March of the Mini Beasts

Author: Ada Hopper
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781481457293
Release Date: 2016-04-05
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

"Three second-graders who love science get thrown in a wild spiral of adventures after meeting their reclusive neighbor, Dr. Gustav Bunsen. When Dr. Bunsen's growth ray hits a crate of animal figurines, the toys not only start growing, but also come to life"--

The DATA Set Collection

Author: Ada Hopper
Publisher: Little Simon
ISBN: 1481482149
Release Date: 2016-10-04
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Join the DATA Set on their outrageous adventures with this action-packed four-book collection! DANGER! ACTION! TROUBLE! ADVENTURE! Meet Newtonburg Elementary’s whiz kids: Gabe, Laura, Cesar and Olive…a.k.a. the DATA Set! Join the gang as they deal with crazy mishaps after they come face-to-face with their reclusive, mysterious next door neighbor. Dr. Bunsen always has the best intensions. Really he does. But unfortunately for him, nothing ever goes quite right. Thanks to him, the kids learn to think fast in even the most outrageous situations. Join the DATA Set’s adventures where plastic toys come to life, dinosaurs try to eat the team, aliens visit Earth, and an army of robots tries to take over the DATA Set’s school! With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, The DATA Set chapter books are perfect for emerging readers. This action-packed four-book collection includes: March of the Mini Beasts Don’t Disturb the Dinosaurs The Sky Is Falling Robots Rule the School

My Life in Pictures

Author: Deborah Zemke
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780698159792
Release Date: 2016-03-08
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Fans of Amelia’s Notebook and Judy Moody will love this friendship story bursting with doodles and pictures Bea Garcia is an artist. She draws anywhere and everywhere—but mostly in her own notebook. When Bea’s first and only best friend Yvonne moves to Australia, not even drawing makes Bea feel better. And things only get worse when a loud, rambunctious boy moves in next door. He’s nothing at all like Yvonne! But with a little imagination and a whole lot of doodles, Bea Garcia might just make a new friend. This first book in a brand-new chapter book series is a must-read for doodlers everywhere.

My Pet Human

Author: Yasmine Surovec
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781626720732
Release Date: 2015-08-04
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

A cat that enjoys his carefree life gets some treats and backrubs from the humans who have just moved into his favorite abandoned house, then sets out to train them properly, all the while protesting to his friends that he has no interest in being tied down to a human pet.

Narwhal

Author: Ben Clanton
Publisher: Narwhal and Jelly Book
ISBN: 9781101918265
Release Date: 2016-10-04
Genre: JUVENILE FICTION

A happy-go-lucky, waffle-loving narwhal and a cynical, no-nonsense jellyfish forge an unlikely friendship and share adventures while exploring the ocean together.

Ferocious Fluffity

Author: Erica S. Perl
Publisher: Abrams
ISBN: 9781613129692
Release Date: 2016-07-19
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Mr. Drake’s second grade class has a new class pet. Fluffity appears to be a cute and docile hamster—but the kids soon discover that she is not the cuddly pet they expected. From the moment her cage door opens, Fluffity becomes FEROCIOUS—biting and chasing everyone down the hall and into the library! Will the class be able to tame this beast and bring peace back to their school? The bestselling team behind Chicken Butt! and Chicken Butt’s Back! has crafted another laugh-out-loud tale that’s sure to be a hit with any child who’s ever wanted a pet. Erica Perl’s pitch-perfect rhymes and Henry Cole’s over-the-top animal character make for the perfect classroom read-aloud.

We Forgot Brock

Author: Carter Goodrich
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781442480919
Release Date: 2015-08-25
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

The importance of imaginary friends is very real in this picture book adventure from the author of Say Hello to Zorro! and lead character designer for Despicable Me, Finding Nemo, and Monsters, Inc. Phillip and Brock are best friends. Everyone can see Phillip, but only Phillip can see Brock. A night at the Big Fair is all fun and games until Phillip gets sleepy, heads home, and forgets Brock! Brock misses Phillip. And Phillip misses Brock. Will they reunite? With the help of another pair of pals, they just might. Because even imaginary friends get lost sometimes. Finding them is part of the adventure.

Data Analytics for Intelligent Transportation Systems

Author: Mashrur Chowdhury
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780128098516
Release Date: 2017-04-05
Genre: Business & Economics

Data Analytics for Intelligent Transportation Systems provides in-depth coverage of data-enabled methods for analyzing intelligent transportation systems that includes detailed coverage of the tools needed to implement these methods using big data analytics and other computing techniques. The book examines the major characteristics of connected transportation systems, along with the fundamental concepts of how to analyze the data they produce. It explores collecting, archiving, processing, and distributing the data, designing data infrastructures, data management and delivery systems, and the required hardware and software technologies. Users will learn how to design effective data visualizations, tactics on the planning process, and how to evaluate alternative data analytics for different connected transportation applications, along with key safety and environmental applications for both commercial and passenger vehicles, data privacy and security issues, and the role of social media data in traffic planning. Includes case studies in each chapter that illustrate the application of concepts covered Presents extensive coverage of existing and forthcoming intelligent transportation systems and data analytics technologies Contains contributors from both leading academic and commercial researchers Explains how to design effective data visualizations, tactics on the planning process, and how to evaluate alternative data analytics for different connected transportation applications

