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Drew Brockington
Fan Mail Address: P.O. Box 17479, Minneapolis, MN 55417-9998
Fan Emails: drewbrockington [at] gmail [dot] com
Drew Brockington’s books are available through our Bookshop store.
Scroll to the bottom for a link to book appearances

Drew Brockington is a Minneapolis author best known for the CatStronauts series. Drew may be the only local kids author to have flown a Space Shuttle, repaired the International Space Station, and served in Mission Control (all during a week at Space Camp). Besides CatStronauts he has written DC Comics’ middle-grade graphic novel, Metropolis Grove and the picture book Hangry.

Books by Drew Brockington

Drew Brockington’s books are available through our Bookshop store and include the following titles.  If you purchase books through our link, not only do we get a small commission, but 10% of regular sales on are added to an earnings pool that is evenly divided and distributed to independent bookstores every six months.

  • CatStronauts: Mission Moon
  • Race to Mars
  • CatStronauts: Space Station Situation
  • CatStronauts: Robot Rescue
  • CatStronauts: Slapdash Science
  • CatStronauts: Digital Disaster
  • Hangry
  • CatStronauts: Digital Disaster
  • Waffles and Pancake: Planetary-YUM

5 Fun Facts about Drew Brockington

  1. Drew Brockington lives in Minneapolis with his family.
  2. He is proud of his week at Space Camp.
  3. He loves cheese.
  4. His dog’s name is Leroy.
  5. Drew’s YouTube Channel is called, “Let’s Go Do Fun Stuff” (coincidentally that is Family Fun Twin Cities’ tag line, too.)

Author Drew Brockington with Waffles the CatStronaut Puppet
See Drew Brockington and Waffles the CatStronauts on YouTube. Image used with permission Wunderkind PR

Let’s Do Fun Stuff Together

Drew shares stories and crafts inspired by his favorite CatStronauts character, Waffles. The CatStronaut joins him in puppet form, in his YouTube drawing show, “Let’s Do Fun Stuff Together.”  Each of videos is approximately half an hour. For kids who love his books or want to learn to draw alongside a real graphic novelist, they are really fun to watch. I wrote this entire entry with a split screen, so my kids could continue to watch the videos after I checked them out.

CatStronauts Fun and Toys

There are several unlicensed astronaut toys out there. A friend of ours bought one in Japan last year. Licensed toys are hard to find. Drew had a limited edition Waffles Plush on his Brockart Web Store (but they are currently sold out).

In Person Appearances

If you want to meat Waffles, he accompanies Drew on in-person visits to schools and bookshops.

Book Review: Waffles and Pancake: Planetary-Yum

Drew Brockington, released, Waffles and Pancake: Planetary-Yum in October of 2021. Joy had the opportunity to review an advanced reading copy of this sweet book and shares her review below:

What Kids Will Like About This Book

If your child is a fan of the series, they’ll recognize Waffles. In this CatStronauts Kitten Adventure, a young Waffles and his sister Pancake spend the day at a science museum with their dad.

This book is a little bit shorter and an easier read than the main series. It will be a quick read for your young fans and a good starter book for early readers. Kids will enjoy following the kittens progress through the museum on the map that begins every chapter.

What I Like About This Book

As a parent, I loved that this book featured kittens whose parents were not together but that the story wasn’t about divorce. It was simply about a fun family outing. It is nice for children to see families who resemble their own doing normal happy things.

For a mother of reluctant readers, age-appropriate graphic novels like this are a God send.  I find myself having a hard time keeping up with their consumption when they get excited about a particular series. CatStronauts is no exception to this trend. Kids who like Narwhal & Jelly while love Waffles and Pancake.

1. Visit A Science Museum Like the Kittens & DadCat

This book would pair nicely with a family visit to a science museum. The museum in the story resembled the Science Museum of Minnesota, but the museum they visited had a planetarium like The Bell Museum of Natural History. Either museum would be fun. You can print a map ahead of the visit and trace your path like Waffles and Pancake did.  The Science Museum’s map is found here.

2. Get Out of the City Lights to View the Night Sky

The kittens learned about constellations at the planetarium. The Bell Museum creates a bi-monthly star map that kids can print to search the night sky for current constellations, moon phases and other astronomical objects and events.

3. Meet Drew Brockington

One of the perks of living in the Twin Cities is getting the chance to meet so many amazing authors. If your children are super fans, look for occasional appearances at both Red Balloon Bookshop. and Wild Rumpus Books For Young Readers. Or just send him fan mail!

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