Do you know when the first video game was made? Which games were the biggest hits? Which game company secretly created its own competitor? These facts, and many more, are part of the fascinating history of video games! Featuring TIME content, this high-interest nonfiction e-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.
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.
Nearly fifty years ago, Reyn Guyer created the original Nerf ball. The lightweight toy appealed to many because it couldn't cause any damage! Since then, Nerf has blasted its way to becoming one of Hasbros top brands. Learn more about the evolution of Nerf in this fun book for active minds.
From the arcade to the home, Nintendo brings adventure and innovation to the gaming world. The plumber with overalls and a red hat is one of the brands most well-known characters. Eager readers can uncover the origins of Mario and all his friends in this title about Nintendo.
Time to step into a new world! When you strap on a virtual reality headset, it will feel like you have! Virtual reality gaming uses new technology to give players an unforgettable experience. In this engaging title, striving readers will learn about the history and development of virtual reality gaming, including the hardware used, popular games, and more. A visual timeline highlights the history of VR gaming, while other features list top-selling games, profile a popular VR game, and more. Readers will love stepping into a new world with this high-interest title!
Sign on and get playing! The world of online gaming is filled with popular titles such as Fortnite and Hearthstone. But the history of online gaming includes many other games! In this series, striving readers will learn about the history and community of online gaming. Engaging text explores developments in gameplay, introduces new and familiar games, and highlights gaming communities. Special features include a timeline, a list of best-selling online games, a popular game profile, and more. This title will inspire kids to get online and get playing!
Take it on the go! Handheld games let people keep playing no matter where they are. In this fun title for reluctant readers, engaging text explores the history of handheld gaming from the first handheld devices to the most popular ones played today. Readers will learn how the devices have changed, which games are popular, and what events bring the gaming community together. Special features include a timeline, list of best-selling games, a popular game profile, and more!
From classic Pong to modern-day Killer Queen, arcade games have been around for decades. But arcade cabinets are more than just quarter-eaters. They are also some of the world’s most popular games! This high-interest title traces the history of arcade gaming to the present day. Special features list top-selling games, profile a popular title, and highlight the gaming community. Striving readers will love practicing their skills while exploring this fun topic!
People have played computer games for more than 50 years! Today, computer games are still some of the most popular video games. In this high-interest book, leveled text introduces readers to the history of computer gaming from the 1950s to the present day. Special features include a timeline, a list of top-selling games, a profile of one of today’s most popular titles, and a gaming event spotlight. This title is sure to excite reluctant readers who love video games!
Console gaming is one of the most popular ways to play video games! This high-interest book traces the history of console gaming from early hardware to the advanced consoles of today. Along the way, readers will learn about new and familiar games, discover the gaming community, and more. Special features include a timeline, a list of top-selling games, and a profile of a popular video game. This engaging title is sure to be a hit with striving readers!
The Living Arts Library is specially designed to stimulate children's interest and imagination in all aspects of the international arts. The activity-based approach encourages readers to try for themselves a variety of skills and techniques.
Flying around and building without having to worry about zombie mobs? It's all fun and games when you play Minecraft in Creative mode! Fun tips, STEM content, and a fun coding feature will have players enthralled.
Discover the different uses for redstone ore in the hit game Minecraft. Readers will learn all kinds of tips and tricks! STEM sidebars connect game play to real-world applications.
Explore the ins and outs of making and using maps in the super popular game Minecraft. Tips and tricks help game-lovers master the craft while sidebars that highlight STEM and coding round out the experience.
Enchanted tools, weapons, and armor in the hit game Minecraft make playing more fun. Learn how to create them in this overview. Sidebars highlight elements of game play related to STEM and coding concepts.
Gaming used to be dominated by men, but some of the world's most popular streamers and esports players are women. Meet some of the women at the forefront of gaming and learn how they achieved success in this exciting high/low title.
Thanks to passionate fans, blockbuster games, and celebrity players, the gaming industry takes in billions of dollars each year. Learn how professional gamers make money, which games are the all-time top sellers, and much more about the business of gaming with this captivating high/low book.
The professional gaming industry includes esports players, streamers, sponsors, and others. Learn the difference between esports and streaming, find out how the industry of professional gaming works, and explore what it takes to reach the top with this engaging high/low title.
Whether it's a new high score, a devastating attack, or an incredible come-from-behind win, pro gaming is full of amazing moments. Learn about the athletes, teams, and moments that thrill fans around the world with this fascinating high/low title.
The biggest stars of gaming draw in millions of dollars and fans. Some have become online celebrities! Meet the greatest streamers, creators, and players in this high/low look at the superstars of the gaming world.
With huge prize pools, skilled players, and huge tournaments, it's no wonder esports are making a splash around the globe. Readers of this high/low book will learn all about the biggest games, the best players, and the devoted fans defining esports.
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