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Wright Brothers Nosediving Into History
A hilarious nonfiction look at two of history’s most epic “failures”: the Wright brothers, whose countless crashes ultimately led to groundbreaking success.
Although Orville and Wilbur Wright are celebrated today as heroes for their revolutionary contributions to science and engineering—they are acknowledged as the first men to successfully achieve powered, piloted flight—their success was hard-earned. (Spoiler alert: there were a lot of nosedives involved.) In fact, it took the self-taught engineers years of work and dozens of crashes before they managed a single twelve-second flight!
In this first installment of the brand new Epic Fails series, Ben Thompson and Erik Slader take readers through the Wright brothers’ many mishaps and misadventures as they paved the way for modern aviation.
The Epic Fails series takes a humorous and unexpected view of history, exploring the surprising stories behind a variety of groundbreaking discoveries, voyages, experiments, and innovations, illustrating how many of mankind’s biggest successes are in fact the result of some pretty epic failures.
This title has Common Core connections.
Wrinkle in Time
Madeleine L’Engle’s ground-breaking science fiction and fantasy classic, soon to be a major motion picture.
It was a dark and stormy night; Meg Murry, her small brother Charles Wallace, and her mother had come down to the kitchen for a midnight snack when they were upset by the arrival of a most disturbing stranger.
“Wild nights are my glory,” the unearthly stranger told them. “I just got caught in a downdraft and blown off course. Let me sit down for a moment, and then I’ll be on my way. Speaking of ways, by the way, there is such a thing as a tesseract.”
A tesseract (in case the reader doesn’t know) is a wrinkle in time. To tell more would rob the reader of the enjoyment of Miss L’Engle’s unusual book. A Wrinkle in Time, winner of the Newbery Medal in 1963, is the story of the adventures in space and time of Meg, Charles Wallace, and Calvin O’Keefe (athlete, student, and one of the most popular boys in high school). They are in search of Meg’s father, a scientist who disappeared while engaged in secret work for the government on the tesseract problem.
A Wrinkle in Time is the winner of the 1963 Newbery Medal. It is the first book in The Time Quintet, which consists of A Wrinkle in Time, A Wind in the Door, A Swiftly Tilting Planet, Many Waters, and An Acceptable Time.
A Wrinkle in Time is soon to be a movie from Disney, directed by Ava DuVernay, starring Storm Reid, Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling.
This title has Common Core connections.
Praise for A Wrinkle in Time:
“A Wrinkle in Time is one of my favorite books of all time. I’ve read it so often, I know it by heart. Meg Murry was my hero growing up. I wanted glasses and braces and my parents to stick me in an attic bedroom. And I so wanted to save Charles Wallace from IT.” —Meg Cabot
“A book that every young person should read, a book that provides a road map for seeking knowledge and compassion even at the worst of times, a book to make the world a better place.” —Cory Doctorow
“[L’Engle’s] work is one of the things that made me a writer, a science fiction and fantasy fan, an avid reader. Hers were the first books I read that mixed math and magic, the quest and the quantum.” —Scott Westerfeld
“A Wrinkle in Time taught me that you can tackle even the deepest and most slippery concepts of physics and philosophy in fiction for young readers. It’s a great lesson for all writers, and a tough tesseract to follow.” —David Lubar
“A coming of age fantasy story that sympathizes with typical teen girl awkwardness and insecurity, highlighting courage, resourcefulness and the importance of famiyl ties as key to overcoming them.” —Carol Platt Liebau, author, in the New York Post
“An exhilarating experience.” —Kirkus Reviews
“This imaginative book will be read for a long time into the future.” —Children’s Literature
Books by Madeleine L’Engle
A Wrinkle in Time Quintet
A Wrinkle in Time
A Wind in the Door
A Swiftly Tilting Planet
An Acceptable Time
A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel by Madeleine L’Engle; adapted & illustrated by Hope Larson: A graphic novel adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s ground-breaking science fiction and fantasy classic.
Intergalactic P.S. 3 by Madeleine L’Engle; illustrated by Hope Larson: Visit the world of A Wrinkle in Time in this standalone story!
The Austin Family Chronicles
Meet the Austins (Volume 1)
The Moon by Night (Volume 2)
The Young Unicorns (Volume 3)
A Ring of Endless Light (Volume 4) A Newbery Honor book!
Troubling a Star (Volume 5)
The Polly O’Keefe books
The Arm of the Starfish
Dragons in the Waters
A House Like a Lotus
And Both Were Young
The Joys of Love
Write This Book
Wwe Meet the Champions
Jump into the ring with WWE’s biggest Superstars!
Join The Rock, John Cena, and Sheamus as they battle their rivals. Learn about their signature moves, their greatest victories, and what it takes to make it to Wrestlemania!
DK’s reading scheme is levelled into stages to help every child progress and become a confident reader. This Level 2 book features engaging and highly illustrated topics with true kid appeal. Lively narrative spreads are supported with captions and annotations to get young readers excited about three of WWE’s most well known stars.
With longer sentence structures and increasingly complicated vocabulary and terminology, Meet the Champions draws on the exciting world of sports entertainment to engage fans and help them build their literacy skills and develop their confidence in reading alone.
