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Sharks, shipwreck, and sunken treasure in the latest adventure trilogy from Gordon Korman.<P> Four kids are on a marine expedition for the summer, diving to explore an underwater habitat that's just been altered by a seismic event. What they find, though, is much more than fish - it's sunken treasure. Can they salvage it without anyone else getting to it first? Will the prospect of wealth set them against one another? And what about those sharks...<P> DIVE is another action-packed trilogy from Gordon Korman. The narrative will shift between an account of two kids caught in the shipwreck and the story of the four kids fighting over and desperately trying to get the treasure.
Topics covered in this book are: exploring the night sky, solar system, stars, galaxies and living in space.
Science with the squishy bits left in! What disease makes your eyes bleed? Why can't astronauts eat beans before a space flight? Which part of your brain makes you throw up? Get the awful answers in Disgusting Digestion
15 year-old Dizzy Walker and his 6 year-old sister Ana are about to meet their mom's new boyfriend, Steve, and his son, Travis, for the first time. To make the introduction go smoothly, Steve brings Dizzy and his family to his favorite place in the world; Disneyland. When they arrive at Disneyland, they learn about a once in a lifetime treasure hunt called The Disneyland Quest. Clues are hidden throughout the theme park, leading the quest participants to the combination of the vault set up on Main Street and the $250,000 prize inside. Dizzy, Ana, and Travis must work together in a race against the clock, thousands of opponents, and the mysterious man in red who follows them throughout the Quest. Friendship, perseverance, and trust are all put to the test in The Disneyland Quest.
The kids in Mr. Caruthers's class don't want a world without cartoons. Can they persuade Walt Disney to pursue his passion? Book two in an action-packed time-travel series. "What if Walt Disney quit and never made "Steamboat Willie"?" That's the question Mr. Caruthers poses to his third grade class on Monday morning. Abigail, Jacob, Zack, and Bo are excited to travel back in time and meet Walt Disney, and they're determined to convince Mr. Disney not give up making the first animated movie with sound. After all, what would their world be like without modern cartoons? Not to mention no Mickey Mouse, no Disneyland, and no Disney Channel But will the kids be able to help Mr. Disney follow his dream before time runs out?
Award-winning author Reyna Grande shares her compelling experience of crossing borders and cultures in this middle grade adaptation of her "compelling...unvarnished, resonant" (BookPage) memoir, The Distance Between Us.When her parents make the dangerous and illegal trek across the Mexican border in pursuit of the American dream, Reyna and her siblings are forced to live with their stern grandmother, as they wait for their parents to build the foundation of a new life. But when things don't go quite as planned, Reyna finds herself preparing for her own journey to "El Otro Lado" to live with the man who has haunted her imagination for years: her long-absent father. Both funny and heartbreaking, The Distance Between Us beautifully captures the struggle that Reyna and her siblings endured while trying to assimilate to a different culture, language, and family life in El Otro Lado (The Other Side).
For fans of Lynda Mullaly Hunt and Rita Williams-Garcia, Jenn Bishop's heartwarming debut is a celebration of sisterhood and summertime, and of finding the courage to get back in the game. Last summer, Quinnen was the star pitcher of her baseball team, the Panthers. They were headed for the championship, and her loudest supporter at every game was her best friend and older sister, Haley. This summer, everything is different. Haley's death, at the end of last summer, has left Quinnen and her parents reeling. Without Haley in the stands, Quinnen doesn't want to play baseball. It seems like nothing can fill the Haley-sized hole in her world. The one glimmer of happiness comes from the Bandits, the local minor-league baseball team. For the first time, Quinnen and her family are hosting one of the players for the season. Without Haley, Quinnen's not sure it will be any fun, but soon she befriends a few players. With their help, can she make peace with the past and return to the pitcher's mound?"Recommend this poignant novel to fans of Keeping Score by Linda Sue Park and The Thing About Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin."--School Library Journal "A piercing first novel...Bishop insightfully examines the tested relationships among grieving family members and friends in a story of resilience, forgiveness, and hope."--Publishers Weekly"With appeal to both sports- and drama-minded girls, this will make a good book club selection and pass-it-among-your-friends read."--The Bulletin"The life-and-death themes are thought-provoking, but readers may love the book even more for its many digressions."--Kirkus From the Hardcover edition.
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 coloful personalities- even in unusual circumstances. Written at the lowest reading levels, the 50-page story structure is straightforward and moves the reader through the text quickly and efficiently.
