Early readers can learn how to make their very own Chinese New Year dragon in this step-by-step instructional nonfiction book. Bright, vivid photos and a glossary of required tools help introduce children to a new culture through craft-making.
Help crafty kids find patterns with beads, ribbons, buttons, and more! This title tells the story of students preparing for a craft sale. In each of the crafts they make, young readers can find a pattern. Vibrant images, simple practice problems, and helpful mathematical diagrams help children discover patterns and learn about early STEM concepts. Encourage children to find patterns in all sorts of fun crafts and activities!
Practice finding patterns while learning about music around the world! Many different musical instruments use patterns to make different sounds into rhythms, such as tambourines, drums, and flutes. This charming text uses vibrant images, engaging practice questions, and helpful mathematical diagrams to help young readers understand patterns and early STEM themes. Children will have fun discovering patterns that these instruments make and learning how to make patterns of their own with homemade instruments!
Back in 1992, writer Mary Pope Osborne first invited readers to follow Jack and Annie into a tree house with magical books, and readers have been time traveling with these characters ever since! In this biography, elementary students will meet a talented literary travel agent.
Did you know that Gordon Korman’s mom typed his first book for him? This is because Gordon became a published author before he even graduated high school! This author profile for children introduces the lifelong writer responsible for sending troublemakers Boots and Bruno to Macdonald Hall.
Devon visits the Metal Man at his fiery workshop every day, despite the scorching heat of the city where he lives. At the Metal Man's shop, sparks fly from his welding torch as he cuts and melts together old pieces of junk into works of art. Devon is fascinated by the Metal Man's creations. Then one day, the Metal Man lets Devon put his own imagination to work. Aaron Reynolds's urban voice and the gritty illustrations of Paul Hoppe bring an exciting beat and pulse to the story of a young boy discovering his own voice and vision in art with a kind mentor to lead the way.
An elementary introduction to the life, work, and popularity of Taylor Swift, an American country and pop singer known for her versatile performances and such songs as "You Belong with Me."
Journey back in time to sixteenth-century Italy with 10-year-old Fresca as she introduces you to her master, Michelangelo, the Renaissance genius whose sculptures and paintings changed the way the world sees artists. But there is one surprise in store for the reader, Fresca is not what you think she is!
Gabriel is already nervous-he has a new job at the train station. He has to keep the platforms free of dust and dirt. Just imagine how he feels when he finds out he has to sweep next to the famous artist Claude Monet! By watching and talking with the artist, Gabriel finds out more than just how to do his job. He discovers how to see his city and his world through the eyes of a master painter. His life will never be the same.
Journey back in time to 1503 in Florence, Italy, where ten year-old Bartolomeo del Giocondo introduces his master, Leonardo da Vinci. This Renaissance genius was a painter, sculptor, inventor, and, according to his young apprentice, sometimes a bit of a noodle. Little does Bartolomeo know that his family is going to be part of one of the greatest works of art ever created.
Matteo could not believe it when he was asked to come and meet the famous artist Goya. Because the young boy had learned how to speak with his hands, he could help the great artist communicate with others. Follow Matteo as he talks to Goya, learns about the man's art, and even becomes the focus of an unexpected portrait. And prepare to meet one of the most talented, haunted, and creative painters in history.
Here is the tale of the famous Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh as told by his young assistant, Peter. Follow the pair from the peasant shacks of the Netherlands to the sunny fields of the South of France as the talented van Gogh paints some of the most famous works of art from the late 19th century.
A young girl practices her violin lesson and pretends to be a famous concert violinist, showing what it's like to be a professional musician. Includes hands-on activity and glossary of musical terms.
Simple text and great photos show what you will learn when you begin ballet lessons.
This colorful book introduces young readers to the world of color. Readers will learn how an enormous range of colors can be made from just three primary colors. This title also explains the difference between warm colors and cool colors. The book uses famous works of art to show readers how color can be used to both show a scene and convey a message.
Rap is being used to teach reading in many schools today. It is a fun way to introduce sounds and rhymes, as well as beat. This books hilarious pictures of rapping reptiles will make children laugh and want to create their own rap verses. The funny rapping reptiles introduce their classifications, body structures, behavior, and food choices in a really cool way.
Models play an important role in engineering - they are used to test and improve designs. Readers will learn how engineers use different kinds of models and identify how a model and its subject are alike and how they are different.
Readers get a behind-the-scenes look at photographer Marc Crabtree as he introduces young readers to the exciting world of photography. Young readers will enjoy learning about the different tools and equipment Marc uses in his studio.
Welcome to the exciting world of television! Follow Kevin Faibish, a news camera operator, as he films the news on location at a soccer tournament and in the studio. Kevin also introduces young readers to the tools of his trade.
Meet Marcel Da Costa, the hip-hop artist. Marcels job involves doing what he loves bestdancing! Colorful, action-filled photos and engaging text introduce students to the world of professional dance and hip-hop culture.
Francis Scott Key takes Finley and Fiona back in time to see first-hand what inspired him to write "The Star-Spangled Banner."
In Art Museum, emergent readers join a group of students as they visit an art museum. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they learn about fine art and antiquities and the artists and civilizations that made them. A labeled diagram shows readers the different art forms they may see in an art museum , while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about the art museum using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Art Museum also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index.
In Concert, emergent readers join a group of students as they enjoy a musical performance. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they learn about this form of entertainment. A labeled diagram identifies parts of a concert hall, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about going to a concert using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Concert also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index.
In Theater, emergent readers join a group of students as they enjoy a trip to the theater. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they learn about this form of entertainment. A labeled diagram identifies parts of a theater, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about what happens at the theater using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Theater also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index.
In Photography, emergent readers learn about the art of photography by following the experience of two photographers. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they explore this popular activity. A labeled diagram introduces readers to a photographer's equipment, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about photography using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Photography also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index.