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For tween fans of R.L. Stine and Patrick Carman, this exciting final installment of the Gravediggers series is full of gross-out gore, humor, and "splattery mayhem" (Kirkus Reviews).Severed limbs. Rotting flesh. Popping bones. Best friends Ian, Kendra, and PJ have seen it all, and they've spent the last few months risking their lives to rid the world of zombies. Now they face their biggest challenge yet: tracking down the vengeful ex-Gravedigger who is holding their mentor hostage in an abandoned underground city. Deep in the menacing caves of Kudus, time is running out for O'Dea, whose powers can be used to unlock a deadly curse.If that weren't enough, all the kids are keeping things from each other--secrets that threaten to break up the group and thwart their efforts to destroy the gruesome zombies that are crawling all over Kudus. Will their friendship survive this harrowing underground mission? Will they escape Kudus with their lives?
An International Reading Association Young Adult Choice: When a night in a graveyard with her friends turns fatal, Kelly knows it's up to her to find the killer--before the killer finds herNew to town, Kelly reluctantly agrees when her friends challenge her to spend the night in a graveyard with them. But she can't shake the feeling that someone is watching them through the mist. Her friends laugh off her suspicions--until she stumbles on a body covered in blood.As she begins to piece together the puzzle, Kelly realizes that the murderer may have killed before. Can Kelly and her new friend Miles solve the case before the killer strikes again?
Han Alister thought he had already lost everyone he loved. But when he finds his friend Rebecca Morley near death in the Spirit Mountains, Han knows that nothing matters more than saving her. The costs of his efforts are steep, but nothing can prepare him for what he soon discovers: the beautiful, mysterious girl he knew as Rebecca is none other than Raisa ana'Marianna, heir to the Queendom of the Fells. Han is hurt and betrayed. He knows he has no future with a blueblood. And, as far as he's concerned, the princess's family as good as killed his own mother and sister. But if Han is to fulfill his end of an old bargain, he must do everything in his power to see Raisa crowned queen. <P> Meanwhile, some people will stop at nothing to prevent Raisa from ascending. With each attempt on her life, she wonders how long it will be before her enemies succeed. Her heart tells her that the thief-turned-wizard Han Alister can be trusted. She wants to believe it-he's saved her life more than once. But with danger coming at her from every direction, Raisa can only rely on her wits and her iron-hard will to survive-and even that might not be enough.<P> The Gray Wolf Throne is an epic tale of fierce loyalty, unbearable sacrifice, and the heartless hand of fate.
Valuable electronic parts containing platinum are being stolen from shipments made by Stanwide Mining Equipment Company's cargo planes, and Frank and Joe Hardy are called upon to assist their world-renowned detective father solve the baffling case. At Stanwide the boys pose as employees, and become suspicious of their boss's hostility toward them. Is he involved in the racket? And what is the truth behind the plane crash at sea in which Clint Hill, chief pilot for Stanwide, was killed? Frank and Joe launch an aerial search for clues to the platinum thieves' hideout, believing that they will also uncover the mystery behind Hill's accident. The puzzling trail of clues leads the young sleuths to an uninhabited Caribbean island, near the scene of the plane crash-then to a mountaintop in Montana and a danger-filled showdown with the band of thieves. But the final discovery- and most startling and exciting revelation of all-is made in the boys' home town of Bayport. Franklin W. Dixon fans will find suspense, action, and many breath-taking flying episodes in this thrilling story.
This book is a guide for tracing one's ancestors via various means. An appendix describes how to use a number of available government resources.
Great Ancient China Projects You Can Build Yourself explores the incredible ingenuity and history of ancient China with 25 hands-on projects for readers ages 9 and up. Great Ancient China Projects covers topics from porcelain pottery, paper, gunpowder, and dynasties, to martial arts, medicinal healers, jade carvers, and terracotta warriors. With step-by-step activities, kids will learn how to construct a house with proper feng shui and create a simple Chinese hanging compass. Historical facts and anecdotes, biographies, and fascinating trivia support the fun projects and teach kids about this innovative society and its continued influence on modern culture.
