Talking with Authors: Stacy McAnulty, Mars! Earthlings Welcome
Grades: 9 - 12

Video Description: From writer Stacy McAnulty and illustrator Stevie Lewis, Mars! Earthlings Welcome is a light-hearted nonfiction picture book about the red planet―told by Mars himself.

Type of Video: Interview*
Unique Video ID: Literature-147**

Quick Ideas for Using the Video:

  • The first seven minutes of the video includes a virtual read-aloud of the children’s book by the author. Let your elementary teaching colleagues know it’s available on the website to share with their students.
  • Use the video in conjunction with an activity that has students writing and illustrating stories for children. What insights did they gain from the interview that they could use in their writing?
  • After completing their illustrated stories for children, have students record virtual read-alouds of their work to share with elementary students in your district, to post on your district website, or to publish in another forum of your choice.


*Interviews feature extended conversation exploring fascinating topics with fascinating people in the area of study.

**The unique Video ID can be used to quickly locate a single video in the ET collection. This search function is designed to let teachers assign students to watch a specific video and have only that video appear as a search result. Just click on Search and choose “By Video ID.” Then type in the Video ID as it appears above. Be sure to include the dash.