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When fourteen-year-old Alex goes to Indiana to live with her grandparents, she struggles to cope with new friendships, her stern grandfather, and missing her mother.
Cassandra Eleanor Valentine searches for a way to become a celebrity in her school.
To the very raucous 5SOSfam--wanna find out what the band's been up to over the last year? <P><P>Jam-packed with their own photos, anecdotes of life on and off the road, and much more, the only official 5 Seconds of Summer book out this year means now you can . . .Luke, Michael, Calum, and Ash are having a mad year: a world tour, writing their new album, signing up their first band on their own record label, breaking the internet--it's been eventful to say the least. The good news is they want to share it all with you!This book is a special thanks for (officially) being the best fan army around!
50 notable Americans are included in this unique reference book. Intended as a starting point for learning more about these important American heroes, each biographee has a lavishly illustrated double-page spread devoted to them. with an open design style and reader-friendly wirting, this book is a great introduction to 50 American heroes. Included is a summary of the person's achievements; an Explore! section which leads young readers to historical sites, Web sites or organizations; quotes; and a bibliography of age-appropriate books about the subject. Revised in 2005 by Dennis Denenberg and Lorraine Roscoe (the original authors), 50 American Heroes Every Kid Should Meet includes up-to-date Web sites and booklists, as well as the most current biographical information available.
This tale of epic proportions is from a first-time author. When Sam visits Zara and Ben and their great-uncle, the quirky inventor Professor Ampersand, he never expects to embark on a fantastical adventure.
It's summer vacation, 1896, and Miles and his brother must spend it with rich, irritable Uncle Eustace, who wants to purchase art for his mansion. Little do the boys know that their summer will take them on a high-flying chase across Italy and Germany, searching for an answer to the mysterious disappearance of their uncle's servant and six woodcuts by the famous Renaissance artist Albrecht Durer. Unwittingly they become entangled in an international ring of conspirators, and must save the world from a dark force masquerading as a benign secret society.
Twitch, the school yard squirrel, has really gotten himself into a bind this time. While trying to escape from a hungry owl, he roused the principal's dog and got chased into the school. Now he's locked in for a dangerous and disastrous night. Can Green Eggs and Hamster, Sweetie the library rat, and the other school pets save Twitch from the crazed dog, Cuddles? In this uproarious chapter book, a group of small animals manages to turn an elementary school into a real zoo.
A hilarious around-the-world adventure with a great environmental message! Evie and Rick Lane are determined to transform the Great Pacific Garbage Patch--a real life pile of floating garbage--into an eighth continent, using a special formula developed by their father. This new continent will be a place where their family can live free from the intervention of Winterpole, a global rule-maker run by bumbling bureaucrats. But eleven-year-old pink-and-plastic-obsessed Vesuvia Piffle, the secret mastermind behind the villainous Condo Corp, also has her sights set on this new land, and she wants to use it to build a kind of Miami-on-steroids. Now, it's a race against time and across the world as the kids gather the items they need to create their continent. Because whoever controls the eighth continent controls our future. And the future can't be both "green" and pink.
When Julian's parents make the heartbreaking decision to send him and his two brothers away from Cuba to Miami via the Pedro Pan operation, the boys are thrust into a new world where bullies run rampant and it's not always clear how best to protect themselves. 90 Miles to Havanais a 2011 Pura Belpre Honor Book for Narrative and a 2011 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.
Wiglaf's supposed to be a dragon slayer, but he's more like a dragon babysitter when he finds a baby dragon and decides to keep it! Back in his first new adventure in four years, Wiglaf is as funny and appealing as ever. In keeping with the reissue of the original books in the series, the ninth book is 112 pages long and includes a hilarious bonus yearbook section that will have kids laughing out loud.
This heartfelt story begins on the streets of New York City in 1854 where thousands of homeless children, immigrants and natives are fighting to survive "just one more day". Charles Loring Brace, founder of the Children's Aid Society, made a plan to rescue the children by getting them out of the city to loving rural homes in America's growing Midwest. The first location to accept these homeless children is Dowagiac, Michigan, a railroad whistle-stop on the track-line to Chicago. You will experience the hope, fear and exciement as you travel with Jack, Sarah, little George and 42 other orphans on their way to new faraway homes and better lives. Traveling by train across New York state, crossing Lake Erie by steamship and then on to Detroit to board another train, these children cling to one another for safety and survival trying hard to keep themselves together and clean in their filthy flea-ridden travel conditions.
