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The Karate Class Mystery: (Hello Reader! Series: Invisible Inc. #5)
Elizabeth Levy
059060323X
September 1996
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From Booklist
Gr. 2^-4. The fifth mystery about the Invisible Inc. trio has the three grade-school friends suspecting one of their own. The setting is karate class, with lots of talk about moves, punches, and blocks; but who has stolen Justin's karate belt? Is it his friend Charlene, who is mad at him? Justin is hard of hearing, and the way he copes with his disability is a natural part of the story. The teacher, Sensei Bobby, is encouraging but never condescending, demanding the highest performance from all of them. In the end, the friends find the shamefaced culprit, and order is restored. This is an advanced title in the Hello Readers series, and much of the story is told in dialogue, which may make it less an easy-reading title than a good drama for readers' theater in the classroom. Hazel Rochman


Tackling Dad
Elizabeth Levy
0060000503
Aug 2005
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
Grade 4-7–Cassie reminisces that, On our Peewee team, I was the only starter who could also someday qualify for Miss America. The daughter of a former high school football star and the pseudo-niece of her middle school's football coach, Cassie and gal pal Molly become the only two girls on the seventh-grade football team. She had given up football when her parents got divorced and began running track instead. However, after Coach Harris, or Uncle Beef (who has an especially endearing relationship to the protagonist), convinces her to try out for the team, she is back on the gridiron. This story is driven by both the game and Cassie's family's dynamics. Levy provides some depth to this story as both the protagonist and her father develop: she finds a place within his new family and he realizes how to...


If You Were There When They Signed the Constitution
Elizabeth Levy
0590451596
June 1992
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From School Library Journal
Grade 2-5 Levy presents the basic facts of the framing of the Constitution in a series of questions and answers. Background is provided in a very cursory explanation of the American Revolution, the Articles of Confederation, and Shay's Rebellion. Although there is no index, readers will have little difficulty locating individual topics by skimming the boldly printed questions, which are arranged in a rough chronological sequence. Like Fritz' Shhh! We're Writing the Constitution (Putnam, 1987), Levy includes small bits of interesting social trivia to add appeal to the text. Fritz' book is the better of the two, but Levy's is a good second choice for this age group. The pen-and-ink drawings on each page are bland, and important details are occasionally lost in the gutter. Elaine Fort Weischedel, Turner Free...


Tackling Dad
Elizabeth Levy
0060000511
Aug 2005
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
Grade 4-7–Cassie reminisces that, On our Peewee team, I was the only starter who could also someday qualify for Miss America. The daughter of a former high school football star and the pseudo-niece of her middle school's football coach, Cassie and gal pal Molly become the only two girls on the seventh-grade football team. She had given up football when her parents got divorced and began running track instead. However, after Coach Harris, or Uncle Beef (who has an especially endearing relationship to the protagonist), convinces her to try out for the team, she is back on the gridiron. This story is driven by both the game and Cassie's family's dynamics. Levy provides some depth to this story as both the protagonist and her father develop: she finds a place within his new family and he realizes how to...


Cranky Colonials: Pilgrims, Puritans 1560s-1740s
Elizabeth Levy
0590122444
June 2003
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Book Description
In the 16th and 17th centuries, more and more Europeans came to America. Some sought freedom, but everbody wanted real estate: the French and Spanish, who fought over Florida; the English who landed in Jamestown, Virginia; the Pilgrims and Puritans who settled New England; the Dutch who thrived in New Amsterdam (New York). These colonists were here to stay--and the Native Americans, who were already living here, did everything they could to survive.


Vampire State Building
Elizabeth Levy
0060000546
Sept 2002
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
In the fourth title in the Sam and Robert Bamford series (including Dracula Is a Pain in the Neck and Frankenstein Moved In on the Fourth Floor), Sam's online chess partner, Vlad, visits New York City from Romania in Vampire State Building by Elizabeth Levy, illus. by Sally Wern Comport. Sam and family suspect Vlad's a vampire; Levy sensitively handles the post-September 11 realities of New York. Ages 7-10.Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Booklist
Gr. 3-6. In the fine tradition of Night of the Living Gerbil (2001), 11-year-old Sam, his younger brother, Robert, and their irritating cousin, Mabel, return for another tale set in New York. Sam is playing chess online with 12-year-old Vlad Clinciu living in Bucharest, Romania. Mabel prattles on about...


