Neil Armstrong - easy readers
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We were very surprised to find that there were no Very Easy Readers about Neil Armstrong. The following list has books from AR 2.6 to AR 3.5. We've included review ratings where they were available to help you choose.

Neil Armstrong (Rookie Reader)
by Dana Meachen Rau

amazon rating - excellent - 2 votes

Description: An introduction to the life of astronaut Neil Armstrong, who was the first man on the moon.

Reading Information:
Word Count: 368
Page Count: 32
Accelerated Reading level: 2.6 / points: 0.5
AR quiz: 86493
Lexile: 330L
  • Publisher: Children's Press (2003)
  • ISBN-10: 0516269631
    -- amazon

One Giant Leap
by Robert Burleigh

GoodReads avg rating — 4.06 — 33 ratings amazon rating - excellent - 3 votes

Description: This book illustrates and pays tribute to Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin's lunar landing on July 20, 1969.

Reading Information:
Word Count: 1,461
Page Count: 40
Accelerated Reading level: 3.0 / points: 0.5
AR quiz: 128922
Lexile: 470L
  • Publisher: Philomel (2009)
  • ISBN-10: 0399238832
    -- amazon

Neil Armstrong (People We Should Know)
by Jonatha A. Brown

Description: “That's one small step for man; one giant leap for mankind.” These were the famous words spoken by Neil Armstrong as he became the first human being to set foot on another world.

To commemorate the 40th anniversary of this extraordinary moment in human history, Robert Burleigh and Mike Wimmer have created a breathtakingly beautiful tribute that transports readers to the stars, where they will experience the moon landing just as Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin did.

This book is written in present tense which adds a sense of immediacy to the story.

Reading Information:
Word Count: 1,573
Page Count: 24
Accelerated Reading level: 3.5 / points: 0.5
AR quiz: 101114
  • Publisher: Weekly Reader Early Learning Library (2005)
  • ISBN-10: 0836847512
    -- amazon

Note: Spanish version of this book -- Neil Armstrong (Gente Que Hay Que Conocer) -- is at AR 4.3

Neil Armstrong
by Thomas Streissguth

Note: may be hard to find.
Description: Presents a brief biography of the first astronaut to walk on the Moon.

Reading Information:
Word Count: 475
Page Count: 24
Accelerated Reading level: 3.5 / points: 0.5
AR quiz: 66175
  • Publisher: Bridgestone Books (2003)
  • ISBN-10: 0736816275
    -- amazon