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Reading Level: Grades K-1
Interest Level: Grades K-1


Page Count: 16
Trim Size: 7″ x 9″
Dewey: 380, 387, 388
Series Lexile®: 250 – 310
Series F&P Level: G
Correlation with National Curriculum:
CCSS RI K.1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7; RI 1.1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7


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Big Machines

People have created all kinds of vehicles and machines. Each one has different parts and does different jobs. This series introduces early readers to several big and impressive machines, as well as the ways people use them.

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School Library Journal/Series Made Simple, April 2021

These introductory books for emerging readers are all about the big machines kids find so fascinating. Big Machines for Fire and Rescue includes the popular fire trucks as well as ambulances and even helicopters for air rescue. While Big Machines in Space features the classic rocket and space station, it skips satellites, talking about telescopes instead. Big Machines in the Air includes a look inside the cargo hold of a jet. Big Machines in the City features trucks, buses, and trains. Big Machines That Build includes fan favorites the bulldozer, dump truck, and crane. With labeled pictures and frequent word repetition, they’re excellent for those who are just starting to develop their reading skills. The photos complement the text to help young readers decode unusual words. VERDICT A good additional purchase if your easy reader books on these topics are getting a little crusty.

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