Mission to Mars

by Franklyn M. Branley

On Sale: 09/03/2002

Mission to Mars

by Franklyn M. Branley

illustrated by True Kelley

On Sale: 09/03/2002


Junior Library Guild Selection

About the Book

Read and find out about exploring Mars in this colorfully illustrated nonfiction picture book.

Someday people from Earth may live on Mars. Soon we will go to the planet to learn more about it. It will become our outpost in space—our space colony. 

The author-illustrator pair who brought us The International Space Station, Floating in Space, and What the Moon Is Like tackle the hot topic in space: a mission to the red planet.

This is a clear and appealing science book for early elementary age kids, both at home and in the classroom. It's a Level 2 Let's-Read-and-Find-Out, which means the book explores more challenging concepts for children in the primary grades. The 100+ titles in this leading nonfiction series are:

  • hands-on and visual
  • acclaimed and trusted
  • great for classrooms

Top 10 reasons to love LRFOs:

  • Entertain and educate at the same time
  • Have appealing, child-centered topics
  • Developmentally appropriate for emerging readers
  • Focused; answering questions instead of using survey approach
  • Employ engaging picture book quality illustrations
  • Use simple charts and graphics to improve visual literacy skills
  • Feature hands-on activities to engage young scientists
  • Meet national science education standards
  • Written/illustrated by award-winning authors/illustrators & vetted by an expert in the field
  • Over 130 titles in print, meeting a wide range of kids' scientific interests

Books in this series support the Common Core Learning Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) standards. Let's-Read-and-Find-Out is the winner of the American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru Science Books & Films Prize for Outstanding Science Series.

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780064452335
  • ISBN 10: 0064452336
  • Imprint: HarperCollins
  • On Sale: 09/03/2002
  • Pages: 40
  • List Price:7.25 CAD
  • Ages: 4 to 8
  • BISAC1 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Discoveries
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Astronomy
  • BISAC3 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / Technology / Aeronautics, Astronautics & Space Science

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