Author: Sheila Sweeny Higginson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2015-06-02
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Learn the science behind amazing magic tricks in this fact-tastic nonfiction Level 3 Ready-to-Read, part of a series about the science of fun stuff! Did you know that every time a magician uses sleight of hand, he is secretly tracking your eye movements at the same time? How does a magician make a dove appear out of thin air? Amaze your friends with the secrets you learn in this fun, fact-filled Level 3 Ready-to-Read! A special section at the back of the book includes Common Core–vetted extras on subjects like geography and history, and there’s even a fun quiz so readers can test themselves to see what they’ve learned!
Publisher: Simon Spotlight
Release Date: 2016-07-26
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Emerging readers will love this Level 3 Ready-to-Read value pack of six Science of Fun Stuff books for the price of four! For an added bonus, take a peek inside for tips to help your child become a reading star! Perfect for emerging readers, the Science of Fun Stuff series is full of engaging stories and quirky facts that will teach you everything you want to know about the behind-the-scenes physics, chemistry, and technology of baseball, amusement parks, magic, snow, candy, and airplanes! A special section at the back of each book includes Common Core–vetted extras on subjects like history, social studies, geography, and math, and there are even fun quizzes so readers can test themselves to see what they’ve learned! Plus, check the inside of the packaging for a bonus set of tips to help your reading star soar to new heights. Included in this Ready-to-Read value pack are: The Innings and Outs of Baseball The Thrills and Chills of Amusement Parks Pulling Back the Curtain on Magic! The Sugary Secrets Behind Candy The Cool Story Behind Snow How Airplanes Get from Here…to There!
Author: Chris Taylor
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2015-10-06
Genre: Performing Arts
"[A] tour de force.... Taylor's research is staggering, and even fans who believe they know all there is to know about the film franchise will find much to learn--and savor." --Associated Press In How Star Wars Conquered the Universe, veteran journalist Chris Taylor traces the Star Wars series from the difficult birth of the original film through its sequels, the franchise's death and rebirth, the prequels, and the preparations for a new trilogy. Taylor provides portraits of the friends, writers, artists, producers, and marketers who labored behind the scenes to turn Lucas's idea into a legend. He also jousts with modern-day Jedi, tinkers with droid builders, and gets inside Boba Fett's helmet, all to find out how Star Wars has attracted and inspired so many fans for so long. An energetic, fast-moving account of this creative and commercial phenomenon, How Star Wars Conquered the Universe explains how a filmmaker's fragile dream beat out a surprising number of rivals and gained a diehard, multigenerational fan base--and why it will be galvanizing our imaginations and minting money for generations to come.
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A live T-Rex? Raptors in the garden? . . . Impossible! That's what Marlin Maxton thinks, until a visit to a museum where he discovers a dinosaur display with an incredible secret. There he finds a forgotten room, filled with dusty old dinosaur models. To his astonishment and delight his interest sparks the sleeping creatures into life! The Dinoteks are awesome, antique machines that have lain forgotten for years. When they wake they prove to be even more impressive than their prehistoric predecessors--they can talk, think, feel, and work together as a team. Best of all, they befriend Marlin, and together the boy and the dinosaurs embark on a series of thrilling adventures, the first being to escape from their enemies--hunting humans who fear the Dinoteks and want to destroy them. Perfect for fans of animal stories, science fiction, adventure, and mystery books, this fast-paced and action-packed story has enough peril to keep the story exciting without scaring younger readers. Bonus puzzles and activities appear at the end of the book.