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Project Apollo: The Race to Land on the Moon

David Jefferis (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427122148

On July 23, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin stepped from their spacecraft onto the alien soil of the Moon - Earth's sister world. Using archival images and explanatory text, this riveting title guides the reader through NASA’s Apollo space program, including the tragic deaths of an entire flight crew and Apollo's ultimate triumph - the first lunar landing in 1969. Maps of the Moon show where Apollo 11's lunar lander Eagle landed and the route taken by the Soviet robot lander Lunokhod 1 in 1970.

Exploring the Moon: 1969-1972

David Jefferis (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427122131

This fascinating book describes what scientists discovered about the Moon from the Apollo missions that came after the successful landing in 1969, until the last mission in 1972. A discussion follows of why flights to the Moon stopped, the creation of space stations, such as Skylab, that followed, and what exciting new plans are now being made to revisit the Moon. Maps of the Moon show where astronauts drove in rovers on the surface and what resources can be found on the Moon, from ice to helium.

Mysteries of Alien Life

Margaret J. Goldstein (author)

Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group ISBN: 9781728400853

Scientists have sent messages into space hoping that aliens will find them. But we may have already received messages of our own! Young readers will learn about the fascinating mysteries surrounding the search for extraterrestrial life.

Moon Landing

Joe Dunn (author) Joseph Wight (illustrator)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781602704275

Moon, 1969. After World War II, tensions were high between the United States and the Soviet Union. Thus began the Cold War, and the battle to be the first to explore space. U.S. and Soviet astronauts were sent on several missions, but on July 16, 1969, the Apollo 11 crew won the race. Take a giant step to the moon in this stunning graphic novel. Diagrams, timelines, glossaries, and indexes make these titles an exciting addition to classroom discussion.

Planets

Saranne Taylor (author) Moreno Chiacchiera (illustrator)

Publisher: BrambleKids Ltd ISBN: 9781913688417

What will life be like in 100 years time? Humans will be living in outer space quite soon. Probably within the next 50 years - that's in the reader's lifetime - there'll be at least one small group of scientists inhabiting a different planet.

The Sun

Betsy Rathburn (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681036038

The Sun’s outermost layer, the corona, is only visible to the naked eye during a total solar eclipse! This important star impacts our daily lives, from providing the necessities of life to affecting our means of communication. Studying the Sun provides information about the galaxy and beyond. This title is one shining star young readers will not want to put down!

The Moon

Nathan Sommer (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681036939

Only 12 humans have walked on the Moon. But scientists have learned a lot about Earth’s night light. We know how it was formed, about its relationship with Earth, and its surface features. The informative text pairs with fascinating fun facts and special features to provide an in-depth look at Earth’s closest neighbor.

Saturn

Betsy Rathburn (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681036960

If humans ever make it to Saturn, they won’t be able to land on its surface. This enormous planet has no solid ground! Beyond its seven magnificent rings, Saturn swirls with dense clouds of gas. This fascinating planet is on display in this book full of special features, fun facts, and beautiful photos.

Uranus

Nathan Sommer (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681036977

Uranus is an ice giant that spins completely on its side! Scientists have studied it since its discovery in 1781, but Uranus remains one of the solar system’s most mysterious planets. In fact, only one spacecraft has ever visited the planet. This hi/lo title uses fascinating fun facts, special features, and photos to give readers a crash course on the coldest planet in the solar system!

Venus

Betsy Rathburn (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681036984

A single day is longer than a year on Venus! This hot, rocky planet is much like Earth, but it holds many mysteries that scientists work hard to unravel. How did it form? What is it made of? These questions and more will be answered in this informative book about Venus – a planet often called “Earth’s Twin.”

Planets

Betsy Rathburn (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681036021

In 2014, exoplanet Kepler-186f was found in the habitable zone of its system’s star. It is just one of 40 discovered exoplanets providing information about the potential for life outside Earth. From masses of rock to gas and ice giants, planets can tell us a lot about the rest of the universe. This title takes readers through the beginnings of these celestial bodies, why we study them, and much more!

Moons

Betsy Rathburn (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681036014

Ganymede, one of Jupiter’s 53 moons, is the largest moon in the solar system. It is even larger than the planet Mercury! Moons are found throughout the solar system and beyond, circling planets and asteroids. In this book, reluctant readers will find the answers to how moons form, where they are found, and so much more!

