Diggers come in all sizes and can dig very deep holes. The biggest digger weighs more than one million pounds! Find out how the different parts of this machine work together to dig into the ground. Blastoff! Series
Dump trucks help the other machines on a construction site by transporting dirt or other materials. Some dump trucks can carry a load of up to 52,000 pounds. Read about how these machines work and watch for when the truck dumps its load! Blastoff! Series
These huge trucks move, carry, and dump big loads of earth. There are different kinds of earth movers and each has a specific task. Kids will get a first look at the types of earth movers and how they do their jobs. Blastoff! Series
Many students ride these large, yellow buses to school every day. School buses make sure children get to and from school safely. Now kids can learn about these vehicles and how they work. Blastoff! Series
Where does our garbage go after we throw it away? These huge machines pick up our garbage and transport it to landfills. Learn how garbage trucks lift garbage cans, pack down garbage, and get rid of their smelly cargo! Blastoff! Series
These tough vehicles can transport materials for work or play. A digger can load a pickup truck with dirt, or a pickup truck can tow a boat on its hitch. Kids will find out how these machines are useful in our everyday lives. Blastoff! Series
Skid steer loaders are small construction machines that can do many different jobs. They are very useful for working in small places. Follow a skid steer loader as it drills a hole, lifts up a tree, or moves dirt. Blastoff! Series
Did you know a bulldozers blade can be as heavy as an elephant? A bulldozer breaks apart rocks or dirt and uses its blade to clear things out of the way. Students will learn about the different parts of a bulldozer and the various places a bulldozer works. Blastoff! Series
Clear the road for the speeding ambulance! These vehicles need to get to an emergency as fast as possible. Learn about the equipment an ambulance carries and how ambulance workers save lives. Blastoff! Series
When you lose electricity during a storm, a bucket truck may come to the rescue. Bucket trucks help people reach things high up like power lines, trees, or traffic lights. Discover a bucket trucks different uses and how this machine works. Blastoff! Series
Airplanes come in all shapes and sizes, from small to jumbo. Some airplanes can fly as fast as 2,000 miles per hour. Take a first look at the parts of an airplane, and hold on tight for take off! Blastoff! Series
Have you ever wanted to leave your handprint in a patch of wet concrete? You may have wondered how concrete is formed and how it is set down to harden. This introduction offers a glimpse into this process and the giant machine behind it. Blastoff! Series
Have you ever seen a big truck on the highway? That is called a big rig. It transports many of the things we use in our everyday lives. Read about the different types of big rigs and how they transport cargo. Blastoff! Series
Backhoes are powerful machines that help build houses or other structures. The strongest part of a backhoe is its digging bucket, which scoops up dirt and rocks. Young readers will find out how this machine operates and works in this easy introduction. Blastoff! Series
This charming book will be every little boys favorite as it connects their bathtub boat with the boats they see on waterways.
This charming board book will be every little boys favorite as it connects their bathtub boat with the boats they see on waterways.
This photo-illustrated book for early readers tells about the parts of a tow truck and how it works.
This photo-illustrated book for early readers tells about many different trucks and how they are used.
This photo-illustrated book for early readers tells about the parts of a ship and different kinds of ships used for transportation of goods and people.
This photo-illustrated book for early readers tells about the parts of a helicopter, how it works, and how people use helicopters for transportation and rescue.
This photo-illustrated book for early readers tells about the parts of a garbage truck and different kinds of trucks used to collect trash.
This photo-illustrated book for early readers tells about the parts of a bulldozer and how people use bulldozers in construction.
This photo-illustrated book for early readers tells about tractor-trailers, or semis, and how these large trucks deliver goods we use every day.
This photo-illustrated book for early readers tells about the parts of a backhoe and how the machine is used to put in an underground pipe.
In School Buses, early readers will learn about the parts of a school bus that help keep students safe as they travel to and from school. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage emergent readers as they discover the unique features of these machines. A labeled diagram helps readers identify the parts of a school bus, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about school buses online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. School Buses also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index.