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    1. The Wright Brothers (In Their
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    2. Amelia Earhart : Young Aviator
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    3. Richard Scarry's A Day at the
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    4. We're Going on an Airplane: Steve
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    5. Yankee Doodle Gals : Women Pilots
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    6. Planes Board Book (Byron Board
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    7. Big Book of Airplanes
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    8. Lisa's Airplane Trip
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    9. The Adventures of Midas and the
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    10. Airport
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    11. Flying Machine (Eyewitness Books)
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    12. The Airplane Alphabet Book (Jerry
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    13. Inside the Hindenburg (Giant Cutaway
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    14. Flying: Just Plane Fun
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    15. A Picture Book of Amelia Earhart
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    16. Amazing Airplanes (Amazing Machines)
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    17. Planes at the Airport
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    18. The Jet Alphabet Book
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    19. Wilbur and Orville Wright : Young
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    20. Little Red Plane

    1. The Wright Brothers (In Their Own Words)
    by George Sullivan
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    Asin: 0439263204
    Catlog: Book (2003-02-01)
    Publisher: Scholastic
    Sales Rank: 186917
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    Success four flights Thursday...In December 17, 1903, Orville and Wilbur Wright sent a telegram to their father. Its simple message told of the brothers' historic flights at Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina. For the very first time, a person flew in a heavier-than-air machine. In the years that followed, the Wright brothers' fame grew as they shared their new invention with the world. Readers will discover the Wright brothers' lives by reading and seeing Orville and Wilbur's own letters, notebooks, and diaries. Kids will hear the brothers' story as if they were really there!
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    2. Amelia Earhart : Young Aviator (Childhood Of Famous Americans)
    by Beatrice Gormley
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    Asin: 0689831889
    Catlog: Book (2000-02-01)
    Publisher: Aladdin
    Sales Rank: 99672
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Amelia Earhart-Young Aviator
    Amelia Earhart was a very courageous young pilot, and she helped inspire young women to fly. In the book, Amelia Earhart: Young Aviator, by Beatrice Gormley, in the Childhood of Famous Americans series, the author describes Amelia Earhart as extraordinarily brave. This book tells almost everything a person would want to know about Amelia Earhart.

    Amelia flew her plane until she wanted to retire. Before she retired, though, she wanted to make one last record-breaking flight. She planned to fly around the entire world, making stops only to refuel her plane. Near one of the islands she was supposed to land at, she mysteriously disappeared into the fog. No one knows what happened to her. We don't even know where she lies. We just know of her great achievements. ... Read more


    3. Richard Scarry's A Day at the Airport (Pictureback)
    by HUCK SCARRY
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    Asin: 0375812024
    Catlog: Book (2001-04-24)
    Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
    Sales Rank: 2415
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    Book Description

    Sally, Huckle, and Lowly are supposed to go sailing with Huckle and Sally's father, but it starts to rain. Father says they will have to stay inside and play, but their friend Rudolf von Flugel saves the day when he picks the kids up in his airplane-car and whisks them off to the airport for a fun day of sightseeing. Full of airport fun and "Scarry" mishaps.
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Will make airports more exciting for your kid
    Apart from the usually brilliant, somewhat old-fashioned classic style of Richard Scarry, this book has the added value of being a brilliant travel companion. If you spend a lot of time in airports, you'll be pleased that your child will view the same old routines - check-in, security, boarding - with a lot more informed interest.

    5-0 out of 5 stars My 2 year old daughter LOVES this book!
    Everytime we read this book about the airport, she notices something new. She points everything out to me and wants to read it over and over and over again. ... Read more


    4. We're Going on an Airplane: Steve Augarde's Interactive Pop-Up Book (And Interactive Books Issues)
    by Steve Augarde
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    Asin: 1929927517
    Catlog: Book (2003-06-01)
    Publisher: Ragged Bear US
    Sales Rank: 18996
    Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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    Book Description

    Lift the flaps, pull the tabs, turn the wheels— it’s motorized fun in a book! Children love large vehicles! Presented here in a sturdy book overflowing with both fun and solid information is one of children’s favorite heavy machines—an airplane. What better way to prepare children for a first plane ride than with a highly interactive and reassuring look at a jet plane? Using the interactive features in this book, children will gain an immediate understanding of the inner workings of this massive machine. ... Read more

    Reviews (2)

    3-0 out of 5 stars Should be more Baby-user friendly
    It's been just 5 days since I bought this book for my nearly 3year old and already have mixed feelings about it. First let me write the positives. My son enjoys it a lot loves the steering wheel, the carousel, the doors which open and shut. My complaint is that the book should be more Baby-user friendly, meaning it should be much better able to withstand a baby's pulls. The area around the tabs which work the escalator and the window are already torn, as is the magazine slot. The carousel is simply too difficult for my baby to turn as is sending the plane in a loop. Do not think this book will last a month under my child's explorations.