Return of the Jedi
Elizabeth Levy
0394861175
August 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
HAN SOLO IS being held prisoner at Jabba’s palace. The empire is building a new Death Star.

Luke Skywalker and his friends are back on their quest to save the galaxy in this final episode of courage, love, hate, and redemption.

Card catalog description
Luke confronts his father, Darth Vader, as the Rebel fleet attempts to destroy the Death Star.

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Night of the Living Gerbil
Elizabeth Levy
0060285893
Sept 2001
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
Grade 3-5-This is the third story about the Bamford brothers. Robert has two gerbils-Terminator and Exterminator. One day Extermie looks rather listless and the vet doesn't hold out much hope for him. On the way home from the animal clinic, the boys and their mother stop at "Weird Science," a new store that has stuffed animals, fossils, and bones, and is owned by a taxidermist. After Extermie dies, Sam decides that they should have him preserved. Busy with museum preservations, Mr. Winston sends the body to his brother, who poses it in a fierce exterminator posture, which is nothing like the animal's true nature. Sam's dry sense of humor and bad puns lighten the story, but also get him into a lot of trouble. The boys' annoying seven-year-old cousin with her highly developed sense of right and...


The Schoolyard Mystery (Invisible, Inc. Series)
Elizabeth Levy
0590474839
September 1994
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Take Two, They're Small
Elizabeth Levy
0060285931
Dec 2002
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
Grade 2-4-Levy's humorous touch is mild in this sequel to Big Trouble in Little Twinsville (HarperCollins, 2001). As Eve begins fourth grade, she has three goals: to shed her goody-two-shoes image, stop worrying so much, and make at least one new friend. When she gets to school, she finds that her teacher is the identical twin of the new kindergarten teacher and that the two women have planned a buddy project, which brings Eve in closer proximity to her annoying five-year-old twin sisters than she wants to be. Through this joint class project on mythology, she learns to appreciate Amy and May and gains a new friend in her classmate Adam. An indicator of the level of humor here is that the two friends' names become a pivotal joke. Still, this brief, easy-to-read chapter book will appeal to those who want the...


The Mystery of the Missing Dog (Invisible, Inc. Series)
Elizabeth Levy
0590474847
August 1995
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From Booklist
Gr. 2^-3. Chip the invisible boy loses Max (his invisible dog) at the local dog show. Luckily, Chip and friends Justin and Charlene make up Invisible Inc., a team of clever detectives who use their special abilities (invisibility, lip reading, and logic) to solve mysteries. Soon they're hot on the trail of the dognapper, following leads that enable them to solve the case in time for Max to collect a blue ribbon in the show. Second in the Invisible Inc. series, this appealing mystery features likable characters, a solvable plot, and colorful illustrations. Carolyn Phelan

Card catalog description
The invisible boy Chip intends to enter his invisible dog Max in the dog show, but when Max goes missing, Chip and his Invisible Inc. friends suspect foul play.


Frankenstein Moved in on the Fourth Floor
Elizabeth Levy
0064401227
Mar 1981
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Book Description
Is Frankenstein living next door?

"The new neighbor is weird," Sam whispers to Robert.

"He could be the real Frankenstein."

So Sam and Robert decide to spy on their strange, scowling neighbor, Mr. Frank. First they list the evidence they already have:

Mr. Frank is pale and thin.

Moans and groans have been heard coming from his apartment.

It's not much to go on.

Then, one night, the lights in the whole building go out. Will Sam and Robert finally learn the spooky truth?

About the Author
Elizabeth Levy loves to tell stories that combine serious issues with humor. She has proven it with her award-winning books for young readers, including My Life As A Fifth-Grade Comedian, Keep Ms. Sugarman In The Fourth Grade, and other best-selling books in the Sam and...



The Creepy Computer Mystery (Hello Reader! Series: Invisible Inc. #4)
Elizabeth Levy
0590603221
April 1996
Paperback
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From Booklist
Gr. 2^-3. The trio of kids who like to call themselves Invisible Ink is back with another mystery to solve. Famous writer U. B. Spooks is participating in an online chat when the message "Invitation to Doom!" mysteriously appears. The young detectives uncover the identity of the pseudonymous writer, and Chad gives his detective buddies a lesson in how uncomfortable life can be for someone who is different. Breezy, contemporary, and with a smidgen of suspense, this introduces some of the expressions and conventions of the burgeoning online world. Some readers might say :-p, but most will vote :-). Susan Dove Lempke

Card catalog description
When the Invisible Inc gang makes computer greeting cards to raise money to invite an author to school, they solve the mystery of the...


