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Wild Bill Hickok: Legend of the American Wild West

by Larissa Phillips

James Butler Wild Bill Hickok's antics as a gunslinger, spy, and abolitionist were part fact and part fiction. The famed sharpshooter, lawman, and Wild West showman lived during a time of unprecedented westward expansion, economic, development, and civil unrest. Providing information on the Civil War and the Underground Railroad, this easy-to-read book uses primary source images that reflect the life of a true American adventurer.

Wild Bird

by Wendelin Van Draanen

In her most incisive and insightful book yet, Wendelin Van Draanen, award-winning author of The Running Dream and Flipped, offers a remarkable portrait of a girl who has hit rock bottom, but begins a climb back to herself at a wilderness survival camp in the desert. <P><P>3:47 a.m. That’s when they come for Wren Clemmens. <P><P>She’s hustled out of her house and into a waiting car, then a plane, and then taken on a forced march into the desert. This is what happens to kids who’ve gone so far off the rails, their parents don’t know what to do with them anymore. This is wilderness therapy camp. Eight weeks of survivalist camping in the desert. Eight weeks to turn your life around. Yeah, right. <P><P>The Wren who arrives in the Utah desert is angry and bitter, and blaming everyone but herself. But angry can’t put up a tent. And bitter won’t start a fire. Wren’s going to have to admit she needs help if she’s going to survive.

Wild Blood (Horses of the Dawn #3)

by Kathryn Lasky

After adopting an orphan human boy, the First Herd is finally ready to make the treacherous journey across the mountains to find the Sweet Grass that promises survival. But when their leader, Estrella, is captured by cruel men, it delivers a blow to the very heart of the herd. If the horses turn back, they'll never make it across the mountains before winter. But if they leave Estrella in captivity, the wild-born filly will surely perish. This conclusion to Kathryn Lasky's Horses of the Dawn trilogy will make your heart beat to the rhythm of thundering hooves, leaving you breathless as you join the herd's final fight for freedom.

Wild Blood (Switchers #3)

by Kate Thompson

Shortly before she turns fifteen and loses the power to "Switch," Tess spends time with her cousins in the Irish countryside trying out different animal forms, but when her cousins disappear in the woods she must face her fears to save them.

Wild Blood (The Switchers Trilogy #3)

by Kate Thompson

Tess is a Switcher, able to change shape at will--and it's time for her to choose her final formTess can morph into any creature, including ones thought to be imaginary. Within days, she will turn fifteen and lose her power, remaining locked into a single shape. But what shape should she choose? As she tries to decide, Tess travels to her uncle Maurice's farm in County Clare. She's distracted from her weighty decision by the feeling that there's something strange about the woods near the farm. Why is Uncle Maurice so eager to sell the land? And what does the secret in the woods have to do with Tess's choice? Her journey will take her to places she never could have imagined as she approaches once and for all her final Switch.

Wild Blue Wonder

by Carlie Sorosiak

Last June, the summer camp Quinn’s family owns in Winship, Maine, was still a magical place. A place where wild blueberries grew no matter the season, a legendary sea monster lurked in the waters, and Quinn fell in love with her best friend, Dylan. Then the accident happened. Now it’s winter, the magic has drained from Quinn’s life, and she knows it’s her fault. But the new boy in town, Alexander, doesn’t see her as the monster she believes herself to be. As Quinn lets herself open up again, she begins to understand the truth about love, loss, and monsters—real and imagined. This wondrous novel about love, loss, and moving on is perfect for fans of Morgan Matson and Jenny Han.

Wild Blues

by Beth Kephart William Sulit

The threat of two escaped convicts and a missing friend lead Lizzie on a harrowing journey through the wilds of the Adirondacks in this stunning novel from National Book Award finalist Beth Kephart.Thirteen-year-old Lizzie’s favorite place in the world is her uncle’s cabin. Uncle Davy’s renovated schoolhouse cabin, filled with antiques and on the edge of the Adirondacks, disconnected from the rest of the world, is like something out of a fairy tale. And an escape from reality is exactly what Lizzie needs. Life hasn’t been easy for Lizzie lately. Her father abandoned their family, leaving Lizzie with her oftentimes irresponsible mother. Now, her mom has cancer and being unable to care for Lizzie during her chemotherapy, Mom asks her where she’d like to spend the summer. The answer is simple: Uncle Davy’s cabin. Lizzie loves her uncle’s home for many reasons, but the main one is Matias, Uncle Davy’s neighbor and Lizzie’s best friend. Matias has proportionate dwarfism, but that doesn’t stop him and Lizzie from wandering in the woods. Every day they go to their favorite nook where Matias paints with watercolors and Lizzie writes. Until one day when Matias never arrives. When news breaks about two escaped convicts from the nearby prison, Lizzie fears the worst. And when Uncle Davy goes missing, too, Lizzie knows she’s the only one who knows this area of woods well enough to save them. Armed with her trusted Keppy survival book, Lizzie sets out into the wilds of the Adirondacks, proving just how far she’ll go to save the people she loves.