    5-0 out of 5 stars exquisite airplane pop-up
    you won't believe how cool this book is. You get to fly an airplane (the steering wheel pops up and you can turn it!) and coast along a moving sidewalk. So perfect for a child going on a plane ride. ... Read more


    5. Yankee Doodle Gals : Women Pilots Of World War Ii
    by Amy Nathan
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    Asin: 0792282167
    Catlog: Book (2001-09-01)
    Publisher: National Geographic
    Sales Rank: 72492
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    Book Description

    Here is the fascinating story of the first women to fly U.S. military aircraft—the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs) of World War II. Although these pioneers were never allowed to fly in combat, they did fly in many essential wartime missions—some that the men didn’t even want to take on.

    Through firsthand accounts, these women share their experiences as they test-fly newly repaired aircraft, drag banners behind their planes so male trainees can practice shooting moving targets (!), and ferry all kinds of aircraft from factories to military bases. Their courage, determination, and lively camaraderie make every page inspiring and surprising.

    Yankee Doodle Gals will give today’s young people a new look at World War II and show them just how dramatically society has changed since then.

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    6. Planes Board Book (Byron Board Books)
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    Asin: 0694011665
    Catlog: Book (1998-05-31)
    Publisher: HarperFestival
    Sales Rank: 5382
    Average Customer Review: 4.86 out of 5 stars
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    Book Description

    Byron Barton's best-selling series of transportation books are now available as classic board books.Boats, Planes, Trucks, and Trains feature simple text and vibrant illustrations that are sure to spark the interest of even the youngest of readers.". . . will delight the youngest, and have enough meat for older preschoolers and beginning readers." Kirkus Reviews

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    Reviews (7)

    Great introduction for little travelers
    When we took our 1-year-old across the country via air, we wanted to prepare him for the experience of riding in an airplane. I sought out a book to show him pictures and came across this simple yet substantial book.

    Before we took our trip, I was able to show him the pictures of planes similar to what we'd be flying in. When we were waiting on the plane, he was able to "read" his Plane book and see pictures of all the activity that was happening just outside his window. As we flew, the book entertained him with its colorful illustrations and many details.

    This is definitely a favorite to my toddler, who now at almost two adores planes and has flown 6 times in the last 3 months. It has been taken across the country and back and has stood up well, with only a few indications that it is a well-loved book.

    I've seen no other book like this, and highly recommend it to anyone preparing their child for travel.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Barton's simple approach is superb
    My son is an airplane and boat fanatic(as is his Father). Solution? Byron Barton books! These little gems offer a few pages of pictures (very simple illustrations using primary colors)describing the different tasks an airplane, boat, train, etc. do everyday. I prefer the chunky board book format, which is virtually impossible for toddlers to completely destroy. Check out Barton's books today.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Soaring through the skies with Byron Barton
    Byron Barton's "Planes" is a fun and educational book for beginning readers. In it the author/illustrator depicts a jet plane, seaplane, crop duster, helicopter, and other aviation phenomena. A sample of the easy-to-read text: "This is a jet plane with people inside."

    The illustrations are basically simplified line drawings enhanced with bright, solid colors. Barton brings a distinctive stylistic flair to this approach. A nice touch is that Barton depicts people of various colors and ethnic appearances. Overall, a good choice for small children.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Couldn't be better
    My baby loves this - he's 21 months - be brings it to me all the time to read. Nice illustrations.

    5-0 out of 5 stars simplicy is wonderful
    We have the board book version and thank goodness! This book is read many times and is holding up well. Any baby or younger child who likes airplanes will love this book. It would also be helpful to read to children who are getting ready to take an airplane flight.

