A turtle slowly paddles along the Amazon River. Suddenly, something from beneath the water bumps the turtle. The little reptile tries to swim faster. Then another bump—and, suddenly, the huge jaws of a bull shark close around the turtle. What is this ferocious ocean predator doing in the murky waters of a jungle river? Filled with information perfectly suited to the abilities and interests of its primary-grade audience, this colorful, fact-filled book gives readers a chance to learn about the lives of these underwater hunters. The book will also help readers develop their powers of observation and challenge them with activities and critical-thinking questions about the shark’s physical characteristics, its everyday life, and its hunting abilities.
Driving around a busy downtown area can be a hassle, especially during rush hour. Cars, taxis, buses, bicycles, and pedestrians create traffic jams on city streets. So city trains are the answer for many people. In this title, beginning readers will follow city trains from stop to stop.
The average freight car can hold 200,000 pounds. This is equal to the weight of 15 male bush elephants! Early readers will be impressed by the powerful freight trains in this book moving heavy loads of food, coal, oil, and more!
High-speed trains get their speed and their nickname from their bullet-like shape. Their long, curved noses cut through air easily to allow speeds much faster than 100 miles per hour! This quick read will get elementary students turning pages and on track for reading success.
Ever ride a train on an elevated track around a zoo, an airport, or an amusement park? If so, you’ve traveled by monorail. In this book, new readers will see many scenic aerial views offered by the off-the-ground trains that move on single rails.
Passenger trains have all kinds of cars—baggage cars, lounge cars, dining cars, and sleeper cars. They often need to keep riders comfortable for multi-day trips. This title shows beginning readers a train type that works day and night to take passengers long distances.
A subway train is often the light at the end of the tunnel. It travels underneath a city in its own network of underground passageways. Readers just starting out will go deep in this title to discover a form of train transportation hidden from plain view.