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The Klutz Book of Paper Airplanes

Genre:
Nonfiction
Age Level:
6-9
Reading Level:
Pre-Reader

From very easy to more challenging, paper airplane folding is a craft that soars! Clear instructions along with crisp photographs make these airplanes sure-fire hits to fold, fly, and decorate.

Owly: Flying Lessons

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

Though nearly wordless, the expressive black and white illustrations effectively convey Owly's broad range of changing emotions: loneliness, trepidation, fear, joy, and more. In this volume, Owly learns to fly while another forest animal learns to trust — both with the help of Owly's buddy, Worm.

Look to the Stars

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

Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin takes the reader on a journey through centuries of air and space aviation, from Isaac Newton to exploring Mars to futuristic space tours. Fascinating details and a timeline are embedded throughout.

The Daring Miss Quimby

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

She was the first woman to gain a pilot's license and to cross the English Channel in an airplane alone. The life and accomplishments that this remarkable woman achieved in her short career are energetically conveyed in a readable, informative text and lively images.

Reaching for the Moon

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

Aldrin relates how he, the second man to walk on the Moon, became interested in aeronautics and flying. The result is a fascinating look at his personal history as well as the history of flight accompanied by precise but equally engaging illustrations.

Sky High: The True Story of Maggie Gee

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

The true story of one of only two Chinese-American women to fly for the U.S. Air Force during World War II, is told as though by Maggie Gee herself. Her dream of flying became reality because of a dream and determination. An author's note provides a short glimpse into where and what the actual Maggie Gee does today as well as period photographs.

Soar, Elinor!

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

Elinor Smith was a girl whose dream of flying was realized in the 1920s, a time when girls and women weren't encouraged to do so. Based on a real person, Elinor's story is well told and dramatically illustrated. Equally interesting is the author's endnote in which she reveals how she researched this fascinating woman.

Give Me Wings

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

Take flight with a bit of imagination and a varied collection of poems. Handsome illustrations enhance the short poems presented to encourage flying with or without wings.

Around the World: Three Remarkable Journeys

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

Follow three long ago adventurers who traveled around the world by bike, by herself, and on a sloop. The graphic novel format brings their adventures to life.

About Hummingbirds: A Guide for Children

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

Easy to read text and lush, realistic illustrations provide an accessible but authoritative look at hummingbirds' lives and habits.

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