Results for: kevin sylvester

Below is a list of 32 the books by this author.

Book cover of ALMOST EPIC SQUAD 01 MUCUS MAYHEM
ALMOST EPIC SQUAD 01 MUCUS MAYHEM
By: kevin sylvester | Published: September 2018

In this hilarious, new series, four ordinary kids are about to learn that they are on deck. . . to save the world! Jessica Flem has spent the better ...

In this hilarious, new series, four ordinary kids are about to learn that they are on deck. . . to save the world! Jessica Flem has spent the better part of her life so far reacting allergically to everything - and much of it in her basement where she rules the online game Gang of Greats. She's used to a nose that never stops running, but is not prepared for the mysterious power that shows up around her thirteenth birthday - the ability to transform her mucus-filled tissues into slimy magical helpers. And just in time, too. It turns out there are forces both good and evil who have had their eyes on her and three other "special" kids since their exposure at birth to a mysterious element called reidium. Jess must draw on her full video game knowledge to face the evil Boss and her equally evil henchwoman in their quest for world domination. With her best friend Cliff at her side, and with the stakes ratcheting higher and higher, Jess and her arsenal of mighty. . . well, tissues, must make the world of Dimly, Manitoba, a safe place once again. In this hilarious new multi-author series, four kids are about to discover what they're really made of. It might not be a superpower, but it sure is almost a superpower! Each book features an 8-page "origin story" comic strip, illustrated by Britt Wilson, and is penned by an all-star line-up of authors, including Kevin Sylvester (MiNRS and Neil Flambe series) Ted Staunton (Bounced; Seven series), Lesley Livingston (Wondrous Strange; Valiant series) and Richard Scrimger (Zomboy; The Nose from Jupiter).

  • ISBN
    9781443157797
  • Binding
    Hardcover Canadian
  • Category
    Junior Fiction
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Book cover of BASEBALLOGY
BASEBALLOGY
By: kevin sylvester | Published: February 2015

The most unusual baseball facts you’ll ever find! Referred to as “America’s National Pastime,” and “The Greatest Sport ...

The most unusual baseball facts you’ll ever find! Referred to as “America’s National Pastime,” and “The Greatest Sport on Earth,” baseball has captured the hearts and imaginations of millions of people. Behind the game lies a wealth of science, folklore, mathematics, psychology—and a very colorful past. Whether they are die-hard fans or casual spectators, readers will be captivated by this collection of fascinating, little-known facts. For example did you know that the yarn in a single baseball is long enough to reach from the street to the top of the Empire State Building or that in the old days playoff tickets were sold for people to stand in the outfield: fans might move to help the home team but not budge an inch for opposing players. With lots of humorous, colorful illustrations, charts, and graphs, Baseballogy explores such diverse topics as the materials used to make the balls (including fish eyes, once used for the core!), freak injuries (one player was stabbed by a bat!), and the chances of making it to “the show” (1 in about 14,000 baseball playing kids will get to the big leagues). For real baseball aficionados, there’s a section on the physics of hitting the ball, a look at some long-standing records they might not have known about, and explanations of the numbers on baseball cards, play-by-plays, and even the players’ shirts. A Baseball Trivia Quiz at the end of the book lets kids test their knowledge with questions like, “What does OPS mean?” and “What are the seven ways a hitter can make it to home base?” Entertaining, informative, and highly visual, Baseballogy is the perfect sports book for all kids—especially reluctant boy readers.

  • ISBN
    9781554517084
  • Binding
    Hardcover Canadian
  • Category
    Sports And Active Games
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$24.95
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Book cover of BASEBALLOGY
BASEBALLOGY
By: kevin sylvester | Published: February 2015

The most unusual baseball facts you’ll ever find! Referred to as “America’s National Pastime,” and “The Greatest Sport ...

