The author's upbeat, positive tone is refreshing and his enthusiasm about his topic is contagious." — SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL (starred review)Pssst! Do you know the difference between a code and a cipher? Can you tell a St. Cyr slide from a Cardano grille? Did you know that the discovery of a substitution cipher caused Mary Queen of Scots to lose her head? Don't look now, but packed into this practical field guide is everything a young person needs to know about the art of concealment - making and breaking codes, mastering cipher systems, and experimenting with secret writing. Offering plenty of hands-on practice sessions, tips for creating a code-making kit, sidebars on secret codes in history, and an amusing pair of spies to illustrate techniques, Paul B. Janeczko's tantalizing TOP SECRET won't stay a secret for long.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 4/11/2006Pages: 144Reading Level: Age 9 and Up
Little Willy has a big job to do. When his grandfather falls ill, it is up to Willy alone to save their farm from the tax collector. He enters the National Dogsled Race, where he must beat the Indian Stone Fox and his five beautiful Samoyed dogs.Book Details:Format: Audio BookPublication Date: 7/20/2006Reading Level: Age 7 and Up
When her grandfather is injured, 10-year-old Ellen Toliver replaces him on a top-secret patriotic mission. Disguised as a boy, she manages to smuggle a message to General George Washington. Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 10/19/1993Pages: 176Reading Level: Age 9 and Up
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings + Leo and Diane Dillon = pure magic! A depression era story that is just as timely as it is enchanting, this is a stunning picture book for the ages. There’s just not enough…not enough money, not enough food, not enough fish for her daddy to sell at the market. Hard times have come to the forest, but Calpurnia wants to turn them back into soft times. With her little dog Buggy Horse and a tip from old Mother Albirtha, the wisest person in the forest, Calpurnia finds a secret river and uses the pink paper roses from her hair to catch enough beautiful catfish to feed the whole swamp land —with some left over for Daddy to sell. When she tries to find the river again the next day, Mother Albirtha tells her, “Child, sometimes a thing happens once, and does not ever happen anymore….You caught catfish when catfish were needed…you will not find the river again. This story by the Pulitzer Prize winning author of The Yearling and literary icon Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings is about living in a time of want, yet it is overflowing with riches—stunning language, mystical happenings, wondrous, wondrous artwork. Beautiful in all ways that a book can be beautiful, this unforgettable picture book is a classic in the making.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 1/4/2011Pages: 56Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
MSR Fast Stash Shelter 2 Person Tent, YellowMSR Fast Stash Shelter TentWhen talk turns into the lightest and most versitle ultralight shelters ever made, the Fast Stash is sure to be at the top of the list. With more than ample room for two plus gear, a full protection, single wall body pitches quickly and a range of ventilation options allow it to be used across a broad spectrum of conditions.
On Club Penguin, kids can take a test to make their penguin a Secret Agent; then, they go on a series of exciting, simulated missions! In this -- top secret? guide, Secret Agent G tells readers about their missions and the gadgets they can use to keep Club Penguin safe and sound. Plus, they'll visit Secret Agent headquarters!Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 3/19/2009Pages: 64Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
Program Your 4 Digit Secret Code And Keep Intruders Out Of Your Safe. A Wrong Pass Code Entry Signals The Onboard Electronic Alarm System And Plays A Loud Eee...Eee...Eee! Open The Vault Door To Reveal A Repositionable And Removable Shelf That Allows For Maximum Storage Flexibility. A Slot On Top Lets You Drop In Coins Without Unlocking The Safe.Product Measures: 5" x 5.5" x 7.5"Recommended Ages: 4 years - 14 years
The world is becoming more diverse, and so are the daily lives of our children. Accepting and valuing people and groups who are different from oneself and one's immediate family is a critical social skill. Accept and Value Each Person introduces diversity and related concepts: respecting differences, being inclusive, and appreciating people just the way they are. Includes questions, activities, and games that reinforce the ideas being taught.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 4/15/2006Pages: 40Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
Barbie and The Secret Door CastleIn the all new DVD Barbie and The Secret Door, Princess Alexa finds herself in a magical world filled with brilliant color, fantastical characters and wondrous pets. Girls will love reliving moments from the film or creating new stories with this grand castle. Three levels (including a rooftop deck) and lots of rooms provide endless settings and character-specific fun. Decorated in ?glowing? neon glitz, it dazzles with a rainbow spiral staircase, brilliant front door and bright accents. Take flight using the flying feature which works with dolls or fantasy pets (sold separately) and a simple pull-string mechanism. Play out memorable moments and imagine new stories using themed furniture and accessories that include a fabulous table and three chairs, elegant chandelier, beauty products and tea-riffic tea party pieces. A plug-'n-play feature means clean up is easy and small pieces don't get lost. Castle includes bathtub, vanity with mirror, table with three chairs, a second table for the top deck, a chandelier, one teapot, three cups with saucers, three cupcakes on plates, one perfume bottle and one comb. Ages 3 and older.Features:Recreate favorite scenes from the new DVD Barbie and The Secret Door with this brilliantly colored castle play setThree levels (including a rooftop deck) and lots of rooms provide endless settings and character-specific funTake flight using the flying feature which works with dolls or fantasy pets (sold separately) and a simple pull-string mechanismIncludes a fabulous table and three chairs, elegant chandelier, beauty products and tea-riffic tea party piecesA plug-n-play feature means clean up is easy and small pieces don't get lostRecommended Ages: 3-10 yearsProduct Measures: 25" x 6.5" x 16
