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
By the time you're done reading this diabolically clever book, you'll have entire countries groveling at your feet. Kings and prime ministers will bow before you and beg for mercy. Maybe even cry. Doesn't that sound insanely fantastic? Of course it does. That's why I wrote this book.All you have to do is follow the instructions I've laid out and in no time at all you will be laughing maniacally as the world cowers before you...Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 7/1/2011Pages: 208Reading Level: Age 9 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.
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
The Secret of Rover follows the clever and resourceful twins Katie and David as they race across country in their attempt to outwit an international team of insurgents who hold their parents and baby sister captive in a foreign land. Held hostage because they invented a spy technology called Rover that can locate anyone in the world, Katie and David’s parents are in grave danger. Now, it’s up to Katie and David to rescue them. But first they must find their reclusive uncle, whom they have never met—the only person they know who can help them. This page-turning story from a debut author with insider knowledge of Washington is fun, suspenseful, and convincingly real.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 3/1/2011Pages: 368Reading 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
Harriet the Spy refuses to become ruffled when an unidentified person starts leaving disturbing notes all over the quiet little beach town of Water Mill. She’s determined to discover the author of the notes. And she drags her best friend, mousy Beth Ellen, into all kinds of odd and embarrassing situations in her efforts to reveal the culprit. Observing in her own special, caustic way with her ever-present notebook, Harriet the Spy is on the case. But will she be ready to face the truth when she finds it?Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 3/12/2002Pages: 288Reading Level: Age 9 and Up
In these two wisecracking, sidesplitting mysteries from Chet Gecko's tattered casebook, the fourth-grade detective and his punning mockingbird partner, Natalie Attired, keep the peace at Emerson Hicky Elementary. In the first, the two sleuths blow the lid off a cheating ring in Mr. Ratnose's classroom, and in the second, they track down the winning ticket for the biggest, chocolatiest, most gut-busting dessert ever, the Malted Falcon. Danger has never been so delicious! Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 4/1/2004Pages: 128Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
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
It's come to our attention that tween girls have opinions. Lots of them. My All-Time Top 5 is a unique opportunity to immortalize those opinions in list form: lists of favorites, un-favorites, pet peeves, proudest achievements, weirdest phobias, secret crushes, wildest ambitions, and much more. The book features 60 pages of list ideas, games, and activities ranging from thought-provoking to just plain goofy. Comes with a custom-designed 150-page, coil-bound notepad and a coordinating pencil with a cute little charm eraser. Inside the book, special bound-in pocket pages will store finished lists for all eternity.Comes With: custom-designed pencil, coordinating eraser charm on a re-fastenable chain, 150-page coil-bound notepad, 5 bound-in keepsake pocket pages Create wonderful things Be good Have funBook Details:Format: Special FormatPublication Date: 3/10/2008Pages: 60Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
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
An all-new Skylanders sticker activity book!Skylanders continues to be one of the top video game properties for kids. It is a revolutionary new experience that allows kids to bring real-world characters to life in a video game. This 64-page sticker activity book includes 4 sheets of stickers and a page of perforated cards.
Raisin Stackhouse doesn't mind doing odd jobs for old Miss Effie Pfluggins, but when Miss Effie talks her into cleaning up the old church cemetery, she has no idea what trouble she might dig up. Mama says Miss Effie talks much too much, but Raisin loves hearing her remember the old days--especially when one of her stories puts Raisin smack in the middle of real-life mystery.When Raisin is grounded for sneaking a night out, she not only misses her chance to compete in the Miss Ebony Pageant, but her efforts to uncover the famous person buried in the cemetery are brought to a half, too. Somehow Raisin's got to solve the big mystery no one in town wants to talk about. Will her discovery bring her glory, or is the past better off left buried?Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 10/1/1988Pages: 208Reading Level: Age 12 and Up
Picking up a year after the events of Jack Blank and the Imagine Nation, Jack and his fellow students are now well into their School of Thought training and are "sidekicking" for official, card-carrying super heroes. But, even though Jack feels more at home in the Imagine Nation, he’s still hiding secrets from his friends Skerren and Allegra, both about his shocking connection to their enemy Revile and about his “Top Secret school assignment, which involves investigating the RÜstov computer virus that affects the Mechas. Jack is busy trying to find out how far the RÜstov sleeper virus has spread, working to find a cure, and striving to avoid the dire future that Revile warned him about. Meanwhile, Jonas Smart is working just as hard to discover what Jack is hiding from everyone. When a rogue Secreteer--the protectors of secrets of inhabitants of the Imagine Nation--starts selling secrets to the highest bidder, Smart is ready and waiting. Jack knows that if Smart finds out the truth about him and Revile, he’s as good as dead. When Jack discovers that the Secreteer causing all this trouble also has information about his father, the distractions really start piling up. If Jack is going to help prevent a second RÜstov invasion, keep Smart from discovering his secrets, and find out what a shadowy, half-mad Secreteer knows about his long-lost father, he'll need to learn to trust his friends, and to find the true path toward becoming a hero himself.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 8/9/2011Pages: 544Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
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
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