Pulling Back the Curtain on Magic

Pulling Back the Curtain on Magic Author Sheila Sweeny Higginson
ISBN-10 9781481437028
Release 2015-06-02
Pages 48
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"Did you know that every time a magician uses sleight of hand, he is secretly tracking your eye movements at the same time? How does a magician make a dove appear out of thin air? Amaze your friends with the secrets you learn in this fun, fact-filled Level 3 Ready-to-Read!"--Provided by publisher.



Science of Fun Stuff Ready to Read Value Pack

Science of Fun Stuff Ready to Read Value Pack Author Various
ISBN-10 1481489771
Release 2016-07-26
Pages 288
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Emerging readers will love this Level 3 Ready-to-Read value pack of six Science of Fun Stuff books for the price of four! For an added bonus, take a peek inside for tips to help your child become a reading star! Perfect for emerging readers, the Science of Fun Stuff series is full of engaging stories and quirky facts that will teach you everything you want to know about the behind-the-scenes physics, chemistry, and technology of baseball, amusement parks, magic, snow, candy, and airplanes! A special section at the back of each book includes Common Core–vetted extras on subjects like history, social studies, geography, and math, and there are even fun quizzes so readers can test themselves to see what they’ve learned! Plus, check the inside of the packaging for a bonus set of tips to help your reading star soar to new heights. Included in this Ready-to-Read value pack are: The Innings and Outs of Baseball The Thrills and Chills of Amusement Parks Pulling Back the Curtain on Magic! The Sugary Secrets Behind Candy The Cool Story Behind Snow How Airplanes Get from Here…to There!



Science of Fun Stuff to Go

Science of Fun Stuff to Go Author Various
ISBN-10 1481468685
Release 2016-09-13
Pages 288
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Become an expert on your favorite sports, treats, magic tricks, and more in this fact-tastic boxed set of six nonfiction Level 3 Ready-to-Read books that are part of a series about the science of fun stuff! Full of engaging science and quirky facts, this incredible Science of Fun Stuff collection will teach Level 3 readers everything they want to know about the behind-the-scenes physics, chemistry, and technology of baseball, amusement parks, magic, snow, candy, and airplanes! A special section at the back of each book includes Common Core–vetted extras on subjects like history, social studies, geography, and math, and there’s even fun quizzes so readers can test themselves to see what they’ve learned! Learning science has never been so much fun! Included in this Science of Fun Stuff boxed set are The Innings and Outs of Baseball; The Thrills and Chills of Amusement Parks; Pulling Back the Curtain on Magic!; The Cool Story Behind Snow; The Sugary Secrets Behind Candy; and How Airplanes Get from Here…to There!



Unmasking the Science of Superpowers

Unmasking the Science of Superpowers Author Jordan D. Brown
ISBN-10 9781481467803
Release 2016-09-27
Pages 48
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Hold onto your cape, you’re about to become an expert on the high-flying science behind superpowers in this fact-tastic nonfiction Level 3 Ready-to-Read, part of a series about the science of fun stuff! Did you know that advancements in robotics could soon make super-powered suits a reality? Or that some people have a rare gene that gives them superstrong bones? You’ll learn this and much more as you become an expert on the science behind superpowers. Amaze your friends with all you’ve learned in this engaging, fact-filled Level 3 Ready-to-Read! A special section at the back of the book includes Common Core–vetted extras on subjects like social studies and math, and there’s even a fun quiz so readers can test themselves to see what they’ve learned! Learning science has never been so much fun!



The Sugary Secrets Behind Candy

The Sugary Secrets Behind Candy Author Ellie O'Ryan
ISBN-10 9781481456289
Release 2015-12-22
Pages 48
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Learn the sugar, spice, and science behind your favorite candies in this fact-tastic nonfiction Level 3 Ready-to-Read, part of a series about the science of fun stuff! Did you know there is a lot of science behind making candy? How about that “Red Hots” candies get their heat from a chemical called capsaicin—the same molecule that gives peppers their kick? And when you crunch on Wintergreen Lifesavers, they spark because you are making light with friction similar to the electricity in lightning: You might say you are making a miniature lightning storm in your mouth! Learn about these cool chemical reactions and much more as you become a Science of Fun Stuff Expert on candy! Amaze your friends with all you’ve learned in this engaging, fact-filled Level 3 Ready-to-Read! A special section at the back of the book includes Common Core–vetted extras on subjects like social studies and math, and there’s even a fun quiz so readers can test themselves to see what they’ve learned! Learning science has never been so much fun!



