Blast off with some brilliant books about the Apollo 11 Moon Landing! Review Panel member and librarian Carol Carter takes a look at some astro-themed children’s books to explore the topic.
Suzy Orbit, Astronaut
A humorous, inspirational picture book that shows how determination and resourcefulness can save the day! When Suzy Orbit and her boss, Captain Gizmo, hear that aliens have been spotted near their space station, they must act fast! But Captain Gizmo has no batteries for his space pod, his swanky new spacesuit is far too small, […]
Trailblazers: Neil Armstrong
Be inspired by the lives of trailblazers past and present in this fun and factual biography series! How did Neil Armstrong become the first person to set foot on the moon? Long before that astonishing day in 1969, Armstrong was already dreaming of journeys above the clouds, visiting air shows and gaining his pilot’s license […]
Where Once We Stood
Released in July 2019 for the 50th anniversary of the first Moon landing “Where Once We Stood” captures the first-hand accounts of an extraordinary chapter in our history, when twelve human beings set foot upon the Moon. Combining a unique series of illustrations with the words spoken by the astronauts on the lunar surface, this […]
Jasper: Space Dog
The first in a series of hilarious stories about Charlie Tanner and his dog Jasper. In this, the first book and to mark the 50th anniversary of the moon landings, Jasper has ambitions to fly into space and walk on the moon. In preparation, Charlie consults with experts.
Field Trip to the Moon
Get ready for blast-off on an adventure to the moon! With stunning original artwork by John Hare and charming text by bestselling and award-winning author Jeanne Willis, Field Trip to the Moon is a wonderfully witty story about exploration, creativity and making friends in the most unlikely places. It’s not every day you find yourself […]
The Darkest Dark
This updated picture book of The Darkest Dark by astronaut Chris Hadfield, celebrates the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing. “While I was growing up, the Moon helped light the path to my dreams. But it was on a hot July night that my dreamy thoughts became real. The brave astronauts of Apollo 11 […]
Astrid has always loved the stars and space. “I want to be an astronaut!” she says. While Mama is away, Papa and Astrid have fun acting out the challenges an astronaut faces on a space mission – eating food from a tube, doing science experiments, living and sleeping in near-zero gravity. Astrid can do it […]
How To be an Astronaut and Other Space Jobs
Related activity sheets available on the Nosy Crow website. Shortlisted for the 2020 Blue Peter Book Awards Do you have what it takes to become an astronaut, a spaceship engineer or to work in Mission Control? Find out all about space and all the incredible space jobs you could do, from training to be a […]