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Lifeboat 12
by Susan Hood

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English

Pages

337

Publication Date

September 04, 2018

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<b>“This page-turning true-life adventure is filled with rich and riveting details and a timeless understanding of the things that matter most.”—Dashka Slater, author of <i>The 57 Bus </i><BR> “Brilliantly told in verse, readers will love Ken Sparks.” —Patricia Reilly Giff, two-time Newbery Honor winner<BR> “Lyrical, terrifying, and even at times funny. A richly detailed account of a little-known event in World War II.” —<i>Kirkus Reviews</i></b><BR> <b>“Middle grade <i>Titanic </i>fans, here’s your next read.” —<i>BCCB</i></b><BR> <b>“An edge-of-your seat survival tale.” —<i>School Library Journal </i>(starred review)</b><BR> <BR><b>A Junior Library Guild Selection</b><BR> <b>A 2019 Golden Kite Middle Grade Fiction Award Winner</b><BR> <BR><b>In the tradition of <i>The War That Saved My Life </i>and <i>Stella By Starlight</i>, this poignant novel in verse based on true events tells the story of a boy’s harrowing experience on a lifeboat after surviving a torpedo attack during World War II.</b><BR><BR>With Nazis bombing London every night, it’s time for thirteen-year-old Ken to escape. He suspects his stepmother is glad to see him go, but his dad says he’s one of the lucky ones—one of ninety boys and girls to ship out aboard the <i>SS City of Benares</i> to safety in Canada.<BR> <BR>Life aboard the luxury ship is grand—nine-course meals, new friends, and a life far from the bombs, rations, and his stepmum’s glare. And after five days at sea, the ship’s officers announce that they’re out of danger.<BR> <BR>They’re wrong.<BR> <BR>Late that night, an explosion hurls Ken from his bunk. They’ve been hit. Torpedoed! The <i>Benares</i> is sinking fast. Terrified, Ken scrambles aboard Lifeboat 12 with five other boys. Will they get away? Will they survive?<BR> <BR>Award-winning author Susan Hood brings this little-known World War II story to life in a riveting novel of courage, hope, and compassion. Based on true events and real people, <i>Lifeboat 12 </i>is about believing in one another, knowing that only by banding together will we have any chance to survive.
The Little Engine That Could
by Watty Piper

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English

Pages

60

Publication Date

September 27, 2005

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The story of a train filled with toys and gifts for little boys and girls that breaks down before reaching the children. After asking several passing trains for help over the hill, a little blue train agrees to help the stranded toys. Even though she is small, the blue train tries her best to bring the toys to the children on the other side of the hill.
Dove
by Robin L. Graham

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English

Pages

199

Publication Date

July 03, 2012

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<p>In 1965, 16-year-old Robin Lee Graham began a solo around-the-world voyage from San Pedro, California, in a 24-foot sloop. Five years and 33,000 miles later, he returned to home port with a wife and daughter and enough extraordinary experiences to fill this bestselling book, <em>Dove</em>.</p>
Railsea: A Novel
by China Miéville

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English

Pages

384

Publication Date

May 15, 2012

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<b>“Other names besides [Herman] Melville’s will surely come to mind as you read this thrilling tale—there’s <i>Dune</i>’s Frank Herbert. . . . But in this, as in all of his works, Miéville has that special knack for evoking other writers even while making the story wholly his own.”—<i>Los Angeles Times</i></b><br /> <b> </b><br /> On board the moletrain <i>Medes,</i> Sham Yes ap Soorap watches in awe as he witnesses his first moldywarpe hunt: the giant mole bursting from the earth, the harpoonists targeting their prey, the battle resulting in one’s death & the other’s glory. Spectacular as it is, Sham can’t shake the sense that there is more to life than the endless rails of the railsea—even if his captain thinks only of hunting the ivory-colored mole that took her arm years ago. But when they come across a wrecked train, Sham finds something—a series of pictures hinting at something, somewhere, that should be impossible—that leads to considerably more than he’d bargained for. Soon he’s hunted on all sides, by pirates, trainsfolk, monsters & salvage-scrabblers. & it might not be just Sham’s life that’s about to change. It could be the whole of the railsea.<br /> <b> </b><br /> <b><i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER</b><br /> <b> </b><br /> “[Miéville] gives all readers a lot to dig into here, be it emotional drama, <i>Godzilla</i>-esque monster carnage, or the high adventure that comes only with riding the rails.”—<i>USA Today</i><br /> <i> </i><br /> “Superb . . . massively imaginative.”—<i>Publishers Weekly</i> (starred review)<br />  <br /> “Riveting . . . a great adventure.”—NPR<br />  <br /> “Wildly inventive . . . Every sentence is packed with wit.”—<i>The Guardian </i>(London)
Last Stop on Market Street
by Matt de la Peña

