The prime directive has been changed and four billion robots with atomic blasters are poised to take over the universe. Only Robbie Packford, Earth boy and grade six math nerd, can stop them. But when Robbie drinks the secret formula that is supposed to make him invincible, he turns into a mythical creature from the planet Kerbosky with a disturbing craving for raw meat. Will Robbie reach the nerve center in time to save planet Earth from destruction? And what do four billion not nice robots have to do with the chances of the Vancouver Canucks winning the Stanley Cup anyway?
Keegan and Alex are the only kids in Leamington who haven't volunteered to help out with the town's annual tomato festival. In an attempt to teach them a sense of responsibility, their fathers put them in charge of the tomato toss. The boys decide it's their responsibility to add a little excitement to the event. They exchange the traditional wooden targets for human targets and, before they know it, they are running the most popular event at the fair. The excitement may be too much for the sleepy town and soon the tomato toss is taken to the streets.
When grade-eight science-project time rolls around, J.J. Murphy skips the beakers and the papier mâché and dives into research about jerks. And idiots. But mostly jerks. By his own estimation, his science project, On a Scale from Idiot to Complete Jerk, is groundbreaking, exhaustive, highly scientific and seriously worthy of bonus marks. Beginning with the dawn of humankind and concluding conclusively with a very cool pie chart, the project dissects the elements of jerkosity through extensive case studies and scientific illustrations. It explores the who, what, when, why and how of jerks and, more important, peppers the lively research with sciencey-looking graphs and charts that reveal a lot about J.J., his family and friends, and the jerks of this world.
Wouldnt it be fun to live in a tree house? This book explores adventure homes in a fun and humorous layout. Through a narrative format, students examine problems and solutions that arise when building an adventure homeon or off the ground!
This book teaches readers how to plan and write fractured fairy tales. They will discover what a fractured fairy tale is, how to prepare a plot outline, develop characters, revise and edit the story, and write a final draft of the narrative. A variety of activities provide hints and tips along the way to support the development of characters, clear event sequences, plot elements, and the overall creative writing process.
Thanks to whimsical illustrations and everyday examples, kids can finally discover the true meanings behind such weird idioms as 'You're clean as a whistle!'
Loads of quirky, cool, and astonishing facts about the human body.
Loads of quirky, cool, and astonishing facts about the U. S. military, including weapons, wars, and military people.
Loads of quirky, cool, and astonishing historical facts, including famous Americans, American firsts, the U.S. government, and forgotten ideas and plans.
Loads of quirky, cool, and astonishing facts about America's presidents, including presidential firsts, White House trivia, and presidential hobbies.
Loads of quirky, cool, and astonishing weather facts, including lightning, blizzards, and storms.
Loads of quirky, cool, and astonishing facts about some of the grossest stuff on Earth.
Loads of quirky, cool, and astonishing facts about some of the world's greatest inventions.
Loads of quirky, cool, and astonishing facts about some of the spookiest things on Earth, including creepy-crawlies, monsters, aliens, and ghosts.
Loads of quirky, cool, and astonishing facts about the world of science, including outer space, physics, elements, numbers, and scientists.
Loads of quirky, cool, and astonishing facts about all kinds of sports.
People have been racing anything and everything for thousands of years. This fun, informative book focuses on some of the most interesting, from lawnmower racing to frozen marathons.
Enter the world of the weirdest sports records! From the largest dodgeball game to the fastest round of golf, this book has it all.
What kinds of competitions do other countries have? Well, how about unicycle polo? Or Finland's famous wife-carrying contest? Read about some of the strangest world sports inside!
Throwing and kicking things have long been part of competitive sports. Now read about some of the weirdest sports in this category--from caber tossing to the Alaskan high-contest.
From bog snorkeling to kayaking over waterfalls, this exciting book has lots of strange water sports from around the world.
Loads of quirky, cool, and astonishing facts about Planet Earth, including volcanoes, oceans, caves, and plants.
Thanks to whimsical illustrations and everyday examples, kids can finally discover the true meanings behind some of the world's strangest idioms, such as 'That's the last straw.'
Why did the astronaut take a mop into space? To clean up the stardust! How is a telephone like the planet Saturn? They both have rings! Kids are sure to enjoy reading and telling these out-of this-world jokes.
Where do ghosts go swimming? Why is tennis such a noisy game? How do robins get in shape? Just how many sports jokes can you get into one book? You'll soon discover the answers to all these questions! This book will keep your fellow fans giggling throughout the game!