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By Bill Yenne. 2023
Fascinating stories behind 100 of the most important inventions in history, for kids 8 and upThis fast-paced journey through the…most vital developments and inventions of all time features:100 easy-to-read stories: Find out how each invention came to be!Illustrations: Each entry includes an illustrated image of the invention to help bring history to life!A timeline, trivia questions, project ideas and more: Boost your learning and test your knowledge with fun activities and resources!From the compass to the printing press, television to virtual reality, readers will learn about 100 of the most important inventions, advancements, and discoveries that have changed the course of human history. Organized chronologically, this fast-paced journey through the history of technology will help kids understand how their favorite modern conveniences came to be.
By Mari Lowe. 2022
A long ago "accident." An isolated girl named Aviva. A community that wants to help, but doesn't know how. And…a ghostly dybbuk, that no one but Aviva can see, causing mayhem and mischief that everyone blames on her.That is the setting for this suspenseful novel of a girl who seems to have lost everything, including her best friend Kayla, and a mother who was once vibrant and popular, but who now can’t always get out of bed in the morning.As tensions escalate in the Jewish community of Beacon with incidents of vandalism and a swastika carved into new concrete poured near the synagogue…so does the tension grow between Aviva and Kayla and the girls at their school, and so do the actions of the dybbuk grow worse.Could real harm be coming Aviva's way? And is it somehow related to the "accident" that took her father years ago?Aviva vs. the Dybbuk is a compelling, tender story about friendship and community, grief and healing, and one indomitable girl who somehow manages to connect them all.
By Yolanda Ridge, Dane Thibeault. 2023
Immersive non-fiction with STEM and social justice themes that proves that the future of the environment is in our hands—and…helps pave the way forward.Evolution isn’t just a thing of the past. It is happening right now, in every species across the world—and our influence on the future of the plants and animals around us is much bigger than we might think. A closer look at the science behind evolution shows how human behaviors like hunting, farming, and urban development have contributed to major physical changes in everything from rhinos to pigs to lizards. And these changes impact us in turn—triggering environmental shifts and contributing to climate change. The good news is there’s hope: by learning to see how everything is connected, we can weigh the consequences of our choices and help shape a world that works for plants, animals, and humans alike.Making connections across anthropology, biology, and ecology, award-winning author Yolanda Ridge takes an intersectional approach to a challenging topic—examining the factors that influence human behavior while looking forward to explain the changes we can make and the ethics of those choices. Profiles of young activists and innovators highlight the ways readers can contribute to restoring ecological balance, while vibrant illustrations by Dane Thibeault evoke the energy and beauty of the natural world we are working to preserve.*A Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection
By Zetta Elliott. 2023
Getting three baby dragons back home was just the beginning. Now Jaxon is on a mission to help all magical…creatures from Dragons in a Bag ! But things in the magical realm are more complicated than they seem in the fourth book in the critically acclaimed series. With their new special abilities, Jaxon and his friends are not the ordinary kids they used to be. No longer destined to become a witch, Jax finds himself caught up in a secret plan involving the Guardian of Palmara’s mysterious twin brother, Ol-Korrok. As the ambassador to the realm of magic, Jax must convince Sis that magical creatures should be free to return to the human world. But to reach Palmara, Jax and his friends must cross Ol-Korrok’s enchanted bridge connecting the two realms. Is Ol-Korrok really the ally he pretends to be? Or has Jax set in motion a plan that will endanger both realms? It takes strength to build a bridge. But sometimes even the strongest bridges must be burned
By Jacqueline Woodson. 2023
National Book Award winner Jacqueline Woodson brings readers a powerful story that delves deeply into life’s burning questions about time…and memory and what we take with us into the future. It seems like Sage’s whole world is on fire the summer before she starts seventh grade. As house after house burns down, her Bushwick neighborhood gets referred to as “The Matchbox” in the local newspaper. And while Sage prefers to spend her time shooting hoops with the guys, she’s also still trying to figure out her place inside the circle of girls she’s known since childhood. A group that each day, feels further and further away from her. But it’s also the summer of Freddy, a new kid who truly gets Sage. Together, they reckon with the pain of missing the things that get left behind as time moves on, savor what’s good in the present, and buoy each other up in the face of destruction. And when the future comes, it is Sage’s memories of the past that show her the way forward. Remember Us speaks to the power of both letting go . . . and holding on
By Dhonielle Clayton. 2023
The fantasy adventure sequel to the instant New York Times and #1 Indie Bestseller, The Marvellers by Dhonielle Clayton! Return…for Year Two at the global magic school in the sky in The Memory Thieves. " The Marvellers deserves the highest compliment I can give a book: I want to live in this world." —Rick Riordan, #1 New York Times bestselling–author Eager to wield their stapiers for Marvel Combat, Ella, Brigit, and Jason are back for their second year at the Arcanum Training Institute. With Ella's celebrity growing throughout the Marvellian world after thwarting the Ace of Anarchy's diabolical plans, it's proving hard for her to focus on her coursework. But back home in New Orleans the Conjure community isn't too happy about her return to the skies for another year learning to become a Marveller. As if life wasn't complicated enough, Ella soon discovers more dangerous secrets about the Conjure architect who built the school. Before she can dig deeper, a mysterious magical illness sweeps through the Institute, and Ella lands at the top of the suspect list. Can Ella and her friends save themselves and the Marvellian world before chaos breaks loose?
