Friday, October 26, 2012

Aviation-Themed Books

Library day! 

Each week, we want to share some suggestions for your reading list based on the topic of the week.  We try to select books for every age level.

Since this week’s topic is Aviation, these book selections have aviation, pilots, or air travel as part of their theme.
Landmark Books: The Wright Brothers, by Quentin Reynolds
Biography. This is a classic children's book about the great flying siblings and the path to their historic flight at Kitty Hawk. Includes notes and snapshots by the Wright brothers, themselves.

The Spirit of St. Louis, by Charles A. Lindbergh 
Autobiography. In his own words, the story of his record breaking flight.

Nobody Owns the Sky, by Reeve Lindbergh 
Verse. The story of the first African American female pilot, a story for children, written by Charles Lindbergh's daughter.

Betty Greene, Wings To Serve, by Janet Benge and Geoff Benge 
Biography. From the popular Christian Heroes: Then & Now Series, the story of missionary pilot Betty Greene, for children.

Candy Bomber: The Story of the Berlin Airlift's Chocolate Pilot, by Michael O. Tunnell 
Biography. No pictures in this book, but the story is easy enough for a child to understand if it's read to him.

A Spy on the Home Front, by Alison Hart
Fiction/children's mystery. From the popular American Girl Mystery Series, A Molly Mystery, about a visit from Molly's WWII pilot aunt.

Return of the Raider: A Doolittle Raider's Story of War & Forgiveness, by Donald M. Goldstein and Carol Aiko DeShazer Dixon 
Biography. Not a children's story, this thought-provoking story explores the themes of war and forgiveness.

Destination: Moon, by James Irwin 
Autobiography. In his own words, the story of Astronaut Irwin's journey to space.

Touching the Clouds, by Bonnie Leon 
Fiction/romance. This inspirational story is set in Alaska during the 1930's is the tale of a woman pilot flying mail deliveries in the wilderness. Good to read snuggled in front of a fire with a cup of hot cocoa at your side.

On Wings of Love, by Kim Watters
Fiction/romance. The heroine delivers lifesaving organs to waiting recipients but her gruff pilot wishes he never took the job. Will she be able to help heal his wounded heart?

As always, if you can't find these books in the library, they are available on
Have a good weekend!

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