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Stagestruck: Curtain Up!

Anya Wallach Lisa Fiedler (author)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781633621367

After 12-year-old Anya is cut from her middle school soccer team, she decides to pursue her true passion, which is theater. With the help of her sister and new friend Austin, Anya puts together a kids' summer theater troupe (The Random Farms Kids' Theater), recruiting area kids as actors and crew members. Acting as director, Anya has to navigate the ups and downs of a showbiz life, including preparing scripts, finding a venue, and handling ticket sales, not to mention calming the actors insecurities and settling conflicts. Its a lot of responsibility for a 12-year-old. Will their first show ever get off the ground? This series is closely based on the real-life experience of Anya Wallach, who began a summer theater camp in her parents basement when she was just sixteen years old. Today, Random Farms has launched the careers of many of today's youngest stars on Broadway.

Stagestruck: Showstopper

Anya Wallach Lisa Fiedler (author)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781634704229

With the help of her sister and friend Austin, 12-year-old Anya puts together a kids' summer theater troupe, the Random Farms Kids' Theater, recruiting area kids as actors and crew members for a musical revue. Acting as director, Anya navigates the ups and downs of a showbiz life, including preparing scripts, finding a venue, and handling ticket sales, not to mention calming the actors' insecurities and settling conflicts. It's a lot of responsibility for a 12-year-old but Anya pulls it off. Book 2 opens two days later. Now after a successful first show, Anya turns her attention to the troupe's second show. But trouble rears its head almost immediately when their beloved barn venue is jeopardized. How can they put on a production without a theater? Is the second show doomed before they ever start rehearsal? This series is closely based on the real-life experience of Anya Wallach, who began a summer theater "camp" in her parents' basement when she was just sixteen years old.

T is for Tutu: A Ballet Alphabet

Kurt Browning Sonia Rodriguez (author), Wilson Ong (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781410307958

Tutus and leotards, pointe shoes and ribbons, stretching exercises at the barre - these are all familiar images when one is thinking of ballet. But there's much more to this historic dance form than pink tulle. There's hard work with years of study. Following the alphabet, in T is for Tutu: A Ballet Alphabet dancer Sonia Rodriguez, with husband Kurt Browning, introduces this dance form from its beginnings at the court of Louis XIV to basic positions and training to famous stage roles. L is for the Leotard that shows the dancer's form. Whenever they are rehearsing it becomes their uniform. Young readers will find themselves pointing their toes, practicing the five positions, and dreaming of being onstage as a sugarplum fairy or a king with a crown.

F is for Friendship: A Quilt Alphabet

Helen L. Wilbur (author), Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781410307798

Quilting has existed for thousands of years, spanning the globe, practiced by women as well as men, and bringing together communities and generations. F is for Friendship: A Quilt Alphabet examines the subject of quilting, as an art form as well as an item of utility, tracing its early history from a cave in Mongolia to patchwork bedcoverings transported in overland wagon trains to present-day exhibits at renowned museums. Topics include patterns, inventions, and fabric choices, as well as quilts as vehicles of American history.

V is for Von Trapp: A Musical Family Alphabet

William Anderson (author), Linda Graves (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781410307491

From "Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens" to "Doe, a deer, a female deer," many people have grown up humming the tunes or singing the lyrics to the songs from the beloved movie The Sound of Music. But what is the real story behind the brave von Trapp family? V is for von Trapp: A Musical Family Alphabet gives a behind-the-headlines look at this real-life singing family made famous in the classic movie. Starting with their idyllic early life in Austria where their love of music and performing began, author William Anderson takes readers along on the family's courageous mountaintop escape from Nazi authorities to their new life in America and the famous von Trapp family lodge in the Vermont hills. Meet determined Maria, the dashing Captain, and their talented children; the famous von Trapps whose life story captivated thousands and continues to inspire with its legacy of hope and achievement. Author, historian, and lecturer William Anderson did extensive research and interviews with the von Trapp family. His previous book with Sleeping Bear is M is for Mount Rushmore: A South Dakota Alphabet. William lives in Lapeer, Michigan. Linda Graves is the illustrator of over 30 children's books, published worldwide. She was born in Eureka, California, and graduated with a degree in illustration from San Jose State University. Linda is a member of the Western Massachusetts Illustrators Guild, and lives in the woods of Berkshire County, Massachusetts.

