How Do Big Rigs Work?

From the Series Lightning Bolt Books ® — How Vehicles Work

  • Interest Level: Grade 1 - Grade 3   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

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 accessible look at big rigs. Learn how they work, the special equipment they need, and the cool features and uses they have. From their tires to their roaring engines and loud horns, this book contains all the details that will excite big-rig fans!

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-1-4677-9677-4
$8.99 $8.99
978-1-4677-9678-1
$42.65 $31.99
Interest Level Grade 1 - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Social Studies
Copyright 2016
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Brand Lightning Bolt Books ®
Imprint LernerClassroom, Lerner Publications ™
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2016-01-01
Reading Counts! Level 3.2
BISACS JNF057030, JNF051120
Dewey 629.224
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 7.75 x 10.25
Lexile 550
Guided Reading Level O
ATOS Reading Level 3.3
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 181213
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Bibliography/further reading, Fast facts, Glossary, Index, Photo captions, Reviewed, Table of contents, Teaching Guides, and eSource

Reviews

School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

“A particular focus on engines, wheels, and other components set these unusually informative introductions apart. . . . Prime material for budding gearheads and mechanics.”—School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

Author: Buffy Silverman

Buffy Silverman is the author of more than 90 nonfiction books for children, featuring topics from angel sharks to alligators, and Mars to monster trucks. Look for her nature-inspired poetry in anthologies and children's magazines, and visit her at www.buffysilverman.com.

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Lightning Bolt Books ® — How Vehicles Work

These engaging titles introduce all kinds of vehicles and explain how they work. From fire trucks and trains to big rigs and tanks, this series covers the gamut of high-interest machines. View available downloads →