Eight Days Gone
By Linda McReynolds, illustrated by Ryan O’Rourke.
Charlesbridge, 2012. 44 pp., $7.95.
From blastoff to splashdown, this rhyming book set in 1969 celebrates Apollo 11 and the first lunar landing: Hundreds gather. / Hot July. / Spaceship ready — / set to fly. O’Rourke's flat oil-on-board illustrations give this title a delightfully retro feel. Ages 5–8.