5 Books to Read for Wright Brothers Day

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With the holidays coming up you might be getting ready to fly off to see your family or friends. Before taking your trip, consider the way that you’re getting there. That’s exactly what Wright Brothers Day does! December 17th marks the day that celebrates Orville and Wilbur Wright, and aviation. How can you observe this special day with your child? Read a book! Check out these easy reads (that are completely kid-friendly). When you’re done, get artsy and have your child draw a portrait of the Wright brothers or paint a picture of an aircraft.

The Wright Brothers: How They Invented the Airplane, by Russell Freedman. This Newberry award honor book is a biography, on the child’s level. It’s perfect for kids ages 10 and up.

The Wright Brothers: Inventors Whose Ideas Really Took Flight, by Mike Venezia. It’s packed with historical details, but still easy enough for the young reader to understand. This illustrated book is appropriate for children in the early elementary years.

The Rhymography of the Wright Brothers (Inspiring Tales), by Tory Locker. This rhyming take on the biography of the Wright brothers will hold your young child’s (preschool to early elementary years) attention.

The Wright Brothers (Great Scientists and Inventors), by Emily James. This easy read has photos and a timeline to help your child learn (preschool through age 8).

The Wright Brothers (Lives and Times), by Emma Lynch. As an easy introduction to the brothers, your kindergarten through third grader will enjoy this biographic book.