How Do Big Rigs Work? (Lightning Bolt Books: How Vehicles Work)

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Big rigs have powerful engines and lots of wheels. But do you know how much weight these trucks can pull? Or how drivers stop these giant vehicles? Young readers will love this in-depth yet accessible look at big rigs. Learn how they work, the special equipment they need, and the cool features and uses they have. From their tires to their roaring engines and loud horns, this book contains all the details that will excite big-rig fans!

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Buffy Silverman is the author of many books about nature and science for children. She also enjoys writing poetry for children. Buffy is lucky to live in a rural area of Michigan where inspiration is just outside the window. The sun shimmers on Stony Lake. A great blue heron flies low over the swamp. Black squirrels scamper across oak branches, stuffing leaves in their mouths and bringing them to a hollow. The animals that share her yard inspire stories and poems. With every book and article she writes, she learns more about the world.

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K-Gr 2—A particular focus on engines, wheels, and other components set these unusually informative introductions apart. Silverman steers clear of potentially intimidating terminology like "internal combustion" and "hydraulic" but describes in lucid detail how pistons drive crankshafts, fluid pressure lifts a fire ladder, friction affects speed and control, and various design elements counteract air resistance. The mix of close-ups and wider angled views on every page are both helpful and stimulating—and, as a plus, show women on a tank's crew or driving big rigs and monster trucks. Each volume closes with a labeled diagram, a set of "Fun Facts," and a relatively generous set of further resources. A poorly expressed claim in Trains that it "takes little energy to pull heavy trains because there is little friction" aside, all of the volumes merit consideration either on their own or as upgrades for relevant titles in Lerner's "Vroom! Vroom!" or "Mighty Movers" series. VERDICT Prime material for budding gearheads and mechanics.

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