Is there Life on Mars? This week in summer reading the children listened to the story, Life on Mars by Jon Agee. A young astronaut is sure there is life to be found on Mars. He sets off on a mission, determined to prove the naysayers wrong. But when he arrives with a package of cupcakes as a gift, he sees nothing but a nearly barren planet. Finally, he spies a single flower and packs it away to take back to Earth as proof that there is life on Mars. But as he settles in for the journey home, he opens his cupcakes—only to discover that someone has eaten them all! Unbeknownst to the little explorer, a Martian has been wandering through the illustrations the whole time—and he got himself a delicious snack along the way. Unbeknownst to us, story time was also invaded by aliens. Pictured are the 25 aliens that landed at the library.