Discover the bone-chilling adventures that made Goosebumps one of the bestselling children's book series of all time. Now with all-new bonus materials! Camp Jellyjam is no ordinary sports camp. The counselors seem a little TOO happy. And why are they so obsessed with winning? It might have something to do with the hideous, slimy discovery lurking in the darkness.... It's our ninth fan-favorite prequel to R.L. Stine's blockbuster Goosebumps HorrorLand series. Now with all-new bonus features including an author interview, bizarre sports trivia, and more!
It's a whole new ride from master of horror and bestselling author R.L. Stine--with a story so fiendish that it can't be contained to just one book! Boone and Heather are psyched for summer camp. The legends of man-eating snakes and disappearing campers are hisss-terical! Sure, it's strange that the camp lotion makes their skin peel, but there's a good explanation, right? Right?! Things get even wrose when Boone joins the other eleven Very Special--And Very Terrified!--Guests at HorrorLand. There's something Very Wrong about a bumper-car ride called the R.I.P.P.E.R...
Contemporary American horror literature for children and young adults has two bold messages for readers: adults are untrustworthy, unreliable and often dangerous; and the monster always wins (as it must if there is to be a sequel). Examining the young adult horror series and the religious horror series for children (Left Behind: the Kids) for the first time, and tracing the unstoppable monster to Seuss's Cat in the Hat, the author aims to shed new light on the problematic message produced by the combination of marketing and books for contemporary American young readers.
The infamous, Most Wanted Goosebumps characters are out on the loose and after you. Kelli and Shawn Anderson are not excited about having to move to another state - especially because their new home is directly next to a giant swamp. But their dad is a scientist and he's going down there to study the local flora and fauna. Unfortunately for Kelli and Shawn, there seem to be some very strange creatures that live around their house. They keep hearing about the legend of the Shaggedy, an ancient beast that lives far below the surface of the swamp and can cause a whole lot of damage. Can Kelli and Shawn convince their dad to move back home before it is too late?
Word search puzzles don’t get much better than this.”—Will Shortz, Puzzlemaster for National Public Radio Mark Danna—whose earlier Word Search Puzzles for Kids was a huge success—has come up with even more smart search challenges to delight brainy youngsters. What makes them so special? First, the letters in every grid form a picture, so instead of ho-hum squares, children get lively shapes. Then, the puzzles feature a few additional twists. Three of the searches don’t have word lists, for examp≤ the puzzler has to create them from a series of clues. And finally, each puzzle has a hidden message: once kids have circled all the correct phrases, the uncircled letters will spell out a silly quote, fun fact, or punch line to a “punny” riddle.
Why do so many world-changing insights come from people with little or no related experience? Charles Darwin was a geologist when he proposed the theory of evolution. And it was an astronomer who finally explained what happened to the dinosaurs. Frans Johansson’s The Medici Effect shows how breakthrough ideas most often occur when we bring concepts from one field into a new, unfamiliar territory, and offers examples how we can turn the ideas we discover into path-breaking innovations.
The Surrender of Privacy and the Capitalization of Intimacy
Author: Thomas P. Keenan
Publisher: Greystone Books
“Technology is rapidly moving into our bodies,” writes cyber expert Keenan, “and this book gives a chilling look ahead into where that road may lead us – on a one way trip to the total surrender of privacy and the commoditization of intimacy.” Here is the definitive dissection of privacy-eroding and life-invading technologies, coming at you from governments, corporations, and the person next door. Take, for example, “Girls Around Me”: a Russian-made iPhone App that allowed anyone to scan the immediate vicinity for girls and women who checked in on Foursquare and had poorly secured Facebook profiles. It combined this information in a way never intended by the original poster. Going to a Disney theme park? Your creepy new “MagicBand” will alert Minnie Mouse that you’re on the way and she’ll know your kid’s name when you approach her. Thinking about sending your DNA off to Ancestry.com for some “genetic genealogy”? Perhaps you should think again: your genetic information could be used against you. With security scares like the Heartbleed bug (which compromised even supposedly safe internet behemoths like Google and Yahoo!) becoming more commonplace, this book is a must-read for anybody who values their privacy in a wired world.
Wish that summer would never end? Not THIS Scary Summer! The third GB Graphix collection features acclaimed artists Dean Haspiel, Kyle Baker, and Ted Naifeh. Three hot, talented comic artists adapt these bestselling Goosebumps books into a cool new graphic format. Someone's creeping through the garden, doing nasty things! Dean Haspiel, a veteran of Batman and Justice League comics, knows just how to portray "The Revenge of the Lawn Gnomes." In his comic series like The Bakers and Plastic Man, Kyle Baker proves he's one funny artist, the perfect guy to draw a story about fun and games at camp--until "The Horror at Camp Jellyjam" is uncovered.