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Hillary doesn't believe all the mean things she hears about Sara-Kate. Sure, she wears weird clothes and she lives in a dumpy house, but if Sara-Kate's as bad as everyone says, how could she take such good care of the elf village in her backyard? She and Hillary spend hours fixing the tiny stick houses and the miniature Ferris wheel so the elves won't move away. But as Hillary is drawn further into Sara-Kate's world, she learns there are other mysteries besides the elves. Why doesn't anyone ever see Sara-Kate's mother? And why isn't anyone allowed in her house?
In shock and unable to speak after being in a car accident in Oregon which has killed his parents, seventeen-year-old Adam journeys across the country to his home in Rhode Island.
(Note: This is Book 7 in the H.I.V.E. series. Originally published in England, the book is written with British punctuation and spelling.) Scheming, extorting, menacing and general evilness are nothing new in the world of villainy - indeed it's expected. But there are codes of conduct. Until now. In an attempt to purge the Global League of Villainous Enterprises of its more destructive elements, Dr Nero has underestimated the cunning and resources of those who oppose him. Meanwhile, Otto and the rest of the Alpha stream have been sent to begin their most feared exercise: The Hunt, in the icy wastes of Siberia. But there is a traitor in their midst. The first strike against Nero will be a strike against the Alpha stream. Villain-kind is on the brink of CIVIL WAR.
Nothing ever came easy for Jeff, he had a tough time at school and hung around with all the wrong kids in the neighbourhood. But when he and his brother are drowning in a storm sewer, Jeff is the one who never gives up.
Sophia Rizzo is a good writer on the school newspaper, she's nice, and Elizabeth likes her. But all the other kids at Sweet Valley Middle School -- including Elizabeth's twin sister, Jessica -- make fun of Sophia because her family is poor and her brother is always in trouble. Even Elizabeth's parents tell her to stay away from Sophia. To show Sophia that she's her friend no matter what anybody says, Elizabeth decides to go against strict orders from her parents and throw a secret birthday party for Sophia. But is Elizabeth willing to pay the price if she's caught?
Agnesi to Zeno: Over 100 Vignettes from the History of Math presents a series of vignettes that highlight developments in mathematical thought and achievement as they relate to human history. For the most part, the vignettes are chronologically arranged; topics that span long periods of time are placed strategically throughout the book.
Patterned after FFA-endorsed curricula, this best-selling full-color text integrates basic biological and technological concepts with principles of production agriculture. It carefully takes students through all major science areas from plant and animal sciences, to food science, to environmental technology. The Second Edition features several new Agri-profiles of hi-tech agricultural careers, as well as the latest information on integrated pest management, agribusiness, and natural resource management. Stocked with pedagogical aids, such as performance-based objectives, terms-to-know, chapter-ending reviews, and objective, essay, and review questions, as well as a complete supplement package, this edition provides the tools needed to plan and implement a successful introductory Agriscience program. (plant and animal science, science of living things, biotechnology, natural resource management, hydroponics management)
Topics include linear equations; inequalities and absolute values; systems of linear equations; powers, exponents, and polynomials; quadratic equations and factoring; rational expressions and proportions; and more. Also includes practice pages, assessment tests, reproducible grid paper, and an answer key. Supports NCTM standards.
It examines from both the American and Japanese points of view the political and military events leading up to the attack on Pearl Harbor.
Sixteen-year-old Emerson Watts, an advanced placement student with a disdain for fashion, is the recipient of a "whole body transplant" and finds herself transformed into one of the world's most famous teen supermodels.
At the dawn of the age of flight, Conor Broekhart is a boy living on the Saltee Islands off the Irish coast, where his father works as the king's bodyguard. But his happy, carefree life is changed forever when he finds out that the power-hungry Marshall Hugo Bonvilain is organizing a military coup to overthrow the king. When Conor is unable to stop Bonvilain, the king is murdered, and Conor is falsely accused of the crime and thrown into prison. In prison, the boy passes the solitary months by scratching designs for flying machines onto his cell walls. After two years, Conor is finally able to build a glider, and executes a daring escape to the mainland where he works to revenge himself on Bonvilain, save his family and the woman he loves..
