Aviation Books

Recommended Aviation Books for Kids

The following is a list of children's books related to aviation. Some of these books may be found at your local library or at your local bookstore.

 

How Do Airplanes Fly?
Author: Melvin and Gilda Berger
Grade Level: 2 - 3 
This is a good short story offering a lot of general information about how airplanes fly.

 

The Berenstain Bears Fly-It! Up, Up, and Away
Author: Stan and Jan Berenstain
Grade Level: 2 - 3
Join the Berenstain kids as they learn about the principles of flying from Professor Actual Factual.

 

The Magic School Bus Taking Flight
Author: Joanna Cole
Grade Level: 2 - 4
Based on The Magic School Bus TV shows, Ms. Fizzle takes her students on a field trip which turns into a wild adventure.

 

Up and Away! Taking a Flight
Author: Meredith Davis
Grade Level: 3 - 4
This book shows you around the airport with colorful illustrations and is fun to read with other children.

 

The Wright Brothers: How They Invented the Airplane
Author: Russell Freedman
Grade Level: 4 - 6
This book includes original black and white photographs, and how they researched and developed their airplane.

 

Let's Build an Airport
Author: Kath Mellentin
Grade Level: 2 - 4
Learn all about the people, machinery, and equipment used in building an airport.

 

Just Plane Smart
Author: Ed Sobey
Grade Level: 3 and over (with adult supervision) 
This book is filled with airplane puzzles, aviation trivia, factoids, and scientific information.