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Stunts

Sara Green (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681035918

Tom Cruise performed his own stunts for the film Mission Impossible: The Ghost Protocol, which included dangling 1,700 feet from the world’s tallest building! Students will explore the extreme amount of planning, equipment, training, and expertise that goes into the stunts performed in films as they dive into this action-packed title.  

Special Effects

Sara Green (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681035901

The action of the big screen--car crashes, torrential rainfall, ships sinking--is the work of special effects! Directors and crews use anything they can to create a real and captivating experience. Enormous models, airplane engines, controlled fires, and much more create the excitement we all crave! Young readers will marvel over this behind-the-scenes look at how movies are made.

Futuristic Homes

Moreno Chiacchiera, Saranne Taylor (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427115744

What will houses look like in the future? From space stations to pod living, this innovative title examines how architects design and plan for the world of tomorrow. Readers put concepts to work when they design their own home based around a unique shape.

All in a Day's Work: Animator

Blanca Apodaca (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433383496

Lights! Camera! It's time to explore the art of animation! This fun, engaging nonfiction title allows readers to explore an exciting career as an animator. Readers will be introduced to the history of animation and find out what techniques and equipment animators used to turn their illustrations into the first animated shorts. Through stimulating facts, vivid images, sketches, photos, informative text, and an interview with a real life animator, readers will discover everything about animation, including character development, storyboarding, and even how the foley artists record sound effects!

Backstage Pass: Fashion

Lisa Greathouse (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433380204

Learn how a designer's sketch becomes the fashion we wear and how a designer uses math and geometry to make their designs successful in this fashion-filled book! Including information about the fashion industry, clothing fabrics, patterns, and textures, readers learn all about the different aspects of the fashion industry. With a glossary, index, vivid images, informational text, and interesting facts, children will be engaged from beginning to end.

Mary Quant: Miniskirt Maker

Rebecca Felix (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532110757

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. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Architect

Samantha Bell (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781633627345

Readers will learn what it takes to succeed as an architect. The book also explains the necessary educational steps, useful character traits, potential hazards, and daily job tasks related to this career. Sidebars include thought-provoking trivia. Questions in the backmatter ask for text-dependent analysis. Photos, a glossary, and additional resources are included.

Ancient Homes

Moreno Chiacchiera, Saranne Taylor (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427115690

From mighty castle strongholds to the buried ruins of Pompeii, this engaging title unearths ancient homes. Concepts include how and why ancient homes were built, as well as their discovery through archaeological digs.

Movie Animals and their Trainers

Connie Colwell Miller (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781607534273

Describes animals that might work in movies, how they are trained, and what a day is like on a movie set. Includes information about movie animals in history and what it’s like to train animals to work in a movie.

Green Homes

Saranne Taylor (author), Moreno Chiacchiera and Michelle Todd (illustrator)

Publisher: BrambleKids Ltd ISBN: 9781910828144

A series for the young architect, designer or engineer who wants to plan and build their own ecologically sound home that will also help our planet.

Futuristic Homes

Saranne Taylor (author), Moreno Chiacchiera and Michelle Todd (illustrator)

Publisher: BrambleKids Ltd ISBN: 9781910828168

A series for the young architect, designer or engineer who wants to plan and build amazing future style homes and workplaces.

Ancient Homes

Saranne Taylor (author), Moreno Chiacchiera and Michelle Todd (illustrator)

Publisher: BrambleKids Ltd ISBN: 9781910828175

A series for the young architect, designer or archeologist who wants to unearth the wonderful cities and dwellings of the past and learn how ancient builders worked.

Asking Questions about Food Advertising

Laura Perdew (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781633625198

Food advertising is seemingly everywhere. But what messages are advertisers sending when they try to get consumers to purchase their products? Asking Questions about Food Advertising looks at who pays for ads, their intended targets, and the tricks of the trade used to influence consumers' decisions. Case studies prompt inquiry, further thinking, and close examination of specific issues. Additional text features and search tools, including a glossary and an index, help students locate information and learn new words.

