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Fly Away Home

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

A homeless boy and his dad make their home in a busy airport.

The Little Airplane

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

Mr. Small enjoys the view from his small aircraft. This is one of Lenski's now classic "Little" picture books all of which are characterized by simple line illustrations and an unpretentious, straightforward story.

The Airport Book

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

To visit grandparents, a family travels to the airport, boards the plane, and flies to their sunny destination. What is seen along the way is noted in crisp text and straightforward, appealing illustrations. A missing toy monkey adds a satisfying subplot to follow visually.

Little Plane Learns to Write

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

In school, Little Plane practices his writing but he finds the loopity loops really tough. He doesn’t give up though and continues to try — until at last, he completes his words! Children will see themselves in the tenacious, child-like airplane with expressive eyes. Brightly colored, digitally created illustrations add to the simple text.

Amelia and Eleanor Go for a Ride

Illustrated by:
Genre:
Nonfiction, Biography
Age Level:
6-9
Reading Level:
Independent Reader

Two well known women sneak away from the White House for an aerial adventure in this handsomely illustrated story based on real people. Though fictionalized, readers will appreciate the common interests and similar personality traits of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and aviatrix Amelia Earhart.

Fly High! The Story of Bessie Coleman

Illustrated by:
Genre:
Nonfiction, Biography
Age Level:
6-9
Reading Level:
Independent Reader

Bessie Coleman grew up picking cotton in Texas, but she aimed high — soaring into history as the first African American woman aviator. Her riveting story is told in inviting, rhythmic language and engaging illustration.

Floating in Space

Illustrated by:
Genre:
Nonfiction
Age Level:
6-9
Reading Level:
Independent Reader

Have you ever dreamed of being an astronaut? Wondered what it might be like to see the sun set sixteen times in one day? Open this book and be transported on an information-packed voyage aboard the space shuttle.

Flight: The Journey of Charles Lindbergh

Illustrated by:
Genre:
Nonfiction, Biography
Age Level:
6-9
Reading Level:
Independent Reader

Charles Lindbergh was only 25 years old when he made his historic non-stop flight across the Atlantic Ocean. Through Burleigh's vivid retelling and Wimmer's bold paintings, the reader soars with Lindbergh as he follows his dream.

Tar Beach

Illustrated by:
Genre:
Fiction
Age Level:
6-9
Reading Level:
Independent Reader

Cassie doesn't have to actually go to the beach; she's got her very own "tar beach" on the roof of her Harlem apartment building. From there, her imagination takes her on a journey through time and space. The artist's quilt story was successfully adapted into this modern classic.

Wind Flyers

Illustrated by:
Genre:
Fiction, Historical Fiction
Age Level:
6-9
Reading Level:
Independent Reader

A young African American boy tells the story of his great-great-uncle, who realized his dream of flying by becoming a Tuskegee Airman during World War II. Richly hued paintings evoke the period, and spare language allows the story to speak for itself.

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