When first-year film student Spencer O'Toole is asked to make a music video for a band, he leaps at the chance. But Jerry, Spencer's dad, shows up, and somehow the band assumes he's in charge, despite the fact that he has zero background in film. And then there's Scratch, violent gang member turned sleazy music producer, who keeps making big promises but fails to deliver on a single one. Spencer has no idea how he's going to get this thing made. When the band invites him and his dad up to a cottage for the weekend, Spencer takes the opportunity to ditch Jerry. But one small fib snowballs into dozens of lies, and soon Spencer finds himself in way over his head.
Fifteen-year-old Aiden is a minor cast member on a long-running high school "dramedy" with a low budget and a loyal following. Aiden and his friends are excited that they're being promoted to lead roles for the upcoming tenth season of Pop Quiz. But then they learn the show is being canceled. According to the producers, no one even watches TV anymore, with kids preferring the antics of YouTube stars. With the help of some former cast members and a group of hardcore fans, Aiden and his friends attempt to create a movie special to wrap up the storylines and give the series the send-off it deserves.
Learn how architects and designers use perimeter and area to make famous works of art! In this vibrant title, readers will continue to develop their geometry skills, reviewing topics like dimensions, irrational numbers, polygons, and measurement. With the help of eye-catching images, easy-to-read text, simple practice problems, STEM topics, and clear mathematical diagrams, readers will feel confident in their ability to measure perimeter and area in useful ways!
Find three-dimensional shapes while learning about architecture and historic architects! A good understanding of geometry and three-dimensional shapes is essential for architects building houses because all houses have three-dimensional shapes like pentagons and prisms. Readers can follow the process of building a house from start to finish, mastering geometric concepts through practice problems. These problems, along with clear mathematical diagrams, easy-to-read text, and vibrant images will keep readers engaged and confident in their geometry skills and STEM skills.
Action! It's time to enter the world of movie magic! Readers are taken behind the scenes to find out what is needed to make a film. From the director to the actor, the director of photography to the costume designer, children will be fascinated to learn about the various aspects that go into motion pictures. With its vivid images, informational text, and impressive facts, this nonfiction title will have readers engaged through the entire book as they discover amazing facts about their favorite genre--whether it be comedy, drama, action, or horror!
Geoffrey Chaucer was a British poet during the Middle ages and is still considered one of the greatest English writers of all time. Through this intriguing biography, readers will learn about Chaucer's life as he took part in the Hundred Years War, worked for King Edward III, and went on to write the well-known collection, "The Canterbury Tales". Featuring lively illustrations, fascinating facts and sidebars, easy to read text, an accommodating glossary, and helpful index, this book will have readers excited and eager to learn more about this influential author.
When stunt performers go to work, they make dangerous feats look fun and easy, but there is a lot of risk behind this profession. Explore what stunt people do to prepare and keep themselves safe for a truly unique profession. Readers will be introduced to a brief history of stunt performance as well as the latest tips and tricks, including stunt driving, professional fighting, and even digital effects such as computer-generated imagery and are encourged to explore college majors and areas of study are recommended to become a stunt person. With thrilling language and stunning images in conjunction with informational text, a useful glossary, and an interview with a real-life stunt-man, readers are sure to be fascinated and stimulated from cover to cover!
Step inside a studio and learn what it takes to be an artist! This nonfiction title engages readers through stimulating facts and vivid images and diagrams in conjunction with a brief background on well-known art movements such as Expressionism, Surrealism, and Impressionism, an interview with a real-life artist, a glossary, informational text, an index, and list of useful sources for learning more about art.
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.
Have you ever looked closely at a pinecone, a leaf, or a flower? If you have, you might have noticed patterns. A haiku is a form of poetry based on patterns. Haiku are often inspired by nature. Featuring TIME For Kids content, this nonfiction reader introduces students to haiku, explores its cultural importance and history, and invites students to write their own haiku. This high-interest title includes detailed images, stimulating facts, and clear, informational text to engage students as they build their critical literacy skills. The book includes text features such as bold font, captions, a table of contents, a glossary, and sidebars to increase understanding, improve academic vocabulary, and prompt critical thinking.
