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Abuela

Genre:
Fiction
Age Level:
3-6
Reading Level:
Beginning Reader

Rosalba imagines flying over New York City with her much loved abuela. The young girl uses a lovely mix of English and Spanish to describe their journey, moving from the busy streets of Manhattan to the Statue of Liberty. Brightly colored illustrations detail what Rosalba and her grandmother glimpse as they fly, and the rich tales of Abuela's memories.

My Friend Rabbit

Genre:
Fiction
Age Level:
3-6
Reading Level:
Pre-Reader

Rabbit always thinks of things to do even though they often lead to trouble. When Mouse's toy airplane gets stuck in a tree, Rabbit's animal ladder is sure to release it — with very funny results in this 2003 Caldecott Medal-winning book.

Tuesday

Genre:
Fiction, Fantasy
Age Level:
3-6
Reading Level:
Beginning Reader

Slowly and quietly on this particular Tuesday, a few fat frogs begin hovering over a swamp, riding lily pads like magic carpets. Gradually, the flying fleet grows in momentum and number, sailing over the countryside and into an unsuspecting town.

Astronauts Today

Genre:
Nonfiction
Age Level:
3-6
Reading Level:
Beginning Reader

3...2...1...lift off! Take a journey into space exploration. With fun facts like what astronauts eat and how they sleep, kids will learn about today's space adventures and how people from all over the world work to continue space exploration.

The Adventures of Polo

Genre:
Fiction, Fantasy
Age Level:
3-6
Reading Level:
Beginning Reader

The rollicking adventures of Polo, a bright and resourceful pup, are told through lively, detailed pictures that warrant multiple examinations. Quick–paced and engaging, Polo brings all the right supplies for exploring the wider world by boat, plane and spaceship!

Let's Say Hi to Friends Who Fly!

Genre:
Poetry
Age Level:
3-6
Reading Level:
Beginning Reader

Cat the Cat asks Bee the Bee and other flying animals if they can fly then cheers them on as they do what comes naturally. When Rhino the Rhino goes up in a plane, all of the playground friends join him! Strong, simple forms enhance the deadpan humor in this new and series about the endlessly friendly feline. See also: Cat the Cat, Who Is That?

Kite Flying

Genre:
Fiction
Age Level:
3-6
Reading Level:
Beginning Reader

The young narrator describes how she and her family each contribute to a handsome kite which they then enjoy flying. Signature illustrations show traditional Chinese kite designs combined with an author's note about kite history. The result is the celebration of an ebullient family tradition that readers may want to take up themselves!

Rocket to the Moon

Genre:
Fiction
Age Level:
3-6
Reading Level:
Beginning Reader

Lester explains the basics about the moon and space travel to Little Nye before they take off on their lively imaginary journey. Sturdy pages support uncluttered illustrations and simple text in this appealing, surprisingly informative book.

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

Genre:
Nonfiction, Biography
Age Level:
3-6
Reading Level:
Beginning Reader

By 1909, Louis Bleriot's persistence had paid off: this Frenchman became the first aviator to fly across the English Channel in an "air machine." This Caldecott Medal winner is a quiet account of one man’s perseverance and passion.

Zephyr Takes Flight

Genre:
Fiction
Age Level:
3-6
Reading Level:
Beginning Reader

Zephyr's imagination takes off when her family is too busy to play or watch her fly her model plane do spectacular feats. Through a hidden door, Zephyr finds friends, flying ships, returning home in time for breakfast. Comfortable, old-fashioned illustrations complement the telling.

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