This fast-moving book about cars uses dynamic photos and interesting facts to explain the basics of how they work. Topics include the engine, steering, going fast and slow, different kinds of fuel, and driving safety. A quiz at the end tests the reader's knowledge.
Find out all about diggers and cranes, from bulldozers and tunnelling machines to the biggest tower cranes. Zoom in, see them up close and discover what makes them work. Then try the quiz to see how much you've learned!
This fast-moving book about motorbikes uses dynamic photos and interesting facts to explain the basics of how they work. Topics include the motor, tires, going fast and slow, steering and countersteering, and driving safety. A quiz at the end tests the reader's knowledge.
Learn all about tractors, from machines that lift, load, pull and push to the latest combine harvesters. Zoom in, see them up close and discover what makes them work. Then try the quiz to see how much you've learned!
Kids love machines that fly! This amazing book explains the basics of how planes and helicopters work. Topics include engines, wings, propellers, fuel, and flying safety. A quiz at the end tests the reader's knowledge.
From wagons and steamboats to hybrid cars and ferries, all modes of transportation have changed significantly over time. Historical photographs and accessible text combine to help young readers compare and contrast transportation from past to present.
Complete a variety of fun science experiments dealing with cars.
This title discusses how tunnels are built, from planning and excavation to construction to site design.
This title discusses how airports are built, from runway design and construction to terminal and security.
This title discusses how roads are built, from road design and construction to painting and lighting.
This title discusses how bridges are built, including engineering, design and construction.
Fire trucks help to save lives and prevent the spread of dangerous fires every day. Readers will learn where a fire truck gets its water supply, what kind of equipment it contains, and the ways firefighters use these tools to help keep people safe.
Tractors are an essential tool for farmers everywhere. Readers will learn how farmers use tractors to plant and harvest the crops we use every day. They will also find out how people use tractors to maintain their yards and do chores.
Ambulances can help save lives when people are sick or injured. Readers will learn about the different kinds of lifesaving equipment found on an ambulance. They will also learn about the paramedics and EMTs that staff these important vehicles.
From bridges and streets to houses and skyscrapers, cement is an important material used in many of the structures we use every day. Readers will find out how cement mixers are used to blend, transport, and spread cement wherever it is needed.
Almost anything we build requires some sort of digging. Buildings, tunnels, and swimming pools all start with holes in the ground. Readers will find out how different kinds of diggers are used to create these holes. They will also learn about how diggers are used to help scientists learn more about the Earth.
Tall cranes tower above construction sites and line the edges of shipping ports. Readers will find out how different types of cranes are used to help build skyscrapers, load cargo ships, and much more.
Originally built in 1921 to race in the ocean, a sailboat named Bernida captures the attention and heart of a Michigan sailor. He buys the boat and brings her to the Bayview Yacht Club in Detroit. In 1925 the sailor enters Bernida in the very first Port Huron to Mackinac Island Race.
Walter the ferry dog loved to greet cars as they came on board each morning. Fetching the captain's newspaper and tasting the cook's bacon were Walter's other important jobs. Cupcake the Cat was just about the only thing Walter disliked about being a ferry dog. One rainy day the waves were rough and no one was paying much attention to Walter. Even worse, Cupcake was poking him with her paw and playing tricks as Walter was being blamed. He decided it was time to leave the ferry! Once on land he ran, and ran, and ran. Soon the day darkened, and Walter was lost and exhausted. Wondering who would do his jobs on the ferry, he felt a familiar poke from a familiar paw. Would Cupcake help him get back to ferry where he belonged?
Could Henry Ford have taken his idea for an automobile assembly line from the elves at the North Pole? Maybe so. Set just before Christmas in 1908, this charming tale finds Henry Ford puzzling over a way to make his Model T affordable for the average family. His little son Edsel suggests that Daddy write to Santa for advice. Since Santa makes toys for millions of children, Edsel points out, he must know a better way. Henry writes the letter just to please his son, but Santa actually answers by taking Henry to visit his North Pole workshop. When he sees the elves working in a line, each completing just one specific task on every toy that's made, Henry Ford envisions an automobile assembly line. The story not only illustrates that children can teach adults how to dream, but it also provides an author's note with factual information about Henry Ford and the Model T.
The potential dangers of riding in automobiles are presented, and readers are taught about seatbelt safety and how to avoid distracting a driver.
Learn all about how these speedy airplanes were created, how they work, and how they help us travel.
Blimps were once a popular form of transportation. Find out how they work and why they are not so common anymore.
Discover what makes bomber planes different from regular airplanes and learn how they have been used throughout history.
Learn how a spinning set of blades makes a helicopter fly and find out how pilots steer these interesting vehicles.