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Camera Tricks

Sara Green (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681035871

Is it a space adventure or slit scan? The camera technique slit scan has been used to create the illusion of flying through space in movies like 2001: A Space Odyssey. Young readers will read about the camera tricks and special equipment used to create the jaw-dropping effects of motion pictures in Camera Tricks.

Costumes and Props

Sara Green (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681035888

Costumes and props fill the sets of films! From tiny, frozen blueberries in The Hunger Games to a 108-pound gown in the 1938 film Marie Antoinette, they take on many shapes and sizes. Today, some are even created through 3D printing! This title weaves through the costumes and props of our favorite films while captivating readers with relevant photos and riveting film facts.

Makeup

Sara Green (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681035895

During the filming of the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter’s scar was painted on 5,800 times! About 2,000 of those were painted on Daniel Radcliffe who played Harry Potter. This title explores the makeup, tools, and effects used to create everything from the scariest of monsters to the most elegant ladies.

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.

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.  

Animal Performers

Sara Green (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681035864

Did you know that the Labrador retriever that starred in Marley and Me was a rescue dog from a shelter in Florida? His is a true rags-to-riches story! This title explores the history of animals in entertainment while highlighting some of the pet pals we have grown to love on the silver screen!

Write On, Irving Berlin!

Leslie Kimmelman (author) David C. Gardner (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781534122963

Escaping persecution for being Jewish, the Baline family fled Russia and arrived by ship in New York City harbor in September 1893. Little Israel Isidore Baline is only five years old. After arriving at Ellis Island, the first stop for all immigrants, Israel and his family are ready to begin a new life in America. His family settles in the Lower East Side and soon Israel (now nicknamed Izzy) starts school. And while he learns English, he is not a very good student. According to his teachers he daydreams and sings in class. But while these may not be traits that are helpful in the classroom, these are wonderful tools for a budding singer and composer. And by the time that Izzy (now known as Irving) is a young man, he is well on his way to becoming one of the most well-known composers in America. This vivid picture-book biography examines the life of Irving Berlin, the distinguished artist whose songs, including "God Bless America," continue to be popular today.

Creating Thanksgiving Crafts

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

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781624312144

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 the perfect crafts for the Thanksgiving season.

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.

Ariana Grande

Laura K. Murray (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566607056

An elementary introduction to the life, work, and popularity of Ariana Grande, an American pop singer and actress known for her work on kid’s shows and such songs as “Bang Bang.”

Iggy Azalea

Laura K. Murray (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566607070

An elementary introduction to the life, work, and popularity of Iggy Azalea, an Australian rapper who became known for her fast rhymes and gained fame with such hit songs as “Fancy.”

What is Cubism?

Kate Riggs (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566606905

With prompting questions and historical background, an early reader comes face to face with famous works of Cubist art and is encouraged to identify shapes and consider points of view.

What is Gothic Art?

Kate Riggs (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566606912

With prompting questions and historical background, an early reader comes face to face with famous works of Gothic art and is encouraged to identify emotions and consider the stories told.

What is Impressionism?

Kate Riggs (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566606929

With prompting questions and historical background, an early reader comes face to face with famous works of Impressionist art and is encouraged to identify light and shadow and consider feelings evoked.

What is Modernism?

Kate Riggs (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566606936

With prompting questions and historical background, an early reader comes face to face with famous works of Modern art and is encouraged to identify images and consider different meanings.

What is Romanticism?

Kate Riggs (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566606950

With prompting questions and historical background, an early reader comes face to face with famous works of Romantic art and is encouraged to identify feelings and consider dreamlike subjects.

Finding the Rhyme in a Poem

Valerie Bodden (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566606806

An elementary exploration of rhyme and rhythm in poetry, introducing syllables, rhyme schemes, and sonnets as well as poets such as Elizabeth Barrett Browning. Includes a writing exercise.

Who Is a Poet?

Valerie Bodden (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566606837

An elementary exploration of the forms and themes of poetry, introducing famous poets William Shakespeare, Emily Dickinson, Langston Hughes, and Pablo Neruda. Includes a writing exercise.

