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Fires in the Wilderness

by Jeffery L Schatzer

It's the Great Depression, and times are hard. Children are starving. Families are scraping by on government handouts and the kindness of strangers. There is no work to be had and no money to be earned. Teenager Jarek Sokolowski and his brother take action to save their loved ones-they apply for jobs in the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). Fires in the Wilderness chronicles the journey of a pair of Polish boys from Grand Rapids, Michigan, in 1934. After some training, they are shipped far from home to a work camp in the wilds of Michigan's Upper Peninsula. The friends take on backbreaking jobs that leave them bruised and blistered. To make matters worse, their work leader is a cruel bully who loves to stir up trouble. When wildfires sweep across the northern wilderness, the CCC boys are pressed into duty. As the fire grows out of control, several boys find themselves trapped by walls of flame and Jarek is faced with a terrible choice.Through their work and struggles, the Civilian Conservation Corps boys learn hard lessons about life and the importance of character, teamwork, and leadership. Fires in the Wilderness is an inspiring story that provides readers with a peek into the past through the eyes of an immigrant boy.

Fires in the Wilderness

by Jeffery L Schatzer

It's the Great Depression, and times are hard. Children are starving. Families are scraping by on government handouts and the kindness of strangers. There is no work to be had and no money to be earned. Teenager Jarek Sokolowski and his brother take action to save their loved ones-they apply for jobs in the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). Fires in the Wilderness chronicles the journey of a pair of Polish boys from Grand Rapids, Michigan, in 1934. After some training, they are shipped far from home to a work camp in the wilds of Michigan's Upper Peninsula. The friends take on backbreaking jobs that leave them bruised and blistered. To make matters worse, their work leader is a cruel bully who loves to stir up trouble. When wildfires sweep across the northern wilderness, the CCC boys are pressed into duty. As the fire grows out of control, several boys find themselves trapped by walls of flame and Jarek is faced with a terrible choice.Through their work and struggles, the Civilian Conservation Corps boys learn hard lessons about life and the importance of character, teamwork, and leadership. Fires in the Wilderness is an inspiring story that provides readers with a peek into the past through the eyes of an immigrant boy.

Fireweed

by Jill Paton Walsh

Two teenage runaways who refuse to be evacuated from London struggle for survival amid the 1940 Blitz.

Firewing

by Kenneth Oppel

The forest heaves and splits in a terrible quake, and Griffin, a newborn Silverwing bat, is sucked down a fissure deep into the earth. Shade, Griffin's father, soon realizes that his son has been drawn into the Underworld and embarks on the most dangerous of journeys to rescue him. Shade knows he must find Griffin quickly -- legend says that if the living stumble into the land of the dead, they have only a short time before death claims them, too. But something else is hunting Griffin -- a deadly foe Shade hoped he would never see again. Who will find Griffin first?

The First Americans (A History of Us #1)

by Joy Hakim

Thousands of years-- way before Christopher Columbus set sail-- wandering tribes of hunters made their way from Asia across the Bering land bridge to North America. They didn't know it, but they had discovered a New World. The First Americans is a fascinating re-creation of pre-Columbian Native American life, and it's an adventure of a lifetime! Hunt seals with the Inuit; harvest corn on a cliff-top mesa; hunt the mighty buffalo; and set sail with Leif Erickson, Columbus, and all the early great explorers-- Cabot, Balboa, Ponce de Leon, Cortes, Henry the Navigator, and more-- in this brilliantly told story of America before it was America. [This text is listed as an example that meets Common Core Standards in English language arts in grades 4-5 at http://www.corestandards.org.]

The First Civilizations: World History 3500-1000 B.C.

by National Geographic Learning

Explores how Mesopotamia developed the basic features of civilization- writing, literature, and a code of laws- and how Egyptian civilization was shaped by the Nile River and a concern with the afterlife. Follows an archaeologist and mummy hunter as they uncover and study ancient artifacts.

