Captain Mack and the Monstrous Moonmites by John Lomas-Bullivant
Walker Books, 2010. ISBN 978 1406323665
Captain Mack will appeal to any child who loves the idea of space exploration and astronauts. It is a comic style book, using speech bubbles to tell the story which is great for reluctant readers as the bright comics help tell the story. The stories have simple plots and are aimed at young children but they will still need to be confident readers to read independently.
The book has two short stories and follows the adventures of Captain Mack as he helps to solve problems on the moon - a space shuttle with a leaking fuel tank - and back on his home planet - a missing weather machine. There are other books in the series as well as a UK based children's show so children may already have heard of Captain Mack and his adventures. Highly recommended for fans of the show as well as independent readers who may not enjoy reading large texts.