Welcome to our series, "Ready to Go! Book Display." Once a month we'll highlight the latest or greatest for every age group that you can promote within your library or order for your collection. This month we are featuring new space nonfiction to tie into the CSLP 2019 theme: A Universe of Stories.
Recommendations for Teens and Adults:
Shoot for the Moon: The Space Race and the Extraordinary Voyage of Apollo 11 by James Donovan (Mar 2019)
Published to coincide with the mission's 50th anniversary, a meticulously researched account of the Apollo 11 program also examines its astronauts, flight controllers and engineers, as well as its role in shaping the Mercury and Gemini missions.
The NASA Archives: 60 Years in Space by Piers Bizony (Feb 2019)
Journey through the U.S. space program's fascinating pictorial history.
Constellations: The Story of Space Told Through the 88 Known Star Patterns in the Night Sky by Govert Schilling (Jun 2019)
More than just a stargazer's guide, this book is a complete history of astronomy as told by Schilling through the lens of each constellation.
A heart-pumping exploration of the biggest explosions in history, from the Big Bang to mysterious activity on Earth and everything in between. Astronomy writer Bob Berman guides us through an epic, all-inclusive investigation into these instances of violence both mammoth and microscopic.
Recommendations for Children:
Just Right: Searching for the Goldilocks Planet by Curtis Manley and Jessica Lanan (Jan 2019)
Follow a young girl as she explores whether there may be life on another Goldilocks planet.
What Is NASA? by Sarah Fabiny (May 2019)
Author Sarah Fabiny describes the origins of NASA, the launching of the Apollo program that landed the first human on the moon, and the many missions and discoveries that have taken place since then.
Nerdy Babies: Space by Emmy Kastner (May 2019)
Follow infants as they check out the moon, sun, planets and more with simple text written in question and answer format.
The Moon Book (New & Updated Edition) by Gail Gibbons (May 2019)
Shining light on all kinds of fascinating facts about our moon, this updated simple, introductory book includes information on how the moon affects the oceans' tides, why the same side of the moon always faces earth, why we have eclipses, and more.
Super Space Encyclopedia: The Furthest, Largest, Most Spectacular Features of Our Universe (Jun 2019)
Bursting with fascinating facts and the latest breathtaking images, this space book for children brings the wonders of the Solar System to life.
Basher Basics: Space Exploration by Simon Basher (May 2019)
Uses cartoon-style characters to introduce readers to topics related to space exploration and the spacecraft that have been used for it.
Birthday on Mars! by Sara Schonfeld (Jun 2019)
Even robots have birthdays! Celebrate Curiosity and wish happy birthday to one of NASA's most famous Mars rovers.
The Space Race: The Journey to the Moon and Beyond by Sarah Cruddas (May 2019)
Blast off on a journey through space exploration history, from the Apollo Moon landings to mind-boggling plans for living on Mars.
Luna: The Science and Stories of Our Moon by David Aguilar (Jun 2019)
Explore the moon from all angles, from its place in the night sky and our solar system to its role in shaping human history and culture.
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