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Chicago Cubs

Jim Whiting (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640004283

Encompassing the extraordinary history of Major League Baseball’s Chicago Cubs, this photo-laden narrative underscores significant players, team accomplishments, and noteworthy moments that will stand out in young sports fans’ minds.

Boston Red Sox

Jim Whiting (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640004276

Encompassing the extraordinary history of Major League Baseball’s Boston Red Sox, this photo-laden narrative underscores significant players, team accomplishments, and noteworthy moments that will stand out in young sports fans’ minds.

Baltimore Orioles

Jim Whiting (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640004269

Encompassing the extraordinary history of Major League Baseball’s Baltimore Orioles, this photo-laden narrative underscores significant players, team accomplishments, and noteworthy moments that will stand out in young sports fans’ minds.

Atlanta Braves

Michael E. Goodman (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640004252

Encompassing the extraordinary history of Major League Baseball’s Atlanta Braves, this photo-laden narrative underscores significant players, team accomplishments, and noteworthy moments that will stand out in young sports fans’ minds.

Arizona Diamondbacks

Jim Whiting (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640004245

Encompassing the extraordinary history of Major League Baseball’s Arizona Diamondbacks, this photo-laden narrative underscores significant players, team accomplishments, and noteworthy moments that will stand out in young sports fans’ minds.

Computers from Then to Now

Angie Smibert (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645490456

Computer technology is brought to life with photo-driven design, clear text, and an integrated timeline, making this an excellent resource on the history of computing for elementary students. Back in the 1950s, computers were only for employees of the government and universities. They were way too expensive for the average person. In 1975, the Altair 8800 kit made them affordable. It also inspired a guy named Steve Wozniak to start Apple Computers with his friend Steve Jobs. Then came mice, GUIs, MacIntosh versus PC, and the World Wide Web. In the 2000s, computers got into cell phones and now everyone carries a computer in their pocket. Where will artificial intelligence take computers in the future?

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?

Phones from Then to Now

Angie Smibert (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645490470

Telephone technology is brought to life with photo-driven design, clear text, and an integrated timeline, making this an excellent resource on the history of landlines and cell phones for elementary students. Once upon a time, no one carried a phone around. Phones plugged into a wall and you could only move as far as the cord let you. And it basically stayed that way for 100 years! When we finally got cordless phones, you still had to stay in your house to call. The first mobile phones weighed 80 pounds and had to be carried around in a car—hence the term car phone. The dawn of the cell phone was the 1980s with the Motorola Dynatec. Phones changed forever. Now we have smart phones in our pockets!

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?

Video Games from Then to Now

Angie Smibert (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645490494

Video game technology is brought to life with photo-driven design, clear text, and an integrated timeline, making this an excellent resource on the history of video games for elementary students. The saga of video games is rife with epic quests, thievery, and competition. It took Ralph Baer about 15 years to complete his quest to play video games on home TVs, finally selling the first gaming console. Then Atari stole his table tennis game and made Pong and arcade history. Shortly after, Atari would also ignite the console wars with its Atari 2600. From Spacewar! to Mario Bros. to Fortnite, gaming has gone from geek to mainstream, with top Esports winners taking home millions of dollars. With virtual reality, where will gaming go next?

Airplanes from Then to Now

Rachel Grack (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645490449

The technological history of airplanes is brought to life with photo-driven design, clear text, and an integrated timeline, making this an excellent resource for elementary students. Bird envy drove aviation history. We studied bird wings to understand flight and made gliders. Then the Wright Brothers said, “Let’s add an engine!” and we left birds in the dust. Since then, we’ve flown faster, better, and bigger. What will happen next? Can Boeing or Airbus bring us hypersonic passenger jets? Would you ride in a self-flying taxi drone?

Team Sports at the Paralympics

Matt Bowers (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681518701

A photo-illustrated book for elementary readers about Paralympic football, sitting volleyball, and goalball events. Includes descriptions of each of these men's and women's team sports. Readers will be introduced to some rules and how they may differ from their Olympic counterpart. Includes Q&A features, table of contents, photo captions, glossary, books and websites, and index.

