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BISAC Subject JNF051130

JUVENILE NONFICTION / Technology / Machinery & Tools

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
  • ATOS: 4.0
  • 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
  • ATOS: 3.5
  • 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
  • ATOS: 3.7
  • 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
  • ATOS: 3.4
  • 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
  • ATOS: 4.0
  • Dewey: 623.825/7
Fall 2019

How Tanks Work

From the Series Lightning Bolt Books ® — Military Machines

Tanks are big and tough military vehicles. Do you know what makes them able to drive almost anywhere? Or when people first used tanks? Learn about these impressive machines! Read More →

  • Lexile: 570
  • ATOS: 3.4
  • Dewey: 623.74/752

Inclined Planes and Wedges

From the Series Early Bird Physics

What is an inclined plane? How do you use a wedge? Using easy-to-understand examples and fun-to-do experiments, discover how these two simple machines work and make the work that you do easier. Read More →

  • Lexile: 520
  • ATOS: 3.6
  • Dewey: 621.8'11

Incredible Inventions — eBook Set

From the Series Incredible Inventions

Set

Delve into the history of the world's greatest inventions, from ancient times to modern day. Colorful illustrations and humorous text tell the stories of inventions from the earliest… Read More →

  • Multi-user eBook
  • List Price: $170.60
  • Your Price: $127.95
  • 4 titles

Incredible Inventions — Library Bound Set

From the Series Incredible Inventions

Set

Delve into the history of the world's greatest inventions, from ancient times to modern day. Colorful illustrations and humorous text tell the stories of inventions from the earliest… Read More →

  • Library Bound Hardcover
  • List Price: $111.96
  • Your Price: $83.97
  • 4 titles

Inside Battleships

From the Series Inside Military Machines

Take a fascinating tour of the mightiest fighting ships of all time—from ancient Greek galleys to gigantic modern aircraft carriers. Get an up-close view of these incredible battleships as… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1060
  • ATOS: 6.6
  • Dewey: 623.825

Inside Fighter Planes

From the Series Inside Military Machines

Follow the powerful story of fighter aircraft—from the earliest six-winged inventions used during World War I right up to modern supersonic stealth fighters. Along the way, explore inside the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1040
  • ATOS: 6.4
  • Dewey: 623.74/64

Inside Military Machines — eBook Set

From the Series Inside Military Machines

Set

Explore the development of military machines from early catapults to modern sonar. This series combines history, technology, and engineering information with real-life stories about people… Read More →

  • Multi-user eBook
  • List Price: $170.60
  • Your Price: $127.95
  • 4 titles

Inside Military Machines — Library Bound Set

From the Series Inside Military Machines

Set

Explore the development of military machines from early catapults to modern sonar. This series combines history, technology, and engineering information with real-life stories about people… Read More →

  • Library Bound Hardcover
  • List Price: $111.96
  • Your Price: $83.97
  • 4 titles

Inside Submarines

From the Series Inside Military Machines

Believe it or not, submarines date back to the seventeenth century! Discover how they developed from early designs such as the one-person Turtle into streamlined, stealthy warships. Along the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1050
  • ATOS: 6.7
  • Dewey: 623.825/709

Inside Tanks and Heavy Artillery

From the Series Inside Military Machines

The earliest tank was designed in the fifteenth century. Since then, tanks have developed into huge, powerful weapons. Get an up-close view of mighty tanks and artillery as you learn about a… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1040
  • ATOS: 6.5
  • Dewey: 623.4/1

Inventors: Designing and Creating Tomorrow's World

From the Series Get to Work with Science and Technology

From virtual reality headsets to a musical instrument that can switch instantly from being a guitar to a keyboard. From ocean vacuum cleaners that suck oil, detergents, and trash from the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 990
  • ATOS: 6.1
  • Dewey: 600
Fall 2019

Let's Look at Diggers and Dumpers

From the Series Mini Mechanics

Readers will be enthralled with large-format photos of the fascinating construction vehicles. The Mini Mechanics characters check out equipment ranging from dump trucks hauling sand to… Read More →

  • Lexile: 640
  • ATOS: 4.0
  • Dewey: 621.8/65
Fall 2019

Let's Look at Emergency Vehicles

From the Series Mini Mechanics

This roundup of emergency vehicles not only covers ambulances, fire trucks, and police cars, but also fireboats, lifeboats, search-and-rescue helicopters, and more. Mini Mechanics introduce… Read More →

  • Lexile: 740
  • ATOS: 4.1
  • Dewey: 629.225
Fall 2019

Let's Look at Monster Machines

From the Series Mini Mechanics

Engaging text and large photographs showcase machines so massive, they're monstrous! The Mini Mechanics characters explain key features of each vehicle and how they work. Read More →

  • Lexile: 740
  • ATOS: 3.7
  • Dewey: 621.8
Fall 2019

Let's Look at Trucks and Tractors

From the Series Mini Mechanics

From tractors pulling plows in fields to big rigs hauling trailers across the country, readers will learn about fascinating vehicles designed to do big jobs. Mini Mechanics characters point… Read More →

  • Lexile: 660
  • ATOS: 3.8
  • Dewey: 629.224