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High-flying aviation books for kids this World Book Day

24 February 2022

High-flying aviation books for kids this World Book Day

World Book Day is nearly upon us, meaning school classrooms across the country are filled with a who's who of literary characters. And unfortunately for parents, this inevitably involves an evening of frantically cobbling together last minute fancy dress outfits so their children can dress up as mini-sized Harry Potters, Gruffalos and BFGs!

Nonetheless, it's worth remembering that principally World Book Day isn't about dressing up, it's about, well - books, and the different worlds they can take us to! Which is why has decided to take a nosedive into a selection of high-flying aviation based books for children.

I Am Amelia Earhart

The American aviation hero, Amelia Earhart refused to accept no for an answer when she dared to break the status quo and become the first woman to fly a plane all the way across the Atlantic Ocean to the USA.

'I am Amelia Earhart' follows this inspirational story from the very beginning, including her childhood to her first flying lessons, and on to her distinguished career as a world famous pilot.

Published as part of the "Ordinary People Change the World Series", this feel good story will no doubt inspire young girls from all backgrounds to follow their dreams and dare to be great.

Maisy Goes On a Plane

Written by multi award-winning author Lucy Cousins, this bestselling children's book follows Maisy Mouse as she takes to the skies for the first time to meet her friend Ella. The story includes all the steps involved when boarding a plane, making it the perfect book to prepare small children for their first time taking to the skies.

The Big Book of Airplanes

Meanwhile, for those who prefer non fiction, The Big Book of Airplanes is one of the most comprehensive children's books to explore different types of aircraft.

Indeed, readers are presented with information on a range of military planes, commercial jets and even space shuttles.

The book is also full of interesting facts and figures about how each of the aircraft are used for travel, farming, defence and exploration – making it the perfect gift for budding pilots.

Who Were the Wright Brothers?

Who Were the Wright Brothers by James Buckley Jr. is a page turner for teenagers who hold aspirations to one day become an engineer.

The book documents the fascinating story of the two inventors and aviation pioneers who never lost sight of their dream – to fly, and to soar higher!

The book records the journey the brothers embarked on from childhood, including how they gained invaluable skills necessary for their success by working with bicycles, printing presses, motors and any sort of machinery they could get their hands on. offers a range of Flying Experiences for Juniors available including Gliding, Pleasure Flights and Flight Simulators. Book now with one of our open Gift Vouchers.

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