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Daisy's 4th grade class is going on a field trip to see an Egypt exhibit. Daisy is nervous because her grandmother is coming along as a chaperone and Daisy is afraid all her classmates will laugh at her.
Dale Earnhardt, Sr. first broke onto the racing scene in 1979, when he was named Rookie of the Year. In the more than 20 years that followed, his daring driving style earned him several top honors, including his proudest moment, a victory at Daytona. On February 18th, 2001, Earnhardt had been racing in the Daytona 500, when in the final lap, he had a fatal crash. While other drivers have come and gone, the face of Dale Earnhardt, Sr., with his handlebar moustache and wide grin, will always be the face of NACAR. Get to know a legend.
Dale Earnhardt, Sr. first broke onto the racing scene in 1979, when he was named Rookie of the Year. In the more than 20 years that followed, his daring driving style earned him several top honors, including his proudest moment, a victory at Daytona. On February 18th, 2001, Earnhardt had been racing in the Daytona 500, when in the final lap, he had a fatal crash. While other drivers have come and gone, the face of Dale Earnhardt, Sr. , with his handlebar moustache and wide grin, will always be the face of NACAR. Get to know a legend.
These traditional reads are brimming with spirited characters and positive values, but with a little extra excitement and bite, so hold on to your hats! Written expressly for the middle grade struggling reader, the series does not contain strong language, edgy themes, or dysfunctional families. In fact, family is the main theme of these titles. And one particular Latino family is the focus with their uncanny knack for finding humor, hope, and colorful personalities, even in unusual circumstances. Written at the lowest reading levels, the story structure is straightforward and moves the reader through the text quickly and efficiently.
Outside of ancient Syracuse on the island of Sicily, there lived a cruel ruler named Dionysius. He trusted no one. Nearby lived two best friends, Damon and Pythias. One day Pythias spoke out against Dionysius, who quickly ordered his execution, to take place in one month. Pythias wanted to return to his elderly parents to say goodbye and arrange for their care. Dionysius laughed, not trusting that Pythias would return.Damon stood up and offered to take Pythias's place until he returned. The ruler agreed only after stipulating that if Pythias did not come back, Damon would die instead. When the execution day arrived, Pythias had not returned, but Damon still believed that his friend would be there if he could. Just in time, Pythias ran in, offering up his own life for his friend's.
Dan Beard was happiest when he was out-of-doors. As a boy, he spent much time hiking, fishing, and rafting. He became a map maker so that he could work outside. He started the Sons of Daniel Boone so that boys could learn to love nature. Then, his group merged with several other groups to become Boy Scouts of America.
Can Rachel and Kirsty help the Dance Fairies get their grooves back?<P> The Dance Fairies' magic ribbons are missing! Without them, all kinds of dances are getting off on the wrong foot. Everyone is miserable, except for Jack Frost and his goblins. They have the ribbons . . . and it's up to Rachel and Kirsty to get them back!<P> Beautiful ballets everywhere are turning into a total mess. Can Bethany the Ballet Fairy track down her ribbon? Or will the goblins dance away with it?<P> Find the magic ribbon in each book, and help keep the Dance Fairies on their toes!
Can Rachel and Kirsty help the Dance Fairies get their grooves back?<P> The Dance Fairies' magic ribbons are missing! Without them, all kinds of dances are getting off on the wrong foot. Everyone is miserable, except for Jack Frost and his goblins. They have the ribbons . . . and it's up to Rachel and Kirsty to get them back!<P> No one in Wetherbury can rock 'n' roll without Rebecca's magical ribbon. But will the goblins roll right out of town with it?<P> Find the magic ribbon in each book, and help keep the Dance Fairies on their toes!
Can Rachel and Kirsty help the Dance Fairies get their grooves back?<P> The Dance Fairies' magic ribbons are missing! Without them, all kinds of dances are getting off on the wrong foot. Everyone is miserable, except for Jack Frost and his goblins. They have the ribbons . . . and it's up to Rachel and Kirsty to get them back!<P> One of Jack Frost's goblins has Tasha's ribbon. He's tippity-tapping away from Rachel and Kirsty at every turn! <P> Find the magic ribbon in each book, and help keep the Dance Fairies on their toes!
Can Rachel and Kirsty help the Dance Fairies get their grooves back?<P> The Dance Fairies' magic ribbons are missing! Without them, all kinds of dances are getting off on the wrong foot. Everyone is miserable, except for Jack Frost and his goblins. They have the ribbons . . . and it's up to Rachel and Kirsty to get them back!<P> Rachel and Kirsty are jazzed about helping Jessica find her special ribbon. But the goblins are just as eager to keep it for themselves! <P> Find the magic ribbon in each book, and help keep the Dance Fairies on their toes!
