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Visual Effects

Sara Green (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618915863

Special effects have come a long way over the past century! Computer-generated visual effects are now par for the course, bringing spectacular worlds to screens big and small. This title explores the history of visual effects, starting with the very first uses of CGI in the 1970s to the present day, where just about anything is possible! This title includes engaging text and vibrant photos that are sure to grip young readers. Additional special features highlight early visual effects, introduce pioneers in the field, and show off some of the best uses in modern movies!

Crystals

Patrick Perish (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618916440

Snowflakes float gently through the air. Aged cheeses add the perfect flavor to an afternoon snack. Gas stoves boil water for pasta. Each of these everyday objects contains crystals! They are in nature, in food, and in many of the appliances and electronics we use every day. This title explores the ins and outs of crystals, from how they are structured and how they form to how we use them. Special features such as a crystal profile, an activity, and several formation diagrams help readers understand the complex world of crystals!

Fossils

Patrick Perish (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618916457

Time for a fossil hunt! Digging through a layer of sedimentary rock, scientists uncover many relics of prehistoric Earth. Tiny trilobites prove that a vast desert was once an ocean. Huge dinosaur fossils show where dinosaurs once roamed! With this title, readers will learn about the types of fossils, how they form, and why scientists study them today. This title includes engaging special features such as a fossil profile, a fossil comparison chart, formation diagrams, and more, all designed to introduce readers to the fascinating world of fossils.

Igneous Rocks

Jenny Fretland VanVoorst (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618916471

For most of us, igneous rocks are no more than a stone’s throw away. These underrated rocks make up more than half of Earth’s crust! Not only that, but they have many uses in building, medicine, and other industries. This title dives deep into the properties, types, formation, and uses of igneous rocks. Special features designed to visually engage readers such as a profile, an activity, formation diagrams, and a rock cycle chart, complete this fact-filled read.

Metamorphic Rocks

Jenny Fretland VanVoorst (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618916488

Metamorphic rocks form deep below Earth’s surface. Over thousands of years, they make their way to the surface. Then they are collected for use as building materials, sharpened tools, and even fertilizer! Interesting text and vivid photos engage readers in this fascinating book about metamorphic rocks. Additional special features, such as a rock profile, formation diagrams, and a rock cycle chart, will help underscore the key features of these useful rocks for confident students who are reading to learn.

Sedimentary Rocks

Jenny Fretland VanVoorst (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618916495

Sedimentary rocks are the only type of rocks that contain fossils! But that’s not the only reason sedimentary rocks are important. Scientists study the rocks to learn about Earth’s history, while other people collect the rocks for use in construction, farming, and even art. This title introduces readers to these useful rocks, including information about how to identify them, how they form, and how people use them. Special features, including a profile, an activity, and formation diagrams, help highlight the key features of sedimentary rocks in this title for curious readers.

Atlantis

Paige V. Polinsky (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618915795

Plato first told the tale of Atlantis centuries ago, but the legend of the lost city persists. With daring deep-sea dives, exciting archeological digs, and high-tech mapping projects, researchers are determined to find out what happened to the shining city that once stood. Discover how people are searching for Atlantis, and explore the gear they use and the science behind how it works in special sidebars. This high-interest title gives young Atlantologists the evidence they need to uncover the truth about the lost city for themselves.

The Bermuda Triangle

Paige V. Polinsky (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618915801

Dozens of ships and planes have vanished without a trace in the Bermuda Triangle. Are giant rogue waves the culprit? Or could it be something more otherworldly? This title explores the theories, tools, and technology used to investigate the mystery of the Bermuda Triangle. Diagrams and other features look at the science behind some of the techniques and profile a famous investigation. Young readers can examine the evidence and draw their own conclusions about the secrets of the Bermuda Triangle.

ESP

Paige V. Polinsky (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618915818

Have you ever had a dream that seemed to come true? Or known a person’s thoughts before they said a word? You just might have extrasensory perception, or ESP! This book explores parapsychology, clairvoyance, and many experiments that set out to prove or disprove psychic powers. A narrative opening pulls the reader into the text, while helpful sidebars examine a famous experiment and the different types of ESP. Young readers can decide for themselves: is ESP fact or fraud?

Ghost Ships

Paige V. Polinsky (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618915825

A flaming ship appears on the horizon. It sails closer and closer to land, when suddenly, it vanishes! With engaging research, maps, and easy-to-read infographics, this high-interest title explores the spooky history of phantom ships. A special profile tells of a famous example, while diagrams explain the science behind the technology used to investigate these occurrences. Readers will be left wondering, are these ships just a trick of the light? Or do ghosts truly haunt the seas?

Stunt Performer

Amy Rechner (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618916365

Lights, camera, and a lot of action! Stunt performers throw themselves into danger every day. But each move is carefully planned to be as safe as possible. Find out what an average day looks like for stunt performers, and the skills and crews they need to keep themselves safe in the face of danger. Sidebars introduce a leader in the field as well as the training and experience needed to succeed. Get ready to live life on the edge in this this title for striving readers!

Witching Hour Hacks

Virginia Loh-Hagan (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534149274

Could you survive the witching hour? This book could save your life. With five survivalist hacks from everyday objects, ghosts and ghouls don't stand a chance! Hacks are paired with a STEM connection that explains the science behind how the hack works. Written at a lower reading level with considerate text, these super engaging, high maturity books are sure to grab struggling readers. Also includes a table of contents, glossary, index, author biography, sidebars, educational matter, and activities.

