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When Lara Phelps walks into Laney Grafton's fourth-grade class, Laney feels the air change. Lara is fat. Really fat. Finally, there will be someone else for the boys to pick on, Laney thinks. But as the class prepares for the school play, Lara doesn't act the way a fat kid should. She's confident. She's happy. And nothing, it seems, can change her positive attitude. Until one day, when Laney's classmates do the unthinkable. Bestselling author Dandi Daley Mackall tells this original and poignant story through the use of sparkling language, a winsome narrator, and a clever structure that illustrates just what makes a story a story. .
Annie, aka "Professor Love" in her advice column on the blog, considers herself an expert when it comes to love. But when she gets her dream homecoming date, she'll realize how much she has to learn about God's 1 Corinthians 13 kind of love, and she'll discover the power of a great friendship.
In this lighthearted story about the secrets of finding love, Emma is stuck in Missouri while her best friend, Mattie, and her brother, Jake, head to west for college. Each promises to send Emma a postcard once a week with a new Love Rule. In the process, Jake and Mattie discover a love right under their noses.
Meet 14-year-old Wes Williams, aka |Mad Dog". He's from Chicago and looking to return -- just as soon as his mother gets out of rehab. In the meantime, he's stuck at Starlight Animal Rescue, where his only friend is his dog, Rex. As Wes schemes to get his old life back, will Rex and the other shelter dogs be able to rescue him... before his anger makes him go too far? Starlight Animal Rescue: Where problem horses are trained and loved, where abandoned dogs become heroes, where stray cats become loyal companions. And where people with nowhere to fit in find a place to belong.
Maggie Dale is stuck at a dead-end job in a podunk town in rural Ohio. Her life is on the fast lane to nowhere, until a stranger named Joshua comes to town and shows her that she can be a part of something bigger than herself.
Twelve-year-old Winnie Willis has a way with horses. She can gentle the wildest mare, but other parts of life don't always come as easily. Along with her dad and sister, Lizzy, Winnie is learning how to live without her mom -- who was also a natural horse gentler. As Winnie teaches horses about unconditional love and blind trust, God shows Winnie that he can be trusted as well. In "Midnight Mystery", it's up to Winnie to solve a mystery and save a circus horse. But Winnie faces her own mystery as she struggles to keep her family from changing and to hold on to things as they are. She'll learn to appreciate God, who never changes no matter what else may threaten.
Told with the whimsical verse of Dandi Mackall, children will love to hear the story of the Pilgrims' voyage and the Native Americans' guidance that culminated in the first Thanksgiving. Gene Barretta's warm, harvest tones and lively characters add the perfect touch to this story of discovery, compassion, and faith.
As fifteen-year-old Jamie becomes involved in the swim team and Special Olympics coaching, as part of her effort to fit in and be normal, she tries to remember to talk to God.
Encouraged by her close friends and a mystery supporter in cyberspace, Jamie decides to enter a contest to win an art camp scholarship despite her own lack of confidence in her artistic ability.
During the excitement of her school's mock election, as she is serving as campaign manager for her friends Sunny and Quentin, Molly tries to discover who is framing her for horrible practical jokes connected to the campaign.
Before there was a club, there was Alex, Christopher and Korina. And each of them had an important mystery to solve: Who was breaking into their friend Tobias' shop and destroying it? The young detectives use their special skills to find important evidence for the case. Then another mystery appears. Someone is printing fake money and using it in town. That's illegal! Who's behind it and why can't the police find the culprit? Meanwhile, Tobias is getting discouraged. He decides to sell the shop. Can Alex and Christopher unravel the evidence and solve the mystery before Tobias does something he will regret? What about Korina? Is she somehow involved in all of this? Read along as the three junior sleuths put together the pieces of their first mystery.
This group of lovable characters have adventures that illustrate how Christ's forgiveness can give everyone a fresh start.
Kids love to join the adventures of the Puzzle Club and help its members solve intriguing mysteries. This group of lovable characters takes children on wonderful journeys that illustrate how Christ's forgiveness can give everyone a fresh start.
