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The Drama School at Bowmouth College is staging its annual Halloween masquerade, known for being a little unusual. This year it's Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet with a twist---Romiette and Julio instead. English professor and sometime amateur sleuth Sarah Deane has been recruited to assist backstage with the complicated costume changes. Drama students are known for being mischievous and high-strung, but this year things are a little more serious: During rehearsals a couple of the student actors pass the time by taking whacks at each other with the stage props, and their horseplay leaves Todd Mancuso, the brilliant actor playing Mercutio, wounded. And when Sarah stumbles upon a badly injured student hidden away in a stockroom on Halloween night, events take a turn for the worse. By the time the production is finally staged, a member of the faculty has been badly injured and a student has been killed. Talk about drama! Sarah gets involved, of course, to sort out a mess that involves academic politics, angry actors, and student activities gone horribly wrong. Look for more books in this intricately plotted cozy mystery series filled with clearly drawn diverse and believable characters/suspects. Most are set in Maine and surrounding New England states and are liberally strewn with enjoyable literary quotes as the main character is an English teacher. The author also delves into interesting background topics as settings for these mysteries which adds to their appeal to readers who enjoy fascinating true trivia within their fiction such as gardening, sailing, and literary scholarship. Check out #1 The Case of the Hook-Billed Kites, #2 The Down East Murders, #3 The Student Body, #4 Bodies of Water, #5 Dude on Arrival, #6 The Bridled Groom, #7 Dolly is Dead, #8 The Garden Plot. #9 My Body Lies Over The Ocean and #10 Coup de Grâce, #11 Murder in the Rough and #12 Intensive Scare Unit.
Maps are about far more than getting from a to b. Maps can help children understand and explore both their everyday environment and faraway places. With an appealing search-and-find technique, Follow That Map! is an interactive picture book that explains and demonstrates key mapping concepts. Kids will enjoy following Sally and her friends as they search for Max and Ollie, a mischievous dog and cat on the lam from the backyard. Sally and friends take an imaginative trip through the neighborhood, city and country, around the world and beyond. Kids can join in the search for Max and Ollie, who are hiding somewhere in every map. An activity at the end of the book shows children how to make a map of their bedroom.
Explains how water flows from brooks, to streams, to rivers, over waterfalls, through canyons and dams, to eventually reach the ocean. [This text is listed as an example that meets Common Core Standards in English language arts for K-1 at http://www.corestandards.org.]
Discusses where footprints and shadows go, as when footprints in the snow melt away or shadows are dispelled by light.
Offerings of various kinds - food, incense, paper money and figures - have been central to Chinese culture for millennia, and as a public, visual display of spiritual belief, they are still evident today in China and in Chinatowns around the world. Using Hong Kong as a case study, Janet Scott looks at paper offerings from every conceivable angle - how they are made, sold, and used. Her comprehensive investigation touches on virtually every aspect of Chinese popular religion as it explores the many forms of these intricate objects, their manufacture, their significance, and their importance in rituals to honor gods, care for ancestors, and contend with ghosts.
Forces are at work all around you. They affect things as small as a toy car and as big as the earth! Forces make things move, but they also make things stop. Some forces are very strong, but other forces are so weak, you can't feel them at all. But what are forces, and how do they work? Read and find out!
On July 26, Arthur Gordon learns that Europa, the sixth moon of Jupiter, has disappeared. Not hiding, not turned black, but gone.On September 28, Edward Shaw finds an error in the geological records of Death Valley. A cinder cone was left off the map. Could it be new? Or, stranger yet, could it be artificial? The answer may be lying beside it--a dying guest who brings devastating news for Edward and for Planet Earth.As more unexplained phenomena spring up around the globe--a granite mountain appearing in Australia, sounds emanating from the Earth's core, flashes of light among the asteroids--it becomes clear to some that the end is approaching, and there is nothing we can do.In The Forge of God, award-winning author Greg Bear describes the final days of the world on both a massive, scientific scale and in the everyday, emotional context of individual human lives. Facing the destruction of all they know, some people turn to God, others to their families, and a few turn to saviors promising escape from a planet tearing itself apart.Will they make it in time? And who gets left behind to experience the last moments of beauty and chaos on Earth?Nominated for a Nebula Award for Best Novel in 1987 and for Hugo and Locus Awards in 1988, The Forge of God is an engrossing read, breathtaking in its scope and detail.
