The Story of the Wright Brothers: A Biography Book for New Readers (The Story Of: A Biography Series for New Readers) (Paperback)

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Discover the lives of Wilbur and Orville Wright—a story for kids 6 to 12 about making ideas take flight

The Wright brothers were the first people ever to build and fly an airplane, doing what many people at the time didn't think was possible. Before they made history with their airplane, Wilbur and Orville were curious kids who loved learning about the world around them and how it worked. They fell in love with the idea of flying and taught themselves everything they needed to know to make their dream come true.

Explore how the Wright brothers went from young boys growing up in Ohio to world-famous inventors, aviators, and businessmen. How will their hard work and big imaginations inspire you?

The Story of the Wright Brothers includes:
  • Lasting change—Learn about how the Wright brothers' inventions changed how we live today.
  • Helpful glossary—Find definitions for some of the more advanced words and ideas in the book.
  • Visual timeline—Watch the Wright brothers progress from curious kids to famous flyers.

Explore how Wilbur and Orville brought their dreams to life in this fun and colorful biography for kids.

About the Author

Annette Whipple is a fact-loving, cookie-baking, children's nonfiction author of titles such as The Laura Ingalls Wilder Companion: A Chapter-by-Chapter Guide and Whooo Knew: The Truth about Owls. Her books celebrate curiosity and inspire a sense of wonder in young readers while exciting them about science and history. Visit her online at

Praise For…

“An entertaining, informative, and engaging story of the pioneers of aviation. A perfect blend of history and science. Question sidebars, a quiz, and a glossary make this an excellent classroom resource for elementary level students.” —Darlene Beck Jacobson, award-winning author of MG historical fiction novels Wheels Of Change (Creston 2014) and Wishes, Dares, and How The Stand Up to a Bully (Creston 2020)

“A comprehensive view of two extraordinary inventors and self-taught engineers. This book is the perfect read for any child who loves adventure, learning how things work, or both!” —Rachelle Burk, award-winning author and educational speaker

“As a veteran elementary teacher with 36 years of experience, this book is a ‘teacher's gemstone’—it has timelines throughout the book, maps, think tank questions for each chapter, vocabulary words in bold print, quotes from the Wright Brothers, colorful illustrations, glossary, quiz at the end of the book, discussion questions, and a family tree. Elementary teachers and students would LOVE this book with its thick cover and pages for durability.” —Susan Fletcher, 3rd grade teacher in North Carolina

Imaginations will soar as young readers explore the lives of the Wright Brothers in this engaging book. Colorful illustrations and infographics supplement the text, and thoughtful questions invite further reflection.” —Lisa Amstutz, children's author and editor

Product Details
ISBN: 9781647392390
ISBN-10: 164739239X
Publisher: Rockridge Press
Publication Date: July 28th, 2020
Pages: 66
Language: English
Series: The Story Of: A Biography Series for New Readers