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By Phyllis at the Library Station
The Mars rover, Perseverance, will be landing on Mars on February 18th, 2021! This exciting mission will search the Jezero Crater for signs of ancient life, collect rock samples and perform experiments. The Springfield Greene County Library wants to help your family get ready for the big day. Here are a few great titles to get you started:
Hey-Ho to Mars We’ll Go! A Space-Age Version of the Farmer in the Dell by Susan Lendroth, is a fun rhyming picture book that can be sung to the tune of the “Farmer in the Dell!” Each verse is paired with interesting facts about Mars and imagines future travel there. It is recommended for age 3-1st grade.
Mars, written by Shauna Edson & Giles Sparrow, is a stunning new look at the red planet from DK, the publishers of the “Eyewitness Books.” It is recommended for 3rd grade and up.
Rover Throws a Party: Inspired by NASA's Curiosity on Mars by Kristin L. Gray is a fun look at the mission of the Mars rover Curiosity, which landed on Mars in 2012 and is still up there gathering data! It is recommended for K-2nd grade.
What is NASA? by Sarah Fabiny is a fun look at the history of NASA for kids in 4th-6th grade. It is part of the popular “What is” series.
You can find more book selections at your favorite library branch or log onto our Hoopla App! For additional book suggestions, fun learning activities, recommended links from NASA and some cool NASA swag, stop by the Library Station during the month of February to pick up a free Mars Library Takeout Kit, while supplies last! Kits are recommended for kids in Kindergarten through 5th grade.
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