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To help the men of Machias, Maine, capture an English gunboat in June 1775, Rebecca and Anna undertake a dangerous journey through a forest to get ammunition for them-- based on a true story of the brave effort of two girls to bring help to a little settlement on the Maine coast at the time of the Revolution.
From dawn to dusk (and then some!), a toddler's life is busy, busy, busy. "Helping" Mommy in the kitchen. Playing the time-to-get-dressed chase. Investigating a mysterious box. The adventures are endless! This celebration of a toddler's daily life will bring smiles of recognition to both toddlers and their parents.
An aviator whose plane is forced down in the Sahara Desert encounters a little prince from a small planet who relates his adventures in seeking the secret of what is important in life. [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.]
Hidden Pasts. Unexpected Betrayals. Twisted Friendships. Sweet Revenge. The twists keep coming--and no secrets are safe. Her mother's in jail. Her best friend betrayed her. Who can Alison trust? Backstabber Kelly has the world at her feet. Who will she step on next? Sweet, handsome Chad seems like the perfect boyfriend. What is he hiding? Tough-as-nails Zoey is out for revenge. Is she more vulnerable than she thinks? Loyal friend. Bitter rival. Which is the real Tom? Let the drama begin...
Explore Little Worlds large collection of stories of high literary quality presenting students with a variety of issues, styles, conflicts, and points of view. Featured authors include Maupassant, Lessing, Hemingway, Welty, Hawthorne and Porter.
The story of the constitution of the United States and the constitutional provisions with commentaries are the highlights of this book.
This book provides you with basic scientific tools for understanding and thinking critically about the environment and the environmental problems we face.
A "New York Times"-bestselling author takes readers into the world of Progress juvenile detention facility. Is it possible for 14-year-old Reese to get a second chance when he's treated like a criminal, handcuffed and thrown into solitary confinement?
The simple decision to find a proper burial place for Alexander the Coppersmith lands the Sugar Creek Gang in the middle of another incredible adventure. A sudden rainstorm sends the Gang into the mysterious house on the hill. Once inside, the boys discover a dangerous criminal on the run from the law. The only way of escape is down the chimney. Come along and learn with the Sugar Creek Gang that God will always provide a way of escape for His children. The Sugar Creek Gang series chronicles the faith-building adventures of a group of fun-loving, courageous Christian boys. These classic stories have been inspiring children to grow in their faith for more than five decades. More than three million copies later, children continue to grow up relating to members of the gang as they struggle with the application of their Christian faith to the adventure of life. Now that these stories have been updated for a new generation, you and your child can join in the Sugar Creek excitement. Paul Hutchens's memories of childhood adventures around the fishing hole, the swimming hole the island, and the woods that surround Indiana': Sugar Creek inspired these beloved tales.
"The runes have spoken. We have our champion...Matthew Thorsen."Matt hears the words, but he can't believe them. He's Thor's representative? Destined to fight trolls, monstrous wolves and giant serpents...or the world ends? He's only thirteen.While Matt knew he was a modern-day descendent of Thor, he's always lived a normal kid's life. In fact, most people in the small town of Blackwell, South Dakota, are direct descendants of either Thor or Loki, including Matt's classmates Fen and Laurie Brekke. No big deal.But now Ragnarok is coming, and it's up to the champions to fight in the place of the long-dead gods. Matt, Laurie, and Fen's lives will never be the same as they race to put together an unstoppable team, find Thor's hammer and shield, and prevent the end of the world.In their middle grade debut, K.L. Armstrong and M.A. Marr begin the epic Blackwell Pages series with this action-packed adventure, filled with larger-than-life legends, gripping battles, and an engaging cast of characters who bring the myths to life.
When Heather Lombardo moves across the street, fifteen-year-old Justine Trainor secretly hopes that her new neighbor will be a slightly off-center movie lover like herself. But as it turns out, Heather, gorgeous and fully aware of it, is primarily interested in her spectacular wardrobe and the quickest ways to meet the cutest guys, leaving no time for discussions of favorite novels or matinees in Cambridge. Surprisingly, it is Heather's thirteen-year-old brother Mike who shares Justine's enthusiasm for the cinema, as well as some of her daydreamer's moodiness. Despite his youth, eighth- grader Mike is an intelligent movie buff with aspirations of directing. Mike and Justine become fast friends when they begin to make their own movie together. Soon, Justine finds herself with confusing feelings that she doesn't care to admit to anyone . . . especially herself. Is she falling for an eighth-grader? Do two lousy years and three inches really make a difference anyway? Lombardo's Law is a witty love story of two precocious teenagers who have the courage to think for themselves at a time when it's easier not to.
The Hunger Games meets the X-Men in an exciting postapocalyptic debut.Two years after London is struck by a devastating terrorist attack, it is cut off from the world, protected by a military force known as Choppers. The rest of Britain believes that the city is now a toxic, uninhabited wasteland.But Jack and his friends--some of whom lost family on what has become known as Doomsday--know that the reality is very different. At great risk, they have been gathering evidence about what is really happening in London-and it is incredible.Because the handful of London's survivors are changing. Developing strange, fantastic powers. Evolving.Upon discovering that his mother is still alive inside London, Jack, his sister, and their three friends sneak into a city in ruins. Vast swathes have been bombed flat. Choppers cruise the streets looking for survivors to experiment upon. The toxic city is filled with wonders and dangers that will challenge Jack and his friends ... and perhaps kill them. But Jack knows that the truth must be revealed to the outside world or every survivor will die.
