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.
STEAM education is the backbone of learning worldwide as Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics come to the fore of curriculum activity in schools across the globe. In this exciting and original series, 5 scientists (representing STEAM) come together to pool their knowledge as each one of them constructs a machine or piece of equipment that uses basic knowledge across the 5 sciences.
By completing these story-based projects, readers will gain a solid baseline in coding and have fun while learning. Build a slideshow, design a flag, create headlines that scroll across the bottom of newscasts, and more! Page Plus links to hands-on coding activities are included. These project-based titles are created in partnership with Vidcode, a rigorous and creative online coding platform designed for grades 4 and up that appeals as strongly to girls as to boys.
From the time she was two years old, JoJo Siwa spent hours a day working to achieve her dreams. Her hard work in her mom's dance studio led her to national TV, where her spunky personality and confidence earned her passionate fans on Dance Moms. Having built a huge audience on YouTube and TV, JoJo was ready to take her career to the next level. She released her first single, partnered with Nickelodeon, and rolled out her own line of products—all while staying true to her colorful, bubbly personality.
Being a reality TV star meant that Kylie Jenner grew up with the world watching her. As her siblings modeled, started businesses, and took on Hollywood, Jenner wondered how to make her mark. Connecting with her fans online led her to start her own company: Kylie Cosmetics. Jenner's social media savvy and talent for business grew Kylie Cosmetics into a major makeup empire, with Jenner herself behind the look, feel, and branding of her products. Balancing business with her personal life, Jenner became a mom and the world's youngest billionaire in one whirlwind year.
Misty Copeland is an author, global volunteer, and principal ballerina. But her path to success was not a straight one. Discover how Copeland used perseverance and talent to achieve her dream.
Melissa Vivianne Jeffersion, known professionally as Lizzo, started singing and rapping at age 10 and performed with several musical groups in her hometowns of Houston and Minneapolis. With her strong lyrics, danceable beats, and positive message, she's become one of the biggest solo musicians in the world.
Ariana Grande always wanted to be a star. After honing her voice in community theater, Grande landed her first big role in a Broadway musical. On the Nickelodeon show Victorious, her dream of singing before a national audience came true. Soon Grande's music career was ready to soar. Her albums sold millions of copies, and fans from around the world flocked to see her perform. When tragedy struck her concert in Manchester, England, Grande responded with care and support for her fans. Trace Grande's journey from local talent to global superstar and see how she rocks the stage, advocates for mental health, and speaks up for women everywhere.
Create a filter, dress up a photo, share it with your friends! Beginning coders learn solid skills while they build their own filters. Page Plus links to hands-on coding activities are included. These project-based titles are created in partnership with Vidcode, a rigorous and creative online coding platform designed for grades 4 and up that appeals as strongly to girls as to boys.
Beginning coders can build their skill set with step-by-step instructions and animation projects. Start with stop-motion, add text and emoji, and finish with a few special effects! Page Plus links to hands-on coding activities are included. These project-based titles are created in partnership with Vidcode, an online coding platform for grades 4 and up.
Explore the future of fun! With virtual reality, augmented reality, holograms, and even digital smells, technology is already changing the world of entertainment. What other innovations will emerge to help people have fun?
Rosetta could sing and play guitar like no one had ever heard before. From her church's stage to Carnegie Hall, she brought her incredible gift of music to the world. With it, she also helped invent rock and roll! In this 24-page book from the Leaders Like Us series, you'll meet an important African American leader in music – Rosetta Tharpe!
Get ready to craft some scary vampires! Learn how to make a recycled vampire decoration, a Count Dracula mask, a vampire puppet, and a delicious treat.
Get ready to do some creepy crafting with a little witch-craft! Learn how to make a pinecone witch, create a costume witch's hat, bake a tasty treat, and play a game.
Get ready to craft some creepy spiders. Learn how to make a tarantula decoration, bake a fun treat, make a spider hat, and create a craft.
Get ready to craft some gruesome monsters! Learn how to make leaf decoration, bake a treat, create a costume, and get creative with a craft.
Get ready to craft some spooky ghosts. Learn how to make a wreath decoration, bake a treat, fold a craft, and create a costume.
Get ready to create creepy crafts from outer space with aliens. Learn how to make a costume, bake a fun treat, design delightful decorations, and create a craft.
The Great Wall of China spans more than 10,000 miles! It was built over many centuries, and it remains one of the world’s most famous landmarks today. This title for young readers explores the Great Wall’s original purpose, how it was built, and how it’s used today. Leveled text and fascinating photos bring the structure to life, while a map, a timeline, a comparison graphic, and a pop culture connection offer additional information about each structure.
From mock naval battles to gruesome gladiator fights, the Colosseum has hosted some of the world’s most shocking showdowns. But why was this ancient amphitheater built, and how did it survive 2,000 years? What is it used for today? This title explores the answers to these questions and more through fact-filled text and fascinating photos that bring readers up close with ancient Rome. Special features include a map, a timeline, a comparison graphic, a pop culture connection, and more!
Agra, India, is home to one of the most famous monuments in the world. The Taj Mahal rises 240 feet over the city, its white marble dome visible from miles around! This title for young readers explores the history of the famous building, from how and why it was built to what it’s used for today. Leveled text and beautiful photos highlight the main points of the historic monument, and special features such as a map, a timeline, a comparison graphic, and a pop culture connect further showcase why the Taj Mahal is a wonder of the modern world!
Building a robot requires wires, metal, and knowledge of computers. But building an origami robot just takes a sheet or two of paper! With this hands-on origami guide, readers can construct favorite fictional robots, from Wall-E and Eva to BB-8 and the Iron Giant. Engaging text offers facts about each robot, while tips and tricks sidebars help with paper folding techniques.
From tiny Venus flytraps to giant sequoias, plants come in all shapes and sizes! Readers can construct paper leaves, stems, and blooms with the help of step-by-step instructions in this hands-on title. Additional text teaches readers about each plant, while sidebars offer tips and tricks for becoming origami masters!
Myths and legends are filled with wild and magical creatures! Kids can use paper to bring these extraordinary creatures to life through step-by-step instructions in this helpful origami guide. Accompanying text teaches readers about the history and powers of mythical creatures, while tips and tricks sidebars improve origami skills.
From lifting 50 times their own body weight to traveling for 3,000 miles (4,828 kilometers), insects are capable of great feats! Readers can learn about these incredible animals while following easy instructions to create origami versions of honeybees, ants, and more! Tips and tricks sidebars offer insight into origami techniques in this hands-on title.