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Zany Miscellany

Zany Miscellany

This isn't your average, everyday, ordinary encyclopedia - not even close! It's a collection of thousands of incredibly crazy and highly addictive facts about anything and everything you've ever wanted to know about, in no particular order. That's what makes it so zany! Find all the "flop ten" lists (not the ten best, but the ten worst), follow the wormholes that lead you to other pages, discover something random in the goof-a-thons (mistakes with a happy ending, like cornflakes), or impress your teachers with "nerd words" (like neutrino)! You'll learn...
  • Someone who picks there nose all the time is a rhinotillexomaniac.
  • The first roller-coaster track was built in Paris in 1804.
  • A liger is a cross between a lion and a tiger.
Plus the answers to fun questions you probably never thought to ask:
  • Why are flamingos pink?
  • What's the definition of placebo?
  • When were the first in-flight meals served on airplanes?
The Scholastic Zany Miscellany is the ultimate book of bite-size facts you've always wanted!

Published by Scholastic
112 pages, 240 x 203 mm

Zany Miscellany




Picture That! The Trail West

Picture That! The Trail West

Picture this: It is 1845, and you live on a farm in the eastern United States. One day, your parents say it is time to pack up all your belongings. The family is joining a wagon train and heading west on a route called the Oregon Trail. Your life is about to change forever!

Artists Benjamin Franklin Reinhart, Geoge Caleb Bingham, George Catlin, Winslow Homer, and many others captured the brave and adventurous spirit of the pioneers on canvas. In this book, these paintings tell the fascinating story of people who left everything behind to seek a new life in the West.

64 pages, 25 illustrations, plus details
240 x 290 mm

Picture That! The Trail West




Picture That! Knights and Castles

Picture That! Knights and Castles

This beautifully illustrated guide tells you everything you need to know about growing orchids. From selecting the right plants to providing proper growing conditions, thi sis your complete handbook to keeping your orchids healthy and blooming. In addition to profiling an amazing array of astonishing orchids, you'll learn how to care for your plants in specially-commissioned step-by-step photography and how to identify and deal with common pests and problems.


270x 215, 192pages

over 300 illustrations

Picture That! Knights and Castles