How Does It Work?

Series of 12 titles

How does an airplane stay in the air? What makes speedboats speedy? Learn about the mechanics behind your favorite vehicles with these exciting books. Readers can practice reading informational text while vibrant, full-color photographs draw them in. Each book includes infographics, an activity, and a glossary to reinforce new words.

Format List Price Library Price Qty
$323.88 $227.40
$420.00 $315.00
Title   ATOS Format Qty
Cover: Cars Cars 2.6
Cover: Helicopters Helicopters 2.8
Cover: Hot Air Balloons Hot Air Balloons 2.8
Cover: Motorcycles Motorcycles 2.6
Cover: Speedboats Speedboats 2.5
Cover: Trains Trains 2.9
Cover: Light Bulbs Light Bulbs 2.8
Cover: Refrigerators Refrigerators 2.9
Cover: Smart Homes Smart Homes 2.9
Cover: Solar Panels Solar Panels 2.9
Cover: Toilets Toilets 2.9
Cover: TVs and Remote Controls TVs and Remote Controls 2.9
Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 2
Category STEM
Subject Machines, STEM
Copyright 2018
Publisher Jump!
Imprint Pogo Books
Language English
Number of Pages 24
Publication Date 2021-01-01
Dewey 621.31-644
Graphics Full-color photographs
Dimensions 7 x 9
Lexile 350-540
Guided Reading Level L
ATOS Reading Level 2.5-2.9
Accelerated ReaderĀ® Points 0.5
Features Glossary of key words, Index, Informative sidebars, Table of contents, and Teaching guides


Serie Made Simple

Many young kids are fascinated with “things that go” This series on various types of vehicles will delight those readers with colorful photos and accessible explanations of the basic mechanics of each machine. Each book includes a diagram of how the parts work together to make the vehicle move. The images show a variety of power types, such as steam, diesel, electric, maglev, and hydrail trains. Segments like, “Ideas for Parents and Teachers” offer a few generic suggestions for before, during, and after reading, but more specific tips for each title would have made this feature more helpful. Recommended extension activities in each book vary in quality, from experimenting with friction and toy cars to simply spinning in place to imitate a helicopter. VERDICT Robust collections where these topics are in high demand may want to consider these titles.

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