Planes (from National Geographic Kids)

Planes by Amy Shields

Series:  National Geographic Readers

Reading level: Beginning/Easy Reader (Ages 4-8)

Summary: Narrator Pilot Nic tells about the smallest plane, the biggest plane, the fastest plane, and all other sorts of planes.

Illustrations: Color photographs

Comments: Planes will be a fun book for children interested in the topic. The formatting is perfect for the age group. The photographs are clearly labeled and laid out well. The book has a pictorial glossary at the end.

Related activities:

  • The book suggests pretending you are an airplane
  • Visit an airport to watch the planes taking off and landing
  • Fold and fly a simple paper airplane

Jeff at NC Teacher Stuff has another review and a lot of good ideas for using this book

Compatible fiction: Mr. Putter & Tabby Fly the Plane by Cynthia Rylant and illustrated by Arthur Howard

Publisher: National Geographic Children’s Books (September 14, 2010)

ISBN-10: 1426307128
ISBN-13: 978-1426307126

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