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STEM Storytime: Candy Science

STEM Storytime

To support literacy of all kinds in Katy's youth, we're hosting the STEM Storytime program to encourage young readers to also explore science, technology, engineering, and math. Because these Storytimes require specific supplies, we require registration for attendance so we know how many we're expecting, and sadly will have to cap the attendees to ensure everyone can get any assistance they need.

The Not-So Secret Society: Tale of the Gummy Cover Image
$11.69
ISBN: 9781608869978
Availability: In Stock at Our Warehouse - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: KaBOOM! - August 1st, 2017

ONE COPY INCLUDED WITH TICKET PRICE. ADDITIONAL COPIES MAY BE PURCHASED IN-STORE OR ONLINE.

 

Five young friends invent a candy-making machine for their school’s annual science fair, but when their candy creation comes to life and escapes, they’ll have to work together to find a solution before it destroys the entire city!

Madison, Ava, Emma, Aidan, and Dylan have pretty normal lives for a group of twelve-year olds: they go to school, participate in extracurricular activities, and oh, yeah, they also have AWESOME SCIENCE ADVENTURES. Together they form The Not-So Secret Society.

When the team invents a candy-making machine for their school’s annual science fair, things don’t go according to plan . . . when their candy creation comes to life and escapes! Halloween just got a whole lot scarier, and a whole lot more fun.


Candy Experiments Cover Image
$17.54
ISBN: 9781449418366
Availability: Backordered
Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - January 1st, 2013

NOT INCLUDED.  MAY BE PURCHASED IN-STORE OR ONLINE.

 

Brilliant use of Valentine's, Easter, Halloween, and other holiday candy! Fun, colorful, and full of surprises, Candy Experiments will have kids happily pouring their candy down the drain and learning some basic science along the way.

 
Candy is more than a sugary snack.  With candy, you can become a scientific detective. You can test candy for secret ingredients, peel the skin off candy corn, or float an “m” from M&M’s. You can spread candy dyes into rainbows, or pour rainbow layers of colored water. You'll learn how to turn candy into crystals, sink marshmallows, float taffy, or send soda spouting skyward. You can even make your own lightning.

Candy Experiments teaches kids a new use for their candy.  As children try eye-popping experiments, such as growing enormous gummy worms and turning cotton candy into slime, they’ll also be learning science.  Best of all, they’ll willingly pour their candy down the drain.

Candy Experiments contains 70 science experiments, 29 of which have never been previously published.  Chapter themes include secret ingredients, blow it up, sink and float, squash it, and other fun experiments about color, density, and heat.  The book is written for children between the ages of 7 and 10, though older and younger ages will enjoy it as well.  Each experiment includes basic explanations of the relevant science, such as how cotton candy sucks up water because of capillary action, how Pixy Stix cool water because of an endothermic reaction, and how gummy worms grow enormous because of the water-entangling properties.


STEM Storytime: Bedtime Math

STEM Storytime

Join us for our first ever STEM Storytime!

Bedtime Math: A Fun Excuse to Stay Up Late (Bedtime Math Series) Cover Image
By Laura Overdeck, Jim Paillot (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250035851
Availability: In Stock at Our Warehouse - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Feiwel & Friends - June 25th, 2013

Laura Overdeck wants to start a revolution—in the way we introduce math to children.

 

Our mission: to make math a fun part of kids' everyday lives.

 

We all know it's wonderful to read bedtime stories to kids, but what about doing math? Many generations of Americans are uncomfortable with math and numbers, and too often we hear the phrase, "I'm just not good at math!" For decades, this attitude has trickled down from parents to their kids, and we now have a culture that finds math dry, intimidating, and just not cool.

 

Bedtime Math wants to change all that. Inside this book, families will find fun, mischief-making math problems to tackle--math that isn't just kid-friendly, but actually kid-appealing. With over 100 math riddles on topics from jalapeños and submarines to roller coasters and flamingos, this book bursts with math that looks nothing like school. And with three different levels of challenge (wee ones, little kids, and big kids), there's something for everyone. We can make numbers fun, and change the world, one Bedtime Math puzzle at a time.


