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Music Technology: From Gramophones to Music Streaming

Tracey Kelly (author)

Publisher: Black Rabbit Books ISBN: 9781781214824

This book traces the story of the development of inventions in music technology – from the earliest recordings to our current technology. It concentrates on illustrating how each breakthrough eventually led to a new one.

Animation

Sara Green (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618915832

Some of Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters are animated movies! From hand-drawn animation to computer-generated works, animation is a fascinating world of fantasy. But what goes into making these popular films? This high-interest title answers that question! Special features highlight famous animated works, and profiles of famous animators such as Walt Disney and Hayao Miyazaki introduce readers to animation pioneers. For readers interested in behind-the-scenes movie magic, this title is sure to deliver!

Movie Director

Amy Rechner (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618916303

Do you have what it takes to call the shots? Directors are involved with all the decisions for a movie, from costumes and music to casting and editing. Learn about what fills their jam-packed days and who supports them on set in this high-interest title. Features highlight education and qualities needed to succeed as well as common career paths to reach the top. This engaging read lets striving readers peek behind the scenes of a movie set and see what happens when the camera isn’t rolling!

Motion Capture

Sara Green (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618915849

Many are familiar with Andy Serkis’s groundbreaking motion capture role as Gollum in the Lord of the Rings film series. But motion capture has come a long way since it first began! This title introduces the technology behind motion capture, using many of today’s most popular movies as examples. Special features highlight famous uses of motion capture, and pioneer profiles introduce some of the most influential mocap filmmakers in history. This high-interest title is sure to capture the attention of readers!

On-screen Vehicles

Sara Green (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618915856

Get ready for a wild ride! From boats and planes to sports cars, vehicles have been used in movies since the dawn of film. Through gripping text and vibrant photos, this title explores some of the most famous on-screen vehicles in movie history. Special features introduce readers to movie pioneers, unique vehicles, and more. Whether you want to hit top speed in one of James Bond’s cruisers or learn how Herbie the Love Bug was chosen, this engaging book will take you along for the ride!

Visual Effects

Sara Green (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618915863

Special effects have come a long way over the past century! Computer-generated visual effects are now par for the course, bringing spectacular worlds to screens big and small. This title explores the history of visual effects, starting with the very first uses of CGI in the 1970s to the present day, where just about anything is possible! This title includes engaging text and vibrant photos that are sure to grip young readers. Additional special features highlight early visual effects, introduce pioneers in the field, and show off some of the best uses in modern movies!

Stunt Performer

Amy Rechner (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618916365

Lights, camera, and a lot of action! Stunt performers throw themselves into danger every day. But each move is carefully planned to be as safe as possible. Find out what an average day looks like for stunt performers, and the skills and crews they need to keep themselves safe in the face of danger. Sidebars introduce a leader in the field as well as the training and experience needed to succeed. Get ready to live life on the edge in this this title for striving readers!

Kathleen Kennedy: Movie Producer

Kate Moening (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618916723

From ET the Extra-Terrestrial to the Star Wars saga, Kathleen Kennedy knows how to make a hit movie! Fact-filled text covers her humble beginnings as a camera operator to her current position as head of Lucasfilm. A profile, timeline, hometown map, and other special features add visual support to leveled text in this fun title.

Susan Wojcicki: CEO of YouTube

Kate Moening (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618916754

Rising through the ranks at Google to become CEO of YouTube, Susan Wojcicki is a tech titan! Profiles and timelines help chronicle the life of this savvy CEO, from her childhood to her role today. Young readers will be inspired to see how Susan took her career from her parent’s garage to become the leader at YouTube in this low-level title.

Malia's Chance to Dance

Beth Greenway (author) Wayne Alfano (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682389379

Malia is chosen to dance in the luau even after making a mistake.

Talent Night

Annie Gage (author) Apryl Stott (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682385098

Benjamin's skill helps make Talent Night a success.

Some Actor

Meridee Jones Cecil (author) Carolyn Ewing (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682385067

The Bellworth Middle School play may be cancelled unless someone can take over Josh's part.

The Chilling Mayflower Mystery

Beverly Patt (author) Karen Stormer Brooks (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682385135

Lucky's luck finally changes for the better.

What's in a Whistle

Carolyn Crocker (author) Dennis McDermott (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682381311

This young Hungarian girl has a talent that helps a famous composer create beautiful music.

Silent Films to 3D Movies

Jennifer Colby (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534148666

Tech is constantly progressing and changing. But have you ever stopped and wondered how it all started? In Silent Films to 3D Movies, discover how silent films evolved into the cinema we have today. Engaging inquiry-based sidebars encourage young readers to think, create, guess, and ask questions about this technology. Book includes table of contents, glossary, index, author biographies, and sidebars.

Black and White Photographs to Instagram

Jennifer Colby (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534148673

Tech is constantly progressing and changing. But have you ever stopped and wondered how it all started? In Black and White Photographs to Instagram, discover how the black and white portrait evolved into the photo streaming services we have today. Engaging inquiry-based sidebars encourage young readers to think, create, guess, and ask questions about this technology. Book includes table of contents, glossary, index, author biographies, and sidebars.

Recorders

Kara L. Laughlin (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503838451

A very simple introduction to recorders, their history, what they sound like, what they look like, and how they are played. Additional features to aid comprehension include a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, informative captions and sidebars, sources for further research including websites, an index, and an introduction to the author.

Saxophones

Sharon Sharth (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503838468

A very simple introduction to saxophones, their history, what they sound like, what they look like, and how they are played. Additional features to aid comprehension include a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, informative captions and sidebars, sources for further research including websites, an index, and an introduction to the author.

Trombones

Bob Temple (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503838475

A very simple introduction to trombones, their history, what they are made of, what they sound like, and how they are played. Additional features to aid comprehension include a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, informative captions and sidebars, sources for further research including websites, an index, and an introduction to the author.

Trumpets

Pamela K. Harris (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503838482

A very simple introduction to trumpets, their history, what they sound like, what they look like, and how they are played. Additional features to aid comprehension include a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, informative captions and sidebars, sources for further research including websites, an index, and an introduction to the author.

Tubas

Bob Temple (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503838499

A very simple introduction to tubas, their history, what they sound like, what they look like, and how they are played. Additional features to aid comprehension include a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, informative captions and sidebars, sources for further research including websites, an index, and an introduction to the author.

Violins

Pamela K. Harris (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503838505

A very simple introduction to violins, their history, what they sound like, what they look like, and how they are played. Additional features to aid comprehension include a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, informative captions and sidebars, sources for further research including websites, an index, and an introduction to the author.

Pianos

Pamela K. Harris (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503838444

A very simple introduction to pianos, their history, what they sound like, what they look like, and how they are played. Additional features to aid comprehension include a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, informative captions and sidebars, sources for further research including websites, an index, and an introduction to the author.

Drums

Pamela K. Harris (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503838413

A very simple introduction to various types of drums, their history, what they sound like, what they look like, and how they are played. Additional features to aid comprehension include a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, informative captions and sidebars, sources for further research including websites, an index, and an introduction to the author.

Flutes

Pamela K. Harris (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503838420

A very simple introduction to various types of flutes, their history, how certain kinds differ, what they sound like, what they look like, and how they are played. Additional features to aid comprehension include a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, informative captions and sidebars, sources for further research including websites, an index, and an introduction to the author.