Trapped in a world where magic is powerful and dreams are real, Cole Randolph can barely remember what life was like back in Arizona. Now he and his friends are pushed to the limit as they make one final attempt to restore magic to the Outskirts. They must travel to the kingdom of Creon, where time itself can be manipulated and reality can bend and change. It's the last mission-- and the past, present and future are all at stake
Hello, Scratch! is a how-to book that helps parents and kids work together to learn programming skills by creating new versions of old retro-style arcade games with Scratch. By building games, readers not only create fun finished products, but they'll learn important programming skills along the way. By the time readers are done, they'll be able to create their own games and understand the basics of computer programming and game design
The weatherman predicts a beautiful, sunny day in LEGO City, so everyone heads to the beach. The weather is perfect for surfing or scuba diving--even the coast guard crew is enjoying some fun in the sun. But when dark storm clouds roll in over the ocean, it's up to the coast guard to spring into action and save the day
"At thirteen, bright-eyed, straight-A student Sara Saedi uncovered a terrible family secret: she was breaking the law simply by living in the United States. Only two years old when her parents fled Iran, she didn't learn of her undocumented status until her older sister wanted to apply for an after-school job, but couldn't because she didn't have a Social Security number. Fear of deportation kept Sara up at night, but it didn't keep her from being a teenager. She desperately wanted a green card, along with clear skin, her own car, and a boyfriend. From discovering that her parents secretly divorced to facilitate her mother's green card application to learning how to tame her unibrow, Sara pivots gracefully from the terrifying prospect that she might be kicked out of the country to the almost-as-terrifying possibility that she might be the only one without a date to the prom. This moving, often hilarious story is for anyone who has ever shared either fear."--Jacket flap
A mix of royal biography, pop culture, art, style, and pure fun, Bad Princess is a whip-smart, tongue-in-cheek spin on the traditional princess narrative, proving that it takes more than a pretty crown to be a great leader
When Bat's older sister Janie gets a part in the school play, and can't watch him after school, it means some pretty big changes. For one, someone else will have to take care of the skunk kit in the afternoons
Raffa Santana is a healer, not a fighter. As a gifted apothecary, he has amazing instincts for unleashing the potential of magical-seeming plants. But his skills have failed to free the animals that the heartless Chancellor captured and turned against the people of Obsidia directly threatening Raffa's friends and family
"Newbery-Honor winning author Joyce Sidman explores the extraordinary life and scientific discoveries of Maria Merian, who discovered the truth about metamorphosis and documented the science behind the mystery in this visual biography that features many original paintings by Maria herself."
""Victory or Death"--The famous and stirring words of William Barrett Travis were written in a letter from the Alamo to the people of Texas in February 1836. This and other brash and brave letters, first-hand accounts, and documents are skilfully deconstructed in this detailed examination of The Battle of the Alamo, a last stand that proved to be a turning point in Texas' War of Independence from Mexico. Readers will learn about the events leading up to and after the battle, be able to separate fact from myth, and better understand the perspectives of both the Texans and Mexicans."--Provided by publisher
"Introduces readers to Clara and how she experiences a day of feeling left out. Discusses bullying and reasons for being kind. Additional features to aid comprehension include vivid photographs, Common Core questions and activities, a phonetic glossary, and sources for further research."--Publisher's website
"From codes and signals to social media, communication inventions advance the ways we interact with one another. Humorous text follows these inventions throughout history, showing how one invention often led to another--or how some inventions didn't turn out so well."