The Thrills and Chills of Amusement Parks

The Thrills and Chills of Amusement Parks Author Jordan D. Brown
ISBN-10 9781481428606
Release 2015-02-17
Pages 48
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Learn the science behind the fun of amusement parks in this fact-tastic nonfiction Level 3 Ready-to-Read, part of a series about the science of fun stuff! Did you know that a rollercoaster does not need an engine or power source of its own? And how exactly does a bumper car go without gas? Young science lovers will flip when they learn about the science behind amusement parks in this fun, fact-filled Level 3 Ready-to-Read! A special section at the back of the book includes Common Core–vetted extras on subjects like geography and math, and there’s even a fun quiz so readers can test themselves to see what they’ve learned!



Looking Up

Looking Up Author Joe Rao
ISBN-10 9781481479196
Release 2017-04-25
Pages 48
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Become an expert on the stars in the sky with this fact-tastic nonfiction Level 3 Ready-to-Read, part of a series about the science of fun stuff! Did you know that comets are sometimes called “hairy stars?” Or that if you saw a sunset on the moon, the sun would look white because the moon doesn’t have an atmosphere? You’ll learn this and much more as you become an expert on the objects in the sky. Plus, this book contains a special section in the back all about the August 2017 total eclipse of the sun that will be visible throughout most of the United States. Amaze your friends with all you’ve learned in this engaging, fact-filled Level 3 Ready-to-Read! There’s even a fun quiz so readers can test themselves to see what they’ve learned! Learning science has never been so much fun!



The Innings and Outs of Baseball

The Innings and Outs of Baseball Author Jordan D. Brown
ISBN-10 9781481428637
Release 2015-02-17
Pages 48
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Learn the fascinating science behind baseball in this fact-tastic nonfiction Level 3 Ready-to-Read, part of a series about the science of fun stuff! Did you know that every time you watch a baseball game, you are watching some great examples of physics in action? Why exactly does the amount of spin on a pitch determine how far a ball can be hit? And what’s the scientific reason that using pine tar on the bat makes it easier to grip? Learn all about the science behind America’s favorite pastime in this fun, fact-filled Level 3 Ready-to-Read! A special section at the back of the book includes Common Core–vetted extras on subjects like anatomy and history, and there’s even a fun quiz so readers can test themselves to see what they’ve learned!



The Magic of Motherhood

The Magic of Motherhood Author Ashlee Gadd
ISBN-10 9780310084617
Release 2017-04-04
Pages 240
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The Magic of Motherhood celebrates your life as a mom—the good stuff, the hard stuff, and everything in between. From the writers behind the popular blog Coffee + Crumbs comes a beautiful new book to remind you of your identity, both as a woman and as a mother. Motherhood can often feel overwhelming and isolating. You find your feelings swinging between joy and uncertainty, intense love and anxiety, laughter and tears. Through it all, you constantly ask yourself, “Am I the only one who feels this way?” The Magic of Motherhood will reassure you that you’re not alone. Full of encouragement, humor, and wisdom that will speak to you right where you are, The Magic of Motherhood is like a long-overdue coffee date with your best girlfriend. In this book you’ll find heartwarming essays about identity, adoption, body image, miscarriage, friendship, faith, infertility, and more. The Magic of Motherhood is a curated collection of honest stories that weave together the love, joy, and magnificent heartache of motherhood. Instead of offering advice, the writers offer something even better: their hearts. The Magic of Motherhood is a love letter to mothers everywhere; it’s a story about the magic that happens in between calm and chaos, the joy that can be found in both beauty and mess, and the valuable lessons we learn about ourselves in between cups of reheated coffee and kitchen tables covered in crumbs. Find a new strength, beauty, and sisterhood you never believed possible in The Magic of Motherhood, an inspiring and encouraging book written for an imperfect, trying-her-best mom just like you.



The Stellar Story of Space Travel

The Stellar Story of Space Travel Author Patricia Lakin
ISBN-10 9781481456258
Release 2016-02-09
Pages 48
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Blast off into a galaxy full of fun with this fact-tastic nonfiction Level 3 Ready-to-Read, part of a series about the history of fun stuff! Did you know that ancient people all over the world looked at the stars and saw constellations? Or that a science fiction author named Jules Verne predicted the first moon landing? Or that astronauts from different countries take turns living on board the International Space Station? Houston, you’re cleared for takeoff and ready to become a History of Fun Stuff Expert on space travel! Amaze your friends with all you’ve learned in this fun, fact-filled Level 3 Ready-to-Read! A special section at the back of the book includes Common Core–vetted extras on subjects like science, social studies, and math, and there’s even a fun quiz so readers can test themselves to see what they’ve learned! Learning history has never been so much fun!



