Practice addition at the playground! This fun title uses examples from all around the playground to help children practice their addition and understand early STEM themes. Add up two blue swings and three red swings to get five swings! Add slides, rings, jump ropes, basketballs, and more! These familiar images work in conjunction with engaging "You Try It!" problems to encourage young readers to practice and improve their addition skills.
Practice addition while having fun in the sun! This charming title uses examples of outdoor activities to help children learn addition, number operations, and early STEM themes. Vivid, familiar images, mathematical diagrams, and engaging "You Try It!" problems make addition simple and fun for young readers. Add one slide and two slides to get three slides! Add kites, shells, pinwheels, and more!
Inspire students to get moving and be more active with this colorful science reader.
This biography introduces readers to Jackie Robinson, the first African American to play Major League Baseball for the Brooklyn Dodgers. Featuring lively images and inspirational text in conjunction with a helpful glossary, index, and timeline of Robinson's life, readers will be engaged as they read about Jackie's life as a college athlete, his start in the Negro League, his stand against segregation, and his being the first person to ever get named Rookie of the Year.
In this inspiring biography, readers will learn about the life of Wilma Rudolph, the first American woman to win three gold medals at one Olympics. Readers will feel engaged and inspired as they read about Rudolph's incredible journey from a young girl with polio, to her first encounter with track and field, to becoming one of the best Olympic athletes of her time! A timeline of Rudolph's life, a glossary, and index are provided for further understanding of the content and improvement in vocabulary.
Introduce young readers to three-dimensional shapes with this exciting title! This book follows the story of a contest to design a new playground. Challenge children to understand the concept of three-dimensional shapes, teaching them useful terms like dimension, height, width, face, base, and vertex. Young readers will use STEM skills to learn how to recognize new three-dimensional shapes like cubes, cylinders, and pyramids all around the playground! Let these vibrant images, clear examples, and helpful mathematical diagrams make geometry easy and fun!
This book will be a hit with both thrill seekers and with those who prefer to stay safely on the ground. After an introduction to Newton's three laws of motion, readers learn the mechanics of various amusement park rides including roller coasters, Ferris wheels, merry-go-rounds, and gravity rides. They learn how to measure motion, and how kinetic and potential energy apply to their favorite rides.
Readers will be amazed to discover that every time they climb onto bicycles and ride like the wind, they are defying gravity! This book explains the physics and history behind bicycles, skateboards, and surfboards. Readers learn what happens from the simplest movement of rolling forward to more complex tricks and stunts of jumping and spinning. Readers will never look at bikes, skateboards or surfboards the same way again.
Readers may never expect that they might free fall to Earth, but if they have ever dived into a pool, that's exactly what they've done. This book shows readers how Newton's three laws of motion affect divers, skydivers, and mountain climbers' movements. Readers discover who uses gravity, who works against it, and all other forces that contribute to a successful dive or climb. After reading this book, readers can decide if they will ever be interested in engaging in one of these extreme sports.
The need for speed is the motivating factor in this engaging book. Readers learn the history of travel from the very slow to the supersonic and beyond, including everything in between. They learn and discover the factors that influence motion for all types of vehicles: land, air, and water alike. They also learn different ways to measure speed and read about energy uses for different vehicles. With greater speed comes greater risk. Readers learn how engineers are always seeking new and better ways to keep people safe as they travel faster and go farther.
Sports offer opportunities for readers to learn and apply concepts and principles related to force and motion. Readers learn how science plays a critical factor in any athlete's quest to be the best at his or her sport. They read how mass is related to acceleration and velocity. Physics and aerodynamics affect many sports and help athletes strategize their next moves against their opponents. This book covers a variety of interesting sports suitable for the casual to the most fanatic sporting enthusiast.
Practice time measurement by timing races! Racing is all about having the fastest time, so accurate time measurement is very important for athletes! Young readers will learn all about how athletes measure racing times and will practice their mathematical and STEM skills. The vibrant images, fun practice problems, and helpful mathematical charts in this title make time measurement seem exciting and simple!
