What is hidden in the old spoil tip by the disused Midnight Mine? Two men have permission to dig there, but they don't want anyone watching -- especially not Jessica and James, the Two Jays. And where is Granfer Joe's old tin box, full of what he called his treasure? The Easter holiday at Midnight Farm in Cornwall isn't as peaceful as James's parents planned. An early morning bike ride nearly ends in disaster, and with the so-called Hound of the Baskerville running loose, things turn out to be decidedly dangerous. This is the fourth Two Jays adventure story. You can read them in any order, although each one goes forward slightly in time.
Ella Day, the first princess of a mirror Earth known as Biack, is struggling to deal with mounting pressures while living in the spotlight.
Jessica Durand, a teenage girl on Earth, has felt out of place her whole life but sought comfort in her regular dreams of Ella's life.
But when Jess's life falls apart around her she ends up trapped on Biack, a world she isn't ready to accept is real, only to discover the world isn't ready to accept she's real either.
Amazing Minecrafter Brain Games and Puzzles that Will Blow Your Mind!
Discover worlds of Minecraft fun with puzzlers that will have your friends scratching their heads from here to the Extreme Hills. "Brain twisters" make way for tons of fun -- a little bit puzzle and a little bit funny -- they're the Minecraft fan's most exciting riddles. Use your Minecraft know-how to solve cool logic puzzles. Some solutions even have a hilarious twist -- you'll be laughing all the way to the Nether! With more than eight hundred brain twisters, you'll stock up on brainpower more explosive than a creeper's TNT.
Find the cleverest puzzles in the Overworld, including:
A Creeper is after Steve, and he has to find safety in one of three structures. One is on fire, one is full of Skeletons, and the other is home to Spiders who haven't eaten in months. Which place is the safest?
The structure with the Spiders. If they haven't eaten in months... those Spiders are dead.
Alex is in the Taiga biome ...
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Magic Trixie is the nine-year-old daughter of a famous stage magician, and knows all of his tricks inside and out. Imagine her surprise, however, when she is suddenly kidnapped and taken to a world where Magic is greater than Science, where her daddy is a Real Magician, and where Trixie herself is the Princess who should have inherited the Throne when her mother Janissa, daughter of the last King, was murdered by her evil sister!
Now Trixie is running across the land with one of her daddy's old friends who helped her escape the witch's clutches, and seeing just how much her people are suffering. When little Trixie realizes what all of this means, how her people have suffered under her aunt's cruelty, she decides that it doesn't matter how young she is--it's time for a Reckoning! Come along as the entire land rallies behind her as she races back to the castle for an Epic Final Battle!
How can we help children, who have accepted Christ as Savior, grow in their faith? What are the basic things they need to know?
*What does it mean to be a Christian?
*Why go to church?
*How to tell others about Jesus
*How to have assurance of salvation
*Who is God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit?
*How to be separate from the world
*How to have the character of Christ
Because reading the Bible and praying every day are so important, this is designed as a Quiet Time workbook with daily devotions for twelve weeks. Each week starts with a Phil and Ashley story--a brother and sister who apply these truths.
This can be used by one child on his own, by an adult working one-on-one with a child, as a Bible study for a group of children, or taught as a discipleship class.
It is designed for third-sixth-graders to use independently, but can be used by younger children with adult help.
My Brother Wears Pink Pants is funny collection of short stories about two young brothers growing up together.
Tim Parsons is a popular primary school teacher who has been telling his 'Pink Pants' stories for many years. And at last, they are now available for everyone else to enjoy.
The book has plenty of laugh out loud moments and amusing stories everyone can relate to.
'Grandad Blows Off, Stair Slide, The Bunk Bed, Flying Saucers, Where's My Hamster?, Freddie Loses His Head and many more makes My Brother Wears Pink Pants a very funny and enjoyable read.
Perhaps this book will inspire you to tell your own 'Pink Pants' stories?
You'll have loads of ideas after reading this book that's for sure!
James and Jessica, the Two Jays, are on holiday in the Derbyshire Peak District, staying near Dakedale Manor, which has been completely destroyed in a fire. Did young Sam Stirling burn his family home down? Miss Parkin, the housekeeper, says he did, and she can prove it. Sam says he didn't. But Sam has gone missing. James and Jessica believe the truth lies behind one of the old iron doors inside the disused railway tunnel.
Four-hundred and fifty years of history with the relationships between Indigenous Native Indians and European settlers. Some of these stories I will cover are very difficult and complicated emotional matters such as love, hate, war, fellowship and friendship. The sociological twists and turns between the diverse groups I have discovered in my own family heritage is almost unbelievable.
While a stranded group of people discuss what to do about food and pirate attacks, a tortoise on the beach shows a little girl what happened on neighboring islands as a result of the different politics their people adopted. Citing actual historical examples, the tortoise teaches the six rules of proper government and why America is the most prosperous 'island' in the world.
Inhabiting a previously dead body... aren't those people called zombies? No wonder Becca wants to keep this a secret. Trouble is, keeping a secret only works when nobody else knows about it, and when nobody else wishes you were dead.
Starting over in a new body at age seventeen was not something that Becca Tanner envisioned for her future. But when making the choice between living in a new body or dying in your old one, you choose to live. Becca willingly accepts all the changes and risks that come along with this decision. Problem is, Becca's new reality isn't leading her down a path toward hopes and dreams. Rather, it's becoming a real life nightmare.
The body Becca was given has a past that seems to be catching up to her. Someone is trying to ruin her life, and they may even be trying to kill her.
Young people and adults! Remember the great lessons from Aesop's classic fables? Always wanted to read them? Here is a new take on an old favorite. Enjoy hours of fun and learning with 120 fables adapted to Biblical stories, with beautiful full-color watercolor illustrations for each revisited fable. A special appendix gives morals in relation to Solomon's Proverbs.
The stories in this volume are set in the same order and with the exact same "morals" as in Fables of Aesop (copyright 1925, by Albert Whitman & Company), based on the works of Jean de La Fontaine (France) and Samuel Croxall (England). Each has been rewritten using a Biblical example. Some Bible stories are repeated when they can be used to teach a different moral. Many Biblical records are not mentioned at all. Of course, the most commonly noted characters are Jesus Christ, his apostles, Pharisees, Moses, Samuel, Saul, and David. Many stories come from the historical records in the Bible books of Judges, Samuel, Kings, ...
e-artnow presents to you this meticulously edited collection of the most-beloved and enjoyed children's classics of all time. We include the educational classics retold for children, but also - the eternally enchanting tales of dragons, magical creatures, fantastic adventures and animal stories:
The Reluctant Dragon
My Father's Dragon
The Book of Dragons
Animal Tales & Fables:
The Tale of Peter Rabbit
The Tale of Benjamin Bunny...
Mother West Wind Series
The Burgess Bird Book for Children
The Burgess Animal Book for Children
The Velveteen Rabbit
Uncle Wiggily's Adventures & Other Tales
Little Bun Rabbit
Mother Goose in Prose
The Jungle Book...
The Story of Doctor Dolittle...
