• Juvenile Fiction

Space Case


Author: Stuart Gibbs
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1442494883
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 352
View: 5093
It’s a murder mystery on the moon in this humorous and suspenseful space adventure from the author of Belly Up and Spy School that The New York Times Book Review called “a delightful and brilliantly constructed middle grade thriller.” Like his fellow lunarnauts—otherwise known as Moonies—living on Moon Base Alpha, twelve-year-old Dashiell Gibson is famous the world over for being one of the first humans to live on the moon. And he’s bored out of his mind. Kids aren’t allowed on the lunar surface, meaning they’re trapped inside the tiny moon base with next to nothing to occupy their time—and the only other kid Dash’s age spends all his time hooked into virtual reality games. Then Moon Base Alpha’s top scientist turns up dead. Dash senses there’s foul play afoot, but no one believes him. Everyone agrees Dr. Holtz went onto the lunar surface without his helmet properly affixed, simple as that. But Dr. Holtz was on the verge of an important new discovery, Dash finds out, and it’s a secret that could change everything for the Moonies—a secret someone just might kill to keep...

    • Juvenile Fiction

Space Case


Author: Edward Marshall
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781435210875
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: N.A
View: 9042
After landing at the corner of Maple and Elm on Halloween night, the Thing from outer space, sent to observe Earthlings, joins a group of youngsters as they go trick-or-treating.

    • Juvenile Fiction

Merry Christmas, Space Case


Author: James Marshall
Publisher: Turtleback
ISBN: 9780613442350
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: N.A
View: 4753
Buddy McGee eagerly awaits a promised Christmas visit from his friend, the thing form outer space.

    • Juvenile Fiction

Space Case


Author: Kim Yaged,Denise Shimabukuro
Publisher: Disney Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780736420174
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 24
View: 2627
Drawn from Disney's new movie Treasure Planet, a hilarious story follows the escapades of B.E.N. (Bio-Electronic Navigator), a slightly confused robot with a missing memory chip. Original.

    • Juvenile Fiction

Chase's Space Case (Paw Patrol)


Author: Kristen L. Depken
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0553538861
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 24
View: 2641
"An alien is lost on Earth. Can Chase help him get home?"--Page 4 of cover.

    • Juvenile Fiction

Waste of Space


Author: Stuart Gibbs
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1481477811
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 336
View: 4937
New York Times bestselling series Tensions are running high when multi-billionaire Lars Sjoburg is poisoned and demands to go home and everyone is looking to Dash Gibson to solve the case in this third and final book in the New York Times bestselling Moon Base Alpha series. Moon Base Alpha was supposed to be an exciting place to live, but Dash didn’t expect for it to be this exciting. After solving a murder and rescuing the moon base commander, he just wants to have a calm, quiet thirteenth birthday. But of course multi-billionaire and total pain Lars Sjoburg ruins it—by being poisoned. Now there’s a murderer loose on Moon Base Alpha again. And Dash is charged with finding out who it could have been. Everyone has a motive, and time is running out.

    • Juvenile Fiction

Spaced Out


Author: Stuart Gibbs
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1481423363
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 352
View: 1707
In 2041 twelve-year-old Dashiell Gibson is a resident of Moon Base Alpha, and at the moment he is faced with a number of problems: coping with the nasty Sjoberg twins, finding out how the commander of the base has managed to disappear from a facility no bigger than a soccer field, and dealing with the alien Zan who communicates with him telepathically from afar--and who is hiding a secret which may threaten the whole Earth.

    • Juvenile Fiction

Space Case


Author: Robert Roper,Kirsten Larsen,Rob Hoegee
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416915710
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
View: 7331
In order to prove that they do not need a nanny, Alex, Clover, and Sam must stop the fortune teller Lady Luna from attacking the world's astronauts with meteors.

    • Juvenile Fiction

The Great Space Case

A Mystery about Astronomy
Author: Lynda Beauregard
Publisher: Graphic Universe ™
ISBN: 1467773522
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 48
View: 975
It's Space Week at Camp Dakota! The first team to answer three astronomy riddles will get to attend a top secret "big event." With space ace Angie leading them, team Astro Explorers is a shoo-in for first place. So why is team Star Troopers solving the riddles first? The Astro Explorers had better think fast if they want the big prize. Look in the back of the book for experiments and more to help you become a science detective too!

