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Airport
Airport
Paperback      ISBN: 0064431452

Byron Barton introduces young readers to the fun of the airport in this bold and colorful book. From the excitement of arrival to the wonder of taking off, Airport captures all the magic of an airport with joyous and powerful images and simple text. Perfect for fans of Richard Scarry and Tom Lichtenheld

Supports the Common Core State Standards.

The Great Big Book of Mighty Machines
The Great Big Book of Mighty Machines
Hardcover      ISBN: 1554075211

A richly illustrated book about the big machines kids love.

Kids love big machines: watching real machines do real work, playing with toy machines, reading and talking about all kinds of machines. The bigger, the better

The Great Big Book of Mighty Machines is one big and mighty book about the massive moving machines that kids love: monster trucks, dump trucks, fire trucks, tractors, big bikes, cranes, trains and airplanes One big bundle of mightiness.

Vivid color photographs of machines at work jump off the page. Large, easy-to-read type describes the machines, their parts and what they are used for. Red arrows point out special features. Glossaries explain essential terms, and suggested activities, like quizzes, "what to draw" and "pick the picture," add to the fun.

The Ultimate Construction Site Book
The Ultimate Construction Site Book
Hardcover      ISBN: 2848019840
Experience the sounds, sights, and activity of a construction site: A crane lifts steel bars for a skyscraper, a tunnel boring machine digs underground... Best of all, lots of flaps, popups, pull-tabs, and rotating wheels bring trucks, bridges, and structures to life. Readers will learn how roller coasters are built, see a circus tent get transported and set up, and help construction workers complete huge engineering projects. Any child who has interested in how things are made will adore this extraordinary look at construction sites.

- Supersized spreads feature marvelously detailed illustrations that just beg to be pored over again and again
- More than 60 interactive flaps, tabs, and more to keep kids engaged
- A captivating adventure that brings the world of construction sites and the magic of books to life in young minds

Fans of How Things Work will also enjoy the stunning details and interactive fun of The Ultimate Construction Site Book.

- Great family read-aloud book
- Books for kids ages 5-8
- Books for preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school children
Fire Trucks and Rescue Vehicles
Fire Trucks and Rescue Vehicles
Paperback      ISBN: 1554076218

The Mighty Machines series. Mighty machines in full color for the kids who love them.

In the Mighty Machines series, vivid color photographs of machines at work jump off the page. Large type describes the machines, their parts and their uses. Glossaries explain essential terms, and suggested activities add to the fun. The big format and vibrant designs make the books perfect for kids to read alone or share with a friend.

With their lively designs and topics that are always a favorite with kids, these books offer popular subject matter and excellent value.

The thrill of the unknown just adds to the excitement of seeing (and hearing) a rescue vehicle. This book shows a variety of rescue vehicles along with the personnel who work on them, including:

  • Ladder trucks at a burning building
  • Helicopters dropping water on a forest fire and airlifting a stranded dog from a mountain pass
  • Airport rescue trucks with special lights and room for passengers
  • New York City's harbor fire boats
  • Helicopters and lifeboats rescuing sailors
  • Ambulances and air ambulances helping injured drivers
  • Police on their way to an emergency by car and helicopter
  • A police motorcade escorting a VIP
  • Cranes
    Cranes
    Paperback      ISBN: 1554077044

    More fabulous huge machines for the kids who love them.

    Children always get excited watching cranes reach for the heights. Knowing that one person is perched high atop the crane only adds to the thrill and sense of adventure. Cranes are used for lifting almost any heavy load and moving it to a height. They are used to make buildings, bridges and ships. Some are used to stack containers onto ships, trains and trucks. A floating crane might be used for salvaging a sunken ship, and an aerial crane is a specially fitted helicopter that can rescue someone or drop emergency supplies into a disaster area.

    The Mighty Machines series features vivid color photographs of enormous machines as they dig, dump, load, pull and lift. Children will thrill at the size of these behemoths and enjoy seeing these vehicles strain under the weight of such tremendous work.

    Vivid color photographs of these mechanical marvels at work jump off the page. In large type for young (and old) eyes, the machines, their parts and their uses are concisely described. Glossaries explain essential terms, and suggested activities add to the fun. The big format and vibrant design make these books perfect for kids to read alone or share with a friend.

    Firefly Encyclopedia of Transportation: A Comprehensive Look at the World of Transportation
    Firefly Encyclopedia of Transportation
    A Comprehensive Look at the World of Transportation
    Paperback      ISBN: 1770859314

    A comprehensive look at the world of transportation with hundreds of superb illustrations.

    Firefly Encyclopedia of Transportation transports readers through the amazing history of how we get around today, how we got around in the past, and how we might be getting around in the future. Packed with more than 1000 accurate illustrations, this encyclopedic reference is divided into six easy-to-follow sections -- On Wheels, On Water, On Tracks, Green Transportation, In the Air, and In Space. The double-page spreads are organized according to modes of transportation and purpose or method. For example, in "On Water" there is "Sailing to new worlds", "Fighting ships", "Luxury liners" and "Underwater vessels".

