Astronaut – Aquanaut, How Space Science and Sea Science Interact: #RWYK Certified Great Read

#RWYK Great Read #Review – Astronaut – Aquanaut, How Space Science and Sea Science Interact by Jennifer Swanson

5 stars

Hey RWYK family! Here’s another addition to our incredible list of outstanding books and products that kids and parents will love to experience together. So happy to announce that  Astronaut – Aquanaut, How Space Science and Sea Science Interact by Jennifer Swanson has earned the Reading With Your Kids Certified Great Read Status!

Jennifer’s book is a Journey from the deepest trenches in the oceans to the farthest humans have ventured into space and learn what it takes to explore the extremes. You might just be surprised by how similar the domains of ASTRONAUTS and AQUANAUTS really are!  We hope you and your family enjoy reading this book as much as we did!


Let’s have a look at the Book Blurb

Astronaut-Aquanaut: How Space Science and Sea Science Interact (National Geographic Kids) by Jennifer Swanson

Astronaut-Aquanaut: How Space Science and Sea Science Interact (National Geographic Kids)Space and the ocean. If you don’t think they go together, think again! Both deep-sea and space explorers have to worry about pressure, temperature, climate, and most importantly, how to survive in a remote and hostile environment. Join us on an amazing journey as we go up in space with astronauts and dive deep down in the ocean with aquanauts to explore the far-off places of our planet and the solar system.

With a strong tie into STEM topics–such as making connections, making comparisons, and recognizing patterns across content areas–readers will discover the amazing science and incredible innovations that allow humans (and sometimes only machines) to survive in these harsh environments.

You can buy the book here



About Jennifer Swanson

Jen Author Photo-2017.jpgAward-winning author Jennifer Swanson’s love of science began when she started a science club in her garage at the age of 7. While no longer working from the garage, Jennifer’s passion for science resonates in the fascinating 25+ nonfiction and fiction books she has written for children. 

Her book, SUPER GEAR: Nanotechnology and Sports Team Up (Charlesbridge) was selected as an NSTA Best STEM book for 2017. Jennifer has received awards from the Pennsylvania TriState Young Adult Review Committee and her books in the “How Things Work” series by The Child’s World were named to the 2012 Booklist’s Top 10 Books for Youth: Series Nonfiction. Top reviews include a starred review in Booklist and recommended reviews from School Librarians Workshop, Library Media Connection, School Library Journal, and the National Science Teacher Association. Jennifer’s new books include releases with National Geographic Kids, Charlesbridge Publishing, and Rosen Publishing.

A perpetual writer, Jennifer is always developing new story ideas and concepts. Keep an eye out for her in the future. You can learn more about her at

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Review by Jedlie

Astronaut-Aquanaut: How Space Science and Sea Science Interact (National Geographic Kids) by Jennifer Swanson

I love this book! Astronaut – Aquanaut, How Space Science and Sea Science Interact by Jennifer Swanson has become one of my favorite books of all time. The book is Published by National Geographic Kids and should be a part of your family library.

As the host of the Reading With Your Kids Podcast, I love books that kids and parents will find engaging and entertaining. Believe it when I say that this book makes science FUN for everyone!

More than anything I love that this book encourages kids to think about how cool it would be to become a sea or space explorer. The photography and illustrations are amazing and are really captivating. I spent my first thirty minutes with the book just looking at all the fascinating art found throughout the book. As I skimmed through the pages I imagined how much fun a family could have talking about what it would be like to live on a space station or to explore the ocean floor in a submersible. A family could easily spend an hour imagining what it would be like climbing into a deep water diving suits and encountering some creepy sea creatures, or donning a space suit and taking a walk in space.

And as fun, as it is to imagine I love that the book makes learning science fun. Each chapter takes a larger concept and breaks it up into smaller chunks, making it easier for kids, and adults, to understand. I especially love that each chapter ends with an easy to do an experiment that demonstrates the concepts.

Astronaut – Aquanaut, How Space Science and Sea Science Interact also features forwards by Astronaut Kathryn Sullivan and Aquanaut Fabien Cousteau. It is a wonderful resource that will encourage kids to explore the sciences and other STEM fields.


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Be sure to check out our very first episode of STEM week which features our Reading with Your Kids Certified Great Read author Jennifer Swanson!


Here is the link to Jennifer’s STEM Tuesday blog –

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