Backhoes are powerful machines that help build houses or other structures. The strongest part of a backhoe is its digging bucket, which scoops up dirt and rocks. Young readers will find out how this machine operates and works in this easy introduction.
Dump trucks help the other machines on a construction site by transporting dirt or other materials. Some dump trucks can carry a load of up to 52,000 pounds. Read about how these machines work and watch for when the truck dumps its load!
The legend of the Loch Ness monster goes back hundreds of years. Believers say that sightings and blurry photographs prove the existence of what appears to be a surviving dinosaur, while skeptics argue that it's a hoax. Beginning readers will be introduced to the elusive Nessie in this intriguing title.
The Bermuda Triangle has a long history of reported aircraft and ship disappearances. Is this a coincidence or is it the result of paranormal activity? Read the stories and decide for yourself in this mysterious title for young learners.
Are there giant, elusive, ape-like creatures living in the Pacific Northwest? Some people claim that footprints and blurry photographs prove the existence of sasquatch, while others believe it is all a hoax. Beginning readers can consider the evidence in this captivating title.
For over 20 years, Undertaker has been an almost unstoppable force in WWE. He has collected a record 21 WrestleMania wins, and that's just one accomplishment! When Undertaker eventually makes his WWE departure, a part of him will live on in the ring. Find out more about the Deadman in this action-packed book for emerging readers.
For years, Kane wore a mask to cover the burns he had suffered at the hands of his brother. Since his unmasking, the Big Red Machine has continued his reign of terror in professional wrestling. Young readers will be amazed after reading about this seven-foot-tall wrestler's Chokeslam.
The skill, balance, and precision needed to execute tricks on a BMX bike are astounding. Students will learn about the history of BMX freestyle, the equipment needed to participate, and the tricks riders do to win competitions.
Supermoto combines the jumps of motocross with the speed of motorcycle racing. Readers will learn about how supermoto courses combine dirt and pavement, what equipment is needed to race, and the unique skills it takes to become a champion of supermoto.
Shaun White is considered the face of snowboarding. He has won two Olympic gold medals by catching big air while doing difficult jumps and tricks. Children will discover how snowboarders carve down slopes and push the limits of gravity through several different kinds of competitions.
Riders feel the wind as they reach incredible speeds flying down hills and launching over jumps. Young readers will explore the history of downhill BMX, learn about the equipment needed to compete, and find out how racers give it their all to win a race.
Snocross racers drive snowmobiles through courses with sharp turns and huge jumps. Young readers will learn about the sport, snowmobiles, the safety equipment required to race, and how the first few seconds of a race are critical if you want to win.
In the 1950s, Californians invented skateboarding so they could surf on land. Roller skate wheels were attached to flat boards. Young readers will learn all about the sport of skateboarding, from the equipment required to its evolution into an extreme sport.
Great golfers mainly get eagles and birdies, meaning they shoot under par! This book introduces young readers to the game of golf. It explains the sport's basic rules, necessary equipment, early beginnings, and how to train to qualify for the professional tour.
Basketball is one of the most popular sports in the world. Players must dribble, jump, defend, and shoot their way to victory. Children will learn the history, rules, and equipment needed to play this fast-paced sport.
Skaters race over the ice pushing the puck toward their opponent's goal. Started in Canada, ice hockey has spread all over the world. Children will read all about the history, equipment and rules of the game and learn who some of the stars are in today's professional leagues.
Football is a hard-hitting game. From games in the back yard to high school to the NFL, people love to play and watch football. Kids will learn the history, basic rules, and equipment of football, as well as how the game is played today.
Have you ever wanted to leave your handprint in a patch of wet concrete? You may have wondered how concrete is formed and how it is set down to harden. This introduction offers a glimpse into this process and the giant machine behind it.
The sport of volleyball requires aggressive intensity. The ball can travel at speeds up to 88 miles per hour! In this book, children will learn the basic rules of volleyball, the necessary equipment, and how to bump, set, spike, and dive their way to victory.