This book traces the story of the development of inventions in wheeled transport – from the earliest steps to our current technology. It concentrates on illustrating how each breakthrough eventually led to a new one.
Driven by superheroes in Iron Man 3 and The Wolverine, the Audi R8 is an enviable car. This title digs into the features that transform this awesome vehicle into a supercar, with special features calling out the hottest stats, from top speeds to horsepower. Jump into the driver’s seat and take this high-interest title for a test drive!
BMW’s successful racing past shows in the popular M4. Even though it is meant for everyday use, it can hit speeds up to 190 miles (306 kilometers) per hour! Learn about the history of this flashy sports car and all the technology packed inside, with special features calling out top stats and showing how to spot the car. Reluctant readers will race through this high-interest title!
Tested to the extreme, even in temperatures down to -40 Fahrenheit (-40 Celsius), the Jaguar F-Type has been engineered to perfection. Striving readers can dig into this hot car, exploring its history and coolest features, with sidebars calling out need-to-know information such as top speed and identifying characteristics. Take this supercar for a spin with this high-interest title!
Nissan has engineered a lot of vehicles, from the Frontier truck to the electric Leaf, but perhaps its crowning achievement is the sleek GT-R. Reluctant readers can follow Nissan’s history and learn about all the features that make this supercar stand out. With sidebars outlining specifications and showing off identifying qualities, this high-interest title is an exciting ride!
ATVs can be used for both work and play. Riders have many different models to choose from. Students will learn about the history of ATVs, the technology used in their design and performance, and how they can traverse almost any kind of terrain.
Everyone knows her story, but do you know the REAL history behind the story of Violet Jessop? History has never been so juicy! Written with a high interest level to appeal to a more mature audience and a lower level of complexity with clear visuals to help struggling readers along. Considerate text includes tons of wild facts that will hold the readers' interest, allowing for successful mastery and comprehension. A table of contents, timeline, glossary with simplified pronunciations, and index all enhance comprehension.
A look at the engineering processes that go into designing transportation methods.
Readers get acquainted with the people behind today's most cutting-edge technologies in the self-driving car tech field--from bright ideas to cool new products--and inspires readers to consider a high-tech future career. Careers in Self-Driving Car Technology introduces six exciting careers and features sidebar activities that invite readers to Imagine That! and Dig Deeper! Includes table of contents, glossary, index, and supplementary backmatter.
When she was seven years old, Geraldine (Jerrie) Mock took her first airplane ride. She decided then and there to be a pilot. Growing up, she was inspired by radio broadcasts detailing the travels of aviatrix Amelia Earhart. Joan Merriam was 15 when she took her first plane ride in 1952. She got her pilot's license before she could even drive a car. And like Jerrie, Joan too was inspired by Earhart and wanted to circle the globe, following Earhart's exact route. Years later, when both women begin to plan their dream flights, they are completely unaware of each other, and coincidentally pick the same time to depart. But when the media gets word of their plans, the stage is set for the race of a lifetime. This picture book retells the extraordinary story of the 1964 air race between Americans Geraldine Mock and Joan Merriam Smith, the first two women to fly around the world.
Presents readers with the 12 worst shipwrecks of all time. Each chapter provides historical facts, what caused each shipwreck, and why they were the worst. Features full-color photos, compelling text with interesting facts, and a 'Staying Safe' section that covers water safety.
Karts aren’t just for the amusement park. They can reach speeds up to 160 miles per hour! Many racing greats have gotten their start on the local kart tracks. Reluctant readers will love learning about these small but powerful racers in this thrilling title.
Whether Lamborghini or Ferrari, sports cars turn heads! These flashy cars look cool but are built for speed. Through the years, sports cars have pushed design, gone electric, and even reached speeds of more than 250 miles per hour! Readers will love learning about these luxurious cars in this exciting title.
The Wright Brothers famously made the first flight in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. But the history of human flight goes back much further! This title details the experimentation and innovation that went into the creation of the airplane. Special features highlight important airplanes as well as pioneers who had a lasting influence on the world of air travel. Buckle up and prepare for takeoff! This exciting title is sure to interest anyone with a love of planes.
The 20th century approaches, and life is about to change forever! Inventors across the world race to invent and innovate automobile designs. Which ones will end up on top? Anyone who has ever ridden in a car will appreciate this fascinating title about how the automobile got its start. Fun facts, a timeline, and inventor and automobile profiles show the importance of this amazing invention!
A dragster can finish a race by the time you finish reading this sentence. These speed demons are the fastest accelerating vehicles in the world! Readers will the get a rush learning about these powerful vehicles and their incredible capabilities in this exciting title.
Indy cars got their start on a car factory test track. That track went on to become one of the most famous racetracks in the world! Take in the long history of these open-wheel racers and much more in this title for striving readers.
This book for elementary readers highlights the sequence of events from idea to a finished tunnel. Full-color photographs and a timeline support each step of the project's process, from the design and preparations to the construction and finishing details. A glossary, further resources, author's note, and an index are included.
This book for elementary readers highlights the sequence of events from idea to a finished bridge. Full-color photographs and a timeline support each step of the project's process, from the design and preparations to the construction and finishing details. A glossary, further resources, author's note, and an index are included.
In Channel Tunnel, early fluent readers explore the mechanics behind this underwater engineering marvel. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they cross the English Channel in style. An infographic illustrates where the tunnel was built, and an activity offers kids an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about the Channel Tunnel using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Channel Tunnel also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.
In Golden Gate Bridge, early fluent readers explore the mechanics behind this steel engineering marvel. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they learn about this iconic American bridge. An infographic illustrates parts of the bridge, and an activity offers kids an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about the Golden Gate Bridge using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Golden Gate Bridge also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.
In Panama Canal, early fluent readers explore the mechanics behind this important engineering marvel. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they learn about this crucial waterway. An infographic illustrates how the canal works, and an activity offers kids an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about the Panama Canal using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Panama Canal also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.
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.
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.
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.