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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.
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.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay
by J.K. Rowling

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English

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304

Publication Date

November 18, 2016

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<p>When Magizoologist Newt Scamander arrives in New York, he intends his stay to be just a brief stopover. However, when his magical case is misplaced and some of Newt's fantastic beasts escape, it spells trouble for everyone...</p><br /><br /><br /><br /><p>Inspired by the original Hogwart’s textbook by Newt Scamander, <em>Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original screenplay</em> marks the screenwriting debut of J.K. Rowling, author of the beloved and internationally bestselling Harry Potter books. A feat of imagination and featuring a cast of remarkable characters and magical creatures, this is epic adventure-packed storytelling at its very best. Whether an existing fan or new to the wizarding world, this is a perfect addition for any film lover or reader’s bookshelf.</p><br /><br /><br /><br /><p><em>The film</em> Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them <em>had its theatrical release on 18th November 2016.</em></p>
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>
Ocean Renegades! (Earth Before Us #2): Journey through the Paleoz...
by Abby Howard

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English

Pages

128

Publication Date

August 14, 2018

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<DIV>When Ronnie’s parents go on a business trip and leave her with Miss Lernin for the week, Ronnie is sure she’s in for a big, dinosaur-size adventure. After all, her last trip with Miss Lernin involved real-life dinosaurs! So, when they end up at the aquarium's jellyfish exhibit, Ronnie is confused. Surely jellyfish aren’t as cool as dinosaurs, right? Wrong! Determined to show Ronnie just how interesting prehistoric life was <I>before</I> the age of the dinosaurs, Miss Lernin takes her back in time to the six parts of the Paleozoic era to study the earliest lifeforms on Earth, and how many left the ocean for life on land.<BR />  </DIV>
Mistakes that Worked: 40 Familiar Inventions & How They Came to B...
by Charlotte Foltz Jones

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English

Pages

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>
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.
The Bad Seed
by Jory John

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English

Pages

45

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>
Above
by Roland Smith

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English

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341

Publication Date

September 27, 2016

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Pat O'Toole and his brother, Coop, are on the run from an enemy that specializes in hiding in plain sight. Along with their new companion, Kate, they've narrowly escaped a cultlike community situated beneath the streets of New York City. Kate has lived underground since birth, and the world above thrills her, but it's treacherous as well. With the cult's leader -- Kate’s grandfather -- hatching a new scheme of global consequence, the three runaways may be the only ones who can stop him. Will they face him head-on, or will they spend the rest of their lives as fugitives?<br /> <br />The adventure that started <i>Beneath</i> concludes <i>Above</i> in this action-packed middle-grade thriller by Roland Smith!
Creepy Pair of Underwear!
by Aaron Reynolds

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English

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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!

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