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The Bad Seed
by Jory John

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English

Pages

45

Publication Date

May 08, 2018

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<p><strong>A <em>New York Times</em> bestseller!</strong></p><p><strong>An Amazon Best Children's Book of the Month</strong><strong> <strong>f</strong></strong><strong>rom</strong> <strong>the<em> New York Times </em>bestselling author of the Goodnight Already! series</strong></p><p>This is a book about a <em>bad seed</em>. <em>A baaaaaaaaaad seed. How bad? Do you </em><strong><em>really</em></strong><em> want to know? </em></p><p>He has a bad temper, bad manners, and a bad attitude. He’s been bad since he can remember! This seed cuts in line every time, stares at everybody and never listens. But what happens when one mischievous little seed changes his mind about himself, and decides that he wants to be—happy?</p><p>With Jory John’s charming and endearing text and bold expressive illustrations by Pete Oswald, here is <em>The <em>Bad Seed</em></em>: a funny yet touching tale that reminds us of the remarkably transformative power of will, acceptance, and just being you. Perfect for readers young and old, <em>The</em> <em>Bad Seed </em>proves that positive change is possible for each and every one of us.</p>
Squirm
by Carl Hiaasen

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English

Pages

281

Publication Date

September 25, 2018

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<b><b>Snakes, grizzlies, a missing dad, a menacing drone... Carl Hiaasen delivers a wickledly funny, slightly subversive tale in his latest</b> <i>New York Times</i> bestseller. </b><br /><br /><b><i>Some facts about Billy Dickens:</i></b><br />  <b>*</b>  He once saw a biker swerve across the road in order to run over a snake.<br />  <b>*</b>  Later, that motorcycle somehow ended up at the bottom of a canal.<br />  <b>*</b>  Billy isn't the type to let things go.<br /><br /><b><i>Some facts about Billy's family:</i></b><br />  <b>*</b>  They've lived in six different Florida towns because Billy's mom insists on getting a house near a bald eagle nest.<br />  <b>*</b>  Billy's dad left when he was four and is a total mystery.<br />  <b>*</b>  Billy has just found his dad's address--in Montana.<br /><br />This summer, Billy will fly across the country, hike a mountain, float a river, dodge a grizzly bear, shoot down a spy drone, save a neighbor's cat, save an endangered panther, and then try to save his own father.
The Giving Tree
by Shel Silverstein

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English

Pages

64

Publication Date

February 18, 2014

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<p><strong>As <em>The Giving Tree</em> turns fifty, this timeless classic is available for the first time ever in ebook format. This digital edition allows young readers and lifelong fans to continue the legacy and love of a household classic that will now reach an even wider audience. Never before have Shel Silverstein's children's books appeared in a format other than hardcover.</strong></p><p>Since it was first published fifty years ago, Shel Silverstein's poignant picture book for readers of all ages has offered a touching interpretation of the gift of giving and a serene acceptance of another's capacity to love in return.</p><p>Shel Silverstein's incomparable career as a bestselling children's book author and illustrator began with <em>Lafcadio, the Lion Who Shot Back</em>. He is also the creator of picture books including <em>A Giraffe and a Half</em>, <em>Who Wants a Cheap Rhinoceros?</em>, <em>The Missing Piece</em>, <em>The Missing Piece Meets the Big O</em>, and the perennial favorite <em>The Giving Tree</em>, and of classic poetry collections such as <em>Where the Sidewalk Ends</em>, <em>A Light in the Attic</em>, <em>Falling Up</em>, <em>Every Thing On It</em>, <em>Don't Bump the Glump!</em>, and <em>Runny Babbit</em>.</p><p>And don't miss <em>Runny Babbit Returns</em>, the new book from Shel Silverstein!</p>
Creepy Pair of Underwear!
by Aaron Reynolds

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English

Pages

48

Publication Date

August 15, 2017

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From the celebrated team behind <i>Creepy Carrots!</i>, Aaron Reynolds and Caldecott Honor winner Peter Brown, comes a hilarious (and just a little creepy) story of a brave rabbit and a very weird pair of underwear.<BR><BR>Jasper Rabbit is NOT a little bunny anymore. He’s not afraid of the dark, and he’s definitely not afraid of something as silly as <i>underwear</i>. But when the lights go out, suddenly his new big rabbit underwear glows in the dark. A ghoulish, greenish glow. If Jasper didn’t know any better he’d say his undies were a little, well, <i>creepy</i>. Jasper’s not scared obviously, he’s just done with creepy underwear. But after trying everything to get rid of them, they keep coming back!
Learning How to Learn: How to Succeed in School Without Spending ...
by , Alistair McConville

