Each Flash Points: Disaster! eShort is a single chapter from the full Flash Points: Disaster! title, packaged as a mini eBook. Flash Points: Disaster! eShorts include The Triangle Factory Fire, The Hindenburg, Chernobyl, and The Exxon Valdez Oil Spill.
In Hindenburg, early fluent readers will learn about the science behind the crash of this monumental airship. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they explore what we have learned in the wake of this disaster. An infographic illustrates parts of an airship, and an activity offers kids an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about the Hindenburg using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Hindenburg also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.
What makes something "smart?" In the Exploring the Internet of Things series, readers discover how inanimate objects, from watches to home speakers to even t-shirts, help people get things done better, faster, and smarter. In Smart Vehicles, readers will learn the practical application, technological and future advancements, and innovation of IoT in self-driving cars. Includes informative sidebars, data-focused text, and 21st Century Skills backmatter content.
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.
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.
A fast-paced, high-interest introduction to sports cars, two-seater race cars known for their powerful engines and use in endurance races. Also included is a biographical story about sports car driver Colin Braun.
A fast-paced, high-interest introduction to stock cars, modified race cars known for their aftermarket parts and use in oval track races. Also included is a biographical story about stock car driver Darrell Wallace Jr.
A fast-paced, high-interest introduction to rally cars, modified race cars known for their teams of drivers and use in multi-stage rally races. Also included is a biographical story about rally driver Michèle Mouton.
A fast-paced, high-interest introduction to off-road cars, rugged vehicles known for their wide, tough tires and use in off-road races. Also included is a description of the U.S. military’s Joint Light Tactical Vehicle.
A fast-paced, high-interest introduction to karts, open-wheeled racing vehicles known for their strong chassis and use in a variety of races. Also included is a biographical story about kart driver Mia Chapman.
A fast-paced, high-interest introduction to Formula One cars, aerodynamic race cars known for their wings and use in closed circuit races. Also included is a biographical story about Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton.
In 1974, an inventor named Victor Wouk became a man who could be described as ahead of his time. He had developed a prototype for the hybrid, a car that would become the most credible and commercially successful alternative to gasoline-powered vehicles.
England, 1912. The largest, most luxurious ship on the ocean set sail. The unsinkable Titanic had been outfitted and boarded. Now, the 1,316 passengers were setting off for America. Despite the warnings of other ships, the builder wanted to set speed records. This decision proved disastrous. Experience the impossible sinking of The Titanic in this epic graphic novel. Maps, timelines, glossaries, and indexes make these titles an exciting addition to classroom discussion.
Unites States, 1863 to 1869. The Central Pacific Railroad and the Union Pacific Railroad laborers worked from each end of the country to build a railroad. Follow the transcontinental railroad's progress in this impressive graphic novel. Maps, timelines, glossaries, and indexes make these titles an exciting addition to classroom discussion.
Graphic novels aren't just for superheroes! Amelia Earhart has been plucked from history books and her life and accomplishments have been depicted in an informative nonfiction graphic novel. The subject's birth, childhood, education, achievements, and disappearance have been skillfully told with detailed art. Further reading lists, timelines, glossaries, and indexes make these titles useful in classroom discussion.
In Solar Power, early fluent readers learn the technology that allows us to turn the suns power into electricity. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they learn about the science behind solar power. Infographics illustrate key concepts, and an activity offers kids an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about solar energy using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Solar Energy also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.
Honda’s rave reputation held steady when the Honda Ridgeline was introduced in 2005. This truck’s special, one-piece body makes it a strong, safe, and light machine. Bright photos and fascinating facts fill this title about Honda’s popular truck.
From rough roads to city streets, the Nissan Frontier is the perfect pickup for any adventure! This midsize truck is designed to go off-road with its special safety features allowing the driver to focus on the wheel. Its sleek styling turns heads while it rolls along downtown streets. Young readers will want to buckle up for this thrilling title.
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.
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.
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.
Elementary readers will follow the sequence of the process taken for building an airport, from the proposal, planning, and actual construction. A table of contents, glossary, books and websites, and an index are included.
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.
What will life be like in 100 years time? Humans will be living in outer space quite soon. Probably within the next 50 years - that's in the reader's lifetime - there'll be at least one small group of scientists inhabiting a different planet.
The book examines the ways we move across our planet on land, on and in the water, in the air, and in space. And it looks at the science that lets us! A combination of action photography and both factual and cartoon illustrations,bring this STEM-based project alive.