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SPECIAL TOPICS: Transportation: Things in Flight

SPECIAL TOPICS: Transportation: Things in Flight

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A history of aircraft Juvenile Book A history of aircraft

Leoni, Cristiana.
J 629.133 LEONI

A visual look into the history of human invention, this series describes the evolution of various means of transportation.

Aero-mania! Juvenile Book Aero-mania!

Gunston, Bill.
J 629.1333 GUNSTON

Reach for the sky in Aero-Mania, a fascinating look at some of the world's hottest planes. Learn about the huge Airbus A380, which will carry up to 1,000 passengers, and the experimental X-43A, designed to travel more than five times the speed of sound. Discover how an unusual plane called Voyager flew around the world non-stop without refueling, and much more!

Airplanes book Airplanes

Lindeen, Mary.
E 629.1333 LINDEEN

Simple text and supportive full-color photographs introduce young readers to airplanes.

Airplanes book Airplanes

Barton, Byron.

Brief text and illustrations present a variety of airplanes and what they do.

Astro Bunnies book Astro Bunnies

Loomis, Christine.

Astro Bunnies take rockets into space, explore, and return home.

Captain Invincible and the space shapes book Captain Invincible and the space shapes

Murphy, Stuart J., 1942-

Captain Invincible and his intrepid space-dog, Comet, are on a perilous journey back to Earth! Throughout their mission, the fearless captain and his canine sidekick encounter asteroids, poisonous gas, and alien beings. But will their knowledge of three-dimensional shapes, including cubes, cones, and pyramids, help our heroes navigate past these obstacles -- and make it safely home?

Clorinda takes flight book Clorinda takes flight

Kinerk, Robert.

Kinerk and Kellogg once again team up in a new adventure featuring the irrepressible Clorinda, a cow with a mind of her own, who follows her heart to make her dream of flying come true.

Earth to Stella! book Earth to Stella!

Puttock, Simon.

Kid-friendly, cute-as-a-button illustrations complement this humorous story about a girl with her head in the cosmos and a dad ready to bring her back down to Earth.

F-15 Eagle Juvenile Book F-15 Eagle

Stone, Lynn M.
J 623.7464 STONE

Describes the F-15 Eagle.

Flying high :  air travel past and present Juvenile Book Flying high : air travel past and present

Shuter, Jane.
J 387.7 SHUTER

A history of man's attempts to fly is presented from early experiments in the fifteenth century to the successful achievements of the Wright brothers to the space shuttles of today.

High-flying paper airplanes Juvenile Book High-flying paper airplanes

Botermans, Jack.
J 745.592 BOTERMA

From the Concorde to the Stealth Bomber, these more than 35 great-looking, superbly aerodynamic paper craft look amazingly like the actual planes, helicopters, and gliders they're modeled on. And, along with this easy-to-follow and well-illustrated manual, all you need to construct them are paper, some basic origami folds, and a few everyday supplies such as a pencil, glue, scissors, and tape. True to its name, the Simple Jet is so uncomplicated to make, it's worth creating an entire fleet in different colors. The Arrow-head flies fast and true; decorate its huge wings with personal insignia. Try experimental planes, such as the Grumman A-6 Intruder; stunt flyers, including the Avro Vulcan, especially made for performance flights; and many other exciting craft.

I love planes! book I love planes!

Sturges, Philemon.

Blast off into the world of aircraft, from brightly colored hot-air balloons to seaplanes to space stations, in this companion to the popular "I Love Trains!" and "I Love Trucks!"

I want to be an astronaut book I want to be an astronaut

Barton, Byron.

A young child thinks about what it would be like to be an astronaut and go out on a mission into space.

It's true! :  pigs do fly Juvenile Book It's true! : pigs do fly

Denton, Terry.
J 629.1309 DENTON

The It's True! series of nonfiction feature breezy writing and quirky cartoons designed to capture and hold the interest of preteens. Pigs Do Fly is a history of flight -- all types from birds to kites to modern day jets.

Jets Juvenile Book Jets

Morris, Mark, 1965-
J 629.1333 MORRIS

Introduction to jets.

Miss Mouse takes off book Miss Mouse takes off

Ormerod, Jan.

My trip, by me, Miss Mouse Hi! I'm going on an airplane trip with my best friend. It's so exciting! First we go to the airport, and I get to ride through the X-ray machine. Whee! Then the plane takes off and we go tip and up and tip above the clouds. You'd be surprised at all the things there are to do on an airplane!

Moon plane book Moon plane

McCarty, Peter.

Can airplanes fly to the moon? This one can! "Above the clouds an airplane flies into the sky. On the ground a small boy looks up." A young boy sees a plane overhead and imagines himself in it, traveling all the way to the moon.

My brothers' flying machine :  Wilbur, Orville, and me Juvenile Book My brothers' flying machine : Wilbur, Orville, and me

Yolen, Jane.
J 629.13 YOLEN

Provides a look at the lives of Orville and Wilbur Wright, as seen through the eyes of their younger sister, Katharine, who provided support and encouragement while they worked on their many inventions.

On the wings of heroes Juvenile Book On the wings of heroes

Peck, Richard, 1934-

Multi-award-winning author Peck takes a compelling look at World War II through the eyes of an Air Force pilot's younger brother.

Rescue helicopters book Rescue helicopters

Rogers, Hal, 1966-
E 629.1333 ROGERS

This book is a brief introduction to rescue helicopters, what they do, and how they work.

Team Moon :  how 400,000 people landed Apollo 11 on the moon Juvenile Book Team Moon : how 400,000 people landed Apollo 11 on the moon

Thimmesh, Catherine.
J 629.454 THIMMES

Culling NASA transcripts, national archives, and stunning NASA photos from "Apollo 11," the author captures the dedication, ingenuity, and perseverance of the people behind the scenes who worked to make the first moon landing possible.

The airplane Juvenile Book The airplane

Masters, Nancy Robinson.
J 629.1309 MASTERS

The Wright brothers' first twelve seconds of flight set into motion a discovery that would change the world forever. This book explores the factors that led to the development of flight.

The Flyer flew! :  the invention of the airplane Juvenile Book The Flyer flew! : the invention of the airplane

Hill, Lee Sullivan, 1958-
J 629.13 HILL

Learn about the Wright brothers and the invention of the airplane.

The history of the airplane Juvenile Book The history of the airplane

Somervill, Barbara A.
J 629.13 SOMERVI

In 1903, Wilbur and Orville Wright designed a lightweight airplane and made the first recorded flight in history. More than 100 years later, travelers board planes every day and jet across the globe within a matter of hours.

The Wright Brothers book The Wright Brothers

Edwards, Pamela Duncan.

In this accessible picture book with a "House that Jack Built" approach, young readers are gradually introduced to all the steps that led up to the Wright brothers' remarkable historic accomplishment.

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