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The First Men Who Went to the Moon

Rhonda Gowler Greene (author) Scott Brundage (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781534138360

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.

Marty's Mission: An Apollo 11 Story

Judy Young (author) David Miles (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781534138346

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.

Pluto

Colleen Sexton

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781600144103

Pluto is a dwarf planet with three known moons - Hydra, Nix, and Charon. Children will explore Pluto's physical features, its position in the solar system, and why it is no longer considered a planet. Blastoff! Series

Rockets

Allan Morey (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681034355

Twenty-five times faster than the speed of sound, rockets are high-speed space delivery machines. Every week, at least one rocket launches into space from somewhere in the world! This title will boost the knowledge of reluctant readers as it breaks down space rockets.

Tiera Fletcher

Sara Spiller (author) Jeff Bane (illustrator)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534130517

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.

Earth's Path

Katie Marsico (author) Jeff Bane (illustrator)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534130630

Using the new Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), the My World of Science series provides the earliest readers with background on key STEM concepts. Earth's Path explores Earth's journey around the Sun in a simple, engaging way that will help readers develop word recognition and reading skills. Includes a glossary and index. Simple sentence structure and word usage help readers develop word recognition and reading skills. Includes a glossary and index.

Careers in Personal Space Travel

Martin Gitlin (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534131460

Readers get acquainted with the people behind today's most cutting-edge technologies in the personal space travel field--from bright ideas to cool new products--and inspires readers to consider a high-tech future career. Careers in Personal Space Travel introduces six exciting careers and features sidebar activities that invite readers to Imagine That! and Dig Deeper! Includes table of contents, glossary, index, and supplementary backmatter.

Magnetic Mess

J.L. Anderson (author), Alan Brown (illustrator)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781681919133

Debris from space is hurtling toward the school. Paisley and pals scramble to build something to divert disaster.

12 Epic Space Journeys

Marne Ventura (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781632356857

Presents 12 of the most epic space journeys. Readers will take an armchair tour of Neil Armstrong's first walk on the moon, a visit to the International Space Station, the NASA Voyager Program, and more.

The 12 Biggest Breakthroughs in Space Technology

Allan Morey (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781632357007

Takes a look at 12 of the biggest breakthroughs in space technology. From the rockets and satellites to the first man on the moon, space shuttles and space stations, the book features historic photos, engaging sidebars, and covers the impact of each breakthrough.

Earth

Betsy Rathburn (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781626179714

Earth is the only home humans have ever known. But there is so much to learn about it! From what the planet is made of to how it likely formed, this informative title will take readers on a journey around the blue planet. Through fact-filled text, special features, and plenty of fun facts, readers will learn all about Earth’s place in the universe!

Jupiter

Betsy Rathburn (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781626179721

Jupiter is the biggest planet in the solar system! This gas giant is also one of the most fascinating. From its famous Great Red Spot to its dozens of moons, Jupiter holds several mysteries for the scientists who study it. This fascinating title will show readers that Jupiter is as interesting as it is huge!

Mars

Nathan Sommer (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781626179738

Journey to the red planet! Given its similarity to Earth, Mars has long fascinated humans. Today, we are closer than ever to unlocking the mysteries of how Mars formed and whether the planet once held life. Filled with fun facts, special features, and informative text, this title will fascinate anyone who has ever dreamed of traveling to the red planet.

Mercury

Nathan Sommer (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781626179745

Mercury is the closest planet to the Sun! It may be small, but it is full of extremes. Temperatures range between -300 and 800 degrees Fahrenheit! As it zooms around the Sun every 88 days, the speedy planet is hard to spot. This informative title shows some of the many mysteries scientists have uncovered about Mercury. Its colorful photos, fun facts, and special features are sure to delight any reader interested in space!

The Moon

Nathan Sommer (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781626179752

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.

Neptune

Nathan Sommer (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781626179769

Neptune is the outermost planet in the solar system! It may look a calm blue, but this huge planet is swirling with activity. A thick layer of clouds gives way to whirls of rocks and ice. There may even be an ocean beneath its clouds! For readers with an interest in space exploration, this Neptune title is sure to fascinate. Colorful photos, fun facts, and special features make this book one worth checking out!

Pluto & the Dwarf Planets

Nathan Sommer (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781626179776

In 2006, Pluto was reclassified as a dwarf planet. Small, rocky dwarf planets make their home on the outer edges of the solar system. Scientists use telescopes to study Pluto and the dwarf planets as they orbit the Sun. Their fascinating findings are on display in this informative title about some of the solar system’s most far-away objects!

Saturn

Betsy Rathburn (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781626179783

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: 9781626179790

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: 9781626179806

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.”

Sara Seager: Planetary Scientist

Paige V. Polinsky (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781626179448

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.

Snowballs in Space and Other Real Space Stories

Highlights for Children (author)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781684374786

All about space! Learn about everything from space junk, to how stars and galaxies were formed. What can we learn about space that could help us in the future? Stories by Tony Helies and Ken Croswell, Ph.D.

When Stars Explode and Other Real Starry Stories

Highlights for Children (author)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781684374793

Shining stars! What is a star, anyway? Take a trip through the starry sky to learn all about constellations, what happens when stars explode, and learn more about the star closest to us: the sun! Stories by Ken Croswell, Ph.D. and Highlights for Children.

Five Frosty Friends and Other Snowy Stories

Highlights for Children (author)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781684374960

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.

Roommates in Space and Other Real Astronaut Stories

Highlights for Children (author)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781684374700

Astronauts in space! Hear from real life astronauts and learn about what they do when they're in space. Hear answers to kids' questions, and see beautiful pictures taken by an astronaut from the International Space Station. Stories by Jack Myers Ph.D., Highlights for Children, and Amy Hansen.