14 Books Exploring the Life and Achievements of Amelia Earhart

Inspire students to aim high with these Earhart-themed reads.

Best Amelia Earhart Books for Kids

Amelia Earhart continues to be a fascinating figure for kids and adults alike. Get your students interested in this maverick and pioneer with some great reads about her. These Amelia Earhart books will inspire young readers to learn about the pilot’s early life, her achievements, and the many efforts to locate her after her plane disappeared on July 2, 1937. 

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1. Amelia Earhart (My Itty-Bitty Bio) by Emma E. Haldy (K–1)

Beginning readers will be delighted to learn about Amelia Earhart’s accomplishments through this fun and accessible book.

2. I Am Amelia Earhart by Brad Meltzer (K–3)

This biography encourages young readers to reach for their dreams while introducing them to facts about Earhart’s life.

3. Amelia Earhart (Little People, BIG DREAMS) by Isabella Sanchez Vegara (K–2)

An inspiring biography, early readers will learn details about Earhart’s aviation adventures.

4. National Geographic Readers: Amelia Earhart by Caroline Gilpin (1–3)

National Geographic examines Earhart’s legacy as the first female pilot to fly solo over the Atlantic Ocean.

5. Daring Amelia by Barbara Lowell (1–3)

Early readers will be amazed to learn about Earhart’s travel and unfortunate tragedy. 

6. Amelia and Eleanor Go for a Ride by Pam Muñoz Ryan (2–5)

This picture books explores the unique friendship Amelia Earhart shared with former first lady Eleanor Roosevelt. 

7. Flying Ace: The Story of Amelia Earhart by Angela Bull (2–4)

Amelia Earhart’s life story is shared with early readers through photographs, stories, and illustrations.

8. Night Flight: Amelia Earhart Crosses the Atlantic by Robert Burleigh (2–5)

Night Flight chronicles Earhart’s first journey across the Atlantic Ocean.

9. Amelia Earhart (A True Book) by Tamra B. Orr (3–4)

Perfect for beginning research, middle grader readers will learn facts about Earhart’s life, flights, and disappearance.

10. Who Was Amelia Earhart? by Kate Boehm Jerome (3–7)

Who Was Amelia Earhart? is both the perfect transitional book for middle grade students and a quality biography of Earhart.

11. Amelia Lost: The Life and Disappearance of Amelia Earhart by Candace Fleming (3–7)

Middle grade readers will get in-depth information about Earhart’s childhood, efforts to locate her after her disappearance, and other aviation-related information.

12. Amelia Earhart: Young Aviator by Beatrice Gormley (4–6)

Focusing on her early life, middle grade readers will be fascinated to learn about Earhart’s achievements.

13. Amelia Earhart: Flying Solo by John Burke (5–8)

Flying Solo offers middle school readers a full-length biography with illustrations and timelines.

14. DK Biography: Amelia Earhart by Tanya Lee Stone (6–12)

With a detailed account of Earhart’s career, this biography includes photographs, illustrations, and other helpful resources for understanding her legacy.

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Posted by Maegen Rose

Maegen Rose is a school librarian in New York.

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