From the Series All Aboard
In Freight Trains, beginning readers will learn how freight trains run, where their locomotives take them, what kinds of freight they carry, and the different kinds of freight train cars that carry these goods. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they learn about freight trains and their use.A labeled diagram introduces different freight train cars, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about freight trains online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Freight Trains also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index. Freight Trains is part of Jump!’s All Aboard series.
|Interest Level||Kindergarten - Grade 3|
|Category||Beginning Readers, New!, STEM|
|Subject||Machines, Science and Math|
|Number of Pages||24|
Series Made Simple
Bright photos and simple text make these latest entries to the Bullfrog family welcome additions. City Trains includes information on subways (like the London Underground) and above-ground trains (like the Chicago L). Freight Trains looks at all the different kinds of cargo transported by these behemoths. High-speed trains move fast to carry passengers to their destination, but monorail trains go slowly so people can enjoy the view. The inner workings of maglev trains are described simply enough for the youngest readers to understand. Passenger trains take both long and short journeys. The people in the photos are wonderfully diverse and happy to be traveling by train. Glossary terms with picture clues help readers add new words to their vocabulary. VERDICT Sure to be a hit everywhere; a first purchase series.