The World of Minecraft

The World of Minecraft
by Heather E. Schwartz (Author)

Booktalk: Explore the history and culture surrounding the Minecraft games, books, toys, and more.

Snippet: Minecraft fans play in a vast world with almost unlimited freedom to be creative. But would you believe that the basic elements of Minecraft were created in only a few days? A Swedish game developer named Markus “Notch” Persson coded the game that quickly in 2004. He was in a hurry because he wanted to move on to other games. He had no idea the one he’d just made would become a smash hit.

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Camping

Camping
by Nate Frisch (Author)

Booktalk: An in-depth survey of the history of camping, as well as tips and advice for teens on how to adapt to unexpected situations, and the skills and supplies necessary for different types of camping.

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Game Changers

Game Changers: The Story of Venus and Serena Williams
by Lesa Cline-Ransome (Author) and James E. Ransome (Illustrator)

Booktalk: Venus and Serena Williams. Two peas in a pod. Best friends. Sisters.

Six days a week they awoke before the sun came up to practice their serves and returns, to learn to run faster and hit harder. They were unstoppable. At age fourteen, Venus played her first professional match. Three years later, it was Serena’s turn. It wasn’t easy. Some tennis fans cheered for these two fresh faces, while those who were unhappy to see two black girls competing in a nearly all-white sport booed and taunted them. But they didn’t let it stop them.

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Impossible Inventions

Impossible Inventions: Ideas That Shouldn’t Work
by Malgorzata Mycielska (Author), Alexandra Mizielinski (Illustrator), Daniel Mizielinski (Illustrator), and Agnes Monod-Gayraud (Translator)

Booktalk: This book is a collection of ancient and modern inventions. Some are revolutionary, others comical, others simply impossible. But each testifies to the extraordinary imagination of its inventor. You’ll find a flying bicycle, a bubble telegraph, passenger clouds and passenger birds, mechanical chess players, a water clock, a concentration helmet (below), and many more incredible ideas.

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