Airplane Books for Preschoolers
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Take flight with these airplane books for preschoolers. Kids will learn about many types of planes, pilots, and airports.
If you’re traveling this summer, these picture books are a great way to prepare your kids for an upcoming plane ride.
In addition to that, these books are perfect for your Letter Aa and/or transportation preschool themes.
Airplane Books for Preschoolers
Below, I’ve featured just a handful of picture books that will help your preschoolers learn about airplanes.
You should be able to find them at your local library or bookstore. If you can’t find them locally, you can click each image cover to purchase them on Amazon.
National Geographic Readers: Planes
In this 32-page beginning reader, a real-life pilot introduces kids to the greatest planes that ever flew. Enticing photographs and fascinating facts ensure that a child’s natural curiosity is both inspired AND satisfied.
Buckle up to learn all about flying! Amazing Airplanes follows the animal crew, as they become pilots, baggage handlers, and air stewards.
Maisy Goes on a Plane
Maisy is going to visit her friend Ella, and she is taking a plane to get there. She’s very excited! Join the mouse as she checks in at the airport, finds her seat (by the window!) and makes some new friends on her flight.
Richard Scarry's A Day at the Airport
Join Richard Scarry’s beloved characters Huckle Cat, Sally, and Lowly Worm for a day of adventure and discovery at the airport. Airplane fans will get an up-close look at the terminal, the control tower, the runway, and more!
My First Airplane Ride
Watching planes take off and land, going through security, walking the jet way, finding the right seat, watching out the window as the plane taxis down the runway, and flying up high in the sky and then, at the other end, Grandma waiting with a hug!
The Airplane Pilot: Jake Wants to be a Pilot
Jake is fascinated by airplanes and dreams of becoming a pilot. Join Jake as he visits the air and space museum, where he learns about different types of planes, famous pilots, and even gets to soar in a flight simulator!
Away in My Airplane
Follow the journey in Away in my Airplane, written by Goodnight Moon author Margaret Wise Brown and illustrated by Henry Fisher.
The Airplane Alphabet Book
This fact-filled book features planes from A to Z, including the Aviation Trainer Six, the Electra, and the Zero. An high-flying tour of the alphabet and a history of flying machines the Wright Brothers to hobbyist's model airplanes.
The Little Airplane
Mr. Small is a high-flying pilot in this adventure! Pilot Small prepares for his flight, and then enjoys the bird’s-eye view from above.
The Jet Alphabet Book
Learn that the Flying Falcon, while able to carry 3000 pounds of fuel, can only fly for an hour and a half. The Dream, a Russian jet, is large enough to carry ten school buses! Zillions of other exciting facts about the jet age zoom across the pages of this book.
How Airports Work
Where does luggage go after check in? What happens in the control tower? How do planes actually fly? This interactive, lift-the-flap book takes you behind-the-scenes to uncover the hidden secrets of the airport―from a peek inside the cockpit to the hustle and bustle of departures.
The Ultimate Book of Airplanes and Airports
Readers will poke into the cockpit of a Boeing 747, explore the innards of a baggage carousel, and help pilots get ready for takeoff. Any child who has ever wanted to take flight will adore this extraordinary collection of airplanes, from early biplanes to modern jets.
Which of these books about airplanes will you read first?
Whether you’re gearing up for a vacation or you’re studying airplanes with your kids, these airplane movies are a must-see!
Add a few wooden airplanes to your pretend play area, and let kids act out their favorite airplane/airport activities.
When your child’s LEGO Friends need a vacation, they need a better mode of transportation. After all, how are they supposed to get to faraway places like “upstairs” in just a car? This LEGO Friends Heartlake City Airplane set has everything your child needs to take their Friends on a fun getaway.