Simon, Seymour. Destination: Mars. Non-fiction. HarperCollins, 09/2016. 32pp. $17.99. 978-0-06-234497-7. OUTSTANDING. GRADES 1-5.
Destination: Mars, about “water, icecaps, and the possibility of life on the Red Planet!” includes computer renderings, diagrams, and photographs taken by telescope, satellite, and the Martian rover, the Curiosity, as is typical of award-winning science author Simon’s more than 300 books. This one has a slightly shorter text, in slightly larger font, which will probably more successfully encourage young readers’ interest in the natural world, as Simon says he intends in his author’s note. Back matter includes a glossary, an index, and reference to Simon’s website as well as websites for NASA and the Smithsonian.
Katrina Bergen, Berkeley PL