    Cartoonish and simple drawings with thick black outlines and pretty bold colors. Text is very simple "this is a jet plane with people inside". Very simple wording yet NOT annoying. Quick to read through and then my son asks for it over and over and honestly, I don't mind the repetition for this book (unlike some other books we own....) At 3 years old he now has it memorized and sits and "reads" it to himself over and over. My baby also likes this book and carries it all over the house and "reads" it to himself with babbling baby talk.

    I can't wait to buy more of this author's books and wish they were all available in board book format as this one gets a lot of use in our home.

    I have not seen other books about planes in board book format that are appropriate for baby through the preschool ages, making this is a unique book. ... Read more


    7. Big Book of Airplanes
    by Caroline Bingham
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    Asin: 0789465213
    Catlog: Book (2001-01-01)
    Publisher: DK Publishing Inc
    Sales Rank: 6765
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    Book Description

    Imaginations will soar!

    From the fastest--and noisiest--passenger plane in the world, to downright strange aircraft, here is a spectacular look at a subject of endless fascination to children. Marvel at one of the first planes to blast into space! Learn about a plane that can land on water. And take a close look at the fastest of all jet planes, the Blackbird. Striking photographs are supported by lively and informative text that gives children a fuller understanding of these amazing machines. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Great photos; interesting text
    My 2-1/2 year old son loves to "read" this book, and I enjoy reading it to him.

    The text is definitely written to an older child (I would say that a child would have to be in at least second grade before reading it on his or her own). Fortunately, there are enough snippets of information that an adult can tailor the words to fit the child as she or he reads aloud.

    The photos, though, are what make this book so attractive. Each type of aircraft (to include experimental aircraft, Chinook helicopters, and future space-shuttle-like craft)has a two-page spread of photos in this oversized book. Most types feature at least three photos: one from the side, one from directly in front (the SR-71 Blackbird and the jumbo jet are particularly striking!) and one from the rear. Every type of aircraft has a photo taken while flying.

    My young son is learning that jet planes don't have propellers and that rocket engines look different from jet engines. Of course, at first, he was more interested in the striking colors of the aircraft chosen for the photos, but this book allows him to grow. He has a while yet before he learns "it all", unlike some of the other airplane books for young children.

    An enthusiastic thumbs up!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Big Book of Airplanes
    This book is designed for children, but will appeal to anyone with an interest in aviation. The photos are clean and show the planes, helicopters and spacecraft well. The information provided for each aircraft is easy for children to read and understand. ... Read more


    8. Lisa's Airplane Trip
    by Anne Gutman, Georg Hallensleben
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    Asin: 0375811141
    Catlog: Book (2001-03-13)
    Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
    Sales Rank: 14574
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    When Lisa goes on a plane trip by herself for the first time, her flightfrom Paris to New York is extremely eventful. She sits next to a "blue lady"(she's wearing a blue dress) who ends up moving after Lisa squirms a bit toomuch. Before she can nap for very long on her newly empty stretch of seats, foodarrives on a tray. And if that weren't thrilling enough, a movie (CowboysForever) comes on, and in the attempt to see over the seats (Lisa is a smalldog), she knocks over her orange juice glass. This sets off a whole new chain ofevents, as "the airplane lady" gives her a bath in the bathroom sink and shegets a special tour of the cockpit (where the pilots tell the newly soaped dogshe smells nice). By the time she gets back to her seat, she's in America, "allclean." Granted, this is a simple story. Its charm lies in Anne Gutman's funny,loving details and in Georg Hallensleben's ever irresistible paintings of smallmoments: the spattered orange paint as her juice goes everywhere, the very cutesink bath, etc. This is the perfect book for any youngster who's about to go ona plane ride, or anyone else, for that matter. Luckily for us, this, and itscompanion Gaspard onVacation mark the start of what promises to be a delightful series.Highly recommended! (Ages 2 to 6) --Karin Snelson ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Very Cute!!
    My son loves dogs and airplanes so this book seemed like a perfect fit. He is 18 mos and can't get enough of it. He "reads" it to himself all the time. THe story really is told from a little kid's point of view. The description of the airplane food tray is a perfect example of that. My son loves to identify all the little edibles!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great for frequent flyer kids
    My 3 year old nephew travels by plane frequently to see his dad. His grandmother gave him this book and he no longer wants any other read to him. He always takes it with him on the airplane so his daddy can read it to him, he obviously finds comfort in knowing he's not the only young one who flies and can be scared. Beautiful images and a really nice, straightforward story.

