Modern Engineering Marvels
Modern Engineering Marvels is sure to appeal to readers with a fascination for gadgets and gizmos! Each book focuses on a feat of engineering, exploring how the technology developed, the problem it aimed to solve, the companies and engineers involved, challenges faced during the development, and the technology's potential future. Striking visuals and informative infographics make the content accessible to struggling readers. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
- Fall 2020
- Spring 2020
|Interest Level||Grade 3 - Grade 6|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|BISACS||JNF061010, JNF051120, JNF012000|
|Subject||History, Science & Technology, Social Studies|
|Number of Pages||32|
|Title Format||Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks|
|Dimensions||8 x 8|
|Features||Glossary of key words, Index, Infographics, Reviewed, Table of contents, and Timeline of key events|
|Online Resources||FREE! Booklinks Nonfiction Network|
Modern Engineering Marvels – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple
Comprehensive and well researched, this colorful, organized series offers an abundance of qualitative information for middle schoolers. Throughout the titles, data is richly depicted via infographics, captioned photographs, illustrations, sidebars, and time lines. In addition, the texts are easily navigated with the help of a table of contents, labeled images, chapters, subheadings, and an index found in each book. Much of the content covers both the historical significance and the modern relevance of the subjects. The clean layout and occasional sidebars help to direct readers’ attention and communicate facts in a visually appealing and bright manner. A must-have addition for collections exploring the maker movement and STEM topics or with a special interest in engineering.