Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Moon Books For Kids or Kids at Heart

I didn't have anything special to write about today. My mind is caught up in finishing up the Summer Reading Program at work and the MOVE at home. No one needs to hear anymore about either of those things :-) Instead, I thought I'd share with a couple of really beautiful books that came through recently, published and purchased to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission. There has been many things published recently. Of course, I have more immediate access to children's materials and when these came through I was very struck by them.

Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11 - Brian Floca. I'll be honest, the text in this book had me a little choked up. Really beautifully written and the illustrations are gorgeous.

Look to the Stars - Buzz Aldrin. Another stunningly illustrated book (by Wendell Minor) filled with Buzz Aldrin's memories...well, basically of the history of the space program. Awesome.

Hope this didn't bore you guys. I just thought they were really wonderful example of what is new and exciting in the world of Children's Non-Fiction. Just in case anyone was wondering...


AlienCG said...

As a huge fan of the space program and space exploration, I have to say that both of these books look excellent. I hope this, along with the many other resources, inspire the current generation to reach for the stars and beyond. Thanks for sharing.

Ananda girl said...

Thanks for the great ideas laura b.! My library is always on the look out for children's books worth investing in. These are wonderful.

I already sent their titles in an email to myself at work... that I will open my first day of school, happily reminded to make that purchase. Neat.

Tara said...

Sounds like you've been quite busy lately (an old manager used to say, "I'm busier than a one-armed coat hanger")! I hope the rest of the moving goes well and that you can settle in this weekend!

Sebastien said...

Did you hear about Bowie's son's new movie, called Moon? Supposed to be awesome. Not a very wide release, only cost $ 5 mil to make... I want to see it, my friend loved it.

laura b. said...

AlienCG: That is my hope as well...that books like this will keep the dream alive.

Ananda: Excellent! Some of the stuff that comes through is so...blah. When something good comes along I get pretty excited.

Tara: hee hee! That's me...the one armed coat hanger :-)
Thanks, I am expecting to be sitting with my feet up by Sunday!

Sebastien: I hadn't heard about that, but I just looked it up and I'm intrigued by it! And I love little movies like that. Great suggestion, thanks :-)