Best Selling Books by Alan Snow

Alan Snow is the author of That Old-Time Religion (2000), Here Be Monsters! (2010), How Dinosaurs Really Work (2012), The Three Wishes (2020) and other 130 books.

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That Old-Time Religion

release date: Jan 01, 2000
That Old-Time Religion
This book proves there is nothing new under the sun regarding many of our modern religious beliefs. This includes Christianity, and how many of its beliefs could be far older than what we have suspected. It gives a complete run-down of the stellar, lunar, and solar evolution of our religious systems and contains new, long-awaited, exhaustive research on the gods and our beliefs.

Here Be Monsters!

release date: May 11, 2010
Here Be Monsters!
Entertaining antics and skullduggery abound in the book that inspired Laika Studio’s animated film The Boxtrolls, in theaters September 26, 2014! Welcome to Ratbridge. But beware—for there is skulduggery afoot. Young Arthur has fallen foul of the appalling outlaw, Snatcher, and is trapped alone in the town with every way home sealed. Meanwhile Snatcher and his men are working tirelessly in secret on a fiendish and dastardly plan to destroy the entire town. With the help of some friendly boxtrolls and cabbageheads, some quirkly townspeople, and the rats and pirates from the Ratbridge Nautical Laundry, can Arthur thwart Snatcher’s evil plans and find his way home?

How Dinosaurs Really Work

release date: Aug 30, 2012
How Dinosaurs Really Work
Have you ever wondered what colour dinosaurs really were, what they had for breakfast or even whether you could beat one in a running race? You have! Then this is the book for you. Crammed full of interesting dino-facts and bursting with detailed illustrations, How Dinosaurs Really Work covers everything you need to know about these roaring beasts. The perfect book for all dino-crazy youngsters.

The Three Wishes

release date: Nov 12, 2020
The Three Wishes
A beautifully-told and stunningly-illustrated Father Christmas origin story. Coming together like a perfect festive jigsaw, this story explains all of the traditions and myths around Santa Claus, from how he travels around the world in one night, how his sleigh and reindeer can fly, and why he leaves presents, to the origins of his red coat. A young boy is herding his family’s reindeer when they are drawn into a mysterious cave. The cave is the holder of eternal summer, looked after by three strange characters – a wooden creature, a bird and a fish. Once entered, the cave cannot be left without time in the outside world standing still. In his sadness at not being able to leave, the boy is granted three wishes and chooses freedom, happiness and time. He is told that they will all be granted – eventually. After the first year of working hard in the summer cave, the boy is allowed to see his family in the outside world. Time stands still as he visits his parents, and he leaves gifts behind to show that he has visited. As the years go by, this annual visit continues and he begins to call on not only his parents, but more and more other families... and Christmas traditions as we know them, start to be created.

How Pirates Really Work

release date: Nov 07, 2013
How Pirates Really Work
A rollicking exploration of all things piratical from the brilliant mind of acclaimed author/illustrator Alan Snow. A jam-packed feast for the eyes. Don't miss it!

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of Antimicrobial Drug Action

release date: Oct 31, 2006
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of Antimicrobial Drug Action
The subject is one of major interest in basic microbiology and infectious diseases and the book is a known classic.

How Santa Really Works

release date: Oct 02, 2007
How Santa Really Works
Top-secret information gathered at Santa's base under the North Pole reveals the machinations and hard work behind how Santa makes Christmas happen. Reprint.

Swashbuckling Fantasy

release date: May 12, 2006
Swashbuckling Fantasy
SWASHBUCKLING FANTASY features excerpts from 10 series by bestselling and critically acclaimed authors such as Margaret Petersen Haddix, author of the Shadow Children series, D.J. MacHale, author of the Pendragon series, Scott Westerfeld, author of Uglies and Holly Black, author of Valiant. This online sampler also highlights six debut series from rising stars in fantasy, including Kai Meyer, Jane Johnson and Obert Skye. This fantasy sampler is the perfect way to introduce middle grade through teen readers to alternate worlds, distant pasts and fantastic creatures! Don't miss out on any of our amazing fantasy titles! Please visit www.SimonSaysKids.com or www.SimonSaysTEEN.com for more information.

Worse Things Happen at Sea!

release date: Jul 09, 2013
Worse Things Happen at Sea!
Set sail for a “quirky, fast-paced adventure on the high seas” (SLJ) in this rollicking tale of pirates, poison, and monsters from New York Times bestselling author of Here Be Monsters! The kooky residents of Ratbridge are clamoring for the miracle medicine Black Jollop, but a shortage calls for action. The Nautical Laundry, the famed rat-pirate vessel, must journey afar to gather the medicine’s secret ingredient. But things aren’t what they seem…and soon the ship is under attack. Can young Arthur and his Ratbridge friends triumph and return with the cure for the towns ills? Illustrated throughout with hundreds of detailed and delightful black-and-white drawings, this imaginative novel will captivate young sea-faring scallywags and brave buccaneers who love a daring, humorous, and extraordinary adventure.

Ollie Spark and the Accidental Adventure

release date: Jan 06, 2022
Ollie Spark and the Accidental Adventure
MACHINES, MYSTERIES AND MAYHEM - THIS MUST BE A CASE FOR OLLIE SPARK. Ollie Spark loves mending machines and solving mysteries. But he gets more than he bargained for when fixing Aunt Caz's van throws him into a real-life spy adventure! Ollie is whisked away to a mysterious city with strange plants, an unknown language and suspicious people round every corner. With the help of Gasket, his new dog best friend, he sets off on a mission to save the city - and Aunt Caz - from disaster. Can Ollie fix things before it's too late?!

