On your mark . . . get set . . . COOK! The International Cookbook for Kids is packed with features that make cooking a snap:
- 60 classic recipes from Italy, France, China, and Mexico
- More than 100 full-color photographs and illustrations
- Easy-to-follow recipe format
- Kid-tested recipes ranging from appetizers to desserts
- Chef’s tips discussing ingredients, nutrition, and technique
- Safety section discussing basic kitchen precautions
- Special taco-party section
Nonstop fun with a dizzying amount of mystery, Pizzicato: The Abduction of the Magic Violin is a lighthearted whodunit featuring a fair-haired orphan named Darius Dorian, who has a sly wit and a curious way of approaching most any predicament.
Darius is none too pleased to be paired with Archibald Archinola, a master violinmaker, for a school project, especially when he thinks about his rival—fellow orphan and constant nemesis Max—being surrounded by Porsches at Auto Frederick for the same assignment.
But when Darius discovers an old violin in a glass case and strikes the chords, a cut on his hand magically disappears, and suddenly studying with the violinmaker proves to be anything but dull. As a greedy doctor works to get her hands on the magic fiddle, Darius is forced to pull a few strings to save the magic violin’s power.
Randi and her twin brother, Tyler, didn’t think it was such a great idea for their family to spend the summer in a vacant house in a small town called Blairingville. Boringville seemed more like it. But as it turns out, the vacation was anything but boring!
There’s a surprise in every closet here—and not the good kind. Alien creatures are lurking, mysterious dolls are growing, and there’s a sinister twelve-year-old boy with a powerful hypnotic pendant who may hold the key to the entire mystery. Now if Randi can just escape a monster’s clutches, send some space visitors back to who knows where, and regain control of her free will, she might just get her family back home in one piece. It’s another scary good read from the master of shriek-out-loud horror, R.L. Stine.