Celebrate Amelia Earhart’s birthday and National Amelia Earhart Day today with these five books about the legendary aviator!
Amelia and Eleanor Go for a Ride
Written by Pam Muñoz Ryan and illustrated by Brian Selznick
Amelia Earhart and Eleanor Roosevelt were birds of a feather. Not only were they two of the most admired and respected women of all time, they were also good friends. Illuminated here for the first time in picture book form is the true story of a thrilling night when they made history together!On a brisk and cloudless evening in April 1933, Amelia and Eleanor did the unprecedented: They stole away from a White House dinner, commandeered an Eastern Air Transport jet, and took off on a glorious adventure–while still dressed in their glamorous evening gowns!This picture book tour de force celebrates the pioneering spirit of two friends whose passion for life gave them the courage to defy convention in the name of fulfillment, conviction, and fun. Soaring text, inspired by the known facts of this event, and breathtaking drawings ask readers to dream dreams as big as Amelia and Eleanor’s.
Amelia Earhart: The Legend of the Lost Aviator
Written by Shelley Tanaka and illustrated by David Craig
Ever since Amelia Earhart and her plane disappeared on July 2, 1937, people have wanted to know more about this remarkable woman. Amelia Earhart follows the charismatic aviator from her first sight of an airplane at the age of ten to the last radio transmission she made before she vanished. Illustrated with original artworks, contemporary photographs, quotes, and details, this is a great introduction to the famous pilot.
Night Flight: Amelia Earhart Crosses the Atlantic
Written by Robert Burleigh and illustrated by Wendell Minor
Award-winning author Robert Burleigh has captured Amelia Earhart’s first solo flight across the Atlantic in 1932. She was only the second person to do this – and the first woman. Rich in detail, feeling and incident this is nonfiction with edge and action, a you-are-there experience made more dramatic and real by Wendell Minor’s vivid paintings.
National Geographic Readers: Amelia Earhart
Amelia Earhart is one of the first of many National Geographic Readers that highlight important historical figures. This Level 1 Reader brings an understanding of Amelia Earhart’s historical significance to a whole new audience. Young readers will learn about the fascinating life and legacy of this pioneering pilot and adventurer, whose disappearance over the Pacific in 1937 has intrigued audiences for decades
A Picture Book of Amelia Earhart
Written by David A. Adler and illustrated by Jeff Fisher
You may know Amelia Earhart as one of history’s most beloved aviators, but did you know she grew up playing football and studied automobile-engine repair? This clear and concise picture book biography with bright, colorful illustrations follows brave Amelia throughout her inspiring lifetime. From her first plane ride, on Christmas Day in 1920, to her famous flight across the Atlantic Ocean in 1928, Amelia’s life took on new purpose when she discovered her love of flying. She later became the first person to fly alone across both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, and had many other adventures that brought her to places like Hawaii and Mexico. In 1937, Amelia vanished while attempting to fly around the world. Her mysterious disappearance and incredible life story have fascinated the world ever since.