The Fran with Four Brains


Author: Jim Benton
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1442495219
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 112
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Being a mad scientist in the modern world is very hard work. With so much that needs to be done in such a short period of time, multitasking can become overwhelming. Franny needs some additional help. But for Franny there is only one person in the world she trusts to help her with her experiments: herself. So she acquires assistance the mad-scientist way…by building a few real, live, steel-plated Franbots!

The Fran with Four Brains


Author: Jim Benton
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416902325
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 112
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With so much on her plate, like creating monsters and dealing with overgrown babies, mad scientist Fran decides that the only way to get all her tasks done is to create Franbots.

The Fran That Time Forgot


Author: Jim Benton
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1442495197
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 112
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Franny K. Stein didn’t think the time would ever come when someone would realize what the K in her name stood for. And she REALLY didn’t think that same someone would say her middle name in front of the whole school! But that’s what happened at the Science Fair award ceremony, and all the kids and teachers burst out laughing. So Franny does what any respectable mad scientist would do—she goes back in time to change her name. However, things don’t turn out quite as she calculated, and Franny ends up having to face her teenage self in a warped, fourth-dimensional, kid-versus-teen, good-versus-evil, Franny-versus-Franny battle of the minds!

Lunch Walks Among Us


Author: Jim Benton
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1442495162
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 112
View: 1995

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Franny K. Stein is not your average girl—she’s a mad scientist. She prefers poison ivy to daisies, and when Franny jumps rope, she uses her pet snake. The kids in Franny’s class think she’s weird, wacky, and just plain creepy. Tired of being stared at, Franny decides to attempt her most dangerous experiment yet—she’s going to fit in. But when a giant Monstrous Fiend attacks the class, everyone knows only a true mad scientist can save the day. But has Franny lost her creepy, crawly ways?

The Complete Franny K. Stein, Mad Scientist

Lunch Walks Among Us; Attack of the 50-Ft. Cupid; The Invisible Fran; The Fran That Time Forgot; Frantastic Voyage; The Fran with Four Brains; The Frandidate
Author: Jim Benton
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9781442474246
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 784
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Calling all mad scientists! Available for the first time, a boxed set of the entire Franny K. Stein series. Follow Franny K. Stein, mad scientist, on all her adventures (and misadventures) as she plots to take over the world! This boxed set includes paperback editions of every book in the series: Lunch Walks Among Us, Attack of the 50 ft. Cupid, Invisible Fran, The Fran that Time Forgot, The Fran with Four Brains, Frantastic Voyage, and The Frandidate. With experiments and inventions ranging from cloning to time travel, Franny shows that ideas can be a blast and uses brains and ingenuity to save the day.

The Frandidate


Author: Jim Benton
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416996648
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 112
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Franny K. Stein, Mad Scientist, has always had her eye on world domination, and she has to start somewhere...like her class elections! If people vote for her, they’ll be giving her all the control she wants. But Franny’s platform doesn’t have the same appeal as her competitors who are offering new playground equipment, so she creates The Frandidate. Made of DNA samples from a dog, a chameleon and a parrot, along with a scrap of carpet (so she’ll know where people stand), Franny’s special suit helps her say and do exactly what people want! But when The Frandidate starts making promises she knows she can’t keep, Franny realizes she might have gone too far…

The Invisible Fran


Author: Jim Benton
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1442495189
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 112
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There’s nothing better than being a mad scientist—at least according to Franny. So she’s making it her mission to help her classmates discover their own inner mad scientists. All Franny needs for her latest experiment is a few volunteers, a half-completed two-headed robot, and an invisibility potion. Only this experiment just might prove to be Franny’s most difficult. Because what do you do when your classmates don’t know anything about mad science—and there’s a doubly dumb robot running amok to prove it?

The Three-Headed Book

Lunch Walks Among Us; The Invisible Fran; The Fran That Time Forgot
Author: Jim Benton
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416990313
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 336
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Collects three stories about Franny and her experiments involving creating monsters, becoming invisible, and time travel.

Attack of the 50-Ft. Cupid


Author: Jim Benton
Publisher: Perfection Learning
ISBN: 9780756939212
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: N.A
View: 1850

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Frannie tries to prevent chaos when her new lab assistant, Igor, a dog of many breeds, accidentally lets loose a giant, 50-foot, arrow-shooting cupid.

