Moon Landing Story Time with Author Joyce Lapin (Ages 5+)


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In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, The Hickory Stick Bookshop will host a special children’s story time and signing with Joyce Lapin, author of If You Had Your Birthday Party on the Moon, on Saturday, June 8th at 12pm. Moon themed snacks and activities will be provided. The suggested age is 5 years and older.

If you had your birthday party on the moon, what would it be like? Blast off to an extraterrestrial celebration and find out. This picture book is out of this world, combining fun and facts to help kids learn all about outer space.

Have your birthday party on the moon and everyone will come! After all, who wouldn't want to ride in a rocket and celebrate for a day that lasts as long as a month on Earth? Then, young partygoers could romp in a low-gravity playground, watch candles and balloons behave weirdly in the Moon's atmosphere, and see why the "moon angels" they make in the thick carpet of lunar dust will last for thousands of years. With each discovery, kids learn the science behind the surprise, explained in terms they'll understand. Complete with sidebars and a glossary, this entertaining adventure is perfect for sharing at home and at school.

"…jolly notes aplenty with painted scenes of young partiers, zinging exuberantly around in zero gravity…A prime candidate for a destination party!"- Kirkus Book Reviews

Joyce Lapin is very active in the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. This is her first book for young readers. She lives with her family in Simsbury, CT.

This event is free and open to the public.  If you are unable to attend this event, you may reserve a signed copy of If You Had Your Birthday Party on the Moon by calling The Hickory Stick Bookshop at (860) 868 0525. For further information about this event please visit or email

Event date: 
Saturday, June 8, 2019 - 12:00pm
Event address: 
2 Green Hill Road
Washington Depot, CT 06794
If You Had Your Birthday Party on the Moon Cover Image
By Joyce Lapin, Simona Ceccarelli (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781454929703
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Sterling Children's Books - April 23rd, 2019