By Sj King. 2022
Blast off into space with this lunar themed instalment of DK Books' new educational fiction series for children. Meet the…Secret Explorers - a band of brainiac kids from all around the world. Everyone in this diverse group of young experts has a speciality, from outer space to dinosaurs, and each story follows a character who gets chosen for a "secret exploration". In this fun, fact-filled children's audiobook, space expert Roshni and geology expert Cheng blast off into outer space on a mission to the Moon. There, they must navigate the dangerous terrain to clear up space debris before it can interfere with a lunar mission! Along the way the Secret Explorers pilot a space buggy and collect important rock samples. With a gripping narrative that keeps kids engaged, The Secret Explorers and the Moon Mission book by SJ King is perfect for children who are into all things space. It's written for children aged 7-9 years, with lots of information about astronomy and space, to give them an exciting introduction to lunar exploration. At the end of this fictional audiobook, you'll find "Roshni' Mission Notes" which is a summary of all the scientific facts and discoveries made throughout the story. With fun quizzes, and a vocabulary list, the educational value of this audiobook is outstanding
By Justin Jordan, Tyler Blevins. 2021
The Great Beasts have been unleashed. The war has begun. Gaming superstar Ninja returns in the sequel to the graphic…novel Ninja: The Most Dangerous Game!Empowered by the show of resilience from Ninja and his friends in the Ketterung—a broadcasted battle-royale game realm controlled by evil overlord Strigus Thule—the people in all of Thule&’s 1000 Dominions are now rebelling. In response, Thule decides to unleash his Great Beasts, the most powerful victors from previous games, kept to serve as the villainous gamemaster&’s tools for all of eternity. Rather than use their remaining energy to return home at the end of their game, Ninja convinces his friends to stay and help him free the Dominions from Thule&’s tyrannic rule. Will the tenacity, integrity, and camaraderie that kept our hero and his crew alive in the first challenge help them defeat the horrifying Great Beasts—and Strigus Thule himself?
By Justin Jordan, Tyler Blevins. 2019
The game is real. The stakes are life and death. It&’s on gaming superstar Ninja to save the world in…this original graphic novel series! A mysterious video game controller teleports Tyler &“Ninja&” Blevins and other players into a real battle-royale game world. Ninja quickly learns that a power-hungry villain plans to add Earth to his collection of conquered realms. Before doing so, he will force Ninja and the other gamers to fight until only one remains. But he didn&’t count on Ninja fighting back and inspiring others to do the same. Ninja, his trusty sentient headband &“HB,&” and a ragtag team of rebels rise up and take a stand. They&’re not just trying to win a game anymore, they&’re ready to start a revolution.
By Erin Watt. 2017
The TikTok sensation Fallen Heir, the fourth in the #1 New York Times bestselling The Royals series, now in a…new special edition with bonus material!With everything against them, they don't stand a chance—not until they fight for what they really want.These Royals will ruin you…Easton Royal has it all: looks, money, intelligence. His goal in life is to have as much fun as possible. He never thinks about the consequences because he doesn&’t have to. Until Hartley Wright appears, shaking up his easy life. She&’s the one girl who&’s said no, despite being attracted to him. Easton can&’t figure her out and that makes her all the more irresistible. Hartley doesn&’t want him. She says he needs to grow up. She might be right. Rivals. Rules. Regrets. For the first time in Easton&’s life, wearing a Royal crown isn&’t enough. He&’s about to learn that the higher you start, the harder you fall.
