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The Fat Boy Chronicles brings to life the pain and isolation felt by many overweight teenagers as they try to find their way in a world obsessed with outward beauty.
Fourteen-year-old Jimmy Kelly is Fat Boy Fat, the largest kid in his Scottish community, who's made to feel useless at everything. Only his family knows he's a whiz in the kitchen, and Jimmy is determined to keep it that way.
"I'm fully capable of taking my own dignity. But no one else is going to take it."Gabe is having a tough week. Normally the funny kid at the lunch table, he's on edge from trying to kick his soda addiction and ditch his long-standing nickname, "Chunk." So when news breaks that his beloved marching band camp has been cancelled due to lack of funding, he's furious. What makes him even madder? The school's vending machine money--which had previous been collected by the band--is now sponsoring the new cheer squad.The war is ON. And Gabe is leading the charge. No one will be safe from the Geekers' odd brand of wrath: not the principal, the band teacher, the local newspaper, and certainly not the cheerleaders and their jock boyfriends. Like the saying goes, it isn't over until the fat boy sings...
Newspaper publisher Frazier Carlton comes to Nancy with a delicate problem. He wants her to investigate his daughter Brenda's new boyfriend. The trouble is, Brenda is Nancy's arch rival, and as soon as Nancy starts investigating Mike McKeever, Brenda suspects Nancy of being interested in him. Could things get worse? Yes! It seems Mike has a very shadowy past and one of his girlfriends never made it home...How can Nancy get Brenda to listen to her, before she ends up as another one of Mike's statistics?
Trapped by a vampire in an attic tower, six friends are forced to make a fatal choiceThere is a creepy, shuttered attic tower in the town's run-down, old, abandoned mansion, and it's the perfect place to have a spooky party. At least, that's what Randy thinks when he invites his five friends for a night of scary fun. But the night gets more terrifying than anyone anticipated when Roxanne feels a long sharp fingernail brushing her bare neck, with no one near enough to touch her. Then Randy sees a shadow gathering--a cape without a person inside. Lacey immediately senses the presence of a vampire in the tower. She doesn't understand how, but she knows it in her bones, in her soul, as if from another life in an ancient time: Vampire. In the chilling finale to Caroline B. Cooney's Vampire's Promise trilogy, six friends are trapped in a nightmare, and are forced to make a terrible choice. Only five may leave--and one must stay behind to face the vampire alone. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Caroline B. Cooney including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author's personal collection.
[from the back cover] "A greedy programmer has fed a killer virus into the computers of Hollywood's most sensational special-effects studio. Now the famous company has to pay up--or shut down. Only the Three Investigators can catch the crook who's punching the keys to crime. Hacker Jupiter Jones has no trouble powering up on the case, but he crashes on bugs in his system. How can he win against attention-grabbing movie stars, robots gone haywire, and an evil genius of a foe? Jupe and his sidekicks are soon trapped in a deadly new program--called delete, or be deleted!" In the Crimebusters series The Three investigators are seventeen with girlfriends, jobs and their own cars. Stocky Jupe is still overweight and the brains of the outfit. Handsome, girl magnet Bob, who works with rock bands still keeps records and does much of the research, and between dates, athletic Pete is ready for action. Check out these sometimes funny, action driven, danger and adventure filled mysteries in the Bookshare collection including #1 Hot Wheels, #2 Murder To Go, #3 Rough Stuff, #4 Funny Business, #5 An Ear for Danger, #6 Thriller Diller, #7 Reel Trouble, #8 Shoot the Works, #9 Foul Play #10 Long Shot. and #12 Brain Wash. This series gets better and better! If you like mysteries with teen investigators don't miss the original 3 Investigators series, the complete 43 novel set in the Bookshare collection starting with #1. The Secret of Terror Castle , #2. The Mystery of the Stuttering Parrot and #3. The Mystery of the Whispering mummy, ending with the last 3 books, #41. The Mystery of the Creep-Show Crooks, #42 The Mystery of Wrecker's Rock and #43 The Mystery of the Cranky Collector.
After her sister drowns, Ryan McCauley is haunted by the dead girl's pastTwo sisters walk through a snowy wood, collecting pinecones for Christmas decorations. Something has frightened Marisa, and she's about to explain it to Ryan, her younger sister, when she steps onto a patch of thin ice. Marisa plummets into the frigid water below, and though Ryan tries to save her, there's nothing she can do. Even though the accident wasn't her fault, Ryan is consumed by guilt. But guilt is not what she should be afraid of. Three weeks after Marisa's death, Ryan sees her everywhere. At night she feels something following her, but when she turns around there's nothing there. A creepy college friend of Marisa's shows up at Ryan's house, and her mother asks him to stay through Christmas. To free herself of guilt, Ryan must unlock Marisa's terrible secret--before death takes her too. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Richie Tankersley Cusick including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author's personal collection.
