Even if I have blogged this before, I need to do this one for "moon week". This was arguably the first non-fiction book for children about a moon mission. Many people have fond memories of these images and have shared with me how classic this book is/was.
Coggins, Jack and Pratt, Fletcher. Illustrated by Coggins, Jack. By Spaceship to the Moon. New York: Random House. (56 p.) 29 cm.
A follow-up to their 1951 book "Rockets, Jets, Guided Missiles, and Space Ships", this book focuses on the spaceflight progression needed for a Moon mission. It discusses who pays for space flight, design of space suits, launch vehicles, a space station, developing the Moonship, landing on the Moon, and the construction of a Moon base. Once again illustrated with wonderful paintings by Jack Coggins of all the steps needed to get to the Moon.
Also a 1958 edition, with slight updating.