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Amazing Amusement Park Rides

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Some amusement park rides are so extraordinary it’s difficult to appreciate their incredible size and speed. In Amazing Amusement Park Rides, kids will get lots of help in understanding the big numbers behind some of the world’s most awesome structures. For example, the Steel Dragon in Japan is the longest roller coaster in the world, covering 8,133 feet (2,479 m) of track. That’s just a number, but when you know that if the roller coaster were laid out in one straight line it would stretch across 27 football fields placed end to end, you have a better idea of what the number actually means! Packed with large, dynamic photos and fun facts, Amazing Amusement Park Rides is sure to delight young readers as they explore the numbers behind the world’s most incredible rides. Stat boxes on each spread provide a quick run-down of the key features of each building.

 
Interest Level Grade 1 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
BISACS JNF051120
Genre High-Interest, Nonfiction
Copyright 2012
Publisher Bearport Publishing
Series So Big Compared to What?
Language English
Number of Pages 24
Dimensions 8 x 10
ISBN 9781617723049, 9781617723407, 9781617723803
Title Format Reinforced book, Multi-User eBook, Savings Bundle
Dewey 791.06'8
ATOS Reading Level 4.9
Guided Reading Level Q
Lexile Reading Level 880
Scholastic Reading Counts Level 5.7
AR Quiz Number 146553
Author Meish Goldish
 

Amazing Amusement Park Rides

The first book [Amazing Amusement Park Rides] highlights some of the world’s biggest and fastest (and scariest) amusement-park attractions and how they operate, such as the Steel Dragon 2000 in Japan, Insano in Brazil (the tallest water slide in the world), and The Crypt in Virginia. Skyscrapers features some of the tallest buildings in the world and their dramatic architecture, including Burj Khalifa in the United Arab Emirates, the Empire State Building, and the Petronas Towers in Malaysia. Buildings shows off some of the world’s strangest-looking structures, such as the Oriental Pearl TV Tower in Shanghai, the Longaberger Home Office in Ohio, and the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao in Spain. Each title begins with historical and background information, then highlights eight rides or buildings, followed by their opening dates, locations, heights, and a special feature that makes them unique. Clear writing provides factual information about each structure and how it measures up in comparison to familiar objects, giving readers a better understanding of its size and scale. Small boxes with quick facts are directed at specific points in full-page color photos, providing additional information. Smaller pictures include close-ups of the ride or building. Each title concludes with a page of four additional structures of interest. Readers will be mesmerized by the awesomeness of these one-of-a-kind man-made creations.

Amazing Amusement Park Rides

The first book [Amazing Amusement Park Rides] highlights some of the world’s biggest and fastest (and scariest) amusement-park attractions and how they operate, such as the Steel Dragon 2000 in Japan, Insano in Brazil (the tallest water slide in the world), and The Crypt in Virginia. Skyscrapers features some of the tallest buildings in the world and their dramatic architecture, including Burj Khalifa in the United Arab Emirates, the Empire State Building, and the Petronas Towers in Malaysia. Buildings shows off some of the world’s strangest-looking structures, such as the Oriental Pearl TV Tower in Shanghai, the Longaberger Home Office in Ohio, and the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao in Spain. Each title begins with historical and background information, then highlights eight rides or buildings, followed by their opening dates, locations, heights, and a special feature that makes them unique. Clear writing provides factual information about each structure and how it measures up in comparison to familiar objects, giving readers a better understanding of its size and scale. Small boxes with quick facts are directed at specific points in full-page color photos, providing additional information. Smaller pictures include close-ups of the ride or building. Each title concludes with a page of four additional structures of interest. Readers will be mesmerized by the awesomeness of these one-of-a-kind man-made creations.

Author/Illustrator biography
Glossary of key words
Index
Table of contents
Full-color photographs