"With a style that captures the rhythmic pulse of the Cuban way of life, the vibrant storytelling in this collection of tales by Joe Hayes will delight Spanish-speaking and English-speaking children alike. The accurate translation builds familiarity in reading and expressing ideas in a second language. The colorful illustrations reflect the warmth of Cuban folk art. We hope that this anthology will inspire young readers to gain great awareness of Cuban cultural sensibilities."--The American Folklore SocietyIf you travel to Cuba, the people will greet you with a smile. Right away they'll want you to come to their home and eat a meal. In the meal, you'll find a mixture of foods and flavors from Spain and Africa--and from many Caribbean cultures as well. In Cuban folktales, you will taste the same delicious mixture of flavors."Folklorist and storyteller Joe Hayes first visited Cuba in 2001. He fell in love with the island and its people and began to look for opportunities to meet and listen to Cuban storytellers and to share the stories he knew from the American Southwest. He has returned every year, establishing a rich cultural exchange between US and Cuban storytellers. Out of that collaboration came this savory collection of Cuban folktales, which Joe frames with an introduction and an all-important Note to Storytellers.Joe Hayes is one of America's premier storytellers. His bilingual Spanish-English tellings have earned him a distinctive place among America's storytellers. Joe has published over twenty books. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and travels extensively throughout Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California.Mauricio Trenard Sayago was born in Santiago de Cuba in 1963. He was raised in a home that was closely linked with art and was surrounded by the artistic debates sustained by the various artists and art history professors in his family. This environment strongly influenced him. Mauricio came to the United States in 2000, and now lives in Brooklyn.
Dancing Carl, Gary Paulsen's first novel, was a ALA Best Book for Young Adults and a Notable Children's Trade Book for the Language Arts.In the winter, life in McKinley, Minnesota, revolves around the rinks, where kids play hockey and grown-ups skate to scratchy phonograph records. Then, the year Marsh and his best friend, Willy, are twelve, Carl appears at the rink, wearing a battered, old leather flight jacket and doing a strange dance that is both beautiful and disturbing to watch. It is Marsh and Willy who discover the terrible secret behind Carl's dance, a secret that threatens to destroy him. But a small miracle occurs, and Carl's dance becomes a fragile and tentative expression of hope and the healing power of love.
In a forgotten small town, one girl and a hundred cats are about to do something spectacularApplesap is a small town smack dab in the middle of New York state, and beyond that geographical oddity, there isn't much special about it. It has a dress shop, a run-down movie theater, and two old-fashioned drug stores: Jiggs' and the Super Queen. But nobody goes to Jiggs'. The roof is leaky, the seats are sticky, and the flies have built a kingdom around the soda fountain. Worst of all are the cats--hundreds of strays who wander in off the street to make the store their home. Jiggs' is a place for creatures who want to hide from the world, and so it is perfect for Melba. A shy young girl who's too timid to talk to other children, Melba makes Jiggs' her home-away-from-home. As the old store nears bankruptcy, Melba comes up with a wild plan that will save the pharmacy, make Applesap famous, and change her life forever. This ebook features a personal history by Janet Taylor Lisle including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author's own collection.
American-born Margie only sees problems when she thinks of Mexico, her parents' home. By shortening her name and perfecting her unaccented English, she's finally convinced the kids at school that she is one hundred percent American. But when her Mexican cousin Lupe comes to visit, everything changes. Things at home hadn't been the same for Lupe since her father left to find work in the North. But being in a new school in the States doesn't seem to be any easier, and Lupe finds herself in need of a friend. When a special performance puts the two girls onstage, side-by-side, they'll find a new kind of home--in each other. Award-winning author Alma Flor Ada, for the first time with her son, Gabriel M. Zubizarreta, crafts an honest and accessible story about the quintessential immigrant experience: struggling to be a part of something new, while staying true to who you are.
1968 looks like it'll be a pretty good year for Jaynell Lambert. The town's going to pave the dirt road she lives on, her girly-girl sister, Racine, isn't driving her completely crazy, and Grandpap has just moved in with his new emerald green Cadillac convertible. Jaynell and Grandpap have something special. But why won't Grandpap tell her the reason he visits with the dirt-poor Pickens family on the other side of town? When Jaynell finds out Grandpap's secret, the legacy of an old man transforms a family, and a town. "At once gritty and poetic, stark and sentimental . . . a solid page turner. Holt once again displays her remarkable gift. " (School Library Journal, starred review) .
