Off-road motorcycles have features that make them safe to ride off the pavement. Students will learn about the variety of off-road motorcycles, the parts that allow them to tackle the tough terrain, and the sporting competitions that use off-road motorcycles.
Most kids dream of riding a full-sized motorcycle. Mini bikes make it possible for kids to enjoy a safe, motorized experience. Young learners will explore the different types of mini bikes and how they are raced in competitions.
Scooters have become a very popular way to get around town over the last fifty years. Students will learn where scooters came from and what kinds of scooters are around today.
Pocket bikes are a specialized form of mini bike built for racing. Readers will learn how riders control these small motorcycles and the challenges they find in competition.
High-performance engines make these boats capable of incredible speeds. Young readers will learn how powerboats are designed to reduce wind resistance in their goal of reaching the fastest speed possible.
Head out on the highway! Touring motorcycles are made for long, cross-country trips. Readers will discover the technology and unique design that make touring motorcycles ideal for long-distance travel.
This book discusses the fast, thrilling world of speedboats! Readers will learn how these powerful vehicles speed through water. Difficult concepts, such as density and engine workings, are broken down for readers, and a comprehensive diagram highlights major speedboat parts. Also explained is how a speedboat is used for recreation, racing, patrolling, and military work. Additionally, readers will learn about speedboat safety and history. Vibrant graphics, oversized, action-packed photographs, and short, engaging sentences will encourage reluctant readers to steer their way toward learning more about the amazing speedboat! Included are table of contents, fast facts, glossary with phonetic spellings, and index. Buddy Books is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.