Fiction

The Science Fiction & Fantasy Quiz Book

Author: Joseph McCullough

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472810856

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 5280

In J. R. R. Tolkien's The Fellowship of the Ring, what is the name of Tom Bombadil's wife? Which character does Scarlett Johansson play in the 2012 film The Avengers? Who is the protagonist of the video game The Legend of Zelda? Which barbarian hero carried a sword called "GraywandÂ??? How well do you know the who, where, what, when and how of science fiction and fantasy? Do you dare face the ultimate test of knowledge drawn from the greatest novels, movies, comic books, video games and televisions shows in the history of these genres? Complete with questions ranging from easy to mind-bogglingly hard and including true or false, multiple choice, short answer, and match-up sections, this fun-filled book is the perfect gift for all lovers of science fiction and fantasy.
Juvenile Fiction

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Author: Roald Dahl

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101653671

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 176

View: 1860

Willy Wonka's famous chocolate factory is opening at last! But only five lucky children will be allowed inside. And the winners are: Augustus Gloop, an enormously fat boy whose hobby is eating; Veruca Salt, a spoiled-rotten brat whose parents are wrapped around her little finger; Violet Beauregarde, a dim-witted gum-chewer with the fastest jaws around; Mike Teavee, a toy pistol-toting gangster-in-training who is obsessed with television; and Charlie Bucket, Our Hero, a boy who is honest and kind, brave and true, and good and ready for the wildest time of his life!
Juvenile Fiction

The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me

Author: Roald Dahl

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101662964

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 80

View: 8477

From the bestselling author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The BFG! The Ladderless Window-Cleaning Company certainly doesn't. They don’t need a pail, either, because they have a pelican with a bucket-sized beak. With a monkey to do the washing and Billy as their manager, this business is destined for success. Now they have their big break—a chance to clean all 677 windows of the Hampshire House, owned by the richest man in all of England! That’s exciting enough, but along the way there are surprises and adventures beyond their wildest window-washing dreams. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Animals

The Jungle Book

Author: Rudyard Kipling

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Animals

Page: 303

View: 9316

Political Science

Introducing Democracy

80 Questions and Answers

Author: David Beetham,Kevin Boyle

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 9780745615196

Category: Political Science

Page: 160

View: 8101

This textbook, specially commissioned by UNESCO, addresses eighty of the most pressing questions about democracy today.
Juvenile Fiction

A Wrinkle in Time

Author: Madeleine L'Engle

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

ISBN: 9781429915649

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 216

View: 6794

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. Books by Madeleine L'Engle A Wrinkle in Time Quintet A Wrinkle in Time A Wind in the Door A Swiftly Tilting Planet Many Waters An Acceptable Time A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel by Madeleine L'Engle; adapted & illustrated by Hope Larson Intergalactic P.S. 3 by Madeleine L'Engle; illustrated by Hope Larson: A standalone story set in the world of A Wrinkle in Time. 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 Camilla The Joys of Love
History

LA BIBBIA

Author: Giovanni B. 1856 Luzzi

Publisher: Wentworth Press

ISBN: 9781363908769

Category: History

Page: 346

View: 1184

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.
Juvenile Fiction

A Christmas Carol

Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781603035057

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 64

View: 7513

This Graphic Novel Series features classic tales retold with attractive color illustrations. Educatiors using the Dale-Chall vocabulary system adapted each title. Each 70 page, softcover book retains key phrases and quotations from the original classics. Introduce literature to reluctant readers and motivate struggling readers. Students build confidence through reading practice. Motivation makes all the difference. What's more motivation then the expectation of success?
Children's questions and answers

Quiz Book for Clever Kids

Author: Chris Dickason,Gareth Moore

Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books

ISBN: 9781780553146

Category: Children's questions and answers

Page: 192

View: 1557

The essential quiz book for clever kids who love to truly test their brain power More than 600 questions collected in this quiz book, ranging from science and nature to history and geography, will keep even the cleverest kids entertained. There are more than 10 different kinds of quizzes, such as True or False or multiple choice, making it impossible to get bored of these brainbusters. Three difficulty levels allow children to either work their way to the top, or start out with the ultimate challenge.
Fiction

