Frightlopedia

Author: Julie Winterbottom
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 9780761189640
Size: 19.78 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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Here’s the book for kids who love scary stuff, whether it’s telling ghost stories around a campfire, discovering the origins of various vampires, monsters, and witches, or reading creepy tales under the covers with a flashlight. Combining fact, fiction, and hands-on activities, Frightlopedia is an illustrated A-Z collection of some of the world’s most frightening places, scariest stories, and gruesomest creatures, both real and imagined. Discover Borneo’s Gomantong Cave, where literally millions of bats, cockroaches, spiders, and rats coexist—in pitch darkness. Learn about mythical creatures like the Mongolian Death Worm—and scarily real ones like killer bees, which were accidentally created by scientists in the 1950s. Visit New Orleans’s Beauregard-Keyes house, where Civil War soldiers are said to still clash in the front hall. Plus ghost stories from around the world, a cross-cultural study of vampires, and how to transform into a zombie with makeup. Each entry includes a “Fright Meter” measurement from 1 to 3, because while being scared is fun, everyone has their limit.

Pranklopedia

Author: Julie Winterbottom
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 9780761176855
Size: 18.30 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Pranklopedia is the young practical joker’s secret weapon, a boisterous collection of over 70 guaranteed-to-amuse (or annoy) pranks to be pulled on friends, siblings, and parents. Discover the Homework Hoax, the Squirting Blister, the Movie Popcorn That Grabs You Back. Pull classic pranks on your siblings, like short-sheeting the bed. Freak out your friends with food pranks: a self-peeling banana, “misfortune” cookies, or ice cream that will make them scream (here’s a hint—it involves instant mashed potatoes). And there are perfect pranks to pull on your parents, including a scheme to “freeze” the family computer. The book includes recipes for fake bird poop, fake dog poop, fake vomit, and fake snot (regular, nosebleed, and wormy varieties). A complete prankster’s guide, Pranklopedia also provides a four-part lesson on how to pull the perfect prank and tells you what to do when pranks go bad: 1. Disappear for a while . . .

Mini Science Fun

Author: Rebecca Felix
Publisher: Lerner Publications
ISBN: 9781512438406
Size: 19.82 MB
Format: PDF
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Imagine a volcano no bigger than a basketball, a tornado you can contain in a jar, and a tiny submarine that can fit in the palm of your hand. You can make each of these and more! No giant laboratory needed to design and create these experiments. Easy-to-follow instructions and detailed photos guide you through making your own miniature science experiments.

Knit Hook And Spin

Author: Laurie Carlson
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 9781613734032
Size: 12.16 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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This easy-to-follow activity book is packed with over 70 projects across a variety of fiber arts including knitting, felting, knotting and braiding, spinning, weaving, crocheting, and dyeing. Kids will learn to felt a bag, braid a rug, weave a tapestry, knit comfy slippers, crochet a belt, make and use natural dyes, and make dozens of other projects. Along the way they'll learn about Viking ships' woolen sails, the history of rope bridges, Japan's yearly Straw Festival, the invention of the spinning machine, and much more.

Who Wins

Author: Clay Swartz
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 9780761185444
Size: 19.62 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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"One can read lengthy biographies of historical figures. Or, with Who Wins?, pit them head-to-head in a Ping-Pong match, hot dog eating contest, or a pie bake-off and actually understand firsthand the strengths and weaknesses, the triumphs and losses of the people who have shaped out world. Interactive, die-cut, and fully illustrated, Who Wins? turns history into a compelling game. With mix-and-match die-cut pages (so each make-your-own matchup includes two historical figures and one wild challenge), readers can flip any of the three panels and match 100 historical figures in 50 competitive head-to-head categories, from mini golf to climbing Mount Everest. Each character is given a short bio and ranked in six categories-bravery, leadership, artistry, wealth, wisdom, and fitness. Let's say Charles Dickens challenges Mother Theresa to a lightsaber duel-will his superior artistry overcome her advantage in bravery and leadership? Or who wins karaoke-Nelson Mandela or Jane Austen? They both certainly have a way with words, but Mandela's over-the-top courage might take the day. Actually there are no right answers-the reader decides and must justify the answer based on the rankings as well as facts from short biographies opposite each character's page. History has never been so much fun"--

The Most Frightening Story Ever Told

Author: Philip Kerr
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780553522112
Size: 13.79 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Roald Dahl meets R. L. Stine in this spine-tingling and hilarious tale from a bestselling author! Billy Shivers doesn’t have a lot of excitement in his life. He prefers to spend his days reading alone in the Hitchcock Public Library. So it is a bit out of character when he finds himself drawn to the Haunted House of Books, and a competition daring readers to survive an entire night spent inside. The Haunted House of Books is a cross between a bookstore and a booby trap. It’s a creaky old mansion full of dark hallways and things that go bump in the night, and the store’s ill-tempered owner, Mr. Rapscallion, only adds to the mystery. But the frights of the store itself are nothing compared to the stories it holds. These stories are so ghastly, so terrifying, so shocking that once you’ve read them, you’ll never be the same. Does Billy dare begin? Do you? “Not for the faint of heart, oscillating between spooky and mysterious, this will appeal to readers looking for a fright.” —School Library Journal