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!
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?
Travel and transportation can be different in cities, suburbs, and small towns. This book encourages children to look at their communities and identify the types of transportation used to move people and goods. They will then compare and contrast how people and goods are moved in different kinds of communities, based on their locations.
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!
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.
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.
Corvette is often called the Great American Sports Car. This dynamic new title gives an in-depth look at the history behind this great automobilefrom its inception in 1953 to the present. The book includes information about racing, restoration, and technological innovations. Detailed photographs, extensive details, and specs give readers an insiders look at the evolution of one of the worlds most iconic cars.
Learn about the Camaro, General-Motors muscle car with four distinct generations of design before 2002. Find out how this classic vehicle has been continually re-invented since its original heydey in the 1960s and '70s. Discover what makes this "pony car" unique with this in-depth look at the history, the legendary models, and the stats.
This engaging new title tells the story of Lamborghini from the humble background of founder Ferruccio Lamborghini to the brands modern reputation as one of the most stylish supercars. This title includes information about racing history, prototypes, and technical specifications. Stunning full-color photographs capture the essence of this coveted supercar.
Riding on something is one of the first steps to independence for children. This simple book features children riding on bikes, ponies, buses, trains, and planes. A simple activity asks children what kinds of things they would like to ride.
Young readers will really dig this exciting new title that looks at different kinds of tractors. Tractors at Work uses detailed photographs and decodable text to introduce readers to different tractor models and the kinds of work different tractors can do.
Vehicles on the Farm takes readers on an exciting tour of the kinds of hard-working vehicles that are found on a farm. This new title uses large, vibrant images and clear text to introduce readers to combines, harvesters, and other common farm vehicles and the important jobs they do.
For kids who love airplanes, it doesn't get any more exciting than fighter jets! Young readers will be fascinated to learn about the different kinds of modern fighter jets, how they operate, and their purpose during wartimeto fight the enemy in the air and control the skies.
Engaging photographs and easy-to-read text combine to give young readers a close-up look at different kinds of helicopters. Hovering Helicopters describes the way a helicopter operates, different kinds of helicopters, and how these amazing machines can go places and do things that other vehicles cannot.
Children will delight in learning about military tanks. Mighty Tanks introduces readers to the different parts that make up a tank and explains how these mighty armored vehicles move over rough terrain.
Dynamic photos and simple text explain the different roles helicopters play in the military. Young readers will discover which kinds of helicopters are used by the military for rescue, to carry personnel, and to carry out missions. The special features of each kind of helicopter are described.
Monster trucks are recreational, sports entertainment vehicles that are pick-up trucks with enormous wheels and suspension. People watch them in races and jumps, or tractor pulls and car-crushing derbies. Kids will learn about the design of this enormous vehicle!
This high-energy title introduces young readers to different kinds of motorcycles, including superbikes, street bikes, and dirt bikes. This dynamic new book also describes the basic parts and functions of various motorcycles. Decodable text and exciting photographs make this title ideal for young motorcycle enthusiasts.
Young readers will be amazed by the photos of armored fighting vehicles, or AFVs, in this informative book. Military vehicles protected with plating, such as tanks, artillery, and personnel carriers, are featured along with explanations of how they work and how their armor plating protects them.
What are the machines and vehicles that tear through tough material, then make our roads smooth and safe? Find out about back hoes and pounders, rollers and pavers; the work these vehicles do; how theyre made; and who can use them!
Dirt bikes, snowmobiles, and quadschildren will love reading about their favorite recreational and non-recreational off road and all terrain vehicles (ATVs) in this entertaining book.
Young readers will race to get their hands on this entertaining new book! Bicycles: Pedal Power looks at different kinds of bikes used for transportation, work, and fun. Readers will learn about mountain bikes, racing bikes, tandem bikes, rickshaws, and more.
This new title will make a splash with young readers! From sailboats and speed boats, to ferries and ocean liners, Boats on the Water introduces readers to different kinds of boats and ships. Children will enjoy learning about the basic parts and functions of various boats.
How are the tallest buildings built? How do the biggest boats get into the water? The crane, also known as a bridge or overhead crane, is the large machine used for these big, tall jobs. Children will learn about the different types and sizes of cranes and how they perform; how a crane is a vehicle; and why the crane provides power that people and animals cannot.
This fast-moving book about cars uses dynamic photos and interesting facts to explain the basics of how they work. Topics include the engine, steering, going fast and slow, different kinds of fuel, and driving safety. A quiz at the end tests the reader's knowledge.