Young Readers

Come along on an aviation journey with Alis! This spunky female guide will take you through an ABC of planes featuring gorgeous cut-paper art.

An A to Z of planes past and present, this book has stunning cut-paper art and a cute-as-a-button guide named Alis. Named for Dr. Alis Kennedy, likely one of the first Indigenous women to obtain a commercial pilot licence in Canada, Alis will take you on an aviation tour from the Avro Arrow to the Zeppelin and everything in between.

Meticulously researched and uniquely crafted, this is a one-of-a-kind book that will delight aviation fans big and little.

Forthcoming in Fall 2023 from Tundra Books: FREDDIE THE FLYER co-authored with pioneering Gwich’in pilot, Fred Carmichael! Illustrations by Audrea Wulf, a BC-based Inuvialuit artist.

One of CBC Books‘ Best Canadian Picture Books of 2019

“This is an alphabet book with a difference! . . . A delight to any child interested in identifying planes.” —Resource Links“

A plane fan’s new best friend.” —School Library Journal

If you have a child who loves planes, this is absolutely a book to add to your bookshelf. Alis the Aviator is a perfect combination of aviation vocabulary and facts, the ABC’s, and unique collage illustration.” —Canadian Picture Book Blog