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Mickey's thrilled to have some female friends for a change. But things get a little too close for comfort when her mom goes and hires Lizbeth to work at the salon. Mickey's worried that Lizbeth is stealing her thunder. After all, Lizbeth is everything Mickey isn't-outgoing, bubbly, and quick-on-her-feet. But when Mickey tries too hard to outshine her, things backfire in a hair-raising way! .
Joyce never used to care that much about how she looked, but that was before she met JFK--John Ford Kang, the most gorgeous guy in school. And it doesn't help that she's constantly being compared to her beautiful older sister, Helen. Then her rich plastic-surgery-addict aunt offers Joyce a gift to "fix" a part of herself she'd never realized needed fixing--her eyes. Joyce has heard of the fold surgery--a common procedure meant to make Asian women's eyes seem "prettier" and more "American"--but she's not sure she wants to go through with it. Her friend Gina can't believe she isn't thrilled. After all, the plastic surgeon has shown Joyce that her new eyes will make her look just like Helen--but is that necessarily a good thing? Printz Award-winning author An Na has created a surprisingly funny and thought-provoking look at notions of beauty, who sets the standards and how they affect us all. Joyce's decision is sure to spark heated discussions about the beauty myths readers confront in their own lives.
"Here in the Cellar," Corinna says, "I control the Folk. Here, I'm queen of the world." As Folk Keeper at the Rhysbridge Home, she feeds the fierce, dark-dwelling cave Folk; keeps them from souring the milk, killing the chickens, and venting their anger on the neighborhood; and writes it all down in her Folk Record. Since only boys are Folk Keepers, she has disguised herself as a boy, Corin, and it is a boy and a Folk Keeper she intends to stay. Yet there comes a moment when someone else knows the truth. Old, dying Lord Merton not only knows she is a girl, but knows some of her other secrets as well. It is at his bidding that she, as Corin, leaves Rhysbridge to become Folk Keeper and a member of the family on Cliffsend, an isle where the Folk are fiercer than ever they were at Rhysbridge. It is on Cliffsend that Corinna comes face to face with herself, with the powers she does have (some quite unexpected) and those she does not have (even if she lies and says she does). Who really is she? Why does her hair grow two inches a night? Why does the sea draw her? What does she really want? And what future can and will she choose?
A fictionalized account describing how John Chapman was joined in the western Pennsylvania wilderness by his half-brother Nathaniel, who was unprepared for John's spartan lifestyle and unusual ways.
[from the back cover] "Ben Bulben, which was one of the great inspiring influences on W.B. Yeats, is a strange and majestic mountain. Its top is flat, beautiful Alpine flowers grow on its sides now, but long ago it is said that every night its 'doors' opened and the faery people flew through the world. It was the favourite hunting place for Finn Mac Cumhail and his mighty army of warriors. One of the Fianna was Diarmuid, and the famous love story and flight of Diarmuid and Grainn'e ended on the slopes of Ben Bulben. From every corner of the Yeats Country comes a story which brings life to the mountains, the wells and the very stones. Among the many fascinating tales contained in Folktales Of The Yeats Country are the stories of The Stolen Bride', The Last Wolf of Ireland' and The Children of the Mermaid'. Eily Kilgannon's roots go deep into the Yeats Country of Sligo, where she was born. Growing up she absorbed the folktales and poetry of her native Grange. Later on she was successful when competing for the Yeats Cup in the Sligo feiseanna. Nowadays, Eily guides her students at her speech and drama school in competing for the Yeats' Cup."
Sparky, the cute, loveable sheepdog puppy, is off to Rome! Upon his arrival, he buries his bone and begins to explore the city. He wanders into the Largo di Torre Argentina--the coolest place he's seen yet. Until he notices...it's filled with cats! And one of them has his bone! Sparky must chase two conniving cats around Trevi Fountain, through the Borghese Gardens, and into the Colosseum to try to get his bone back. Will he be able to outsmart the cats, or will he have to stay in Rome forever?
Illus. in full color. "Winter's story begins with a peg-leg sailor who aids slaves on their escape on the Underground Railroad. While working for plantation owners, Peg Leg Joe teaches the slaves a song about the drinking gourd (the Big Dipper). A couple, their son, and two others make their escape by following the song's directions. Rich paintings interpret the strong story in a clean, primitive style enhanced by bold colors. The rhythmic compositions have an energetic presence that's compelling. A fine rendering of history in picturebook format."--(starred) Booklist.
Toddlers will have a great time following a funny group of Sesame Street monsters as they make their way through the country, the city, and finally back home. This short, silly text includes lots of opportunities for learning about up and down, in and out, and other directional concepts.
To tweet or not to tweet . . . what a deadly question. When Briana loses out on a starring role in the school's production of Hamlet, she reluctantly agrees to be the drama department's "social media director" and starts tweeting half-hearted updates. She barely has any followers, so when someone hacks her twitter account, Briana can't muster the energy to stop it. After all, tweets like "Something's rotten in the state of Denmark . . . and a body's rotting in the theater" are obviously a joke. But then a body IS discovered in the theater: Briana's rival. Suddenly, what seemed like a prank turns deadly serious. To everyone's horror, the grisly tweets continue . . . and the body count starts to rise. There's no other explanation; someone is live-tweeting murders on campus. With the school in chaos and the police unable to find the culprit, it's up to Briana to unmask the psycho-tweeter before the carnage reaches Shakespearian proportions . . . or she becomes the next victim.
