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Astro’s Adventures Book Club is a subscription service for grandparents who want to share their love of books with their grandchildren.
Astro’s Adventures Books, written and created by Susan Day, are created around a group of dogs who belong to a secret organization created to save other dogs from neglect. Their plans are regularly thwarted by the evil genius, Speed Bump Charlie, a wicked alley cat, and his sidekick, Furball.
Each book created encourages and promotes the wonderful art of story-telling and a love of all pets.
Each of the characters are based on real pets and children will immediately see their own pets portrayed within the pages.
Astro’s Adventures are fun and whacky books that will delight and entertain. They promote the important values of friendship, kindness, loyalty and courage.
Astro’s Adventures Book Club is uniquely qualified to provide early chapter books for children ranging 8 to 12 years of age.
Astro’s Adventures Book Club was born out of the desire to encourage grandparents to spend more precious and productive time with their grandchildren. It was started by grandparents who noticed their own grandchildren develop a love of adventures which could only be found within the pages of books.
The idea behind Astro’s Adventures Book Club subscription service is simple – each month we will send you a chapter book to share with your 8 to 12 year old grandchild.
In this age of technology, it is almost too easy for all of us to forget the incredible vulnerability of a child. As grandparents, we are always concerned with the information our children are exposed to.
At Astro’s Adventures Book Club we understand and share those concerns with you. We see how easy it is to lose focus and get tangled in the web of junk content that has no value for a child at any stage of his or her development. Because we are aware of these concerns and because we see this trend on a daily basis, we are committed to providing your grandchild with the best tools for learning, exploring and growing each month. Our blog is jammed pack full of educational tips and advice. Click here to see it for yourself.
Our goal is to help you as a grandparent or a guardian to introduce books with great quality content to your grandchild.
Susan Day is the creator of the Astro’s Adventures series of children’s books. Her books are about a secret organisation of dogs that save other dogs from neglect. Susan sees her role as scribe and illustrator for these funny and well-meaning goofballs.
These middle grade chapter books are full of zany characters who capture the heart of anyone who has had their life turned upside down by a dog, a cat or any other pet. Each book Susan creates encourages and promotes the wonderful art of story-telling with organic illustrations that reach to the very essence of the reader portraying similar character traits that their pets share.
Susan travelled around the world twice before she was seven years old. It was the sixties and the cheapest way to circumnavigate the globe was by cruise ship. It seemed only fitting that the wonderful events she experienced and the places she visited on these journeys be recorded for history. Thus, her story telling skills began. Firstly, to Rupert Bear, her lifelong companion, and then to a host of imaginary friends and finally to her pet dog once the family finally set down roots in Australia.
Today, Susan shares her country home with four dogs from the Astro’s Adventures series, Rocky, Stella, Alfie and Digger, as well as, four rescue guinea pigs, three bossy cats, a three-legged huntsmen spider named Frank, and a very patient husband.