    5-0 out of 5 stars The best in the series
    My 2 year old daughter loves this book, and so do my husband and I! The illustrations are colorful and entertaining, and the text is engaging and easy to understand. My daughter loves to read along with this book. I also recommend "Lisa In New York", but I didn't care for some of the others in the series. This book is great and I highly recommend it.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Adorable!
    My daughters LOVE this book and others in the series. It's a great book for children who travel or who are about to travel and have questions. BEAUTIFUL illustration! I bought them all!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Fly with Lisa.....
    Take a trip with Lisa, an adorable little white dog with expressive black eyes, who is traveling alone by airplane, from Paris to New York. What an adventure! Her seatmate, a nice lady in blue, can't take all the wiggling and squirming and pretty soon Lisa has the whole row of seats to herself, so she lies down and takes a nice nap. Then a very nice airplane lady brings her a tray loaded with food, including a large orange juice with a cherry. But before she can finish eating and drinking, an announcement tells her to put on headphones and watch the movie. It's hard to see over the high seatbacks, so Lisa stands on her orange juice glass to watch. Unfortunately, a catastrophe occurs when the glass falls over, but she gets lots of help from the airplane lady and a special trip to the cockpit to meet the pilot and see all the airplane controls. Soon the plane lands and Lisa's uncle is waiting to show her all the sights of New York..... Ann Gutman and Georg Hallensleben have authored a simple, gentle story that really captures the essence of a little one on his/her first airplane trip. Her engaging text is perfect for pre-schoolers and early readers and Ms Gutman's endearing star character is delightfully depicted in Mr Hallensleben's beautiful artwork. Youngsters will love the vivid colors and humorous details. Lisa's Airplane Trip is a winner and a story children will want to read again and again. ... Read more


    9. The Adventures of Midas and the Little Red Airplane
    by Ted Afetian
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    Asin: 0975274902
    Catlog: Book (2004-08)
    Publisher: Snyder-Winston Press
    Sales Rank: 18008
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    Book Description

    When a little red airplane becomes lost at Golden Oaks Ranch, a golden retriever named Midas offers to help him find his way home.

    With assistance and advise from several of his friends, Midas lends support and encouragement to the little airplane during their journey.In doing so, they both reach new heights as they try their best to make it home safely.

    Join the adventure as the endearing characters in this fun story help children understand about problem solving, positive reinforcement and, most importantly, about never giving up. ... Read more


    10. Airport
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    Asin: 0064431452
    Catlog: Book (1987-09-25)
    Publisher: HarperTrophy
    Sales Rank: 28859
    Average Customer Review: 4.86 out of 5 stars
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    Book Description

    From the excitement of arrival to the wonder of taking off -- a picture book that captures in joyous and powerful images all the magic of an airport.

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    Reviews (7)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent for toddlers
    My daughter, now 23 months, has loved this book since she was 14 months old. This book has made her even more fascinated with airplanes. When she sees an airplane she always points it out and asks to go on an airplane. She asks for us to read this book daily (my husband and I have it memorized). The illustrations are wonderfully bright in color. The text is simple but written well for young children to understand the pictures. This is one book I don't mind reading everyday!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Fun, fun, fun...
    I have a two year old son, and he loves this book. The pictures are great, the descriptions are easy for him to understand, and are short enough to hold his attention. All of Byron Barton's books are great, but this one is his fave rave!!!!!!!!!

    5-0 out of 5 stars A must have for airport and airplane fans
    This time around Barton tackles a day in the life of a passenger plane traveler. We start out with passengers arriving at the airport and go through all the various activities that take place through take off. What happens to the luggage, getting the plane ready for take off, etc. are covered. A cross-section of a jet plane shows the various parts including toilet (which children think is hilarious) and also shows staff working to clean the plane before the passengers board.

    This would be a great book to read to a child who is preparing to travel by airplane. It would be great preparation to understand all that goes into preparing the plane, what is happening as the people are waiting to board, etc. It would also be a great book to take on the flight as entertainment, especially since it is a thin paperback and lightweight.

    Lots of people are in the airport and are of all ages and races.

