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Genny's parents are fighting . . . again. Her little sister is hiding in the bathroom. Still, Genny is hopeful. Tonight is the night her big brother Larry comes home from the army. Genny is confident that Larry will say exactly the right thing to make the family happy and loving again -- the way they used to be. But when Larry's return doesn't produce the miracle she had counted on, Genny is angry. It takes a sympathetic friend to help her understand that change isn't necessarily bad -- and that families can still love each other, no matter what happens.
An old native American legend tells of an Eagle who was raised as a prairie chicken. He clucked, fluttered and cackled as the other chickens did. This book tells you why you want to be a soaring eagle even when others say you may be a chicken.
Eve is fed up with being labeled 'the pretty one' while her sister's called a genius. Eve's got loads of brilliant ideas. But she lands in trouble while attempting to help the neighbor. Charlie Shepherd is attracted by her intelligence and he keeps romance in back burner. Keeping her creation under wraps is harder than Eve expected. But when a saboteur starts sniffing around her project, she questions everyone around her. Can opposites attract or will they ignite a fire they can't control?
Billie Wind ventures out alone into the Florida Everglades to test the legends of her Indian ancestors and learns the importance of listening to the earth's vital messages.
Hopato is barely 12 when he is thrown alone into the conflicts surrounding European immigrants and Stone Age Native Americans.
Tall Cool One is the fourth novel in this witty series that takes readers behind the scenes of the intoxicating world of Hollywood glitterati. New York blueblood Anna Percy came to L.A. to learn how to have a good time. Now she's surfing Zuma Beach with the industry's hottest young television producer. But duty calls and Anna must jet down to Las Casitas, Mexico, on a secret mission for her uber-powerful businessman father. But it turns out Anna isn't the only one staying at the super-luxury resort with a secret.
Is Jonathan a dream guy . . . or a monster? When Jonathan Cain moves to Sweet Valley, Jessica Wakefield feels an attraction so strong it's almost supernatural. Jonathan is interesting, intelligent, and gorgeous in a dark, brooding sort of way--no wonder SVH students are following him around! But Jonathan won't even meet Jessica's eyes. Will Jessica find a way to capture this mystery man's heart . . . or has she lost her touch? Elizabeth Wakefield doesn't trust Jonathan for a single minute. She can't believe her friends--and her twin sister--are so taken with such an arrogant guy. And when a body, drained of blood, is discovered behind the Dairi Burger, Elizabeth's mistrust explodes into a fear. Jonathan might be far more dangerous than she ever imagined.
Sarah Dearly's vampire life is not all B-positive cocktails. A curse made her a nightwalker, the most vicious vamp there is; the charm she wears to curb her deadly tendencies is losing its juice; and a hunter from hell is turning up the heat. Gideon Chase will kill the ones she loves most if she doesn't obey his orders. That includes breaking up with master vampire Thierry and turning Gideon into an immortal vamp so he can escape a doom of eternal hellfire. Making things worse are Sarah's growing feelings for Gideon, a bad boy who keeps showing a vulnerable side . . . but is it for real? Will Sarah's dark side take over? Or can she cure herself of the nightwalker curse in time to stop Gideon and finally live happily ever after with Thierry . . . forever?
When Tallulah Addy sets out on an impulsive cross-country trip to rescue her best friend, she doesn't anticipate getting stranded in rural Tennessee without a dime. Nor does she guess that rescuing a dog will land her a job in the local veterinarian's office. But there, under the wary eye of ornery Dr. Poteet, Tallulah works harder than ever before, tending to animals of all shapes and sizes--and unexpectedly, to wounds long-buried in herself. Tallulah swears she'll leave the first chance she gets, yet when given the choice, it may prove harder to keep the promise to her friend than to say good-bye to the strangers who have become her new family.
Travis is the epitome of cool, especially when he's in trouble. But when he's sent to stay at his uncle's ranch, he finds that his tough attitude doesn't make him any friends and his city survival skills are no match for the unforgiving land.
Peter S. Beagle has been producing quality fantasy for almost three decades. Tamsin is a well-written and moving tale of an adolescent's adjustment to a new country, a new step-father and step-brothers, a troubled ghost and a very wise cat. Anything Peter Beagle puts his immense talent to work on becomes worth reading and this is a charming and very readable addition to his catalogue.
Summer can't wait to get back to the Florida Keys. She, Marquez, and Diana have already decided to get an apartment so they can spend the whole summer together. But even with her friends by her side, Summer is in for more boy trouble. Summer's boyfriend, Seth, is ready to take their relationship to the next level, but he's all the way across the country in California. Enter Austin, the hottie from spring break whom Summer hasn't stopped thinking about. With Austin flirting 24/7 and Seth hundreds of miles away, Summer is about to learn about true love...
