Hot Air Balloon Books

Going to the Library ? Here’s some great pick to learn more about Hot Air Balloons   Lisa 


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The Aldens are excited to attend a hot-air balloon rally! But after someone tries to ruin the event, the children might not get to ride in a balloon. Can they find the culprit?




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The first “manned” hot-air balloon is about to take off! But what are those noises coming from the basket?
Based on the (POSSIBLY) true report of a day in 1783, this si the story of (PERHAPS) the bravest collection of flyers the world has ever seen, as (SORT OF) told to Marjorie Priceman.

Want to Build Your Own? Science Lesson? 



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With detailed, step-by-step instructions, this richly illustrated science project book shows how to construct and safely launch homemade balloons. Some designs, including the Solar Tetroon or the Giant Solar Sausage, are made from garbage bags and tape, while others, such as the Khom Loi, are created from tissue paper and wire; yet all of the projects use inexpensive, readily available materials and are easy to construct with only basic crafting skills. Ever safety conscious, this manual provides detailed guidelines for various methods to heat the interior air that lifts the balloons, including when and where open flames are appropriate, and the proper weather conditions to launch these creations. With a full chapter on troubleshooting, should a design fail to fly, this book will make balloon engineers of just about anyone.

Hot Air Balloon Day

Happy Tuesday !  Hot Air Balloon Day –

two assorted color hot air balloons
Photo by Tabitha Mort on

It’s held every Sept in this area if you are planning a visit More information

The 2018 Ascension Hot Air Balloon Festival returns to Gonzales, right in the heart of Ascension Parish.

The two day festival consists of hot air balloon glows, live entertainment, barbecue competition,  great food, nightly fireworks shows, carnival rides and plenty of fun activities for children of all ages. Yes-don’t miss the BBQ competition it’s


So today it’s very quite around home as I write this. The gang is sleeping in while i go about morning chores & coffee. It will be another day of temperatures in the 90’s but a Storm is predicated to come through.

In South Louisiana Summer also means it’s Hurricane Season for us -I hope this year it will skip us.

If your kids are looking for something to do this Summer – Check with your local Libraries. Our summer reading program is in full force. They have some fun & learn at the same time.  Lisa