2020 New York State Reading Association Charlotte Award Master List In 1961, President John F. Kennedy issued a challenge to the nation: land astronauts on the moon by the end of the decade. The Apollo program was designed by NASA to meet that challenge, and on July 16, 1969, Apollo 11 lifted off from Kennedy Space Center carrying astronauts Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Edwin Aldrin. Apollo 11's prime mission objective: "Perform a manned lunar landing and return." Four days after take-off, the Lunar Module "Eagle," carrying Armstrong and Aldrin, separated from the Command Module "Columbia," and descended to the moon. Armstrong reported back to Houston's Command Center, "The Eagle has landed." America and the world watched in wonder and awe as a new chapter in space exploration opened. Through verse and informational text, author Rhonda Gowler Greene celebrates Apollo 11's historic moon landing.
Explore the history and physical details of our planet--including the atmospheric layers, the plates underground, and the solar system--in this engaging nonfiction reader that introduces early elementary readers to scientific ideas and concepts. Featuring bright images, supportive charts and diagrams, and lively text, children will be intrigued from cover to cover!
Aliens and planets and rockets and astronauts are ready to make little ones laugh! Get kids reading AND laughing with funny outer space jokes. Jenna Johnston's bold illustrations add to the hilarity of outer space puns. Developing readers will build confidence and story time will never be the same for your rocket-loving child. These jokes are silly and strange and make a great gift for a science and space fan.
From the sun’s rays to sunglasses, learn all about the sun in five easy-to-read chapters. Vibrant, full-color photographs appeal to visual learners. Zoom in even deeper with a key stats section and bolded glossary words. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.
Humans have watched the skies for aliens for decades. Which sightings have been proven to be hoaxes? Eerie, fascinating, and kid-friendly, this book explores the truth behind the myths.
Mae Jemison's groundbreaking journey to space opened doors for future women to succeed in STEM fields and beyond. Find out what led to her expedition to space, and learn more about the great work she has done since.
Readers will follow an imaginative young boy through normal activities - with a stellar twist!
Invites readers to investigate stories about aliens through engaging text, vibrant imagery, and clear, simple graphics.
This book traces the story of the development of inventions in space technology – from the earliest steps to our current technology. It concentrates on illustrating how each breakthrough eventually led to a new one.
It's 1969 and Marty's family lives on the U.S. island of Guam, where his father manages the NASA tracking station. It's important work and never more so than during the Apollo 11 space mission, where the tracking station relays signals back and forth between the astronauts and Mission Control in Houston, Texas. Along with the rest of the world, Marty listens to every mission update, including the historic landing on the moon and astronaut Neil Armstrong's first steps. But during Apollo 11's return to Earth, something goes wrong. There is a problem with the tracking station's antenna during the final hours of the mission. The problem must be resolved--the antenna is the only way Mission Control can communicate with the astronauts before Apollo 11 splashes down. Marty finds himself playing a key role in helping bring the craft safely back to Earth. Based on actual events, young readers get a front-row seat to this historic event in this new entry in the Tales of Young Americans series.
Tiera Fletcher in The My Itty-Bitty Bio series is a biography for the earliest readers. This book examines the life of Tiera Fletcher in a simple, age-appropriate way that will help children develop word recognition and reading skills. The series celebrates diversity, covering women and men from a range of backgrounds and professions. Includes a timeline, primary sources, glossary, and index.
Is there an Earth twin hiding in the stars? Sara Seager is on a mission to find out! The astrophysicist is leading the quest to explore planets beyond our solar system. Early readers can discover more about Sara’s life and scientific work in this engaging biography.
Brr! Five snowmen race down a hill, but only one makes it to the finish line. In another kind of "snowstorm," Jem uses her quick thinking to save her new friend, Vianna. Issac is excited to see snow for the first time, and Angela finds a new way to fly. Stories by Kathleen Doherty, Roxanne Werner, Nancy Dearborn, and Wendy Hogarth.
The Sweets Shop always gets special customers, but when Sally Ride comes to visit, Fiona and Finley go on a special trip—into outer space! Finley and Fiona have a blast, but there’s more to learn on this epic journey than they expected. Includes extensive back matter with biography, further reading, and author interview.
Engage readers with a story of the winter solstice. Readers are introduced to the concepts of how Earth's tilt creates the seasons and why there are less hours of daylight in winter. Additional features include a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, an index, an introduction to the author, and sources for further research. A kid-friendly project inspires creativity and hands-on fun.
On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong made history by becoming the first man to ever walk on the moon! Readers will be engaged from cover to cover as they learn about Armstrong's inspirational career as an astronaut in this biography that features additional information on gravity, NASA, and the moon landing. The vivid images work in conjunction with the supportive text, timeline, glossary, and index to allow for better understanding of the content.
Join Fiona and Finley as they travel back in time with America's first professional female astronomer, Maria Mitchell.
Learn about the basic patterns of the sun and moon, and what causes day and night.
Influenced by Native American folktales, this story teaches the phases of the moon while emphasizing how to deal with bullies. After the sun insults her, the moon is hurt and disappears. With the help of her many friends, the moon regains her self-confidence each day until she is back to her full size. The "For Creative Minds" section includes moon observations, fun facts, Native American names for full moon, a section on how to deal with bullies (paperback), a lunar calendar, and graphics to help view and understand the moon's phases. Helps children deal with bullies.