    Barton also has a board book about planes which depicts different kinds of airplanes, titled "Planes". "Airport" focuses just on jet passenger airplanes and the airport itself. If you enjoy this book I recommend Barton's other books as well.

    My baby loves this book, he must love the illustrations. My four year old loves the book for the content. We are frequent airplane travelers and we have made air travel an adventure, always discussing all that goes on and intentionally making it a real fun experience. It has been successful so far because we don't experience air travel stress with either of our children. Both look at a trip to the airport as an adventure in and of itself. This book gives us more opportunities to discuss flying when we are at home, in between trips.

    This is the only children's book I have ever seen that discusses airports and what goes on there.

    Great, a must have!

    4-0 out of 5 stars a gentle introduction to the airport for young children
    This book is a good introduction to the sequence of events a child can expect to see when they take an airplane flight. The storyline, such as it is, unobtrusively follows a young boy and his family through the process -- arriving at the airport in a bus, standing in the ticket line, sitting in the waiting area, boarding the plane and finding your seat, and getting buckled in. There are also picture showing the crew preparing the airplane, the control tower okaying the plane for takeoff, the pilot and crew in the cockpit, and the jet taking off. There is a very nice cross-section showing the jet's fuselage, cargo hold, etc. Each picture is a brightly colored two-page spread, and my two-year old enjoys this book.

    My quibbles are small. It would have been nice to see some more children in the pictures; and in one scene we see the little boy buckling up in a window seat on the lefthand side of the plane, but on takeoff we see him look ing out a window on the righthand side. A small enough mistake, but what if a child notices this and begins to worry that airplanes do not obey the laws of physics or logic? Will you be prepared to advance explanations that will not confuse?

    Seriously, it's a nice book that should inform small children, and even help them when they first experience an airport.

    5-0 out of 5 stars My son's favorite book
    My 2 1/2 year old son loved this book so much when we checked it out at the library, that I had to buy him his own copy. The text is simple and easy for him to understand and the pictures are bright and simple, yet complete and accurate in their representation of a real airport experience. He has fun going through the book over and over again looking for new things, asking me what they are: the security checkpoint, the fuel truck, the jetbridge, the overhead luggage bins, the rolling stairs, the mechanics checking the airplane's engines. He has logged several hours of airtime traveling with our family, but is still fascinated with the airport every time he picks up this book. ... Read more


    11. Flying Machine (Eyewitness Books)
    by Andrew Nahum
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    Asin: 0756606802
    Catlog: Book (2004-08-02)
    Publisher: DK Publishing Inc
    Sales Rank: 60487
    Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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    New Look! Relaunched with new jackets and 8 pages of new text!

    Here is a spectacular and informative guide to the fascinating world of aircraft. Superb color photographs offer a unique "eyewitness" exploration of the historyof flight, as well as provide a close-up view of the many different kinds of aircraft in use today, from helicopters to hot-air balloons.See a Victorian steam-powered airplane, a World War I biplane, a jetliner in cross section, what the first pilots wore, how wings provide lift, and what's inside a "black box."Learn how a jet engine works, why early wings needed "doping", how to keep an airplane flying straight and level, and why modern airliners need pressurized cabins.Discover how wooden planes are constructed, what it was like to fly a biplane, how a plane lands and takes off, how a glider works, which plane could be carried on a car, how a helicopter flies, and much, much more.
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    4-0 out of 5 stars Terrific pictures, concise mini history of aviation.
    This book covers aviation from it's earliest beginnings. There are many books on this subject, but this one stands out.

    The book is amazingly concise, and yet it covers all of the important developments in aviation. My experience as a lifelong aviation enthusiast and private pilot makes me a good judge of this material. This book is intended for kids, but it has something even and old "fly boy" like me can enjoy.

    The pictures in this book are striking in detail. Along with many other fantastic pictures, this book has the finest picture of a Bleriot XI that I have ever seen. The detail is unparalleled.