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English

Pages

255

Publication Date

August 07, 2018

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<b>A surprisingly simple way for students to master any subject--based on one of the world's most popular online courses and the bestselling book <i>A Mind for Numbers</i></b><br /><br /><i>A Mind for Numbers </i>and its wildly popular online companion course "Learning How to Learn" have empowered more than two million learners of all ages from around the world to master subjects that they once struggled with. Fans often wish they'd discovered these learning strategies earlier and ask how they can help their kids master these skills as well. Now in this new book for kids and teens, the authors reveal how to make the most of time spent studying. <br />     We all have the tools to learn what might not seem to come naturally to us at first--the secret is to understand how the brain works so we can unlock its power. This book explains:<br />  <b>*</b>  Why sometimes letting your mind wander is an important part of the learning process<br />  <b>*</b>  How to avoid "rut think" in order to think outside the box<br />  <b>*</b>  Why having a poor memory can be a good thing<br />  <b>*</b>  The value of metaphors in developing understanding<br />  <b>*</b>  A simple, yet powerful, way to stop procrastinating<br />Filled with illustrations, application questions, and exercises, this book makes learning easy and fun.
Make: Electronics: Learning Through Discovery
by Charles Platt

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English

Pages

349

Publication Date

August 10, 2015

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<div><p>"This is teaching at its best!"<br /><br />--Hans Camenzind, inventor of the 555 timer (the world's most successful integrated circuit), and author of <i>Much Ado About Almost Nothing: Man's Encounter with the Electron</i> (Booklocker.com)</p><p>"A fabulous book: well written, well paced, fun, and informative. I also love the sense of humor. It's very good at disarming the fear. And it's <i>gorgeous</i>. I'll be recommending this book highly."<br /><br />--Tom Igoe, author of Physical Computing and Making Things Talk</p><p>A "magnificent and rewarding book. ... Every step of this structured instruction is expertly illustrated with photos and crisp diagrams. . . . This really is the best way to learn."<br /><br />--Kevin Kelly, in Cool Tools<br /><br /></p><p>The first edition of Make: Electronics established a new benchmark for introductory texts. This second edition enhances that learning experience.</p><p>Here you will find unique, photographically precise diagrams of breadboarded components, to help you build circuits with speed and precision. A new shopping guide and a simplified range of components, will minimize your investment in parts for the projects. A completely new section on the Arduino shows you how to write properly structured programs instead of just downloading other people's code. Projects have been reworked to provide additional features, and the book has been restructured to offer a step-by-step learning process that is as clear and visually pleasing on handheld devices as it is on paper. Full color is used throughout.</p><br /><br /><p>As before, Make: Electronics begins with the basics. You'll see for yourself how components work--and what happens when they don't. You'll short out a battery and overheat an LED. You'll also open up a potentiometer and a relay to see what's inside. No other book gives you such an opportunity to learn from real-life experiences.</p><br /><br /><p>Ultimately, you will build gadgets that have lasting value, and you'll have a complete understanding of how they work. From capacitors to transistors to microcontrollers--it's all here.</p><br /><br /><p>Hans Camenzind, inventor of the 555 Timer (the world's most successful integrated circuit chip), said that "This is teaching at its best!" when he reviewed the first edition. Now the second edition offers even more!</p></div>
Cathedral: The Story of Its Construction
by David Macaulay