Russian Picture Fables for the Little Ones
The Russian Garland: Folk Tales
Fairy tales & Fantasies:
Complete Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen
Complete Fairy Tales of Brothers Grimm
Complete Fairy Books of Andrew Lang
Genre: Children's eBooks Length: 22,638 Pages (230,761 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Aug 9th, 2020
As the fifth of six kids, it's sometimes hard for Gracie Fremont to see what makes her special. But with the help of friends, family, and her faith, Gracie discovers that even the most ordinary girl can do extraordinary things. Told with sweetness, humor, and heart, this unique coming-of-age story will resonate with readers of all ages.
My panicked, terrified mind was starting to go numb as I realized I had no escape from the angry tribal natives that were planning to attack my companion and me that night. So this is what it feels like when someone asks you "Are you ready to die for what you believe?"
Popular youth speaker Ben Bernards recounts tales from his mission in Fiji, weaving stories of drunken mobs, rock bands, and rainstorms with scripture stories and principles learned.
The result: seven eternal truths to train and guide a new generation of missionaries. These valuable lessons will help any missionary prepare for and make the most of his or her eternal mission.
While Slim and Loper are away from the ranch for three days, Hank suffers from - is it a double bumblebee sting, or much worse? It falls upon Sally May to nurse the stricken Hank back to health. Her patience and compassion are seriously tested, while the afflicted Hank endures humiliation at the hands of Pete, Wallace and Junior, and an insulting veterinarian. Does Sally May care after all?
Birdie has a new pet -- that no one else can see!
Birdie Mae Hayes is getting a handle on her new gift: her ability to sense and see things before they happen. Then, one morning, a fluffy white cat appears at her window, making himself at home. Cute! She names him Henry. Only... no one else can see this cat. Just Birdie.
Here we go again!
Even Grandma Mae doesn't know why Henry the cat is there. But he keeps showing up, and he seems to know things that even Birdie's gift doesn't show her. Is he there to help Birdie -- or is there something he needs from her? Birdie is ready to find out on an adventure all over town!
Genre: Children's eBooks Length: 106 Pages (8,046 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Aug 8th, 2020
Test Your Powers of Observation!
Do you like puzzles? Then you'll love this GIANT PICTURE PUZZLE BOOK.BONUS GIGS INCLUDED
15 Brain Booster Maze Game Activities
BONUS GIGS INCLUDED
12 Brain Booster IQ TEST Activities
Picture puzzles books is the perfect remedy for when you are tired or travelling and want to relax with some beautiful cartoon illustrations.
What you will find inside the book:
101+ Cartoon Puzzles of Artworks.
Little pig, goat, cat and dog sleeping in a doghouse. Couple of funny fish and octopus. Cute little witch surfing on a broomstick. Bull wishing to go diving in a rustic pond. Cute kitty and funny little dog are fishing. Mountain troll going home to the cave. Winter holidays. Little girl is snowboarding and little boy is sledding. Cute little unicorn playing with young wizard. Winter sport. Snowboarder cat jumping. Tropical insects in the jungle. Caterpillar and mantis. City street. Kids are roaming. Kids in the school. Cat, piglet and angry bull. Cow and two ...
Genre: Children's eBooks Length: 250 Pages (266,238 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Aug 8th, 2020
The kids at school make fun of her, her brother thinks she's annoying, and her parents are always busy at their ice cream shop. It isn't until she discovers she can fly atop her white Thunderstrike bicycle that Debbie Fine knows deep down she's "Dizzy Fantastic-Fourth-Grade Superhero!" After all, who else but a superhero would be brave enough to befriend Mean Mr. Wilson and his rabid black Labrador, T-Rex? But when a terrible tragedy strikes that even Dizzy Fantastic is powerless to stop, Debbie must learn how to trust herself and her own abilities before she can save the day once more.
This delightful debut from Andy Hueller is perfect for anyone who's ever felt alone or misunderstood--or has ever dreamed of unlocking the superhero within.
In Lothlann Continent, talent in martial arts won cultivators respect.
Darren Chu, a mediocre talent in martial arts, was deemed a loser by everyone. His status changed when a fireball fell from the sky and hit him on the head.
He cheated death.
Empowered with the ability to assimilate other creatures' talent, Darren sought to better himself and seek vengeance against those who had wronged his family, including his little sister.
"You will kneel in front of me one day," swore the future lord of martial arts.
You see that chipmunk over there? I've got to make sure it's dead in less than three minutes. Don't make that face -- it's my job.
Midnight Smith has a problem. He's a hoodie. Well, almost. He has to go through Death's Academy so he can learn how to snuff out shorties (humans, like you and your friends) and outsmart those pesky halos. Then he'll get his shroud and calling and become a full-fledged Grim Reaper. But to get into Death's Academy, there's a real killer exam... and Midnight stinks at exams.
What he doesn't know is that the exam is the least of his worries. When the hoodies and halos go on their yearly retreat, the time is ripe for an old enemy -- the diabolical Unicorns -- to strike. That leaves Midnight and his friends the only ones to stop the attack... and this is something he just can't fail at.
Death's Academy turns convention on its head. Root for the "bad guy" in this delicious twist on good versus evil.
After repeated boundary attacks by Dr. Dirt and Lady Craven, the United Biomes of the Overworld alliance hangs by a thread and must be rebuilt. Captain Rob, Corporal Frida, and the members of Battalion Zero have made it their lives' work to do itbut they'll have to bring the fight home. With the riches gained from their last encounter with the griefer army, they set out to build and defend a UBO capital. As every player knows, though, life in Survival mode isn't all sunflowers and roses.
Bat Zero has bought some time for the Overworld by throwing Lady Craven into Creative Mode. Free from the need to battle for every biome border, the indie cavalry turns its efforts toward guarding one stronghold. They must form a standing army, create federal buildings, and gain the support of other villages. Meanwhile, hostile mobs threaten, and the Griefer Imperial Army promises a comebackwith a vengeance. For security, Captain Rob asks his troops to make the ultimate sacrifice: changing their ...
Genre: Children's eBooks Length: 274 Pages (1,476 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Aug 7th, 2020
Coding Activities and Adventures for Kids!
Unleash the master coder in your child with this activity-filled guide! Fun coding adventures show kids just how far their imagination can take them. (Did you know coding took us to the moon?!) Complete with simple steps, colorful illustrations, and easy-to-follow screenshots, kids will find the encouragement they need to dive right in and discover the amazing power of coding. You'll both love how Kids Can Code:
• Gives kids the confidence to master coding through simple projects that feel like play.
• Helps young learners get to know some of the most common coding languages -- and the many ways they're used to invent and create -- in kid-friendly ways.
• Makes concepts like plot coordinates and binary code simple (even fun!) to grasp.
• Boosts computational thinking -- tackling large problems by breaking them down into a sequence of smaller, more manageable problems.
• Gives kids a taste of the many ways coding be used -- ...
