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This amazing collection contains entries on everything from the bizarre to the horrific, and from the spooky to the just plain confounding. The book gives essential background information on the events and the people involved, discusses the impact of particular myths and beliefs, and provides updates on the latest investigations being undertaken in an attempt to find answers to these baffling phenomena. From Loch Ness to Bigfoot, spontaneous combustion to Roswell, each entry is supported with sidebars related to pop culture, and comes with a wealth of photographs.
In 1948 Hollywood, a treacherous world of tough-talking private eyes, psychopathic movie stars, and troubled starlets, sixteen-year-old Alice tries to find a young runaway who is the sole witness to a beating that put her sister, Annie, in a coma.
It's a fairy-tale nightmare . . . One girl is kept in a room where every day the only food she's given is a poisoned apple. Another is kept in a room covered in needles -- and if she pricks her finger, she'll die. Then there are the brother and sister kept in a cell that keeps getting hotter and hotter. . . A sinister kidnapper is on the loose in Kate's world. She's not involved until one day she heads to her grandmother's house in the woods -- and finds her grandmother has also been taken. Already an outcast, Kate can't get any help from the villagers who hate her. Only Jack, another outsider, will listen to what's happened. Then a princess is taken, and suddenly the king is paying attention -- even though the girl's stepmother would rather he didn't. It's up to Kate and Jack to track down the victims before an ever after arrives that's far from happy.
From the back of the book: War in the woods! Crosscut, Oregon, is a town divided. Two rival lumber mills are in fierce competition, while the tension between pro- and anti-logging forces threatens to tear Crosscut apart. And when an explosion at one mill claims the life of its owner, the police charge Callie Shaw's uncle, environmentalist Stan Shaw, with the murder! Frank and Joe refuse to let Stan take the fall. But the land around Crosscut is rough country-and the men in it are even rougher. Before the boys can clear Stan's name, they'll have to clear a path through a dangerous world of chain saws and bulldozers, dynamite and double-barreled shotguns! =============== From inside the book: JAWS OF DEATH Joe had managed to sneak inside the lumbermill, but where was Frank? As Joe made his way through the noisy mill, he stole a glance at the enormous wood chipper at the far end of the room. Just then a worker farther down the line bellowed, "Punch the button!" and pointed toward the gaping entrance of the chipper. Joe swiveled around and gasped. Lying half on and half off the moving conveyer belt was a body. Joe peered through the dusty air at the motionless figure. "Frank!" Joe knew that the chipper could suck in massive pieces of wood and reduce them to splinters in mere seconds. Exploding into a run, Joe raced for the mouth of the horrible machine-but he knew that his brother didn't stand a chance.
High-octane adventures continue in the eighth book of the H.I.V.E. series, and the team of supremely talented criminals is forced to question everything they know about life as villains.Otto and Raven are desperate to rescue their friends from the clutches of Anastasia Furan, head of the evil Disciples organization. First they must track down the location of the Glasshouse, the prison where Furan trains children to become ruthless assassins. But Otto is also being hunted. In the three months since his "expulsion" from H.I.V.E., The Artemis Section--an elite intelligence division that goes after the toughest targets and reports only to the US president--has had an opportunity to locate him. Set against the backdrop of a daring high-tech prison break, nothing is quite as it seems in Deadlock.
In turn-of-the-century New York City, germ theory is a revolutionary idea, and unfortunately not one taught at sixteen-year-old Prudence Galewski's traditional school for girls. But with a stroke of luck, she lands a position in a laboratory, where she is swept into an investigation bound to change medical history. A mysterious spread of typhoid fever threatens the city, and a new hypothesis suggests that Mary Mallon --dubbed "Typhoid Mary" by the press -- is a "healthy carrier," someone who can transport the germ without being infected by it. But Mary, a fierce household cook who's never been sick, suspects that the accusation against her is simply an act of discrimination against immigrants. Prudence is determined to reveal the truth, and in a time when science is dominated by men, she has her work cut out for her. Told in journal format with black-and-white art throughout, Deadly is an early twentieth-century CSI that is as compelling as it is relevant.