    This is a book intended for children, but anyone would learn a great deal from it. ... Read more


    12. The Airplane Alphabet Book (Jerry Pallotta's Alphabet Books)
    by Jerry Pallotta, Fred Stillwell, Bolster Rob, Rob Bolster
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    Asin: 0881069078
    Catlog: Book (1997-03-01)
    Publisher: Charlesbridge Publishing
    Sales Rank: 164250
    Average Customer Review: 3.33 out of 5 stars
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    Book Description

    Rob Bolster's vivid illustrations will send you soaring through the skies in this dynamic celebration of flight. ... Read more

    Reviews (3)

    2-0 out of 5 stars Poor quality
    The content of the book is good and my 2-year-old son enjoyed the book a lot. Unfortunately the paper is of low strength and is not up to the hard use that young users can dish out.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Stunning Illustrations!
    My two-year-old son absolutely adores this book, even though the writing is directed at children above his age. He wants to go through the alphabet over and over with me (and yes, there are airplanes for every letter, including the Xandu and the Yak), stopping at his favorites. No jet aircraft are included in this book, with the possible exception of the Osprey, which the text admits is an unusual inclusion in the book; however, both military and civilian propeller-driven airplanes are included.

    The text, as I mentioned, is clearly aimed at children older than two. I am very pleased with the text; it is clear and simple but it doesn't talk down to young readers. It gives interesting tidbits of information about the various aircraft and explains the basics of how airplanes fly.

    Although each letter is prominantly featured in both upper and lower case, the focus of the book is really not the alphabet. The alphabet forms a backdrop and theme for the gorgeous illustrations of airplanes. The realism and minute detail make this a book older children, who already know the alphabet, would like to possess. In fact, I know quite a few adult aviation fans who would love to receive this as a holiday gift! My son easily spends a half an hour to forty-five minutes just looking at the pictures--a VERY high compliment from any two-year-old.

    I highly recommend this book for anyone who loves airplanes. It would not be my first choice for teaching my son the alphabet, but he is certainly learning to love books and to love airplanes!

    3-0 out of 5 stars Not for young children learning the alphabet
    Mr. Palotta has written a beautiful book. However, it is truly not for young children just learning the alphabet, and would be better appreciated by 8+ year-olds. Also note that contrary to the title, military aircraft are featured. This is not a book that explains the parts of the airplane or instruments. A good choice for one with an interest in military aviation, whose parent knows military planes very well. Not for an airline pilot's kid. ... Read more


    13. Inside the Hindenburg (Giant Cutaway Book)
    by Mireille Majoor, Ken Marschall
    list price: $18.95
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    Asin: 0316123862
    Catlog: Book (2000-11-01)
    Publisher: Little Brown and Company
    Sales Rank: 445686
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars this is a great book!
    I've been looking for a book like this for my niece who has gotten bitten by the "disaster" bug ever since the movie "Titanic" came out. This is an excellent book for older children and young teens. The text really makes the whole Hindenburg tragedy come vividly to life. And the pictures are just "Wow!". I think Ken Marschall has done the illustrations for some other notable large-illustration books including ones on the Titanic, and he outdoes himself again on this book. The detail is superb. I'm highly recommending this book to my friends who are looking for Christmas gifts for their kids. I'm even going to buy a copy for my mom! :-) Books like this don't come any better. ... Read more


    14. Flying: Just Plane Fun
    by Julie Grist
    list price: $17.95
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    Asin: 0972575006
    Catlog: Book (2003-06)
    Publisher: Spoonbender Books
    Sales Rank: 203201
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    Book Description

    How do planes stay up in the air? What are all those knobs, gizmos and gauges in the cockpit? How do you fly a plane?

    A pilot answers these and other questions in this lively memoir written to his grandson after their flight together in his home-built biplane. Bright watercolor sketches and playful photographs capture the fun and excitement of flying in an open-cockpit biplane above the green fields of Wisconsin. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars A delightful picturebook about how planes stay up in the air
    Author and illustrator Julie Grist's Flying: Just Plane Fun is a delightful picture book about how planes stay up in the air, the basics of flying, and what it's like to be a pilot or co-pilot. An adventurous read which is most especially recommended for young people with a budding interest in aircraft, aviation, and the mechanics and physics thereof, Flying: Just Plane Fun is an original and enthusiastically recommended addition for family, school, and community library collections.

    5-0 out of 5 stars i loved this book
    This is a great book. Wheather you are intrested in flying or not you will love it. It takes you through an amazing adventure with a boy and his grandfather. It is great fun. you can read it over and over again and never get sick of it. It is very educational for both the parent and the child. The pictures and photographs are beautiful. If you have a child, boy or girl you should buy this book.

