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The Double-Daring Book for Girls
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The Double-Daring Book for Girls

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by Andrea J. Buchanan
 

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The eagerly anticipated follow-up to the bestselling phenomenon The Daring Book for Girls is an even more daring guide to everything from making a raft to learning how to play football to the art of the Japanese Tea ceremony. This second volume, with all new original material, promises to be even more of a daring adventure than the first. Girls will learn

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The eagerly anticipated follow-up to the bestselling phenomenon The Daring Book for Girls is an even more daring guide to everything from making a raft to learning how to play football to the art of the Japanese Tea ceremony. This second volume, with all new original material, promises to be even more of a daring adventure than the first. Girls will learn how to surf, get horseback riding tips, make a labyrinth, find out about April Fool’s Day history and pranks, how to organize a croquet tournament, find out about cowgirls, the Nobel Prize, being a detective and much more! Just as packed with creative and exciting material as the original, but twice as fun, this book will be beloved by all Daring fans everywhere!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061748790
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
03/24/2009
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
134,253
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 9.80(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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The Double-Daring Book for Girls

Chapter One

On any given night, close to five thousand stars are visible. Of that number, perhaps half of them may be seen by the naked eye. If you live in a city or an area with lots of light at night, you may be able to see only two hundred or so at the most. Still, it is possible to observe the stars the way people have since the dawn of time.

All you really need to go stargazing is a pair of eyes, a curious mind, and a dark night. Beyond that, there are just a few other things that you can bring if you have them handy: a pair of binoculars; a star chart, which is a basic map of the stars; and a flashlight, to help you read a star chart in the dark. Covering the light with red plastic is a good way to minimize light-interference while still allowing you to read the chart.

The best place to look for stars is one that is high and far from city lights. A hill, a mountaintop, or even (with your parents' permission) your roof: the higher and closer to the wide-open dark sky, the better. To best see the stars, you will need to let your eyes get used to the dark. Spend about ten minutes in the dark letting your eyes adapt to the lack of light. Once you've done this, you'll be able to see the fainter stars much more easily. Then, look up: With or without your binoculars, you can scan the sky for stars.

The old nursery song "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" describes stars as twinkling for a reason: They actually do twinkle. The scientific name for it is "stellar scintillation." Stars appear to be twinkling at us because we see them through the moving air of Earth's atmosphere, whichbends their light and sends it in random directions. Planets, on the other hand, don't twinkle, as they are closer to us and their light has less air to move through.

As for locating the constellations and other stars, a star chart or map is very helpful. One of the best kinds of maps is a planisphere, a kind of portable, configurable star map that can be adjusted for any date and time (and bought at a bookstore). But any star chart, map, or book will do. On every star chart, you will find several things: dots representing the stars, a circle around the stars representing the horizon, and direction markings (north, south, east, and west). The bigger the dots on the map, the brighter the stars. Many of these dots are connected by lines, outlining the constellations and asterisms. The stars, constellations, and asterisms are also labeled with their descriptive or numerical names.

The Double-Daring Book for Girls. Copyright (c) by Andrea Buchanan . Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved. Available now wherever books are sold.

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Meet the Author

Andrea Buchanan is the mother of a daughter and a son, both of whom are equally daring. Before she was a writer, she was a pianist who once performed a solo concert at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall. This is her fifth book.

Miriam Peskowitz is the mother of two girls, including an eight-year-old who climbs trees and leads spy missions in the backyard. She has been a camp counselor, an historian, a blogger, a musician, a professor, and is the author of several books, including The Truth Behind the Mommy Wars.

Andrea Buchanan is the mother of a daughter and a son, both of whom are equally daring. Before she was a writer, she was a pianist who once performed a solo concert at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall. This is her fifth book.

Miriam Peskowitz is the mother of two girls, including an eight-year-old who climbs trees and leads spy missions in the backyard. She has been a camp counselor, an historian, a blogger, a musician, a professor, and is the author of several books, including The Truth Behind the Mommy Wars.

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The Double-Daring Book for Girls 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 106 reviews.
S-and-D More than 1 year ago
This book series for girls teaches you about women in the past, crafts and activities and how to play some sports. I made the Worry Dolls project from the book, it was easy to understand and they came out great, it really worked. This book is the best everything book for girls!! Soph, Age 10
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is awesome! I LOVE IT! Great detailed instructions! It shows how to make cool things like a raft and make a backyard circus! I highly recomend it, but not the nook version. Get the real hardcover book. I also recomend others from this series!
Patricia Colins More than 1 year ago
i love this book. i recomend this book for anyone who is looking to enjoy something in life
Abby Lew More than 1 year ago
awesomely cool all girls should read this book!!!!!!!!!!!
Julie Sirhall More than 1 year ago
i have da 1st book dat is awesome 2! ok i am done applause please also this book is great for girls of any age
Katelynn Richardson More than 1 year ago
I love it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book is good for 8-12
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My friends and i like dares so i think this will be o good book for us!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book isnt nasty like that. This book shows u stuff like how to make bracelets and stuff. U should get it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sounbs good i think i might read it And does any 1 have any suggestions?
Emma Drago More than 1 year ago
fun
Jessica Donadio More than 1 year ago
i loved the book
Anonymous 9 months ago
Is this better than The Daring Book for G.rls
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
U should read it
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I totally recommend this book for all girls ages 8-12.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love it. U should get it. I cant get tge book bc it cost too much. Got it from my BFFL.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love to be daring!! I also love dares!!! Dare me to lick a tree or to drop a chip on the ground and leave it there for a minute then eat it and i will!! ~ a dare-loving daredevil ; )
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The activties are great. I love it . I reccomend for girls 10+ but girls 8+ are probly going to like it too. A 10 year old in indiana.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think its a really good book but it also is pretty exenisve but i still LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
No its not rth the money i mean seriously fifteen dollars for a book full of unuseful stuff????
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Havent readd yet
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought the first book and loved it and i know this book is kinda expensive is it worth the money? Curiousreader101
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
THIS BOOK IS SO AWESOME I RECCOMEND EVERY SINGLE GIRL IN THE WORLD TO READ IT!!!!!!!!!! :) :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i liked it because it shows you how to do some really fun things like in the first book it shows you how to do a back walkover. Anyways i really liked it