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Armstrong Armstrong / Torben Kuhlmann ; translated by David Henry Wilson
"A long time ago a mouse learned to fly ... and crossed the Atlantic. But what happened next?"--Provided by publisher.

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Cassini Cassini / John Hamilton
Simple text and "out-of-this-world" photography introduce readers to NASA's Cassini-Huygens space probe, and its mission to explore the gas giant Saturn. Important details include the probe's construction, its launch, the landing of the Huygens probe on Saturn's moon Titan, and Cassini's continuing mission to unlock the secrets of Saturn's rings and other unique features. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. A&D Xtreme is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

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Constellations Constellations / F.S. Kim
Introduces constellations, describing how they were viewed in ancient times, the effect of the Earth's rotation on the stars that can be seen, and the modern classification of these star groups into a total of eighty-eight constellations.

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Coyote places the stars Coyote places the stars / retold and illustrated by Harriet Peck Taylor
Coyote arranges the stars in the shapes of his animal friends.

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Daring dozen Daring dozen / Suzanne Slade ; illustrated by Alan Marks
"From Neil Armstrong's first small step to Gene Cernan's last footprint, award-winning author Suzanne Slade captures the experiences of the twelve astronauts who walked on the moon. The book reveals how the Apollo moon missions (1969-1972) built upon one another and unveiled important new discoveries about our nearest neighbor in space."--

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Exploring constellations Exploring constellations / Sara L. Latta
Read this book to learn about the history of constellations in different cultures and how astronomers use constellations today.

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The Far side of the moon The Far side of the moon / written by Alex Irvine ; illustrated by Ben Bishop
This graphic retelling of the Apollo 11 moon-landing mission follows astronaut Michael Collins, commander of the lunar orbiter, to the far side of the moon.

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Find the constellations Find the constellations / H.A. Rey
Provides information on the mythology of constellations and which ones are visible in each season, and discusses the brightness of stars, light years, and the solar system.

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The First men who went to the moon The First men who went to the moon / written by Rhonda Gowler Greene ; illustrated by Scott Brundage
"Through verse and informational text, the 1969 Apollo 11's historic mission is celebrated, from liftoff to moon landing to successful return to Earth."--

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First star First star / Will Hillenbrand
While camping, Bear tells Mole the story of how the First Bears created the moon and the stars.

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Franklin and Luna go to the Moon Franklin and Luna go to the Moon / Jen Campbell, Katie Harnett
"Luna and her best friend, Franklin the dragon, love stories and want to visit all the places they've read about in books. Along the way, they meet many magical creatures but there's just one problem - they can't remember where dragons live! They search high and low, but to no avail until, one evening, Luna's tortoise, Neil Armstrong, notices something moving far away in the sky... Together they set out on their biggest adventure yet - all the way to the moon! - in the hope of finding Franklin's long lost family"--cover

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Hidden figures Hidden figures / Margot Lee Shetterly
Before John Glenn orbited the Earth or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of professionals worked as "Human Computers," calculating the flight paths that would enable these historic achievements. Among these were a coterie of bright, talented African-American women. Segregated from their white counterparts by Jim Crow laws, these "colored computers," as they were known, used slide rules, adding machines, and pencil and paper to support America's fledgling aeronautics industry, and helped write the equations that would launch rockets, and astronauts, into space. Drawing on the oral histories of scores of these "computers," personal recollections, interviews with NASA executives and engineers, archival documents, correspondence, and reporting from the era, Hidden Figures recalls America's greatest adventure and NASA's groundbreaking successes through the experiences of five spunky, courageous, intelligent, determined, and patriotic women: Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson, Christine Darden, and Gloria Champine. Moving from World War II through NASA's golden age, touching on the civil rights era, the Space Race, the Cold War, and the women's rights movement, Hidden Figures interweaves a history of scientific achievement and technological innovation with the intimate stories of five women whose work forever changed the world -- and whose lives show how out of one of America's most painful histories came one of its proudest moments.

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A Kid's book of experiments with stars A Kid's book of experiments with stars / Robert Gardner and Joshua Conklin
"Details science experiments about the stars with explanations"--

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The Kids' guide to the constellations The Kids' guide to the constellations / Christopher Forest
"Describes various constellations, including the myths surrounding them and how to locate them in the night sky"--Provided by publisher.

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Little Bear, you're a star! Little Bear, you're a star! / retold and illustrated by Jean Marzollo
A Greek myth about the love of a mother and child introduces two constellations.

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Little Fox and the missing moon Little Fox and the missing moon / illustrated by Ekaterina Trukhan
"When Fox dreams that the moon is missing, he and his friends go on a quest to find it and return it to the sky. Teamwork and companionship are highlighted in this simple, inviting mystery that allows readers to follow along"--Publisher summary.

