March winds make for perfect kite flying weather. Many people believe that kite flying began in China over 2,000 years ago. It’s a cherished pastime of many. Today we are sharing some of our favorite books for kids about kites.
Kite Books for Kids
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Kite Day by Will Hillenbrand is a story of Bear and Mole who decide to construct a kite and have a kite-flying day! But when a storm snaps the string, Bear and Mole go on a search to find the missing kite. They find their kite in a tree being used as a nest for birds.
Super Duck by Jez Alborough is a favorite in our house. In fact, we dedicated a whole post to the book for Virtual Book Club for Kids. Duck and his animal friends set out to catch a runaway kite. Lots of rhyming and silliness fill this story. Check out a fun activity we did with the Super Duck book.
Love is in the Air by Jonathan Fenske is a refreshing beginning reader about a kite and balloon who meet in the air and enjoy each other’s company. But, then one of them lands in a tree, will their friendship end?
Kite Flying by Grace Lin is a story that celebrates the Chinese tradition of kite making and kite flying. Follow a family as they shop for materials to build a kite and follow them through the kite-making process. This book is perfect for the very young.
Stuck by Oliver Jeffers is the story of a boy who tries to get his stuck kite down from a tree. Have you ever tried to throw something to knock down a stuck item? As you know, it doesn’t always work. This is a funny tale!
Be the Kite! by Cathi Bosco is an accordion-style book that encourages a lot of imagination. Think of all the places a kite could fly. Imagine all the things a kite string could become. Children are encouraged to send their own artwork to the author!
Check out Blown Away by Rob Biddulph. It’s a cute story of a penguin that takes a kite ride in search of a tropical paradise.
Who is it, Whoodini? by Roman Yaisejko is a detective mystery to find the mystery bird who swept the sky. Can the owl detectives crack the case? Well, with lots of clue gathering, they discover the mystery bird is a bird-shaped KITE belonging to a little girl.
And, don’t forget the story, “The Kite” in the book Days with Frog and Toad by Arnold Lobel. A classic for sure!
Read some stories about kites, build a kite with a child and spend time together!
Katie @ Youth Literature Reviews says
What a fun book list! Thanks for sharing this with the Kid Lit Blog Hop!
Sally Spratt says
Have to say “Stuck” is an all time favorite. Thanks for sharing.
Catherine @ Story Snug says
I like the sound of Stuck and Kite Day and anything by Jez Alborough is a hit in our house. A favourite kite story here is The Kite Princess by Juliet Clare Bell.
Hopping over from the kid lit blog hop 🙂
Debbie Crockett says
What fun! I love kites. Such a springy thing to do. Thanks for the list of great books.
Debbie @ http://kidsbibledebjackson.blogspot.com/ says
I love the list! Now I need to go to the library! Pinned it!
Love your roundup of kite stories! My favorite book on the list is ‘Stuck’ — here’s a like to some activities that my preschoolers enjoyed when we read this book last year!
Natalie PlanetSmartyPants says
I see you are in a spring mood 🙂 Great round up and thanks for sharing with After School Link Up!
Thanks so much for posting this fun collection – and for including Be the Kite!
These are really fun. Come on spring!!
What a fantastic collection of stories for a windy day or for a kite project, perhaps around Chinese New Year. Thank you for joining in with #kidsbookaweek
This is a great list of reads! Thanks again for sharing with us!
I have a kite flying post I wanted to share with you Jodie that also includes chapter books. I hope you enjoy it!
Jodie Rodriguez says
Thanks so much Mia! A perfect compliment to the other books on the list. Pinning now!
Thanks for the inspiration! I so want to have a kite day with my kiddos come spring. Thanks for linking up to the Thoughtful Spot!