Monday, October 7, 2019

MG Spotlight- Awesome Achievers by Alan Katz


Welcome to Middle-Grade Monday! Today I am spotlighting a MG non-fiction series that is perfect for back to school, Alan Katz's Awesome Achievers.

Two books kick off the series: 
Technology and Science


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 whose contributions to tech are personally relevant to their lives today. Each figure is given a traditional biography but is also subject to Katz's unique brand of silliness, with humorous elements such as imagined poems, song lyrics, and diary entries by and about the not-so-famous figure accompanying each bio.

Everyone has heard the names Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, but what Awesome Achievers in Science gives kids a look behind the scenes at 12 lesser-known scientists whose contributions are personally relevant to their lives today. Each figure is given a traditional biography but is also subject to Katz's unique brand of silliness, with humorous elements such as imagined poems, song lyrics, and diary entries by or about the not-so-famous figure accompanying each bio.
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 not any longer! From Alan Katz's new Awesome Achievers series,

About the Author-
Alan Katz
Alan Katz is the author of many highly acclaimed children’s books, including 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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Science
Technology


5 comments:

  1. Both are great books that will inspire teens. So many wonderful role models. And, all told with humor! Great shares today.

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  2. I enjoyed this series. I gave my copies to a 12-year-old who also enjoyed it, although he said the art work was creepy. You just never know!

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  3. I not only know who Nolan Bushnell is,I actually met him. But that was then. These books sound like they will help some kids find their ways in the world. Thanks for telling me about them.

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  4. So glad someone is highlighting achievements of those not in the spotlight. It takes a team to walk on the moon, build a computer... thanks for sharing.

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