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HEATH WAVE! Heath Ledger may come from the land Down Under, but he's taking Hollywood by storm! After starting out in local musical theater, this talented hottie left his hometown, Perth, and headed to Sydney to forge a career in television and film. Success came easily in Australia, with Heath landing roles in the TV drama Sweat, as well as some Aussie films. Then, at 17 and with less than a dollar in his pocket, the precocious actor decided to try his luck in Los Angeles. He gained instant recognition starring opposite Julia Stiles in 10 Things I Hate About You, but the critical acclaim poured in after he nearly stole the show from Mel Gibson in The Patriot. And the rest has been Hollywood history. With lead roles in the eagerly anticipated films A Knight's Tale and The Four Feathers, Heath's career is on fire! Now, read all about Heath: his family life, his hobbies, his attitude toward show business, and more. In The Heath Is On, you'll get all the info on this up-and-coming young star: gossip, anecdotes, horoscope, vital stats -- it's all in here! The Heath is definitely on!
Becky is taking riding lessons at the Cherrydale Stables. That's not news to Katie or her friends. In fact, they are sick of hearing about horses and sick of hearing Becky brag about what a great rider she is.
Jenny'll start sixth grade. She'll have her best friend, Addie, right there by her side. But Addie has other plans and they don't include Jenny. Could Addie really be ditching her for the Pops - the coolest seventh graders in the school?
It's annual statewide history test challenge. This year, Joyce Middle School has two finalists, and both are Jenny's friends. But one finalist isn't known for finishing at the top of the class. Pops start a rumor that she cheated. Could it be true?
When Jenny's friends hear that Addie is running unopposed for sixth grade class president, they convince Jenny to put her name on the ballot. If Addie wins, the Pops will officially run the school. But can Jenny really stop the Pops?
Joyce Kilmer Middle School is holding a fund-raising carnival. Jenny and Addie make a bet. The loser will have to wear her pajamas to school! The competition gets hotter with a new girl's arrival. Will she join Addie's group, or will she help Jenny?
Third-grader Katie Carew gets into trouble for breaking school rules, but when she magically turns into the school's principal and eliminates all rules, things get out of hand. Includes directions for playing Four Square, Statue Tag, and Poison.
There are strange rumours floating around in the Madame X gossip column, and no one is to be trusted. Jenny McAfee sets out to find out who the face behind Madame X is, before its too late.
Katie magically turns into her father right before he is set to appear on his favorite television game show, but unfortunately she cannot answer a single question.
Four of the final contestants in the contest to determine who will be in the new all-girl pop band No Secrets are finally selected and find their lives changed.
Amanda Lemmon and Alyssa Callaway don't know each other. But when they meet, they are in for the weirdest surprise! They look exactly alike! But that's not all they have in common! Each girl has a really big wish. Amanda is an orphan. She wishes more than anything that she had a mom and a dad. Alyssa is a rich girl. She has a dad. but she wishes he would spend more time with her. Can Amanda and Alyssa come up with the perfect plan to make their wishes come true?
While visiting a movie shoot at a ski lodge during winter break, Katie is turned into a ski instructor by the magic wind. This time she lands in a very slippery situation.
Third grader Jack has a secret -- he can talk to animals! Can they help him crack this case? The day I found out I could talk to animals did not start out well. First, I couldn't find my lucky T-shirt. Second, my dog, Scout, dragged me around the yard chasing squirrels. And third, the squirrels threw a bunch of acorns at my head. After I was hit, I realized I could talk to animals! It sounds crazy but it's true. I could understand Scout, the squirrels, and every other animal--even bugs! My day got even worse when my best friend Leo's homework went missing. Leo blamed Scout! I know Scout's a dog, but trust me--he did not eat Leo's homework. But how would I prove it? There was only one thing to do--I had to talk to the animals around town. It was up to me, Jack Doyle, to get a clue and solve the mystery.
Third grader Jack Doyle has a secret -- he can talk to animals! Can they help him crack this case? Yeah! My third grade class was going on a field trip to a farm, and I couldn't wait for a day off from regular school. But I wasn't expecting to hear a voice coming from my backpack during the bus ride to the farm. It turns out my annoying little sister had hidden her pet tortoise, Tut, inside, and the voice was his! It's true--I can talk to animals, and they can talk to me. As if babysitting a tortoise wasn't bad enough, things got worse when Tut disappeared. My mystery-solving partner, Elizabeth, and I had to interview all the cows, horses, goats, and flies on the farm as we looked for clues. It was up to us to find Tut before the end of the day, and we were on the case!
