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The Disappearing Spoon

By Sam Kean
Authors:
Sam Kean
Why did Gandhi hate iodine (I, 53)? Why did the Japanese kill Godzilla with missiles made of cadmium (Cd, 48)? How did radium (Ra, 88) nearly ruin Marie Curie's reputation? And why did tellurium (Te, 52) lead to the most bizarre gold rush in history?The periodic table is a crowning scientific achievement, but it's also a treasure trove of adventure, greed, betrayal, and obsession. The fascinating tales in The Disappearing Spoon follow elements on the table as they play out their parts in human history, finance, mythology, conflict, the arts, medicine, and the lives of the (frequently) mad scientists who discovered them. Adapted for a middle grade audience, the young readers edition of The Disappearing Spoon offers the material in a simple, easy-to-follow format, with approximately 20 line drawings and sidebars throughout. Students, teachers, and burgeoning science buffs will love learning about the history behind the chemistry.
  • The Disastrous Magical Wishes of Classroom 13

    By Honest Lee
    Authors:
    Honest Lee
    When unlucky teacher Ms. Linda LaCrosse finds a magic lamp, she releases a genie--um, I mean, a Djinn--who agrees to grant each of her students ONE WISH!You might think this was fantastic, but it was not. It was a frightful idea! With magic wishes come dangerous dinosaurs, stinky sardines, photographing paparazzi, and other massive mistakes. As the students of Classroom 13 are about to learn, you should always be careful what you wish for. What would YOU do with one magic wish? The final chapter of each book encourages young readers to write their OWN chapter and send it in to the author, Honest Lee!The Dangerous Djinn Wishes of Classroom 13 is the second title in a new chapter book series of hilarious stories about a very unlucky classroom. Each story is full of humor, action, and fun that will prompt hours of conversation among friends, families, and classrooms.

    The Detective's Assistant

    By Kate Hannigan
    Authors:
    Kate Hannigan
    Eleven-year-old Nell Warne arrives on her aunt's doorstep lugging a heavy sack of sorrows. If her Aunt Kate rejects her, it's the miserable Home for the Friendless.Luckily, canny Nell makes herself indispensable to Aunt Kate...and not just by helping out with household chores. For Aunt Kate is the first-ever female detective employed by the legendary Pinkerton Detective Agency. And Nell has a knack for the kind of close listening and bold action that made Pinkerton detectives famous in Civil War-era America. With huge, nation-changing events simmering in the background, Nell uses skills new and old to uncover truths about her past and solve mysteries in the present.Based on the extraordinary true story of Kate Warne, this fast-paced adventure recounts feats of daring and danger...including saving the life of Abraham Lincoln!
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    Delicious Doodles

    By Ann Kronheimer
    Authors:
    Ann Kronheimer
    Decorate dozens of mouthwatering cakes, cookies, and cupcakes. No baking talent required! Perforated pages are easy to pull out for display or on-the-go entertainment.
  • Dead Girl Sing

    By Tony Cavanaugh
    Authors:
    Tony Cavanaugh
    Retired homicide cop Darian Richards knew he should have let the phone keep ringing. But more than two decades as a cop leaves you with a certain outlook on life. No matter how much he tried to walk away, something, or someone, kept bringing him back to his gun.One phone call. Two dead girls in a shallow water grave. And a missing cop to deal with. Something bad is happening on the Gold Coast glitter strip. Amongst the thousands of school leavers and the usual suspects, someone is preying on beautiful young women. No one has noticed. No one knows why.Darian looked into the eyes of those two dead girls. The last person to do that was their killer. He can't walk away. He will find out why.The second book in the Darian Richards series

    The Darian Richards Crime Files

    By Tony Cavanaugh, Tony Cavanaugh
    Authors:
    Tony Cavanaugh, Tony Cavanaugh
    A unique crime collection that brings together Tony Cavanaugh's powerful debut novel PROMISE and its critically acclaimed follow-up DEAD GIRL SING in one must-read volume. Top homicide cop Darian Richards has been seeking out monsters for too long. He has promised one too many victim's families he will find the answers they need and it's taken its toll. After surviving a gunshot wound to the head he calls it quits and retires to the Sunshine Coast in an attempt to leave the demons behind. But he should have realised, there are demons everywhere and no place is safe. In these two gripping stand-alone novels, Darian Richards shows that when he makes up his mind to hunt out a killer, he'll stop at nothing to find them and deal with them ... his way!
  • Death of a Scholar

