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Zachary Zormer Shape Transformer (Math Adventures Ser.)

by Joanne Reisberg

Friday is Zachary Zormer's favourite day of the week, he realises he forgot this week's assignment. Tyler brings a picture of himself from the newspaper, Zack top that when all he has to work with is a piece of paper he finds in his pocket. Zack takes on a different math concept (length, width, area, perimeter) with surprising projects including a mobius strip, a paper frame, and a light show that demonstrates how the sun heats the earth.

Zachary's Choice

by Suzy Labonte

A Christian homeschooling mom of a large family, Suzy LaBonte never imagined one of her children might die by suicide. She received an agonizing blow the day her sixteen-year-old son, Zachary, without threat or forewarning, chose to end his own life. The following months were bleak and sorrowful as Suzy struggled down a confusing path of shock, anger, guilt, and depression. Slowly putting one foot in front of the other, Suzy focused on the unfailing character of God, her husband's faithful partnership, and the hopeful faces of the children before her. Plodding and stumbling toward understanding and healing, Suzy found that God's faithful companionship and the promises of His Word lightened the darkest hours and sustained her life. Healing came slowly and with it, transforming lessons of pain and courage. With a passion to reach out to encourage other suicide survivors, Suzy shares the healing that is found in Christ Jesus.Includes a Survival Guide for those impacted by suicide and suggested resources for further support.

Zach's Lie

by Roland Smith

Jack Osborne's life changes forever the night men in masks break into his house, threaten Jack and his family, and ransack their home. Jack then discovers the reason these men have come into their lives -- his father has been arrested for drug trafficking. Jack, his mother, and his sister are then forced to enter Witness Security Program. Jack becomes "Zach" and moves to Elko, Nevada, a town in the middle of nowhere. There he meets Sam, the strangest school custodian he has ever encountered, and Catalin, a girl who might make Zach's uprooting worth the trouble. But just as Zach finally begins to piece together a new life, he finds himself in danger again -- and this time his actions could determine the fates of everyone he cares about.

Zack

by William Bell

Zack Lane knows about his father's side of the family -- they are descendants of Romanian Jews -- but his black mother broke all ties with her family before Zack was born. Why she did so is the "Family Mystery." Uprooted by his parents' move to the outskirts of a small town, Zack is friendless and at the lowest point in his life. He undertakes a research project into the life of Richard Pierpoint, former African slave, soldier in the War of 1812, and the pioneer farmer who cleared the land on which Zack's house now stands. Pierpoint's story inspires Zack to go to Mississippi to look for his maternal grandfather. What he discovers shakes the foundations of all he has believed in.

Zack and the Turkey Attack!

by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor Vivienne To

A boy must outsmart a tormenting turkey and solve the mystery surrounding some missing jewelry in this feel-good middle grade novel from the Newbery Award–winning author of the Shiloh series.Zack has a problem. A turkey problem. A TOM turkey to be exact. Every weekend Zack goes to his grandparents’ farm with his father. As soon as he and his dad pull up in the truck, that ol’ Tom turkey’s right there, waiting, ready to peck, peck, peck at Zack’s legs. Now, Zack isn’t usually a scaredy-cat but this is different. The bird is flat out mean, and has clearly got it out for Zack. His best friend Matthew thinks he’s exaggerating, so one weekend Zack brings him along and sure enough the turkey is laying in wait…this time for them both! The boys realize they need something to turn the tables, so they decide to build—in Rube Goldberg style—a giant LOUD contraption to scare the turkey away for good. What the boys don’t count on is the seemingly know-it-all neighbor Josie’s news that there’s a mysterious robber prowling around the neighborhood. Bracelets, necklaces, and coins have gone missing, and the odd thing is that the robber leaves V-shaped footprints…

Zack Attack (The Suite Life of Zack & Cody #4)

by M. C. King

After the boys' friend Max chooses Zack over Cody to be her partner in a dance contest, Cody feels like he's never as good as his brother at anything. He tries all kinds of different things including ventriloquism and magic to figure out what his special talent is, but nothing sticks. Only when Zack sprains his ankle and Cody has to step in does Cody find out what he's really made of.

Zack Files 01: My Great-grandpa's in the Litter Box

by Dan Greenburg

What I wanted was a cute little kitten. Instead, I got a tough tomcat that talks. And that's not all! He says he's my Great-Grandpa Julius and he needs my help. And messy litter box or not, family is family!

Zack Files 02: Through the Medicine Cabinet

by Dan Greenburg

One minute I was looking for my retainer in the bathroom. The next, I was staring at a boy who looked just like me. And I don't mean my reflection! What's going on here?

Zack Files 03: A Ghost Named Wanda

by Dan Greenburg

My room is a mess. Now, usually this is not big news. But my clothes have started moving. . . when I'm not inside them. And the TV is floating across the room! Guess what! I'm sharing my room with a ghost named Wanda.

