How do you make a stick sailboat that really floats? Or a stick birdhouse that birds really use? This book for young readers includes eight stick- and twig-based crafts that answer those questions and more. Fact-filled openers introduce step-by-step instructions for each craft. Special features including supply lists, craft, tips, and nature safety rules add even more guidance.
Each type of tree has unique leaves with a beauty all their own. Why not show them off? This engaging title introduces eight leaf-based crafts for kids, ranging from a short and sweet leaf hedgehog to an intricate leaf wall hanging. Informative text introduces each step-by-step craft, and features such as supply lists, craft tips, and nature safety rules offer additional information.
How do you create a crown with nothing but flowers? This book for children has the answer! Containing a flower crown and seven other flower-based projects, this title invites readers to get hands-on with nature. Alongside the step-by-step instructions are fact-filled introductions related to each craft. Supply lists, craft tips, and nature safety rules make this text even easier to follow!
How did Edison help movies get started? What was Technicolor? How do 3-D glasses work? Who was Dar Robinson? Has a movie ever amazed you?
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.
Deaf by the time she was 12, Scottish percussionist Evelyn Glennie performs with great orchestras around the world. Born with a severe form of cerebral palsy, Ireland’s Christy Brown became a well-known writer and painter. Internationally renowned British-Nigerian sculptor Yinka Shonibare is paralyzed on one side of his body. This book spotlights 12 artists from around the world who followed their dreams despite their disabilities. Each chapter includes attention-grabbing photos and fascinating facts. Sidebars go beyond the basics, and prompts invite readers to think for themselves. A Learn More page zooms in on types of disability.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Some of Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters are animated movies! From hand-drawn animation to computer-generated works, animation is a fascinating world of fantasy. But what goes into making these popular films? This high-interest title answers that question! Special features highlight famous animated works, and profiles of famous animators such as Walt Disney and Hayao Miyazaki introduce readers to animation pioneers. For readers interested in behind-the-scenes movie magic, this title is sure to deliver!
Do you have what it takes to call the shots? Directors are involved with all the decisions for a movie, from costumes and music to casting and editing. Learn about what fills their jam-packed days and who supports them on set in this high-interest title. Features highlight education and qualities needed to succeed as well as common career paths to reach the top. This engaging read lets striving readers peek behind the scenes of a movie set and see what happens when the camera isn’t rolling!
Many are familiar with Andy Serkis’s groundbreaking motion capture role as Gollum in the Lord of the Rings film series. But motion capture has come a long way since it first began! This title introduces the technology behind motion capture, using many of today’s most popular movies as examples. Special features highlight famous uses of motion capture, and pioneer profiles introduce some of the most influential mocap filmmakers in history. This high-interest title is sure to capture the attention of readers!
Get ready for a wild ride! From boats and planes to sports cars, vehicles have been used in movies since the dawn of film. Through gripping text and vibrant photos, this title explores some of the most famous on-screen vehicles in movie history. Special features introduce readers to movie pioneers, unique vehicles, and more. Whether you want to hit top speed in one of James Bond’s cruisers or learn how Herbie the Love Bug was chosen, this engaging book will take you along for the ride!
Special effects have come a long way over the past century! Computer-generated visual effects are now par for the course, bringing spectacular worlds to screens big and small. This title explores the history of visual effects, starting with the very first uses of CGI in the 1970s to the present day, where just about anything is possible! This title includes engaging text and vibrant photos that are sure to grip young readers. Additional special features highlight early visual effects, introduce pioneers in the field, and show off some of the best uses in modern movies!
Lights, camera, and a lot of action! Stunt performers throw themselves into danger every day. But each move is carefully planned to be as safe as possible. Find out what an average day looks like for stunt performers, and the skills and crews they need to keep themselves safe in the face of danger. Sidebars introduce a leader in the field as well as the training and experience needed to succeed. Get ready to live life on the edge in this this title for striving readers!
Malia is chosen to dance in the luau even after making a mistake.
Benjamin's skill helps make Talent Night a success.
The Bellworth Middle School play may be cancelled unless someone can take over Josh's part.
Lucky's luck finally changes for the better.
This young Hungarian girl has a talent that helps a famous composer create beautiful music.
Movies and music have come a long way thanks to technology, from watching movies on the big screen at a theater and listening to big vinyl records on a bulky record player to streaming hundreds of movies and music wirelessly with just a click of a button. In Movies and Music in the Disruptors in Tech series, readers will discover how technology has and continues to disrupt the movie and music industries. Series includes a table of contents, tech-forward sidebars, a timeline, glossary, index, and author biography.
Tech is constantly progressing and changing. But have you ever stopped and wondered how it all started? In Silent Films to 3D Movies, discover how silent films evolved into the cinema we have today. Engaging inquiry-based sidebars encourage young readers to think, create, guess, and ask questions about this technology. Book includes table of contents, glossary, index, author biographies, and sidebars.
Who were history's most creative artists? Who was voted "Best Visionary?" In the History's Yearbook series, readers will learn about the amazing and diverse women in history. In Girl Artists, readers will discover and rediscover their favorite heroines and learn about top women artists who have made an impact. Each book in this series is written at a higher maturity level using considerate text at a lower reading level in order to engage struggling readers. Backmatter material includes writing prompts that encourage readers to think creatively and critically. Series includes, a table of contents, educational sidebars, bibliography, glossary, index, and author biography.