A Kite for Moon by Jane Yolen and Heidi E.Y. Stemple

Dedicated to Neil Armstrong, this beautiful and lyrical children's book pays homage to the 50th anniversary of the first manned moon landing.

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Summer is approaching, which for us always means lots of time outdoors at night, contemplating the night sky. This book will be great to crawl into our sleeping bags and read, especially when we've had a good look at the moon on a clear night:

The story details the journey of a little boy who, when he thought the moon looked sad, sent up kites to her filled with messages, promising that he'd come visit someday.

That little boy grows up -- never forgetting his promise -- and we follow him throughout his years of studying, learning and training to become an astronaut...until he finally blasts off to pay her a visit in person!

This book is perfect for any child who is interested in space, for homeschoolers to bundle up in their astronomy bins, or for anyone who enjoys a good story about how even the biggest dreams can come true.

Grab your copy here and inspire your kids to dream big, just like Neil Armstrong did!

Do you continue to read/give picture books like this to your kids, even when they get older?  I'd love to hear!  Either leave a comment below or email me at lisahealy (at) outlook (dot) com.

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