Mission to Pluto: The First Visit to an Ice Dwarf and the Kuiper Belt Scientists in the Field Series

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HMH Books for Young Readers #ad - In july of 2015 a robotic spacecraft reached Pluto after a nine-and-half-year journey. Follow along with the team of scientists as they build New Horizons, fly it across the solar system, and make new discoveries about a world three billion miles away. Images from the mission show a reddish surface covered in ice-water mountains, moving glaciers, and hints of possible ice volcanoes and an underground ocean.

Pluto is geologically alive and changing!      This addition to the Scientists in the Field series goes where no person or spacecraft has ever gone before. New horizons is the first spacecraft mission to Pluto and revealed its five moons as never before seen.  .

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The Geography Book: Activities for Exploring, Mapping, and Enjoying Your World

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Jossey-Bass #ad - So get ready for a fascinating trip around theglobe. Get to know the earth's many forms with dozens of fun and easyProjects From finding directions by the stars, to mapping your neighborhood, to making an earthquake in a box, you'll have a great time learningabout the world with The Geography Book. Using simple materials you'll be able to find around the house orin your neighborhood, a balloon globe, you'll be able to create things like a giantcompass rose, a contour potato, a map puzzle, anda tornado in a jar.

You'll find out how todetermine location on the Earth, how maps can provide us with awide range of information, how water has helped shape the Earth, how different landforms were created, and much more.

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Medieval Tales

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August House #ad - Czarnota offers solid historical background for each story so that young readers have a framework to enhance the significance of each story. Young readers will be able to imagine themselves pulling Excalibur from the lake, untying the Gordian Knot, or fighting with Roland and the Frankish army. Just who was robin hood? what did william tell do that was so special? Why is Joan of Arc so famous? Author Lorna Czarnota presents medieval tales that answer these questions and many more in a highly entertaining format.

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Knight's Castle Magic series Book 2

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HMH Books for Young Readers #ad - In this knightly realm they can make a difference—and perhaps even save the person they most need to save—if only they are smart and brave enough, if only they are true to their hearts. And that wouldn’t have happened at all if their father hadn’t gotten sick and gone into the hospital. But all of that did happen, his sister, and their cousins find themselves in a bygone world of chivalry and knighthood, and now Roger, of Robin Hood and Ivanhoe.

And that would never have happened if he and his sister, Ann, hadn’t been sent to stay with their bossy cousins for the summer. If the old toy soldier hadn’t come to life, Roger would never have discovered the magic.

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The Mad Wolf's Daughter

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Kathy Dawson Books #ad - Her father, the mad wolf of the north, and her beloved brothers are a fearsome war-band, but now Drest is the only one who can save them. If she frees them, they'll not hesitate to hurt the gentle knight who's become her friend. Drest thought that all she wanted was her family back; now she has to wonder what their freedom would really mean.

Every time she faces a challenge, her five brothers speak to her in her mind about courage and her role in the war-band. So she starts off on a wild rescue attempt, taking a wounded invader along as a hostage. Hunted by a bandit with a dark link to her family's past, desolate forests, aided by a witch whom she rescues from the stake, Drest travels through unwelcoming villages, and haunted towns.

The Mad Wolf's Daughter #ad - Is she her father's daughter or is it time to become her own legend? But on her journey, Drest learns that the war-band is legendary for terrorizing the land. A new york times editors’ choice***a scottish medieval adventure about the youngest in a war-band who must free her family from a castle prison after knights attack her home--with all the excitement of Ranger's Apprentice and perfect for fans of heroines like Alanna from The Song of the Lioness series.

One dark night, drest's sheltered life on a remote Scottish headland is shattered when invading knights capture her family, but leave Drest behind.

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Castle Diary: The Journal of Tobias Burgess, Page

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Candlewick Press #ad - Complete with glossary, and detailed endnotes, index, this is a rich look at medieval life that informs as much as it entertains. Eleven-year-old toby’s vivid diary entries offer an insider’s view of day-to-day castle life, jousting, including tips on etiquette where do you spit at a feast? and exciting descriptions of hunting, and harvesting.

Not many, if any, children’s books on the Middle Ages and castles contain the wealth of information found in this fresh, appealing offering. School library journal starred reviewwhat was it really like to live in a castle? step back to the Middle Ages with CASTLE DIARY: THE JOURNAL OF TOBIAS BURGESS.

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The Castle Corona

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HarperCollins #ad - Spoiled. Long ago and far away. But not just any family. This was a castle that glittered and sparkled and rose majestically above the banks of the winding Winono River: the Castle Corona. And in this castle lived a family. These peasants, though poor and pitiful, were plucky and proud. A pouch whose very contents had the power to unlock secrets and transform lives.

. But not just any pouch. And king guido was so spoiled that neither jewels nor gold nor splendid finery could please him, for what he longed for most was. But not just any castle. Far below this grand, glittering castle lived two peasants. But not just any author. And in possession of a stolen pouch. Sharon creech is a newbery Medal-winning author whose tantalizing tale will not only dazzle and delight but also entertain and excite.

The Castle Corona #ad - . This was the family of King Guido: rich and royal and.

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Ida B: . . . and Her Plans to Maximize Fun, Avoid Disaster, and Possibly Save the World

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Greenwillow Books #ad - She feels her heart getting smaller and smaller and hardening into a sharp, black stone. Applewood believes there is never enough time for fun. That's why she's so happy to be homeschooled and to spend every free second outside with the trees and the brook. Then some not-so-great things happen in her world.

Ida B. Ida b has to go back to that place of Slow but Sure Body-Cramping, Mind-Numbing, Fun-Killing Torture—school. How can things go from righter than right to a million miles beyond wrong? Can Ida B put together a plan to get things back to just-about perfect again? .

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Discovering Great Artists: Hands-On Art for Children in the Styles of the Great Masters Bright Ideas for Learning Book 5

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Bright Ring Publishing #ad - Featuring more than 150 activities, michelangelo, and techniques of the great masters—Van Gogh, this guide teaches the styles, works, Rembrandt, and more.

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Odd and the Frost Giants

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HarperCollins #ad - In his icy, ancient world there is no mercy for an unlucky soul with a crushed foot and no one to protect him. A beautifully illustrated edition of the thrilling, wintry Nordic tale by Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell, who together weave a truly magical story of legend and adventure that will grip and enchant readers from beginning to end.

Odd, a young viking boy, is left fatherless following a raid. Fleeing to the woods, odd stumbles upon and releases a trapped bear…and then Odd's destiny begins to change. The eagle, bear, and fox odd encounters are Norse gods, trapped in animal form by the evil frost giant who has conquered Asgard, the city of the gods.

Odd and the Frost Giants #ad - Now our hero must reclaim thor's hammer, outwit the frost giants and release the gods…First published in 2009, Odd and the Frost Giants has been reimagined by acclaimed artist Chris Riddell in the style of his epic artwork from the New York Times bestselling The Sleeper and the Spindle.

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