The most unusual baseball facts you’ll ever find! Referred to as “America’s National Pastime,” and “The Greatest Sport on Earth,” baseball has captured the hearts and imaginations of millions of people. Behind the game lies a wealth of science, folklore, mathematics, psychology—and a very colorful past. Whether they are die-hard fans or casual spectators, readers will be captivated by this collection of fascinating, little-known facts. For example did you know that the yarn in a single baseball is long enough to reach from the street to the top of the Empire State Building or that in the old days playoff tickets were sold for people to stand in the outfield: fans might move to help the home team but not budge an inch for opposing players. With lots of humorous, colorful illustrations, charts, and graphs, Baseballogy explores such diverse topics as the materials used to make the balls (including fish eyes, once used for the core!), freak injuries (one player was stabbed by a bat!), and the chances of making it to “the show” (1 in about 14,000 baseball playing kids will get to the big leagues). For real baseball aficionados, there’s a section on the physics of hitting the ball, a look at some long-standing records they might not have known about, and explanations of the numbers on baseball cards, play-by-plays, and even the players’ shirts. A Baseball Trivia Quiz at the end of the book lets kids test their knowledge with questions like, “What does OPS mean?” and “What are the seven ways a hitter can make it to home base?” Entertaining, informative, and highly visual, Baseballogy is the perfect sports book for all kids—especially reluctant boy readers.

  • ISBN
    9781554517077
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Sports And Active Games
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$14.95
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Book cover of BASKETBALLOGY
BASKETBALLOGY
By: kevin sylvester | Published: October 2017

For die-hard basketball fans and casual spectators alike, this collection of fascinating facts about the game will be a welcome addition to their libr...

For die-hard basketball fans and casual spectators alike, this collection of fascinating facts about the game will be a welcome addition to their library. From the origins of the game to how much players are paid, and the evolution of the basketball shoe, this book covers a wide range of topics. Among others are how the color barrier was breached, the rise of women’s basketball, and innovations that have made the game accessible to disabled athletes. Lots of humorous, colorful illustrations, charts, and graphs make this ideal for visual learners, while the short chapters encourage browsing.   

  • ISBN
    9781554519323
  • Binding
    Hardcover Canadian
  • Category
    Sports And Active Games
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$17.95
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Book cover of BASKETBALLOGY - SUPER COOL FACTS YOU NEV
BASKETBALLOGY - SUPER COOL FACTS YOU NEV
By: kevin sylvester | Published: October 2017

For die-hard basketball fans and casual spectators alike, this collection of fascinating facts about the game will be a welcome addition to their libr...

For die-hard basketball fans and casual spectators alike, this collection of fascinating facts about the game will be a welcome addition to their library. From the origins of the game to how much players are paid, and the evolution of the basketball shoe, this book covers a wide range of topics. Among others are how the color barrier was breached, the rise of women’s basketball, and innovations that have made the game accessible to disabled athletes. Lots of humorous, colorful illustrations, charts, and graphs make this ideal for visual learners, while the short chapters encourage browsing.   

  • ISBN
    9781554519316
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Sports And Active Games
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$12.95
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Book cover of EQUIPE EPIQUE QUASI HEROIQUE - MISSION M
EQUIPE EPIQUE QUASI HEROIQUE - MISSION M
By: kevin sylvester | Published: October 2018

"Si vous pouviez avoir n'importe quel superpouvoir, lequel choisiriez-vous? Probablement pas celui de transformer vos mouchoirs sales en créatu...

"Si vous pouviez avoir n'importe quel superpouvoir, lequel choisiriez-vous? Probablement pas celui de transformer vos mouchoirs sales en créatures morveuses combattant le crime!"--Publisher's web site.

  • ISBN
    9781443157810
  • Binding
    Hardcover French
  • Category
    Picture Book
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$16.99
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Book cover of FOLLOW YOUR MONEY
FOLLOW YOUR MONEY
By: kevin sylvester | Published: February 2013

What happens to your money after you hand it to the cashier? You pay for that cool pair of shoes or a ticket to the newest blockbuster movie; but w...

What happens to your money after you hand it to the cashier? You pay for that cool pair of shoes or a ticket to the newest blockbuster movie; but what happens to that money once it leaves your hands? Who actually pockets it or puts it into the bank? Was the price you paid fair? Why do things cost what they do, and who benefits most from your purchase? This lively, kid-friendly book answers all these questions and others, such as, "Why are designer jeans so much more expensive than the no-name ones?" Using fun illustrations, this book traces the long and fascinating path money travels -- from your pocket to cashier and on from there. Kids will also discover the trail their money takes through: advertising banks charitable giving fair trade fuel (gas) shareholders taxes utilities. Thorough and accessible, Follow Your Money is a vital introduction to the web of people and companies that we influence and are influenced by when we pay for a product or service.