    5-0 out of 5 stars This book is great!!
    I loved reading this book. It was very intresting and educational. It took me through an amazing adventure. The pictures and photography are really amazing and beautiful. I highly recommend reading buying this book. It will entertain you whatever the age. Whether you are intrested in flying or not you will injoy this book!!!!

    5-0 out of 5 stars This is a great book
    I loved reading this book. It has great pictures and photography. It was also very well written. I learned a great deal about flying and was taken through an adventure with teh boy and his grandfather. This book is both enjoyable and educational. I highly reccomend buying this book!!!

    5-0 out of 5 stars John, age 11
    This book is a masterpiece! The pictures are great and the writing is interesting and fun to read. Reading it got me interested in flying. ... Read more


    15. A Picture Book of Amelia Earhart (Picture Book Biography)
    by David A. Adler, Jeff Fisher
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    Asin: 0823415171
    Catlog: Book (1999-10-01)
    Publisher: Holiday House
    Sales Rank: 174222
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Fantastic!
    My whole family loves these books, and Amelia Earhart is my daughter's current favorite. We own about seven of the books in this series, and each one is as good as the next. We are planning to collect the whole series. They are a second or third grade reading level but the information is presented clearly enough that younger kids can grasp the essentials. At the same time, there is enough substance that older kids have plenty to think about. Adults can learn something too! I recommend this book, and the whole series, very highly.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Best Kids' Book About Amelia On The Market!
    This easy to read biography is the best on the market aboutAmelia Earhart! Adler's series is outstanding and this is one of hisbest!From learning about her plucky attitude as a little girl (building a roller coaster in her backyard and pelting boys with mud balls!) to her mysterious disappearance, young readers will be captivated by Amelia Earhart! END ... Read more


    16. Amazing Airplanes (Amazing Machines)
    by Tony Mitton
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    Asin: 0753454033
    Catlog: Book (2002-09-01)
    Publisher: Kingfisher
    Sales Rank: 269914
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    Join our wacky animal crew for the flight of a lifetime! From the airport terminal to the flight deck, the zippy text and zappy art take children through how a plane flies, safety rules, in-flight entertainment and air traffic control. This action-packed picture book will delight all children who love things that go! ... Read more


    17. Planes at the Airport
    by Peter Mandel, Edward Miller
    list price: $6.99
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    Asin: 0439564166
    Catlog: Book (2004-03-01)
    Publisher: Cartwheel Books
    Sales Rank: 212006
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Happy flying!
    Who says flying in a plane (or watching them) has to be scary? This simple, colorful book makes it exciting for even the very littlest. Great to read-aloud and even better for reading before (or during) an airplane ride. (...)

    5-0 out of 5 stars A favorite for boys!
    My 18-month old nephew reads this book over and over and over. He loves it! This book will be a big hit for any child who has been to the airport or any child whose interests are trucks, boats or balls. ... Read more


    18. The Jet Alphabet Book
    by Jerry Pallotta, Rob Bolster, Jerry Pallotta, Rob Bolster
    list price: $16.95
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    Asin: 0881069167
    Catlog: Book (1999-02-01)
    Publisher: Charlesbridge Publishing
    Sales Rank: 82244
    Average Customer Review: 4.67 out of 5 stars
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    Readers will find much to admire in this handsomely illustrated introduction to twenty-eight types of jets. Learn how a jet engine works, fly aboard a Nighthawk Stealth Fighter, and find out more about jets like the Concord, the U-2 spy plane, the Goblin, and the Vertijet.

    Illustrated entirely on computer, the book is sure to appeal to young children learning the alphabet, older readers discovering the world of jets, or adult aviation aficionados. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars suitable for a wide range of ages
    I bought this book for my airplane-aficionado son when he was far too young to appreciate all of the advanced details about the jets. No problem - it's a great book to go through, looking at the pictures, and reading just what each letter stands for, starting with "A is for Aerocomet". It was the best airplane book we've found for little kids. Now that he's five, I'm reading the whole thing, every word. It stands up better than most to repeated rereadings.