Learn how to budget a vacation with this informative title! This book uses exciting images, practice problems, mathematical diagrams, STEM topics, and a helpful glossary to teach young readers how to calculate expenses and use the decimal system to create a budget for a family vacation that is eight weeks away! Children can practice their developing mathematical skills by using a budget to determine how much money the family should save each week before the trip. This book teaches readers very important principles of budgeting that they will be able to use in their daily lives.
Using their hands, feet, and determination, rock climbers defy gravity and conquer amazing challenges! Readers will learn about the important aspects a rock climber must go through to prepare for a climb--from choosing the right climbing equipment to mapping out a training schedule. This nonfiction title uses detailed images and informational text in conjunction with math skills and upper-level features such as chapter format, a glossary of terms, and an index to engage and intrigue readers about the world of rock climbing.
Go-Karts are a fun and thrilling way to hit the road! This exciting nonfiction title invites readers to explore different parts needed to build a go-kart, velocity, speed, and how to stay safe in this fun motorsport. Using detailed images, charts and diagrams, informational text, and interesting facts in conjunction with mathematic skills and upper-level features such as a glossary of terms, an index, and a chapter format, readers are sure to be engaged and excited from cover to cover!
Take a bat, a ball, a mitt, and a warm summer day. Put them all together and you've got the great game of baseball! From the basic rules of baseball to All-Star Games, the first World Series, and the Hall of Fame, readers learn all about America's national pastime in this nonfiction title that features plenty of colorful images, timelines, charts, and informational text.
Roberto Clemente is remembered as a one of the greatest baseball players who ever lived, but more than that, he was also a man who believed in equality for all. Readers will learn about his incredible life in this inspiring nonfiction biographical title. Children will enthusiastically want to learn all they can about Roberto's amazing life as the first Puerto Rican in major league baseball through vibrant images, intriguing facts, a helpful timeline, and a glossary that will assist in vocabulary improvement.
In this encouraging nonfiction reader, children visit an actual space camp! Readers will learn what astronauts eat, where they sleep, and how they prepare for journeys into space through the help of robots and stimulators. Featuring vibrant images, informative text, and fun, interesting facts, readers are encouraged to discover what they would want to explore in space!
Have you ever heard of The Excited Burro or Ringel Ringel? These are games that children play in other countries. Children play different games in different parts of the world, but they all have fun! Vibrant photos, diagrams, maps, informational text, and interesting facts invite readers to learn the way children around the world play the same games as they do in this delightful nonfiction title.
Invite readers along on the preparations for a soccer tournament! With informational text, vibrant photos and charts, children are engaged from cover to cover while utilizing mathematic skills to increase understanding of all aspects of soccer, including sportsmanship and tournaments.
Invite readers to see what goes on behind the scenes at a school carnival! With informational text, vibrant photos and helpful charts, children are engaged from cover to cover while utilizing mathematic skills to learn the basics of planning, income, estimates, and budgeting.
What does it take to be an athlete, and how do athletes choose their sport? Some athletes compete because they like to win, and some play sports because they like to work with others on a team. Whether you're competing on a team or alone, there is a sport for everyone! Featuring TIME For Kids content, this nonfiction reader introduces students to different sports from around the world, and discusses what it takes to be an athlete. This high-interest title includes detailed photos, 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 exciting reader!
Hockey players and figure skaters wouldn’t be able to perform their best without Zamboni ice resurfacers. The famous ice polisher machines smooth ice by shaving it, washing it, squeegeeing it, and more! In this title, beginning readers will watch Zamboni machines make loops around ice rinks.
Whether racing around a paved track, down a straight lane, or across a dirt course, all race cars have one thing in common. They are chasing the checkered flag! No matter their shape or color, race cars are designed for speed. This title revs readers up as it winds through information about the parts and purposes of race cars.
Meet Olympic swimmer Katie Ledecky! Ledecky’s life story is examined from her childhood in Maryland where she began swimming at age six, to three US Junior Championships. Learn about Ledecky’s Olympic career in the London and Rio de Janeiro games throughout which she won five gold and one silver medals. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Big Buddy Books is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.