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Big Book of Trains
Big Book of Trains
Hardcover      ISBN: 0789434369

Giant sized poster-like spreads and informative captions will keep imaginations soaring and eyes wide open with these amazing children's guides.

Paperback      ISBN: 1948418657

Packed with playful illustrations of colorful vehicles, this first dictionary covers cars, trucks, tractors, planes, rockets, and everything else that zips and zooms The My First Words series is designed to teach and expand toddlers' vocabulary as they begin to name the things around them.

  • With playful pictures and corresponding first words organized in simple settings, children will naturally learn new vocabulary.
  • The chunky format is packed with over 150 cheerful illustrations and things to learn.
  • The rounded corners are perfect for little hands to grasp.
  • An essential learning tool to assist children in developing speech, memory, and understanding basic concepts.
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.

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
  • All Aboard the Discovery Express: Open the Flaps and Solve the Mysteries
    All Aboard the Discovery Express
    Open the Flaps and Solve the Mysteries
    Hardcover      ISBN: 1847809901

    Welcome on board the Discovery Express The year is 1937 and a conundrum is afoot: a professor on the verge of a brilliant discovery has disappeared. Can you help to solve the clues on this time-travelling adventure and track down the missing scientist? On your voyage, you'll travel the world, see some of the most important moments in the history of transport, meet the most brilliant engineers of all time, and ultimately unveil the design of the world's first jet engine With clues to solve on every page, this interactive lift-flap adventure is sure to spark the imaginations of aspiring scientists and engineers everywhere, as you travel back in time to discover the history of transport.

    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.

    Ships Up Close
    Ships Up Close
    Hardcover      ISBN: 1402756402

    Offers Kids (and many adults, too) a detailed look at the bridge of a fireboat, the back of a loaded cargo ship and sailboats in mid race - all displayed in dazzling, long gatefolds. In addition to the array of vessels, this title includes information about the Golden Age of pirates on the high seas, shipyards and shipbuilding, and yacht races.

    Underground: Subway Systems Around the World
    Subway Systems Around the World
    Hardcover      ISBN: 1908714832

    A 2021 Texas Library Association 2x2 Reading List book selection

    'A Where's Waldo? for lovers of trains and travel, children will love searching for these beautiful foreign items while indulging in the common kid obsession over locomotives'.--BOOKLIST

    'Underground provides an entertaining, highly visual experience that delivers a global context to subway ridership'.--Shelf Awareness

    'Good for young train lovers among us'.--Kids Book Buzz

    Kids will love the bright, colorful cartoon illustrations. I know I do --Imagination Soup

    Find out about world cities and their underground systems in this fun search-and-find book

    This is a playful search-and-find, inside/outside book of underground systems around the world. Alternating shortened pages introduce the subways of 12 different cities. On the first page we see the exterior of the train, and are presented with fascinating facts and figures about the transport system. On the following, shortened page, we find the inside of the train and the platform, bustling with activity. On this busy page, young readers are invited to spot key items that are unique to the city in question; a pretzel, an I - NY t-shirt and a Statue of Liberty headband on the New York Subway, for example.

    Perfect for train-obsessed children, but also for a wider audience, this book teaches young readers about transport and also about cultural signifiers of different cities around the world. Uijung Kim's busy, colourful illustrations have a manga-like sensibility that feels joyously contemporary.

    The cities included are: London, New York, Tokyo, Seoul, Moscow, Beijing, Mexico City, Paris, Madrid and Berlin.

    The Truck Book
    The Truck Book
    Paperback      ISBN: 0307100510

    Describes in simple rhymes the work of different kinds of trucks, such as fire trucks, snowplows, and garbage trucks.

    My Little Golden Book about Trains
    My Little Golden Book about Trains
    Hardcover      ISBN: 0593174666
    Little conductors and engineers willl love learning all about trains with this non-fiction Little Golden Book

    All aboard My Little Golden Book About Trains is a fact-filled look at a subject children are fascinated by Full of exciting, colorful
    illustrations celebrating the history of the railroad. Boys and girls will love learning about passenger trains, freight trains, subways, elevated trains, and even high-speed bullet trains

    Look for other non-fiction Little Golden Books including:
    My Little Golden Book About Airplanes
    My Little Golden Book About Bugs
    My Little Golden Book About Sharks