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Books with author Matthew Clark Smith

  • Small Wonders: Jean-Henri Fabre and His World of Insects

    Matthew Clark Smith, Giuliano Ferri

    eBook (Two Lions, May 12, 2015)
    A moth with a sixth sense. A wasp that hunts beetles nearly twice its size. The lives of fascinating creatures such as these were unknown until one man introduced them to the world.Meet Jean-Henri Fabre, one of the most important naturalists of all time. As a boy in the French countryside, Henri spent hours watching insects. He dreamed of observing them in a new way: in their own habitats. What he discovered in pursuing that dream was shocking; these small, seemingly insignificant creatures led secret lives—lives of great drama!With its lively, lyrical text and richly detailed illustrations, this intriguing picture-book biography introduces the man who would forever change the way we look at insects, bringing to life the fascinating world of dazzling beetles, ferocious wasps, and other amazing small wonders that exist all around us.
  • Small Wonders: Jean-Henri Fabre and His World of Insects

    Matthew Clark Smith, Giuliano Ferri

    Hardcover (Two Lions, May 12, 2015)
    A moth with a sixth sense. A wasp that hunts beetles nearly twice its size. The lives of fascinating creatures such as these were unknown until one man introduced them to the world.Meet Jean-Henri Fabre, one of the most important naturalists of all time. As a boy in the French countryside, Henri spent hours watching insects. He dreamed of observing them in a new way: in their own habitats. What he discovered in pursuing that dream was shocking; these small, seemingly insignificant creatures led secret lives—lives of great drama!With its lively, lyrical text and richly detailed illustrations, this intriguing picture-book biography introduces the man who would forever change the way we look at insects, bringing to life the fascinating world of dazzling beetles, ferocious wasps, and other amazing small wonders that exist all around us.
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  • Basketball for Kids: A Complete Illustrated Guide for Kids and Beginners Players!Basics, Skills, Game Rules, Glossary, to Learn How to Play Basketball in Easy Way

    Matthew Clark

    language (, April 23, 2020)
    Teach Your Child How To Become An AWESOME Basketball Player & Create Lasting Memories Together!Are you desperate to teach your child how to play basketball, but don’t know enough about the game?Do you look forward to sharing this fun, heart-pumping activity with your child right in your own backyard?It’s not fun to watch your kid just wasting away on his iPad, and being bored out of their mind. As a parent, you would want your child to stay healthy and active, even as they stay cooped up at home.If you’re tired of playing board games, or doing activity books, and want to enjoy an outdoor activity without taking your child to the park or court, then you’re in the right place!BASKETBALL FOR KIDS by Matthew Clark is an enjoyable, easy-to-understand illustrated guide that gives you and your child the chance to get your sweat going, as well as enjoy some quality time together!Over the course of this AWESOME illustrated guide, you will:Have your kid CONFIDENTLY shoot balls through hoops & score points in no timeBoost your child’s defense & offense game with age-appropriate, yet next-level drillsEffectively teach SIMPLE tips in dribbling, passing, shooting, & reboundingHave the PERFECT diet that will build muscle strength & improve enduranceAnd so much more!Anyone can play basketball… and this guide is living proof of that!BASKETBALL FOR KIDS by Matthew Clark is made with kids and beginners of any age in mind. What once was an intimidating sport, has now become easily accessible to even the most clueless newbie!In this guide, you will find that everything is illustrated and simplified, so that you and your child can EASILY and AGGRESSIVELY take on and MASTER the game… without racking your brain, or consulting an expert!Take the first step!Scroll up, Click on “Buy Now with 1-Click”, and Get Your Own Copy Today!
  • Lighter than Air: Sophie Blanchard, the First Woman Pilot: Candlewick Biographies

    Matthew Clark Smith, Matt Tavares

    Paperback (Candlewick, March 19, 2019)
    “Smith tells Sophie’s inspiring story with a buoyant sense of wonder, fitting for a woman who was happiest in the air. Her accomplishments and passion for flight are brought beautifully to life by Tavares.” — Booklist (starred review)Take to the skies with the story of Sophie Blanchard, an extraordinary woman who is largely forgotten despite her claim to being the very first female pilot in history. In eighteenth-century France, “balloonomania” has fiercely gripped the nation . . . but all of the pioneering aeronauts are men until a shy girl comes along, devoted to her dream of flight. Sophie is not the first woman to ascend in a balloon, nor the first woman to accompany an aeronaut on a trip, but she will become the first woman to climb to the clouds and steer her own course.
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  • Rubik’s cube for Kids: Discover How to Solve the Rubik’s Cube in Easy Way by this Fun book! 7 Easy step illustrated with Color Images, to solve the Legendary Puzzle