Henna has been used to create body art by many different cultures for thousands of years. Featuring TIME For Kids content, this nonfiction reader introduces students to the history of henna body art, explores its cultural importance, and invites students to create their own henna designs. This high-interest title includes detailed images, stimulating facts, and clear, informational text to engage students as they build their critical literacy skills. The book includes text features such as bold font, captions, a table of contents, a glossary, and sidebars to increase understanding, improve academic vocabulary, and prompt critical thinking. This text prepares students for college and career and is aligned with state and national standards. Keep grade 2 students engaged from cover to cover with this exciting reader.
Because the ocean biome is the biggest biome in the world, it’s not hard to believe that it is packed with many interesting creatures. Aspiring young paper engineers will enjoy making crafts of some of these aquatic animals to develop their paper-folding skills.
Most people would agree that handmade decorations have more charm than store-bought alternatives, so this origami book teaches kids enough paper crafts to make eight popular holidays more festive! The background information on the holidays makes sure origami artists know how to best celebrate each occasion.
How can you raise farm animals without acres of land? This children’s title has the answer, showing readers how to mountain-fold and valley-fold a cow, horse, sheep, goat, pig, chicken, and other livestock. Animal herds and flocks can form with additional paper and repeated folding.
In nature, extinction is an irreversible process. Animal species that die off cannot be brought back to life. This origami how-to, however, gives young dinosaur lovers the opportunity to resurrect a stegosaurus, a triceratops, and more with paper. Making each species is as easy as 1-2-3…
Taking care of a pet can be a lot of work. A dog, for example, needs to be fed, walked, played with, and more. But the pets made of paper in this origami title are very little work. Young pet lovers will give this craft book their full attention!
A flock of many different birds is ready to be assembled in this makerspace title. Origami outlines ensure that young crafters will not have to “wing it” when it comes to making paper birds. Along with the clear folding instructions are bonus bird facts that just might turn kids into birders!
Sometimes all you need to craft a vehicle is a single sheet of paper. In this origami guide for kids, young flight enthusiasts will find easy-to-understand specs for building airplanes of all shapes and also an invitation to conduct test flights to compare the planes’ speeds and flight paths.
Every saga has a beginning. This marketing tagline for Star Wars: Episode I— The Phantom Menace could also be the tagline for this biography of the Stars Wars brand. Young readers will travel back to a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…
The Power Rangers are a diverse team! Throughout its history, the team has featured members from a wide variety of backgrounds. Each of the brand’s many television series and movies boost its message of teamwork and inclusion. Young readers will marvel over this popular brand’s uprising and continued success!
From the percussion section at the back of room 217, Carmen Trochez keeps the Benton Bluff Junior High band steady. But when a student teacher enters the scene, the band’s loyalties are divided. Carmen is usually the glue. Can she keep everything from falling apart? Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards.
Before the school year even starts, the Benton Bluff Junior High band is back in room 217 for summer arts camp. Morgan Bryant wants to be a famous conductor someday, and leading the clarinets is perfect practice! But somehow, goofy Zac Wiles and his saxophone campers are stealing the show. How can she get her section in sync? Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards.
Miles Darr and his friends in room 217 love band. And they love their director, Mr. Byrd. Colorful tropical shirts? Check. Sandals in winter? Check. High expectations? Double check. But lately, he’s been distracted. And rumor has it, Byrd might be flying the nest. Can they convince him to stay? Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards.
Colby Ellis wants to start his own band. He has the drive. He has his saxophone. And he has a garage. He just needs a name. And bandmates! He finds some fresh faces, and some of his friends from Benton Bluff Junior High band join too. But harmony isn’t their forte, so Colby makes a bold decision. Will it be the end of the band, or just the beginning? Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards.
Carrie Underwood is a country music singer and songwriter. This book details her life and quick rise to fame as a winner of the television competition American Idol. The hot, young star has won several music awards and has even broken her own Guinness World Record for having the most number one hits on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. More recently Carrie has branched out into acting, including roles in TV shows, movies, and a live Rodgers and Hammerstein theater production.