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Lost in outer space Lost in outer space / Tod Olson
"April 13, 1970: Two hundred thousand miles from Earth and counting, an explosion rips through Jim Lovell's spacecraft. The crippled ship hurtles toward the moon at three times the speed of sound, losing power and leaking oxygen into space. Lovell and his crew were two days from the dream of a lifetime - walking on the surface of moon. Now, they will count themselves lucky to set foot on Earth again. From "Houston, we've had a problem" to the final tense moments at Mission Control, Lost in Outer Space takes readers on the unbelievable journey of Apollo 13 and inside the minds of its famous and heroic astronauts. Complete with photographs of the crew and diagrams of the spacecraft, this is an up-close-and-personal look at one of the most thrilling survival stories of all time"--

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Moonwalk Moonwalk / Adrian Buckley and David Jenkins
Written for children, but with parents very much in mind, this book tells the Apollo 11 story through the medium of artist Adrian Buckley's atmospheric imagery. From President Kennedy's call to put a man on the moon to the celebratory ticker tape parade in Manhattan, this is a story of three extraordinary men and their incredible achievement: Mission Commander Neil Armstrong, Lunar Module Pilot Edwin Buzz Aldrin and Command Module Pilot Michael Collins. On 21 July 1969, when Neil Armstrong opened the hatch in the Lunar Module and descended the ladder to set foot on the surface of the Moon, he became in an instant the greatest traveler in human history. Full of period detail and fascinating insights, this is a book to be explored and enjoyed.

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The National Air and Space Museum The National Air and Space Museum / Megan Cooley Peterson
What do moon rocks, a space shuttle, a white vest, and the Wright brothers' Flyer all have in common? They are some of the amazing artifacts on display at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum. Take a tour through the museum's collections. Engaging text, graphs, maps, and colorful images help readers discover the stories behind some of these high-flying pieces of history.

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The Night sky The Night sky / written by Garrick Pfaffman
"Introduction to astronomy and the night sky using 28 easy-to-identify constellations"'

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The Planet gods The Planet gods / Jacqueline Mitton ; Christina Balit
A scientific and mythological tour of the solar system.

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Pokémon Pokémon / story, Hidenori Kusaka ; art, Satoshi Yamamoto ; English adaptation, Bryant Turnage ; translation,
"Pokémon Sun and Moon video games! Sun dreams of money. Moon dreams of scientific discoveries. When their paths cross with Team Skull, both their plans go awry Moon is on her way to deliver a rare Pokémon to Professor Kukui in the Alola region when she meets his good friend Sun, a courier entrusted with a special Pokédex. Sun offers to safely deliver Moon to the professor's lab But then they tangle with a group of grunts from Team Skull and are attacked by a mysterious Pokémon! What is this sparkling stone the mysterious Pokémon leaves behind?" -- ONIX annotation.

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Rabbit moon Rabbit moon / Jean Kim
In rhyming text, Rabbit comes out to play with his friends in the moonlight.

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The Race to the moon The Race to the moon / Allison Lassieur ; consultant: Suezette Rene Bieri, Education Program Coordinator, retired, Departm
"Describes the space race and the moon landing. Readers' choices reveal various historical details"--

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Rocket to the moon! Rocket to the moon! / Don Brown
On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong took "one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind" when the Apollo 11 landed on the moon. But it wasnt just one man who got us to the moon. The Moon Landing explores the people and technology that made the moon landing possible. Instead of examining one persons life, it focuses on the moon landing itself, showing the events leading up to it and how it changed the world. The book takes readers through the history of rocket building: from ancient Chinese rockets, to "bombs bursting in air" during the War of 1812, to Russias Sputnik program, to the moon landing. Beautifully illustrated and well-researched, this book is the perfect resource for curious readers and tomorrows scientists. It includes a timeline of space travel, a bibliography, and an index.

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The Silver moon of summer The Silver moon of summer / Leila Howland ; illustrated by Ji-Hyuk Kim
In the third and final book in the middle grade trilogy, Marigold, Zinnia, and Lily Silver return to Cape Cod for another unforgettable summer. This summer, the town of Pruet is turning 300, and a huge celebration is planned. On their first night back east, the girls make a promise not to fight with each other, ensuring that this will be the best summer yet. It shouldnt be too hard. Each sister, after all, has her own focus during the visit. Marigold makes it her mission to befriend Chloe, the famous director Philip Rathbones niece, who is working on the set of her uncles upcoming television series. Zinnie is busy creating an attention-grabbing blog to help her chances of becoming editor-in-chief of her schools literary journal. And Lily has become quite the explorer with her science day camp group. All seems to be going smoothly until Zinnies growing friendship with Chloe leaves Marigold feeling hurt. Her little sister is stealing her new best friendwhy cant Zinnie just stop intruding on Marigolds life? With the divide between the girls growing deeper, Marigold, Zinnie, and Lily worry its impossible for them to go a summer without a big fight. The same silver moon may hang in the night sky each year, but the sisters below it are changing in ways they have yet to understand. If they grow apart, more than a promise could be at risk. But if they grow togetherthe skys the limit.

