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By Hugh Walters. 1971
Mysterious radio signals were being received from the planet Uranus, and Earth's leading scientists decided that a complete investigation was… needed. For the first time, the U.N.E.X.A. planned a two-ship expedition, under the overall command of Chris Godfrey. Serge, Morrey and Tony were of course included, and four other astronauts made up the crew of the two ships.At first the signals made little difference to them, except that they produced violent headaches if listened to for more than a few seconds. But when Chris awoke after a spell of hypothermia and tried to call the other ship he was horrified to hear the sinister sounds from Uranus on the wavelength which connected the two ships with each other and both of them with Control, back on Earth...
By Roald Dahl. 2013
Pranks, tricks, mischief, and more in this ideal companion book to Roald Dahl's beloved novels! Professional tricksters put your cunning… to the test. Inside this wicked little book you'll find step-by-step instructions for making mischief and mayhem as well as outrageous jokes, fiendish quizzes, and a few smelly surprises. Includes extracts from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The BFG, The Witches, and more. Like The Missing Golden Ticket and Other Splendiferous Secrets, this book is a wonderful complement to Roald Dahl novels, with tons of great extras fans will love. It's the perfect way to complete your Dahl collection!
By Troy Cummings. 2013
This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line called Branches, which is aimed at newly independent readers. With… easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow! <p> In this second book in the series, Alexander and his new friend, Rip, try to learn more about the monster-filled notebook. They follow clues left by strange worms called night crawlers. It turns out new monsters are in town--giant fish monsters called tunnel fish--and even a fish-kabob monster! This humorous, action-packed book has fun black-and-white illustrations on every page.
The Right to Know is a timely and compelling consideration of a vital question: What information should governments and other… powerful organizations disclose? Excessive secrecy corrodes democracy, facilitates corruption, and undermines good public policymaking, but keeping a lid on military strategies, personal data, and trade secrets is crucial to the protection of the public interest. Over the past several years, transparency has swept the world. India and South Africa have adopted groundbreaking national freedom of information laws. China is on the verge of promulgating new openness regulations that build on the successful experiments of such major municipalities as Shanghai. From Asia to Africa to Europe to Latin America, countries are struggling to overcome entrenched secrecy and establish effective disclosure policies. More than seventy now have or are developing major disclosure policies or laws. But most of the world's nearly 200 nations do not have coherent disclosure laws; implementation of existing rules often proves difficult; and there is no consensus about what disclosure standards should apply to the increasingly powerful private sector. As governments and corporations battle with citizens and one another over the growing demand to submit their secrets to public scrutiny, they need new insights into whether, how, and when greater openness can serve the public interest, and how to bring about beneficial forms of greater disclosure. The Right to Know distills the lessons of many nations' often bitter experience and provides careful analysis of transparency's impact on governance, business regulation, environmental protection, and national security. Its powerful lessons make it a critical companion for policymakers, executives, and activists, as well as students and scholars seeking a better understanding of how to make information policy serve the public interest.
By Brandon Mull. 2008
Strange things are afoot at Fablehaven. The book takes off right were the second book ended, during the same summer… of their second year at Fablehaven. Kendra and Seth helped save Fablehaven from the Society of the Evening Star, but new troubles present themselves almost immediately. Kendra and Seth discover that someone, or something, has released a plague that transforms beings of light into creatures of darkness. For the first time, Kendra and Warren must visit another magical preserve. Another hidden artifact must be recovered from Lost Mesa in Arizona. New friends are introduced and new magical creatures of light and darkness are confronted. Can the plague be stopped? Can the artifact be found? Is the Sphinx a traitor? Will the plague eclipse all light at Fablehaven?
By Melissa de la Cruz. 2020
Real life and fairy tales collide in Never After: The Thirteenth Fairy, book one in the new middle-grade Never After… series from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Descendants series, Melissa de la Cruz. Nothing ever happens in Filomena Jefferson-Cho’s sleepy little suburban town of North Pasadena. The sun shines every day, the grass is always a perfect green, and while her progressive school swears there’s no such thing as bullying, she still feels bummed out. But one day, when Filomena is walking home on her own, something strange happens. Filomena is being followed by Jack Stalker, one of the heroes in the Thirteenth Fairy, a series of books she loves about a brave girl and her ragtag group of friends who save their world from an evil enchantress. She must be dreaming, or still reading a book. But Jack is insistent—he’s real, the stories are real, and Filomena must come with him at once!Soon, Filomena is thrust into the world of evil fairies and beautiful princesses, sorcerers and slayers, where an evil queen drives her ruthless armies to destroy what is left of the Fairy tribes. To save herself and the kingdom of Westphalia, Filomena must find the truth behind the fairytales and set the world back to rights before the cycle of sleep and destruction begins once more.
