from the Moon. The highly readable, handsomely illustrated look at the Apollo 12 astronaut includes information gleaned from interviews with him as well as back matter (biographical information, a timeline and bibliography). This is a unique look at the moon and its impact on one artist/astronaut, sure to inspire others.

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