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The Alden children are trying to raise money for a new hospital wing and make friends with a new girl, Beth, unfortunately both attempts are proving difficult and problematic.
Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny used to live alone in a boxcar. Now they have a home with their grandfather, and they're fixing up the old Bugbee House, a spooky mansion in their neighborhood! The Aldens are helping the Heart and Hands group restore an old estate. The house is bursting with collections of its mysterious and eccentric former owner. But when the contents of the house are auctioned off, the Aldens discover that much of the collection is missing! And that's not the only mystery awaiting the Aldens in this strange mansion. As the children explore, they come across hidden rooms, secret passageways, and strange noises coming from the walls. The Aldens are determined to learn the secret of the Bugbee house . . . but are they the only ones?
Adventures of the Northwoods #1 If she told her new family what she saw, would anyone believe her? THE DISAPPEARING STRANGER Her Irish father having died in a construction accident, Kate O'Connell and her mother are left to struggle alone in the Minneapolis of 1906. Deciding her mother needs help, twelve-year-old Kate goes to pray with their pastor about getting her mother a new husband. But when God answers their prayers, even Kate is not prepared for the changes. Her mother's remarriage involves becoming part of a Swedish family with two brothers and one sister on a farm in northwest Wisconsin. Such a big change is made harder when Anders, who is also twelve, gets mad at Kate and seems determined to make her life miserable. As conflicts erupt with Anders, strange occurrences begin to happen around the farm. Kate is convinced she sees someone lurking about, but why? Are their lives in danger? EXCITING MYSTERY AND ADVENTURE FOR BOYS AND GIRLS
From the back of the book: Timber War Frank and Joe race to Seattle to help their father, Fenton, who stands accused of murder! In their father's rented house, they're met by burglars, who try to gun them down. When the brother detectives follow their trail, they learn that valuable timber is being destroyed by a deadly virus. They also find an entire town has been sealed off to prevent a mysterious flu epidemic. Meanwhile Fenton Hardy is the hostage of a sinister scientist with a formula for certain death. And if the brother team can't reach him in time-he'll become the victim in a doomsday experiment. ======= From inside the book: HOT PURSUIT Frank was already working on the doctor's ropes. "Soon as I get you loose, get clear of here," he ordered. "We'll get Jenny and Dad." Joe ran for the staircase leading up to the next floor, where Jenny Bookman and their father were imprisoned. Frank paused long enough to grab up the doctor's notebook and tuck it under his shirt. Then he started after his brother. They'd just started up the stairs when the far wall of the lab began to breathe smoke. Then, with a great gust of flame, the lab was ablaze.
Examines the devastation caused by the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami, the outpouring of charitable response from around the world, and if a similar incident could happen in the United States.
Discover the secrets to drawing manga! You can draw manga! And you'll have fun doing it as you create dozens of guys and girls in a variety of costumes. The easy lessons in this book make drawing in the world's most popular style as easy as picking up a pencil. Start with the basics of drawing heads and bodies, then learn ways to customize each character, from the looks on their faces to the clothes they're wearing. Make your people old or young, happy or angry, sweet or sinister. Hundreds of illustrations and 30+ step-by-step demos show you how to: Give your people feeling with facial expressions Bring them to life with dynamic action poses Personalize them with hairstyles, clothes, weapons and props Pull it all together to create popular character types including bishoujo (beautiful girls loved by all) and bad boys. Dress them up as space samurai, sorceresses, spies, skateboarders and more. Before long, your imagination will kick in and you'll be drawing cool, cute and 100 percent original characters of your own creation. Excited yet? You should be - you're about to draw some real manga!
From avoiding predators to navigating through the jungle without a compass, this innovative guide provides kids with the vital tools one would need if lost in the Amazon. Offering practical survival techniques based on real stories, children will learn lessons that can be adapted to almost any outdoor situation, such as making fire, deciphering animal tracks, and using the natural world for all to create necessary supplies. Opening with an informative section on the region and its people, this essential resource combines history and science in a fun and engaging way. Facts and sidebars on the local creatures and plants are interspersed along with 15 activities for the home or classroom-from making a fishing spear to determining how much water is needed to stay healthy.
From both a historical and scientific point of view, above and below the surface, this engaging guide brings the world's oceans to life through fun facts, illustrations, and in-depth information. Interactive activities appear throughout, ranging from making solar stills and simple fishing spears to experimenting with a homemade diving bell and figuring out how much water it really takes to survive. With the oceans being the least explored environment on Earth, this reference illuminates some of the most incredible and surprising plants and animals as well as how to survive and navigate these vast expanses.
This book talks about the features, history, and current and future exploration of Mars. [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.]
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.
This amazing true adventure story about the discovery of the Lascaux Cave will have young readers feeling that they've discovered something pretty special, too! In 1940, four teenage boys and a dog dropped themselves into a hole in the forest floor. Using a flaming grease gun as a torch, they ventured deep underground, eventually coming to a huge cave, the walls of which were covered with life-size paintings of animals. Whole herds of horses! Deer with horns as big as tree branches! Giant bison! The boys were amazed by their discovery. They'd stumbled upon the world's finest examples of prehistoric painting! Perfect for classroom use, this Step 4 Step into Reading book is realistically illustrated by award-winning artist Bryn Barnard.From the Trade Paperback edition.
The book is about people who lived during the last Ice age and how they adopted to changes in climate, improved agriculture, and undertook voyages to explore the world.
Topics broadly covered in this book are: earth's land resources, properties of matter, magnetism & electricity, weather & climate and the body's delivery systems.
Classification involves observing the animal, identifying its traits and characteristics then categorizing it for ease study.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Discusses the history and traditions, as well as the symbols and current celebration of this Hindu holiday.
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.
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