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On a Scale from Idiot to Complete Jerk

Alison Hughes (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459804852

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.

How to Write a Fractured Fairy Tale

Nel Yomtov (author), Kathleen Petelinsek (illustrator)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781624312526

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.

You Let the Cat Out of the Bag! (And Other Crazy Animal Sayings)

Cynthia Klingel (author)Mernie Gallagher-Cole (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781609541293

Thanks to whimsical illustrations and everyday examples, kids can finally learn the true meanings behind such peculiar idioms as 'Great! You let the cat out of the bag!'

You're Clean as a Whistle! (And Other Silly Sayings)

Cynthia Klingel (author) Mernie Gallagher-Cole (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781609541309

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!'

The Unbelievable Origins of Snake Oil and Other Idioms

Arnold Ringstad (author) Dan McGeehan (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781614733355

Explains the meaning and origin of a selection of English language idioms, using each in a sentence.

The Thrilling Sources of Push the Envelope and Other Idioms

Arnold Ringstad (author) Dan McGeehan (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781614733393

Explains the meaning and origin of a selection of English language idioms, using each in a sentence.

The Over-the-Top Histories of Chew the Scenery and Other Idioms

Arnold Ringstad (author) Dan McGeehan (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781614733379

Explains the meaning and origin of a selection of English language idioms, using each in a sentence.

The Peculiar Stories Behind Raining Cats and Dogs and Other Idioms

Arnold Ringstad (author) Dan McGeehan (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781614733386

Explains the meaning and origin of a selection of English language idioms, using each in a sentence.

The Intriguing Sources of Hold Your Horses and Other Idioms

Arnold Ringstad (author) Dan McGeehan (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781614733362

Explains the meaning and origin of a selection of English language idioms, using each in a sentence.

The Shocking Stories Behind Lightning in a Bottle and Other Idioms

Arnold Ringstad (author) Dan McGeehan (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781614733348

Explains the meaning and origin of a selection of English language idioms, using each in a sentence.

The Bizarre Origins of Kangaroo Court and Other Idioms

Arnold Ringstad (author) Dan McGeehan (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781614733324

Explains the meaning and origin of a selection of English language idioms, using each in a sentence.

The Compelling Histories of Long Arm of the Law and Other Idioms

Arnold Ringstad (author) Dan McGeehan (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781614733331

Explains the meaning and origin of a selection of English language idioms, using each in a sentence.

That's the Last Straw! (And Other Weird Things We Say)

Cynthia Amoroso (author) Mernie Gallagher-Cole (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781609735227

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.'

It's a Long Shot! (And Other Strange Sayings)

Cynthia Amoroso (author) Mernie Gallagher-Cole (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781609735210

Thanks to whimsical illustrations and everyday examples, kids can finally discover the true meanings behind some of the world's strangest idioms, such as 'It's a long shot.'

I'm All Thumbs! (And Other Odd Things We Say)

Cynthia Amoroso (author) Mernie Gallagher-Cole (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781609735203

Thanks to whimsical illustrations and everyday examples, kids can finally discover the true meanings behind some of the world's strangest idioms, such as 'I'm all thumbs.'

Hold Your Horses! (And Other Peculiar Sayings)

Cynthia Amoroso (author) Mernie Gallagher-Cole (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781609735197

Thanks to whimsical illustrations and everyday examples, kids can finally discover the true meanings behind some of the world's strangest idioms, such as 'Hold your horses.'

Go Fly a Kite! (And Other Sayings We Don't Really Mean)

Cynthia Klingel (author) Mernie Gallagher-Cole (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781609541286

Thanks to whimsical illustrations and everyday examples, kids can finally uncover the true meanings behind such odd idioms as 'Oh, go fly a kite.'

Don't Look a Gift Horse in the Mouth! (And Other Weird Sayings)

Cynthia Klingel (author) Mernie Gallagher-Cole (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781609542399

Thanks to whimsical illustrations and everyday examples, kids can finally discover the true meanings behind such weird idioms as 'Don't look a gift horse in the mouth!'

