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George Washington is often called the father of our country. He beat the odds to lead the Continental Army to victory in the Revolutionary War, served as first president of the United States, and then retired from public life to farm Virginia's largest plantation. In this groundbreaking new series, DK brings together fresh voices and DK design values to give readers the most information-packed, visually exciting biographies on the market today. Full-color photographs of people, places, and artifacts, and sidebars on related subjects add dimension and relevance to stories of famous lives that students will love to read. Modern scholarship and a variety of narrative approaches give today's reader a chance to explore the extraordinary worlds of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. This new way of looking at classic subjects creates a unique reading experience that breathes life into the book-report and summer-reading repertoire.
This book examines the remarkable life of George Washington. Readers will learn about Washington's family background, childhood, education, military and political career, and societal contributions.
Learn more about important dates and concepts in American history.
Tia Ramirez's to do list: 1. Haircut 2. Study for French 3. Call Andy 4. Pick up cheese for mom's enchiladas 5. Decide what to do with the rest of my life.
The bigger the dreams, the bigger the drama. . .With major industry success and a year of college under her belt, Sunday Tolliver is ready to take her singer-songwriter talents to the next level. But new opportunities also mean totally unexpected drama. Her flirtationship with hot video star DeShawn is turning into much more--but the unfinished business between her and ex-boyfriend Sam won't go away. An explosive campus hazing scandal puts her friends up against a powerful sorority--and Sunday's skills on the line. And reluctantly helping her jealous cousin Dreya save her record deal is a major diva face-off that could end both their careers. Now Sunday will have to take mad risks and trust everything she's learned to stay true to her fab life--and herself."This series is poised to 'blow up'." --Kirkus "Plenty of reality show-type drama." --RT Book Reviews on Doing My Own Thing
They have everything their parents' mega-celebrity can give--but when the Pampered Princesses of Hollywood High take aim at each other, the last girl standing will have everything to lose.London Phillips needs a time-out from her mother's rules, and from her crazy clandestine romance with hottie Justice Banks. To keep her cool, and keep her secrets, she turns to her parent-approved billionaire fake boyfriend. But unexpected romantic sparks ignite a firestorm of their own...Rich Montgomery wants to start fresh with her true love. But the web of lies she's created is pushing her past the edge, spinning her into battles she can't afford to lose...Teen TV star Heather Cummings never thought she'd land in rehab. Resuscitating her career means getting clean. Yet, she never thought she'd find a counselor who'd redefine what abstinence means...Spencer Ellington is so done losing besties and boyfriends. Good thing she's been keeping track of a stash of scandals. Now she's ready to begin a media feeding frenzy even Hollywood High's in-crowd may not survive...
Watch out Sweet Valley Jr. High -- here come the Wakefields! Elizabeth thought switching to a new school would be horrible. How could she have known that she'd make incredibly cool friends right away? Or that she'd meet a really cute guy? Jr. High is terrific! Jessica thought a new school would mean new friends and new boys. Not quite. Everyone at Sweet Valley Jr. High is so unfriendly she had to eat lunch with her dorky locker partner. Jr. High is the worst!
Body by Jake's Guide to Building Confidence, Muscles, and a Great Future for Teenage Guys
It's time for Hailey Grant to listen to her heart and determine her future. . . Following in her big sister Hayden's footsteps, Hailey Grant is attending Western Smith College. But, unlike her sister, Hailey's torn about becoming a sister of Beta Gamma Pi--especially since it seems the Betas don't want her best friend, Teddi, to pledge. Their friendship is already tense because of Hailey's crush on Covin Randall, Teddi's rival for Student Government Association President. Hailey sees how Covin is making a difference on campus and when he challenges her to do the same, she's convinced that Covin is the right candidate--for president and her heart. With Teddi's friendship on the line, Hailey realizes it's time to make some tough decisions. Good thing she has her faith to guide her. . .
