An Annotated Bibliography of the Apollo Program/Juvenile Literature

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Alexander, Thomas W. Project Apollo: Man to the Moon. With a Foreword by Sir Bernard Lovell. Illus. by Tom Turner. New York: Harper & Row, 1964. This book describes the early history of Apollo for high school level students.

Barrett, Norman S. The Moon. New York: Franklin Watts, 1985. This short picture book for juveniles offers a description of the Moon's physical characteristics as they emerged from data provided by the Apollo missions.

Bay, Timothy. First to the Moon. New York: CPI Group, 1993. A discussion for younger readers of the first flight to the Moon, the significance of the space program, and the successes and tragedies that have occurred in space.

Becklake, John. Man and the Moon. Morristown, NJ: Silver Burdett Co., 1981. Also published in Spanish as El Hombre y la Luna. Translated by Victor Pozanco. Barcelona, Spain: Editorial Juventud, 1987. A discussion for juveniles of the Moon's physical makeup, its orbit, and of humankind's fascination with this heavenly body. Includes information on Project Apollo but is not devoted exclusively to that topic.

Branley, Franklyn Mansfield. Man in Space to the Moon. New York: Crowell, 1970. A juvenile history written for grades 5-8.

Charleston, Gordon. Armstrong Lands on the Moon. New York: Dillon Press, 1994. A still forthcoming account for a juvenile audience by the author of Perry Reaches the North Pole.

Chester, Michael. Let's Go to the Moon. New York: Putnam, [1974], revised edition. This little book for children pictures the reader as the captain of a spaceship to the Moon. A Moon rover on the surface collects samples. Then the story carries the reader back to the orbiting spaceship and thence to Earth.

Collins, Jim. First to the Moon. New York: C.P.I., 1978. Not just about Apollo, this book for juveniles covers numerous firsts in space exploration. Also included is a chapter on the Moon's influence on writers from Shakespeare to Al Capp.

Coombs, Charles I. Project Apollo: Mission to the Moon. New York: Morrow, 1965. A 96-page illustrated history written for juveniles in grades 5-9.

Darling, David J. The Moon: A Spaceflight Away. Minneapolis, MN: Dillon Press, 1984. This book for juveniles discusses the evolution of knowledge about the Moon beginning with the invention of the telescope and carrying the story forward through the Apollo missions and what they revealed.

Donnelly, Judy. Moonwalk: The Story of the First Trip to the Moon. New York: Random House, 1989. This book for youngsters covers the preparations and activities that culminated in the initial lunar landing of Apollo 11 in July 1969.

Dwiggins, Don. Eagle Has Landed: The Story of Lunar Exploration. San Carlos, CA: Golden Gate Junior Books, 1970. This 80-page volume for youngsters covers the history of lunar science, the first landing on the Moon, and future possibilities for lunar studies.

Fradin, Dennis B. Moon Flights. Chicago: Childrens Press, 1985. This book for juveniles discusses the first landing on the Moon and the later Apollo missions. It then assesses their importance for our exploration of space.

Fraser, Mary Ann. One Giant Leap. New York: Henry Holt, 1993. Another book for juveniles that provides a blow-by-blow discussion of the first flight to the Moon, leading to Neil Armstrong's famous statement evoked in the title.

______. The True Book of the Moonwalk Adventure. Chicago: Childrens Press, 1970. A 46-page illustrated book written for grades 1-4.

Fuchs, Erich. Journey to the Moon. New York: Delacorte Press, 1969. This is a children's history of Project Apollo from its inception until the completion of the Apollo 11 mission. It is heavily illustrated and has a spare text. It is designed for 4-7 year olds, and uses double-page, full-color illustrations. This is the American edition of an English translation of Hier Apollo 11. M�nchen: Ellermann, 1969. The English edition is entitled Moonwalk: the Story of Apollo 11. London: Abelard-Schuman, [1969].

