Season 3 - Episodes 3 & 4 - An Airplane Adventure

An Airplane Adventure

An Airplane Adventure is sponsored by Penguin Young Readers

Join Lauren and the Reading Bug as they journey back in time to a very specific date - to experience the Wright brothers' first flight! Experience their bumpy ride to success through a series of triumphs and failures - and meet the Wright sister, Katherine, too!

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Books Mentioned in this Podcast

Fiction: 
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Rosie Revere, Engineer (The Questioneers) Cover Image
By Andrea Beaty, David Roberts (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781419708459
Availability: On Our Store Shelves Now
Published: Harry N. Abrams - September 3rd, 2013

Rosie wants to be an engineer—she loves to design and build amazing gadgets and gizmos—but she’s worried that her inventions might not work. When her great great aunt visits, Rosie takes a risk and decides to build a flying machine to help her aunt realize her dream of flying, and she learns that failure isn’t something to fear: it’s the first step on the path to success.


After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again) Cover Image
By Dan Santat, Dan Santat (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781626726826
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - October 3rd, 2017

Everyone knows that when Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. But what happened after? Caldecott Medalist Dan Santat's poignant tale follows Humpty Dumpty, an avid bird watcher whose favorite place to be is high up on the city wall—that is, until after his famous fall. Now terrified of heights, Humpty can longer do many of the things he loves most. Will he summon the courage to face his fear?


Non-Fiction: 
The Wright Brothers: Nose-Diving into History (Epic Fails #1) Cover Image
By Ben Thompson, Erik Slader, Tim Foley (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9781250150561
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - July 10th, 2018

This book is a hilarious nonfiction book about two of history’s most famous “failures”—Wilbur and Orville Wright, whose countless crashes ultimately led to the groundbreaking first airplane flight in 1903. Ages 8 to 12


Who Were the Wright Brothers? (Who Was?) Cover Image
By James Buckley, Jr., Who HQ, Tim Foley (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780448479514
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Published: Penguin Workshop - May 1st, 2014

The fascinating story of two brothers who worked together from childhood to invent, build and fly the world’s first airplane. Ages 7 to 12


Wilbur and Orville Wright: Young Fliers (Childhood of Famous Americans) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780020421702
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Published: Aladdin - October 31st, 1986

First Flight: The Story of Tom Tate and the Wright Brothers (I Can Read Level 4) Cover Image
By George Shea, Don Bolognese (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9780064442152
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Published: HarperCollins - February 18th, 2003

This historical fiction chapter book is a perfect early step in independent reading for elementary-grade kids—and it introduces the thrilling story of the Wright Brothers, flight pioneers. When Tom Tate hears that Wilbur and Orville Wright are building a flying machine, he can't wait to try it. Tom's dad thinks it's dangerous. Some people think the Wrights are crazy. Can Tom help the brothers get their dream off the ground?


The Wright Brothers' First Flight: A Fly on the Wall History Cover Image
$7.95
ISBN: 9781479597918
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Published: Picture Window Books - January 1st, 2017

Buzz alongside two cartoon flies as they follow Orville and Wilbur Wright on their quest for flight, providing a hearty blend of facts and fun. Ages 6 to 8


Great Quotes from Great Women: Words from the Women Who Shaped the World Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781492649588
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Published: Simple Truths - April 4th, 2017

Throughout history women have inspired and motivated society towards greater strength, courage, and justice. If you had the opportunity to ask the greatest women of all time for advice, wouldn't you jump at the chance? Drawing from the timeless wisdom of leaders such as Eleanor Roosevelt, Rosa Parks, Amelia Earhart, and Michelle Obama, each page of Great Quotes from Great Women offers motivation for your daily challenges, or inspiration to get back on your feet.


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Big, Busy Airport (PBS Kids) Cover Image
By Jaye Garnett, Paula Bowen-Simms (Illustrator), Parragon Books (Editor)
$10.99
ISBN: 9781680529319
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Published: Parragon - June 16th, 2020

The Little Airplane Cover Image
By Lois Lenski, Lois Lenski (Illustrator)
$11.95
ISBN: 9780375810794
Availability: On Our Store Shelves Now
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - May 27th, 2003

Science Comics: Flying Machines: How the Wright Brothers Soared Cover Image
By Alison Wilgus, Molly Brooks (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781626721395
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Published: First Second - May 23rd, 2017

Let's Fly a Plane!: Launching Into the Science of Flight with Aerospace Engineering Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781492680574
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Published: Sourcebooks Explore - June 2nd, 2020

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