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A monster assembled by a scientist from parts of dead bodies develops a mind of his own as he learns to loathe himself and hate his creator.
A scientist dreams of giving life to a fully grown creature but is terrified by his creation.
This companion series to the Franklin animated TV show features all-new Franklin stories based on the characters created by Paulette Bourgeois and Brenda Clark. Picture descriptions added.
Franz is the story of a Doberman pinscher who was trained for police work in the famous C. A. Roy kennels of Berkeley, California. He is purchased by the Berkeley police department, and soon gains a state-wide reputation for the excellence of his work. Later, when the Berkeley officers are sent to Honolulu to reorganize the department there, Franz goes with them. And in the Hawaiian city, he adds to his already great reputation and gathers fresh laurels for himself and his master.
Weirdest. Crime Fighters. Ever. Sheba, the fur-faced Wolfgirl, can sniff out a threat from miles away. Monkeyboy clambers up buildings in the blink of an eye -- then drops deadly stink bombs of his own making (yes, THAT kind)! Sister Moon sees in the dark, and moves at the speed of light. Born with weird abnormalities that make them misfits, these FREAKS spend their nights on public display, trapped in a traveling Victorian sideshow. But during the day, they put their strange talents to use: They solve the most sinister crimes. And in a dank, desperate world of crooks and child-snatchers, they're determined to defend London's most innocent victims: the street urchins disappearing from the city's streets.
When twelve-year-old Frankie Joe's mother is sent to jail, he is uprooted from his home in Texas to live with the father he has never met, his father's wife, and his father's four "legitimate" sons in Illinois. Frankie Joe is miserable. Trying to adjust to his blended family proves too much to bear, so Frankie Joe hatches a plot to escape on his bike back home to Texas. For that he needs money, and so Frankie Joe's Freaky Fast Delivery Service is born. His deliveries win new friends, a place in the rural Illinois community, and a sense of achievement. But his planned escape is destroyed by a heartbreaking betrayal, and Frankie Joe needs all of his incredible resilience and the loving support of his new family to survive the devastating loss.
Brynn's just transferred to a brand-new school in a town close by. A town in Bizarro World, that is, where academic excellence is the fast track to popularity and Candace-yes, quiet, seemingly insecure Candace-is the reigning queen bee. Brynn's not sure how she'll ever fit in to this parallel universe, until one day she notices Candace crumbling under the weight of some serious self-imposed stress. So Brynn takes Candace under her wing and teaches her the fine art of chilling out before she turns into a complete basket case at the tender age of thirteen. .
THE FAB FRIES RETURN FOR ANOTHER WACKY CAPER--THROUGH TIME AND SPACE! The Gang: Freddy T. Funkhouser, science whiz kid; Howie Kapowie, his cheese-cube-chowing sidekick; and Freddy's most incredible inventions: five living, breathing French fries by day, superpowered kick-butt spuds by night! The Plan: Use the secret notes of mysterious missing inventor Silas Finklebean to construct a time travel machine (from a pile of junk) that sweeps the annual science competition and creams Pookesville's baddest bully, Adam Spanker, once and for all. The Big questions: Will Freddy's time-warp team beat the clock before Adam's exploding volcano buries the Funkhouser family restaurant, the Burger Castle, in goopy purple lava? And can they finally crack the case of the long-lost Silas Finklebean? Bestselling author David Baldacci cooks up another scrumptious adventure, this time stirring in a dash of spooky mystery and zany science fiction, and topping it with a big helping of laughs!
A collection of short stories, poems, biographical accounts, and essays about the struggle for civil rights that address the question, "How do we achieve the ideal of equal rights for all?"
When four boys decide to spend the day exploring a cave, they have no idea that their fun afternoon is about to become a fight for survival Neil and his best friend, Randy, can't wait to explore a nearby cave for the afternoon. But when Neil's little brother, David, finds out, Neil is forced to bring David and his timid friend Terry along for the ride. What starts out as an exciting expedition soon turns dangerous when the four boys get lost in the cave's labyrinth of winding passages. Neil knows it's not David's fault that they're lost, yet he still lashes out at his brother with every wrong turn, and Randy and David's constant bickering isn't helping to calm his nerves. As tension builds between the boys, Neil and David try to address what they've kept hidden for years: the truth about David that can never be forgotten--or forgiven. Hopelessly lost, angry, hungry, and terrified, the boys are willing to do just about anything to find a way out of the cave before they end up killing one another. But to escape, Neil and David are going to have to figure out a way to put the past behind them and work together.
While at a summer field hockey camp in Boston, Maine natives Serena Marlowe and Carly Heiser stumble upon an unusual thief who is stealing historical artifacts from Boston's Revolutionary War days.
On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks refused to move to the back of a bus and give up her seat to a white man. Her quiet refusal to surrender her dignity sparked the Montgomery bus boycott, which eventually ended segregation on buses. But the boycott did not start or end there, and here Newbery Medalist Russell Freedman breathes life into all the key personalities and events that contributed to the yearlong struggle, a major victory in the civil rights movement. [This text is listed as an example that meets Common Core Standards in English language arts in grades 6-8 at http://www.corestandards.org.]
In this inspiring collection of true stories, thirty African-Americans who were children or teenagers in the 1950s and 1960s talk about what it was life for them to fight segregation in the South--to sit in an all-white restaurant and demand to be served, to refuse to give up a seat at the front of the bus, to be among the first to integrete the public schools, and to face violence, arrest, and even death for the cause of freedom.
