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Davis, Lynn

Summary: "The Wright Brothers are famous for their role in the history of flight! Kids can read this book to find out more about the Wright Brothers and how they flew the first airplane. They will learn how the Wright Brothers started a bicycle shop first and how their first flight at Kitty Hawk went"--Publisher's website.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Super Sandcastle, an imprint of Abdo Publishing 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 920 DAV

Pyle, Rod

Summary: Award-winning science writer and documentarian Rod Pyle presents an insider's perspective on the most unusual and bizarre space missions ever devised inside and outside of NASA. The incredible projects described here were not merely flights of fancy dreamed up by space enthusiasts, but actual missions planned by leading aeronautical engineers.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Prometheus Books 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 629 PYL

Cassutt, Michael

Summary: "One of the most elusive and controversial figures in NASA's history, George W.S. Abbey was called "the Dark Lord," "the Godfather," and "UNO" (unidentified NASA official) by those within NASA. He was said to be secretive, despotic, a Space Age Machiavelli. Yet Abbey had more influence on human spaceflight than almost anyone in history. From young pilot and wannabe astronaut to engineer,...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Findaway World, LLC 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA 921 ABBEY, GEORGE CAS

Bissonette, Aimée M.

Summary: "This book retells the story of the 1964 air race between Americans Geraldine Mock and Joan Merriam Smith, the first two women to fly around the world"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sleeping Bear Press 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 920 BIS

Slader, Erik

Summary: Today, everyone is familiar with Neil Armstrong's famous words as he first set foot on the moon: 'One small step for man; one giant leap for mankind.' He made it look easy, but America's journey to the moon was anything but simple. In 1957, when the Soviet Union launched Sputnik, the world's first satellite, into orbit, America had barely crossed the starting line of the great Space Race. Later...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J CD 692.4 SLA

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile book on CD, Call number: J CD 692.4 Slader 2018

Shetterly, Margot Lee

1 hold on 2 copies

Summary: Before John Glenn orbited the Earth or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of professionals worked as "Human Computers," calculating the flight paths that would enable these historic achievements. Among these were a coterie of bright, talented African-American women. Segregated from their white counterparts by Jim Crow laws, these "colored computers," as they were known, used slide...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, An Imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2016

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 920 LEE

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 920 SHE

Shetterly, Margot Lee

Summary: Explores the previously uncelebrated but pivotal contributions of NASA's African American women mathematicians to America's space program, describing how Jim Crow laws segregated them despite their groundbreaking successes. Includes biographies on Dorothy Jackson Vaughan (1910-2008), Mary Winston Jackson (1921-2005), Katherine Colman Goble Johnson (1918- ), Dr. Christine Mann Darden (1942- ).

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2018

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 920 SHE

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 920 SHE

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: J 920 SHE

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 920 SHE

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 920 Shetterly 2018

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE SHE

Sasek, M. (Miroslav)

Summary: Presents a history of Cape Canaveral and the American space program, discussing the space missions that were launched from there, the various types of rockets used, and the successful landing of two astronauts on the Moon in 1969.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Universe 2009

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 629.47 SAS

Summary: Aliens are everywhere and they're attacking planet Earth. Dr. Russell Marvin works for Operation Skyhook, a government task force sending rockets into space to probe for future space flights. But when the rockets begin mysteriously disappearing, Dr. Marvin investigates along with his wife Carol, only to find the rockets are being intercepted by an army of space aliens who give humanity an...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 2007

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Science Fiction DVDs, Call number: DVD SCI-FI EAR

Summary: Get ready for exciting up-to-the-minute video of what's happening at NASA. Whether it be the latest launch, mission, or new discovery, this video brings it to you with incredible picture and sound! Each month, this video magazine will bring the thrill of space exploration to all!