At the end of the Civil War, a young house slave on a small North Carolina plantation searches for her mother who was mysteriously sold when Tancy was a baby.
Teased because of her choice of friends, her Buddhist religion, and her lackluster campaign for class president, Taneesha's fifth-grade school year proves to be disappointing until she learns to make peace with herself and those around her.
After an outburst at her brother's wedding, 17-year-old Michelle is taken to Minnesota's Apostle Islands for a rest and there meets Paul, a young Native American writer who is the first to sense how deeply disturbed she is.
Alex is unhappy living with her mother's parents in Indiana while her mother and alcoholic father remain in Texas, and her life becomes more complicated when she uses her computer to act on her suspicions about her grandparents' new neighbor.
Over the years sixty members of the Dark family and sixty Penhallows have married one another--but not without their share of fighting and feuding. Now Aunt Becky, the eccentric old matriarch of the clan, has bequeathed her prized possession: a legendary heirloom jug. But the name of the jug's new owner will not be revealed for one year. In the next twelve months beautiful Gay Penhallow's handsome fiance Noel Gibson leaves her for sly and seductive Nan Penhallow; reckless Peter Penhallow and lovely Donna Dark, who have hated each other since childhood, are inexplicably brought together by the jug; Hugh and Joscelyn Dark, separated on their wedding night ten years ago for reasons never revealed, find a second chance--all watched over by the mysterious Moon Man, who has the gift of second sight. Then comes the night when Aunt Becky's wishes will be revealed. . . and the family is in for the biggest surprise of all.
Julie really likes the new girl in her class. Still, there's something odd about Carla Warner. The things Carla says don't quite add up, and she seems to avoid answering certain questions. As Carla's stories become more outlandish, Julie can't escape a disturbing fact: either her new friend is lying -- or she's in real danger!
A gripping tale of family loyalty and doing the right thing.
Ages 9 and up. Something frightening is happening with time. One moment, a time tornado rages through the streets of London, and those caught up in its path vanish without a trace. The next moment a woolly mammoth is seen lumbering along the banks of the River Thames. At the center of these bizarre time warps is a house called Tanglewreck, which is home to eleven-year-old Silver, her bony and bad-tempered aunt, Mrs Rokabye, and a mysterious clock known as the Timekeeper. When the Timekeeper disappears, Silver embarks on a perilous quest with her friend Gabriel to search for the clock before it falls into the wrong hands--and before time as we know it comes to an end. A Book Sense Children's Pick
"Provides a concise, accessible overview to the traditions and cultural impact of Taoism, and includes a further reading section, websites section and index."
[from the back cover] "Taran is an Assistant Pig-Keeper no longer--he has become a hero. Now he dreams of winning the hand of Princess Eilonwy, but how can someone who has spent his whole life caring for a pig hope to marry royalty? Taran must find out who he really is. Eager to learn his origins and hoping to discover noble roots, Taran sets off with the faithful Gurgi. The journey takes the companions to the three witches in the Marshes of Morva and through the many realms of Prydain. At last they reach the mystical Mirror of Llunet, which reveals a person's true identity. Yet Taran may not be ready to face the truth...." All five of the Chronicles of Prydain are in the Bookshare collection and all are exciting, funny and magically imaginative.
NANCY DREW has come to San Francisco at the urgent request of Tim An, president of the small island nation of Philonesia. His beloved niece, Soong An, a promising violinist, has been the target of several kidnapping attempts. The motive may be an upcoming musical competition... or the political turmoil in her homeland. But in this city of mist and mystery, one truth emerges: Soong An's life is on the line! Meanwhile . . . A violent outbreak of sabotage has drawn FRANK and JOE HARDY to the campus of San Francisco University. Posing as visiting student activists the Hardys infiltrate Ethics Now, an animal rights group threatening to disrupt laboratory research. But as the experiments in terror grow increasingly explosive, the boys uncover a disturbing connection between the case and one particular student: Soong An. The investigation soon draws Nancy, Frank, and Joe into a web of danger and deception... in TARGET FOR TERROR
The classic story of an otter living in the Devonshire countryside which captures the feel of life in the wild as seen through the otter's own eyes. The long hunts of the otters, by men and otterhounds, chase Tarka. Will he survive? First copyright in 1927. Many old British names for animals and land forms.
Far from her big-city home, Heather uses her writing to stage a creative escape.
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