Wwe Ultimate Superstars Guide
The complete guide to WWE’s biggest Superstars–past and present–including John Cena, Charlotte Flair, The Rock, André the Giant, Sasha Banks, and more. Features the latest information about competitors from RAW, SmackDown, and NXT.
Page-by-page profiles of more than 200 of the biggest Superstars from sports entertainment history are packed with facts, trivia, and behind-the-scenes information. “Super Stats” boxes detail information on each Superstar, including career highlights and wins. The brand-new guide profiles popular competitors, from Hall of Famers to rising up-and-coming stars. Feature boxes highlight the Superstars’ most fascinating and strangest moments in the ring. Each entry includes a stunning photograph and action scene. Check out all the latest on Becky Lynch, Big Show, Sting, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Roman Reigns, Shawn Michaels, Seth Rollins, and other favorite Superstars.
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Wwe: How to Win in the Ring
Could you make it big in the most famous sports entertainment brand on the planet?
Join the biggest names in WWE as they entertain the crowd and battle their rivals. Find out about their best moves, their epic team-ups, and what happens when friends become enemies.
DK’s reading program is leveled into stages to help every child progress and become a confident reader. This Level 2 book features engaging and highly illustrated topics with true kid appeal. Lively narrative spreads are supported with captions and annotations to get young readers excited about what it takes to be a WWE Superstar.
With longer sentence structures and increasingly complicated vocabulary and terminology, How to Win in the Ring draws on the exciting world of sports entertainment to engage fans and help them build their literacy skills and develop their confidence in reading alone.
Wwe: How to Be a Wwe Superstar
Find out what it takes to be a top WWE Superstar in DK Readers L2: WWE: How to Be a WWE Superstar.
Discover how the WWE Superstars prepare for the ring, work their way to the main event, and become WWE Champions. With inspirational photos of some of the most beloved Superstars, young readers will love diving into the world of WWE with DK Readers L2: WWE: How to Be a WWE Superstar.
Perfect for 5-7 year olds beginning to read fluently with support, Level 2 titles contain carefully selected photographic images to complement the text, providing strong visual clues to build vocabulary and confidence. Additional information spreads are full of extra fun facts, developing the topics through a range of nonfiction presentation styles such as diagrams and activities.
All WWE programming, talent names, images, likenesses, slogans, wrestling moves, trademarks, logos and copyrights are the exclusive property of WWE, Inc. and its subsidiaries. All other trademarks, logos and copyrights are the property of their respective owners. © 2017 WWE, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Fiercely funny, honest, and poignant, this story of a growth spurt gone wrong is perfect for readers who love Becky Albertalli and Jesse Andrews.
“XL is going to be huge! I loved Will Daughtry at every height. You will too.” –Julie Buxbaum, bestselling author of Tell Me Three Things and What to Say Next
WIll Daughtry is a late bloomer–at least, that’s what everyone tells him. On his sixteenth birthday, Will is just shy of five feet, and he is bitterly resigned to being tiny forever. His only comforts are his best friend and stepbrother, Drew (6’3″), and their pal Monica (5’10”), the girl Will’s been quietly pining for since fifth grade. Everyone else literally overlooks him. But with them, he feels whole. That is, until things take an unexpected turn, and he realizes he’s really and truly on his own.
That’s when he starts to grow. And grow fast. Astonishingly fast. For the first time, Will’s happy with his stature, and the world’s at his feet (for a change). People see him differently; more important, he sees himself differently. But the highest heights come with some low, low lows, and his most precious relationships suffer excruciating growing pains. Will has to figure out what to do with himself–and all of this new “himself” he never expected to have.
“Outsized in heart and humanity, XL is destined to become a classic.” –GILLIAN FLYNN, bestselling author of Gone Girl and Sharp Objects
Xo Ox a Love Story
For some time now I have wanted to write a letter to say how much I admire you. You are so graceful and fine. Even when you are running from tigers you are like a ballerina who is running away from tigers.
I think that what I’m trying to say is that I love you.
And so begins an epic, if initially unrequited, love affair between a graceful gazelle and a clumsy, hapless ox. Romance will never be the same.
Adam Rex’s hilarious, sweet, and at times heartbreaking letters between a hopelessly romantic ox and a conceited, beautiful gazelle are paired perfectly with Scott Campbell’s joyful illustrations to bring you a romance for the ages.
A Neal Porter Book
Year Down Yonder
A Newbery Medal Winner
Richard Peck’s Newbery Medal-winning sequel to A Long Way from Chicago
Mary Alice’s childhood summers in Grandma Dowdel’s sleepy Illinois town were packed with enough drama to fill the double bill of any picture show. But now she is fifteen, and faces a whole long year with Grandma, a woman well known for shaking up her neighbors-and everyone else! All Mary Alice can know for certain is this: when trying to predict how life with Grandma might turn out . . . better not. This wry, delightful sequel to the Newbery Honor Book A Long Way from Chicago has already taken its place among the classics of children’s literature.
“Hilarious and poignant.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review
A Newbery Medal Winner
A New York Times Bestseller
An ALA Notable Book
An ALA Best Book for Young Adults
A Booklist Best Book of the Year
A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year