What was the first Science Fiction or Fantasy book you ever read? 

This was the first one I read to my kids. Hooked them early!

Reasons I read this series to my kids:

#1 – It gave me an excuse to read them! 
#2 – The name of the ship is Star Warts. 
#3 – Its mission: to find new worlds, to explore old galaxies, to bring a little bit of Earth out to the alien stars 
#4 – Puns!