Skip to Main Content

Space Adventure Books Sampler

Blast off with excerpts from new books by William Alexander, Stuart Gibbs, Ken Jennings, Wesley King, and Mark Kelly!

About The Book

Calling all future astronauts: get ready for your next space adventure with this free downloadable sampler of great books!

Download this FREE sampler for excerpts from William Alexander, Stuart Gibbs, Ken Jennings, and Wesley King. Learn more about the books at SpaceAdventureBooks.com!

About The Authors

Photograph by Dashiell Gibbs

Stuart Gibbs is the New York Times bestselling author of the Charlie Thorne series, FunJungle series, Moon Base Alpha series, Once Upon a Tim series, and Spy School series. He has written screenplays, worked on a whole bunch of animated films, developed TV shows, been a newspaper columnist, and researched capybaras (the world’s largest rodents). Stuart lives with his family in Los Angeles. You can learn more about what he’s up to at StuartGibbs.com.

Photograph by Matthew Aronoff

William Alexander won the National Book Award for his debut novel, Goblin Secrets, and won the Earphones Award for his narration of the audiobook. His other novels include A Festival of GhostsA Properly Unhaunted PlaceGhoulish SongNomad, and Ambassador. William studied theater and folklore at Oberlin College, English at the University of Vermont, and creative writing at the Clarion workshop. He teaches in the Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA program in Writing for Children and Young Adults. Like the protagonist of Nomad and Ambassador, William is the son of a Latino immigrant to the US. Visit him online at WillAlex.net and GoblinSecrets.com, and on Twitter via @WillieAlex.

Faith Jennings

Ken Jennings is the New York Times bestselling author of BrainiacMapheadBecause I Said So!, and Planet Funny. In 2020, he won the “Greatest of All Time” title on the quiz show Jeopardy! and in 2022, he succeeded Alex Trebek as a host of the show. He is living in Seattle during his mortal sojourn, but his posthumous whereabouts are still to be determined.

Photo courtesy of the author

Wesley King is the author of over a dozen novels for young readers. His debut, OCDaniel, is an Edgar Award winner, a Canada Silver Birch Award winner, a Bank Street Best Book of the Year, and received a starred review from Booklist. The companion novel, Sara and the Search for Normal, received a starred review from School Library Journal and was the recipient of the Violet Downey Book Award and the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children’s Book Award. King has also written The Incredible Space Raiders from Space!A World BelowButt Sandwich & TreeBenny on the Case, and Kobe Bryant’s New York Times bestselling Wizenard series. He lives in Newfoundland.

Photo by Gina Reis

Mark Kelly has served as the junior US Senator from Arizona since 2020. He was a captain in the United States Navy when he commanded the final mission of space shuttle Endeavour in May 2011. A veteran of four space flights to the International Space Station, he is a graduate of the United States Merchant Marine Academy and holds a master’s degree from the US Naval Postgraduate School. 

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (October 7, 2014)
  • Length: 75 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781481434973
  • Ages: 8 - 12

Browse Related Books

Resources and Downloads

High Resolution Images