Zack Files 04: Zap! I'm a Mind Reader

by Dan Greenburg

Who'd have thought mind reading could be such a pain? I mean, I expected to discover everyone's silly secrets. But someone is planning something very strange--and it's no joke!

Zack Files 05: Dr. Jekyll, Orthodontist

by Dan Greenburg

Zack isn't thrilled about having to get a tooth pulled, but a trip to the orthodontist proves a lot hairier than he ever expected. Nice old Dr. Silver has been replaced by the fang-toothed Dr. Jekyll, a mouthwash-guzzling mad scientist whose secret experiments have gone ker-plewy.

Zack Files 06: I'm out of My Body...Please Leave a Message

by Dan Greenburg

When Zack's friend Spencer brings a 60's-style hippie book on astral travel to a sleepover, Zack learns the ins and outs of out-of-body travel in a snap. Getting out of their bodies seems awfully easy for the boys. The problem is, how do they get back in?!

Zack Files 07: Never Trust a Cat Who Wears Earrings

by Dan Greenburg

One minute, it was an Egyptian cat stature. The next, it was real, live cat with sharp claws. And I have the scratch to prove it! This was one trip to the museum I would never forget.

Zack Files 08: My Son, the Time Traveler

by Dan Greenburg

After months of hoarding his allowance, Zack is on his way to buy a prized baseball card. But when he gets to the store, the owner tells him that someone else has just bought it. Who, you may ask, has beaten Zack out of the card? A boy named Mack, who claims to be Zack's son from the future.

Zack Files 09: The Volcano Goddess Will See You Now

by Dan Greenburg

Hawaii. Dream vacation. Same thing, right? Wrong! No sooner do Zack and his dad arrive at their hotel does strange things start happening to Zack. First he gets bonked on the head by a falling coconut, then the T. V. blows up, then he gets thrown off of the treadmill in the hotel spa. Zack appears to be cursed. Could it be the piece of lava rock he bought in the gift shop?

Zack Files 10: Bozo the Clone

by Dan Greenburg

My clone looks like me. My clone talks like me. He helps me with my homeworkand takes care of my bullies. And he could be the answerto all my problems. Or he could be my biggest one yet!

Zack Files 11: How to Speak to Dolphins in Three Easy Lesson

by Dan Greenburg

When Zack is given the chance to swim with dolphins on a trip to Florida, he dives right in. But before long, Zack is surprised to find that the dolphins are trying to tell him something ? and even more surprised that he can understand and talk to them! There's definitely something fishy going on here! Could it be genuine animal communication? And can Zack and his new friends get their signals straight and salvage an old sunken ship filled with treasure? .

Zack Files 12: Now You See Me....Now You Don't

by Dan Greenburg

A hypnotist's show turns out to be way more than Zack bargains for when he is pulled out of the audience, put into a trance, and his body is "taken over" by the spirit of someone from the past. And that's only the beginning, because the stubborn spirit won't go away when the show's over! It's hard enough having just one self to worry about. What will Zack do with two?

Zack Files 13: The Misfortune Cookie

by Dan Greenburg

What would you do if your fortune cookie fortunes started coming true? Confucius says something very weird is going on! Could his thirteenth adventure be Zack's unlucky number? .

Zack Files 14: Elvis, the Turnip, and Me

by Dan Greenburg

Late one night when Zack hears strains of "Heartbreak Hotel" coming from the fridge, he discovers the possibility that Elvis lives on. . . as a turnip! Talk about getting back to musical roots! .

Zack Files 15: Hang a Left at Venus

by Dan Greenburg

When Zack and his dad come upon an alien whose spacecraft is running on empty in Central Park, it's easy enough to find more fuel. (Mayonnaise!) But retrieving the abandoned spaceship from the NYPD is quite a different story! .

Zack Files 16: Evil Queen Tut and the Great Ant Pyramids

by Dan Greenburg

Uh-oh! Thanks to a heaping helping of a new dietetic sugar substitute, Zack shrinks down to the size of a bug. It's not all that bad--until he discovers an army of ants who are building an ant pyramid for their despotic pharaoh-queen! .

Zack Files 19: The Boy Who Cried Bigfoot

by Dan Greenburg

Zack's first trip to sleep-away camp gets a little hairy when legends of a mysterious creature lurking in the woods turn out to be more than just campfire tales. Is it the missing link? Yeti? Sasquatch? Bigfoot?

Zack Files 24: My Grandma, Major League Slugger

by Dan Greenburg

Zack's Grandma Leah is back and peppier than ever in another hilarious escapade--now she's developed amazing batting skills.

Zack Files 25: Trapped in the Museum of Unnatural History

by Dan Greenburg

It seems like a regular field trip to a natural history museum-until Zack gets locked inside for the night and discovers what really goes on in those display cases when no one is watching. A tribe of curious Neanderthals, rampaging woolly mammoths, prehistoric food shortages . . . it's just another wild adventure for Zack!

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