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Get into Minecraft

Vic Kovacs (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427117939

One of the most popular video games in the world, Minecraft is all about using creativity, collaboration, and skill to create and protect exciting digital worlds. Readers will delight in this engaging title, which reveals tips and tricks for using the digital version of the video game as well as creative offline projects. With clear instructions and exciting ideas, this book will motivate readers to “get into” the exciting world of Minecraft!

Get into Chess

Rachel Stuckey (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427117908

Chess is one of the most popular and challenging strategy games of all time! This engaging title covers the rules, pieces, moves, and strategies. Step-by-step photos bring matches to life and connect readers to the instructions. Fact boxes highlight fascinating facts and records including the longest match, extreme chess games, and more.

Around the World in Jokes, Riddles, and Games

Marguerite Rodger (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427117458

Laughter is a universal language. Using jokes, puns, riddles, fantastic images, rhymes, and more, this book examines humor around the world. Readers will learn how humor is shaped by language and culture and how being a "cultural insider" can help you understand humor in another language or country.

A Math Journey Through Computer Games

Hilary Koll, Steve Mills (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427177162

Fun pictograms and infographics about computer games make learning about math topics such as ratios, speed, distance, time, volume, percentages, and equations easy and fun. In this book, readers are presented with several computer game scenarios and must use their mathematical skills to solve equations to up their scores. Math puzzles and exercises help children build confidence in their math skills.

Hop, Throw, and Play: Build Your Skills Every Day!

Rebecca Sjonger (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427117540

Research suggests that children who develop locomotor, balance, and manipulative skills at a young age are more likely to participate in physical activities throughout their lives. This action-packed title introduces these fundamental movement skills and provides readers with fun ways to incorporate them into their everyday activities.

Maker Projects for Kids Who Love Games

Rebecca Sjonger (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427117182

Game design requires many skills including imagination, problem solving, communication, and teamwork. These characteristics make it a natural fit for the Maker movement. From board games to video games, this exciting title introduces readers to the essential basics of game design including game components and systems, prototype design, play testing, and the steps in the iterative design process. “Makers and Shakers” sidebars introduce readers to some of the world’s greatest game designers and innovators. The title also includes engaging, step-by-step Maker projects to put their game design skills to work.

Co-Ops, Teams, and MMOs

Kirsty Holmes (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427121875

Learn how to work together with other gamers as a team or as a strategy against other players in large online games. Co-ops, Teams, and MMOs gives tips and tricks for a variety of games and styles, including role-playing games.

Building Virtual Worlds

Kirsty Holmes (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427121868

Choose an avatar and jump into the virtual world. This exciting gaming title introduces readers to top game creators, and gives tips and tricks for creating and customizing virtual world games familiar to readers.

Platform Games

Kirsty Holmes (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427121882

From adventure games to endless running, this title helps gamers remaster their skills with tips and tricks to reach new levels. Readers will also love finding out about game designers and innovators and how they made a lifestyle into a career.

Speed Racers

Kirsty Holmes (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427121905

Up your skills with this insightful guide to speed racer games. Readers who love twists, turns, and loops will find next level hacks and cheats in this title, which also features bios of game designers and makers.

Strategy Games

Kirsty Holmes (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427121912

Do you enjoy building castles, leading fantasy armies, and developing strategies to divide and conquer? This tactical guide will appeal to strategy games enthusiasts looking for tips and tricks to dominate in their favorite games. They'll also enjoy reading about how these games were made and who the masterminds were behind them.

Action-Adventure Games

Kirsty Holmes (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427121899

So, you like to take on a character and interact with other gamers?  Action-Adventure Games will help readers up their skills, explore further, and load up on more loot. They'll also love learning about game designers and innovators and how they made a lifestyle into a life.

Games and Entertainment/Juegos y ocio

Sabrina Crewe (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427124418

This Spanish and English bilingual book looks at how children have fun in other countries. Travel the world to see the activities that people enjoy, from sports and games to art and music.

Joining Materials in My Makerspace

Rebecca Sjonger (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427120502

Children will enjoy this interesting book, which uses the principles of Makerspace to introduce them to how materials can be joined together to create one object with many individual pieces. Simple text describes how objects made of many pieces can be disassembled to make new objects, and how the properties of those objects can be observed. Readers are then provided with strategies to start their own creative projects using the ideas they have learned. Along the way, tips and helpful hints guide children on how to brainstorm and solve problems working as a team.

