Monday, November 12, 2012

Non-Fiction Monday: Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

Day 12 theme: Planes, Trains, and Automobiles
Non-Fiction Monday

At my house we read a lot! A lot of what we read is about trucks, cars, diggers, tractors, monster trucks, and more trucks. We love buses, trains, planes, cars, and all the mighty machines out there. We even watch Mighty Machines DVDs (worth every penny). Here are a few transportation books you might like too.

Capstone Press has a wonderful line of transportation books about trains, trucks, planes, boats, and working machines. The images are large, vibrant, and very appealing to young readers. As a librarian, I appreciate that Capstone offers a sneak peek at some of the pages of the book. This is a helpful tool for me when I am having to pinch pennies on every book purchase and need to thoroughly research every single book I put on my yearly school book order.

Publisher description:
Get the dirt on the mightiest machines in town! Simple text and large, dynamic photographs put young readers in the driver's seat of these enormous, powerful machines.

Reading Level: K-1
Interest Level: PreK-2

Titles are also offered in bi-lingual format.

DK Books
Dorling Kindersley

I am a fan of DK books. The are chock full of information and are a visual feast for the eyes. Children are naturally drawn to DK books because they want to know more about the world around them and DK brings it. 

On the Move
DK description:
Each book in the DK Readers series is specially crafted to suit the interests and learning stages of beginning readers. On the Move is a lighthearted exploration of the world of vehicles and transportation, geared toward the very youngest readers.

Things That Go
DK description:
More than just a sticker book, Sticker Encyclopedia: Things That Go features a wealth of facts and jaw-dropping statistics on vehicles every type, from super-fast race cars, to enormous jumbo jets. Readers can use the book’s hundreds of stickers to illustrate these facts, create their own scenes, or add some zoom to their school supplies and lockers.

This is a terrific activity book for younger kids who love cars, trucks, buses, planes, helicopters and of course stickers.

Big Book of Airplanes
DK description:Big Book of Airplanes
From the fastest--and noisiest--passenger plane in the world, to downright strange aircraft, here is a spectacular look at a subject of endless fascination to children. Marvel at one of the first planes to blast into space! Learn about a plane that can land on water. And take a close look at the fastest of all jet planes, the Blackbird. Striking photographs are supported by lively and informative text that gives children a fuller understanding of these amazing machines. 

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