BOOK SYNOPSIS

Fly, Fly Again introduces young readers to the concepts of flight – lift, gravity, thrust, and drag, along with pitch, roll, and yaw.  Jenny and Jude accompanied by their pets, Kitty and Hawk, work together to build a flying machine.  It is a fun story of adventure, teamwork, and perseverance that begins to lay a foundation for aerodynamics in an adorable picture book format.

TALKING POINTS

  • The foreword for the book is from Buzz Aldrin. The 50th anniversary of the lunar landing of Apollo 11 is July 20, 2019.
  • There are over 600,000 pilots in the world. Someone/something inspired their love of flight.
  • The book teaches perseverance and teamwork and that you can be an inventor at any age; with some determination and creativity, anything is possible

IMPORTANT DATE 

  • December 17- Wright Brothers Day
  • January:
    • National Mentoring Month: Buzz Aldrin wrote the foreward to Fly, Fly Again
    • Brainteaser Month:  Liftoff Learning Studios exists to encourage learning among kids
    • Creativity Month:  How do we get our kids to think outside the box?
  • Jan. 17th – Kid Inventors’ Day
  • Feb. 21st Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day
  • March 4-10 Women of Aviation Wordwide Week
  • April:  30-May 6 Children’s Book Week
  • National Robotics Week (second week in April)
  • International Women in Engineering Day (June 23)

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Katie Jaffe: With a passion for children’s causes, Katie has committed herself to several charities, helping children around the world.  As Creative Director and Design Consultant of Aviation for Spectre Air Capital,  Katie has aided in the design of several high profile aircraft.  Currently, she is leading the marketing and design effort of an overseas airline.  She lives in Austin, Texas with her husband–who is a pilot– and their three children who like to fly. 

Jennifer Lawson: Lifelong educator and advocate of the Childrens’ Literacy Program.  Jennifer seeks to bring knowledge to students through creative curriculum and technology on a global level.  As Owner and President of Decision Tree Technologies, she is currently endeavoring to teach using technologically advanced solutions that excite today’s students. She lives in Austin, Texas with her family.