The House of Night is no ordinary school—and not just because it's for vampyres. It's a place where magic, religion, folklore, and mythology from multiple traditions merry meet and meld to create something incredible and new.In Nyx in the House of Nighta 2-color illustrated companion to the House of Night seriessome of your favorite YA authors, plus a few experts, help you navigate the influences behind the House of Night series in a guide that would get even Damien's seal of approval.Travel with P.C. Cast as she gets her first tattoo in Ireland, climbs the ruins of Sgiach's castle, and discovers the lore that led to the Isle of Skye vampyres. Read Kristin Cast's defense of women in history and mythology who, like Zoey, have made a practice of juggling multiple men. Sit in on a vampyre lecture by Bryan Lankford, the real-life basis for House of Night instructor Dragon Lankford, on the parallels between Wiccan and vampyre circle rituals. Tour Tulsa's House of Night landmarks with local Amy H. Sturgis.Plus:-Karen Mahoney on Nyx and other goddesses of the night-John Edgar Browning on vampires in folklore, fiction, and reality-Jana Oliver on tattoos and other Marks-Ellen Steiber on feline familiars-Yasmine Galenorn on priestesses and goddess worship-Jordon Dane on Zoey's Cherokee heritage-Jeri Smith-Ready on the Raven Mockers and Kalona's less than heavenly inspiration-Christine Zika on the connection between Nyx and the Virgin Mary-Triniy Faegen on the Greek version of the OtherworldNyx in the House of Night also includes an appendix of character names that reveals the myth behind Zoey's last name, which House of Night cats have ties to Camelot, Egypt, and Middle-earth, and more!Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 6/7/2011Pages: 200Reading Level: Age 14 and Up
Climb aboard a giant spaceship . . . the Earth! In glorious art, G. Brian Karas illuminates our Earth and its cycles and does a brilliant job of making the concepts of rotation and revolution understandable. As you travel, watch shadows disappear into night, and feel the sun on your face as winter turns into spring. All these amazing things happen because the Earth is constantly in motion, spinning and circling, gliding and tilting. As passengers of the Earth, our voyage never ends!Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 2/28/2008Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 5 and Up
How are earthquakes recorded? How was the Grand Canyon formed? How much of the Earth's surface is covered by water? Where do icebergs originate? With full-color photography and 3-D models of geological equipment, rocks, and minerals, this is the perfect guide for gaining a better understanding of the secrets of life on our planet and how animals, plants, and the environment coexist.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 7/1/2013Pages: 72Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
"Show us the gold, Kat! Show us the gold!" Katlin Graham's passion for gold and adventure has steered her family into the rowdy, historical town of Cripple Creek, Colorado. True to her curiosity streak, she strays from the Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine tour to explore a closed-off tunnel, and after an accidental fall, discovers a breathtaking secret: Deep below the mine lives a dragon--the last dragon on earth. Ye is his name, and he inhabits a glittering wonderland, surrounded by heaps of gold. Seeing the gold as the solution to her family's financial woes, Kat steals a nugget as big as her fist, right under Ye's watchful eye. Kindly befriending Kat, Ye tells her the astounding truth about gold, and reveals a mysterious cure that prevents dragons from dying. As the ailing Ye shows her the way out, Kat realizes it's up to her to decide his fate. Back in the sunlit world, where the search for the missing girl has created a public stir, Kat's nugget rolls out for all to see. Now a media-frenzy begins, until the town is swarming with gold seekers. Alarmed by this stampede of greed and by her own thievery, Kat brings her brother, Dillon, into her plan to return Ye's gold to him, and to warn him of the dangers that threaten his life and treasure. Can they outwit the gold-crazed crowds? Will Ye live, or will he die?This delightful debut novel from children's book illustrator Troy Howell is a heart-warming adventure about all that glitters versus all that matters. Never before have the American West and ancient dragons been rolled together into one wild, tumbleweed tale.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 4/1/2011Pages: 400Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
This story celebrates friendship that one child has with the Earth. They play together, listen to each other, and nourish each other. But when the Earth is sad, the child is sad--so he finds a way to make his friend, the Earth, happy.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 3/1/2008Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
Dive beneath the oceans and soar above the clouds in this exploration of Earth that makes a pleasing introduction to basic earth-science concepts.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 3/6/2000Pages: 24Reading Level: Age 2 and Up
