The Wright Brothers for Kids: How They Invented the Airplane, 21 Activities Exploring the Science and History of Flight
By Mary Kay Carson Chicago Review Press, 2003
ISBN: 1556524773 Ages: 9-12
The story of Wilbur and Orville Wright and how the first aircraft came to be. Great vocabulary building and high interest activities included. A timeline of places and events is an added bonus.
Hot Air: The (Mostly) True Story of the First Hot-Air Balloon Ride
By Marjorie Priceman Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing/Atheneum, 2005
ISBN: 0689826427 Ages: 4-8
A humorous look at the Montgolfier's first balloon voyage as seen through their passengers' eyes: a duck, a rooster and a sheep. The beautiful illustrations and whimsical nature of this book makes it worth taking a look.
Leonardo da Vinci for Kids: His Life and Ideas, 21 Activities (For Kids series)
By Janis Herbert Chicago Review Press, 1998
ISBN: 1556522983 Ages: 9-12
Leonardo da Vinci may be best known as a great artist, but many do not realize his contributions to science. Da Vinci was one of the first to sketch out the mechanics of human flight, and his notebooks illustrate just how far ahead of his time his ideas and observations were. This is a fascinating look at his theories and includes activities for kids to do.
First Flight: The Wright Brothers
By Caryn Jenner DK CHILDREN, 2003
ISBN: 0789492911 Ages: 9-12
Read about how Wilbur and Orville's success in flying did not happen overnight and was accomplished only after many trials and errors.
Flight: A Pop-Up Book of Aircraft (Crowther's Transportation)
By Robert Crowther Candlewick; Pop edition, 2007
ISBN: 9780763634599 Ages: 4-8
This is a history of human efforts of learning to fly in a beautiful pop-up book. Children and adults of all ages will be taken with this unique masterpiece.
Night Flight: Charles Lindbergh's Incredible Adventure (All Aboard Reading)
By S. A. Kramer Grosset & Dunlap, 2002
ISBN: 044842634X Ages: 4-8
Learn why flying across the Atlantic by himself made Charles Lindbergh such a hero.
Amelia Earhart: More Than a Flier
By Patricia Lakin Aladdin, 2003
ISBN: 0689855753 Ages: 4-8
Charles Lindbergh may have been the first man to fly across the Atlantic Ocean, but Amelia Earhart drew attention for being the first woman to accomplish this feat. Learn about her adventures and how this woman came to be a pioneer in her time.
How Birds Fly
By David Goodnow Periwinkle Books, 1992
ISBN: 0963424408 Ages: 9-12
How Birds Fly is a unique look at flight through photographs and easy to understand text outlining the science behind avian aerodynamics. Learn how a bird's wing is structured to allow air to lift it as the bird flaps its muscles and takes off. This is a great book for upper elementary grades studying flight.
Why Don't Jumbo Jets Flap Their Wings? Flying Animals, Flying Machines, and How They Are Different
By David E. Alexander Rutgers University Press, 2009
ISBN: 9780813544793 Ages: all ages
This is a book for all ages who want to understand the mysteries of flight. From how an airplane is able to lift its heavy weight off the ground to how it lands safely.
Feathers, Flaps, and Flops: Fabulous Early Fliers
By Bo Zaunders Dutton Juvenile, 2001
ISBN: 0525464662 Ages: 9-12
This book offers a comprehensive look at flight. It includes a great history of how man learned to fly as well as accounts of the early scientists who accomplished it and the science of how it works. With great illustrations and photographs to enhance the text, this is the one everyone should want to have in their library.
Building Kites: Flying High With Math (Grades 5-8/Math Projects Series)
By Nancy Ann Belsky Dale Seymour Publications Secondary, 1995
ISBN: 0866519181 Ages: 4-8
Here is your chance to take what you know about flight and build your own kite. Great guidance in math and construction will help in the design and fabrication of a one-of-a-kind kite. Also included in this book is a detailed background on kites and the link between math and other focuses.
Kites for Everyone: How to Make and Fly Them [Paperback]
By Margaret Greger Dover Publications, 2006
ISBN: 0486452956 Ages: All ages
Thorough, expert guide with easy-to-follow illustrated instructions for creating more than 50 awesome, airborne objects — everything from simple bag kites to Vietnamese, Snake, Dutch, Dragon, Bullet, Delta, and Flowform flyers. The author also covers windsocks and toy parachutes. "It's like having a veteran kitemaker in the classroom." — Science and Children.