Results for: ammi-joan paquette

Below is a list of 4 the books by this author.

Book cover of 2 TRUTHS & A LIE - FORCES OF NATURE
2 TRUTHS & A LIE - FORCES OF NATURE
By: ammi-joan paquette | Published: June 2019

Crazy-but-true stories about the natural world make this acclaimed nonfiction series perfect for fans of curiosities and wonders—and anyone look...

Crazy-but-true stories about the natural world make this acclaimed nonfiction series perfect for fans of curiosities and wonders—and anyone looking to explore ways to separate fact from fiction. Did you know that too many fidget spinners spinning in the same direction could have an adverse effect on Earth’s gravitational field? Or that the remains of a deceased loved one can be turned into a diamond? Or that the loudest known sound in history was made by a volcanic eruption in 1883, with the echoing blast circling the planet more than three times? Welcome to Two Truths and a Lie: Forces of Nature! You’ve heard of the game: Every story in this book is strange and astounding, but one out of every three is an outright lie. Picking out the fakes isn’t as easy as you think, however. Some false stories are based on truth, and some of the true stories are just plain unbelievable! Don’t be fooled by the photos that accompany each story—it’s going to take all your smarts and some clever research to ferret out the truth. From a man who gave himself an appendectomy to radio signals from other planets to eagles that have been trained to take out spy drones, the stories in this third installment in the Two Truths and a Lie series will amaze you! Just don’t believe everything you read. . . .

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    9780062418838
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Science - General
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Book cover of 2 TRUTHS & A LIE - HISTORIES & MYSTERIES
2 TRUTHS & A LIE - HISTORIES & MYSTERIES
By: ammi-joan paquette | Published: June 2018

Crazy-but-true stories about history, geography, and human achievement make this acclaimed nonfiction series perfect for fans of curiosities and wonde...

Crazy-but-true stories about history, geography, and human achievement make this acclaimed nonfiction series perfect for fans of curiosities and wonders. A fun way for middle graders to explore ways to separate fact from fiction. Did you know that a young girl once saved an entire beach community from a devastating tsunami thanks to something she learned in her fourth-grade geography lesson? Or that there is a person alive today who generates her own magnetic field? Or how about the fact that Benjamin Franklin once challenged the Royal Academy of Brussels to devise a way to make farts smell good? Welcome to Two Truths and a Lie: Histories and Mysteries! You know the game: Every story in this book is strange and astounding, but one out of every three is an outright lie. Can you guess which stories are the facts and which are the fakes? It’s not going to be easy. Some false stories are based on truth, and some of the true stories are just plain unbelievable! Don’t be fooled by the photos that accompany each story—it’s going to take all your smarts and some clever research to root out the alternative facts. From a train that transported dead people to antique photos of real fairies to a dog who was elected mayor, the stories in this book will amaze you! Just don’t believe everything you read. . . .

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    9780062418869
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Social Studies - General
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Book cover of 2 TRUTHS & A LIE - IT'S ALIVE
2 TRUTHS & A LIE - IT'S ALIVE
By: ammi-joan paquette | Published: June 2017

“Considering the fresh attention being paid to teaching a skeptical approach to information evaluation, this series opener couldn’t be bet...

“Considering the fresh attention being paid to teaching a skeptical approach to information evaluation, this series opener couldn’t be better timed. A brief but savvy guide to responsible research methods adds further luster to this crowd pleaser.” —ALA Booklist (starred review)Two Truths and a Lie is the first book in a fascinating new series that presents some of the most crazy-but-true stories about the living world as well as a handful of stories that are too crazy to be true—and asks readers to separate facts from fakes! Did you know that there is a fungus that can control the mind of an ant and make it do its bidding? Would you believe there is such a thing as a corpse flower—a ten-foot-tall plant with a blossom that smells like a zombie? How about a species of octopus that doesn’t live in water but rather lurks in trees in the Pacific Northwest? Every story in this book is strange and astounding. But not all of them are real. Just like the old game in this book’s title, two out of every three stories are completely true and one is an outright lie. Can you guess which? It’s not going to be easy. Some false stories are based on truth, and some of the true stories are just plain unbelievable. And they’re all accompanied by dozens of photos, maps, and illustrations. Amaze yourself and trick your friends as you sort out the fakes from the facts! Acclaimed authors Ammi-Joan Paquette and Laurie Ann Thompson have teamed up to create a series of sneaky stories about the natural world designed to amaze, disgust, and occasionally bamboozle you.

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    9780062418791
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    Hardcover
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    Science - General
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Book cover of TRAIN OF LOST THINGS
TRAIN OF LOST THINGS
By: ammi-joan paquette | Published: March 2018

Marty goes in search of the mythical Train of Lost Things, hoping that by finding his heart's possession he can save his father from cancer, but he di...

Marty goes in search of the mythical Train of Lost Things, hoping that by finding his heart's possession he can save his father from cancer, but he discovers that, without a driver and conductor, the train is malfunctioning and only Marty and his new friends can fix it.

  • ISBN
    9781524739393
  • Binding
    Hardcover Canadian
  • Category
    Junior Fiction
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