Machines, Cars, Boats, and Airplanes

release date: Jan 01, 1989
Machines, Cars, Boats, and Airplanes
Captioned illustrations introduce machinery and vehicles used for agriculture, various kinds of transportation, forestry, mining, construction and at home.

Tracing Through Theory

release date: Oct 06, 2019
Tracing Through Theory
Tracing Through Theory uses simple instructions, diagrams and tracing exercises to help young, beginner piano students understand and decipher music notation and theory. Volume One teaches students how to recognize and identify the symbols and elements of the grand staff, which is used to read music. Without an understanding of the grand staff, the beginner music student-whether their instrument is the piano, digital keyboard or organ-will find it difficult to adequately progress in their music studies. Topics include: Horizontal and vertical lines Treble and bass clef signs Time signatures Key signatures Bar lines Brace Ledger lines Whole note Line notes and space notes Sharp and flat signs Following the short (one-page) lesson the student completes the worksheet. Each subsequent lesson and worksheet build upon previous concepts. Worksheets employ multiple-choice and true/false questions, diagrams, and tracing exercises. Extra worksheets are included to learn how to trace the treble and bass clefs and identify the black keys on the keyboard. Answer keys are included. Acombination of oral instruction, visual diagrams and tracing over the elements of musical notation and concepts have proven to teach students as young as five-years-old the basics of music theory. By following the simple, clear lessons the student (and teacher!) will be surprised how easy it is to learn the language of music: the key to reading music and playing their instrument well. As a piano teacher, I cannot tell you how wonderful it is to see your student finally 'get it.' Almost all my young beginner students struggle with some of the essentials: line and space notes, middle C, and ledger lines. But I have learned I cannot start there. I must get down to the basics of basics: vertical and horizontal lines. I start by asking my new students to draw a horizontal or vertical line and often they can't do it. Thanks to "Tracy Though Theory" my students not only learn the basics, they 'get it' and are so excited! They now love to learn about music theory and play their instrument.

Personality Correlates of Adolescent Stress Coping Responses

release date: Jan 01, 1995

Animals, Birds, Bees, and Flowers

release date: Jan 01, 1989
Animals, Birds, Bees, and Flowers
Captioned illustrations and brief text introduce the world of animals, birds, insects, and plants.

Colors, Shapes, Words, and Numbers

release date: Jan 01, 1989
Colors, Shapes, Words, and Numbers
Introduces, in labeled illustrations and simple sentences, colors, numbers, shapes, common objects, and word usage.

Alan Snow's Big Book of Knowledge

release date: May 01, 1992

The Truth about Cats

release date: Jan 01, 1996
The Truth about Cats
A hilariously illustrated young reader's introduction to cat facts reveals the mysteries behind how a cat defends itself, what a cat is saying when it purrs, and what cats do when they sneak away in the night and return hours later.

What Are Opposites?

release date: Jun 01, 1995

The Monster Book of ABC Sounds

release date: Sep 01, 1994
The Monster Book of ABC Sounds
Rats and monsters play a game of hide and seek in this alphabet book of sounds.

Wacky Guide to Food Fun

release date: Apr 01, 2007
Wacky Guide to Food Fun
Filled with lots of extraordinary and entertaining things to do with food, from making blood-curdling cakes and crazy cocktails to dramatic desserts and grub guessing games, never has playing with food been more fun!

My First Encyclopedia

release date: Jan 01, 1992
My First Encyclopedia
Provides general overviews of eleven topics including animals, space, and the prehistoric world

Patrick Biddle's Great Adventure

release date: Nov 25, 2012
Patrick Biddle's Great Adventure
When Aunt Liddle visits ten-year-old Patrick Biddle, she unknowingly brings along a hitchhiking ant from Scotland-ornery, overly-dramatic, yet kind-hearted, Lutz McCoon. Before Lutz continues on to visit his relations at the ant colony in the Biddle's backyard, he and Patrick become friends. When Lutz McCoon discovers that all is not right in the colony, he remembers his friend and returns to seek his help. Patrick is magically shrunk, and after defeating a beetle in battle (with the help of the chatty, absent-minded snail, Miss Swelter), enters an amazing underground world-a place filled with thousands of ants zigzagging scooters, bicycles, cars, and trucks across thirty lanes of the Queen's Highway; where Mr. Garble's Grocery Store is stocked with mosquito legs, fly guts, and caterpillar bellies; where the county fair includes a flyball soup tasting contest (where Patrick ends up, quite reluctantly, as one of the judges!); where the Garbage Police keeps everything spotless. After settling in with the McGroon family (yes, those McGroons of the "McGroon Green Aphid Ice Cream" fame), Patrick is assigned as a scout to help defend the colony. Despite his anxieties, he slowly gains confidence as he passes each challenge: leading a party of scouts up the giant apple tree to recruit Mr. Sipple; outwitting Smilk, a spider intent on eating Patrick and his friends; negotiating much needed help from stubborn, suspicious Queen Blumpus. His newfound skills, and the lessons he has learned, are put to a final severe test when he finally meets the colony's archenemy, Sotrick. Little does Patrick know that Sotrick is not only menacing, devious and smart, but he is also leading a secret army intent upon conquering. Will Patrick pass the ultimate test? Find out what happens to Patrick and his friends in the comedy, adventure tale: "Patrick Biddle's Great Adventure."

My First Dictionary

release date: Jan 01, 1992
My First Dictionary
Gives a brief overview of the origin of words and defines more than 300 words with labeled illustrations and a brief sentence.

NCAA Division I Head Coaches Perceptions of Job Task Importance of the ATC

release date: Jan 01, 2006
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