Scientists estimate that about 500,000 detectable earthquakes shake the earth each year. But the majority of them go unnoticed, as most register at the bottom of the 8.0+ magnitude scale. In this hi-lo title, kids will learn how to react to the dangerous quakes that can be felt.
Tornadoes are the most violent storms on Earth! Their twisting winds flatten houses and uproot trees in minutes. Young readers find out how to tell if a tornado is on its way, where to go, and how to stay safe in this high-interest title.
Every fire has three ingredients: heat, fuel, and oxygen. And when these ingredients mix inside a house or in a forest, they are often a recipe for danger. This survival guide for young readers calls out the causes of fires and how to best escape the smoke and flames.
The force of an avalanche coming down a mountain is powerful. It can create winds strong enough to smash houses. Some avalanches can reach speeds of 200 miles per hour! In this book, young readers will discover how to predict sliding snow, ice, and rock before it buries them.
A wrong turn on a hike can quickly become a dangerous situation. Do you know what to do if a cougar is following you, or what berries are safe to eat? Sharpen your wilderness survival skills and become prepared for anything with this book for young readers.
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.
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.
As the company who brought you Rugrats, SpongeBob SquarePants, iCarly, and other loved shows, Nickelodeon has earned its rank as one of the top-rated cable networks in history. Originally called Pinwheel, this entertainment business has come a long way from dumping green slime on show contestants to earning an Academy Award for Rango, a feature film. Young readers will channel their minds to discovering more about Nickelodeon in this fun title.
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.
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.
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.
Vert skateboarders cruise up and down ramps, launching into the air to perform dangerous tricks. Students will learn about the equipment, skill, and determination required to become a competitive vert skater.
Karts arent just for kids anymore! Adult karts can reach speeds up to 140 miles per hour! Students will explore the history of karts, kart technology, and how the sport of kart racing is growing in popularity.
Hit the wake and fly into the air in this thrilling introduction to wakeboarding. Students will explore the history of wakeboarding, the equipment required to wakeboard, how competitions are won and lost, and the growing popularity of this extreme sport.
Trucks equipped with four-wheel drive are able to travel over many difficult kinds of terrain. Readers will explore the history of 4x4 trucks and the technology that makes it possible for them to travel almost anywhere.
Funny cars get their name from their appearance. Their back wheels are much larger than the front wheels. Students will learn about the history and technology behind these fast, exciting race cars.