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Simon and Clary reunite as they witness a Parabatai ceremony...and discuss their own plans to be bonded. One of ten adventures in Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy.Simon and Clary act as witnesses to the parabatai ceremony of Emma Carstairs and Julian Blackthorn...and discuss their own parabatai plans in this precursor to The Dark Artifices. This standalone e-only short story follows the adventures of Simon Lewis, star of the #1 New York Times bestselling series, The Mortal Instruments, as he trains to become a Shadowhunter. Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy features characters from Cassandra Clare's Mortal Instruments, Infernal Devices, and the upcoming Dark Artifices and Last Hours series. The Fiery Trial is written by Cassandra Clare and Maureen Johnson. Read more of Cassandra Clare's Shadowhunter Chronicles in The Infernal Devices, The Mortal Instruments, and The Bane Chronicles.
Jane Purdy is 15 and tired of babysitting bratty Sandra Norton, but then a cute delivery boy stops by the Nortons. Before she can blink, he's asking her out for dates in his pickup truck.
[from the back cover] ""Horses are measured by hands," Chris said. "Snap's height is fifteen hands, which is a good size for Jennifer." Of course Jennifer is excited about her riding lessons and the possibility of owning a horse. But her heavy-duty secret with Heidi concerning the Winter Carnival has her so excited she can hardly stand it! On top of all this excitement comes the youth-group Christmas party. There, Jennifer suddenly realizes that Jesus was King of Heaven before He came to earth as a tiny baby, and Christmas begins to mean a lot more to her than ever before. Then, when Jennifer finds herself short on time and money for her Christmas shopping, she comes up with a very special solution--one that pleases her family far more than she could have hoped. Her own surprise on Christmas morning makes a dream come true, and altogether, Jennifer is happier than she's ever been in her life."
PrettyTOUGH serves up another ace!Maggie Anderson and her twin sister, Bella, are a doubles team destined for tennis greatness. They've just started their freshman year at Beachwood Academy and it seems like everything--even the Olympics!--is within their sights. But when Maggie quits the tennis team suddenly, she leaves Bella in the lurch. Told in alternating first-person POVs, Fifteen Love is the kind of sweet, super-clean paperback you'd give to your younger sister. And with the original online series coming up--and a splashy series repackage to match--the PrettyTOUGH books should have an even wider readership than ever before! .
Burrow into this classic tale about a family of rabbits from the author of Bambi.Hops and his young rabbit friends must face all the triumphs and trials in the first year of life in the woods. Life is dangerous in the forest, especially for the fifteen young rabbits who are learning to navigate their home. While there are many wonderful things and other animals to get to know--including a deer by the name of Bambi--there are also dangers, and the constant threat of man. In order to thrive, the rabbits must stick together... Felix Salten's story of the lives of fifteen rabbits is brought back to life in this beautiful repackage.
Examines the amendment which gave AfricanAmerican men the right to vote and discusses the struggle that took place to regain this right when it was denied.
Love blossoms by the lake in this sweet summer romance, in the tradition of Seventeeth Summer and Sixteenth Summer. Chelsea isn't looking forward to her summer at the lake. It's the first time her family has been there since her grandmother died, and she can't break out of her funk. But her summer takes a turn for the better when she meets a boy who works in the bookstore. Josh is cute, sweet, funny. . . and best of all, seems to like her as much as she likes him. As the days pass by in a blur of boat rides, picnics, and stolen kisses, she can't believe how lucky she is. No one has ever made her feel so special, or so beautiful. But Chelsea knows her days with Josh are numbered. She'll be heading home at the end of the summer-and he'll be staying behind. Will this be Chelsea's summer of love? Or will it be the summer of her broken heart?
An overview of the Fifth Amendment of the United States Constitution, which defines and protects a citizen's rights within the legal system.
The sequel to the award-winning Oxygen. Courage and self-sacrifice have finally brought the crew of Ares 10 safely to the planet Mars. They enthusiastically begin the mission they were sent to perform. Though working under dangerous conditions and experiencing strained relationships, the astronauts are encouraged by fascinating discoveries that seem to point to the presence of microscopic life on the planet. But their work is disrupted when frightening sabotage, like that of the trip to Mars, begins again. Is the "fifth man" alien or human? In this exciting sequel to Christie-award winning "Oxygen," high-stakes action, fascinating characters, and exciting romance will captivate both male and female readers.