Put on your sunscreen, grab a towel, and get ready to meet the Pool Girls in this all-new tween series set to make a splash!Memorial Day weekend is finally here, and Grace Davis is having the best time at the Riverside Swim Club. (RSC to those in the know.) There are adorable swim team boys to check out, the warm sun to soak up, and her troubled friendship with a certain former best friend (ahem, Christina Cooper) to forget about. Grace can't wait to spend the entire summer lounging poolside. There's just one little problem--she doesn't actually belong to RSC. Her parents say she can join if she earns the money for membership herself. With two weeks left in the school year before the summer really heats up, will Grace be able to make enough money, or will her summer be totally sunk?
Twelve year old Traci Winchell is a gifted gymnast, but lately she's been having trouble-so much trouble that her coach warns her she may need to drop out or else risk serious injury. Traci wants to find something to fill the void left by gymnastics, but is diving for her?
The young twins of Han Solo and Princess Leia take their first steps as Jedi Knights.
In 1774, a colonial family decides whether it should support the Patriot cause or the Loyalist cause. These opposing views threaten to tear the family apart. Students will learn about important events that shaped American history through the Stand Up and Speak Out series of historical fiction readers' theater. Readers follow the lives of children and their families as they struggle to make the right decisions during times of change. (Genre: Historical Fiction for Readers' Theater)
A teenage brother and sister whose parents are divorced discuss topics relating to this situation, respond to letters from other kids, and offer tips based on their experiences.
During Diwali, Hindus, Sikhs and Jains celebrate the legends and stories that describe the triumph of good over evil and justice over oppression. Critically acclaimed author Rina Singh explores her Indian roots as she tells the Diwali stories, which remind us that eventually light will prevail over darkness. Enriched by personal stories and spiced with festive recipes, including two by acclaimed chef, Vikram Vij, Diwali: Festival of Lights brings to life the holiday's traditions, food and rituals and takes you on a journey to see how this festival is celebrated around the world! Diwali is the second book in the Orca Origins series, which examines how ancient traditions are kept alive in the modern world.
Follow Djibi the cat as she bounces from farm to forest to a hunter's cozy home in this collectible edition of a classic animal story from the author of Bambi.Djibi the cat is loveable, independent, resourceful, and wise. After escaping from the farm where she was born, this extraordinary kitty learns how to survive in the woods. Djibi travels far in the forest before encountering a hunter. Knowing she is something special, the hunter takes Djibi home. It is a warm and cozy place, home to Tasso the dog, Hansi the canary, and soon, three rambunctious kittens. Ever the curious cat, Djibi continues to get into scrapes and messes around the house, but she loves the hunter and her other animal companions, and rules their home like a queen in her castle. Felix Salten's timeless tale of a delightful cat and her extraordinary adventures is vividly depicted in this beautiful repackage.
An account of a Soviet Jewish boy and his parents who leave present-day Moscow and resettle in the United States.
How smart are dolphins? They're good at doing tricks, and they love fish! But how much do we know about the ways dolphins communicate and relate to each other? In Do Dolphins Really Smile?, curious young readers will learn all the dolphin basics, as well as new information scientists are finding out about these fascinating creatures!
This book is an interesting collection of fables, folk tales, biography and poems from different authors and intends to encourage reading.
Samantha's quest to answer her questions about her past sets in motion a chain of events that will change her life foreverFor thirteen-year-old Samantha, life consists of too many unanswered questions. Why has her father not tried to contact her all these years? How could he have allowed her twin sister to drown in Clearwater Quarry when they were only toddlers? And how can Samantha's mother expect her to accept some man she hardly knows as her new father? Samantha already has a father out there. Somewhere.A fateful decision sets into motion a chain of events and confrontations that will change Samantha's and her family's lives forever. As she sets out to find her father and discover what really happened the day her sister was presumed drowned, she uncovers painful secrets that threaten to destroy her family all over again.Readers will be drawn into Dori Butler's dramatic, suspenseful, and sensitive story of one family's crisis unwittingly brought on by an adolescent girl's search for the truth.
Children ask questions of an author who lost her vision at the age of twenty-six, including "How did you become blind?" "How can you read?" and "Was it hard to be a parent when you couldn't see your kids?"
When a Russian billionaire robs the Norwegian Gold Reserve and melts the last remaining gold bar into the Premier Soccer League trophy, it's up to Doctor Proctor, Nilly and Lisa to get the trophy and save Norway. But with a failed break-in attempt into the billionaire's subterranean gold-melting lab and the Norwegian Gold Reserve Inspection only three days away, the only way to retrieve the trophy is to win it back. Hoping to prevent national panic and uproar, Nilly and Lisa join the Rotten Ham soccer team and use the Fartonaut Powder, along with a handful of Doctor Proctor's other wacky inventions, to try and lead the hopeless underdog team to victory before time runs out.
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