Nine years ago, a hit-and-run driver killed Casey's mother. Casey swears revenge if she ever finds out the identity of the driver. Complicating her feelings, every year on the anniversary of her mother's death, Casey receives an anonymous envelope full of money. Is it blood money--from her mother's killer? Casey, who shares her mother's passion for basketball, is busy with practice and her new team. Still, she finds time to spend with her beloved neighbor, Megan, who helped care for her when she was younger, and with Megan's daughter Dulcie. When it looks like Megan's computer might contain a clue to the identity of her mother's killer, Casey feels confused and betrayed.
In a non-fiction narrative that reads like a medical thriller, Richard Rhodes follows virus hunters on three continents as they track the emergence of a deadly new brain disease that first kills cannibals in New Guinea, then cattle and young people in Britain and France. Photos.
Kata, a ninja, embarks on her first solo mission to enter a warlord's castle and make sure that a certain sleeping occupant never awakens. When Kata discovers that her target is a young boy and that her new accomplice is that boy's slightly older sister, she suddenly realizes her mission is much more complicated than she thought. Faced with taking someone's life or confronting the dire consequences of failure, Kata must make a hard choice, one that leads her into a more dangerous battle than she ever expected. In this coming-of-age novel, Kata discovers that while a ninja must always act alone, humanity requires accepting the trust and friendship of others.
Althea's dreams are about to become her nightmaresAlthea has always been a sweet, kind girl. In middle school, she had a group of friends to hang out with. She was on the softball team, took gymnastics, and won ribbons for horseback riding. But high school is horrible for Althea. She doesn't make the cheerleading squad. Her group of friends splits apart to form new cliques, and Althea is left to sit alone at lunch. That is, until she discovers a vampire living in the attic tower of her family home. A vampire who can make her dreams come true: a spot on the cheerleading squad; popularity; a boyfriend. All the vampire wants in return is a small sacrifice, and Althea is in too deep to back out now. The first book in Caroline B. Cooney's Vampire's Promise trilogy reveals the danger behind the door of the Shuttered Room . . . This ebook features an illustrated biography of Caroline B. Cooney including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author's personal collection.
Dinosaurs create prehistoric hysteria in this eleventh book in New York Times bestselling author Christopher Pike's Spooksville series--now on TV!There are dinosaurs in Spooksville! Huge meat-eating lizards attack people in their cars. Flying reptiles swoop down and lift kids away. But where did these dinosaurs come from? Adam and his friends discover a huge doorway that connects present-day Spooksville with sixty million years ago. It's through this that the dinosaurs are emerging and attacking the town. Who created the doorway? And can it be closed before all of Spooksville is destroyed?
Diana and Ronnie are forced to re-examine their values and life styles when an eating disorder leads to a potentially terminal illness
The Landon family is Southbound-headed for Florida to investigate a mysterious illness plaguing endangered manatees in Everglades National Park. Jack, Ashley, and their friend Bridger soon find themselves in deadly waters with a seven-foot shark, an injured manatee-and a mystery to solve. Who was the stranger in the speedboat who snatched Jack's camera? And what does he have to do with the manatees? Join the heart-stopping chase through a maze of mangrove islands to find out!
In a world where most educational and social systems are designed for people who can hear, being deaf or hard of hearing presents young people with a unique set of challenges. They must find ways to communicate and overcome discrimination. In this book you will read about Denzel, who has never missed being able to hear. He was born deaf, and the idea of "sound" is confusing to him. As you follow Denzel's journey through a world designed for the hearing, you'll see him find ways to overcome the challenges of communicating with others. Being deaf doesn't have to be a handicap--and it won't keep Denzel from exploring, learning, or accomplishing his dreams!
A compelling and humorous story of friendship from Academy Award-winning actress Marlee Matlin.Cindy looked straight at Megan. Now she looked a little frustrated. "What's the matter? Are you deaf or something?" she yelled back. Megan screamed out, and then fell to the ground, laughing hysterically. "How did you know that?" she asked as she laughed.Megan is excited when Cindy moves into her neighborhood--maybe she'll finally have a best friend. Sure enough, the two girls quickly become inseparable. Cindy even starts to learn sign language so they can communicate more easily.But when they go away to summer camp together, problems arise. Cindy feels left out because Megan is spending all of her time with Lizzie, another deaf girl; Megan resents that Cindy is always trying to help her, even when she doesn't need help. Before they can mend their differences, both girls have to learn what it means to be a friend.