The Kite Runner

Author: Khaled Hosseini

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408803720

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 5772

Afghanistan, 1975: Twelve-year-old Amir is desperate to win the local kite-fighting tournament and his loyal friend Hassan promises to help him. But neither of the boys can foresee what will happen to Hassan that afternoon, an event that is to shatter their lives. After the Russians invade and the family is forced to flee to America, Amir realises that one day he must return to Afghanistan under Taliban rule to find the one thing that his new world cannot grant him: redemption.
Humor

The Book of General Ignorance

Author: John Mitchinson,John Lloyd

Publisher: Crown Archetype

ISBN: 9780307405517

Category: Humor

Page: 288

View: 6091

Misconceptions, misunderstandings, and flawed facts finally get the heave-ho in this humorous, downright humiliating book of reeducation based on the phenomenal British bestseller. Challenging what most of us assume to be verifiable truths in areas like history, literature, science, nature, and more,The Book of General Ignorance is a witty “gotcha” compendium of how little we actually know about anything. It’ll have you scratching your head wondering why we even bother to go to school. Think Magellan was the first man to circumnavigate the globe, baseball was invented in America, Henry VIII had six wives, Mount Everest is the tallest mountain? Wrong, wrong, wrong, and wrong again. You’ll be surprised at how much you don’t know! Check out THE BOOK OF GENERAL IGNORANCE for more fun entries and complete answers to the following: How long can a chicken live without its head? About two years. What do chameleons do? They don’t change color to match the background. Never have; never will. Complete myth. Utter fabrication. Total Lie. They change color as a result of different emotional states. How many legs does a centipede have? Not a hundred. How many toes has a two-toed sloth? It’s either six or eight. Who was the first American president? Peyton Randolph. What were George Washington’s false teeth made from? Mostly hippopotamus. What was James Bond’s favorite drink? Not the vodka martini. From the Hardcover edition.
Juvenile Fiction

The Giver

Author: Lois Lowry

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 054434068X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

View: 9568

Living in a "perfect" world without social ills, a boy approaches the time when he will receive a life assignment from the Elders, but his selection leads him to a mysterious man known as the Giver, who reveals the dark secrets behind the utopian facade.
Juvenile Nonfiction

Ultimate Quizzes

Author: Richard Chewter,Mary Chewter

Publisher: Scripture Union Publishing

ISBN: 9781844273669

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 98

View: 7944

Suitable for those working with children (and younger young people) in a variety of settings, this work offers guidance on using quizzes as part of your session, together with information on how to make sure your groups stays safe, whether doing active quizzes or any other type of activity.
Juvenile Fiction

Danny the Champion of the World

Author: Roald Dahl

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141322675

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

View: 3969

A new edition of the well-loved story of Danny and his father who outwit their greedy, rich neighbour, Mr Victor Hazell. With a great new cover by Quentin Blake as well as a whole new exciting end section about Roald Dahl and his world.
Education

Dancing on a Shifting Carpet

Reinventing Traditional Schooling for the 21st Century

Author: Leoni Degenhardt,Patrick Duignan,P. A. Duignan

Publisher: Aust Council for Ed Research

ISBN: 0864318456

Category: Education

Page: 208

View: 639

The role of educational leaders has changed radically as countries attempt to transform their education systems to prepare young people to function in today's world of rapid technological and social change, economic globalization, and increased migration and mobility. This book argues that, in order to achieve this transformation, there is an urgent need for new paradigms of schooling. It offers practical advice on how to bring about such breakthrough change from within schools. Dancing on a Shifting Carpet documents how schools can reinvent themselves to meet the needs of contemporary and future students. The book describes and explains specific models that can be used. It recommends a leadership model that schools could adopt to facilitate their reinvention, and it provides specific advice on how to develop and sustain reinvented cultures in their schools. It also suggests a new methodology for insider researchers in positions of power within their own organization.
Reference

The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2016

Author: Sarah Janssen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1600572006