Theme: Math, Writing

  • ISBN
    9781554514816
  • Binding
    Hardcover Canadian
  • Category
    Social Studies - General
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Book cover of FOLLOW YOUR MONEY
FOLLOW YOUR MONEY
By: kevin sylvester | Published: February 2013

What happens to your money after you hand it to the cashier? You pay for that cool pair of shoes or a ticket to the newest blockbuster movie; but w...

What happens to your money after you hand it to the cashier? You pay for that cool pair of shoes or a ticket to the newest blockbuster movie; but what happens to that money once it leaves your hands? Who actually pockets it or puts it into the bank? Was the price you paid fair? Why do things cost what they do, and who benefits most from your purchase? This lively, kid-friendly book answers all these questions and others, such as, "Why are designer jeans so much more expensive than the no-name ones?" Using fun illustrations, this book traces the long and fascinating path money travels -- from your pocket to cashier and on from there. Kids will also discover the trail their money takes through: advertising banks charitable giving fair trade fuel (gas) shareholders taxes utilities. Thorough and accessible, Follow Your Money is a vital introduction to the web of people and companies that we influence and are influenced by when we pay for a product or service.

Theme: Math, Writing

  • ISBN
    9781554514809
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Social Studies - General
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$14.95
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Book cover of FOLLOW YOUR STUFF
FOLLOW YOUR STUFF
By: kevin sylvester | Published: April 2019

Get ready to go global! Our cellphones, our clothes, our food: All are everyday things we consider essential, but we seldom think of what and who is ...

Get ready to go global! Our cellphones, our clothes, our food: All are everyday things we consider essential, but we seldom think of what and who is involved in making them and getting them into our hands. In Follow Your Stuff, award-winning children’s author Kevin Sylvester and business professor Michael Hlinka team up again, this time to tackle the dynamics of the global economy, examining the often-complex journey of ordinary goods from production right to our doorsteps. Using familiar examples, easy-to-follow charts and graphs, and a fun, accessible tone, Hlinka and Sylvester introduce young readers to concepts such as relative value and fair wages and how to think critically about our purchasing decisions. Sylvester’s lively illustrations add even more kid-appeal making this sequel to the critically acclaimed Follow Your Money the perfect introduction to socio-economics and an eye-opening essential read for young people.

Theme: Stem

  • ISBN
    9781773212548
  • Binding
    Hardcover Canadian
  • Category
    Science - General
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Book cover of FOLLOW YOUR STUFF - WHO MAKES IT WHERE D
FOLLOW YOUR STUFF - WHO MAKES IT WHERE D
By: kevin sylvester | Published: April 2019

Get ready to go global! Our cellphones, our clothes, our food: All are everyday things we consider essential, but we seldom think of what and who is ...

Get ready to go global! Our cellphones, our clothes, our food: All are everyday things we consider essential, but we seldom think of what and who is involved in making them and getting them into our hands. In Follow Your Stuff, award-winning children’s author Kevin Sylvester and business professor Michael Hlinka team up again, this time to tackle the dynamics of the global economy, examining the often-complex journey of ordinary goods from production right to our doorsteps. Using familiar examples, easy-to-follow charts and graphs, and a fun, accessible tone, Hlinka and Sylvester introduce young readers to concepts such as relative value and fair wages and how to think critically about our purchasing decisions. Sylvester’s lively illustrations add even more kid-appeal making this sequel to the critically acclaimed Follow Your Money the perfect introduction to socio-economics and an eye-opening essential read for young people.

Theme: Stem

  • ISBN
    9781773212531
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Science - General
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Book cover of GAME DAY - MEET THE PEOPLE WHO MAKE IT
GAME DAY - MEET THE PEOPLE WHO MAKE IT
By: kevin sylvester | Published: August 2010

What goes on behind the scenes when athletes compete? Not everyone can be an athlete, but that doesn't stop thousands of others from participating in...