    • Juvenile Fiction

Spy Camp


Author: Stuart Gibbs
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1442457554
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 336
View: 9423
In this follow-up to the Edgar-nominated Spy School, top-secret training continues into summer for aspiring spy Ben Ripley—and so does the danger. Ben Ripley is a middle-schooler whose school is not exactly average—he’s spent the last year training to be a top-level spy and dodging all sorts of associated danger. So now that summer’s finally here, Ben would like to have some fun and relax. But that’s not going to happen during required spy survival training at a rustic wilderness camp, where SPYDER, an enemy spy organization, has infiltrated the spies’ ranks. Can Ben root out the enemy before it takes him out—for good?

    • Philosophy

The Case For Mars


Author: Robert Zubrin
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1471109887
Category: Philosophy
Page: 320
View: 7938
Since the beginning of human history Mars has been an alluring dream; the stuff of legends, gods, and mystery. The planet most like ours, it has still been thought impossible to reach, let alone explore and inhabit. Now with the advent of a revolutionary new plan, all this has changed. Leading space exploration authority Robert Zubrin has crafted a daring new blueprint, Mars Direct, presented here with illustrations, photographs, and engaging anecdotes. The Case for Mars is not a vision for the far future or one that will cost us impossible billions. It explains step-by-step how we can use present-day technology to send humans to Mars within ten years; actually produce fuel and oxygen on the planet's surface with Martian natural resources; how we can build bases and settlements; and how we can one day "terraform" Mars; a process that can alter the atmosphere of planets and pave the way for sustainable life.

    • Juvenile Fiction

Belly Up


Author: Stuart Gibbs
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781442406391
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 304
View: 5326
Twelve-year-old Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt Fitzroy believes that Henry, the hippopotamus at the brand-new FunJungle, has been murdered. The zoo’s top brass claim the hippo went belly up the natural way, but Teddy and his feisty friend Summer McCraken have other ideas. Could the culprit be FunJungle’s animal-hating head of operations? Or is it FunJungle’s owner—Summer’s dad—a man who is much more concerned about money than animal welfare? The deeper Teddy and Summer dig, the more danger they’re in—because when it comes to hippo homicide, the truth can’t be caged!

    • Juvenile Fiction

Jigsaw Jones: The Case from Outer Space


Author: James Preller
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
ISBN: 1250110165
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 96
View: 8824
Jigsaw Jones is back! In The Case from Outer Space, an original mystery from James Preller, Jigsaw and his crew—Mila, Joey, and Danika—find a clue that implies an alien may be about to visit their school! Can it be true? And what does the Little Free Library have that aliens from outer space might want? (Hint: The school librarian has invited a special guest to talk about space exploration—an astronaut!) Friendship, mystery, and school-day shenanigans are what make the Jigsaw Jones chapter book mysteries beloved and read over and over. Includes a word jumble (names of planets in solar system), writing prompts, and information on how to start a little free library (which are taking hold in many parts of the country)! This title has Common Core connections.

    • Juvenile Fiction

Emily the Astronaut

The Space Case
Author: Colette Nicoletta
Publisher: Bookhouse Fulfillment
ISBN: 9781592989447
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: N.A
View: 3526
Emily dreams of being the first woman on the moon and learns what she will have to do to get there.

    • History

Space and Spatiality in Modern German-Jewish History


Author: Simone Lässig,Miriam Rürup
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 1785335545
Category: History
Page: 384
View: 8958
What makes a space Jewish? This wide-ranging volume revisits literal as well as metaphorical spaces in modern German history to examine the ways in which Jewishness has been attributed to them both within and outside of Jewish communities, and what the implications have been across different eras and social contexts. Working from an expansive concept of "the spatial," these contributions look not only at physical sites but at professional, political, institutional, and imaginative realms, as well as historical Jewish experiences of spacelessness. Together, they encompass spaces as varied as early modern print shops and Weimar cinema, always pointing to the complex intertwining of German and Jewish identity.

