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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?
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.
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.
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.
Eight-year-old spy Adam Sharp pursues the very short Ambassador of Barkastan, who has stolen a top secret computer program, DOGBARK, that will let him understand the language of dogs.
The book explains how living things develop features to adapt themselves to their environment, improve their chances of survival and also about the natural selection process.
"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.
[From the Back cover:] "Thirteen-year-old Addie Mills has special feelings for her new teacher, Mr. Davenport. Her immature friends don't understand her feelings, but Addie knows this is more than just a schoolgirl crush. Addie's sure her classmate Billy Wild will invite her to the Valentine's Dance, and she can't understand it when he asks another girl. Then Addie decides Billy's too young for her anyway, especially since Mr. Davenport has promised to tell her something special at the dance. Then, on that magical night, Mr. Davenport's news takes Addie by surprise. Why does love have to be so confusing?" The three other books about Addie by Gail Rock are in the Bookshare collection. Look for The House Without A Christmas Tree, The Thanksgiving Treasure and A Dream for Addie.
Addie knew she had been a coward and a liar. Those awful boys were going to break Tilla's arms, and it was all Addie's fault. Would Tilla ever forgive her? In 1883, Addie Mills and her family traveled to Dakota and began a new way of life. Now school is starting, and more than anything, Addie wants a best friend. But how can she be friends with Tilla Bergstrom who is loud and rude and makes up stories? Some bullies, a blizzard, and a terrible loss help Addie understand the real meaning of friendship. Readers will also enjoy ADDIE ACROSS THE PRAIRIE, by Laurie Lawlor, which tells about Addie's first months as a Dakota pioneer.
Addison Addley hates math. He hates public speaking too. Actually, he hates anything that involves work, but he only has a couple of weeks to write and memorize his grade five speech. The problem is, he can't think of a single topic. When he finally comes up with an excellent idea for a speech, it almost writes itself, but it's his poor math skills that make speech day unforgettable.
Addison's mother wants to sell their comfortable old house and move into a townhouse in a new development across town - a shoe box near a shoe factory, Addison calls it. As usual, Addison's brain goes into overdrive as he tries to solve two problems: first he must get his mother to see their old house in a new light, and then he must figure out who is responsible for a rash of neighborhood break-ins that make his mother feel unsafe. With the help of his friend Sam, he puts his own unique spin on optical illusions (and home decor) and ends up surprising everyone, even himself.
It's summer in Philadelphia. The Civil War has ended, and families like Addy's that have been separated are searching for their loved ones. The church is putting on a fund-raising fair to help people hurt by the war. When Addy has to work on the fair with her snobby friend Harriet, their feud heats up again-until tragedy forces the girls to soften their hearts. The fair is a great success. Then, suddenly, they discover that the money they've raised has been stolen. Addy saves the day and is rewarded with a wonderful surprise.
In addition to a heartwarming story set in Civil War times, this book includes fun historical facts related to Abraham Lincoln. How many blocks make up the Lincoln Memorial? (Other American Girl books are also available from Bookshare.) This file should make an excellent embossed braille copy.
Addy has worn hearing aids for as long as she can remember. Her mother tells her this makes her special, but now that Addy's in grade six, she'd wants to be special for what she's done. When Addy joins the school running club to keep her best friend, Lucy, company, she discovers she is a gifted runner. Lucy isn't, which is problematic. Further troubles surface when Addy gets paired on a school project with Sierra, a smart, self-assured new classmate who wears a cochlear implant. Addy is surprised to discover hearing loss is all they have in common-and a shared disability is not enough of a foundation for a friendship. True friends support each other, even if they have different passions and dreams. More importantly, Addy comes to understand that she is defined by more than her hearing loss. She has the power to choose how people will see her, and she does.
Though her parents "Jumped the broom," to get married when they were slaves, now that they are living free in Philadelphia after the Civil War they plan to have a church wedding and Addy works to complete a special quilt to give them as a wedding gift.
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