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The Christmas Tree Ship

Carol Crane (author), Chris Ellison (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781410365750

On November 21, 1912, the schooner Rouse Simmons set sail from a small northern Michigan town across Lake Michigan. Affectionately dubbed the "Christmas Tree Ship," this was an annual trek for the Rouse Simmons. With its cargo of Christmas trees, the ship was bound for Chicago. There Captain Herman Scheunemann would sell the trees for 50 cents or $1.00 and even gave many away to needy families. But the schooner never makes its destination. The Rouse Simmons, with all hands and cargo, disappears into the cold waters. The ship's wreckage is not found until 1971. Drawing from stories told by her grandfather, author Carol Crane weaves a fictional tale based on the true events of the doomed schooner. And she explains how the captain's widow went on to continue his tradition of delivering holiday trees to Chicago. Carol Crane's many books for Sleeping Bear Press include the best-selling P is for Pilgrim: A Thanksgiving Alphabet and The Handkerchief Quilt. As a literacy advocate, Carol speaks at schools and conferences. She lives in North Carolina. Chris Ellison has illustrated children's picture books and adult historical fiction for nearly 20 years. His book Let Them Play was a 2006 Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People. Chris lives in Mississippi.

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.

What is a Sonic Boom?

Tracy Hill (illustrator)

Publisher: Remedia Publications ISBN: 9781561759460

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

Bullet Trains

Denny Von Finn

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 1600145450

Bullet trains originated in Japan. They are the fastest trains on Earth. Young readers will learn about the history of bullet trains, the technology that makes their high speeds possible, and what bullet trains may be like in the future!

OffRoad 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.

Supersonic Jets

Denny Von Finn

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781600142871

Supersonic jets travel faster than the speed of sound. These jets are designed to maintain stability and function at very high temperatures. Kids will read about the technology, history, and future of supersonic jets.

Powerboats

Denny Von Finn

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781600142826

High-performance engines make these boats capable of incredible speeds. Young readers will learn how powerboats are designed to reduce wind resistance in their goal of reaching the fastest speed possible.

HH60 Pave Hawk Helicopters

Jack David

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781600142239

When there is a search and rescue mission to be done, the HH-60 Pave Hawk gets the call. Fast and maneuverable, Pave Hawks have several tools to help them locate people in need of rescue. Students will learn about the history of the Pave Hawk and how it executes its dangerous rescue missions.

Humvees

Jack David

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781612110813

Humvees are versatile vehicles that are able to traverse almost any terrain. They are used to accomplish a variety of missions. Young readers will learn about the development and uses of the Humvee that make it a vital resource for the United States Armed Forces.

Explore and Draw Cars

Ann Becker

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 1606948334

Learn basic art techniques and interesting facts while drawing cars. Perfect for illustrated reports.

Panama Canal

M.C. Hall (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781606944509

Explore the building of the Panama Canal and America's involvement through engaging text and detailed illustrations.

Enduro Motorcycles

Jack David

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781600141331

Enduro motorcycles are used in races where the rider needs to keep a steady pace through many checkpoints, often over very rough terrain. Students will find out how the construction and technology of an enduro motorcycle helps it complete these races.