Firefighters are brave in the face of danger. They must be strong and alert to get their work done. Firefighters rush into action to put out fires. They search burning buildings to make sure everyone is out safely. This informative title for young readers will ignite their interest in firefighters.
From taking x-rays to fixing cavities, dentists work hard to help people smile. They teach about proper tooth and gum care, ease pain, and straighten teeth. This title about dentists will help young readers understand these caring community helpers.
Roads, bridges, and buildings would not be possible without construction workers! Construction workers are great problem solvers who use tools and machines to get the job done. This informative book will help readers build knowledge on how construction workers shape our communities.
Just like people, animals sometimes get sick or injured. Veterinarians are the caring helpers who come to the rescue! Veterinarians are animal experts who treat wounds, perform surgeries, and provide medicine to the animals we love. This title offers readers a look into the caring work of veterinarians.
From freight carriers to passenger transports, trains have chugged along throughout history. Over time, these traveling machines have advanced and picked up speed. The fastest bullet trains of today zoom around at more than 300 miles per hour! This book will have young readers calling “all aboard!”
Pushing ahead and moving anything in its way, the bulldozer is a bladed beast. And a blade is often not the only sharp tool on this machine. A claw-like ripper can pierce through hard ground. This elementary title will push students to grow as readers.
How can aircraft carriers support heavy jets and helicopters without sinking? Why do cruise ships the size of cities stay afloat, but submarines often disappear underwater? This title answers the questions bobbing in young readers’ minds as they learn about a fleet of diverse ships.
Being stranded on a desert island is a classic survival situation of countless books, movies, and cartoons. But would you know where to find water or how make fire if it happened to you? Young readers can learn these skills and more in this high-interest title of ultimate survival.
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!
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.
Tsunamis make headlines around the world for their damage and destruction. What should you do if a killer wave is coming your way? Learn about tsunami preparations and procedures in this instructive title.
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!
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.
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!
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
Sprint cars are small, speedy race cars that can be raced on paved or dirt tracks. They can move at over 140 miles per hour! Readers will explore the history of these compact, high-powered speed machines.
Motocross racing and moto-X freestyle both require these versatile cycles. Students will learn about the origin of motocross cycles, how they are modified for racing or freestyle, and how they are used in competitions.
Many kinds of vehicles can be made into monster vehicles. Monster trucks are the most popular, but there are also monster motorcycles, cars, and vans! Readers will explore the history of these giants and see the variety of monster vehicles being built today.
NASCAR has become one of the most popular sports in the country. The high speeds and tight racing draws thousands of fans to stadiums all across the United States. Students will learn about the vehicles that make incredible speed and excitement possible.
Working on cars has always been a great hobby. A combination of horsepower and sleek performance, tuner cars are a thrill to drive. Kids will learn how tuner car owners tweak the engine, body, and accessories of their vehicles to make for one cool ride.
Snowmobiles are powerful machines that can be used for recreation or work. Readers will explore the history of snowmobiles and the technology behind these fast, snow-crossing vehicles.
Dirt bikes have been incredibly popular for many years. Whether riding for recreational purposes or racing against others, dirt bikes offer many kinds of fun. Readers will learn about the history of dirt bikes and the technology behind these bikes that can handle very rough terrain.