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Team Moon: How 400,000 People Landed Apollo 11 on the Moon


  • This beautiful and well-documented tribute will introduce a new generation to that triumphant time.” Kirkus Reviews, Starred”Kids…probably feel they know quite a bit about the first manned moon landing. But until they’ve read Thimmesh’s breathless behind-the-scenes account, they know zip.
    Bulletin of the Center for Children
  • This behind-the-scenes look at the first Apollo moon landing has the feel of a public television documentary in its breadth and detail.
    Publishers Weekly


Aldrin, Buzz. Reaching for the Moon. HarperCollins, 2005.

Brown, Don. One Giant Leap: The Story of Neil Armstrong. Houghton Mifflin, 1998.

Burleigh, Robert. Earth from Above for Young Readers. Abrams, 2002.

McNulty, Faith. If You Decide to Go to the Moon. Scholastic, 2005.

Reeve, Philip. Larklight. Bloomsbury, 2006.

Schyffert, Bea Uusma. The Man Who Went to the Far Side of the Moon: The Story of Apollo 11 Astronaut, Michael Collins. Chronicle, 2003.

Simon, Seymour. The Moon. Simon & Schuster, 2003.

Thimmesh, Catherine. Girls Think of Everything: Stories of Ingenious Inventions by Women. Houghton Mifflin, 2000.

Thimmesh, Catherine. Madame President: The Extraordinary, True (and Evolving) Story of Women in Politics. Houghton Mifflin, 2004.