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Waste of Space (Moon Base Alpha)
by Stuart Gibbs

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English

Pages

337

Publication Date

April 24, 2018

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<b><i>New York Times </i>bestselling series</b><BR> <BR>Tensions are running high when multi-billionaire Lars Sjoburg is poisoned and demands to go home and everyone is looking to Dash Gibson to solve the case in this third and final book in the <i>New York Times </i>bestselling Moon Base Alpha series.<BR><BR>Moon Base Alpha was supposed to be an exciting place to live, but Dash didn’t expect for it to be <i>this </i>exciting. After solving a murder and rescuing the moon base commander, he just wants to have a calm, quiet thirteenth birthday. But of course multi-billionaire and total pain Lars Sjoburg ruins it—by being poisoned.<BR> <BR>Now there’s a murderer loose on Moon Base Alpha <i>again</i>. And Dash is charged with finding out who it could have been.<BR> <BR>Everyone has a motive, and time is running out.
I Had a Favorite Dress
by Boni Ashburn

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English

Pages

32

Publication Date

August 01, 2011

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Product Description: As the year passes, the narrator's favorite dress goes through a series of creative changes, from dress to shirt to tank top to scarf and so on, until all that's left of it is a good memory. Assisted by her patient and crafty mama, the narrator finds that when disaster strikes her favorite things, she doesn't need to make mountains out of molehills - she 'makes molehills out of mountains' instead! Structured around the days of the week, the story is also illustrated to show the passing of the seasons, a perfect complement to the themes of growing older and keeping hold (and letting go) of special mementos.
Calling All Minds: How To Think and Create Like an Inventor
by Temple Grandin

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English

Pages

240

Publication Date

May 15, 2018

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<b>From world-renowned autism spokesperson, scientist, and inventor Temple Grandin -- a book of personal stories, inventions, and facts that will blow young inventors' minds and make them soar.</b><br /><br />Have you ever wondered what makes a kite fly or a boat float? Have you ever thought about why snowflakes are symmetrical, or why golf balls have dimples? Have you ever tried to make a kaleidoscope or build a pair of stilts?<br /><br />In <i>Calling All Minds</i>, Temple Grandin explores the ideas behind all of those questions and more. She delves into the science behind inventions, the steps various people took to create and improve upon ideas as they evolved, and the ways in which young inventors can continue to think about and understand what it means to tinker, to fiddle, and to innovate. And laced throughout it all, Temple gives us glimpses into her own childhood tinkering, building, and inventing.<br /><br />More than a blueprint for how to build things, in <i>Calling All Minds</i> Temple Grandin creates a blueprint for different ways to look at the world. And more than a call to action, she gives a call to imagination, and shows readers that there is truly no single way to approach any given problem--but that an open and inquisitive mind is always key.<br /><br /><b>Praise for <i>Calling All Minds</i>:</b><br /><br />"An impassioned call to look at the world in unique ways with plenty of practical advice on how to cultivate a curious, inquiring, imaginative mind." --<i>Kirkus Reviews</i>
Chasing Helicity: First She Has to Face the Storm
by Ginger Zee

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English

Pages

208

Publication Date

April 24, 2018

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Helicity is well aware that her name is unusual - kind of like Helicity herself. The word Helicity means to spin, and for as long as she can remember, Helicity has been fascinated by the weather. The weather is Helicity's escape from her own reality - may that be school, her father's strict discipline, or her brother's imminent departure for college where he's all set to play football. One fateful day, Helicity and her horse head out on a long ride to take a break from life at home. Even with her vast experience with weather, Helicity is unprepared for the elements she faces. The choices Helicity makes before, during, and after that storm will have a lasting effect on her family and her future.
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>
The Lorax (Classic Seuss)
by Dr. Seuss

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English

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72

Publication Date

September 24, 2013

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Long before “going green” was mainstream, Dr. Seuss’s Lorax spoke for the trees and warned of the dangers of disrespecting the environment. In this cautionary rhyming tale we learn of the Once-ler, who came across a valley of Truffula Trees and Brown Bar-ba-loots, and how his harvesting of the tufted trees changed the landscape forever. With the release of the blockbuster film version, the Lorax and his classic tale have educated a new generation of young readers not only about the importance of seeing the beauty in the world around us, but also about our responsibility to protect it.
Learning How to Learn: How to Succeed in School Without Spending ...
by , Alistair McConville

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English

Pages

256

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.
The Bad Seed
by Jory John

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English

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40

Publication Date

May 08, 2018

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<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>
Out of the Wild Night
by Blue Balliett

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English

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325

Publication Date

March 27, 2018

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Ghosts are alive on the island of Nantucket. You can hear them in the wind, and in the creaks of the old homes. They want to be remembered. And, even more, they want to protect what was once theirs. <br /><br />The ghosts seem to have chosen a few local kids to be their messengers -- and to help save the island. But in this mystery, the line between those who haunt and those who are haunted is a thin one -- and the past and the present must come to terms with one another in order to secure the future.
Mistakes that Worked: 40 Familiar Inventions & How They Came to B...
by Charlotte Foltz Jones

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English

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96

Publication Date

May 12, 2015

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<p>Popsicles, potato chips, Silly Putty, Velcro, and many other familiar things have fascinating stories behind them. In fact, dozens of products and everyday items had surprisingly haphazard beginnings. <i>Mistakes That Worked</i> offers forty of these unusual tales, along with hilarious cartoons and weird and amazing facts. Readers will be surprised and inspired!</p>

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