Airplanes: Soaring! Diving! Turning!
Authors: Patricia Hubbell, Megan Halsey, Sean Addy
Publication date: October 2011
Our take: Great book for introducing little ones to the exciting world of airplanes. Covers several different types of planes and the different purposes for them in easy to understand language with great illustrations.
Amazing Airplanes (Amazing Machines)
Authors: Tony Mitton, Ant Parker
Publication date: September 2005
Our take: Describes what it's like to go to the airport and get onboard an airplane in a fun, rhyming way for young children to easily understand. Even talks about packing your bag before your trip. This is a great way to get a child even more excited about an upcoming flight.
Big Book of Airplanes
Authors: DK Publishing
Publication date: January 2001
Our take: Illustrations of a wide variety of different aircraft including military and commercial propeller planes, jets and helicopters. Reading level is about right for kids in elementary school, but it's fun to read to toddlers too.
Is it aeroplane or airplane? Well it used to depend on which continent you were on. Both versions are technically accurate, but aeroplane was only really ever used outside of North America. So if you live in Europe or Australia you could still use aeroplane, but even on those continents they are switching to airplane. So we suggest using airplane so people don't look at you funny. Either way, we just love books about airplanes.
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