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A teen-age boy tries to come to terms with various aspects of his life: his relationship with his often drunk and abusive father, the menace of a local bully and his gang, and his love of running.
Should she compete in an all-out mural painting contest with her Secret Sister, Erin--or run for "Miss Coronado"? Tess must decide! Competition is fierce for the sixth grade mural team, and Tess's Secret Sister, Erin, wants their group to win.
Nonfiction master Russell Freedman illuminates for young readers the complex and rarely discussed subject of World War I. The tangled relationships and alliances of many nations, the introduction of modern weaponry, and top-level military decisions that resulted in thousands upon thousands of casualties all contributed to the "great war," which people hoped and believed would be the only conflict of its kind. In this clear and authoritative account, the Newbery Medal-winning author shows the ways in which the seeds of a second world war were sown in the first. Numerous archival photographs give the often disturbing subject matter a moving visual counterpart. Includes source notes, a bibliography, and an index.
In 1862, after Union forces expel Hannah's family from Holly Springs, Mississippi, because they are Jews, Hannah reexamines her views regarding slavery and the war.
In this third volume of the Warlocks of Talverdin series, Maurey must make an impossible choice while Annot, Baroness of Oakhold, fights for freedom; should either fail, Talverdin will fail.
In the fifth installment of this bestselling series, the twins of prophesy have been divided, and the end is finally beginning.With Scatty, Joan of Arc, Saint Germain, Palamedes, and Shakespeare all in Danu Talis, Sophie is on her own with the ever-weakening Nicholas and Perenelle Flamel. She must depend on Niten to help her find an immortal to teach her Earth Magic. The surprise is that she will find her teacher in the most ordinary of places.
Presents the life of Warren G. Harding, including his childhood, education, employment, and political career.
Larry Warren has to learn about self-confidence and friendship during his first year at West Point.
Sixteen year old Jack learns the startling truth about himself: he is Weirlind, part of an underground society of magical people who live among us.
Jake has left the reservation for Weltimore Academy and entered a different world. Everyone there loves lacrosse, but no one understands it the way Jake does, as an Iroquois. And no one understands Jake either.
The basis for the cult-classic film, "The Warriors" chronicles one New York City gang's nocturnal journey through the seedy, dangerous subways and city streets of the 1960s.
Welcome to the world of ThunderClan, RiverClan, ShadowClan, WindClan, and SkyClan. . . . Here, the secrets behind the Clans are revealed. Find out how apprentices learn to fight, hunt, and help their Clans. Explore the territories with an insiders-only tour. Discover the origins of the warrior code, which governs how Clan cats live side by side in times of war and peace.
Collected here in one volume are the fascinating myths and legends of the Aztecs, Maya, Toltec, and Inca of Central and South America The book contains: 18 large full color paintings 30 line drawings Index to people and places in the stories
In this adaptation of his best-selling book, The Heart and the Fist, Eric speaks directly to teen readers, interweaving memoir and intimate second-person narratives that ask the reader to put themselves in the shoes of himself and others. Readers will share in Eric's evolution from average kid to globe-traveling humanitarian to warrior, training and serving with the most elite military outfit in the world: the Navy SEALs. Along the way, they'll be asked to consider the power of choices, of making the decision each and every day to act with courage and compassion so that they grow to be tomorrow's heroes. Sure to inspire and motivate.
In the South Pacific during World War II, Joseph takes responsibility for his people. On the island of Saipan, the war is a distant idea for Joseph.
What makes a true warrior? Is it the raw courage of the GLADIATOR? The honor code of the SAMURAI? The courageous skill of ARMORED KNIGHTS? Or is it the tactical intelligence of the U. S. SPECIAL SERVICES? Read about them all in WARRIORS! and decide for yourself! INSIDE: Warrior stories drawn from real events -- past, present, and future!Amazing facts on historic weaponry and tactics! PLUS A one-of-a-kind warrior rating system!
Rosemary Edgehill has written previous fantasies both by herself and in collaboration with Mercedes Lackey. This is her first solo work in five years and it is the tale of a tv heroine asked to become a real heroine in another world where real demons and monsters are threatening the peaceful folk of the land.
Sixteen-year-old Steve's adjustment to high school is made more difficult by the unpopularity of his strict father, a biology teacher known as Toad.
Discusses the land and climate, economy, government, and history of the forty-second state to join the Union. Includes Internet links to Web sites, source documents, and photographs related to Washington. Includes bibliographical references and index.
All-hour study fests . . . all-night parties . . . Going away to college means total independence and freedom. Unless of course your freshman year is taped and televised for all the world to watch. On uncensored cable. Sweet and normal Ally Cavanaugh is one of five freshpeople shacking up on In the House, a reality show filmed on her college campus. (As if school isn't panic-inducing enough!) The cameras stalk her like paparazzi, but they also capture the fun that is new friends, old crushes, and learning to live on your own. Sure, the camera adds ten pounds, but with the freshman fifteen a given anyway, who cares? Ally's got bigger issues -- like how her long-distance bf can watch her loopy late-night "episode" with a certain housemate. . . . Freshman year on film. It's outrageous. It's juicy. And like all good reality TV, it's impossible to turn off.
One day Benny whistles for Watch, but he doesn't come. Later, when Watch returns home, Benny discovers a hole under the fence. Watch has been using it to get out of the Aldens' yard. Where is Watch going? Does Benny's best friend have a secret?
All's quiet in the small town of Holliswood, the television sets a-glow in every home. But not all is as perfect as it seems. A terrifying outlaw has just arrived in town, with the goal of throwing it into chaos--and filming the pandemonium for the fellas back home. Only one person can stop him and his thugs from destroying the city and everyone living there. Daniel X assembles an all-star team of his own creation, but not even he could imagine the enormity of this made-for-TV-villain's powers.
Faolan, poised to take his place as a member of the revered Wolves of the Watch, may be the only one who can stop Dunbar MacHeath and his clan from provoking a war between the Watch and the bears.
Perfect Strangers Every day, she sits at the top of the stairs leading to the beach. Always writing in her little notebook. Always watching. Watching the loving big brother, so caring and attentive to his little sister. Watching the handsome lifeguard with his golden tan. But no matter how closely she watches, she can't begin to know the secrets behind the perfect facades of their lives. And they can't begin to know the truth about the strange, sad girl who each day sits alone -- and watches.
"I knew one thing -- I wasn't going to be rotting in that place for the rest of my life. I was getting out of there. That place turned people into the living dead. In that neighbourhood, it was hard to hear anything that didn't carry the sound of defeat". Sixteen-year-old Porter Delaney has his future figured out, but his nice, neat plans are shaken when a man he believes may be his father suddenly appears in his Toronto neighbourhood. Porter knows that he wants nothing to do with the deadbeat dad who abandoned him and his sister twelve years earlier, but curiosity causes him to re-examine the past. Unfortunately, actual memories are scarce and confusing, and much of what he knows is based on things his mother told him. As Porter looks for answers, it begins to seem that all he's ever going to find are more questions.
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