What has a ceiling that’s painted like the night sky and is one of the busiest places in the world? If you guessed Grand Central Terminal, you’re right! This book introduces early readers to a mystery American place by describing its features, one by one, using short simple sentences and eye-popping full-color photos. At the end of the book, the secret place is revealed across a colorful, two-page spread. Young children will love showing off their beginning reading skills as they learn about amazing American places—one clue at a time! Fast facts and maps at the end of the book provide key information about the place. Rich, colorful photos and a clever design are sure to grab and excite emergent readers.
Learn the many steps that must be followed to make a car! With vibrant, detailed photos, informational text, and a chart to show steps of the assembly line, even the most reluctant reader will want to learn more about this fascinating factory!
Featuring basic concepts, this nonfiction book teaches beginning readers different modes of travel--from bikes and cars to sleds and buses--while incorporating informational text with colorful and engaging images that will delight early readers!
Readers are introduced to mathematical concepts like ratios, proportions, and percentages in this adventurous title that centralizes around an exciting road trip! Through stunning photos, engaging sidebars, STEM topics, helpful mathematical diagrams, and challenging practice problems, readers will be excited to put their developing mathematical skills to good use!
Follow the story of a family buying a new car, learning how to calculate ratios and proportions along the way! This fun title helps readers practice their mathematical skills while teaching them about cars and automobile purchasing. With exciting images, easy-to-read text, helpful practice problems, STEM topics, and an accessible glossary and index, this title will keep readers engaged while showing how useful mathematics can be in daily life!
This exciting title shows readers how important volume is to flying a hot air balloon properly. Explore the history of the hot air balloon and learn how these eye-catching balloons fly! For hot air balloons to fly properly, passengers have to calculate the volume of the basket to see which balloon will be able to carry them. With vibrant images, easy-to-read text, simple practice problems, and clear mathematical diagrams, this title will engage readers while simplifying important mathematical formulas and STEM themes.
Trains take you where you need to go, and they move food and other goods from one place to another. Trains are full of shapes, too, which make them fun to look at. You can find circles on the train's wheels and rectangles on the railroad tracks and railroad signs. There are even shapes at the train station. Some ceilings have circles or triangles and some floors have squares. Look inside. Can you find any more?
Did you know that airports are the perfect place to find shapes? Sometimes shapes are used because they are a good design choice, such as circles and triangles on the ceiling. But other times, shapes are used to offer support and strength to the building. Look inside to see if you can ¬find the many shapes hidden inside airports from around the world. Take a look outside the airport, too. What shapes do you see on the runway?
Bikes, balloons, trains, ships, and more. This book is filled with the many different ways to get where you need to go. Use addition to ¬figure out how many people are on board a cruise ship or how long it took to build two famous railways in Russia. You will even learn about the biggest jet in the world. What is your favorite way to get around?
The family in this book is going on a vacation. They drive in a car, ride on an escalator, take a ferry across the water, and more. They discover the many ways that addition is a part of daily life. They even use addition to count taxis and to compare the cost of riding the subway for the day and the week. Hop on the double-decker bus and join them on their adventure through the city.
Find two-dimensional shapes while traveling on a train! This enjoyable title teaches children about geometry, encouraging them to discover familiar shapes like circles, triangles, and rectangles all around them. This book also challenges young readers to learn new STEM skills and geometry terms like octagon, parallel, and vertices! Find circles on the train's wheels! Find parallel rectangles on train tracks! Vivid images, clear examples, and helpful mathematical charts all simplify geometry and encourage children to find new geometric shapes all around them!
Find two-dimensional shapes while traveling on an airplane! This exciting title teaches children about geometry, encouraging them to find familiar shapes like circles, triangles, and rectangles all around them. This book also challenges young readers to learn new STEM skills and geometry terms like octagon, parallel, and vertices! Find triangles on an airplane's wings! Find rectangles on airport signs! Vivid images, clear examples, and helpful mathematical charts all simplify geometry and encourage children to find new geometric shapes all around them, whether it be on an airplane or right at home!
From bikes to balloons, from ships to trains, readers will discover many different modes of transportation in this exciting title! The vibrant photos, captivating maps, and helpful mathematical diagrams and charts will have children excited to learn about transportation while being given opportunities to practice their developing mathematical and STEM skills through addition.
The need for speed is the motivating factor in this engaging book. Readers learn the history of travel from the very slow to the supersonic and beyond, including everything in between. They learn and discover the factors that influence motion for all types of vehicles: land, air, and water alike. They also learn different ways to measure speed and read about energy uses for different vehicles. With greater speed comes greater risk. Readers learn how engineers are always seeking new and better ways to keep people safe as they travel faster and go farther.
Go-Karts are a fun and thrilling way to hit the road! This exciting nonfiction title invites readers to explore different parts needed to build a go-kart, velocity, speed, and how to stay safe in this fun motorsport. Using detailed images, charts and diagrams, informational text, and interesting facts in conjunction with mathematic skills and upper-level features such as a glossary of terms, an index, and a chapter format, readers are sure to be engaged and excited from cover to cover!
In this exciting and engaging nonfiction book, readers learn about the Wright Brothers, the history of aviation, how air travel has changed the way people work and live, and the important parts that make the plane fly! Using informational text, vibrant photos, an interesting timeline, and intriguing facts, this book will have readers wanting to learn everything they can about airplanes!
Climb aboard for a journey into the world of trains! In this fascinating nonfiction title, readers learn about the history of trains, the different uses for them, and the different types and parts including freight cars, box cars, passenger cars, and the caboose. With detailed photos, informative text, and intriguing facts, this book will have readers delighted from cover to cover!
Let's take a spin in the fascinating world of cars! In this engaging nonfiction title, readers learn about cars of all kinds--from the Model T roadster to electronic cars--through automobile history, the innovative way automobiles changed the way people travel, and the parts cars need in order to work properly to ensure automobile safety and keep pollution down. With detailed images and diagrams, informational text, and compelling facts, readers will want to learn everything they can about cars!
Driving around a busy downtown area can be a hassle, especially during rush hour. Cars, taxis, buses, bicycles, and pedestrians create traffic jams on city streets. So city trains are the answer for many people. In this title, beginning readers will follow city trains from stop to stop.
The average freight car can hold 200,000 pounds. This is equal to the weight of 15 male bush elephants! Early readers will be impressed by the powerful freight trains in this book moving heavy loads of food, coal, oil, and more!
High-speed trains get their speed and their nickname from their bullet-like shape. Their long, curved noses cut through air easily to allow speeds much faster than 100 miles per hour! This quick read will get elementary students turning pages and on track for reading success.
Ever ride a train on an elevated track around a zoo, an airport, or an amusement park? If so, you’ve traveled by monorail. In this book, new readers will see many scenic aerial views offered by the off-the-ground trains that move on single rails.
Passenger trains have all kinds of cars—baggage cars, lounge cars, dining cars, and sleeper cars. They often need to keep riders comfortable for multi-day trips. This title shows beginning readers a train type that works day and night to take passengers long distances.
A subway train is often the light at the end of the tunnel. It travels underneath a city in its own network of underground passageways. Readers just starting out will go deep in this title to discover a form of train transportation hidden from plain view.
Many big rigs can also be called 18-wheelers. These long transport machines need eighteen big wheels to support a tractor front and trailer back. This title revs young readers up as it unloads information about the parts and purpose of big rigs.