The Paper Airplane Book

The Paper Airplane Book


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The Paper Airplane Book by Seymour Simon, Byron Barton

How to build great paper airplanes and learn what makes them fly! What keeps a paper airplane in the air? How can you make a paper airplane go for a really long flight? How can you make a cool stunt plane that loops, turns, and dives at will?

Learn the answers to these questions and many more!

This book details not only how to design amazing paper airplanes, but also the principles of flight and how planes are able to fly. The Paper Airplane Book is full of experiments and suggestions that will allow readers to design their own airplanes while introducing them to the physics and science of flight.

“Lots of information about the principles of flight and the ‘hows’ and ‘whys’ of airplane design.”—Children’s Literature

“The principles of flight and airplane design are elucidated in this book of entertaining experiments with paper airplanes.”—Booklist

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780140309256
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 09/28/1976
Pages: 48
Sales rank: 509,568
Product dimensions: 7.19(w) x 8.88(h) x 0.13(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Seymour Simon has been called "the dean of the [children’s science] field” by the New York Times. Simon is the author of nearly 300 highly-praised science books, more than seventy-five of which have been named Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children by the National Science Teachers Association. His recent books include: A Shipmate’s Guide to Our Solar System: EARTH; The Mighty Ants and Other Cases; and Coral Reefs.

Byron Barton is the author-illustrator of many picture books for young children, including My Car, My Bus Board Book, and Boats. Barton has also illustrated books for the visionary children’s science writer, Seymour Simon. Barton’s honors include six ALA Notable Book Awards, five SLJ Best Books of the Year selections, and two Reading Rainbow picks.

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