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An account of the journey across the unexplored territory west of the Mississippi River undertaken by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark in the early 1800s by order of President Jefferson.
Balto has a quiet life as a sled dog--until tragedy strikes. Dozens of children in Nome become sick with diphtheria. Without antitoxin serum, they will perish--and the closest supply is 650 miles away! The only way to get the serum to Nome is by sled, but can the dogs deliver it in time? Heading bravely into a brutal blizzard, Balto leads the race for life. A Kansas City Children's Book Award for Grades 1-3
Balto has a quiet life as a sled dog--until tragedy strikes. Dozens of children in Nome become sick with diphtheria. Without antitoxin serum, they will perish--and the closest supply is 650 miles away! The only way to get the serum to Nome is by sled, but can the dogs deliver it in time? Heading bravely into a brutal blizzard, Balto leads the race for life.A Kansas City Children's Book Award for Grades 1-3From the Trade Paperback edition.
A novel based on the new feature film. The Boxtrolls have raised an orphaned human boy, Eggs, since infancy as one of their dumpster-diving and mechanical junk-collecting own. When the Boxtrolls are targeted by villainous pest exterminator Archibald Snatcher, who is bent on eradicating them as his ticket to Cheesebridge society, the kindhearted band of tinkerers must turn to their adopted charge and adventurous rich girl Winnie to bridge two worlds amidst the winds of change - and cheese. © 2014 Universal
Cope was a charming man with a passion for old bones. Marsh was a stickler for procedure when he studied his fossil finds. They shared ideas and information, but after Marsh tried to poach Cope's digging site, they became bitter enemies.
4 girls creating 1 voice . . . will anyone be heard? Paulina, Miko, Tally, and Ivy are four extraordinarily different seventh-graders. Paulina is 100% Type A. Miko is a fashionista. Tally is a theater queen. And Ivy - well, Ivy's the new girl at school. The four girls get tossed together to create a school magazine - by girls, for girls - in a competition to get funding for a new school program. But it seems like they'll never agree on anything. And just when they begin to make headway, their biggest rival - the athletes - threatens their progress. As the four girls try to complete the first issue of their magazine, and create a corresponding blog, they start to wonder if they can get past their labels and give all the girls in school a way to speak up. .
In the second installment of Elizabeth Cody Kimmel's funny new middle grade series, the magazine is up and running and while the girls may have won the competition to get school funding, now they face new and unexpected challenges. Tally is out for the lead in the school play. Miko has left the magazine to focus on her schoolwork and spend time with her real friends. Ivy is hiding a secret that is distancing her from her new friends. And Paulina is left to juggle the magazine on her own. Will she crack under the pressure? .
A thrilling mystery set against a stark landscape and the inspiration of Nome's real-life dog hero, Balto. Twelve-year-old Tee has just moved to Nome, Alaska, with her writer father and sullen little brother, Jack. Jack isn't happy about the idea of living in the middle of nowhere, but Tee and her dog Henry are thrilled -- so much open space to run around and sniff! But on a walk near their new house, Henry spots something that has him seriously spooked. Tee sees a mysterious shadow, and it seems to be following them. Have they disturbed a restless spirit? And what other secrets might this dark place be holding?
Mulgrew Middle School Summer Trip to Paris Madame Chavotte: French Teacher and Chaperone. Built like a tank, with only one eyebrow. Charlotte McGrath: Vault of European Information. In Command of All Details. Bonnie Roberts: Astral Traveler and Channeler of Messages from the Universe. Janet Graham: Obsessed with All That Is French. Insists on pronouncing own name Jah-nay. Lewis Pilsky: Computer God. Walking Pillar of Geekdom. Bud and Chaz: The Football Guys. Heads suspiciously jar shaped. Tim: Last name unknown. To everyone's knowledge, has never spoken. And, of course . . . Lily B.: Self-Appointed Official Diarist of the Trip and Writer Extraordinaire.
A collection of short stories from favorite authors, all about dogs and the kids who love them. Proceeds will be donated to RedRover, an organization that helps animals in need! This collection is full of heartwarming and hilarious stories about the Pawley Rescue Center, where rescued dogs find their way into hearts and homes. You'll meet Foxtrot, a feisty Pomeranian who can't bear the thought of leaving her best friend. And Beatrice, whose bark is definitely worse than her bite. And then there's Pumpkin, one of the 101 Chihuahuas who turn life at the center upside down. Whether drooling, dueling, or just fooling around, these captivating canines will show you why the dog is kid's best friend! LUCKY DOG features sweet and silly stories about playful pups and the kids who love them by some of your favorite authors: Randi Barrow, Marlane Kennedy, Elizabeth Cody Kimmel, Kirby Larson, C. Alexander London, Leslie Margolis, Jane B. Mason and Sarah Hines Stephens, Ellen Miles, Michael Northrop, Teddy Slater, Tui T. Sutherland, and Allan Woodrow.