    4-0 out of 5 stars The Jet Alphabet Book
    The Jet Alphabet Book is really good because it has my favorite jet is in it; the SR-71 Blackbird. I really like that kind of jet because it can go 3 times the speed of sound and flies so high and so fast the pilot needs to wear a spacesuit and I recomend this book to children ages 4+.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Jet Alphabet Book
    My 2 year old son loves this book. He requests it and has "read" it over and over. He can pick out and name specific jets by their shape and color. Illustrations are realistic. Not only does this book show both capital and lower case letters, it also shows an example of jets that begin with each letter. Information about current and past jets, some history, and a little about how they work. ... Read more


    19. Wilbur and Orville Wright : Young Fliers (Childhood Of Famous Americans)
    by Augusta Stevenson
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    Asin: 0020421702
    Catlog: Book (1986-10-31)
    Publisher: Aladdin
    Sales Rank: 50452
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars A Tale of Two Inventors
    Read about the life of those amazing inventors, Wilbur and Oriville Wright, as they learn explore, and create a flying machine! ... Read more


    20. Little Red Plane
    by Ken Wilson-Max, K. Wilson-Max
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    Asin: 0439136539
    Catlog: Book (2000-05-01)
    Publisher: Scholastic
    Sales Rank: 69292
    Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars
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    The little red plane is getting ready for takeoff. Load the last few pieces of luggage. Check the controls. And "up, up, and away!" What a day to fly!

    Young airplane buffs will undoubtedly love this highly interactive board book, even if the pull-tabs and flaps might be a tad tricky for the smallest fingers. Impressive technical details will require some explanation and definition for the toddler, but could inspire interesting and creative discussion ("Mommy, what's a Voltmeter set?" "What does 'remove the wheel chock' mean?"). The pilot's-eye view of the cockpit controls (complete with checklist and removable radio for contacting the control towers) gives readers a fascinating taste of flying an airplane all by themselves. This little picture book, with its bold colors and movable pieces, will make the next trip to the airport a whole new experience.

    For more large-vehicle fun, collect Ken Wilson-Max's three other interactive mini board books: Big Blue Engine, Little Green Tow Truck, and Big Silver Space Shuttle. (Baby to Preschool) --Emilie Coulter ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars My daughter loves it. Not just for boys.
    I am writing in response to the reviewer who said that the book is especially great for boys. (let's not gender-type!) This is our daughter's favorite book. She is 13 1/2 months now and it has been her absolute favorite since we started reading it to her when she was just a few months old and we just ordered a second copy because hers is so tattered from use. Highly recommended for girls as well! :)

    5-0 out of 5 stars My daughter loves it. Not just for boys.
    This is our daughter's favorite book. She is 13 1/2 months now and it has been her absolute favorite since we started reading it to her when she was just a few months old and we just ordered a second copy because hers is so tattered from use. Highly recommended for girls as well! :)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Pilot Seal of Approval
    Another big vote for this book. As a small red plane pilot, I've given out two of these books to friends kids, with very positive results. 90% of the activities
    are amazingly accurate, from "chocks away" to refueling.

    I agree that it is a little fragile, as some of the cardboard effects are a bit ambitious, but worth it for the detailed appreciation of flying.

    Captain Brian says "take off!"

    3-0 out of 5 stars Not for rough players....
    My two-year-old son loves this book but he has already destroyed more than fifty percent of it after two months of use.

    This book has many interesting features, from radio sets connected by string, to "radar blips" on a screen in a cockpit, little planes "flying" through the sky, to a steering wheel that changes the view out windscreen as you "come in for a landing--and that isn't even half of the activities in the book.

    The problem is that it requires a high degree of fine motor skill to operate many of the activities. The "radar blips" were difficult for me to spin, for example, and the steering wheel kept getting stuck until mommy tore it in one of her many attempts to "Fix it!" under pressure. My son also removed all of the little "flying airplanes" in less than a week of play.

    Don't get me wrong--my son still LOVES this book, despite the fact that it is now falling apart! He has a blast using the things that still work, and explaining to me how the things that are broken used to work.

    I would recommend waiting until a child is at least four before buying this book for them unless they are very careful players or there will be parental help all the time it is in use.

    And, I would like to add that the girls in my son's playgroup loved this book as well--it is DEFINITELY not just for boys!

    5-0 out of 5 stars My daughter's favorite book
    My daughter received this book for her 4th birthday. She loves the moving parts of the plane and all the action. She reads it to herself now that she is learning to read. I highly recommend this book for all children from ages 2-6. Younger children may damage the moving pieces quickly. ... Read more


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