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In this entrancing account, space traveler Michael Collins recalls his early days as an Air Force test pilot, his astronaut training at NASA, and his unparalleled experiences in orbit, including the Apollo 11 mission, the first manned lunar landing. The final chapter to his autobiography, revised and updated for this edition, is an exciting and convincing argument in favor of mankind's continued exploration of our universe.
In every American Indian culture, there comes a time in each boy's life when he must walk forth on his own, leave his home and the protection of his family to prove to himself and to his people that he can survive and grow. Traditional stories passed down from father to son were often used to offer examples of the positive qualities of manhood. Flying with the Eagle, Racing the Great Bear is a continent-spanning collection of sixteen such thrilling tales in which young men must face great enemies, find the strength and endurance within themselves to succeed, and take their place by the side of their elders.Joseph Bruchac is a traditional storyteller and writer whose work often reflects his Abenaki Indian ancestry and his lifelong interest in American Indian history and culture. Winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Native Writers Circle of the Americas and Storyteller of the Year from the Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers and Storytellers, he is the author of more than one hundred and twenty books for children and adults.
Stories about the passage of boys into manhood in Native American tribes
It's been a year since septimus heap discovered his real family and true calling to be a wizard. As Apprentice to Extra Ordinary Wizard Marcia Overstrand, he is learning the fine arts of Conjurations, Charms, and other Magyk, while Jenna is adapting to life as the Princess and enjoying the freedom of the Castle.But there is something sinister at work. Marcia is constantly trailed by a menacing Darke Shadow, and Septimus's brother Simon seems bent on a revenge no one understands. Why is the Darke Magyk still lingering?Bringing fantasy to new heights, Angie Sage continues the journey of Septimus Heap with her trademark humor and all of the clever details readers have come to love.
Joel Ross debuts a thrilling adventure series in which living in the sky is the new reality and a few determined slum kids just might become heroes. Perfect for fans of Rick Riordan and Brandon Mull, this fantasy is filled with daring and hope and a wonderfully imaginative world.Once the Fog started rising, the earth was covered with a deadly white mist until nothing remained but the mountaintops. Now humanity clings to its highest peaks, called the Rooftop, where the wealthy Five Families rule over the lower slopes and floating junkyards.Thirteen-year-old Chess and his friends Hazel, Bea, and Swedish sail their rickety air raft over the deadly Fog, scavenging the ruins for anything they can sell to survive. But now survival isn't enough. They must risk everything to get to the miraculous city of Port Oro, the only place where their beloved Mrs. E can be cured of fogsickness. Yet the ruthless Lord Kodoc is hot on their trail, for Chess has a precious secret, one that Kodoc is desperate to use against him. Now Chess will face any danger to protect his friends, even if it means confronting what he fears the most.
Greta had always loved the fog-the soft gray mist that rolled in from the sea and drifted over the village. The fog seemed to have a secret to tell her. <P><P> Then one day when Greta was walking in the woods and the mist was closing in, she saw the dark outline of a stone house against the spruce trees-a house where only an old cellar hole should have been. Then she saw a surrey come by, carrying a lady dressed in plum-colored silk. The woman beckoned for Greta to join her, and soon Greta found herself launched on an adventure that would take her back to a past that existed only through the magic of the fog...<P> A Newbery Honor Book.
When a Vienna show horse is stolen, the Flattery siblings will stop at nothing to find the steed and solve the caseC.C. and Foghorn Flattery love traveling around the world with their dad for his freelance writing assignments. Their latest stop is Vienna--a city of beauty, culture, and of course, the Spanish Riding School. C.C. can't wait to see the famous dancing horses, but when they get to the school, they discover that one of the stallions has been stolen!It's up to Foghorn and C.C. to track down the missing horse and return him to his rightful owners. But to do so, they'll have to escape a circus, hide out in a spooky castle, and outsmart the thieves before it's too late!
