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Great Fiction & Nonfiction Books

Age Level: 3-6 years old

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Abuela

By: Arthur Dorros

Age Level: 3-6 years old

Rosalba imagines flying over New York City with her much loved abuela. The young girl uses...

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Astronauts Today

By: Rosanna Hansen

Age Level: 3-6 years old

Astronauts Today is a journey into space exploration. With fun facts like what astronauts eat...

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Kite Flying

By: Grace Lin

Age Level: 3-6 years old

The young narrator describes how she and her family each contribute to a handsome kite which...

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Rocket to the Moon

By: Lerryn Korda

Age Level: 3-6 years old

Lester explains the basics about the moon and space travel to Little Nye before they take off on...

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The Adventures of Sparrowboy

By: Brian Pinkney

Age Level: 3-6 years old

Mild-mannered paperboy Henry collides with a sparrow and turns into Sparrowboy just like his...

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The Airport Book

By: Lisa Brown

Age Level: 3-6 years old

To visit grandparents, a family travels to the airport, boards the plane, and flies to their...

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The Glorious Flight: Across the Channel with Louis Bleriot July 25, 1909

By: Alice Provensen, Martin Provensen

Age Level: 3-6 years old

By 1909, Louis Bleriot's persistence had paid off: this Frenchman became the first aviator...

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Zephyr Takes Flight

By: Steve Light

Age Level: 3-6 years old

Zephyr's imagination takes off when her family is too busy to play or watch her fly her model...

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Age Level: 6-9 years old

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Air Show

By: Treat Williams

Age Level: 6-9 years old

Ellie and her brother accompany their pilot father in his airplane to an air show where they see...

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Amelia and Eleanor Go for a Ride

By: Pam Muñoz Ryan

Age Level: 6-9 years old

Two well known women sneak away from the White House for an aerial adventure in this handsomely...

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Flight: A Pop-Up Book of Aircraft

By: Robert Crowther

Age Level: 6-9 years old

Loaded with flaps, pull-tabs, and pop-ups to manipulate, this fact-filled exploration of flying...

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Flight: The Journey of Charles Lindbergh

By: Robert Burleigh

Age Level: 6-9 years old

Charles Lindbergh was only 25 years old when he made his historic non-stop flight across the...

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Floating in Space

By: Franklyn Branley, True Kelley

Age Level: 6-9 years old

Have you ever dreamed of being an astronaut? Wondered what it might be like to see the sun set...

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Fly High! The Story of Bessie Coleman

By: Louise Borden, Mary Kay Kroeger

Age Level: 6-9 years old

Bessie Coleman grew up picking cotton in Texas, but she aimed high -- soaring into history as...

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Flying Machine (Eyewitness)

By: Andrew Nahum

Age Level: 6-9 years old

Detailed, full-color photographs and illustrations to explain man's fascination with flight and...

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Give Me Wings

By: Lee Bennett Hopkins

Age Level: 6-9 years old

Take flight with a bit of imagination and a varied collection of poems. Handsome illustrations...

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Into the Air: An Illustrated Timeline of Flight

By: Ryan Ann Hunter

Age Level: 6-9 years old

This picture book traces flight from the era of prehistoric flying creatures to the future of...

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Kids' Paper Airplane Book

By: Ken Blackburn, Jeff Lammers

Age Level: 6-9 years old

Sophisticated children (or children with an adult) will appreciate the variety of aircraft...

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Look to the Stars

By: Buzz Aldrin

Age Level: 6-9 years old

Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin takes the reader on a journey through centuries of air and space...

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Out of This World: Poems and Facts About Space

By: Amy Sklansky

Age Level: 6-9 years old

Poems combine with information and evocative illustrations to create a sense of wonder about space...

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Owly: Flying Lessons

By: Andy Runton

Age Level: 6-9 years old

Though nearly wordless, the expressive black and white illustrations effectively convey Owly's...

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Sky High: The True Story of Maggie Gee

By: Marissa Moss

Age Level: 6-9 years old

The true story of one of only two Chinese-American women to fly for the U.S. Air Force during...

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Soar, Elinor!

By: Tami Lewis Brown

Age Level: 6-9 years old

Elinor Smith was a girl whose dream of flying was realized in the 1920s, a time when girls and...

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Tar Beach

By: Faith Ringgold

Age Level: 6-9 years old

Cassie doesn't have to actually go to the beach; she's got her very own "tar...

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The Fabulous Flying Machines of Alberto Santos-Dumont

By: Victoria Griffith

Age Level: 6-9 years old

While the Wright Brothers were gliding over Kitty Hawk, the charming Brazilian Alberto Santos-...

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The Klutz Book of Paper Airplanes

By: Doug Stillinger

Age Level: 6-9 years old

From very easy to more challenging, paper airplane folding is a craft that soars! Clear...

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Wind Flyers

By: Angela Johnson

Age Level: 6-9 years old

A young African American boy tells the story of his great-great-uncle, who realized his dream of...

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Wings

By: Christopher Myers

Age Level: 6-9 years old

Stunning, bold collage illustrations carry the action in this reworking of the traditional Greek...

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Wings

By: Sneed Collard

Age Level: 6-9 years old

Many creatures have wings: birds, bats, insects. How these amazing appendages work and how they...

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Age Level: 9-12 years old

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Flying Machines

By: Nick Arnold

Age Level: 9-12 years old

Do you know how flight forces such as gravity, drag, thrust, and lift work? Kids who are raring...

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The Wright Brothers: How They Invented the Airplane

By: Russell Freedman

Age Level: 9-12 years old

Using excerpts from Wilbur's and Orville's journals and letters, young readers will find a...

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