Printmaking

Dana Meachen Rau (author), Kathleen Petelinsek (illustrator)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781633624290

Printmaking can be used to decorate or enhance all kinds of objects, from posters to playing cards. With this book, crafters practice comprehension skills as they use text and diagrams to follow the steps for each project. The activities push students to learn and apply domain-specific vocabulary, practice new techniques, and build on concepts that may already be familiar. Other tools, including an index and additional resources, encourage readers to locate information and explore further independently.

Restoring Structures

Jennifer Zeiger (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781633624467

In this book, students see the NextGen Science process at work in a real-world situation. Readers practice close reading as they look for clues that will lead to a deeper understanding of structures and engineering. The NextGen Science process pushes students to apply critical thinking as they learn new methods of exploration and build on concepts they may already know. Additional tools, including a glossary and index, help students learn new vocabulary and locate information.

Hacking Fashion: Fleece

Kristin Fontichiaro (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781633624320

Turn old fleece into something new and exciting with Hacking Fashion: Fleece. Students learn the art of innovation through detailed explanations and hands-on activities built to foster creativity and problem solving. Fun, engaging text introduces readers to new ideas and builds on maker-related concepts they may already know. Additional tools, including a glossary and an index, help students learn new vocabulary and locate information.

Scratch

Pete Benson (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781633624337

Scratch helps children design computer games, animations, and interactive stories from the ground up and share them with people around the world. In this book, students explore Scratch through detailed explanations built to foster creativity and problem solving. Fun, engaging text introduces readers to new ideas and builds on maker-related concepts they may already know. Additional tools, including a glossary and an index, help students learn new vocabulary and locate information.

Silk Screening

Camille Griffin, Lyz Luidens (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781633624351

With projects ranging from posters to clothing, this book helps readers explore the art of silk screening. Students learn through detailed descriptions built to foster creativity and problem solving. Fun, engaging text introduces readers to new ideas and builds on maker-related concepts they may already know. Additional tools, including a glossary and an index, help students learn new vocabulary and locate information.

Making a Paper Airplane and Other Paper Toys

Dana Meachen Rau (author), Kathleen Petelinsek (illustrator)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781610805605

Learn how to make cool homemade toys with these fun activities.

Crafting with Recyclables

Dana Meachen Rau (author), Kathleen Petelinsek (illustrator)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781624312120

Whether you're looking for something to do on a rainy day or making a personalized gift for a friend, crafts are a great way to pass the time. They also provide an opportunity to learn how to draw meaning from technical texts. The activities in this book push readers to read for comprehension, use information gained from the text and illustrations to follow step-by-step directions, determine relationships among steps in a technical process, and build the skills they need to make crafts using recyclable materials.

Adventure Homes

Moreno Chiacchiera, Gerry Bailey (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427112729

Wouldnt it be fun to live in a tree house? This book explores adventure homes in a fun and humorous layout. Through a narrative format, students examine problems and solutions that arise when building an adventure homeon or off the ground!

Wildlife Photographer

Barbara A. Somervill (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781633627499

Readers will learn what it takes to succeed as a wildlife photographer. The book also explains the necessary educational steps, useful character traits, potential hazards, and daily job tasks related to this career. Sidebars include thought-provoking trivia. Questions in the backmatter ask for text-dependent analysis. Photos, a glossary, and additional resources are included.

Sound Engineer

Wil Mara (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781633627437

Readers will learn what it takes to succeed as a sound engineer. The book also explains the necessary educational steps, useful character traits, potential hazards, and daily job tasks related to this career. Sidebars include thought-provoking trivia. Questions in the backmatter ask for text-dependent analysis. Photos, a glossary, and additional resources are included.

MP3 Players

Robert Green (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602791619

Walk down the street of just about any city in the world and you will see someone listening to music on an MP3 player. This book will introduce readers to the history behind the development of MP3 Players and take them on a journey to companies around the world where they are manufactured.

Working Homes

Gerry Bailey (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427112750

Homes are not just lived in. From a windmill to a lighthouse, this exciting title portrays homes that, quite literally, work. Introducing simple engineering concepts, this book encourages students to be creative and think outside the box.