New series from DK designed to help kids learn how to read and learn to love reading. Galactic Mission is a 'Reading Alone' reader, perfect for children who are proficient readers, developing the habit of reading widely for both pleasure and information. DK Reads proves that good reads build great readers. Year 2098: planet Earth is dying. Five school children embark on a life or death mission to the distant star system of Alpha Centauri to find a new home. Right from the start, the mission goes wrong, and the children find themselves alone, facing the dangers ahead, using their courage and wits. But is everyone not as they seem? Galactic Mission is part of the new DK Reads series, a three-level reading scheme that helps children become confident readers, featuring engaging and illustrated topics. DK Reads is created in consultation with literacy experts and adheres to levelled reading scheme guidelines so the grammar, vocabulary, and content are spot on for each stage.