Picture Books Literature Activities for Inventive Kids at ALL Levels! You can purchase the Kids' Wings 54-page activity units for Violet the Pilot, Two Little Boys from Toolittle Toys, Neo Leo, The Ageless Ideas of Leonardo da Vinci, Leonardo Da Vinci by Diane Stanley, Now and Ben, and How Ben Franklin Stole Lightning are NOW available for immediate download for only $12.95!
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Violet the Pilot
by Steve Breen

Violet the Pilot is more than inquisitive. She is loves machines! In fact, she is a mechanical genious who can fix any machine. She an inventor, an engineer! Together with her faithful companion, a dog named Orville, she explores the possibilities of building an airplane! A real airplane that flies! She hopes to enter the town's air show, but is sidetracked by an emergency that takes precedence over achieving her own goals. You will love the laughs, the action-packed pictures that show Violet's crazy bunch of flying machines doing loop-the-loops and then, lead her into a courageous rescue.

Fly along with Violet the Pilot and maybe you'll feel the excitement of starting to tinker with machines and maybe design a flying machine of your own, or maybe you'll think of something that even Violet never thought of before!

The Kids Wings unit in the Discover Magic is now also available in a 39-page download trio that includes units for Violet the Pilot by Steve Breen, Two Little Boys from Toolittle Toys, and Neo Leo, and Neo Leo, The Ageless Ideas of Leonardo da Vinci. It is perfect trio to inspire children to learn about the value of creative ideas that lead to world-changing inventions.

Internet Extensions

Inventor of the Week
How to be an Inventor: The Practical Guide to Becoming an Inventor
Science or Old Wives' Tales?
Wikipedia: Winter's Tail Movie
The Science Skills Song Round
Regular Guy by Sara Weeks and My Chimp Friday
Equine Therapy

Kids Wings Literary Connections for Inventors

The Boy Who Invented TV: The Story of Philo Farnsworth by Kathleen Krull

Thomas Edison, A Brilliant Inventor by the Editors of Time--Webbing a Biography--Edison Example

I Was a Third Grade Science Project by Mary Jane Auch, in download and in Kids Wings Unit in Tales for Two Centuries

Leonardo DaVinci by Diane Stanley, by Mary Jane Auch, Kids Wings Unit in Character Connections

The Snake Scientist by Sy Montgomery, Kids Wings Unit in Forged in the Fire

The Tarantula Scientist by Sy Montgomery, Kids Wings Unit in Light in the Darkness

Project Mulberry by Linda Sue Park
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Picture Books Literature Activities for Inventive Kids at ALL Levels! You can purchase the Kids' Wings 54-page activity units for Violet the Pilot, Two Little Boys from Toolittle Toys, Neo Leo, The Ageless Ideas of Leonardo da Vinci, Leonardo Da Vinci by Diane Stanley, Now and Ben, and How Ben Franklin Stole Lightning are NOW available for immediate download for only $12.95!
Click Here to Download!

The Kids Wings activity guide in Discover Magic for Violet the Pilot by Steve Breen contains 9 pages of fun and learning, perfect for lesson planning and handouts for projection on your SmartBoard!

Activities include:
Discussion Cards
2-page Readers Theater Script
Before and After Reading, Vocabulary, Predictions
Multiple Choice Comprehension
Old and New, A Logic Puzzle
Doors in Junkyards, Flexible Thinking
Junkyard Art
Answer Page

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Background Music: With special thanks to the talented Sandra Bradley for allowing us to use her original composition, "So Glorious"!


 

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