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Special Selections from Perrot's Youth Services Staff

November 2010

 

 

Moon Plane

Moon Plane

written and illustrated by Peter McCarty

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A perfect bedtime read, with soothing illustrations and simple text, a little boy's imagination takes an ordinary plane all the way to the moon and back again to the arms of his mother.

-Miriam

 

 

 

Amelia and Eleanor Go For a Ride

Amelia and Eleanor Go For a Ride

by Pam Muñoz Ryan, illustrated by Brian Selznick

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"Amelia and Eleanor were birds of a feather. Eleanor was outspoken and Determined. So was Amelia." Amelia Earhart and Eleanor Roosevelt were daring women who liked to try things others would never even dream of. One night, they steal off for a flying adventure while still in their evening gowns! This book is loosely based on true events. I love Selznick's vintage-style black and white illustrations.

 

-Vicky

 

 

 

Airplanes

Airplanes: Soaring! Diving! Turning!

by Patricia Hubbell, illustrated by Megan Halsey and Sean Addy

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Illustrations and rhyming text make this book a fun read. Kids learn all about different types of airplanes and what they do.

 

-Barbara

 

 

 

Violet the Pilot

Violet the Pilot

written and illustrated by Steve Breen

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Violet is passionate about flying. She’s building flying machines from scratch using anything she could find in the junkyard to make her wonderful contraptions such as the Tubbubbler, the Bicycopter, and the Wing-a-ma-jig. Nothing can stop her on a trial-and-error journey into the world of flight.

 

-Mariana

 

 

 

The Hallelujah Flight

The Hallelujah Flight

by Phil Bildner, illustrated by John Holyfield

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Take a trip back to 1932, meet African-American pilot James Banning and his mechanic and co-pilot Thomas Allen, and thrill as they fly cross-country in a dilapidated OXX6 Eagle Rock plane! Holyfield's dazzling paintings are the perfect complement to Bildner's rollicking text.

 

-Kathy

 

 

 

Fantastic Flights

Fantastic Flights: One Hundred Years of Flying on the Edge

by Patrick O'Brien

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A great introduction to the history of aviation. The author takes a journey over 100 years of aviation in America, from the Wright Brothers to Pathfinder landing on the moon. The book details famous events with the planes and their aviators as they create history. Fun facts on each page. Just enough detail for the budding plane enthusiast.

 

-Dawn

 

 

 

Cromwell Dixon's Sky-Cycle

Cromwell Dixon's Sky-Cycle

written and illustrated by John Nez

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While many people associate the Wright Brothers with aviation, few have even heard of Cromwell Dixon, who was the architect and pilot of the sky-cycle. He designed this flying bicycle in 1907, at the age of fourteen. He flew it thousands of feet in the air at the St. Louis Airship Carnival. This true story of an amazing aviator is wonderfully illustrated and will appeal to children of all ages.

 

-Susan

 

 

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