Bulldogs have flat, wrinkled faces and wear permanent frowns. These non-sporting dogs once fearlessly fought bulls in a sport called bull baiting. Young readers will track the history of Bulldogs from dangerous fighters to calm family pets.
Target hits the bull's-eye when it comes to understanding its customers. The superstore offers everything from food, to clothing, to educational fundraising. Explore this inspiring title and learn how Target became one of the nation's largest discount retailers.
Can you believe Hershey's was not always a chocolate company? Milton Hershey only started to make this sweet treat as a coating for his already-popular caramels. But when he started to sell the extra chocolate in bar form, he became the first milk chocolate producer in America. Readers will delight in learning more about their favorite candy in this delicious title.
With short legs and a slow speed, it's hard to imagine this short-legged breed was ever used for hunting. Students will explore the original purpose of the Dachshund, the physical characteristics of the breed, and what these long, skinny dogs are valued for today.
Though Apple was founded on April Fools' Day, this company doesn't kid around. From the start, Apple has delivered top-notch technology, including the iPod, iPad, MacBook Pro, and more. This title explores the tech-savvy side in all its inventive readers.
The name "LEGO" comes from the Danish phrase for "play well." The company's popular toys have helped children to do just that. This title for inventive readers explores how a Danish family built up their small business brick by brick to create the world's third-largest toy company.
Because of strong herding instincts, Collies often try to round up animals and people. The movie "Lassie Come Home" featured one of these dependable dogs and made Collies popular pets. Young children will discover why Collies are known for their close companionship.
Disney has made magic for kids everywhere. Since 1923, it has introduced beloved characters such as Mickey Mouse and Olaf the Snowman. Disney has also created whole worlds for children to visit across the globe with its theme parks. Curious readers will be spellbound as they learn about this enchanting company.
The creators of Crayola changed the name of the game when they invented crayons in the early 1900s. With more than 100 colors available in crayon, marker, or colored-pencil form, the choices are endless! Unleash your colorful wings in this inspiring title for young readers.
Boxers are an alert, agile, and strong breed of dog. This makes them excellent guard dogs. Follow the history of the boxer breed from its development in Germany to its modern popularity as a family pet.
Nike began with a track-and-field coach looking to give his athletes a competitive edge. Now its trademarked swoosh represents one of the most recognizable companies in the world. See how innovative thinkers changed athletic footwear forever in this title for young students.
Yorkshire Terriers are a small, friendly, energetic breed of dog. They use their intelligence to perform well in agility and other dog sports. Students will learn the history, characteristics, and modern-day uses for this English dog breed.
Bred in England to be hunting dogs, Beagles have a reputation for tracking game. They are a member of the hound family and possess an incredible sense of smell. Readers will explore the history of Beagles and why they make great workers and pets.
Chihuahuas are small dogs with big personalities. A blend of the Chinese Crested and Techichi breeds, these travel-size dogs are popular pets in the United States today. Eager students will learn about the origins of the world's smallest toy breed!
West Highland White Terriers are friendly, fun-loving dogs with shiny, white coats. Once used for hunting, these dogs enjoy running in open spaces, chasing animals, and digging holes in the ground. Children will learn about the history of the breed and the activities Westies participate in today.
Get ready for a wild ride! From boats and planes to sports cars, vehicles have been used in movies since the dawn of film. Through gripping text and vibrant photos, this title explores some of the most famous on-screen vehicles in movie history. Special features introduce readers to movie pioneers, unique vehicles, and more. Whether you want to hit top speed in one of James Bond's cruisers or learn how Herbie the Love Bug was chosen, this engaging...
17) Visual Effects
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...
18) Motion Capture
Many are familiar with Andy Serkis's groundbreaking motion capture role as Gollum in the Lord of the Rings film series. But motion capture has come a long way since it first began! This title introduces the technology behind motion capture, using many of today's most popular movies as examples. Special features highlight famous uses of motion capture, and pioneer profiles introduce some of the most influential mocap filmmakers in history. This high-interest...
Some of Hollywood's biggest blockbusters are animated movies! From hand-drawn animation to computer-generated works, animation is a fascinating world of fantasy. But what goes into making these popular films? This high-interest title answers that question! Special features highlight famous animated works, and profiles of famous animators such as Walt Disney and Hayao Miyazaki introduce readers to animation pioneers. For readers interested in behind-the-scenes...
20) Chichén Itzá
Chichén Itzá is more than 1,000 years old. At its center is a tall pyramid built to honor the Maya snake god Kukulcan! This fact-filled book introduces the pyramid, temples, observatories, and other structures found in this ancient city.