The Flattery siblings put their heads together to figure out who's poaching rhinos in a Kenyan wildlife parkFoghorn Flattery may be a twelve-year-old genius, but to his sister C.C., he's just her know-it-all big brother. Foghorn can be annoying, but when they're faced with a mystery, he is definitely someone C.C. wants on her side. Their father takes them to Kenya, where he's doing research for an article about rhinoceros preservation, and the family discovers that a group of poachers is killing rhinos at a wildlife park. What's worse, it appears that one of the park's workers may be helping the criminals!The Flattery siblings are determined to save the park's two new baby rhinos and catch the bad guys. With Foghorn's big brain and C.C.'s big heart, these two make a great team. However, protecting the rhinos may put Foghorn and C.C. in more danger than they ever imagined.
Book 7 of The Young Underground. A mysterious caller says that Henrik's mother and a family friend are being held on charges of spying. But when Peter, Elise, and Henrik arrive to ask for their release, the Russian soldiers deny keeping any prisoners.
From the minute life begins, food makes you strong, helps you grow, and gives you energy. But do you take that ham sandwich for granted? You might not give a lot of thought to where your food comes from, how it got to you, what's really in it, or what it does for you. Food: 25 Amazing Projects Investigate the History and Science of What We Eat gives kids some "food for thought" as they dive into exciting projects about the incredible world of food. Kids will have fun learning about all aspects of food in our daily lives-how vegetarians balance their diet, how some cultures rose and fell based on a single food source, the route from farm to market, how eating locally makes an impact, and much more.
Touchdown! These tales from the gridiron will set fans abuzz. Fun, filled with intriguing lore from football history, and engagingly written, they're almost as exciting as the Super Bowl itself. Find out all about the pranksters and one-of-a-kind characters of the game, including Clinton Portis, who liked to wear costumes to his team's weekly press conferences (including a mad scientist wig). Speaking of costumes, hazing the rookies is an integral part of the sport. Just ask Lavelle Hawkins and Cary Williams. They were tied to a goalpost and doused with water, mustard, and ketchup. You'll read about the strange injuries, including Turk Edwards' career-ending injury during the coin toss. You'll cringe reading about how San Francisco 49er Ronnie Lott gave 110%--and his pinky--all for the love of the sport. And you'll bust out laughing when you find out why coach Don Shula once took a shower with an alligator.From the Hardcover edition.
For Football addicts, the sport is more than just a game. It's a fantasy team, a legend, a total family fiasco. Football, The Players, The Records, The Superbowls, celebrates years of the sport, covering the entire history of the national pastime, background on teams, player profiles, facts and legends.Cover will have a leatherette flexibound that is made to look like and feel like an actual football. Interior will be imbedded with facts, stats, player profiles, history of the sport, teams, and more.
Calling all sports fans! Do you love reading about football, baseball, basketball, or soccer? Look no further for the best of the best from Matt Christopher. Get your game face on with the fast-paced, full novel, Football Fugitive! Then, whether you're interested in Slam Dunks, Penalty Shots, or you think you're the next Primetime Pitcher, the SNEAK PEEKS of eight more Matt Christopher books will be sure to stimulate your thirst for these other action-packed novels for young readers!
Troy White can predict any football play before it happens. And when his single mom gets a job with the Atlanta Falcons, Troy knows it's his big chance to help them out of their slump--and finally prove his football genius. But unless Troy can convince star linebacker Seth Halloway that he's telling the truth, the Falcons' championship--and Troy's mom's job--are in serious jeopardy.
The thrilling Football Genius books--by former pro football player Tim Green--are perfect for middle-grade readers, and this collection contains three bestselling novels in the series.Football Genius: Troy White can predict any football play before it happens. And when his single mom gets a job with the Atlanta Falcons, Troy knows it's his big chance to help them out of their slump--and finally prove his football genius. But unless Troy can convince star linebacker Seth Halloway that he's telling the truth, the Falcons' championship--and Troy's mom's job--are in serious jeopardy.Football Hero: Ty Lewis can't believe it when Coach V recruits him for the football team. This is Ty's big chance to prove how fast he is on the field, get a fresh start in a new school, and be like his older brother, Thane "Tiger" Lewis, who's about to graduate from college--and is being courted by the NFL. But Ty's guardian, Uncle Gus, won't let him play. Uncle Gus needs Ty to scrub floors and toilets for his cleaning business while he cooks up gambling schemes with the local mob boss, a man called "Lucy."Football Champ: When Troy White proved his remarkable "football genius" to the Atlanta Falcons, they brought him on board as a team consultant. Now, thanks to Troy's ability to predict winning plays, the Falcons are pulling in victories. Then Troy's perfect world comes crashing down. Reporter Brent Peele is out to smear as much mud on the Falcons as he can, and that means going after Troy.