Good and bad luck accompany Ned from New York to Florida on his way to a surprise party. Images and image descriptions available.
The simple and engaging text and photos of Count on It! accomplish two things at once: They teach children how to count as well as to read. The direct correspondence between image and text and consistent format make these books ideal for the beginning reader and mathematician. Other books in this series are available in this library.
It's the most patriotic of all holidays-Independence Day! The Holiday Mice take part in all the activities that make the Fourth of July fun: a parade, a picnic, a baseball game and sack race, and a refreshing dip in the stream. Even Mr. Mouse, the littlest mouse's special toy, joins in the festivities. The best part of all comes at the end of the day: a spectacular fireworks show!Packed with plenty of red, white, and blue and featuring the four Holiday Mice at their most adorable, this story about our nation's birthday will delight readers young and old alike.
To say that Foxly is hungry would be an understatement-he can't stop thinking about food! He's completely ravenous. So Foxly sets out to find something delicious and filling. First, he discovers a deserted bag of groceries. But will it be enough to fill this fox? It looks like he has something bigger in mind. Foxly approaches a group of roosters and hens, but he still does not chow down. Just what could this crafty fox be up to? Foxly is dreaming of a bigger and better feast, but who will be invited to join him-not as his supper but as his picnic guest?Foxly's Feast is a warm, wordless picture book about the delights of healthy eating and friends. Owen Davey's autumnal palate and expressive illustrations provide opportunities for even the tiniest readers to imagine what Foxly will do (or eat) next.
This text traces the life of Francisco Vasquez de Coronado, who led a major expedition from Mexico through what is now the southwestern United States.
A Lesson in Caring and Kindness. Frank's neighbor has puppies, and boy, does Frank want one! But by the time his parents say yes, the puppies are all gone. Will Frank ever get the dog he wants?
A Lesson in Patience. Frank loses his temper with the family cat and now poor S'More has run away. Does Frank have the patience he will need to bring her home?
A Lesson in Forgiveness. Frank can't wait to go fishing--until he finds out Mr. Granger is going too. And Mr. Granger doesn't like dogs! When Beans gets excited, it seems like the trip is ruined. Will Beans be forgiven?
A Lesson in Knowing God is Always with You. Frank and Beans are camping in the backyard. But when the sun goes down, Frank hears all kinds of scary noises. And Beans is so scared he runs right out of the tent! What will Frank do now that he's alone? Picture descriptions present.
Franklin likes being a big brother to his toddler sister Harriet most of the time, but when Harriet tries to commandeer Franklin's favorite toy -- his stuffed dog, Sam -- he begins to see her in a different light. Full-color illustrations. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.
When Franklin trades an old tin flute he found in the basement for a marble, he discovers that the flute was never his to trade. This Level 2 first reader contains longer stories, varied sentences, increased vocabulary, more difficult visual clues and some repetition.
Franklin has only half the money he needs to buy the Super-Duper Spy Kit of his dreams. His father makes a deal: he will give Franklin the money he needs if Franklin will paint the fence. Franklin agrees, but soon finds that painting is hard work. So he enlists Beaver and Fox to help by making a deal with them. That deal leads to another, and another until finally the fence is painted and Franklin's father pays him. In a surprising twist, Franklin finds that he has enough money for two spy kits--one for himself and one for his best friend, Bear.
In this Franklin Classic Storybook, our hero is a very lucky turtle. He has the best friends, the best little sister, the best goldfish, and, of course, the best mother. But when he discovers that his mother's birthday is coming up, he can't find the best present. After giving it some serious thought, Franklin decides to do everything for his mom. On the morning of her birthday he takes her breakfast in bed, makes a brooch, draws a picture, and cuts fresh flowers from the garden! And then Franklin gives his mom a great big hug and says, "I love you"--which is, of course, the best gift of all.
In this Level 2 first reader, youngsters will identify with Franklin as he discovers his friends have different tastes. Franklin is dismayed to discover that his Woodland friends don't like flies, his favorite picnic lunch.
She's already got her resume, business cards, and mustard packets (which are so much more grown up than ketchup) ready. So why is it taking eleventeen hundred years? Frannie's class is visiting the local radio station and the radio host is no where to be found. Should Frannie cover for him--after all, this could be her big break! But what happens when listeners call in with questions, and Frannie doesn't know the answers? Watch a Video .
Meet Freddie and Flossie. They are twins. They look alike, but in many ways they are very different ... or maybe not!