Our Favorite Children’s Books of 2012

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

(Random House)

Zephyr Takes Flight

(Candlewick Press)

Text and illustrations by Steve Light. 
Candlewick Press, 2012. 40 pp., $16.99. 
Zephyr loves everything about airplanes, and when a paper airplane leads her to a secret doorway behind her dresser, she discovers a "wondrous place" filled with flying machines, drawings, and maps. There Zephyr flies a fantastical airship, and meets Rumbus, the only pig of his clan who can't fly. After some exciting aerial adventures, Zephyr returns home in time for a pancake breakfast. 
Ages 4-7.

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