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Movies from Then to Now

Rachel Grack (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645490463

The history of movie technology is brought to life with photo-driven design, clear text, and an integrated timeline, making this an excellent resource for elementary students. It took 50 years from the invention of photographs to the magical motion of movies. In the 1890s, Thomas Edison’s company decided to make a camera that could take a bunch of pictures really fast. Next came silent films, talkies, and Technicolor. New technology gave us widescreens, 3-D, IMAX, and, finally, the digital revolution. How will virtual reality change movie-going in the future?

Photography from Then to Now

Rachel Grack (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645490487

The technology of taking pictures is brought to life with photo-driven design, clear text, and an integrated timeline, making this an excellent resource on the history of photography for elementary students. So much science went into that selfie! First, people had to figure out how light even worked. Then, a French guy smeared sticky black stuff on a silver plate and the black stuff hardened in sunlight. And we had our first picture. (It was not a selfie.) People tried new chemicals and lenses and film to take better, faster pictures. Then came the digital revolution. Cameras got into cellphones and now there are SO many selfies. Will 3-D bring our photos right into reality?

12 Artists with Disabilities

Susan Perry (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645820352

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.

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 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.

The 12 Biggest Breakthroughs in Video Technology

Vicki C. Hayes (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781632357021

Takes a look at 12 of the biggest breakthroughs in video technology. From the video camera tube and video recording machine to VCR's, camcorders and streaming video, the book features historic photos, engaging sidebars, and covers the impact of each breakthrough.

12 Immigrants Who Made American Arts Great

Tristan Poehlmann (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781632356871

Introduces readers to inspiring immigrants whose art contributions made our country great. From Jamaica's Claude McKay whose poetry sparked an art movement, to Greece's Chryssa whose neon sculptures lit up New York, to Venezuela's Tina Ramirez who created a new voice in the dance world, each profile is presented in a clear, historical context with an emphasis on their legacies.

12 Immigrants Who Made American Entertainment Great

Brandon Terrell (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781632356888

Introduces readers to inspiring immigrants whose entertainment contributions made our country great. From England's John Lennon who changed rock and roll music forever, to Mexico's Salma Hayek whose talents go beyond the camera, to South Africa's Trevor Noah who made his mark as comedian and late night TV host, each profile is presented in a clear, historical context with an emphasis on their legacies.

The 12 Biggest Breakthroughs in Movie Technology

Allan Morey (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781632356987

Takes a look at 12 of the biggest breakthroughs in movie technology. From the kinetoscope and first "talkie" movie to green screen effects, computer generated imagery (CGI) and 4D movies, the book features historic photos, engaging sidebars, and covers the impact of each breakthrough.

The 12 Biggest Breakthroughs in Photo Technology

Allan Morey (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781632356994

Takes a look at 12 of the biggest breakthroughs in photo technology. From the camera obscura and calotype cameras to color photography, digital cameras and photo editing, the book features historic photos, engaging sidebars, and covers the impact of each breakthrough.

Making a Movie

Nadia Higgins (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681515236

This book for elementary readers highlights the sequence of events from idea to a finished movie. Full-color photographs and a timeline support each step of the project's process, from writing the screenplay and hiring actors, to filming, editing, and finally the premiere. A glossary, further resources, and an index are included.

Making a Podcast

Nadia Higgins (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681515243

This book for elementary readers highlights the sequence of events from idea to a finished podcast Full-color photographs and a timeline support each step of the project's process, from writing the script and recording segments to finding a platform and uploading the finished episode. A glossary, further resources, and an index are included.

Making a TV Show

Nadia Higgins (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681515250

This book for elementary readers highlights the sequence of events from idea to a finished TV program. Full-color photographs and a timeline support each step of the project's process, from writing the script and hiring actors, to filming, editing, and finally the episode's premiere. A glossary, further resources, and an index are included.

Making a Video Game

Nadia Higgins (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681515267

This book for elementary readers highlights the sequence of events from idea to a finished video game. Full-color photographs and a timeline support each step of the project's process, from planning gameplay and coding the prototype to designing and publishing the finished game. A glossary, further resources, and an index are included.

Making an App

Nadia Higgins (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681515274

This book for elementary readers highlights the sequence of events from idea to a finished software application. Full-color photographs and a timeline support each step of the project's process, from the idea and coding a prototype to designing the app and uploading it to app stores like iTunes and Google Play. A glossary, further resources, and an index are included.

Museum

K. C. Kelley (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681513393

Let’s visit the home of science, dinosaurs, art, and much more at the museum! Aimed at emergent readers and packed with colorful, behind-the-scenes images, this book is a free pass to the surprising things awaiting on a museum visit.

Theater

K. C. Kelley (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681513430

Let’s visit the home of drama, comedy, music, and more at the theater! Aimed at emergent readers and packed with colorful, behind-the-scenes images, this title is a front-row ticket to the magical world of actors, scenery, makeup, and more.

12 Entertainers Who Changed the World

M. J. York (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781621432401

Showcases the work and achievements of 12 of the world’s most influential entertainers. Each spread contains fascinating facts about each entertainer and how their accomplishments helped change the world.

I'll Be a Musician

Connie Colwell Miller (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781607538615

A young girl practices her violin lesson and pretends to be a famous concert violinist, showing what it's like to be a professional musician. Includes hands-on activity and glossary of musical terms.

Movie Animals and their Trainers

Connie Colwell Miller (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781607534273

Describes animals that might work in movies, how they are trained, and what a day is like on a movie set. Includes information about movie animals in history and what it’s like to train animals to work in a movie.