Genre: Children's eBooks Length: 203 Pages (54,042 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Aug 7th, 2020
Diligence, teamwork, and the drive to win are vital characteristics for an athlete on the field -- and they can be even more important off it. This book offers five key skills to help you take full advantage of the ability and opportunity Gad has given you, and apply what you learn in sports to continued success in every aspect of your life.
A boy alone on a mysterious misty island. An ancient pirate ship rising from the depths. A wild chase to find a hidden treasure that will change everything.
Dylan Wylde's frightened, and with good reason. His brother's a bully, he's left his friends behind and now he's been forced to move to Whidbey Island, or Weirdbey Island as the locals call it.
Throw in a shady secret society, a monstrous sea beast, and a desperate chase to discover a buried treasure before a cursed pirate and his ghostly crew finds it first. And he hasn't even unpacked yet.
"Pirates of Penn Cove is a fun fast-paced middle grade read perfect for kids who enjoy Goosebumps or spooky, mysterious adventure stories. Also a fun easy read for adults who like a bit of an adventure."
"This was a well-written book with great characters, great plot, and loads of eerie fun. There is nothing violent in the book to upset younger readers, but there is enough mysterious happenings to keep the older folks ...
The perfect book for 10 year old girls. Forever SoulSisters is a middle grade fantasy fiction adventure series designed to take readers on an imaginative journey filled with vibrant colors and galactic travel while being a resource to promote positive thinking, awareness and inner strength.
The only thing non-identical twin sisters Jaycee and Alexa have in common (besides a birthday) is that they can see and take part in another dimension: one parallel to, but quite different from, the regular world.
Some of their abilities they've discovered only since they came to Camp In-Between - and they certainly never expected to be pulled into galactic adventures, of which their bunkmates know nothing about!
But the uniqueness the sisters share keeps them closely connected, even when they want to be independent from each other.
Now, it's late in the summer and time for Camp In-Between's big color war. When Jaycee is chosen as a team captain, she and Alexa are drawn into a struggle over ...
Dragons have been gone from the world for centuries, though their power remains.
A war fought a thousand years ago removed the destructive threat of dragons, allowing fire mages to use the magic stored within their bones to protect the empire for a millennium. The empire has known a fragile peace, held together by that ancient magic.
Fes has always longed for stability. Raised within the slums of the empire, taught to steal and hurt others to make his way, when he's discovered by the emperor's chief fire mage, he's given a chance to use his particular gift for gathering lost dragon relics to become something more.
An encounter with a priest in possession of a dragon bone reveals the existence of a new power that threatens to return the long dead dragons to the world. Chased by the dangerous enemies, Fes travels into the bleak lands of the Dragon Plains before others can reach it. If he survives, what he discovers means the continued safety of the empire and a promise of wealth and ...
** 2016 Moonbeam Book Award Winner**
**2017 Midwest Book Award Winner**
"Intrigue in Istanbul: An Agnes Kelly Mystery Adventure" is set in 1961, a time of the cold war and space race. But that isn t on Agnes' radar. Her dad has died and during a trip with her grandmother to Istanbul, she accidentally finds out it was under suspicious circumstances, but that's just the beginning.
Book One of the Agnes Kelly Mystery Adventure Series will make you laugh, set you on the edge of your seat, and leaving you wanting more - both the older and younger reader alike.
"Agnes Kelly, a girl growing up in the 1960's, is not unlike twelve year old girls of the 21st century. She is inquisitive, observant and thoughtful. Middle school readers will relish Intrigue in Istanbul-An Agnes Kelly Mystery Adventure by Christine Keleny from start to finish... "
Jill Peterson, teacher of 5th & 6th Grade Language Arts, Raymond, Wisconsin
If you enjoy Alan Bradley's Flavia de Luce, you'll enjoy Christine ...
The Disappearance of Polly Dixon and the Persistent Petnapper
"Funny and insightful."
Best friends Paige and Sophie are putting their psychology skills to the test - they've opened an investigations agency.
They'll be a detective duo like no other!
At least, that's what Paige believes. No one else thinks they'll make something of this new and unexpected venture. But why wouldn't they be a success? Paige understands the mechanics of the mind and Sophie can read behaviour like a book. They're a little light on investigative experience or, erm, practical life skills, but they make up for it with intelligence, tenacity, and diligence.
After a couple of frustrating months without even a whiff of a client, they finally get a break. Someone is kidnapping pets, and the head of the Remuera Ladies Bridge Club wants them to find out who.
As they start investigating with gusto, the possibility of another case appears. Nineteen-year-old Polly Dixon has disappeared.
Can they prove everyone ...
How do you keep fighting when you've already been claimed?
When sixteen-year-old Elise is ripped from her home and taken to the royal palace as a permanent 'guest', she thinks her life is over.
Little does she know it has only just begun...
After befriending a group of other captives, including the headstrong Will, Elise finds herself swept away to a world she never knew existed -- polished, sculpted, and refined until she can hardly recognize her own reflection. She should be happy to have escaped the poverty of her former life. But she knows a dark truth.
The palace is a dream on the surface, but a nightmare underneath.
With a dwindling population, the royals have imprisoned the teenagers to marry and breed. Only seven days remain of freedom before they will be selected by a courtier and forever claimed.
Danger lurks around every corner. The only chance of escape is death.
But when the day of the claiming finally arrives... the world will never be the same.
An adventurous girl is a force to be reckoned with. This is the adventurer's guide to navigating the road of girlhood with style, grace, and most of all, fun. It's also packed with the most valuable skills, secrets. and age-old wisdom ever assembled for the modern girl.
Horseback riding, ballet dancing, throwing the most unforgettable slumber party ever, and dealing with boys, playing sports and enjoying the outdoors: these are the things that girls want, and need, to know. The Adventurous Girl's Handbook is a treat -- pick it up again and again for a new lesson in decorating with beads, pressing flowers, or decorating your bedroom with the hottest styles. Here is the perfect book for smart, adventurous girls of all ages!
A beautifully illustrated edition of the classic adventure tale!
Venture into Sherwood Forest with Robin Hood and his band of rebel outlaws, as they fight against injustice and the evil plotting of Guy of Gisburn.
In this captivating tale, Robin Hood must defy the law and face danger to battle corruption, guard the rights of the oppressed, and protect the woman he loves. This new telling combines elements of the many tales surrounding the legendary Robin Hood with modern storytelling.
Lavishly illustrated throughout by award-winning artist Anne Yvonne Gilbert and presented in a beautiful jacketed format, this fine edition will appeal to lovers of the legend and newcomers to the story alike.
Sketch, a light-infused energy, loves the boy Matt. She watches him from the Core and wishes she could be part of his world.
Sent out from the Core for training in the human world of North London, Sketch seizes the opportunity to prove herself, and show Matt how she feels.
If she fails to learn what it's like to be a human, she will be trapped in the outer world forever.
Will Sketch succeed? Can she show Matt she's the one for him? And will she ever be able to return to her life in the mysterious realm of the Core?
Logan and his robot cousin Java are playing ball in the garage, a.ka. Mom's lab, when they accidentally break her haircutting machine. They need to get a new one fast! The good news: they find one online. The bad news: it's going to cost a lot of money.
