The One and Only Ivan

Winner of the 2013 Newbery Medal and a number one New York Times bestseller, this stirring and unforgettable novel from popular writer Katherine Applegate celebrates the transformative energy of unforeseen friendship. encouraged by way of the genuine tale of a captive gorilla referred to as Ivan, this illustrated novel is advised from the viewpoint of Ivan himself.

Having spent twenty-seven years at the back of the glass partitions of his enclosure in a shopping center, Ivan has grown familiar with people gazing him. He infrequently thinks approximately his lifestyles within the jungle. as a substitute, Ivan occupies himself with tv, his acquaintances Stella and Bob, and portray. but if he meets Ruby, a toddler elephant taken from the wild, he's pressured to work out their domestic, and his artwork, via new eyes.

In the culture of undying tales like Charlotte's Web and Stuart Little, Katherine Applegate blends humor and poignancy to create an unforgettable tale of friendship, paintings, and wish. This paperback version comprises an author's observe highlighting the variations among the fictitious tale and real occasions, a model of the author's Newbery Medal reputation speech, Ivan's "signature," dialogue questions, and more.

The One and purely Ivan is a robust universal middle name that includes those very important strands and criteria: first-person narrative; author's use of literary units (personification, imagery); tale components (plot, personality improvement, perspective).

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Bridges and Tunnels: Investigate Feats of Engineering with 25 Projects (Build It Yourself)

By Donna Latham

Bridges and tunnels are lifelines
People have tackled probably insurmountable hindrances, together with huge canyons and mountain levels, to layout and build those awesome passageways. Bridges and Tunnels: examine Feats of Engineering invitations young ones a while nine and as much as discover the innovation and actual technological know-how at the back of buildings our international relies on.

Trivia and enjoyable proof illustrate engineering ingenuity and achievements. actions and initiatives inspire young children to benefit concerning the engineering approach and to embody trial and blunder. young children will interact in a hands-on exploration of Newton’s 3rd legislation of movement and of forces that push and pull on buildings. they will make an egg bungee leap and a soda pop can engine. they will test with a triangular toothpick dome, liquefaction, and corrosion. In Bridges and Tunnels: examine Feats of Engineering, kids will discover their very own engineering and development abilities as they bring about numerous bridge models.

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Frogspell (Spell, Book 1)

By C. J. Busby

The 1st in a four-book sequence for more youthful readers set throughout the time of King Arthur. The adventures revisit Camelot, Merlin and Arthur yet with a clean contact, nice characterisation and discussion, and humour. The tales are good plotted, humorous and completely pitched for the more youthful reader. Would-be wizard Max, his sister (who desires to be a knight), funny puppy animal characters - Ferocious, a world-weary rat and Adolphus, an over-enthusiastic younger dragon, come across magic, double-dealing, Morgan le Fay's schemes to win the throne from Arthur, magical quests and extra. different titles coming in 2012: Cauldron Spells, Ice Spell and Sword Spell.

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Secrets of the Swamp

Three brothers are meant to visit a mangrove swamp to take photos of horseshoe crabs for a college undertaking, yet they truly simply are looking to have a few enjoyable. They prove having greater than simply enjoyable – they've got the journey of a lifetime.

In this funny story packed with twists and turns, Alfie, Pacey and Luke observe many mysterious secrets and techniques of the swamp: up-close encounters with flora and fauna gigantic and small, a spooky residence and an underground staircase, plastic birds in a destiny international – and a wierd little guy with an inventive plan…

Contains additional interactive content material, together with a loose pull-out map, a word-puzzle and a scavenger quiz!

Published in partnership with Singapore’s nationwide Parks Board (NParks), secrets and techniques of the Swamp is a rollicking teenagers’ event tale that emphasises the significance of encouraging children’s relationships with nature, and our shared accountability in nurturing the traditional atmosphere round us.

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Attack of the 50-Ft. Cupid (Franny K. Stein, Mad Scientist)

By Jim Benton

Franny's mother says each mad scientist wishes a lab assistant. So for Valentine's Day Franny will get simply that -- a Lab assistant. other than Igor is not a pure Lab. he is additionally half poodle, half Chihuahua, half beagle, half spaniel, half shepherd -- and all thumbs.
Franny is fuming. She does not even need an assistant. what is she alleged to do with a good-for-nothing one like Igor?
And issues get even worse while an enormous, fifty-foot, arrow-shooting cupid starts off inflicting hassle in all places city. Franny understands it really is as much as her -- and simply her -- to save lots of the day. Or is it?

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The Honk of Zagonk

By Pat Hatt

Every year there are historical dragon video games to crown the winner of the Cup of Flames. The younger dragons all sing their own praises their new discovered flame, hoping the cup will sunrise their identify. The 12 months of Zagonk is remembered above all of them. it truly is ceaselessly whispered in dragon corridor. It was once simply because rather than a flame he honked at his dragon online game. no longer anything a dragon used to be identified to do yet away his honk flew. That was once additionally the 12 months the Frost huge brought on the entire dragons worry. yet what occurs while Zagonk brings his honk close to? discover what came about at dragon corridor via including one other booklet from Pat Hatt for your wall.

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Rhyme Stew

By Roald Dahl

A suite of irreverant rhymes that includes characters from fairy stories, fables and nursery rhymes - as you've got by no means noticeable them earlier than! From the tortoise and the hare and Hansel and Gretel to Ali Baba and Aladdin, those conventional tales won't ever look an analogous back after you have had a style of Roald Dahl's hilarious verse and Quentin Blake's certainly energetic illustrations. a creative assortment for older little ones and adults alike, Rhyme Stew bubbles over with Roald Dahl's notable humour and mind's eye.

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Ribsy (Henry Huggins)

By Beverly Cleary

Newbery Medal-winning writer Beverly Cleary offers Henry's puppy, Ribsy, the guts degree during this dog's-eye view of the journey of a life-time.

Good ol' Ribsy's ever-curious brain has continuously gotten him into scrapes, yet this time he could have long gone too some distance. After a comical flip of occasions, Ribsy unearths himself within the mistaken station wagon with the inaccurate childrens. Ribsy will do something to discover Henry, yet there is lots of pleasure available alongside the way—and scoring a landing for a neighborhood highschool crew is simply part of the fun!

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