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Language

English

Pages

32

Publication Date

January 08, 2015

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Product Description: Every Sunday after church, CJ and his grandma ride the bus across town. But today, CJ wonders why they don't own a car like his friend Colby. Why doesn't he have an iPod like the boys on the bus? How come they always have to get off in the dirty part of town? Each question is met with an encouraging answer from grandma, who helps him see the beauty-and fun-in their routine and the world around them. This energetic ride through a bustling city highlights the wonderful perspective only grandparent and grandchild can share, and comes to life through Matt de la Pena's vibrant text and Christian Robinson's radiant illustrations.
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>
Locomotive
by Brian Floca

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English

Pages

64

Publication Date

September 03, 2013

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The Caldecott Medal Winner, Sibert Honor Book, and <I>New York Times</I> bestseller <I>Locomotive</I> is a rich and detailed sensory exploration of America’s early railroads, from the creator of the <b>“</b>stunning<b>”</b> (<I>Booklist</I>) <I>Moonshot.<BR></I><BR><BR>It is the summer of 1869, and trains, crews, and family are traveling together, riding America’s brand-new transcontinental railroad. These pages come alive with descriptive details of the journey: the sounds, speed, and strength of the mighty locomotives; the work that keeps them moving; and the thrill of travel from plains to mountain to ocean.<BR> <BR>Come sit inside the caboose, feel the heat of the engine, watch the landscape race by. Come ride the rails, come cross the young country!
Build a Drone: A Step-by-Step Guide to Designing, Constructing, a...
by Barry Davies

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English

Pages

217

Publication Date

November 22, 2016

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Within the last couple of years, the usage of drones in both the public and private (military) sector has exploded. People are talking about drones, building drones, and something most people didn’t know of a few years ago is now a household name.<BR><BR><I>Build a Drone</I> will not only teach you how to build your very own drone, but will explain their history in the military and the impact they will have—and are starting to have—on our everyday lives.<BR><BR>Author Barry Davies has built drones for DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) and AAI (one of America’s largest drone manufacturers), as well as six experimental ones for MIT. He not only understands their use in the world, but knows the ins-and-outs of how they can be created and handled.<BR><BR>Explained in simple terms with full-color step-by-step directions, Davies will explain how to build your very own drone from ones created specifically for this book.<BR><BR>Whether you plan on using drones for recreation or a more serious purpose (from search and rescue through farming to scanning construction work on a high-rise apartment buildings), <I>Build a Drone</I> will make sure that you not only understand how to construct a drone, but the proper and safe ways to maintain and handle them.
Elbow Grease
by John Cena

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English

Pages

40

Publication Date

October 09, 2018

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<b><b><i>THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!</i></b><br /><br /><b>From superstar entertainer John Cena comes a new picture-book series all about perseverance and believing in yourself, featuring a little monster truck named Elbow Grease!</b></b><br /><br />Meet Elbow Grease, a little monster truck with a big problem! He's smaller than his four brothers, but wants to prove that he has the guts and the grit to do big things. He decides that entering the Demolition Derby is the perfect way to show everyone that what he lacks in horsepower he makes up for in gumption. From multi-talented mega celebrity John Cena comes this exciting story about the importance of believing in yourself and never giving up. Full of high-octane illustrations and a new character kids will cheer for, this fun and fast-paced book proves that a little Elbow Grease . . . can go a long way!<br /><br /><b>As Featured On:</b><br /><i>The Today Show</i><br /><i>Entertainment Tonight</i><br /><i>The Daily Show with Trevor Noah</i><br /><i>The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon</i>
The Way Back Home
by Oliver Jeffers

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English

Pages

32

Publication Date

April 10, 2008

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<b>From the illustrator of the #1 smash hit <i>The Day the Crayons Quit</i> comes an imaginative tale of friendship in a world where what makes us different isn't nearly as important as what makes us the same.</b><br /><br />When a boy discovers a single-propeller airplane in his closet, he does what any young adventurer would do: He flies it into outer space! Millions of miles from Earth, the plane begins to sputter and quake, its fuel tank on empty. The boy executes a daring landing on the moon . . . but there’s no telling what kind of slimy, slithering, tentacled, fangtoothed monsters lurk in the darkness! (Plus, it’s dark and lonely out there.) Coincidentally, engine trouble has stranded a young Martian on the other side of the moon, and he’s just as frightened and alone. Martian, Earthling—it’s all the same when you’re in need of a friend.

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