CatStronauts : mission Moon

Brockington, Drew.
Call Number: x GN

Alerted to a global energy crisis, the President consults with the World's Best Scientist, who suggests sending a special group of astronauts to turn the Moon into a solar power plant.

 

Chasing space

Melvin, Leland, 1964-
Call Number: x 92 M5315

Grades 4 - 7

Not many people can say they played professional football, flew two shuttle missions, starred in popular TV shows, wrote songs with Pharrell and will.i.am, and more!  Includes three STEAM experiments.

Cosmic

Cottrell Boyce, Frank.
Call Number: x SF

Liam has always felt a bit like he's stuck between two worlds. This is primarily because he's a twelve-year-old kid who looks like he's about thirty. Sometimes it's not so bad, like when his new principal mistakes him for a teacher on the first day of school or when he convinces a car dealer to let him take a Porsche out on a test drive. But mostly it's just frustrating, being a kid trapped in an adult world. And so he decides to flip things around. Liam cons his way onto the first spaceship to take civilians into space, a special flight for a group of kids and an adult chaperone, and he is going as the adult chaperone. It's not long before Liam, along with his friends, is stuck between two worlds again--only this time he's 239,000 miles from home.

 

The far side of the moon : the story of Apollo 11's third man

Irvine, Alexander (Alexander C.),
Call Number: x GN

This graphic novel retelling of the Apollo 11 moon-landing mission follows astronaut Michael Collins, commander of the lunar orbiter, to the far side of the moon.

Hidden figures: The Untold True Story of Four African-American Women Who Helped Launch Our Nation Into Space

Shetterly, Margot Lee,
Call Number: x 920 L4825

The story of Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson, and Christine Darden, female African-American mathematicians who helped NASA calculate flight paths and launch Americans into space. Working in racially segregated offices, from World War II into the Space Age of the 1960s, from calculations by hand to the age of computers, these women proved themselves invaluable to the space program.

 

Interstellar Cinderella

Underwood, Deborah,
Call Number: xz

With a little help from her fairy godrobot, Cinderella is going to the ball. But when the prince's ship has mechanical trouble, someone will have to zoom to the rescue. Readers will thank their lucky stars for this irrepressible fairy tale retelling, its independent heroine, and its stellar happy ending.

 

Life on Mars

Agee, Jon, author, illustrator.
Call Number: xz

An intrepid little astronaut, bearing chocolate cupcakes, sets out to find life on Mars. His mission is almost unsuccessful, as he overlooks the giant but stealthy alien traveling behind him.

 

The lives of stars

Croswell, Ken.
Call Number: x 523 C951-1 folio

The fiery birth, explosive death, and strange afterlife of every sun. Scientists have discovered a tremendous variety of star types, each with a fascinating biography and a strange fate in store. Using the most beautiful photos of space objects available, Harvard-trained astronomer Ken Croswell leads a tour of the stars--the young, the aging, and the dead but still active.

Margaret and the Moon : how Margaret Hamilton saved the first lunar landing

Robbins, Dean, 1957-
Call Number: x 92 H219Ro

Introduces the woman mathematician whose childhood love of numbers led to her prestigious education and contributions at NASA while explaining how her handwritten codes proved essential throughout numerous space missions.

 
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Moonshot : the flight of Apollo 11

Floca, Brian.
Call Number: x 629.4 F628 folio

Here is the story of the Apollo 11 mission to the Moon--a story of leaving and returning during the summer of 1969, and a story of home, seen whole, from far away by steady astronauts in their great machines.

 

Space case

Gibbs, Stuart, 1969-
Call Number: x

In 2040, 12-year-old Dash Gibson is one of the first humans to live on the moon. Life on Moon Base Alpha is anything but stellar--the few resident kids are cooped up inside with nothing to do but play video games. But when top scientist Dr. Holtz, investigating an explosive secret, turns up dead, Dash must find the killer and save the base.

Space walks

Rau, Dana Meachen, 1971-
Call Number: x 629.4 R239-1

Describes how astronauts train and protect themselves while working and walking in space. Includes information on space suits.

 

Zita the spacegirl

Hatke, Ben.
Call Number: x GN

Ages 8 to 10 Feeling responsible for getting her best friend kidnapped by aliens, Zita follows him through an intergalactic portal to a planet headed towards destruction. A rollicking graphic novel.