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After losing their parents in a car accident four years ago, a pair of sixteen-year-old twins share an abusive relationship that is almost beyond control. Outside the house, the extremely shy girl and her violent brother get by...until the day when she is confronted by a reminder of her old life. She escapes to the only place she feels safe: the elephant habitat at the city zoo. Against all odds, she makes friends with the head zookeeper's son and spends the summer there, hiding from the life she used to know. She bonds with the elephants, who have the tough skin she so desperately yearns for, and a chimp who has been abused. But how long will she be able to outrun the horrors of her past? And will she be able to find the strength to live the life she deserves? Rune Michaels crafts another powerful psychological drama in which the past has an incredible power to influence the present. Questions of identity, trust, and what it means to be exposed punctuate this gripping novel, which ultimately leaves readers with a profound sense of hope.
Things in Delilah Hannaford's life have a tendency to fall apart.She used to be a good student, but she can't seem to keep it together anymore. Her "boyfriend" isn't much of a boyfriend. And her mother refuses to discuss the fight that divided their family eight years ago. Falling apart, it seems, is a Hannaford tradition.Over a summer of new friendships, unexpected romance, and moments that test the complex bonds between mothers and daughters, Delilah must face her family's painful past. Can even her most shattered relationships be pieced together again?Rich with emotion, Sarah Ockler delivers a powerful story of family, love, and self-discovery.
Christina, a young orphan sent to live with her cousins and uncle at decaying country estate Flambards, comes into herself amid the world-changing events preceding World War I. Her cruel and alcoholic wheelchair-bound uncle lives vicariously though the adventures of his son, Mark, immersed in their shared love of hunting, hounds, horses and leisure. Mark's gentle brother William, equally passionate about design, building and flying the new technology of airplanes, is as despised by his father as Mark is loved. Christina grows up torn between both cousins by her love of William's personality and Mark's passion for horses and the fox-hunt. Recommended for grades 7 - 9
From the back of the book: Family with a vengeance A tornado has hit Bayport, but the deadliest storm is still brewing-in the Hardy home. Years ago, Fenton Hardy sent a criminal named Leonard Mock to prison. Now Mock's son has returned to Bayport to seek revenge. He has vowed to put Frank and Joe's father away for good! But Leonard Mock lost his son to adoption when the boy was five. His name was changed, and the only clue to his identity is that he has since befriended the Hardy boys. Then the brothers uncover a shocking and horrifying piece of evidence. The person out to murder their father may very well be none other than Chet Morton-their best and most trusted friend! ================ NO TIME TO LOSE "I'm going to open the screen door real fast," Frank whispered to Chet. "You think you can kick the front door open?" "No sweat," Chet answered. Frank peered back in through the window and saw Joe peek around the corner of the inner room. That was what he had been waiting for. He pulled the screen door, and it creaked loudly. "Now!" he barked to Chet. Chet planted his foot next to the door knob, then kicked hard. The door groaned and snapped open. Frank dashed in and confronted the figure sitting in the chair. "Frank!" Joe shouted. "It's Callie." Frank would have been relieved to find his girlfriend, but the digital timer on the bomb that was ticking at her feet showed that in thirty seconds they would all be dead.
The stakes are higher and the zombies are deadlier in this third of an action-packed series that's "an impressive mix of meaning and mayhem" (Booklist).Reeling from the devastation of Dust & Decay, Benny Imura and his friends plunge deep into the zombie-infested wastelands of the great Rot & Ruin. Benny, Nix, Lilah, and Chong journey through a fierce wilderness that was once America, searching for the jet they saw in the skies months ago. If that jet exists then humanity itself must have survived...somewhere. Finding it is their best hope for having a future and a life worth living. But the Ruin is far more dangerous than any of them can imagine. Fierce animals hunt them. They come face to face with a death cult. And then there's the zombies--swarms of them coming from the east, devouring everything in their paths. And these zoms are different. Faster, smarter, and infinitely more dangerous. Has the zombie plague mutated, or is there something far more sinister behind this new invasion of the living dead? One thing Benny and his companions can't afford to forget: In the great Rot & Ruin, everything wants to kill you.
