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Buffy Sainte-Marie: Musician, Indigenous Icon, and Social Activist

Linda Barghoorn (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427120779

Inspiring people for decades, Buffy Saint-Marie is a singer-songwriter, visual artist, activist, educator, public speaker, and philanthropist. Beginning life as an orphan on a reserve in Saskatchewan, Sainte-Marie grew to become an international icon. This award-winning songwriter has experienced censorship at times because of her vocal activism against war and on behalf of native peoples. She continues to create music and art, speak out, and support life-long learning through educational and scholarship programs.

Maker Projects for Kids Who Love Graphic Design

James Bow (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427117199

In this inspired title, readers will discover the elements graphic designers use, such as colors, shapes, fonts, and perspective, to convey their messages. Creative and engaging maker projects help readers use these same elements to create their own graphic design works. “Makers and Shakers” sidebars introduce readers to some of the most innovative graphic designers and their work.

Maker Projects for Kids Who Love Fashion

Sarah Levete (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427117175

In this highly visual title, readers will find out where fashion trends originate, learn about cutting-edge technologies such as digital prints and smart clothing, and discover how to use up-cycling to create original fashion statements. They will also learn about choosing patterns and textiles, and be instructed on how to do design techniques such as basic sewing, beading, and stenciling. The book includes several imaginative Maker projects to inspire readers to create works of fashion art.

Maker Projects for Kids Who Love Music

Rebecca Sjonger (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427117205

For kids into music, this title can’t be beat! From inspiring profiles of key Maker musicians, to learning the components of different musical instruments, readers will discover how music works in harmony with the Maker movement. Several maker projects give readers opportunities to build their own instruments.

Maker Projects for Kids Who Love Animation

Sarah Levete (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427117168

In this engaging title, readers interested in animation will learn about the history of this art in motion, and discover who the world’s greatest animators have been and how they came to create their inspiring works. The book includes several imaginative Maker projects to inspire readers to create their own animation. They will be encouraged to choose the style of animation they wish to create and experiment with it to change it into a form that suits their ideas and concepts.

People

Katie Lajiness (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624023408

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.

Dogs

Katie Lajiness (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624023392

This book introduces artists to basic drawing concepts and describes in step-by-step instructions how to turn simple shapes into dogs. Young readers will learn to draw a bulldog, a weiner dog, a sleepy dog, a happy dog, and a poodle. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Dinosaurs

Katie Lajiness (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624023385

This book introduces artists to basic drawing concepts and describes in step-by-step instructions how to turn simple shapes into dinosaurs. Young readers will learn to draw a deinonychus, a stegosaurus, a brontosaurus, a Tyrannosaurus rex, and a pterodactyl. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Cats

Katie Lajiness (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624023378

This book introduces artists to basic drawing concepts and describes in step-by-step instructions how to turn simple shapes into cats. Young readers will learn to draw a goofy cat, a sleepy cat, a crabby cat, a curious cat, and a fat cat. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Aircraft

Katie Lajiness (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624023354

This book introduces aspiring artists to basic drawing concepts and describes in step-by-step instructions how to turn simple shapes into aircraft. Young readers will learn to draw a blimp, a cargo plane, a passenger plane, a helicopter, and a fighter jet. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Comics & Graphic Novels

Christa Schneider (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680786606

Learn about makerspaces with Make It Yourself! Comics & Graphic Novels! Young makers will discover what makerspaces are and how to hold maker events. Kids will develop characters, write stories, create graphic novels, and more. Each project has color photos and easy-to-follow instructions. Special techniques and tips help kids make the most of their makerspace experiences. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Frida Kahlo Artist and Activist

Matt Doeden (author)

Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group ISBN: 9781541583061

Decades after her death, Mexican artist Frida Kahlo remains an icon for Chicanos as well as for the feminist and LGBTQ+ movements. Read about her life as an artist and political activist.

Stories in Art

Felicia Law (author)

Publisher: BrambleKids Ltd ISBN: 9781913688158

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.

Homes and Architecture

Saranne Taylor (author) Adam Linley (illustrator)

Publisher: BrambleKids Ltd ISBN: 9781913688394

What will life be like in 100 years time? Humans will be living in outer space quite soon. Probably within the next 50 years - that's in the reader's lifetime - there'll be at least one small group of scientists inhabiting a different planet.

