Fun and funny, this book will make even reluctant readers eager to turn the pages. When a space scooter race becomes a battle between the boys and girls, who will step in and remind the AstroKids to work as a team?
Book 8 of AstroKids. Named captain of his AstroBall team, Mir must first learn to play the game -- and he doesn't have much time the tournament is coming up. To what lengths will he go to win?
The British pilot was about to become a prisoner of war . . . BEYOND THE RIVER. Spending the summer at their uncle's farm off the west coast of Denmark promises Peter and Elise Andersen freedom from the constant German patrols and bomb sirens that plague their home town. But on their first night at the sheep farm, a British bomber is seen lighting up the night sky its engines in flames! The plane crashes into the icy waters of the North Sea, but by the time they arrive, the pilot has struggled to shore and hidden himself in the thick woods. Knowing they must find him before the German soldiers do, Peter, Elise and their cousins begin a feverish search for the endangered British pilot. The guard dogs are barking and the German trucks are rumbling in the distance will Peter and Elise be able to rescue the pilot in time?
Book 4 of The Promise of Zion. Palestine is at a crossroads in history and it appears that war will break out very soon. Dov and Emily are caught in between and in growing danger. Can Dov risk continuing his search for family?
Book 2 in the Adventures Down Under for middle-grade readers. Bushrangers take Patrick's sister hostage, then Patrick is captured. Can they find a way to stop the bounty hunters' terrible plan?
Caught Between a Charade and the Truth. Jamie D. Lane is many things: multi-talented, handsome--and the most sought-after pop star in the world. But there's one thing he isn't--happy. At the height of his singing career, a family tragedy stops him in his tracks. And in an effort to settle a private matter and put the past behind him, Jamie cuts his trademark blonde curls, assumes a new identity, and secretly slips away from his celebrity lifestyle and heads to the Pacific Northwest in cognito. But what he finds in small town Washington could open up Jamie's future--and change him forever. A teacher to inner city kids and former high school track star, Anne Stewart had once believed she could change the world. Then a near-fatal accident left her grappling with both the devastating effects of head injury and deep bitterness toward the drunk driver who crippled her. When a man she knows as "Joe Bradley" hits town, however, he unexpectedly helps to restore her self-confidence and passion for life. But when the scope of The Celebrity's deception becomes clear to Anne, will it be too much to forgive? Can The Celebrity Reveal His True Identity--Without Losing Everything?
Book 5 in The Young Underground series. In their search for missing Nazi treasure, Peter, Elise, and Henrik find themselves trapped at sea on a Nazi submarine.
The gang thought they would be roasting marshmallows over miniature volcanoes and practicing laser archery, but instead, Camp Little Dipper proves to be something else entirely. Book 6 of AstroKids.
Book 4 in the Adventures Down Under series for middle-grade readers. Patrick and Becky find themselves in the middle of a dangerous confrontation between the town troublemakers and the local aborigines. Can they win the battle?
Four Hands. Two Hearts. One Song. When widower Gerrit Appeldoorn takes his granddaughter to piano lessons one day, he finds himself drawn to her music teacher: a woman unlike any he has known. It's an unlikely attraction. He's a retired dairyman with mud on his boots; Joan Horton is a world traveler and former piano instructor at New York's most prestigious academy of music. Not quite "beauty and the beast," but close. Even so, Gerrit slowly begins to open his heart: to Joan, to music, to the possibilities that may be found in both. Yet as their relationship deepens, Gerrit faces crises concerning his family and farm, while Joan confronts a dark secret that threatens her future. While coping with these challenges, neither can predict how their duet will sound as they practice the music of renewed hope and second chances.
Book 1 in the Adventures Down Under for middle-grade readers. Patrick McWaid's father is framed for a crime and sentenced to an Australian prison in the 1860s. But when their whole family arrives in Australia, Patrick's father has disappeared!
World War II is over, but the adventure continues for Danish twins Elise and Peter Andersen. A series of menacing threats convince the twins that someone is out to destroy Uncle Morten for his work with the Danish Underground. But who? And why won't the adults take the warnings seriously? Peter and Elise learn the importance of forgiveness as they race to prevent disaster.
Patrick and Michael find themselves aboard an escaped hot air balloon with an inexperienced pilot. Sighting a "bunyip", a legendary creature feared by the aborigines, they wonder if they can escape in time to warn the ranchers of an approaching firestorm.
Book 7 of The Young Underground. A mysterious caller says that Henrik's mother and a family friend are being held on charges of spying. But when Peter, Elise, and Henrik arrive to ask for their release, the Russian soldiers deny keeping any prisoners.
Book 5 of Promise of Zion. On the eve of Israel's independence, Dov and Emily part ways. Trying to get back to England, Emily soon finds herself stranded in Cyprus, while Dov helps rescue a dozen orphans trapped during the siege of the Jewish Quarter.
