Tuesday, November 17, 2015

This Librarian's Quick Picks: Welcome to Mars

Welcome to Mars by Buzz Aldrin book coverWelcome to Mars: Making a Home on the Red Planet
by Buzz Aldrin & Marianne Dyson
National Geographic (Sep. 1, 2015)


Astronaut Buzz Aldrin challenges curious kids to think about Mars as not just a faraway red planet but as a possible future home for Earthlings! What will your new home be like? How will you get there? What will you eat for breakfast? 

Why You'll Love It:
  •  Besides being a living legend in the aerospace field, Aldrin isn't new to writing children's books -- check out one of his other successful writing ventures below in the "What Else You Should Read" section.
  • The book contains a topographical map of Mars as well as a description of tools you'd need on Mars in order to explore.
  • The book incorporates real photography and digital illustrations throughout and they enhance but never overwhelm the enthusiastic writing.
Who Should Read It:

Great for grades 4-7...and here's the educator's guide!

nonfiction science spacecraft Buzz Aldrin

What Else You Should Read: 

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