Astronaut Annie

Book cover for Astronaut Annie by Suzanne Slade

Suzanne Slade


Nicole Tadgell

Book Summary

Career Day is approaching, and Annie can’t wait to show her family what she’s planning to be when she grows up. But, she must keep it a secret until Friday! So curious family members each ask Annie for a clue. Convinced that she’ll be a news reporter like he once was, Grandpop gives her his old camera and notebook to use for her presentation. Grandma is sure Annie wants to be a champion baker like her, so she offers a mixing bowl and oven mitts to Annie. Hopeful she’ll become the mountain climber he aspired to be, Dad gives Annie an old backpack. Mom presents Annie with a pair of high-top sneakers to pursue Mom’s favourite sport in high school — basketball. Grateful for each gift, Annie cleverly finds a way to use them all to create her Career Day costume. When the big day arrives, Annie finally reveals her out-of-this-world dream to everyone.

Gender barriers, Stereotypes, Dreams, Career, Gender norms

Age Range
Ages 4 to 8 (grades K-3)
Tilbury House Publishers
Book Category
Gender Norms