Give it a push! Give it a pull! : a look at forces (Lightning Bolt Books: Exploring Physical Science) (#0139HD9)

by Boothroyd, Jennifer

2 reviews & awards | 2 full-text reviews

Hardcover (library binding) Lerner Publications, 2011
Price: USD 20.99
Description: 32 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm.
Dewey: 531; Int Lvl: K-3; Rd Lvl: 2.1
RC 3.3 1; LEX 500L; GR L; F&P L


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Introduces young readers to basic physics concepts. Bright photos and accessible text illuminate each concept and bring curricular topics to life. Back-matter special features enhance these engaging titles.

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Includes bibliographical references (page 31) and index. An introduction to forces that discusses pushes, pulls, motion, direction, speed, and friction, and provides everyday examples and instructions for an activity.

From the Publisher

You push a swing. Your brother pulls a wagon. Forces are at work all around you. But what exactly is a force? And how do forces act on different objects? Read this book to find out! Learn all about matter, energy, and forces in the Exploring Physical Science series--part of the Lightning Bolt Books(tm) collection. With high-energy designs, exciting photos, and fun text, Lightning Bolt Books(tm) bring nonfiction topics to life!

Product Details
  • Publisher: Lerner Publications
  • Publication Date: August 1, 2010
  • Format: Hardcover (library binding)
  • Series: Lightning bolt books. Exploring physical science
  • Dewey: 531
  • Classifications: Nonfiction
  • Description: 32 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm.
  • ISBN-10: 0-7613-5431-X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7613-5431-4
  • LCCN: 2009-037698
  • Follett Number: 0139HD9
  • Interest Level: K-3
  • Reading Level: 2.1
  • Reading Counts Level: 3.3
  • Reading Counts Points: 1
  • Lexile: 500L
  • Guided Reading Level: L
  • Fountas & Pinnell: L

Reviews & Awards
  • Horn Book Magazine, 05/01/11
  • Library Media Connection, 11/01/10

Full-Text Reviews
Horn Book Guide (Spring 2011)
Filled with large, engaging photos, each book is divided into subtopics that contain definitions, explanations, and several examples of the physical science principle. The end of each volume includes directions for completing an activity that illustrates the concept and prompts further thinking. Though content is slight, these books could serve as adequate introductions to their respective subjects. Reading list, websites. Glos., ind. [Review covers these Lightning Bolt Books: Exploring Physical Science titles: Give It a Push! Give It a Pull!: A Look at Forces, Many Ways to Move: A Look at Motion, and What Floats! What Sinks?: A Look at Density.]

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