Are You Psychic?: The Official Guide for Kids

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Maple Tree Press, Mar 2, 2005 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 64 pages
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Psychic phenomena have been raising the hairs on the backs of necks for centuries. The first nonfiction book for kids on this topic, Are You Psychic? takes the spooky out of the paranormal world and allows today's young readers to test their psychic abilities.Helaine Becker, with her lighthearted, witty approach, joins mysteries of the mind with the natural curiosity of savvy readers. What is Extra Sensory Perception (ESP)? Is our pet Fluffy psychic? Do psychic powers really exist, or can they be explained by science? Better yet, can we have fun with them?Well-researched chapters such as "Mind Reading," "Clairvoyance," "Fortune Telling" and "Psychokinesis" are full of history and exciting hands-on activities, and "Fakes & Phonies" exposes the tricks that phony psychics use to fool us.A kid-friendly design and engaging illustrations complement the spirited text and informative sidebars. This book will spark interest in skeptics and believers alike, providing them the tools to become their own psychic investigator. Identify and weed out the real thing from scheming phonies, and have a great time testing friends, family and even pets.Ages 8-12.

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HELAINE BECKER is an experienced educational writer currently living in Toronto, specializing in math, science, and language arts, with over 90 published works. She has written science materials for American Educational Products, spelling supplementals for Rigby, middle school level biographies for school library publisher Blackbirch Press, and math and language materials for Learning Resources.

Graphic designer and children's illustrator Claudia Davila was born in Chile and now makes her home in Toronto. She was formerly the art director of Chirp and Chickadee magazines.