Individual Sports at the Paralympics

Matt Bowers (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681518695

A photo-illustrated book for elementary readers about Paralympic athletics, cycling, archery, and triathlon events. Includes descriptions of each of these men's and women's individual sports. Readers will be introduced to some rules and how they differ from their Olympic counterpart. Includes Q&A features, table of contents, photo captions, glossary, books and websites, and index.

Water Sports at the Paralympics

Matt Bowers (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681518688

A photo-illustrated book for elementary readers about Paralympic swimming, canoe, and rowing events. Includes descriptions of each of these men's and women's water sports. Readers will be introduced to some rules and how they differ from their Olympic counterpart. Includes Q&A features, table of contents, photo captions, glossary, books and websites, and index.

Wheelchair Sports at the Paralympics

Matt Bowers (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681518671

A photo-illustrated book for elementary readers about Paralympic basketball, tennis, rugby, and fencing events. Includes descriptions of each of these men's and women's wheelchair sports. Readers will be introduced to some rules and how they differ from their Olympic counterpart. Includes Q&A features, table of contents, photo captions, glossary, books and websites, and index.

Volleyball

M. K. Osborne (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681518664

This updated book for elementary readers presents information about the history and rules of volleyball at the Olympics, including indoor and beach volleyball. Includes a table of contents, Q&A feature, glossary, books and websites, and index.

Track and Field

M. K. Osborne (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681518657

This updated book for elementary readers presents information about the track and field events featured at the Olympics, including running, jumping, and throwing events. Includes a table of contents, Q&A feature, glossary, books and websites, and index.

Swimming and Diving

M. K. Osborne (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681518640

This updated book for elementary readers presents information about the rules and types of swimming and diving events featured at the Olympics, including swimming races, diving, and artistic swimming (formerly synchronized swimming). Includes a table of contents, Q&A feature, glossary, books and websites, and index.

Gymnastics

M. K. Osborne (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681518633

This updated book for elementary readers presents information about the history and rules of gymnastics featured at the Olympics, including artistic, rhythmic, and trampoline. Includes a table of contents, Q&A feature, glossary, books and websites, and index.

Combat Sports

M. K. Osborne (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681518626

This updated book for elementary readers presents information about the rules and types of combat sports featured at the Olympics, including wrestling, boxing, tae kwon do, judo, fencing, and karate. Includes a table of contents, Q&A feature, glossary, books and websites, and index.

Basketball

M. K. Osborne (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681518619

This updated book for elementary readers presents information about the history and rules of basketball at the Olympics. Includes a table of contents, Q&A feature, glossary, books and websites, and index.

The Titanic

Virginia Loh-Hagan (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534172586

Would you have survived aboard the Titanic? Make decisions and tally your score to find out. Written at a lower reading level with considerate text, these high maturity books are sure to grab struggling readers as they engage and play along. Also includes a table of contents, glossary, index, author biography, sidebars, educational matter, and activities.

The High Line

Julie Knutson (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534172500

Learn more about how New York City's High Line park went from abandoned elevated railway to vibrant urban park and art space. Explore the logistics of repurposing the land and meet the people who made it happen. The book showcases a range of 21st century skills -- from "Flexibility & Adaptation" to "Creativity & Innovation"--and shows how moving away from a tear-down culture towards one of reuse helps tackle a host of critical challenges facing our planet and population. Thought-provoking questions and hands-on activities encourage the development of critical life skills and social emotional growth. Books in this series include table of contents, glossary of key words, index, author biography, sidebars, and infographics.

The French Revolution

Virginia Loh-Hagan (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534172654

Would you have survived the French Revolution? Make decisions and tally your score to find out. Written at a lower reading level with considerate text, these high maturity books are sure to grab struggling readers as they engage and play along. Also includes a table of contents, glossary, index, author biography, sidebars, educational matter, and activities.

Susan B. Anthony's Women's Right to Suffrage Speech

Tamra Orr (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534172319

Monroe County, New York, 1873: Confused on what to think about the suffragist movement, a young boy stops at one of Susan B. Anthony's pre-trial speeches. Aligned with curriculum standards, these narrative-nonfiction books also highlight key 21st Century content: Global Awareness, Media Literacy, and Civic Literacy. Thought-provoking content and hands-on activities encourage critical thinking. Book includes a table of contents, glossary of key words, index, author biography, sidebars, and timeline.