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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?

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?

My String Broke

Harriet Ziefert (author) Amanda Haley (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781949801095

Do re mi—what can that be? It’s the sound of children preparing for music class. Make pretty music fill the air. Bravo! 

Class Play

Harriet Ziefert (author) Martha Gradisher (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781948621953

Ms. Vanilla's class is happy today; they're about to put on a play. Everyone is ready. The whole school is there. The curtain goes up, so on with the show. It's the story of Red Riding Hood, and every young actor is really so good. But there's something familiar about Big Bad Wolf. Guess who it is? It's Ms. Vanilla!

Stop Tooting

Harriet Ziefert (author) Sanford Hoffman (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781948621861

Andy wants to blow his horn, but his family thinks his tooting is just too loud. Will he find a place to play? You can almost hear the music with every turn of the page.

A Monster for Grandma

Melissa Conroy (author) Elliot Kreloff (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781949801064

Rusty and his Grandma Margo--who's an author--like to write stories together. But when Rusty discovers that she sometimes suffers from writer's block, he worrie, and wonders what he can do to help her.

From Junk to Jewelry

Carol Hove (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680786613

Learn about makerspaces with Make It Yourself! From Junk to Jewelry! Young makers will discover what makerspaces are and how to hold maker events. Kids will make paper-clip necklaces, rock pendants, charm bracelets, and more. Each project has color photos and easy-to-follow instructions. Special techniques and tips help kids make the most of their makerspace experiences. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Mary Quant: Miniskirt Maker

Rebecca Felix (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680786668

In this engaging biography, readers will learn about the developer of the miniskirt, Mary Quant. Follow Quant’s story from her early years selling her designs in her shop Bazaar as she names the miniskirt and brings it from popular London skirt style to worldwide fashion trend! Fun facts, a helpful timeline, a glossary, and an index supplement the historical and color photos showcased in this inspiring biography. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Paper Pop-Up Art

Pam Chenevert (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680786620

Learn about makerspaces with Make It Yourself! Paper Pop-Up Art! Young makers will discover what makerspaces are and how to hold maker events. Kids will make pop-up cards, pop-up cityscapes, pop-up vacation scenes, and more. Each project has color photos and easy-to-follow instructions. Special techniques and tips help kids make the most of their makerspace experiences. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Coloring & Doodling

Paige V. Polinsky (author) (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680786590

Learn about makerspaces with Make It Yourself! Coloring & Doodling! Young makers will discover what makerspaces are and how to hold maker events. Kids will decorate tennis shoes, design CD art, make reusable doodle tables, and more. Each project has color photos and easy-to-follow instructions. Special techniques and tips help kids make the most of their makerspace experiences. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Collages & Sculptures

Carol Hove (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680786583

Learn about makerspaces with Make It Yourself! Collages & Sculptures! Young makers will discover what makerspaces are and how to hold maker events. Kids will make crayon mosaics, metal wind chimes, cardboard cityscapes, and more. Each project has color photos and easy-to-follow instructions. Special techniques and tips help kids make the most of their makerspace experiences. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Rihanna

Katie Lajiness (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680786538

Meet pop star Rihanna! In this engaging title, readers will follow Rihanna’s career from her first album Music of the Sun all the way to twelve American Music Awards and eight Grammy Awards! Her charitable work with the Clara Lionel Foundation is also featured. Table of contents, map, “Did You Know” fact boxes, a “Snapshot” graphic with vital information, glossary, and index are included. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Justin Bieber

Katie Lajiness (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680786507

Meet pop star Justin Bieber! In this engaging title, readers will follow Justin Bieber’s career from YouTube to his first album My World all the way to twelve American Music Awards and a Grammy Award! His charitable work with Pencils of Promise is also featured. Table of contents, map, “Did You Know” fact boxes, a “Snapshot” graphic with vital information, glossary, and index are included. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Lady Gaga

