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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!

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?

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?

Building a Highway

Karen Latchana Kenney (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681518749

Elementary readers will follow the sequence of the process taken to build a highway from the proposal, planning, and actual construction. A progressive visual timeline builds throughout the book. A table of contents, glossary, books and websites, and an index are included.

Building a Subway

Annie C. Holdren (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681518725

Elementary readers will follow the sequence of the process taken to build an extension of a subway system, from the proposal, planning, tunnel digging, and construction of the train and tracks. A progressive visual timeline builds throughout the book. A table of contents, glossary, books and websites, and an index are included.

Building an Airport

Karen Latchana Kenney (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681518718

Elementary readers will follow the sequence of the process taken for building an airport, from the proposal, planning, and actual construction. A table of contents, glossary, books and websites, and an index are included.

Do You Really Want to Meet Edmontosaurus?

Annette Bay Pimentel (author) Daniele Fabbri (illustrator)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681517926

A young child adventures back in time to 70 million years ago to meet an Edmontosaurus, learning about this dinosaur's babies, its diet, and how it stayed warm in its cold habitat. This illustrated narrative nonfiction title includes a map of fossil findings, glossary, and further resources.

The Mighty Steam Engine

Yvonne Ng (author) Richard Smythe (illustrator)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681525181

Using the rhyming poetic structure of This is the House that Jack Built, author Yvonne Ng takes young readers on a cumulative path through the inner workings of a steam engine, from the big wheels rolling on the tracks all the way to the engineer driving the train.

Do You Really Want to Meet Iguanodon?

Annette Bay Pimentel (author) Daniele Fabbri (illustrator)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681517933

A young child adventures back in time to 125 million years ago to meet an Iguanodon, learning about what this dinosaur ate, its size, and how it traveled in a herd. This illustrated narrative nonfiction title includes a range map, glossary, and further resources.

Do You Really Want to Meet Ankylosaurus?

Annette Bay Pimentel (author) Daniele Fabbri (illustrator)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681517919

A young child adventures back in time to 66 million years ago to meet an Ankylosaurus, learning about what this dinosaur looked like, its diet, and how it used its clubbed tail to stay safe. This illustrated narrative nonfiction title includes a map of fossil findings, glossary, and further resources.

A Wild Cat's Shrinking Home

Mary Ellen Klukow (author) Romina Martí (illustrator)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681517841

A mother Canada lynx is on the hunt for snowshoe hares to feed her litter of kittens. Deforestation and construction development have pushed prey away from this lynx’s home area. How far will she have to travel to find food? This narrative nonfiction title includes a range map, notes on how to help lynxes, further resources, and a glossary.

Do You Really Want to Meet Allosaurus?

Annette Bay Pimentel (author) Daniele Fabbri (illustrator)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681517902

A young child adventures back in time to 152 million years ago to meet an Allosaurus, learning what they ate, its size, and how even this big dinosaur sometimes got hurt. This illustrated narrative nonfiction title includes a map of fossil findings, glossary, and further resources.

Do You Really Want to Meet Diplodocus?

Annette Bay Pimentel (author) Daniele Fabbri (illustrator)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681517889

A young child adventures back in time to 150 million years ago to meet a Diplodocus, learning what sounds this dinosaur made, its size, and what it ate. This illustrated narrative nonfiction title includes a map of fossil findings, glossary, and further resources.

Do You Really Want to Meet Spinosaurus?

Annette Bay Pimentel (author) Daniele Fabbri (illustrator)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681517896

A young child adventures back in time to 100 million years ago to meet a Spinosaurus, learning how they looked, where it lived, and how they hunted other dinosaurs for food. This illustrated narrative nonfiction title includes a map of fossil findings, glossary, and further resources.

Mechanics

Emma Less (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681513621

Keep our cars and trucks running smooth! In this book, readers will meet the mechanics who work on vehicles, from cars and trucks to airplanes and big machines. Aimed at emergent readers, the text also includes vocabulary specific to this community helper's job, along with colorful action images.

I'll Be a Carpenter

Connie Colwell Miller (author) Silvia Baroncelli (illustrator)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681514789

Readers follow along on a day in the life of a carpenter as a young girl pretends to be a carpenter while building a cardboard-box fort in the backyard with her brother. Includes a glossary of construction terms and an activity that lets readers practice building skills.

I'll Be a Librarian

Connie Colwell Miller (author) Silvia Baroncelli (illustrator)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681514796

Readers follow along on a day in the life of a librarian as a young girl pretends that the family den is a public library. Includes a glossary of library terms and a library scavenger hunt activity.

I'll Be an Engineer

Connie Colwell Miller (author) Silvia Baroncelli (illustrator)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681514833

Readers follow along with a civil engineer as a young girl pretends to be an engineer designing and building a bridge with her father. Includes a glossary of engineering terms and an activity that lets readers practice building skills.

Building a Tunnel

Karen Latchana Kenney (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681515151

This book for elementary readers highlights the sequence of events from idea to a finished tunnel. Full-color photographs and a timeline support each step of the project's process, from the design and preparations to the construction and finishing details. A glossary, further resources, author's note, and an index are included.

Discovering Apatosaurus

Kathy Frost (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681515168

This book for elementary readers outlines key dates and people that have influenced the information known today about this prehistoric dinosaur species, all tracked throughout the book on a timeline. It explores the history of the apatosaurus' discovery, how its fossils were once mistaken for the brontosaurus, and how it belongs to the sauropod group.

Discovering Pterosaurs

Kathy Frost (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681515175

This book for elementary readers outlines key dates and people that have influenced the information known today about this prehistoric species that lived during the time of dinosaurs, all tracked throughout the book on a timeline. It explores the history of the pterosaurs' discovery and how scientists found out it was a flying reptile.

Discovering Stegosaurus

Laura Hamilton Waxman (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681515182

This book for elementary readers outlines key dates and people that have influenced the information known today about this prehistoric dinosaur species, all tracked throughout the book on a timeline. It explores the history of the stegosaurus' discovery and how fossils have helped scientists learn that its plates were used to communicate.

Discovering Triceratops

Laura Hamilton Waxman (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681515199

This book for elementary readers outlines key dates and people that have influenced the information known today about this prehistoric dinosaur species, all tracked throughout the book on a timeline. It explores the history of the triceratops' discovery, how it was a herbivore who used its frill for protection and to communicate with other dinosaurs.