The more things change, the more Ami wishes they'd stay exactly the same Ami and her best friend, Mia, share almost everything--even the letters in their names! But when Ami's mom and dad separate and her mom moves out, even all of the traditions she and Mia share can't put her family back together. Ami wants everything to go back to the way it was--for her mother not to live in an apartment and have a life of her own, and for her dad not to go to dinner with the new science teacher, Ms. Linsley. At least her friendship with Mia will always be the same . . . won't it?
As her parents go through a trial separation, Ami stays with her father and her brother, Fred, and with the help of her supportive best friend, Mia, she comes to terms with the changes in her life.
London hasn't been kind to Peter, a lonely boy whose parents are always out at parties, and though Peter would love to have a cat for company, his nanny won't hear of it. One day, as Peter is walking out the door, he sees a truck bearing down on a tabby. Dashing out to save the cat, he is struck by the oncoming truck himself. Everything is different when Peter comes to: He has fur, whiskers, and claws; he has become a cat himself! But London isn't any kinder to cats than it is to children. Jennie, a savvy stray who takes charge of Peter, knows that all too well. Jennie schools young Peter in the ways of cats, including how to sniff out a nice napping spot, the proper way to dine on mouse, and the single most important tactic a cat can learn: "When in doubt, wash." Jennie and Peter will face many challenges--and not all of them are from the dangerous outside world--in their struggle to find a place that is truly home.s and people belong together. He still dreams of a home where he and Jennie will at last be able to settle down.Paul Gallico's The Abandoned is a book that will delight and move lovers of cats and adventure alike.
After school one day, Abby and the other members of the Baby-Sitters Club find a baby on her porch! They have to find out where the baby came from and to whom he belongs.
Stuck at home, sick, Abby passes the time at her window snooping on the neighbors with her binoculars. It pays off when she spots a criminal just profiled on the "Mystery Trackers" TV show!
Tech personality Pogue delivers a whimsical debut novel about silly magical powers and kids on the run.
It is summer vacation. While most of the BSC arrange a big party with clients, Abby and her family plan their own. But is there something wrong with Gram?
Abby is a teenager with dreams of winning a horse race, but her home life is far from perfect. Her father is in jail, and her mother drinks, but Abby is determined.
FROM BACK COVER "When the Kendalls lose their ranch, Abby's family and friends decide to check out the sugarcane business on Kauai. Upon arriving, they're welcomed by the wealthy Reese Cutter, who offers them jobs and a place to live. But things soon turn sour in this sugar business. Why is the infamous Cap'n Jim hanging around the plantation, and can the bad things the workers say about the charming Reese Cutter really be true? As she explores these mysteries, Abby finds that she cannot always trust outward appearances and that actions often speak louder than words."
What thirteen-year-old Abby wants most is to meet her father. She just never imagined he would be a huge film star--in Bollywood! Now she's traveling to Mumbai to get to know her famous father. Abby is overwhelmed by the culture clash, the pressures of being the daughter of India's most famous celebrity, and the burden of keeping her identity a secret. But as she learns to navigate her new surroundings, she just might discover where she really belongs.
Why has their grandmother bothered keeping a menu from a restaurant that closed years ago, a restaurant that never served very good food in the first place? Three cousins listen to Gee's own story, set in the early days of lunch counter sit-ins in Nashville, a time when a black child could sit up front in a city bus but still could not get a milkshake at a downtown restaurant. Through the eyes of ten-year-old Abby, young readers see what it was like to live through those days and they'll come to understand that, like a menu, freedom is about having choices. Each book in the series tells the story behind a different 'scrap of time;' together they form a patchwork quilt of one black family's past that stretches back for generations. Although this book is historical fiction, only the family characters are fictional; all locations and events are historically correct. The primary civil rights people that are mentioned are actual people in the civil rights movement. Picture descriptions included.
It's soccer season, and Abby has joined a Special Olympics Unified Sports soccer team -- and developed a rivalry with another player.