So the pair tries out a series of jobs to make some quick cash -- dusting the furniture (Mom didn't mean dumping the dust from the vacuum on the couch), holding a flea market (10 cents a flea!), and even starting a dog grooming/walking business (which is pretty ruff).
Finally, they decide to try a bake sale, only they're out of chocolate chips, so they use bacon instead. Customers think their cookies are disgusting, but a dog accidentally gets one and scarfs it right down. Logan and Java make a lousy cookie, but a perfect dog treat!
After earning the money they need, they buy the new haircutting machine and slip it into Mom's workshop so she'll never know. Or will she?
International bestselling author Nancy Krulik and her ...
Joe and his best friend Amber are drawn into a series of incredible events and discover hidden truths not only about themselves but about the world itself. Is Joe suffering a breakdown or are the events in his dreams about to be played out for real? How can Amber help and protect him as their lives begin to spiral out of control?
Everything they think they know will be shattered forever- and their lives will never be the same again.
"I have many secrets. Some of them I'll never speak of. They're mine, and they mean nothing to anyone else. But I still have a heart that beats. I can still laugh and cry- not that I laugh very much here as you can imagine- and every now and then I even feel a faint hope in my heart. It leaps at me from out of the dark."
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***** "Simon Williams has weaved a fascinating story perfect for his target audience, but also suitable for adults. I particularly enjoyed the illustrations sprinkled throughout the book."
***** "Williams knows how ...
Mowgli movie fans will fall in love with this beautifully illustrated classic!
Since its inception in 1894, The Jungle Book has enchanted readers -- both young and old -- with its invaluable moral lessons. By bestowing the animals in the stories with human traits, famed writer Rudyard Kipling gives readers timeless parables that teach family values and the importance of community.
The most popular of these tales center on Mowgli, a young boy who lives in the jungle amongst a community of animals. All before reaching his teenage years, he is brought up by wolves, trained by a bear, kidnapped by monkeys, and much more. This collection also features other classic stories, most notably "Rikki Tikki Tavi," a story of a young mongoose named Rikki, who serves as a protector from dangerous cobras for a British family residing in India. In this masterful tale, the young mongoose is forced into a ferocious battle with Nagaina, a large venomous cobra threatening Rikki's family and seeking ...
With today's climate change, our environmental problems aren't going away any time soon.
To Save the Earth looks at the lives of four extraordinary Americans who fought to save our earth. John Muir, a pioneer of conservationism, was the founder of our national park system. Rachel Carson, biologist and author, educated our country about the effects of pesticides and chemical waste. David McTaggart, the organizer of Greenpeace, introduced nonviolent protest into the struggle, while Dave Foreman, cofounder and former leader of the activist group Earth First!, shook up a movement that had grown complacent.
The biographies of each of these figures, as well as personal interviews with David McTaggart and Dave Foreman, help us to understand the environmental movement specific to the United States. With current issues of excessive pollution and climate change, this is an excellent resource for introducing young readers to the cause. Upon first publication, To Save the Earth was chosen as a ...
If you had one chance to change your future, would you? Now in paperback!
Seventeen-year-old RJ always gets what she wants. So when her soul is accidentally collected by a distracted Grim Reaper, somebody in the afterlife better figure out a way to send her back from the dead or heads will roll.
But in her quest for mortality, she becomes a pawn in a power struggle between an overzealous archangel and Death Himself. The tribunal presents her with two options: she can remain in the lobby, where souls wait to be processed, until her original lifeline expires, or she can replay three moments in her life in an effort to make choices that will result in a future deemed worthy of being saved. It sounds like a no-brainer. She'll take a walk down memory lane. How hard can changing her future be?
But with each changing moment, RJ's life begins to unravel, until this self-proclaimed queen bee is a social pariah. Is walking among the living worth it if she has to spend the next sixty years ...
Why don't we feel the Earth move? Why does an ice cube float? Why can't you unscramble an egg? Why can't we live forever? These are all questions that a curious kid might ask. In What's the BIG Idea?, renowned juvenile science educator Vicki Cobb answers these and other fascinating questions to help kids learn more about the world through the wonders of science.
A big idea is one that has no simple or easy answer, and there are four big ideas in this book: motion, energy, matter, and life. The motion of nonliving objects -- rolling balls, falling stones, the moon and stars -- seems so ordinary and familiar that most people take it for granted. Matter, on the other hand, comes in so many different forms -- solids, liquids, gases, metals, nonmetals, living material -- that it is hard to imagine anything that all matter has in common. Energy is an idea that is in the news just about every day, yet most people couldn't tell you what the big idea of energy is. And life -- what life is -- ...
Would you believe that you could throw an egg across the room without breaking it? Burn a candle underwater? We Dare You! is a gigantic collection of irresistible, easy-to-perform science experiments, tricks, bets, and games kids can do at home with everyday household objects. Thanks to the principles of gravity, mechanics, fluids, logic, geometry, energy, and perception, kids will find countless hours of fun with the selections included in this book.
Beatrix Potter, the famed author of The Tale of Peter Rabbit, is regularly hailed as one of the greatest children's book authors ever. While the tale of the young rabbit who braves the dangers of Mr. MacGregor's garden remains her most popular tale, the author's other works are sometimes left by the wayside.
Within this book, you will find a treasure chest teeming with some of the author's lesser-known-but-equally-exciting stories, including The Tale of Tom Kitten, The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck, The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher, and The Tailor of Gloucester. These stories, with their captivating characters and plotlines, are sure to enchant readers young and old.
Featuring full-color illustrations and a revised layout, experience the magic of Beatrix Potter and these timeless classics in this stunning new trade edition.
What's even more fun than shopping for Shopkins? Hanging out with friends who love them! Meet the Shopkins Kids Club, five girls who meet every week to buy, trade, and play with their favorite characters. As they build their prized collections, they also collect adventuresand little lessons about friendship and family, too.
Nine-year-old Maggie can't wait to go camping with her grandparents and her friends from the Shopkins Kids Club. The five girls sit around the campfire, making s'mores, singing songs, and trading Shopkins. Everything is perfect, except for Maggie's annoying little brother, Max, who's being a huge pain. But when Maggie's prized Marsha Mellow goes missing, the campout heads downhill fast. Maggie suspects that one of her friends might be the culprit: envious Ava has been eying up her Marsha Mellow all night! Can Maggie find Marsha Mellowand find a way to salvage her friendships and her campout?
As Maggie follows the clues to find the missing Marsha Mellow, she ...
A hilarious collection of 350 unique gross jokes, complete with hysterical illustrations and a laugh noise button!
How do you make a tissue dance? Put a little boogie in it!
What did one toilet say to the other toilet? You look a bit flushed!
Belly Laugh Funniest, Grossest Jokes for Kids is full of hilarious and disgusting fun! From snappy one-liners to hilarious puns, this collection is complete with 350 jokes for kids and is complemented by sidesplitting line drawings. Perfect for long car rides, rainy days, and hanging out with friends, this book is sure to bring laughter and fun into your home.
