Kids: Books About Things That Fly

Adoff, Arnold. Flamboyan. One sunny afternoon while everyone is resting, Flamboyan, a young girl named after the tree whose red blossoms are the same color as her hair, dreamily flies over her Caribbean island home. (Easy)

Anderson, Joan. Harry's Helicopter.One day Harry's bright red cardboard helicopter takes off with him in a gust of wind and gives him a thrilling ride. (Easy)

Bursik, Rose. Amelia's Fantastic Flight. A young girl builds her own airplane and flies around the world, "freezing in Finland," "charmed by China," and getting "a kick out of Kenya"--before returning home for dinner. (Easy)

Cameron, Eleanor. The Wonderful Flight To The Mushroom Planet. A mystery man inspires two boys to build a space ship which takes them to the planet of Basidium to help the Mushroom people. (JFIC)

Crebbin, June. Fly By Night. A young owl eagerly awaits the nighttime to make his first flight with his mother. (Easy)

Duggan, Alice. Violet's Finest Hour. Two young cats, unappreciated Violet and her bragging friend Grim, use a magic flying cape to stop a gang of bank robbers. (JFIC)

Florian, Douglas. Airplane Ride. A pilot and his small plane soar, loop, and cruise over cities, forests, deserts, and mountains, across the United States. (Easy)

Gormley, Beatrice. Mail-Order Wings. Nine-year-old Andrea orders wings through the mail with a guarantee to fly. Incredibly, they work, but there is a frightening side effect. (JFIC)

Gray, Nigel. A Balloon For Grandad. Unhappy when he loses his silver and red balloon, Sam is comforted by imagining it on its way to visit his grandfather in Egypt. (Easy)

Green, Susan Kohn. Self-Portrait With Wings. Ten-year-old Jennifer's overnight acquisition of gossamer wings brings her a combination of joy, drudgery, and embarrassment, and she finds that the ice skating rink is the one place where she can truly enjoy her new ability to fly. (JFIC)

Johnson, Paul Brett. The Cow Who Wouldn't Come Down. Miss Rosemary tries everything to coax her flying cow Gertrude down from the sky. (Easy)

Langton, Jane. The Fledgling. Georgie's fondest hope, to be able to fly, is fleetingly fulfilled when she is befriended by a Canada goose. (JFIC)

Lies, Brian . Hamlet And The Enormous Chinese Dragon Kite. Despite the worries of his porcupine friend Quince, Hamlet the pig tries flying an enormous red dragon kite and has an aerial adventure. (Easy)

Magee, Doug. Let's Fly From A To Z. An alphabet book introducing the world of airplanes. (J629.133)

Pomerantz, Charlotte. Flap Your Wings And Try. Following the advice of family members, a young bird learns to fly and tells other birds that to fly, they need only to flap their wings and try. (Easy)

Reddix, Valerie. Dragon Kite Of The Autumn Moon. When his grandfather is sick, Tad-Tin goes out to fly his special dragon kite, so that it can take all their troubles away with it. (Easy)

Roberts, Willo Davis. What Could Go Wrong? During a frightening trip spent in airplanes and airports between Seattle and San Francisco, eleven-year-old Gracie and her two cousins Charlie and Eddie get involved with sinister characters, identical flight bags, and an assault on an innocent old lady. (JFIC)

Spier, Peter. Bored--Nothing To Do! On a lazy afternoon, two bored brothers keep themselves busy by building and flying an airplane. (Easy)

Vaughan, Marcia K. The Sea-Breeze Hotel . A fierce offshore wind discourages the guests from the Sea-Breeze Hotel until a boy makes kite-flying the major attraction. (Easy)

Wiesner, David. Tuesday . Frogs rise on their lily pads, float through the air, and explore the nearby houses while their inhabitants sleep. (Easy)

Woodruff, Elvira. The Wing Shop. After his family moves to a different part of town, Matthew tries to get back to his old house by trying on different pairs of wings in an unusual wing shop. (Easy)

Yolen, Jane. Commander Toad And The Big Black Hole. The space ship Star Warts, commanded by Commander Toad, encounters a black hole which threatens the vehicle with doom. (Primary)