To the Moon, Apollo!

Today is the fortieth anneversary of the moon landing
Here are my pick of the lists
Moon Landing: Apollo 11 40th Anniversary Pop-Up
by Richard Platt (Author), David Hawcock Candlewick This interactive picture book is a simple narrative of the space race, packed with facts, photographs and details of the historic landing. Stunning paper engineering and imbedded lift-the-flaps will appeal to the space geek of all ages.
Publisher: Candlewick; Pop edition (November 11, 2008)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0763640468
ISBN-13: 978-0763640460
Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11  Atheneum
by Brian Floca  Ages 5+
Hardcover: 48 pages
Publisher: Atheneum/Richard Jackson Books (April 7, 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 141695046X
ISBN-13: 978-1416950462
If I had to pick one moon -anding book for young readers from all the anniversary contenders, this would be it. Floca’s lyrical text captures the adventure and wonder while while his ink, acrylic and watercolor paintings express vividly out-of-worldlyness of the experience.
One Giant Leap
by Robert Burleigh   Mike Wimmer Hardcover: 40 pages
Publisher: Philomel (April 2, 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0399238832
ISBN-13: 978-0399238833
The master of the picture book biography turns his talents to this day forty years ago following Buzz Aldren and Neil Armstrong as they take those historic steps. His spare sentences are supported by dramatic (how could they not be)? double page spread paintings.
Mission Control, This is Apollo: The Story of the First Voyages to the Moon  by Andrew Chaikin (Author), Alan Bean ages 10 and up
This is an excellent overview of the missions of the Apollo space program. Extensive research is evident in the clear precise narrative. Official NASA photographs and Alan Bean’s participation raise this volume above the field crowded with commemorative titles.
114 pages
Publisher: Viking Juvenile (May 28, 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0670011568
ISBN-13: 978-0670011568
Voices from the Moon: Apollo Astronauts Describe Their Lunar Experiences  by Andrew Chaikin YA
Crossing down from the adult department is this oral history collection. First person accounts from the astronauts who lived the remarkable experience of space travel.
Hardcover: 224 pages
Publisher: Studio (May 14, 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0670020788
ISBN-13: 978-0670020782

Today is the fortieth anniversary of the moon landing. Publishers have been preparing for this anniversary for months.

Here are my picks of the childrens titles:

Moon Landing: Apollo 11 40th Anniversary Pop-Up
Richard Platt
Retail Price: $29.99
Hardcover: 10 pages
Publisher: Candlewick – (2008-11-11)
ISBN / EAN: 0763640468 / 9780763640460

This interactive picture book is a simple narrative of the space race, packed with facts, photographs and details of the historic landing. Stunning paper engineering and imbedded lift-the-flaps will appeal to the space geek of all ages.

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Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11 (Richard Jackson Books (Atheneum Hardcover))
Brian Floca
Retail Price: $17.99
Hardcover: 48 pages
Publisher: Atheneum/Richard Jackson Books – (2009-04-07)
ISBN / EAN: 141695046X / 9781416950462

If I had to pick one moon landing book for young readers from all the anniversary contenders, this would be it. Floca’s lyrical text captures the adventure and wonder while while his ink, acrylic and watercolor paintings express vividly out-of-worldlyness of the experience.

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One Giant Leap
Robert Burleigh
Retail Price: $16.99
Hardcover: 40 pages
Publisher: Philomel – (2009-04-02)
ISBN / EAN: 0399238832 / 9780399238833

The master of the picture book biography turns his talents to this day, forty years ago, following Buzz Aldren and Neil Armstrong as they take those historic steps. His spare sentences are supported by dramatic (how could they not be?) double-page spread paintings.

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Mission Control, This is Apollo: The Story of the First Voyages to the Moon
Andrew Chaikin
Retail Price: $23.99
Hardcover: 114 pages
Publisher: Viking Juvenile – (2009-05-28)
ISBN / EAN: 0670011568 / 9780670011568

This is an excellent overview of the missions of the Apollo space program. Extensive research is evident in the clear precise narrative. Official NASA photographs and Alan Bean’s participation raise this volume above the field crowded with commemorative titles.

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Voices from the Moon: Apollo Astronauts Describe Their Lunar Experiences
Andrew Chaikin
Retail Price: $29.95
Hardcover: 224 pages
Publisher: Studio – (2009-05-14)
ISBN / EAN: 0670020788 / 9780670020782

Crossing down from the adult department is this oral history collection; first-person accounts from the astronauts who lived the remarkable experience of space travel.

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