Bedtime Math: A Fun Excuse to Stay Up Late Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781466848368
Availability: Available Now
Published: Feiwel & Friends - June 24th, 2013

Bedtime Math: This Time It's Personal: This Time It's Personal (Bedtime Math Series) Cover Image
By Laura Overdeck, Jim Paillot (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250040961
Availability: In Stock at Our Warehouse - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Feiwel & Friends - March 11th, 2014

Bedtime Math: The Truth Comes Out (Bedtime Math Series) Cover Image
By Laura Overdeck, Jim Paillot (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250047755
Availability: Backordered
Published: Feiwel & Friends - March 3rd, 2015

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Party

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Calling all Buffy the Vampire Slayer fans! Quirk Books is releasing a picture book for the little ones, and we're having a party to celebrate!

Join us for a monster/Buffy costume contest, a game of pin the stake on the vampire, coloring pages, pretzel stakes and pink lemonade for snack, and a bedtime reading of the book.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: A Picture Book (Pop Classics #5) Cover Image
By Kim Smith (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781683690696
Availability: In Stock at Our Warehouse - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Quirk Books - September 4th, 2018

The cult classic TV show is now a charming picture book for the youngest fans in the Buffyverse!



In this new picture-book story brought to life with cute and colorful illustrations, young readers see what the world’s strongest vampire slayer was like back when she was a kid! Join not-so-brave little Buffy, Willow, and Xander as they investigate strange sounds coming from the closet, seek advice from their school librarian Giles, and encounter everyone’s favorite Buffyverse monsters. Charmingly illustrated by Pop Classics artist Kim Smith, this sweet, silly, and not-so-scary book borrows Joss Whedon’s beloved characters to tell an endearing bedtime story.


Princess in Black Party II

Princess in Black

YOU ARE INVITED
to a
PRINCESS PARTY

Monday, July 9 & Thursday, July 12 at 10 AM

 

The Princess in Black and the Perfect Princess Party Cover Image
By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, LeUyen Pham (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780763687588
Availability: In Stock at Our Warehouse - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Candlewick - April 12th, 2016

INCLUDED IN THE PRICE OF THE TICKET

 

Inconvenient monster alarms, a sparkly array of princess guests, and spot-on slapstick pacing make for a party readers will celebrate.
 

Today is Princess Magnolia’s birthday party, and she wants everything to be perfect. But just as her guests are arriving . . . Brring! Brring! The monster alarm! Princess Magnolia runs to the broom closet, ditches her frilly clothes, and becomes the Princess in Black! She rushes to the goat pasture, defeats the monster, and returns to the castle before her guests discover her secret. But every time Princess Magnolia is about to open her presents, the monster alarm rings again. And every time she rushes back—an inside-out dress here, a missing shoe there—it gets harder to keep the other princesses from being suspicious. Don’t those monsters understand that now is not a good time for an attack?


The Princess in Black Cover Image
By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, LeUyen Pham (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780763678883
Availability: In Stock at Our Warehouse - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Candlewick - April 14th, 2015

FIRST IN THE SERIES: Purchase online or in-store to get started with Princess Magnolia's adventures.

 

Who says princesses don’t wear black? When trouble raises its blue monster head, Princess Magnolia ditches her flouncy dresses and becomes the Princess in Black!

Princess Magnolia is having hot chocolate and scones with Duchess Wigtower when…Brring! Brring! The monster alarm! A big blue monster is threatening the goats! Stopping monsters is no job for dainty Princess Magnolia. But luckily Princess Magnolia has a secret —she’s also the Princess in Black, and stopping monsters is the perfect job for her! Can the princess sneak away, transform into her alter ego, and defeat the monster before the nosy duchess discovers her secret? From award-winning writing team of Shannon and Dean Hale and illustrator LeUyen Pham, here is the first in a humorous and action-packed chapter book series for young readers who like their princesses not only prim and perfect, but also dressed in black.


Princess in Black Party

Princess in Black

YOU ARE INVITED
to a
PRINCESS PARTY

Monday, July 9 & Thursday, July 12 at 10 AM

 

The Princess in Black and the Perfect Princess Party Cover Image
By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, LeUyen Pham (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780763687588
Availability: In Stock at Our Warehouse - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Candlewick - April 12th, 2016

INCLUDED IN THE PRICE OF THE TICKET

 

Inconvenient monster alarms, a sparkly array of princess guests, and spot-on slapstick pacing make for a party readers will celebrate.
 

Today is Princess Magnolia’s birthday party, and she wants everything to be perfect. But just as her guests are arriving . . . Brring! Brring! The monster alarm! Princess Magnolia runs to the broom closet, ditches her frilly clothes, and becomes the Princess in Black! She rushes to the goat pasture, defeats the monster, and returns to the castle before her guests discover her secret. But every time Princess Magnolia is about to open her presents, the monster alarm rings again. And every time she rushes back—an inside-out dress here, a missing shoe there—it gets harder to keep the other princesses from being suspicious. Don’t those monsters understand that now is not a good time for an attack?