What goes on behind the scenes when athletes compete? Not everyone can be an athlete, but that doesn't stop thousands of others from participating in world-class sporting events. When Patrick Reynolds realized that he couldn't be a race car driver, he turned his love of cars into a successful career as a NASCAR mechanic. A passion for grass and baseball led Nicole Sherry to become the groundskeeper at Camden Yards in Baltimore, Maryland. Author Kevin Sylvester tells the stories of 19 talented and dedicated behind-the-scenes stars of the sports world. In this new book, the glamour of the frontline athletes takes a backseat to the hardworking people whose jobs are critical to the success of their sport but often go unacknowledged. Readers will discover some very special people who have devoted their lives to supporting the sports they love, including the eagle-eyed baseball scout for the Chicago White Sox, the members of the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders and the doctor who treats injured players on the Canadian Olympic soccer team. With its real-life stories and lively photographs, Game Day will delight any young sports fan or wannabe athlete.

  • ISBN
    9781554512508
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Sports And Active Games
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$12.95
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Book cover of GAME DAY - MEET THE PEOPLE WHO MAKE IT H
GAME DAY - MEET THE PEOPLE WHO MAKE IT H
By: kevin sylvester | Published: September 2010

What goes on behind the scenes when athletes compete? Not everyone can be an athlete, but that doesn't stop thousands of others from participating in...

What goes on behind the scenes when athletes compete? Not everyone can be an athlete, but that doesn't stop thousands of others from participating in world-class sporting events. When Patrick Reynolds realized that he couldn't be a race car driver, he turned his love of cars into a successful career as a NASCAR mechanic. A passion for grass and baseball led Nicole Sherry to become the groundskeeper at Camden Yards in Baltimore, Maryland. Author Kevin Sylvester tells the stories of 19 talented and dedicated behind-the-scenes stars of the sports world. In this new book, the glamour of the frontline athletes takes a backseat to the hardworking people whose jobs are critical to the success of their sport but often go unacknowledged. Readers will discover some very special people who have devoted their lives to supporting the sports they love, including the eagle-eyed baseball scout for the Chicago White Sox, the members of the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders and the doctor who treats injured players on the Canadian Olympic soccer team. With its real-life stories and lively photographs, Game Day will delight any young sports fan or wannabe athlete.

  • ISBN
    9781554512515
  • Binding
    Hardcover Canadian
  • Category
    Social Studies - General
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$21.95
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Book cover of GARGANTUA JR - DEFENDER OF THE EARTH
GARGANTUA JR - DEFENDER OF THE EARTH
By: kevin sylvester | Published: April 2019

Gargantua (Jr!) wants to grow up to be just like Mom. Before Junior came along, Mom had a reputation for being a little wild, but now she only knocks ...

Gargantua (Jr!) wants to grow up to be just like Mom. Before Junior came along, Mom had a reputation for being a little wild, but now she only knocks over buildings that are supposed to come down. She also protects Earth from dangerous space robots and giant asteroids. Gargantua (Jr!) would like to help out, but Mom says, "You're too little." So Junior sets out to prove that she's wrong . Making amends for past mistakes, giving back to the community, learning one's limits and teamwork all come into play in this story about a mom and her baby monster, vibrantly written and illustrated by Kevin Sylvester.

  • ISBN
    9781773061825
  • Binding
    Hardcover Canadian
  • Category
    Picture Book
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$18.95
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Book cover of HOCKEY SUPER 6 - HAT TRICKED
HOCKEY SUPER 6 - HAT TRICKED
By: kevin sylvester | Published: September 2021

A very special group of kids must save the world with - what else? - HOCKEY! Meet six kids a lot like you. Except . . . . . . Benny, Jenny, Karl, Star...

A very special group of kids must save the world with - what else? - HOCKEY! Meet six kids a lot like you. Except . . . . . . Benny, Jenny, Karl, Starlight, DJ and Mo got zapped in an evil plot gone wrong -- and they became the super-est team the world has ever seen. Lucky thing, because they have to face off against their toughest foe yet -- a hockey-loving, nuclear . . . BUNNY! Yep, a Sizematron-enhanced gigantic (and gigantically evil) rabbit. Can they use their hockey superpowers to overpower the power-hungry bunny? Find out in this third action-packed, laugh-a-minute book in the Hockey Super Six series. Short chapters packed with action and jokes keep kids gripped, and wondering how the Super Six will win the day. Loads of images and cartoons mixed in with the text keep the read light and fun.

Theme: Sports - Hockey

  • ISBN
    9781443182935
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    First Novel
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$8.99
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Book cover of HOCKEY SUPER 6 - ON THIN ICE
HOCKEY SUPER 6 - ON THIN ICE
By: kevin sylvester | Published: November 2020

Will the Hockey Super Six thwart their enemy's plans for world domination in book two of this action-packed series? In the second book pitting six ord...