In this inspiring collection of true stories, thirty African-Americans who were children or teenagers in the 1950s and 1960s talk about what it was like for them to fight segregation in the South-to sit in an all-white restaurant and demand to be served, to refuse to give up a seat at the front of the bus, to be among the first to integrate the public schools, and to face violence, arrest, and even death for the cause of freedom. "Thrilling. . . Nothing short of wonderful. "-The New York Times Awards: ( A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year ( A Booklist Editors' Choice .
On the eve of the American Revolution, the Havens family is fighting a war at home. Joshua Havens is being sent to the front lines of battle. Thomas Havens wants to be a soldier--but he must fight a closer threat. Sara is in love with a boy from a Loyalist family. Then the Loyalists begin to attack.
"Suppose that you really could freeze somebody"There always was something a little off about Lannie, but when she poses the question during a game of freeze tag--"Suppose that you really could freeze somebody"--Meghan and Tuesday think she's joking and just being her usual weird self. But Lannie's freezing power horrifyingly turns out to be anything but a game. To save Meghan and Tuesday from Lannie, popular neighborhood boy West Trevor must make a desperate deal--a deal that will affect the course of their lives in ways none of them could ever have predicted. Years later, the memory of Lannie's power has been dismissed as a childhood fantasy. Meghan and West have become the kind of desperately-in-love high school couple that fuels teenage fantasies. When a jealous Lannie reminds them of her terrifying secret power, West is forced to hold up his end of the bargain made all those years ago--and Meghan will pay the price. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Caroline B. Cooney including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author's personal collection.
Eugene is remembering the summer of 1938 in Frenchtown, a time when he began to wonder "what I was doing here on the planet Earth." Here in vibrant, exquisite detail are his lovely mother, his aunts and uncles, cousins and friends, and especially his beloved, enigmatic father. Here, too, is the world of a mill town: the boys swimming in a brook that is red or purple or green, depending on the dyes dumped that day by the comb shop; the visit of the ice man; and the boys' trips to the cemetery or the forbidden railroad tracks. And here also is a darker world-the mystery of a girl murdered years before. Robert Cormier's touching, funny, melancholy chronicle of a vanished world celebrates a son's connection to his father and human relationships that are timeless.From the Paperback edition.
It was the best of times. It was the worst of times. It was a time of wishes, hopes, hurts, fears, and loves. It was their first year of high school. Five friends. Nick the golden boy, Celia the beautiful, Sean the thinker, Allie the wild, Meg the brave Brand-new Redwood High holds a different promise for each of them. Celia could be popular for the first time in her life-if she stops being Allies friend. Nick could be a campus star-but only if he plays by someone else's rules... rules that don't include Sean. Meg has a chance to be a leader... and to be passed over by the boy she loves. Together, they could have faced anything. but after freshman year, they may never be together again.
The Class of '89. There's never been a class like them. And they couldn't hate each other more. Four girls. Friendly, good-hearted Bets. Laurel, lonely and unsure. Micki, who tries too hard. And Page, who has it much too easy. Micki wants to make her mark freshman year. She's pulling the class together and doing all the work. No wonder she can't stand it that gorgeous Page gets all the credit--without lifting a finger. Laurel's caught between two friends. One's the most popular girl in their class; the other's a boy who doesn't fit in--which one has to go? Bets just wants to be Doug's pal. ... She doesn't know what to do when he says they should be more than friends. Freshman year means they can be anyone they want to be. Why is it so hard to find out who they really are?
While Courtney grapples with sexual harassment in the workplace, Liza lands a TV role that could hamper her relationship, and Winnie copes with the idea of motherhood.
True or False: Simon is one of the coolest teachers at Forest Alternative: True Simon and Alex are friends: True Tim is jealous of Alex and Simon: False... ...until Stacy walks into class, flashing her tongue ring, swishing her hair, and spreading rumors -- dirty rumors, the kind that make you second guess who your real friends are, and their intentions. Rumors like Stacy's test and sometimes ruin friendships as strong as those among Tim, Alex, and Simon. Rumors are dangerous, but not always as dangerous or ugly as the truths from which they spring....
What's the difference between a friend and a fiend?Jake is so embarrassed by a reading circle blunder, he vows never to speak in class again. Abigail believes she can no longer trust one of her best friends. Their teenage cousins have turned into fiends. And on the perfect snow day, who jumps on Jake and washes his face in snow? And who rescues him?From the Hardcover edition.
Cassie witnesses a black man address a white storekeeper by his first name. "A powerful story . . .Readers will be haunted by its drama and emotion long after they have closed the book." --Booklist
Tracy's favorite TV star is coming to town, and she will do anything to meet him face to face The two people Tracy loves most are Rabbit O'Shea, a smooth-talking bad boy, and Ross Perlman, an innocent young man with a golden voice. She could never choose between them, and she'll never have to, because Rabbit is a TV character, and Ross is the actor who plays him. When Ross announces a concert in Tracy's hometown, she pledges to do whatever it takes to meet the real-life Rabbit--a decision that could cost her everything she holds dear. She and her best friend, Andrea, make a pact that they will meet Ross together or not at all. But when one of them gets the chance to meet him alone, it threatens to tear their friendship apart. Suddenly, Tracy finds herself longing for the days when Ross Perlman was just another poster on her wall.
3 spine-tingling tales: Don't Breathe, Overnight-mare, and It's in the Attic.
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