Meet 16-year-old Dakota Brown. She used to love all things "horse" until she lost everything, including hope. The minute she sets foot on her foster parents' farm -- "Starlight Animal Rescue" -- she plans her escape. But can an "impossible" horse named Blackfire and this quirky collection of animal lovers be the home she's always dreamed of? Starlight Animal Rescue: Where problem horses are trained and loved, where abandoned dogs become heroes, where stray cats become loyal companions. And where people with nowhere to fit in find a place to belong.
When Molly and her friends form "the Secret Society of the Left Hand", each member agrees to do a secret act of kindness, but when someone threatens to reveal the secrets, Molly must find the traitor before suspicion tears the group apart.
Thirteen-year-old Tree Taylor has two goals for the summer of '63: 1. Experience her first real kiss. A kiss delivered by a boy. A boy who is not related to her. A kiss worth writing about. 2. Become a famous writer. (Or, at least, write an investigative article that will land her the freshman spot on the Blue and Gold staff.)So when a gunshot is fired right across the street, Tree knows this is the big story she's been waiting for. But the more she goes digging, the more secrets she uncovers, and soon she begins to wonder: When is it important to expose the truth? And when is it right to keep a secret?
The Career Skills Library describes the skills, traits, and attributes that are crucial to success in any field. This series details the competencies identified by the Department of Labor's SCANS (Secretary's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills) as essential to solid job performance. Each book focuses on one of these skills in the workplace and shows how students can improve that skill while still in school. Self-Development -- Examine traits like dependability, integrity, and honesty that will help you succeed in all areas of your life.
Seventeen-year-old Hope Long's life revolves around her brother Jeremy. So when Jeremy is accused of killing the town's beloved baseball coach, Hope's world begins to unravel. Everyone is convinced Jeremy did it, and since he hasn't spoken a word in 9 years, he's unable to defend himself. Their lawyer instructs Hope to convince the jury that Jeremy is insane, but all her life Hope has known that Jeremy's just different than other people--better, even. As she works to prove his innocence--joined by her best friend T.J. and the sheriff's son, Chase--Hope uncovers secrets about the murder, the townspeople, her family, and herself. She knows her brother isn't the murderer. But as she comes closer to the truth, she's terrified to find out who is.From the Hardcover edition.
Storm Novelo, most likely to be liked and the center of attention wherever she goes, is a fake, hiding the emptiness that makes her quit everything she begins with such enthusiasm-including the blog. But through a series of successes and failures, and with the help of her friends, she'll discover that God alone knows her intimately (I Corinthians 13. 12) and waits to help her discover who she is in Christ.
Storm Novelo can't understand why she's messing up more now than before she became a Christian. Believing she's at least partly to blame for her dad's depression, Storm determines to make him proud by joining the Quiz Bowl team, a move that pits her against Cameron Worthington the Third and teammates who'll do everything they can to see her fail.
The Career Skills Library describes the skills, traits, and attributes that are crucial to success in any field. This series details the competencies identified by the Department of Labor's SCANS (Secretary's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills) as essential to solid job performance. Each book focuses on one of these skills in the workplace and shows how students can improve that skill while still in school. Teamwork Skills -- Take a look at corporate teams and the kinds of employees they're seeking.
Twelve-year-old Winnie Willis has a way with horses. Along with her dad and sister, Lizzy, Winnie is learning how to live without her mom -- who was also a natural horse gentler. As Winnie teaches her horses about unconditional love and blind trust, God shows Winnie that he can be trusted as well. In "Unhappy Appy", Winnie misses her mom more than ever, and her dad has invited some new woman for Thanksgiving dinner. More than ever, Winnie needs God to open her eyes to see his hand at work.
Everything seems to be going well for fifteen-year-old Annie, between her popular blog, good friends, and cheerleading, but when her cousin Shawna returns from Paris and becomes the center of attention, Annie cannot help but be jealous.
In the third novel of this series, 12-year-old Kat is forced to question her value and wonders if she's worthy to be named a Coolidge just as she's about to be adopted by her foster family. Her desire to help rescue cats is pivotal to her project with a self-centered girl.
Winnie Willis has a way with horses. She can gentle the wildest mare, but other parts of her life don't always come as easily. Along with her dad and sister, Lizzy, Winnie is learning how to live without her mom, who was also a natural horse gentler.
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