Pixar: Company and Its Founders
This title examines the remarkable lives of Ed Catmull and Alvy Ray Smith and their work building the groundbreaking company Pixar. Readers will learn about Catmull and Smith’s backgrounds and education, as well as their early careers. Also covered is a look at how Pixar operates and issues the company faces, such as developing new animation and computer graphics software, meeting production demands, and maintaining leadership. Color photos, detailed maps, and informative sidebars accompany easy-to-read, compelling text. Features include a timeline, facts, additional resources, web sites, a glossary, a bibliography, and an index. Technology Pioneers is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
|Interest Level||Grade 6 - Grade 12|
|Reading Level||Grade 8|
|BISACS||JNF061000, JNF039030, JNF051120|
|Subject||Biographies, Science & Technology|
|Number of Pages||112|
|Title Format||Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks|
|Dimensions||6.25 x 9.25|
|ATOS Reading Level||8.4|
|ATOS Interest Level||MG|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||153125|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||3.0|
|Online Resources||FREE! Booklinks Nonfiction Network|
Technology Pioneers Set 1 – Horn Book Guide
Each book begins with an overview of the title company’s main product, then backtracks to provide a well-narrated history of its conception and development. Key figures are profiled in a way that makes clear their creativity, entrepreneurship, and inextricable links to their respective organizations. Useful photographs are included.
Technology Pioneers Set 1 – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple
Written in a clear, linear fashion, this series offers vivid, well-researched details about the development of technological advancements considered essential in today’s society. The books provide a profile of the person or persons behind each innovation, including their background and education, and discuss how the concepts behind the technology were shaped and implemented. “Essential Facts” sections neatly sum up the important pieces of information to take away from the books. Readers who are interested in technology and inventions will be thoroughly engrossed by these behind-the-scenes looks at technologies they use every day.