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Building a Bridge

Angie Smibert (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681515106

This book for elementary readers highlights the sequence of events from idea to a finished bridge. 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.

Building a Skyscraper

Karen Latchana Kenney (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681515137

This book for elementary readers highlights the sequence of events from idea to a finished skyscraper. 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.

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 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.

Pickup Trucks

Wendy Strobel Dieker (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681514574

This search-and-find book invites early readers to look for new vocabulary words and pictures while giving simple facts about the role of pickup trucks in helping people haul large items.

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.

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?

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?

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!

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?

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?

Skyscrapers

Paige V. Polinsky (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680786965

Readers will have a blast learning about Skyscrapers. From apartment buildings to the Empire State Building, this book explores how they are built, how they are used, and the engineer’s job to build and plan for them. Bright, full-page photos fill the pages of this fun title, while easy-to-read text introduces readers to key STEM concepts. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Dams

Elsie Olson (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680786941

Readers will have a blast learning about Dams. From beaver dams to the Hoover Dam, this book explores how they are built, how they are used, and the engineer’s job to build and care for them. Bright, full-page photos fill the pages of this fun title, while easy-to-read text introduces readers to key STEM concepts. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Sun

Andrea Rivera (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624024658

From the sun’s rays to sunglasses, learn all about the sun in five easy-to-read chapters. Vibrant, full-color photographs appeal to visual learners. Zoom in even deeper with a key stats section and bolded glossary words. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Clouds

Andrea Rivera (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624024610

From fluffy white clouds to dark storm clouds, learn all about clouds in five easy-to-read chapters. Vibrant, full-color photographs appeal to visual learners. Zoom in even deeper with a key stats section and bolded glossary words. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Sheep

Leo Statts (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624024375

From lambs to rams, Sheep introduces readers to these animals and their lives on a farm. This book captivates young readers through simple and easy-to-read text combined with vibrant, full-color photographs. Plus, quick stats sections and bolded glossary terms invite readers to zoom in and learn more. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Steve Irwin

Lauren Kukla (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624023934

All animals deserve safety. But sometimes they are mistreated and misunderstood. In this Steve Irwin book, kids will follow him on his journey to become a wildlife expert and conservationist. From his TV show The Crocodile Hunter to work with Australia Zoo and Wildlife Warriors, Irwin cared for the safety of reptiles and animals. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Applied to STEM Concepts of Learning Principles.

Jack Hanna

Lauren Kukla (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624023927

All animals deserve safety. But sometimes they are mistreated and misunderstood. In this Jack Hanna book, kids will follow him on his journey to become an animal expert. From improving conditions for zoo animals to his TV show Jack Hanna’s Animal Adventures, Hanna cared for the safety of animals and protecting their habitats. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Applied to STEM Concepts of Learning Principles.

Planters

Kirsty Holmes (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781647475598

It's a busy day at Happy Valley Farm and the farmer llama needs your help! Take a tour of the farm as you learn all about plows. Be sure to pay attention so you can pass your farmhands quiz and earn your llama-diploma. Cheerful illustrations and farm-tastic puns make learning about farmer llama's farm machines llots of fun!

Plows

Kirsty Holmes (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781647475581

It's a busy day at Happy Valley Farm and the farmer llama needs your help! Take a tour of the farm as you learn all about planters. Be sure to pay attention so you can pass your farmhands quiz and earn your llama-diploma. Cheerful illustrations and farm-tastic puns make learning about farmer llama's farm machines llots of fun!

Spreaders

Kirsty Holmes (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781647475604

It's a busy day at Happy Valley Farm and the farmer llama needs your help! Take a tour of the farm as you learn all about spreaders. Be sure to pay attention so you can pass your farmhands quiz and earn your llama-diploma. Cheerful illustrations and farm-tastic puns make learning about farmer llama's farm machines llots of fun!

Tractors

Kirsty Holmes (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781647475611

It's a busy day at Happy Valley Farm and the farmer llama needs your help! Take a tour of the farm as you learn all about tractors. Be sure to pay attention so you can pass your farmhands quiz and earn your llama-diploma. Cheerful illustrations and farm-tastic puns make learning about farmer llama's farm machines llots of fun!

Combines

Kirsty Holmes (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781647475574

It's a busy day at Happy Valley Farm and the farmer llama needs your help! Take a tour of the farm as you learn all about combines. Be sure to pay attention so you can pass your farmhands quiz and earn your llama-diploma. Cheerful illustrations and farm-tastic puns make learning about farmer llama's farm machines llots of fun!

Balers

Kirsty Holmes (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781647475567

It's a busy day at Happy Valley Farm and the farmer llama needs your help! Take a tour of the farm as you learn all about balers. Be sure to pay attention so you can pass your farmhands quiz and earn your llama-diploma. Cheerful illustrations and farm-tastic puns make learning about farmer llama's farm machines llots of fun!

Maryam Mirzakhani

M.M. Eboch (author) Elena Bia (illustrator)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781731643599

Maryam Mirzakhani started breaking barriers for girls in math when she was in high school. She continued breaking those barriers as an adult when she became the first woman to win the Fields Medal. That’s the highest honor a mathematician can receive! She inspires young people to find the beauty in math. The Women in Science and Technology series introduces students to influential women in science and technology. From astronauts to medical doctors, these biographies highlight the accomplishments, dedication, and passion that drove these women to succeed. Each book includes a glossary, comprehension questions, and further reading suggestions.