When the spaceship colony Buzz Aldrin spots an ice planet, although it's no good for long-term habitation, it is
a great place for a winter holiday! Armed with skis, snowboards and
sledges, the children are taken for a fun-filled field
trip, which quickly turns to disaster when an avalanche strikes.
Luke, Yuri and Yasmin think that being trapped in
an ice cave is bad enough, but then discover that actually
they're inside the mouth of an enormous alien creature! Will the trio
of young adventurers ever manage to escape? Or will they become
the human equivalent of a frozen TV dinner?
Every time you gaze up into the sky, and no puffy little clouds are in the way, you will see the sun shining brightly by day and the moon surrounded by sparkling stars at night. Can you imagine even one little star might be missing?
The new kid in school accepts a dare—and finds himself facing some spooky and surprising consequences: “[A] page-turner” (Booklist). Matthew Barber thinks that being the new kid in school will be the scariest thing about fourth grade. But is he ever wrong! When the class bully challenges him to spend the night in Healy Elementary, Matthew learns that the rumor of a ghost teacher wandering the halls is more than just a story. And because he has already lost his classmates’ trust by lying about his old school, no one believes the terrifying truth: There is a ghost, and she knows Matthew’s name . . . and she won’t let him rest until she gets what she wants! The Ghost in Room 11 has won the Florida, Iowa, and Oklahoma Children’s Book Awards.
Magically mirthful jokes and riddles for kids who love the young wizard’s world!
Muggle world got you down? Dark Lord actively trying to end you? Horcrux fell into the abyss that is between your couch cushions? Need some laughter but haven’t learned the tickling charm yet? Don’t worry; The Unofficial Harry Potter Joke Book is here to relieve some of the daily stresses that accompany a life of witchcraft and wizardry. “Tom” Riddles, knock-knock jokes, and plenty of puns:How did Ron gas up the flying car? . . . “Expecto petroleum!”How does a Quidditch newbie function? . . . By winging it!What kind of drink do magical parrots like? . . . Pollyjuice!What’s a Thestral’s favorite day of the week? . . . Flyday!
This gut-busting compendium of charming and magical quips pokes fun at some of your favorite characters and scenes from the books and movies. The jokes highlight some of the major characters, including Harry, Hermione, Ron, Hagrid, Dumbledore, and Voldemort, as well as many magical elements from the wizard world!
Featuring hundreds of jokes and more than fifty fantastic illustrations, this joke book provides endless amounts of fun and clean humor for fans of the bestselling series.
“A useful and entertaining guide . . . can be enjoyed by any reader with an interest in mythology, whether they have read The Heroes of Olympus or not.” —Blogcritics
In the ancient world, the gods and their heroic half-blood children were legendary. Now in the modern world, they regain their glory in the pages of Rick Riordan’s captivating novels. Providing everything you’ll need to become a Hero of Olympus, the book looks back at the stories of Percy Jackson while exploring how Riordan hints at but keeps readers guessing what’s in store for Jason, Piper and Leo.
In this handy companion, the Olympic gods are fully detailed, from origin and family relationships to famous tales and an expressive illustration, including:
Zeus • Hera • Poseidon • Athena • Apollo • Aphrodite
The vast array of other gods and fantastical creatures are also cataloged:Atlas—who literally carries the weight of the world on his shouldersKronos—a Titan who swallows his newborn childrenPersephone—a kidnapped goddess who becomes queen of the UnderworldMinotaur—a half-bull, half-man imprisoned in a labyrinthHydra—a poisonous serpent who grows two heads when one is severedSirens—deadly nymphs whose irresistibly beautiful singing lures sailors to their doom
IMPORTANT NOTE TO READERS: This book is an independent and unauthorized fan publication.
The sinister Prankster preys on 12-year-olds in Scott's town. He challenges them to games, with their heart's desire if they win. None of them ever win. None of them ever come back.
Scott accepts the Prankster's challenge in the hope of saving his sister's life. But as the game goes on he realises he's made a terrible mistake. Because losing is bad... but winning could be worse.
Highly readable, exciting books that take the struggle out of reading, Wired Up encourages and supports reading practice by providing gripping, age-appropriate stories for struggling and reluctant readers or those with English as an additional language aged 11+, at a manageable length (80 pages) and reading level (9+). Produced in association with reading experts at CatchUp, a charity which aims to address underachievement caused by literacy and numeracy difficulties.
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