Titles in Barron's extensive Painless Series cover a wide range of subjects as they are taught on middle school and high school levels. These books are written for students who find the subjects unusually difficult and confusing--or in many cases, just plain boring. Barron's Painless Series authors' main goal is to clear up students' confusion and perk up their interest by emphasizing the intriguing and often exciting ways in which they can put each subject to practical use. Most of these books take a light-hearted approach to their subjects, often employing humor, and always presenting fun-learning exercises that include puzzles, games, and challenging "Brain Tickler" problems to solve. This title describes the exciting revolution in our understanding of Earth's processes and changes, focusing on movement of tectonic plates, earthquakes, volcanoes, and much more. ATTENTION STUDENTS: You get a special FREE bonus when you purchase your copy of Barron's Painless Earth Science Barron's is taking Painless to the next level: FUN! Sealed inside your copy of Painless Earth Science, you'll find a code that gives you access to a FREE app. Simply key in that code on your iPhone, iTouch, iPad or Android device, and you download a fun-to-play Earth Science arcade game challenge that will reinforce your knowledge of Earth Science! Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 8/1/2011Pages: 320
The heart-pounding conclusion to the New York Times bestselling Across the Universe trilogy!Amy and Elder have finally left the oppressive walls of the spaceship Godspeed behind. They're ready to start life afresh-to build a home-on Centauri-Earth, the planet that Amy has traveled twenty-five trillion miles across the universe to experience. But this new Earth isn't the paradise that Amy had been hoping for. Amy and Elder must race to uncover who-or what-else is out there if they are to have any hope of saving their struggling colony and building a future together. As each new discovery brings more danger, Amy and Elder will have to look inward to the very fabric of what makes them human on this, their most harrowing journey yet. Because if the colony collapses? Then everything they have sacrificed-friends, family, life on Earth-will have been for nothing.Now in paperback!
I take care of the earth because I know I can do little things every day to make a BIG difference..."With his signature blend of playfulness and sensitiviy, Todd Parr explores the important, timely subject of environmental protection and conservation in this picture book. Featuing a circular die-cut Earth on the cover, and printed entirely with recycled materials and nontoxic soy inks, this book includes lots of easy, smart ideas on how we can all work together to make the Earth feel good - from planting a tree and using both sides of the paper, to saving energy and reusing old things in new ways.Best of all, the book includes an interior gatefold with a poster with tips/reminders on how kids can "go green" everyday. Equally whimsical and heartfelt, this sweet homage to our beautiful planet is sure to inspire readers of all ages to do their part in keeping the Earth happy and healthy.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 3/17/2010Pages: 40Reading Level: Age 3 and Up
Now in Paperback!With a biome-by-biome structure that mirrors Mother Nature's own design, Earth Matters is a celebration of our fragile Earth, a warning to protect it, and an inspiring source book full of ideas for making a positive change. Parents' Choice Gold Award in Nonfiction category (2008) SSLI Honor Book Science K-6 (2008) Notable Social Studies Trade Book (2008) 2009 Santa Monica Public Library Green Prize for Sustainable Literature Award in the Youth Reference categoryBook Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 2/21/2011Pages: 256Reading Level: Age 7 and Up
Based on the original and best selling titles by Schim Schimmel, Children of the Earth . . . Remember and The Family of Earth -- now in a format for very young children. These two books have been condensed into board books that are perfect for little hands (and teething babies!). In sturdy board book format featuring Schimmel's most lovable baby animals, toddlers will be captivated by the bright colors and adorable creatures. The subtle, lulling text is perfect for bedtime reading. Each book features a new cuddly cover!Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 9/1/2001Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 5 and Up
A fun and informative introduction to geology, geography, meteorology, and astronomy, Earth and Sky takes readers on an epic journey with stops at the sun, the moon, the solar system, and even the stars. It begins on familiar turf the ground beneath readers' feet covering the surrounding towns, trees, rivers, and mountains. Next, a curious glance skyward leads to questions about the clouds, constellations, and space travel. Packed with interactive features like pull-tabs, pop-ups, and lift-the-flaps, engaging answers are only a twist, flip, or pop-up away! Vivid examples and simple text explain the mysteries of earth and sky with delightful clarity, and playful, detailed illustrations are the perfect complement.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 8/11/2009Pages: 38Reading Level: Age 5 and Up
