The Disappearing Spoon
By 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
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
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!
By 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.
By 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.
By 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
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
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.
By 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
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.
Despicable Me 2: Attack of the Evil Minions!
By Kristen Mayer, 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!
Detroit Rock City
By Steve Miller
Detroit Rock City is an oral history of Detroit and its music told by the people who were on the stage, in the clubs, the practice rooms, studios, and in the audience, blasting the music out and soaking it up, in every scene from 1967 to today.From fabled axe men like Ted Nugent, Dick Wagner, and James Williamson jump to Jack White, to pop flashes Suzi Quatro and Andrew W.K., to proto punkers Brother Wayne Kramer and Iggy Pop, Detroit slices the rest of the land with way more than its share of the Rock Pie. Detroit Rock City is the story that has never before been sprung, a frenzied and schooled account of both past and present, calling in the halcyon days of the Grande Ballroom and the Eastown theatre, where national acts who came thru were made to stand and deliver in the face of the always hard hitting local support acts. It moves on to the Michigan Palace, Bookies Club 870, City Club, Gold Dollar, and Magic Stick - all magical venues in America's top rock city. Detroit Rock City brings these worlds to life all from the guys and dolls who picked up a Strat and jammed it into our collective craniums. From those behind the scenes cats who promoted, cajoled, lost their shirts, and popped the platters to the punters who drove from everywhere, this is the book that gives life to Detroit's legend of loud.
Despicable Me 2: The Anti-Villain League Handbook
By 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
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
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.
By Greil Marcus
A fan from the moment the Doors' first album took over KMPX, the revolutionary FM rock & roll station in San Francisco, Greil Marcus saw the band many times at the legendary Fillmore Auditorium and the Avalon Ballroom in 1967. Five years later it was all over. Forty years after the singer Jim Morrison was found dead in Paris and the group disbanded, one could drive from here to there, changing from one FM pop station to another, and be all but guaranteed to hear two, three, four Doors songs in an hour,every hour. Whatever the demands in the music, they remained unsatisfied, in the largest sense unfinished, and absolutely alive. There have been many books on the Doors. This is the first to bypass their myth, their mystique, and the death cult of both Jim Morrison and the era he was made to personify, and focus solely on the music. It is a story untold all these years later, it is a new story.
The Dream Thief: An Extraordinary Horatio Lyle Mystery
By 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.
By Jessie Eckel, Jessie Eckel
Unlike any other in the Doodle series, Doodle Dolls includes paper dolls! Each page opens to beautiful outfits ready for you to add your creative flair. With simple prompts like Add pretty patterns for a unique look" and Decorate a bag for every occasion" endless entertainment is offered. Cut out and style the paper dolls included, and save the accessories in the wardrobe case" for the next time you play!
By Nellie Ryan, Nellie Ryan
There are beautiful doodles, and there are fabulous doodles. This doodle book brings them into fashion! An ever-popular topic among young girls, fashion continues to form our culture at large. Whether we design ourselves to fit in or stand out, this book offers over 100 pages full of creative prompts for innovative designs. Aspiring fashionistas,and anyone with a fascination for fabulous clothing and accessories,will be inspired to find their own style and express it.
The Directory Of Classical Themes
By Denys Parsons
Have you ever had a classical tune buzzing round your head and not been able to identify it? In The Directory of Classical Themes, with no greater musical knowledge than the ability to hum the tune, you will be able to find it. Denys Parsons discovered that the only necessary feature to distinguish any number of different themes was the up-and-down pattern of the melody. This enabled him to compile a reference work that is incredibly easy to use. Practically every well-known classical theme from the 16th century onwards is found in these pages. It can be used to find the composer, identify the theme and movement of a sonata, symphony or concerto and to check the opus number or key of a work you already know.