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From the back of the book: Studio sleuths When Frank and Joe visit a local movie and TV studio they stumble across a real-life drama-someone has murdered screenwriter Bennett Fairburn. To track the killer the brother detectives go undercover as gofers at the studio. From the start it's clear the Hardys have been cast as victims in a sinister plot. A series of deadly "accidents stalk the brother team, and while shooting a TV series Frank and Joe find themselves on the wrong end of some lethal stunts. The clues they need are buried in the script, but unless they uncover the villain fast, the brothers Hardy will be show biz history. ================ From inside the book: DEATH SCENE Trish went to the dressing room door and turned the knob. The door wouldn't budge. "What's going on with-" She stopped talking suddenly as she began to cough. Harsh fumes were beginning to fill the trailer, and Frank and Joe were coughing now, too. Frank went to the door and pushed it, but nothing happened. He kicked at it beside the knob, but it didn't budge. The heavy gas was quickly flooding the room. Joe gasped, "We're suffocating!" Someone had turned the trailer into a huge, comfortably furnished gas chamber!
Will Henry and Dr. Warthrop have encountered many horrors together--but can Will endure a monstrumological terror without his mentor? Will Henry has been through more that seems possible for a boy of fourteen. He's been on the brink of death on more than one occasion, he has gazed into hell--and hell has stared back at him, and known his face. But through it all, Dr. Warthrop has been at his side. When Dr. Warthrop fears that Will's loyalties may be shifting, he turns on Will with a fury, determined to reclaim his young apprentice's devotion. And so Will must face one of the most horrific creatures of his monstrumology career--and he must face it alone. Over the course of one day, Will's life--and Pellinor Warthrop's destiny--will lie in balance. In the terrifying depths of the Monstrumarium, they will face a monster more terrible than any they could have imagined--and their fates will be decided.
From the back of the book: Neon nightmares! A cool million in cash can raise temperatures in even the hottest towns, and no city on earth sizzles like Las Vegas, Nevada. The Hardys have come to the Camelot Casino so Frank can compete in the National Computer Chess Championship. But before the first move is made, the boys find themselves pawns in a chilling kidnapping caper. The daughter of a ruthless local businessman is the victim, and Frank and Joe are prime suspects, The only way to clear their name is find the girl and grab her abductors. But the kidnappers are masters of the game. The Hardys must watch their step and make every move count-or they may end up walking into a deadly desert trap! =============== From inside the book: KNIGHT LIFE The Hardys ran through the hotel, hoping to shake the man who was chasing them. "In here," Joe yelled, running through a door labeled Employees Only. Frank followed, then slammed the door and bolted it behind them. Frank sank to one knee to catch his breath. He noticed he was kneeling in dirt instead of tile or carpet. Then he became aware of a noise like thunder-a rolling, staccato sound that seemed to be growing louder. Frank raised his head. A horse in medieval armor was bearing down on them. Astride the horse was a knight, also in full armor. "W-wait a minute," Frank stammered as he stood up, wondering if he'd been knocked unconscious and was dreaming. The knight's lance was pointed directly at him. Both boys whirled to see another knight on horseback charging from the other side. "It's real!" Joe shouted. "You bet it's real," Frank yelled. "And we're caught in the middle."
Fates unfurl in the gripping conclusion to the New York Times bestselling Hush, Hush saga.Nora is more certain than ever that she is in love with Patch. Fallen angel or no, he is the one for her. Her heritage and destiny may mean they are fated to be enemies, but there is no turning her back on him. Now Nora and Patch must gather their strength to face one last, perilous trial. Old enemies return, new enemies are made, and a friend's ultimate betrayal threatens the peace Patch and Nora so desperately want. The battle lines are drawn--but which sides are they on? And in the end, are there some obstacles even love can't conquer?
By combining algebraic and graphical approaches with practical business and personal finance applications, South-Western's FINANCIAL ALGEBRA, motivates high school students to explore algebraic thinking patterns and functions in a financial context. FINANCIAL ALGEBRA will help your students achieve success by offering an applications based learning approach incorporating Algebra I, Algebra II, and Geometry topics. Authors Gerver and Sgroi have spent more than 25 years working with students of all ability levels and they have found the most success when connecting math to the real world. FINANCIAL ALGEBRA encourages students to be actively involved in applying mathematical ideas to their everyday lives.
The Student Workbook offers additional resources for mastering algebraic concepts within a financial context.
Tom Sinclair is on the run--wanted for murder and kidnapping. Disturbing messages from the mystery person known as "Watching Alice" continue to taunt him. And each new clue he uncovers further obscures the truth about his girlfriend's disappearance.