For kids ages five and up, this book is perfect for home, school, or really anywhere! Also included is a laughing-sound button for added entertainment!
Little Kitchen is a beautifully designed and photographed collection of forty tried and true recipes for budding chefs. Author Sabrina Parrini takes aspiring young cooks through a plethora of sweet and savory recipes and helps them find the joy in every part of a meal, from buying and preparing the ingredients to cooking and then eating the finished product. With clear, step-by-step instructions, each recipe teaches young chefs how to make what they already love to eat and when to ask a grownup for help.
From quick after-school snacks to impressive dinners and sweet desserts, children will learn to create tasty, healthful meals and snacks. Included are recipes for: Little Egg and Bacon Breakfast Pies, Minestrone, Yummy Mini Burgers, Meatballs, Tutti Frutti Salad, Gingerbread Snowflakes, and more! With the addition of colorful and fun photos and helpful illustrations, your child will be able to take the lead in the kitchen and maybe even show you a thing or two.
Edison and Billy finally have a chance for a vacation, joining Amira to celebrate her birthday on peaceful Mushroom Island. But before celebrations can get underway, Mushroom Island is rocked by a mysterious explosion. As they investigate the fire, they discover rumors that the island, itself, is cursed.
Of course, Edison and Billy don't believe in curses. There must be a logical explanation behind the explosion, and they just have to find it. So not only do they have solve the mystery of the fire, but they have to prove to theirs friend and the residents of Mushroom Island that there is no such thing as a curse.
Join Edison and Billy their explosive final adventure in the final installment of the Unofficial Minecraft Mystery series!
The best homesteading tips to raise happy, healthy chickens!
Whether you have chickens already or are just thinking of starting your own flock, this book is packed full of valuable information that will help you raise and maintain a happy, healthy flock. Not only will you learn the basics like how to pick the right breeds, how to house, feed, and care for your birds, but you will also find craft, gardening, and DIY projects that will make taking care of your flock fun and entertaining!
You will find tons of information on:
• Top breed picks for kids
• What should be in a coop and how to clean the coop
• Pros and cons of free range v. chicken coops
• When to expect your first egg
• How to train your chickens to be more friendly (and even do tricks!)
• Easy egg recipes and creative chicken crafts!
Amazing true stories about Shakespeare, Hiawatha, Homer, George Washington, and more.
If you like to think of Shakespeare only as a brilliant bard, or prefer only to know Pythagoras by his math skills, then you might want to put this book down. Seriously. Because this book is about to change your idea of history. But if you like a little controversy, or want to impress your parents and friends with some little-known tidbits of historical drama, then Famous Phonies: Legends, Fakes, and Frauds Who Changed History is for you.
Over the centuries, plenty of scandals, swindles, and skeletons have passed under history's radar and missed out on being included in your textbook. (We're looking at you, George "I cannot tell a lie" Washington.) Some of the biggest names in history can be found between these pages -- and the light isn't flattering. These figures are lucky that prime-time TV and all-access internet didn't exist in Ancient Greece, Renaissance Europe, medieval England, or ...
• Hilarious story about a slightly crazy science and engineering experiment
• Logan Applebaum tries to keep his new robot cousin, Java, a secret
• Logan's science fair rivals steal Java, and Logan worries they'll discover Java's true identity
If you thought your science fair experience was nerve-wracking, try being Logan Applebaum. One day, his inventor mother declares that she made a new robot cousin for Logan, Java. Java might be incredibly bright, but he'll also be quite the handful. Logan had a picture of how the third grade would go. Java was not part of that picture.
As the third grade science fair gets closer and the kids prepare for their experiments, Logan thinks Java will come in handy. He can at least help Logan beat the Silverspoon twins, who always win everything. Unfortunately for Logan, the twins Sherry and Jerry steal Java as their partner. Even worse, these kids become suspicious. Can Logan work quickly enough to keep a crazy experiment from becoming a ...
Jennifer Rose is autistic. She's also a college student who loves reading, writes fan fiction, and wants to be on TV someday. She sees the world a little differently than most people around her. She's had trouble coping with school and she's struggled with bullies, mean girls, and her own feelings of bitterness and inferiority. Through it all, with the help of her parents, she's learned a few lessons:
#5: There are many ways to make a difference.
#20: You won't be perfect at everything, not even the things you do best.
#22: Down times will be bouncing up soon... #23:... but meanwhile, try to enjoy what you have.
#44: Talk about your feelings, even when it's hard.
#45: Learn to take jokes, even your dad's.
It's Not a Perfect World but I'll Take It is an uplifting ode to being different. Told with irresistible honesty and humor, Rose's fifty bite-sized stories will have teens and adults nodding in recognition and discovering new things about themselves.
Adorable stories that will have your child excited for bedtime.
Dozens of fairy tales and animal stories are now in a five-minute version perfect for bedtime! These adorable classics are perfect for that final nighttime story that will send your child happily off to sleep dreaming of talking animals and magical heroes. This compilation includes a variety of well-known titles such as:
• Mother Goose
• Hansel and Gretel
• Peter Rabbit
• The Little Red Hen
• Three Little Pigs
• And more!
These wonderful fairy tales are accompanied by beautiful Victorian and Golden Age illustrations that will have you and your child wanting to dive in to the book itself. Your child (and you) will look forward to bedtime all day once you start reading these sweet tales. Now you can begin a wonderful new bedtime tradition with 5 Minute Bedtime Classics.
Growing up is tough. Adults don't always understand you (even though they were once kids), and children today face increasing pressure to be, look, or act a certain way. Written in the voice of a girl on the cusp of becoming a teenager, The Truth provides young girls with an opportunity to see how a girl, who is in many ways like themselves, handles her toughest problems and most personal thoughts. Each new page brings forth a discussion to help girls handle everyday problems: How do you survive a bully? How do you handle a crush on a boy? What can you do about relentless teasing by your peers? What really matters as you grow older?
In a positive and supportive diary-entry format, Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein encourages tween girls to carry the most precious parts of themselves into adulthood. A great book for mothers and daughters to read together, The Truth is aimed to improve communication, understanding, and self-esteem for young girls as they enter the rocky road of ...
Will Noah and Violet finally defeat Daniel and his crew of rainbow griefers?
Violet and Noah's village is celebrating the new amusement park opening in town. Everyone is enjoying the fun rides and tasty food. But when Noah spots a rainbow griefer in the village carrying blocks of TNT, the celebration suddenly stops. Before the townspeople can do anything about the dangerous interloper, the roller coaster explodes!
The accident with the roller coaster is blamed on Noah and Violet's frequent enemy, Daniel. The duo must stop Daniel and his new crop of rainbow griefers before they do anymore damage to the villageor the world of Minecraft. Things get tricky when Noah and Violet get a message from an old friend who needs their help.
Can Noah and Violet come to the aide of their friend while saving their village? It will be a team effort to stop the rainbow griefers in this battle, but are the Minecrafters up for the challenge? Find out in this thrilling fourth installment of the League ...