"Carefully researched and lovingly written, Rinaldi's latest presents a girl indentured to John and Abigail Adams during the tense period surrounding the 1770 Massacre. . . . Fortuitously timed, a novel that illuminates a moment from our past that has strong parallels to recent events. Bibliography."--Kirkus Reviews
Rachel Marsh is a servant in the Boston household of John Adams. But her loyalty to the Adams family is tested by her friendship with Matthew Kilroy, a British private who leads his soldiers in firing upon a mob of Boston citizens.
For as long as 17-year-old Alex Wayfare can remember, she has had visions of the past. Visions that make her feel like she's really on a ship bound for America, living in Jamestown during the Starving Time, or riding the original Ferris wheel at the World's Fair.But these brushes with history pull her from her daily life without warning, sometimes leaving her with strange lasting effects and wounds she can't explain. Trying to excuse away the aftereffects has booked her more time in the principal's office than in any of her classes and a permanent place at the bottom of the social hierarchy. Alex is desperate to find out what her visions mean and get rid of them.It isn't until she meets Porter, a stranger who knows more than should be possible about her, that she learns the truth: Her visions aren't really visions. Alex is a Descender - capable of traveling back in time by accessing Limbo, the space between Life and Afterlife. Alex is one soul with fifty-six past lives, fifty-six histories.Fifty-six lifetimes to explore: the prospect is irresistible to Alex, especially when the same mysterious boy with soulful blue eyes keeps showing up in each of them. But the more she descends, the more it becomes apparent that someone doesn't want Alex to travel again. Ever.And will stop at nothing to make this life her last.
Love and sacrifice intertwine in this brilliant and provocative debut of rare beauty about a girl dealing with her mother's schizophrenia and her own mental illness.Fig's world lies somewhere between reality and fantasy. But as she watches Mama slowly come undone, it becomes hard to tell what is real and what is not, what is fun and what is frightening. To save Mama, Fig begins a fierce battle to bring her back. She knows that her daily sacrifices, like not touching metal one day or avoiding water the next, are the only way to cure Mama. The problem is that in the process of a daily sacrifice, Fig begins to lose herself as well, increasingly isolating herself from her classmates and engaging in self-destructive behavior that only further sets her apart. Spanning the course of Fig's childhood from age six to nineteen, this deeply provocative novel is more than a portrait of a mother, a daughter, and the struggle that comes with all-consuming love. It is an acutely honest and often painful portrayal of life with mental illness and the lengths to which a young woman must go to handle the ordeals--real or imaginary--thrown her way.
Take it from Cliff, being the oldest of six kids is not easy under the best of circumstances. Who can be Mr. Reliable all the time? How do you deal with a brother who enjoys sitting under the kitchen table for punishment? Or explain to your sister that she can't divorce herself from the family just because they eat meat? Or figure out what your baby brother wants for Christmas when he asks for a yidda yadda? Told in the first person, each lively, humorous episode from Cliff's fifth-grade year focuses on one of the kids. Together they create a strong, satisfying story of a large, closely knit family.
From the Newbery Award-winning author of THE WESTING GAME, more clever riddles and wordplay, clues to be found, and mysteries to be solved!<P><P> The Amazing Dancing Figgs!<P> While Mona hates all the attention her eccentric relatives bring to her in town, there is one Figg family member she likes: her Uncle Florence, the book dealer. But Uncle Florence keeps hinting that he's going to find his way to Capri, the Figg family heaven. And that means leaving Mona behind. Can Mona find Capri before it's too late, or will she learn that things are seldom what they seem when books are involved?<P> A Newbery Honor book
It's time for the big football game between the Claymore Bulldogs and their legendary rivals, the Cougars. As the rivalry heats up, some of the pranks get out of hand...
