Monday, November 10, 2008

Fly Me To The Moon: Fun Gift Ideas 2008

Team Moon: How 400,000 People Landed Apollo 11 on the Moon by Catherine Thimmesh
The Ultimate Interactive Atlas of Space (2008) by Scholastic
Moon Landing: Apollo 11 40th Anniversary Pop-Up Book by Richard Platt
The First Moon Landing (Graphic Novel) by Thomas K. Adamson
11 Planets: A New View of the Solar System by David Aguilar
When Is A Planet Not A Planet by Elaine Scott
Our Solar System by Seymour Simon
The Moon by Seymour Simon
Galaxies by Seymour Simon
Reaching for the Moon by Buzz Aldrin
The Moon Book by Gail Gibbons
The Planets by Gail Gibbons
Stars and Planets by DK Publishing
Space Exploration by DK Publishing
The Moon Seems To Change by Franklyn M. Branley
The Magic School Bus: Lost In the Solar System by Joanna Cole
Papa, Please Get The Moon For Me by Eric Carle
Space Boy by Leo Landry
I Took The Moon For A Walk by Carolyn Curtis
If You Decide To Go To The Moon by Faith McNulty
I Want To Be An Astronaut by Byron Barton
On The Moon by Anna Milbourne
Moon Plane by Peter McCarty
Comets, Stars, The Moon, And Mars: Space Poems and Paintings by Douglas Florian
A Child's Introduction to the Night Sky: The Story of the Stars, Planets, and Constellations--and How You Can Find Them In the Night Sky by Michael Driscoll
The Kids Book of the Night Sky by Ann Love
Zoo in the Sky: A Book of Animal Constellations by Jaqueline Mitton

© Becky Laney of Young Readers


  1. You might add The Astronaut's Handbook by Meghan McCarthy to your list- it's wonderful.

  2. Astronaut Handbook would indeed be a fine choice. It's fun, engaging, and a Cybil's nominee in nonfiction picture books.

  3. Elaine Scott's When Is a Planet Not a Planet? is fabulous but she also has a new book, Mars and the Search for Life (Clarion, 2008). Also a wonderful choice.

  4. Are there any kid's books on the new extra-solar planets recently discovered? If not, someone should write one.

    There is a great, though admittedly dated TinTin (Herge) two-volume graphic novel about voyaging to the moon.

  5. The Man Who Went to the Far Side of the Moon, about Michael Collins, is frequently overlooked, but shouldn't be. While Collins never got to walk on the moon, in some ways he's the most soulful of that batch of guys, and this is an interesting book.