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A hilarious new series that proves superpowers are no match for brainpower. In the town of Superopolis, everyone has a superpower. Everyone, that is, except Ordinary Boy. He's-well, he's pretty much ordinary. But that won't stop him from taking on supervillains like the sinister Professor Brain-Drain.... This spring, welcome to Superopolis and The Extraordinary Adventures of Ordinary Boy, a clever, funny new series for kids who've outgrown Captain Underpants or anyone who loves The Incredibles and The Tick. Packed with dynamic illustrations and starring a smart young hero who could hold his own with Charlie Bone, Klaus Baudelaire, and Stanley Yelnats, this is a series that kids will find undeniably super!
Uh-Oh! The super town of Superopolis is hiding a gigantic secret! Years ago, a young superhero named Meteor Boy mysteriously vanished during a dangerous mission. But what really happened to him? Not only that! There may be more to the Meteor Boy secret than anybody suspected! As Ordinary Boy begins to investigate, he discovers that nobody knows where Meteor Boy came from in the first place . . . and clues start to indicate that he may in fact still be alive. Who is Meteor Boy? As the Amazing Indestructo plots to exploit the memory of Meteor Boy for profit, Ordinary Boy knows that the time has come to solve the mystery once and for all. And then Superopolis will finally know the real truth about Meteor Boy. . . . In a town where everyone is extraordinary, this might just be a job for . . . Ordinary Boy.
Before there was a Mysterious Benedict Society, there was simply a boy named Nicholas Benedict. Meet the boy who started it all....Nine-year-old Nicholas Benedict has more problems than most children his age. Not only is he an orphan with an unfortunate nose, but he also has narcolepsy, a condition that gives him terrible nightmares and makes him fall asleep at the worst possible moments. Now he's being sent to a new orphanage, where he will encounter vicious bullies, selfish adults, strange circumstances -- and a mystery that could change his life forever. Luckily, he has one important thing in his favor: He's a genius. On his quest to solve the mystery, Nicholas finds enemies around every corner, but also friends in unexpected places -- and discovers along the way that the greatest puzzle of all is himself.
When he's sent to Latham House, a boarding school for sick teens, Lane thinks his life may as well be over.But when he meets Sadie and her friends - a group of eccentric troublemakers - he realises that maybe getting sick is just the beginning. That illness doesn't have to define you, and that falling in love is its own cure.Extraordinary Means is a darkly funny story about true friendships, ill-fated love and the rare miracle of second chancesatment that doctors advise against. A darkly funny story about true friendships, doomed love, and the rare miracle of second chances.
John Green's The Fault in Our Stars meets Rainbow Rowell's Eleanor & Park in this darkly funny novel from the critically acclaimed author of The Beginning of Everything.Up until his diagnosis, Lane lived a fairly predictable life. But when he finds himself at a tuberculosis sanatorium called Latham House, he discovers an insular world with paradoxical rules, med sensors, and an eccentric yet utterly compelling confidante named Sadie--and life as Lane knows it will never be the same.Robyn Schneider's Extraordinary Means is a heart-wrenching yet ultimately hopeful story about the miracles of first love and second chances.
Real-life stories of struggle, achievement, victory, and sometimes loss that are an ideal companion for history, social science, language and geography studies. The Extroardinary People series is the perfect starter for students who want to know more about the people who shaped their world, focusing on the unique histories of people from every culture, and every walk of life.
Inside this book, you'll find stories of 50 extraordinary people such as:Evel Knievel, who jumped his motorcycle over 14 Greyhound busesThe Iceman, the most well-preserved human, found in the ice after 5,300 yearsSam Patch, who jumped Niagara Falls for $75Helen Thayer, who walked to the North Pole aloneRoy Sullivan, who was struck by lightning 7 timesThese intriguing facts and hundreds more await curious readers, amateur historians, and anyone who aspires to the altogether extraordinary!
April, the oldest, can see the future. May, the middle sister, can disappear. And June, the youngest, can read minds. At the time of their parents' divorce, the three sisters recover these strange and magical powers from their childhood, powers that help them cope with the hardest year of their lives. When April gets a vision of disaster, the girls must come together to save the day-and their family. But in the process they learn that there's one thing stronger than magic: sisterhood.
Extras, the final book in the Uglies series, is set a couple of years after the "mind-rain," a few earth-shattering months in which the whole world woke up. The cure has spread from city to city, and the pretty regime that kept humanity in a state of bubbleheadedness has ended. Boundless human creativity, new technologies, and old dangers have been unleashed upon the world. Culture is splintering, the cities becoming radically different from each other as each makes its own way into this strange and unpredictable future . . . <P> One of the features of the new world is that everyone has a "feed," which is basically their own blog/myspace/tv channel. The ratings of your feed (combined with how much the city interface overhears people talking about you) determines your social status--so everyone knows at all times how famous they are. <P> As Scott Westerfeld explored the themes of extreme beauty in the first three Uglies books, now he takes on the world's obsession with fame and popularity. And how anyone can be an instant celebrity.
Warning: Extreme danger! They stalk, sting, pounce, and chomp. They're the deadliest creatures on earth, and now you can see why as you explore them all through incredible 3-D photos. Extreme 3-D: Dangerous Animals brings you face-to-face with tigers, wolves, great whites, and cobras--and a few animals you might not expect!
Explore outer space from our solar system to the edges to the universe! Extreme 3-D: Outer Space pairs the most bizarre and mind-blowing facts about our planets with breathtaking images--all in 3-D!