Ten-year-old Min has had a long history of foster care since being abandoned in a public washroom at age three. When Min is dumped by her latest foster mother just before Christmas, Jess Hart, a former Children's Aid doctor who knows Min and sees past her hardened shell, decides to take her home for a couple of weeks to see how the two of them get along. Jess has long had thoughts of becoming Min's official foster mother, or even adopting her. On their way to find a Christmas tree, Min finds a young dog that's near death and brings it home. As the dog's timidness and distrust of people begins to lessen, Min realizes how much she has herself been "walling" people out. Min starts to open up, makes some new friends and even stands up to her old nemesis, the bullying and taunting Laird. This is a story of an abandoned dog helping an abandoned girl open her heart and let in a new family. Jean Little's incredible gift for portraying emotion and creating real people on the page shines in this touching novel.
Henry York never dreamed his time in Kansas would open a door to adventure--much less a hundred doors. But a visit to his aunt and uncle's farm took an amazing turn when cupboard doors, hidden behind Henry's bedroom wall, revealed themselves to be portals to other worlds. Now, with his time at the farm drawing to a close, Henry makes a bold decision--he must go through the cupboards to find the truth about where he's from and who his parents are. Following that trail will take him from one world to another, and ultimately into direct conflict with the evil of Endor.N. D. Wilson and his wife live in Idaho. Also visit www.ndwilson.com.From the Hardcover edition.
Ellen receives a spirit message during a séance at the county fair, warning that her brother Corey is in danger and that she must rescue him.
Calvin and Rob decide to go on a long hiking trip. Soon they are trapped in a narrow gorge with two prison camp escapees and a hungry mountain lion on the loose.
Gordon Korman's adventurous DIVE trilogy comes to an action-packed conclusion with THE DANGER.<P> In 1965, a British vessel named the Griffin sank with a priceless amount of gold on board.Now, centuries later, four kids are trying to raise the Griffin's treasure from the sea. Kaz, Dante, Adriana, and Star must take the biggest risk of their lives...and discover that they won't be able to trust anybody-even themselves. A thrilling, shark-infested conclusion to Gordon Korman's underwater trilogy.<P>
A twelve-year-old sleuth goes undercover--and underwater--to tackle three cases in this hilarious Brixton Brothers mystery.It's a routine case... ...or at least as routine as a cases get when you're a twelve-year-old private detective who's been sleuthing for just a few months: Steve Brixton must don a neon wetsuit and work undercover to retrieve a stolen surfboard. But when the assignment goes all wrong, Steve finds himself caught inside mysteries involving wild surfers, pirate smugglers, thick-necked goons, and a sixth-grader who can't find his gym shorts.
Noodle and Zeek love danger, but when a real adventure comes their way, will they be ready?Best friends Noodle and Zeek are among the first in line when a new store, Danger Guy, opens in their local mall. It has all the survival gear the boys could dream of, and their excitement is lessened only when they notice two big, angry men yelling at the owner. When Noodle and Zeek wander into a small room on the other side of the store, they're shut inside. That's when the two realize they're in the back of a truck heading out of town.After a terrifying ride, Noodle and Zeek arrive at an ancient temple full of treasures. There they discover that their kidnappers are the two men from the store, and the boys are not the only ones who have been captured. The Emersons, a famous husband-and-wife explorer team, are there too. It's up to Noodle and Zeek to rescue the prisoners and save the day--before they're trapped in the temple forever!
The Danger Guys head to the jungle on a quest to find an ancient treasureIt's Noodle and Zeek's greatest adventure yet! The boys are excited to learn that they are going on a quest for the mysterious Golden Lizard with the Emersons, the famous husband-and-wife explorer team. What could be more daring and fun than a treasure hunt in the jungle? But as the group soon discovers, they aren't the only ones after the Golden Lizard. When the Emersons are kidnapped, Noodle and Zeek know it is up to them to save the day.The boys must rescue the Emersons, fight off ninja linebackers, and find the Golden Lizard before the bad guys can. But the truth about the legendary Golden Lizard is something that Noodle and Zeek could never have imagined.
Noodle and Zeek team up again to beat an evil scientist and save their schoolWhen best friends Noodle and Zeek get on a rocket ride at the carnival, they have no idea that they are about to be blasted into danger. The rocket turns out to be real, and when Noodle and Zeek crash-land, they are sucked into a secret laboratory under Mayville School. There they find their old science teacher Mr. Vazny--who's about to blow it up!The boys must snap into action to stop Vazny from going through with his evil plan. But to do so, they must defeat a giant robot, learn to fly the rocket, and defuse the bomb before it's too late. Can Noodle and Zeek save their school in time? The boys have their work cut out for them in this exciting Danger Guys adventure.
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