Langston Hughes is often thought of as one of the greatest and most influential African American authors. This fascinating and inspiring biography will have readers enthralled by the life of Hughes as they learn how he became known as the voice of the Harlem Renaissance. Featuring lively images, photos, and captivating facts, this book allows readers to gain insight into how the Civil Rights Movement had an effect on Hughes' life and writing as well as important movements in the Harlem Renaissance like jazz, poetry, music, and clubs. The easy-to-read, supportive text works in conjunction with the accessible glossary and index to give readers the tools they may need to better understand the content and vocabulary.
Practice finding patterns while learning about music around the world! Many different musical instruments use patterns to make different sounds into rhythms, such as tambourines, drums, and flutes. This charming text uses vibrant images, engaging practice questions, and helpful mathematical diagrams to help young readers understand patterns and early STEM themes. Children will have fun discovering patterns that these instruments make and learning how to make patterns of their own with homemade instruments!
Learn about two-dimensional shapes by identifying them in famous works of art! Young readers will practice and enhance their geometry and STEM skills, identifying shapes and familiarizing themselves with new concepts and vocabulary terms like angles, tangrams, and lines of symmetry. This book has been translated into Spanish and provides clear diagrams and vibrant examples that will teach children about geometry and art simultaneously, while making them feel more confident in their mathematical skills. Follow-up activities encourage children to use two-dimensional shapes to make their own geometric works of art!
Learn about two-dimensional shapes by identifying them in famous works of art! Young readers will practice and enhance their geometry and STEM skills, identifying shapes and familiarizing themselves with new concepts and vocabulary terms like angles, tangrams, and lines of symmetry. This book provides clear diagrams and vibrant examples that will teach children about geometry and art simultaneously, while making them feel more confident in their mathematical skills. Follow-up activities encourage children to use two-dimensional shapes to make their own geometric works of art!
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!
The Renaissance was a time of cultural rebirth. Readers will learn all about Renaissance life and Renaissance education in this engaging title that explores how artists created masterpieces and explored subjects like music, architecture, and Renaissance religion, and new artistic movements like naturalism. The intriguing facts and beautiful images allow readers to see examples of Renaissance art from great artists like Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci. The easy to read text, accessible glossary, and helpful index work together to create a captivating reading experience.
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!
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.
Learn the secrets to artful cupcakes, oven-fresh bread, and other delicious baked goods in this delightful nonfiction title. Readers will learn how mathematics helps bakers measure their ingredients to make tasteful treats. Featuring vibrant images and charts, informative text, and fun, intruiging facts, children will be fascinated by all the details that go into baking their favorite treats--like doughnuts and cookies!
Leap into the world of a ballet dancer! In this engaging nonfiction book, readers learn about the history of this art form as well as what a ballet dancer does to get ready for a performance. With informational text, vibrant photographs, a sample schedule of ballet dancer's day, a look at ballet positions, and simple, clear text, readers learn about the basics of ballet and that this beautiful art form takes a lot of hard work and dedication.
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. 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.
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.
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.
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!
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…
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.
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.
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.
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!
The jungle food web connects animals large and small, both predators and prey. In this beginning origami title, the animal crafts show this diversity of species well, from spider to monkey. Kids will learn all about the jungle biome as they fold some of the coolest wild animals.
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!
This book introduces artists to basic drawing concepts and describes in step-by-step instructions how to turn simple shapes into people. Young readers will learn to draw a man, a woman, a boy, a baby, and a grandma. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Big Buddy Books is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
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.