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May, 2019

Rocket to the Moon!: Big Ideas That Changed the World #1

Don Brown · Amulet Books
Pages: 136
Format: Hardcover

On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong took "one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind" when the Apollo 11 landed on the moon. But it wasn't just one man who got us to the moon. Rocket to the Moon! explores the people and technology that made the moon landing possible. Instead...
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Who Was Neil Armstrong?

Roberta Edwards · Grosset & Dunlap
Pages: 105
Format: Paperback

On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong stepped on the moon and, to an audience of over 450 million people, proclaimed his step a ?giant leap for mankind.? This Eagle Scout built his own model planes as a little boy and then grew up to be a test pilot for experimental aircraft before becoming...
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What Is NASA?

Sarah Fabiny · Penguin Workshop
Pages: 112
Format: Paperback

Find out all about NASA in this out-of-this-world addition to the What Was? series. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, better known as NASA, began in 1958. With its creation, the United States hoped to ensure it won the space race against the Soviet Union. Author Sarah Fabiny...
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Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11

Brian Floca · Atheneum/Richard Jackson Books
Pages: 56
Format: Hardcover

Brian Floca explores Apollo 11's famed moon landing with this newly expanded edition of Moonshot!Simply told, grandly shown, and now with eight additional pages of brand-new art and more in-depth information about the historic moon landing, here is the flight of Apollo 11. Here for a new generation...
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Go for the Moon: A Rocket, a Boy, and the First Moon Landing

Chris Gall
Format: Book

Publishing date June 11,2019
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Earthrise: Apollo 8 and the Photo That Changed the World

James Gladstone · Owlkids
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

1968 was a year of unrest: many nations were at war. People marched for peace, fairness, and freedom. At the same time, the Apollo 8 crew was about to go farther into space than anyone had gone before -- to the moon.As they surveyed the moon's surface, astronauts aboard Apollo 8 looked...
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The First Men Who Went to the Moon

Rhonda Gowler Greene · Sleeping Bear Press
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

In 1961, President John F. Kennedy issued a challenge to the nation: land astronauts on the moon by the end of the decade. The Apollo program was designed by NASA to meet that challenge, and on July 16, 1969, Apollo 11 lifted off from Kennedy Space Center carrying astronauts Neil Armstrong,...
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Footprints on the Moon

Mark Haddon · Candlewick Press
Pages: 32
Format: Print book

Best-selling author Mark Haddon recalls his boyhood fascination with the moon and his pure wonder at witnessing the first lunar landing.Years ago, a little boy gazed at the moon, dizzy with the thought that he was looking at a world 200,000 miles away. As he read atlases and library books...
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The Darkest Dark

Chris Hadfield · Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Pages: 48
Format: Hardcover

"Inspired by astronaut Chris Hadfield's own childhood experiences, The Darkest Dark is a beautiful and inspiring picture book for older readers about overcoming our fears and reaching for the stars." - Seira Wilson, Amazon EditorInspired by the childhood of real-life astronaut...
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Armstrong: The Adventurous Journey of a Mouse to the Moon

Torben Kuhlmann · North South
Pages: 128
Format: Print book

A long time ago a mouse learned to fly . . . and crossed the Atlantic. But what happened next? Torben Kuhlmann's stunning new book transports readers to the moon and beyond! On the heels of Lindbergh: The Tale of a Flying Mouse comes Armstrong: A Mouse on the Moon - where dreams are determined...
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Margaret and the Moon

DEAN ROBBINS · Knopf Books for Young Readers
Pages: 40
Format: Library Binding

Margaret Hamilton loved numbers as a young girl. She knew how many miles it was to the moon (and how many back) . She loved studying algebra and geometry and calculus and using math to solve problems in the outside world. Soon math led her to MIT and then to helping NASA put a man on the moon!...
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Apollo 8: The Mission That Changed Everything

MARTIN W SANDLER · Candlewick
Pages: 176
Format: Hardcover

A nation in need of hope, the most powerful rocket ever launched, and the first three men to break the bounds of Earth: Apollo 8 was headed to the moon.In 1957, when the USSR launched Sputnik I, the first man-made satellite to orbit Earth, America's rival in the Cold War claimed victory...
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Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race

Margot Lee Shetterly · HarperCollins
Pages: 40
Format: Hardcover

Based on the New York Times bestselling book and the Academy Award-nominated movie, author Margot Lee Shetterly and illustrator Laura Freeman bring the incredibly inspiring true story of four black women who helped NASA launch men into space to picture book readers!Dorothy Vaughan, Mary...
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Destination: Moon

Seymour Simon · HarperCollins
Pages: 56
Format: Hardcover

An out-of-this-world exploration of the 1969 Moon landing from children's science expert Seymour Simon!In July of 1969, NASA sent the Apollo 11 spacecraft to the Moon. Inside were three people: Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins. They went into lunar orbit a few days later....
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A Computer Called Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Helped Put America on the Moon

Suzanne Slade · Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Pages: 40
Format: Hardcover

The inspiring true story of mathematician Katherine Johnson--made famous by the award-winning film Hidden Figures--who counted and computed her way to NASA and helped put a man on the moon!Katherine knew it was wrong that African Americans didn't have the same rights as others--as wrong...
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Countdown: 2979 Days to the Moon

Suzanne Slade · Peachtree Publishers
Pages: 144
Format: Hardcover

Powerful free verse and stunning illustrations tell the true story of the American effort to land the first man on the Moon.In 1961, President John F. Kennedy announced that the United States would try to land a man on the Moon by the end of the decade. During the two thousand nine hundred...
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Daring Dozen: The Twelve Who Walked on the Moon

Suzanne Slade · Charlesbridge
Pages: 48
Format: Hardcover

A gorgeous introduction to the twelve brave men who have left footprints on the moon, just in time to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the first lunar landing.On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong took one small step and made history. Over the course of the next three-and-a-half years,...
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Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream

Tanya Lee Stone · Candlewick; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

They had the right stuff. They defied the prejudices of the time. And they blazed a trail for generations of women to follow.What does it take to be an astronaut? Excellence at flying, courage, intelligence, resistance to stress, top physical shape — any checklist would include these....
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A Man on the Moon

Anastasia Suen

The story of the momentous landing of the three astronauts during the Apollo 11 mission is presented to beginning readers through bold illustrations and easy-to-read text.
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Team Moon: How 400,000 People Landed Apollo 11 on the Moon

Catherine Thimmesh · Houghton Mifflin Company; 1st edition
Format: Hardcover

Here is a rare perspective on a story we only thought we knew. For Apollo , the first moon landing, is a story that belongs to many, not just the few and famous. It belongs to the seamstress who put together twenty-two layers of fabric for each space suit. To the engineers who created a special...
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The Space Race: How the Cold War Put Humans on the Moon

Brenden Matthew Wood · Nomad Press
Pages: 145
Format: Hardcover

On July 20th, 1969, Neil Armstrong landed gently on the lunar surface and became the first person to set foot on another world. People around the world stopped what they were doing to crowd around television sets and radios to witness one of the greatest achievements in human history--a...
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