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When Jack and Annie got back from their adventure in Magic Tree House #48: A Perfect Time for Pandas they had lots of questions. What do pandas eat? Where do they live? Why are snow leopards so scarce? How can we help? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie track the facts. Filled with up-to-date information, photos, illustrations, and fun tidbits from Jack and Annie, the Magic Tree House Fact Trackers are the perfect way for kids to find out more about the topics they discovered in their favorite Magic Tree House adventures.From the Trade Paperback edition.
It's a book of magic tricks perfect for chapter book readers! When Jack and Annie went back in time to meet Houdini, they learned that the most famous magician of all time didn't use real magic at all. It was a trick! Now they've tracked down all the best, most fun, most tricky magic tricks and put them together in one book. With simple instructions, easy-to-follow diagrams, and tips from Jack and Annie, Magic Tricks from the Tree House is tailor-made to teach kids how to wow friends and family in their very own magic shows. Includes facts about famous magicians and famous tricks.
Doctor Proctor, Nilly, and Lisa take a sporty approach to saving the day in this fart-tastically funny adventure from "New York Times "bestselling author Jo Nesbo. When a Russian billionaire robs the Norwegian Gold Reserve and melts the last remaining gold bar into the Premier Soccer League trophy, it's up to Doctor Proctor, Nilly, and Lisa to recapture the precious prize. But after a failed break-in attempt at the billionaire's subterranean gold-melting lab, and with the Norwegian Gold Reserve Inspection in just three days, the only way to retrieve the trophy is to win it back. Hoping to prevent national panic and uproar, Nilly and Lisa join the Rotten Ham soccer team to try and lead the hopeless underdogs to victory before time runs out. And with the use of Fartonaut Powder, along with a handful of Doctor Proctor's other wacky inventions, they just might have a chance.
In this sequel to The Lost Treasure of Tuckernuck, Bud and Laurie solve another mystery at Tuckernuck Hall. This second hilarious installment is perfect for fans of From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, Chasing Vermeer, The Westing Game, and the Mysterious Benedict Society books. In The Magicians Bird, the mystery Bud and Laurie must solve is much more serious than a treasure hunt--their beloved school founder, Maria Tutweiler, has been accused of murdering Marchetti the Magician Can Bud and Laurie--with the help of enthusiastic Misti and evil but useful Calliope--prove Maria Tutweilers innocence? Or will Tuckernuck Hall be closed down for good?Emily Fairlie once again blends lists, notes, and classic prose to tell a story that sings with humor, suspense, and magic.
Michael Grant, author of the New York Times bestselling Gone books, shows his funny side in this fantasy-adventure series, which concludes with this fourth book. Monty Python-like humor makes the Magnificent 12 perfect for fans of funny, action-filled series like Dan Gutmans Genius Files. The characters travel across the world, which also makes this series a great pick for readers and teachers with an interest in geography. In The Magnificent 12: The Power, time is running out for Mack MacAvoy and the Magnificent Twel--er--Seven In just a few short days, the Pale Queen will emerge from her earthly prison to destroy the world. But Mack and the Magnificent Twel--er--Seven are all but powerless against the Pale Queen and her evil daughter, Risky, unless they can assemble the other five Magnifica. The first step is to convince the evil traitor Valin to come over to the good side, a task that will force Mack to face his pogonophobia once and for all. (What? Youve never heard of pogonophobia? Its a thing, we swear. At least, its a thing for Mack. A serious thing. Youll see. )If they can convince Valin to switch sides and assemble the other four Magnifica, the Pale Queen wont stand a chance. It will all be over Maybe.
After a big fight, sisters Flora and Ruby must come together in this stirring installment of Main Street Flora and Ruby have always gotten along as sisters, but now they're coming apart. They're starting to fight all the time and nobody -- not their friends, not their grandmother -- knows what to do. It's all a part of growing up, but it's not an easy part. And Flora and Ruby are going to have to learn how to stay together... with a little help from their friends.
When Nancy, Bess, George, and classmate Phoebe Archer team up to write a mystery for class assignment, they decide to write about the ghost of Carl Sandburg. Each member of the team must write a section in a special notebook. But when it's Phoebe's turn to write the ending, the notebook disappears from her book bag. Picture descriptions present.
A funny, sweet trilogy about three girls and the friendships and romance they find working summer jobs at a water park! Whitney's Summer Goals: 1. Throw the best parties ever at the water park -- and avoid backstabbing nemesis Marci. 2. Stop eating so much ice cream from Jake's ice cream cart. Who cares that he's really cute and sweet? 3. Figure out Caitlin and Robyn...will they still be my friends if they find out my secret? 4. Work on tan. 5. Quit looking at Jake!!
In the first book of this multi-book series, find out how a round, jolly baby became the great white hope of the Milky Way--and ringleader of the Guardians of Childhood.Here is the recently discovered, true origin of the first Guardian of Childhood--The Man in the Moon. Did you know that MiM (as he's called) wasn't always in the moon? He was once a little boy who never had a care, never had a nightmare, and sailed through the cosmos with his loving parents in the Moonclipper, the most beautiful ship of the Golden Age. But when Pitch, the King of Nightmares, learns that MiM has never had a bad dream, he vows to capture the lad. His goal? To turn young MiM into a prince of nightmares. Epic battles and an adventure that spans the ages follow and MiM grows brighter and brighter, until he transforms the moon into a giant night-light to all the children of Earth--a beacon of calm on the darkest night.
