Wright Brothers

Orville and Wilbur Wright did something that had never been done before. Indeed they did something that many people thought was impossible - they built a powered flying machine that could carry a person through the air. Find out more about these remarkable men in the books below. You might also like to look at the books in the Inventor and Inventions feature.
Wee and the Wright Brothers

Wee and the Wright Brothers

Timothy R. Gaffney
Illustrator:  Bernadette Pons 
Picture Book
For ages 4 to 6
Henry Holt, 2004   ISBN: 0805071725
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The Wright Brothers

The Wright Brothers

Elizabeth MacLeod
Illustrator:  Andrej Krytoforski 
Nonfiction
For ages 6 to 8
Kids Can Press, 2008   ISBN: 978-1554530540
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The Wright Brothers and the airplane

The Wright Brothers and the airplane

Xavier Niz
Illustrator:  Steve Erwin , Keith Williams , Charles Barnett III 
Nonfiction Graphic Novel  Series
For ages 7 to 9
Capstone Press, 2007   ISBN: 978-0736868457
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The Flyer Flew! The Invention of the Airplane

The Flyer Flew! The Invention of the Airplane

Lee Sullivan Hill
Illustrator:  Craig Orback 
Nonfiction
For ages 5 to 8
Lerner, 2006   ISBN: 978-1575057583
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The Wright Brothers: A Flying Start

The Wright Brothers: A Flying Start

Elizabeth MacLeod
Nonfiction  Series
For ages 8 to 12
Kids Can Press, 2002   ISBN: 978-1550749335
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Airborne: A Photobiography of Wilbur and Orville Wright

Airborne: A Photobiography of Wilbur and Orville Wright

Mary Collins
Nonfiction  Series
For ages 10 to 12
National Geographic, 2003   ISBN: 978-0792269571
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Eyewitness: Flying Machine

Eyewitness: Flying Machine

Andrew Nahum
Nonfiction  Series
For ages 8 and up
Dorling Kindersley, 2000   ISBN: 978-0789457660
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My Brother’s Flying Machine: Wilbur, Orville, and Me

My Brother’s Flying Machine: Wilbur, Orville, and Me

Jane Yolen
Illustrator:  Jim Burke 
Historical Fiction Picture Book
For ages 4 to 7
Little Brown, 2003   ISBN: 978-0316971591
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The Wright Brothers: How They Invented the Airplane

The Wright Brothers: How They Invented the Airplane

Russell Freedman
Photographer: Wilbur and Orville Wright
Nonfiction
For ages 12 and up
Holiday House, 1991   ISBN: 978-0823408757
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Race for the Sky: The Kitty Hawk Diaries of Johnny Moore

Race for the Sky: The Kitty Hawk Diaries of Johnny Moore

Dan Gutman
Fiction
For ages 10 to 14
Simon and Schuster, 2003   ISBN: 978-0689845543
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The Wright Brothers

The Wright Brothers

Pamela Duncan Edwards
Illustrator:  Henry Cole 
Picture Book
For ages 5 to 9
Hyperion, 2003   ISBN: 978-0786819515
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The Flyers

The Flyers

Allan Drummond
Picture Book
For ages 4 to 6
Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2003   ISBN: 978-0374324100
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The Explosion Zone - The Wright Brothers: Pioneers of Flight

The Explosion Zone - The Wright Brothers: Pioneers of Flight

Ian Graham
Illustrator:  David Antram 
Picture Book
For ages 8 to 12
Barron’s Educational Series, 2003   ISBN: 978-0764125911
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First to Fly: How Wilbur and Orville Wright Invented the Airplane

First to Fly: How Wilbur and Orville Wright Invented the Airplane

Peter Busby
Illustrator:  David Craig 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 8 and up
Crown Publishers, 2003   ISBN: 978-0375812873
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First Flight: The Story of Tom Tate and the Wright Brothers

First Flight: The Story of Tom Tate and the Wright Brothers

George Shea
Illustrator:  Don Bolognese 
Historical Fiction
For ages 5 to 7
HarperCollins, 1997   ISBN: 978-0064442152
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