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The movie making book - skills & projects to learn & share by Farrell, Dan, author. The movie making book - skills & projects to learn & share

Do you want to take your smartphone videos up a notch? Learn how to make “artsy-looking” films on your cool new tablet? Or take a stab at more in-depth movie making with the family video recorder? If so, The Movie Making Book is for you! This clear, easy-to-follow guide includes fun games and mini-projects that teach all the techniques you need to get started in movies. Learn and practice basic shots such as establishing shots and close-ups; creative shots such as high and low angles; panning an

Sep 20, 2017
The Man Who Knew Everything - The Strange Life of Athanasius Kircher by Peters, Marilee/ Bikadoroff, Roxanna (ILT) The Man Who Knew Everything - The Strange Life of Athanasius Kircher

Sep 25, 2017
The mad, mad, mad world of Salvador Dalí by Wenzel, Angela. The mad, mad, mad world of Salvador Dalí

Introduces children to the art of Salvador Dali, providing an introduction to his life and an overview of his dream-like paintings.

Sep 25, 2017
The life and times of Martin Luther by Roth-Beck, Meike, 1960- author. The life and times of Martin Luther

Sep 21, 2017
The librarian who measured the earth by Lasky, Kathryn. The librarian who measured the earth

Describes the life and work of Eratosthenes, the Greek geographer and astronomer who accurately measured the circumference of the Earth.

Sep 22, 2017
The know-nonsense guide to grammar by Fiedler, Heidi, author. The know-nonsense guide to grammar

Provides a basic introduction to English language grammar, including parts of speech, grammar rules, and the literary devices that writers use to create specific effects.

Sep 20, 2017
The impressionists by Salvi, Francesco. The impressionists

The art world of the nineteenth century Paris was thrown into turmoil when a group of young painters first exhibited their work. The "Impressionists", as they have came to be known, revolutionized painting, portraying contemporary city life and depicting nature in a completely new way. The Impressionists caused controversy with their revolt against traditional painting methods, their extraordinary new techniques and styles, and their way of life in the cafes of Paris and in the French countrysid

Sep 25, 2017
The illustrator's notebook by Labbād, Muḥyī al-Dīn, illustrator, author. The illustrator's notebook

Intended by Mohieddine Ellabbad as a way to explore different ways of seeing things through illustration, learn about how Arabic writing is an integral part of the image in the Arabic pictorial tradition. Reads right-to-left as the original Egyptian version, and includes all of the original Arabic calligraphy, with English translations in the margins.

Sep 20, 2017
The hand manual by Kim, Sung Eun, author. The hand manual

Hands work for us in all sorts of ways—washing, picking things up, playing, pointing and much, much more. Explore the functions of your incredible hands as you use them to turn the pages of this book and learn about the many things they can do! Informational spreads are illustrated with vignettes both practical and lively, giving kids an opportunity for some serious hands-on fun.

Sep 20, 2017
The Golden Gate Bridge by Blake, Kevin, 1978- author. The Golden Gate Bridge

Sep 20, 2017
The Empire State Building by Goldish, Meish, author. The Empire State Building

History of the Empire State Building in New York City.

Sep 20, 2017
The elephant whisperer - my life with the heard in the African wild by Anthony, Lawrence, author. The elephant whisperer - my life with the heard in the African wild

Sep 25, 2017
The complete book of fashion history - a stylish journey through history and the ultimate guide for being fashionable in every era by Sedláčková, Jana, author. The complete book of fashion history - a stylish journey through history and the ultimate guide for being fashionable in every era

Travel through time and learn about the most popular fashion trends in history! Explore world history and culture through the lens of fashion with The Complete Book of Fashion History. Travel through time and learn about the most popular fashion trends in history, from the animal furs of prehistory to the golden crowns of ancient Egypt. Why did French aristocrats powder their hair? And why did Scottish soldiers wear kilts? From buttons to zippers and leather sandals to high heels, young fashioni

Sep 20, 2017
The book of massively epic engineering disasters by Connolly, Sean, author. The book of massively epic engineering disasters

It’s hands-on science with a capital “E”—for engineering. Beginning with the toppling of the Colossus of Rhodes, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, to the destructive, laserlike sunbeams bouncing off London’s infamous “Fryscraper” in 2013, here is an illustrated tour of the greatest engineering disasters in history, from the bestselling author of The Book of Totally Irresponsible Science. Each engineering disaster includes a simple, exciting experiment or two using everyday household

Sep 25, 2017
The arts - a visual encyclopedia by Hodge, Susie, 1960- author. The arts - a visual encyclopedia

"Full of stunning images and amazing facts, The Arts: a Visual Encyclopedia is the essential guide to painting, sculpture, photography, music, and dance."--

Sep 25, 2017
The animal book - over 100 incredible creatures and how we share the planet with them by Martin, Ruth, 1977- author. The animal book - over 100 incredible creatures and how we share the planet with them

Profiles animals from around the world, including such regions as the Arctic, Africa, Oceana, Asia, and Europe, and provides such labels as extinct, endangered, vulnerable, and least concern.

Sep 21, 2017
The amazing planet Earth by Emmons, Scott, author. The amazing planet Earth

"The StoryBots want to tell you about their favorite planet. Which one is it? Earth, of course"--Back cover.

Sep 22, 2017
The 12 days of Christmas by Pizzoli, Greg, author. The 12 days of Christmas

An elephant parent has to take responsibility for caring for all of the gifts that arrive in this newly illustrated version of the traditional song.

Sep 21, 2017
Texas by Gregory, Josh, author. Texas

Provided by amazon.com.

Sep 18, 2017
Tarsier by Bluemel Oldfield, Dawn, author. Tarsier

"In this book, readers meet the weird but cute Tarsier"--

Sep 20, 2017

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