Wild Boy

by James Lincoln Collier

In this rousing coming-of-age story set on the American frontier, one ornery twelve-year-old has a lot to learn if he's to survive his new life as a mountain man. Having run away after hitting Pa in a bout of rage, Jesse decides to fend for himself. Too much uncontrollable anger and inexplicable emotion since Ma went away have taken their toll. All he wants now is to be left alone. At first, every day on the mountain is a struggle. Beset by hunger and cold, fear and loneliness, Jesse stubbornly and defiantly refuses to concede defeat. Gradually, he learns to hunt, to skin and cure animal pelts, to build a cabin...all skills necessary to life in the wilderness. He takes on a mad mountaineer and even helps kill a bear. In so doing, Jesses slowly gains confidence and insight beyond his years. "I was watching me turn myself into a mountain man." An action-packed adventure proves a provocative voyage of self-discovery as one young boy observes the best and worst in nature, people, and himself.

Wild Boy: A Tale of Rowan Hood

by Nancy Springer

Ever since the Sheriff of Nottingham killed his father, Rook has run wild in Sherwood Forest, dreaming of his day for vengeance. Finally, he has found his chance. Not with the sheriff himself, but with the evil man's son, snared by one of the mantraps his own father planted to catch outlaws such as Rook. Filled with clashes of sword and emotion, this page-turning installment in Nancy Springer's Tales of Rowan Hood series will leave readers eager to return to Sherwood, where outlaws are often innocent, and survival is no game.

The Wild Boy and Queen Moon

by K. M. Peyton

Racing through the night, at one with its bareback boy rider, the beautiful grey mare is everything Sandy has ever dreamed of. But who is the wild boy rider? And could he possibly be involved when an incident at her parents' livery yard leaves Sandy feeling unable to trust anyone - even those closest to her? As mystery follows mystery and Sandy begins to suspect a shocking truth, the wild boy rider and his beautiful horse - Queen Moon - are drawn into her world. And, nothing, for Sandy, can ever be the same again . . .

The Wild Bunch

by Jan Gangsei

Three unlikely friends—brainiac Hector, bullish Jack, and sarcastic Paul—find themselves braving the wilderness in search of the mythical Beast of Bear Falls in this hilarious MAX novel.As far as Paul Adams is concerned, the idea of a weekend camping in the nearby state park with his dad’s two college friends and their sons, Hector and Jack, sounds like a nightmare. But even he finds the myth of the Beast of Bear Falls—a legendary Bigfoot creature—intriguing. The trip gets off to a rough start, and calamity and disaster follow catastrophe. Against all odds, arguing most of the way, the crew face all sorts of obstacles natural and man-made. Can the three boys make it to Bear Falls and uncover the truth about the Sasquatch living there?

Wild Card

by Paul Mantell Tiki Barber Ronde Barber

Champions give their all on the field, and in the classroom! The eighth-grade season couldn't be going better for the Hidden Valley Eagles. The team is beginning to gel with their new head coach, and Tiki and Ronde and their teammates are counting on only wins with the play-offs in clear sight. But report card time spells trouble for the Eagles when Adam Costa, their ace kicker, is benched for academic probation. It's school policy: Without the grades, there's no playing time. Without exception. Ever. With only a few games left before the play-offs, the team's hopes are shot. Will the Eagles be shut out of play-off contention for the first time in seven years? Or can the team that plays together study together too? Inspired by the childhood of National Football League superstars Tiki and Ronde Barber, Wild Card is a story of teamwork and perseverance and what it takes to be a champion.

Wild Cards (Wild Cards)

by Simone Elkeles

<p>After getting kicked out of boarding school, bad boy Derek Fitzpatrick has no choice but to live with his ditzy stepmother while his military dad is deployed. Things quickly go from bad to worse when he finds out she plans to move them back to her childhood home in Illinois. Derek's counting the days before he can be on his own, and the last thing he needs is to get involved with someone else's family drama. <p>Ashtyn Parker knows one thing for certain--people you care about leave without a backward glance. So when her older sister comes home after abandoning her ten years earlier, with her hot new stepson in tow, Ashtyn wants nothing to do with either of them. Then she comes up with a plan that would finally give her the chance to leave, but it requires trusting Derek-someone she barely knows, someone born to break the rules. Is she willing to put her heart on the line to try and get the future she wants?</p>

Wild Cards

by Jeff Szpirglas

Matt loves Monster Zap cards. No, no, Matt LOVES Monster Zap cards. He has Monster Zap toys, reads Monster Zap books and wears Monster Zap underwear. Matt and his friends like to trade the cards at school, as the schoolyard is so empty and dirty, there isn't much else for them to do at recess. But when kids start fighting over Monster Zap and the cards are banned, Matt realizes that the school has big problems, maybe even bigger problems than the fights the cards caused. With the help of their teacher, and a superhero in disguise, Matt and his classmates set out to save Monster Zap and end up doing a lot more than that.

