Up, up, and away! We are traveling to the moon! Come and celebrate National Moon Day on July 20th by going outside at night and looking for the big ball in the sky. Moon Day started as a way to celebrate the day Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the moon in the spacecraft Apollo 11, all the way back on July 20, 1969. This is also the way to learn how much effort it took to get our space program running and off the ground.
“That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” – Neil Armstrong.
Check out just some of the titles within our catalog and our e-titles through Overdrive/Libby or Hoopla.
- Splat the Cat and the Cat in the Moon by Rob Scotton
- The Astronaut Who Painted the Moon: The true Story of Alan Bean by Dean Robbins
- Moon’s First Friends: One Giant Leap for Friendship by Susanna Leonard Hill
- A Computer Called Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Helped Put America on the Moon by Suzanne Slade
- Daring Dozen: The Twelve Who Walked on the Moon by Suzanne Slade
- Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
- Field Trip to the Moon by John Hare
- How High the Moon by Karyn Parsons (juvenile fiction)
- Bomber’s Moon by Archer Mayor (adult title)
- One Giant Leap: The Impossible Mission That Flew Us to the Moon by Charles Fishman
Overdrive/Libby or Hoopla:
- Margot and the Moon Landing by A.C. Fitzpatrick
- There was an Old Astronaut who Swallowed the Moon! by Lucille Colandro
- A Kite for Moon by Jane Yolen
- To the Moon!: Space Adventures by Jodie Shepherd (audio)
- The Moon by Rebecca Kraft Rector
- If I Were the Moon by Sheree Fitch
- I Took the Moon for a Walk by Carolyn Curtis
- Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, from Missiles to the Moon to Mars by Nathalia Holt
- Rocket Men by Robert Kurson (adult title)
- Milk Glass Moon by Adriana Trigiani (adult title)