Of course, Harriet Tubman is a women whose story every young reader would benefit from learning about, but where are the books that tell her life story in an accessible, captivating way with age-appropriate language for young readers? Finally, here s a book that explores her childhood, life, cause, and work in a way that gives perspective, introduces weighty topics, and facilitates further exploration of America s history, all for early elementary readers. This volume captures readers in the story of one inspiring, notable, remarkable life, giving social studies and history curriculum's a chance to excite, interest, and motivate readers to initiate a lifelong quest of learning
Everyone has the ability to be tolerant. But what does that mean? Readers will learn through examples in a fun question and answer format that having respect for others whose beliefs, ideas, and backgrounds are different than yours shows tolerance
Offers readers a compelling look into the lives, challenges, and successes of Irish immigrants. Additional features include a Fast Facts page, a timeline, informative photo captions, critical-thinking questions,primary source quotes and accompanying source notes, a phonetic glossary, additional resources for further study, and an index
Offers readers a compelling look into the lives, challenges, and successes of Japanese immigrants. Additional features include a Fast Facts page, a timeline, informative photo captions, critical-thinking questions, primary source quotes and accompanying source notes, a phonetic glossary, and additional resources for further study
Mary W. Chase died on Nantucket Island just over one hundred years ago, but she is still there, in the house she once lived in, and she wants to keep it that way-- but first she must somehow contact a group of children who are interested in preserving historic homes on the island
Twelve-year-old Candice Miller is spending the summer in Lambert, South Carolina, in the old house that belonged to her grandmother, who died after being dismissed as city manager for having the city tennis courts dug up looking for buried treasure--but when she finds the letter that sent her grandmother on the treasure hunt, she finds herself caught up in the mystery and, with the help of her new friend and fellow book-worm, Brandon, she sets out to find the inheritance, exonerate her grandmother, and expose an injustice once committed against an African American family in Lambert
A glitchy time machine strands a bumbling janitor and a brilliant scientist in the distant past, and they must find their way home before they're attacked by angry cavemen or eaten alive by a saber-toothed tiger
"James Earl Ray and Martin Luther King, Jr. had two very different life journeys -- but their paths fatally collide when Ray assassinates the world-renown civil rights leader. This book provides an inside look into both of their lives, the history of the time, and a blow-by-blow examination of the assassination and its aftermath."--Provided by publisher
"Why does a pickle light up when you plug it into a wall socket? Can iron burn? Are Cheerios magnetic? Explore these strange questions and more in The Electric Pickle, an indispensible collection of 50 madcap experiments based on the periodic table. Each project demonstrates an element's unique properties using easy-to-follow instructions."--Amazon.com
"Dramatic illustrations and photos give witness to the harsh reality of hurricanes and tornados. Clear text emphasizes scientific efforts to better understand how to prepare for hurricanes and tornadoes, while appropriately high-impact visuals keep readers engaged"--Provided by publisher
"From the Compton's Cafeteria and Stonewall riots in the 1960s, to the decriminalization of homosexuality, and marriage rights, this thoughtful title examines the continuing fight for LGBTQ human and legal rights. Using fascinating primary and secondary source material, readers will gain insight into this evolving rights movement and be encouraged to think critically about the concepts of rights and freedoms in democratic societies. The effects of harmful stereotypes with respect to sexual orientation and gender identity are also discussed"--Provided by publisher
"The bright, colorful northern lights are magnificent, but there's more to them than meets the eye! Simple text introduces readers to northern lights. Including information about why they occur, where they can be seen, and how often they color the sky."--Publisher's website
The mysterious lights of the aurora borealis are a thing of legend. Some people live where they can see this phenomenon nearly every night, while others of us can only imagine what it must be like to see these eerie and awe-inspiring lights dancing across the night skies. This information-packed volume will take away some of the mystery, but not the awe, as it reveals what meteorologists have learned about the lights, and how and why they occur
Using the new C3 Framework for Social Studies Standards, these books explore environmentalism through the lenses of History, Geography, Civics, and Economics. In Renewable Energy, the text and photos look at the history, basic philosophies, and geography of this environmental issue. As they read, students will develop questions about the text, and use evidence from a variety of sources in order to form conclusions. Data-focused backmatter is included, as well as a bibliography, glossary, and index
"When election season starts, the race is on! But what do campaigns, candidates, polls, and the Electoral College have to do with voting for our nation's leaders? Using engaging, age-appropriate language and colorful photos, readers decipher the complex electoral process and learn how to get involved in the next election."
In Using Money, early readers learn the fundamentals of handling money and purchasing. A labeled diagram helps aid readers, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about using money online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites
"From the very first submarine in 1620 to the defense systems and weaponry used on modern submarines, this book uses diagrams, stories, and dramatic imagery to present a fascinating history of submarines and the technology used to operate them."--Provided by publisher
"From the battering ram to infrared technology on modern artillery, photos and photo-realistic illustrations along with informative text guides readers through the history and development of tanks and artillery."--Provided by publisher
"The availability of both opioid prescription medications and powerful illicit drugs like heroin and fentanyl has resulted in a deadly epidemic of drug abuse. Opioids and opiates are not confined to poor neighborhoods or inner cities; addicted victims are dying in communities throughout the United States. This easy-to-read, comprehensive guide uses recent statistics and up-to-date guidelines from government health and criminal justice agencies to educate the reader about the effects of opioids on the user s body and mind, issues related to drug abuse, and treatment options and support resources for addicts and their families. The statistics are supplemented with personal stories about drug abusers from all walks of life"
Melissa is a nobody. Wilf is a slacker. Bondi is a show-off. To everyone's surprise, they are the three students chosen to compete for a ten thousand-dollar scholarship, solving clues that lead them to various locations around Chicago. At first they work independently, but each begins to wonder whether the competition is a sham. By secretly joining forces and their unique talents, the trio is able to uncover the truth behind the Ambrose Deception-- a truth that involves a lot more than just a scholarship
A girl searches for fairies in her backyard and the woods beyond, following little clues and traces of magic. Fairies and other magical creatures can be found on every page, hidden among the flowers, trees and pebbles. But although readers can see them, the girl keeps searching, just one step behind. In the end, it is clear (both to the girl and readers) that there is magic all around, even when it's hidden in plain sight
"Twelve-year-old Harold Bell lives a pretty normal life in his little seaside town. He fills his days with reading books, cruising down the boardwalk, and--unfortunately--trying to stay off the radar of Alex Hewitt and his pack of goons who can't resist bullying a boy in a wheelchair. But everything changes when famous horror novelist Frank Goolz moves next door with his daughters--beautiful, fierce Ilona and her troublemaking little sister, Suzie. Harold soon learns that life with the Goolz is never quiet and it's definitely not normal. Frank's novels are, in fact, based on his family's real-life paranormal adventures. At their home, lights flash inexplicably, objects move on their own, and grotesque specters appear in the attic. When Ilona gives Harold "the stone of the dead," he knows there's no going back. The stone can make things happen, but its powers can't be controlled. Bullies start vanishing, and it seems to be the work of a terrifying ghost who has attached herself to Harold. Could Harold unknowingly be causing the stone to fulfill his own darkest wishes?"
