Mars (Ready to Read: Level One)

by Marion Dane Bauer (Author) John Wallace (Illustrator)

Mars (Ready to Read: Level One)
Reading Level: K − 1st Grade
Explore the planet Mars in the second book in this new, nonfiction Level 1 Ready-to-Read series about the universe that's perfect for kids who love science and space! Do you see that red dot in the night sky? It's Mars! Discover the exciting surprises about the Red Planet in this cosmic, fact-filled Level 1 Ready-to-Read.

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School Library Journal

PreS-Gr 2--Newly independent readers will gain an understanding of Mars in this second entry to a Level 1 series on the universe. Bauer begins by asking children to imagine their own journey to the red planet. The trip would take at least six months! She further engages them with the kinds of facts that kids love: Mars is a planet that has two moons, blue sunsets, a canyon as wide as the entire United States, extreme dust storms, and ground that is potentially poisonous. Some kids may be able to read the additional content that follows the main text, while others may turn to an adult for support. A glossary with a pronunciation guide is included. Colorful, playful illustrations and simple text make this a pleasing introduction to outer space. VERDICT A beginning reader that is an excellent addition to any collection of STEM materials.--Gloria Koster, formerly at West Sch., New Canaan, CT

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Review quotes

"Engages [readers] with the kinds of facts that kids love: Mars is a planet that has two moons, blue sunsets, a canyon as wide as the entire United States, extreme dust storms, and ground that is potentially poisonous. . . . Colorful, playful ­llustrations and simple text make this a pleasing introduction to outer space."—School Library Journal "November 1, 2021"
Marion Dane Bauer
Marion Dane Bauer is the author of many books for young readers, including the Newbery Honor book On My Honor and the Coretta Scott King Book Illustrator Award winner The Stuff of Stars. She lives in St. Paul, Minnesota, and can be reached at MarionDaneBauer.com.

John Wallace's formal training was not in illustration, but rather theology, which he received at Cambridge University. However, he always loved drawing, and one of his early jobs was as a newspaper cartoonist. In his children's books illustrations, John is particularly inspired by what he calls "the gooniness" of young school children. John and his family divide their time between Brighton, England, and Long Island, New York.
Classification
Non-fiction
ISBN-13
9781534486461
Lexile Measure
550L
Guided Reading Level
N/A
Publisher
Simon Spotlight
Publication date
August 20, 2021
Series
Ready to Read: Level One
BISAC categories
JNF051080 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Science & Nature | Earth Sciences - General
JNF045000 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Readers | Beginner
JNF051040 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Science & Nature | Astronomy
Library of Congress categories
Planets
Mars (Planet)

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