Battle of the Beetles

Author: M. G. Leonard

Publisher: Chicken House

ISBN: 9781338285307

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 288

View: 8160

Darkus and his friends continue their unforgettable adventure in this final installment of the Beetle Boy trilogy.

Beetle Boy

Author: M.G. Leonard

Publisher: Chicken House

ISBN: 1910002984

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 336

View: 9355

Darkus's dad has disappeared - but his new friend, a giant beetle called Baxter, is some consolation. Together, boy and beetle set out to solve the mystery of his father's disappearance. But Lucretia Cutter - a fashion designer with a penchant for beetle jewellery - is dead set against their success ...

Revenge of the Beetle Queen (Beetle Boy #2)

Author: M. G. Leonard

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545853575

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 304

View: 2277

Cruel beetle fashionista, Lucretia Cutter, is at large with her deadly yellow ladybug spies -- and she has a devious plan. When Darkus, Virginia, and Bertolt discover further evidence of her evil, they're determined to stop her. But the three friends are in trouble. Darkus's dad has forbidden them to investigate any further -- and disguesting crooks Humphrey and Pickering are out of prison. Hope rests on Novak, Lucretia's daughter and a Hollywood actress, but the beetle villainess is always one scuttle ahead... Beetles are back in an even-more-thrilling, chilling, and darkly funny sequel that will have readers clamoring for more.

Behold the Beautiful Dung Beetle

Author: Cheryl Bardoe

Publisher: Charlesbridge

ISBN: 1607347261

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 6421

Simple science text and dramatic illustrations give a close-up view of the fascinating world of the dung beetle. When an animal lightens its load, dung beetles race to the scene. They battle over, devour, hoard, and lay their eggs in the precious poop. Dung is food, drink, and fuel for new life—as crucial to these beetles as the beetles are to many habitats, including our own.

Tony and the Beetles

Author: Philip K. Dick

Publisher: The Floating Press

ISBN: 1775560104

Category: Fiction

Page: 22

View: 4705

Far in the future, Earth's empire has grown to include dozens of different civilizations, many of which have been subjugated to serve humanity's growing need for cheap labor. In the short story "Tony and the Beetles," a young boy hatches an unlikely friendship with some of the insect-like creatures that are treated as slaves -- and sets off a firestorm of unintended consequences in the process.

Battle for the Beetle

The Untold Story of the Post-war Battle for Adolf Hitler's Giant Volkswagen Factory and the Porsche-designed Car that Became an Icon for Generations Around the Globe

Author: N.A

Publisher: Bentley Pub


Category: Transportation

Page: 459

View: 7309

Ludvigsen traces the history of the Volkswagon Beetle, from its inception as a people's car for Hitler's Germany to its status as a beloved American icon, to the arrival of the New Beetle in 1998. He focuses on the car's creation, the industry-wide power struggle following the German defeat in World

The Legendeer: Vampyr Legion

Author: Alan Gibbons

Publisher: Orion Children's Books

ISBN: 144400395X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

View: 4363

A gripping, virtual reality thriller - the second title in The Legendeer trilogy. What if there are places where our nightmares live and wait for us? Phoenix has found one and it's alive. Armies of bloodsucking vampyrs and terrifying werewolves, the creatures of our darkest dreams, are poised to invade our world. After his battle with the evil Gamesmaster in SHADOW OF THE MINOTAUR, Phoenix knows this is for real. As he prepares to enter the second deadly computer game in The Legendeer series, he knows he must win or never come back. The Legendeer is more than just a game. Play it if you dare.

Fox in Socks

Author: Dr. Seuss

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0553513362

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 24

View: 4048

This classic Dr. Seuss Beginner Book features silly tongue twisters that will have readers of all ages giggling with glee. When a fox in socks meets Knox in a box, you know that hilarity will ensue. Add chicks with bricks (and blocks and clocks) and you're sure to get your words twisted and lips locked. With his unmistakable gift for rhyme, Dr. Seuss creates a hysterical and energetic way for beginning readers to dive into the joy of reading. This book comes with the following warning: “This is a book you READ ALOUD to find out just how smart your tongue is. The first time you read it, don't go fast! This Fox is a tricky fox. He'll try to get your tongue in trouble.” Originally created by Dr. Seuss, Beginner Books encourage children to read all by themselves, with simple words and illustrations that give clues to their meaning.

