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Isa's younger sister has cancer and as a result, Isa feels like she's becoming invisible to her family. Everything is spiralling out of control until she stumbles on an actual, magic tree in her family's orchard. The tree seems to make wishes come true. Can Isa figure out how to take care of the tree and find a way to cure her sister?
You won't believe your eyes! This series teaches aspiring magicians to perform amazing optical illusions, disappearing tricks, prop tricks, and card tricks. Simple text, step-by-step instructions, and supporting photos engage and excite young readers.
This series of fun, easy-to-read stories ties into the popular Makers Movement by focusing on problem-solving and hands-on action. With bright, eye-catching art and explanatory side bars with additional information on each topic, these books show kids how to use their hands, their heads, their creativity, and their problem-solving skills to overcome all kinds of challenges. Each book also includes an activity for young makers to try themselves. With the Makers Make It Work series, any kid can be a maker!
Meet Mallory McDonald, a spunky, energetic young girl whose comical exploits and joke-telling will hit the mark with early chapter-book readers.
Riley lives in TropeTown, where everyone plays stock roles in novels. Riley, a Manic Pixie Dream Boy, is sent to group therapy after going off-script. Riley knows that breaking the rules again could get him terminated, yet he feels there must be more to life than recycling the same clichés for readers' entertainment. Then he meets Zelda, a Manic Pixie Dream Girl (Geek Chic subtype), and falls head over heels in love. Zelda's in therapy too, along with several other Manic Pixies. But TropeTown has a dark secret, and if Riley and his fellow Manic Pixies don't get to the bottom of it, they may all be terminated.
In recent years, there has been a sea-change in the perception of marijuana in many countries around the world. In some countries, it is now legal to use marijuana for medical and/or recreational purposes, while in others (such as Saudi Arabia), possession and use of marijuana is still a serious crime. Marijuana Today provides a fact-based, non-sensationalistic examination of the issues associated with marijuana. The series seeks to help students obtain a deeper understanding of marijuana-its chemical components, uses, and consumption methods; its growing medical applications; and its recreational usage, as well as societal views on the use of cannabis and increasing career opportunities in the field.
Anne Frank and Martin Luther King Jr. were born the same year a world apart. Both faced ugly prejudices and violence, which both answered with words of love and faith in humanity. This is the story of their parallel journeys to find hope in darkness and to follow their dreams.
The Marvelous Adventures of Gwendolyn Gray is part fantasy, part dystopia, part steampunk, and all imagination as dreamer Gwendolyn evades thought police, enters a whimsical world, befriends world-jumping explorers and ragtag airship pirates, and fights the evil threatening to erase the new world she loves and her old world that never wanted her.
Follow teens who set out to solve a mysterious event in their town of Mason Falls. From strange online profiles to a baseball team's sudden success to a missing boy, these reality-based mysteries are packed with action and surprising twists. The stories end with clear resolutions that will satisfy reluctant readers while keeping them excited to read the other books in the set.
Oliver Diplexito, the sheltered son of a British industrialist, discovers his family's butler leads a double life. The butler, Mr. Scant, is also known as The Ruminating Claw, a notorious thief. And unbeknownst to the British public, each of the Claw's thefts is actually a strike against villains of the Edwardian era. Scant enlists Oliver in his vigilante crusade, and Oliver begins to bumble his way through the darkest corners of the global criminal underground.