Bubble and Foam Chemistry

Author: Robert J. Pugh
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781316688120
Release Date: 2016-08-31
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This indispensable guide will equip the reader with a thorough understanding of the field of foaming chemistry. Assuming only basic theoretical background knowledge, the book provides a straightforward introduction to the principles and properties of foams and foaming surfactants. It discusses the key ideas that underpin why foaming occurs, how it can be avoided and how different degrees of antifoaming can be achieved, and covers the latest test methods, including laboratory and industrial developed techniques. Detailing a variety of different kinds of foams, from wet detergents and food foams, to polymeric, material and metal foams, it connects theory to real-world applications and recent developments in foam research. Combining academic and industrial viewpoints, this book is the definitive stand-alone resource for researchers, students and industrialists working on foam technology, colloidal systems in the field of chemical engineering, fluid mechanics, physical chemistry, and applied physics.

The Calculus of Happiness

Author: Oscar E. Fernandez
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9781400884810
Release Date: 2017-04-03
Genre: Mathematics

How math holds the keys to improving one's health, wealth, and love life What's the best diet for overall health and weight management? How can we change our finances to retire earlier? How can we maximize our chances of finding our soul mate? In The Calculus of Happiness, Oscar Fernandez shows us that math yields powerful insights into health, wealth, and love. Using only high-school-level math (precalculus with a dash of calculus), Fernandez guides us through several of the surprising results, including an easy rule of thumb for choosing foods that lower our risk for developing diabetes (and that help us lose weight too), simple "all-weather" investment portfolios with great returns, and math-backed strategies for achieving financial independence and searching for our soul mate. Moreover, the important formulas are linked to a dozen free online interactive calculators on the book’s website, allowing one to personalize the equations. Fernandez uses everyday experiences—such as visiting a coffee shop—to provide context for his mathematical insights, making the math discussed more accessible, real-world, and relevant to our daily lives. Every chapter ends with a summary of essential lessons and takeaways, and for advanced math fans, Fernandez includes the mathematical derivations in the appendices. A nutrition, personal finance, and relationship how-to guide all in one, The Calculus of Happiness invites you to discover how empowering mathematics can be.

Woodpecker Wants a Waffle

Author: Steve Breen
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 9780062459589
Release Date: 2016-06-14
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

One day Benny the woodpecker awakens to the best tummy-rumbling smell ever and discovers it’s something called waffles. He must taste them! He pecks on the door of the waffle house, but he gets the boot. He tries to sneak in, but he gets swept away. Each time Benny tries, he just can’t seem to get to those delicious waffles. The other forest animals laugh at him: “Woodpeckers don’t eat waffles!” they say. But Benny has a brilliant plan. . . . Steve Breen has created a delightful picture book with pitch-perfect humor and tons of visual gags that will keep readers coming back for more! Now a Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Book of 2016!

The Long Ride Home

Author: Tawni Waters
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 9781492645443
Release Date: 2017-09-05
Genre: Young Adult Fiction

After the loss of her mother, Harley can barely handle her grief. But the start of summer marks new beginnings, and Harley leaves for a cross-country road trip to scatter her mother's ashes with Dean, her friend (with benefits). The two ride by motorcycle, reconnecting with people who knew her mother along the way. But it's not long before Harley realizes she's pregnant...with Dean's child. And as Harley learns that her mother faced similar choices during her own pregnancy, Harley must come to terms with her mother's past to make a difficult decision about her own future.

Play Poker Like the Pros

Author: Phil Hellmuth, Jr.
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061749476
Release Date: 2009-03-17
Genre: Games & Activities

In Play Poker Like the Pros, poker master Phil Hellmuth, Jr., demonstrates exactly how to play and win -- even if you have never picked up a deck of cards -- the modern games of poker, including: Texas Hold'em, Omaha, Seven-Card Stud, and Razz. Phil Hellmuth, Jr., a seven-time World Champion of Poker, presents his tournament-tested strategies to beat any type of player, including: The Jackal (crazy and unpredictable) The Elephant (plays too many hands) The Mouse (plays very conservatively) The Lion (skilled and tough to beat) Play Poker Like the Pros begins by laying out the rules and set-up of each game and then moves on to easy-to-follow basic and advanced strategies. Hellmuth teaches exactly which hands to play, when to bluff, when to raise, and when to fold. In addition Hellmuth provides techniques for reading other players and staying cool under pressure. There are also special chapters on how to beat online poker games and an inside look at tournament play.

40 Days of Dating

Author: Jessica Walsh
Publisher: Abrams
ISBN: 9781613127155
Release Date: 2015-01-20
Genre: Self-Help

When New York–based graphic designers and long-time friends Timothy Goodman and Jessica Walsh found themselves single at the same time, they decided to try an experiment. The old adage says that it takes 40 days to change a habit—could the same be said for love? So they agreed to date each other for 40 days, record their experiences in questionnaires, photographs, videos, texts, and artworks, and post the material on a website they would create for this purpose. What began as a small experiment between two friends became an Internet sensation, drawing 5 million unique (and obsessed) visitors from around the globe to their site and their story since it was launched in July 2013. 40 Days of Dating: An Experiment is a beautifully designed, expanded look at the experiment and the results, including a great deal of material that never made it onto the site, such as who they were as friends and individuals before the 40 days and who they have become since. Note: 40 Days of Dating has a special binding that allows it to open very flat by attaching the endpapers to the inside covers.