Drama Through the Ages

Felicia Law (author)

Publisher: BrambleKids Ltd ISBN: 9781913688202

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.

12 Women in the Arts

Brianna L. DeVore (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645820536

From playwright Lorraine Hansberry to conceptual artist Yoko Ono, designer Coco Chanel, and contemporary composer Missy Mazzoli, this book profiles 12 important women artists from around the world. Each chapter includes attention-grabbing photos, biographical details, and fascinating facts. Sidebars go beyond the basics, and prompts invite readers to think for themselves. An Out of the Shadows section features mini-bios of women in the arts who never got the recognition they deserved.

12 Impossible Daredevil Stunts

Samantha S. Bell (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645820246

Harry Houdini escaped from handcuffs, straightjackets, jails, and boxes, sometimes while underwater. Willie Harris broke barriers for black stuntmen. Kitty O’Neil reached 618 miles per hour in a rocket car. This book features 12 thrilling stories about people who braved injury and worse to do impossible things. Each includes attention-grabbing photos and fascinating facts. Sidebars go beyond the basics, and prompts invite readers to think for themselves. Additional mini-stories encourage further exploration.

12 Poets Who Changed the World

Allan Morey (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645820079

From the ancient Greek poet Homer to American poet Walt Whitman, Chilean poet Pablo Neruda, and Gwendolyn Brooks, a Chicago poet who chronicled black culture, this book profiles 12 outstanding poets from around the world. Each chapter includes attention-grabbing photos, biographical details, and fascinating facts. Sidebars go beyond the basics, and prompts invite readers to think for themselves. Additional mini-bios encourage further exploration.

12 Musicians Who Changed the World

Jamie Kallio (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645820062

From Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, to Nobel Prize winner Bob Dylan, civil rights activist Nina Simone, and rapper Tupac Shakur, this book profiles 12 famous musicians from around the world. Each chapter includes attention-grabbing photos, biographical details, and fascinating facts. Sidebars go beyond the basics, and prompts invite readers to think for themselves. Additional mini-bios encourage further exploration.

12 Artists Who Changed the World

Allan Morey (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645820017

From real Renaissance man Leonardo da Vinci to revolutionary American artist Georgia O’Keeffe, Chinese activist Ai Weiwei, and the mysterious, anonymous Banksy, this book profiles 12 influential artists from around the world. Each chapter includes attention-grabbing photos, biographical details, and fascinating facts. Sidebars and thought-provoking prompts keep readers interested. Four more mini-bios pique readers’ curiosity.

12 Architects Who Changed the World

Vicki C. Hayes (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645820000

From Spain’s Antonio Gaudi to France’s Le Corbusier, Iraq’s Zaha Hadid, and America’s Norma Sklarek, the first black woman to get a degree in architecture, this book profiles 12 prominent architects from around the world. Each chapter includes attention-grabbing photos, biographical details, and fascinating facts. Sidebars go beyond the basics, and prompts invite readers to think for themselves. Additional mini-bios encourage further exploration.

From Junk to Jewelry

Carol Hove (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680786613

Learn about makerspaces with Make It Yourself! From Junk to Jewelry! Young makers will discover what makerspaces are and how to hold maker events. Kids will make paper-clip necklaces, rock pendants, charm bracelets, and more. Each project has color photos and easy-to-follow instructions. Special techniques and tips help kids make the most of their makerspace experiences. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Mary Quant: Miniskirt Maker

Rebecca Felix (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680786668

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.

Paper Pop-Up Art

Pam Chenevert (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680786620

Learn about makerspaces with Make It Yourself! Paper Pop-Up Art! Young makers will discover what makerspaces are and how to hold maker events. Kids will make pop-up cards, pop-up cityscapes, pop-up vacation scenes, and more. Each project has color photos and easy-to-follow instructions. Special techniques and tips help kids make the most of their makerspace experiences. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Coloring & Doodling

Paige V. Polinsky (author) (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680786590

Learn about makerspaces with Make It Yourself! Coloring & Doodling! Young makers will discover what makerspaces are and how to hold maker events. Kids will decorate tennis shoes, design CD art, make reusable doodle tables, and more. Each project has color photos and easy-to-follow instructions. Special techniques and tips help kids make the most of their makerspace experiences. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.