Break a Leg! (And Other Odd Things We Say)

Cynthia Klingel (author) Mernie Gallagher-Cole (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781609542382

Thanks to whimsical illustrations and everyday examples, kids can finally discover the true meanings behind such odd idioms as 'Break a leg!'

Ack! There's a Bug in My Ear! (And Other Sayings That Just Aren't True)

Cynthia Klingel (author) Mernie Gallagher-Cole (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781609541279

Thanks to whimsical illustrations and everyday examples, kids can finally discover the true meanings behind some of the world's strangest idioms, such as 'Put a bug in one's ear.'

Dunces Anonymous

Kate Jaimet (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781554690985

Josh Johnson's mother wants him to run for class president. Josh just wants to run and hide. If only there were a club to help downtrodden eleven-year-olds escape their parents' ambitions! But since no such club exists, Josh has to invent one -- he calls it Dunces Anonymous, and before he knows it, the membership is up to three. Magnolia and Wang help Josh lose the school presidential election, but that's just the beginning of the club's activities. Magnolia, pressured by her mom into trying out for the role of Juliet in the school's play, finds herself fending off the advances of an overly amorous Romeo. Wang's father has forced him to join the school chess club, but Wang desperately wants to take fencing lessons instead. As the three friends try to free Magnolia from the school play, liberate Wang from the chess club and get rid of horrible Stacey Hogarth, who has vowed to become the new president of Dunces Anonymous, they realize that they all have talents -- if only their parents could see them.

Destination Human

K. L. Denman (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459803732

Chloe thinks of herself as a normal teenage girl—if there's any such thing—until a formless alien being inhabits her body. The being is named Welkin and claims to be a Universal. Welkin has entered Chloe's body as part of a school project. Chloe agrees to let this weirdo observe her life for three days as long as Welkin doesn't interfere. Welkin tries to respect the non-interference portion of the agreement. But Welkin's stream of alien commentary as Chloe deals with boys, her coach and math homework has a comic, and sometimes enlightening, impact on Chloe's life.

All-Season Edie

Annabel Lyon (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781551437156

Eleven-year-old Edie Jasmine Snow has a "perfect" thirteen-year-old sister, two loving parents, and a cat named Dusty. She also has a grandmother she suspects is a witch and a grandfather who insists on calling her Albert. Framed by family summer vacations at the lake, All-Season Edie follows Edie through a tumultuous year in which her beloved grandfather becomes ill. In the face of family tragedy, Edie tries to practice witchcraft, learns to dance the flamenco, meets the Greek god Zeus doing his Christmas shopping at the mall, ruins the most important party of her sister's life and realizes that her family is both completely strange and absolutely normal.

Tabloidology

Chris McMahen (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781554690107

Take one prankster, put her together with the editor of the world's most boring school newspaper, add one over-worked principal, and you've got a recipe for the most chaotic few weeks in the history of Upland Green Elementary. The unlikely duo of Martin Wettmore, editor and expert grammarian, and Trixi Wilder, prankster extraordinaire, is given the task of improving the pathetic sales of their school newspaper. Martin and Trixi clash over everything from journalistic integrity (Trixi has none) to imagination (Martin has none). But when the paper starts to wreak havoc at the school, Principal Baumgartner shuts it down and assigns Trixi to Saturday morning bus-washing duty. To redeem themselves, Martin and Trixi resolve to create one very special edition of the Upland Green Examiner.

My Name Is Mitch

Shelagh Lynne Supeene (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781551438146

Mitch MacLeod may be the smallest kid in grade six, but he has a great sense of humor and a strong backbone. He can read, sometimes, but never at school when he has to. "You don't know what humiliation is until you have a grade one reading buddy who reads better than you do," he says. But things start to change for Mitch when he creates an opportunity to stand up to Philip, his arch-enemy, when his reading begins to improve, and when his dad, "The Creep," moves back to town.