Eugenia Price, one of our most beloved inspirational writers, offers this simply written yet profoundly valuable book for anyone struggling through the loss of a loved one. She writes that the healing process comes first from the knowledge that accepting the loss does not mean we stop missing our loved one. It does mean that through God's strength we can one day learn to live again in the morning light....
When Steven Wakefield meets Andrea, he thinks he is seeing a ghost! Andrea looks and acts exactly like Tricia Martin, Steven's longtime girlfriend who died of leukemia. Steven loves his current girlfriend, Cara . . . but he is determined not to lose Tricia all over again.
INCLUDES A MORGANVILLE SHORT STORY When Claire is ordered to repair the systems that protect Morganville, it's not just cutting into her study time, it's a life-threatening problem. If there's one thing this vampire-infested town is serious about, it's security. But achieving the impossible only brings a whole new set of problems, and the upgrades have unexpected consequences: people inside the town are slowly beginning to forget who they are, even the vampires. Soon, the town's little memory problem has turned into a full-on epidemic. Now Claire needs to figure out a way to pull the plug on her experiment - before she forgets how to save Morganville . . . 'Thrilling, sexy, and funny! These books are addictive. One of my very favorite vampire series. 'Richelle Mead, author of the international bestselling Vampire Academy series.
The protagonist, Jaris discovers a boy's picture in an old school book looking just like him. He sets out to find the underlying dark secret.
From the book: The Great Lakes have a colorful past that spans hundreds of years, stretches over thousands of miles... and sometimes crosses into the spirit world. Ghosts of the Great Lakes takes readers from the far eastern shores of Lake Ontario to western Lake Superior, revealing haunting and strange tales. These whispers from the other side, however, are based in history and fact. One lighthouse site hides the bones of a murdered keeper. Rapping sounds in a family home mark the beginning of the Spiritualist movement in North America. A bride has a premonition that her honeymoon ride will end in death... and soon after, the steamer she was on vanishes. Repeated sightings of ghost ships. Can these strange phenomena be attributed to the imagination? How can multiple sightings be explained away as mere tricks of light and fog? Read these, historical accounts of the Great Lakes' most fascinating ghost stories and judge for yourself. Where does fact end... and folklore begin?
[From the back of the book: "The Hardy boys collaborating on a case with Sherlock Holmes? Well, almost. A new musical play based on the legendary detective is coming to Bayport. It's called The Giant Rat of Sumatra, and Joe has joined the cast. There's singing! There's dancing! and there's sabotage? Someone's determined to bring down the house before the curtain goes up. Part of the set crashes to the stage. Death threats are painted on the walls. Stage props are transformed into sinister weapons. And if Frank and Joe don't catch the villain of the piece, the climax could be crushing!" Check out Bookshare for over 200 more adventures with the Hardy boys including #137, High-Speed Showdown about a high stakes speed boat race.
Daisy has an electrifying secret that could save her life--or kill herHigh school sophomore Daisy Jones is just trying to get by unnoticed. It doesn't help that she's the new girl at school, lives in a trailer park, and doesn't even own a cell phone. But there's a good reason for all that: Daisy has a secret, unpredictable power--one only her best friend, Danielle, knows about. Despite her "gift" (or is it a curse?), Daisy's doing a good job of fitting in, and a gorgeous senior named Kevin even seems interested in her! But when Daisy tries to help Vivi, a mysterious classmate in a crisis, she soon discovers that her new friend has a secret of her own. Now Daisy and her friends must deal with chilling dreams and messages from the beyond. Can Daisy channel the power she's always tried to hide, before it's too late? Extra features include:* A short graphic novel telling Vivi's story* Danielle's journal, revealing her deepest thoughts * Lyrics and video links for Kevin's music (songs composed by Fredrik Larsson, otherwise known as YouTube sensation FreddeGredde)
When the old woman died, she left each of her grandchildren something very special. For Kirby, the gift of dance. For Brendon, the gift of music. And for Nancy, the most extraordinary gift of all . . . the gift of magic.
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