Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Display - I Believe I Can Fly

Wright Numbers: A North Carolina Number Book
By Carol Crane
Using numbers many of North Carolina's state symbols, history, landscapes, and famous people are introduced. Topics include Pilot Mountain, Corolla wild horses, peanuts, and Scottish bagpipers. Each topic is introduced with a poem and detailed expository text.

Alcock and Brown were among the many adventurers who sought to be first to fly across the Atlantic Ocean nonstop. Flying from Newfoundland to Ireland in June 1919, through dense fog and darkness, at an altitude never attempted before, the two were sometimes unable to determine if they were flying level! Young people will be astonished by the details of their daring -- at one point, Brown rode on the wing, over the Atlantic, while clearing snow from a gauge outside the plane! Their flight marked the first delivery of transatlantic airmail. A brief history of aviation and a glossary conclude the book.

Paper Airplanes
By Christopher Harbo
Are you a frequent flyer? Do you need to practice your folding skills on a new fleet of planes? If so, welcome to Paper Airplanes, Pilot Level 3. From the Needlenose to the D-Wing, the models in this book will give you command of the friendly skies.

Violet the Pilot
By Steve Breen
By the time she's two years old, Violet Van Winkle can fi x nearly any appliance in the house. And by eight she's building elaborate fl ying machines from scratch'mind-boggling contraptions such as the Tubbubbler, the Bicycopter, and the Wing-a-ma-jig. The kids at school tease her, but they have no idea what she's capable of. Maybe she could earn their respect by winning the blue ribbon in the upcoming Air Show. Or maybe something even better will happen'something involving her bestever invention, a Boy Scout troop in peril, and even the mayor himself!

Epic Flights
By Von Hardesty
The first people to fly did so in hot-air balloons. Some 120 years later, the Wright brothers' heavier-than-air flying machine made powered, controlled flight possible. Ever since, aviators have aspired to fly faster, farther, and higher. With advances in rocketry, a new era dawned.
The Wright Brothers
By Pamela Duncan Edwards
Cumulative text in the style of "The House that Jack Built" describes the series of events that led to the Wright Brothers' historic flight.

Fourteen year-old Millie feels the pain of her father's recent death and the anxiety of a new neighborhood and school. She meets Eric, the strange mute boy next door who dreams of flying. They learn that if you wish hard enough, anything is possible.
A look at the lives of the Wright brothers, from their childhood interest in flight, through their study of successful gliders and other flying machines, to their triumphs at Kitty Hawk and beyond.

Follows the lives of the Wright brothers and describes how they developed the first airplane.
Great Day for Up
By Dr. Seuss
The meanings of "up" are conveyed with merry verse and illustrations in a happy book that celebrates the joy of life. 

By Cheryl Walsh Bellville
The author describes her experiences with hot air ballooning as passenger and ground-crew member and depicts the sport from flight preparation to dismantling.
While visiting Mount Rushmore, Curious George gets into mischief when he takes an unplanned ride on a hot air balloon.

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