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3-D Engineering

by Vicki V. May

How did somebody come up with the idea for bridges, skyscrapers, helicopters, and nightlights? How did people figure out how to build them? In 3D Engineering: Design and Build Your Own Prototypes, young readers tackle real-life engineering problems by figuring out real-life solutions. Kids apply science and math skills to create prototypes for bridges, instruments, alarms, and more. Prototypes are preliminary models used by engineers--and kids--to evaluate ideas and to better understand how things work. Engineering design starts with an idea. How do we get to the other side of the river? How do we travel long distances in short times? Using a structured engineering design process, kids learn how to brainstorm, build a prototype, test a prototype, evaluate, and re-design. Projects include designing a cardboard chair to understand the stiffness of structural systems and designing and building a set of pan pipes to experiment with pitch and volume. Creating prototypes is a key step in the engineering design process and prototyping early in the design process generally results in better processes and products. 3D Engineering gives kids a chance to figure out many different prototypes, empowering them to discover the mechanics of the world we know.

<3 Quest

by Drew Rogers

A young boy uses his imagination and knowledge of the past to find courage on his "<3 Quest," or search for friendship.

30 Days of No Gossip

by Stephanie Faris

Can a middle school gossip queen change her ways, or will she lose her BFF for good? Find out in this M!X original novel.Maddie Evans prides herself on being the gossip queen of Troy Middle School. She is the first person her classmates go to when they need the latest news on the ins-and-outs of TMS--and Maddie never disappoints. Her best friend since birth, Vi, isn't crazy about Maddie's penchant for passing on rumors, but it's never been an issue in their friendship. Until the day Maddie lets slip who Vi is crushing on--in front of her crush. Vi is furious, and she confronts Maddie with an ultimatum: no gossip for 30 days, or twelve years of sisterhood goes down the drain. Maddie agrees, but only a week into the challenge, she gets one of the juiciest pieces of gossip EVER--something that could affect the future of the school. Will she be able to keep her mouth shut and tame her ways? Or will she be left standing alone with no one to hear her stories?

365 Days of Wonder: Mr. Browne's Book Of Precepts

by R. J. Palacio

In the #1 New York Times bestselling novel Wonder, readers were introduced to memorable English teacher Mr. Browne and his love of precepts. Simply put, precepts are principles to live by, and Mr. Browne has compiled 365 of them--one for each day of the year--drawn from popular songs to children's books to inscriptions on Egyptian tombstones to fortune cookies. His selections celebrate kindness, hopefulness, the goodness of human beings, the strength of people's hearts, and the power of people's wills. Interspersed with the precepts are letters and emails from characters who appeared in Wonder. Readers hear from Summer, Jack, Charlotte, Julian, and Amos. There's something for everyone here, with words of wisdom from such noteworthy people as Anne Frank, Martin Luther King Jr., Confucius, Goethe, Sappho--and over 100 readers of Wonder who sent R. J. Palacio their own precepts.

365 Ways to Live Green for Kids

by Sheri Amsel

In the green conscious world we live in today, parents realize the importance of teaching the lessons of green living, early on. With this book, parents can encourage their children to be ecologically friendly with fun lessons such as: The three Rs: reducing waste, reusing materials, and recycling Why we should keep the air, oceans, and forests pollution free Why organic food is tastier--and better--for you How to protect plants and animals Earth Day celebrations Complete with tips for every day of the year--and activities for home, school, and during playtime--this book reveals how easy it is to be an ecofriendly family--and prepare for a better future together.

The 39 Apartments of Ludwig Van Beethoven

by Jonah Winter Barry Blitt

How hard is it to move 5 legless pianos 39 times?Beethoven owned five legless pianos and composed great works on the floor. His first apartment was in the center of Vienna's theater district... but he forgot to pay rent, so he had to move. (And it's very hard to move a piano. Even harder to move five). Beethoven's next apartment was in a dangerous part of town... so he moved, and the pianos followed on a series of pulleys. Then came an apartment with a view of the Danube (but he made too much noise and the neighbors complained), followed by an attic apartment (where he made even MORE of a rukus), and so Beethoven moved again and again. Each time, pianos were bought, left behind, transported on pulleys, slides, and by movers, all so that gifted Beethoven could compose great works of music for the world.

The 39 Clues: Operation Trinity (The 39 Clues: The Cahill Files #1)

by Clifford Riley

For 500 years, the Cahills have been the most powerful family in the world. For 500 years, they've protected the source of their power - the 39 Clues. And for 500 years, they've kept their secrets silent. Until now. This extraordinary stand-alone novel cracks open the Cahill vault to tell the story of the most coveted piece of artwork in the world, a masterpiece that has been the target of seven separate theft attempts: Jan van Eyck\u2019s altarpiece at Ghent. OPERATION TRINITY chronicles the first Vesper attack on the altarpiece in the 1600s, then jumps to WWII and young Grace Cahill\u2019s desperate bid to save the masterwork from the Nazis. The final piece of the novel tells the story of Ian and Natalie Kabra\u2019s first solo operation and features an 11th hour appearance by Grace Cahill on her final mission. History will never be the same.