Furniss, Tim. The First Men on the Moon. New York: Bookwright Press, 1989. This little book for juveniles covers the development of the Apollo spacecraft that carried humans to the Moon in 1969.

Gold, Susan Dudley. Countdown to the Moon. New York: Crestwood House, Maxwell Macmillan International, 1992. This juvenile book discusses the origins, development, and achievement of America's goal to land humans on the Moon and return them safely to Earth.

Gurney, Gene. Americans to the Moon: The Story of Project Apollo. New York: Random House, 1970. This is a 147-page "Landmark Giant" book for grades 5-9.

Haggerty, James J. Apollo: Lunar Landing. Chicago: Rand MacNally, 1969. This is a children's story of the Apollo flights. It has been illustrated with striking Apollo photographs, many of them in color.

Hendrickson, Walter B. Apollo 11: Men to the Moon. Irvington-on-Hudson, NY: Harvey House, 1970. A 46-page illustrated history written for grades 2-5, this little book provides a description of the lunar landing site and discusses flight preparation and the actual voyage to the Moon on Apollo 11 spacecraft.

Hill, Robert White. What the Moon Astronauts Do. New York: John Day Co., 1971. This short, 64-page, heavily-illustrated book is written for grades 3 and up.

Holder, William G. Saturn V: The Moon Rocket. New York: J. Messner, 1970. This 192-page book for juveniles discusses the design, development, and testing of the Saturn V launch vehicle that boosted the various Apollo spacecraft to the Moon.

Kennedy, Gregory P. Apollo to the Moon. New York: Chelsea House Publishers, 1992. Introduction by Michael Collins. Rather longer than most juvenile books, this one provides a fairly detailed overview of Project Apollo.

Man in Space. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1969. This piece of juvenile literature provides brief coverage of the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo programs with diagrams illustrating flights and equipment.

Martin, Bill, Jr. The Eagle has Landed. Paintings by Frank Aloise. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1970. A Bill Martin instant reader containing a chronological account of the Apollo 11 trip to and from the Moon written for a juvenile audience.

Muirden, James. Going to the Moon. New York: Random House, 1987. This child's book for ages 4-6 discusses in simple terms the Apollo 11 mission to the Moon.

Paige, David. Moving a Rocket, a Sub, and London Bridge. Chicago: Childrens Press, 1981. This 42-page book for children discusses the procedures and special equipment used for moving the London Bridge, a German submarine from World War II, and the Saturn rocket.

Richey, B.J. Apollo Astronauts: First Men to the Moon. Huntsville, AL: Strode Publishers, 1970. More sophisticated than most juvenile literature, this 144-page, illustrated book was written for high school level students. It covers Apollo 8 through Apollo 11 and includes biographies of the astronauts.

Simon, Tony. The Moon Explorers. New York: Four Winds Press, 1970. A simple book for grades 3-7.

Stein, R. Conrad. Apollo 11. Chicago: Childrens Press, 1992. This recent addition to juvenile literature discusses the whole series of Apollo spaceflights but puts special emphasis on Apollo 11 since it achieved the first lunar landing.

Vogt, Gregory. Apollo and the Moon Landing. Brookfield, CT: Millbrook Press, c. 1991. This juvenile book covers the full history of the Apollo program. Complete with bibliography and index.

We Came in Peace. San Rafael, CA: Classic Press, 1969. This piece of juvenile literature goes over the history of space exploration, summarizes the trips to the Moon during Apollo to date, and then discusses the possible future of spaceflight.

Westman, Paul. Neil Armstrong, Space Pioneer. Minneapolis, MN: Lerner Pub. Co., 1980. A biography for juveniles of the first human to set foot on the lunar surface.

Wheat, Janis Knudsen,. Let's Go to the Moon. Washington: National Geographic Society, 1977. Another juvenile book, this one highlighting the Apollo 17 mission.

Worden, Alfred Merrill. I Want to Know about a Flight to the Moon. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1974. This juvenile book by an Apollo 15 astronaut describes his becoming an astronaut, his training, and the mission on which he flew.