Moving from Chicago to Corpus Christi, Texas, in 1944, a young Jewish girl copes with her parents' increased fighting and adopts a new lifestyle which alienates her orthodox grandfather.
Cap Wadell loves football; unfortunately, living in a rural town of 1,223 people makes putting together a team a little difficult. His grandfather suggests that Cap organize a local six-man team and play with other surrounding small towns. Recruiting players, finding uniforms, locating a field to play on, and securing a rule book are all easily done, but one major problem remains -- who is going to coach this team? Cap thinks his grandfather is perfect for the job, but trouble strikes when another grandfather thinks Cap's grandfather is playing favorites by putting Cap at quarterback. An old-time rivalry is about to heat up again as the grandfathers battle it out off the field and Cap and the other grandson battle it out on field. As the generations clash, nobody is exactly sure who will succeed and play the coveted quarterback position. Who in the end will prevail?
Blue Sox 9. The Blue Sox had a problem. After nearly ten years in left field, the famous Kennie Willard had retired, and someone was needed to take his place and bat in the clean-up slot. They had Mike Jaffe, a bonus boy, who had proved during his two years with the Sox that he could do just what was wanted: hit that long ball to left. But Mike didn't want to be an outfielder; he was convinced that he should be a pitcher, as his father had been. Feeling like this, Mike just naturally was sympathetic toward pitchers, even when they weren't on his own team. Since this proved to be an unsatisfactory state of mind for a potential slugger, Mike began to spend more and more time on a Sox farm club instead of with the Sox themselves. Because Mr. Decker is a strictly major-league baseball writer, he resolves this situation in a true-to-life way. Boys will enjoy this sports novel both for its excitement and its authenticity.
Glen is determined to make his developmentally disabled brother a basketball player.
Bobby Jamison worries that his older brother, Kirby, won't be chosen to play first base for the All-Star team because he isn't a strong hitter. Then he sees his chance to give Kirby the advantage over a better all-around player...but will his conscience let him take it?
Can she be a supermodel and a super-sister? She finds her answer in just one look. Two sisters, both beautiful in different ways: Fifteen-year-old Ted has got "The Look." That's what the scout for the modeling agency tells her, and she can't believe her luck. But just as Ted's jet-setting off on her new career, Ava is diagnosed with cancer. Can Ted be a supermodel and a super-sister? Or will she have to choose between family and fame? With their worlds turned upside down, the girls have to look past appearances, look deep inside, to figure out what really matters.
Audrey Hepburn's winged eyes. Veronica Lake's peek a boo curls. Over the last century, celebrities have been at the forefront of fashion, introducing numerous classic hair and makeup looks to society. Now you can find out where these looks came from--and get them for yourself. This book celebrates fifty beauty icons and examines when each one ushered in a unique look, why it became so legendary, and how to recreate it. Written with celebrity hair stylist Christopher Fulton and celebrity makeup artist Cameron Cohen, this unique collection includes professional tips on how to get the best look, glamorous photos, and easy-to-follow instructions.
Mike Hagin offers his new friend from Russia the first baseman's position on the little league team before he finds out the boy can't play baseball.
Stop the presses! One hundred thousand dollar reward offered for the return of George Harley Rockham! That's more than enough to turn Shanghai newspaperman Jimmy Vance's head. Throw in the gorgeous dame who's offering the reward--Rockham's daughter Virginia--and he might lose his head altogether. As fast-talking as Jimmy Stewart in The Philadelphia Story, Vance jumps at the chance . . . the money . . . and the girl.But as Jimmy quickly discovers, there are several billion reasons to watch his back. Because that's how much Rockham is worth, and there are some very hard cases out there willing to kill to separate the old man from his money.Next thing Jimmy knows, Virginia's tied to a chair, and he's got a couple of guns pointed at his head. But it'll take more than a little rope and a couple of firearms to keep this reporter down. The truth is tied to the mysterious fate of a steamship named Shanung--and what Jimmy finds could be the biggest story of his life . . . if he lives to tell it. In the issue of Smashing Novels where this story first appeared the editor wrote: "Loot of the Shanung is a soul-stirring tale of the China Sea, a story of modern piracy set in the Far East. L. Ron Hubbard wrote it. He knows China. He has been there. He traveled through the country and met the people and observed their customs. Smashing Novels will have other stories from him--stories of far-off places and little known people. He knows of what he writes."
In this hilarious sequel to Mr. and Mrs. Bunny--Detectives Extraordinaire!--that even includes a guest appearance by J. K. Rowling a.k.a. "Oldwhatshername"--Madeleine wants nothing more than to save money for college, but her impractical, ex-hippie parents are broke. When the family unexpectedly inherits a sweet shoppe in England that has the potential to earn serious profit, they see an answer to all their problems. . . . Meanwhile, Mr. and Mrs. Bunny--formerly of the detecting persuasion--are looking for new professions, and Mrs. Bunny decides she would like to be Queen. Soon they, too, are headed across the pond. Brought to you by National Book Award-winning author Polly Horvath and illustrator Sophie Blackall, the adventures of Madeleine and the Bunnys are zanier than ever.
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