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Sing to the moon Sing to the moon / Nansubuga Nagadya Isdahl & Sandra Van Doorn
For one little Ugandan boy, no wish is too big. First he dreams of reaching the stars and then of riding a supernova straight to Mars. But on a rainy day at his grandfather's house, he is brought down to earth with a bump. Do adventures only happen in galaxies far away or can he find magic a little closer to home? A touching story of a grandfather's love for his grandson and the quiet pleasures of a rainy day.

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Sophie's night sky adventure Sophie's night sky adventure / Jonathan Poppele; illustrated by Maria Lorimer
Sophie lives in the big city, where light pollution has kept much of the night sky hidden from view. So when Grandpa takes her on a special stargazing trip, the young girl is awestruck by what she sees. Follow Sophie as she discovers some of the best-known constellations. This amusing tale might also help you find the constellations on your own night sky adventure! The picture book features accurate illustrations and descriptions of constellations, with stargazing tips woven into a fun narrative.

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Space travel Space travel / author Jerry Stone ; consultant Peter Bond
This children's book on space travel is packed with inspiring stories and facts about space exploration, astronauts, and the first moon landing.

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Space! Space! / senior editor, Ben Morgan ; contributors, Robert Dinwiddie [and 5 others]
"Computer-generated illustrations reveal the wonders of the universe, from the big bang and black holes to space travel."--

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The Star-bearer The Star-bearer / Dianne Hofmeyr ; [pictures by] Jude Daly

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StarChaser StarChaser / Angie Sage ; illustrations by Mark Zug
Almost one year ago, Alice TodHunter Moon left her PathFinder village to become Apprentice to ExtraOrdinary Wizard Septimus Heap. Now in faraway lands, the Castle is in peril. The brilliant blue stone is crumbling to dust and both the witch Marisa and the wicked Red Queen have their eyes on the throne. As Tod sets off on a hazardous journey to find a new Keystone, her life may be in the greatest danger of all. Can she save the Castle while evading the fate that befell her mother? This epic finale to the series celebrates how hard work, selflessness, and the courage to be who you are can create a harmony that spans the seas and stars.

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The Story of Cassiopeia The Story of Cassiopeia / Thomas Kingsley Troupe ; illustrations by Robert Squier
"Cassiopeia, Queen of Ethiopia, often boasts about her own beauty. When Jupiter finds out that Cassiopeia thinks she's more beautiful than the sea nymphs, he's furious. Will Cassiopeia's words cause her kingdom to fall?"--P. [4] of cover.

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The Story of Orion The Story of Orion / Thomas Kingsley Troupe ; illustrations by Gerald Guerlais
"The great hunter Orion and Diana are in love. But Diana's brother, Apollo, is not happy about it. Will Apollo's evil plot to get rid of Orion work, or will Diana be able to save her beloved hunter?"--P. [4] of cover.

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The Story of Ursa Major and Ursa Minor The Story of Ursa Major and Ursa Minor / Cari Meister ; illustrations by Gerald Guerlais
"Callisto, a beautiful young huntress, is not looking for love. But Jupiter has been watching her, and he has a plan to make her fall in love with him. When Callisto has Jupiter's son, his wife is angry. Will Callisto and her son survive the wrath of Jupiter's jealous wife?"--P. [4] of cover.

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They dance in the sky They dance in the sky / [compiled by] Jean Guard Monroe and Ray A. Williamson ; illustrations by Edgar Stewart
A collection of legends about the stars from various North American Indian cultures, including explanations of the Milky Way and constellations such as the Big Dipper.

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Twinkle twinkle little star Twinkle twinkle little star / words by Julia Kregenow, PhD ; pictures by Carmen Saldaña
Two siblings going to bed describe what stars really are--giant balls of hot, dense gas millions of miles from the Earth--in a book that examines constellations, atmospheric turbulence, and black holes.

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Who let the gods out? Who let the gods out? / Maz Evans
Twelve-year-old Elliot Hooper has many problems: his mother has been behaving strangely, they are in danger of loosing their farm to a mean-spirited developer, and he is failing at school, so when he finds a girl in the cowshed, and she announces that she is Virgo, an immortal constellation, it just seems part of the normal chaos--but soon he is swept up in the Gods' hunt for prisoner 42, Thanatos, Daemon of Death, whom Elliot has set free from his prison below Stonehenge.

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Wishing on a star Wishing on a star / Fran Lee

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The Zoo in the sky The Zoo in the sky / Jacqueline Mitton ; pictures by Christina Balit
Brilliantly colored paintings illustrate this introduction to constellations and the animals which ancient stargazers imagined as they made their observations of the night sky.
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