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From the book: "The McIntire family faces a disappointing Christmas. Dad is off at war in England, Molly's grandparents can't come for the holidays, and it looks like there won't be many exciting presents. Worst of all, the family hasn't heard from Dad for a long time, and they're worried. But Molly decides they should make their own merry Christmas-a Christmas filled with the kind of unexpected surprises that Dad would make. Thanks to Molly, the best surprise of all is waiting for the McIntires on Christmas morning."
Nine-year-old Leslie tells how her mom does everyday tasks while being blind, from keeping track of her daughter at nursery school to going to soccer games, to the movies, and canoeing.
This book explains the impact on the family of someone getting a successor dog guide, and also many of the tools that blind people use.
The kidnapping of Frank Hardy's girlfriend at an anti-terror convention in Washington, D.C., sends the brother sleuths running straight into a terrorist deathtrap.
While visiting his uncle in a Costa Rican rain forest, Steve meets a monkey which he wants to tame and a smuggler who forces him to some very responsible decisions.
Ghoulfriends Forever is a brand-new Monster High series, introducing three new monster characters. As new students, the trio must navigate the bewildering array of cute monster boys, established cliques, and monster-rific subjects like Mad Science, G-ogre-phy, and Physical Deaducation. As if that weren't hard enough, something strange and sinister seems to be happening at the school. Popular girls like Frankie Stein and Cleo de Nile are acting weird-and all signs point to everyone's new favorite teacher, Miss Sylphia Flapper. Can the new GFFs expose the fave as a fraud, or will they succumb to peer pressure?
GFFs Rochelle, Robecca, and Venus begin to settle in at Monster High and are having a fangtastic time getting involved in the student body. Rochelle is tutoring the trolls, Robecca is blasting onto the Skulltimate Roller Maze team, and Venus is starting a compost pile with Lagoona Blue! The ghoulfriends are even recruited to help Toralei and Cleo plan the Hex Factor Talent Show. But during Mr. Mummy's Catacombing class, the ghouls find hints of a new threat to the school. And when white cats start showing up around the Creepateria-a bad omen for monsters!-the GFFs begin to wonder if their fun is over. Is Toralei playing pranks? Or is something more sinister haunting the halls of Monster High?
The three ghoulfriends, Robecca Steam, Venus McFlytrap, and RochelleGoyle, are on the case to solve the mystery of the missing headmistress! First up is investigating the creeperiffic attic on the Monster High campus, where someone appears to have been hiding out amongst the lacy webs! Who is she, and what's her secret? The ghoulfriends soon find out and uncover a much bigger plot that puts the future of the entire student body in danger!
[from the back cover] "Don't these monsters know a joke when they see it? When Mike and Kevver announced their MONSTER OF THE YEAR contest, it was just a funny way to liven up a dull summer. Of course, not everyone starts a joke with a 12-foot high billboard. But not everybody's mother owns a billboard company, either! Mike and Kevver thought they'd lucked out when Mike's mother gave them jobs as assistants at the McPhee Outdoor and Billboard Advertising Company. Of course, that was before the contest. Before the telegram from Transylvania. Before Igor and the first contestant arrived. Before the Count moved his coffin into Mike's basement. It was definitely before Mike and Kevver met Lulu Toomaloo. It was a contest that none of them would ever forget!" Check out the Bookshare collection for more than 65 books about monsters, unicorns, aliens and more by Bruce Coville, a popular author of books of humor, mystery and the unexpected.
Trouble is brewing in quiet, pleasant Alypium, and only Erec Rex can make it better. All of the baby dragons have mysteriously disappeared, and King Piter has lost the trust of his people. Worse, the evil Stain brothers will become the new rulers of the Kingdom of the Keepers unless Erec returns to Alypium and challenges them. but if Erec becomes king, the power of the royal scepter could destroy him completely. As Erec performs deadly quests in pursuit of the throne, he discovers that the right path brings many risks and few rewards -- and when he must delve into the Substance that holds our world together, he must summon all of his strength just to survive.
Describes an alligator's desperate search for food in the Florida Everglades during the month of October. Other books in The Thirteen Moons series are available in this library.
