recommended reading

Below is a list of publications recommended by the San Diego Air & Space Museum for all ages.

Children's Books (Preschool)

Airport, Author: Barton, Byron

Planes, Author: Barton, Byron

Miffy Goes Flying, Author: Patricia Crampton

Bursik, Rose, Author: Amelia's Fantastic Flight

Flying, Author: Crews, Donald

Look Inside an Airplane, Author: Patrizia Malfatti

Roaring Rockets,, Author: Mitton, Tony

Big Silver Space Shuttle, Author: Wilson-Max, Ken

Little Red Plane, Author: Wilson-Max, Ken

Freddie Goes on an Airplane, Author: Sally Grindley

Zoom! Zoom! Zoom! I'm Off to the Moon, Author: Yaccarino, Dan

Children's Books (Ages 4-8)

Big Book of Airplanes, Author: Bingham, Caroline

One Giant Leap: The Story of Neil Armstrong, Author: Brown, Don

Ruth Law Thrills a Nation, Author: Brown, Don

Lisa's Airplane Trip, Author: Gutman, Anne & Georg Hallensleben

Maria's Comet, Author: Hopkinson, Deborah

Mouton's Impossible Dream, Author: McGrory, Anik

Munsch, Robert N., Author: Angela's Airplane

To Space and Back, Author: Ride, Sally & Susan Okie

Amelia and Eleanor Go for a Ride, Author: Ryan, Pam Munoz

Penguin Dreams, Author: Vivian Walsh

Children's Books (Ages 9-12)

The World Record Paper Airplane Book, Author: Blackburn, Ken

Into the Air: The Story of the Wright Brothers' First..., Author: Burleigh, Robert

Ships of the Air, Author: Curlee, Lynn

Tomboy of the Air: Daredevil Pilot Blanche Stuart Scott, Author: Cummins, Julie

Space Station Science: Life in Free Fall, Author: Dyson, Marianne J.

The Twenty-One Balloons, Author: du Bois, William Pene & Scott Foresman

Rockets and Other Spacecraft, Author: Hawkes, Nigel

Airfield, Author: Ingold, Jeanette

Planes Gliders Helicopters and Other Flying Machines, Author: Jennings, Terry

Mighty Machines: Airplane, Author: Maynard, Christopher

Flight (Fantastic Facts), Author: Mellett, Peter

Eyewitness: Flying Machine, Author: Naham, Andrew

Lighter Than Air: An Illustrated History of the Development..., Author: Owen, David

The Story of Flight, Author: Rinard, Judith E.

Eyewitness: Space Exploration, Author: Stott, Carole

The Adventures of Sojourner : The Mission to Mars That..., Author: Wunsch, Susi Trautmann

Ages 12 & Up

Lindbergh, Author: Berg, A. Scott

Going Solo, Author: Dahl, Roald

America's Hundred Thousand: U.S. Production Fighters..., Author: Dean, Francis H.

American Eagles: A History of the United States Air..., Author: Dick, Ron

I Could Never Be So Lucky Again, Author: Doolittle, General James H. and Carroll V. Glines

The Great Book of World War II Airplanes. Tokyo, Author: Ethell, Jeff, Robert Grinsell

A Detailed Record of Air Combat, 1945 to Present, Author: Flintham, Victor

The Wright Brothers: How They Invented the Airplane, Author: Freedman, Russell

United States Naval Aviation, Author: Grossnick, Roy A.

World Encyclopedia of Aero Engines, Author: Gunston, Bill

San Diego Flying Days. Vols. I-VIII, Author: Leiser, Edward

The Spirit of St. Louis., Author: Lindbergh, Charles A.

The Great War in the Air: Military Aviation from 1909..., Author: Morrow, Jr., John H.

Yankee Doodle Gals: Women Pilots of World War II, Author: Nathan, Amy & Eileen Collins

The Flight of Jesse Leroy Brown, Author: Taylor, Theodore

Fighter Aces of the U.S.A., Author: Toliver, Raymond F., and Trevor J. Constable

Collegiate Aviation Guide, Author: University Aviation Association

Ryan, the Aviator, Author: Wagner, William

The Right Stuff, Author: Wolfe, Tom

Allied Aircraft Piston Engines of World War II, Author: White, Graham


Aero Detail Series, Author: Dainippon Kaiga Company.

Ginter Naval Fighters Series., Author: Steve Ginter

Janes All the World's Aircraft, Author: Jane's Information Group, Ltd

Juptner U.S. Civil Aircraft Series., Author: Aero Publishers, Inc.

Osprey Aircraft of the Aces Series, Author: Osprey Publishing

Putnam Aircraft Series, Author: G.P. Putnam's Sons

Time-Life Epic of Flight Series, Author: Time-Life Books

Squadron Signal Walk Around Series, Author: Squadron Signal Publications

Warbird Tech Series, Author: Specialty Press

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