Do you know who Mark Kelly is? He is a former astronaut who is running for senate. Not only has Kelly been to space, but he has also been to some local libraries. I had the chance to meet him at the downtown library. He read his bestselling book, “Mousetronaut.”

After the reading, he answered questions. Kelly says he flew 17,000 miles per hour in space. He also noted that the first time you’re in zero gravity, it feels weird.

Kelly’s identical twin brother, Scott Kelly, has been to space, also. The two have written a book together.

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 “Dear Justice League” is a great new book where young fans of the Justice League ask their favorite super heroes questions about what it’s like to be a super hero. Fans want to dig deeper into the lives of these characters and find out what they do when they are not saving the world from bad guys. Kids email personal questions and get some pretty funny answers.

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 “Movies are Magic: A Kid’s History of the Moving Image From the Dawn of Time to About 1939” is a book that tells the history of movie making.

Written by Jennifer Churchill and illustrated by Howell Edwards, the book features a young boy named Weston (he is Churchill’s son) and his dog Oscar. The two of them venture through the history of movies from silent films to talking motion pictures.

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 “One Day in the Desert” by Anna Keener informs you of animals that you can find in the desert that are unusual! For example, there are shrimp in the desert! If you want to know how shrimp survive here, read this awesome book!

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Have you ever wanted to be an author and wondered what it takes to write a best seller? Lisa McMann was able to share some thoughts about her life as an author, her work ethic, and what influenced her to become a writer in a recent phone interview. Then in March, she was in town for the Tucson Festival of Books. She came to meet with fourth-, fifth-, and sixth-grade classes at my school.

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“Hocus & Pocus: The Search for the Missing Dwarves” is written and Illustrated by Gorobei. This is not a regular comic book! It’s not a regular book, either. What I liked about this book is what makes it different. The mission is

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 You should definitely read this book, “Trouble in Zombie-Town” by Mark Cherverton, because there are exciting and mysterious twists and plenty of action. This is book one of the Mystery of Herobrine, A Gameknight999 Adventure series based on Minecraft. There are many zombie towns underground. It is filled with lots of zombies! There are also HP fountains like healing fountains for them to fill their HP to full health. If their HP goes completely empty, then they die. Each town has its own leader. The leaderrules the town until another zombie beats it in battle.

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 “Sanity & Tallulah” is a wonderful newgraphic novel written and illustrated by MollyBrooks.

Brooks isan illustrator for many comics. Her comics have been seen on ESPN sports news, The Globe, and many others. She got the idea for this story from a friend.

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Imagine being the star of your own book! Imagine being a jackrabbit and starring in books! Jeremy Jackrabbit has starred in six books.

Authors Sasha and Rodney Glassman have written a series of books about Jeremy Jackrabbit and his adventures.

When the Glassmans went to the Tucson Festival of Books, they met a children’s book author and that made them want to become authors. Rodney

Glassman’s little brother, Jeremy, had a poster in his room with a jackrabbit on it so the Glassmans chose to use a jackrabbit in their books.

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Have you ever read the book “How to Train Your Dragon,” or seen the movie? I would highly recommend both! Cressida Cowell is the author of the series of 12 chapter books in the How to Train Your Dragon series along with

three other books that relate to the series. In both the movie and the books the two main characters, Hiccup and Toothless, have many adventures together.

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