Dewey Number: 623.0
Drones not only have a colorful history; they are also the wave of the future. They come in all shapes and sizes. They can be fast or slow. They can find targets and shoot at them. They can be used in war and peace. Drones are some of the most exciting and fascinating military vehicles in the world.
"Gr 2-4–These informative titles describe the history and development of military vehicles. Aquatic transportation like aircraft carriers and submarines are still used today, but battleships have fallen out of use. Why? These slow-moving targets are easily attacked by fighter jets and drones. Ground vehicles, such as tanks and light tactical vehicles (think Jeeps), are also still used in most offensive strikes. Perhaps the most interesting title is Drones. These aircraft started with unmanned, bomb-dropping balloons. Today, drones are controlled remotely to keep pilots safe but are not without controversy—they’re responsible for many attacks that unintentionally harm innocent civilians. The text is accompanied by illustrations and photographs. VERDICT A worthy, high-interest purchase for most collections, especially Drones."--School Library Journal, November 1, 2020