Fly me to the moon!

January 8, 2010 at 11:44 pm

Team Moon: How 400,000 People Landed Apollo 11 on the Moon by Catherine Thimmesh; published by Houghton Mifflin, New York; 2006.

It is easy to see why this book is a medal winner: The photos and other images (like diagrams) put this book “over the moon.”  The text is often printed around the images, suggesting the value of this book is on the pictures as much as the text.  Dark pages with white words was a unique feature but become tiresome quickly—very hard on these older eyes—and was nearly illegible on the pages with less-than-black images (like the page with Buzz Aldrin’s “Traction seems quite good” quote.

I would recommend this to upper elementary teachers (and even through middle school) to use as reference material for students.  In addition, the glossary and source list provide an opportunity to teach information literacy skills.

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