Is it a space adventure or slit scan? The camera technique slit scan has been used to create the illusion of flying through space in movies like 2001: A Space Odyssey. Young readers will read about the camera tricks and special equipment used to create the jaw-dropping effects of motion pictures in Camera Tricks.
Costumes and props fill the sets of films! From tiny, frozen blueberries in The Hunger Games to a 108-pound gown in the 1938 film Marie Antoinette, they take on many shapes and sizes. Today, some are even created through 3D printing! This title weaves through the costumes and props of our favorite films while captivating readers with relevant photos and riveting film facts.
During the filming of the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter’s scar was painted on 5,800 times! About 2,000 of those were painted on Daniel Radcliffe who played Harry Potter. This title explores the makeup, tools, and effects used to create everything from the scariest of monsters to the most elegant ladies.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
A biography of Italian Renaissance artist Michelangelo, examining his masterful commissions and papal relationships, as well as some of his most enduring works.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
Two years ago, sixteen-year-old Sydney Hart was kicked out of the prestigious Burke Academy when her mother could no longer afford the tuition. She lost a promising future in the arts, as well as her best friend, who didn't want to be seen with an art-academy reject. But now, without Burke's rigid structure, Sydney has found her true passion in performance painting and is busking on Halifax's boardwalk to earn enough money to go to art camp. After the police shut her down, Sydney learns her old school is hosting a "brush-off" speed-painting contest with a cash prize. Entering would mean facing her painful past, not to mention her former friend, who's also competing.
From aliens to zombies, learn about the "science" behind the monsters that continue to frighten and fascinate us. This book examines the scientific aspects of monsters from pop culture, books, and movies such as the Thing, the Blob, the Mummy, Dracula, Frankenstein, Godzilla, Medusa, Cerberus, werewolves, zombies, and many more. Featuring TIME content, this high-interest book builds critical literacy skills and academic vocabulary and is purposefully leveled to engage different types of learners. Developed by Timothy Rasinski and Lori Oczkus, the text includes a table of contents, captions, glossary, index, and images to deepen understanding. The detailed sidebars feature fun facts that develop higher-order thinking. The Try It! culminating activity provides additional language-development activities. Aligned with McREL and WIDA/TESOL standards, this text features complex content appropriate for middle school students.