The engaging picture books in this Air Transportation Booklist for kids, take a look at all the different kinds of air transportation, from helicopters to hot-air balloons.
Air Transportation Booklist for kids
The Little Airplane, by Lois Lensky
Mr. Small is a high-flying pilot in this adventure! Pilot Small prepares for his flight, and then enjoys the wonderful view from above.
Where do Jet Planes Sleep at Night? by Brianna Caplan Sayrs
Little airplane lovers will be tickled to see how bedtime is the same for their favorite flying vehicles as it is for them, as they come down to earth for sleepy time.
Planes, by Byron Barton
Children will be able to explore the many ways we use airplanes, from seaplanes to crop dusters to planes that write messages in the sky.
Goodnight Planes, by Adam Gamble
Little readers will find out what it takes for an airplane to get ready for flight. They will discover what it’s like to be an airplane pilot, flight attendant, air traffic controller, and much, much more!
Planes, by Richard Scarry
Climb into the cockpit and take-off with these fast and fun planes! With jet planes, helicopters, parachuters, and even Santa’s sleigh, little pilots will be searching the skies for vehicles.
Aerospace Engineering, by Ruth Spiro
Accurate enough to satisfy an expert, yet simple enough for young readers, this book explores the basics of flight – from birds, to planes and rockets – and ties it all to little children’s world.
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! Join her as she checks in at the airport, finds her seat (by the window!) and makes some new friends on her flight.
My First Airplane Ride, by Patricia Hubbell
Watching planes take off and land, going through security, finding the right seat, watching out the window as the plane taxis down the runway, and flying up high in the sky. A first airplane ride can be very exciting!
Amazing Airplanes, by Tony Mitton
Amazing Airplanes follows an animal crew, as they become pilots, baggage handlers, and air stewards. Perfect for little want-to-be pilots!
That’s not my plane, by Fiona Watt
Young children look for the right plane by feeling different surfaces.
Violet Pilot, by Steve Breen
By the time she’s two years old, Violet Van Winkle can fix nearly any appliance in the house. And by eight she’s building an elaborate flying machines from scratch. The kids at school tease her, but they have no idea what she’s capable of.
Zoey’s First Plane Ride, by Kaela Harmon
Join Zoey as she is on her way to visit her grandma, and as she takes her first plane ride and learns the steps required for traveling through the airport.
Vacation for Dexter, by Lindsay Ward
Dexter can’t wait to go on vacation with his best friend, Jack. The flying bit might be a bit of a problem though, as everyone knows T. rexes don’t fly! If anyone could do it, he could. It’s just that he’s suddenly feeling a little hot. And maybe a little nervous. But just as he starts to melt down, he notices Jack looks upset. Dexter realizes he has to be brave enough for both of them.
Yellow Copter, by Kersten Hamilton
When a teacher gets stuck at the top of the Ferris wheel at the fair, cranes and planes can’t reach her. The only one who might have a chance is Yellow Copter!
Away in my Airplane, by Margaret Wise Brown
Kids will get to see the birds way up high and the people way down below in this classic rhyme full of movement, wonder, and excitement.
Look! There’s a Helicopter! by Nosy Crow
Little ones will love finding and following the holes with their fingers, peeping through and turning the page to see what they become.
The Airport Book, by Lisa Brown
Follow a family on its way through an airport. From checking bags and watching them disappear on the conveyor belt, to security clearance and a seemingly endless wait at the gate to finally being airborne.