I love finding “old” books written many years ago. I found one of these gems tucked away in the library recently.
I found a book by Harvey Weiss titled Strange and Wonderful Aircraft. Mr. Weiss begins the book with the ancients, moves to early concepts, and then continues through to the time the book was written about twenty years ago. He also explains the basic science of flight.
I did research it a little online and the book is actually on lists for the Common Core for sixth to eighth grade. Younger learners can you enjoy this book as well. It is also a quick read for anybody who wants a crash course in aviation history and basic aviation science.