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
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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 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 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
View: 1895

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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 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.

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?

Spooky Science


Author: Jim Benton
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416935533
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 64
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Filled with activities, crafts, puzzles, and games that test the boundaries of reality, this fun book also comes with a page of twisted tattoos. Illustrations. Consumable.

Welcome to Your Brain

Why You Lose Your Car Keys but Never Forget How to Drive and Other Puzzles of Everyday Life
Author: Sandra Aamodt,Sam Wang
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 9781596917064
Category: Science
Page: 256
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Does drinking really kill brain cells? Does listening to Mozart make your baby smarter? For all the mileage we've gotten from our own brains, most of us have essentially no idea how they work. We're easily susceptible to myths (like the "fact" that we use only 10% of our brains) and misconceptions (like the ones perpetrated by most Hollywood movies), probably because we've never known where to turn for the truth. But neurologists Sandra Aamodt and Sam Wang are glad to help. In this funny, accessible book, we get a guided tour of our own minds, what they're made of, how they work, and how they can go wrong. Along the way, we get a host of diagrams, quizzes, and "cocktail party tips" that shed light on the questions we nag each other about. (Can a head injury make you forget your own name? Are dolphins smarter than chimpanzees?) Fun and surprisingly engrossing, Welcome to Your Brain shows you how your brain works, and how you can make it work better.

Attack of the 50-Ft. Cupid


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

Andrew Lost #16: In Uncle Al


Author: J.C. Greenburg
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0307532577
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 96
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Some families are ARE a little too close! A shock from a numbfish has shrunk Andrew, Judy, and Thudd to microscopic size. Just when they think Uncle Al has rescued them, a mosquito bite injects them into his bloodstream! They travel to his lungs and pay a friendly visit to his mucous membranes. Will they ever find their way out of Uncle Al? Or will this family tie become a permanent knot? J. C. Greenburg is the author of many books for young people in the library and reference fields. She's married to Dan Greenburg, author of the Zack Files and Weird Planet. She lives in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York. Jan Gerardi is an art director and has illustrated several books for children. She has a husband, a daughter, and two dogs. She lives in Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey. From the Trade Paperback edition.

This Is Your Brain on Music

The Science of a Human Obsession
Author: Daniel J. Levitin
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101218914
Category: Science
Page: 336
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In this groundbreaking union of art and science, rocker-turned-neuroscientist Daniel J. Levitin explores the connection between music—its performance, its composition, how we listen to it, why we enjoy it—and the human brain. Taking on prominent thinkers who argue that music is nothing more than an evolutionary accident, Levitin poses that music is fundamental to our species, perhaps even more so than language. Drawing on the latest research and on musical examples ranging from Mozart to Duke Ellington to Van Halen, he reveals: • How composers produce some of the most pleasurable effects of listening to music by exploiting the way our brains make sense of the world • Why we are so emotionally attached to the music we listened to as teenagers, whether it was Fleetwood Mac, U2, or Dr. Dre • That practice, rather than talent, is the driving force behind musical expertise • How those insidious little jingles (called earworms) get stuck in our head A Los Angeles Times Book Award finalist, This Is Your Brain on Music will attract readers of Oliver Sacks and David Byrne, as it is an unprecedented, eye-opening investigation into an obsession at the heart of human nature.

Attack of the 50-Ft. Cupid


Author: Jim Benton
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1442495170
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 112
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Franny’s mom says every mad scientist needs a lab assistant. So for Valentine’s Day Franny gets just that—a Lab assistant. Except Igor isn’t a pure Lab. He’s also part poodle, part Chihuahua, part beagle, part spaniel, part shepherd—and all thumbs. Franny is fuming. She doesn’t even need an assistant. What’s she supposed to do with a good-for-nothing one like Igor? And things get even worse when a giant, fifty-foot, arrow-shooting cupid starts causing trouble all over town. Franny knows it’s up to her—and only her— to save the day. Or could she use a little help?

Blaze

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

Sophie #2: Sophie the Hero


Author: Lara Bergen
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 0545361095
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 112
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Meet Sophie, a little girl with a big goal: to find the perfect title for herself. Look out --- here's Sophie the Hero! It's a bird . . . it's a plane . . . it's Sophie the Hero! Sophie has discovered the perfect name this time, for sure: Sophie the Hero! After all, when little Ella ran out into the street in front of a car, Sophie swooped in to save the day. If that's not heroic, what is? But being a hero might be tougher than this third-grader expected. She's supposed to save the day --- not cause more trouble! Could Sophie's latest name be a heroic flop?

Night of the Living Things (Victor Shmud, Total Expert #2)


Author: Jim Benton
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 0545932874
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 112
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Fresh from his intergalactic adventure, Victor is casting about for something new to apply his formidable know how to. The obvious next step is cello-making. However, the not so mellifluous sounds that emanate from his creations are enough to wake the dead. That's right, there are zombies let loose and it's up to Victor, Patty, and the long-suffering, always faithful Dumpylumps to not get eaten.