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Fighter Jets: defending the skies

Lynn Peppas (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427199317

For kids who love airplanes, it doesn't get any more exciting than fighter jets! Young readers will be fascinated to learn about the different kinds of modern fighter jets, how they operate, and their purpose during wartimeto fight the enemy in the air and control the skies.

Hovering Helicopters

Molly Aloian (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427195685

Engaging photographs and easy-to-read text combine to give young readers a close-up look at different kinds of helicopters. Hovering Helicopters describes the way a helicopter operates, different kinds of helicopters, and how these amazing machines can go places and do things that other vehicles cannot.

Mighty Tanks

Paul Challen (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427195692

Children will delight in learning about military tanks. Mighty Tanks introduces readers to the different parts that make up a tank and explains how these mighty armored vehicles move over rough terrain.

Military Helicopters: flying into battle

Lynn Peppas (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427199324

Dynamic photos and simple text explain the different roles helicopters play in the military. Young readers will discover which kinds of helicopters are used by the military for rescue, to carry personnel, and to carry out missions. The special features of each kind of helicopter are described.

Monster Trucks

Lynn Peppas (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427180582

Monster trucks are recreational, sports entertainment vehicles that are pick-up trucks with enormous wheels and suspension. People watch them in races and jumps, or tractor pulls and car-crushing derbies. Kids will learn about the design of this enormous vehicle!

Powerful Armored Vehicles

Lynn Peppas (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427199331

Young readers will be amazed by the photos of armored fighting vehicles, or AFVs, in this informative book. Military vehicles protected with plating, such as tanks, artillery, and personnel carriers, are featured along with explanations of how they work and how their armor plating protects them.

Road Makers and Breakers

Lynn Peppas (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427180599

What are the machines and vehicles that tear through tough material, then make our roads smooth and safe? Find out about back hoes and pounders, rollers and pavers; the work these vehicles do; how theyre made; and who can use them!

What is hearing?

Molly Aloian (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427192165

From a quiet whisper to a blaring siren, our ears keep us tuned in to the sounds around us. This engaging new title explains how our sense of hearing works, how it helps us learn about our surroundings, and how we can protect this important sense.

What is sight?

Molly Aloian (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427192158

This book investigates how our sense of sight works, how it helps keep us safe, and how we can take care of our sense of sight. Interesting information and vivid images also explain how some insects and other animals see the world differently.

What is smell?

Molly Aloian (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427192172

From the sweet smell of cookies baking to the stinky smell of a skunk's spray, our sense of smell helps us learn about the world around us. This inviting title explains how the nose senses odors, how our sense of smell is related to our sense of taste, and how some animals use their sense of smell.

What is taste?

Molly Aloian (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427192134

Taste buds on our tongue let us taste foods that are salty, sweet, sour, or bitter. This vibrant title explores the sense of tastefrom how our taste buds work to the different types of tastes. Readers also discover how our sense of taste is closely related to our sense of smell.

What is touch?

Molly Aloian (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427192141

Is it smooth or rough? Is it hot or cold? Is it sharp or dull? Our sense of touch helps us learn about the things around us. This engaging title uses captivating images and accessible text to explain the sense of touch, including how our skin senses the world, how different sensations warn us of danger, and how animals use their sense of touch.

How do plants survive?

Kelley MacAulay (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427193674

From bone-chilling temperatures to sweltering heat, plants are found in the harshest habitats. This fact-filled title explains how plants grow in habitats that are best suited to their structures. Readers will discover the unique features that help plants meet their needs in diverse habitats around the world.

What are flowers?

Kelley MacAulay (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427193681

Many plants produce flowers. In fact, flowering plants are the largest and most widespread group of plants. In this informative title, readers will learn about the different parts and functions of flowers. Full-color photographs and clearly written text help readers knowledge blossom!

How do we know it is fall?

Molly Aloian (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427192110

Why is fall the most appropriately named season? Readers will learn the answer to this question and much more in this captivating new title. From cooler temperatures and fewer daylight hours to colorful leaves and warmer clothing, readers will discover the many signs of the fall season.

How do we know it is spring?

Molly Aloian (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427192097

Warmer temperatures, budding plants, and baby animals are just some of the signs that spring is in the air! This informative new title examines the unique characteristics of spring and the changes the season brings.

How do we know it is winter?

Molly Aloian (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427192127

Engaging photographs and informative text combine to support readers as they discover the wonders of winter! Readers learn about the characteristics of the winter season and its effects on weather, plants, animals, and people.

Changing Direction

Natalie Hyde (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427190178

How do you change the direction of a moving object? This entertaining book explains how forces can change the direction of an object in motion. Simple explanations and activities help children understand the science behind forces.

Pushing and Pulling

Natalie Hyde (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427190185

How do you move objects from one position to another? This fun book explains how a force, such as a push or a pull, can put an object in motion. Simple activities show how a force can move an object that is not moving or stop one that is.

Speeding Up, Slowing Down

Natalie Hyde (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427190192

How do you change the speed of a moving object? This interesting book explains how forces, such as friction, and the mass of an object, can change the speed of an object in motion. Simple activities help children understand such concepts as acceleration and deceleration.

Why Do We Need Air?

Kelley MacAulay (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427182166

Clean air is essential to the health of the planet. This colorful title examines the importance of air to all living things and provides practical ways young readers can protect this valuable resource.

Why Do We Need Rocks and Minerals?

Kelley MacAulay (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427182173

Rocks and minerals make up the foundation of our world. Relatable examples and accessible text combine to introduce young readers to these vital resources and explain how their actions can help preserve them.

Why Do We Need Soil?

Kelley MacAulay (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427182180

From the foods we eat to the flowers we grow, soil is an important natural resource in the growing cycle of plants. This informative title explains how soil is made and shares simple steps with readers on how to protect this often overlooked resource.

Why Do We Need Water?

Kelley MacAulay (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427182197

Without water, life on Earth would not exist. This book provides a refreshing look at the uses of water and the importance of conserving and protecting this life-giving resource.

Cars

Clive Gifford (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427180780

This fast-moving book about cars uses dynamic photos and interesting facts to explain the basics of how they work. Topics include the engine, steering, going fast and slow, different kinds of fuel, and driving safety. A quiz at the end tests the reader's knowledge.