Kites (one of the first things to fly) were invented in China over 2000 years ago!



Find your way through this Flight Maze!

Try this Flight Time Mad Lib!


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PICTURE BOOKS


Wee and the Wright Brothers by Timothy R. Gaffney
A rodent reporter from the "Mouse News" travels from Dayton, Ohio, to Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, to cover Wilbur and Orville Wright's historic 1903 flight.

Nugget on the Flight Deck by Patricia Newman
Aboard an aircraft carrier, a lieutenant introduces a new aviator to the "lingo" and layout before taking him on a practice dogfight.

I Love Planes! by Philemon Sturges
A child celebrates his love of planes by naming his favorite kinds and their notable characteristics.

FICTION


The Adventures of Vin Fiz by Clive Cussler
Ten-year-old twins Casey and Lacey fly an enchanted antique airplane, named the "Vin Fiz", across the United States and have several daring adventures along the way.

Flight of the Silver Turtle by John Fardell
Ben, Zara, Sam, and Marcia begin their summer vacation by helping Professor Ampersand and a new friend build the Silver Turtle, a futuristic airplane, but on the day the first test flight is planned, a strange woman steals the airplane with the children inside.

Molly Takes Flight by Valerie Tripp
Molly feels that everything in her life has changed when her father goes off to England to help wounded soldiers and her beloved aunt joins the Women's Airforce Service Pilots.



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NON-FICTION


Flight : Discover Science Through Facts and Fun by Gerry Bailey
From the first parachutes to jets that travel faster than the speed of sound, learn about the history of early and modern flight inventions, and what we may use in the future.

The Wright Brothers : First in Flight by Tara Dixon-Engel and Mike Jackson
How two brothers made their dream come true and changed the world.

Airplanes Inside and Out by Chris Oxlade
Describes all types of flying machines.

MOVIES


All about Airplanes and Flying Machines [DVD]
Ride along as Garret takes his first flying lesson, goes for a hot-air balloon ride, and flies his remote control airplane.

The Big Airshow [DVD]
Visits the world's biggest air show in Oshkosh, Wisconsin and explains how planes fly and how they maneuver in the air.



Kid's Fly Zone - U.S. Centennial of Flight
The story of the Wright Brothers and the 100 years of flight from N.A.S.A.

WayBack Flight - PBSKids.org
The stories of people who played a big role in the history of flight from PBS kids.org.

National Museum of the U.S. Air Force
The website of the National Museum of the Air Force.