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...