By Van Hoang. 2020
From debut author Van Hoang comes Girl Giant and the Monkey King, a tale packed with magic, adventure, and middle-school… woes—perfect for fans of Rick Riordan and Roshani Chokshi. Eleven-year-old Thom Ngho is keeping a secret: she’s strong. Like suuuuper strong. Freakishly strong. And it’s making it impossible for her to fit in at her new middle school. In a desperate bid to get rid of her super strength, Thom makes a deal with the Monkey King, a powerful deity and legendary trickster she accidentally released from his 500-year prison sentence. Thom agrees to help the Monkey King get back his magical staff if he'll take away her strength. Soon Thom is swept up in an ancient and fantastical world in where demons, dragons, and Jade princesses actually exist. But she quickly discovers that magic can’t cure everything, and dealing with the trickster god might be more trouble than it’s worth.Kirkus Best Book of 2020
By Henry Billings, Melissa Billings. 2001
Stimulate reading excitement with nonfiction crafted for middle-level readability <li>This best-selling series motivates with high-interest selections at middle-level readability <li>Emphasis… is on reading nonfiction <li>Critical thinking questions prepare students for state and national tests <P><P>The Wild Side, a perennial favorite among struggling readers, mesmerizes with astonishing tales of true-life adventures. One appreciative teacher notes: "I have difficulty removing the books from their hands at the end of the period!" Comprehension questions reinforce literal understanding, while critical thinking questions encourage students to consider the author's purpose, make inferences, identify cause and effect, and make predictions. With all this excitement, students won't realize how well designed this series is for reinforcing state reading standards. <li>Reading Level 4-6 <li>Interest Level 6-12
By Keith Zoo, Odd Dot. 2020
Keith Zoo's Show-How Guides: Hand Lettering is a primer for curious minds with a clear, fun graphic style that invites… any kid to get started with different types of lettering. This pocket-sized 101 includes a curated collection of essentials, and every step is illustrated, allowing kids to easily master the basics, regardless of how they learn.Show-How Guides is a collectible, visual, step-by-step series that teach the skills every kid should know, at a shockingly affordable price. They're the perfect stocking stuffer, birthday gift, or impulse buy.
By Keith Zoo, Odd Dot. 2020
Keith Zoo's Show-How Guides: Slime & Sand is a primer for curious minds with a clear, fun graphic style that… invites any kid to get started with slime and kinetic sand making. This pocket-sized 101 includes a curated collection of essentials, and every step is illustrated, allowing kids to easily master the basics, regardless of how they learn. All recipes are safe and Borax-free!Show-How Guides is a collectible, visual, step-by-step series that teach the skills every kid should know, at a shockingly affordable price. They're the perfect stocking stuffer, birthday gift, or impulse buy.
