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This is a bibliography of works on the subject of kites (tethered aircraft). The bibliography contains works on the history of, flying of, construction of, scientific use of and fiction about kites.


General kiting

  • A Kite Journey Through India by Tal Streeter
  • 2008 Mini Kite-A-Day Box Calendar by Jeff Cole, Wayne Hosking
  • Asian Kites: Asian Arts & Crafts for Creative Kids by Wayne Hosking (2005)
  • The Art of the Japanese Kite (1974) by Tal Streeter
  • Art That Flies (1991) Dayton Art Institute
  • Best Ever Paper Kites (2003) by Norman Schmidt
  • Better Kites by Marten Bondestam (2000). Self-published
  • Big Book of Kites (1988) by Jim Rowlands
  • Building Free and Recycled Kites by Glenn Davison
  • Catch the Wind: All about Kites (1989) by Gail Gibbons
  • Chinese Kites by Wang Hongxun (1989 for 1st edition)
  • Come Fight a Kite by Dinesh Bahadur (1978)
  • The Complete Book of Kites and Kite Flying by Will Yolen
  • The Complete Beginner's Guide to Making and Flying Kites (1977) by Edward Dolan
  • The Complete World of Kites by Bill Thomas
  • The Creative Book of Kites by Sarah Kent (1997)
  • The Flexifoil Book of Power Kiting (2004) by Jeremy Boyce
  • Flying Kites at Night with Lights by Glenn Davison (2017)
  • How to Fly a Kite (2005) by Glenn Davison
  • Flight Patterns (1984, revised 1997) Leland Toy
  • Flying Kites in Fun, Art, and War by James Wagenvoord. Macmillan, 1968
  • Fun with kites : how to make eighteen beautiful kites by John and Kate Dyson (1976)
  • The Great Kite Book (1997) by Norman Schmidt
  • Japanese Kite Prints by John Stevenson (2004)
  • The Kite by Masaaki Modegi
  • Kite Physics by Glenn Davison (2017)
  • Kite Innovations - Beginner Kiting Buyers Guide by Ben Frankstone (Jan 11, 2011)
  • Kite Making and Flying by Harold Ridgeway
  • Kites (1992) by Barrie Caldecott
  • Kites by Jan Stanfield (1974)
  • Kites: Twelve Easy-To Make High Fliers by Norma Dixon (1996)
  • Kites by Wayne Hosking
  • Kites in the Classroom by Glenn Davison
  • The Kite Making Handbook (2004) compiled by Rossella Guerra, Giuseppe Ferlenga
  • Kites: The Science and the Wonder (1983) by T. Ito and K. Hirotsugu
  • KITES: an Historical Survey by Clive Hart. Frederick A. Praeger, 1967
  • Kites : a practical handbook for the modern kite flyer (1997) by Ron Moulton & Pat Lloyd
  • The Kite Book : all the know-how you need to fly a kite (2007) by Rosanne Cobb
  • Kites: Flying Skills and Techniques, from Basic Toys to Sport Kites (2007) by Rosanne Cobb
  • Kites for Everyone: How to Make And Fly Them by Margret Greger
  • Kites: Paper Wings Over Japan by Scott Skinner et al. (1997)
  • Kite Precision: your comprehensive guide for flying controllable kites by Ron Reich (1993)
  • Kitesurfing : the complete guide (2002) by Ian Currer
  • Kites to make and fly by Jim Rowlands (1989)
  • Kite to Touch the Sky by Wayne Hosking (1993).
  • Kite Trains Making Eiji Ohasi,1981.
  • Kiteworks: Exploration in Kite Building and Flying by Maxwell Eden. Sterling Publications, 1989.
  • Kiteworld by Keith Roberts. Arbor House, 1986.
  • Kiting to Record Altitudes by Richard P. Synergy (Mar 1, 1994)
  • Lenna, Lenna Leijani by Marten Bondestam
  • Making of Japanese Kites: Tradition, Beauty and Creation by Masaaki Modegi
  • Making & Flying Kites (1988) by Wolfgang Schimmelpfennig
  • Making & Flying Stunt Kites & One-liners (1995) by Wolfgang Schimmelpfennig
  • Miniature Kite Plans by Glenn Davison, 2015
  • More Kites for Everyone by Margaret Greger
  • More Sky (1973) by Otto Piene
  • The -No Secrets- Handbook of Single Line Kite Trains by Al Hargus, 1990, 12 pages.
  • One-Hour Kites (1989) by Jim Rowlands
  • Origami: Tako & Kites by Mikio Toki
  • Papir Sarkany (1988) by Istvan Bodocky. Hungarian language. Translated: "Paper Kites." Budapest, Hungary: Muszaki Konyvkiado, 1988,softcover, 89 pages.
  • The Philosopher's Kite / Essays & Stories (2002) Tal Streeter
  • Rokkaku Kites by Glenn Davison (2018)
  • Super Kites III by Neil Thorburn. Rare. Self-published.
  • The Penguin Book of Kites by David Pelham
  • The Ultimate Kite Book : complete guide to choosing, making and flying kites of all kinds (1992) by Paul and Helene Morgan
  • Wings of Resistance, The Giant Kites of Guatemala by Christopher Ornelas, 2012.
  • World on a String: The Story of Kites by Jane Yolen. William Collins and World Publishing, 1968