From the author of the highly praised and somewhat controversial The Brick Bible: A New Spin on the Old Testament comes the much-anticipated New Testament edition. For over a decade, Brendan Powell Smith, creator of popular website bricktestament.com, has been hard at work using LEGO® to re-create scenes from the Bible. Now, in one volume, he has brought together over 1,000 "brick" photographs depicting the narrative story of the New Testament. From the life of Jesus -- his birth, teachings, and parables -- to the famous last supper scene and the crucifixion; from the fate of Judas to the life of Paul and his letters to the Ephesians; from the first book burning to the book of Revelations, this is the New Testament as you've never experienced it before.
Smith combines the actual text of the New Testament with his brick photographs to bring to life the teachings, miracles, and prophecies of the most popular book in the world. The graphic novel format makes these well-known Bible ...
The three friends trapped in their Minecraft game have never been closer to escaping the Overworld, and they can't wait to return home after being trapped on the server for so long.
But then a vicious horde of creepers attacks, delaying their escape. Soon the gang learns that there's a new villain behind the attack: a griefer so twisted that he'd rather stay trapped in the Overworld than live a mundane life in the real worldand he has no qualms about keeping every other player trapped on the server with him. Can the friends and their new allies defeat the creepers, conquer their new enemy, and finally return home?
Friends and enemies unite against evil in this exhilarating fifth book in bestselling author Winter Morgan's Unofficial Minetrapped Adventure series.
Sky Pony Press, with our Good Books, Racehorse and Arcade imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of books for young readerspicture books for small children, chapter books, books for middle grade readers, and novels ...
Noah is not having a good year.
His mom is in prison, he's living with his mom's boyfriend -- who he's sure is just waiting until his mother's six month sentence is up to kick him out -- and he's officially hated by everyone at his middle school, including his former best friend. It's Noah's fault that the entire football program got shut down after last year.
One day, Noah notices a young bear at the edge of the woods with her head stuck in a bucket. A bucket that was almost certainly left outside as part of a school fundraiser to bring back the football team. As days go by, the bear is still stuck -- she's wasting away and clearly getting weaker, even as she runs from anyone who tries to help. And she's always alone.
Though Noah ignores the taunts at school and ignores his mother's phone calls from jail, he can't ignore the bear. Everyone else has written the bear off as a lost cause -- just like they have with Noah. He makes it his mission to help her.
But rescuing the bear ...
Just about everyone is incommunicado in the small, sleepy Oregon coastal town of Sea Park during winter. Until Pearl Harbor, that is, when it springs to patriotic life. But is Ruby Opal Pearl (a.k.a. Jewels) Stokes the only person to see what's really happening here? Tommy Kasamoto, the one person in her life who has provided security, shelter, and a smidgeon of respectand who owns the biggest resort on the coastis now the cause of the town's rage. Tommy's Japanese ancestry makes him the prime target of an angry mob, not to mention he's also rich, has a shady past, and everyone in town owes him money. As the town's patriotism blossoms into paranoia and turns violent, Jewels has to do something to protect Tommy from internment (or worse), even if that something is going up against the town and the government, not to mention the FBI. Thus begins a fourteen-year-old girl's war within a war.
Randall Platt's Incommunicado is both timely and timeless. It's about the meaning of courage ...
Rob and Frida's Battalion Zero has vanquished Dr. Dirt, but Dirt's accomplice, Lady Craven, has risen to power to finish what Dirt started: control of every biome boundary to rule the Overworld. The balance of day and night has shifted, and the mobs keep the villagers at bay, making them work ever harder during the day to replace what monsters destroy at night. Battalion Zero has suffered some losses and must regroup and recoup their resources and power.
Rob, Frida, Jools, and Stormie are now outcasts who must search the most desolate spaces for plunder as they attempt to gather new recruits who share their cause. Once a legitimate rancher, Rob reluctantly turns to rustling to provide horses to trade and to mount his company of defenders. The four friends become ever bolder and more desperate in their nightly raids against the mobs, and soon they bolster their ranks with outlaws De Vries and Crash, two shape-shifters who might get close enough to Lady Craven's inner circle to bring ...
After an epic struggle that unseated the Azura Lord of Death and placed Serjana Caelum's best friend, Kyle, on his throne, the Mortal Realm is peaceful and the balance between good and evil -- which Sera is sworn to protect -- has been restored.
But signs of a new threat to the world of men quickly begin to appear: A scourge of demons descends on the Mortal Realm, and Sera is beside herself trying to locate their source. She sends word to the gods for help, and their answer comes in the form of Kira, the living incarnation of Kali, goddess of destruction.
Stunning and dangerous, Kira plans to protect the heavens at all cost, even if it means destroying the entire Mortal Realm. Soon Sera and Kyle find themselves fighting not just the demon plague, but Kira and her twin. But when an even more sinister threat arises -- putting not just the human world but all planes of existence in jeopardy -- they must all learn to work together or lose everything they sacrificed so much to save.
Riven has fought for a hard-won peace in her world, and has come to shaky terms with who and what she isa human with cyborg DNA. Now that the rightful ruler of Neospes has been reinstated, Riven is on the hunt for her father in the Otherworld to bring him to justice for his crimes against her people.
But when she receives an unwelcome visit from two former allies, she knows that trouble is brewing once again in Neospes. The army has been decimated and there are precious few left to fight this mysterious new threat.
To muster a first line of defense, her people need help from the one person Riven loathes mosther father. But what he wants in return is her complete surrender.
And now Riven must choose: save Neospes or save herself.
Sidesplitting Jokes for Minecrafters: Ghastly Golems and Ghoulish Ghasts is the fourth book in the Jokes for Minecrafters series, which has more than 800 belly laughs waiting for you! This laugh-a-minute book leaves no enderman or zombie unscathed, and comes complete with silly illustrations for even more fun!
Inside you will find side-splitters such as:
Q: What's black and white and dead all over?
A: A Zombie in a tuxedo.
Q: Why did Steve search for ore all day?
A: Because he digs it.
For kids ages 5 and up, this book of jokes will have all your friends and family doubling over! Bust out the funniest of these Minecrafter jokes at home or school for endless jokes and fun!
This adventure series is created especially for readers who love the fight of good vs. evil, magical academies like Hogwarts in the Harry Potter saga, and games like Minecraft, Terraria, and Pokemon GO.
A very special Christmas-themed Creeper Diaries adventure featuring the hilarious underdog narrator every Minecrafter can relate to!
Gerald Creeper Jr. needs a new plan to survive the holidays. Why? Because he "accidentally" spent the emeralds his parents gave him to buy gifts. Oops! But no worries. He's sure he can make it all back by helping Sam the Slime put on a holiday show for little mobs in the neighborhood. Gerald can picture it already: he'll perform his new song "Rapping through the Snow." Everyone at Mob Middle School will love it!
Instead, he's humiliated when Sam wraps him in twinkly lights and dubs him a talking Christmas tree. Gerald is ready to explode, until he meets a baby zombie with a special holiday wish. With a Santa skin, a wolf-drawn sleigh, and a potion of fire-resistance (to help him safely down the chimney), can he make her wish come true?