Will the Hockey Super Six thwart their enemy's plans for world domination in book two of this action-packed series? In the second book pitting six ordinary kids with super hockey skills against the forces of evil, Jenny, Benny, Mo, Starlight, DJ and Karl desperately need to stay out of Crosscheck's grasp! Their last run-in revealed to evil scientist (and former mediocre goalie) Clarence Crosscheck the scope of some of their secret powers -- powers he can use in his never-ending quest for world domination. Hard at work on a robot army to do his bidding, Crosscheck underestimates how strong the Super Six can be when they work together as a team. Get ready for high-stakes ice battles, non-stop hijinks and never-before-seen hockey action (it's kids vs robots, and some giant lizards too)!

Theme: Sports - Hockey

  • ISBN
    9781443163514
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    First Novel
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$8.99
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Book cover of HOCKEY SUPER 6 - PUCK DROPS HERE
HOCKEY SUPER 6 - PUCK DROPS HERE
By: kevin sylvester | Published: September 2020

A special group of kids must save the world with -- what else? -- HOCKEY! There are people out there, nasty mean greedy people, who want to rule the E...

A special group of kids must save the world with -- what else? -- HOCKEY! There are people out there, nasty mean greedy people, who want to rule the Earth. People such as evil scientist (and former mediocre goalie) Clarence Crosscheck. Only one thing is stopping them . . . hockey. This hilarious new high-action series from Kevin Sylvester pits six ordinary kids with super hockey skills against the forces of evil -- specifically, the nefarious wannabe genius, Clarence Crosscheck. In The Puck Drops Here, Jenny, Benny, Mo, Starlight, DJ and Karl need to outmaneuver Crosscheck and his army of mammoth mutant ice squids before Crosscheck turns his giant freeze ray on the world. The entire planet is at risk! Get ready for high-stakes ice battles, non-stop hijinks and never-before-seen hockey action (it's kids vs squids)! With fast-paced text and illustrations throughout, this series will grip sports fans and funny story lovers alike. Will the kids win the day? You'll have to read the books to find out . . .

Theme: Sports - Hockey

  • ISBN
    9781443163484
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    First Novel
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Book cover of MINRS 01
MINRS 01
By: kevin sylvester | Published: September 2015

"Twelve-year-old Christopher Nichols and his family live on a new planet, Perses, as colonists of Melming Mining's Great Mission to save the earth. Wh...

"Twelve-year-old Christopher Nichols and his family live on a new planet, Perses, as colonists of Melming Mining's Great Mission to save the earth. When Landers, as the attackers are called, obliterate the colony to steal the metal and raw ore, Christopher and a small group of survivors are forced into the maze of mining tunnels below the surface of Perses"--

Theme: Science Fiction, Survival

  • ISBN
    9781481440394
  • Binding
    Hardcover Canadian
  • Category
    Junior Fiction
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$25.99
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Book cover of MINRS 01
MINRS 01
By: kevin sylvester | Published: October 2016

A boy and his friends must find a way to survive in the mining tunnels after their new space colony is attacked in this gritty action-adventure novel,...

A boy and his friends must find a way to survive in the mining tunnels after their new space colony is attacked in this gritty action-adventure novel, which School Library Journal called “a solid survival story.” In space. Underground. And out of time. Christopher Nichols and his family live on a new planet, Perses, as colonists of Melming Mining’s Great Mission to save the earth. Dozens of families like Christopher’s have relocated, too, like his best friend Elena Rosales. A communications blackout with Earth hits, and all of Perses is on its own for three months. It’s okay, though, because the colonists have prepared, stockpiling food and resources to survive. But they never prepared for an attack. Landers, as the attackers are called, obliterate the colony to steal the metal and raw ore. Now in a race against time, Christopher, along with a small group of survivors, are forced into the maze of mining tunnels. The kids run. They hide. But can they survive?

  • ISBN
    9781481440400
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Junior Fiction
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$11.99
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Book cover of MINRS 02
MINRS 02
By: kevin sylvester | Published: October 2016

Dive right back into the action on Perses in this thrilling sequel to the gritty, space adventure, MiNRS, which School Library Journal called “a...

