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Fun and funny, this book will make even reluctant readers eager to turn the pages. When a space scooter race becomes a battle between the boys and girls, who will step in and remind the AstroKids to work as a team?
Time to read a book. Time to wash dishes. Time to do this or that. You say things like this every day, all the time. But there was a time when time itself was undefined-no one knew the difference between a minute, an hour, or a day. Then people started creating tools to measure time. First they used the big stuff around them-the sun, the moon, water. Soon after, using the knowledge they got from their natural time-telling tools, people began to build clocks-huge clocks unlike the ones we use today. They also used their knowledge of the sun and moon to create calendars made up of months and years. Now, centuries later, we have clocks all around us. We can easily figure out how long a month is. But it took many years of tinkering and inventing to perfect the art of telling time. You could take a few moments now to read all about time. If you have a minute, that is. [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.]
When the Abracadabra Club visits the Museum of Natural History, Jessica, Max, Selena, and Quincy learn about the dinosaurs that died out in the Great Extinction. But what if all the dinosaurs didn't become extinct? What if one of them is still alive today -- and roaming the halls of Rebus Elementary School? Impossible? Maybe not ...
The Yeerks plan to take over the National Guard to prepare for an all-out war against humanity and Earth. Marco and Ax couldn't be less prepared for this news. Jake can't lead. The Animorph's plan is to alert the public, thereby giving away their closely guarded secret.
Mike tries so hard to please his father, but the only language his dad seems to speak is calculus. And for a boy with a math learning disability, nothing could be more difficult. When his dad sends him to live with distant relatives in rural Pennsylvania for the summer to work on an engineering project, Mike figures this is his big chance to buckle down and prove himself. But when he gets there, nothing is what he thought it would be. The project has nothing at all to do with engineering, and he finds himself working alongside his wacky eighty-something- year-old aunt, a homeless man, and a punk rock girl as part of a town-wide project to adopt a boy from Romania. Mike may not learn anything about engineering, but what he does learn is far more valuable.
A flash of lightning, quivering ground, and, instead of her grandparents' farm, Polly sees mist and jagged mountains -- and coming toward her, a group of young men carrying spears. Why has a time gate opened and dropped Polly into a world that existed 3,000 years ago? Will she be able to get back to the present before the time gate closes -- and leaves her to face a group of people who believe in human sacrifice?
"Book Four: Accidental Angel" Will Christmas bring Tess Thomas big fun and big money -- or troubles that will change everything? It's a week before Christmas and the Secret Sisters have plans to make money at the craft fair. Tess needs the cash to buy gifts for her family and pay her way to summer camp at the Lazy K Bar, a dude ranch she and Erin want to go to together. But when their booth is taken over by the Coronado Club, Tess and Erin have their first big fight. Tess still comes up with a way to make money, but she finds that she might not spend it the way she thought -- and discovers along the way what Christmas is truly all about.
The book in a four-part series. Amy Flowers refuses to be labeled, and she can't wait for seventh grade at Allington Academy. The academics, the art program--and the look on snotty Jenelle's face when she sees that Amy is daring to invade her turf.
Amy Flowers just started seventh grade at super-exclusive Allington Academy, and she's taking the school by storm! When Amy's unique sense of style lands her a spot in a local fashion event, she ends up stealing the show. Now she's accidentally famous, and everyone at school wants Amy's advice. It's fun being the center of attention, but will all the fashion passion cost her Academic Challenge team the championship?
Ace and his best friend Denny notice that girls like musicians, no matter how dorky the dudes might be. So they start a band, and Ace discovers that he loves playing music more than anything he's done in his life. Fueled by Denny's tweets and a sound guaranteed to make cats barf, the band takes flight until a contest draws them into conflict. Their drummer, Pig, cares more about hygiene than music, and Denny's drive to impress the girls leads them all astray.
Book 4 in the Christian Heritage Series, The Salem Years. After being robbed by the cruel Putnam brothers, Josiah must find the courage to tell the truth. Will anyone believe him if he does? Or will he be locked away?
Zelly Fried has finally convinced her parents to let her get a dog, with the help of her grandfather Ace. Unfortunately, said dog (also named Ace) is a shoe-chewing, mud-tracking, floor-peeing kind of dog. Despite Zelly's best efforts to drag Ace (literally!) to puppy kindergarten, his flunking report card says it all: "This Ace is wild."Also wild is the other Ace in Zelly's life. Grandpa Ace has decided to begin dating again and is dining and dancing every night, against his doctor's orders. Determined to get both Aces under control, Zelly enlists the help of her two best friends, Allison and Jeremy (despite the fact that they don't quite see eye to eye). They need to come up with a plan, fast. But how? It's not like either Ace ever does what he's told.
