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.
Get ready for a hot read on some cool cars! From modified 1930s Ford cars, such as the "Deuce" roadster and classic Model T, to crazy VW Bugs and pumped-up pickup trucks, Hot Hot Rods will show kids what makes these jaw-dropping cars and their powerful engines so special! With incredible, full-color photographs, thrill-seeking readers will learn all about the history of hot rods and the people who create and drive them. So fasten your seat belt and get ready for a fast ride!
Perhaps you take the bus to school or ride in the car. But imagine traveling to school on your family’s donkey cart or paddling to school along a jungle river in a canoe! How We Get Around explores the many different ways in which people travel during their everyday lives. From high-speed bullet trains in Japan to snowmobiles in Alaska, we’re all on the move in dozens of different ways.
Kids will love learning all about the world's biggest, most powerful earthmovers! No job is too big or too tough for these extreme machines. Packed with dazzling photos and fascinating information, Huge Earthmovers is guaranteed to delight young readers.
Have a need for speed? Check out the blazing velocity achieved by rally racing champions! These expert drivers are pushing their sport to new limits with huge jumps, tight turns, and maximum speed. Fast-paced narratives and full-color photos will engage young readers in the excitement of this extreme adventure sport. A "gear page" shows the equipment and safety features used by pros and beginners alike.
Fasten your seat belt! You're about to take a tour of the biggest, most awesome trucks in the world! From gigantic tankers that transport enough liquid to fill 72,000 pint-sized milk cartons to super-huge logging trucks that can haul the weight of seven large elephants, readers will see just how useful these trucks can be. Large, full-color photos and fascinating facts are sure to make Titanic Trucks a hit with young readers.
Discover the world's biggest, most awesome airplanes! From immense passenger jets to king-sized cargo planes, the aircraft featured in this book all share one quality--they're HUGE! Dazzling photos combined with fascinating information will engage kids as they learn all about these super-huge machines.
People around the world are traveling green! From hybrid cars that are more fuel-efficient to new public transportation projects that emit fewer pollutants, kids will discover the new and innovative ways people are protecting the environment and making the world a better place. Packed with large, full-color photos and interesting facts, Traveling Green is sure to engage young environmentalists as they learn all about the current efforts to make their planet greener--and discover ways that they can help out, too!
During the 19th century, the first cars could barely go 10 miles per hour. Today, cars can go even faster than some planes. How? These cars use the same engines as airplanesjet engines. In Jet-Powered Speed, kids will read about the fastest jet-powered cars in the world from the Thrust SSC, that can reach speeds of over 700 miles per hour, to the Bloodhound SSC, which is currently in production with hopes that it will be able to go 1,000 miles per hour. With incredible, full-color photographs, thrill-seekers will learn all about the history of jet-powered vehicles and the people who create and drive them. So fasten your seat belt and get ready for a jet-powered ride!
An airplane rolls down the runway and is about to take off when a fire erupts in the right engine. Within seconds, the cabin is engulfed in flames. The passengers and crew start to breathe in thick smoke. They need to be evacuatedand fast! In less than a minute, aviation firefighters arrive with their equipment, ready to battle the blaze and rescue the people trapped inside the plane. In Aviation Firefighters, dramatic, true stories will keep readers turning the pages as they learn firsthand how these tough, brave firefighters use their strength, quick thinking, and expert skills to battle deadly blazes. In addition, readers will go behind the scenes to learn how aviation firefighters train for their job so that they are ready to spring into action at a moments notice.
Buckle your seat belt and get ready to discover the fastest cars in drag racing! In Dynamic Drag Racers, thrill-seeking readers will discover all of the different types of vehicles in the sport, from Top Fuel dragsters and Pro Stock Motorcycles to Funny Cars and exhibition wheelstanders. If you have a need for speed, this is the book for you! With full-color photographs and clear, simple text, kids will learn all about the history of drag car racing and the people who create and drive these super-fast vehicles. It's a must-have for kids who love cool cars!
In Electrifying Eco-Race Cars, kids will discover some of the coolest and most Earth-friendly cars around! From hydrogen-fueled race cars that can reach speeds of over 300 miles per hour to wind-powered speedsters that don't use a motor, kids will see that the next generation of race cars is going green. With profiles of eight of the fastest eco-race cars around, kids will see how race car design is speeding into the future. With large, full-color photographs, thrill-seeking readers will learn all about eco-race cars and the people who create and drive them. So fasten your seat belt and get ready to discover some Earth-friendly cars that can achieve super-fast speeds!