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Books in Simple Machines at Work series

  • Tow Trucks

    Cari Meister

    Library Binding (Jump!, Aug. 1, 2013)
    In Tow Trucks, young readers will learn how tow trucks help cars that break down. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage early readers as they discover how a driver handles a tow truck.
  • Tractor

    DK Publishing

    Hardcover (DK CHILDREN, Feb. 2, 2004)
    Look at all the amazing machines you'll find on a farm. Take a close look at a tractor and its various attachments and learn how a crop is planted and cared for. Looking at a variety of machines with a wide range of uses, the Machines at Work series explains how vehicles help people on farms, construction sites, and other busy places. Each of the books answers questions with bright, interesting photographs of machines in different situations to explain how they work and what they do. Complete with plenty of amazing facts on this popular subject, the Machines at Work series is sure to be a hit with young readers and machine enthusiasts. Vroom-vroom!
  • Forklifts

    Jean Eick

    Library Binding (The Childs World Inc, Aug. 1, 1998)
    Describes how a fork lift works and how it is used to move heavy loads
  • Humvees

    E. S. Budd

    Library Binding (The Childs World Inc, Aug. 1, 2001)
    Describes the humvee and why it is used by the military, including its abililty to travel over rough terrain.
  • Tractors Go to Work

    Jennifer Boothroyd

    Paperback (Lerner Publications TM, Aug. 1, 2018)
    Tractors are in the spotlight in this title published jointly with New Holland Agriculture. Readers will learn what parts tractors have, how they work, and how farmers use these machines.
  • Dump Trucks

    Rebecca Stromstad Glaser

    Library Binding (Jump!, Aug. 1, 2012)
    In Dump Trucks, early readers will learn about the different types of dump trucks. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they discover the many jobs dump trucks are used for.
  • Machines on the Farm

    Sian Smith

    Paperback (Heinemann, Aug. 1, 2013)
    Providing an early introduction to STEM education, this book uses simple text and labeled photographs to examine a wide range of exciting machines used on the farm, revealing how each machine solves a particular problem. Machines covered include tractors, combine harvesters, milking machines, hay balers, crop sprayers, and more!
  • Wedges

    Martha Elizabeth Hillman Rustad

    Paperback (Capstone Press, Jan. 1, 2018)
    Learn about how a wedge works! Beginner readers and budding young scientists will love learning about using simple machines in everyday situations. Along the way, readers will be supported by expertly leveled text, a strong text-photo match and appropriate text load. Readers will be excited to dig in and learn all about simple machines and basic physics concepts.
  • How Ramps, Wedges and Screws Work

    Jim Mezzanotte

    Paperback (Weekly Reader/Gareth Stevens Pub, July 1, 2006)
    Demonstrates how inclined planes are used to do work as ramps, wedges, and screws.
  • Concrete Mixers

    Cari Meister

    Paperback (Jump!, Aug. 1, 2016)
    In Concrete Mixers, beginning readers will learn about parts of a concrete mixer that help construction workers do their jobs. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage emergent readers as they discover the unique features of these machines.
  • Tractor : Farming Machines, from Tractors to Combines


    Hardcover (Gardners Books, Jan. 31, 2004)
  • Fire Truck

    DK Publishing

    Hardcover (DK CHILDREN, Feb. 16, 2003)
    Introduces and dissects fire engines, ambulances, lifeboats, and rescue helicopters and examines the work that they do in all kinds of settings. 20,000 first printing.