A quantized block compressive sensing (QBCS) framework, which incorporates the universal measurement, quantization/inverse quantization, entropy coder/decoder, and iterative projected Landweber reconstruction, is summarized. Under the QBCS framework, this paper presents an improved reconstruction algorithm for aerial imagery, QBCS, with entropy-aware projected Landweber (QBCS-EPL), which leverages the full-image sparse transform without Wiener filter and an entropy-aware thresholding model for wavelet-domain image denoising. Through analyzing the functional relation between the soft-thresholding factors and entropy-based bitrates for different quantization methods, the proposed model can effectively remove wavelet-domain noise of bivariate shrinkage and achieve better image reconstruction quality. For the overall performance of QBCS reconstruction, experimental results demonstrate that the proposed QBCS-EPL algorithm significantly outperforms several existing algorithms. With the experiment-driven methodology, the QBCS-EPL algorithm can obtain better reconstruction quality at a relatively moderate computational cost, which makes it more desirable for aerial imagery applications.