Rachel has just graduated from high school and thinks she knows everything. Well, maybe not quite everything. Then she meets the mysterious Mr. Preston, who offers her a live-in job looking after Grace--a brain injured woman with a lovely house, grasping sisters, feral neighbors, and a box full of unfinished business. As Rachel tries to cope with the demands of her employment and the start of college, she's also determined to fit together the pieces that were Grace's former life. The more she finds out about the woman in her care, the more Rachel finds herself. "Children's Book Council of Australia Awards' Shortlist for YA"
Abandoned by her mother and raised by her loving but religiously zealous grandmother, 16-year-old Heavenly Faith Simms (H.F. for short) has never felt like she belonged anywhere. When she finds her mother's address in a drawer, she and her best friend, Bo, an emotionally repressed gay boy, hit the road in Bo's scrap heap of a car and head south. Their journey through the heart of the American South awakens both teens to the realization that there is a life waiting for them that is very different from what they have known and that the concept of family is more far-reaching than they had ever imagined.
MILLY KAUFMAN IS an ordinary American teenager living in Vermont--until she meets Pablo, a new student at her high school. His exotic accent, strange fashion sense, and intense interest in Milly force her to confront her identity as an adopted child from Pablo's native country. As their relationship grows, Milly decides to undertake a courageous journey to her homeland and along the way discovers the story of her birth is intertwined with the story of a country recovering from a brutal history.Beautifully written by reknowned author Julia Alvarez, Finding Miracles examines the emotional complexity of familial relationships and the miracles of everyday life.From the Hardcover edition.
THESE STORIES TAKE the reader to meet mochos; cholos; Mr. and Mrs. Special; Manny with his mysterious phone calls; Melly, who dreams of being the first girl to take the Dive; Andy and Ruthie, who find that being "boyfriend-girlfriend" takes on new meaning the night of the prom; and Chuy, who seems determined to get kicked out of school. Each distinct voice shares secret thoughts that draw the reader into daily dramas of love, danger, loyalty, and pride. In the final story, a shocking tragedy reverberates through the barrio. "With this collection, Saldaña makes a significant contribution to the field of Latino short stories for young readers."--VOYA, Starred "These powerfully written, provocative selections have universal appeal and subtle, thoughtful themes."--School Library Journal "While much is revealed, just as much is implied, making the stories layered and rich while still rendering them accessible."--The Bulletin From the Hardcover edition.
A teen embarks on the road trip of a lifetime in this authentic, beautifully written debut novel.Lemon grew up with Stella, a single mom who wasn't exactly maternal. Stella always had a drink in her hand and a new boyfriend every few months, and when things got out of hand, she would whisk Lemon off to a new town for a fresh beginning. Now, just as they are moving yet again, Lemon discovers that she is pregnant from a reckless encounter--with a guy Stella had been flirting with. On the verge of revisiting her mother's mistakes, Lemon struggles to cope with the idea of herself as a young unmarried mother, as well as the fact that she's never met her own father. Determined to have at least one big adventure before she has the baby, Lemon sets off on a cross-country road trip, intending not only to meet her father, but to figure out who she wants to be. Lyrical and moving prose from an original voice whose writing Judy Blume calls "luminous" deftly depicts the nuanced conflicts of early motherhood and the search for identity.
In the gripping conclusion to the action-packed "standard bearer" ("Booklist") of zombie series, the threat of death is given new life. Benny Imura and his friends have found the jet and Sanctuary--but neither is what they expected. Instead of a refuge, Sanctuary is a hospice, and the soldiers who flew the plane seem to be little more than bureaucrats who have given up hope for humanity's future. With Chong hovering between life and death, clinging to his humanity by a thread, Benny makes a startling discovery: A scientist may have discovered a cure for the zombie plague. Desperate to save Chong, Benny and his friends mount a search and rescue mission. But they're not the only ones on the hunt. The reapers are after the cure too, and they want to use it turn all the zombies into superfast shock troops--and wipe humanity off the face of the earth. In this riveting conclusion to the Rot & Ruin series, the battle to end all battles is just beginning.
Praised by Lev Grossman as "stunning...raw, real, smart, very thrilling and very, very wicked," The Circle, the first book in the internationally bestselling Engelsfors Trilogy, introduced a group of high school girls with special powers who became the Chosen Ones. As book two, Fire, begins, Minoo, Vanessa, Linnéa, Anna-Karin and Ida have been struggling with their own demons all summer long. Now school is back in session, and whether they like it or not, the five Chosen Ones must stick together stronger than ever before. Evil is back in Engelsfors and it threatens to engulf everyone and everything--and only if the five girls accept their strengths and trust each other unconditionally will they have any chance of defeating it. The second installment of the Engelsfors Trilogy--an international sensation with rights sold in 26 countries--Fire sees the past woven together with the present, the living with the dead, our human world with demonic forces. This spellbinding novel takes the reader on a wild journey in a world where the stakes are higher than life-and-death.
Threatened by a huge meteor, John must make a life threatening decision aboard the Global Community ship Peacekeeper One. With the danger increasing, the kids near Chicago must assume new identities. Judd and Vicki are at odds over the group's next move. Will the kids stay together? Follow the Young Tribulation Force through the next two prophetic judgments as they face their most ambitious adventure yet one that could divide them or give countless others new hope.
