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 Kite Day

Electrified Ben - Information on Ben Franklin and his kite experiment.

The Electric Franklin - Another site with Ben Franklin information.

Benjamin Franklin - Inventor - Information geared towards kids on Ben Franklin and his electricity experiments.

National Kite Month - This site is filled with kiting information.

The Virtual Kite Zoo - Contains terminology, construction techniques, and links to other web sites about kites.

Learn 2 Make a Kite - Some different plans for kite making.

The Magic and Science of Kites - History and information on what makes kites fly.

Curious George Flies a Kite by Margaret Rey.
This familiar monkey is up to his usual antics.

The Emperor and the Kite by Jane Yolen.
A young girl must save her father, the emperor, using the help of her kite.

The Great Kite Book by Norman Schmidt.
A how-to book for kite making.

Kites: Magic Wishes That Fly Up to the Sky by Demi.
The story of the legend behind kite flying in China.

Kites Sail High: A Book about Verbs by Ruth Heller.
A great book to use in a language arts lesson.

The Legend of the Kite: A Story of China by Chen Jiang Hong.
A boy hears the legend of a kite flying festival from his grandfather.

Let's Fly a Kite - Level 2 Symmetry by Stuart J. Murphy.
Great book to use in math lesson on symmetry.

Shibumi and the Kitemaker by Mercer Mayer.
The daughter of an Japanese Emperor gets help from a kitemaker to build a kite big enough to help her fly.

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