    By Susanna Gregory
    Authors:
    Susanna Gregory
    In the summer of 1358 the physician Matthew Bartholomew returns to Cambridge to learn that his beloved sister is in mourning after the unexpected death of her husband, Oswald Stanmore. Aware that his son has no interest in the cloth trade that made his fortune and reputation, Oswald has left the business to his widow, but a spate of burglaries in the town distracts Matthew from supporting Edith in her grief and attempting to keep the peace between her and her wayward son.As well as the theft of irreplaceable items from Michaelhouse, which threatens its very survival, a new foundation, Winwick Hall, is causing consternation amongst Matthew's colleagues. The founder is an impatient man determined that his name will grace the University's most prestigious college. He has used his wealth to rush the construction of the hall, and his appointed Fellows have infiltrated the charitable Guild founded by Stanmore, in order to gain the support of Cambridge's most influential citizens on Winwick's behalf.A perfect storm between the older establishments and the brash newcomers is brewing when the murder of a leading member of the Guild is soon followed by the death of one of Winwick's senior Fellows. Assisting Brother Michael in investigating these fatalities leads Matthew into a web of suspicion, where conspiracy theories are rife but facts are scarce and where the pressure from the problems of his college and his family sets him on a path that could endanger his own future ...
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    The Death Collector

    By Neil White
    Authors:
    Neil White
    Joe Parker is Manchester's top criminal defence lawyer and Sam Parker - his brother - is a brilliant detective with the Greater Manchester Police force. Together they must solve a puzzling case that is chilling Manchester to the bone...Danger sometimes comes in the most unexpected guises. The Death Collector is charming, sophisticated and intelligent, but he likes to dominate women, to make them give themselves to him completely; to surrender their dignity and their lives. He's a collector of beautiful things, so once he traps them he'll never let them go.Joe is drawn into the Death Collector's world when he becomes involved in a supposed miscarriage of justice, and when the case becomes dangerous, Sam is the first person he turns to. In this gripping thriller, danger lurks for not only the Parker brothers, but also those closest to them.
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    District Doubleheader

    By Matt Christopher
    Authors:
    Matt Christopher
    Little League Baseball® players Liam and Carter are still adjusting to changes since Liam's family moved across the country to California. Liam is faced with having to prove himself all over again to his new teammates. Carter, on the other hand, is having his best season ever. His pitches are unstoppable and it looks like his team might just sweep the competition. That is, until a new pitcher hits the scene. © 2013 Little League Baseball, Incorporated.

    Designer Doodles

    By Nellie Ryan
    Authors:
    Nellie Ryan
    With a shiny foiled cover and 160 spectacular interior pages that feature engaging, full-colour artwork, you're guaranteed hours and hours of enjoyment. Plus, every page is perforated for easy pullout to display YOUR piece of art.Whether you design yourself to fit in or stand out, Designer Doodles offers loads of creative prompts for aspiring fashionistas. Anyone with a fascination for fabulous clothing and accessories will be inspired to find their own style and express it.So get ready, get set, and doodle! As always, no drawing skills are required,just your imagination.

    The Dog That Stole Football Plays

    By Matt Christopher
    Authors:
    Matt Christopher
    This revised edition is now part of our Passport to Reading program! In this level 3 reader, Mike's telepathic dog Harry is able to tell him what the other football team plans to do on the field but Mike wonders - is it cheating? Can he win the game without Harry's help? Completely re-illustrated in full color by popular artist Steve Björkman.

    Do You Doodle?

