Best Children’s Books of 2013

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

(Simon & Schuster)

Women Aviators: 26 Stories of Pioneer Flights, Daring Missions, and Record-Setting Journeys

(Chicago Review Press)

By Karen Bush Gibson. Chicago Review Press, $19.95. (208 p.) 
Women Aviators features short biographies of a nice mix of female pilots—from Bessie Coleman in 1921 to Jacqueline Cochran during World War II to contemporary pilot Patty Wagstaff. Notes, glossary, and a bibliography add to this reference work for young readers. Ages 12-up.

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