How did an 11-year-old English schoolgirl come to name Pluto? In “The Girl Who Named Pluto: The Story of Venetia Burney,” Alice B. McGinty recounts one child’s history-making turn on a fateful morning in 1930.
Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth,” the latest picture book by bestselling author and illustrator Oliver Jeffers, is many different things. It’s a love letter to his newborn son.
“I Am Neil Armstrong,” a new children’s book by bestselling author and History Channel host Brad Meltzer, shows kids how never giving up got Neil Armstrong all the way to the moon. Meltzer artfully captures Armstrong’s journey all the way from childhood through his historic first steps on the lunar surface.