    Matthew Clark

    eBook (, Jan. 22, 2020)
    Challenge Your Children’s Logic Skills and Boost Their IQ with the Rubik’s Cube! The best (and the hardest) mind puzzle in the world, Rubik’s Cube is incredibly beneficial for children. Your kids will love this amazing puzzle. It comes without complicated rules, instruction manuals and million little pieces that your kids might swallow or lose. But experts on child development agree that the Rubik’s Cube is a great tool for sharpening your child’s logic, dexterity, and problem-solving skills! It improves their focus and concentration. Kids learn that every move they make is important and have consequences. They experiment with the trial and error method. They try to predict the outcomes of their moves, practicing observation skills and hand-eye coordination. The best part about this puzzle is that every time your child picks it up, it will have to solve it differently. Rubik’s Cube offers millions of possible solving combinations and your kid can have fun for hours! This ultimate guide on Rubik’s Cube for children will help both you and your kids get started and solve the ancient puzzle that will boost their IQ! Here’s what you’ll discover inside this book: A description of the mechanism of the Rubik’s Cube – how it works and what it consists ofThe Cube’s Roll figures – how to analyze it to start solving itThe solution of the Rubik’s Cube in seven simple stepsMany visuals to help you keep track of your progress and refer to it when you get stuckAnd much more! This incredible 3-D puzzle will transform your kids into little geniuses and provide hours and hours of fun! Even the inventor of this puzzle spent an entire month to solve it! With this book, your children will be able to beat his record! So Scroll up, click on "Buy Now with 1-Click", and Get Your Copy Now!
  • Lizzy Legend

    Matthew Ross Smith

    Hardcover (Aladdin, Jan. 8, 2019)
    “Ludicrous—and a whole lot of fun…an enjoyable sports fantasy.” —Kirkus Reviews “Infused with silliness and sugar, but the banter is fast and sassy…Funny and believable.” —BCCB A basketball-loving girl makes a wish to never miss a basket in this charming middle grade novel that pushes girl power to the max!Lizzy Trudeaux loves basketball. She doesn’t have much by way of money, but she has access to the community court and a worn ball named Ginger, and she practices constantly. After fighting to join the boys’ team at her school, Lizzy is finally given the opportunity to show off her hard-earned skills. When she answers what she believes is another bill-collecting phone call, Lizzy receives a magical wish: the ability to sink every shot. Pure Swish. Now eviscerating the competition in the boys’ league is small potatoes—she has the skills to dominate in the NBA. With the help of her BFF Toby and some viral video action, Lizzy goes all the way to the Philadelphia Bells’s starting lineup, making history and taking names. Then, just as she’s about to go face-to-face with her hero, the best player on the planet, things begin to fall apart. But Lizzy isn’t a quitter and she’ll play her hardest for the love of the game.
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  • Rubik’s cube for Kids: Discover How to Solve the Rubik’s Cube in Easy Way by this Fun book! 7 Easy step illustrated with Color Images, to solve the Legendary Puzzle

    Matthew Clark

    Paperback (Independently published, Jan. 23, 2020)
    Challenge Your Children’s Logic Skills and Boost Their IQ with the Rubik’s Cube! The best (and the hardest) mind puzzle in the world, Rubik’s Cube is incredibly beneficial for children. Your kids will love this amazing puzzle. It comes without complicated rules, instruction manuals and million little pieces that your kids might swallow or lose. But experts on child development agree that the Rubik’s Cube is a great tool for sharpening your child’s logic, dexterity, and problem-solving skills! It improves their focus and concentration. Kids learn that every move they make is important and have consequences. They experiment with the trial and error method. They try to predict the outcomes of their moves, practicing observation skills and hand-eye coordination. The best part about this puzzle is that every time your child picks it up, it will have to solve it differently. Rubik’s Cube offers millions of possible solving combinations and your kid can have fun for hours! This ultimate guide on Rubik’s Cube for children will help both you and your kids get started and solve the ancient puzzle that will boost their IQ! Here’s what you’ll discover inside this book: A description of the mechanism of the Rubik’s Cube – how it works and what it consists ofThe Cube’s Roll figures – how to analyze it to start solving itThe solution of the Rubik’s Cube in seven simple stepsMany visuals to help you keep track of your progress and refer to it when you get stuckAnd much more! This incredible 3-D puzzle will transform your kids into little geniuses and provide hours and hours of fun! Even the inventor of this puzzle spent an entire month to solve it! With this book, your children will be able to beat his record! So Scroll up, click on "Buy Now with 1-Click", and Get Your Copy Now!
  • Lighter than Air: Sophie Blanchard, the First Woman Pilot

    Matthew Clark Smith, Matt Tavares

    Hardcover (Candlewick, March 14, 2017)
    Take to the skies with the beautifully told tale of Sophie Blanchard — a woman meant for the air — as she discovers the incomparable sensation of flight.Behold the story of Sophie Blanchard, an extraordinary woman who is largely forgotten despite her claim to being the very first female pilot in history. In eighteenth-century France, “balloonomania” has fiercely gripped the nation . . . but all of the pioneering aeronauts are men. The job of shattering that myth falls to a most unlikely figure: a shy girl from a seaside village, entirely devoted to her dream of flight. Sophie is not the first woman to ascend in a balloon, nor the first woman to accompany an aeronaut on a trip, but she will become the first woman to climb to the clouds and steer her own course. The words of Matthew Clark Smith bring Sophie’s story to light after so many years, while Matt Tavares’s atmospheric art and unique perspectives take her to new heights.
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  • The Million Dollar Race