Mixing and Separating Materials in My Makerspace

Rebecca Sjonger (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427120496

Children will enjoy this engaging book, which uses the principles of Makerspace to introduce them to how matter is mixed together or separated to create new properties. Simple text describes how mixing and separating can result in new states of matter, substances, and materials with differing properties. Readers are then provided with strategies to start their own creative projects using the ideas they have learned. Along the way, tips and helpful hints guide children on how to brainstorm and solve problems working as a team.

Shaping Materials in My Makerspace

Rebecca Sjonger (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427120519

Children will enjoy this inventive book, which uses the principles of Makerspace to introduce them to how materials can be shaped to serve different uses and purposes. Simple text describes how natural and human-made materials are shaped for their purposes, and how the properties of those materials support their purpose. Readers are then provided with strategies to start their own creative projects using the ideas they have learned. Along the way, tips and helpful hints guide children on how to brainstorm and solve problems working as a team.

Testing Materials in My Makerspace

Rebecca Sjonger (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427120489

Children will enjoy this intriguing book, which uses the principles of Makerspace to introduce them to how the properties of materials make them best suited for different purposes. Simple text describes how the properties of materials, such as transparency and buoyancy, relate to their uses. Readers are then provided with strategies to start their own creative projects using the ideas they have learned—especially related to testing the uses of materials. Along the way, tips and helpful hints guide children on how to brainstorm and solve problems working as a team.

Changing Matter in My Makerspace

Rebecca Sjonger (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427120465

Children will enjoy this entertaining book, which uses the principles of Makerspace to introduce them to the properties of matter. Simple text describes the properties of liquids and solids, and how these properties change between states of matter. Readers are then provided with strategies to start their own creative projects using the scientific ideas they have learned. Along the way, tips and helpful hints guide children on how to brainstorm and solve problems working as a team.

Exploring Materials in My Makerspace

Rebecca Sjonger (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427120472

Children will enjoy this fascinating book, which uses the principles of Makerspace to introduce them to the properties of different materials, such as wood, paper, and plastic. Simple text describes the observable properties of materials, and gives readers the tools they need to compare and contrast those properties. Readers are then provided with strategies to start their own creative projects using the ideas they have learned. Along the way, tips and helpful hints guide children on how to brainstorm and solve problems working as a team.

Toys and Games in Different Places

Robin Johnson (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427119681

From card games and board games to dolls and collectibles, this book introduces readers to traditional games and toys from around the world. Readers will see similarities and differences between their own sources of entertainment and those of others. This inviting new title will surely earn top marks with young readers!

I like to play

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427196569

Young readers will relate to the children in the book playing some favorite ball games, including soccer, baseball, basketball, and golf. Repetitive text structure and close picture-to-text match help children identify such actions as kicking, catching, hitting, and shooting a ball. A simple activity asks children to identify which ball belongs to which sport.

The Economics of a Video Game

Kathryn Hulick (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427179845

The video game is fresh out of the packaging, but what happened before that to get that game into your hands? The Economics of a Video Game takes a fascinating look at the production process and financing of a video game. Various links in the economic chain include development of a prototype, pitching the game to a publisher for funding, development of the software by designers and programmers, testing, advertising, trade shows demonstrations, packaging, and distribution.

The True Cost of Toys

Mary Colson (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427182111

In this interesting title, readers learn about the process of manufacturing toys and the materials that are used. Environmental issues and working conditions are revealed, shedding new light on where todays childrens favorite toys come from. Readers will also learn about new efforts companies are making to provide their workers with fair wages and safe working conditions around the world.

Toys and Games Then and Now

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427194114

How are todays toys and games different from those in the past? This informative title compares the pastimes and playthings of the olden days to the modern games and toys kids love today. Simple text and engaging pictures aid students in their comparison of two different time periods.

100th Day of School

Reagan Miller (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778791089

After counting down the school days, it is finally the 100th Day of School! Readers will love learning about how this popular milestone is celebrated in the classroom. This book includes fun and challenging activities that exercise both the mind and body. Children will enjoy learning how other children around the world celebrate this event.