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Tunnel

Vicky Franchino (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602796911

This title discusses how tunnels are built, from planning and excavation to construction to site design.

Airport

Matt Mullins (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602796935

This title discusses how airports are built, from runway design and construction to terminal and security.

Road

Sharon Nittinger (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602796898

This title discusses how roads are built, from road design and construction to painting and lighting.

Bridge

Vicky Franchino (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602796904

This title discusses how bridges are built, including engineering, design and construction.

Fire Truck

Josh Gregory (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781610800068

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.

Tractor

Josh Gregory (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781610800051

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.

Ambulance

Josh Gregory (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781610800044

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.

Cement Mixer

Gaetano Capici (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781610800082

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.

Digger

Jennifer Zeiger (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781610800037

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.

Crane

Josh Gregory (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781610800020

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.

A is for Airplane: An Aviation Alphabet

Mary Ann McCabe Riehle (author), David Craig (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781627535816

Did you know that helicopters can fly forward, backward, and side-to-side? Or that the wingspan of a jumbo jet is almost twice as long as the distance of the Wright Brothers' first flight? Since recorded time, man has looked to the sky and dreamed of ways to fly there. A is for Airplane: An Aviation Alphabet celebrates the roots, inventions, and spirit of the science of flight. Young readers will learn about famous events such as the Spirit of St. Louis's nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean and the launch of Columbia STS-1 (the first space shuttle), as well as meet courageous aviators who broke barriers in the air and on Earth like the Tuskegee Airmen and Amelia Earhart. Aircraft of all kinds, including giant airships, wind-dependent gliders, and awe-inspiring F-16s, are depicted in spectacular artwork. The glory of flight is brought to stunning life.

Bernida: A Michigan Sailing Legend

Tom Ervin Al Declercq (author), David Miles (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781627536738

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.

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.

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