History Books By Topic

Learning About Aviation And World War I

This post is for sharing “living” or great books on the following history topics:

Aviation History

President Wilson/World War I

(For the list of all history topics addressed by this blog, click here.)

For Elementary Students:
My 8-year-old read this book twice, and said it “might have changed my favorite subject from science to history.”  The large, hard-back book is loaded with imagery and information – and thus, a caveat is needed.  Topics like this are inherently sad.  A lot of dialog with the child is necessary to help them keep this information in context.


A beautifully-illustrated, hardback book about the Wright Brothers and early aviation history:

Another beautifully-illustrated book on aviation, this one is a story from France and England.

The Boy Who Invented TV: The Story of Philo Farnsworth, by Kathleen Krull. About a 14-year-old farmboy in 1920 who gets the idea for television.

For High School Students:
This coffee-table-size book contains incredible maps of warfare from 1750 BC through 2003. Appropriate for upper-elementary through adult:


What are your favorite history books on this topic? Feel free to share with a comment.


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