Aliens Are Coming!

Book review by Darienne Stewart, Common Sense Media
Aliens Are Coming! Poster Image

Common Sense says

age 5+

Fun, educational retelling of the War of the Worlds hoax.

Parents say

age 7+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

No reviews yet.

Add your rating

Did we miss something on diversity?

Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.

A Lot or a Little?

The parents' guide to what's in this book.

Community Reviews

age 7+

grade school kids will enjoy this story

I have read this book as a tool to have kids discuss what life was like before television and why we shouldn't always trust what we see or hear. Kids enjoy this book because of the great illustrations and the fact that it is about a real event.

Book Details

  • Author: Meghan McCarthy
  • Genre: History
  • Book type: Fiction
  • Publisher: Dragonfly Books
  • Publication date: August 11, 2009
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 4 - 8
  • Number of pages: 40
  • Last updated: July 12, 2017

Our Editors Recommend

For kids who love creepy tales

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

See how we rate