This special Christmas edition of The Creeper Diaries, Creepin' Through the Snow, is the third book in this ...
The Minecrafter's Cookbook brings the Overworld to life with over 40 fantastic, Minecraft-themed recipes that kids and parents can make together. From main courses that will fill your hunger bar; to enchanted snacks that Alex and Steve couldn't survive without; to party-friendly, game-themed desserts and potion drinks, there is plenty in this book to enchant young gamers and their families. Kids will love the accompanying illustrations of their favorite characters and scenes, while parents will appreciate the simple, step-by-step directions to guide them as they craft.
The Minecrafter's Cookbook makes cooking an irresistible adventure:
• Includes photos of each finished item, plus colorful illustrations of popular Minecrafting scenes and characters for maximum fun.
• Features over 40 kid-friendly meals, drinks, and desserts including Beetroot Stew, Golden Apples, Grass Block Brownies, and Creeper Crispies!
• Encourages young gamers to power down and enjoy family time in ...
• A encyclopedic guide to Fortnite for beginners.
• Fortnite had than 10 million players 2 weeks after its release in September of 2017 and now has more than 40 million players worldwide.
• The game has 1.2 million likes on Facebook, 1.3 million followers on Instagram, and 1.74 million followers on Twitter.
Creator of the bestselling The Brick Bible: A New Spin on the Old Testament and The Brick Bible: The New Testament, author Brendan Powell Smith offers a new take on American history. For more than a decade, Smith has honed his masterful work using LEGO(R) to re-create scenes from the Bible. Now, he turns his attention to unforgettable US presidential assassinations, both fatal and failed. Rediscover some of the most profound attacks that have occurred throughout US history involving the notorious assassinations on Abraham Lincoln, William McKinley, and John F. Kennedy. But did you also know that Richard Paul Pavlick sought to assassinate President Kennedy in 1960, though at the last minute he suddenly changed his mind? Or, that an unknown assailant desperately tried to murder Lincoln just eight months before his fatal night at Ford's Theatre? In addition, Smith reveals failed murder attempts against such presidents as Gerald Ford, Richard Nixon, Bill Clinton, and most recently, the ...
Jules Archer begins with laws that opened up America -- public lands and homesteading -- and continues with banking, the Bill of Rights, subversion and sedition, foreign policy. Natural resources, labor, business, education and welfare, farming, Prohibition, the New Deal, the draft and G. I. Bills, slavery and civil rights. Archer chronicles the history of laws in America.
Each chapter opens with a dramatic incident, and then develops the laws relating to it. Brisk up-to-date, authoritative, informative -- this volume will be valuable a supplementary reading in the classroom, as well as a welcome addition to libraries across the country. Readers of all ages will find this an exciting approach to what is usually considered difficult material.
Holiday classics that kids (and kids at heart) will love and cherish!
The Christmas season is here again, and kids everywhere are excited to try and hear the jingle of bells and the clacking of hooves on the roof. While the snow falls and your child counts down the days impatiently, encourage their love of the holiday season with 5 Minute Holiday Classics. This compilation of adorable holiday-themed stories includes titles such as:
• The Night Before Christmas
• The Snow Man
• The Nutcracker of Nuremberg
• Is There a Santa Claus?
• A Visit to Santa Claus
• Merry Christmas ABC
• And more!
Accompanying these fantastic titles are beautiful Victorian and Golden Age illustrations that add to the magic of the holidays. These cute stories are short and sweet and are a perfect option for a bedtime story or night in with the family. Create a tradition to be passed down for generations by reading 5 Minute Holiday Classics!
Noah and Violet, treasure hunters and protectors of the Overworld, are back in this fifth installment of the League of Griefers series. When skeletons corner Noah and Violet, the duo escapes through a portal to the Nether. Trouble brews as Noah accidently leaves the portal open and the mobs from the Overworld enter the Nether. Noah and Violet must battle hostile mobs from both worlds to survive.
Taking shelter in a Nether Fortress, they befriend treasure hunters who help them battle the mobs. Just when they think they are about to defeat the mob attack, they realize their new friends might be setting them up for a bigger attack in this story of trickery and friendship.
Are Daniel and the rainbow griefers behind this? Or is it an even more sinister enemy? Find out in this thrilling fifth installment of the League of Griefers series!
Sky Pony Press, with our Good Books, Racehorse and Arcade imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of books for young readerspicture books for ...
JeromeASF, the YouTube sensation, debuts his Bacca character on the printed page with this action-packed Minecraft adventure for all ages.
Bacca has it all. The most celebrated (and furry) star in the Overworld, he's the person others look to for help building their dungeons, mazes, and castles. He has a girlfriend, LadyBacc, and his most prized possession of alla diamond axe called Betty.
One day, Bacca is approached by a mysterious dragon... made entirely of diamonds! The dragon is from a new biomea secret land few have ever seenwhere a special object has been stolen. A seemingly impossible set of riddles and challenges stands in the way of getting it back, but if Bacca can help, the dragon promises he'll receive a new weapon even better than Betty. Is he willing to risk everything and push his crafting skills to their very limits?
As his millions of YouTube fans already know... of course he is! He's Bacca!
Perfect for Minecraft fans of all ages, Bacca and the Riddle of ...
What would it feel like to never forget? Or to have a memory stolen?
Seventeen-year-old Genesis Lee has never forgotten anything. As one of the Mementia small group of genetically enhanced humansGena remembers everything with the help of her Link bracelets, which preserve them perfectly. But Links can be stolen, and six people have already lost their lives to a memory thief, including Gena's best friend.
Anyone could be next. That's why Gena is less than pleased to meet a strange but charming boy named Kalan who claims not only that they have met before, but also that Gena knows who the thief is.
The problem is that Gena doesn't remember Kalan, she doesn't remember seeing the thief, and she doesn't know why she's forgetting thingsor how much else she might forget. As growing tensions between Mementi and ordinary humans drive the city of Havendale into chaos, Gena and Kalan team up to search for the thief. And as Gena loses more memories, they realize they have to solve the ...
Anyone who has ever participated in a demonstration, gone to a rally, or even written a term paper on a subject remotely "un-American," you may have been watched. Whether they've helped organize a union or engaged in anti-labor activities, there is a chance that your phone may be tapped or your mail opened. There may be a file about you at the FBI.
Currently, a very delicate balance exists between surveillance in the name of national security and spying. An upset in this balance can result in a threat to civil liberties. The growth of huge bureaucracies of superspies on the federal, state, and local levels has tipped this balance to jeopardize the right to privacy. The CIA, the FBI, virtually every government agency, and numerous corporations have stretched "spying in the public interest" to its limits. Foreign governments are toppled, assassinations are plotted. The consequences of political dissent are enormous.
Bugs are usually so small that we hardly notice them, let alone think of them as living beings. But call upon the magnifying glass, and a shapeless jumble of legs, wings, and antennae suddenly start staring back at us.
