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Intergalactic Fun for Kids at Borders’ In-Store Space Camp Event
Borders stores nationwide will host a Space Camp event
What better way to get excited about our nation’s historic lunar landing than to enjoy some great space-inspired reads. The buyers at Borders recommend the following books and magazines for space fans of all ages:
Books and Magazines for Adults
“America in Space: NASA’s First 50 Years” by
Steven Dick– Written and edited by NASA historian Steven Dickand a team of experienced NASA staffers, the coffee-table style book is illustrated with 400 rare photographs from the NASA archives, many of which were previously unpublished. It’s an incredible photographic record of a half a century of space exploration and discovery.
“Voices from the Moon” by
Andrew Chaikin– This beautiful book includes candid and personal reflections from 23 of the 24 Apollo lunar astronauts. Photos taken during the Apollo missions, many of which have never been viewed by the general public, are featured.
“Rocket Men” by
Craig Nelson– The thrilling story of the Apollo Moon mission serves as a reminder of what an incredible achievement landing on the Moon represented in terms of planning, technology and execution.
August 2009issue of Astronomy magazine - A special “Return to the Moon” issue packed with features that tell the story of recent missions and future plans for the Moon. Articles explain NASA’s new lunar program, the Moon’s role in possible manned Mars missions, Europe’s recent Moon mission, as well as Chinaand Japan’s lunar expeditions.
Books for Kids Ages 8 to 12
“George’s Secret Key to the Universe” by
Stephen and Lucy Hawking– Penned by world-renowned author and Cambridge UniversityMathematics professor Stephen Hawkingand his daughter Lucy, a journalist and novelist, this book blends a wildly fun adventure with factual information about the universe, black holes, time and space and more.
“George’s Cosmic Treasure Hunt” by
Lucy and Stephen Hawking– The characters from “George’s Secret Key to the Universe” are back in another fun adventure – this time a treasure hunt across the universe. The book is brimming with the latest scientific knowledge about the universe and even includes special essays from some of the top scientists in the world.
“Astronaut: Living in Space” by
Deborah Lock– Vivid photographs and illustrations and compelling text about space travel combine to tell the story of Linda, an astronaut who shares her experiences training for and living as an astronaut.
Books for Kids Ages 4 to 8
“Regards to the Man in the Moon” by
Ezra Jack Keats– Louie is unhappy that his friends call his dad the junk man, but when Louie uses his imagination to build a spacecraft that jettisons him off to outer space, he wows all of his friends. This book teaches young kids to follow their dreams no matter what challenges lie ahead.
“Hedgie Blasts Off!” by
Jan Brett– Hedgie the Hedgehog is back. With aspirations to be an astronaut, Hedgie steps up to the plate when someone is needed to investigate Big Sparkler, an erupting crater. Hedgie blasts of in a pint-sized rocket to save the day.
“Rockets and Spaceships” by
Karen Wallace– This book teaches kids basic vocabulary about space and space vehicles. Includes great photographs and illustrations that truly capture children’s imaginations.
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