Middle-grade readers will be able to experience the thrills of the major motion picture Man of Steel in this junior novel that follows young Clark Kent as he learns to control his awesome powers and finds out who he really is. Eight pages of full-color movie stills featuring Superman(TM) add to the action. Featuring characters from the action-packed new movie, the Junior Novel tells the story of Clark Kent as he learns he is not the biological son of a Kansas couple from a town called Smallville. Clark is actually from the planet Krypton. As Clark slowly learns about his amazing powers and uncovers truth of where he came from, he begins to accept that it is his destiny to be Superman.
Anthony Monday is delighted when his friend Miss Fells and her brother Emerson invite him to spend summer vacation at an old house on a desolate island. But fun soon turns to terror when Anthony finds a trunk that can transport the three of them to another world-a horrifying place where a maniacal group is plotting the destruction of the people of Earth. Can Anthony and his friends save mankind, or will their desperate struggle be the end of them?
Relates several short episodes of Margaret and her brother Taylor, all pertaining to Grandpa's surprise birthday party.
Girls ages 8-12 will love reading the whole story of Barbie's latest film. This Junior Novelization features eight pages of full-color images taken directly from the movie!
Chet Morton's very first day on the job - driving a Freddy Frost ice cream truck-sends him straight into the deep freeze. Two thugs in ski masks hijack the truck and kidnap Chet! When Frank and Joe find him tied up in an empty garage, the only clue to the identity of his kidnappers is the blue star tattooed on their wrists - the mark of the Starz, a local street gang. But what did the gang want with an ice cream truck? For the Hardys, the search for answers could have chilling consequences. Because while they're out to bust the gang, the gang is out to bust them. A major new threat is coming to town, and it's up to Frank and Joe to fight for what's right-and save the streets of Bayport!
After being excluded from Helen's family-tree school project because she isn't a human family member, Martha decides to get in touch with her own roots. What better way to do that than to live in the wild like her wolf ancestors? Martha succeeds in convincing the neighborhood dogs to join her pack, but getting them to stay is a different story. How can sleeping on the cold, hard ground and hunting squirrels compete with comfy armchairs and gourmet dog food dinners? If her dog pack deserts her, will Martha's best friend Helen welcome her back to the family? Includes fun vocabulary-building activities.
Martha always seems to do the wrong thing around Grandma Lucille, like saying the wrong thing at the wrong time or treading on her favorite hat! To prove that she really is a considerate dog, Martha decides to find something extra special for Grandma's birthday. But choosing the right gift for a human is a lot harder than it looks, especially when Martha's idea of the perfect present is a wormy apple or slab of bacon! In the end, Martha learns that thoughtfulness and perserverance count for far more than any gift could.
At long last here is the story of how Martha and Helen met, as told by Martha in her own words. Her puppy days included some dark times as a doggy criminal after she was adopted by a sneaky thief and her accomplice. After a series of criminal mishaps and general mayhem, Martha finds herself in police custody and, luckily, back at the shelter, where she is readopted by Helen. The rest is Martha Speaks history! Includes an introduction to the cast of characters, a glossary, and two entertaining word-challenge activities.
Martha has lost her collar and ended up at the local animal shelter. It falls to her to organize a pound break for all her new doggy friends but she soon discovers freedom isn't much without a family. When Martha's owner finally comes to take her home, she realizes that she can't leave her shelter friends behind. Martha, Helen, and her friends cook up a spectacular plan--Wagstaff's first Top Dog Show--to find families for all of the pound pooches! The book will include a cast of characters introduction and two pages of word-fun activities.
In MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY, REVISED AND UPDATED, author Dianne M. MacMillan focuses on the life of this extraordinary leader and how he is celebrated today. The book discusses King's childhood, his studies, and his non-violent approach to end segregation. Readers will find out how many fought to make Martin Luther King, Jr. Day a national holiday, and how students across the country prepare for this important holiday. Picture descriptions and captions included.
A fun, accessible chapter-book debut from an exciting new talent--simultaneous hardcover-paperback launch! Marty McGuire would rather spend recess catching frogs in the pond than playing dress-up with the other girls in third grade. So when her teacher casts Marty as the princess in the class play, Marty's absolutely, positively sure that there's been a huge mistake. But after a special lesson in the art of improvisation, Marty comes up with her OWN plan to IMPROVE the play: Why use stuffed-animal frog onstage when a live one would be so much better? In the end, Marty's one-of-a-kind performance makes for an unforgettable show. Maybe Marty CAN live happily ever after, after all!
A funny, accessible chapter-book series about an irrepressible third grader. Marty McGuire's third-grade class has a special assignment: Save the Earth! Even more exciting, the best project wins a special award. Marty's pretty sure her classmates' ideas won't stand a chance against her plan to turn the garbage from the school cafeteria into fertilizer. All she needs is a little help from her teammate and best friend, Annie--and the worms in her grandma's garden. But it turns out that worms are awfully SLOW eaters. And when the critters escape, the whole class starts grumbling. Can Marty save the Earth without losing her friends?
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