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From the Series Amazing Trains

Ever ride a train on an elevated track around a zoo, an airport, or an amusement park? If so, you’ve traveled by monorail. In this book, new readers will see many scenic aerial views offered by the off-the-ground trains that move on single rails.

Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 1
Category Leveled Readers
Subject Blastoff! Readers Level 1, Machines
Copyright 2018
Publisher Bellwether Media
Imprint Blastoff! Readers
Blastoff! Readers Level 1
Language English
Number of Pages 24
Publication Date 2017-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 2.5
Reading Counts! Quiz Q72043
Reading Counts! Points 1.0
BISACS JNF057000, JNF057050
Dewey 625.4
Graphics Full-color photographs
Dimensions 6.5 x 9 x 0.25
Lexile 450
Guided Reading Level H
ATOS Reading Level 1.8
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 192557
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Glossary of key words, Index, and Table of contents



Train-crazy kids will appreciate this offering from the Blast Off! Readers: Amazing Trains series, which showcases the monorail. As a level 1 reader, this book uses only two sentences per double-page spread, excluding headings, and a large font size to support newly independent readers; similarly, the limited vocabulary and repetition will help them strengthen language skills. Sleek monorail trains zip along tracks in crisp, colorful photo illustrations that take up most of each spread. They glide using electricity, hover via magnets, and even dangle beneath some tracks. The text describes them as city and touring trains, and points out their prevalence at airports, zoos , and amusement parks, with a graphic showing the height of Disney World’s monorail system to wow little ones. A picture glossary rounds out this appealing title.