Let's Do A Thing! (Victor Shmud, Total Expert #1)


Author: Jim Benton
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 0545932858
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 112
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MEET VICTOR, TOTAL EXPERT IN EVERYTHING (except Guy Who Cleans Up Bedrooms) With his confidence, imagination, and trusty sidekick Dumpylumps (who happens to be a duck), there's no telling what trouble he'll get into. Lucky for him, he has a knack for getting himself out of trouble, too. So when he finds himself at the center of an intergalactic conflict, he's pretty sure the only way out is his top-secret kitchen concoction; his teacher, the extraordinary Mrs. Nozzleburp; and the help of his friend Patti. Will he be able to save the day and find his way back to class? And just what is he going to do next?

Real Frank Zappa Book


Author: Frank Zappa,Peter Occhiogrosso
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0671705725
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 352
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Recounts the life and career of the inventive and controversial rock musician, and includes information on his philosophies on art, his opinions on the music industry, and his thoughts on raising children.

Blaze

A Novel
Author: Richard Bachman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 141655484X
Category: Fiction
Page: 285
View: 306

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Richard Bachman was Stephen Kings other writing name for his non-supernatural work before he finally hit it big with "Carrie." The manuscript of "Blaze" sat in a university library until King rewrote it decades later.

The God-Shaped Brain

How Changing Your View of God Transforms Your Life
Author: Timothy R. Jennings
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830892354
Category: Religion
Page: 297
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Tim Jennings, one of America's top psychiatrists, here reveals how our brains and bodies thrive when we have a healthy understanding of who God is. Exposing how different God concepts affect the brain differently, Dr. Jennings forges surprising new connections between neuroscience, health and right belief.

The Invisible Circus


Author: Jennifer Egan
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 0307765180
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
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In Jennifer Egan’s highly acclaimed first novel, set in 1978, the political drama and familial tensions of the 1960s form a backdrop for the world of Phoebe O’Connor, age eighteen. Phoebe is obsessed with the memory and death of her sister Faith, a beautiful idealistic hippie who died in Italy in 1970. In order to find out the truth about Faith’s life and death, Phoebe retraces her steps from San Francisco across Europe, a quest which yields both complex and disturbing revelations about family, love, and Faith’s lost generation. This spellbinding novel introduced Egan’s remarkable ability to tie suspense with deeply insightful characters and the nuances of emotion. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Alive at Work

The Neuroscience of Helping Your People Love What They Do
Author: Daniel M. Cable
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 1633694267
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 224
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Poll after poll has confirmed that an astonishing number of workers are disengaged from their work. Why is this happening? And how can we fix the problem? In this bold, enlightening book, social psychologist and professor Daniel M. Cable takes leaders into the minds of workers and reveals the surprising secret to restoring their zest for work. Disengagement isn't a motivational problem, it's a biological one. Humans aren't built for routine and repetition. We're designed to crave exploration, experimentation, and learning--in fact, there's a part of our brains, which scientists have coined "the seeking system," that rewards us for taking part in these activities. But the way organizations are run prevents many of us from following our innate impulses. As a result, we shut down. Things need to change. More than ever before, employee creativity and engagement are needed to win. Fortunately, it won't take an extensive overhaul of your organizational culture to get started. With small nudges, you can personally help people reach their fullest potential. Alive at Work reveals: How to encourage people to bring their best selves to work and use their greatest strengths to help your organization flourish How to build creative environments that motivate people to share ideas, work smarter, and embrace change How to enhance people's connection to their work and your customers How to create personalized experiences that help people feel a deeper sense of purpose Filled with fascinating stories from the author's extensive research, Alive at Work is the inspirational guide that you need to tap into the passion, creativity, and purpose fizzing beneath the surface of every person who falls under your leadership.

A Visit from the Goon Squad


Author: Jennifer Egan
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 9780307593627
Category: Fiction
Page: 288
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER National Book Critics Circle Award Winner PEN/Faulkner Award Finalist A New York Times Book Review Best Book One of the Best Books of the Year: Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, The Daily Beast, The Miami Herald, The Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Newsday, NPR's On Point, O, the Oprah Magazine, People, Publishers Weekly, Salon, San Francisco Chronicle, Seattle Times, Slate, Time, The Washington Post, and Village Voice Bennie is an aging former punk rocker and record executive. Sasha is the passionate, troubled young woman he employs. Here Jennifer Egan brilliantly reveals their pasts, along with the inner lives of a host of other characters whose paths intersect with theirs. With music pulsing on every page, A Visit from the Goon Squad is a startling, exhilarating novel of self-destruction and redemption.

PENROD


Author: BOOTH TARKINGTON
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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Sophie the Hero


Author: Lara Bergen
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 0545146054
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 102
View: 3922

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When she saves a little girl from running out into the street in front of a car, Sophie changes her name to Sophie the Hero, but being a hero turns out to be harder than she imagined.