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BISAC Subject JNF051130

JUVENILE NONFICTION / Technology / Machinery & Tools

From Iron to Car

From the Series Start to Finish, Second Series

How does iron turn into a brand-new car? Follow each step in the production cycle—from digging up iron ore to hitting the road—in this fascinating book! Read More →

  • Lexile: 480
  • ATOS: 2.3
  • Dewey: 629.2'3

From Oil to Gas

From the Series Start to Finish, Second Series

How does oil turn into fuel for cars and trucks? Follow each step in the production cycle—from clearing land to filling a tank with gas—in this fascinating book! Read More →

  • Lexile: 360
  • ATOS: 2.3
  • Dewey: 665.5'3827

From Sheep to Sweater

From the Series Start to Finish, Second Series

How does sheep's wool turn into cozy clothing? Follow each step in the production cycle—from shearing a sheep to pulling on a warm sweater—in this fascinating book! Read More →

  • Lexile: 410
  • ATOS: 2.1
  • Dewey: 677'.31

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, 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

Front Loaders Scoop!

From the Series Bumba Books ® — Construction Zone

What do you need to scoop up a large load? A front loader! Front loaders can scoop up rocks and dirt. Scoop by scoop, front loaders work hard to get the job done. Age-appropriate critical… Read More →

  • Lexile: 420
  • ATOS: 1.8
  • Dewey: 621.8/6

Garbage Trucks on the Go

From the Series Bumba Books ® — Machines That Go

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

  • Lexile: 420
  • ATOS: 1.9
  • Dewey: 628.4/42
Fall 2019

Garfield's ® Almost-as-Great-as-Naps Guide to Engineering

From the Series Garfield's ® Fat Cat Guide to STEM Breakthroughs

Join Garfield in exploring breakthroughs in engineering, from the first pyramids and plumbing to modern times and into the future, where one day people may be able to take vacations to the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 810
  • Dewey: 620

Genius Engineering Inventions: From the Plow to 3D Printing

From the Series Incredible Inventions

Tin cans were first produced in London in 1813. But they had to be opened with a hammer and chisel, because the can opener wasn't invented until 1855! Check out other amazing engineering… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1020
  • Dewey: 600

Genius Optical Inventions: From the X-Ray to the Telescope

From the Series Incredible Inventions

Before magnifying glasses, how did people make objects look larger? The ancient Romans filled glass bowls with water. Then microscopes and telescopes came along. But optical innovation didn't… Read More →

  • Lexile: 980
  • Dewey: 621.36

Going Ice Fishing: Lever vs. Screw

From the Series First Step Nonfiction — Simple Machines to the Rescue

Is it easier to move ice with a lever or a screw? Readers will see how a group of kids compares two simple machines and decides which one does a better job at moving the ice. This book… Read More →

  • Lexile: 350
  • ATOS: 1.7
  • Dewey: 621.8

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

Harvesters Go to Work

From the Series Farm Machines at Work

Learn about the role of harvesters on farms in this title published jointly with New Holland Agriculture. Explore how harvesters work and what is in store for the future of this piece of… Read More →

  • Lexile: 530
  • ATOS: 3.8
  • Dewey: 631.3/7

Hauling a Pumpkin: Wheels and Axles vs. Lever

From the Series First Step Nonfiction — Simple Machines to the Rescue

Which works better to haul a pumpkin—a lever or wheels and axles? Readers will see how a group of kids compares two simple machines and decides which one does a better job at moving the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 370
  • ATOS: 1.6
  • Dewey: 621.8'11

Helicopters on the Go

From the Series Bumba Books ® — Machines That Go

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

  • Lexile: 400
  • ATOS: 2.0
  • Dewey: 629.133/352

Holding a Door Open: Wedge vs. Wheels and Axles

From the Series First Step Nonfiction — Simple Machines to the Rescue

Which makes it easier to lift a large toy—a wedge or wheels and axles? Readers will see how a group of kids compares two simple machines and decides which one does a better job at lifting the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 410
  • ATOS: 1.5
  • Dewey: 621.8

Hovercrafts and Humvees: Engineering Goes to War

From the Series STEM on the Battlefield

In 1944 during World War II, US and British engineers built a massive floating harbor. When soldiers from these countries landed in France to fight the Germans, ships towed the harbor to the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 930
  • ATOS: 6.1
  • Dewey: 623
Fall 2019

How Aircraft Carriers Work

From the Series Lightning Bolt Books ® — Military Machines

Explore aircraft carriers in this high-interest look at an exciting military machine. The history of aircraft carriers, their parts, and how they are used in action are covered with leveled… Read More →

  • Lexile: 540
  • Dewey: 359.9/4835

How Can We Reduce Manufacturing Pollution?

From the Series Searchlight Books ™ — What Can We Do about Pollution?

Factories create large amounts of pollution when making their products. But did you know that new technology helps factories significantly reduce the amount of that pollution? Or that… Read More →

  • Lexile: 760
  • ATOS: 5.1
  • Dewey: 628.1'6837

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
Fall 2019

How Drones Work

From the Series Lightning Bolt Books ® — Military Machines

Carefully leveled text and full color photos introduce readers to military drones. The history of drones, drone parts, and uses of drones are discussed with high-interest appeal. Read More →

  • Lexile: 730
  • Dewey: 629.133/39
Fall 2019

How Fighter Jets Work

From the Series Lightning Bolt Books ® — Military Machines

Fighter jets zoom through the sky in this informative introduction to military machines. Readers will enjoy carefully leveled text and color photographs as they learn about the history… Read More →

  • Lexile: 710
  • Dewey: 358.4/383
Fall 2019

How Military Helicopters Work

From the Series Lightning Bolt Books ® — Military Machines

Helicopters are fast and impressive military aircraft. But did you know they can take off without a runway? Or that they can land in the water? Discover what makes these incredible feats… Read More →

  • Lexile: 470
  • Dewey: 623.74/60472
Fall 2019

How Submarines Work

From the Series Lightning Bolt Books ® — Military Machines

Submarines are mighty and sneaky military watercraft. But did you know that they can carry an entire crew of people? Or that they can track where other boats are in the water? Learn more in… Read More →

  • Lexile: 680
  • Dewey: 623.825/7