cover image Pilot Academy

Pilot Academy

Steve Martin, illus. by Chris Andrews. Kane Miller, $12.99 paper (64p) ISBN 978-1-61067-662-5

While readers may not actually fly a plane at this academy, Martin supplies useful insight into the proficiencies that go into becoming a pilot. Through a range of tasks, readers learn about key flight deck instruments, plan a flight route, and more. Some tasks build transferable skills such as hand-eye coordination (throwing a tennis ball at a wall), and signing off on completed pages with accompanying stickers and earning an “airline pilot graduate” certificate will offer readers a sense of accomplishment. Also included are game cards, a poster, and a paper model plane. Ages 7–up. [em](Sept.) [/em]