Construction Zone

Series of 6 titles

Do you have readers who just can't get enough of big machines? Vibrant photographs of large construction vehicles at work, photo labels, and diagrams work together with tightly controlled vocabulary to make this a fun and exciting series for beginning readers. Each title includes reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and a glossary and index.

Title   GRL Format Qty
Cover: Backhoes Backhoes F
Cover: Bulldozers Bulldozers F
Cover: Concrete Mixers Concrete Mixers F
Cover: Cranes Cranes F
Cover: Diggers Diggers F
Cover: Rollers Rollers F
Reading Level Kindergarten
Category Beginning Readers, New!
Subject Early Concepts, Machines
Copyright 2022
Publisher Jump!, Inc.
Imprint Bullfrog Books
Language English
Publication Date 2022-08-01
Dewey 620.1-629.225
Guided Reading Level F
Features Glossary of key words, Index, and Table of contents


SLJ Review of Construction Zone

This addition to the imprint is ideal for readers who love big construction site behemoths. Bright, vivid photos illustrate the basic text, allowing readers to use context clues to decipher more difficult words.

Images of bright orange mixers pouring concrete and rollers smoothing asphalt road surfaces coordinate perfectly with the phrases on the page. In fact, the limited text and illustrative photos make this series perfect for use in circle and s­torytimes, giving them extended use for educators.

The glossy photos allow ­readers and listeners alike to appreciate the full size and scope of the gigantic cranes, bulldozers, and diggers.

Each book concludes with a simplified, labeled picture of its highlighted vehicle and a photo glossary. Filled with repetition of key words and basic text, this series is perfect for evolving readers. ­

VERDICT: A first purchase for school and public libraries alike.