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From riding a roller coaster to riding a wave, there are many ways to have fun. Some people enjoy playing catch with friends. Others prefer zipping down a waterslide. The Science of Fun examines the science behind all your favourite activities. Whether it's swinging at a playground or having a snowball fight during the winter, understanding the science of each activity can make both science and the activity more interesting and fun!
Everyone knows the famous fable about the race between the slow-but-steady tortoise and the fast-but-lazy rabbit. But what happens when they agree to race again? Who will win this time? And will the rabbit repeat his mistakes?
It's 1967, and Kitty Granger is about to accidentally become a spy. A working-class girl from London's East End who today would be recognized as on the autism spectrum, she's spent sixteen years hiding her peculiarities from the world. But after her hyper-awareness helps her survive a chance encounter with a Russian spy ring, two British secret agents offer her a job. Kitty's first mission draws her into a fascist conspiracy led by a prominent politician-who’s also an unreformed Nazi sympathizer. With help from her team, Kitty must use her wits, training, and instincts to get out alive. And she might as well save the country while she's at it.
The lives and habits of insects can be truly incredible. Some, however, are so gross you probably won’t even want to read about them. Oh. . . . You Do?From a wasp that turns spiders into zombies to help it take care of its larvae, to a beetle that repels predators with poisonous, boiling-hot farts-each book in this new series is packed with truly unbelievable facts. Perfect for reluctant readers, these books deliver life sciences in the creepiest, yuckiest way possible!
Zombies and dragons and krakens, oh my! Join Elena, her big brother Jorge, and their friends Marcus, Fiona, and Amy as they travel through time, from the 20s to the 90s, hunting for mythical monsters and keeping them safe from the eyes of history! This graphic novel series includes monster profiles and survival tips as well as in-depth content on the social and political climate, entertainment, fashion, and popular idioms of that decade. Backmatter includes an activity page.
Cricket is going to become an artist just like her aunt, who loves cheese and art and always speaks her mind.Not like Cricket's mother, who is always dieting and sighs at everything. But now Aunt Frannie has lost her joy and Cricket's best friend has dumped her for the Horse girls.Eleven-year-old Cricket Karlsson is a warm and complex character with an artistic soul. This is a liberating and unexpected story about growing up, fitting in, and sorting out the adults in our lives that will reach the hearts of young readers (and older ones).
In a mission to preserve the memory of his deceased father, 12-year-old Maxion Belmont, aboard the space station Azura, discovers the secrets of the most elusive creatures in the galaxy: star whales.
Pack your bags! It’s time for an adventure to some of the world’s most important landmarks. This seven-book series explores human-made wonders that date as far back as 700 BCE! Along the way, levelled text introduces readers to the purpose, building techniques, later developments, and current uses of each wonder.
The Sky's the Limit helps readers create constructive attitudes, build confidence, and foster positive peer networks. Each title empowers the reader, detailing specific practices and mindfulness activities they can participate in daily to help achieve their goals, while reinforcing the concepts of social and emotional learning (SEL).
Ellie loves to sew. Little does she know that one day her sewing skills will launch into space in the shape of the world's first spacesuit.