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The 25¢ Miracle

by Theresa Nelson

Winner of the Washington Irving Children’s Choice Award A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year A Selection of the Junior Library Guild Star light, star bright . . . Elvira wishes for a mother and finds instead the father she scarcely knew she had.

25 Wacky and Wonderful Stories That Boost Vocabulary

by Dan Greenberg

No more ho-hum, forgettable vocabulary lessons! These reproducible, funny stories will grab your students' attention and help them remember the prefixes, suffixes, and roots they need to know so they can become better readers and writers. A great way to boost standardized test scores!

27 Magic Words

by Sharelle Byars Moranville

Although ten-year-old Kobi’s parents sailed into a storm at sea five years ago, she knows they are alive. If she says "Avanti!" she can see them. Now that her life is being turned upside down again, she will need the magic words her mother left behind more than ever. Instead of living with wealthy Grandmamma in Paris, Kobi and her sister will temporarily stay in Des Moines, Iowa. There, the girls will, as Uncle Wim puts it, "live like normal kids for a change." To fit in at her new school Kobi tells lies that soon catch up with her. In a heart-wrenching climax, she must confront not only the untruths she has told others but the stories she has made herself believe. Only then will she be able to grieve for her parents and move on with her life.

3 Below (Floors #2)

by Patrick Carman

<P>Charlie had his chocolate factory. Stanley Yelnats had his holes. Leo has the wacky, amazing Whippet Hotel. <P>Now that Leo has uncovered a few secrets behind the wacky Whippet Hotel, he'll have to save it! <P>Leo has explored the zany, wonderful Whippet Hotel from basement to top floor, with trains, flying goats, and mazes (among other things) in between. But even Leo doesn't know every secret of the Whippet - and when he discovers that there's more beneath the hotel than he'd thought, it doesn't take long for more adventures to unfold!

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-D Geometric Origami

by Rona Gurkewitz Bennett Arnstein

This innovative book -- among the first to combine the art of origami with making polyhedra-based models -- shows papercrafters how to create over 60 different polyhedral from origami units. Comprised of modules made of single sheets of paper, the figures offer model builders and math students alike a stimulating entrée into the world of three-dimensional geometric origami.Origamists are initially introduced to a number of preliminary folds that will aid in constructing a variety of figures. Step-by-step instructions and clearly outlined diagrams then show how to create polyhedral ranging from a relatively simple tetrahedron and cube to such mind-boggling fabrications as the double pentagonal pyramid, a truncated hexadecahedron and the 92-faced snub dodecahedron. You'll also learn to construct these intriguing polyhedral: a stellated icosahedron, an equilateral triangle dodecahedron, and a truncated octahedron.Graded according to difficulty, these multifaceted projects will not only challenge devotees of the ancient Japanese art of paper folding but will be useful in classroom demonstrations of mathematical principles.

The 3-Hour Diet (TM) On the Go

by Jorge Cruise

More Than 600 New Options!Imagine eating your favorite foods every 3 hours to finally get the results you've been searching for. NO calorie-counting, NO carb deprivation, and NO skipping sweets. Based on the revolutionary principles of Time-Based NutritionTM, this pocket guidebook will give you the slimming secrets you need to enjoy fast food, restaurant meals, gas station gourmet, and much more!Visit www.3hourdiet.net for your free personalized weight-loss profile.

3 NBs of Julian Drew

by James M. Deem

Fifteen-year-old Julian Drew is locked into his garage bedroom every night by his brutal father and abusive stepmother, made to pee in a can, starved, belittled, and sometimes beaten. He buys a notebook (NB) and begins writing in a simple code to someone he calls U. Word by mysterious word. He writes of his pain, his fragile contacts with a teacher and a troubled girl called S and the moment when he turns from writing to action and embarks on a remarkable journey to solve the puzzle of his life.

<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?

30 Days to Finding and Keeping Sassy Sidekicks and BFFs

by Clea Hantman

Life is just more fun with friends. And who doesn't want a sidekick in case there's ever a need to fight crime or solve a mystery?

32C That's Me

by Chris Higgins

Fantastic angsty teen drama from our Queen of Teen, Chris Higgins.

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 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.

The 39 Clues, Infinity Ring, and Spirit Animals Powerpack

by Rick Riordan Brandon Mull James Dashner

Three bestselling novels in one powerpack! Includes Rick Riordan's THE 39 CLUES: THE MAZE OF BONES, James Dashner's INFINITY RING: A MUTINY IN TIME, and Brandon Mull's SPIRIT ANIMALS: WILD BORN! Available together for the first time, three novels that each launched a blockbuster series. This powerpack includes: THE 39 CLUES #1: THE MAZE OF BONES by bestselling author Rick Riordan. Are you ready to save the world? INFINITY RING #1: A MUTINY IN TIME by bestselling author James Dasher. Fix the past. Save the future. SPIRIT ANIMALS #1: WILD BORN by bestselling author Brandon Mull. The legend lives in you. Three unforgettable adventures are waiting for you....

400 Billion Stars

by Paul McAuley

Dorothy Yoshida is a telepath, and a really rather good one at that. She's also a scientist, and when a small planet begins to manifest some unusual signs she is sent to investigate. The planet is more than it seems, and on further investigation the scientists begin to suspect it has been artificially altered.But despite their suspicions the only life they can detect is on the surface, none of which has advanced far above the level of animals. And despite the hopes of mankind to find something which will help them in a burgeoning war against other species, there seems to be nothing there to aid them.With Dorothy's arrival, however, they are in for some surprising discoveries.

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

by Walter Mosley

<P>In his first book for young adults, bestselling author Walter Mosley weaves historical and speculative fiction into a powerful narrative about the nature of freedom. <P>47 is a young slave boy living under the watchful eye of a brutal slave master. His life seems doomed until he meets a mysterious runaway slave, Tall John. <P>47 soon finds himself swept up in an otherworldly battle and a personal struggle for his own liberation.

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.

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.

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