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BISAC Subject JNF051120

JUVENILE NONFICTION / Technology / How Things Work-Are Made

From Tree to House

From the Series Start to Finish

How is a house built? Loggers cut down trees that are sent to a sawmill and made into boards. These boards are sent to builders who use them to build the floors, walls, and roof of the house… Read More →

  • Lexile: 470
  • ATOS: 2.2
  • Dewey: 690'.837

From Tree to Paper

From the Series Start to Finish, Second Series

How does a tree turn into a comic book or a magazine? Follow each step in the production cycle—from planting a tree to reading or writing on paper—in this fascinating book! Read More →

  • Lexile: 300
  • ATOS: 1.9
  • Dewey: 676

From Wax to Crayon

From the Series Start to Finish

How are crayons made? Clear wax is melted in a factory. Once it's melted, color is added to it, it is poured into crayon-shaped molds, cooled, and wrapped in a paper label. Sorted into sets… Read More →

  • Lexile: 370
  • ATOS: 2.1
  • Dewey: 688

From Wax to Crayon

From the Series Start to Finish, Second Series

How does wax turn into a colorful crayon? Follow each step in the production cycle—from melting wax into a liquid to coloring a fun picture—in this fascinating book! Read More →

  • Lexile: 450
  • ATOS: 2.1
  • Dewey: 665'.4

From Wheat to Bread

From the Series Start to Finish, Second Series

How does wheat turn into bread? Follow each step in the food production cycle—from planting wheat seeds to eating toast with jelly—in this fascinating book! Read More →

  • Lexile: 450
  • ATOS: 2.2
  • Dewey: 664'.722

From Wood to Baseball Bat

From the Series Start to Finish, Second Series

How does a piece of wood become a brand-new baseball bat? Follow each step in the process—from cutting the wood to shipping the bat to a store—in this fascinating book! Read More →

  • Lexile: 470
  • ATOS: 2.6
  • Dewey: 688.7'6357
Fall 2018

Fur & Claws: Technology Inspired by Animals

From the Series Animal Tech

What would life be like without Velcro? Did you know it was inspired by the way cockleburs get stuck in a dog's fur? Learn about six life-changing technologies inspired by mammals. Readers… Read More →

  • Lexile: 770

Gravity

From the Series First Step Nonfiction — Forces and Motion

Gravity is what keeps us from flying off into space. We are always being pulled towards the center of the earth. The moon is also pulled by the earth’s gravity. That’s why it’s always so close to us. Read More →

  • ATOS: 2.3
  • Dewey: 531'.6

Hooray for Construction Workers!

From the Series Bumba Books ® — Hooray for Community Helpers!

Carefully leveled text and fresh, vibrant photos engage young readers in learning about how construction workers help their community. Age-appropriate critical thinking questions and a photo… Read More →

  • Lexile: 440
  • ATOS: 1.8
  • Dewey: 690.092

How Batteries Work

From the Series Connect with Electricity

Have you ever wondered how a set of batteries power the remote for your TV? Or have you ever wanted to examine the battery inside a car? Without batteries, we would not be able to power many… Read More →

  • Lexile: 980
  • ATOS: 6.4
  • Dewey: 621.31/242

How Circuits Work

From the Series Connect with Electricity

Have you ever wondered how electricity powers your home or school? What about how that electricity travels? In any device that uses electricity, inside is a small path called a circuit… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1060
  • ATOS: 6.9
  • Dewey: 621.319/2

How Conductors Work

From the Series Connect with Electricity

Did you know that trees, buildings, and even people can act as conductors for electricity? Or have you ever wondered why we're warned not to go outside during a thunderstorm? Scientists… Read More →

  • Lexile: 930
  • ATOS: 6.1
  • Dewey: 537.6/2

How Do Big Rigs Work?

