Books About Airplanes
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Books About Airplanes

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Books About Airplanes

Do you have a young reader who is going through a phase where they’re fascinated with airplanes? Then they’ll love these books about airplanes! These books about airplanes use colorful illustrations to showcase how they work, what they do, and why we use them!

Books About Airplanes


My First Airplane Ride by Patricia Hubbell

A first airplane ride can be very exciting! Watching planes take off and land, going through security, walking the jet way, finding the right seat, watching out the window as the plane taxis down the runway, and flying up high in the sky and then, at the other end, Grandma waiting with a hug!


My Plane Trip by Cathy Beylon

Designed to ease children through their first flight —  there’s a young couple and their two children at the airport, going through security checks, and waiting to board a plane; a jet being refueled; a pilot and copilot seated in the cockpit; flight attendants giving instructions; air traffic controllers tracking planes; and fifteen other scenes.


A Day at the Airport by Richard Scarry

Join Richard Scarry’s beloved characters Huckle Cat, Sally, and Lowly Worm for a day of adventure and discovery at the airport. Airplane fans will get an up-close look at the terminal, the control tower, the runway, and more! Featuring over 70 labeled words and a sticker sheet!


Good Night Planes by Adam Gamble + Mark Jasper

Good Night Planes features jumbo jets, seaplanes, jet fighters, twin engines, cargo planes, turbofan engines, propellers, runways, pilots, flight attendants, baggage handlers, air traffic controllers, skydivers, stunt planes, and more. Up, up, and away! Flying has never been so much fun.

The Little Airplane by Lois Lenski

Take flight with Pilot Small’s classic aerial adventure—now available as a board book! Tag along as Pilot Small takes his little red airplane up, up, up for a joyride! Newly simplified text, paired with Lois Lenski’s bright and charming art, makes an irresistible choice for youngsters already reaching for the sky!


Richard Scarry’s Planes by Richard Scarry

Climb into the cockpit and take-off with this board book of Richard Scarry’s fast and fun planes! Featuring jet planes, helicopters, parachuters, and even Santa’s sleigh, little pilots will be searching the skies for vehicles as whimsical as these.


Amazing Airplanes by Tony Mitton + Ant Parker

Buckle up to learn all about flying! Amazing Airplanes follows the animal crew, as they become pilots, baggage handlers, and air stewards. Each page is filled with details that machine-mad kids love, such as the cockpit, landing gear, and much more. This book is perfect for budding pilots or happy vacationers!


Maisy Goes on a Plane by Lucy Cousins

Maisy is going to visit her friend Ella, and she is taking a plane to get there. She’s very excited! From the whoosh at takeoff to waiting in line for the bathroom, from buckling seat belts to arriving in a whole new wonderful place, flying is more fun with a friend like Maisy on board.

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