Get a PICK ME UP– Not For You.. For Any Teen or Tween! Rad Book to Get Them To Read/Think and –gasp– LEARN. LA Story Blog

Do you have kids? Do you know someone who does? Do you have nieces, nephews or friends who have children? Then this book might be just the ticket for parents and anyone else who wants to give an interesting–and unusual gift — for holiday time or just as a special "something"

Was Beethoven a punk? ( as in punk rock type of dude)
What’s the connection between dogs and rockets?
Why do we smile?
What kind of number is emirp?

Don’t know the answers ? Read Pick Me Up for these answers and more!
"I defy kids–and adults–not to pick it up." -Entertainment Weekly

PICK ME UP is an uber cool  book that kids will actually READ (really!) with topics that include Beethoven to Bangali, dinosaurs to aerodynamics. Geared for ages 10 and up,  the book explains the world  through smart, fun and witty writing and a modern presentation– making it an easy read.  It’s a reference book plus so much more  and is more like the "un-encyclopedia" for the GEN -I.. (internet generation). Full of 411 about history, science, nature, geography and culture, along with a healthy dose of pop culture, it provides a book that will amuse and even educate while they are reading. Think of it as the modern day version of a one person Trivial Pursuit if you will.  It’s inspired and presented a la video games and internet so it definitely will "reach"  your teen/tween with  its approach in this multi-media world. It integrates nicely in helping them go to their search engine to learn even more.

Check out Pick Me Up’s Mini-site to learn more!

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PICK ME UP (October 2006, DK Publishing, $29.99,

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