Whether you’re studying flight and airplanes or famous aviators in history, this list of kids books about airplanes and aviation is a great resource to have on hand. Fill your book basket with one or more of these wonderful books and pique your kids’ interest!
Kids Books About Flight and Aviation
Away in My Airplane | See the birds way up high and the people way down below in this rhyme full of movement, wonder, and excitement from the hidden treasures of Margaret Wise Brown.
A is for Airplane: An Aviation Alphabet | A is for Airplane: An Aviation Alphabet celebrates the roots, inventions, and spirit of the science of flight.
The Noisy Airplane Ride | THE NOISY AIRPLANE RIDE offers a rhyming tour of the variety of sounds a child might hear before, during, and after takeoff. Rhythmic noises make for a great read-aloud.A final double-page spread helps clarify some of the sights and physical sensations of a plane ride, from luggage loading to queasiness.
The Little Airplane | Take flight with Pilot Small’s classic aerial adventure—now available as a board book! Tag along as Pilot Small takes his little red airplane up, up, up for a joyride!
Airplanes Soaring! Turning! Diving! | Sean Addy and Megan Halsey portray a variety of airplanes using vibrant clip art, etchings, and original drawings. Perfect for anyone who loves flying machines!
All Aboard Airplanes | From crop dusters to state-of-the-art military fighters, it’s all here, complete with easy-to-read text and clear, colorful pictures that explain the uses and features of the aircraft.
Flying | An airplane takes off, flies, and lands after having passed over cities, country areas, lakes, and more.
My Plane Book | Exceptional nonfiction for children from one of the most trusted names in learning: the Smithsonian Institution.
A Day in the Airport | Join Richard Scarry’s beloved characters Huckle Cat, Sally, and Lowly Worm for a day of adventure and discovery at the airport. Airplane fans will get an up-close look at the terminal, the control tower, the runway, and more!
Amazing Airplanes | From the airport terminal to the flight deck, the zippy text and zappy art take children through how a plane flies, safety rules, in-flight entertainment and air traffic control.
Big Book of Airplanes | From the fastest–and noisiest–passenger plane in the world, to downright strange aircraft, here is a spectacular look at a subject of endless fascination to children.
The Airplane Alphabet Book | Learn which type of plane is best for a dogfight, see the type of plane Charles Lindbergh flew in the first nonstop flight across the Atlantic, and much more.
The JET Alphabet Book | THE JET ALPHABET BOOK propels young minds into the wild blue yonder to fly with Goblins and Nighthawks while they lock in solid reading skills.
Being a Blue Angel: Every Kid’s Guide to the Blue Angels | In Being a Blue Angel, you will meet these heroes in Blue, see what they do and how they live, be inspired by them, and learn how you could one day find yourself Being a Blue Angel.
A Picture Book of Amelia Earhart | The first woman to fly across the Atlantic solo, she disappeared mysteriously.
I Am Amelia Earhart | This book follows Amelia Earhart from childhood to her first flying lessons and onward to her multi-record-breaking career as a pilot.
Who Was Amelia Earhart? | From her early years to her mysterious 1937 disappearance while attempting a flight around the world, readers will find Amelia Earhart’s life a fascinating story.
Who Were the Wright Brothers? | This is the fascinating story of the two inventors and aviation pioneers who never lost sight of their dream: to fly, and to soar higher!
The Wright Brothers: Pioneers of American Aviation | Young Orville and Wilbur Wright grew up learning all about mechanics from fixing bicycles and studied math and physics. On December 17, 1903, Orville took off in the world’s first flying machine!
First Flight: The Story of the Wright Brothers | The story of Orville and Wilbur Wright is told, taking readers back to the brothers’ childhood in rural Ohio where they were fascinated by all kinds of vehicles.
Now, let’s get on to this week’s What to Read Wednesday link-up! Last week’s most clicked post was 5 Hacks to Help Kids Fall In Love with Books at The How To Guru. This week, I’m featuring the following posts that were linked-up last week:
- Truck Books We LOVE at Our Unschooling Journey
- Picture Books About Russia at Pages and Margins
- Favorite Board Books at Live, Love, and Learn Gracefully
If you have a children’s literature or other family-friendly post you’d like to share, please link up with us. Share what you’ve been reading with your kiddos. Do you have a fun book-based activity or printable? Share it with us. You may find yourself featured next week!
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