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While on watch in the crow's nest, the pirate kids spot something gaining on their ship: a ghost ship! Rotten Tooth refuses to believe them, so the kids know that they have to solve this mystery themselves. They spend a night on deck waiting for the ghost ship to approach, and then they plan to board it. But is it even possible to step onto a ghost ship? And if it is, is it possible to get off of it?
Rotten Tooth has finally decided it's time to teach the pirate kids some real pirating skills! They are overjoyed -- until he begins by showing them how to tie and untie different knots. BOR-ING! But one night while the kids are below deck practicing their knots, the Sea Rat comes under attack by the Filthy Sails, a rival pirate ship! When the intruders overtake the ship, it's up to the kids to sneak around and figure out how to save their crew. Can they save the Sea Rat and its crew?
Arrr, mateys! The Sea Rat is on course for Camp Buccaneer, where pirate kids from all over the seven seas gather to compete for a prize. Pete and his friends are determined to win. While on shore, the kids also have to worry about the White Skeleton Monkey that supposedly haunts the island -- as if swashbuckling and tug-of-war competitions weren't enough!
The pirate ship's first mate, Rotten Tooth, sees Pete and his friends more as an annoyance than pirates in training. As the ship heads toward Snake Island, Pete has an idea to earn some respect -- if the kids can find the hidden treasure before the grown-ups, then they'll have to be taken seriously! Only one problem: The treasure is guarded by a giant snake that curses anyone who looks in its eyes. Can the pirate kids find the treasure, earn the pirates' respect, and escape certain death?
Benji has to escape his home. His mother's boyfriend has crossed the line, and Benji can't deal with it anymore. So he leaves behind everything he knows to go live with his father and stepmother in Portland. His stepmother is nice, but he doesn't trust her. His father is testy, refusing to trust Benji. And Benji, he's just trying not to self-destruct. In this spellbinding novel, Brian James surpasses his previous work to take his place among Adam Rapp, Melvin Burgess, and Kevin Brooks on the razor's edge of teen literature.
After ripping his jeans irreparably, Chris is finally given money to buy a brand-new pair instead of taking a hand-me-up from his younger brother. So what does he do? He lets his best friend, Greg, convince him to buy a new video game for Greg's Atari instead. Chris can only put off wearing his "new" jeans for so long before his mom starts asking questions. On top of that Greg has been keeping Chris away from his Atari game. It seems like Chris just can't catch a break!
Fed up with being teased by the school bully, Chris blurts out that he's going to the school dance on Friday with the prettiest girl in Bed-Stuy -- and that he's taking her in a limousine! Word travels fast, and soon Chris has only four days to find a date and a limousine, or he'll be the laughingstock of Corleone Jr. High. As if that wasn't bad enough, he somehow lets it slip that he is the best break-dancer in all of Brooklyn -- and all the kids at school want to see him prove it on the dance floor. Can Chris get out of this mess without getting caught or beaten up? Probably not, but he's going to try!
When CatKid finds out her class is going on a trip to the aquarium, she is psyched. But she's totally disappointed to discover you don't eat the fish -- you just look at them! Once she arrives, she's amazed at all there is to see -- tropical fish, jellyfish, and sea horses, too. The class is given a treasure hunt to complete during the trip, so she and her best friend, Maddie, team up to prove that no one has a nose for fish quite like CatKid.
CatKid is one of a kind! She knows her house is haunted, so why can't anyone else hear the scritching and scratching in the attic? Is it just her super sensitive feline ears that pick up the spooky noises? To prove to everyone that she's not just "a fraidy cat", CatKid hatches a plan. But will her scheme catch the ghosts, or land her in the doghouse?
Lacie's best friend Jenna wants to grow up fast. She wants to be cool and be known and be with a boy all the way. Even though Lacie isn't so sure, she follows Jenna anyway. She tries to block out her sadness. Her questions. Her fears. At first it isn't that bad. She even meets a boy whose problems are compatible with hers. But then Jenna's friendship turns fierce... and the "perfect world" comes tumbling down.
As the Sea Rat pulls into port, the kids are excited to explore the town! That is, until Rotten Tooth makes them run errands the whole time. But they are determined to have fun, so the kids turn it into a spying mission. By the time they return to the deck, they have a whole list of suspicious activities to report. Rotten Tooth dismisses them, but then strange things begin to happen on the ship... could they have a stowaway aboard?
A spellbinding trip of a novel about three friend breaking apart in their quest to stave off boredom and sameness. It's not about the drugs. It's not about the girls or the fights or the fading streetlights. It's about two nights that weren't going to be different from the rest, but then took a turn. It's about trying to find out who you are and who your real friends are. It's about everything being the same, the same, the same. It's about nothing being the same again. It's about Brendon, WIll, and Kevin -- three friends on different paths -- and the weekend that put them to the test.
CatKid is at it again! Spunk and personality make CatKid a natural performer, and she's the star in the class production of Snow White. Pretending to be in a deep sleep should be the hard part, but that's nothing compared to having to act like Billy the Bully is Prince Charming. Billy a Prince? That's not typecasting at all! The worst part is the dreaded kiss. CatKid is determined to find a way out of it, but will she have to forfeit the spotlight? Or will our star live happily every after?
Sharkie the shark, although frightened at everything finds his courage by helping another out of a jam. Very good for very young children.
The Sea Rat meets up with another pirate ship, the Bone Rattler -- the ship that Aaron and Vicky sailed on before arriving at Pirate School. Captain Stinky Beard allows them to sail off to test their skills, but when the Bone Rattler gets stuck, it's up to the pirate kids to save it.
With brutal honesty and striking lyricism, the author of "Pure Sunshine" creates an unforgettable character in Elizabeth, a pickpocket and thief living on the edge in New York City.
CatKid is super excited to meet Kristie, the new girl in school. CatKid's best friend Maddie has been chosen to show the new girl around -- and best friends share everything, right? Wrong! CatKid thinks the new girl is trying to steal Maddie away so she tries to find an even better best friend. When the new girl has a birthday party, CatKid can't wait to go so she can show off her new best friend in front of Maddie! But when the plan backfires, can CatKid and Maddie become best friends again? It'll take one cool cat to prove that friendship is forever.
From the author of "Pure Sunshine" comes this startling, heartfelt novel. Fifteen-year-old Chan runs away from home, with no intention of ever going back. She doesn't care about anyone or anything -- until ten-year-old Elizabeth comes into her life.
They have done it!!! The pirate kids have found buried treasure!!! Too bad Rotten Tooth was there to take it away, mumbling something about scalawags.
The pirate kids make lists for Santa and prepare presents for the entire crew-- fresh batch of sea slug cookies for everyone!
From the moment Hannah Sanders arrived in town, she felt there was something wrong. A lot of houses were for sale, and the town seemed infected by an unearthly quiet. And then, on Hannah's first day of classes, she ran into a group of cheerleaders -- the most popular girls in school. The odd thing was that they were nearly identical in appearance: blond, beautiful, and deathly pale. But Hannah wants desperately to fit in -- regardless of what her friend Lukas is telling her: If she doesn't watch her back, she's going to be blond and popular and dead, just like all the other zombies in this town...
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