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One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind

17th July 2019

The 20th July marks the 50th anniversary of one of humankind's most remarkable achievements. After a journey of 240,000 miles from Planet Earth, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin successfully landed on the surface of the Moon.

Such an important anniversary certainly needs celebrating, so we've put together some of our favourite Moon-themed books and resources to inspire your events this July. 

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What is the Moon? 

Why does the Moon change shape? What makes it shine? How did astronauts land there, and what did they find?

Part of the bestselling Very First Lift-the-Flap Questions and Answers series, this delightful board book is a great way to explore the magic and mystery of the Moon with a new generation.

The Usborne Book of the Moon

From legends about its creation right up until the Apollo 11 mission, celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing by tracing the story of the one thing in the night sky that everyone anywhere on the planet recognises. The beautiful illustrations and delightfully whimsically narrative make this an appealing book for children and adults to enjoy together.

Don't forget to share these beautiful teaching resources with your schools customers. Packed with ideas for literacy-focussed lessons, they're perfect for children at KS1 and KS2.

On the Moon

With sweet illustrations and charming text, this inspiring board book takes little ones on an adventure to the Moon. Young children can discover what it would be like to fly in outer space, walk on the Moon's surface and look back at Earth - just zoom up in a rocket and explore until it's time to go home!

Whether you're planning a planet-themed party, a space-inspired sponsored read or an intergalactic book fair, we want to hear about it! Send details of your events to mail@usbornebooksathome.co.uk, and they may well feature in their very own blog post...