From the Series Early Bird Astronomy

  • Interest Level: Grade 2 - Grade 5   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

This book discusses Mars’ distinguishing characteristics, its position in the solar system its composition and atmospheric conditions, its moons, and how scientists have learned about Mars over time.

Format Your Price
Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Nonfiction
Category Science
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Brand Early Bird Books
Imprint Lerner Publications ™
Language English
Publication Date 2009-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 3.7
Dewey 523.43
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Lexile 650
Guided Reading Level Q
ATOS Reading Level 4.3
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 131743
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Bibliography/further reading, Charts/Graphs/Diagrams, Glossary, Index, Note to adults, Photo captions, Pronunciation guide, Reviewed, Table of contents, and Teaching Guides


School Library Journal

“The books are enhanced with mixes of space art and photography that has been reproduced with special attention to image sharpness and color clarity.” —School Library Journal

Author: Conrad J. Storad

Conrad J. Storad is the author of more than 30 science and nature books for children and young adults. When he is not writing books and sharing stories with young readers, Storad serves as director of the Office of Research Communications at Arizona State University. His duties include editing and writing stories about science, scholarship, and creative activity taking place at the nation's largest public university. Prior to working at ASU, Storad worked as a reporter, editor, and freelance magazine writer.

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Early Bird Astronomy

Newly fluent readers will explore the solar system in this colorful and interesting series. Accessible text describes the unique features of each planet, its place in the solar system, its makeup, its satellites and rings, and how scientists have learned about the planet through space… View available downloads →