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Speed

David Orme (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613845707

How fast can we go on land? On water? In the air? In space? Are there impossible speed barriers? In "All About Speed," a rally driving lesson suddenly becomes very exciting.

Air Devils: Sky Racers, Sky Divers, and Stunt Pilots

Ellen Hopkins (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848289

Presents a history of aeronautical sports, including ballooning, skydiving, airplane racing, flying circuses, and military dogfights.

Bicycles

Beth Dvergsten Stevens (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847046

A brief history of the bicycle examines its enduring popularity and versatility, accompanied by bicycle trivia, instructions for handcrafted accessories, and safety rules for the road.

AH-6 Little Birds

Carlos Alvarez (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781612110646

Used by the United States Army Special Forces, AH-6 Little Birds have a reputation for their ability to quickly attack a target and then get away before the enemy can react. They have proven to be so successful that the Army is developing a drone based off of the Little Bird design. This title introduces readers to the AH-6 Little Bird, its features, and the missions this small, speedy helicopter performs.

Sport Bikes

Peter Bodensteiner (author)

Publisher: Black Rabbit Books ISBN: 9781680720730

Through engaging text and dynamic infographics, charts, timelines, photos and levelling control this high interest title describes the history, features, and future of sportbikes.

Innovations in Transportation

Larry Verstraete (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427118073

Imagine a street filled with horses and buggies, or the skies without airplanes! You might not realize that, before vehicles, it used to take days—even weeks—to visit friends or family! This title looks at major innovations in transportation over the years, and the ingenious inventors, scientists, and engineers who made them. With a little inventive thinking, what might you create to help us change the way we travel?

A Tunnel Runs Through

Crystal Sikkens (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427118516

Engineers design tunnels to help solve transportation challenges for people everywhere. Young readers will learn about the steps in the engineering design process and see what shapes and materials are used in construction to make tunnels stable. A link to interactive activities online plus an activity in the book allow readers to create tunnels that can withstand weight, weather, water, and natural disasters!

Orville and Wilbur Wright: Pioneers of the Age of Flight

Diane Dakers (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427181039

Perhaps no two people in history exemplify the spirit of invention better than brothers Orville and Wilbur Wright. Born in the Midwest in the late 1800s, Orville was exceptionally good at creating mechanical devices, and Wilbur had a genius for ideas. The turn of the 20th century came during an age of invention and technological development. Inspired by a fierce worldwide competition to be the first to invent a machine that could fly and be controlled by a pilot, the Wright brothers tested and refined several prototypes. At last, on December 17, 1903, near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, they achieved their pioneering flight. The brothers went on to develop machines and controls that made possible powered, fixed-wing flights and laid the foundation for pilot-controlled aviation as we know it today. They also founded the Wright Company, which built airplanes for the rising new industry of commercial aviation. Had Wilbur not died at the early age of 45, who knows what else the innovative pair might have accomplished.

A Bridge Goes Over

Kylie Burns (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427118547

Engineers design bridges to help solve the challenges of barriers that block the movement of people. Young readers will learn about the steps in the engineering design process and see how different types of bridges suit different types of obstacles. They will also discover what materials are used in construction to make bridges stable. A link to interactive activities online plus an activity in the book allow readers to create bridges that stand up to the forces of extreme weather and natural disasters.

Bertha Takes a Drive

Jan Adkins (author)

Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9781580896962

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.

Mercedes AMG-GT

Judy Greenspan (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781683425311

Vibrant photos, exciting details, and historical context bring one of the hottest sports cars, the Mercedes AMG GT, to life for readers of all ages.

Jaguar F-TYPE

Jonathan Rosen (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781683425281

Vibrant photos, exciting details, and historical context bring one of the hottest sports cars, the Jaguar F-TYPE, to life for readers of all ages.

Maserati Gran Turismo

Theo Baker (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781683425298

Vibrant photos, exciting details, and historical context bring one of the hottest sports cars, the Maserati Gran Turismo, to life for readers of all ages.

BMW M4

Kevin Walker (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781683425304

Vibrant photos, exciting details, and historical context bring one of the hottest sports cars, the BMW M4, to life for readers of all ages.

From Here to There

Robin Koontz (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781683425182

A look at the engineering processes that go into designing transportation methods.

Ram 1500

Larry Mack (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681036144

The Ram 1500 is ready to take on any job or heavy load! Its option of a hemi engine gives this tough truck power while the suspension system provides a smooth ride. Impressive facts, figures, and photos fill this low-level title.

Toyota Tacoma

Larry Mack (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681036151

With a built in GoPro camera mount and the special CRAWL safety feature, the Toyota Tacoma is the perfect truck for off-road fun! Its attractive styling and Safety Sense P system make it a top choice for city driving, too. Young readers can gear up for an exciting ride with this high-interest read.

4x4 Trucks

Lindsay Shaffer (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681036168

Whether dirt, sand, or ice, 4x4 trucks can tackle it all! These tough vehicles get their power, and their name, from their four-wheel drive that allows them to tow heavy loads and take on rough terrain. Kids will read about all this and more in this title for reluctant readers.

ATVs

Lindsay Shaffer (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681036175

Ready for an off-road adventure? Whether in the desert or the woods, ATVs take their riders over rough trails. Readers will learn about the uses and parts of ATVs, and even about some competitions. Head off the beaten track and check out these popular vehicles in this low-level title!

Dirt Bikes

Lindsay Shaffer (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681036182

Jumps and rough tracks are no match for dirt bikes! This title takes a look at how these vehicles tackle all types of terrain thanks to special gear like knobby tires and top-notch suspension. Striving readers will love learning about these tough bikes in this exciting title.

Hot Rods

Thomas K. Adamson (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681036199

Hot rod owners love to show off their souped-up cars. Some even remove the hoods so others can admire the engine! Students can find out about the history of these snazzy rides and what makes these hot rods so cool in this flashy title for reluctant readers.

Lowriders

Thomas K. Adamson (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681036205

Have you ever seen a car dance? Lowrider cars can bounce and shimmy thanks to special hydraulic suspensions and tires. Owners may even enter their cars in competitions! This low-level title introduces readers to these unique competitions, as well as other fascinating aspects of lowriders and the culture that surrounds them.

Monster Trucks

Thomas K. Adamson (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681036212

Did you know that a monster truck weighs as much as an elephant? These powerful trucks wow with mind-boggling jumps and stunts. Fans of these awesome vehicles will love digging into their history, parts, and competitions. This title will keep reluctant readers on the edge of their seats!

Motocross Cycles

Lindsay Shaffer (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681036229

In competitions filled with flipping freestylers or speedy racers, motocross cycles put on a thrilling show. Readers will get an insider’s look at the history, parts, and competitions of motocross cycles in this fun book aimed at striving readers.

Stock Cars

Thomas K. Adamson (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681036236

Stock cars race around tracks at 200 miles per hour. This book examines what makes top speeds possible, how the drivers stay safe inside the cars, and the history of these racing vehicles. Buckle up for an exciting ride with this title for struggling readers!