First Language Lessons for the Well-Trained Mind: Level 4 Instructor Guide (First Language Lessons)

by Sara Buffington Jessie Wise

A simple-to-use, scripted guide to grammar and composition that makes successful teaching easy--for both parents and students. This volume, the Level 4 Instructor Guide in the complete elementary grammar series, uses classical techniques of memorization, dictation, and narration to develop your child's language ability in the important, foundational years of language study. The text covers a full range of grammar topics, including parts of speech, punctuation, sentence diagrams, and skills in beginning writing and storytelling. Optional end units provide practice in dictionary use and letter writing. Designed to follow Levels 1-3, the Level 4 Instructor Guide can also be used as a first grammar text for older students. A Level 4 Student Workbook is available separately with worksheet and activities. Grade Recommendation: Grades 4-5.

First Language Lessons for the Well-Trained Mind: Level 4 Student Workbook (First Language Lessons)

by Sara Buffington Jessie Wise

A simple-to-use, scripted workbook to grammar and composition that accompanies the First Language Lessons for the Well-Trained Mind, Level 4 textbook and makes successful teaching easy--for both parents and students. This workbook, accompanying the Level 4 Instructor Guide (available separately) in the First Language Lessons complete elementary grammar series, uses classical techniques of memorization, dictation, and narration to develop your child's language ability in the important, foundational years of language study. This Level 4 Student Workbook provides complete worksheets for the student, making it possible for busy parents and teachers to spend more time teaching and less time preparing. Grade Recommendation: Grades 4-5.

First Meet (The Gymnasts #2)

by Elizabeth A. Levy

(Back Cover) The first meet's going to be exciting... but it isn't going to be easy. It's the Pinecones very first meet - and they're competing against the Atomic Amazons. That team is tough! It's a real challenge for all the gymnasts, especially Cindi. She'll have to perform a very difficult move on the uneven bars - the Eagle. It's not enough to do it right - she'll have to do it with a style all her own. Cindi wonders if she can meet the challenge, for herself and for the team.

First Place (Secret Sisters Book 9)

by Sandra Byrd

Will the Rim-to-Rim hike make Tess a hero -- or a big-time loser? The Secret Sisters are minding their own business at a Little League game when the snooty Coronado Club stirs up trouble -- again! Tess and her friends have earned the best cabin at Outdoor School -- the one that Lauren and her gang wanted -- and now they're out for revenge. Erin blurts out that Tess is racing across the Grand Canyon Rim-to-Rim with her dad and certainly will win first place. Lauren insists Tess won't make it. Even worse, Lauren makes sure the whole sixth grade will hear all about the race at the Outdoor School's opening-night campfire! Tess is left worrying in silence, not wanting to share the secret that she knows could lead to disaster and embarrassment.

First Star I See

by Lynne Adamson Jaye Andras Caffrey

A lively, enchanting story that wonderfully captures the daily ups and downs of being a child with attention deficit disorder through the adventures of Paige, a bright young girl whose inability to stay focused threatens to spoil her best efforts to win a school contest.

First Stop, New York (Aly & Aj's Rock 'n' Roll Mystery #1)

by Tracey West Katherine Noll

Aly & AJ prepare to take the country by storm! The first stop on their tour is New York City. Before their performance, Aly & AJ visit the brand-new Girls Rock Academy, a school for girls who love rock `n' roll. The day before the grand opening, all the school''s equipment is stolen! Can Aly & AJ solve the mystery of the missing guitars in time for the school''s opening?

First Team

by Tim Green

Brock is on the run again in New York Times bestselling author Tim Green's companion book to New Kid. Perfect for fans of Mike Lupica or Dan Gutman's Baseball Card Adventure series.With his strong left arm, Brock knows he can be a great quarterback, and with the help of his new friend, Mak, he has a plan to make the first team. But the coaches have plans of their own, especially for the kids from the wrong side of the tracks, which is exactly where Brock now lives.As Brock is trying to fit in, his father's past is catching up to him--and one chance meeting causes everything to come crashing down. Will Brock finally be able to navigate his new life, or will his past force him back on the run?

