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BISAC Subject JNF051120

JUVENILE NONFICTION / Technology / How Things Work-Are Made

Tabletop Wars — Paperback Set

From the Series Tabletop Wars


Create a tabletop medieval battlefield! Step-by-step instructions guide readers through the process of making catapults, small launchers, traps and triggers, and more using easy-to-find… Read More →

  • Paperback
  • List Price: $31.96
  • Your Price: $30.36
  • 4 titles
Fall 2018

The Science of Cars: A Cars Discovery Book

From the Series Disney Learning Discovery Books

Lightning McQueen, Doc Hudson, Smoky and others explore the science of cars. From how a car works to Formula One racing, clear, nonfiction text give all the details. Favorite Cars characters… Read More →

  • Lexile: 880
  • ATOS: 5.2
  • Dewey: 629.222

The World Humans Made

From the Series Space Cat Explores STEM

Join Space Cat and her friend Dog as they compare the natural world and the world humans made. Discover how STEM skills play a role. Read More →

  • Lexile: 560
  • Dewey: 600
Spring 2019

This Python Isn't a Snake: What Are Coding Languages and Syntax?

From the Series Coding Is CATegorical ™

Cats can code? These cats sure can! Playful rhyming verse and goofy illustrations introduce coding languages and syntax. Readers will learn why we need special languages for coding and see… Read More →

  • Lexile: 970
  • Dewey: 005.2

We Use Tools All Day

From the Series Space Cat Explores STEM

Space Cat and her pal Dog help readers understand simple and complex tools we all use every day. Read More →

  • Lexile: 620
  • Dewey: 621.9

What Are Programs and Apps?

From the Series Lightning Bolt Books ® — Our Digital World

Programs and apps make computers useful. They let you do homework on laptops. They let you play games on smartphones and tablets. What programs and apps are the most important? Who makes them? Read More →

  • Lexile: 640
  • ATOS: 4.0
  • Dewey: 005.3

What Is Computer Coding?

From the Series Lightning Bolt Books ® — Our Digital World

Computers cannot understand human languages such as English. Instead they follow instructions written in special codes. Computer programmers use these codes to design video games and computer… Read More →

  • Lexile: 540
  • ATOS: 4.0
  • Dewey: 005.1

What Makes a Building Strong?

From the Series Space Cat Explores STEM

Space Cat is curious about how tools, technology, and engineering are used to keep buildings and structures from falling down. Read More →

  • Lexile: 770
  • Dewey: 624.1

What's Inside My Computer?

From the Series Lightning Bolt Books ® — Our Digital World

People use many kinds of computers. There are desktop computers, laptops, tablets, smartphones, and even some toys and cameras. Do you know what parts are similar in all computers? Or how… Read More →

  • Lexile: 550
  • ATOS: 3.9
  • Dewey: 004
Fall 2018

Wings & Beaks: Technology Inspired by Animals

From the Series Animal Tech

Soar high in the skies while learning about animals that have inspired amazing technology. Read the stories of the scientists and engineers who have observed, studied, and mimicked the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 750


From the Series First Step Nonfiction — Materials

An introduction to wood and its uses in everyday life. Read More →

  • Dewey: 620.1'2
Spring 2019

You Can't Dance to These Rhythms: What Are Algorithms?

From the Series Coding Is CATegorical ™

Do you know how to create an algorithm? These cats sure do! Author Brian P. Cleary and illustrator (and coding hobbyist) Martin Goneau offer a fun and accessible introduction to algorithms… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1100
  • Dewey: 005.1

¡Que vivan los obreros de construcción! (Hooray for Construction Workers!)

From the Series Bumba Books ® en español — ¡Que vivan los ayudantes comunitarios! (Hooray for Community Helpers!)

¡La construcción es un trabajo duro! Ya sea construyendo caminos o edificios que la gente usa todos los días, los trabajadores de la construcción trabajan afuera en todo tipo de clima. Las… Read More →

  • Lexile: 430
  • ATOS: 2.8
  • Dewey: 624