The 39 Clues Book 3: The Sword Thief (The 39 Clues #3)

by Peter Lerangis

Kid-favorite Peter Lerangis takes on Book 3 in the high-octane 39 Clues series, and it might be the most thrill-packed yet! JOIN ANYTIME TO PLAY FOR THE CHANCE TO WIN! ATTENTION! Amy and Dan Cahill have been located once again, this time in the company of the notoriously unreliable Alistair Oh. Could they have been foolish enough to make an alliance? Spies report that Amy and Dan seem to be tracking the life of one of the most powerful fighters the world has ever known. If this fearsome warrior was a Cahill, his secrets are sure to be well-guarded . . . and the price to uncover them just might be lethal.

4 Ingredients Kids: Simple, Healthy Fun In The Kitchen

by Kim Mccosker

Experience the delight and simplicity of all the best of 4 Ingredients Kids recipes in this full colour celebration. Fun, inventive recipes for all the family to prepare and share at the table. The book is divided into brekkies; lunches and mains with great sections around snacks and parties which are so essential for happy healthy children.The kid friendly design and tips and tricks complement the great recipes, many of which are destined to become family favourites.

42: The Jackie Robinson Story

by Aaron Rosenberg

A movie tie-in novel about Jackie Robinson's life story. In theaters 4/12/13. A novel based on the movie 42--a biopic about Jackie Robinson's history-making signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers as the first African American Major League Baseball player. Includes a full-color insert of photos from the movie.

44 Book, Enterprise Edition

by Bill Greenhead Tim Haggerty

NIMAC-sourced textbook

47 Easy-to-Do Classic Science Experiments (Dover Children's Science Books)

by Eugene F. Provenzo Jr. Asterie Baker Provenzo

Here is a highly motivating book for grade-school students that will introduce them to many of the world's most popular (and historically significant) scientific experiments. They'll learn about gravity simply by following the acrobatic antics of an ordinary coin. By trying to blow an egg out of a cup, they'll discover the principles of air pressure. Dancing soap bubbles will help them understand the effects of static electricity, and by dropping quarters into a full glass of water without causing it to overflow, they'll study the effects of surface tension.These and over 40 other experiments have been carefully selected by noted educators Eugene and Asterie Baker Provenzo to familiarize children with classic science experiments involving optics, inertia, air pressure, magnetism, sound, topology, light, density, vibration, prisms, elasticity, gases, vacuum, perspective, geometry, centrifugal force, buoyancy, color, and much more. Some experiments, such as the optical "Newton's Rings" are hundreds of years old. Still others, like the straw lever test, are based on Greek experiments with leverage and the center of gravity -- first carried out thousands of years ago.Easy-to-follow instructions and illustrations show youngsters how to perform each experiment, most of which are prefaced with historical background, a list of necessary materials and an explanation of key terms. Almost all experiments can be carried out with common household items (tissue paper, scissors, tapes, rubber balloons, pens, pencils, etc.) and can be worked at home or in the classroom to demonstrate specific scientific principles or to supplement a science-curriculum unit. Sources for all historical illustrations given in the text are listed at the end of the book.

The 47 People You'll Meet in Middle School

by Kristin Mahoney

Getting ready to start middle school? Well, you'll need to know what to expect. Get to know every person you'll meet and how they can help (and who to stay away from!). <P><P>Dear Louie, <P><P>You've been asking and asking about what middle school is like, but I just thought they were annoying-younger-sister questions. Even though I am almost done with my first year, I can still remember when I thought middle school was a mystery, so I'll try to give you a leg up. I know middle school is a lot to figure out. But since I still haven't worked it all out yet, I'm happy to help as much as I can. That's what big sisters are for. <P><P>Love, Gus <P><P>Discover the ins and outs of middle school in this guide from an older sister to her younger sister. From tackling a new building to meeting new people like the assistant principal, the class pet, the Huggers, the renegade, the tomato kid, your old best friend's new best friend, this is a must-read for everyone starting middle school. <P><P>With wit and warmth, Kristin Mahoney, author of Annie's Life in Lists, delivers heartwarming, pitch-perfect advice, ideal for anyone nervously approaching middle school.

4Give and 4Get

by Kristi D. Holl

When fourteen-year-old Alex goes to Indiana to live with her grandparents, she struggles to cope with new friendships, her stern grandfather, and missing her mother.

4th Grade at Home: A Parent's Guide with Lessons & Activities to Support Your Child's Learning (Math & Reading Skills) (Learn at Home)

by The Princeton Review

Learn at home with help from the education experts at The Princeton Review! 4TH GRADE AT HOME provides simple, guided lessons and activities that parents can use to help keep 4th graders on track this year.Anxious about remote learning and hybrid schooling? Worried that the unique circumstances around coronavirus and education might keep your child from getting the help they need in class this year? Want to help support your child's schooling, but not sure where to start?You're not alone! 4TH GRADE AT HOME is a parent guide to supporting your child's learning, with help you can undertake from home. It provides: · Guided help for key 4th grade reading and math topics· Skills broken into short, easy-to-accomplish lessons· Explanations for parents, plus independent question sets for kids· Fun at-home learning activities for each skill that use common household items· Parent tips, review sections, and challenge activities seeded throughout the bookThe perfect mix of parent guidance, practical lessons, and hands-on activities to keep kids engaged and up-to-date, 4TH GRADE AT HOME covers key grade-appropriate topics including:· reading comprehension · context, main ideas, and details· plot and setting· cause and effect· addition and subtraction· multiplication and division· fractions and decimals· shapes, symmetry, and patterns· probability... and more!

