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50. Brake, Mark. The Alien Hunter’s Handbook: How to Look for Extraterrestrial Life. Kingfisher, 2012. 111pages. Tr. $10.99 ISBN 9780753468852

Brief Plot Description: This book uses a questions and answers format to take readers on a journey to find aliens. Through the seven chapters, readers will find the answer to the questions of how to recognize life, how to find an alien world; what the alien timeline is; what aliens might look like; how to talk to aliens; and if aliens visited planet Earth.

Genre(s)/Subject(s): Children Nonfiction, life on other planets, extraterrestrial beings
Reading Level: Ages 8-12
Books Similar in Style, Content, Theme, or Characters: Alien Worlds: Your Guide to Extraterrestrial Life by David A. Aguilar, Space Encyclopedia: A Tour of Our Solar System and Beyond by David A. Aguilar, Life in Space by Helen Orme

Programming/Lesson Ideas: After reading the book, children can draw the aliens and the spaceship on paper with their imaginations.


Personal Thoughts: With the colorful cartoon illustrations, this is a great guide book for tweens to learn more about extraterrestrial life. The contents in the book are interesting and easy to follow. The topic of aliens is exciting for many tweens, so this book is a good choice for tweens and reluctant readers.

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