Picture Books ~ Airplanes

Barton, Byron
JUV 398.8.B285a

Describes in pictures what happens from the time an airplane passenger
arrives at the airport, and boards the plane until the plane is in the air. 1987.

Bildner, Phil
The Hallelujah Flight
JUV 398.8.B4917h

In 1932, James Banning, along with his co-pilot Thomas Allen, make
history by becoming the first African Americans to fly across the United
States, relying on the generosity of people they meet in the towns along
the way who help keep their "flying jalopy" going. 2010.

Downs, Mike
The Noisy Airplane Ride
JUV 398.8.D7594n

Rhyming text describes the many sounds associated with an airplane
flight and what they mean. Includes a section with more facts about
airplanes. 2003.

Duble, Kathleen Benner
Pilot Mom
JUV ME COLL 398.8.D8517p

Jenny and her best friend K.C. accompany Jenny's mother, a tanker pilot
in the Air Force, to the air base, where they explore her plane, a KC-135, 
prior to her departure on a training mission to Europe. 2003.

Huelin, Jodi
Jay Jay Earns His Wings
JUV 398.8.H8713j

Big Jake awards Jay Jay a delivery route of his own, but when Jay Jay makes
an unscheduled landing, he falls asleep and misses making his first delivery. 
Will Big Jake give Jay Jay a second chance to earn his wings? 2002.

Johnson, Angela
Wind Flyers
JUV 398.8.J6302.wf

A boy's love of flight takes him on a journey from the dusty dirt roads of
Alabama to the war-torn skies of Europe. Introduces young readers to the
contributions of the Tuskegee Airmen in World War II. 2007.

Van Lieshout, Maria
Flight 1-2-3
JUV 398.8.L6255f

A boy counts his way through the airport and onto the plane as it flies
towards its destination. 2013.

Lindbergh, Reeve
Nobody Owns the Sky: The Story Of "Brave Bessie" Coleman
JUV 398.8.L64n

A rhymed telling of the life of the first African American aviator, who
dreamed of flying as a child in the cotton fields of Texas, and persevered
until she made that dream come true. 1996.

Lindbergh, Reeve
View From the Air: Charles Lindbergh's Earth and Sky
JUV 398.8.L64v

A pilot's perspective provides an enlightening view of man's impact on the
Earth. 1992.

Livingston, Myra Cohn
Up in the Air
JUV 398.8.L762u

A poem describing the sights and sensations of flying in an airplane. 1989.

London, Jonathan
A Plane Goes Ka-Zoom!
JUV 398.8.L846pl

Easy-to-read, rhyming text describes the sounds of, and uses for, different
kinds of airplanes. 2010.

Lyon, George Ella
Planes Fly!
JUV 398.8.L9946pl

Illustrations and easy-to-read rhyming text celebrate different kinds of planes, 
their instruments, what they carry, and what it is like to go for a flight. 2013.

McCarty, Peter
Moon Plane
JUV 398.8.M1275m

A young boy looks at a plane in the sky and imagines flying one all the way
to the moon. 2006.

Rockwell, Anne
JUV 398.8.R593p

Simple text and illustrations introduce different types of airplanes. 1985.

Sturges, Philemon
I Love Planes!
JUV 398.8.S935ip

A child celebrates his love of planes by naming his favorite kinds and
their notable characteristics. 2003.

Tarpley, Natasha Anastasia
Joe-Joe's First Flight
JUV 398.8.T176j

Forbidden to fly because of their color, Joe-Joe and the men who clean and repair
airplanes in the 1920s are so discouraged that the moon cannot even shine, until
Joe-Joe's determination lures the moon back. Includes a history of African American
pilots. 2003.