Editorial Review

Booklist (Erin Anderson)

Cover: Roller Coasters

The Amazing Structures series is a quality primer on the basics of reading nonfiction texts, with big, bold
headings and labels, captioned maps and diagrams, a glossary of unfamiliar terms, and sidebars filled with
added facts. This edition deals with the basic physics that power the world’s tallest, fastest, and most fun
amusement park rides. Topics such as potential and kinetic energy and gravity are explained in simple
terms. Questions at the start of each chapter engage readers’ prior knowledge and experiences, while
colorful photographs of kids around the world enjoying coasters provide context clues. Instructions for
building a model coaster are included in the end matter. This title not only covers foundational science
concepts but also offers practice with the timely and vital skill of reading nonfiction.

—Erin Anderson

Products Reviewed

Title   ATOS Format Qty
Cover: Roller Coasters Roller Coasters 2.9

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