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Nussbaum, Ben 1975-

Works: 104 works in 233 publications in 2 languages and 2,626 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  Children's songs  Children's audiobooks  Literature  Biographies  History  Pictorial works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Instructional and educational works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Composer
Classifications: PZ7, E
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Ben Nussbaum
Take me out to the ballgame by Macky Pamintuan( Book )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This illustrated version of the much-loved baseball song follows a boy and his father as they enjoy an afternoon at the ballpark. Includes a history of the song, the lyrics, and a short biography of the lyricist, Jack Norworth
Making maps by Ben Nussbaum( )

5 editions published between 2019 and 2020 in English and Spanish and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Most people use maps every day. But imagine a time when a map of a place didn't exist. Navigate through history as you learn the art, science, history, and importance of making maps with this innovative STEAM reader for 2nd grade
She'll be comin' round the mountain by Suzanne Beaky( Recording )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illustrations and text present the well-known folk song about an anticipated visitor and how she will be made welcome. Includes a brief history of the song, which is believed to have originated in the late 1800s, and sheet music
Communicate! : characters with courage by Ben Nussbaum( )

2 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Featuring TIME For Kids content, this nonfiction reader explores the popularity of survival books. This high-interest title will keep students engaged in reading as they build their critical literacy skills
From grass to bridge by Ben Nussbaum( )

7 editions published between 2018 and 2020 in English and Spanish and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Inka rulers led a huge empire with grand palaces. They had incredible riches. Artists made statues out of gold and silver. The Inka also made masterpieces out of grass. Their grass bridges crossed deep canyons. These engineering marvels let soldiers and messengers travel around the empire. Created in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution, this Smithsonian Informational Text builds students' reading skills while engaging their curiosity about STEAM topics through real-world examples. It features a hands-on STEAM challenge that guides students through every step of the engineering design process and is perfect for makerspace activities. It makes STEAM career connections by providing a glimpse into the lives of real-life Smithsonian employees currently working in STEAM fields. Discover engineering innovations that solve real-world problems with this book that touches on all aspects of STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Math!"--Publisher
Fantastic lives : against all odds by Ben Nussbaum( Book )

4 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Difficult times happen to everyone. But facing adversity doesn't have to stand in the way of being successful or happy. Adversity can make people tougher and wiser. It can even teach kindness! Discover the stories of people who overcame incredible odds to create fantastic lives, including talk show queen Oprah Winfrey, Ringo Starr of the Beatles, and surfer Bethany Hamilton"--
Saving migratory birds by Ben Nussbaum( )

4 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Learn how ornithologists are using modern technology to help migratory birds. Created in collaboration with Smithsonian, this book builds literacy skills and uses real-world examples to show how the engineering design process is used to solve problems
Travel adventures : Yellowstone by Ben Nussbaum( )

4 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yellowstone National Park is filled with many beautiful sights. But, it is also a bizarre and dangerous place! Underground heat melts roads. The ground shakes with earthquakes. Small, bubbling pools are ringed with strange yellow and orange water. Geysers shoot into the air. Yellowstone is full of contradictions. It's wild, but it is also carefully managed and under control. Learn all about this beloved national park with this nonfiction book that combines math and literacy skills and uses everyday examples of problem solving to teach subject area content. The full-color images, math charts and diagrams, sidebars, and practice problems make learning to measure volume relevant and fun. Text features include a table of contents, glossary, and index to increase understanding of math and reading concepts. An in-depth problem-solving section provides additional learning opportunities while challenging students' higher-order thinking skills.DRA Level 50
Indígenas de California by Ben Nussbaum( )

7 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in Spanish and English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"California Indians are brave and smart. They made amazing art. They created great tools for gathering food. Tribes lived all over the state, from the shore to the desert. They had very different ways of life. Learn about many influences the first people made in the past and present."--Provided by publisher
The Beatles by Ben Nussbaum( )

7 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A celebration America's ongoing love affair with the Beatles, four longhaired, oddly dressed chaps who appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show on Sunday evening, February 9, 1964 with half of America watching from their living rooms. Editor Ben Nussbaum traces the beginnings of this first internationally famous boy band, revealing how all four stars aligned to create the sonic sensation that changed the course of music history. Within just two months of the Fab Four's debut on Mr. Sullivan's variety hour, the band had secured all five top spots on BillBoard's Hot 100, and before year's end would sell an astonishing ten million records. Filled with dozens of color and black and white photographs, The Beatles details the rise and fall of the band, the stories behind the men, their relationships, the creation of the songs, the tours, the albums, and the unstoppable spread of Beatlemania around the globe. That the Beatles' legacy continues to fascinate music lovers and pop culture gurus fifty years since their meteoric climb is rendered even more remarkable when one considers that the Beatles would disband just six short years after they sang their first "yeah yeah yeah" on American television. In The Beatles, Nussbaum maps out the band's rise to fame in 1964 ("The Toppermost of the Poppermost" and "The Beginning") as well as three summers of grueling tours -sixty-six tours from 1964 to 1966 ("Twist & Shout"). The song-writing partnership between John Lennon and Paul McCartney, considered by many to be the most successful in history, is examined in "Come Together," revealing how the pair worked together and how their styles were vastly different yet complemented each other's, for a time."--Publisher description
Alphabet of animals by Laura Gates Galvin( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illustrated alphabet book of animals with rhyming text and read-along compact disc
Conserving an aircraft by Ben Nussbaum( Book )