Dracula Is a Pain in the Neck
Elizabeth Levy
0064401464
Oct 1984
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Book Description
Is Dracula haunting Camp Hunter Creek?

Kids started calling Robert a vampire because he brought his Dracula doll to camp. Now Robert is afraid their teasing made the real Dracula angry. Weird things have been happening. Unearthly howling noises have been heard after sundown. Even the counselors are getting spooked.

Then one night Robert and his older brother, Sam, see something that chills their very bones....

Is the most famous vampire of them all really haunting Camp Hunter Creek? And if he is, will Robert be his next victim?

Card catalog description
Robert fears that his plastic Dracula doll is responsible for spooky doings at his sleep-away camp. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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The Snack Attack Mystery (Invisible, Inc. Series)
Elizabeth Levy
0590602896
February 1996
Paperback
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Card catalog description
Chip, an invisible boy, and his friends investigate the mysterious disappearance of yogurt-covered raisins, mixed nuts, and ginger snaps from their classroom.


Principal's on the Roof
Elizabeth Levy
0689846274
October 2002
Paperback
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From School Library Journal
Grade 2-4-Here, basset hound Fletcher and his flea sidekick Jasper solve a new case. Fletcher's 10-year-old owner, Jill, and her friend Gwen are enthusiastic about the upcoming reading marathon. Their principal, Mr. Leonard, has promised to read aloud on the school's roof when students have read 1000 books, and he agrees to read Gwen's story, "The Mystery on the Roof." But when he starts sneezing uncontrollably and cannot read, Gwen is suspected of foul play. The animal detectives save the day when Fletcher correctly suspects that Alice, a cat jealous of her family's new baby, is on the roof and that the principal is allergic to felines. Fletcher's narration includes many humorous observations about human behavior. The comic line drawings and decorative typeface (indicating Alice "singing the blues") hit the...


Night of the Living Gerbil
Elizabeth Levy
0064421155
Aug 2003
Paperback
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From School Library Journal
Grade 3-5-This is the third story about the Bamford brothers. Robert has two gerbils-Terminator and Exterminator. One day Extermie looks rather listless and the vet doesn't hold out much hope for him. On the way home from the animal clinic, the boys and their mother stop at "Weird Science," a new store that has stuffed animals, fossils, and bones, and is owned by a taxidermist. After Extermie dies, Sam decides that they should have him preserved. Busy with museum preservations, Mr. Winston sends the body to his brother, who poses it in a fierce exterminator posture, which is nothing like the animal's true nature. Sam's dry sense of humor and bad puns lighten the story, but also get him into a lot of trouble. The boys' annoying seven-year-old cousin with her highly developed sense of right and...


Chemical Fate and Transport in the Environment
Harold F. Hemond
0123402751
Jan 2000
Hardcover
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Review
"...a succinct, yet substantive, review of chemical fate and transport processes in the environment... an excellent overview..."
- JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN WATER RESOURCES ASSOCIATION

"...The strength of this book is the excellent quantitative approach that it presents to solving problems..."
- ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Review
"...Covers almost all of the necessary topics for a straight environmental chemistry course. The strength of this book is the excellent quantitative approach that it presents to solving problems. Each section has worked example problems throughout the text, and concludes with 25 or more problems. An excellent solution manual is available."
--ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, January 2001
"...a succinct,yet substantive, review of...


My Life as a Fifth-Grade Comedian
Elizabeth Levy
0064407233
August 1998
Paperback
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From School Library Journal
Grade 4-7. Class clown Bobby is headed for a fall. Pushing him toward the drop are his father, the sarcasm master, and his mother, who is afraid to speak up. He quits doing his homework, continually speaks out of turn in class, is unable to communicate with his parents, and his jokes turn into put-downs. He unintentionally hurts his best friend, and even Mr. Matous, his humor-loving teacher, draws the line. When the principal threatens to transfer Bobby to a special school, Mr. Matous offers him a chance to turn things around with a special project?the creation, development, and execution of a school-wide Laugh-Off. As the boy's ideas blossom into reality, the pressures build, exacerbating problems at home, but also allowing him to exhibit his capabilities and talents. The realistic setting explores the...

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