When she was seven years old, Geraldine (Jerrie) Mock took her first airplane ride. She decided then and there to be a pilot. Growing up, she was inspired by radio broadcasts detailing the travels of aviatrix Amelia Earhart. Joan Merriam was 15 when she took her first plane ride in 1952. She got her pilot's license before she could even drive a car. And like Jerrie, Joan too was inspired by Earhart and wanted to circle the globe, following Earhart's exact route. Years later, when both women begin to plan their dream flights, they are completely unaware of each other, and coincidentally pick the same time to depart. But when the media gets word of their plans, the stage is set for the race of a lifetime. This picture book retells the extraordinary story of the 1964 air race between Americans Geraldine Mock and Joan Merriam Smith, the first two women to fly around the world.
A fast-paced, high-interest introduction to sports cars, two-seater race cars known for their powerful engines and use in endurance races. Also included is a biographical story about sports car driver Colin Braun.
Set sail in this edition of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic children's verse.
A fast-paced, high-interest introduction to stock cars, modified race cars known for their aftermarket parts and use in oval track races. Also included is a biographical story about stock car driver Darrell Wallace Jr.
A fast-paced, high-interest introduction to rally cars, modified race cars known for their teams of drivers and use in multi-stage rally races. Also included is a biographical story about rally driver Michèle Mouton.
A fast-paced, high-interest introduction to off-road cars, rugged vehicles known for their wide, tough tires and use in off-road races. Also included is a description of the U.S. military’s Joint Light Tactical Vehicle.
A fast-paced, high-interest introduction to karts, open-wheeled racing vehicles known for their strong chassis and use in a variety of races. Also included is a biographical story about kart driver Mia Chapman.
A fast-paced, high-interest introduction to Formula One cars, aerodynamic race cars known for their wings and use in closed circuit races. Also included is a biographical story about Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton.
A kindergarten-level introduction to trams, covering their drivers, role in transportation, and such defining features as their metal wheels.
A kindergarten-level introduction to passenger trains, covering their drivers, role in transportation, and such defining features as their cars.
A kindergarten-level introduction to freight trains, covering their drivers, role in transportation, and such defining features as their locomotives.
A kindergarten-level introduction to light rails, covering their drivers, role in transportation, and such defining features as their pantographs.
A kindergarten-level introduction to subway trains, covering their drivers, role in transportation, and such defining features as their sliding doors.
Young readers will be pumped up to learn about different kinds of fire trucks. Fire Trucks: Racing to the Scene introduces readers to pumper trucks, ladder trucks, and other fire department vehicles. Children will enjoy learning about the different functions of each truck and the equipment on board these emergency vehicles.
An aircraft carrier is an enormous ship that acts as a runway on the water for jet aircraft to take off and land. Children will be amazed by the different kinds of ships designed to carry different kinds of aircraft, the different ways in which aircraft take off and land on carriers, and the carrier's role as a base on the water for aircraft.
Easy-to-read text and vivid photographs combine to introduce young readers to eco-friendly vehicles. This dynamic new book gives a close-up view of some of the worlds most innovative, eco-friendly rides, including three-wheeled cars, hydrogen fuel-cell busses, segway personal transporters, and electric bikes and scooters.
Young readers will dive right into this exciting new title! Deep-diving Submarines introduces readers to the different parts of a submarine and explains how these vehicles move through the water.
Easy-to-read text and vivid photographs combine to give young readers a close-up look at different kinds of buses. Big Buses introduces children to different kinds of buses, including school buses, city buses, double-decker buses and open-top buses.
Childrens' imaginations will soar as they learn about different kinds of airplanes including jumbo jets, seaplanes, and stunt planes. This dynamic new book also describes the basic parts and functions of various airplanes.
Danny and Norman find a map to the new park. To get to the park, they will need to read and follow the signs.
Vibrant illustrations and rich descriptions bring the action of a car race to life.
In Solar Power, early fluent readers learn the technology that allows us to turn the suns power into electricity. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they learn about the science behind solar power. Infographics illustrate key concepts, and an activity offers kids an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about solar energy using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Solar Energy also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.
Elementary readers will follow the sequence of the process taken for building an airport, from the proposal, planning, and actual construction. A table of contents, glossary, books and websites, and an index are included.
Using the rhyming poetic structure of This is the House that Jack Built, author Yvonne Ng takes young readers on a cumulative path through the inner workings of a steam engine, from the big wheels rolling on the tracks all the way to the engineer driving the train.
In this nonfiction joyride, Bertha Benz and her sons drive across Germany in the world's first automobile. It's 1888 and Bertha Benz's husband, Karl, has invented the prototype Benz motorwagen. But the German government declares the vehicle illegal, and the church calls it the devil's work. Unbeknownst to her husband, Bertha steals away with her two sons and drives nearly one hundred miles to prove just how amazing the motorwagen is. Bertha's mechanical savvy gets the boys to Grandma's house safely, and the remarkable mother/son road trip reduces global concern about moving vehicles.