"Frank Einstein (kid-genius, scientist, and inventor) and his best friend, Watson, along with Klink (a self-assembled artificial-intelligence entity) and Klank (a mostly self-assembled and artificial almost intelligence entity), once again find themselves in competition with T. Edison, their classmate and archrival, this time studying the science and mysteries of the universe!"
When a family from the city moves to his farm, hound dog George tries to help them with the chores, but they don't understand his job on the farm until the day their daughter goes missing and George shows everyone what it means to be a hero hound
Marty goes in search of the mythical Train of Lost Things, hoping that by finding his heart's possession he can save his father from cancer, but he discovers that, without a driver and conductor, the train is malfunctioning and only Marty and his new friends can fix it
Pollution and mining for resources have negatively impacted Earth. Nonrenewable resources will someday run out. Then what? In this title readers will learn about alternative energy sources such as solar, wind, and geothermal energy, and what they can do to positively affect Earth
First there's just one Little Fish under the sea. But not for long: here come two fin-fin fish, three counting fish, and four flying fish. And can you imagine who else? Shy fish and scary fish, tiny fish and funny fish
Blah! Mr. Raisin is a bit of a grump. He lives all alone in a little house, and he likes it that way just fine. One day, a mysterious basket appears on Mr. Raisin's doorstep. When he opens it up, it seems there's nothing inside... until he notices a floating dog bobbing along his ceiling
In the autumn of 1846 in Ireland, twelve-year-old Lorraine and her family struggle to survive during the Irish potato famine, but when Lorraine meets Miss Susannah, the daughter of the wealthy English landowner who owns Lorraine's family's farm, they form an unlikely friendship that they must keep secret due to the deep cultural divide between their two families
Born on Water Island in the Virgin Islands during a hurricane, which is considered bad luck, twelve-year-old Caroline falls in love with another girl--and together they set out in a hurricane to find Caroline's missing mother
In this adaptation of the Little Red Hen fable, Ruby wants to build a fort, but her three brothers refuse to help, so when the fort is finished Ruby will not let them join her--until the boys come up with a few embellishments for the fort, like a mailbox, a garden, and a fresh coat of paint
"Nothing exciting ever happens in the small town of Newpark, where Brian, Hannah and twins Chris and Sam live. And when they start their summer vacation, they know it's the end of an era. The Misfits Club--a club they started when they were eight years old--is disbanding, and they still haven't managed to solve any real mysteries. But when they persuade new club member Amelia to go investigate a spooky old house, they unxpectedly discover some stolen goods. Could this be their chance for one last adventure? One thing is for sure, though: Newpark is decidedly more interesting now."
"When the family minivan needs replacing, Sam has the perfect plan to turn the new car into a monster minivan, complete with a dragon painted on it. But first, Sam has to convince his family why a monster minivan is the best choice--not to mention learn how to paint a dragon!"
When a young dancer is nervous about her upcoming auditions, her shadow springs to life and leads her on a joyous exploration of their city. Soon enough, the young girl finds confidence in her skills, her body, and her ability to shine
"He felt the mesh of the Vibranium under his fingertips, smooth yet hard at the same time. It almost seemed like it pulsed. Like it wanted to be worn. 'This is the suit of the Black Panther,' T'Challa whispered. 'The suit of my father and his father before him.' He let the fabric fall from his hands and unfurl toward the floor. 'I have to do this,' he said. 'I have no choice.'"