Alice has decided she needs priorities in her life -- and the first is to get her favorite teacher, Miss Summers, to marry her father. The only problem is that the vice principal, Mr. Sorringer, wants to marry Miss Summers too, and Miss Summers seems to be having trouble making up her mind. How can someone be in love with two people at the same time? It doesn't make sense to Alice -- until Sam, her friend from Camera Club, starts to pay attention to her. Sam is quiet and gentle, and a terrific dancer -- Alice likes being with him. But Alice has been Patrick's girlfriend for almost two years -- so why is she interested in another guy?
The Newbery Award-winning author of "Up a Road Slowly" presents the unforgettable story of a brave boy who comes of age during the turbulent years of the Civil War.
In her diary, 13-year-old Hattie chronicles her family's arduous 1847 journey from Missouri to Oregon, along the Oregon Trail. Historical fiction.
Frank and Joe have come halfway around the world to investigate sabotage on a movie set. India's culture and customs may be foreign to them, but when it comes to battling terror, neither brother is a stranger to danger. And as soon as they set foot in this land of mystery, it's bombs away over Bombay! Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.
Sara Moone is an expert on broken hearts. She is a foster child who has been bounced from home to home, but now she is almost sixteen and cannot live in the system forever. She vows that she will live in a cold, white place where nobody can hurt her again. But there is one more placement in store for Sara. She is sent to live with the Huddlestons on their sheep farm. There, despite herself, Sara learns that there is no escape from love. The book won every major children's book award in Canada.
Extra! Extra! Middle-school reporters stand up to authority to expose a school scandal in this funny, inspiring story set behind the scenes at a student newspaper. Late for math club, late for jazz band, late for soccer -- Adam Canfield has to be the most over programmed middle-school student in America. So when super-organized Jennifer coaxes him to be co-editor of THE SLASH -- Harris Elementary/Middle School's student newspaper -- he wonders if he's made a big mistake. Not only do editors get stuck with assigning stories (like an investigative report on the edibility of cafeteria food), but they also have to deal with annoying third graders like Phoebe, always pushing for a front-page slot. But when Phoebe's article on Eddie the janitor leads to a much bigger scoop -- an eccentric woman's mysterious gift to the school -- Adam and Jennifer rise to the challenge, risking their principal's wrath to uncover some shocking secrets.
The star reporter is caught up in a big scoop -- but this time it's about him -- in a savvy, engaging story that takes on school bullies and other tyrants. For over programmed middle-grader Adam Canfield, waking up to a snow day is a dream come true -- a chance to sleep late, put off planning the next issue of "The Slash", and make some quick cash with his shovel. But the dream turns into a nightmare when some high-school kids mug Adam for his shoveling money. Then not only does the media blast the embarrassing story, but Adam's own co-editors plan a contest outing bullies at their school. In a second look behind the scenes at a middle school newspaper, Michael Winerip deftly blends kid-friendly humor with some provocative issues, including the subtle effects of class and racism and the thrill that comes from speaking truth to power.
11-year-old Adam loved to travel the roads the 13th century England with his father, a wandering minstrel and his dog Nick. But when his father suddenly disappears and his dog is stolen, Adam finds himself alone searching these same roads for them.
Adam Brody is a lucky kid -- he can sing and play the guitar; he's bright, popular, and good-looking. But none of these things can help Adam read. He's severely dyslexic. When he looks at a page, letters and numbers zigzag all over the place. This has been going on ever since he started school, but now that he's a teenager, he's getting desperate. So is his family. What will happen to him if he never learns to read?
"The soldier heaved me over his shoulder as if I were a spring lamb. I am not Israelite!" I screamed, beat his back, hurting my hands. "Let me go." Adara has always longed to do the things that well-brought-up girls of her time are not supposed to do. She wants to learn to read and write -- like men. And she wants the freedom to travel -- like men -- outside the boundaries of her sheltered life. One day she awakens to a blast of trumpets as the Israelites and Arameans battle just outside the safety of her village walls. Curious, Adara sneaks out to see the battle. Little does she know that this will be her last day of freedom for a very long time. Sold into slavery, Adara becomes a servant to General Namaan and his family and begins a remarkable journey of self-discovery, healing, and redemption -- a journey that, in the end, faces her with the hardest decision of her life.
Addie's family is traveling by wagon to homestead on the vast Dakota Territory, and Addie soon learns that she has the pioneer spirit.
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