Tech is constantly progressing and changing. But have you ever stopped and wondered how it all started? In Pinball to Gaming Systems, discover how the pinball machine evolved into the massively multiplayer online gaming systems we have today. Engaging inquiry-based sidebars encourage young readers to think, create, guess, and ask questions about this technology. Book includes table of contents, glossary, index, author biographies, and sidebars.
Discover how math applies to the auto racing world, from the distance around the track to the calculation of drivers' stats.
A high-interest introduction to the size, speed, and purpose of one of the world’s largest excavators, including a brief history and what the future holds for the Krupp Digging Machine.
An elementary introduction to the physics involved in the sport of volleyball, including scientific concepts such as gravity and acceleration, and actions such as bumping and spiking.
An elementary introduction to the physics involved in the sport of basketball, including scientific concepts such as launch angles and inertia, and actions such as dribbling and shooting.
A narrative guide to caring for horses, from where to house the animals, how to groom them, how much to exercise and feed them, and what to wear and expect as you perform daily tasks.
A brief overview of the physical characteristics, personality traits, and habits of the beagle breed, as well as descriptions of famous pop-culture beagles such as Snoopy. From hardworking German shepherds to high-energy terriers, there are dogs to match the lifestyles and personalities of many people. Fetch! helps future pet owners retrieve basic knowledge about the traits and history of six popular dog breeds. Dynamic photos bound off the page, and the text gently instructs young owners in the care and responsibility of pets. At the end of each book is a panel about a famous pop-culture example of the breed, from Snoopy to Toto.
A brief overview of the physical characteristics, personality traits, and habits of the bulldog breed, as well as descriptions of famous pop-culture bulldogs such as Butch the Bulldog. From hardworking German shepherds to high-energy terriers, there are dogs to match the lifestyles and personalities of many people. Fetch! helps future pet owners retrieve basic knowledge about the traits and history of six popular dog breeds. Dynamic photos bound off the page, and the text gently instructs young owners in the care and responsibility of pets. At the end of each book is a panel about a famous pop-culture example of the breed, from Snoopy to Toto.
A big part of being human is having feelings. Our feelings can be hurt, and sometimes our choices hurt other people's feelings. The good news is that hurt feelings can be healed when we make the effort to make amends. Featuring TIME For Kids content, this nonfiction reader introduces students to important concepts including hurt feelings, forgiveness, taking responsibility, and learning how to apologize. This high-interest title includes detailed images, stimulating facts, and clear, informational text to engage students as they build their critical literacy skills. The book includes text features such as bold font, captions, a table of contents, a glossary, and sidebars to increase understanding, improve academic vocabulary, and prompt critical thinking. This text prepares students for college and career and is aligned with state and national standards. Keep grade 2 students engaged from cover to cover with this intriguing reader.
Flutter into the world of creepy, crawly bugs! The Biggest, Baddest Book of Bugs will take you on a journey to uncover the most dangerous and fascinating insects, spiders, centipedes, and millipedes. Discover amazing bug abilities, strange behaviors, and crazy camouflage. Hang on to your hats! Biggest, Baddest Books for Boys are sure to keep you on the edge of your seat. Super SandCastle is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
Minecraft players have free reign of the spaces they build in, but they better stay alert during the night! Designed by Markus Persson, Minecraft has sold over 20 million computer games since 2009! Minecraft is the epitome of imagination and creativity. In this title for exploring minds, learn more about the making of Minecraft and how this game became a hit sensation.
Revving up a ramp and then flying over parked cars. This is just one monster truck stunt. The supercharged machine exists to show off, and to do so in extreme fashion. The monster trucks in this book will shock elementary-age readers with their jumps, spins, and more!
Discover how math applies to the game of hockey, from the length of the rink to the calculation of players' stats.
Discover how math applies to the game of basketball, from the length of the court to the calculation of players' stats.
Discover how math applies to the game of baseball, from the distance between the bases to the calculation of players' stats.
Part airplane and part helicopter, the V-22 Osprey hovers in the air as U.S. Marines jump behind enemy lines. Kids will learn about the V-22 Osprey's vertical take-off and landing, defensive weapons, and the dangerous missions this unique machine performs.
Not a sports bike and not a touring motorcycle, standard motorcycles fit the needs of riders who just want to get around town. Students will learn about these cheap, reliable, and easily customizable motorcycles.
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.
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.
Trials bike riding is more about agility and balance than it is speed. This requires a certain type of motorcycle. Young readers will learn how trials bikes are built to suit the needs of their riders.
Soar 90,000 feet above Earth's surface in the majestic U-2 spy plane, which has been a key tool in gathering intelligence over the last 50 years. Students will learn about the history of the U-2 plane, the technology it uses, and what kind of missions this spy plane is sent out to perform.
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.
The United States was once abundant with prairies. Some have been converted to farmland, but other prairies still thrive. Students will learn how a prairie changes through the seasons, what animals live on prairies, and how people are working to restore prairie land. Blastoff! Series
A female butterfly lays eggs on a leaf to begin the butterfly life cycle. The eggs hatch into caterpillars, and caterpillars form chrysalises to change into butterflies. Students will follow a butterfly as it grows from an egg into an adult. Blastoff! Series
A bunny's teeth never stop growing throughout its life. Kids will follow bunnies as they leave the nest and go on to watch them grow, eat, and hop. Blastoff! Series