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Winter has come to Crozet, Virginia, bringing with it a fresh blanket of snow. Harry and her husband, Fair, are hip deep in their usual end-of-the-year activities: distributing food to needy residents and shopping for outfits for the Silver Linings youth organization's annual fundraising gala. (Read more...)
Buried beneath the white stuff are dark secrets from Crozet's past, and Harry and her posse of pet detectives are determined to sniff them out. Two Silver Linings mentors have been found dead in suspicious circumstances. As if that weren't enough to chill the bones of the locals, a pair of severed human fingers has turned up in a pencil jar in the bookkeeper's office at St. Cyril's church.
What does this grisly display have to do with the mysterious disappearance of Harry's high-school Latin teacher, a quarter of a century ago? Maybe it's nothing; but when the animals make another gruesome discovery in the woods behind Harry's farm, it becomes clear that terrible crimes have been committed in Crozet, and somebody has gone to great lengths to cover them up. It's time to stop shoveling snow and start digging for clues.
Frank Einstein loves figuring out how the world works by creating household contraptions that are part science, part imagination, and definitely unusual. (Read more...)
After an uneventful experiment in his garage-lab, a lightning storm and flash of electricity bring two of Frank's inventions, the robots Klink and Klank, to life. Not exactly the ideal lab partners, the wisecracking Klink and the overly expressive Klank nonetheless help Frank attempt to perfect his Antimatter Motor, until Frank's archnemesis, T. Edison, steals Klink and Klank for his evil doomsday plan.
Using real science, Jon Scieszka has created a unique world of adventure and science fiction, an irresistible chemical reaction for middle-grade readers.
This audio collection presents Pete Seeger's spoken words as he captivatingly recounts his most engaging stories, narratives, and poems-set to new music created by nearly 50 musicians from traditions as diverse as African Music, Blues, Bluegrass, Classical Guitar, Folk, Jazz, and Native American Music. (Read more...)
Pete's wisdom and stories reach out to new audiences and into a new technological age. Each piece is unique in sound and emotion and also in how it came together. Jeff Haynes, world-renowned percussionist and producer, has worked closely with Pete to create something spectacular, weaving Pete's words to the music of artists from around the world who would not otherwise have shared a stage with Pete but who have been deeply influenced by him.
Galileo. Newton. Salk. Oppenheimer. Science can change the world... but can it go too far? (Read more...)
Eleven-year-old Ellie has never liked change. She misses fifth grade. She misses her old best friend. She even misses her dearly departed goldfish. Then one day a strange boy shows up. He's bossy. He's cranky.
Weirdly enough, he looks a lot like Ellie's grandfather, a scientist who has always been slightly obsessed with immortality. Could this pimply boy really be Grandpa Melvin? Has he finally found the secret to eternal youth?
With a lighthearted touch and plenty of humor, Jennifer Holm celebrates the wonder of science and explores fascinating questions about life and death, family and friendship, immortality, and possibility.