Moonshot by Brian Floca

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Today for National Aviation Month, let’s look at a perfect book for four- to eight-year-olds that explains the Apollo 11 mission. In 1969 families and friends gathered around small television sets in households across America to watch Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Buzz Aldrin attempt to land on the moon. In Moonshot: The Flight of […]

Adventure, Award Winning, History, Sibert, Space
Featured on November 28

Reaching for the Moon by Buzz Aldrin
Illustrated by Wendell Minor

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On November 18 for National Aviation Month, we looked at Almost Astronauts, the story of some of the astronauts who did not make it into space. To round out the month, let’s take a look at a man who actually traveled to the moon. In an autobiography of one of our most accomplished astronauts of […]

Autobiography, History, Space
Featured on November 27

Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream by Tanya Lee Stone


Next for National Aviation Month, I’ve chosen a book honoring women who loved flying. When Lieutenant Colonel Eileen M. Collins became the first woman to command a spacecraft that orbited the earth, a group of women pilots had been invited by her to sit at the coveted VIP spots at Cape Canaveral. This group included […]

Award Winning, History, Sibert, Space, Women
Featured on November 18

Daily children’s book recommendations and events from Anita Silvey.

Discover the stories behind the children’s book classics . . .

The new books on their way to becoming classics . . .

And events from the world of children’s books—and the world at large.