Children’s knowledge of the Earth and its ecology will blossom with this engaging guide to understanding and enriching the environment. The first half of the handbook provides an overview of the natural world and encourages children to get their hands dirty and actively connect with the environment while the second half introduces key environmental issueswind and solar power, pollution, endangered species, global warming, and recyclingand posits potential solutions. Trivia, fun facts, and 25 captivating hands-on projects investigate ecology basics, such as the food chain, oxygen, and animal habitats, as well as ways to lessen the strain on the Earth’s resources by reducing human waste and consumption. Activities include building a worm composting castle, a wind-powered bubble machine, a Tullgren funnel, and a gardening project that illustrates the burden of overpopulation.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 4/1/2008Pages: 128Reading Level: Age 9 and Up
Where are the world's tallest buildings? Where are earthquakes most likely to occur? Where can you find animals that glow? Showcasing the most fascinating places on the planet, Where on Earth? is a collection of more than 75 3-D maps that show not only where everything is, but also why it's there. Divided into six chapters: Geography, Nature, People, History, Arts & Entertainment, and Science & Technology, Where on Earth? brings an instant understanding to a wealth of subjects, stimulating interest in the world around us and drawing young readers into the topic. From physical geography, habitats of big cats, the Seven Wonders of the World, Olympic cities, shipwreck sites, and more, every map contains fact panels that provide additional information and useful statistics, while focus features pull out and explain the most interesting facets for an even richer experience.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 3/18/2013Pages: 192Reading Level: Age 7 and Up
Ketchvar III’s mission is simple: travel to Planet Earth, inhabit the body of an average teenager, and determine if the human race should be annihilated. And so Ketchvar—who, to human eyes, looks just like a common snail—crawls into the brain of one Tom Filber and attempts to do his analysis. At first glance, Tom appears to be the perfect specimen—fourteen years old, good health, above average intelligence. But it soon becomes apparent that Tom Filber may be a little too average—gawky, awkward, and utterly abhorred by his peers. An alien within an alien’s skin, Ketchvar quickly finds himself wrapped up in the daily drama of teenage life—infuriating family members, raging bullies, and undeniably beautiful next-door neighbors. And the more entangled Ketchvar becomes, the harder it is to answer the question he was sent to Earth to resolve: Should the Sandovinians release the Gagnerian Death Ray and erase the human species for good? Or is it possible that Homo sapiens really are worth saving? Wickedly wry and hysterically skewed, David Klass’s take on teen life on our fabulously flawed Planet Earth is an engrossing look at true friends, truer enemies, and awkward alien first kisses.Stuck on Earth is a 2011 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 3/16/2010Pages: 240Reading Level: Age 11 and Up
What do you send your alien pen pal Clunk to make it clear you do not want an alien pen pal? You send him your big sister. That'll teach Clunk to have a pen pal from Earth-or so our intrepid narrator thinks. But then Clunk sends him a Zoid, an exasperating Zoid that follows him everywhere. After swapping dirty socks, three Forps, some old lasagna, a weird glob, and a string of Christmas lights, our hero seems to be having . . . could it be . . . fun? But then: Clunk stops sending stuff. Oh no! Earth to Clunk . . . -Is he too busy being bossed around by our hero's big sister? Will her ever send another package again? Maybe-or maybe not. More hilarious surprises await! Deadpan comedy, vibrant artwork (a bit Calvin & Hobbes, a bit Eloise), a warm friendship theme, and an extraordinary surprise ending will have kids laughing all the way back to the first page of this sweet-in-spite-of-itself story.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 5/12/2011Pages: 40Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
This lively collection of fascinating facts and fables, colorful cartoons, and dynamic illustrations explains how everything on Earth is connected. Since its original publication, concern for the environment has grown, and although environmental damage has increased, so too have "green" strategies. This new edition reflects these changes, with expanded discussion of environmental issues and new technologies, as well as many more activities. New sidebars offer extra facts, tips, and real-life examples of things other budding ecologists have done to make the world a better place.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 9/14/2010Pages: 144Reading Level: Age 6 and Up
Billie Wind lives with her Seminole tribe. She follows their customs, but the dangers of pollution and nuclear war she's learned about in school seem much more real to her. How can she believe the Seminole legends about talking animals and earth spirits? She wants answers, not legends."You are a doubter,"say the men of the Seminole Council and so Billie goes out into the Everglades alone, to stay until she can believe. In the wilderness, she discovers that she must listen to the land and animals in order to survive. With an otter, a panther cub, and a turtle as companions and guides, she begins to understand that the world of her people can give her the answers she seeks.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 10/23/1987Pages: 160Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 10/30/2008Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
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