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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's friend Kevin can't wait for his big karate match. And Kevin, who says he's the best yellow belt in his class, thinks he's bound to win. But when the magic wind turns Katie into Kevin just before his big match, she manages to threaten his chances of beating the competition! Will Katie be able to karate chop her way to the top? .
Katie can't wait for the holidays. There are so many things to look forward to! Her motorcycle-riding grandma is coming to visit, class 4A is having a Secret Santa grab bag, and it's almost time for Cherrydale's annual holiday lights display contest. 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! .
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!
Ten years of switcheroos! Happy anniversary, Katie Kazoo! With indoor mini golf, a chance to swim with dolphins, and her best friend, Suzanne, onboard, Katie's cruise vacation sounds like an ocean of fun! But, of course, the magic wind appears - twice in this Super Special - and blows everything off course! Young readers love the black-and-white illustrations that bring this fun chapter book series to life. .
Head lice have invaded Edith B. Sugarman Elementary School, and George wants nothing more than to remain scotch-free from the vermin. Well, that and he wants his dad's booth at Career Day to be infinitely more popular than his enemy Louis Farley's dad's booth. He even bet his skull ring for Louis's wheelie sneakers to prove his dad's job is cooler. But when it comes to the day of the event, George isn't so confident he will win the bet . . . or stay lice-free!
"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.
It's February and love is in the air! Everyone in the fourth grade is getting into the Valentine spirit. The kids are making cards, and are ordering personalized candy hearts from Cinnamon's Candy Shop, the new candy store in the mall. But Katie has had enough-she is definitely not into all this mushy gushy stuff! So Katie makes a decision: there'll be no Valentine's Day for her this year. But then Katie turns into Cinnamon, the candy store owner. And the personalized hearts she makes up are. . . well. . . not exactly to order! By doing this, she practically ruins Valentine's Day for everyone. Will Katie have a change of heart and save the day? .
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's baseball season, and Katie and her friends are busy rooting for their favorite team, the Cherrydale Porcupines. Katie loves the team, but can't understand why her friends are so obsessed with the team's star shortstop, Mike Reed; she prefers the old shortstop who now sits on the bench every game. But when Katie is switcherooed into the team's star shortstop, she learns that she should never judge someone until she's standing in their size-12 baseball cleats!
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.
Katie is psyched for the Parent-Kid Olympics at her school. But it turns out that her parents will be out of town, and so Katie's grandfather is going to team up with her instead. Now Katie is worried Pops is great, but he's . . . well, he's OLD!
Katie is psyched for the Parent-Kid Olympics at her school. But it turns out that her parents will be out of town, and so Katie's grandfather is going to team up with her instead. Now Katie is worried-Pops is great, but he's . . . well, he's OLD! Then the magic wind arrives just in time to cause more trouble. Who has Katie switcherooed into this time? Do aching knees and nose hair give you a clue?
Sparky goes down under!When Sparky chomps on his magic bone, this time it kabooms him to Kangaroo Island, Australia! There he discovers a fox terrier puppy named Mick who's lost his family. But Sparky has a plan--he'll help Mick find a new family! They ask everyone they come across: bats, penguins, kangaroos, even bees! But will anyone give Mick a home?
Download the details on Jen and Jesse -- the online newlywed couple of the year! They're blogging marriage year one...and the details are smoking! But can it last? Blog Jen: Jesse carried me over the threshold into our new apartment. It was perfect, like I always pictured it would be. Jesse: Jen and I barely came up for air as we christened our new apartment! Married life rocks! Blog Jen: I saw the cutest pair of shoes at the mall. I just had to have them. Jesse will think they are so hot. Jesse: Jen brought home a pair of shoes that cost more than a big-screen TV. Yeah, they're hot, but hotter than a big-screen TV? I don't think so. Log on and hold on.... The newlyweds are just getting started!
Hoping to escape the cold in his backyard, Sparky chomps on his magic bone--only to find himself in snowy Zermatt, Switzerland. He befriends Lena, a Saint Bernard rescue dog with a terrible sense of direction. The two, in search of food, quickly get lost. But Lena and Sparky might just be in the right place at the right time for Lena to complete her first ever rescue mission!
When Miriam gets Suzanne's role in the school play (that is, the role Suzanne thinks belongs to her), Katie knows there will be trouble. But she certainly doesn't plan on being involved in it! Unfortunately, the magic wind has plans of its own -- it turns Katie into Miriam just before the show! Katie doesn't know the lines and she can't sing. Will the show go on? Will it go on with Suzanne instead?
When Miriam gets Suzanne's role in the school play, Katie knows there will be trouble. But she certainly doesn't plan on being involved in it! Unfortunately, the magic wind has plans of its own it turns Katie into Miriam just before the show!
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