Score: 4.5
From 111 Ratings

Picture This


  • Author: Jacqueline Sheehan
  • Release Date : 2012-05-22
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
  • File Size: 1539449 Bytes


Jacqueline Sheehan made serious waves with her much beloved runaway bestseller, Lost and Found. Now she treats readers to a sequel, Picture This—a story of rebirth and personal redemption that is as moving, funny, and heart-soaring as its predecessor.Peaks Island, Maine vibrates with its own special magic, a unique flow to life that knits together the small community that calls it home. The people, the animals, and even the houses have a charm and personality all their own. Just ask Rocky Pelligrino. Devastated by her husband Bob’s sudden death, she found hope thanks to a relentlessly loyal black Lab named Cooper. Warm friends and a new job—as the island’s Animal Control Warden—have helped Rocky chart a course toward a promising f...

Breakout at the Bug Lab


  • Author: Ruth Horowitz, Joan Holub & Andrew Bates
  • Release Date : 2002-11-11
  • Genre: Mysteries
  • File Size: 81350348 Bytes


Max, a Madagascar cockroach, is as big as a bite-sized candy bar and hisses like a snake when he is mad. Leo and his brother are fascinated. Out of all of the bugs in their mother's bug lab, Max is definitely the best. But now, Max is on the loose in the lab! To make matters worse, there's a party there today. Leo and his brother have to find Max before he makes people scream-or worse."A book in which everything is just right." (School Library Journal)...

Lab Girl
Score: 4
From 962 Ratings

Lab Girl


  • Author : Hope Jahren
  • Publisher : Knopf Canada
  • Release Date : 2016-04-05
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780345809889


Lab Girl Book Description :

An illuminating debut memoir of a woman in science; a moving portrait of a long-time collaboration, in work and in life; and a stunningly fresh look at plants that will forever change how you see and think about the natural world. Acclaimed scientist Hope Jahren has built three laboratories in which she's studied trees, flowers, seeds, and soil. Her first book might have been a revelatory treatise on plant life. Lab Girl is that, but it is also so much more. Because in it, Jahren also shares with us her inspiring life story, in prose that takes your breath away. Lab Girl is a book about work, about love, and about the mountains that can be moved when those two things come together. It is told through Jahren's remarkable stories: about the things she'...

The Story of More
Score: 5
From 2 Ratings

The Story of More


  • Author : Hope Jahren
  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
  • Release Date : 2020-03-03
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780735275126


The Story of More Book Description :

From the bestselling author of Lab Girl comes a slim, urgent missive on the defining issue of our time: here is Hope Jahren on climate change, our timeless pursuit of more, and how the same human ambition that got us here can also be our salvation. Hope Jahren is an award-winning geobiologist, a brilliant writer, and one of the seven billion people with whom we share this earth. The Story of More is her impassioned open letter to humanity as we stand at the crossroads of survival and extinction. Jahren celebrates the long history of our enterprising spirit--which has tamed wild crops, cured diseases, and sent us to the moon--but also shows how that spirit has created excesses that are quickly warming our planet to dangerous levels. In short, highly r...

Lab Girl

Lab Girl


  • Author : Instaread
  • Publisher : Instaread Summaries
  • Release Date : 2016-05-11
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781683780847


Lab Girl Book Description :

Lab Girl by Hope Jahren | Summary & Analysis Preview: In her memoir Lab Girl, Hope Jahren describes the life she’s lived and the knowledge she’s learned as a scientist trying to find her way in the world. Focusing mostly on a period of professional development that stretches from 1997 to 2008, the bulk of the narrative follows Jahren from her first appointment as a professor in Atlanta to her current job at the University of Hawaii. Navigating personal and professional challenges including bipolar disorder, meager budgets, and sexist work environments, Jahren and her eccentric lab manager, Bill, learn a lot about themselves, each other, and the mysterious lives of plants. Growing up in Minnesota, Hope feels starved for human connection. Her paren...

The Lab
Score: 3.5
From 14 Ratings

The Lab


  • Author : Jack Heath
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Release Date : 2010-06-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780545281621


The Lab Book Description :

The beginning of a fantastic new action / adventure series from a twenty-year-old author who knows how to thrill - now in paperback! Meet a 16-year-old superhuman: Agent Six of Hearts. He's the strongest, most effective agent in the Deck, a team of special agents fighting to uphold justice in a completely corrupt world. Six would be invincible if not for a deadly secret. He is the product of an illegal experiment by the Lab - a ruthless division of the corporation that controls his world. When the Deck begins to investigate the Lab, Six walks a tightrope between his two worlds, trying to keep his origin a secret....

