Frank, Angela, Ralph and Keith, known together as the Black Hand Gang, prove their skill as detectives during four exciting episodes in which they uncover a forger, capture a burglar and enlist the aid of the local police when things get a bit sticky. Every story has illustrations which provide the clues discovered by the Gang. All the necessary clues are shown so you can be a detective with them. But you have to be sharp to keep up with the Black Hand Gang! As the Gang tracks down the criminals, you can keep a score of clues you get right and add them up at the end of the book.
Four mysteries are solved by a group of children who call themselves the Black Hand Gang. Each one-page episode is accompanied by a picture riddle.
This is the perfect book for the young person who wants to know how things work, and why they work: more than 200 simple experiments that are not only entertaining but educational. As the experimenter learns to light a fire with ice, to create rain indoors, to use a wrist watch as a compass, he also learns about astronomy, botany, chemistry, physics; he is gently introduced to the principles of electricity and magnetism, heat, light, sound, gravity, momentum and inertia, and even the human senses. Each project is illustrated and includes clear instructions and explanations of cause and effect. Each is safe and easy to do, and the only equipment and materials necessary are simple tools and ordinary household articles. Children of all ages - and their parents too - will find that this book both stimulates and satisfies their curiosity.
Author: Todd Strasser
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
In the middle of the night Garrett is taken from his home to Harmony Lake, a boot camp for troubled teens. Maybe some kids deserve to be sent there, but Garrett knows he doesn't. Subjected to brutal physical and psychological abuse, he tries to fight back, but the battle is futile. He won't be allowed to leave until he's admitted his "mistakes" and conformed to Harmony Lake's standards of behavior. And there's no way to fake it. Beaten, humiliated, and stripped of his pride, Garrett's spirit is slowly ebbing away. Then he hears whispers of an escape plot. It's incredibly risky -- if he's caught, the consequences will be unthinkable -- but it may be his only way out. In this tense, riveting novel, award-winning YA author Todd Strasser reveals what really goes on in highly secretive -- and notoriously dangerous -- boot camps, a stealth prison system where any teenager under the age of eighteen can be imprisoned at his parents' whim.
My Happy Life
Author: Rose Lagercrantz
Publisher: Gecko Press
A sweet, funny illustrated chapter book about a young girl with a lot of optimism—even if sometimes life makes it hard to be happy. Dani is probably the happiest person she knows. She's happy because she's going to start school. Dani has been waiting to go to school her whole life. Then things get even better—she meets Ella. After that, Dani and Ella do everything together. They stick together through wet and dry, sun and rain, thick and thin. But then something happens that Dani isn't prepared for . . .
The Queen's Necklace
Author: Antal Szerb
Publisher: Pushkin Press
In August 1785, Paris buzzed with a scandal that had everything—an eminent churchman, a female fraudster, a part-time prostitute and the hated Queen herself. Its centrepiece was the most expensive diamond necklace ever assembled, and the tangle of fraud, folly, blindness and self-delusion it provoked. The humiliation the affair brought on the royal family contributed to their appalling deaths in the Revolution just four years later. In this unusual, witty and often surprising version of the story, the great Hungarian novelist Antal Szerb takes the narrative as a standpoint from which to survey the entire age—including aspects of it seldom considered by more orthodox historians. The author’s vast knowledge is worn very lightly and the book teems with amusing anecdotes, but it is, at heart, a deeply personal work, a remarkable gesture of defiance against the brutal world in which it was written.
Author: Colleen Hoover
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
When she discovers that her boyfriend is cheating on her, Sydney, a 22-year-old college student, must decide what to do next, especially when she becomes captivated by her mysterious neighbor Ridge. Original.
Author: Martin Oliver
Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books
Introducing a compendium of weird, wacky and wonderful facts that are essential for every boy to know. The Boys' Miscellany is crammed with fascinating facts and tremendous truths. There's a list of superhero sidekicks, details of dangerous dolphins, tales of meat-eating plants, a roll call of infamous outlaws and much, much more. This book is packed with nuggets of information that boys won't be able to live without.
Fantasy fiction. When they were first published, THE HOBBIT and THE LORD OF THE RINGS became instant classics. Treasured by readers young and old, these works of sweeping fantasy, steeped in unrivalled magic and otherworldliness have sold more than 150 million copies around the world. This new boxed set contains both titles and features brand new cover designs. It offers readers a new opportunity to discover Tolkien's remarkable world of Middle-earth and to follow the complete story of Bilbo Baggins and the Hobbits' part in the epic quest for the Ring beginning with Bilbo's fateful visit from Gandalf and culminating in the dramatic climax between Frodo and Gollum atop Mount Doom.
Das Thema Ritter und Burgen begeistert Kinder - und mit dem beliebten Drachen Kokosnuss das spannende und lustige Abenteuer um den schwarzen Ritter zu bestreiten, macht allen Spass: In grosser Schrift, reich bebildert, mit Kapitelgliederung, und den praktischen Vokabelhilfen, übersichtlich eingeklinkt neben dem Text, erweitern geübtere Leser ihren Grundwortschatz und erlesen ihr erstes grösseres Englisch-Abenteuer. (Verlagstext).
Akame ga KILL! ZERO
Publisher: Yen Press LLC
Though their comrades dealt a blow to the Oarburghs, Akame, Kurome, and Natala remain at Mera's mercy. While the Oarburghs' leader has no sympathy to spare for Natala-or any man, for that matter-she offers her female captives a chance to learn the truth. Recognizing Akame's doubts, Mera takes the young assassin around the Empire to see the suffering of its people firsthand, but will Akame be willing to open her eyes...?