Tips for starting one's own blog, learning how to become a spy, and working to save the planet are a few of the things teens suggested in this interactive guide to avoiding boredom and making each day count, enhanced with fill-in pages, checklists, and adhesive stars. Original.
Designed for public librarians, school media specialists, teachers, and anyone with an interest in supporting teen literacy, this book features 133 nonfiction booktalks to use with both voracious and reluctant teen readers. These booktalks cover a wide and varied range of nonfiction genres, including science, nature, history, biography, graphic novels, true crime, art, and much more. Each includes a set of discussion questions and sample project ideas which could be easily expanded into a classroom lesson plan or full library program. Also included are several guidelines for classroom integration, tips for making booktalks more interactive and interesting, and selections for further reading.
“I had no idea so many god-awful places exist in this world….Catherine Price is a hilarious guide to all that is sucky.” —Novella Carpenter, author of Farm City: the Education of an Urban Farmer Irreverent and compulsively readable, 101 Places Not to See Before You Die highlights desitinations we can all live without--like Jupiter's Worst Moon, an Outdoor Wedding During the 2021 Reemergence of the Great Eastern Cicada Brood, and fan hours at the Las Vegas Porn Convention--while reminding us why we're willing to put up with the bed bugs and the food poisoning and set out to explore the world.
Would you like to have your leg chopped off without anesthetic? Or attend a party with no music? Or brush your teeth with a stick? The odds are, probably not. Perhaps it's time you marveled at the sheer brilliance of inventions. How did we ever end up with: Morse code? X-rays? Toilet paper? In this book, you will discover 101 of the most interesting, most dangerous, and most unnecessary inventions out there. Make something, invent something, or just impress your friends with your increased knowledge about where all those crazy contraptions came from. WARNING: Increased braininess may be only temporary.
Have you ever ... Eaten with chopsticks for a week? Had a shopping trolley race? Helped out for a night at a homeless centre? This book will tell you how. With 101 challenges and targets for readers to try out, work towards or aspire to before reaching 16, this book is jam-packed with lots of great ideas, from the simple and quiet to the extreme and profane. With extreme action, travel, jokes and japes, charitable acts and life skills - there's something for every teen to tick off their 'must do' list.
Tips on Defending Planet Earth Against Alien Invaders, Ninjas, and Zombies
Author: Daniel H. Wilson
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Defend yourself--and your planet--against the onslaught of evil at your door. It goes without saying that robots kill. They hunt, swarm, and fire lasers from their eyes. They even beat humans at chess. So who better to stand with us when the real villains arrive? Movies instruct us that, whether we like it or not, we will one day be under siege by pirates, ninjas, zombies, aliens, and Godzilla. Also great white sharks. And--let's face it--we're not prepared. But with the advice contained in this brilliantly illustrated, ingenious book, you can build your own robot army to fend off hordes of bloodthirsty foes. From common-sense injunctions ("never approach an unfamiliar robot in a militarized zone") to tactical pointers ("low-power radar beats cameras for detecting mummies in a fog-shrouded crypt") to engineering advice ("passive-dynamic exoskeleton suits will increase sprint speeds but not leg strength"), this book contains all the wisdom you'll need to fend off the coming apocalypse. Witty, informative, and utterly original, How to Build a Robot Army is the ideal book for readers of any age.