From the Series Lightning Bolt Books ® — How Vehicles Work

Big rigs have powerful engines and lots of wheels. But do you know how much weight these trucks can pull? Or how drivers stop these giant vehicles? Young readers will love this in-depth yet… Read More →

  • Lexile: 550
  • ATOS: 3.3
  • Dewey: 629.224

How Do Computers Talk to One Another?

From the Series Lightning Bolt Books ® — Our Digital World

The Internet connects computers across the world. You may have used it to surf the web or e-mail your friends. But how does it work? How can it send information around the globe? Read this… Read More →

  • Lexile: 610
  • ATOS: 4.0
  • Dewey: 004.6

How Do Fire Trucks Work?

From the Series Lightning Bolt Books ® — How Vehicles Work

Fire trucks have loud sirens and flashing lights. They race to fires to keep people and property safe. But what are some different kinds of fire trucks? And what special equipment do they use… Read More →

  • Lexile: 520
  • ATOS: 3.4
  • Dewey: 628.9/259

How Do Formula One Race Cars Work?

From the Series Lightning Bolt Books ® — How Vehicles Work

Formula One race cars are fast and sleek. They zoom around the racetrack. But how do these cars go so fast? And how do drivers stay safe? This title offers an exciting look at Formula One… Read More →

  • Lexile: 560
  • ATOS: 3.5
  • Dewey: 629.228

How Do Hang Gliders Work?

From the Series Lightning Bolt Books ® — How Flight Works

Would you want to swoop through the air like a bird? Riding a hang glider is a fun way to fly. But a hang glider has no motor. How does the pilot take off? How does the hang glider stay in… Read More →

  • Lexile: 530
  • ATOS: 3.1
  • Dewey: 629.1'4

How Do Helicopters Work?

From the Series Lightning Bolt Books ® — How Flight Works

Helicopters can take off from almost anywhere and change directions quickly. They can even hover. But how do they stay in the air? And how do pilots control these special aircraft? Read this… Read More →

  • Lexile: 470
  • ATOS: 2.9
  • Dewey: 387.7'3352

How Do Hot Air Balloons Work?

From the Series Lightning Bolt Books ® — How Flight Works

Hot air balloons are huge and colorful. They're lots of fun to watch. But how do they fly? And how do people control where the hot air balloon goes? Read this book to find out! Read More →

  • Lexile: 500
  • ATOS: 2.9
  • Dewey: 629.133'22

How Do Jets Work?

From the Series Lightning Bolt Books ® — How Flight Works

Jets are sleek and powerful. They travel very fast. But how do these heavy planes fly? And how do pilots land them? Read this book to find out! Read More →

  • Lexile: 520
  • ATOS: 2.9
  • Dewey: 629.132

How Do Monster Trucks Work?

From the Series Lightning Bolt Books ® — How Vehicles Work

Monster trucks are huge and strong. How do their tires help them bounce? And how do people drive these giant vehicles? Find out how monster trucks work, the special equipment they need, and… Read More →

  • Lexile: 500
  • ATOS: 3.4
  • Dewey: 629.223'2

How Do Parachutes Work?

From the Series Lightning Bolt Books ® — How Flight Works

Parachutes can be used for emergency landings. But they can also be used for flying fun! Who packs a parachute? And how does its light fabric keep you afloat? Discover the answers inside this book! Read More →

  • Lexile: 530
  • ATOS: 3.4
  • Dewey: 629.134'386

How Do Space Vehicles Work?

From the Series Lightning Bolt Books ® — How Flight Works

Space vehicles are out of this world! But how do they fly out into space? How do they carry people safely? And what parts do these amazing aircraft have? Find the answers inside this book! Read More →

  • Lexile: 450
  • ATOS: 3.1
  • Dewey: 629.44'1

How Do Tanks Work?

From the Series Lightning Bolt Books ® — How Vehicles Work

Tanks are tough and powerful. They can travel across all types of land. But how do these heavy vehicles keep their tracks moving? And how many people does it take to drive a tank? Fans of… Read More →

  • Lexile: 550
  • ATOS: 3.5
  • Dewey: 623.74'752