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By: Stephanie Sammartino McPherson
Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group

As USA TODAY, the Nation’s No. 1 Newspaper, puts it, “[Tim Berners-Lee] has been compared to Johannes Gutenberg, who invented the printing press, which in turn changed religion, government and science. . . . It’s bizarre to even think that there is a living, breathing inventor of the Web. He’s funny and likable and about as intimidating as that Pikachu runt from my kids’ Pokemon collection.” Few people can name the inventor of the World Wide Web – and that’s how he prefers it. Tim Berners-Lee – born in 1955 …

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By: Chris Leadbetter
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Written for the University of Cambridge International Examinations’ AS and A Level Computing syllabus (9691) by experienced authors and a CIE examiner. It is written with clear explanations using diagrams, screenshots and photos, making it accessible for International students. Self-assessment questions in each chapter and answers at the back of the book give students the opportunity to assess their own revision needs. Exam questions at the end of each Module give the students plenty of practice and a chapter devoted to exam preparation will help them get ready. A detailed …

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Publisher: Albert Whitman & Company

The Aldens enjoy playing their favorite computer game, Ringmaster. They get a chance to “test out” Ringmaster II before it’s released to the public. But strange things happen when they begin to play the game.

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By: Greg Pak
Publisher: Marvel

Savage alien planet! Oppressed barbarian tribes! Corrupt emperor! Deadly woman warrior! Gladiators and slaves! Battle axes and hand blasters! Monsters and heroes… and the Incredible Hulk! Let the smashing commence! This deluxe hardcover collects the entire “Planet Hulk” saga, plus extras! Collects Incredible Hulk #92-105, Giant-Size Hulk #1, “Mastermind Excello” story from Amazing Fantasy #15, maps, character designs.

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By: Kristyn Crow
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens

Zombelina loves to dance. She moonwalks with mummies and boogies with bats. She spins like a specter and glides like a ghost and loves to dance for her family the most. When Zombelina enrolls in a ballet class for real girls, her dancing gives everyone the chills! But when her first recital brings on a case of stage fright, her zombie moans and ghoulish groans scare her audience away. Only her devoted family’s cheers, in their special spooky way, help Zombelina dance the ballet debut of her dreams. …

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By: Anthony A. Olinzock
Publisher: Cengage Learning

KeyChamp is the market-leading text & software program for building keyboarding speed in the shortest possible time! This versatile speed-building program can be used in any keyboarding class after the alphabetic keys have been learned. Focusing on speed rather than errors, KeyChamp measures and analyzes diagraphs (two-keystroke combinations). And to help correct these technique errors, a diagnostic tool built-right-in to the software provides progress reports and areas of improvement.

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By: Philip Conrod
Publisher: Kidware Software

PROGRAMMING GAMES WITH JAVA uses Java GUI (Graphic User Interface) Swing programming concepts while providing detailed step-by-step instructions for building many fun 2D games. The tutorial is appropriate for teens and adults. The games built are non-violent and teach logical thinking skills. To grasp the concepts presented in PROGRAMMING GAMES WITH JAVA, you should have experience with building Java projects and be acquainted with using the Swing control library. We offer a Java Swing GUI programming tutorial, LEARN JAVA GUI APPLICATIONS, that would help you gain …

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By: Devin Scillian
Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press

Written by the son of a career officer, this book explores the branches of the Armed Services and speaks from the heart about the honor, privileges and sacrifices of military families everywhere. Children will discover why drill sergeants have to be so tough, what it means to be patriotic and why we need Special Forces such as the Navy SEALS, the Green Berets and the Army Rangers. H is for Honor also explains why the annual Army/Navy football game is more than just a game, how much letters from home …

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By: Clement Clarke Moore
Publisher: Golden Books

This 1949 Little Golden Book edition of the famous poem, The Night Before Christmas, was a staple in the Golden Book line for many years. Recently found in the Golden Books archives, Corinne Malvern’s artwork for this title has been digitized and beautifully reproduced for today’s kids!

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By: Alison Jackson
Publisher: Puffin

I know an old lady who swallowed a pie, a Thanksgiving pie, which was really too dry. And with that the feast begins! After the pie the old lady swallows a whole squash, all of the salad, and the entire turkey! As Mother and Father watch in shock, the two children are delighted to see the old lady growing fatter and fatter. And, in the end, the old lady makes a surprising and humorous contribution to the holiday festivities. “Jackson draws on some traditional Thanksgiving foods to give a …

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