Books by Ben Newman

ASTRO KITTENS by Dominic Walliman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 8, 2019

"Sure to fire imaginations and inspire questions caregivers may struggle good-naturedly to answer. (Board book. 3-6)"
Once dinosaurs have begun to seem passé, space is the place for many toddlers, and the Astro Kittens are excellent guides. Read full book review >
ZOOM! by Stéphanie Babin
by Stéphanie Babin, illustrated by Ben Newman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 6, 2019

"More game than substance. (Board book. 2-4)"
A large-format board book with sliding, matching-game-style panels featuring things that move on land, sea, and by air. Read full book review >
PROFESSOR ASTRO CAT'S SPACE ROCKETS by Dominic Walliman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2018

"Energetic enough to carry younger rocketeers off the launch pad if not into a very high orbit. (glossary) (Informational picture book. 6-8)"
The bubble-helmeted feline explains what rockets do and the role they have played in sending people (and animals) into space. Read full book review >
PROFESSOR ASTRO CAT'S HUMAN BODY ODYSSEY by Dominic Walliman
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2018

"This eye-catching book makes the complicated human body much less so while still providing enough detail to allow readers to linger and explore. (combined glossary-index.) (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
Cartoon guide Professor Astrocat and his animal team take readers on an in-depth tour of the major functions and components of the human body. Read full book review >
BOO! by Ben Newman
by Ben Newman, illustrated by Ben Newman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"A natural as a high-volume storytime ice breaker or lagniappe. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Everyone's afraid of something. Read full book review >
PROFESSOR ASTRO CAT'S ATOMIC ADVENTURE by Dominic Walliman
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 10, 2016

"Readers may pick up a few 'factoroids' along the way, but more systematic tours are available for the booking. (glossary/index) (Informational picture book. 9-11)"
Space-suited science guide Astro Cat leads a tour of physics, from molecules to the multiverse. Read full book review >
PROFESSOR ASTRO CAT'S FRONTIERS OF SPACE by Dominic Walliman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 12, 2013

"A lively jaunt over well-traveled territory. (glossary) (Nonfiction. 9-11)"
Conducted by a cat in a retro-futuristic space suit, this tour of the solar system and beyond earns style points for both its illustrations and its selection of "Factoroids." Read full book review >