About 80 percent of the Earth's animals are insects. While there are millions of different species, we rarely see many of them... until now. Thanks to the photography of John Hallmén, who took a camera and magnified these magnificent creatures one hundred times, we can see what we've never been able to see before.
Bugs Up Close takes readers on a journey into a world rarely seen, with incredible photographs of such insects as:
Yellow meadow ants
Black fungus beetles
And many more!
The diversity of this insect civilization is striking and unknown to most. An insect we may never have thought twice about now looks like a creature from outer space. Fascinating and somewhat monstrous details such as compound eyes, antennae, and sharp mouth parts ...
Twelve-year-old Devin Dexter has a problem. Well, actually, many of them. His cousin, Tommy, sees conspiracies behind every corner. And Tommy thinks Devin's new neighbor, Herb, is a warlock... but nobody believes him. Even Devin's skeptical. But soon strange things start happening. Things like the hot new Christmas toy, the Cuddle Bunny, coming to life.
That would be great, because, after all, who doesn't love a cute bunny? But these aren't the kind of bunnies you can cuddle with. These bunnies are dangerous. Devin and Tommy set out to prove Herb is a warlock and to stop the mob of bunnies, but will they have enough time before the whole town of Gravesend is overrun by the cutest little monsters ever? This is a very funny scary" book for kids, in the same vein as the My Teacher books or Goosebumps.
When opportunity knocked, Joe Tiller busted the door down. Tiller became a major college head football coach somewhat late in his career. He was hired as the head coach at Wyoming just 12 days after his 48th birthday and became the head coach at Purdue two weeks before his 54th birthday. A disciple of the wide-open offenses used in the former Western Athletic Conference, Tiller's Wyoming teams enjoyed great success in what he fondly refers to as the "Wacky WAC." After leaving the Cowboys for Purdue, some coaches insisted that his one-back, spread offense wouldn't fly in the Big Ten Conference, with its physical, smash-mouth style of play. Instead, Tiller's fast-breaking offense, now nicknamed "basketball on grass," took the Big Ten by storm. Before Tiller came aboard, Purdue had endured 12-consecutive losing seasons. But under Tiller, the Boilermakers have enjoyed arguably their most successful winning stretch ever. Tiller's first eight teams went to bowl games, including the Rose ...
Logan's surprised when the Silverspoon Twins invite Java and him to their birthday party. They say it's going to be the biggest, most incredible party ever. The local newspaper is even going to send a reporter to cover it! But Logan knows one thing for certain -- he better come up with a really good present, or he'll never hear the end of it.
When the boys get to the party, it's a full-blown carnival. And even though Logan's warned Java to act normal (which is pretty hard for a robot), there's a lot that can go wrong... and it does! And worse, the reporter seems to have noticed. Logan's worried that she'll find out his cousin's secret!
As the reporter starts asking all sorts of questions, Logan announces that all of Java's feats of strength and shock are just an illusion, and launches into an impromptu magic show with his amazing assistant, Java, to throw her off the trail. But will Logan be able to make this whole mess -- Abracadabra! -- disappear, before Java's big secret ...
Beware what lurks beneath your bed... It could lead to a monstrous adventure.
Thirteen-year-old Lissa Black is miserable when her parents force her to move from New York City (the perfect home for an aspiring writer/director/actress) to Freeburg, Pennsylvania, nowhere capital of the world. There's nothing to do there, except play her little sister Haylie's favorite new game, Monsterville, and hang out with her new neighbor Adam.
But when a walk in the woods lands her face-to-face with a swamp monster hungry for brains and then a Sasquatch that moos, even Lissa can't call her new home totally boring. With Adam's help, she catches the culprit behind the drama: a shape-shifting goblin who's fled from the monster world of Down Below.
And what do you do with a creature that can be literally anything? Make monster movies, of course! Lissa is convinced that Blue will be the secret to her big break.
But when Haylie goes missing on Halloween, Lissa, Adam, and the monster must venture Down ...
Farmer Brett and his apprentice Joe are happy to build a new farm for their town of Meadow Mews. But during construction the pair falls down a hole and land in an unknown place and time!
Discovering that they are in the middle of the historic Wither War, they find out that their history is far more complicated than they learned in school. After witnessing the first creeper explosion, Brett and Joe are recruited into an army to fight the monsters. Should they use their knowledge of the past to help end the battle? Or will this impact the future of the Overworld? And what will it mean for them getting home?
Join Brett and Joe as they travel through time to find their way home in this new series from bestselling author Winter Morgan.
Early in life, Joseph Stalin became convinced of the inevitability of social revolution. And in it, he was determined to play a prominent role. He carefully masked his great personal ambition during his long climb to power and devoted all this energies to furthering the cause of Lenin and Bolshevism. Only after Lenin's death, with the Bolshevik takeover of Russia accomplished, did Stalin's comrades in leadership find themselves forced to bow to Stalin's willor be eliminated.
His rise to power was bloody and ruthless, yet under his twenty-nine-year leadership, Russia became a mighty industrial nation. Illiteracy was banished, interest in the arts began to flourish, and Russia moved toward amazing scientific triumphs. Man of Steel is the story of Joseph Stalin, the man who rose to become absolute master of Soviet Russia and who cast his shadow over the entire globe.
Lucy accidentally overhears her parents talking about the family getting a second pet. But what pet should they get?
At school, Lucy's class is learning about fossils and the plants and animals that left them behind.
One afternoon, Lucy finds a special rock, and Miss Flippo gets very excited! But when Lucy's precious fossil goes missing, everyone in Room 2C is a suspect...
Devin Dexter and his cousin Tommy just saved the city of Gravesend from the menace of magical, malicious Cuddle Bunnies brought to life by the warlock, Herb. But there's no rest for the wicked, as a new mysterious neighbor moves in across the street. At night. With a coffin. Tommy immediately jumps to conclusions as he thinks this can only mean one thing: Vampires.
Devin isn't so quick to believe, as he is struck by the neighbor's daughter, a girl his age. Even though Tommy points out that they have never seen her during the day. Yet when she invites him to a dance at her school -- the Nosfer Academy of Talented Understudies -- how can Devin say no? Tommy, though, realizes that this is an opportunity. After tackling a wizard last winter, surely they can protect Gravesend from some measly vampires, right?
Master the art of winning 50 v 50 matches!
Fortnite Battle Royale Hacks: Surviving and Winning 50 v 50 Matches focuses on this wildly popular game play mode and arms you with hundreds of tips and strategies that'll help improve your gaming skills and survive longer during each match. Using full-color screenshots and easy-to-understand information, this unofficial guide will quickly become an indispensable, must-have resource for anyone looking to come out victorious in any type of 50 v 50 match.
With this book:
• Discover helpful strategies that will apply to any and all renditions of the game's 50 v 50 matches
• Refine and adapt the skills and strategies you've already developed playing Solo, Duos, or Squads matches
• Master intense game play experiences that involve fighting, building, exploration, resources management, and survival
Fortnite Battle Royale Hacks: Surviving and Winning 50 v 50 Matches introduces new players (noobs) to the core game-related concepts and ...