Flight School

Flight School by Lita Judge is a nominee for the 2016-17 South Carolina Picture Book Award.

Little Penguin knows he was born to fly. So what if he’s a penguin? He has the soul of an eagle, and he won’t let anything stop him from feeling the wind in his feathers. The other birds at Flight School aren’t convinced, but they agree to let Penguin give it a try. It doesn’t exactly go well…at first.

Eventually, though, Flamingo comes up with an idea that lets Little Penguin soar. Finally, he’s in the air! He just needs a bit of help getting there. Maybe the resourceful birds at Flight School can help his buddy Ostrich spread his wings, too!

Flight School, which is an excellent pick for read-alouds, is a great book on the importance of having a goal and accepting help in achieving that goal. It could also lead into some discussions of the various birds throughout the book and their characteristics, most especially the ability to fly (or not).

Here’s a short book trailer I created to help promote this book at my school. Feel free to use it if you like!


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