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Inventions and Discovery Set

Includes the following titles:

  • Eli Whitney and the Cotton Gin
  • George Eastman and the Kodak Camera
  • Hedy Lamarr and a Secret Communication System
  • Henry Ford and the Model T
  • Isaac Newton and the Laws of Motion
  • Johann Gutenberg and the Printing Press
  • Jonas Salk and the Polio Vaccine
  • Levi Strauss and Blue Jeans
  • Louis Pasteur and Pasteurization
  • Marie Curie and Radioactivity
  • Philo Farnsworth and the Television
  • Samuel Morse and the Telegraph
  • Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and the Personal Computer
  • Thomas Edison and the Lightbulb
  • The Wright Brothers and the Airplane

    About Graphic Novels:

    Experienced parents know that the amount of reading their child does will have a direct and positive impact on his reading fluency and vocabulary development. That is why graphic novels--which we used to refer to as comic books--though once relegated to the category of lowbrow reading, are now experiencing a surge in popularity.

    You may think that the comic book medium is primarily for mainstream American children who are peppered by snack-size visual and audio bombardment. If you desire that your children slow down and feast on the written word, then you may cringe at the idea of a graphic novel version of Moby Dick. But before you issue a home-wide ban on these books, consider the following.

    If you have a reluctant or beginning reader, your first concern should be for fluidity and competency. You will find that the graphic novel's illustrations draw your child in even as the vocabulary becomes more complex. Then, because the graphics are so attention-grabbing, children often find themselves reading for pleasure.

    If your reluctant reader is an older child, your main concern may be making sure that he is culturally savvy. With graphic novels, vocabulary is introduced via contextual clues, making great literature accessible to more children. The interesting pictures and snappy dialogue, with little-to-no narration to bog the reader down, will encourage independent reading and learning. As the child's competence and confidence grow, so will his joy of literacy.

    Even if your older child is a competent reader, he will enjoy taking a break from the verbally intense books characteristic of higher-level learning to enjoy a more visual form of storytelling. A 2006 study found that the amount of reading children did for fun decreased from the time they were eight through the teen years. Graphic books can re-engage them in the delights of reading for leisure as well as for learning.

    There are children who may never read for pleasure; God just might have wired them differently. But most children, from the reluctant, faltering reader to the brilliant but easily bored adolescent, will find graphic novels intriguing.
  • Publisher: Capstone Press
    Page Count: 32 each
    Binding: Paperback
    Consumable: No
    Printed in: USA
    Copyright: 2007

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    Love them!! Will buy more. September 4, 2014
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    Graphic Novels February 18, 2010
    Reviewer: Sarah W from Grand Junction, CO United States  
    My kids beg me to buy Graphic Novels for them... they read them during their "free" time.  Not only are my reluctant readers reading better, but are learning History, Science, Literature, and etc. They keep surprising me on the details they remember.  I am trying to buy all the Graphic Novels that Timberdoole  is selling.

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