From reed boats, papyrus, and amulets, to pyramids, pharaohs, and mummies, Great Ancient Egypt Projects You Can Build Yourself explores the fascinating lives of ancient Egyptians through more than25 hands-on building projects and activities. Great Ancient Egypt Projects You Can Build Yourself gives readers today a chance to experience how the ancient Egyptians lived, cooked, worked, worshipped, entertained themselves, and interacted with their neighbors through building projects that use common household supplies.Detailed step-by-step instructions, diagrams, and templates for creating each project are combined with historical facts and anecdotes, biographies, and trivia for the real-life models of each project. Together they give kids a first-hand look at daily life in ancient Egypt.
From the Book Jacket: Audiences love animals. Actors, however, would rather not share a scene with animal stars. The animal always steals the scene and wins the hearts of the audience in the process. In his new book Great Animals of the Movies, Ed Edelson brings us into the world of the greatest animal stars of the movies and of television. Stars like Rin Tin Tin, Lassie, Flicka, Mr. Ed, Morris the Finicky Cat, Flipper, and even make-believe animals like Bruce the man-eating shark of Jaws, King Kong, Godzilla, and many more. We meet some of their trainers, and learn some funny and charming anecdotes about these furry or not-so- furry animal stars whom we know and love. Edelson also gives the reader the inside behind-the-scenes story of how the animals are taught to "act" and all about stunt animals, stand-ins, and even the backstage gossip about the animals and their human costars. This is a fun book for animal lovers and movie lovers too. The pictures are wonderful and add more fun to this entertaining book. Edward Edelson spends most of his working hours as the science editor of the New York Daily News, but he still manages to find the time to watch plenty of movies. A graduate of New York University and, a Sloan-Rockefeller Fellow in the Advanced Science Writing Program at Columbia University, Mr. Edelson now lives in Jamaica, New York, with his wife and three children. His previous books include Great Monsters of the Movies, The Book of Prophecy, Visions of Tomorrow, Funny Men of the Movies, Great Movie Spectaculars, Tough Guys and Gals of the Movies, and Great Kids of the Movies.
Where there's smoke... The year is 1899 and the Travelin' Nine are barnstorming their way across the good ol' U. S. of A., trying to raise money to pay off the Payne family's big-league debt. Pulling into Chicago, Griffith has a run-in with an enormous thug and is more convinced than ever that the nefarious robber baron called "The Chancellor" knows about their magic baseball. Ruby also has an encounter with a mysterious stranger, and even though she doesn't know why, she knows that he will change the Travelin' Nine. And Graham launches a towering shot out of the park when he thinks no one is looking. Unfortunately, the wrong eyes may have seen what the youngest Payne can do with a baseball. Chicago is a hot town, so the Paynes better keep their cool. The Travelin' Nine still have more money to make! #1 New York Times bestseller Loren Long and Texas Bluebonnet winner Phil Bildner create a memorable modern-day parable where three siblings embark on the adventure of a lifetime and discover the strength in family, the power of faith, and the true magic of baseball. New York Times bestselling series!
A collection of fun nonsense poems for children and reading out loud which includes, I do not like thee, Doctor Fell, Moll-in-the-Wad, My Pussy Cat has got the Gout, and many others.
Everyone knew that Tom Fitzgerald, alias The Great Brain, would get into trouble when he went off to school at the strict Catholic Academy for Boys in Salt Lake City. But no one--including Tom--knew just how much. His tongue got him into fifteen demerits worth of difficulty the very first day, but his great brain refused to be defeated as Tom set out to outwit the eighth grade, the superintendent, and finally the bishop of the state of Utah. Whether it's running an illegal candy store or earning a reputation as the fastest potato peeler in the world or introducing the newfangled sport of basketball at the academy, Tom's great brain never falters. And his money-making schemes rise to new heights--or depths--faced with the challenge of rigorous boarding-school life.