Sylvia is shocked and confused when she is asked to be one of the first black students to attend Central High School, which is scheduled to be integrated in the fall of 1957, whether people like it or not. Before Sylvia makes her final decision, smoldering racial tension in the town ignites into flame. When the smoke clears, she sees clearly that nothing is going to stop the change from coming. It is up to her generation to make it happen, in as many different ways as there are colors in the world.
Detailed requirements for earning a merit badge in fire safety.
Here is the eagerly anticipated follow-up to the award-winning anthology Firebirds! Firebirds Rising takes readers from deep space to Faerie to just around the corner. It is full of magic, humor, adventure, and?best of all?the unexpected. The one thing readers can count on is marvelous writing. Firebirds Rising proves once again that Firebird is a gathering place for writers and readers of speculative fiction from teenage to adult, from the United States to Europe, Asia, and beyond.
Cleaning cabins and washing dishes isn't what twelve-year-old Haley Sparks had in mind for her summer vacation. She never imagined she'd be working at her Uncle Jake's new bed-and-breakfast called Rockaby Ranch. And she never dreamed she would spend the summer tracking down an arsonist. On the night of her arrival at the ranch, Haley is greeted by the sight of a cabin going up in flames. Uncle Jake chalks the fire up to bad luck. But Haley suspects foul play. But who among the guests would do such a thing? And why? Could it be Aquanetta Real, an aspiring country singer from Houston? Vivica Dove, the granddaughter of Uncle Jake's old friends the Craigs? Or maybe Rags, the ranch hand, who has a history of trouble? When another fire scatters the horses and almost sets the barn on fire, Haley is determined to find the culprit before Uncle Jake loses his ranch. Marianne Mitchell's riveting mystery, set among the red rocks and canyons of Sedona, Arizona, will engage the minds of young mystery lovers as her plucky young detective inches closer to unmasking the firebug.
As the new girl at the elite St. Sophia's boarding school, Lily Parker thinks her classmates are the most monstrous things she'll have to face. When Lily's guardians decided to send her away to a fancy boarding school in Chicago, she was shocked. So was St. Sophia's. Lily's ultra-rich brat pack classmates think Lily should be the punchline to every joke, and on top of that, she's hearing strange noises and seeing bizarre things in the shadows of the creepy building. The only thing keeping her sane is her roommate, Scout, but even Scout's a little weird - she keeps disappearing late at night and won't tell Lily where she's been. But when a prank leaves Lily trapped in the catacombs beneath the school, Lily finds Scout running from a real monster. Scout's a member of a splinter group of rebel teens with unique magical talents, who've sworn to protect the city against demons, vampires, and Reapers, magic users who've been corrupted by their power. And when Lily finds herself in the line of a firespell, Scout tells her the truth about her secret life, even though Lily has no powers of her own - at least, none that she's discovered yet . . .
From the Book Jacket: Streams of sparks and sprays of colored stars light up the dark sky, thundering blasts echo all around ... FIREWORKS TONIGHT! For centuries man has been playing with fire with dazzling, sometimes dire, results-and few things have as much power to astound and intrigue us. Martha Brenner's research has turned up a wealth of fascinating information on the world of pyrotechnics. She covers the history of fireworks from the primitive firecrackers developed some 2000 years ago in China to the breathtaking special effects of today, the tragic accidents that have led to current laws regulating their use, the intriguing step-by-step development of a modern fireworks show from the drawing board to the actual shooting. How are fireworks made? Very carefully! And almost entirely by hand, because metal machinery produces heat and static electricity that could easily ignite an entire building full of explosives. Who makes fireworks? Most are manufactured by a handful of dynamic, devoted families that have passed on their tricks and trademarks for generations. Fireworks Tonight! gives us profiles of them and their particular pyrotechnical styles. How do fireworks work? Martha Brenner explains that, too-in clear, scientific detail. And there's more. Fireworks Tonight! includes a trip behind the scenes at a fireworks show, a visit to a manufacturing plant, a section on safety, a list of the 50 states' current laws on their sale and use, an illustrated spectators' guide-to help fire works fans tell a roman candle from a rocket and a list of notable fireworks facts: the biggest display in history, the loudest, the longest .. . Generously illustrated with over 60 photo graphs and prints, Fireworks Tonight! is a lively, accurate, and comprehensive introduction to a subject of universal appeal.
This book provides students with a balanced, historical perspective on the history of the environmental movement in relation to major social and political events in U.S. history.
Short stories of teen immigrants--Mexican, Venezuelan, Kazakh, Chinese, Romanian, Palestinian, Swedish, Korean, Haitian, and Cambodian--reveal what it is like to face prejudice, language barriers, and homesickness along with common teenage feelings and needs.
A history of free speech in our country from earliest times to some of the controversial court cases of today involving school demonstrations and the right of Nazis to march.
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