Arranged around tricks of similar "structure" these step-by-step guides offer easy close-up tricks. Tricks are paired with the history of the top magcians who made them famous. With practice-makes-perfect assurance, children learn that discipline is an art, and art is in fact where magic is concerned, everything!

4-10-17

Describes the life story of a star, introducing red giants, planetary nebulae, supernovas, and black holes. Also discusses different galaxies of the Universe, including the Milky Way. Provides statistics and diagrams.

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"Discusses the life of tigers and profiles different types of tigers, along with providing facts about habitat, hunting practices, diet, and more. Also includes records on tigers"

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Discusses the life of spiders and profiles different species, along with providing facts about habitat, diet, hunting practices, and more.

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4-10-17

Using a high interest approach to history, this book gives readers the thrills that are in the stories espionage world, while illustrating the routines and the continued need for undercover information gathering. Top Secret sidebars offer technology profiles, interesting history, and secret code breaking strategies. Miini-biographies are scattered throughout the text.

4-10-17

An examination of controversial issues and events that have arisen during the ongoing war against Islamic extremists, spotlighting such topics as prisoner treatment and the invasion of Iraq.

4-11-17

An examination of the differences in religious and political beliefs between Western nations and Islamic extremists, as well as the ways in which information is shared and manipulated.

4-11-17

Tales of daring secret operatives and risky plots are not just the stuff of movies. There are real Spies around the World at work every day. This series investigates the espionage agencies of four countries, tracking their histories of intelligence gathering and spotlighting some of the most famous—or infamous—missions and associated participants. Fictional spies from popular culture are contrasted with their real-life counterparts, while historical photos give witness to the true and sometimes incredible actions of everyday spies.

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Describes the origins and techniques of parkour and free running. Describes the differences between the two activities and highlights the founders of the sports, along with how the sport has been highlighted in films and ads.

4-11-17

Describes the types of skills useful for putting on a circus show. Includes step-by-step instructions on basic tricks, stunts, and performances such as juggling, plate spinning, tumbling, acrobatics, clown costumes and performances, and more. Encourages readers to practice and hone their performance skills.

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Provides readers with step-by-step instructions to create innovative crafts using everyday household items. Outlines Origami, weaving, papier-mch and many more fun and easy crafts for children of all ages and abilities. Encourages readers to try all kinds of media and expand their skills. Lists potential careers that crafters have.

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Provides easy-to-follow instructions for many creative art projects including: perspective drawing, photo collage, watercolor painting, and many more. Helps readers develop important artistic skills in a fun and engaging format.

4-11-17

Describes the types of skills needed to do simple magic tricks, and how to train and practice to become a famous magician. Includes step-by-step instructions for preparing props and tips for making the tricks and illusions work the best. Readers will learn card tricks, number tricks, science tricks, and more. Encourages readers to practice and hone their performance skills.

4-11-17

Describes basic cooking skills and techniques, along with several easy recipes from around the world. Includes glossary, tips and tricks, and information on cooking careers.

4-11-17


Using clear, illustrated step-by-step directions, this book explains how to create funky accessories with little bits of fabric, ribbon, buttons, and more. Basic sewing skills are taught, and ideas for other crafts are prompted. Equipment resources and glossary are included.

4-11-17

Using clear, illustrated step-by-step directions, this book explains how to jazz up clothing with bits of fabric, ribbon, buttons, and more. Basic sewing skills are taught, and ideas for other crafts are prompted. Equipment resources and glossary are included.

4-11-17

Describes the drug trafficking process and ways various law enforcement agencies fight the war on drugs. Includes real-life case studies and examples of drug crimes solved around the world.

4-11-17

Gives information on various types of gun crimes and discusses the laws of different countries and their attitude toward guns. Includes real-life examples and case studies of gun crimes around the world.

4-11-17

In this books we watch undercover agents battle juvenle crime. From the tips and technologies law enforcement agencies use to case studies and current issue debates -- these books give readers a world, and its issuesso knowledge, critical thinking and commitment are the result.

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Kidnapping and piracy is one of the fastest growing forms of crime today. Far from being a crime of the past, kidnappers and pirates today regularly extort money by seizing hapless victims on the street or taking command of their boats on the seas. Find out how the criminals operate, and how we can stop them. Inside Crime: Kidnapping and Piracy is part of an exciting new series that takes the reader undercover to explore the real world of crimefighting. Using up-to-date case studies alongside real-life examples of how famous crimes have been solved, Inside Crime gives a vivid portrait of crimefighting today.

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Delves into the world of policing, describing the techniques police officers use to catch criminals and some of the problems the police encounter. Includes real-life examples and in-depth case studies from around the world.

4-11-17

Ever since people have walked, they have dreamed of flying. Prepare to soar in this poetic celebration of dizzying heights and human innovation.

4-12-17

The dynamic story of the Williams sisters, both top-ranked professional tennis players.

Venus and Serena Williams are two of the most successful professional American tennis players of all time. Coached at an early age by their parents, the sisters have both gone on to become Grand Slam title winners. They have both achieved the World Number One ranking in both singles and doubles! Although completely professional and fiercely competitive, the sisters remain close. Who Are Venus and Serena Williams? follows the pair from their early days of training up through the ranks and to the Summer Olympic Games, where they have each won four gold medals—more than any other tennis players.

8-22-17


Follow the amazing journey of Pope Francis, whose warmth and humility have made him beloved around the world.

Jorge Mario Bergoglio, aka Pope Francis, from Argentina, is the first Jesuit pope, the first from the Americas, and the first from the Southern Hemisphere. Since being elected pope he has shown a humbler, less formal approach to his office than his predecessors: a warm style that has been referred to as "no frills." His common touch and accessibility, as well as his insistence that the church be more open and welcoming, has quickly endeared him not only to Roman Catholics but to millions of others around the world.

8-22-17