The average freight car can hold 200,000 pounds. This is equal to the weight of 15 male bush elephants! Early readers will be impressed by the powerful freight trains in this book moving heavy loads of food, coal, oil, and more!
High-speed trains get their speed and their nickname from their bullet-like shape. Their long, curved noses cut through air easily to allow speeds much faster than 100 miles per hour! This quick read will get elementary students turning pages and on track for reading success.
Ever ride a train on an elevated track around a zoo, an airport, or an amusement park? If so, you’ve traveled by monorail. In this book, new readers will see many scenic aerial views offered by the off-the-ground trains that move on single rails.
Passenger trains have all kinds of cars—baggage cars, lounge cars, dining cars, and sleeper cars. They often need to keep riders comfortable for multi-day trips. This title shows beginning readers a train type that works day and night to take passengers long distances.
A subway train is often the light at the end of the tunnel. It travels underneath a city in its own network of underground passageways. Readers just starting out will go deep in this title to discover a form of train transportation hidden from plain view.
Many big rigs can also be called 18-wheelers. These long transport machines need eighteen big wheels to support a tractor front and trailer back. This title revs young readers up as it unloads information about the parts and purpose of big rigs.
A drum and a chute make a concrete mixer unique from other construction equipment. The first part has a spiral-shaped inside for mixing concrete. The second part shoots concrete out of the machine. Beginning readers will want to turn the pages of this title about concrete mixers!
The first step of any construction project is preparing the site for building. The job requires earth movers to rip, dig, level, and move ground. This children’s title, grounded in facts, lets young readers dig into learning about the action-packed work of earth movers.
Helicopters are among the most mission-oriented machines. They often get their rotors spinning to pick up a sick or injured person, to a military zone, or to help with a wildfire. In this book, helicopters lift off, spin, and land for early readers.
Towing a trailer full of cattle or a camper full of gear is no problem for a pickup truck! These powerful machines are designed to get tough jobs done. Young readers will have loads of fun with this title about pickup trucks.
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.
Lights flash and sirens wail! There’s been an accident. An ambulance races to the scene! Ambulances are mighty machines filled with lifesaving supplies. Young readers will learn about the exciting world of emergency vehicles in this fact-filled read about ambulances.
A yellow school bus stops at the end of the street. Children climb aboard. It is the first day of school! Bus drivers help people safely arrive at school, work, and more. This title for beginning readers describes the work bus drivers do to keep the community moving.
Route 66 is a remarkable road. It was one of the first US highways! In Building Route 66, young readers will find out more about this engineering marvel and how it was built. Compelling photographs and easy-to-read text brings this story to life, followed by a comprehensive quiz. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Applied to STEM Concepts of Learning Principles. Super Sandcastle is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
The Channel Tunnel is a terrific tunnel. It runs underwater! In Building the Channel Tunnel, young readers will find out more about this engineering marvel and how it was built. Compelling photographs and easy-to-read text brings this story to life, followed by a comprehensive quiz. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Applied to STEM Concepts of Learning Principles. Super Sandcastle is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
Wheeled vehicles are used in militaries around the world every single day. Readers will learn that wheeled vehicles in the military are not just for getting from place-to-place, but can also act as necessary protection for soldiers travelling through dangerous areas. Big full-bleed photographs, new glossary terms, and a close up look at a vehicle will keep readers wanting more! Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Abdo Kids Jumbo is an imprint of Abdo Kids, a division of ABDO.
Count up to 20 by ones, learning about vehicles ranging from motorcycles and school buses to hot air balloons.
A level 2 Amicus Reader that discusses turn-of-the-century cars and how they are different from the early 1900s to today. Includes “What’s Different?” photo quiz.
Describes common road signs you might see around town and tells what they mean. Includes visual literacy activity.
Introduces differences in weight by comparing heavy, heavier, and heaviest everyday machines, such as motorcycles, cars, and trucks.
In Diggers, beginning readers will learn about the parts of diggers that help construction workers do their jobs. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage emergent readers as they discover the unique features of these machines. A labeled diagram helps readers identify parts of a digger, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about diggers online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Diggers also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and index.
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.
In Ambulances, beginning readers will learn about the parts of an ambulance that help their drivers save lives. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage emergent readers as they discover the unique features of these machines. A labeled diagram helps readers identify parts of an ambulance, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about ambulances online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Ambulances also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and index.