    Matthew Ross Smith

    Hardcover (Aladdin, Jan. 19, 2021)
    Perfect for fans of Lizzy Legend and the Baseball Genius series, this quick-paced, heartfelt, and zany novel follows a speedy kid from an unconventional family who will do whatever it takes to win an international track contest.Grant Falloon isn’t just good at track; he’s close to breaking the world record 100-meter time for his age group. So when the mega-rich Babblemoney sneaker company announces an international competition to find the fastest kid in the world, he’s desperate to sign up. But not so fast. Nothing’s ever that easy with the eccentric Falloon family. Turns out, his non-conformist parents never got him a legal birth certificate. He can’t race for the United States, so now if he wants to compete, he may just have to invent his own country. And even if that crazy plan works, winning gold will mean knocking his best friend—and biggest competitor—Jay, out of the competition. As unexpected hurdles arise, Grant will have to ask not only if winning is possible, but what he’s willing to sacrifice for it.
  • Basketball for Kids: A Complete Illustrated Guide for Kids and Beginners Players!Basics, Skills, Game Rules, Glossary, to Learn How to Play Basketball in Easy Way

    Matthew Clark

    (Independently published, April 24, 2020)
    Teach Your Child How To Become An AWESOME Basketball Player & Create Lasting Memories Together!Are you desperate to teach your child how to play basketball, but don’t know enough about the game?Do you look forward to sharing this fun, heart-pumping activity with your child right in your own backyard?It’s not fun to watch your kid just wasting away on his iPad, and being bored out of their mind. As a parent, you would want your child to stay healthy and active, even as they stay cooped up at home.If you’re tired of playing board games, or doing activity books, and want to enjoy an outdoor activity without taking your child to the park or court, then you’re in the right place!BASKETBALL FOR KIDS by Matthew Clark is an enjoyable, easy-to-understand illustrated guide that gives you and your child the chance to get your sweat going, as well as enjoy some quality time together!Over the course of this AWESOME illustrated guide, you will:Have your kid CONFIDENTLY shoot balls through hoops & score points in no timeBoost your child’s defense & offense game with age-appropriate, yet next-level drillsEffectively teach SIMPLE tips in dribbling, passing, shooting, & reboundingHave the PERFECT diet that will build muscle strength & improve enduranceAnd so much more!Anyone can play basketball… and this guide is living proof of that!BASKETBALL FOR KIDS by Matthew Clark is made with kids and beginners of any age in mind. What once was an intimidating sport, has now become easily accessible to even the most clueless newbie!In this guide, you will find that everything is illustrated and simplified, so that you and your child can EASILY and AGGRESSIVELY take on and MASTER the game… without racking your brain, or consulting an expert!Take the first step!Scroll up, Click on “Buy Now with 1-Click”, and Get Your Own Copy Today!
  • Lizzy Legend

    Matthew Ross Smith

    eBook (Aladdin, Jan. 8, 2019)
    “Ludicrous—and a whole lot of fun…an enjoyable sports fantasy.” —Kirkus Reviews “Infused with silliness and sugar, but the banter is fast and sassy…Funny and believable.” —BCCB A basketball-loving girl makes a wish to never miss a basket in this charming middle grade novel that pushes girl power to the max!Lizzy Trudeaux loves basketball. She doesn’t have much by way of money, but she has access to the community court and a worn ball named Ginger, and she practices constantly. After fighting to join the boys’ team at her school, Lizzy is finally given the opportunity to show off her hard-earned skills. When she answers what she believes is another bill-collecting phone call, Lizzy receives a magical wish: the ability to sink every shot. Pure Swish. Now eviscerating the competition in the boys’ league is small potatoes—she has the skills to dominate in the NBA. With the help of her BFF Toby and some viral video action, Lizzy goes all the way to the Philadelphia Bells’s starting lineup, making history and taking names. Then, just as she’s about to go face-to-face with her hero, the best player on the planet, things begin to fall apart. But Lizzy isn’t a quitter and she’ll play her hardest for the love of the game.
  • Maps & Legends

    Matthew Dow Smith

    language (Skeleton Tree Media, Feb. 22, 2013)
    From the creator of the hit digital comic The October Girl comes a short prose tale of lost souls and second chances. An ancient warrior, down on his luck and struggling to find a place for himself in the modern world, finds new purpose after an encounter with the son of an old friend.Previously available only as a download from his website, this special edition features new illustrations by the author, critically acclaimed comic book artist and writer Matthew Dow Smith (DOCTOR WHO, BLACKBURN BURROW).