Go face-to-face with the world's most awesome predators! Extreme 3-D: Sharks is packed with incredible 3-D photos of the most fasincating creatures in the sea!
Experience the most awesome power on Earth: wild weather! From destructive thunderstorms to devistating tornados, wild weather can appear out of nowhere and uproot trees, tear apart houses, and bring cities to a standstill. Extreme 3-D: Wild Weather is packed with dramatic 3-D photos and the insight you need to understand droughts, ice storms, tsunamis, and more.
Marco, the other Animorphs, and Ax have managed to find out where the Yeerks are planning to build their next ground-based Kandrona. That's a good thing. The location is supposed to be somewhere around the North Pole. That's a bad thing. The Animorphs and Ax know that the Yeerks are a "cold-blooded" species, but this is a little nuts! Who wants to be anywhere near the North Pole without Arctic morphs--and wearing spandex? Even so, the kids know if the Yeerks succeed with their plan, Earth is pretty much done for. And Marco, the other Animorphs, and Ax aren't quite ready to give up the fight....
ATAC BRIEFING FOR AGENTS FRANK AND JOE HARDY MISSION: To find the mastermind behind a possible attack at the Big Air Games. LOCATION: Philadelphia, PA. POTENTIAL VICTIMS: Top extreme athletes in the country. Thousands of spectators. SUSPECTS: There may be a group of extremists working together. There may be just one.
Warning: Extreme danger! They stalk, sting, pounce, and chomp. They're the deadliest creatures on earth, and now you can see why as you explore them all through incredible action photos. Extreme: Dangerous Animals brings you face-to-face with tigers, wolves, great whites, and cobras--and a few animals you might not expect!
Is being popular really as fun as it seems?After surviving high school orientation camp, Elvin and his two best friends embark on their freshman year at an all-boys school. High school serves up all sorts of hardships: the dreaded rumor mill, dances with the local sister school, and jockeying to be seen with the "right" type of people. But for overweight Elvin, figuring out who the "right" people are is almost as confusing as his relationship with food. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Chris Lynch including rare images from the author's personal collection.
Elvin Bishop is fourteen -- an official Young Adult (and you know "that term one was dreamed up by an old adult). Having barely survived the sports camp that he and his best friends, Frankie and Mikie, attended in "Slot Machine", Elvin is actually ready for high school to begin. Or so he thinks. Suddenly, Elvin's hurled into a whole new social scene, where relationships -- the "right" relationships -- are the name of the game. Leave it to Elvin to fall hard for exactly the wrong kind of girl -- the kind of girl who is definitely "not" a part of any guy's cool plan. And that's just the beginning of his problems. Because what happens when everything that used to be so simple -- like friendship -- changes? With an appetite that forces him to shop at the Big and Tall, a mother who still talks to her long-dead husband, and a nasty case of hemorrhoids, is becoming cool something that someone like Elvin can even pull off? In this second book about Elvin, Chris Lynch has written the love story to end all love stories -- and a multi-layered look at the hysterical trials and tribulations of one guy's introductions to Young Adulthood. The entire cast of "Slot Machine" is back: good-looking, popular Frankie; dependable Mikie; the ominous Senior Boys; and the sarcastic and loving Mrs. Bishop. This time, though, there are girls on the scene.
Explore outer space from our solar system to the edges to the universe! Extreme: Outer Space pairs the most bizarre and mind-blowing facts about our planets with breathtaking images!
Go face-to-face with the world's most awesome predators! Extreme: Sharks is packed with incredible photos of the most fascinating creatures in the sea!
Experience the most awesome power on Earth: wild weather! From destructive thunderstorms to devistating tornados, wild weather can appear out of nowhere and uproot trees, tear apart houses, and bring cities to a standstill. Extreme: Wild Weather is packed with dramatic photos and the insight you need to understand droughts, ice storms, tsunamis, and more.
Master of the macabre David Lubar turns his attention to dark and twisted tales for teens with Extremities: Stories of Death, Murder, and Revenge: A group of high school girls takes revenge on their sadistic gym teacher in the most fitting way possible. Two stowaways find themselves on a ship for the dead. An ancient predator stalks the wrong victim. Here are thirteen tales of death, murder, and revenge from the fertile and febrile imagination of master storyteller David Lubar - his first story collection for the teen audience.
Dishing on celebrity love games made Maya Morgan a media queen. But choosing her prince means working her wildest, most personal scoop yet...She's gone from gossip reporter to half of the entertainment industry's newest power couple. And hot singer J. Love's mad string of hits definitely makes him a good look for Maya--and her career. But she's feeling something more for laid-back, mellow "civilian" Alvin. A lot more. Now J. Love is using every dirty-spin trick in the glitterati book to humiliate Alvin--and sink Maya's brand if he can't hold onto her--and their celebrity-couple perks. With her empire on the line and her rep at stake, Maya will draw on every reliable source and every crazy scheme she's ever played to save what she's earned--and prove she can have love and fame.
The five girls from "Face Value" are back, and this time there are boys involved. The competition heats up. On top of that secrets are revealed, including the fact that one of the competitors has already been kicked out of three different schools.
A teenage girl questions her principles after her brother is captured during the Revolutionary War Fourteen-year-old Samantha Byrd is an excellent shot--she's even better than her brother at providing food for her family. Although the winds of war are blowing in Virginia, she knows that she could only ever use her skill for hunting--not for hurting another person. When the Revolutionary War finally begins, her brother is captured, and Samantha sets off to rescue him. But when she comes face to face with the enemy, will she still stand by her principles, or will she pull the trigger?
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