U.S. Air Force

From the Series U.S. Armed Forces

In this book, readers will learn about the U.S. Air Force, its history and importance, duties and special missions, and how it relates to and works with other branches of the U.S. Armed Forces. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they learn more about the U.S. Air Force’s duties, training, positions, special missions, and more.

Infographics aid understanding, Quick Facts in each title presents a timeline and statistics on the specific branch, and an activity offers readers an opportunity to take action and explore their civic duty. Children can learn more about the U.S. Air Force using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. U.S. Air Force also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index. U.S. Air Force is part of Jump!’s U.S. Armed Forces series.
Format List Price Library Price Qty
$26.99 $18.95
$35.00 $26.25
$31.14 $23.95
Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 2
Category C3 Social Studies
Subject History, Social Studies
Copyright 2021
Publisher Jump!
Imprint Pogo Books
Language English
Number of Pages 24
Publication Date 2020-08-01
BISACS JNF025130, JNF052000, JNF011000
Dewey 358.400973
Graphics Full-color photographs
Dimensions 7.5 x 9
Lexile 340
Guided Reading Level L
ATOS Reading Level 3.0
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 510078
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Glossary of key words, Index, and Table of contents


U.S. Armed Forces - Reviewed by School Library Journal

These titles spotlight the U.S. military branches. Job descriptions are explained in simple language. Special services are mentioned, such as the Navy SEALS and Army Rangers. Some weapons are featured, including the C-5M Galaxy aircraft, the M1 Abrams tank, and aircraft carriers. The text highlights the everyday activities of military personnel. Peacetime activities (disaster relief and sea rescue) are centered rather than the combat roles of the different branches. Readers learn important facts: A college education is required to become an officer; the primary mission of each branch is to defend the United States. Large, vivid photographs include women and minorities and help emphasize the diversity of the modern military. VERDICT These attractive, informational volumes are recommended for school and public libraries and will appeal to those with an interest in the armed forces.

Author: Allan Morey