The tragedy of Flight #116 will be life-altering--for those who surviveSeventeen-year-old Patrick is a junior EMT, fully qualified to deliver babies and give CPR. But in high school, he still needs a hall pass to leave class, which, in his estimation, is ridiculous. Also ridiculous is the fact that he can't be a full-time EMT yet. He needs a way to show everyone he's an adult, like the cops and paramedics he admires.Heidi's family owns the Dove House estate, with its beautiful grounds, at the edge of town. She has all the advantages money can buy, but can't seem to make good grades or fit in with her private school classmates. Should happiness be so hard to achieve?Daniel and Tucker are flying to their father's wedding. He's remarrying, to a woman who is not their mother. Daniel is angry. Angry at his parents for splitting up, angry at his younger brother, Tucker, for turning into such a little creep after the divorce, angry at his counselors for being idiots.Each of these teenagers has something to prove. To their parents, to their town, to themselves. And they all get the chance when Flight #116 crashes in the woods on the Dove House estate. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Caroline B. Cooney including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author's personal collection.
For the first time in his life, Edward Macleod has a purpose. He's sprouted wings and finally found confirmation that he is indeed one of the magical Guardians of the Afterlife. Now Edward must rescue his mother and all his new friends from the Jackal. But time is quickly running out and he needs to master his Guardian powers first. Without them, he doesn't stand a chance in the ultimate battle-- and the souls of those closest to him will be lost forever.
From the back of the book: Top gun! Frank's old friend Ray Adamec, former ace navy pilot, has been hired to test pilot a superhot, supersleek jet-the MAX 1. But then Ray disappears, and the MAX is nowhere to be found. Frank's pilot license proves invaluable as the Hardys take control of the MAX 2. Their mission: find Ray and recover the MAX 1 before it falls into dangerous hands. Finding a clue to the whereabouts of the MAX 1 in the Utah desert, the boys set out to investigate. Instead they find themselves outnumbered and outgunned in a high tech, high-altitude air battle. They've flown into the middle of a subversive plot posing a deadly threat to the top levels of the U.S. space program and the U.S. government! =============== From inside the book: CHOPPER ATTACK Aloft in the blue MAX-2, Frank pointed to the southwest. "Look!" Down below was the MAX-1. As he and Joe watched, their quarry hit the turboboost, and the MAX-1 rocketed away at supersonic speed. "There are the two Apaches," Joe said, indicating two predatory helicopters swooping toward them. "They must have spotted him, too." "Too bad they didn't catch him," said Frank. "I guess it's up to us. Let's go." Frank started to bank in pursuit of the MAX-1, but the two Apaches kept coming, straight for the MAX-2. "What's wrong with those chopper jocks? Can't they tell the difference between the MAX-1 and the MAX-2?" shouted Frank. Then realization dawned on his face. "Didn't someone tell them to go after the red one?" As if in answer, the lead chopper launched a pair of missiles straight at them! "They've mistaken us for the bad guys!" Joe yelled. "Let's get out of here!"
In this second book of the smiler series, 16-year-old Smiler, in trouble and on the run, seeks refuge for himself and a wounded goose with a Laird on a Scottish island. The man takes in the pair, and the boy repays the kindness when he finds the Laird's long lost family treasure.
Flirtin' with the Monster is a compelling journey through the complexities of Hopkins' beloved bestselling works.
A literature book that helps build juvenille reading skills
It's been a year since septimus heap discovered his real family and true calling to be a wizard. As Apprentice to Extra Ordinary Wizard Marcia Overstrand, he is learning the fine arts of Conjurations, Charms, and other Magyk, while Jenna is adapting to life as the Princess and enjoying the freedom of the Castle.But there is something sinister at work. Marcia is constantly trailed by a menacing Darke Shadow, and Septimus's brother Simon seems bent on a revenge no one understands. Why is the Darke Magyk still lingering?Bringing fantasy to new heights, Angie Sage continues the journey of Septimus Heap with her trademark humor and all of the clever details readers have come to love.
