6 Kite Books for the Kids!
Are you looking for a book about kites to give to the young ones in your life? Check out this list of 6 kite books that are great for kids!!
1. A Kite for Moon
Dedicated to astronaut Neil Armstrong, A Kite for Moon is the perfect children’s book to help celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first United States moon landing.
What would it be like if the moon was your friend? Find out as you walk alongside a little boy who journeys through life to achieve his dream of becoming an astronaut. And then blast off with your little one as you zoom to the moon together!
The story begins when a little boy, who is flying his kite, notices a sad Moon. He sends up kites to her, writing notes promising he will come see her someday. This promise propels him through years of studying, learning, and training to become an astronaut. Until … he finally goes up, up, up in a big rocket ship with a fiery tail!
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2. The Story of Kites: Amazing Chinese Inventions by Ying Chang Compestine
The three playful and creative Kang brothers (Ting, Pan, and Kùai) discovered four of China's most famous discoveries in the series Amazing Chinese Inventions. The brothers need to protect the rice harvest from the birds. Nothing works!
3. The Kite that Bridged Two Nations: Homan Walsh and the First Niagara Suspension Bridge
Homan Walsh loves to fly his kite. And when a contest is announced to see whose kite string can span Niagara Falls, Homan is set on winning, despite the cold and the wind—and even when his kite is lost and broken. Homan's determination is beautifully captured in this soaring, poetic picture book that features Terry Widener's stunning acrylic paintings.
4. The Kite That Touched the Sky
Cousins Jason and Emily may live far across the world from each other, but they both dream of flying colorful kites. When they meet, they visit a kite museum, and finally at a kite festival they get to fly a kite together. But the wind is not always cooperative, and the cousins work together to overcome challenges and finally see their kite soar high to touch the sky above. Told in both English and Chinese, the native languages of each cousin, The Kite that Touched the Sky is cross-cultural adventure of family, friendship, and dreams.
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5. The Kite Festival
One Sunday morning, Fernando Flórez, his parents, grandparents, and sister head to a random destination for an outing -- San Vicente. When they arrive in the center of town, they see many people preparing for a kite festival. The Flórez family waste no time joining in the fun. Unfortunately, all the stores are closed, so buying a kite's out. But by using their ingenuity -- along with found objects -- they successfully put one together. Although they encounter some challenges along the way, they can always find a solution with a little thinking. A surprise comes at the end of the day, with the mayor of San Vicente on hand to deliver it.
A warm family story set at a festival much like one Leyla Torres attended as a child in her native country of Colombia.
6. The Emperor and the Kite
Largely ignored by her own family, Princess Djeow Seow spends her days playing with a kite made from paper and sticks. But when the Emperor is imprisoned in a high tower, only the Princess can save the day, flying her kite high up into the sky to rescue her father