From bikes to balloons, from ships to trains, readers will discover many different modes of transportation in this exciting title! The vibrant photos, captivating maps, and helpful mathematical diagrams and charts will have children excited to learn about transportation while being given opportunities to practice their developing mathematical and STEM skills through addition.
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.
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!
In this exciting and engaging nonfiction book, readers learn about the Wright Brothers, the history of aviation, how air travel has changed the way people work and live, and the important parts that make the plane fly! Using informational text, vibrant photos, an interesting timeline, and intriguing facts, this book will have readers wanting to learn everything they can about airplanes!
Climb aboard for a journey into the world of trains! In this fascinating nonfiction title, readers learn about the history of trains, the different uses for them, and the different types and parts including freight cars, box cars, passenger cars, and the caboose. With detailed photos, informative text, and intriguing facts, this book will have readers delighted from cover to cover!
Let's take a spin in the fascinating world of cars! In this engaging nonfiction title, readers learn about cars of all kinds--from the Model T roadster to electronic cars--through automobile history, the innovative way automobiles changed the way people travel, and the parts cars need in order to work properly to ensure automobile safety and keep pollution down. With detailed images and diagrams, informational text, and compelling facts, readers will want to learn everything they can about cars!
Driving around a busy downtown area can be a hassle, especially during rush hour. Cars, taxis, buses, bicycles, and pedestrians create traffic jams on city streets. So city trains are the answer for many people. In this title, beginning readers will follow city trains from stop to stop.
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.
The Bugatti Chiron is one of the fastest street-legal cars around! Drivers need a special key to push this car to its top speed of over 250 miles per hour. Young readers will speed through exhilarating facts and sleek photos in this title about the Bugatti Chiron.
More than 100 years after Maserati made its debut, the GranTurismo stuns drivers with its flashy looks and speed. From the trident that decorates the grille to the aerodynamic side skirts, this car was built to impress. Readers will eagerly jump into the driver’s seat and cruise through this Car Crazy title.
Since its debut in the 1960s, the Porsche 911 Carrera has been a shining star of the sports car world! Over the years, this popular vehicle has gone through many upgrades to keep it on top. A body made from recycled materials is just one of the features that set this car apart. Young readers will marvel over the legendary 911 Carrera in this read about the legendary sports car.
The Tesla Model S sets the benchmark for the future of cars! Not only does it run 100% on an electronic battery, but it has a system of sensitive cameras and sensors that allow it to safely drive itself. This title covers the ins and outs of one of today’s groundbreaking machines, the Tesla Model S.
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.
This book introduces aspiring artists to basic drawing concepts and describes in step-by-step instructions how to turn simple shapes into cars and trucks. Young readers will learn to draw a dump truck, a monster truck, a semitruck, a race car and a Volkswagen Beetle. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Big Buddy Books is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.