CHERUB agents are all seventeen and under. They wear skate tees and hemp, and look like regular kids. But they're not. They are trained professionals who are sent out on missions to spy on terrorists and international drug dealers. CHERUB agents hack into computers, bug entire houses, and download crucial documents. It is a highly dangerous job. For their safety, these agents DO NOT EXIST. James is on his most daring mission yet: to smack down the world's most powerful drug lord. It means hitting the streets, where the dealers work. It's a vicious business. But James is going to take it down...from the top.
Princess Cimorene, the daughter of a very proper king, runs away to live with a very powerful dragon, Kazul. This updated edition features a new introduction by the author and fantastic new packaging.
One of the most popular Dear America diaries of all time, Ellen Emerson White's bestselling VOYAGE ON THE GREAT TITANIC is now back in print with a gorgeous new package! Five years ago, Margaret Ann Brady's older brother left her in the care of an orphanage and immigrated to America. When the orphanage receives an unusual request from an American woman looking for a traveling companion, Margaret's teachers agree that she is the perfect candidate to accompany Mrs. Carstairs on the TITANIC, so that once Margaret arrives in New York she will be free to join her brother in Boston. But the TITANIC is destined for tragedy, and Margaret's journey is thrown into a frozen nightmare when the ship collides with an iceberg.
This book has a collection of 8 young adult stories. In "Chocolate Pudding", the story focuses on the life of Chrissy, a young girl living with her alcoholic father and uncle. Lacking comfort in her relationships with people, Chrissy finds it in devouring chocolate pudding (a profound metaphor to be interpreted in any number of ways by the reader.) But Chrissy discovers that the pudding is not enough to satisfy her loneliness. Only when she develops an unexpected friendship is this hole filled.
After her father moves away, Laurie sends her love by mail The scariest thing Laurie has ever seen is a half-empty house, which she discovered the day her dad moved away. The divorce was a long time coming, but that didn't make it hurt any less. To stay in touch with her father, Laurie's mom forces her to write him a letter each week, keeping him updated on everything from quizzes and tests to parties and boys. At first, the letters are a chore, a painful reminder that Dad isn't around anymore, but with every stamp she licks, Laurie finds herself growing up just a little bit more. This remarkable novel, told entirely through Laurie's letters to her father, is a powerful story of divorce and renewal that proves it's not impossible to love someone from afar.
Alfie's your average deer hound puppy--curious about the world around him, happy to chase the cat and laze around in his favorite beanbag bed, and very loyal to his boy, Charlie. So he's extremely upset when Charlie goes away and leaves him with a sitter--upset enough that he escapes into the woods. With the help of some friendly foxes, Alfie learns to live in the wild, but he never stops thinking of Charlie and trying to find his way home. And Charlie, of course, never stops thinking of Alfie, either. Will these two be able to find each other before it's too late? Featuring irresistible black-and-white line drawings on every spread,Dear Hound is both an accessible, heartwarming story and the perfect choice for readers graduating out of early chapter books.
Beverly Cleary's Newbery Medal-winning book explores the thoughts and emotions of a sixth-grade boy, Leigh Botts, in letter form as he writes to his favorite author, Boyd Henshaw.<P><P> After his parents separate, Leigh Botts moves to a new town with his mother. Struggling to make friends and deal with his anger toward his absent father, Leigh loses himself in a class assignment in which he must write to his favorite author. When Mr. Henshaw responds, the two form an unexpected friendship that will change Leigh's life forever.
An intriguing look at teen pregnancy from a three-time Newbery Honor winning authorFeni is furious when she finds out that her mother has agreed to take a fifteen-year-old pregnant girl into their home until her baby is born. What kind of girl would let herself get into so much trouble? How can Feni live under the same roof as someone like that? Her worst fears are confirmed when Rebecca arrives: she is mean, bossy, and uneducated. Feni decided she will have nothing to do with her. But it's hard not to be curious about a girl so close to her own age who seems so different...
There are three things Opl never expected to do during the eighth grade. 1. Start a vendetta against celebrity chef Alfie Adam, the "Nude Food Dude" 2. Take yoga classes with her grandpa3 .Become a famous bloggerBut after a year of shrinking down her personality to compensate for the fact that her body's getting bigger, Opl thinks it's about time to start speaking up again. What she doesn't expect is that everyone actually starts to listen...
The third book in the Mother-Daughter Book Club series by Heather Vogel Frederick follows the girls for a new year of humor and friendship.
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