Sixteen-year-old Jayd Jackson is nobody's fool. Street-smart, book-smart, and life-smart, she knows when somebody's trying to jack her, or just plain play her--even someone as fine as her (ex) man KJ. And she knows how to survive the streets of Compton. The girl's got it going on. What she doesn't know is how to play the game at South Bay High, aka Drama High, a white school in Los Angeles where the kids keep looking at Jayd like she's going to steal one of their rides. And that's just the beginning of the drama that's about to play out. After a summer of bliss kicking it with KJ, Jayd returns to South Bay High for what she hopes will be a drama-free year. But her first day back, Jayd finds her former best friend, Misty, is out to get her, KJ--after dumping her--is being a bigger punk than ever, and his new girlfriend, Trecee, is looking to knock Jayd out. With the sistah drama at an all-time high, Jayd, with a little help from Mama and her mystical bag of tricks, is about to learn who's really got her back and, more importantly, when she's got to watch it.
Can Steven save Sweet Valley from burning to the ground? The fiery conclusion to this scorching miniseries. Jessica Wakefield cannot believe that her big brother, Steven, has fallen for her best friend, Lila Fowler. It's disgusting! Even Jessica's twin sister, Elizabeth, thinks Steven is making a big mistake. So the twins devise a perfect plan to snuff out the sparks between Steven and Lila. But when their scheme backfires, it could lead to a fiery death for someone they love! Lila's been told not to leave town until the arsonist who burned her home has been caught--because she's still the main suspect. Then Steven discovers the real firebug...who holds a grudge against Lila and all the students at SVH. Worst of all, the arsonist is preparing to strike again...
This classic animal-rescue series by "New York Times" bestselling author Laurie Halse Anderson is reissued. Brenna, Zoe, David, Magie, and Sunita are volunteer workers at a veterinary clinic where they witness the routines and challenges of veterinarians and learn how to care for cats, dogs, birds, horses, and even wild animals.
No generation in history has faced anything like the incredible onslaught of destructive influences attacking todays teens. On every sideon the Web, in music and media, from their own peerstoday's world seems bent on destroying our young people.
Be smart, keep your head down and look out for number one. These are the rules Jay has lived by for the past two years. The rules of surviving life on the streets. But when Em comes bursting into his life, in all of her disastrous glory, the rules go right out the window. Survive. Flee what's been left behind And never look back. Em's plan was simple. Though, it was easier said than done. The city streets are dangerous and unforgiving to a new arrival. Especially, a seventeen year old girl who's never known anything but life in the suburbs. Sometimes, however, what's lurking behind those white picket fences can be more frightening than any dark alley. Both of them made the same decision when life got overwhelming-to run from their demons. Brought together by fate or circumstance, Em and Jay find the kind of love neither of them ever expected. But when those demons come back to haunt them and their love is on the line, which instincts will they choose to follow this time . . . Fight or Flight?
This book visualises key moments in history where ordinary people have risen up and fought governments, corporations, even empires. When the 99% have stood up to combat exploitation and abuse or in pursuit of freedom of action and a better life. In other words, to show times in history, when people have struggled forward to FIGHT THE POWER!
Boba Fett is back -- and he's a kid with some major, major issues. This series will follow Boba Fett from Episode II onward -- consider him the anti-Jedi apprentice.
Kerry and her mum have recently moved into new council accommodation in a tower block. Kerry's dad has recently left them, and Kerry and her mum are forging a new life together. But Kerry's mum is not the calmest or the most patient of people, particularly when it comes to getting on with the new neighbours. And when Kerry's mum refuses to be intimidated by Ma Lafferty, the local moneylender, Kerry finds out that Ma Lafferty's daughter more than takes after her mother ... A brilliantly topical story with flashes of humour detailing how a whole community can suffer from a few individuals.
An account of Japanese Americans in World War II, based mainly on diaries, autobiographies, and the military records of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, which was known as the Purple Heart Battalion because of its bravery. After the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, all people on the West Coast of Japanese heritage, whether resident aliens or citizens, were forced to move into internment camps. But 1,200 young men from the camps, along with 10,000 other GIs of Japanese heritage, became some of the most decorated soldiers in the war as part of the 442nd. Author Michel L. Cooper tells of the remarkable bravery of these Nisei soldiers, whose heroism in battles in Europe contrasted with the prejudice that Japanese Americans faced at home.
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