Dr Franklin s Island
Score: 3
From 11 Ratings

Dr Franklin s Island


  • Author : Ann Halam
  • Publisher : Orion Children's Books
  • Release Date : 2010-12-30
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781444002492


Dr Franklin s Island Book Description :

What's it like to see your friend transformed into a raven before your very eyes, and to know it's your turn next? How does it feel to morph into a manta ray or slide into the body of a snake? This is what happens to Miranda, Semi and Arnie, three friends who are the sole survivors of a plane crash. They find themselves on a tropical island of azure waters and white sands. But beyond the palm-fringed beaches lies the hospital run by the sinister Dr Franklin, and the three teenagers are about to become his next patients. Perfect candidates for his experiments in genetic engineering. . . A horrifying, fascinating story that is Ann Halam's most unusual and challenging novel so far....

The Life Project

The Life Project


  • Author : Helen Pearson
  • Publisher : Catapult
  • Release Date : 2016-04-18
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781619028104


The Life Project Book Description :

On March 3, 1946, a survey began that is, today, the longest-running study of human development in the world, growing to encompass six generations of children, 150,000 people, and some of the best-studied people on the planed. The simple act of observing human life has changed the way we are born, schooled, parent and die, irrevocably altering our understanding of inequality and health. This is the tale of these studies, the scientists who created them, sustained them, and perhaps most importantly, the remarkable discoveries that have come from them. The envy of scientists around the world, The Life Project is one of Britain's best-kept secrets....

The Boy on the Bridge
Score: 4
From 23 Ratings

The Boy on the Bridge


  • Author : M. R. Carey
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2017-05-02
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780316300315


The Boy on the Bridge Book Description :

From the author of USA Today bestseller The Girl With All the Gifts, a terrifying new novel set in the same post-apocalyptic world. Once upon a time, in a land blighted by terror, there was a very clever boy. The people thought the boy could save them, so they opened their gates and sent him out into the world. To where the monsters lived....

Kitchen Science Lab for Kids
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

Kitchen Science Lab for Kids


  • Author : Liz Lee Heinecke
  • Publisher : Lab for Kids
  • Release Date : 2014-08
  • Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781592539253


Kitchen Science Lab for Kids Book Description :

DIVAt-home science provides an environment for freedom, creativity and invention that is not always possible in a school setting. In your own kitchen, it’s simple, inexpensive, and fun to whip up a number of amazing science experiments using everyday ingredients./divDIV /divDIVScience can be as easy as baking. Hands-On Family: Kitchen Science Lab for Kids offers 52 fun science activities for families to do together. The experiments can be used as individual projects, for parties, or as educational activities groups./divDIV /divKitchen Science Lab for Kids will tempt families to cook up some physics, chemistry and biology in their own kitchens and back yards. Many of the experiments are safe enough for toddlers and exciting enough for older kids, so...

Bad Blood
Score: 4
From 51 Ratings

Bad Blood


  • Author : John Carreyrou
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2018-05-21
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781524731663


Bad Blood Book Description :

NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY: NPR, The New York Times Book Review, Time, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post • The McKinsey Business Book of the Year The full inside story of the breathtaking rise and shocking collapse of Theranos, the one-time multibillion-dollar biotech startup founded by Elizabeth Holmes—now the subject of the HBO documentary The Inventor—by the prize-winning journalist who first broke the story and pursued it to the end. “The story is even crazier than I expected, and I found myself unable to put it down once I started. This book has everything: elaborate scams, corporate intrigue, magazine cover stories, ruined family relationships, and the demise of a company once valued at ...

A Ladder to the Sky
Score: 4
From 26 Ratings

A Ladder to the Sky


  • Author : John Boyne
  • Publisher : Bond Street Books
  • Release Date : 2018-11-13
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385692922


A Ladder to the Sky Book Description :

The new novel from the beloved New York Times bestselling author of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas and The Heart's Invisible Furies, a seductive Highsmithian psychodrama following one brilliant, ruthless man who will stop at nothing in his pursuit of fame. If you look hard enough, you can find stories pretty much anywhere. They don't even have to be your own. Or so would-be writer Maurice Swift decides very early on in his career. A chance encounter in a West Berlin hotel with celebrated novelist Erich Ackermann gives him an opportunity to ingratiate himself with someone more powerful. For Erich is lonely, and he has a story to tell. Whether or not he should do so is another matter. Once Maurice has made his name, he sets off in pursuit of other peop...