The City Library: Library Journal's Library of the Year 2006
Great Books for Boys!
Nonfiction for Boys
The All New Captain Underpants Extra-Crunchy Book o' Fun 2
Learn how to draw your favorite characters, tell cheesy jokes, and even make your own silly Captain Underpants story. Also includes a new comic-book adventure starring Captain Underpants, Super Diaper Baby, and the amazing Diaper Dog.
The Big Book of Bugs
A collection of unusual facts, games, puzzles, activities, and artwork centering around the world of insects.
The Big Book of Magic Fun
Every boy and girl loves magic - and here's the book that carries them into the world where magic is performed. Both beginners and experienced amateur magicians will discover methods, myths, facts, and fiction about magic - and then they'll read about the long and fascinating history of magic on stage.
The Dangerous Book for Boys
The bestselling book for every boy from eight to eighty, covering essential boyhood skills such as building tree houses, learning how to fish, finding true north, and even answering the age old question of what the big deal with girls is.
Dr. Ernest Drake's Dragonology: the Complete Book of Dragons
Do you believe in dragons? Now, for the first time, the long-lost research of renowned nineteenth century dragonologist Dr. Ernest Drake is presented in all its eccentric glory, happily bridging the gap between dragon legend and fact.
Encyclopedia Horrifica: The Terrifying TRUTH! About Vampires, Ghosts, Monsters,
Discover a time line of ALIEN LIFE on earth - beginning 4 billion years ago! Meet
a man recruited by the U.S. government to become a PSYCHIC SUPERSPY. Spend a
dark and stormy night with professional GHOSTBUSTERS. Visit a mysterious
library in search of DRACULA's shocking origins. Witness new photos of the
actual sea monster that inspired the mythical KRAKEN. And much more!
Guinea Pig Scientists: Bold Self-Experimenters in Science and Medicine
Stories of ten men and women, from the 1770s to the present, who devoted their lives, and sometimes risked them, to answer some of the big questions in science and medicine.
The Guinness Book of World Records 2008
A collection of world records in various categories including sports, entertainment, intrigue, inspirational people and stories, science, stunts, etc.
Ice story: Shackleton's Lost Expedition
Describes the events of the 1914 Shackleton Antarctic expedition, when the ship the Endurance was crushed in a frozen sea and the men made the perilous journey across ice and stormy seas to reach inhabited land.
Jokelopedia: The Biggest, Best, Silliest, Dumbest, Dopiest Joke Book Ever
So you want to be funny? Welcome to Jokelopedia. With contributions from kids, tricky tongue twisters, long long jokes, short short jokes, and general crazy ideas and tips, this just might be the funniest book ever. No joke.
The New Way Things Work
Text and numerous detailed illustrations introduce and explain the scientific principles and workings of hundreds of machines. Includes new material about digital technology.
Phineas Gage: A Gruesome but True Story About Brain Science
This is the incredible story of Phineas Gage, a railroad worker who, in 1848, was blasting rock when a thirteen-pound iron rod was shot through his brain. Miraculously, he survived to live another eleven years and become a textbook case in brain science.
Revenge of the Whale: the True Story of the Whaleship Essex
Recounts the 1820 sinking of the whaleship "Essex" by an enraged sperm whale and how the crew of young men survived against impossible odds. Based on the author's adult book "In the Heart of the Sea."
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark
Stories of ghosts and witches, "jump" stories, scary songs, and modern-day scary stories.
Shipwrecked! The True Adventures of a Japanese Boy
In 1841, rescued by an American whaler after a terrible shipwreck leaves him and his four companions castaways on a remote island, fourteen-year-old Manjiro learns new laws and customs as he becomes the first Japanese person to set foot in the United States.
Star Wars, Revenge of the Sith: Incredible Cross-Sections
Peeling back layers to reveal cockpits, engines, hyperdrives, construction secrets, and much more, this book is a must-have for any Star Wars fan.
Super Simple Paper Airplanes
Set your imagination flying - with 40 different types of paper airplanes that range from super-simple to sophisticated-looking. There's no need for glue, scissors, or tape; just follow the directions on choosing and folding the paper, and use the principles of flight to get great results.
Warriors: All the Truth, Tactics, and Triumphs of History's Greatest Fighters
Highlights celebrated warriors and soldiers from all periods of history.
Chapter Books for Boys Picture Books for Boys Nonfiction for Boys