First Woman In Congress: Jeannette Rankin

by Florence Meiman White

A biography of the first woman elected to Congress, who spent the 92 years of her life as a leader for woman suffrage, a lobbyist, and a social reformer.

Firstborn

by Tor Seidler Chris Sheban

A young wolf seeks the bravery to be himself in this lyrical homage to challenging societal stereotypes, from the author of National Book Award Finalist Mean Margaret and The Wainscott Weasel.Wolves. Predators of the wild. Stalkers of the forests. Born into rankings and expected to live up to their roles. Blue Boy, the alpha male of his pack, is the largest wolf many have ever seen, and his dream is to have a firstborn son who will take after him in every way. But Lamar is not turning out the way his father hoped. Lamar likes to watch butterflies. He worries if his younger siblings fall behind in the hunt. He has little interest in peacocking in front of other clans. Blue Boy grows increasingly dismayed at Lamar's lack of wolf instincts, and then Lamar does the intolerable: he becomes attracted to a coyote. While the other infractions can be begrudgingly tolerated, this one cannot, and the unity of the pack is in jeopardy. Lamar wants to make his family happy, but is doing what is expected of him worth losing the only true friend he's ever had? Full of bite and beauty that will make you think of White Fang, then Ferdinand, this story cuts to the heart of what's most important: being true to yourself, and being true to others.

Fish

by Gregory Mone

Fish--nicknamed for his incredible swimming abilities--is a twelve-year-old boy from a poor farming family. After taking a job as a courier for his uncle, Fish is waylaid by pirates, who steal the package he's carrying. He soon learns that it's the key to locating the Chain of Chuacar, a legendary treasure. As he works to earn the trust of Cobb, the fortune-hunting captain of the Scurvy Mistress, Fish learns of a mutiny headed by a nasty pirate called Scab. With time running out to find the Chain, Fish and some fellow shipmates still loyal to Cobb must thwart Scab's dastardly plan.

Fit Can Be Fun!

by R. W. Alley J. S. Jackson

People come in all shapes and sizes. That's the way God makes us. How boring would it be if we all looked the same? Some things we can't change, like how tall we are or the color of our eyes. Some things we can, like how we treat other people or how we take care of our bodies. This book is about taking care of our bodies so they work the best they can. You'll find that life is a lot more fun when you have a body that works well.

The Five Ancestors Book 5: Eagle

by Jeff Stone

For year, Ying hated his grandmaster for denying him the opportunity to train as a Dragon, and held a deep resentment for his five younger brothers-grandmaster's favorites. He took his revenge and burnt the Cangzhen temple to the ground, but the five youngsters survived and continue to be a thorn in his side. Yet, when betrayed by the emperor and imprisoned, it was his younger sister, Hok, who rescued him. Now Ying begins to realize that Tonglong has been manipulating him for a long time. Ying needs to figure out who are his friends and who are his enemies . . .and he needs to figure it out fast!From the Hardcover edition.

Five Ancestors Out of the Ashes #2: Lion

by Jeff Stone

Jeff Stone delivers an action-packed adventure perfect for bike racing fans, readers of the popular Five Ancestors series, and anyone who loves a fast-paced page-turner. Ryan Vanderhausen is psyched. After his mountain biking disaster, he discovers that his size and strength make him a natural for road bike racing. So he and his friends Phoenix, Jake, and Hú Dié head to California to train with Ryan's cousin Peter. But right away, things start to get weird. They hear of experienced cyclists dropping dead, and someone from their past pays them a very unwelcome visit. And then Peter is kidnapped in the middle of San Francisco's Chinatown. Can the kids save Peter, evade the bad guys, and still manage to compete in their biggest race yet?From the Hardcover edition.

