Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Outside of a Dog, #56

"Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read." - Groucho Marx.

(We apologize for missing our "Outside of a Dog" column from last week.)

The anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing was on Monday, celebrating 40 years of scientific achievement. If you ever wanted to be an astronaut, or see the planets, try one of these books!

First man: the life of Neil A. Armstrong – James Hansen
Neil Armstrong, by his own account, was a man of no special talent or notice, but this biography, chronicling his life before, during, and after the Apollo mission gives a new look at a determined individual who is now a national hero.
CD Bio Armstrong WDB
BKD Bio Armstrong WCV WMB

The first moon landing – Steve Kortenkamp
Kids who want to explore the first landing and the science behind it will find a great start in this book from the "First Facts" series.
Juv 629.454 K WCV

A man on the moon: the voyages of the Apollo astronauts – Andrew Chaikin
Based on hundreds of hours of interviews with the 24 men who have been on the moon since 1969, this book is an astonishingly in-depth view of what it means to touch another world.
629.454 C WAM

Moonshot: the flight of Apollo 11 – Brian Floca
This picture book, intended to help young children learn about the Apollo 11 mission, is full of gorgeous watercolors of the space flight and moon landing. It covers the event in detail that is perfect for your easy reader.
Juv 629.454 F WCV

We interrupt this broadcast: relive the events that stopped our lives—from the Hindenburg to the death of Princess Diana – Joe Garner
Something that has always drawn people of different backgrounds together is the question, "Where were you when...?" This book gathers 38 historical moments - including the moon landing - that people all over the world still talk about, from the point of the newscast onward.
070.915 G WAM

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