When 7-year-old S becomes 8-year-old S later this month, we’re going to celebrate in Houston at NASA’s Johnson Space Center. To help get him and 3-year-old F fired up for the trip, we’ve rented Apollo 13 and loaded up on books about the history (mostly) of the U.S. space program.

Our shelves are currently sagging with these titles:

And where, you may ask, is Catherine Thimmesh‘s Sibert winner and Cybils shortlister, Team Moon? Well, not in either of my local public libraries, but if they’ve got it in the NASA gift shop, I have a feeling we’ll be bringing it home. It beats freeze-dried ice cream any day.