Nefertiti, the Spidernaut: The Jumping Spider Who Learned to Hunt in Space

THE AMAZING VOYAGE OF NEFERTITI, THE SPIDERNAUTMost spiders spin a web and passively wait for prey to come to them. Jumping spiders, by contrast, actively hunt by jumping to catch...

I Want a Cat My Opinion Essay

I Want a Cat: My Opinion EssayBy Darcy Pattison, Illustrated by Ewa O'NeillHurrah for Essays! All writing lessons should be this much fun.When cousins Mellie and Dennis decide to...

The Scary Slopes

Brooke and her family are headed to the mountains for vacation. Brooke wants to snowboard, but she is scared. Her sister, Amy, isn't scared at all. Will Brooke be able to face her...

Pollen Darwin's 130-Year Prediction

Junior Library Guild selectionHow long does it take for science to find an answer to a problem?On January 25, 1862, naturalist Charles Darwin received a box of orchids. One...

Clang! Ernst Chladni's Sound Experiments

Like Bill Nye, the Science Guy today, Chladni popularized science. But during his work as an entertainer, he struggled to find the time and finances do actual research. This story...

Kell and the Horse Apple Parade

Kell and the Horse Apple Paradeby Darcy Pattison, illustrated by Rich DavisALIENS FOR KIDS! Chapter Book Series for Boys and Girls: Book 2 Fun and Humor: Super Heroes, Super...

Wisdom, the Midway Albatross

WISDOM, THE MIDWAY ALBATROSS: Surviving the Japanese Tsunami and Other Dangers for Over 60 Yearsby Darcy Pattison, illustrated by Kitty HarvillWisdom, the Midway...

Rosie the Ribeter The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calavaras County

Who holds the world record triple jump record — for bullfrogs?Rosie, the Ribeter.She set the record in May 1986 at 21 feet 5 3/4 inches.Her record has stood for over 30...

Wonky A Robotics Club Story

It's the first day of school. Howie is worried. Will he find a friend? With high hopes, Howie goes to robotics club. But no one chooses him as a partner.Then Lincoln bounds into...

My Dirty Dog My Informative Essay

When the family gathers for Grandma's birthday, they spend the day at the local K-9 Karnival. Cousins Dennis and Mellie get their faces painted, learn how to give a dog a bath,...

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