This holiday season, a new crop of books about flight and space exploration offers plenty of gift possibilities for young readers from ages 2 to 14.
Armstrong: The Adventurous Journey of a Mouse to the Moon
Written and illustrated by Torben Kuhlmann, translated from the German by David Henry Wilson. NorthSouth, 128 pp., $19.95.
A stargazing mouse is determined to prove the moon isn’t made of cheese, and with a little help from the Smithsonian Institution, he constructs a spacesuit and rocket sled. But the FBI has labeled him a Rodent Saboteur; will they stop his journey, or will the tiny astronaut be the first to walk on the moon—14 years before Neil Armstrong? Ages 4-8.