Wild Cat (Starlight Animal Rescue #3)

by Dandi Daley Mackall

In the third novel of this series, 12-year-old Kat is forced to question her value and wonders if she's worthy to be named a Coolidge just as she's about to be adopted by her foster family. Her desire to help rescue cats is pivotal to her project with a self-centered girl.

The Wild Cats of Piran

by Scott Alexander Young Moreno Christe

Europe's most magical cats battle for their nine lives! In this first chronicle, the wild cats encounter the ghosts of Piran--and the wicked General Rat! Join the beautiful Queen Felicia, faithful warrior Dragan, and the feral feline family for nine tales of adventure and enchantment.

Wild Child (Sweet Valley Junior High #20)

by Jamie Suzanne Francine Pascal

Larissa's school work suffers and her friends worry when she becomes obsessed with getting a major role in the school production of West Side Story. So Larissa didn't get the part? Big deal. So she's failing English and math and maybe Spanish -- who cares? She's having fun. She's got a life. School's not the most important thing in the world.

Wild Child: Forest's First Home

by Dan Widdowson Tara Zann

A shy girl teaches a wild boy the ways of modern living in Wild Child: Forest's First Home, the first book in this sweet and funny chapter book series!On a family camping trip, Olive Regle encounters Forest, a young boy who has grown up in the wild. Olive’s father agrees to let Forest move in under the condition that Olive teach Forest everything about proper behavior. He’s never sat at a table, brushed his teeth, or even taken a bath before! It’s a lot to learn, and Olive’s brother, Ryan, isn’t helping—he tells Forest that football should be played inside.Can this wild child ever fit in? Don’t miss Olive’s and Forest’s next adventure Wild Child: Forest’s First Day of School! An Imprint Book

Wild Child: Forest's First Day of School

by Dan Widdowson Tara Zann

In the second book in this wildly funny chapter book series, a shy girl is force into the spotlight when a wild boy goes to school for the first time! At school, Olive expects her best friend Forest to be a “nobody,” just like her, but Forest isn’t one for standing on the sidelines—more like standing on the desks! His shenanigans transform boring school into a wild habitat filled with food fights and morning bird calls, and everyone loves it…everyone except for Olive. How did Forest make friends so fast?When they end up on stage in the school play, Olive is nervous about being in the spotlight, something Forest knows well—this time, it’s up to Forest to teach Olive!Don’t miss Olive’s and Forest’s first adventure Wild Child: Forest’s First Home! An Imprint Book

Wild Child: Forest's First Birthday Party

by Dan Widdowson Tara Zann

In the third installment of Tara Zann's Wild Child chapter book series, Forest attends his first birthday party and finds himself battling the decorations!Forest goes with Olive to their classmate's birthday party. Shy Olive is as nervous as ever. She wants to make nice with Josie, which means everything will have to go perfectly. But when Forest defends the animal-shaped piñata and mistakes the candles for a fire emergency, his antics upset the birthday girl and nearly ruin the party. This time, Olive will learn that even a popular wild child like Forest still needs a best friend to show him the ropes.With playful prose, heartfelt humor, and black and white illustrations to complement Forest’s hilarious escapades—this chapter book series for perfect for reluctant and avid readers. Don’t miss Olive’s and Forest’s earlier adventures, Wild Child: Forest’s First Home and Wild Child: Forest’s First Day of School!!An Imprint Book

Wild Child: Forest's First Bully

by Dan Widdowson Tara Zann Nicole Otto

In the fourth book in the Wild Child chapter book series, Forest enlists the help of his raccoon friend to stop a classmate from bullying Olive and accidentally becomes the new target. Forest looks to his experiences from the wild to fight back, but it turns out dealing with squirrels and bears is different than dealing with bullies. Luckily, his new friends and family are there to help. Can Forest gather the courage to use his words and stick up for himself?Playful, funny, and heartfelt, this chapter book series is a great fit for wild children everywhere, both avid and reluctant readers. Includes black and white illustrations! Read the rest of Olive and Forest’s wild adventures by Tara Zann: Forest’s First Home, Forest’s First Day of School, and Forest’s First Birthday Party. An Imprint Book

The Wild Children

by Felice Holman

After the new Communist Regime took families "away" in the 1920's, children who were left behind or escaped were to many for the new government to care for. Thousands of children became feral bands, living by their wits to survive. Many died, but others got away to other countries via sympathizers and secretive methods. This is the story of one such boy.

Wild Critters

by Tim Jones

Photography of Alaskan wildlife is accompanied by humorous verses about the animals.

Wild Crush (A Wild Cards Novel)

by Simone Elkeles

It’s a Guy Code that Vic lives by. It doesn't matter that he's had a crush on her for years. Monika Fox is off limits. Monika has a secret of her own and when a tragedy throws her and Vic together, the only boy she trusts is the one she shouldn’t confide in. Vic.

The Wild Culpepper Cruise

by Gary Paulsen

contest, and he and Dunc embark on a Caribbean cruise, but they soon learn that someone is out to sabotage their dream vacation.

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