4th Grade Celebrity

by Patricia Reilly Giff Leslie H. Morrill

Cassandra Eleanor Valentine searches for a way to become a celebrity in her school.

5 Seconds of Summer Book of Stuff

by 5 Seconds of Summer

To the very raucous 5SOSfam--wanna find out what the band's been up to over the last year? <P><P>Jam-packed with their own photos, anecdotes of life on and off the road, and much more, the only official 5 Seconds of Summer book out this year means now you can . . .Luke, Michael, Calum, and Ash are having a mad year: a world tour, writing their new album, signing up their first band on their own record label, breaking the internet--it's been eventful to say the least. The good news is they want to share it all with you!This book is a special thanks for (officially) being the best fan army around!

50 American Heroes Every Kid Should Meet

by Dennis Denenberg Lorraine Roscoe

50 notable Americans are included in this unique reference book. Intended as a starting point for learning more about these important American heroes, each biographee has a lavishly illustrated double-page spread devoted to them. with an open design style and reader-friendly wirting, this book is a great introduction to 50 American heroes. Included is a summary of the person's achievements; an Explore! section which leads young readers to historical sites, Web sites or organizations; quotes; and a bibliography of age-appropriate books about the subject. Revised in 2005 by Dennis Denenberg and Lorraine Roscoe (the original authors), 50 American Heroes Every Kid Should Meet includes up-to-date Web sites and booklists, as well as the most current biographical information available.

50 States (A TIME for Kids Book): Our America

by The Editors of Time For Kids

Did you know that the last state to join the United States was Hawaii in 1959? Or that St. Augustine, Florida was founded in 1565 and is the oldest city in our country?This informative reference guide by the editors of TIME for Kids delves into the individual statesÍ history and shares the qualities that make each state unique. A great resource for school reports and general curiosity.

68 Ways to Save the Planet Before Bedtime

by Paul Mason

68 Ways to Save the Planet Before Bedtime

The 6th Grade Nickname Game

by Gordon Korman

Best friends Jeff and Wiley are legends. There is practically no one in their school who hasn't been nicknamed by the duo. They've dubbed their own underachieving class "The Dim Bulbs"; their pop-eyed principal is better known as "Deer in Headlights"; and their enormous new English teacher, Mr. Hughes, is "Mr. Huge."But now some of the nicknames that Jeff and Wiley have invented are backfiring on them. Will the nicknamers be able to get it together before it's too late?*A New York Public Library Best Book for Reading and Sharing*A Bank Street Best Book of the Year* "A fast-paced novel with lots of laughs . . ." -School Library Journal (starred review)"Captures the ambience of sixth grade with humor and empathy." -Booklist"Korman is at his amusing best here. . . ." -The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

The $7.50 Bunny That Changed the World

by Gretta Parker

Winner of two 2013 Indie Next Generation Finalist awards, "The $7.50 Bunny That Changed the World" is the story of Flopsy Parker who was dropped off at a North Carolina shelter in the fall of 2010. By 2011, after he had trained his mother Gretta to be his ghost writer, he was inspiring people on Facebook with his message of adoption and helping other rabbits around the world that needed homes. This delightful, heartwarming, and real-life story, as told from Flopsy Parker's point of view, is sure to tweak your bunny bone. "The $7.50 Bunny That Changed the World" is a tribute to his life, the people he inspired, and proof that even the smallest of creatures can live the biggest of lives.

7 Good Reasons Not to Grow Up

by Jimmy Gownley

To his friends at Greycliff Academy, Kirby seems to have it all: charm, brains, and a lucky streak that won't quit. He's also the notorious hero creating the snarky videos &‘7 Good Reasons Not to Grow Up,&’ which expose just how dumb adults can be. Why would any kid want to become one of them?But there's also a mystery about Kirby. And when his best friend, Raja, finds out his secret, Kirby, Raja, and their friends have to grow up fast and face the world head-on.

The 7 Professors of the Far North

by John Fardell

This tale of epic proportions is from a first-time author. When Sam visits Zara and Ben and their great-uncle, the quirky inventor Professor Ampersand, he never expects to embark on a fantastical adventure.

The 7th Knot

by Kathleen Karr

It's summer vacation, 1896, and Miles and his brother must spend it with rich, irritable Uncle Eustace, who wants to purchase art for his mansion. Little do the boys know that their summer will take them on a high-flying chase across Italy and Germany, searching for an answer to the mysterious disappearance of their uncle's servant and six woodcuts by the famous Renaissance artist Albrecht Durer. Unwittingly they become entangled in an international ring of conspirators, and must save the world from a dark force masquerading as a benign secret society.

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