Let's Go to the Moon! (3rd-5th Grade)

By Skokie Staff Bibliocommons Youth Services

In celebration of Summer Reading, let's go to the moon: 3, 2, 1, blast off!

  • Margaret and the Moon: How Margaret Hamilton Saved the First Lunar Landing

    2017 by Robbins, Dean

    Margaret Hamilton was a mathematician who helped get NASA to the moon. Learn about her early life in this book that combines wonderful illustrations with fascinating facts.

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  • To the Moon!: The True Story of the American Heroes on the Apollo 8 Spaceship

    2018 by Kluger, Jeffrey

    Learn about the exciting Apollo space program and the very first mission to the moon!

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  • Houston, We Have A Klutz!

    2016 by Time, Nicholas O.

    Clumsy Grace is determined to be the first kid to walk on the moon.

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

    2006 by Thimmesh, Catherine

    Direct quotes, transcripts, interviews and wonderful photos bring you into all the preparations for Neil Armstrong's historic walk on the moon.

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  • Space Case: A Moon Base Alpha Novel

    2014 by Gibbs, Stuart

    When nobody believes him, it's up to young Dashiell Gibson to solve a murder.

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  • Mars Evacuees

    2015 by McDougall, Sophia

    A group of kids are sent to Mars, but when the adults disappear, they have to work together to save the galaxy.

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  • The Moon Platoon

    2017 by Kraatz, Jeramey

    In 2085, a young boy gets a chance to leave Earth and go to the moon. However, a fun trip turns into a quest to stop an alien invasion.

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  • The Little Prince

    2000 by Saint-Exupery, Antoine de

    When an pilot crashes his plane in the desert, he meets the Little Prince, a young boy who recounts his life story about living on a small planet alone.

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  • A Wrinkle in Time

    1962 by L'Engle, Madeleine

    Three friends search for a girl's father on a journey that defies the laws of time and space.

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  • Bounders

    2016 by Tesler, Monica

    Twelve-year-old Jasper, along with a group of young cadets, are being trained to be astronauts. What Jasper and the other cadets find are secrets that can change the course of humanity.

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  • Phoenix

    2016 by Said, S. F.

    In a world where humans and aliens are mortal enemies, Lucky finds he is developing an uncontrollable power. Suddenly, he finds himself less human than he thought. Now, he has to escape to an alien spaceship, but the aliens are closer to humans than Lucky thought!

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  • Last Day on Mars

    2017 by Emerson, Kevin

    It's the year 2213. Earth has been scorched by the sun. People have been populating Mars, but it's not a permanent solution. They must continue looking for habitable planets in order to survive. Liam and his best friend Phoebe are among the last to leave Mars, but getting off the planet is not going to be as easy as they'd hoped!

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