The Princess in Black Cover Image
By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, LeUyen Pham (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780763678883
Availability: In Stock at Our Warehouse - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Candlewick - April 14th, 2015

FIRST IN THE SERIES: Purchase online or in-store to begin Princess Magnolia's adventures.

 

Who says princesses don’t wear black? When trouble raises its blue monster head, Princess Magnolia ditches her flouncy dresses and becomes the Princess in Black!

Princess Magnolia is having hot chocolate and scones with Duchess Wigtower when…Brring! Brring! The monster alarm! A big blue monster is threatening the goats! Stopping monsters is no job for dainty Princess Magnolia. But luckily Princess Magnolia has a secret —she’s also the Princess in Black, and stopping monsters is the perfect job for her! Can the princess sneak away, transform into her alter ego, and defeat the monster before the nosy duchess discovers her secret? From award-winning writing team of Shannon and Dean Hale and illustrator LeUyen Pham, here is the first in a humorous and action-packed chapter book series for young readers who like their princesses not only prim and perfect, but also dressed in black.


Star Wars Party II

Star Wars logo

Looking for something awesome for the kiddos to do this summer? Sign them up for one of our two Star Wars Parties!  Choose between Monday, June 18 & Thursday, June 21

Star Wars: Choose Your Destiny (Book 1) A Han & Chewie Adventure (A Choose Your Destiny Chapter Book) Cover Image
By Cavan Scott, Elsa Charretier (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9781368016247
Availability: In Stock at Our Warehouse - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Disney Lucasfilm Press - April 17th, 2018

INCLUDED IN THE PRICE OF THE TICKET

 

Jump inside the Millennium Falcon and help Han and Chewie as they journey across the galaxy on a simple smuggling job. But nothing is ever simple with Han Solo, and when things go wrong, Han pretends to be Jabba the Hutt to save himself, Chewie, and the Millennium Falcon. And that’s when things go from bad to worse! With over twenty possible outcomes, readers will have to think like a true smuggler to keep Han and Chewie safe from Imperial TIE fighters, Mandalorian mercenaries, and so much more! With so many different story paths, the adventures never end!


Star Wars Party

Star Wars logo

Looking for something awesome for the kiddos to do this summer? Sign them up for one of our two Star Wars Parties!  Choose between Monday, June 18 & Thursday, June 21

Star Wars: Choose Your Destiny (Book 1) A Han & Chewie Adventure (A Choose Your Destiny Chapter Book) Cover Image
By Cavan Scott, Elsa Charretier (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9781368016247
Availability: In Stock at Our Warehouse - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Disney Lucasfilm Press - April 17th, 2018

INCLUDED IN THE PRICE OF THE TICKET

 

Jump inside the Millennium Falcon and help Han and Chewie as they journey across the galaxy on a simple smuggling job. But nothing is ever simple with Han Solo, and when things go wrong, Han pretends to be Jabba the Hutt to save himself, Chewie, and the Millennium Falcon. And that’s when things go from bad to worse! With over twenty possible outcomes, readers will have to think like a true smuggler to keep Han and Chewie safe from Imperial TIE fighters, Mandalorian mercenaries, and so much more! With so many different story paths, the adventures never end!


Polar Express Pajama Party II

Polar Express

 

All Aboard for the Polar Express Pajama Party! 

 

Join us for a reading of the holiday classic The Polar Express in your pajamas! We'll have treats and swag for the kiddos at this special holiday storytime.

 

 

 

Polar Express 30th anniversary edition Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780544580145
Availability: In Stock at Our Warehouse - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - September 15th, 2015

1986 Caldecott Medal Winner

A young boy, lying awake one Christmas Eve, is welcomed aboard a magical trip to the North Pole . . . Through dark forests, over tall mountains, and across a desert of ice, the Polar Express makes its way to the city atop the world, where the boy will make his Christmas wish.
For millions of readers worldwide, this mysterious journey to the North Pole has become a beloved classic. In this 30th anniversary edition, the inimitable artistry of Chris Van Allsburg is revealed in a never-before-seen fashion, with a new jacket design and expanded interior layout. Includes author’s note, downloadable audio read by Liam Neeson, and golden "All Aboard" ornament.


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