Winner of the Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award
* "This behind-the-scenes look at the first Apollo moon landing has the feel of a public television documentary in its breadth and detail."
—Publishers Weekly, starred review
* "This beautiful and well-documented tribute will introduce a new generation to that triumphant time."
—Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"This dramatic account will mesmerize even readers already familiar with the event-—and also leave them awed by the level of care and dedication it took to surmount so many daunting technological challenges."
—School Library Journal
"Thimmesh gives names and voices to the army that got Neil Armstrong and company to the moon and back. The result is a spectacular and highly original addition to the literature of space exploration."
"Catherine Thimmesh tells us the stories of the 400,000 people it took to make...that 'one giant leap'...Their collective devotion to an exciting goal comes across strongly."
* "Kids . . . probably feel they know quite a bit about the first manned moon landing. But until they've read Thimmesh's breathless behind-the-scenes account, they know zip."
—Bulletin, starred review
"An edge-of-your-seat adventure . . . lavishly illustrated . . . this exhilarating book . . . will captivate."
"So often in history, the actual participants get lost in the retelling of the story. But in Thimmesh's highly engaging book, Team Moon, the
thousands of people responsible for landing man on the moon finally and deservedly get their due. This engrossing historical account is extremely timely; for it is today's children who will make up the team of tomorrow. These kids will be returning to the moon, privatizing space, and, as I hope, finally placing human footprints upon Martian soil. And as this remarkable book shows, it'll take astronauts -- and a whole lot of others -- to fuel the space exploration that is our future."
—Buzz Aldrin, astronaut, Apollo 11, and moonwalker on the first lunar landing
"Thimmesh's enthusiasm for her subject is palpable, and the sense of excitement she brings is as vital to Team Moon's success the book's very premise."
—Chris Barton, author of Shark vs. Train
An NCTE Orbis Pictus Honor Book
AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books
An ALA Best Book for Young Adults
An ALA Notable Children’s Book