By Jennifer Torres. 2023
Princesses don’t break the rules, but they may rewrite them…Every girl dreams of going to the Fine and Ancient Institute…for the Royal to learn how to be a princess. But Dalia and Dominga could not be any less enchanted. They are different…the same kind of different. Neither of them wants to be the fairest of them all. They want to join a secret society of villains at the Bewitched Academy of the Dreadful, and tonight they have another chance to prove they belong there. It's the night of the Starlight Search. It's as sickeningly sweet as it sounds. So, Dalia and Dominga scheme, and plot, and set out to stop the princesses in their tracks. Will it be enough to get them their invitations to the BAD?
By Frank Cooney, Steph O'Reilly, Kenneth Hannah, Mary McGinty. 2019
Exam Board: SQA Level: Higher Subject: Modern Studies First Teaching: August 2018 First Exam: May 2019Get your best grade with…comprehensive course notes and advice from Scotland's top experts, fully updated for the latest changes to SQA Higher assessment. How to Pass Higher Modern Studies Second Edition contains all the advice and support you need to revise successfully for your Higher exam. It combines an overview of the course syllabus with advice from top experts on how to improve exam performance, so you have the best chance of success.- Revise confidently with up-to-date guidance tailored to the latest SQA assessment changes - Refresh your knowledge with comprehensive, tailored subject notes- Prepare for the exam with top tips and hints on revision techniques- Get your best grade with advice on how to gain those vital extra marks
By Andy McGuire. 2023
Adapted from the all-new Young David animated series and inspired by the upcoming feature length animated David film, Warrior is…the first book in a highly illustrated, early reader chapter book series that imagines the life of a young shepherd, highlighting the courage and compassion that would one day make him God&’s chosen king of Israel.How can we defeat them when we&’re outnumbered ten to one?! Repeat after me . . . Chazak Amats! Be Strong and Courageous! This is the war cry young David carries into every battle he faces. But today&’s enemy is not what he expected. What starts out as playtime becomes one of his most important battles yet when the life of his most vulnerable sheep is on the line. Will David&’s great courage and strong faith in God be enough to defeat this fierce enemy? King David was one of the greatest leaders in history. His legacy has endured for thousands of years . . . but how did it all begin? Adapted from the all-new Young David animated series streaming on Minno Kids, and inspired by the feature length animated David film coming Summer 2025, this early reader, highly illustrated chapter book series imagines the life of a young shepherd, highlighting the character traits that would one day make him God&’s chosen king of Israel. Imagine what might have happened before the powerful Bible story of David in the Old Testament. Invite children to learn the values and virtues that made David a man after God&’s own heart through this inspirational children&’s book.
By Veronica King. 2023
Discover a new world in this portal fantasy where magic is real, animals can talk, and humans are extinct in…"one enchanting package." - Kirkus recommended reviewLore Deoradán wants to be happy when she grows up. But navigating her parents' mercurial moods, moving to a new town just two weeks before her high school graduation, and dealing with her beloved grandma's declining health all make that dream seemingly impossible. Will her new job be the first step toward happiness, or will it be yet another disappointment?? When she falls down a well into a magical world with talking animals that haven't seen a human for years, she must clear her name of the mayor's murder. Although, how anyone believes she killed a Herculean-sized alligator is beyond her. Now, her survival is tied to a mouse with a chip on her shoulder. There's also a cat who owns a pub where the animal patrons might be cannibals, a giant snake librarian who probably wants to eat her, and sentient lampposts who are never there when you need them. Can Lore prove her innocence, help a newfound friend save the town from a dark and dangerous schemer, and find her way home?
By Joan Holub, Suzanne Williams. 2023
Meet Elpis as she learns how to be a human girl in this twenty-ninth Goddess Girls adventure!When Elpis, a bubble…who spreads hope bubbles to those in need, draws the attention of Principal Zeus, he offers her the position of Spirit of Hope at Mount Olympus Academy—provided she shows she can do the job. He transforms Elpis into a human girl and sends her to live among the students. Elpis quickly discovers that being girl is harder than she expected, especially when her new roommate, Apate, isn&’t exactly welcoming. But thanks to the friendly Goddess Girls and the artistic, sarcastic Moros, Elpis begins to enjoy herself…and dread becoming a bubble again! Can she impress Zeus and stay human or will Apate ruin everything with her trickery?