    • Juvenile Fiction

Spy School


Author: Stuart Gibbs
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1442421843
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 304
View: 7399
Can an undercover nerd become a superstar agent? Ben Ripley sure hopes so—and his life may depend on it! Ben Ripley may only be in middle school, but he’s already pegged his dream job: C.I.A. or bust. Unfortunately for him, his personality doesn’t exactly scream “secret agent.” In fact, Ben is so awkward, he can barely get to school and back without a mishap. Because of his innate nerdiness, Ben is not surprised when he is recruited for a magnet school with a focus on science—but he’s entirely shocked to discover that the school is actually a front for a junior C.I.A. academy. Could the C.I.A. really want him? Actually, no. There’s been a case of mistaken identity—but that doesn’t stop Ben from trying to morph into a supercool undercover agent, the kind that always gets the girl. And through a series of hilarious misadventures, Ben realizes he might actually be a halfway decent spy…if he can survive all the attempts being made on his life!

    • Juvenile Fiction

Space Case


Author: Carolyn Keene
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1442483458
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 80
View: 387
Nancy, George, and Bess can’t believe the out-of-this-world contest McCormick’s grocery store is having—the kid who guess the number of jelly beans in the jar wins a trip to a space camp! Nancy is superexcited because she has been studying the stars and planets with her brand-new telescope, and space camp would be just the thing to test her new skills. But then the jelly-bean jar goes missing, and it looks like no one will get the chance to blast off to space camp. Who would steal a jelly-bean jar? Nancy must use her star-power detective skills to find out!

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

The Space and Practice of Reading

A Case Study of Reading and Social Class in Singapore
Author: Chin Ee Loh
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317421191
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 130
View: 3396
Mirroring worldwide debates on social class, literacy rates, and social change, this study explores the intersection between reading and social class in Singapore, one of the top scorers on the Programme for International Assessment (PISA) tests, and questions the rhetoric of social change that does not take into account local spaces and practices. This comparative study of reading practices in an elite school and a government school in Singapore draws on practice and spatial perspectives to provide critical insight into how taken-for-granted practices and spaces of reading can be in fact unacknowledged spaces of inequity. Acknowledging the role of social class in shaping reading education is a start to reconfiguring current practices and spaces for more effective and equitable reading practices. This book shows how using localized, contextualized approaches sensitive to the home, school, national and global contexts can lead to more targeted policy and practice transformation in the area of reading instruction and intervention. Chapters in the book include: • Becoming a Reader: Home-School Connections • Singaporean Boys Constructing Global Literate Selves: School-Nation Connections • Levelling the Reading Gap: Socio-Spatial Perspectives The book will be relevant to literacy scholars and educators, library science researchers and sociologists interested in the intersection of class and literacy practices in the 21st century.

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

Grammar from the Human Perspective

Case, Space and Person in Finnish
Author: Marja-Liisa Helasvuo,Lyle Campbell
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
ISBN: 9027247927
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 280
View: 4666
The papers of this volume investigate how grammar codes the subjective viewpoint of human language users, that is, how grammar reflects human conceptualization. Some of the articles deal with spatial relations and locations. They discuss how basic attributes of human conceptualization are encoded in the grammatical expression of spatial relations. Other articles concern embodiment in language, showing how conceptualization is mediated by one's embodied experience of the world and ourselves. Finally, some of the articles discuss coding of person focusing on the subjec­tivity of conceptualization and how it is reflected in grammar. The articles show that conceptualization reflects the speaker's construal of the situation, and furthermore, that it is intersubjective because it reflects the speaker's understanding of the relations between the speech act participants. The papers deal with Finnish, utilizing the rich resources of Finnish grammar to contribute to issues in contemporary linguistics and in particular to Cognitive Grammar.

    • Science

Entering Space

Creating a Spacefaring Civilization
Author: Robert Zubrin
Publisher: Tarcher
ISBN: N.A
Category: Science
Page: 305
View: 6925
A look at the future of space travel examines the true potential for human expeditions into outer space, the prospects for colonization of the outer planets of the solar system, and their implications for the future of humankind.