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Origami Fun: Aircraft

Robyn Hardyman (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681034379

Sometimes all you need to craft a vehicle is a single sheet of paper. In this origami guide for kids, young flight enthusiasts will find easy-to-understand specs for building airplanes of all shapes and also an invitation to conduct test flights to compare the planes’ speeds and flight paths.

Origami Fun: Dinosaurs

Robyn Hardyman (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681034393

In nature, extinction is an irreversible process. Animal species that die off cannot be brought back to life. This origami how-to, however, gives young dinosaur lovers the opportunity to resurrect a stegosaurus, a triceratops, and more with paper. Making each species is as easy as 1-2-3…

Origami Fun: Farm Animals

Robyn Hardyman (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681034409

How can you raise farm animals without acres of land? This children’s title has the answer, showing readers how to mountain-fold and valley-fold a cow, horse, sheep, goat, pig, chicken, and other livestock. Animal herds and flocks can form with additional paper and repeated folding.

Origami Fun: Holidays

Robyn Hardyman (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681034416

Most people would agree that handmade decorations have more charm than store-bought alternatives, so this origami book teaches kids enough paper crafts to make eight popular holidays more festive! The background information on the holidays makes sure origami artists know how to best celebrate each occasion.

Origami Fun: Jungle Animals

Robyn Hardyman (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681034423

The jungle food web connects animals large and small, both predators and prey. In this beginning origami title, the animal crafts show this diversity of species well, from spider to monkey. Kids will learn all about the jungle biome as they fold some of the coolest wild animals.

Origami Fun: Ocean Animals

Robyn Hardyman (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681034430

Because the ocean biome is the biggest biome in the world, it’s not hard to believe that it is packed with many interesting creatures. Aspiring young paper engineers will enjoy making crafts of some of these aquatic animals to develop their paper-folding skills.

Origami Fun: Pets

Robyn Hardyman (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681034447

Taking care of a pet can be a lot of work. A dog, for example, needs to be fed, walked, played with, and more. But the pets made of paper in this origami title are very little work. Young pet lovers will give this craft book their full attention!

Star Wars

Sara Green (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681033860

Every saga has a beginning. This marketing tagline for Star Wars: Episode I— The Phantom Menace could also be the tagline for this biography of the Stars Wars brand. Young readers will travel back to a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…

Dav Pilkey

Chris Bowman (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681033778

Humor is the language Dav Pilkey speaks to reach his readers. Just consider the names he gives his characters: Wedgie Woman, Professor Poopypants, and Super Diaper Baby! In this storyteller bio, kids will discover the life adventures of the funny man behind the popular Captain Underpants book series.

Gordon Korman

Chris Bowman (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681033785

Did you know that Gordon Korman’s mom typed his first book for him? This is because Gordon became a published author before he even graduated high school! This author profile for children introduces the lifelong writer responsible for sending troublemakers Boots and Bruno to Macdonald Hall.

Mary Pope Osborne

Chris Bowman (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681033792

Back in 1992, writer Mary Pope Osborne first invited readers to follow Jack and Annie into a tree house with magical books, and readers have been time traveling with these characters ever since! In this biography, elementary students will meet a talented literary travel agent.

Nikki Grimes

Chris Bowman (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681033808

Nikki Grimes is a proud Coretta Scott King Award winner. She has always been intentional about focusing her novels and poetry on the experiences of African Americans just like her. Young readers will get to know a writer who cares about their ability to relate as much as their ability to read.

General Mills

Sara Green (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681033822

Did you know that General Mills had to invent a special puffing gun to make Kix, Cheerios, and other breakfast cereals? This title feeds young readers background information about the Minnesota-based company that created Betty Crocker and a hunger for grocery store goodies.

Netflix

Sara Green (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681033839

Netflix has played a role in making binge-watching a thing. Seventy percent of its users watch television series episode after episode after episode in one sitting! This children’s book rewinds Netflix back to its beginning, when the focus was mailing DVDs, and then expands upon the company’s growth over a decade.

Minnesota Vikings

Thomas K. Adamson (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781626173729

With a Viking mascot and distinctly purple uniforms, the Minnesota Vikings have been known as the “Purple People Eaters.” Their claim to fame began in the 1970s with head coach Bud Grant leading them into four Super Bowls. Young readers will learn more about the tenacity of the Minnesota Vikings in this exciting title!

Kansas City Chiefs

Allan Morey (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781626173705

Lamar Hunt, founder of the American Football League, was the first owner of the Kansas City Chiefs, previously known as the Dallas Texans. For the sake of the league, he moved the team to Kansas City in 1963 where the franchise has remained ever since. After a successful start followed by an unfortunate period of loses, the Chiefs are striving to reach the top again. Read about the Chiefs’ journey in this title for young learners.

Easter

Rachel Grack (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681033242

A celebration of new life. That is the point of Easter for Christians and non-Christians. So the holiday’s spring backdrop of budding trees and blooming flowers could not be more fitting. This book will help beginning readers crack the meaning behind the Easter bunny, dyed eggs, and more!

Green Bay Packers

Allan Morey (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781626173668

Although Green Bay is the smallest city with an NFL team, the Green Bay Packers receive an overwhelming amount of support. They are the only team owned by their fans! The Packers are also proud to have been under the leadership of legendary coach Vince Lombardi for nine seasons. Young readers will be thrilled to find out what the Green Bay Packers are all about in this action-packed title.

Atlanta Falcons

Larry Mack (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781626173569

When an NFL franchise was bought for Atlanta in 1965), Georgians were called upon to name the team. A teacher from the city of Griffin suggested “Falcons.” The birds of prey are proud, brave, and strong with a great sporting tradition. See if the Falcons live up to their name in this high-low read!

Special Ops

Nel Yomtov (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781626174399

Men and women in special ops are chosen carefully, plucked from the strongest and smartest of soldiers. Their missions are some of the most dangerous and require detailed planning, sometimes months or years in advance. Read more about the challenges and successes of special ops missions in this action-packed book for students.

Ford

Sara Green (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781626174085

In 1908, Henry Ford changed the automobile industry with his Model T. It was simple, affordable, and revolutionary! Two years later, Ford launched a moving assembly line that transformed manufacturing. Creative designs and innovations have made the company a successful household name. Eager readers will learn about Ford's dreams and accomplishments in this inspiring title.

Trains 2

Chris Bowman (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681033402

From freight carriers to passenger transports, trains have chugged along throughout history. Over time, these traveling machines have advanced and picked up speed. The fastest bullet trains of today zoom around at more than 300 miles per hour! This book will have young readers calling “all aboard!”

Roadrunners

Christina Leighton (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681032894

X marks the spots where roadrunners have been. Their feet have toes in front and toes in back. And their favorite way to travel is on foot. Though not speedy enough to break Olympic sprint records, roadrunners are fast birds. Beginning readers will be determined to keep up!

Oakland Raiders

Allan Morey (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781626173774

Known for being tough and relentless, the Oakland Raiders have often fought their way to the top of the NFL. Their first Super Bowl win in 1977 was under the direction of John Madden, one of the NFL’s most famed icons. The Madden NFL video game series is named after him! Learn how the Oakland Raiders beat out their competition in this engaging title.

Ghosts in Cemeteries

Lisa Owings (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781626174276

Few places seem more fitting for restless spirits than the spooky cemeteries of the world. But do ghosts truly wander among the tombstones? Reluctant readers can determine for themselves whether or not several famous cemetery hauntings are true in this creepy title.