Chinese-born Cece was adopted when she was two years old by her American parents. Living in Texas, she's bored of her ho-hum high school and dull job. So when she learns about the S. A. S. S. program to Xi'an, China, she jumps at the chance. She'll be able to learn about her passion - anthropology - and it will give her the opportunity to explore her roots. But when she arrives, she receives quite a culture shock. And the closer she comes to finding out about her birth parents, the more apprehensive she gets. Enter Will, the cute guy she first meets on the plane. He and Cece really connect during the program. But can he help her get accustomed to a culture she should already know about, or will she leave China without the answers she's been looking for? .
Great Colonial America Projects You Can Build Yourself introduces readers ages 9-12 to colonial America through hands-on building projects. From dyeing and spinning yarn to weaving cloth, from creating tin plates and lanterns to learning wattle and daub construction. Great Colonial America Projects You Can Build Yourself gives readers a chance to experience how colonial Americans lived, cooked, entertained themselves, and interacted with their neighbors.
This is a description of the history surrounding the Great Depression, highlighting the causes and key figures.
An ancient oak tree has seen glory and tragedy--but nothing quite as spectacular as the showdown that's brewing For nearly a thousand years, the Dimpole Oak has towered over this small East Coast town, witnessing the passage of history: duels and revolution, lovers' trysts and traitors' hangings, victory parades and midnight conspiracies. The farmer who owns the land beneath the tree likes to tell stories of the murders and witch trials that took place in its shade. Local children play on the oak's great roots and dig for buried treasure. The townsfolk plan a Dimpole Oak Day to celebrate their landmark. Meanwhile, far away in India, a swami has a holy vision of the oak, and begins a journey to find it. Back in Dimpole, two boys take inspiration from the blackguards and pirates of the old farmer's tales, and challenge a local bully to a confrontation under the oak. As all these plots and plans converge, the mighty oak stands ready to witness another grand event. This ebook features a personal history by Janet Taylor Lisle including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author's own collection.
Suzanne's Great-Great-Aunt Deidra has left her dog to Suzanne's Mum in her will. Suzanne is over-the-moon about having a dog again, after her old dog Barney was 'sent away to a farm' by her Dad. But when Beatrice the Newfoundland arrives, she is a BIG disappointment. She's smelly and old and miserable and doesn't like walks, or catching sticks, or any of the things that dogs are meant to like. So Anna and Suzanne devise a plan to turn Beatrice into a proper dog - but if they don't pull it off soon, Suzanne's Dad will send Beatrice away too...
A spine-tingling, suspenseful true story of escape during World War II. Spring, 1943; Stalag Luft III, Germany: every prisoner in the Nazi camps had one thought in mind to get out. The organization was in place, with men digging hidden passageways and squads dispersing yellow sand in the middle of soccer scrimmages. Forgers worked to create false travel documents. Tailors stitched up civilian suits from blankets. Their goal? To break out of an escape-proof" German prison camp and raise havoc throughout the German countryside. The stakes were high, however: anyone caught would be executed. Author Mike Meserole keeps the tension high in this newly-written tale filled with daring and danger. Kids will hang on to every word.
Best friends Chuck and Willy head out for a carefree excursion and realize that danger lurks ahead when a man from the pound crosses their path.
Humbled, orphaned Pip is apprenticed to the dirty work of the forge but dares to dream of becoming a gentleman -- and one day he finds himself in possession of "great expectations." One of Dickens' finest novels, this is a gripping tale of crime and guilt, revenge and reward.
Story of the great fire of 1871, one of the most colossal disasters in American history. [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.]
Jim Murphy's Newbery Honor Book available for the first time in paperback. "Vivid firsthand descriptions by persons who lived through the 1871 Chicago fire are woven into a gripping account. . . Absorbing and riveting reading. " The Horn Book, starred review
Josh Lewis' best friend, Aaron Zimmer, has turned his computer into a wish-granting machine. It ought to be every techno-addict's dream, but there are a few bugs in the system. Nobody knows when the computer will interactivate next--and it doesn't just grant Josh and Aaron's wishes. In fact, Aaron's mom's poodle seems to eb doing some of the wishing, too. When a mysterious spy called The Watcher starts monitoring their every move in cyberspace, the real trouble begins in this compelling story from Newbery medal-winning author Richard Peck. "A guaranteed fun, faced-paced adventure. "--School Library Journal .
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