Dive right back into the action on Perses in this thrilling sequel to the gritty, space adventure, MiNRS, which School Library Journal called “a solid survival story.” They are coming to get you. Hide. Hide. Hide. The children of Perses have been receiving this message on repeat, from Earth, for weeks. Christopher, Elena, and the other survivors of the attack on their space colony know two things: their victory over the Landers will be short-lived and a new wave of attacks is imminent. New Landers arrive sooner than expected. Led by the ruthless Kirk Thatcher, and armed with a new lethal kind of digger, they vow to hunt down and destroy everyone. The kids have nowhere to go but underground. Again. But resources and patience are running low and the struggle to keep everyone safe is complicated by all the infighting amongst the kids. As Christopher navigates the burden of leadership, he also has to decide whom he can trust. There are no easy answers. And with deadly consequences on the line, there is no room for mistakes. Will Christopher be able to successfully lead the group back to Earth? Or will Thatcher make sure no one survives?

  • ISBN
    9781481440424
  • Binding
    Hardcover Canadian
  • Category
    Junior Fiction
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$22.99
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Book cover of MINRS 02
MINRS 02
By: kevin sylvester | Published: October 2017

Dive right back into the action on Perses in this thrilling sequel to the gritty, space adventure, MiNRS, which School Library Journal called “a...

Dive right back into the action on Perses in this thrilling sequel to the gritty, space adventure, MiNRS, which School Library Journal called “a solid survival story.” They are coming to get you. Hide. Hide. Hide. The children of Perses have been receiving this message on repeat from Earth for weeks. Christopher, Elena, and the other survivors of the attack on their space colony know two things: Their victory over the Landers will be short-lived and a new wave of attacks is imminent. New Landers arrive sooner than expected. Led by the ruthless Kirk Thatcher, and armed with a new lethal kind of digger, they vow to hunt down and destroy everyone. The kids have nowhere to go but underground. Again. But resources and patience are running low, and the struggle to keep everyone safe is complicated by all the infighting. As Christopher bears the burden of leadership, he also has to decide whom he can trust. There are no easy answers. And with deadly consequences on the line, there is no room for mistakes.

  • ISBN
    9781481440431
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Junior Fiction
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Book cover of MINRS 03
MINRS 03
By: kevin sylvester | Published: May 2018

The action-packed conclusion to the MiNRS space adventure series, which School Library Journal praised for keeping readers “on the edge of their...

The action-packed conclusion to the MiNRS space adventure series, which School Library Journal praised for keeping readers “on the edge of their seats.” We do what we do best. Run. Hide. Survive. The children of Perses must return to Earth. They defeated Major Kirk Thatcher on their adopted planet, but his evil plans are still unfolding. People need to know the truth. Christopher has a video of Thatcher killing an injured grinder in cold blood. If they can show that to the people of Earth, they might just turn the tide. The MiNRs need to bear witness. A transport ship might get them back home, or it might send them spinning off into the deepest recesses of space. Is it worth the risk? Cracks begin to appear in the group. Darcy refuses to leave Perses, the only home she’s ever known. And Pavel’s mistrust of the grinders threatens to destroy them all. Once again, Christopher has to make tough choices, choices that will cost them dearly. And even when things seem to be going well, there are hidden dangers. A strange noise on their transport ship signals the return of their worst nightmare. And the Earth they left years before is not the Earth they will return to now. Can Christopher and his friends win the race to reveal the truth? Or will they escape one dangerous planet for one far worse?

  • ISBN
    9781501195280
  • Binding
    Hardcover Canadian
  • Category
    Junior Fiction
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$22.99
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Book cover of NEIL FLAMBE & THE BARD'S BANQUET
NEIL FLAMBE & THE BARD'S BANQUET
By: kevin sylvester | Published: February 2016

Neil, “the flamboyant, irrepressible chef” (Kirkus Reviews), travels across the pond for a real honey of a case in the fifth book in The N...

