Ready, Set, Mars

by Katie Jaffe (Author) Tammie Lyon (Illustrator)

Ready, Set, Mars
Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade

When space-loving siblings combine forces, their bedrooms and backyard become the launchpad to the adventure of their dreams.

Elementary schoolers Jet and Jordy live and breathe the world of space science, especially when it comes to understanding and constructing homemade working rovers and rockets. If there's a challenge to be solved, this sister and brother figure it out, even if it means that Jet's rover is destroyed by the rocket that Jordy accidentally sends crashing through her bedroom window! When they decide to combine their talents and work as a team, big things start to happen. Their contagious energy, boundless curiosity, and dedication to problem-solving (with some help from a math-minded snake, a nimble frog, and some bubble gum), lead the duo to a NASA contest with an out-of-this-world prize they could have never imagined. Parents, teachers, and young readers will delight in being along for the ride as Jet and Jordy discover the sky is definitely not the limit!

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Katie Jaffe

Katie Jaffe:
As Creative Director and Design Consultant of Aviation for Spectre Air Capital, Katie has aided in the design of several high profile aircraft. Currently, she is leading the marketing and design effort of an overseas airline. She also has a passion for children's causes and has committed herself to helping several charities for children around the world. She lives in Austin, Texas, with her husband and three children.

Jennifer Lawson:
Lifelong educator and advocate of the Childrens' Literacy Program, Jennifer seeks to bring knowledge to students through creative curriculum and technology on a global level. As Owner and President of Decision Tree Technologies, she is currently endeavoring to teach using technologically advanced solutions that excite today's students. She lives in Austin, Texas, with her family.

Tammie Lyon:
Tammie is an award-winning author and illustrator of numerous books for children. She is known for her work on the Eloise series and the wildly popular Katie Woo series. Currently, Tammie is writing and illustrating an early chapter series for emergent readers to celebrate children's diversity. She lives in Cincinnati, Ohio, with her husband Lee, and loves spending the day in her studio with her dog Gus.

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Greenleaf Book Group Press
Publication date
August 22, 2023
BISAC categories
JUV053020 - Juvenile Fiction | Science Fiction | Space Exploration
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