The Littlest Airplane

by Brooke Hartman (Author) John Joseph (Illustrator)

The Littlest Airplane
Reading Level: K − 1st Grade

A rhyming picture book about how sometimes it's not the biggest, strongest, or the fastest, but the littlest who can get the job done!

"Alaska Northwest Books wings into spring with... The Littlest Airplane by Brooke Hartman, illus. by John Joseph, in which a storm necessitates calling a mighty little bush plane to rescue people stuck on a mountain in the snow."--Publishers Weekly, Spring 2022 Children's Sneak Previews

At a landing strip in the far north, a little bush plane watches quietly as bigger, stronger, faster planes take off for adventure. But when a storm hits and hikers are stranded on the mountain, who will come to the rescue?

Told in rhyming verse with bright illustrations, The Littlest Airplane soars high with heart and excitement.

Review quotes

The story helps us realize that we all have strengths and weakness, but it is important not to let other people's expectations limit your potential. Believe in yourself and don't underestimate your own worth. With courage and determination, everyone could find their place to shine and succeed, which may in turn gives them more confidence and a sense of fulfillment. Meanwhile, we should be aware of the danger of complacency and learn to appreciate others' unique gifts. In sum, it is a small book with big values.
Icefairy's Treasure Chest

This is a sweet book that teaches a bit about airplanes as well as the lesson of trying and thinking you can.
Crafty Moms Share

There's nothing more charming than a classic children's picture book! These books always have wonderful writing and illustrations that have IT! The Littlest Airplane definitely is headed for the status of classic, because it has both adorable writing and illustrations.
Lisa's Reading

If you know a young child who adores vehicles of all sorts, or planes in particular, then pick up a copy of this book to share with them. Up, up, and away!
The Fairview Review

This is a story that kids can relate to as they try to figure out what they can accomplish even being the littlest or the smallest in their family. This book encourages a positive self-esteem and developing your strengths.
Life Is What It's Called

Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Alaska Northwest Books
Publication date
April 20, 2022

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