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Books to inspire a love of science in kids

Screen-Shot-2016-10-03-at-3.51.20-PM-1-209x300Autumn Bradley was just 4 when she started studying bugs and tuning in to Bill Nye the Science Guy.

Now a UO chemistry lab preparator, Bradley is passing that science passion on to today’s young explorers. She’s writing books that inspire grade-schoolers to consider careers in science.

Astrophysicist Akimie, the first in the series and available at employs rhymes to spark an exploration of the universe and the formation of galaxies. The book includes a typical day in the life of an astrophysicist.

“I want kids to have more answers to the question, ‘What will you be when you grow up?’” Bradley said.

Next up: Astrobiologist Aurora, due out this spring.