Creating a Digital Portfolio

Suzy Rabbat (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781610801256

Learn how to create an interesting online portfolio of your work.

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.

Scribbles and Ink the Contest

Ethan Long (author), Ethan Long (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781609053512

Scribbles the cat and Ink the mouse are buddies and fellow artists. Ink is excited for them to enter a "Draw a Dinosaur" contest. The prize is two tickets to a mud-themed amusement park. Ink is secretly scared of drawing a dinosaur. He urges Scribbles to have a go at it--but thinks the resulting effort looks like a prehistoric chicken. Next, Ink draws...an egg--and insists there's a dinosaur inside it. He's right! As the egg-drawing hatches, a baby dino crawls out, and starts wailing for his mommy. Suddenly, the Chick-a-saurus comes in and scoops the baby into her feathery arms. Realizing that they won't win the contest, Ink creates a "Best Buddy" trophy for Scribbles and Ink and dino-duo throw a mud party for Ink!

Purple Paint Everywhere!

Joanne Meier (author), Bob Ostrom (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781602539396

Herbie Bear loves to paint, but learns that some things are better off left as they are.

Lea Michele

Jody Jensen Shaffer (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781614733959

Takes readers through Lea Michele's rise to fame as a singer and actress on the television show Glee; discusses life and career highlights from birth to present day.

Katy Perry

Jan Bernard (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781614733942

Takes readers through Katy Perry's rise to become a chart-topping pop star; discusses life and career highlights from birth to present day.

My Garden

Judy Kentor Schmauss (author), Luis Fililla (illustrator)

Publisher: Newmark Learning ISBN: 9781478821687

There is more than one way to grow a garden!

Trees

Judy Kentor Schmauss (author)

Publisher: Newmark Learning ISBN: 9781478821700

Trees come in all shapes and sizes!

I Put My Body In

Carmen Corriols (author), Marc Mons (illustrator)

Publisher: Newmark Learning ISBN: 9781478821489

Welcome to the dance party!

Look at Me

Petra Craddock (author)

Publisher: Newmark Learning ISBN: 9781478821496

You can make your own scrapbook!

I Can Draw

Pamela D. Thayer (author, illustrator)

Publisher: Newmark Learning ISBN: 9781478821502

What do you like to draw? How do you draw it?

I Am the Sky

Judy Kentor Schmauss (author), Fermin Solis (illustrator)

Publisher: Newmark Learning ISBN: 9781478821540

It’s time for a play about the weather!

Fall

Carmen Corriols (author), Nikki Leonidou (illustrator)

Publisher: Newmark Learning ISBN: 9781478821557

It’s fall and it’s time to make a mural.

Animal Faces

Judy Kentor Schmauss (author)

Publisher: Newmark Learning ISBN: 9781478821564

Have a wild time at the face-painting booth!

Animal Origami

Carmen Corriols (author)

Publisher: Newmark Learning ISBN: 9781478821571

What animals can we make with paper?

This Is an Artist

Carmen Corriols (author)

Publisher: Newmark Learning ISBN: 9781478821366

Teach early Creative Expression concepts and foundational reading skills with this precisely leveled text.

Do You See Me?

Linda Koons (author)

Publisher: Newmark Learning ISBN: 9781478821373

What colors will the artist use to paint?

Get the Music

Mary Lindeen (author)

Publisher: Newmark Learning ISBN: 9781478821397

It’s time to play music. But who will play what?

Feet, Legs, Hands

Mary Lindeen (author), Marcin Piwowarski (illustrator)

Publisher: Newmark Learning ISBN: 9781478816898

Teach early Physical Development concepts and foundational reading skills with this precisely leveled text.

I Can Hear It!

Judy Kentor Schmauss (author), Elisa Rocchi (illustrator)

Publisher: Newmark Learning ISBN: 9781478816935

Teach early Physical Development concepts and foundational reading skills with this precisely leveled text.