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.
Set sail and learn the ABCs with a boat for each letter! Discover twenty-six types of vessels, from the more common -- canoe and motorboat-- to the unusual -- umiak and Q-boat. Just like in Alphabet Trucks and Alphabet Trains, colorful art includes the letters of the alphabet hidden (and not-so-hidden) in supporting roles in the illustrations. The text features familiar as well as unusual boats from around the world, packing in tons of instant kid appeal, and upper and lowercase letters are integrated into the action of the art rather than solely in the typography. Back matter includes age-appropriate facts about each featured boat.
What must you do when the light is red? And what about green? A girl in the car and a boy on the street are about to find out. Paired to the nonfiction title Street Signs.
Guess what I am thinking. I will tell you the color and specific things about the car. Do you know what it is? Paired to the nonfiction title Emergency Vehicles.
Did you know that the average car has more than a dozen computers inside? Without computers and the coding that controls them, today’s transportation would look a lot different. Young readers will love exploring how coding helps us get around in this fascinating read.
Drivers who need to quickly get from one place to another use highways! In this title for emergent readers, the construction, materials, and science of highways are presented in a straightforward way with simple text, crisp photos, and engaging special features.
The earliest airplanes all used propellers to fly. Find out how these planes work and how they were used.
With a top speed of 183 miles per hour, the 2015 Kawasaki Ninja H2 motorcycle is one impressive speed machine! But not all motorcycles are designed for speed. Some are made for cruising the country. Others go off road! This title allows young readers to explore the enticing world of motorcycles.
In The First Flight, readers will learn about the science and technology the Wright brothers used to develop the first powered flight. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage readers as they learn about the challenges the brothers had to overcome to get a flying machine in the air and how this super science feat continues to help us develop airplanes.
A kindergarten-level introduction to pickup trucks, covering their purpose, where they are found, their drivers, and such defining features as their cabs, beds, and tailgates.
A basic exploration of the parts, variations, and worksites of dump trucks, the hauling and dumping machines. Also included is a pictorial diagram of variations of dump trucks.
A kindergarten-level introduction to tow trucks, covering their purpose, where they are found, their drivers, and such defining features as their booms and winches.
A kindergarten-level introduction to monster trucks, covering their purpose, where they are found, the people who drive them, and such defining features as their fiberglass bodies and big wheels.
A high-interest introduction to the size, speed, and purpose of the world’s largest cargo plane, including a brief history and what the future holds for the Antonov An-225.
A high-interest introduction to the size, speed, and purpose of one of the world’s largest aircraft carriers, including a brief history and what the future holds for the Nimitz Aircraft Carrier.
A kindergarten-level introduction to fighter jets, covering their pilots, weapons, role in battle, and such defining features as their wings.
A kindergarten-level introduction to rescue boats, covering their divers, equipment, role in rescuing, and such defining features as their lights.
A kindergarten-level introduction to speedboats, covering their speed, drivers, role in transportation, and such defining features as their v-shape. The popular Seedlings series from Creative Education now offers irresistible introductions to six more wild animals and six speedy vehicles. Written in a friendly voice, filled with dynamic photos, and featuring text crafted for the youngest of readers, these newest books touch upon the bodies, behaviors, habitats, and family relationships of living things and the parts, operation, settings, and roles of vehicles. As introductions to informational text, these titles will plant the seeds of knowledge!
How are the tallest buildings built? How do the biggest boats get into the water? The crane, also known as a bridge or overhead crane, is the large machine used for these big, tall jobs. Children will learn about the different types and sizes of cranes and how they perform, how a crane is a vehicle, and why the crane provides power that people and animals cannot.
Hitch spends every day moving big planes from around the world into place at the airport. Will his desire to see the world be fulfilled or will Hitch be left to his imagination?
When the field isn’t ready for the big game, will Lawni be ready to pitch in to help the big machines complete the job?
All the parking has been checked for the day. It’s time for Pam to head home. But when something goes wrong, will Pam be stuck on the freeway or will she get help getting back on the right road home?
All the Big Trucks stay busy with important work. Bobbi just wants to help, but she is too small for the heavy lifting. With her self-esteem at a low point, will Bobbi discover the important role she plays every day?
In Hindenburg, early fluent readers will learn about the science behind the crash of this monumental airship. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they explore what we have learned in the wake of this disaster. An infographic illustrates parts of an airship, and an activity offers kids an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about the Hindenburg using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Hindenburg also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.
In Titanic, early fluent readers will learn about the science behind the ill-fated voyage of this “unsinkable” ship. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they explore what we have learned in the wake of this disaster. An infographic illustrates parts of the Titanic, and an activity offers kids an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about the Titanic using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Titanic also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.