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Franklin and his family are disappointed when Grandma and Grandpa can't make it, but they find unexpected fun and friendship as they prepare for the annual feast. In this Franklin Classic Storybook, Franklin celebrates Thanksgiving with friends and family!
Franny's faithful Lab assistant, Igor, has swallowed a doomsday device that is ready to go off at any moment! For a regular scientist, it might seem like there's only one way to get the device out--um...make that two ways. But Franny K. Stein is no ordinary scientist, so she concocts her own way to get the device back and save her friend. With her miniaturization machine, Franny shrinks herself to the size of a pin and goes on a field trip like no other...through the body of a ticking time-dog! Fasten your seat belts, it's going to be a bumpy ride!
Weirdest. Crime Fighters. Ever. Sheba, the fur-faced Wolfgirl, can sniff out a threat from miles away. Monkeyboy clambers up buildings in the blink of an eye -- then drops deadly stink bombs of his own making (yes, THAT kind)! Sister Moon sees in the dark, and moves at the speed of light. Born with weird abnormalities that make them misfits, these FREAKS spend their nights on public display, trapped in a traveling Victorian sideshow. But during the day, they put their strange talents to use: They solve the most sinister crimes. And in a dank, desperate world of crooks and child-snatchers, they're determined to defend London's most innocent victims: the street urchins disappearing from the city's streets.
Max made a deal with Nicky and Tara, the two ghosts who live in his bedroom: If he helps them figure out how they turned into ghosts, they'll help Max prove to his dad that he isn't a worthless wimp. Well, Max is about to make good on his promise. There's a witness who saw what happened to the kids. A witness who may know the secret to bringing them back to life. The problem is the witness is a chimpanzee! And Max is going to switch brains with him to learn the secret. Will Max find the secret- or will he go from a worthless wimp to a worthless chimp?From the Hardcover edition.
When twelve-year-old Frankie Joe's mother is sent to jail, he is uprooted from his home in Texas to live with the father he has never met, his father's wife, and his father's four "legitimate" sons in Illinois. Frankie Joe is miserable. Trying to adjust to his blended family proves too much to bear, so Frankie Joe hatches a plot to escape on his bike back home to Texas. For that he needs money, and so Frankie Joe's Freaky Fast Delivery Service is born. His deliveries win new friends, a place in the rural Illinois community, and a sense of achievement. But his planned escape is destroyed by a heartbreaking betrayal, and Frankie Joe needs all of his incredible resilience and the loving support of his new family to survive the devastating loss.
Brynn's just transferred to a brand-new school in a town close by. A town in Bizarro World, that is, where academic excellence is the fast track to popularity and Candace-yes, quiet, seemingly insecure Candace-is the reigning queen bee. Brynn's not sure how she'll ever fit in to this parallel universe, until one day she notices Candace crumbling under the weight of some serious self-imposed stress. So Brynn takes Candace under her wing and teaches her the fine art of chilling out before she turns into a complete basket case at the tender age of thirteen. .
THE FAB FRIES RETURN FOR ANOTHER WACKY CAPER--THROUGH TIME AND SPACE! The Gang: Freddy T. Funkhouser, science whiz kid; Howie Kapowie, his cheese-cube-chowing sidekick; and Freddy's most incredible inventions: five living, breathing French fries by day, superpowered kick-butt spuds by night! The Plan: Use the secret notes of mysterious missing inventor Silas Finklebean to construct a time travel machine (from a pile of junk) that sweeps the annual science competition and creams Pookesville's baddest bully, Adam Spanker, once and for all. The Big questions: Will Freddy's time-warp team beat the clock before Adam's exploding volcano buries the Funkhouser family restaurant, the Burger Castle, in goopy purple lava? And can they finally crack the case of the long-lost Silas Finklebean? Bestselling author David Baldacci cooks up another scrumptious adventure, this time stirring in a dash of spooky mystery and zany science fiction, and topping it with a big helping of laughs!
Born into slavery young Frederick dreams of the day he and his people will be free. Yet until that day comes, his only escape is through the books he reads, which take him to worlds far from his own.<P> When a menacing overseer named Covey sees that Frederick is different from the others, he sets out to "break" the young reader. But Frederick's surprising response to Covey's brutality is an act of courage that frees forever what no person can hold captive: his spirit
Felix knows his dad was a famous baseball player in Cuba and that his father risked everything to send Felix to America. But his mom won't reveal anything else. When a baseball team with Cuban players comes to town, Felix wonders if they knew his dad and sneaks into their locker room to ask. That's when the players mistake him for their new batboy. Determined to uncover the truth about his mysterious father, Felix plays along, going as far as running away from home to become the team's batboy. His bittersweet adventure glows with the friendship of a miraculous dog, the warmth of a mother's love, and the magic of baseball.
