August 19th is National Aviation Day, a federal observance to celebrate the history and development of aviation. It was established by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1939 to honor the 68th anniversary of Orville Wright's birthday.
Here is a selection of aviation books to help you celebrate this special day:
Pilot Small flies a small propeller-driven airplane. He does loops and turns and even makes an emergency landing. The landscapes pictured reflects what it was like to fly in the 1930s. Lenski's artwork with its bold forms and classic simplicity is still delightful even after 75 years.