Mars’ First Friends: Come on Over, Rovers! By Susanna Leonard Hill & Elisa Paganelli

Mars’ First Friends: Come on Over, Rovers! Back of Book: In a solar system full of planets, Mars feels all alone. No one has time to play with him. Will he ever get a playmate? Mars’ First Friends is a universal story about man’s―and Mars’―best friends―our beloved pets. In this sweet solar system book, Mars isContinue reading “Mars’ First Friends: Come on Over, Rovers! By Susanna Leonard Hill & Elisa Paganelli”

Rover Throws a Party: Inspired by NASA’s Curiosity on Mars By Kristin L. Gray & Scott Magoon

Back of Book: It’s Rover’s anniversary on Mars! Time to celebrate by throwing the best party this planet has ever seen. Rover hands out invitations all over town, but it seems like he’s the only one around. Will anyone come to the party, or will Rover be all alone on his big day?  In 2013, NASA programmedContinue reading “Rover Throws a Party: Inspired by NASA’s Curiosity on Mars By Kristin L. Gray & Scott Magoon”

Red Rover: Curiosity on Mars By Richard Ho

Back of Book: Mars has a visitor It likes to roam…observe…measure and collect. It explores the red landscape crossing plains, climbing hills, and tracing the bottoms of craters―in search of water and life. It is not the first to visit Mars. It will not be the last. But it might be the most curious. MyContinue reading “Red Rover: Curiosity on Mars By Richard Ho”

Always Looking Up: Nancy Grace Roman, Astronomer By Laura Gehl

My Review: I received a copy of this picture book from Albert Whitman Publishing in exchange for an honest review. This is a fascinating nonfiction narrative about the life and work of Nancy Grace Roman. As a child, Nancy Grace loved to look up at the beauty of the night sky. She grew up withContinue reading “Always Looking Up: Nancy Grace Roman, Astronomer By Laura Gehl”

Go for the Moon: A Rocket, a Boy, and the First Moon Landing by Chris Gall

Back of Book: The Apollo 11 astronauts have prepared carefully for their attempt to be the first men to land on the moon. The young narrator of this book has prepared carefully, too: he explains the design of the spacecraft, the flight from the earth to the moon, and the drama of touching down–while shadowingContinue reading “Go for the Moon: A Rocket, a Boy, and the First Moon Landing by Chris Gall”

Moon’s First Friend Susanna Leonard Hill

Back of Book: From high up in the sky, the Moon has spent her whole life watching Earth and hoping for someone to visit. Dinosaurs roam, pyramids are built, and boats are made, but still, no one comes. Will friends ever come to visit her? Commemorate the extraordinary Apollo 11 spaceflight mission with this heartwarmingContinue reading “Moon’s First Friend Susanna Leonard Hill”

The Astronaut Who Painted the Moon: The True Story of Alan Bean By Dean Robbins

Back of Book: As a boy, Alan wanted to fly planes. As a young Navy pilot, Alan wished he could paint the view from the cockpit. So he took an art class to learn patterns and forms. But no class could prepare him for the beauty of the lunar surface some 240,000 miles from Earth.Continue reading “The Astronaut Who Painted the Moon: The True Story of Alan Bean By Dean Robbins”

Nova the Star Eater by Lindsay Leslie

Back of Book: Nova has a big appetite for stars, so when she decides to gobble up Earth’s Sun, panic erupts around the globe. Earth needs its Sun to survive! How will it get it back from Nova? One bright little girl just might have a solution. My Review: I received a copy of thisContinue reading “Nova the Star Eater by Lindsay Leslie”

The Girl Who Named Pluto: The Story of Venetia Burney By Alice B. McGinty

Back of Book: When Venetia Burney’s grandfather reads aloud from the newspaper about a new discovery–a “ninth major planet” that has yet to be named–her eleven-year-old mind starts whirring. She is studying the planets in school and loves Roman mythology. “It might be called Pluto,” she says, thinking of the dark underworld. Grandfather loves theContinue reading “The Girl Who Named Pluto: The Story of Venetia Burney By Alice B. McGinty”

If You Had Your Birthday Party on the Moon by Joyce Lapin

Back of Book: Have your birthday party on the moon and everyone will come! After all, who wouldn’t want to ride in a rocket and celebrate for a day that lasts as long as a month on Earth? Then, young partygoers could romp in a low-gravity playground; watch candles and balloons behave weirdly in theContinue reading “If You Had Your Birthday Party on the Moon by Joyce Lapin”