It's raining and Magenta comes over for a playdate. Blue wants to make a musical instrument. Can you help find the clues and learn what instrument Blue wants to make?
A Class Trip Turns into a Wild-Goose Chase! Dee, José, and Annie are touring the White House when they accidentally knock an old painting of George Washington off the wall - and the first president escapes! As they race to put him back, the three meet other famous people who lived in the White House. Chasing George Washington is based on a play produced by the Kennedy Center and the White House Historical Association, written by Karen Zacarías, Deborah Wicks La Puma, and the Young Playwrights Theater, and now touring nationally.
Everyone in the City is assigned a job by the choosers--keeper, catcher, computer. Callie Crawford is a computer. She works with numbers: putting them together, taking them apart. Her work is important, but sometimes she wants more. Jeremy Finn is a dreambender. His job is to adjust people's dreams. He and others like him quietly remove thoughts of music and art to keep people in the City from becoming too focused on themselves and their own feelings rather than on the world. They need to keep the world safe from another Warming. But Jeremy thinks music is beautiful, and when he pops into a dream of Callie singing, he becomes fascinated with her. He begins to wonder if there is more to life than being safe. Defying his community and the role they have established for him, he sets off to find her in the real world. Together, they will challenge their world's expectations. But how far will they go to achieve their own dreams?
Although he is famous for his many Dunker's Delight commercials, sixteen-year old Bobby secretly wants to be just another normal kid on the high school basketball team.
Thirteen-year-old Billie Simms doesn't think her hometown of Anniston, Alabama, should be segregated, but few of the town's residents share her opinion. As equality spreads across the country and the Civil Rights Movement gathers momentum, Billie can't help but feel stuck--and helpless--in a stubborn town too set in its ways to realize that the world is passing it by. So when Billie learns that the Freedom Riders, a group of peace activists riding interstate buses to protest segregation, will be traveling through Anniston on their way to Montgomery, she thinks that maybe change is finally coming and her quiet little town will shed itself of its antiquated views. But what starts as a series of angry grumbles soon turns to brutality as Anniston residents show just how deep their racism runs. The Freedom Riders will resume their ride to Montgomery, and Billie is now faced with a choice: stand idly by in silence or take a stand for what she believes in. Through her own decisions and actions and a few unlikely friendships, Billie is about to come to grips with the deep-seated prejudice of those she once thought she knew, and with her own inherent racism that she didn't even know she had.
When strange pranks are played on the Pirelli Youth Orchestra, trumpet player Sizzle--Prudence Szyznowski--and tuba player Splat--Arthur Hadley Reavis Pauling III--have a baffling mystery to investigate. Who put on the rehearsal room sprinklers during Handel's Water Music Suite? Why was Splat's tuba packed with fish when he played Finlandia? Worst of all, who set off the firecrackers in the case containing Kevin Lim's violin--a quarter-million dollar Stradivarius he'd borrowed from his famous father? Thumbing their noses in the face of danger, Sizzle and Splat pursue their suspects. The quick-witted and witty sleuths know they'd better solve the mystery before the prankster plays a final joke--and gets the last laugh on them. Sizzle has an extra mystery on her hands. Splat says he's not dating, so why is he seen at expensive restaurants on weekends. How will the investigation be effected when the pair's amazingly unique parents become involved? Wisecracks never let up in this entertaining and zany book about the team that debuted in the popular Sizzle & Splat. A must read for mystery and classical music fans of all ages written by a musician who knows musicians from the inside out. Much of the story is funny and interesting on the surface, but a deeper, more challenging thread runs through this book.
Two teenagers in a youth orchestra try to solve the mysterious kidnapping of their sponsor.
Imagine if you lived in the White House... Archie Roosevelt is a typical kid -- except that his dad is Teddy Roosevelt, the president of the United States, and they live in the White House! When Archie and his siblings get their hands on a treasure map, they are on the hunt. From the cluttered study to the spooky attic, the map takes them on an adventure through the White House and its history, and leads them to a treasure they'll never forget! Teddy Roosevelt and the Treasure of Ursa Major is based on a play produced by the Kennedy Center and the White House Historical Association that is touring across the country. This book is the first in a three-book series about the history of the White House and the kids who lived there, and it's a treasure hunt that you won't want to miss!
Alongside the presidents and their families, some crazy pets have lived in the White House. From John Quincy Adams's pet alligator all the way to First Puppy Bo Obama, the White House has been home to lots of four-legged friends. Now readers can get an inside look at the animals that have accompanied our nation's leaders! Unleashed is based on a play produced by The Kennedy Center in conjunction with an initiative that aims to educate American youth about past presidents.
Blue gets a postcard from Magenta, who has gone on a vacation. But where has Magenta gone? Play Blues Clues to find out!
In 1955 California, as Invasion of the Body Snatchers is filmed in their hometown, Paul discovers a real enemy when he and three friends go against a young government agent determined to find communists at a nearby university or on the movie set.
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