Special Selections from Perrot's Youth Services Staff
written and illustrated by Peter McCarty
Amelia and Eleanor Go For a Ride
by Pam Muñoz Ryan, illustrated by Brian Selznick
"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.
Airplanes: Soaring! Diving! Turning!
by Patricia Hubbell, illustrated by Megan Halsey and Sean Addy
Illustrations and rhyming text make this book a fun read. Kids learn all about different types of airplanes and what they do.
Violet the Pilot
written and illustrated by Steve Breen
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.
The Hallelujah Flight
by Phil Bildner, illustrated by John Holyfield
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.
Fantastic Flights: One Hundred Years of Flying on the Edge
by Patrick O'Brien
J 629.13 OBRIE
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.
Cromwell Dixon's Sky-Cycle
written and illustrated by John Nez
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.
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