Five Children and It

by E. Nesbit

While exploring the environs of their summer home, five brothers and sisters find a Psammead, or Sand-fairy, in a nearby gravel pit: "Its eyes were on long horns like a snail's eyes, and it could move them in and out like telescopes; it had ears like a bat's ears, and its tubby body was shaped like a spider's and covered with thick soft fur; its legs and arms were furry too, and it had hands and feet like a monkey's. " The Psammead is magical and, every day, the ancient and irritable creature grants each of them a wish that lasts until sunset. Soon, though, they find their wishes never seem to turn out right and often have unexpected-and humorous-consequences. But when an accidental wish goes terribly wrong, the children learn that magic, like life, can be as complicated as it is exciting.

The Five Fakirs of Faizabad (Children of the Lamp #6)

by Philip B. Kerr

John and Philippa Gaunt are off on another spellbinding adventure in bestselling author P. B. Kerr's Children of the Lamp series!<P> John and Philippa Gaunt are all ready for their lives to return to normal now that their mother has given up her djinn powers. But the siblings are quickly drawn into yet another mystery when the world's luck tips wildly out of balance (to the world's detriment). The key to the world's fate lies with five fakirs who were buried alive, each of whom guards a secret that can answer a great question of the universe. But there's an evil djinn desperate to dig up the secrets. Without their mother's powerful magic, John and Philippa must face this djinn alone.<P> While traveling around the globe, from London, to Morocco, to Yellowstone National Park, to the snowy Himalayan peaks of Shangri-La, can the twins harness their own powers to defeat a new evil?

Five Kingdoms: Crystal Keepers

by Brandon Mull

Cole is unprepared for the dangers in front of him...Now he's trapped somewhere between eaity andimagination in a bizarre world called The Outskirts. A place where jumping swords, castles and powerful enemies are an everyday occurrence.Cole must mend the magic tha has taken a sinister turn and find his friends who are lot and scattered over the Five Kingdoms.And if he fails Cole and everyone he needs to save will be stuck there forever.

Five Kingdoms: Rogue Knight

by Brandon Mull

Cole Randolph never meant to come to The Outskirts, but when his friends were kidnapped on Halloween he had to try and save them. Now he's trapped in this in-between place desperately trying to get to his friends and find a way home. But The Outskirts is a dangerous place to be and every move is filled with danger as Cole and his new friends, Jace, Twitch and Mira must outwit the High King who will stop at nothing to regain what he has lost.

Five's a Crowd (Not for Blondes Only #1)

by Betsy Lifton Karen Lifton

According to Abby ... For Blondes Only is another name for Pamela, Kate, Beth, and me. I feel like we've been best friends forever--we share our most embarrassing secrets, have crushes on the same boys, and eat tons of toffee crunch ice cream. And, you guessed it, we're all blonde. "But everything's changed now that I'm friends with Sarah. Sarah (who happens to be a brunette) is always reading these sappy romances about some guy named Lord Ivo. She's the only person I've ever met who says things like "fair maiden," "humble abode," and "dire consequences." I think she's really special, but the rest of the club says she's just plain weird. "Now I'm miserable--torn between my best friends and Sarah. Who said blondes have more fun?"

The Flame of Olympus

by Kate O'Hearn

A young girl, a winged horse, and an Olympian war make for an adventurous start to an exciting trilogy.When Pegasus crashes onto a Manhattan roof during a terrible storm, thirteen-year-old Emily's life changes forever. Suddenly allied with a winged horse she'd always thought was mythical, Emily is thrust into the center of a fierce battle between the Roman gods and a terrifying race of multiarmed stone warriors called the Nirads. Emily must team up with a thief named Paelen, the goddess Diana, and a mortal boy named Joel in order to return Pegasus to Olympus and rescue the gods from a certain death. Along the way, Emily and her companions will fight monsters, run from a government agency that is prepared to dissect Pegasus, and even fly above the Manhattan skyline--all as part of a quest to save Olympus before the Olympic flame burns out.

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