Friday, April 11, 2014

Display - Let's Go Fly a Kite


By Nancy Luenn
A crafty thief constructs a magnificent kite which he hopes will enable him to reach the golden dolphins that adorn the roof of a nearby castle.
By Jonathan Fenske
Abandoned after a birthday party, Balloon is beginning to droop when Kite comes by and invites him to join her for an adventure, spinning and playing among the clouds.
By Wayne Hosking
Asian Kites introduces kids to the fascinating art of kite making. Through the fun and approachable projects in this book, children will learn all the steps for creating beautiful, unique and creative kites with easy-to-find materials.  

By Satomi Ichikawa
Pablito, a Guatemalan boy whose pet pig Amarillo has disappeared, uses a kite to send him a message that he still loves him.
By Margaret Hillert
When his kite lifts him above the ground, a child takes a "funny ride" as he views what is on the ground and in the air.
By Linda Sue Park
In Korea in 1473, eleven-year-old Young-sup overcomes his rivalry with his older brother Kee-sup, who as the first-born son receives special treatment from their father, and combines his kite-flying skill with Kee-sup's kite-making skill in an attempt to win the New Year kite-fighting competition.
By Laura Williams
Young Junho does not like to listen to the boring childhood stories that his grandfather tells. But as the two build a kite together, Jinho sees the old man in a new light.
By Stan Berenstain
While kite flying one beautiful summer day, Sister Bear and Brother Bear encounter kites of many different shapes and sizes.
By Mercer Mayer
After seeing the disparity between the conditions of her father's palace and the city beyond its walls, the Emperor's daughter has the royal kitemaker build a huge kite to take her away from it all.
By Geraldine McCaughrean
In thirteenth-century China, after trying to save his widowed mother from a horrendous second marriage, twelve-year-old Haoyou has life-changing adventures when he takes to the sky as a circus kite rider and ends up meeting the great Mongol ruler Kublai Khan.
Curious George loves a good windy day. There are many things he can practice flying ... like a kite! Now if only he doesn't get too carried away!
By Mike Venezia
 Author and artist Mike Venezia provides hilarious, cartoon-style illustrations to complement his easy-to-read text and full-color reproductions of the scientists' sketches and notebooks.

Two popular series, Ready-to-Read and Childhood of Famous Americans, combine to present the story of young Ben Franklin who loves doing experiments and cannot wait to test out his latest idea involving a kite!
By Ying Chang Compestine
Long ago in China, three brothers become tired of chasing birds from their family's rice fields and experiment with ways to make the job easier.

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