Troy Billings is seventeen, 296 pounds, friendless, utterly miserable, and about to step off a New York subway platform in front of an oncoming train. Until he meets Curt MacCrae, an emaciated, semi-homeless, high school dropout guitar genius, the stuff of which Lower East Side punk rock legends are made. Never mind that Troy's dad thinks Curt's a drug addict and Troy's brother thinks Troy's the biggest (literally) loser in Manhattan. Soon, Curt's recruited Troy as his new drummer?even though Troy can'tplay the drums. Together, Curt and Troy will change the world of punk, and Troy's own life, forever.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 11/18/2004Pages: 192Reading Level: Age 12 and Up
Playme The Magic Kid Watch the spinning tops orbiting the wand without collision or use the magic wand to push away the tops or to make them keep Spinning. Explore and create your own tricks with these 4 elegantly designed wooden pieces with magnets hidden inside. They are made in high quality beechwood. Product Dimensions: 6.5 (L) x 5.5 (W) x 3.75 (H) Age: 3 to 99 years
Ellie McSnelly and Carrie O'Toole were running and laughing-their first day of school was today! And they wondered just what was in store.Would this be a good year?Would school be a bore?Everyone remembers feeling excited and nervous each fall on the first day of school. It's no different for Ellie McSnelly and Carrie O'Toole. But this year, there's not only a new teacher to meet, but a brand new kid as well. Lazlo S. Gasky doesn't look or speak quite like the other kids, and no one is sure what to make of him. In fact, they respond to his arrival at Brookhaven School by taunting and teasing him. But when Ellie realizes how tough it is for Lazlo, she reaches out, and after school one day they share an afternoon of soccer, strudel, and chess. Besides making a new friend, she and Lazlo teach their classmates an important lesson-one that isn't in their schoolbooks-about accepting people who are different...and in getting to know Lazlo, the kids learn that people aren't that different from each other after all.From one of America's most respected journalists, The Brand New Kid is a heartwarming story about tolerance and the need to give others a chance that will entertain and inspire children and adults alike.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 10/10/2000Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 5 and Up
Will Hunter is used to being the New Kid; Harrisburg High School is his fifth new school in less than three years. By now, he knows not to be fooled by the bright pep rallies, the wholesome jocks, the innocent cheerleaders. He knows the evil lurking underneath. It's the same evil that took his dad eight years ago: the same evil he battles every day.Natalie Holand's life fell apart the night her sister Emily disappeared. No one believes her when she tells them what she saw: yellow and green eyes, glowing beneath the surface of the water in which Emily supposedly drowned. And Emily isn't the only person to go missing in Harrisburg lately. The town is changing, not for the better, and Natalie doesn't know why. What she does know is that, whatever's happening, it's bad, and the New Kid is right in the middle of it.Because Will's got a secret even bigger than Harrisburg's . . . and there's more to it than even he knows.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 10/5/2010Pages: 288Reading Level: Age 12 and Up
How do plants make their own food?Why do the different strings on a guitar have different sounds?What does the color of a star tell you about how hot the star is?What's the difference between gamma rays, X-rays, and microwaves?Now you can discover the answers to these and many other fascinating questions about energy for yourself with this fun-filled science resource. Packed with illustrations, Janice VanCleave's Energy for Every Kid presents entertaining, challenging experiments and activities to help you understand the different types of energy--including heat, sound, electricity, and light--and how they bring about change in the world around you. You'll develop your problem-solving skills as you create a "leaping frog" that turns potential energy into kinetic energy, model sound waves with a Slinky?, use a balloon to demonstrate static electricity, make "sun" tea with solar energy, and much more!Each of the activities is broken down into its purpose, a list of materials, step-by-step instructions, expected results, and an easy-to-understand explanation. Plus, all projects have been pretested so you can perform them safely and inexpensively in the classroom, at a science fair, or at home!Also available in the Science for Every Kid series:ASTRONOMYBIOLOGYCHEMISTRYCONSTELLATIONSDINOSAURSEARTH SCIENCEECOLOGYGEOGRAPHYGEOMETRYTHE HUMAN BODYMATHOCEANSPHYSICSBook Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 10/10/2005Pages: 236Reading Level: Age 9 and Up