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD JUV WHA

Dolan, Hannah

Summary: Profiles four women who have been integral to NASA's space program, helping to develop the Hubble Space Telescope, create computer code to send spacecraft to the moon, and work onboard the space shuttle.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: DK Publishing 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Beginning Readers - Rising Reader (Purple), Call number: JBR PURPLE DOL

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Beginning Readers - Rising Reader (Purple), Call number: JBR Purple Dolan 2018

Drozd, Anne

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: "Meet the visionary physicists, chemists, engineers, and entertainers (as well as mice, bears, tortoises, and more) who took rockets from illuminations in the sky to the most powerful vehicles ever known. You'll also find out how using a gyroscope, swinging on a swing set, and spraying water from a garden hose are the keys to understanding space travel"--Back cover.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: First Second 2018

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Bak, Richard

Summary: "The trans-Atlantic air race of 1927 and the flight that made Charles Lindbergh a hero. The race to make the first nonstop flight between the New York and Paris attracted some of the most famous and seasoned aviators of the day, yet it was the young and lesser known Charles Lindbergh who won the $25,000 Orteig Prize in 1927 for his history-making solo flight in the Spirit of St. Louis. Drawing...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: John Wiley & Sons 2011

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 629.13 BAK

McCullough, David G.

Summary: "As he did so brilliantly in THE GREAT BRIDGE and THE PATH BETWEEN THE SEAS, David McCullough once again tells a dramatic story of people and technology, this time about the courageous brothers who taught the world how to fly, Wilbur and Orville Wright"--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2015

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: 920 MCC

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: 920 MCC

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 920 McCullough 2015

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: B WRIGHT MCC

O'Brien, Keith

Summary: "From NPR correspondent Keith O' Brien comes this thrilling Young Readers' edition of the untold story about pioneering women, including Amelia Earhart, who fought to compete against men in the high-stakes national air races of the 1920s and 1930s--and won"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 920 OBR

Yolen, Jane.

Summary: Provides a look at the lives of Orville and Wilbur Wright, as seen through the eyes of their younger sister, Katharine, who provided support and encouragement while they worked on their many inventions.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown 2003

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 629.13 Yolen

Braun, Eric

Summary: "In a narrative nonfiction format, follows people who experienced the Challenger tragedy and controversy"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Capstone Press 2016

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 363.12 BRA

Old, Wendie C.

Summary: Traces the work that the two Wright brothers did together to develop the first machine-powered aircraft.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Clarion Books 2002

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 920 OLD

Tise, Larry E.

Summary: Despite their great achievements following their first powered flights in 1903, Wilbur and Orville Wright still enjoyed virtual anonymity until 1908. In seven crucial days in May of that year, however, the eyes of the world were suddenly cast upon them as they sought lucrative government contracts for their flying technology and then had to prove the capabilities of their machines.In these...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Palgrave Macmillan 2009

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 629.13 TIS

Summary: Pig has promised to make pies for everyone, but he doesn't have enough letters to make them. Dog has a magical way to help Pig keep his promise - it's all about the letter S. Frog thinks that in order to build a big rocket he needs big, uppercase letters. But when he needs to rescue the Little Piggies in out space, he learns that r-o-c-k-e-t works as well. All the friends have a ball trying to...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by NCircle Entertainment 2008

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD JUV WOR

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Children's videos, Call number: DVD W

Richards, Jon

Summary: Cross-section illustrations reveal the complex technology of 747s, helicopters, supersonic jets, and other vehicles of flight.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Cooper Beech Books 1998

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 629.13 RIC

Riddolls, Tom.

Summary: Sally Ride soared into outer space on the Space Shuttle Challenger in 1983, the youngest astronaut and the first U.S. woman in space. Just 32 years old that year, this California girl was already an accomplished astrophysicist when NASA chose her from over 8,000 applicants to join its team of astronauts. Since then, Sally Ride has spent over 343 hours in space.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crabtree Pub. Co. 2011

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 RID

Vilardi, Debbie

Summary: "This book introduces readers to the science behind aviation. Students learn about the four forces of flight: gravity, lift, drag, and thrust. Vivid photographs and easy-to-read text aid comprehension for early readers. QR Codes in the book give readers access to book-specific resources to further their learning. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards." --

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Cody Koala, an imprint of Pop! 2019

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in J Non Fic Series, Call number: J 629.13 VIL

Wilgus, Alison

Summary: "In an era of dirigibles and hot air balloons, the Wright brothers were among the first innovators of heavier-than-air flight. But in the hotly competitive international race toward flight, Orville and Wilbur were up against a lot more than bad weather. Mechanical failures, lack of information, and even other aviators complicated the Wright brothers' journey. But thanks to their carefully...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: First Second, an imprint of Roaring Brook Press 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Graphic Novels, Call number: J 920 WIL

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