Zombie Apocalypse Hacks

Virginia Loh-Hagan (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534149229

Could you survive a zombie apocalypse? This book could save your life. With five survivalist hacks from everyday objects, zombies don't stand a chance! Hacks are paired with a STEM connection that explains the science behind how the hack works. Written at a lower reading level with considerate text, these super engaging, high maturity books are sure to grab struggling readers. Also includes a table of contents, glossary, index, author biography, sidebars, educational matter, and activities.

Smartphones

Martin Gitlin (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534149038

Phones have come a long way thanks to technology, from landlines that required an operator to connect a call to smartphones that come with as many features as a laptop! In Smartphones in the Disruptors in Tech series, readers will discover how smartphones and technology has and continues to disrupt many businesses, including the taxi and marketing industries. Series includes a table of contents, tech-forward sidebars, a timeline, glossary, index, and author biography.

Virtual Learning

Martin Gitlin (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534149021

Education has come a long way thanks to technology, from learning in a classroom at a set schedule to learning virtually anywhere at anytime. In Virtual Learning in the Disruptors in Tech series, readers will discover how technology has and continues to disrupt how, where, and when students learn. Series includes a table of contents, tech-forward sidebars, a timeline, glossary, index, and author biography.

Movies and Music

Martin Gitlin (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534148994

Movies and music have come a long way thanks to technology, from watching movies on the big screen at a theater and listening to big vinyl records on a bulky record player to streaming hundreds of movies and music wirelessly with just a click of a button. In Movies and Music in the Disruptors in Tech series, readers will discover how technology has and continues to disrupt the movie and music industries. Series includes a table of contents, tech-forward sidebars, a timeline, glossary, index, and author biography.

Nuclear Explosion Hacks

Virginia Loh-Hagan (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534149281

Could you survive in a world after a nuclear explosion? This book could save your life. With five survivalist hacks from everyday objects, you could start a new world of your own! Hacks are paired with a STEM connection that explains the science behind how the hack works. Written at a lower reading level with considerate text, these super engaging, high maturity books are sure to grab struggling readers. Also includes a table of contents, glossary, index, author biography, sidebars, educational matter, and activities.

Girl Innovators

Virginia Loh-Hagan (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534149335

Who were history's best problem solvers? Who was voted "Most Techie?" In the History's Yearbook series, readers will learn about the amazing and diverse women in history. In Girl Innovators, readers will discover and rediscover their favorite heroines and learn about top women innovators who have made an impact. Each book in this series is written at a higher maturity level using considerate text at a lower reading level in order to engage struggling readers. Backmatter material includes writing prompts that encourage readers to think creatively and critically. Series includes, a table of contents, educational sidebars, bibliography, glossary, index, and author biography.

Girl Scientists

Virginia Loh-Hagan (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534149366

Who were history's smartest scientists? Who was voted "Most Likely to Have the Best Garden?" In the History's Yearbook series, readers will learn about the amazing and diverse women in history. In Girl Scientists, readers will discover and rediscover their favorite heroines and learn about top women scientists who have made an impact. Each book in this series is written at a higher maturity level using considerate text at a lower reading level in order to engage struggling readers. Backmatter material includes writing prompts that encourage readers to think creatively and critically. Series includes, a table of contents, educational sidebars, bibliography, glossary, index, and author biography.

Be a Construction Manager

Wil Mara (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534149670

Our homes, businesses, and other buildings would not exist without the expert craftsmanship of dedicated trade workers. In this book, readers will learn what it is like to work as a construction manager. They will find out what managers do each day, what kind of education is required to become a manager, and much more. Includes table of contents, author biography, sidebars, glossary, index, and informative backmatter.

Fortnite: Beginner's Guide

Josh Gregory (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534149618

With hundreds of millions of players around the world, Fortnite is the video game sensation that has taken the world by storm. Its unique design combines the construction and problem solving of games like Minecraft with competitive online battles. In this book, readers will learn everything they need to know to get started in their first online Battle Royale matches. Includes table of contents, author biography, sidebars, glossary, index, and informative backmatter.

Fortnite: Healing Items and Potions

Josh Gregory (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534149595

With hundreds of millions of players around the world, Fortnite is the video game sensation that has taken the world by storm. Its unique design combines the construction and problem solving of games like Minecraft with competitive online battles. In this book, readers will learn all about the game's huge variety of helpful items. Includes table of contents, author biography, sidebars, glossary, index, and informative backmatter.

Alien Invasion Hacks

Virginia Loh-Hagan (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534149243

Could you survive an alien invasion? This book could save your life. With five survivalist hacks from everyday objects, aliens don't stand a chance! Hacks are paired with a STEM connection that explains the science behind how the hack works. Written at a lower reading level with considerate text, these super engaging, high maturity books are sure to grab struggling readers. Also includes a table of contents, glossary, index, author biography, sidebars, educational matter, and activities.

Race to Develop the Atomic Bomb

Amy C. Rea (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503837829

Offers readers a captivating look into the race between three countries to build the world's most destructive weapon. Learn about the Manhattan Project, the atomic bomb, and how the United States used this weapon to end World War II. Additional features include a Fast Facts spread, critical-thinking questions, primary source quotes and accompanying source notes, a phonetic glossary, resources for further study, and an index.

Race to Discover Energy Independence

Laura Perdew (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503837836

Offers readers a captivating look into the race for the United States to become energy independent. Learn about the energy sources used throughout the United States and efforts to become less dependent on foreign countries for energy. Additional features include a Fast Facts spread, critical-thinking questions, primary source quotes and accompanying source notes, a phonetic glossary, resources for further study, and an index.