Fifty years ago today, John Glenn became the first American to orbit Earth in the space capsule Friendship 7. To celebrate that historic event, take a look at some of these picture books about space.
The Moon Over Star  by Dianna Hutts Aston
On her family's farm in the town of Star, eight-year-old Mae eagerly follows the progress of the 1969 Apollo 11 flight and moon landing and dreams that she might one day be an astronaut, too.
Space Boy  by Leo Landry
Having decided not to go to bed because his home is too noisy, Nicholas flies his spaceship to the Moon, where he enjoys a snack, takes a moonwalk, and enjoys the quiet--until he realizes what he is missing at home.
Personal Space Camp  by Julia Cook
Although Louis knows a lot about outer space, the young boy finds himself sent to Principal Goodkid's office to attend Personal Space Camp after his teacher loses her patience with his behavior.
Roaring Rockets  by Tony Mitton and Ant Parker