This Reading and Note Taking Guide helps your students succeed in their study of science. Working through the exercises will help them understand and organize the concepts presented in the textbook. The completed worksheets then become easy-to-follow study guides for test preparation. It also helps students improve their study and reading skills.
Every chapter begins with a Focus on the Big Idea question that is linked to a California Science Standard. It also promotes active reading and enhances student note taking skills, and gives teachers a useful tool in guiding the students to study and learn. Each chapter is organized into nine general standard sets which are Motion, Forces, Structure of Matter, Earth in the Solar System, Reactions, Chemistry of Living Systems, Periodic Table, Density and Buoyancy, and Investigation and Experimentation.
Treat students to the best and most comprehensive foods textbook with Glencoe's Food for Today! Content is based on the latest research-based nutrition to develop lifelong healthy eating habits. Numerous illustrations, step-by-step activities, and visualization of correct portions are included. All new FACS standards for the foods classroom are met. Focus on food prep and kitchen basics include kitchen tools, safety, and sanitation. Topic-related and point-of-use academic integration with Science in Action and Kitchen Math features help teachers meet Perkins mandates. English language arts and writing activities correlated to national standards. New and revised focus on light and healthy recipes. International recipes are provided. Activities that develop consumer savvy about food choices, nutrition, and keeping a grocery budget are incorporated. Hands-on Kitchen Lab and unit-long projects reinforce concepts through application.
A comprehensive lab-based foods and nutrition program for high school students. It is correlated to the National Standards for Family & Consumer Sciences. Students learn how to make healthy and nutritious food decisions reflecting the most current nutritional guidelines, how to plan meals safely, how to prepare food, how to appreciate food diversity, how science and technology impact foods and nutrition, and about career opportunities in the area of foods and nutrition.
Enhance your program by offering a Food Science course! This high-interest Food Science text teaches students to use the scientific method as they study the biological and chemical bases of food and nutrition.
Seventeen-year-old Daniel's new girlfriend says she loves him, that she'd do anything for him. She makes Daniel feel like anything is possible. So he ignores her lies. It's not like Cyn is a bad person. Then Daniel finds out that Cyn has been using him to move drugs across the border. Foolproof is a tough book about the consequences of gang life that asks readers to consider the line between taking risks and taking lives. Daniel crosses that line and learns a hard lesson--that no one ever thinks they are the bad guy.
Best friends Harper Waddle, Sophie Bushell, and Kate Foster committed the ultimate suburban sin: bailing on college to pursue their dreams. Middlebury-bound Becca Winsberg was convinced her friends had gone insane until they reminded her she just might have a dream of her own. Now the year is half-way through and their dreams seem within reach. Well, almost. Harper has managed to gain the freshman fifteen without ever being a freshman, though locked in her basement bathroom she finds inspiration and finally seems to be writing from the heart. Sophie is forced to leave her cushy Beverly Hills quarters and crashes on Sam's couch while looking for her big Hollywood break. Kate is doing aid work in Ethiopia, where she encounters family ghosts - along with Darby, the handsome but antagonistic Princeton student who thinks she's a dumb blonde who couldn't possibly care about Ethiopia "since there are no celebrities here." And when Becca finally emerges from her lovers' nest, it seems her relationship with Stuart isn't as perfect as she thought. Even if "the year that changed everything" has sometimes been less than dreamy, these four best friends will always have each other.
When Jeffs best friend Mike disappears in the fall of their senior year in high school, Jeff has disturbing dreams in which Mike urges him to come get him, and a secret begins to unfold.
The Clayborne brothers were a rough gang of street urchins -- until they found an abandoned baby girl in a New York City alley, named her Mary Rose, and headed to Blue Belle, Montana, to raise her to be a lady. They became a family -- held together by loyalty and love if not blood -- when suddenly a stranger threatened to tear them apart...Lord Harrison Stanford MacDonald brandished a six-shooter and a swagger, but he soon proved to be a gentleman to the core. The brothers taught him frontier survival, while Mary Rose touched his heart with a deep and desperate passion. But soon, a shattering secret would challenge everything Mary Rose believed about herself, her life, and her newfound love.
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