By Rachel Corenblit. 2019
Rémi est un adolescent solitaire qui a trop souvent déménagé et qui a peu de souvenirs de sa mère, internée.… Il arrive dans un centre de repos pour les chirurgies réparatrices où il rencontre sept jeunes abîmés par la vie. Alors qu'il a souvent été seul, il ne résiste pas à l'envie de les rejoindre dans leur cabane au fond du jardin, car il est temps pour lui de s'attacher
By Christiane Duchesne. 2020
En tombant du haut de la falaise, Aurore rapetisse jusqu'à devenir miniature. Adoptée par un peuple d'êtres minuscules dans un… étrange univers où le temps s'écoule différemment, elle n'a plus qu'un souhait : reprendre sa taille normale pour enfin rentrer chez elle et revoir son père, sa maison, ses amis, son village. Romain-aux-longues-jambes, Abel et sa dent bleue, le vieil Ambroise et Olaf le roselin parviendront-ils à l'aider à retourner dans son monde ? Au coeur d'une nature immense, au fil d'une aventure qui s'apparente au conte, Aurore a beaucoup à apprivoiser. Elle découvre le vaste monde et les deuils intimes; trouve l'ailleurs et cherche son chez-soi
By Paul B. Janeczko. 2019
What do set design, sound effects, and showmanship have to do with winning World War II? Meet the Ghost Army… that played a surprising role in helping to deceive — and defeat — the Nazis. <P><P> In his third book about deception during war, Paul B. Janeczko focuses his lens on World War II and the operations carried out by the Twenty-Third Headquarters Special Troops, aka the Ghost Army. This remarkable unit included actors, camouflage experts, sound engineers, painters, and set designers who used their skills to secretly and systematically replace fighting units — fooling the Nazi army into believing what their eyes and ears told them, even though the sights and sounds of tanks and war machines and troops were entirely fabricated. Follow the Twenty-Third into Europe as they play a dangerous game of enticing the German army into making battlefield mistakes by using sonic deceptions, inflatable tanks, pyrotechnics, and camouflage in more than twenty operations. From the Normandy invasion to the crossing of the Rhine River, the men of the Ghost Army — several of whom went on to become famous artists and designers after the war — played an improbable role in the Allied victory.
By Rob Buyea. 2010
Seven students are about to have their lives changed by one amazing teacher in this school-set series filled with unique… characters every kid can relate to! This ebook collection features all four titles in this fan-favorite series. Because of Mr. Terupt (Book 1)It's the start of fifth grade and Peter, Jessica, Alexia, Jeffrey, Luke, Danielle, and Anna find themselves thrown together in Mr. Terupt's class. They don't have much in common, and they've never gotten along. Not until a certain new teacher arrives and helps them to find strength inside themselves--and in each other. Mr. Terupt Falls Again (Book 2)Sixth grade comes with its own set of challenges but Peter, Jessica, Alexia, Jeffrey, Luke, Danielle, and Anna know they have Mr. Terupt to help them through. That&’s until Mr. Terupt springs news on them--really big news. Saving Mr. Terupt (Book 3)Peter, Jessica, Alexia, Jeffrey, Luke, Danielle, and Anna are entering their first year of junior high. There's a lot to be excited about, but starting at a new school isn't easy. When a fight threatens to break up the group forever, they think their favorite teacher is the only one who can help them. But they soon find out that it's Mr. Terupt who needs saving.Goodbye, Mr. Terupt (Book 4)Peter, Jessica, Alexia, Jeffrey, Luke, Danielle, and Anna are thrilled to have Mr. Terupt, back for the school year as their biweekly advisor. They still rely on him for guidance on so many things. But they know a goodbye is coming, so they hatch bucket-list type projects to make the school year important, memorable, and way bigger than just the group.
By Rob Buyea. 2020
The seven kids who bonded in Mr. Terupt's fifth-grade class are in eighth grade now and reunited with their beloved… teacher. Readers will once again be inspired by how the kids face their challenges and by the adults who help them along the way.Jeffrey, Alexia, Anna, Danielle, Luke, Peter, and Jessica are thrilled to have their beloved teacher, Mr. Terupt, back for the school year as their biweekly adviser. They still rely on him for guidance on so many things, including these dilemmas:JEFFREY wants to make varsity wrestling, but at what cost? Worried that she may have the same cancer gene as her mom, ALEXIA takes a DNA test--only she's scared to open the results. Neglected by her soon-to-be-married mom, and wounded by Jeffrey's callous brush-off, ANNA keeps her hurt feelings bottled up--until she can't. DANIELLE has ups and downs with her diabetes, but her budding romance with Luke proves to be the real challenge. LUKE's tackling lots of difficult schoolwork, none of it harder than letting Danielle know he likes her. Anxious about her dad's return, JESSICA pours her heart into writing poetry. Angry at what he thinks is a betrayal, PETER gives Mr. Terupt the silent treatment.To celebrate their remaining time with Mr. Terupt, the students hatch bucket-list type projects to make the school year important, memorable, and way bigger than just the group. Will the gang stick together down to the final project? Will their friendships endure after the difficult goodbye?