Years later . . . what really happened to Christopher Creed? When Torey Adams posts on his blog that a body has been found in Steepleton--four years after Christopher Creed disappeared--college reporter Mike Mavic sells his laptop and hops a plane to capture the story that will undoubtedly launch his journalistic career. But what Mike finds is a town suffering under a cloud of bad frequency and people with an underlying streak of meanness. To the teens of Steepleton, Chris is nothing more than history--but to Justin Creed, a teen obsessed with his older brother's memory and balancing on the edge of sanity, discovering what really happened to Chris Creed is a matter of life and death.
During his summer in Maine, Homer, together with his new friend, Roger, is determined to find the truth about himself, his long-dead father, and a mysterious man.
The Gadsby family will capture your heart yet again in this heartwarming sequel to Indie Next List Pick After Iris Life with the Gadsby family is always chaotic, but now things are spinning of control. Blue's parents are back home, alternating between rekindling their romance and wondering why they're still together, and Zoran, the au pair who used to keep them all sane, has moved out. What's more, he has taken in a reclusive teenage boy, which leaves Blue and her siblings feeling utterly abandoned. Naturally, Blue is determined to bring Zoran home--and to document every moment of her family's trials and tribulations. Fans of The Penderwicks and Counting By 7s will find an insightfully funny narrator in the irresistible Blue Gadsby.
In this companion story to the award-winning "Stepping on the Cracks," tough-talking Gordy Smith comes to grips with the fear that he'll turn out no better than his abusive father.
Jody and her family are sailing around the world to research wild dolphins. On Thanksgiving, Jody and Brittany get an invitation to visit the Canary Islands to watch whales. While there, they help to rescue a baby whale who was injured, and whose mother was killed by a ferry boat. Can Jody convince business owners to change how they do business to protect the well-being of the whales?
When Clint, a handsome, mysterious stranger, rents a room in Madigan's grandmother's house, Madigan becomes convinced that he is the father she's never met.
Three fates intertwine in this moving and passionate love story set in Victorian London. Mary Finn: country girl, maid to a lord in London Caden Tucker: liar, scoundrel, and heart's delight James Nelligan: age six, tossed into a herd of boys When Mary Finn falls into the arms of handsome Caden Tucker, their frolic changes the course of her life. What possesses her? She's been a girl of common sense until now. Mary's tale alternates with that of young James Nelligan, a new boy in an enormous foundling home. InFolly, Marthe Jocelyn's breathtaking command of language, detail, and character brings Victorian London to life on every page, while the deep emotions that illuminate this fascinating novel about life-changing moments are as current as today's news.
INDIA Let your mouth water and your tastebuds tingle as you find out all about Indian food and festivals in this book. Did you know that throwing rice at newlyweds comes from a tradition at weddings in India? Choose which gifts of candies you would like to receive at the festival of Diwali. Try the festival recipes inside to taste the flavor of INDIA.
Fifteen-year-old Andrew Zansky, the second fattest student at his high school, joins the varsity football team to get the attention of a new girl on whom he has a crush.
Perform this script about the importance of eating healthy food.
Enhance your program by offering a Food Science course! This high-interest Food Science text teaches students to use the scientific method as they study the biological and chemical bases of food and nutrition.
It's not what you think. Jessica's loving the single life...till an older guy catches her eye. Elizabeth wishes Sam would get a clue...and she wishes Finn would get closer. Dana and Todd are on cloud nine...until reality sends them to ground zero. Nina is adjusting to her new life...but she'll never get used to her psycho roommate.
Seventeen-year-old Daniel's new girlfriend says she loves him, that she'd do anything for him. She makes Daniel feel like anything is possible. So he ignores her lies. It's not like Cyn is a bad person. Then Daniel finds out that Cyn has been using him to move drugs across the border. Foolproof is a tough book about the consequences of gang life that asks readers to consider the line between taking risks and taking lives. Daniel crosses that line and learns a hard lesson--that no one ever thinks they are the bad guy.
Luca Vero and his friends are plunged into the heady whirlwind of Venice, the world's busiest marketplace, where everything - and everyone - is for sale. Their mission from the Pope is no protection: this city has its own laws. Meanwhile, the Lady Isolde is in more danger than ever, and her feelings for Luca are becoming more intense.As the friends face the unknown dangers of magic and alchemy, the crimes and politics of the city may become the least of their worries. The powers they confront are not of this world . . .Praise for Changeling:"This will be a romping and intriguing historical tale...spiffing stuff." Daily Telegraph"A pacey and enjoyable read, with the promise of more unusual adventure and darker plotlines as the series moves on. " We Love This Book"The atmosphere in this terrific YA novel is taut and compelling." Books Monthly"Exciting first title in a new series...with attractive characters, several layers of mystery and, as one might expect, meticulously researched historical detail." Daily Mail
All that glitters may well be gold in the third book in the Order of Darkness quartet filled with intrigue, mystery, and romance, from #1 New York Times bestselling author Philippa Gregory.Tasked to expose a coin counterfeiting scheme, Luca and Isolde travel to Venice just in time for Carnival. Amid the masks, parties, and excitement, the romantic attraction between the two reaches a new intensity that neither can deny. Their romance is interrupted by the arrival of the alchemist, who may be the con artist they've been looking for. But as Luca starts to investigate the original charge, the alchemist reveals his true goal--he plans to create the Philosopher's Stone, a mystical substance said to be capable of turning base metals into gold and producing the elixir of life. With pounds of undocumented gold coins and an assistant who claims to be decades older than she appears, all evidence points to the possibility that the alchemist has succeeded in his task. But as Luca and Isolde get closer to the truth, they discover that reality may be more sinister than they ever could have imagined.
For as long as he can remember, people have warned Rudy and other kids in the neighborhood not to play in Pyramid Hill's abandoned gold mines. Even Rudy's best friend, Barney, a true daredevil, won't go near those cavernous deathtraps.