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English

Pages

80

Publication Date

October 26, 1981

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<DIV><B>“Marvelous . . . Recreates the building of a French Gothic cathedral from [hewing] half a forest to [placing] the last sheet of lead on the spire” (<I>Time</I>).</B><BR />  <BR /> A Caldecott Honor Book<BR /> One of the <I>New York Times</I>’s Best Illustrated Books of the Year<BR />  <BR /> From the author of <I>The Way Things Work</I>, whose books have won numerous awards and sold millions of copies—and delighted readers young and old alike—this is a lively, detailed, and lavishly illustrated account of the building of a cathedral, and the community around it, through many decades.<BR />  <BR /> Caldecott Medal winner David Macaulay’s imaginary Cathedral of Chutreaux remains a touchstone for budding architects as well as those interested in medieval history. Journey back to a long-ago world and visit the fictional people of twelfth-, thirteenth-, and fourteenth-century Europe whose dreams, like <I>Cathedral</I>, stand the test of time.<BR />  <BR /> “Fascinating detail.” —<I>The New York Times</I><BR />  <BR /> “David Macaulay is nothing less than America’s Explainer-in-Chief.” —<I>Providence Journal</I><BR />  <BR /><I>This title has been selected as a Common Core text exemplar (Grades 6–8, Informational Texts: Science, Mathematics, and Technical Studies)</I></DIV>
It's So Amazing!: A Book about Eggs, Sperm, Birth, Babies, and Fa...
by Robie H. Harris

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English

Pages

88

Publication Date

September 09, 2014

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<p><b>“An outstanding book. . . . Meets the needs of those in-between or curious kids who are not ready, developmentally or emotionally, for <i>It’s Perfectly Normal.</i>” —<i>Booklist </i>(starred review)</b></p><p>How does a baby begin? What makes a baby male or female? How is a baby born? Children have plenty of questions about reproduction and babies—and about sex and sexuality, too. <i>It’s So Amazing! </i>provides the answers—with fun, accurate, comic-book-style artwork and a clear, lively text that reflects the interests of children age seven and up in how things work, while giving them a healthy understanding of their bodies. Created by the author and illustrator of <i>It’s Perfectly Normal, </i>this forthright and funny book has been newly updated for its fifteenth anniversary.</p>
Harry Potter: A History of Magic: The eBook of the Exhibition
by British Library

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English

Pages

272

Publication Date

October 04, 2018

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<p>As we celebrate the 20th anniversary of <em>Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone</em> in the US, readers everywhere are invited to explore the extraordinary subjects of the Hogwarts curriculum – Potions & Alchemy, Divination, Care of Magical Creatures, and more – and examine incredible historical artifacts, items from J.K. Rowling’s personal archive, and stunning original artwork from Harry Potter series artists Mary GrandPré, Jim Kay, and Brian Selznick.</p><br /><br /><br /><br /><p>Published in conjunction with the special exhibition Harry Potter: A History of Magic (coming to the New-York Historical Society after a record-breaking sold-out run at the British Library), this complete catalogue of the over 150 artifacts on display gives readers an up-close look at magical treasures from all over the world. Exclusive to the New York run are amazing artifacts from American institutions — including an original Audubon illustration, a narwhal’s tusk (or is it a unicorn’s horn?), an ancient Iranian astrolabe, and more — as well as never-before-seen original artwork by Mary GrandPré and early correspondence between J.K. Rowling and her American editor, Arthur Levine.</p><br /><br /><br /><br /><p>This special publication is an essential volume for Harry Potter fans, history buffs, and bibliophiles, and a fascinating exploration of the history of the magic at the heart of the Harry Potter stories.</p>
Crossing on Time: Steam Engines, Fast Ships, and a Journey to the...
by David Macaulay

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English

Pages

128

Publication Date

May 07, 2019

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<p><b>David Macaulay, co-creator of the international bestseller <i>The Way Things Work</i>, brings his signature curiosity and detailing to the story of the steamship in this meticulously researched and stunningly illustrated book<i>.</i></b></p><p>Prior to the 1800s, ships crossing the Atlantic Ocean relied on the wind in their sails to make their journeys. But invention of steam power ushered in a new era of transportation that would change ocean travel forever: the steamship. </p><p>Award-winning author-illustrator David Macaulay guides readers through the fascinating history that culminated in the building of the most advanced—and last—of these steamships: the SS <i>United States</i>. This book artfully explores the design and construction of the ship and the life of its designer and engineer, William Francis Gibbs.</p><p>Framed around the author's own experience steaming across the Atlantic on the very same SS <i>United States</i>, <i>Crossing on Time </i>is a tour de force of the art of explanation and a touching and surprising childhood story.</p>

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