Chronicles a year in a black bear's life, beginning with her emerging from hibernation in Tennessee's Smoky Mountains during the spring thaw in February.
Describes the activities of a mother red squirrel during the month of April as she nurtures her newborn babies in the Bitterroot Valley of Montana.
A young buck weathers a hurricane that strikes the coast of Connecticut in September.
Describes the experiences of five fox pups during the month of June in the farmland of Pennsylvania. Picture descriptions included.
During December and January, a young mole in Kansas spends her waking hours searching for food in her network of underground tunnels.
The story of the monarch butterfly's cross-continent migration during the month of May. Other books in The Thirteen Moons series are available in this library.
Describes the experiences of a young mountain lion during the month of August in his natural habitat on the side of Mount Olympus, in Washington State.
A great horned owl's stirrings to mate carry him across a forest in January in the Catskill Mountains, where he observes the nocturnal activities of other animals. Other books in this series are available in this library.
On a rainy March night, a salamander returns to the spring pond for the ancient mating dance of the salamanders.
Describes animal and plant life in the drought-parched desert during the month of July and how a little wild pig adapts to this environment. Includes image descriptions.
During a cold spell in December, a song sparrow that has not migrated south must adapt to the changes that winter brings.
B95 can feel it: a stirring in his bones and feathers. It's time. Today is the day he will once again cast himself into the air, spiral upward into the clouds, and bank into the wind. He wears a black band on his lower right leg and an orange flag on his upper left, bearing the laser inscription B95. Scientists call him the Moonbird because, in the course of his astoundingly long lifetime, this gritty, four-ounce marathoner has flown the distance to the moon-and halfway back. Each February he joins a flock that lifts off from Tierra del Fuego, headed for breeding grounds in the Canadian Arctic, nine thousand miles away. Late in the summer, he begins the return journey. B95 can fly for days without eating or sleeping, but eventually he must descend to refuel and rest. However, recent changes at ancient refueling stations along his migratory circuit-changes caused mostly by human activity-have reduced the food available and made it harder for the birds to reach. And so, since 1995, when B95 was first captured and banded, the worldwide rufa population has collapsed by nearly 80 percent. Most perish somewhere along the great hemispheric circuit, but the Moonbird wings on. He has been seen as recently as November 2011, which makes him nearly twenty years old. Shaking their heads, scientists ask themselves: How can this one bird make it year after year when so many others fall? National Book Award-winning author Phillip Hoose takes us around the hemisphere with the world's most celebrated shorebird, showing the obstacles rufa red knots face, introducing a worldwide team of scientists and conservationists trying to save them, and offering insights about what we can do to help shorebirds before it's too late. With inspiring prose, thorough research, and stirring images, Hoose explores the tragedy of extinction through the triumph of a single bird. Moonbird is one The Washington Post 's Best Kids Books of 2012.
Fer must save her realm from the Forsworn, a group destroying the land with their broken oaths, in Moonkind, the conclusion to award-winning author Sarah Prineas's fantasy-adventure series, which includes Winterling, Summerkin, and the short story ebook Thrice Sworn. As the Lady of the Summerlands, Fer has vowed to serve her people without the deception of the glamorie and she had trusted other leaders to fulfill the same promise. But not all the Lords and Ladies want to keep their oaths, and they've unleashed the consequences of their betrayal onto the lands. Only Fer, with the help of the puck-boy Rook, can fight the stillness invading the lands. But can she trust Rook? And can she protect her people before it's too late? Sarah Prineas combines a brave and resourceful young heroine with a richly detailed fantasy world and beloved folklore into a story that will delight middle-grade fans of Diana Wynne Jones, Ingrid Law, and Rick Riordan.
The future of medieval Japan is at stake once again. A ruthless and power hungry warlord has set out to destroy Moonshadow, a young ninja spy, and his clan of ninja warriors, the Grey Light Order. Luckily, Moonshadow has Snowhawk, a powerful girl ninja and former rival, at his side. Together, they face bounty hunters, a vengeful gangster, and cunning agents from Snowhawk's former clan. But their greatest enemy is a man who uses no weapons-a deadly ninja who enters his victims' minds in their sleep!Join Moonshadow and Snowhawk in this thrilling sequel to Rise of the Ninja!
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