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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.  

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.

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!

Harlem Renaissance

De Ann Herringshaw (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617878466

This title examines an important historic event - the Harlem Renaissance in New York City. Easy-to-read, compelling text explores the history of the Harlem neighborhood and issues around racism, Harlem's African-American community, cultural identity, and creative spirit - from jazz to dance to poetry, key influential figures such as W.E.B. Du Bois, Zora Neale Hurston, Duke Ellington, and Alain Locke, and the effects of this event on society. Features include a table of contents, a timeline, facts, additional resources, Web sites, a glossary, a bibliography, and an index. Essential Events is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

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.

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.

Vincent van Gogh

Valerie Bodden (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566607568

A biography of Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh, examining his contributions to the Post-Impressionist style and his early death, as well as many of his greatest paintings.

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.”

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 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.

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.

William Shakespeare

Jennifer Fandel (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566604949

Combining biographical profiles with poetry selections, this revised and updated selection of Voices in Poetry highlights the extraordinary lives and talent of some of the world’s most influential poets. From Shakespeare’s classic love sonnets to Hughes’s songs of the African American experience, this series introduces readers to six unique poetic voices from multiple perspectives by featuring full-length poems or excerpts from larger works and examinations of the author’s style and thematic material. This title provides an exploration of the life and work of 16th-century English writer William Shakespeare, whose poetry is known best for its sonnet form as well as its transcendent descriptions of love.

Guitar

Kate Riggs (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566603935

A primary prelude to the guitar, including what the string instrument looks and sounds like, basic instructions on how to play it, and the kinds of music that feature it. 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.

Robert Pattinson

Valerie Bodden (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566603232

An elementary introduction to the life, work, and popularity of Robert Pattinson, a British actor known for his roles in such hit movies as Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and Twilight.

Rihanna

Valerie Bodden (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566603249

An elementary introduction to the life, work, and popularity of Rihanna, a Barbados-born pop and hip-hop singer known for her colorful stage performances and such hit songs as “Umbrella.”

Jennifer Lawrence

Valerie Bodden (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566603218

An elementary introduction to the life, work, and popularity of Jennifer Lawrence, an American actress known for her roles in such hit movies as Winter’s Bone and The Hunger Games.

A Glass

Etienne Delessert (author), Etienne Delessert (illustrator)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566602990

Children's author and illustrator Etienne Delessert tells the story of Eglantine Besson, the woman who became his mother, and of the glass that came to represent their relationship.

Ludwig van Beethoven: Great Composer

Anna Carew-Miller (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422289693

A German composer born in the 1700s, Ludwig van Beethoven has given the world some of the most well-known and long-lasting music of all time. From his Fr Elise to his 9th Symphony (in which a choir sings words from the poem Ode to Joy), Beethoven's music is still loved, almost 200 years after his death. Amazingly, Beethoven composed music while being unable to hear almost anything from the time he was 26, a feat which makes his brilliant compositions all the more wonderful. Few musicians have had the incredible impact on music that Beethoven had. Learn the story of one of the most important musical composers of all time in Ludwig van Beethoven: Great Composer.

On The Job in the Theater

Jessica Cohn (author)

Publisher: Red Chair Press LLC ISBN: 9781937529826

Are you interested in performing? Do you like dancing or singing? You might wonder how the stage gets set. How do the actors know where to go? So many workers behind the scene. Let’s jump in and go On The Job in the Theater.