Footer Davis is on the case when two kids go missing after a fire in this humorously honest novel that is full of Southern style."Bless your heart" is a saying in the South that sounds nice but really isn't. It means, "You're beyond help." That's what folks say about fifth grader Footer Davis's mom, who "ain't right" because of her bipolar disorder. She just shot a snake in Footer's yard with an elephant gun, and now she's been shipped off to a mental hospital, and Footer is missing her fiercely yet again. "Bless their hearts" is also what folks say about Cissy and Doc Abrams, two kids who went missing after a house fire. Footer wants to be a journalist and her friend Peavine wants to be a detective, so the two decide to help with the mystery of the missing kids. But when visiting the crime scene makes Footer begin to have "episodes" of her own, she wonders if maybe she's getting sick like her mom, and that's a mystery that she's not at all sure she wants to solve.
In an effort to recover a top-secret instrument needed by the space program, the Hardy boys travel to South America, hot on the trail of a notorious ring of spies.
When Jinny and her family move to the Scottish highlands, her hopes are that she'll finally have her own pony. But a Highland pony isn't enough for Jinny after she falls in love with an abused Arabian mare that has escaped into the highland wilderness.
Choose your fate--and multiple endings--as you quest for medieval gold in this custom-made adventure.One of the most popular book formats of the 1980s and 1990s is back and better than ever in the form of U-Ventures, updated versions of the classic Choose Your Own AdventureTM tales that put readers in the driver's seat. Also available from the iTunes Store in app form, these exciting explorations provide a firsthand sense of involvement where action is always just a page-turn away. In The Forbidden Castle, The Cave of Time has brought you back to medieval England. Can you solve the riddle of the Forbidden Castle? Riches await, but the king wants the fortune for himself--and his army is right behind you. Will you be able to get away? Or should you stay for the gold? In the U-Ventures series, you decide how the story ends. And the more choices you make, the more endings there can be!
This books provides ready-to-use information and activities for remedial students in grades five to eight. Written to grade using simplified language and vocabulary, science concepts are presented in a way that makes them more accessible to students and easier for them to understand. Comprised of reading passages, student activities and overhead transparencies, our resource can be used effectively for whole-class, small group and independent work.
How does friction help you ride a bicycle? How does a submarine keep from sinking? What is equilibrium? The visually stimulating 'Sci-Hi' books take learning science core curriculum to a whole new exciting level. Each title explores an area of life, physical, or earth science in a way that is both engaging and comprehensive.
Gareth Stevens Vital Science books are designed to help prepare students for NCLB science testing by reinforcing key concepts across the science curriculum. The eight volumes in Physical Science use clear language and a variety of photographs and diagrams to increase students' understanding of forces and motion; light, heat, electricity, magnetism and sound; and the properties of objects they encounter in their daily lives. Two volumes discuss the history of science and the role of science in society. This book introduces Newton's Laws of Motion, friction, pressure, and more.
The book reviews physics fundamentals on force and motion. You will learn that in physics there are simple movements and complex movements and in order to understand motion, you have to think about forces, acceleration, energy, work, and mass.
War is coming, and it will take two very unusual friends to avert a showdown in the town of ForestUpper Forest is the kingdom of an ancient clan of squirrels. For years they have lived and died in the trees, building an elaborate civilization high above the earth. Since man came to Forest, the trees have been thinned, but there are still enough thick groves where the squirrels can run from branch to branch, going days without touching the ground. To avoid people, their natural enemies, the squirrels make their homes higher than any human can climb--or so they think. But they haven't met Amber Padgett. Swift, bright, and fearless, Amber has never fit in among humans. When she pokes her head into Upper Forest, she begins an unlikely friendship with a squirrel named Woodbine. As this mismatched pair grows close, the worlds of Upper and Lower Forest collide. But Amber's father, and other people in town, think the squirrels are pests and try to get rid of them. Which will triumph: friendship or war? This ebook features a personal history by Janet Taylor Lisle including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author's own collection.
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