By Martha Freeman. 2020
It's not the big bad wolf that stops Little Red Hoodie from getting to grandma's house in this rollicking take… on the fairy tale--Red can't follow directions! "Follow Magic Wand Lane to Glass Slipper Boulevard, right on Beanstalk, left on Breadcrumb, down the Garden Path, and you're there," said Little Red Hoodie's mom, but Red wasn't exactly paying attention. Before she knows it, she's hopelessly lost in the forest-- and to make matters worse, someone has stolen her basket of goodies. It'll take the whole forest to undercover the thief and get the directionally challenged Little Red Hoodie back on track to Grandma's house. A companion to the delightfully irreverent Goldilocks, Go Home!, this latest from Martha Freeman features all the wit and charm of the first book as well as cameos by Bobby (Baby) Bear, the Pig Brothers from HoGTV, Chicken Little, and many more. Marta Sevilla's clever drawings effortlessly capture the spirited banter among characters as Little Red Hoodie and Bobby Bear take turns narrating the story.
By Chris Grabenstein. 2020
"Chris Grabenstein just might be the smartest writer for kids in the universe." --James PattersonWhat if you could learn everything… just by eating jellybeans?! Meet the Smartest Kid in the Universe and find out in this fun-packed new series from the Bestselling Author of Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library and coauthor of Max Einstein! 12 year old Jake's middle school is about to be shut down--unless Jake and his friends can figure out how to save it. When Jake spies a bowl of jellybeans at the hotel where his mom works, he eats them. But those weren't just jellybeans, one of the scientists at his mom's conference is developing the world's first ingestible information pills. And THAT'S what Jake ate.Before long, Jake is the smartest kid in the universe. But the pills haven't been tested yet. And when word gets out about this new genius, people want him. The government. The mega corporations. Not all of them are good people! Can Jake navigate the ins and outs of his newfound geniusdom (not to mention the ins and outs of middle school) and use his smarts to save his school? BONUS! Includes extra brainteasers to test your smarts!"Clever, fast-paced and incredibly funny--Chris Grabenstein has done it again." --Stuart Gibbs, New York Times Bestselling author of Spy School
By Crayola Llc. 2020
Inspire creativity with fifty-two seasonal arts and crafts activities from Crayola -- the number one name in color and classic… DIY crafts for kids -- that will help grow your child's confidence, while building a passion for learning new skills!Crayola has been unleashing creativity and self-expression for the last 117 years. Since early 2018, their CIY (Create It Yourself) videos have showcased new and exciting ways for kids ages six and up to use Crayola products to create Instagram-worthy works of art.Crayola: Create It Yourself includes fifty-two of the most popular and fun craft projects, organized by the four seasons: fall, winter, spring, and summer. Kids will create DIY gifts like Mother's Day picture frames and Valentine's Day Lanterns, they'll decorate the house with Haunted Halloween Decorations and Melted Crayon Ornaments, and they'll make timeless paper spinners and CIY terrariums for use all year round. Each activity includes a complete art supply list, clear step-by-step photographs and instructions, as well as finished samples.Perfect for use at home or in the classroom, the Crayola: Create It Yourself Activity Book encourages kids to put down their digital devices, pick up their crayons, and get creative.
By Astrid Foss. 2018
The Snow Sisters&’ quest to save the Everchanging Lights continues in this magical chapter book perfect for fans of Disney&’s… Frozen and of Snow and Rose!The Snow Sisters have bested the evil Shadow Witch once before, but the fight to keep their kingdom from plunging into darkness is far from over. On their second quest, the princesses face a dark, icy journey to find the blue Everchanging Light and the enchanted crystal rose. Will their magic be strong enough to overcome the Great Glacier and all the dangers hidden there?
By Astrid Foss. 2018
Disney&’s Frozen meets Snow and Rose in this enchanting chapter book adventure about princess sisters with magical powers who embark… on a quest to defeat an evil witch.Three princesses live in a sparkling, happy kingdom. There&’s always the perfect blanket of snow on the ground, and the sky is filled with the glowing, multi-colored Everchanging Lights that protect their kingdom. When the wicked Shadow Witch plans to steal the Everchanging Lights out of the sky, the Snow Sisters will do whatever it takes to stop her. The princesses, along with their pet polar bear, sneak away from the castle under cover of night. To protect the pink Everchanging Light before the Shadow Witch can snatch it for herself, the girls will have to brave the treacherous frozen forest. Can they make it through in time?