Meet the Astrokids--Buzz, Miko, Mir, DeeBee, and Tag--five friends learning biblical truth through out-of-this-world adventures aboard space station CLEO-7. "You've never been to space? Oh yeah, of course not. You're still in the 21(st) century. Well, it's AWESOME! I was pumped when my family got to move here to CLEO-7. "That is, until this mystery kid popped up on my wrist interface. I didn't help things when I accidentally took his new zipsuit for a test flight (whoops!)... and then there was the whole space-shuttle mix-up ... What a mess! Thank goodness for my new friends, the AstroKids!"
Here Comes Treble. Who's the star of THIS show? Austin and Ashley Webster are about to find out when they're sucked inside the musical side of the crazy, confusing World Wide Web. It's all thanks to Austin's laptop computer and a strange digital camera he picked up at a garage sale. But their timing couldn't be worse: Ashley is just about to sing in the state "Greatest Young Vocalist" finals.Never mind the advice from their Aunt Jessica and so-called "help" from Tucker Campbell-who'll do just about anything to win the finals. Austin and Ashley stumble deeper than ever into the Web, bouncing from one music-linked website to the next. Can they find their way back home before the competition is history? Or will their newest exploits hit a sour note and leave them trapped in the Web...forever?Check out the "HyperLinkz Guide to Safe Surfing" for cool true trivia and Web backgrounders!Don't miss any of the exciting HyperLinkz adventures!Book 1: Digital DisasterBook 2: Fudge FactorBook 3: Web JamBook 4: Spam AlertFrom the Trade Paperback edition.
The Nazis were after them, and there was nowhere to hide. INTO THE FLAMES. Twelve-year-old Peter and Elise Anderson have secretly taken on assignment--delivering illegal newspapers for the Danish Underground! Bringing news of freedom and deliverance to the people of Denmark seems like the perfect way to help fight the Nazis--until soldiers nearly sabotage their mission. Is class troublemaker Keld Poulsen spying on Peter and Elise? Will he report them to the Nazis? Armed with secret code names, Peter and Elise must elude Keld in spite of his threats. When the Nazis plot to raid newspaper headquarters, the twins rush to help their friends in the Underground--but will they find themselves cornered by German soldiers?
Book 7 in the Adventures Down Under series for middle-grade readers. The McWaids befriend Jasper, a young immigrant from China with an important secret. The prejudice of the town endangers the lives of the miners threatened with typhoid.
Book 6 in The Young Underground series. Peter and Elise travel to Copenhagen at the invitation of King Christian. Suspicious of a German man's interest in an antique key, Peter uncovers an assassination plot!
When Will and Merit Sullivan decide to escape midlife blues and buy a small, dilapidated resort in northern Idaho, their dreams finally seem within reach. More importantly, their twenty-year-old son Michael has just returned from Iraq, thrilling his younger sisters and making their family complete again. So the morning Merit discovers she is pregnant, at the age of forty-five, she is shocked. Can their lake lifestyle adjust to having a little one in the house? It seems too much to ask--until devastating news forces the biggest decision of all. As Will and Merit face the greatest trial of their lives, the couple must re-examine their faith and their devotion to each other in a truer way than they could ever have imagined. Inspired by a true story, Like Always explores the triumph of real-life love and asks if we can ever go back to the way things used to be.
Book 9 of AstroKids. Miko learns that she's inherited not just a fortune, but an entire planet! Will her new wealth ruin her friendships and happy life on CLEO7? And can she protect her inheritance from a sneaky developer?
WELCOME TO 2175! Meet the Astrokids--Miko, Buzz, Mir, DeeBee, and Tag--five friends learning biblical truth through out-of-this-world adventures aboard space station CLEO-7. Everyone thought I was the only stowaway on CLEO-7--until we found two muzzies hiding in the walls of the station. So cuddly and cute! What was to worry about? But with just a nibble of my chocolate bar, things got out of hand. Before long, the station was crawling with thousands of hungry muzzies. Yikes! And it was all my fault! Could we AstroKids catch all the muzzy invaders, or was this good-bye CLEO-7?
Patrick McWaid can't understand why his friend Jefferson would leave the Lady Elisabeth to work on another ship. Sure, the Victoria is a much fancier paddle steamer, but Jeff's new boss, First Officer York, is a tyrant and a bully. And when Jeff and the Victoria steam away from Goolwa, they leave a strange but valuable cargo behind -- two crates full of ostriches!The McWaids have no choice but to take on the extra load, and when they catch up to the Victoria at Emu Flat, Patrick has a run-in with the disagreeable Officer York. Once the Lady E arrives in Echuca, though, Patrick hears rumors that an officer from the Victoria has died. It could be York -- is Patrick somehow to blame? And now Jefferson has disappeared! Where could he be? No one on the Victoria is talking. . . . What's the big secret?
Book 2 of the Promise of Zion series. Dov and Emily survive a bombing and are taken to a Jewish settlement in Galilee. Emily wants to return to her father, but when she is kidnapped by members of a Jewish terrorist group her only hope rests with Dov.
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