    Each entry contains the story of the "vehicle" and a fact box to see at-a-glance aspects, from speed and size, to the number of people carried. In addition, special spreads feature cutaway illustrations showing interior and exterior parts and mechanisms. These include a Formula 1 racing car, the Cable and Wireless Adventurer powerboat, a high-speed TGV (Train Grande Vitesse) locomotive, a hydrogen fuel cell bus, and the Space Shuttle. Examples of the many other special topics are the Wright Brothers, traffic control on the ground and in the air, and the invention of the wheel.

    Information on low-energy transportation and entries on "green" vehicles makes Firefly Encyclopedia of Transportation up to date. The book's backmatter is a bundle of useful and fascinating facts and trivia, including trailblazing inventors, world records, and a glossary of technical terms. A transportation timeline puts the rest of the book into perspective.

    This is an authoritative, comprehensive and entertaining guide that is as ideal for homework as it is for browsing. A most suitable selection for home or school.

    Loaders
    Loaders
    Paperback      ISBN: 1554077060

    More fabulous huge machines for the kids who love them.

    Loaders easily move material around job sites -- no matter how big or difficult it seems. This book reminds children how often they actually see loaders. In the city loaders are used as snowplows or to move building materials and tools. In the country a farmer might drive a loader down a road with bales of straw in its bucket. A highway road crew uses a loader to move gravel, and loaders with a fork attachment are used in factories, warehouses and lumberyards.

    The Mighty Machines series features vivid color photographs of enormous machines as they dig, dump, load, pull and lift. Children will thrill at the size of these behemoths and enjoy seeing these vehicles strain under the weight of such tremendous work.

    Vivid color photographs of these mechanical marvels at work jump off the page. In large type for young (and old) eyes, the machines, their parts and their uses are concisely described. Glossaries explain essential terms, and suggested activities add to the fun. The big format and vibrant design make these books perfect for kids to read alone or share with a friend.

    Tractors and Farm Vehicles
    Tractors and Farm Vehicles
    Paperback      ISBN: 155407620x

    The Mighty Machines series. Mighty machines in full color for the kids who love them.

    In the Mighty Machines series, vivid color photographs of machines at work jump off the page. Large type describes the machines, their parts and their uses. Glossaries explain essential terms, and suggested activities add to the fun. The big format and vibrant designs make the books perfect for kids to read alone or share with a friend.

    With their lively designs and topics that are always a favorite with kids, these books offer popular subject matter and excellent value.

    Traveling down the highway, kids often see spiderlike harvesters and dust-raising tractors working in a field and wonder what these extraordinary vehicles are doing. This book shows all kinds of wheeled farm equipment at work, including:

  • Tractors and their enormous wheels
  • Plows
  • Seed drills
  • Field weeders and crop sprayers
  • Vegetable harvesters
  • Combine harvesters
  • Straw balers
  • The sport and fun of a tractor race
  • Trains
    Trains
    Paperback      ISBN: 1770858520

    New trains are superfast, superlong and super mighty. Mighty trains go through mountains, under buildings, under water, and ride tracks in the sky. Mighty trains take people on long trips, so they have beds, showers and restaurants. Freight trains are very long and very mighty because they carry important goods very far. Kids love seeing trains and each has secrets. Who or what is on that train? Where is it going?

    Here are Mighty Machines that jump off the page. Large type describes the machines, their parts and their uses. Glossaries explain essential terms and suggested activities add to the fun. The big format and vibrant designs make the books perfect for kids to read alone or share with a friend.

    With their lively designs and topics that are always a favorite with kids, these books offer popular subject matter and excellent value.

    Emergency Machines
    Emergency Machines
    Paperback      ISBN: 0228101123

    An interactive reader experience that poses the question: which machine will save the day?

    What child doesn't turn to see where a siren is coming from? Flashing lights and screaming sirens trigger excitement and anticipation but a serious situation calls for the right machine.

    Emergency Machines looks at a rescue crisis then provides information on the right machine to help, whether a fire engine, ambulance, helicopter, water-bombing plane or all-terrain vehicle. The book includes sections on a mountain rescue, water rescues, helping at a road accident and putting out an airplane fire.

    Each section begins with an emergency scene and asks "what sort of machine would you choose to come to the rescue?" A sidebar gives the reader different machine options and subsequent spreads take a detailed look at the amazing machines that are up to the challenge.

    Accessible text gives the key characteristics of the machines and colorful sidebar boxes give each machine's vital statistics. Value priced, colorful and informative, this is the perfect book for all young machine enthusiasts Pack it up with Construction Machines (9780228101116) to make a great gift.