In a quaint New England town with a history of witches and pilgrims, misunderstood eleven-year-old Norman Babcock can see and talk to ghosts. No one believes him, of course-everyone just thinks he's weird (including his parents). But when a folktale of a witch who cursed her accusers turns out to be true, it's up to Norman to save the town from pilgrim zombies! In addition to the zombies, he'll have to take on a very angry witch, an annoying sidekick, his boy-crazy teenage sister, and dozens of moronic grown-ups who get in his way. This young ghoul whisperer finds his paranormal talents pushed to their otherworldly limits in this hilarious and spooky adventure!Featuring gorgeous black-and-white interior illustrations and a story beyond what you'll see in the film, this novel is sure to delight!
Moxie Roosevelt Kipper has endured thirteen years of being an ordinary girl with an unordinary name. Now that she's entered boarding school, the time is ripe to reinvent herself. She'll become unusual, outlandish, unexpected, sassy?someone worthy of a name like Moxie. But who exactly? From Mysterious Earth Goddess to Hale and Hearty Sports Enthusiast; from Detached, Unique, Coolly Knowing Individual to Assertive Revolutionary Activist, Moxie tries them all, while keeping her true talent for piano-playing a secret. But at boarding school, Moxie isn't the only one who isn't what she claims to be.
The mysterious dog showed up at Jax's door just when she needed an adventure. But adventure sometimes brings trouble -- and dangers that even a great dog can't help you escape. In the Catskill Mountains, mystery is waiting . . . . Just when she needs it most, a little excitement comes to Jax's mountain. First, a beautiful, giant dog stops at her door. Even though he has no collar, the Tibetan mastiff doesn't act like a stray -- and he seems to want to stay with Jax. Then lights appear in the old, abandoned monastery up the mountain. The mastiff, who likes being called Mo-Mo, leads Jax to the mountaintop. There she meets a boy her age, Yeshi, who has come all the way from Tibet with his teacher to open the abandoned building -- and to search for a long-lost statue, possibly hidden away in the monastery. But someone else is searching for the statue, too, and when Jax's adventure turns dangerous, she'll have to count on her new friend, and the mysterious dog that's found her, to get her back down the mountain safely.
Middle school is an Entirely New Planet. The girls look fully grown in the most glamorous and complicated ways, and the boys look... well, weird. The good news? Drama Club. Real Drama Club -- with actual auditions, and roles involving more than the days of the week. Phoebe Hart has waited a long time for this. The stage, after all, is the one place the "flawed and unremarkable" Phoebe can let her inner star out. But when she learns of the opening night tradition?a game of Spin the Bottle?things suddenly get way more complicated. Enter: a heart-stopping crush, a best friend who might not be, two bloodthirsty Drama Divas, and a certain spinning bottle. Is it worth all the drama for a girl who just wants to fit in, and maybe prove her acting chops along the way? Welcome to middle school, Phoebe Hart....
They wanted to give every girl a voice. They had no idea they'd make so much noise. 4 Girls is created from the very best thoughts, ideas and dreams of four girls. But when Miko has to take a step back from the magazine again, Paulina, Tally and Ivy decide to run a contest for one lucky student to have his or her work featured on the cover. Miko will help them judge the entries, along with a new faculty advisor who seems to want to steer the girls in a new direction. Can these four girls keep their one vision in sight, or is it time to strike out on their own?
They wanted to give every girl a voice. They had no idea they'd make so much noise. Paulina, Miko, Tally, and Ivy are headed to the Big Apple! The four girls will shadow real reporters at City Nation magazine over their Thanksgiving break, and report on all their events for the next issue of 4Girls. There's excitement, glamour, and plenty to see in New York in just three days.
Medium-in-training Kat Roberts is one year older and feeling a whole lot wiser when it comes to healing the living dead. But when her spirit-seeing mother volunteers to chaperone her class trip to Old Montreal, Kat's problems become drop dead-serious. From dealing with French-Canadian ghosts to trying to win the heart of her former bio lab partner and top-secret crush, Kat is finding beaucoupdrama on this border and boundary-crossing adventure.
Favorable Reviews for: Lily B. on the Brink of Cool "A pitch-perfect tween/teen vibe. Kimmel has it in spades."-- Publishers Weekly "An entertaining novel that middle-school girls will pass to their friends."-- Children's Literarture "A delightful heroine, sweeter than predecessors Georgia Nicholson and Adrian Mole-and hilarious."-- Kirkus Favorable Reviews for: Lily B. on the Brink of Love "As witty and precocious as in the first book. . . . Lily ' s journal entries and advice columns, and her continued growth in learning to judge the character of would-be friends, deliver laughs and substance."-- School Library Journal "This exuberant comedy of middle-school Love at First Sight will capture and delight its target audience. . . . Funny and full of great language. "--Chi ldren's Literature
In this third Suddenly Supernatural book, spirit-seeing Kat has pretty much overcome her fear of communicating with ghosts. But when she and best friend Jac visit the Whispering Pines Mountain House and Kat is challenged to help a deceased medium make her way back into the light, things get a little darker. From battling off dark spirits to fighting with Jac, Kat's week-long stay at the haunted mountain house is anything but relaxing. The question is what will be scarier: facing off with a misguided spirit or with her best friend, whose mother happens to be their chaperone?
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