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The most colorful chapter-book character is going to camp! Amber Brown is one happy camper. She and her best friend, Justin, are spending the summer at Camp Cushetunk. Learning to ride Cinnamon, the sweetest horse ever, is so amazing that Amber doesn't even mind shoveling her poop. Then Amber becomes the target of a series of pranks. Certain she knows who is behind them, Amber and her friends come up with the biggest prank ever to get revenge. But the outcome is not what they expect. Turns out horsing around can lead to big trouble. But sometimes, Amber is surprised to learn, big trouble can lead to big changes for the better.
Beloved Amber Brown returns in a new book! Amber Brown is excited about her mom and Max's upcoming wedding. Not only does Amber get to be the Best Child but all her best friends are invited, including Justin, whose family will be making a special trip back to town just for the big event! But when every conversation about the wedding causes a fight about money, they talk about a having a tiny wedding without any family or friends. On top of that she's on the hunt for the perfect dress and writing her Best Child speech. Paula Danziger called Bruce Coville and Elizabeth Levy her best friend and her other best friend, and this close connection enabled them to lovingly capture Amber Brown's voice, sense of humor, big-heartedness, and her fondness for puns.
At first Cindy thought her brother was kidding, then she found out the new boys gymnastics team was no joke. She'd been around boys enough to know what a pain they could be. What good could it possibly do to have them in the same gym?
[from the back cover] "Is Dracula Haunting Camp Hunter Creek? Kids started calling Robert a vampire because he brought his Dracula doll to camp. Now Robert is afraid their teasing made the real Dracula angry. Weird things have been happening. Unearthly howling noises have been heard after sundown. Even the counselors are getting spooked. Then one night Robert and his older brother, Sam, see something that chills their very bones.... Is the most famous vampire of them all really haunting Camp Hunter Creek? And if he is, will Robert be his next victim?" Pictures are described. Ages 710 RL 2.6
Don't worry ... Everybody knows Jodi is no chicken--but lately she panics every time she gets on the beam. Why is she so scared all of a sudden? Is it the new trick she's working on--or something else? Jodi can't figure it out. It's driving her crazy--and so is her coach. The more he tells her not to worry, the scarier it gets.
A Dream Come True! Heidi Ferguson is going to compete in the Olympics! Newspapers are full of stories about her spectacular career--her battle with anorexia--and her amazing comeback. Can she handle the pressure of world-class gymnastics competition this time around? Heidi knows she can. She's tougher, and stronger than ever--and she's ready to prove it. Her friends and family will be cheering her on--and the whole world will be watching.
[from inside dust jacket flaps] "Is there really a zombie in Central Park? Sam and Robert's cousin Mabel is a real pain. She managed to insult both of them before even saying hello. But Sam's plan for revenge is getting a little out of control. He told Mabel that all the statues in Central Park used to be alive before the Gorgonzola Zombie breathed on them and turned them to stone. When scary things start to happen and the sound of drums seems to follow them everywhere, Robert and Mabel are convinced it's because of the Zombie's bad voodoo. Sam thinks there must be another explanation, but then something so creepy happens that even he's a little worried. The Gorgonzola Zombie is just something he made up--isn't it?!" Pictures are described. "Elizabeth Levy's funny follow-up to DRACULA IS A PAIN IN THE NECK and FRANKENSTEIN MOVED IN ON THE FOURTH floor will delight all her fans who have been clamoring for another Sam and Robert Bamford spine-tingling adventure." Look for these books and more of Elizabeth Levy's books in the Bookshare library including: Take Two, They're Small, My Life as a Fifth Grade Comedian, The Gymnast and the Amber Brown series, and more.
Everyone is playing the new commando game and soon Darlene will be, too...whether she wants to or not.
Life as the class clown may seem like a laugh a minute, but Bobby's situation is no joke: His constant misbehavior is about to send him to the School for Intervention -- two steps from reform school. Bobby's older brother went there. That is, before he got kicked out of school altogether and then kicked out of the house. Their father calls it tough love, but to Bobby it seems more like tough luck. And he knows he could be next. Bobby's got one last chance to prove to his teachers, his parents, and himself that comedy is no joke. His assignment: to put on a school-wide laugh-off. It'll be a stand-up standoff between the teachers and the students -- and may the best comic win. But being the King of Comedy isn't Bobby's only goal. The Great Laugh-Off is also his chance to teach his sarcastic father an important lesson: that jokes can have the power to hurt-and also to heal.
Who's the thief? Ti An can't stand to see her teammates fighting. Ever since their good luck charm disappeared, they've been in an uproar. Everybody's sure they know who's guilty, but nobody has any proof. Ti An thinks they're wrong...and now she has a plan. But can she trap the real culprit before suspicion tears the team apart?
My coach, Patrick Harmon, doesn't like us to have grudge matches. But I knew that Patrick wanted nothing more than for the Pinecones to beat the pants off our archrivals, the Atomic Amazons.
Jodi's mom is getting married and everyone is excited except her. She doesn't like her mom's fiance and she doesn't want his annoying son to be her stepbrother.
[From front inside dust jacket flap:] "Eve wants fourth grade to be different. She's decided this is the year she's going to make new friends. What she doesn't need is help from Amy and May, her twin sisters, who are just starting kindergarten. Then Eve learns her class is to be teamed up with the kindergarteners in a buddy program. There's no getting away from the twin terrors! The buddy program pairs one fourth grader with each kindergartener. You'd think the odds would be against Eve's being stuck with one of her sisters. Then again, you'd think the odds would be against the fourth graders and kindergarteners having teachers who are sisters! Eve's sure having her twin sisters around in school will mean nothing but trouble--but maybe a little trouble is just what she needs to shake up her life! Elizabeth Levy lends her sure touch to a funny novel about family, friends, and what happens when you mix the two together." In this hilarious sequel to Big Trouble in Twinsville, Eve is sure her little twin sisters want nothing more than to ruin her life. Pictures are described. Grades 2-5 If you like books like this then Bookshare has some great reading for you. Other books for boys and girls by Elizabeth Levy include: Big Trouble in Twinsville, a series of books about gymnastics, a mystery series, books about vampires and zombies and many more books about kids at home and at school.
When her prolonged antics at practice suddenly hurt her standing on the gymnastics team, Jodi is determined to prove that she can compete with the best of them, but her sudden resolve could alienate other team members.
Darlene and the rest of the Pinecones were terrific kids, but they didn't know anything about the real world of competition. At the level Dimitri was talking about, it's cutthroat. I was afraid.
What's wrong with this picture? The whole team has read about Heidi Ferguson. But when Lauren met her she didn't seem too happy about being a celebrity. And now she's in the hospital--but why? She doesn't seem very sick. Lauren can't figure it out. Heidi Ferguson has everything... She's famous... she's a world-class gymnast. What's wrong with her?
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