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Aliens in the Movies

Jenny Mason (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645820994

Explore 12 out-of-this-world topics about aliens in the movies. Plus, find up-to-date, editor-curated online content including news, a full digital ebook, live content feeds, and lesson plans at 12StoryLibrary.com.

Movies from Then to Now

Rachel Grack (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645490463

The history of movie technology is brought to life with photo-driven design, clear text, and an integrated timeline, making this an excellent resource for elementary students. It took 50 years from the invention of photographs to the magical motion of movies. In the 1890s, Thomas Edison’s company decided to make a camera that could take a bunch of pictures really fast. Next came silent films, talkies, and Technicolor. New technology gave us widescreens, 3-D, IMAX, and, finally, the digital revolution. How will virtual reality change movie-going in the future?

Photography from Then to Now

Rachel Grack (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645490487

The technology of taking pictures is brought to life with photo-driven design, clear text, and an integrated timeline, making this an excellent resource on the history of photography for elementary students. So much science went into that selfie! First, people had to figure out how light even worked. Then, a French guy smeared sticky black stuff on a silver plate and the black stuff hardened in sunlight. And we had our first picture. (It was not a selfie.) People tried new chemicals and lenses and film to take better, faster pictures. Then came the digital revolution. Cameras got into cellphones and now there are SO many selfies. Will 3-D bring our photos right into reality?

Get into Dioramas and Models

Janice Dyer (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427117915

It is amazing what children can do with recycled cardboard boxes, paper tubes, and other easy-to-find materials! Instructive text and photos guide readers as they create dioramas, models, and structures. Engaging questions prompt young builders to unleash their unique creative design skills to make the project their own.

Get into Cartooning

Vic Kovacs (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427117892

Cartoonists combine pictures and words to create stories and share experiences. From tools and materials to different styles and techniques, this book is an ideal resource for kids interested in the world of cartooning. Creative projects motivate and inspire readers as they build skills.

Get into Photography

Rachel Stuckey (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427117946

Smartphones and basic digital cameras have made photography more accessible than ever before, and the creative possibilities are endless! This engaging title takes readers through photography basics and photo editing techniques, giving them the skills to creatively picture their world. Exciting photography ideas and tips encourage readers to refine their skills and create personal photo projects.

Printmaking Skills Lab

Sarah Hodgson (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427121813

This interesting art book inspires children to unleash their creativity as they learn how to use a variety of tools, media, and processes to create original works in printmaking. Mini-bio sections highlight the work of well-known artists and encourage readers to consider the artist's use of the elements of art and principles of design. Skill-building projects support readers as they create prints using mono-printing, relief techniques, and more.

Painting Skills Lab

Sandee Ewasiuk (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427121806

This beautiful art book inspires readers to unleash their creativity as they learn how to use a variety of tools, media, and processes to create original paintings. Mini-bio sections highlight the work of well-known artists and encourage readers to consider the artist's use of the elements of art and principles of design. Skill-building projects support readers as they learn techniques including wet-on-wet, wet-on-dry, and blending.

Mixed Media Skills Lab

Sandee Ewasiuk (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427121790

This colorful art book inspires children to unleash their creativity as they learn how to use a variety of tools, media, and processes to create original works in mixed media. Mini-bio sections highlight the work of well-known artists and encourage readers to consider the artist's use of the elements of art and principles of design. Skill-building projects support readers as they learn techniques including layering, assemblage, and sgraffito.

Drawing Skills Lab

Sandee Ewasiuk (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427121783

This instructive art book inspires children to unleash their creativity as they learn how to use a variety of tools, media, and processes to create original drawings. Mini-bio sections highlight the work of well-known artists and encourage readers to consider the artist's use of the elements of art and principles of design. Skill-building projects support readers as they learn techniques including perspective, shading, shadowing, and more.

