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The Night Henry Ford Met Santa

Carol Hagen (author), Matt Faulkner (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781627536004

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.

What Should I Do? In the Car

Wil Mara (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781610800600

The potential dangers of riding in automobiles are presented, and readers are taught about seatbelt safety and how to avoid distracting a driver.

How Does It Fly? Jet Plane

Matt Mullins (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781610800778

Learn all about how these speedy airplanes were created, how they work, and how they help us travel.

How Does It Fly? Blimp

Sharon Nittinger (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781610800792

Blimps were once a popular form of transportation. Find out how they work and why they are not so common anymore.

How Does It Fly? Bomber Plane

Matt Mullins (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781610800754

Discover what makes bomber planes different from regular airplanes and learn how they have been used throughout history.

How Does It Fly? Helicopter

Matt Mullins (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781610800730

Learn how a spinning set of blades makes a helicopter fly and find out how pilots steer these interesting vehicles.

How Does It Fly? Fighter Plane

Matt Mullins (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781610800747

Since airplanes were first invented, they have often been used for military purposes. Learn about different kinds of fighter planes and find out how they are different from regular planes.

How Did They Build That? Lighthouse

Tamra B. Orr (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781610801164

Find out how lighthouses work and how they have changed throughout history.

Rudy Rides the Rails: A Depression Era Story

Dandi Daley Mackall (author), Chris Ellison (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781627531559

In 1932, Akron, Ohio was no better off than other parts of the country. Since Black Tuesday in '29, companies are closed, men all over the state are out of work, and families are running out of hope. Thirteen-year-old Rudy wants to help but doesn't know where to turn. His father, sullen and withdrawn, spends his time sulking on their front porch. His mother is desperate, not knowing how she will feed and care for her family. When Rudy learns of other boys leaving town and heading west to seek their fortunes, he hops a train figuring at least there will be one less mouth to feed at home. As Rudy lives the hobo life while he "rides the rails" to California, young readers are given a snapshot view and testament of Depression-era America.

The Edmund Fitzgerald: The Song of the Bell

Kathy-jo Wargin (author), Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781627531290

Leaving port from Superior, Wisconsin on a sunny November day, the crew of the Edmund Fitzgerald is looking forward to a routine crossing of deep Lake Superior. Heading for a port in Cleveland, the giant transport ship is loaded with ore that will be used to build cars. But disaster is building in the wind as a gale storm begins to track after the great ship. This suspenseful retelling of the last hours of the doomed vessel pays homage to all sailors who traverse deep waters, in fair skies and foul. Atmospheric paintings from award-winning artist Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen bring the story to life.

Mackinac Bridge: The Story of the Five Mile Poem

Gloria Whelan (author), Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781410308474

Set in the late 1950s, this is the moving story of a young boy whose father operates a ferryboat between Michigan's Upper and Lower peninsulas. As young Mark witnesses the building of the new Mackinac Bridge, he is torn between family loyalty and eager anticipation. He can't help being awestruck by the majesty of the five-mile-long bridge that will connect the two peninsulas and change the lives of so many. But the Mighty Mac will also put Mark's father out of business. As his father struggles with the flow of progress, Mark dreams of future bridges he will build. Details of the complex construction of the bridge will fascinate children as they learn an important part of America's history and come to understand the meaning of change. The Mackinac Bridge Authority provides history notes at the back of the book.

How Long Have We Used Bikes?

Tracy Hill (illustrator)

Publisher: Remedia Publications ISBN: 9781561759279

Get answers in this nonfiction storybook to your fascinating questions! Colorful pictures, short sentences, and a small amount of predictable text per page make this book perfect for reluctant and struggling readers. I Wonder Series

How Does It Fly? Hot Air Balloon

Nancy Robinson Masters (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781610800761

Find out how these beautiful balloons float through the air and discover what makes them fly.

Bicycles Before the Store

Rachel Lynette (author), Dan McGeehan (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781614731856

Explains how bicycles are made from different materials; discusses how bicycles are assembled in a factory; and how bicycles become available to consumers.

Tunnels

Rebecca Pettiford (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624962998

In Tunnels, early fluent readers will learn about the engineering that goes into building tunnels and making them safe. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they explore the built world around them. An infographic illustrates aspects of the Channel Tunnel, and an activity offers kids an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about tunnels using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Tunnels also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.

4x4 Trucks

Denny Von Finn (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781612114071

Trucks equipped with four-wheel drive are able to travel over many difficult kinds of terrain. Readers will explore the history of 4x4 trucks and the technology that makes it possible for them to travel almost anywhere.

Littoral Combat Ships

Philip Green (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781612110820

When there is danger in shallow water, Littoral Combat Ships are called into action. These ships can go in water too shallow for other ships of the United States Navy. Armed with high-tech weapons and carrying helicopters and other aircraft, Littoral Combat Ships can fight any threat. This title introduces the newest craft of the Navy and shows how the technology behind the ships has led to their early success.

CH-46 Sea Knights

Carlos Alvarez (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781612110714

A medium-lift assault helicopter, CH-46 Sea Knights are used to deliver heavily armed troops into battle. They are also used on several other missions. Readers will learn about these large helicopters, how they work, and the many missions they perform for the United States Marine Corps.

Standard Motorcycles

Thomas Streissguth

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 1600141595

Not a sports bike and not a touring motorcycle, standard motorcycles fit the needs of riders who just want to get around town. Students will learn about these cheap, reliable, and easily customizable motorcycles.

Scooters

Thomas Streissguth

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 1612114350

Scooters have become a very popular way to get around town over the last fifty years. Students will learn where scooters came from and what kinds of scooters are around today.

Off-Road Motorcycles

Thomas Streissguth

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 1612114334

Off-road motorcycles have features that make them safe to ride off the pavement. Students will learn about the variety of off-road motorcycles, the parts that allow them to tackle the tough terrain, and the sporting competitions that use off-road motorcycles.

Pocket Bikes

Thomas Streissguth

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 1600141579

Pocket bikes are a specialized form of mini bike built for racing. Readers will learn how riders control these small motorcycles and the challenges they find in competition.

Arleigh Burke Destroyers

Carlos Alvarez

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 1612110665

Loaded with guns, torpedoes, and guided missiles, Arleigh Burke Destroyers are always ready to protect U.S. Navy warships. Young readers will learn how these destroyers use the latest technology to defend the fleet and carry out attack missions.

Demolition Derbies

Nicki Clausen-Grace (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 1604723688

Describes demolition racing. Readers learn about the vehicles that are raced and then demolished, safety issues, and how to get involved.

Touring Motorcycles

Jack David

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781600141362

Head out on the highway! Touring motorcycles are made for long, cross-country trips. Readers will discover the technology and unique design that make touring motorcycles ideal for long-distance travel.