Galaxies

Betsy Rathburn (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681036007

On the darkest of nights, the white sparkle spanning the sky provides a glimpse at the far reaches of the Milky Way galaxy. But there are trillions more just in the observable universe! This title allows readers to explore these collections of stars, planets, and space debris that span across light-years of space.

Comets

Betsy Rathburn (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681035994

What has a nucleus, coma, and two tails? Why, a comet, of course! The wonder and mystery of comets has excited humans for centuries, and they continue to provide valuable information about the solar system and the creation of the galaxy. This title will introduce striving readers to comets with thought-provoking information, fascinating facts, and engaging images.

Living

Saranne Taylor (author) Adam Linley (illustrator)

Publisher: BrambleKids Ltd ISBN: 9781913688400

What will life be like in 100 years time? Humans will be living in outer space quite soon. Probably within the next 50 years - that's in the reader's lifetime - there'll be at least one small group of scientists inhabiting a different planet.

Exploring Space

Steve Way (author) Yuliya Somina (illustrator)

Publisher: BrambleKids Ltd ISBN: 9781913688851

The STEM titles come packed with cross-curricular information covering all the essential aspects of these familiar school topics. Key word entries and highlighted key words in the text focus learning and understanding.

Space Machines in Action: An Augmented Reality Experience

Rebecca E. Hirsch (author)

Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group ISBN: 9781541583504

Explore outer space through interactive augmented reality experiences! Space is a dangerous place for humans. That's where robots and rovers come in! These cutting-edge space machines can explore planets, moons, and comets that are off-limits to people. Learn about space machines and the jobs they do through this augmented reality reading experience.

Black Holes in Action: An Augmented Reality Experience

Kevin Kurtz (author)

Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group ISBN: 9781541583467

Explore outer space through interactive augmented reality experiences! Black holes are invisible because light cannot escape their gravity. Explore new techniques that astronomers use to study black holes and learn about thrilling discoveries in black hole science, with the help of exciting augmented reality features.

Comets and Asteroids in Action

Kevin Kurtz (author)

Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group ISBN: 9781541583474

Explore outer space through interactive augmented reality experiences! Billions of comets and asteroids orbit the sun. Most travel through space far from Earth, but when the planet crosses paths with an asteroid, the results can be beautiful, destructive, and long-lasting. Learn about the latest discoveries in comet and asteroid science in an augmented reality adventure that gives readers a close-up look at space.

Stars and Galaxies in Action

Rebecca E. Hirsch (author)

Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group ISBN: 9781541583535

Stars are unimaginably massive and hot, and galaxies have billions of them. Stars are born in enormous clouds of dust and gas and often die in violent explosions that cause space itself to ripple. Discover the secrets of galaxies and stars with the help of augmented reality.

Planets in Action

Rebecca E. Hirsch (author)

Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group ISBN: 9781541583481

Explore outer space through interactive augmented reality experiences! Did you know that more than forty spacecraft have explored Venus? Or that some astronomers think an unknown planet might be awaiting discovery beyond Pluto? Find out the latest discoveries in planetary science with augmented reality that brings space alive.

The Greatest Ever Astronomers

Gerry Bailey (author) Ann Scott (illustrator)

Publisher: BrambleKids Ltd ISBN: 9781913688745

Which brilliant men and women have made ground-breaking scientific discoveries over the centuries? This series tracks the great scientific minds from all over the world - from the earliest geniuses who lived thousands of years ago to modern scientists who are advancing knowledge beyond our universe.

Space Exploration: Triumphs and Tragedies

Sonya Newland (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427180889

As we reflect in 2016 on the 30th anniversary of the Shuttle Challenger tragedy, it is fitting that we remind ourselves why all of these brave and daring pioneers go into space. From the first unmanned spacecraft to the planned mission to Mars in 2030, this awesome book celebrates the milestone achievements of space travel, the agonizing - but no less important - failures, and the pioneers who made it happen - sometimes giving their lives to do it.

Top Secret Science in Space

Honor Head (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427122452

Space research and investigation is always at the cutting edge of science. This exciting book traces its history from the Space Race of the last century to the development of GPS and space tourism. An activity spread allows readers to design their own spacecraft.

The Astronauts: Space Survival

David Jefferis (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427122155

Astronauts of the lunar exploration age were the superstars of their time. This inspiring book discusses how astronauts survived in space - then and now - by keeping to a strict diet, bedtime, and training schedule. Special sections explain how spacesuits kept them alive in and outside the space capsule and how they moved around their cramped quarters. Maps of the Moon show the lunar nearside that we can see from Earth, and the lunar farside that faces away from us.