Last of the Sandwalkers

Author: Jay Hosler

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 162672024X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 320

View: 9654

A group of beetles discover that a whole world lies outside of their own small civilization.

Horace: Secret of Scarab Beetle

Author: William Meyer

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press

ISBN: 1634707958

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 230

View: 6007

Eleven-year-old Horace j. Edwards is an ordinary boy whose family has just moved to Niles, Michigan. But on the first day of sixth grade, mysterious things start to happen. His grandfather dies and Horace receives a strange gift--a stone scarab beetle. As he works to uncover the secrets surrounding his grandfather's death and the beetle, Horace is transported back in time to the ancient Egyptian city of Amarna. He meets the future pharaoh, young King Tut, and together the two boys become engaged in a fight to save the city from total destruction and Egypt itself from Tut's evil uncle Smenk. In the process, Horace discovers that he is the heir to an order of guardians, known as the Keepers of Time. The Secret of the Scarab Beetle is the first book in the middle-grade fantasy series Horace j. Edwards and the Time Keepers.

The Beetle Book

Author: Steve Jenkins

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547680872

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 4256

Beetles squeak and beetles glow. Beetles stink, beetles sprint, beetles walk on water. With legs, antennae, horns, beautiful shells, knobs, and other oddities—what’s not to like about beetles? The beetle world is vast: one out of every four living things on earth is a beetle. There are over 350,000 different species named so far and scientists suspect there may be as many as a million. From the goliath beetle that weighs one fourth of a pound to the nine inch long titan beetle, award-winning author-illustrator Steve Jenkins presents a fascinating array of these intriguing insects and the many amazing adaptations they have made to survive.

The Ghost of Thomas Kempe

Author: Penelope Lively

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781405288743


Page: 256

View: 3654

The classic ghost story from Penelope Lively, one of the modern greats of British fiction for adults and children alike.When James' family moves to a ancient cottage in Oxfordshire (with grounds that are great for excavations and trees that are perfect for climbing), it doesn't take long for odd things to stard happening. Doors crash open and strange signs appear, written in an archaic hand. James soon discovers the culprit: a ghost! It's the spirit of Thomas Kempe, a 17th century apothecary who wants James to be his apprentice. The problem? No one else believes in ghosts. It's up to James to get rid of him... An iconic ghost story for children, The Ghost of Thomas Kempe is adored by generations of readers.

Dragonfly Falling

Author: Adrian Tchaikovsky

Publisher: Prometheus Books

ISBN: 1616143401

Category: Fiction

Page: 467

View: 3374

Two young companions, Totho and Salma, arrive at Tark to spy on the menacing Wasp army, but are there mistakenly apprehended as enemy agents. By the time they are freed, the city is already under siege. Over in the imperial capital the young emperor, Alvdan, is becoming captivated by a remarkable slave, the vampiric Uctebri, who claims he knows of magic that can grant eternal life. In Collegium, meanwhile, Stenwold is still trying to persuade the city magnates to take seriously the Wasp Empire's imminent threat to their survival. In a colorful drama involving mass warfare and personal combat, a small group of heroes must stand up against what seems like an unstoppable force. This volume continues the story that so brilliantly unfolded in Empire in Black and Gold - and the action is still non-stop.

The Invention of Everything Else

Author: Samantha Hunt

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547085777

Category: Fiction

Page: 257

View: 4188

Brought together by a mutual fascination with pigeons, Louisa, a young chambermaid at the Hotel New Yorker, forms an unlikely friendship with the hotel's most famous and unusual resident, eccentric and pioneering inventor Nikola Tesla, during his final days. Reprint.

