Our team of librarians have put together a list of their top picks, to mark the anniversary of the Moon Landing on 20th July 2019 – suitable for Key Stages 1 and 2.
All bright, cheery & informative but text is a bit much for this age group. Best for older toddlers if you take the format or for very first EY topics.
The daredevil’s guide to outer space
Lively presentation and a good range of info. Browser style may impair info retrieval slightly, but overall it’s useful for topics and has good leisure appeal.
Bold bright colours, an endearing adventurer with plenty of humorous touches and plays on words. An entertaining fun read, perfect for moon landing anniversary.
The space race
Very accessible and engaging history, quite chatty in tone but with a lot of data packed in. Useful for leisure collections and topic boxes.
The race to space
Packed full of information about the history of space flight it will fascinate fans of the subject. Illustrations may not appeal to all. Useful for topics.
First man on the Moon
Detailed and informative account, with plenty of snippets to inspire readers. Illustrations could be better but this is a good leisure or school read.
Detailed, engaging chronological approach makes for a useful one-volume resource on topic for KS2. Good for study or those with an interest.
When we walked on the moon
A thoroughly fun and informative study of moon missions over the past 50 years. With plenty of facts and illustrations, this is a great addition for schools with some leisure appeal.
Engaging range of presentation styles and contains many interesting facts. Great for study support and also makes a nice leisure read. Worth stocking.
A detailed and interesting read with just the right language and information level. The variety of clear photographs help to support the text. Presented as a reader rather than a browser but still has wide appeal.
Field trip to the moon
Rhyming text is a little clunky, but it’s a sweet tale with accomplished illustrations. Aliens and space setting will appeal, worth buying.
Illustrations are unusual but expressive, and the story is really sweet. Great to see a female BAME character being an astronaut rather than the usual boys, too.
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