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Special Effects Technician

Matt Mullins (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781610801423

Discover how technicians create the stunning special effects in your favorite movies.

Scriptwriter

Matt Mullins (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781610801430

Find out what life is like for a professional screenwriter and decide if it is the right career for you.

Marian Anderson

James Meadows (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781609542108

Marian Anderson broke through discrimination and racism to become one of the greatest classical singers of all time. Her exceptional talent allowed her to travel to many countries to perform, showing the world firsthand that the color of one's skin does not determine one's talent or inner strength.

Mount Rushmore

Thomas Owens (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781622993789

Jonah Robinson wanted to entice people to South Dakota, so he proposed building a monument out of a mountain. Robinson found Gutzon Borglum, a talented sculptor who took on the incredible task. Reading Essentials in Social Studies.

The Statue of Liberty

Thomas Owens, Diana Helmer (authors)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781622993925

France wanted to show its support of American democracy by giving the country a gift for the centennial. This gift would become the Statue of Liberty. Reading Essentials in Social Studies.

The Puppet Wrangler

Vicki Grant (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781551438207

Telly Mercer is shy and quiet, used to living in the shadow of her older sister, Bess. Then she finds herself on the set of a puppet show, staying out of the way of her over-stressed Aunt Kathleen. One evening she makes a surprising discovery that launches her on an adventure with an unpredictable and angry puppet.

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Thomas Owens (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781622993956

This book discusses the Vietnam War, its effects on America, and how the Vietnam Veterans Memorial was conceived. Reading Essentials in Social Studies.

Adam Sandler

Michael Uschan (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422290880

Adam Sandler is one of the world's most popular actors, and is known for his wildly creative sense of humor, which launched him to television and film stardom. He first became famous as a cast member on Saturday Night Live during the early 1990s. Fans loved the wacky characters Sandler created on the show, such as Cajun Man and Operaman. They were also impressed with the bravery he showed by being willing to do anything to make people laugh. Sandler used that same comedic genius to become a star in movies such as The Waterboy, Big Daddy, and Grown Ups. He has also made films like Reign Over Me, which show he is a fine dramatic actor. And Sandler not only acts in movies but also makes them. He started Happy Madison Productions so he could create films that reflect his unique sense of what is funny.

Dwayne The Rock Johnson

James A. Corrick (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422291061

During his career as a professional wrestler, Dwayne The Rock Johnson thrilled wrestling fans everywhere. Known as the People's Champion, the Rock was a wrestling superstar whose dynamic and colorful personality attracted attention both inside and outside the ring. His feuds with other wrestling greats resulted in some of the most talked-about matches in wrestling history. He became the first African American to hold the World Wrestling Entertainment World Championship title, one he went on to capture six more times. This book describes how Dwayne Johnson, the son and grandson of professional wrestlers, became the Rock and, in his own words, the most electrifying man in sports entertainment. It details his failed ambition to become a professional football player and how that failure led him into the family business of wrestling. Eventually, the Rock built a successful wrestling career, and ultimately became a movie star as well.

Matt Damon

Pam Toler (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422290903

In 1993, when two young, unknown actors named Matt Damon and Ben Affleck couldn't get the movie parts they wanted, the lifelong friends decided to write their own screenplay. To their surprise, Good Will Hunting, a story about a blue-collar math whiz, became a box office hit after it premiered in 1997. It won an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay, and Matt became one of the hottest young actors in Hollywood. Since then, Matt has starred in many memorable films, such as Saving Private Ryan, The Departed, and Invictus. One of his most successful roles is that of assassin Jason Bourne, a character he played in three hit films. Matt likes to keep his personal life private. However, he doesn't hesitate to use his celebrity to help others. Among the groups he supports are the ONE Campaign and H2O Africa Foundation, which are charitable organizations working to improve living conditions in Africa.

Walt Disney

Saddleback Educational Publishing (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602915930

Using the graphics, students can activate prior knowledge--bridge what they already know with what they have yet to learn. Graphically illustrated biographies also teach inference skills, character development, dialogue, transitions, and drawing conclusions. Graphic biographies in the classroom provide an intervention with proven success for the struggling reader.