Digital SAT Practice Questions 2024: More than 600 Practice Exercises for the New Digital SAT + Tips + Online Practice (Barron's Test Prep)
By Philip Geer, Stephen Reiss. 2023
Be prepared for exam day with Barron&’s. Trusted content from SAT experts!Barron&’s Digital SAT Practice Questions 2024 includes a brief…introduction and overview of the digital exam for the SAT as well as the new Reading, Writing, and Math sections plus all the practice you need to feel confident on exam day.Written by Experienced EducatorsLearn from Barron&’s--all content is written and reviewed by SAT expertsIn-depth overview of the new digital SAT exam, including the revised sections for Reading, Writing, and MathExpert tips, strategies, and study advice for exam day--it&’s like having a trusted tutor by your sideBe Confident on Exam DayBuild your understanding with review and practice exclusive to the new digital exam, including new question types and revised formatSharpen your test-taking skills with more than 600 practice exercises by topic for reading, writing, and mathDeepen your understanding with detailed answersOnline PracticeContinue your practice with up to 200 additional questions on Barron&’s Online Learning HubAll questions include detailed answer explanationsGain more confidence on exam day by additional drills
By Alexandra Diaz. 2023
Basada en las experiencias reales de la madre de Alexandra Diaz como una refugiada cubana en los Estados Unidos, una…historia oportuna y conmovedora de la familia, la amistad, y la lucha por un futuro mejor.A Victoria le encanta su hogar en Cuba con la tierra hermosa, la deliciosa comida, su mejor amiga y prima, Jackie, y toda su amorosa y numerosa familia. Pero es el año 1960 y la situación política se está volviendo cada vez más peligrosa. Victoria, sus padres y sus dos hermanos menores tienen que salir como refugiados a los Estados Unidos. Lo peor es que tienen que dejar atrás al resto de su familia, incluyendo a Jackie. Todo es muy diferente en Miami, Florida. Victoria ayuda a su familia a establecerse en esta nueva vida con la esperanza de que no van a estar ahí por mucho tiempo. Pero en Cuba, nada sigue igual. Jackie ve como sus compañeros y los vecinos huyen y desaparecen. Cuando su familia se entera de un programa que está sacando a los menores de Cuba, los padres de Jackie deciden mandarla para Miami. Una vez que Victoria y Jackie se vuelven a reunir, ellas esperan que el resto de su familia pueda salir de Cuba sana y salva. Solo el tiempo lo dirá.
By Rogelio Guedea. 2018
Bruno ya no es un niño y todavía no es adolescente, pero está en la época más difícil de toda…su vida. Nació en México y vive en Nueva Zelanda, el país más remoto del mundo. Bruno es un gran pesimista. Mientras su vida transcurre entre dudas y premoniciones, escribe en su diario todos sus pensamientos, para intentar comprenderse a sí mismo. Hasta que conoce a Maya, una simpática niña chilena de su misma edad y comienza a pensar en ella día y noche, pero no se atreve a decirle lo que siente. Todo cambia drásticamente cuando Bruno sufre un problema de salud y le sale &“una bolita&” en la muñeca, que parece ser un tumor. El diario de Bruno comparte ese inmenso nudo de emociones de amor e incertidumbre que llegan con la pubertad, en una conmovedora novela sobre las complejidades del alma juvenil.
A Kid's Guide to the Chinese Zodiac is a charming, fun-filled introduction to eastern astrology, perfect for discovering what your sign—Rat,…Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, or Pig—says about you. Are you loyal like the Dog? Or stubborn like the Ox? What does the time you were born say about who you are? Can knowing more about your Zodiac empower you in your day to day? A Kid's Guide to the Chinese Zodiac offers the history and lore behind this ancient classification system, along with practical advice for young readers on how to navigate relationships and apply oneself at school and at home, all based on the qualities associated with the twelve Zodiac animals. Someone born in the year of the Pig might prioritize stability and comfort. Naturally agreeable, they may need to work at recognizing when they're uncomfortable and speak up so they don't get stuck in the mud. Someone who is a Rat, on the other hand, might be ambitious and clever, but may need to take a step back from their own ideas every now and then in order to find balance. Beautifully illustrated, with sidebars on Chinese culture and myth throughout, this book is an informative and mystical guide for any kid who is curious about the universe and how they fit into it.
By Leah Cypess. 2023
The fourth book in the Sisters Ever After series of fairy tale retellings, this is the wild story of Mera,…the only one who can save her beautiful older sister when she is kidnapped by the Beast who viciously rules over their small village.For as long as Mera can remember, she and her sister Darina have feared the Beast who lurks in the castle above their village. On countless nights they have locked themselves into their home while the Beast led his hounds on the Wild Hunt, preying on anything in his path.Now Darina has been kidnapped by the Beast, and only Mera can save her. But she soon finds that in the Beast&’s eerie, magic-haunted castle, nothing is quite what it seems—including her own sister. Here, Mera will discover the dark secrets that have bound her village to the Beast for so long.But in order to set them all free, she will have to face the most dangerous secret of all: the truth about herself.