Blog Tour: If You Were Me and Lived On … Mars by Carole P. Roman

If You Were Me and Lived On ...Mars
Author: Carole P. Roman
Illustrator: Mateya Arkova
Reading Level: Children's Book
Genres: Education | Astronomy
Release Date: January 9th 2017
Review Source: The Children's Book Review

Join Carole P. Roman when she blasts off to colonize the planet Mars, in the newest book of her informative series. Learn about how life would be living on the Red Planet. Travel to Olympus Mons, the largest volcano in the solar system. Look into the sky and watch Phobos and Deimos, Mars’ two moons. Discover what you would wear, and how the seasons change. See Mars through the eyes of an adventurous youngster like you and understand what life is like in a trip of a lifetime. Don’t forget to look at the other books in the series so that you can be an armchair traveler.

If You Were Me and Lived On ...Mars delivers a fun story to read which at the same time children will be learning facts when they do without realizing it. So not only do they get to read and see some great illustrations, they will be learning facts about Mars and Astronomy. So I call it fiction with a twist.

In If You Were Me and Lived On... Mars, to take a journey like if your family will travel to Mars in the future and live there. The trip in its entirety will be around 3 years, due to the distance of Mars and so forth. See where the kids will learn while reading. And the story continues explaining how it would be to live in Mars with how different the climates are between Earth and Mars. How activities will be altered because of Mars climate. What would happen if a bad sand storm is taking place or if its summertime. All things gets explained throughout the book while the child reads like they are taking this journey.

I really liked how the author takes the kids on the journey and still teaches them. She did a great job executing this task. The illustrations also help the story, so that the kids aren't looking at the usual text book pictures, but instead illustrations that match what one is reading while using a great color palette.

So overall, this is a great book. Definitely a book that should be in all school libraries. I will be recommending If You Were Me and Lived On... Mars to all my friends with younger children and all the Elementary school teachers & Librarians I know. So if you have a little one at home, this will be a great book to add to the bedtime reading ritual.

Carole P. Roman is the award-winning author of the Captain No Beard series. Both Captain No Beard: An Imaginary Tale of a Pirate’s Life and Captain No Beard and the Aurora Borealis have received the Kirkus Star of Exceptional Merit. The first book in the series was named to Kirkus Reviews Best 2012. Captain No Beard and the Aurora Borealis has been named to Kirkus Reviews Best of 2015. Each book in the series has won numerous awards including the NABE Pinnacle Award, IAN Award, Moonbeam Award 2014, National Indie Excellence Award Finalist, Shelf Media Outstanding Series Award, ForeWord Review Five Star and Finalist in the Book of the Year, and Reader’s Views Children’s Book of the Year 2013. Roman is also the author of the award-winning non-fiction culture series, If You Were Me and Lived in… that explores customs and cultures around the world. She has co-authored a self help book, Navigating Indieworld: A Beginners Guide to Self-Publishing and Marketing. She lives on Long Island with her husband and near her children and grandchildren.

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Ages 4-8 | CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform | 2017 | 978-1540869722

Enter To Win An Autographed Copy Of If You Were Me And Lived On … Mars, By Award-Winning Author Carole P. Roman, And A Stomp Rocket: Ultra LED To Light Up The Night Sky.

One (1) grand prize winner receives:
  • A copy of If You Were Me and Lived On … Mars, autographed by Carole P. Roman
  • A Stomp Rocket: Ultra LED set
  • A bonus autographed picture book selected from one of the 35+ books written by Carole P. Roman
Four (4) winners receive:
  • A copy of If You Were Me and Lived On … Mars, autographed by Carole P. Roman
  • A bonus autographed picture book selected from one of the 35+ books written by Carole P. Roman
Age Range: 4-8
Giveaway begins February 7, 2017, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends March 7, 2017, at 11:59 P.M. PST.
Giveaway open to US and Canadian addresses only.
Prizes and samples provided by Carole P. Roman and The Children’s Book Review.


  1. I would blast off to an undiscovered planet full of magic.

  2. I would blast off to Saturn so I could explore those fascinating rings.

  3. I would pick Mars to discover because it seems to be the most interesting planet
    Thank You

    Fiona N


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