Category: Reference

Page: 1008

View: 2491

Get thousands of facts right at your fingertips with this essential resource The World Almanac® and Book of Facts is America's top-selling reference book of all time, with more than 82 million copies sold. Since 1868, this compendium of information has been the authoritative source for all your entertainment, reference, and learning needs. The 2016 edition of The World Almanac® reviews the events of 2015 and will be your go-to source for any questions on any topic in the upcoming year. Praised as a "treasure trove of political, economic, scientific and educational statistics and information" by The Wall Street Journal, The World Almanac® and Book of Facts will answer all of your trivia needs—from history and sports to geography, pop culture, and much more. Features include: • The Year in Review: The World Almanac® takes a look back at 2015 while providing all the information you'll need in 2016. • 2015—Top 10 News Topics: The editors of The World Almanac® list the top stories that held their attention in 2015. • 2015—Year in Sports: Hundreds of pages of trivia and statistics that are essential for any sports fan, featuring complete coverage of the first College Football Playoff, the Women's World Cup, 2015 World Series, and much more. • 2015—Year in Pictures: Striking full-color images from around the world in 2015, covering news, entertainment, science, and sports. • 2015—Offbeat News Stories: The World Almanac® editors found some of the strangest news stories of the year. • World Almanac® Editors' Picks: Time Capsule: The World Almanac® lists the items that most came to symbolize the year 2015, from news and sports to pop culture. • U.S. Immigration: A Statistical Feature: The World Almanac® covers the historical background, statistics, and legal issues surrounding immigration, giving factual context to one of the hot-button topics of the upcoming election cycle. • World Almanac® Editors' Picks: Most Memorable Super Bowls: On the eve of Super Bowl 50, the editors of The World Almanac® choose the most memorable "big games." • New Employment Statistics: Five years after the peak of the great recession, The World Almanac® takes a look at current and historic data on employment and unemployment, industries generating job growth, and the training and educational paths that lead to careers. • 2016 Election Guide: With a historic number of contenders for the presidential nominations, The World Almanac® provides information that every primary- and general-election voter will need to make an informed decision in 2016, including information on state primaries, campaign fundraising, and the issues voters care about most in 2016. • The World at a Glance: This annual feature of The World Almanac® provides a quick look at the surprising stats and curious facts that define the changing world. • and much more.

1,227 QI Facts to Blow Your Socks Off

Author: James Lloyd,John Lloyd,Mitchinson John,John Harkin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780571297931

Category:

Page: 336

View: 910

Did you know that: cows moo in regional accents; the entire internet weighs less than a grain of sand; the dialling code from Britain to Russia is 007; potatoes have more chromosomes than human beings; the London Underground has made more money from its famous map than it has from running trains; Tintin is called Tantan in Japanese because TinTin is pronounced 'Chin chin' and means penis; the water in the mouth of a blue whale weighs more than its body; Scotland has twice as many pandas as Conservative MPs; Saddam's bunker was designed by the grandson of the woman who built Hitler's bunker; Under the Wildlife and Countryside Act of 1981, it is explicitly illegal in Britain to use a machinegun to kill a hedgehog. 1,227 QI Facts To Blow Your Socks Off will make you look at the universe (and your socks) in an alarming new way.
Games

The Amazing 10,000 Quiz Challenge

Author: Roy Preston,Sue Preston

Publisher: Richmond Hill, Ont. : Firefly Books

ISBN: 9781554071173

Category: Games

Page: 304

View: 2519

The ultimate compendium for trivia nuts of all ages. The Amazing 10,000 Quiz Challenge has enough questions (and answers) to keep the family guessing for days. The book can be used to test trivia buffs' powers of useless information retention or made into a quiz game for two or more players or teams. The questions appeal to puzzlers of all ages with a very broad range of special interests. The quizzes encompass easy, medium and hard questions. To avoid too many unseemly debates among players, all the answers are found at the back of the book, together with supplementary information where appropriate. The Amazing 10,000 Quiz Challenge contains a wide variety of types of quiz: traditional quiz questions grouped according to broad subject areas special "mastermind" subject areas quizzes with multiple-choice answers picture quizzes name-the-year quizzes true-or-false quizzes famous quotation quizzes, and for total egg-heads, cryptic quizzes. The various types of quiz are interspersed with 20 double-page-spread feature quizzes with a seasonal or celebratory theme, such as Summer Quiz, Christmas Quiz, and so on. The Amazing 10,000 Quiz Challenge is printed in color throughout and enlived by 100 color photographs, 75 specially commissioned cartoons and numerous pictorial icons to identify the subject area of the quizzes. This is a true feast of trivia fun for the entire family.
Art

Vikings

Life and Legend

Author: Gareth Williams,Peter Pentz,Matthias Wemhoff

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780801479427

Category: Art

Page: 288

View: 9517

This book explores Viking culture from a global perspective, examining the influences of their varied contacts from around the world and how Viking Scandinavia drew from both Christian Europe and the Islamic world.