Top Cat rules the house until an unexpected box arrives with someone new--and cute--inside. At first, Top Cat doesn't want to share his house and favorite things, but soon he learns that two cats can be lots more fun than one.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 4/1/2001Pages: 36Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
When Toot doesn't return home to Woodcock Pocket as expected, Puddle becomes worried and decides he must go find him. His search leads him on a remarkable adventure, and to new summits of friendship. As ever, Holly Hobbie's extraordinary watercolor illustrations are at once funny and moving as they bring to life this whimsical tale of the inimitable Toot and Puddle.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 10/1/2002Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 3 and Up
Mountainsmith Morrison 2 Person Tent, GreenMountainsmith Morrison 2 Person 3 Season TentFreestanding three-season, two-person tent recognized with 2011 Backpacker Gear Guide "Killer Deal" and "Killer Value" awards.Bathtub floor with taped seams to keep interior dryTwo-pole design and color-coded fly attachment systemInstructions printed on stuff sack for quick reference185T polyester rainfly with 2,000-millimeter-rated polyurethane coating190T polyester floor with 5,000-millimeter-rated polyurethane coating, breathable 185T polyester tent material, and 30-denier 244T nylon storage sack35 square feet of main floor space and 14 square feet of vestibule spaceMeasures 56 by 43 by 92 inches (W x H x D) when set up and 7.5 by 18 inches (W x D) packedFour-pound, 11-ounce weight
Brisk, insightful, and compassionate, this book looks at each of the Twelve Steps from a young person's perspective. Concrete direction helps recovering teens make the Steps a part of their lives.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 11/1/1992Pages: 128Reading Level: Age 9 and Up
Is it possible? Can an ordinary human being really become a perfect person in three short days?Milo Crinkley thought so. What gave him the idea was a bookthat fell on his head one day at the library--a book with the impressive title Be a Perfect Person in Just Three Days! The author, Dr. K. Pinkerton Silverfish, did look kind of weird, but he claimed to be theworld's leading authority on perfection.Milo took the book home and followed its instructions. He likedthe idea of being perfect. Perfect people never had their parents nag at them. Perfect people never had to take the blame for rotten trickstheir sisters played. Perfect people never needed erasers. Perfect wasobviously the perfect thing to be!Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 7/1/1996Pages: 80Reading Level: Age 5 and Up
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Secret Sewer Lair Playset The ultimate playset for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle fans, the Secret Sewer Lair playset is BIG and ready for Ninja battle action. This playset will have kids creating their own Lair of excitement as they become the leader of the pack, swinging into action, training the Turtles and defeating Shredder once and for all. Standing 42 inches tall and resembling the Sewer Lair that is home to the Turtles in the TV show, the Secret Sewer Lair includes more than 20 different exciting Ninja features. Product Features The ultimate Turtle playset stands over 42" tall Features include a zip line, spring loaded projectile, floors that fall out, an effigy of Shredder for the Turtles to practice their ninja skills and much, much more Three different levels, in the sewer, street level and building top play Includes more than 20 different exciting ninja features Product Measures: 42" x 36" x 19" Recommended Ages: 4-8 years
Black Diamond Firstlight 2 Person Tent A compact two-person, four-season tent built for weight-conscious climbers, the Black Diamond Firstlight is based on the I-Tent's expedition-specific design with steep walls and a simple floor shape to optimize living space and increase headroom. For durability, all seams are double sewn and the stress points are reinforced. With two equal length DAC Featherlite poles that fit inside the tent with hook-and-loop wraps, it's easy to set up?even from inside. For cross ventilation, both the small rear window and the door are covered with no-see-um mesh. The canopy is constructed with water resistant, breathable NanoShield fabric. For interior organization, the Firstlight has two interior mesh pockets.Features:Alpine 2-person, space-efficient design with NanoShield fabric for the weight minimalist2-person design with single door entry and optional vestibule for gear storage2 internal DAC Featherlite poles2 interior mesh pockets - Zippered mesh panels at rear and door for ventilationProprietary NanoShield single-wall fabric and 2000 mm floor and Optional ground cloth available
MSR Nook 2 Person Tent, GrayMSR Nook TentMSR Nook TentBackcountry tent sites rarely offer enough space for your palatial camping tent. There's good news, though: MSR designed the Nook 2-Person 3-Season Tent to fit in tight spaces without cramping your style when you sleep. Highly packable body material, a roomy floor plan, and classic, tough-as-nails MSR build quality make the Nook the ideal choice for comfortable wilderness living when times are tight.Sports Age13+MSR Durability: Durable fabrics and welded reinforcements give the Nook tent the strength to perform in rugged conditions.Excellent Ventilation: Mesh windows and rainfly vents minimize condensation.Freestanding Setup: Add a trekking pole to make the Nook tent fully freestanding.
Each page in this pad features a figure of a body and is ready for your imagination to design people by adding facial features, hairstyles and outfits for every occasion. With four different skin tones, you may cut them out and make fashion models or characters for a show! The heavy weight paper is ideal for pencils, crayons or markers and can be used for collage, too.Product Measures: 17.2" x 11.5" x 0.3"Recommended Ages: 0 years & Up
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