In Such Good Company

In Such Good Company Author Carol Burnett
ISBN-10 9781101904664
Release 2016-09-13
Pages 320
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The New York Times Bestseller Comedy legend Carol Burnett tells the hilarious behind-the-scenes story of her iconic weekly variety series, The Carol Burnett Show. In In Such Good Company, Carol Burnett pulls back the curtain on the twenty-five-time Emmy-Award winning show that made television history, and she reminisces about the outrageously funny and tender moments that made working on the series as much fun as watching it. Carol delves into little-known stories of the guests, sketches and improvisations that made The Carol Burnett Show legendary, as well as some favorite tales too good not to relive again. While writing this book, Carol rewatched all 276 episodes and screen-grabbed her favorite video stills from the archives to illustrate the chemistry of the actors and the improvisational magic that made the show so successful. Putting the spotlight on everyone from her costars to the impressive list of guest stars, Carol crafts a lively portrait of the talent and creativity that went into every episode. With characteristic wit and incomparable comic timing, she details hiring Harvey Korman, Vicki Lawrence, Lyle Waggoner, and Tim Conway; shares anecdotes about guest stars and close friends, including Lucille Ball, Roddy Mcdowell, Jim Nabors, Bernadette Peters, Betty Grable, Steve Lawrence, Eydie Gorme, Gloria Swanson, Rita Hayworth, and Betty White; and gives her take on her favorite sketches and the unpredictable moments that took both the cast and viewers by surprise. This book is Carol's love letter to a golden era in television history through the lens of her brilliant show. Get the best seat in the house for "eleven years of laughter, mayhem, and fun in the sandbox."



Razzle Dazzle

Razzle Dazzle Author Michael Riedel
ISBN-10 9781451672183
Release 2015-10-06
Pages 464
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The story of the rise, fall, and redemption of Broadway—its stars, its biggest shows, its producers, and all the drama, intrigue, and power plays that happened behind the scenes—“unfolds faster than a curtain going up on opening night….A must read” (Kevin Spacey). “A rich, lovely, debut history of New York theater in the 1970s and eighties” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review), Razzle Dazzle is a narrative account of the people and the money and the power that turned New York’s gritty back alleys and sex-shops into the glitzy, dazzling Great White Way. In the mid-1970s Times Square was the seedy symbol of New York’s economic decline. Its once shining star, the renowned Shubert Organization, was losing theaters to make way for parking lots and losing money. Bernard Jacobs and Jerry Schoenfeld, two ambitious board members, saw the crumbling company was ripe for takeover and staged a coup and staved off corporate intrigue, personal betrayals and criminal investigations. Once Jacobs and Schoenfeld solidified their power, they turned a collapsed theater-owning holding company into one of the most successful entertainment empires in the world, spearheading the revitalization of Broadway and the renewal of Times Square. “For those interested in the business behind the greasepaint, at a riveting time in Broadway’s and New York’s history, this is the ticket” (USA TODAY). Michael Riedel tells the stories of the Shubert Organization and the shows that re-built a city in grand style—including Cats, A Chorus Line, and Mamma Mia!—revealing the backstage drama that often rivaled what transpired onstage, exposing bitter rivalries, unlikely alliances, and inside gossip. “The trouble with Razzle Dazzle is…you can’t put the damn thing down” (Huffington Post).



Fooling Houdini

Fooling Houdini Author Alex Stone
ISBN-10 9780062098016
Release 2012-06-19
Pages 320
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From the back rooms of New York City’s age-old magic societies to cutting-edge psychology labs, three-card monte games on Canal Street to glossy Las Vegas casinos, Fooling Houdini recounts Alex Stone’s quest to join the ranks of master magicians. As he navigates this quirky and occasionally hilarious subculture populated by brilliant eccentrics, Stone pulls back the curtain on a community shrouded in secrecy, fueled by obsession and brilliance, and organized around one overriding need: to prove one’s worth by deceiving others. But his journey is more than a tale of tricks, gigs, and geeks. By investing some of the lesser-known corners of psychology, neuroscience, physics, history, and even crime, all through the lens of trickery and illusion, Fooling Houdini arrives at a host of startling revelations about how the mind works--and why, sometimes, it doesn’t.



