Monster Trucks

Revving up a ramp and then flying over parked cars. This is just one monster truck stunt. The supercharged machine exists to show off, and to do so in extreme fashion. The monster...

Cranes

Boom and jib. These are two crane parts with fun names. They are the long arms of the machine, moving to lift heavy materials to skyscraper heights. In this low-level read,...

Tree Frogs

The colors of most tree frogs help them blend in with their surroundings. But when startled, some tree frogs shock predators with their brightly colored eyes. Beginning readers...

Iguanas

Iguanas are experts on living the good life. These lizards spend their days basking in the sun high up in the trees. But if a predator gets too close, they jump from the branches...

Pronghorn Blastoff! Readers: Level 3

Whether they are out-sprinting a predator or completing the longest land-animal migration in North America, pronghorn show they were born to run. They can reach speeds of about 55...

Bulldozers

Pushing ahead and moving anything in its way, the bulldozer is a bladed beast. And a blade is often not the only sharp tool on this machine. A claw-like ripper can pierce through...

Fire Trucks

With lights flashing and siren blaring, a fire truck can make a dramatic entrance. And it often has to. There are fires to put out and people to save! The bright red rescue...

American Bison Blastoff! Readers: Level 3

American bison used to number in the millions. Large herds roamed the plains of North America. Today, thousands can still be found grazing on protected lands. Find out more about...

Trains

From freight carriers to passenger transports, trains have chugged along throughout history. Over time, these traveling machines have advanced and picked up speed. The fastest...

Backhoes

Digging deep in the dirt. This is what a backhoe is built to do, with its long arm and bucket scoop. No muscular man or woman with a shovel in hand can match the machine’s...

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