    By Nikalas Catlow
    Authors:
    Nikalas Catlow
    With a shiny foiled cover and 200+ spectacular interior pages that feature engaging, full-colour artwork, you're guaranteed hours and hours of enjoyment. Plus, every page is perforated for easy pullout to display YOUR piece of art.So get ready, get set, and go on a liberating flight of mindless fancy in Do You Doodle? .As always, no drawing skills are required,just your imagination.

    Doodle Dolls

    By Jessie Eckel
    Authors:
    Jessie Eckel
    With a shiny foiled cover and 160 spectacular interior pages that feature engaging, full-colour artwork, each page in Doodle Dolls opens to beautiful outfits ready for you to add your creative flair. Simple prompts like Add pretty patterns for a unique look" and Decorate a bag for every occasion" are sure to provide hours of designing fun. Cut out and style the paper dolls included, and save the accessories in the wardrobe case" for the next time you play!So get ready, get set, and doodle! As always, no drawing skills are required,just your imagination.

    Dream House Doodles

    By Nellie Ryan
    Authors:
    Nellie Ryan
    With a shiny foiled cover and 160 spectacular interior pages that feature engaging, full-colour artwork, you're guaranteed hours and hours of enjoyment. Plus, every page is perforated for easy pullout to display YOUR piece of art.In Dream House Doodles you'll became a real-life interior designer and transform drab décor into desirable designs! Decorate and design lavish living rooms, bold bedrooms, beautiful bathrooms, and cutting-edge kitchens.So get ready, get set, and doodle! As always, no drawing skills are required,just your imagination.
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    Despicable Me 2: Attack of the Evil Minions!

    By Kristen Mayer, Ed Miller
    Authors:
    Kristen Mayer
    Illustrated by:
    Ed Miller
    A paper-over-board die-cut storybook featuring the hilarious adventure of the minions, as they turn into EVIL minions and attack the dawn!

    Despicable Me 2: The Anti-Villain League Handbook

    By D. Jakobs
    Authors:
    D. Jakobs
    This fun chapter book is a hilarious handbook on how to be a spy - based on the Anti-Villainy League that Gru joins in the film!Learn trade secrets such as Operation Cupcake and Operation Banana!

    Design & Doodle: A Book of Astonishing Invention

    By Anton Poitier
    Authors:
    Anton Poitier
    Full of fantastical creatures, exciting inventions, and mystical lands, this new Doodle activity book offers endless room for doodlers of all ages to stretch their imaginations and explore their creativity. Numerous die-cuts are placed throughout to increase the level of fun and surprises. full-colour artwork with pen-and-ink details. A new journey awaits for those who are ready to draw it!
  • Diary of a Grace

    By Sarra Manning
    Authors:
    Sarra Manning
    Grace is in love with pink guitars, Harry Styles, dark-chocolate Tunnock's teacakes, Audrey Hepburn and a boy called Jack (well, maybe not quite in love) . . .Whether you've read Sarra Manning's acclaimed Diary of a Crush series or not, you'll fall for Grace as - on Edie's advice - she writes a diary of her own to deal with all the confusing and awkward situations she finds herself in.

    The Devotion Of Suspect X

    By Keigo Higashino
    Authors:
    Keigo Higashino
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  • The Dream Thief: An Extraordinary Horatio Lyle Mystery

    By Catherine Webb
    Authors:
    Catherine Webb
    London, 1865, and young Theresa Hatch (Tess, to her friends) receives a nast surprise late at night. When Horatio finds a young girl on his doorstep, passed out, dying - apparently poisoned - he's appalled. Investigations lead to Tess's old workhouse, but a surprise visit to that sorry establishment yields more questions than answers. Only one thing is clear: something very, very bad is happening to the children in the East End.There's a mystery to be solved, sending Lyle, Thomas, Tate and - naturally - Tess out into the wilds of east London and a certain former thief's old stamping grounds. What they find is terrifying: Tess's old crowd of artful dodgers and ace pickpockets are now wandering the streets like zombies, drooling in the workhouses or plain mad in the asylum. And it isn't just affecting Tess' old crowd; children all over the area are turning up with their memories in tatters and their minds all but gone. The only clue is a name, half-whispered in fear: Old Greybags.
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