Explore Rovers

From the Series Lightning Bolt Books ® — Exploring Space

  • Interest Level: Grade 1 - Grade 3
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

Rovers traverse parts of space that people can’t easily get to. While they explore they use special tools, take samples, and search for signs of life. Readers will love learning about these space machines, from their history to their current missions and where they might go in the future.

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Interest Level Grade 1 - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Science
Category 5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Traditional Nonfiction, STEM, STEM: Space Science, STEM: Technology
Copyright 2023
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Brand Lightning Bolt Books ®
Imprint Lerner Publications ™
Language English
Number of Pages 24
Publication Date 2022-08-01
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
BISACS JNF061020, JNF051010, JNF051040
Dewey 629.2/95
Dimensions 7.75 x 10.25
Lexile 690
Guided Reading Level O
Features Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Photo captions, Reviewed, and Table of contents

Author: Megan Harder

Megan Harder is a writer of children's nonfiction and a researcher for the University of Minnesota's potato breeding lab. She loves to learn new things and share her knowledge with others. In her free time, Megan enjoys baking, thrifting, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.


Children's Literature Comprehensive Database (CLCD)

“Scientists are helped by robots or rovers that collect information from different places in space. In this general nonfiction text, the author provides information about the history of rovers and some of the data they collect. Find out what is being planned for rovers and the challenges for constructing these future robots. See color pictures of different rovers that scientists have designed and used, some with labels identifying each rover by name. Read about the recent (2021) Mars helicopter and its purpose. A diagram shows some of the parts of a rover. Includes an index, a glossary, and a list of resources for learning more. Children interested in space will enjoy seeing the pictures of the different rovers. Teachers may use this book to supplement a unit on space exploration. This book is part of the “Exploring Space” series which provides brief information on rockets, satellites, space probes, space stations, and telescopes. Reviewer Rating: 4"—Children’s Literature