5 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Horten Ho 229 was meant to change the outcome of World War II and pave the way for German bombs to fall on America. The radical plane never worked as planned, but it's still a fascinating and important part of history. Only one Horten still survives. A few years ago, it was in very bad shape. Discover how conservators saved the plane from rust, rot, and ruin."--Provided by publisher
Protecting a sinking city by Ben Nussbaum( )

5 editions published between 2019 and 2020 in English and Spanish and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Venice, Italy, sits on top of water. Instead of streets, there are canals. People do not drive cars. Instead, they ride in boats. But Venice is in danger. It is sinking. People are racing to save it before it is too late."--Provided by publisher
Kennedy : his life & legacy by Ben Nussbaum( )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

VicePresident Lyndon B. Johnson. The author purports that the FBI did not mount a plot to assassinate JFK, but the agency worked diligently in the aftermath to cover up the possibility that such plot existed. Despite revelations about JFK's image, character, and limitations since that dark day in November 1963, John F. Kennedy's life, presidency, and death retain a powerful hold on the nation's heart and memory. Kennedy: His Life & Legacy celebrates this all-too human American president who became a larger-than-life hero, one who continues today to fascinate new generations of Americans and citizens of the world
Alphabet of space by Laura Gates Galvin( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Get ready... Blast off! Children will get lost in the universe with this wonderful Alphabet book. From Astronaut to Zenith, and everything in between, there is so much that kids will learn. With fun rhymes, interesting facts and great illustrations, this Alphabet book is sure to keep your child interested from A to Z. Reviewed by experts at the Smithsonian Institution for accuracy, Alphabet of Space includes a sing-along audiobook CD and a poster featuring every space term covered in the book. Book Features: - Fun rhymes and detailed illustrations of every space term - sing-along audiobook CD tucked inside of the cover - Poster - 40 pages - Appropriate for ages 3-7
California's Indian nations by Ben Nussbaum( )

6 editions published between 2017 and 2020 in Spanish and English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Years ago, California Indian tribes spanned the state. But the arrival of new settlers forced them into a struggle for survival. Among these tribes were the Tongva, the Yokuts, and the Yana. Learn how each of these three tribes played a key role in the growth of the state."--Provided by publisher
Junipero Serra : a Spanish missionary by Ben Nussbaum( )

6 editions published between 2017 and 2020 in Spanish and English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Junípero Serra helped make today's California. The Franciscan priest was tough, brave, and determined. The missions he created stretched from San Diego to San Francisco. His impact is still felt--and debated--today."--Provided by publisher
Inka terraces by Ben Nussbaum( Book )

4 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Inka were master farmers, builders, and planners. Living in the Andes Mountains, they farmed and built on steep slopes. In the winter, water can be a destructive, unpredictable force. The Inka controlled water through careful study and engineering. From terraces for farming to royal palaces, the Inka built things to last. Today, people still marvel at the awesome Inka."--back cover
Grand old flag by Barbie Schwaeber( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Share in the grand patriotic musical celebration of our national banner with this keepsake book and compact disc combination."--Cover back
The wizard of Oz : an over-the-rainbow celebration of the world's favorite movie( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer movie musical, this new book The Wizard of Oz offers a rare glimpse into the creation of the classic film, its creator L. Frank Baum, the Academy Award-winning score, the leading lady, and the Oz phenomenon that continues to captivate the world. Although Oz creator L. Frank Baum died twenty years prior to the release of MGM's celebrated film, his fascinating career and story, as told in this new book, will surprise even the most devoted Oz fans. Prior to MGM's 1939 release of the movie, Baum's book was featured as a Broadway music
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  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.26 (from 0.08 for She'll be ... to 0.52 for The Beatle ...)

Take me out to the ballgame
She'll be comin' round the mountainAlphabet of animalsAlphabet of spaceGrand old flag
Alternative Names
너스봄, 벤

English (69)

Spanish (18)