good reads for 9 year olds


How to Read an Hour Meter on a Tractor

When a tractor is up for sale, the most sought-after stat about the tractor is the hours on the engine. Unlike most vehicles that have an odometer that records the miles driven on the engine, tractors have an hours meter. A lot of tractor work involves running the tractor engine for PTO, or power take […]



How to Read an Oil Tank Gauge

If you think your boiler, warm air furnace or water heater has stopped working, the first thing you want to check is the oil tank gauge. By finding and reading your oil tank gauge, you can figure out if the heating appliance in your home is broken or if your tank is out of fuel. […]



How to Have a PDF Open on the Last Page Read

Books have page markers and corners to fold down, but Adobe Reader, the most commonly used PDF viewer, doesn’t make it quite that simple. It’s much more convenient to return to the last page you viewed in a PDF document. You don’t need to remember page numbers or section headings if you enable Adobe Reader […]



Can an iPad Read Text Files?

Your iPad’s native operating system software, called iOS, can read several different types of text files in preview mode. This means you can open text document attachments directly from your email app and read them without additional software. You can also preview Internet-based files in many cases. Additional apps can extend the number of file […]



How to Read Measurements on an mL Syringe

Most syringes used for injections or to precisely measure oral medication are calibrated in milliliters (mL), also known as cc (cubic centimeters) as this is the standard unit for medication. The most frequently used syringe is the 3 mL syringe, but syringes as small as 0.5 mL and as large as 50 mL are also […]



How to Read Receipts

With every purchase from in-store or online content, you will receive a receipt that explains, in detail, what you purchased, where you bought it and the grand total of the items. Reading your receipt correctly can help you check if you were overcharged on any items, if you bought items you did not want or […]



How to Read a CSV File Into Java

CSV, or Comma Separated Value, files are commonly used as a universal format for exchanging simple data, especially between spreadsheet applications. The format is simple. Take a table of data and place the name of each column on the first line, with each name separated from the others by a comma. Then, go through the […]



How to Read Bus Time Schedules

Getting around a strange city without a car can be a simple task when you’re equipped with a map of the area’s bus routes. A glance at a bus timetable can leave uninitiated riders scratching their heads trying to decipher a checkerboard of times and places. Finding your destination on the chart along with the […]



How to Read pH in an Antifreeze Test

Antifreeze is specifically designed to protect a car’s engine from overheating and corrosion. The antifreeze removes heat from the car engine to prevent overheating. Antifreeze also has an agent that protects the engine against corrosion. Monitoring the pH of the antifreeze makes sure that the antifreeze is still protecting the engine. A too-low pH causes […]



How to Read a Propane Gas Meter

Gas meters measure the flow and usage of either propane or natural gas. These meters use different measurement systems, but the most common types of meters used for propane gas are the rotary meters containing several dials and multiple pointer clock hands, or the digital readout meters. The digital meters are the easiest to read […]



How to Read Measurements on a Dress Shirt

Men’s shirt sizing isn’t always clear cut, especially when you’re used to looking simply for small, medium or large. Knowing your measurements takes the guess work out of shirt shopping and helps you find the right fit every time. Breaking Down the Numbers Dress-shirt sizing typically features two numbers that represent key measurements. Neck Size […]



How to Interpret Megohmmeter Readings

Megohmmeters, or meggers, are testing meters used to measure the current leakage from an electrical cable by means of administering an insulation-resistance test. A megger sends voltage through a cable and measures any current leakage in megohms (1,000 ohms). Routine megger tests of aged electrical cable is a prudent way to ensure your circuits are […]



My Computer Won’t Read My SD Card

Secure Digital (SD) memory cards are small devices that make it convenient to store information. However, much like other memory devices, they can malfunction, causing them to be unreadable on the computer. This occurs when the files become corrupted due to viruses or the SD card has been incorrectly removed from a device. Fortunately, you […]



How to Read a CAPTCHA

A CAPTCHA, or Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart, is used by websites to prevent automated computer scripts from making frivolous communications. That way, only humans can access the website. In an effort to stay ahead of technology, CAPTCHAs have become more complex and frustrating. Here are some tips on […]



How to Become an Audiobook Reader

Have you always been curious about how to break into the competitive industry of audiobook reading? One must have more than just a “nice voice” to make an impact and get noticed. Here are several steps that may prove helpful in your efforts to become a reader of audiobooks. Audiobook Reading is Competitive – How […]



How to Read Piano Music

The most complex part of learning the piano is reading the notes and then playing the note that you read. Here are tips to help you. Reading music is crucial to playing and their is no shortcut. You can use flashcards and memorize the notes, but not know where the notes are on the piano. […]



Eye Tests for Reading Glasses

Optometrists and ophthalmologists check your near vision with several basic eye tests. The exam for reading glasses only takes about a half hour to an hour. If you need a near correction, when the testing is complete you will have a written prescription for eyeglasses that will help you better see small print and fine […]