Celebrating 50 years since the 1st moon landing

Posted on August 12th, 2019

In celebration of 50 years of landing on the Moon we have 2 great books to giveaway for kids with an interest in space travel and the history of how we went to the moon. From the nonfiction experts at Quarto Kids enjoy “When we walked on the Moon” and “The Race to Space”. Both books Look back at the events of 50 years ago but from a very different perspective. Read on to discover more and for your chance to win both.

The Race to Space and When we Walked on the Moon Books  

When we walked on the Moon

You know a book is going to grab your attention when it starts like this:

“More than 5,000 rockets have been blasted into space, but only twelve people have ever been lucky enough to walk on the Moon and look up at Earth.”

When we walked on the Moon is full of amazing facts and attention grabbing sentences like this all the way through. It shares all six manned moon landings focusing on the experience of the astronauts. Discover the heroic triumphs and perilous dangers which they had to overcome in language kids can relate to supported by modern illustrations on every page.   


When we walked on the Moon book

The Race to Space

In the Race to Space the reader gains a real insight into the politics behind landing on the moon. Discover the inter country rivalry and cooperation needed to make the most famous missions come to fruition. Focusing on the efforts of the two superpowers this book will give you the politics, science and human impact of travelling into space with a handy timeline recap at the end. This book is a must for any space enthusiast that wants to understand the full social science behind the big space missions. Child friendly language and compelling illustrations make a difficult topic understandable.   

The Race to Space Book

Need to know

When we Walked on the Moon
The Race to Space
Age Range7 – 108 – 11
AuthorDavid LongClive Gifford
IllustratorSam KaldaPaul Daviz
Product Details



80 pages

Product dimensions 31.2 x 1.1 x 24.5 cm



64 pages

Product dimensions 21.5 x 1.5 x 30.2 cm



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PublisherWide Eyed : quarto KidsWords and Pictures : Quarto Kids


When we walked on the Moon and The Race to Space in preview

Win your copy of both books & celebrate 50 years since the 1st Moon landing with Quarto Kids & Coombe Mill

For your chance to win both of these educational books simply follow the instructions below. Good luck to all taking part.

When we walked on the Moon and the Race to Space Books


I was sent our copies of the books for the purpose of this review, however all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. Coombe Mill guests can enjoy our dark skies and a copy of the books  from our games room library.