In this heartwarming collection of nineteen short stories L.M. Montgomery returns to the enchanting shores of beautiful Prince Edward Island to tell about orphans much like Anne of Green Gables -- vulnerable, sensitive, and full of hope and courage. There's the lonely young girl on a quest for a real-life mother, a budding artist who dreams of fame and fortune, and old family quilt that unites two sisters with a long-lost relative, an ancient Egyptian doll that invokes an unusual spell for a little girl yearning for a special friend. L.M. Montgomery brings to life a magical place and a circle of characters who will long be treasured and remembered.
Moose Flanagan, who lives on Alcatraz along with his family and the families of the other prison guards, is frightened when he discovers that noted gangster Al Capone, a prisoner there, wants a favor in return for the help that he secretly gave Moose.
"From now on I'm Alan of Trebond, the younger twin. I'll be a knight." And so young Alanna of Trebond begins the journey to knighthood. Though a girl, Alanna has always craved the adventure and daring allowed only for boys; her twin brother, Thom, yearns to learn the art of magic. So one day they decide to switch places: Disguised as a girl, Thom heads for the convent to learn magic; Alanna, pretending to be a boy, is on her way to the castle of King Roald to begin her training as a page. But the road to knighthood is not an easy one. As Alanna masters the skills necessary for battle, she must also learn to control her heart and to discern her enemies from her allies. Filled with swords and sorcery, adventure and intrigue, good and evil, Alanna's first adventure begins -- one that will leard to the fulfillment of her dreams and the magical destiny that will make her a legend in her land. Alanna's journey continues...
"Alas, Babylon. " Those fateful words heralded the end. When a nuclear holocaust ravages the United States, a thousand years of civilization are stripped away overnight, and tens of millions of people are killed instantly. But for one small town in Florida, miraculously spared, the struggle is just beginning, as men and women of all backgrounds join together to confront the darkness.
Interesting facts and information about the geography, climate, economy, government, and history of each state. Pre-evaluated Report Links back up each book.
While Frank and Joe are visiting their friend David in Alaska, they witness many harmful "accidents". David's family's cabin is burned, a fishing boat is ruined, a building is blown up, and food is stolen and poisoned. A theme park promoter is in town to try to convince the residents to support bringing a park to the town. Many townspeople are in favor of the jobs the park will bring, and others fear the loss of their traditional living if the park brings modernity to the town. So, which side is harming people, those who want progress to quell the complaints, or those who don't to quell the support? Only Frank and Joe can solve the mystery.
Einstein's astonishing theory of relativity transformed every aspect of physics-from the study of atoms to the study of stars. Relativity is described here in simple, accurate language that young readers can comprehend. From the back cover Written to challenge the imaginations of young readers, ages 12-13, Barron's exciting Solutions Series presents dramatic stories of brilliant scientists and their discoveries that have changed our civilization. The excitement of scientific challenge and the thrill of the solutions found by men and women of science make stories that will inspire and entertain youthful readers. Teachers will also value these volumes for their supplementary aids, including glossaries and topic lists for essays.
Alcatraz Smedry doesn't seem destined for anything but disaster. On his 13th birthday he receives a bag of sand, which is quickly stolen by the cult of evil Librarians plotting to take over the world. The sand will give the Librarians the edge they need to achieve world domination. Alcatraz must stop them!... by infiltrating the local library, armed with nothing but eyeglasses and a talent for klutziness.
In this third book in the Alcatraz Smedry series by an acclaimed fantasy writer, it's up to Alcatraz, a boy with all the wrong talents, to save the day when the Evil Librarians lay siege to the Free Kingdom city of Crystallia.
The fourth and final book in the fabulously funny Alcatraz Smedry series! Alcatraz Smedry, the boy with the incredible Talent for breaking things, has a lot to prove and little time in which to do it. In this final adventure, Alcatraz faces an army of librarians--and their giant robots--as they battle to win the kingdom of Mokia. If the librarians win the war, everything that Alcatraz has fought so hard for could end in disaster. Alcatraz must face the robots, the evil librarians, and even his own manipulative mother! But will he be able to save the kingdom of Mokia and the Free Kingdoms from the wrath of the librarians before everything comes crashing down?
Seventeen-year-old Roland discovers that an unpopular girl in his school is studying alchemy and finds that their destiny is linked with that of a power-hungry magician.
Sixteen-year-old Alexander was left in charge of Macedon when his father, the king, went on a business trip. When a barbarian tribe attacked Macedon, Alexander led the army against them, and won! By 18, Alexander was named a general of the army; at 20 he ruled all of Ancient Greece; at 25 he had conquered most of ancient Persia. By 32, he was really King of the World!
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