Neil, “the flamboyant, irrepressible chef” (Kirkus Reviews), travels across the pond for a real honey of a case in the fifth book in The Neil Flambé Capers, the culinary mystery series celebrity chef Gordon Ramsey calls “good fun.” Neil Flambé has had enough with solving crime. After his adventures in Japan, he is back in his beloved restaurant doing what he does best—cooking. And he has a very special guest. Lord Lane from England has requested he serve a meal centered around an ancient jar of honey discovered in London. But when Lane disappears afterward, Neil receives a request from the Queen herself to come across the pond and find out what happened to him. As soon as Neil arrives, he is swept up in a mystery involving the great works of Shakespeare and food. Neil may know quite a bit about the latter, but being chased by thugs through the streets of London and following centuries-old clues is not exactly his forte. Will Neil be able to put the pieces together in time or will he let everyone down, including the Queen?

  • ISBN
    9781481410397
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Junior Fiction
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Book cover of NEIL FLAMBE & THE BARD'S BANQUET
NEIL FLAMBE & THE BARD'S BANQUET
By: kevin sylvester | Published: January 2015

Neil travels across the pond for a real honey of a case in the fifth book in The Neil Flambé Capers, the culinary mystery series celebrity chef...

Neil travels across the pond for a real honey of a case in the fifth book in The Neil Flambé Capers, the culinary mystery series celebrity chef Gordon Ramsey calls “good fun.” Neil Flambé has had enough with solving crime. After his adventures in Japan, he is back in his beloved restaurant doing what he does best—cooking. And he has a very special guest. Lord Lane from England has requested he serve a meal centered around an ancient jar of honey discovered in London. But when Lane disappears afterward, Neil receives a request from the Queen herself to come across the pond and find out what happened to him. As soon as Neil arrives, he is swept up in a mystery involving the great works of Shakespeare and food. Neil may know quite a bit about the latter, but being chased by thugs through the streets of London and following centuries-old clues is not exactly his forte. Will Neil be able to put the pieces together in time or will he let everyone down, including the Queen?

  • ISBN
    9781481410380
  • Binding
    Hardcover Canadian
  • Category
    Junior Fiction
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$14.99
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Book cover of NEIL FLAMBE & THE DUEL IN THE DESERT
NEIL FLAMBE & THE DUEL IN THE DESERT
By: kevin sylvester | Published: February 2016

Neil, “the flamboyant, irrepressible chef” (Kirkus Reviews), hits the road in his food truck and drives right into a new case in the sixth...

Neil, “the flamboyant, irrepressible chef” (Kirkus Reviews), hits the road in his food truck and drives right into a new case in the sixth book in The Neil Flambé Capers, the culinary mystery series celebrity chef Gordon Ramsey calls “good fun.” Neil has lost his beloved restaurant. Though he misses it dearly, he and his friend Larry are headed on a new adventure. They are travelling to the Salsa Verde ranch in Arizona with their new food truck to participate in the legendary food truck gathering, the Broiling Man Festival. Once he arrives, Neil discovers that the Verde ranch is in danger of foreclosure, at the mercy of a developer who wants to turn it into housing and a factory farm. The only hope for the ranch is a treasure map left behind by the very first Verde, a chef who discovered a mine while escaping from a murderous army colonel. Neil and Larry are on a quest to find the treasure, but each time they think they’re close to finding something, they come up with nothing. Will the boys find the mine—and the treasure—in time to save Salsa Verde ranch?

  • ISBN
    9781481410410
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Junior Fiction
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Book cover of NEIL FLAMBE 01 THE MARCO POLO MURDERS
NEIL FLAMBE 01 THE MARCO POLO MURDERS
By: kevin sylvester | Published: January 2012

A delicious blend of mystery, history, and top-notch cuisine. Neil Flambé may be fourteen years old, but he’s also a world-renowned ch...

A delicious blend of mystery, history, and top-notch cuisine. Neil Flambé may be fourteen years old, but he’s also a world-renowned chef. Patrons pay top dollar and wait months for reservations at his tiny boutique restaurant. But Neil is more than a fantastic cook—he solves crime too. Ever since he used his kitchen know-how and keen sense of smell to acquit a man of murder, he’s been helping Police Inspector Sean Nakamura crack case after case But when some of the best chefs in town turn up dead, the crime scenes turn culinary. Police are stumped, and the only clues are the scents of mysterious spices and a journal that may have belonged to…Marco Polo? Neil must find a way to connect the past with the present and solve the murders—or he could end up as the prime suspect!

  • ISBN
    9781442446045
  • Binding
    Hardcover Canadian
  • Category
    Junior Fiction
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$15.99
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