Garden Insects of North America

The Ultimate Guide to Backyard Bugs

Author: Whitney Cranshaw,David Shetlar

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400888948

Category: Nature

Page: 704

View: 4287

This second edition of Garden Insects of North America solidifies its place as the most comprehensive guide to the common insects, mites, and other “bugs” found in the backyards and gardens of the United States and Canada. Featuring 3,300 full-color photos and concise, detailed text, this fully revised book covers the hundreds of species of insects and mites associated with fruits and vegetables, shade trees and shrubs, flowers and ornamental plants, and turfgrass—from aphids and bumble bees to leafhoppers and mealybugs to woollybears and yellowjacket wasps—and much more. This new edition also provides a greatly expanded treatment of common pollinators and flower visitors, the natural enemies of garden pests, and the earthworms, insects, and other arthropods that help with decomposing plant matter in the garden. Designed to help you easily identify what you find in the garden, the book is organized by where insects are most likely to be seen—on leaves, shoots, flowers, roots, or soil. Photos are included throughout the book, next to detailed descriptions of the insects and their associated plants. An indispensable guide to the natural microcosm in our backyards, Garden Insects of North America continues to be the definitive resource for amateur gardeners, insect lovers, and professional entomologists. Revised and expanded edition covers most of the insects, mites, and other “bugs” one may find in yards or gardens in the United States and Canada—all in one handy volume Features more than 3,300 full-color photos, more than twice the illustrations of the first edition Concise, informative text organized to help you easily identify insects and the plant injuries that they may cause

The Beetle Boy

Author: Lawrence David

Publisher: Turtleback

ISBN: 9780606210553

Category: Beetles

Page: N.A

View: 9200

After Gregory Sampson wakes up one morning to discover that he has become a giant beetle, only one person seems to notice.

The Battle of the Beetles 3: Battle of the Beetles

Author: M.G. Leonard

Publisher: Chicken House

ISBN: 1911490117

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 320

View: 2677

The beetle adventure continues as Darkus and his friends seek wicked Lucretia Cutter's secret Biome in the Amazon rainforest. If they can't stop her from unleashing her hoard of giant Frankenstein beetles, the planet will never be the same again ...

Who Let the Gods Out?

Author: Maz Evans

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 1338065629

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 320

View: 1903

Elliot Hooper wants nothing more than a regular life for him and his mom. Then a Constellation of the Zodiac crashes from the sky into a pile of cow dung in front of him, and that wish explodes in a spray know. Virgo, a 1,964-year-old girl, is on a routine mission to Earth and ABSOLUTELY FORBIDDEN from interacting with mortals. So of course she takes Elliot along with her. But when an evil daemon named Thanatos escapes to wreak terrible havoc, their routine mission turns not-so-routine. For if Elliot and Virgo don't track down the retired Zeus and the rest of the Olympians and help them catch Thanatos, mortals and gods alike won't be long for this earth. Elliot Hooper's life just got a whole lot more LEGENDARY.

The Abominables

Author: Eva Ibbotson,Eva Ibbotson Estates Ltd

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1613125151

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 272

View: 1345

Renowned literary great Eva Ibbotson delivers a final novel in her classic, much-loved style. A previously unpublished work from this favorite author, The Abominables follows a family of yetis who are forced, by tourism, to leave their home in the Himalayas and make their way across Europe to a possible new home. Siblings Con and Ellen shepherd the yetis along their eventful journey, with the help of Perry, a good-natured truck driver. Through a mountain rescue in the Alps and a bullfight in Spain, the yetis at last find their way to an ancestral estate in England—only to come upon a club of voracious hunters who have set their sights on the most exotic prey of all: the Abominable Snowmen. Briskly funny and full of incident, The Abominables is vintage Ibbotson. With unforgettable characters and thoughtful messages about the environment and advocacy, it’s a generous last gift to her many devoted fans. Praise for The Abominables STARRED REVIEWS "A satiric farewell from a favorite author." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review "A memorable finale to a treasured body of work." --Publishers Weekly, starred review "The novel is full of whimsy, charm, and sly humor. The yetis will tug at readers’ heartstrings and make them laugh. The writing is lean, witty, and subtle. Ibbotson manages to touch on ethical messages of human rights, advocacy, and environmentalism without being obvious." --School Library Journal "The writing is skillful, precise, and frequently funny, and it offers an effective counterbalance to some of the story’s more serious social criticism..." --Bulletin of The Center for Children’s Books "Readers will enjoy Ibbotson's final book." --Library Media Connection

The Beetle

Author: Richard Marsh

Publisher: N.A


Category: British

Page: 338

View: 9423

Published in the same year as and initially gaining more popularity than Stoker'sDracula,The Beetletells the story of a mysterious figure that follows a British politician to London, wreaks havoc and instills fear in the people through its powers of hypnosis and shape-shifting.