Best Children’s Books of 2014

The year’s best aviation- and space-themed books for young readers

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This holiday season, a new crop of books about flight and space exploration offers plenty of gift possibilities for young readers from ages 2 to 14. While the age categories are suggested by the publishers, the reading level of the individual child should be taken into account.

Planet Kindergarten


By Sue Ganz-Schmitt, illustrated by Shane Prigmore
Chronicle, 36 pp., $16.99
For one red-haired boy, kindergarten is a planet unto itself. After consulting mission plans and taking the family “rocket” to school, the boy navigates the intricacies of recess, sharing, and lunchtime. With zany illustrations, this clever book prepares youngsters for their first classroom. Ages 3-5.


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