Sea turtle hatchlings have a triathlon of sorts to complete immediately after hatching. First, they dig themselves out of the sand. Next, they race down the beach. Lastly, they swim as fast as possible to deep water. Independent readers will celebrate this book's baby-focused survival stories.
Do you know why a Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat comes with two car keys, one red and one black? Well, the black key is used when the full 707 horsepower would be too much to handle. Curious readers will unlock more questions and answers when they crack open this title.
Trash cans and dumpsters are the weights garbage trucks lift with their robotic arms. Once lifted, the bins lose their weight, being flipped upside down and emptied into the trucks’ hoppers. In this low-level title, children will pick up a basic knowledge of garbage trucks.
Boom and jib. These are two crane parts with fun names. They are the long arms of the machine, moving to lift heavy materials to skyscraper heights. In this low-level read, children will learn how the many parts of a crane work together to build towering structures.
Alien robots from the planet Cybertron, Transformers characters have a fascinating backstory. They also have the special ability to alter their form for battle, morphing into weapons and machines. Advancing readers will be intrigued to learn more about how the Transformers brand has changed over the years.
Up for almost any job, a tractor is a dependable farmhand. This field machine plows, plants, and bales hay, among other things. It also lets many different pieces of farm equipment hitch a ride. The powerful tractors rolling through this book will pull along beginning readers.
With a top speed of more than 170 miles per hour, the Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 is a track star! It’s also a veteran of the track, holding its own in races since the 1960s. Young readers, even those with short attention spans, will not put down this book.
Aston Martin supercars have celebrity status. Many models in the DB line have starred with British Secret Service Agent 007 in James Bond films. In this title, readers with a passion for cars will learn about the luxurious DB9, including its special paint job of up to nine coats!
A car breaks down on the road and the driver pulls over to call a tow truck. The tow truck will take the car to a repair shop! Find out the different parts of a tow truck and how it is able to transport other vehicles. Blastoff! Series
Short for vertical, vert skateboarding is all about the risk of flight on a board. Skateboarders fly off the edges of an enormous halfpipe and perform tricks in midair. In this book featuring dedicated and creative athletes, struggling readers will see that hard work pays off and that reading can be fun!
Winding roads, unpredictable weather, and high speeds give rally car racing its wild reputation. Drivers navigate through unfamiliar courses and slide around sharp corners to beat their competition. This action-packed book will stir up interest for even the most reluctant readers.
Imagine riders carving down long slopes littered with difficult obstacles and snow piles. These snowboarders show courage, creativity, and endurance. Young readers will be swept away by the inspirational athletes of snowboarding slopestyle!
Twists, flips, and other tricks aren't enough for these snowboarders. They want to reach extreme heights! How fast and how high do these snowboarders go? What gear do they wear? Find out more about big air snowboarding in this heart-pumping hi-lo book.
Farmers need just the right amount of rain for their fields. Too little or too much can destroy crops. This book explores our human need for rain and introduces floods, droughts, and the water cycle. Blastoff! Series
Lightning can strike trees and jump between clouds! Young readers will learn how lightning behaves, its relationship to thunder, and the ways to stay safe in its midst. Blastoff! Series
These machines are very important in keeping a farm running smoothly. A tractor pulls other machines through the field. Plow through this book as a tractor pulls a plow, a planter, or a mower. Blastoff! Series
Did you know that some big trucks have 18 wheels? All different kinds of trucks travel the roads daily. Young readers will learn about pickup trucks, big rigs, and monster trucks in this simple introduction. Blastoff! Series
All aboard! There are all different kinds of trains that accomplish various tasks. Speed along with a bullet train, go underground with a subway train, or hop aboard a freight train as it transports goods. Blastoff! Series
A monster truck rolls over a car and crunches it under its huge wheels. Monster trucks are giant pickup trucks that can race around a track. Kids will roar with excitement as monster trucks dominate this books pages. Blastoff! Series
Rising high into the sky, cranes are the tallest machines on a construction site. They lift and move equipment from one part of the site to another. This book explains how these tall machines help build bridges, skyscrapers, and other structures. Blastoff! Series
These huge machines travel on the ocean and have many different uses. A ship has a huge engine and sometimes uses sails. Join the captain of a cargo ship, a supertanker, or a cruise ship, and sail the seas! Blastoff! Series
Why do police cars patrol the streets? Police cars help police officers fight crime and stop people from driving dangerously. Get a look into these cars and the equipment police use inside them. Blastoff! Series
A new road needs to be built, but first a grader must flatten the dirt underneath. A grader uses a blade to push the dirt down and prepare the way for a new road. Students will discover other jobs this powerful machine performs in this early introduction. Blastoff! Series
These important machines make sure people can still use the roads in wintertime. They clear snow so that cars can drive. Discover the different parts of a snowplow and how they make the roads safe in winter. Blastoff! Series
Wave down a taxi and catch a ride! These helpful cars take people where they need to go. Beginning readers will learn how to catch a taxi, how taxis work, and where taxis can take people. Blastoff! Series