This dramatic and moving story set in the days of the Negro Leagues illustrates the true meanings of friendship, prejudice, and heroism. Charlie Nebraska wants two things he can't get: to make the local Wildcats baseball team and to have life to return to the way it was before his father died two years earlier in the Korean War. Then Charlie meets Luther Peale, a former Negro Baseball League player who agrees to coach Charlie's fledgling neighborhood baseball team for a game against the Wildcats. But many of Charlie's white neighbors are suspicious of Luther, and when Charlie inadvertently reveals a secret of Luther's, violence erupts in the town and both Luther and Charlie are drawn into serious danger. Praise for STUMPTOWN KID: "Readers will enjoy this winning mix of sports, suspense, and heroism, and delight in the baseball wit and wisdom." --School Library Journal - Honorable mention, 2005 Gustavus Myers Award - 2006 Paterson Prize for Books for Young People - 2005-6 Pennsylvania Young Adult Top Forty List - Kansas State Reading Circle 2005 Recommended Reading ListBook Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 4/30/2007Pages: 224Reading Level: Age 10 and Up
Little Train toots along, taking all his passengers exactly where they want to go. "To the pond!" says the duck. "To the forest!" says the monkey. "To the mountain!" says the bear. But Little Kangaroo doesn't say a word. He wants to go on an adventure with Little Train-adventure that leads him up a mountain, off a cliff, and back where he belongs: in his mama's pocket. This endearing picture book is perfect for train, toy and adventure lovers everywhere.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 11/11/2010Pages: 40Reading Level: Age 3 and Up
A concept book for the youngest of train lovers All aboard! This is one train book you don't want to miss. Using a refreshingly simple approach, Paul Collicutt has crafted the perfect book for young railroad enthusiasts. Each page features a vividly colored and detailed painting of a train, and the spreads show how they are different -- long and short, fast and slow, old and new. As a bonus, full-color endpapers feature captioned renderings of real-life engine models from all over the world that were the inspirations for the trains depicted throughout the book.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 9/4/2001Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 3 and Up
Climb aboard for a quirky look at life on a train, chock-full of sound words and sly surprises.CHUFF-CHUFF, CHUFFERTY-CHUFF...PUFF-PUFF, PUFFERTY-PUFF...Here’s one train you don’t want to miss! From the stout stationmaster to the chickens a-laying, from a traveling teapot to a chaotic class trip, the clever visual details aboard every teeming car will have readers riding this train again and again. Woo-wooooo!Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 3/27/2007Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 3 and Up
All aboard! Take a train ride through a storm at night in a rhythmic readaloud chugging with sound words and full of striking illustrations.A pitter-pat-pat, a pitter-pat-pat,A pittery-pittery-pittery-pat.When it’s thundering down on the roof, in the lane, From the storm comes the call . . . "All aboard the Rain Train!" What child wouldn’t like to hop on a train, hand over his ticket, and set off on an exciting ride through a rainy night? Safe from the elements, a young boy listens and watches— in his seat, in the dining car, and snug in his sleeper— as his train whooshes past city lights, over rivers, through tunnels, and straight on to morning.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 3/8/2011Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 1 and Up
Marianne, heading west with fourteen other children on an Orphan Train, is sure her mother will show up at one of the stations along the way. When her mother left Marianne at the orphanage, hadn't she promised she'd come for her after making a new life in the West? Stop after stop goes by, and there's no sign of her mother in the crowds that come to look over the children. No one shows any interest in adopting shy, plain Marianne, either. But that's all right: She has to be free for her mother to claim her. Then the train pulls into its final stop, a town called Somewhere . . .Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 4/17/2000Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 5 and Up
Here is the song of the train. Listen as it rushes past big cities and small towns. Listen as it sweeps through forests and fields and into tunnels. Hear the whistle wailing, brakes squealing, wheels rolling, r-o-l-l-i-n-g, stop. Now the train is homeward bound. All aboard! Notable Children's Books of 1991 (ALA)Best Books of 1991 (SLJ)100 Favorite Paperbacks 1994 (IRA/CBC)Notable 1990 Childrens' Trade Books in Social Studies (NCSS/CBC)Children's Books of 1990 (Library of Congress)Favorite Paperbacks for 1994 (IRA/CBC)Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 9/30/1993Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
Top cat Arnie teases Philip because he is confined to a wheelchair. Yet when Arnie falls down the school steps and breaks a leg, twists a wrist, and sprains a tail, he begins to see life from a different perspective. With few books about mainstreaming available, this entertaining story should be welcome."--Booklist. Full color.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 6/1/1992Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 3 and Up
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