Michelle Koszlowski desparately wantes to be a princess until her wish comes true and she discovers what a pain royal life can be.The full collection of ten contemporary fairy tales is the second in the critically acclaimed series--puts a delightful new spin on classic stories and themes. Michelle Koszlowski desparately wantes to be a princess until her wish comes true and she discovers what a pain royal life can be. The Little Tailor brags to everyone about his bravery until a giant comes along and teaches him a lesson. Rapunzel is held captive in a high-rise apartment by an urban witch who owns a pizza parlor. A postmodern wolf refuses to eat the bratty Little Red Riding Hood and her sickly grandmother. Hansel is so obsessed with candy that he steals Gretel's piggy bank and runs off to the Old Witch's Candy Factory.
Class 4A is studying reptiles, which makes class pet Slinky the snake a minor celebrity. The whole class collects worms from the field to feed to Slinky as a treat, but Katie refuses--she's a vegetarian! Then when the magic wind appears, Katie learns what it's like to be in someone else's skin--scaly snake skin to be exact!
Learn more about democracy and freedom, told through stories of America's history.
While at a summer field hockey camp in Boston, Maine natives Serena Marlowe and Carly Heiser stumble upon an unusual thief who is stealing historical artifacts from Boston's Revolutionary War days.
In this inspiring collection of true stories, thirty African-Americans who were children or teenagers in the 1950s and 1960s talk about what it was life for them to fight segregation in the South--to sit in an all-white restaurant and demand to be served, to refuse to give up a seat at the front of the bus, to be among the first to integrete the public schools, and to face violence, arrest, and even death for the cause of freedom.
In this inspiring collection of true stories, thirty African-Americans who were children or teenagers in the 1950s and 1960s talk about what it was like for them to fight segregation in the South-to sit in an all-white restaurant and demand to be served, to refuse to give up a seat at the front of the bus, to be among the first to integrate the public schools, and to face violence, arrest, and even death for the cause of freedom. "Thrilling. . . Nothing short of wonderful. "-The New York Times Awards: ( A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year ( A Booklist Editors' Choice .
On the eve of the American Revolution, the Havens family is fighting a war at home. Joshua Havens is being sent to the front lines of battle. Thomas Havens wants to be a soldier--but he must fight a closer threat. Sara is in love with a boy from a Loyalist family. Then the Loyalists begin to attack.
A True Book--Physical Science Whether you're an aspiring inventor or an everyday science buff, you've probably created your own experiments to uncover the truth about the forces of physical science. Now you can delve deeper into the topics of electricity, motion, gravity, and more with these titles that are perfect for the budding scientist in you.
Perfect for middle-grade readers ages 8-12, this collection of twelve short fiction stories highlight different aspects of the ups and downs of friendship and how a group of friends confront and resolve their problems and misunderstandings through faith and good humor. Following each story are reflection and discussion questions.
What's the difference between a friend and a fiend?Jake is so embarrassed by a reading circle blunder, he vows never to speak in class again. Abigail believes she can no longer trust one of her best friends. Their teenage cousins have turned into fiends. And on the perfect snow day, who jumps on Jake and washes his face in snow? And who rescues him?From the Hardcover edition.
Katie and Suzanne have been best friends for ever. But now Suzanne's become a total snob! Katie has had enough, and declares that she and Suzanne are now friends for never! Then Katie turns into Suzanne at a very important moment-just as Suzanne is about to make her modeling debut! Will Katie's walk down the runway ruin their friendship forever? .
Cassie witnesses a black man address a white storekeeper by his first name. "A powerful story . . .Readers will be haunted by its drama and emotion long after they have closed the book." --Booklist
Dear Friends,When Og the Frog came to live in Room 26, I felt a little jealous. Still, I tried to be welcoming but I soon discovered that it's HARD-HARD-HARD to make friends with a lumpy, bumpy frog! Then I found out that my fellow students were having problems with their friends, too. A. J. and Garth had to deal with a bully named Mean Martin Bean. Heidi and Gail had a terrible argument, and Miranda-Golden had a new stepsister who wasn't nice at all. Then there was the Poetry Festival, the magic show and the snowstorm! How could one small hamster solve all those problems?Luckily, I wrote the whole story in my notebook so you could share my adventures. Your friend to the end,Humphrey
Tracy's favorite TV star is coming to town, and she will do anything to meet him face to face The two people Tracy loves most are Rabbit O'Shea, a smooth-talking bad boy, and Ross Perlman, an innocent young man with a golden voice. She could never choose between them, and she'll never have to, because Rabbit is a TV character, and Ross is the actor who plays him. When Ross announces a concert in Tracy's hometown, she pledges to do whatever it takes to meet the real-life Rabbit--a decision that could cost her everything she holds dear. She and her best friend, Andrea, make a pact that they will meet Ross together or not at all. But when one of them gets the chance to meet him alone, it threatens to tear their friendship apart. Suddenly, Tracy finds herself longing for the days when Ross Perlman was just another poster on her wall.