Another funny mystery from bestselling author Nancy Krulik! Our big school trip was at the end of the week, and I couldn't wait! But someone kept playing pranks at school, including dyeing the class guinea pig green. I love a good practical joke, but Principal Bumble threatened to cancel the trip if the pranks didn't stop. I knew what I had to do--talk to the animals around school to get some clues. That's right--I can talk to animals. It sounds crazy, but it's true. Now it was up to me and my brainiac friend Elizabeth to solve this mystery in time to save our trip!
Another funny mystery from bestselling author Nancy Krulik! When a giant shark tooth fossil went missing during my little sister Mia's birthday party at the aquarium, I found myself in really deep water -- the aquarium staff accused me of stealing it! No way would I steal something, even if it was a cool fossil. What I could do, though, was talk to the animals at the aquarium to find out who the real thief was. My brainiac detective partner Elizabeth and I would have to work fast to clear my name before the end of the day!
Kidding Around with the King of Comedy Jim Carrey is used to being laughed at. In fact, he thrives on entertaining others. As a precocious young boy, he practiced pulling faces in the bathroom mirror -- a talent that would later prove to be instrumental in his success -- and performed self-created skits for his family. Unfortunately, his life wasn't one smooth cruise to the top. The Canadian-born funnyman's rags-to-riches tale is the stuff dreams are made of. Since his early smash hit Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, the blockbuster movie roles just keep on coming. But Carrey isn't content simply to play it safe and stick with the slapstick comedy roles he knows and performs so confidently. In fact, with releases such as The Truman Show and Man on the Moon, Carrey has challenged himself creatively and shown audiences that he is capable of demonstrating sensitivity and immense dramatic range. With his latest hit move, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, this shooting star's future just keeps getting brighter!
Joshua Jackson Tall, dark, handsome hunk Joshua Jackson is the superstar of tomorrow. It's easy to see why! How many other stars can boast of appearing in nearly twenty movies, not to mention being the breakout performer in Dawson's Creek, one of America's biggest teen series? The Mighty Ducks, Cruel Intentions, The Skulls, and Gossip. Not only is his charisma indisputable, Josh is also a bona fide hero, having helped rescue four teens from the water off the coast of North Carolina. What's Josh really like when the cameras are turned off? Who does he pal around with? All the fascinating facts are inside...and don't forget to check out the tough J.J. quiz, only for his most faithful fans!
The Robinsons land on an alien planet to make repairs on their spaceship. They soon discover that it's the home planet of Penny's two pet Blawps. Soon the self-replicating Blawps take over the ship!
Katie's friend Kevin can't wait for the big karate match that he's convinced he'll win. But when the magic wand turns Katie into Kevin just before the big match, she threatens his chances.
Katie can't wait for the holidays. There are so many things to look forward to! But even the busy holiday season doesn't stop the magic wind! Join Katie in these three separate holiday stories and find out how she handles the holiday hijinks!
"Dreams are hopeless aspirations, inhopes of coming true, believe in yourself, the rest is up to me and you." -- "Waterfalls" Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins, Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes, and Rozanda "Chilli" Thomas came together in Atlanta, Georgia, in the early 1990s to form TLC, a group that blended hip-hop, dance, and R&B music so successfully that it went on to be one of the bestselling female groups of all time. This is the story of how Lisa Lopes, the self-proclaimed "crazy" member of TLC, rose above her difficult childhood to attain superstardom. With her funky raps and her vivacious personality, Lisa pursued her dreams and became known as the most energetic member of TLC, who went on to pave the way for many female groups that followed.
Angie can't wait to bounce this mill town she's been living in. At least she's got her friends, the guys who live to ride and grind. And her job painting custom boards at Sk8 4Ever. Then one day Carter walks into the shop. He's all Abercrombie, and she's black hoodies. But it's hot in therre. Carter offers to help Angie with her dream: to take her art to NYC. She really believes in Carter, but then she learns the truth about his family -- something that turns Love & Sk8 into Love vs. Sk8.
When the magic wind turns fourth-grader Katie, who dislikes the "mushy gushy stuff" of Valentine's Day, into a candy store owner, she decides to write her own "love messages" on the candy hearts.
It is baseball season. Katie and her friends are busy rooting for their favorite team, the Cherrydale Porcupines. Katie loves the team, but cannot understand why her friends are so obsessed with the team's star short stop.
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