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Learn Astronomy with the Von Braun Astronomical Society
March 23, 2017 6:00pm
Madison Public Library
Intersteller Books for Middle School Readers
Last Day on Mars by
Call Number: J EME
Publication Date: 2017-02-14
While waiting to leave Mars before it burns up just like the Earth before it, Liam and his friend Phoebe discover some facts about time and space and realize that the human race is just one of the races trying to survive in space.
Space Case by
Call Number: J GIB
Publication Date: 2015-10-13
Life among the colonists on Moon Base Alpha is surprisingly dull and predictable...until the base's doctor is found dead. Though it looks like an accident, Dash Gibson has reason to believe that Dr. Holtz may have been murdered. There's no shortage of suspects, so Dash recruits two tech-savvy new friends to help with his investigation, never forgetting that they might be trapped in space with a killer.
Mars Evacuees by
Call Number: J MAC
Publication Date: 2015-02-17
Twelve-year-old Alice Dare is one of 300 seven- to sixteen-year-olds evacuated to Mars to attend school and train as soldiers, safe from the war with Earth's invading aliens, the Morrors, but when all of the adults and robots mysteriously disappear, the youths must survive on their own.
See You in the Cosmos by
Call Number: J CHE
Publication Date: 2017-02-28
Eleven-year-old Alex Petroski, along with his dog, Carl Sagan, makes big discoveries about his family on a road trip and he records it all on a golden iPod he intends to launch into space.
Cakes in Space by
Call Number: J REE
Publication Date: 2015-05-26
Astra teams up with robot Pilbeam to regain control of the spaceship transporting her and her family to a new planet when the Nom-o-Tron 9000 Food Synthesizer begins producing aggressive cakes that threaten to destroy the ship.
Space Books For Young Readers
You Are the First Kid on Mars by
Call Number: J 919.923 OBR
Publication Date: 2009-05-14
In the spirit of books that once imagined colonies on the moon, Patrick O'Brien has created a unique look at your first trip to Mars. Using the most up-to- date designs and theories of what it will take to establish a base on Mars, you are off on an incredible journey, over 35 million miles to the red planet.
If You Decide to Go to the Moon by
Call Number: J 629.454 MACN
Publication Date: 2005-10-01
"If you decide to go to the moon," writes Faith McNulty, "read this book first". It will tell you how to get there and what to do after you land. The most important part tells you how to get home.
Mousetronaut Goes to Mars by
Call Number: E KEL
Publication Date: 2013-10-01
A mouse stowaway on NASA's first human mission to Mars becomes a hero when one of the landing craft's engines fails.
Cars on Mars by
Call Number: J 919.923 SIY
Publication Date: 2009-07-01
Follow the course of NASA's Mars Exploration Rovers Mission. Learn how scientists determined that there was once water on Mars and how they resolved problems with the rovers in order to prolong the mission.
The Magic School Bus Lost in the Solar System by
Call Number: J 523.2 COL
Publication Date: 1992-02-01
The field trip to the planetarium is foiled when the museum turns out to be closed, but Ms. Frizzle saves the day. The Magic School Bus turns into a spaceship and takes the class on a trip zooming through the atmosphere, to the Moon, and beyond!