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Speed

David Orme (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613845707

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.

How to Build Cars

Rita Storey (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427119070

This title shows readers how to build cars they can really power and race, such as a balloon car, a solar car, and many more. Easy-to-follow instructions, handy templates, dynamic photographs, and easily accessible materials make these projects challenging, fun, and highly rewarding!

Innovations in Transportation

Larry Verstraete (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427118073

Imagine a street filled with horses and buggies, or the skies without airplanes! You might not realize that, before vehicles, it used to take days—even weeks—to visit friends or family! This title looks at major innovations in transportation over the years, and the ingenious inventors, scientists, and engineers who made them. With a little inventive thinking, what might you create to help us change the way we travel?

A Tunnel Runs Through

Crystal Sikkens (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427118516

Engineers design tunnels to help solve transportation challenges for people everywhere. Young readers will learn about the steps in the engineering design process and see what shapes and materials are used in construction to make tunnels stable. A link to interactive activities online plus an activity in the book allow readers to create tunnels that can withstand weight, weather, water, and natural disasters!

Orville and Wilbur Wright: Pioneers of the Age of Flight

Diane Dakers (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427181039

Perhaps no two people in history exemplify the spirit of invention better than brothers Orville and Wilbur Wright. Born in the Midwest in the late 1800s, Orville was exceptionally good at creating mechanical devices, and Wilbur had a genius for ideas. The turn of the 20th century came during an age of invention and technological development. Inspired by a fierce worldwide competition to be the first to invent a machine that could fly and be controlled by a pilot, the Wright brothers tested and refined several prototypes. At last, on December 17, 1903, near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, they achieved their pioneering flight. The brothers went on to develop machines and controls that made possible powered, fixed-wing flights and laid the foundation for pilot-controlled aviation as we know it today. They also founded the Wright Company, which built airplanes for the rising new industry of commercial aviation. Had Wilbur not died at the early age of 45, who knows what else the innovative pair might have accomplished.

A Bridge Goes Over

Kylie Burns (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427118547

Engineers design bridges to help solve the challenges of barriers that block the movement of people. Young readers will learn about the steps in the engineering design process and see how different types of bridges suit different types of obstacles. They will also discover what materials are used in construction to make bridges stable. A link to interactive activities online plus an activity in the book allow readers to create bridges that stand up to the forces of extreme weather and natural disasters.

From Here to There

Robin Koontz (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781683425182

A look at the engineering processes that go into designing transportation methods.

Coding in Transportation

Elizabeth Noll (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681035765

Did you know that the average car has more than a dozen computers inside? Without computers and the coding that controls them, today’s transportation would look a lot different. Young readers will love exploring how coding helps us get around in this fascinating read.

Highways

Chris Bowman (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681035642

Drivers who need to quickly get from one place to another use highways! In this title for emergent readers, the construction, materials, and science of highways are presented in a straightforward way with simple text, crisp photos, and engaging special features.

Art at the Ocean

Sharon Lewis (author), Matt Hill (illustrator)

Publisher: Snap! Learning ISBN: 9781620468739

Readers of this book follow the delivery truck as it collects fish from the seashore. Illustrations and snappy dialog moves the story alone.

The First Flight

Nikole Brooks Bethea (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624968693

In The First Flight, readers will learn about the science and technology the Wright brothers used to develop the first powered flight. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage readers as they learn about the challenges the brothers had to overcome to get a flying machine in the air and how this super science feat continues to help us develop airplanes.

STEAM Guides in Transportation

Ruth Kirk (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781681919041

This books describes the process used to develop transportation methods and describes the ways each STEAM field is involved in the process.

Jets

Kate Riggs (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566605540

A kindergarten-level introduction to jets, covering their speed, pilots, role in transportation, and such defining features as their pointy noses. The popular Seedlings series from Creative Education now offers irresistible introductions to six more wild animals and six speedy vehicles. Written in a friendly voice, filled with dynamic photos, and featuring text crafted for the youngest of readers, these newest books touch upon the bodies, behaviors, habitats, and family relationships of living things and the parts, operation, settings, and roles of vehicles. As introductions to informational text, these titles will plant the seeds of knowledge!

Tractors

Lori Dittmer (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566609647

A kindergarten-level introduction to tractors, covering their purpose, parts, role in farming, and such defining features as their big tires.

Excavators

Quinn M. Arnold (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566609418

A basic exploration of the parts, variations, and worksites of dump trucks, the hauling and dumping machines. Also included is a pictorial diagram of variations of dump trucks.

Bulldozers

Quinn M. Arnold (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566609388

A basic exploration of the parts, variations, and worksites of bulldozers, the leveling and scraping machines. Also included is a pictorial diagram of variations of bulldozers.

Tow Trucks

Kate Riggs (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566608244

A kindergarten-level introduction to tow trucks, covering their purpose, where they are found, their drivers, and such defining features as their booms and winches.

Big Rigs

Quinn M. Arnold (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566608190

A kindergarten-level introduction to the large trucks known as big rigs, covering their purpose, drivers, and such defining features as their tractors and trailers.

Mil Mi-26

Quinn M. Arnold (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566607506

A high-interest introduction to the size, speed, and purpose of the world’s largest helicopter, including a brief history and what the future holds for the Mil Mi-26.

Oasis of the Seas

Quinn M. Arnold (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566607513

A high-interest introduction to the size, speed, and purpose of one of the world’s largest passenger ships, including a brief history and what the future holds for the Oasis of the Seas.

Antonov An-225 Mriya

Quinn M. Arnold (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566607476

A high-interest introduction to the size, speed, and purpose of the world’s largest cargo plane, including a brief history and what the future holds for the Antonov An-225.

Nimitz Aircraft Carrier

Quinn M. Arnold (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566607483

A high-interest introduction to the size, speed, and purpose of one of the world’s largest aircraft carriers, including a brief history and what the future holds for the Nimitz Aircraft Carrier.

Storm Chaser

Ann Heinrichs (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602795495

A group of storm chasers stands along the highway filming as a tornado rips its way across the landscape. Some storm chasers are ordinary people looking for a thrill, but many are meteorologists working to find out more about dangerous weather. Look inside to find out more about how these adventurous scientists help keep people safe from deadly storms.

Cars

Joanne Mattern (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624966958

In Cars, early fluent readers learn about the science, engineering, and physics behind their favorite vehicles. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they learn about these exciting machines. A diagram illustrates parts of a car, and an activity offers kids an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about cars using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Cars also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index. Cars is part of Jump!'s How Does It Work? series.

Helicopters

Jenny Fretland VanVoorst (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624966965

In Helicopters, early fluent readers learn about the science, engineering, and physics behind helicopters in flight. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they learn about these exciting machines. A diagram illustrates parts of a helicopter, and an activity offers kids an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about helicopters using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Helicopters also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index. Helicopters is part of Jump!'s How Does It Work? series.