Free-flight inhabited kiting: hang gliding, paragliding

  • The Art of Paragliding by Dennis Pagen
  • Birdflight As the Basis of Aviation: A Contribution Towards a System of Aviation by Otto Lilienthal
  • Flying Conditions: Micrometeorology for Pilots (1979) by Dennis Pagen
  • The Hang Glider's Bible (1977) by Michael A. Markowski
  • Hang Gliding Flying Skills (1977) by Dennis Pagen
  • Hang Gliding Training Manual: Learning Hang Gliding Skills for Beginner to Intermediate Pilots (1995) by Dennis Pagen
  • Paraglider Ground Handling and the Art of Kiting () by Paul Hamilton
  • Paragliding Flight: Walking on Air (1990) by Dennis Pagen
  • Performance Flying: Hang Gliding Techniques for Intermediate and Advanced Pilots (1993) by Dennis Pagen

Sport power kiting: kite buggying, snow kiting, kite surfing, kiteboarding, snow kiting

  • KITEs Method by John Holzhall
  • Kitesurfing in the Waves: The Complete Guide by Kristin Boese and Christian Spreckels (Sep 23, 2009)
  • The Ultimate Book of Power Kiting and Kiteboarding by Jeremy Boyce (Dec 1, 2004)
  • The World Kite and Windsurfing Guide by Udo Hoelker (2010)

Energy Kite Systems / Airborne Wind Energy

  • Airborne Wind Energy Editors: Ahrens, Uwe; Diehl, Moritz; Schmehl, Roland, © 2013, Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd., 2013
  • Airborne Wind Energy: Advances in Technology Development and Research Roland Schmehl, Editor, © Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd., 2018

Kite Aerial Photography (KAP)

  • Hanging by a thread by Craig Wilson
  • Terschelling in vliegervlucht by Gerrit Bart Volgers


Picture Books

  • Angel's Kite by Alberto Blanco
  • Bear and Kite by Cliff Wright
  • Blue Makes a Kite by Sonali Fry
  • Crosby by Dennis Haseley, Jonathan Green (illustrator)
  • Curious George Flies a Kite by Margret Rey, Hans Augusto Rey
  • The Dragon Kite by Kenneth Steven, Karin Littlewood (illustrator)
  • The Emperor and the Kite by Jane Yolen
  • Fly-Away Kite by Lee Davis
  • Grover, Grover, Come on Over by Katherine Ross
  • The Hair-raising Kite Flight by Hedley Griffin
  • Henry and the Dragon Kite by Bruce Hall
  • Huan Ching and the Golden Fish by Michael Reeser
  • Kipper's Kite by Mike Inkpen
  • Kirsty's Kite by Carol Stilz
  • The Kite by Luis Garay
  • The Kite by Mary Packard, Benrei Huang (illustrator)
  • The Kite and Caitlin by Roger McGough & John Prater
  • The Kite Book by Benjamin Sayre Cory Kilvert, 1909. It holds an image of free-flight kiting.
  • The Kite Festival by Leyla Torres
  • Kite Flying by Grace Lin
  • Laura's Secret by Klaus Baumgart
  • Let's Fly a Kite a MathStart book by Stuart J. Murphy, Brian Floca (illustrator)
  • Lucky Song by Vera Williams
  • The Magic Kite by Rosie Alison & Atholl McDonald (illustrator)
  • The Magic Kite by Bobette Stanbridge
  • Ming and The Magic Kite by Lois Noffsinger Spurrie and Rebecca Pearl (illustrator
  • The Sea-Breeze Hotel by Marcia Vaughan
  • The Tiny Kite of Eddie Wing by Maxine Trottier, Al Van Mil (illustrator)
  • We Like Kites by Stan Berenstain

Specialized kite book lists

Kites; The Art of Using Natural Materials. John Browning. Culicidae Press. 2015

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