Katie Lajiness (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680786521

Meet Famous entertainer Lady Gaga! In this engaging title, readers will follow Lady Gaga’s career from her first album The Fame to singing the national anthem at one Super Bowl and performing the half time show at anther, on the way to winning six Grammy Awards! Her charitable work with the Born This Way Foundation is also featured. Table of contents, map, “Did You Know” fact boxes, a “Snapshot” graphic with vital information, glossary, and index are included. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Cars and Trucks

Katie Lajiness (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624023361

This book introduces aspiring artists to basic drawing concepts and describes in step-by-step instructions how to turn simple shapes into cars and trucks. Young readers will learn to draw a dump truck, a monster truck, a semitruck, a race car and a Volkswagen Beetle. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Creating Art in Nature

Abby Colich (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781645278368

In this book, early fluent readers will learn about the healing power of nature through creating art. Social and emotional learning (SEL) concepts support growth mindset throughout, while Try This! and Grow with Goals activities at the end of the book further reinforce the content. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they learn more about increasing focus and practicing mindfulness in nature. Each book also includes sidebars, a table of contents, glossary, index, and tips for educators and caregivers.

Zuriel Oduwole

Linda Barghoorn (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427120762

American teenager Zuriel Oduwole tries to live by the quote: “If your dreams don’t scare you, then they’re not big enough.” A filmmaker, public speaker, and writer, Zuriel has interviewed dozens of world leaders and pushed them to promote the education of girls around the world. Founder of the Dream Up, Speak Up, Stand Up organization, Zuriel teaches citizen filmmaking to kids around the world, speaks out on gender equality at major world forums, and makes world leaders accountable for supporting girls’ education initiatives.

Stompin' at the Savoy: How Chick Webb Became the King of Drums

Moira Rose Donohue (author) Laura Freeman (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781534178908

Though a disability stunted his growth and left him with a hunched back, William Henry "Chick" Webb did not let that get in the way of his musical pursuits. Even as a young child, Chick saw the world as one big drum, pounding out rhythms on everything from stair railings to pots and pans. His love of percussion brought him to the big time as an influential big band leader. This picture-book biography details the life of black American jazz drummer Chick Webb, who in the 1930s led one of the big bands of the swing era, earning him the nickname the "King of the Savoy."

Crafts for Play

Felicia Law (author)

Publisher: BrambleKids Ltd ISBN: 9781913688080

The Living Arts Library is specially designed to stimulate children's interest and imagination in all aspects of the international arts. The activity-based approach encourages readers to try for themselves a variety of skills and techniques.

Nature in Art

Felicia Law (author)

Publisher: BrambleKids Ltd ISBN: 9781913688134

The Living Arts Library is specially designed to stimulate children's interest and imagination in all aspects of the international arts. The activity-based approach encourages readers to try for themselves a variety of skills and techniques.

Crafts for Celebration

Felicia Law (author)

Publisher: BrambleKids Ltd ISBN: 9781913688165

The Living Arts Library is specially designed to stimulate children's interest and imagination in all aspects of the international arts. The activity-based approach encourages readers to try for themselves a variety of skills and techniques.

Places in Art

Felicia Law (author)

Publisher: BrambleKids Ltd ISBN: 9781913688141

The Living Arts Library is specially designed to stimulate children's interest and imagination in all aspects of the international arts. The activity-based approach encourages readers to try for themselves a variety of skills and techniques.

Crafts for Decoration

Felicia Law (author)

Publisher: BrambleKids Ltd ISBN: 9781913688110

The Living Arts Library is specially designed to stimulate children's interest and imagination in all aspects of the international arts. The activity-based approach encourages readers to try for themselves a variety of skills and techniques.

Blowing the Trumpet

Felicia Law (author)

Publisher: BrambleKids Ltd ISBN: 9781913688196

The Living Arts Library is specially designed to stimulate children's interest and imagination in all aspects of the international arts. The activity-based approach encourages readers to try for themselves a variety of skills and techniques.

Rattles, Bells & Chiming Bars

Felicia Law (author)

Publisher: BrambleKids Ltd ISBN: 9781913688097

The Living Arts Library is specially designed to stimulate children's interest and imagination in all aspects of the international arts. The activity-based approach encourages readers to try for themselves a variety of skills and techniques.