Aerospace Education Resources Portal

Aerospace in English Language Arts and Literacy

Aerospace has long been a popular topic in both literature and non-fiction. These resources will encourage your child to imagine, explore, and discover the history and science of aerospace while helping develop reading and literacy skills.


Grades Pre-K-5:

Those Magnificent Sheep and Their Flying Machine, Peter Bently Follow the misadventures of a group of sheep as they fly around the world.

Rosie Revere, Engineer, Andrea Beaty Meet Rosie Revere, a little girl who loves to build things and eventually becomes a great aerospace engineer.

Soar Elinor!, Tami Lewis Brown Elinor Smith was a real aviator who in 1928 became the youngest person to ever earn a pilot's license in the United States. Email for complimentary online access to this book via our SOAR for STEM program website.

Going Solo, Ronald Dahl An action-packed tale of Dahl's experiences as a World War II fighter pilot.

Wind Flyers, Angela Johnson A fictional story of a young boy who grows up to become one of the famous Tuskegee Airman during World War II.


Grades 6-12:

Airfield, Jeanette Ingold Experience the early days of aviation through the eyes of Beatty, a 15 year old girl living in rural Texas during the Great Depression. Email for complimentary online access to this book via our SOAR for STEM program website.

The Flying Book, David Blatner Everything you've ever wanted to know about flight and flying can be found in this entertaining non-fiction book.

Airborn, Kenneth Opel Follow the adventures of Matt Cruise, a cabin boy on the Aurora, in a fictional world where airships, not airplanes, are the primary form of travel. y of a young boy who grows up to become one of the famous Tuskegee Airman during World War II.

Flygirl, Sherri L. Smith Through the fictional story of Ida Mae, students learn the real history behind the WASPs, the Women Airforce Service Pilots of World War II.

The Wright Brothers, David McCullough The story of Wilbur and Orville Wright and their quest to fly as told by one of America's greatest popular historians.


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