Photography Q A

Photography Q A Author Zack Arias
ISBN-10 9780133434637
Release 2013-05-30
Pages 312
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For years, editorial and commercial photographer Zack Arias has been a respected and trusted voice in the photography industry. Known for his photography, his teaching, and his ability to connect with photographers, Zack has long had an “open door” approach to discussing his career–the ups and the downs–and in so doing has provided a straightforward and candid look inside the industry. By consistently showing great work and offering helpful advice, he has built a large, loyal readership that looks to him for guidance in navigating the currents of a difficult and dynamic industry. Now, Zack finds yet another way to cut through the noise and offer truly valuable information to those struggling to make their way through the twists and turns of an ever-changing landscape. In Photography Q&A, Zack answers over 100 questions that he fielded directly from the public. These are questions that range across all aspects of the photo industry: gear, marketing, street photography, vision, pricing, branding, light, models, work/life balance, technical advice, and much more. From how to “put yourself out there” and start to get jobs, to how to get paid for those jobs when the client is slow to cut the check–and everything in between– Photography Q&A answers many of the pressing questions that photographers are asking, but until now have not been addressed. The book also includes intermittent “Visual Intermission” sections–where Zack discusses individual images that were milestones in his development as a photographer–as well as worksheets on topics such as pricing and costs that help photographers to “know their numbers.” With all this material, and with insightful, honest answers that come straight from Zack’s experience as a photographer who has seen it all (or at least a lot of it), Photography Q&A is an essential resource for any photographer looking for the real answers to the real questions in the industry today.



The Pursuit of Happiness

The Pursuit of Happiness Author Ruth Whippman
ISBN-10 9781473519602
Release 2016-03-10
Pages 288
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'Essential reading. So funny, so relevant, so fascinating ... I loved it' Marian Keyes 'A whip-sharp British Bill Bryson' Sunday Times When British journalist Ruth Whippman moved to America it seemed that everyone she met was obsessed with one thing: finding happiness. Americans spend more money and energy on becoming happier than anyone on earth, but yet they are some of the least happy people in the developed world. So Ruth sets off on a journey to work out what’s going wrong, and most importantly what lessons we can all learn about what truly makes for a happy life. From nearly falling apart during a controversial self-help course promising total transformation, to investigating a 'happiness city' in the Nevada desert, spending time with the Mormons in Utah to exploring the darker truths behind the positive psychology movement, Ruth tries it all. Along the way she stumbles upon a more effective, less anxiety inducing path to contentment.



Fulfilled

Fulfilled Author Anna Yusim
ISBN-10 9781455596782
Release 2017-06-27
Pages 320
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Are you living the life you thought you always wanted but feel that something is still missing? Do you think you should be happier than you are, considering all that you have? Have you achieved your professional or personal goals but still feel racked with insecurities, anxiety, or depression . . . and can't figure out why? Psychiatrist Anna Yusim knows just how you feel. Not only has she struggled with these feelings herself, but she has also worked with patients upon patients who have expressed the same bewildering concern: they have everything they've always wanted, and yet deep down they don't feel fulfilled. Determined to help herself and her patients, Dr. Yusim spent more than fifteen years studying and conducting research and came to a startling conclusion: this lingering feeling of dissatisfaction coincides with spiritual neglect. Once she helped her patients address their spiritual and psychological needs, she saw radical improvements in their happiness levels and quality of life. Now science is catching up with her innovative approach to therapy as groundbreaking medical research and studies substantiate what Dr. Yusim and many others have suspected for years: spirituality is a powerful path to healing. Drawing from the best in Western medicine, as well as teachings from Kabbalah, Buddhism, and shamanistic traditions, Dr. Yusim has developed a program that marries empirical science and spirituality to help you: Discover your life's true purpose Eliminate self-defeating patterns and roadblocks that are keeping you from living your most authentic life Understand the scientific underpinnings behind "answered prayers" and "random coincidences"-and why having faith in them can change your outlook for the better Appreciate how consciousness shapes your reality and how to harness this understanding to live a life of abundance. Filled with exercises, guided meditations, fascinating scientific research, and inspiring success stories, FULFILLED integrates the best of Western medicine with universal spiritual principles to help you find more meaning, more joy, and more fulfillment in your life.



How This Book Was Made

How This Book Was Made Author Mac Barnett
ISBN-10 1423152204
Release 2016-09-13
Pages 48
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You may think you know how this book was made, but you don't. Sure, the author wrote many drafts, and the illustrator took a long time creating the art, but then what? How'd it get into your hands? Well, open the cover and read through these pages to find out. Just beware of the pirates and angry tiger. New York Times best-selling creators Mac Barnett and Adam Rex reveal the nitty gritty process of making a book . . . with a few unexpected twists along the way! Budding writers and artists will laugh at the mix of reality and the absurd as the story makes its way to a shelf, and a reader.