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BISAC Subject JNF051130

JUVENILE NONFICTION / Technology / Machinery & Tools

Backhoes Dig!

Preschool - Grade 1

What truck helps dig a big hole? A backhoe! With every scoop, backhoes help clear dirt and rocks out of the way. Vibrant photos and age-appropriate critical thinking questions help young… Read More →

  • Lexile: 440
  • ATOS: 1.8
  • Dewey: 621.8/65

Balance

Kindergarten - Grade 2

  • Dewey: 681'.2
Fall 2018

Balers Go to Work

Kindergarten - Grade 3

Balers take the stage in this title published jointly with New Holland Agriculture. From the different parts balers have to how farmers use these machines, readers will learn all about balers… Read More →

  • Lexile: 840
  • Dewey: 631.3

Break the Siege: Make Your Own Catapults

Grade 3 - Grade 6

Construct an arsenal of mini-models of large launchers, based on siege weapons used throughout history. All you need are everyday items and some adult help. Wheel them out as you conduct a… Read More →

  • Lexile: 910
  • Dewey: 623.4/41

Bulldozers Push!

Preschool - Grade 1

What vehicle can push away rocks and dirt? A bulldozer! Bulldozers help clear land for buildings. From forests to the dump, bulldozers push things out of the way. With carefully leveled text… Read More →

  • Lexile: 410
  • ATOS: 1.7
  • Dewey: 629.225

Bumba Books ™ — Construction Zone

Series

Welcome to the construction zone! From backhoes to concrete mixers, young readers will learn all about the big machines that help construction workers do their jobs. Carefully leveled text… Read More →

Bumba Books ™ — Machines That Go

Series

Ready, set, let's go! There are many ways to get from one place to another. You can take a train, a helicopter, even a monster truck! These compelling introductions help young readers explore… Read More →

Bumba Books ™ — Machines That Go: New for Spring 2018

Series

Ready, set, let's go! There are many ways to get from one place to another. You can take a train, a helicopter, even a monster truck! These compelling introductions help young readers explore… Read More →

Castle Attack: Make Your Own Medieval Battlefield

Grade 3 - Grade 6

Make models of castle buildings and little knights, and plan a medieval battle scene that uses the mini-launchers from other books in this series. All you need are everyday items and some… Read More →

  • Lexile: 920
  • Dewey: 728.8/1

Cloverleaf Books ™ — Community Helpers

Series

So many people help out in our communities! In these books, young students talk with different community helpers to find out what they do, what skills and training they need, and how their… Read More →

Compass

Kindergarten - Grade 2

Concrete Mixers Stir!

Preschool - Grade 1

What truck do you need when you want to make a new sidewalk? A concrete mixer! Concrete mixers bring concrete to construction sites. From a goopy mixture to dry concrete, concrete mixers are… Read More →

  • Lexile: 380
  • ATOS: 1.7
  • Dewey: 621.8/6
Fall 2018

Construction Workers in My Community

Kindergarten - Grade 2

With charming text and colorful illustrations, readers can follow along as a class meets a construction worker and learns what construction workers do. Comprehension questions, fun facts… Read More →

  • Lexile: 490
  • Dewey: 331.7/624

Cranes

Kindergarten - Grade 3

Do you know… - What cranes do? - How cranes help people do their work? - Which part of a crane is called the jib? Read More →

  • ATOS: 3.0
  • Dewey: 621.8'73

Cranes Lift!

Preschool - Grade 1

What do construction workers use to lift things high in the sky? A crane! Cranes help builders reach the tops of tall buildings. From apartments to skyscrapers, cranes work on tall jobs… Read More →

  • Lexile: 420
  • ATOS: 1.7
  • Dewey: 621.8/73
Fall 2018

Cultivators Go to Work

Kindergarten - Grade 3

Readers will learn all about cultivators, from what parts they have and how they work to the way they are used by farmers, in this title published jointly with New Holland Agriculture. Read More →

  • Lexile: 570
  • Dewey: 631.5/1

Demolition Derby: Tearing It Up

Grade 4 - Grade 8

Have you ever seen a car crash? How about dozens of car crashes all at the same time? At demolition derbies, you'll see drivers ram their cars into one another until only one car remains… Read More →

  • Lexile: 870
  • ATOS: 5.4
  • Dewey: 796.7

Dirt and Destruction Sports Zone

Series

Dirt and Destruction Sports Zone takes readers into the action-packed world of extreme driving, whether it's through mud, around boulders, or even over other cars. Coverage of the best… Read More →

Dump Trucks Haul!

Preschool - Grade 1

What truck can help fill a hole? A dump truck! Dump trucks can move rocks and dirt. From load to load, dump trucks do a lot of heavy lifting. Carefully leveled text and age-appropriate… Read More →

  • Lexile: 400
  • ATOS: 1.6
  • Dewey: 629.224

Eyedropper

Kindergarten - Grade 2

  • Dewey: 681'.75
Fall 2018

Farm Machines at Work

Series

Readers will have fun learning about farm vehicles in this series published in partnership with New Holland Agriculture, a leader in farming machinery and equipment. Each title features… Read More →

Fire Trucks on the Go

Preschool - Grade 1

Carefully leveled text and fresh, vibrant photos engage young readers in learning about how fire trucks work. Age-appropriate critical thinking questions and a photo glossary help build… Read More →

  • Lexile: 430
  • ATOS: 1.5
  • Dewey: 628.9/259

First Step Nonfiction — Simple Machines to the Rescue

Series

This series allows readers to compare simple machines to see which one works best in a particular situation. Each book sets up a problem. The kids test two simple machines and determine a winner. Read More →

First Step Nonfiction — Simple Tools

Series

Each book in this series explains the uses for a simple tool found in the elementary classroom. With simple sentences and colorful photographs, this series corresponds directly to science standards. Read More →