March is also...
National Kite Month! This holiday was founded by the Kite Trade Association International and the American Kitefliers Association and is dedicated to the promotion and support of kiting. It is a not-for-profit venture that helps introduce people to the history of kites, the artistry of kitemaking, the joy of kiteflying, and how kites can be used for educational purposes.
To learn more, visit www.nationalkitemonth.org.
Here are a few kite books that we have checked in:
One-Hour Kites by Jim Rowlands shows you how to make 25 different kites that can be made in under an hour.
The Emperor and the Kite by Jane Yolen is a Chinese folktale about an emperor who is imprisoned in a high tower and is saved by his young daughter and her kite.
The Kite Fighters by Linda Sue Park is a story about two brothers competing in the 1473 New Year kite-fighting competition in Korea.