Airplanes are a fascinating human engineering marvel. Introduce your young one to flying and basic airplane operations with these fun toddlers books. Kindergarten and above kids would enjoy learning the science behind flights. The books are fun to read with interesting illustrations. Make storytime fun and educational!
15 Books About Airplanes For Toddlers-Tweens
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Fascinating airplane and flying books for your little one to read and learn more about them.
You can find them in your local library or nearby bookstores. If they are unavailable locally, you can click on the links or images below to purchase from Amazon.
Toddlers & Preschoolers
The Little Airplane in a cute board book format is suitable for toddlers. Take off along Pilot Small in his(her) red airplane. Go to the hanger, fuel the plane – all these small actions help kids with imagination.
The text is technically accurate. And the pictures are fun and engaging. (Ages 2-5 years)
Good Night Planes is perfect to introduce young kids to the concept of flying and get ready for flight. Small children will learn about pilots, co-pilot, sky-diver, air-traffic controllers, etc.
Get introduced to two-engine planes, float-planes, and more. This one is part of the popular Good Night Our World series.
Airplane Coloring Book For Toddlers! Let your child choose her or his favorite plane and creativity soar high. The illustrations are simple and engaging enough to keep toddlers engaged for a long time. (Ages 2-4 years)
Flying Fact: Black boxes are not actually black in color.
My First Airplane Ride helps parents prepare small kids for their first flight. Security check, walking inside the airport, finding the seat, take-off – all are covered in great detail.
There is one line on each page. Pictures are self-explanatory for toddlers to understand easily. (Ages 3-6 years)
Big, Busy Airport is a fun flight with the PBS characters Dot, Dee, and Del on their family trip. The sound buttons make this book interactive and engaging, even for babies. Kids can play the corresponding sound button while moving through different parts of the airport. (Ages 1-5 years)
Flying Fact: Boeing 747 is more fluent efficient than an average car.
Amazing Airplanes introduces kids to the operation of airplanes. The cockpit, pilot speaking, take off, landing – children will learn about all the basic things. The animal crew adds to the fun element for toddlers.
The artwork is bright. Words rhyme and roll off the tongues easily. This picture book is fun to read. (Ages 3-5 years)
On The Plane Activity Book is great to carry along while flying with preschoolers and above. Drawing activities, mazes, dot-to-dot – everything related to airplanes and flying.
Also included are flying facts to make this educational. (Ages 3-6 years)
The Ultimate Book of Airplanes and Airports carries children to the fascinating world of air travel. Flaps, pull-outs, pop-ups, rotating wheels – it is a fun book to read. Lift the flaps and find the main cabin, emergency exit, cockpit, nose, T-tail.
Get introduced to different types of airplanes, functioning of an airport. The information is present in a bite-sized format, making it easy to read. (Ages 5-8 years)
The Awesome Paper Airplane Book is for all the children who love to make paper planes. Who does not! Find out 15 unique airplane designs in gliders, stunt planes, dart planes.
Learn tricks about doing the folds correctly and also the technology behind it. Papers are also included to make the planes. Kids age 6 and above can read the instructions and follow along independently. (Ages 6-9 years)
Flying fact: The world’s largest airplane weighs nearly 600 tons.
Whoosh! Let your preschooler color, fold and fly the model airplanes. Designs are easy enough for younger kids to handle. The book has designs of a space shuttle, princess plane, jungle jet, and more such fun airplanes. (Ages 4-8 years)
How Airports Work is an interactive lift-the-flap nonfiction airplane and flying book. How did earlier airports function? How does the control tower work? How are planes prepared before and after each flight? How are cargos shipped?
Get all your flying questions are answered. The information is easy to read and understand. (Ages 6-8 years)
The Jet Alphabet Book introduces all kinds of Jets, one for each letter of the alphabet. A is for Airacomet, B is for Bell XS-1. Definitely, a fun way to practice alphabets for preschool and kindergarten kids. The pictures are actual photos of the planes. (Ages 4-8 years)
The Story of the Wright Brothers is the inspiring story of will and determination that gave birth to flying. It also includes the visual timeline about the progress Wilbur and Orville Wright made with each experiment.
Also learn the impact flying created on the world. (Ages 6-12 years)
Flying fact: All pilots flying internationally must be proficient in enough English, to prevent fatal communication errors.
Flight is a pictorial history of information guide to the world of aircraft for tweens. How did victorian steam-powered planes look like? What did first pilots wear? What is a black box?
The book goes into depth with more technical information on control, flight gear, instrument panel. A book for future pilots! (Ages 8-12 years)
Paper Airplane Kit provides a hands-on lesson in the art of flying. The kit has all the materials to make 100 paper planes – cardboard launcher, rubber bands, etc. The model progressively becomes tougher making it easier for kids to learn and improve.
The attached information sheet explains the science behind flying each plane. (Ages 7+ years)
Airplane Play time For Kids
Check out these following STEM toys for aviation enthusiast little one. Click on the image for details.