Very few things capture the human imagination like flight. Starting with natural flyers such as birds and squirrels, and then progressing through the history of man’s quest to take to the air, this book looks at all of the aspects of flight including different types of flying machines, important inventions, the forces on a plane, and the challenges of getting into space. At this reading level, the concept of primary and secondary text is introduced with a main body, image captions, and callout boxes for short features. A deeper glossary and index complete the book, making this a fun choice for emerging readers who dream of flying themselves. LEVEL 4: READING ALONE A greater variety of language and types of information than at level 3. More challenging vocabulary is introduced. Sentences remain clear, interesting, and unambiguous, but are slightly more complex. Guided Reading Levels: N, OBook Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 10/30/2012Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 5 and Up
Offers the historic and dramatic story of Charles Lindbergh and his flight across the ocean, the first solo Atlantic crossing ever, which brought him from the United States to Paris with only two compasses and the stars as his guides. Reprint. H. K. AB. PW. Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 1/27/1997Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
Made of a heavy poly/cotton blendIncludes flight suit with embroidered NASA patches and capYour child will outgrow this suit long before they wear it outAuthentic blue color of NASAAeromax dress-up clothes are known for their high quality and wonderful detailing. Their realistic role-playing sets are much more than costumes - they are pretend play at its finest. Getting ready for space will be a lot more fun in this top quality, newly designed Flight Suit. Product Measures: 50.0 IN x 20.0 IN x 2.0 IN
The dream of flight is as old as human history. Based on the outstanding collection of the National Air and Space Museum in Washington DC, Book of Flight traces the remarkable story of the pioneers, inventors, scientists and pilots who turned this dream into reality. An exciting journey through time, the book includes such remarkable achievements as:The development of ballooningThe earliest human glidersThe Wright Brothers' first sustained flightsCharles Lindbergh's solo trip across the AtlanticAmelia Earhart's courageous flightsThe tragic explosion of the airship HindenburgThe dogfights of the first and second world warsChuck Yeager's historic blast through the sound barrierThe Apollo astronauts' first steps on the moonThe development of the Space Shuttle and the Hubble Space TelescopeThe building of the International Space Station.New and updated for this edition:Mission to MarsLatest information on the Space Shuttle program, the Hubble Space Telescope and the International Space Station.Packed with fascinating illustrations and photographs, Book of Flight is ideal for enthusiasts of all ages.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 7/20/2007Pages: 128Reading Level: Age 10 and Up
Growing up in rural Ohio, Orville and Wilbur Wright were fascinated by all kinds of vehicles -- a toy helicopter, bicycles, and the first motorized cars -- but what they dreamed of was flight. They were convinced they could build a machine that a man could pilot-and they did. Read about their amazing story of trial, error, and success.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 7/21/2003Pages: 48Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
Get ready for takeoff! From an acclaimed 3-D master comes a jam-packed, interactive book on flying machines that will send readers soaring.What was the first man-made object to fly, one thousand years ago? Who was the first woman to make a solo flight across the Atlantic? How on earth (or in the air) does a modern cockpit work? Loaded with flaps, pull-tabs, and pop-ups to manipulate, this fact-filled exploration of flying machines from balloons to Boeings builds up to two big finales — an intricate pop-up cockpit that puts readers at the controls and a bustling airport runway that zooms into the future of flight.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 10/9/2007Pages: 10Reading Level: Age 6 and Up
The extraordinary story of James Banning, the first African-American pilot to fly across country During the Great Depression, the ace black pilot James Banning decided to fly from coast to coast to serve as an inspiration to people everywhere. So with a little ingenuity and a whole lot of heart, he fixed up the dilapidated OXX6 Eagle Rock plane with his co-pilot and mechanic, Thomas Allen, earning them the derisive nickname, “The Flying Hobos. But with the help of friends and family along the way who signed their names on the wings of the plane in exchange for food, fuel and supplies, Banning and Allen made it through treacherous weather and overcame ruthless prejudice to receive a heroes’ welcome upon landing in New York on October 9, 1932. This exceptional story of determination and pride, shown through John Holyfield’s energetic flight scenes and sweeping landscapes, will put you in the cockpit right alongside Banning and Allen as they complete the journey of a lifetime.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 1/7/2010Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 5 and Up
Wings carry tiny insects, fluttering butterflies, and backyard birds, and they even once propelled some dinosaurs up and through the skies. Find out how, when, and why birds and beasts have taken to the air, and discover how wings work in this informative and brilliantly illustrated book about flight.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 5/30/2005Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 5 and Up
Winner of the Caldecott Medal, this stunningly illustrated book depicts Louis Bleriot's historic first cross-Channel flight.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 10/14/2010Pages: 40Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
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