Collage Skills Lab

Sarah Hodgson (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427121776

This fun art book inspires children to unleash their creativity as they learn how to use a variety of tools, media, and processes to create original works in collage. Mini-bio sections highlight the work of well-known artists and encourage readers to consider the artist's use of the elements of art and principles of design. Skill-building projects support readers as they create artworks using different layering techniques, organic and geometric shapes, and more.

3-D Art Skills Lab

Jane Yates (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427121769

This appealing art book inspires children to unleash their creativity as they learn how to use a variety of tools, media, and processes to create original works in 3-D. Mini-bio sections highlight the work of well-known artists and encourage readers to consider the artist's use of the elements of art and principles of design. Skill-building projects support readers as they create artworks involving mobile, stable, carved, molded, folded, and constructed forms.

Tap Dance

Wendy Hinote Lanier (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781635174731

Introduces the history and basic concepts of tap dance. Easy-to-read text, vibrant photos, and dance tips will make readers want to get up and dance.

Modern Dance

Wendy Hinote Lanier (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781635174724

Introduces the history and basic concepts of modern dance. Easy-to-read text, vibrant photos, and dance tips will make readers want to get up and dance.

Jazz Dance

Candice Ransom (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781635174717

Introduces the history and basic concepts of jazz dance. Easy-to-read text, vibrant photos, and dance tips will make readers want to get up and dance.

Irish Dance

Wendy Hinote Lanier (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781635174700

Introduces the history and basic concepts of Irish dance. Easy-to-read text, vibrant photos, and dance tips will make readers want to get up and dance.

Hip-Hop Dance

Wendy Hinote (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781635174694

Introduces the history and basic concepts of hip-hop dance. Easy-to-read text, vibrant photos, and dance tips will make readers want to get up and dance.

Dance Team

Candice Ransom (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781635174687

Introduces the history and basic concepts of dance team. Easy-to-read text, vibrant photos, and dance tips will make readers want to get up and dance.

Ballroom Dance

Wendy Hinote Lanier (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781635174670

Introduces the history and basic concepts of ballroom dance. Easy-to-read text, vibrant photos, and dance tips will make readers want to get up and dance.

Ballet

Wendy Hinote Lanier (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781635174663

Introduces the history and basic concepts of ballet. Easy-to-read text, vibrant photos, and dance tips will make readers want to get up and dance.

The Five Parts of Art

Robin Johnson (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427123633

Art you can look at and enjoy, such as a painting, is made by combining five basic parts: line, color, shape, space, and texture. Read about how the parts work together to create a great variety of interesting art!

Creating Art Together

Robin Johnson (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427123626

From painting murals to playing in orchestras, artists around the world often combine their ideas and talents together to make art in many different forms. Read about how working together helps create beautiful and unique art!

I Like Art: Renaissance

Margaux Stanitsas (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532405280

Learn all about Renaissance Art in this art history book for kids. Meet famous artists like Giovanni Bellini, El Greco, and Raphael and find out why they painted the way they did. The Renaissance period began in the 1300s after the middle ages and featured art that was inspired by the peace and prosperity of the time. Kids will learn to spot details and themes in Renaissance art and will develop an appreciation for the style through this simple and child appropriate book.

I Like Art: Romanticism

Margaux Stanitsas (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532405327

Learn all about Romanticism in this art history book for kids. Meet famous artists like Caspar David Friedrich, Henry Fuseli, and Eugene Delacroix and find out why they painted the way they did. The Romantic period of art began in the early 1800s in Germany. Kids will learn to spot details and themes in Romantic art and will develop an appreciation for the style through this simple and child appropriate book.

I Like Art: Rococo

Margaux Stanitsas (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532405303

Learn all about Rococo Art in this art history book for kids. Meet famous artists like François Boucher, Antoine Watteau, and Jean Claude Richard and find out why they painted the way they did. The Rococo period began in the 1700s and featured art that was inspired by the extravagant nature of the court of Louis XV. Kids will learn to spot details and themes in Rococo art and will develop an appreciation for the style through this simple and child appropriate book