Author Releases First Installment in New, Illustrated Children’s Series That Introduces Young Kids to Scientific Topics

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Julie A. Roccaforte’s Adventures from Outer Space books encourage children to be curious about the universe and help parents to nourish the minds and creativity of their young ones

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The book has a nice flow and is the perfect length for a bedtime story. The illustrations created by the author are very sweet and add to the brightness of this story! I highly recommend this for little ones and for 2-4th grade readers.

Author and illustrator Julie A. Roccaforte has published the exciting first installment in her debut children’s series about a curious dog who is introduced to an eclectic cast of characters as he journeys along the seaside and to the ocean.

“Adventures from Outer Space: Houston’s First Adventure” opens on Houston the dog waiting for his master to be let out of elementary school. After he becomes distracted by a mysterious object that zooms across the sky, he sets off on a mission to sniff out and investigate the event. As he makes his way into the unknown, Houston encounters critters big and small, from both sea and space. He makes plenty of friends and learns much about the universe and its inner workings along the way.

“When my son was young, he used to ask me questions about why the sky was blue, how rainbows come to be, why certain items are shiny, and how the universe works as a whole – as kids do,” Roccaforte said. “Later in my life, I became intrigued and inspired to research and answer these questions for myself so that I could easily share them with other young kids.”

Ultimately, “Houston’s First Adventure” provides an enjoyable story for children that helps them to learn their ABCs as Houston encounters each creature on his journey. The book also introduces kids to basic scientific topics in an uncomplicated, entertaining way.

“The book has a nice flow and is the perfect length for a bedtime story,” a reader wrote in a five-star Amazon review of “Houston’s First Adventure”. “The illustrations created by the author are very sweet and add to the brightness of this story! I highly recommend this for little ones and for 2-4th grade readers. This is the first Adventure Book in a series about Houston, the sweet little curious Puppy!”

“Adventures from Outer Space: Houston’s First Adventure”
By Julie A. Roccaforte
ISBN: 978-1-4808-8174-7 (softcover); 978-1-4808-8173-0 (e-book)
Available through Barnes & Noble and Amazon

About the author
Julie A. Roccaforte is an artist who earned an associate degree in commercial art. Roccaforte enjoys studying the universe, and she is passionate about the world and everyone in it. Roccaforte has previously had her poetry published, and this is her first of many books. She currently resides in Omaha, Neb.

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