This year on July 20, we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing, changing the way we view the world forever. It is the story of thousands of scientists, engineers, craftsmen, and astronauts who did the unthinkable and made travel in outer space possible. There is perhaps no group of people more taken with the magic of landing on the moon than children, and to honor and cultivate that curiosity and wonder, I've compiled a list of picture books about the lunar landing that are both beautiful and engaging.
With the history of the space race gaining popularity in the last few years thanks to the runaway success of Hidden Figures, it's no surprise that a slew of books about the lunar landing have been released in anticipation of the anniversary. Just when we all thought NASA was dead, to be replaced by Elon Musk's ego, it comes roaring back from the brink. The books are stunning and range from what is basically a graphic novel to a Little Golden Book about the lunar landing, complete with brushed watercolor images of Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong. There is definitely something for everyone on this list.