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Describes the basic behavior, physical traits, and life cycles of alligators and crocodiles.
Do you remember what you dreamed about last night? Maybe you dreamed about family members, friends, or something that happened at school. Or maybe it was a jumble of crazy images that simply didn't make sense. Dreams and Sleep takes readers on a journey into the mysterious world that awaits us after dark. Find out how dreams and sleep play a crucial role in our mental and physical health, including the risks associated with lack of sleep. Then learn how to search your dreams for meaning. Instructions for creating a dream journal are also included.
Nine million Americans are currently battling an eating disorder. A negative body image, brain chemistry, and unhealthy eating habits are just some of the factors that contribute to the onset of this complex illness. Eating Disorders reveals the harmful effects of this frightening disease from teens who have experienced it firsthand. Find out how they got back on track, and how changing one's body image can change one's outlook on life.
Eleven-year-old Julep feels invisible. At home, sandwiched between perfect older sister, Harmony, and obnoxious younger brother, Cooper, she is only noticed when her parents want something from her--such as when they want her to trade her nice, uncarpeted bedroom for asthmatic Cooper's disgusting one (aka the Chicken Coop), with its dirty carpet and "snot green" walls. At school, Julep gets attention, but not the kind she wants: her journal is read over the loudspeaker and she barfs in gym. Her priorities and her sense of self-worth, however, take a dramatic turn when her parents are away and she must take charge when her brother has a severe asthma attack.
Julep O'Toole feels grown up. She's eleven, after all, and ready to be independent! Now she just has to convince her mom that she's old enough to wear makeup, have a cell phone, choose her own clothes, and make decisions about everything else in her life. After all, her mom lets Julep's older sister, Harmony, do all these things. but just when Julep thinks her mom is finally starting to listen to her, a disastrous shopping trip stops everything. Now Julep and her mom are not even speaking! Will Julep ever be understood and finally have the chance to be herself?
Adventure, mystery, and suspense are the elements of any good book - even your very own journal. Journal writing holds the key to your imagination. What do you secretly wish for? What have you always wanted to try? Some journals are filled with questions and poems while others are overflowing with sketches and collages. Still others have been passed down through history, opening doors to events of the past. Keeping a Journal will guide beginners through the creative process; it also offers new ideas for experienced journal writers. Writing exercises and prompts for creating a 30-day journal are included.
Fourth-grade inventor Scab McNally is in deep water (which, by the way, happens to be the one thing he's deathly afraid of). After a trip to the local fishing hole with his best buddies Doyle and Will -- and his best doggy companion Joe -- Scab is certain he's discovered a prehistoric swamp creature living in the lake. Of course, nobody's going to believe his crazy story unless he can prove it. But how? Scab's water woes continue when his mother insists he take an advanced swimming class with his "smart times ten" twin sister, Isabelle, before she'll let him go on any more fishing trips. That means he's got to master swimming in the deep end of the pool before he can embark on more secret fact-finding missions, and Scab is NOT ready for that! So it's back to the top-secret lab for some serious scheming and inventing. Will any of Scab's wild plans go awry? Well, it wouldn't be any fun if they didn't, would it?
Fearless "Scab" McNally tries to get his twin sister's help in convincing their parents to let them get a dog, but when he embarrasses her in school with a particularly obnoxious invention, it looks like he has lost her cooperation forever.
Meet Scab McNally, a fourth grader with a mission. Part inventor, part daredevil, Scab is determined to let nothing get in the way of convincing his parents to let him buy a dog -- especially his "smart times ten" twin sister, Isabelle. When his newest invention, a sister-repellent spray (aka Isabelle's smell) becomes a hit with the guys, Scab hatches a plan. He'll earn enough selling Isabelle's smell to buy a dog, and then his parents will have to say yes, right? But one broken bottle of the megastinky concoction brings major disaster, not to mention a hazmat crew. Will Scab be able to set things right?
Scab McNally has set his sights on a new challenge--proving once and for all that his classmate, Missy Malone, is really an alien in disguise. Scab and his friends have nicknamed Missy "Never Missy" because her hand is always first in the air every time the teacher asks a question, and Missy never gets one wrong. Come on, how is that really possible? When Missy decides to run for class president, Scab sees the perfect opportunity to challenge her by running against her. Scab's sister Isabelle doesn't miss a beat reminding Scab that he should be busy creating an agenda of what he'll do as class president, preparing a speech, and making signs. Instead, Scab focuses on launching wild enough stunts to win the popular vote . . . but will Never Missy be the first to beat Scab at his own game?
What's worse than your little sister being smarter than you? Her being more popular, too. But sibling rivalry might just become sibling camaraderie when cliques get out of control in this fresh and fun M!X novel.Sammi Tremayne's life isn't perfect, but she's got it on an even keel. She isn't ultra-popular, but she isn't at the bottom of the middle school social ladder, either. However, when it's decided that her brilliant little sister, Jorgianna, should skip not one, but two grades and join Sammi in eighth grade, Sammi's world is turned upside down. For someone who has always felt in the shadow of her little sister, this is Sammi's ultimate nightmare. To make matters even worse, Jorgianna is taken in by the most popular clique in school almost the minute she arrives--a clique that Sammi has been trying desperately to join. Everything, it seems, is going right for Jorgianna and wrong for Sammi. But there's more to each sister's story than the other realizes. And when the popular girls start to show their true colors to Jorgianna, can these siblings finally put aside their differences and show the queen bees who's boss?
In middle school, popularity is power--and in this modern spin on a Robin Hood tale, Coco Sherwood is bringing justice to the social scene.At Briar Green Middle School, you are either a Somebody, a Sorta-body, or a Nobody. Twelve-year-old Coco Sherwood falls directly in the Nobody category--the kids who are considered the misfits and outcasts of the school. It's not fair. It's not right. And it's time to even the score. With clever planning and sneaky tactics, Coco becomes the Robin Hood of Briar Green. Girls who never thought they had a chance to be noticed are now making cheer squad and turning into beauty queens. But when Coco takes on the ultimate challenge--taking down Popular Girl #1 Dijon Randle--her dream of equality on the middle-school social ladder may turn into a nightmare. Can Coco and the rest of the Nobodies triumph in a world where popularity is power? Or will the Somebodies win--again?
As we know, today's teens and preteens don't just need to know how to "cope" with problems; they need the proper tools to make positive changes and smart decisions in all areas of life. From keeping a journal to getting help with depression, and from learning to take personal responsibility to dealing with divorce, the Choices library series will be filled with the information, support, and advice that teens have come to expect from the magazine.
The promise of extra credit in English class pushes a nervous Julep to audition for the school play. But after flubbing her tryout, she ends up at the bottom of the list for stage crew.