Power Chord

Ted Staunton (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781554699056

At a Battle of the Bands event, Ace and his best friend Denny notice that girls like musicians, no matter how dorky the dudes might be. Having so far been severely challenged when it comes to meeting girls, they decide to start a band. Ace discovers that he loves playing guitar and electric bass. While Denny tweets their every move and their clean-freak drummer, Pig, polishes everything in sight, Ace tries to write a song that will win at the next local teen songwriting contest. It's more difficult than he thought it would be. When Denny brings a great tune to rehearsal, Ace is devastated that Denny, who rarely practices, is a better songwriter than he is. The contest is only days away when Ace discovers that Denny stole the song, and Ace has to decide if winning is worth the lie.

Farmed Out

Christy Goerzen (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781554699124

Maddie has big-city dreams, and this summer she's found her chance to visit New York. An art magazine is holding a portrait painting contest, and the first prize is an all-expenses-paid trip to the Big Apple. Maddie plans to win, but her mother has different plans for her: a mother-daughter adventure in organic farming. Maddie is furious. How will she find an inspiring subject for her portrait amid the goat poop and chickens? And worse, her new age mother's attempts at pig reiki are an embarrassment. But Maddie befriends the farmer's daughter, Anna, and between dodging her mother and doing her chores, she finds the perfect subject for the portrait contest.

Elvis Presley

Saddleback Educational Publishing (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602915848

Using the graphics, students can activate prior knowledge--bridge what they already know with what they have yet to learn. Graphically illustrated biographies also teach inference skills, character development, dialogue, transitions, and drawing conclusions. Graphic biographies in the classroom provide an intervention with proven success for the struggling reader.

Fashion Math

Rae Simons (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422289174

People who make clothes need to get their numbers right. From the length of fabric to the size of a pair of jeans, math plays an important role in the fashion industry. In Fashion Math, you'll learn some of the ways the math you learn in the classroom is important on the catwalk. You may even want to use that math to try your hand at making your own clothes!

Vital and Creative: The Art and Architecture of Mexico

Anna Carew-Miller (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422286845

For nearly 4,000 years, the people who have lived in the region known as Mexico have expressed themselves through a variety of folk arts. Today, the art and architecture of Mexico blends indigenous and pre-Columbian influences with Spanish and European traditions. From architecture to music, from painting to poetry, from colorful clay pottery to ornate woven baskets and rugs, Mexicans have demonstrated the vitality and creativity of their culture. This book provides information about Mexico's ancient and modern architecture, visual arts, performing arts, literary arts, and folk art.

STEM Jobs in Music

Shirley Duke (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781627179355

This book discusses different STEM jobs found in the music range, from developing new effects to recording performances.

STEM Jobs in Fashion and Beauty

Carla Mooney (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781627179362

This book discusses different STEM jobs found in the fashion and beauty industry, from designer to chemist.

STEM Jobs in Movies

Carla Mooney (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781627179379

This book discusses different STEM jobs found in the movie industry, from computer animation to motion capture engineers.

Arts and Culture in the Ancient World

Paul Challen, Shipa Mehta-Jones, Lynn Peppas, Hazel Richardson (authors)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427196392

This amazing book provides a snapshot of the arts and cultures across various ancient civilizations. Read about: Egypt's pyramids, temples, royal tombs, and palaces; Chinese games and pastimes; Rome's sports arenas-the Colosseum and Circus Maximus.

What's Next?: The Future of Architecture

Lori Dittmer (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566601627

A look at potential future developments in architecture, including self-contained cities, as well as computerized blueprints and other technologies that are currently considered state-of-the-art.

Brushes with Greatness: History Paintings

Valerie Bodden (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566601443

A survey of the painting genre that focuses on grand historical figures and scenes, examining the genre's origins and introducing its notable artists, works, and styles throughout history.

Brushes with Greatness: Landscapes

Valerie Bodden (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566601450

A survey of the painting genre that focuses on landforms and elements of nature, examining the genre's origins and introducing its notable artists, works, and styles throughout history.

Brushes with Greatness: Portraits

Joy-Frisch Schmoll (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566601467

A survey of the painting genre that focuses on intimate likenesses of human figures, examining the genre's origins and introducing its notable artists, works, and styles throughout history.

Brushes with Greatness: Still Lifes

Joy-Frisch Schmoll (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566601474

A survey of the painting genre that focuses on carefully arranged inanimate objects, examining the genre's origins and introducing its notable artists, works, and styles throughout history.