5 Must-Read Children’s Books for National Aviation Day

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Celebrating National Aviation Day doesn’t have to mean taking a flight. Even though you (and your family) can certainly fly away on this aviation themed day, you may also want to stay at home. If that’s the case, you can still celebrate. How? Check out these flight-focused reads that are sure to be a hot with the kids!

  1. Amazing Airplanes, by Tony Mitton and Ant Parker. Animals on a plane? That’s right! In this children’s nook, the animals are the crew and the passengers. This easy read is perfect for preschoolers, ages 3 through 5-years.
  2. I Am Emilia Earhart (Ordinary People Change the World), by Brad Meltzer and Christopher Eliopoulos. Your kiddos can learn about the first women to fly a trans-Atlantic flight in this easy-to-read picture book. Kids in kindergarten through the early grade school years will enjoy this kid-friendly take on history.
  3. The Little Airplane, by Lois Lenski. Simple text and bold pictures make this airplane book ideal for toddlers and preschoolers, ages 2 through 5.
  4. Yellow Copter, by Kersten Hamilton. It’s not all about the planes. The ‘Yellow Copter’ goes out to rescue a teacher – who happens to be stuck atop a Ferris wheel. Share this with your toddler or preschooler – it’s a pick for 2 to 5-year-olds.
  5. Maisy Goes on a Plane, by Lucy Cousins. Your child’s favorite cartoon character is getting on a plane for the first time. Preschoolers will get a kick out of the familiar face (i.e., Masiy) in this colorful pick.