The Stolen Smile

J. Patrick Lewis (author), Gary Kelley (illustrator)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566605656

In a new edition of their second collaboration, author J. Patrick Lewis and illustrator Gary Kelley take readers back to 1911 -- to the city Paris, where history's most famous portrait, Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa, has gone missing from the Louvre Museum. As France laments the loss of its most treasured masterpiece, a zealous Italian watches with amusement, for he alone knows the truth behind the mystery of the vanished lady with the peculiar smile. Lewis's words, narrated by the proud thief himself, tell the spirited tale, while Kelley's illustrations masterfully depict each turn of the unfolding drama. Based on true events, The Stolen Smile is the story of a hopeful hero and one painting's powerful spell.

One Direction

Valerie Bodden (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566605359

An elementary introduction to the lives, work, and popularity of One Direction, a British pop group formed on the TV singing contest The X Factor known for such songs as “What Makes You Beautiful.” This colorful and newly expanded series surveys concert stages, film sets, and athletic venues to introduce six more icons of entertainment and sports. Young readers will meet dynamic wide receiver Calvin Johnson, A-list actress Kristen Stewart, boy-band sensation One Direction, and more, learning where these stars came from, the challenges they’ve overcome, and how they made it to … The Big Time!

Selena Gomez

Valerie Bodden (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566605366

An elementary introduction to the life, work, and popularity of Selena Gomez, an American pop singer and actress known for her work on children’s shows and such songs as “Come & Get It.” This colorful and newly expanded series surveys concert stages, film sets, and athletic venues to introduce six more icons of entertainment and sports. Young readers will meet dynamic wide receiver Calvin Johnson, A-list actress Kristen Stewart, boy-band sensation One Direction, and more, learning where these stars came from, the challenges they’ve overcome, and how they made it to … The Big Time!

Taylor Lautner

Valerie Bodden (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566605373

An elementary introduction to the life, work, and popularity of Taylor Lautner, an American actor known for his roles in such hit movies as the Twilight saga and Abduction. This colorful and newly expanded series surveys concert stages, film sets, and athletic venues to introduce six more icons of entertainment and sports. Young readers will meet dynamic wide receiver Calvin Johnson, A-list actress Kristen Stewart, boy-band sensation One Direction, and more, learning where these stars came from, the challenges they’ve overcome, and how they made it to … The Big Time!

Kristen Stewart

Valerie Bodden (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566605342

An elementary introduction to the life, work, and popularity of Kristen Stewart, an American actress known for her roles in such hit movies as the Twilight saga and Snow White and the Huntsman. This colorful and newly expanded series surveys concert stages, film sets, and athletic venues to introduce six more icons of entertainment and sports. Young readers will meet dynamic wide receiver Calvin Johnson, A-list actress Kristen Stewart, boy-band sensation One Direction, and more, learning where these stars came from, the challenges they’ve overcome, and how they made it to … The Big Time!

How to Draw With Your Funny Bone

Elwood Smith (author), Elwood Smith (illustrator)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566605076

If you struggle to turn sticks into figures, then perhaps it is time to seek out a Trained Professional Artist! Illustrator Elwood H. Smith consults his expert funny bone as he leads budding artists through a tutorial on how to draw tricycle- riding pigs, silly-grinning cars, and jousting ketchup bottles. Emphasizing that subjects can be based on everyday materials and that artists have unique styles, this is a workbook that will encourage readers to experiment with their own types of visual expression.

Drums

Kate Riggs (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566603911

A primary prelude to drums, including what the percussion instruments look and sound like, basic instructions on how to play them, and the kinds of music that feature them. Making Music offers young readers a chance to experience a variety of musical instruments—before they even play a note! Labeled images assist in identification of common components as this series describes the featured instrument’s sounds and workings, including basic instruction on how to play it. A brief history of the instrument across world cultures puts it in context with others of its kind, and each title concludes with a spotlight on a famous musician who plays the instrument today.