Is Rose's diary hiding the clues to a grisly unsolved murder?Fifteen-year-old Rose Lymond swears to the police that her crimson leather-bound diary doesn't contain any information about the terrible murder at the Loffts' lake house that fateful weekend four years ago. The diary is her private, personal property. When Rose's diary is confiscated by police, she steals it back and destroys some pages, no matter the consequences. Is this simply a case of teenage vanity gone awry? Does the diary contain embarrassing seventh-grade gossip and crushes? Or is Rose hiding something vastly more sinister? As Rose attempts to protect her secrets, she is drawn back to a murder she may not even know she holds the key to solving. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Caroline B. Cooney including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author's personal collection.
Perfect for fans of Jennifer Armentrout, Julie Kagawa, Rachel Vincent, and Sarah J. Maas, and for girls who love all things pretty, romantic and inspirational.One moment. One foolish desire. One mistake. And Corinthe lost everything.She fell from her tranquil life in Pyralis Terra and found herself exiled to the human world. Her punishment? To make sure people's fates unfold according to plan. Now, years later, Corinthe has one last assignment: kill Lucas Kaller. His death will be her ticket home.But for the first time, Corinthe feels a tingle of doubt. It begins as a lump in her throat, then grows toward her heart, and suddenly she feels like she is falling all over again--this time for a boy she knows she can never have. Because it is written: one of them must live, and one of them must die. In a universe where every moment, every second, every fate has already been decided, where does love fit in?"Different and imaginative."--Kirkus ReviewsFrom the Hardcover edition.
After his mother dies, 17-year-old Jim realizes he must raise his younger brother, Byron, alone. But when their father shows up with plans to take them to Florida, Jim wonders if the reunion will last.An ALA Best Book for Young Adults.
Winston Carmichael has everything: a rich family, servants, vacations in Palm Beach and a fancy private school. But his over protective parents and his sense of responsibility for his younger sister sometimes gives him the feeling of being in prison. One day, a woman appears claiming to be Caroline -- Winston's half sister, kidnapped and presumed dead long before he and Heidi were born. Is she really Caroline? Is she an imposter? Or is she something far more complicated than either? Does she hold the key that could unlock the door to Winston's prison?
With only his imprisoned father's promise that they will be reunited after the war, Rudi must learn how to survive in hiding, how to be truly brave, and how to overcome the hatred of his enemies. He must learn to die to himself and to trust the God.
Here is a world where humans and animals switch places, a captivating world where magic can be both good and evil. This is the world of Favorite Children's stories from China and Tibet. These unique stories are fresh and charming, filled with humorous insights into Chinese life and culture, including the power and influence of the moon and the importance of festivals. Some tales, such as "Chinese Cinderella," touch on themes we already know, while all of them sparkle with wit and fantasy.
Turn the pages if you dare. . . .In this collection of thirteen fabulously chilling stories from thirteen true masters of suspense, including five New York Times bestsellers and a number of Edgar Award nominees, all edited by none other than R. L. Stine, nothing is what it seems. From cannibalistic children, to an unwitting date with a vampire, to a crush on a boy who just might be a werewolf, no scary stone is left unturned. A must-have for all fans of the genre!
David is determined to learn to jump on horseback if it kills him. And sometimes he's afraid it might, like when Comet balks and won't go over the crossbar. Now that David's father is back in town, he's promised to teach David how to jump like a champion. But David can't let him know how scared he is. Because there's one thing that scares David more than falling off a horse, and that's disappointing his father. Can he overcome his fear, or even talk about it?
On a walk in the woods, Sean and Brian find a scary footprintSean Quinn does not like the sound of spending a weekend in a neighborhood named Grizzly Hill. Although his friend Alan assures him the development has been bear-free for a century, Sean is not convinced. The woods are thick and dark, and there's an old grizzly den not far from Alan's house. And when Brian discovers a strange footprint on a forest path, Sean starts to wish he had stayed at home with Mrs. Peabody, the babysitter. She's not any fun, but at least she's not a bear! Brian decides the print is too small to be a full-grown grizzly, but it could be a cub. Against Sean's wishes, they follow the tracks into the forest. If there are bears in the woods, Brian wants to know. And if the animal is something even stranger, he can't wait to find out!
Jacob Reckless returns once again to the Mirrorworld--filled with profound characters, extraordinary creatures, and epic life-or-death treasure hunts that could only come from the mind of the master storyteller of our generation, Cornelia Funke. Jacob Reckless has only a few months left to live. He's tried everything to shake the Fairy curse that traded his life for his brother's--legends such as the All-Healing Apple, the Well of Eternal Youth, the blood of a northern Djinn. And yet hope after hope is extinguished. After months of fruitless searching, Jacob journeys through his father's mirror one final time to deliver the bad news to Fox. But there they hear of one last possibility--an item so legendary that not even Mirrorworlders believe it exists: a crossbow that can kill thousands, or heal one, when shot through the heart. But a Goyl treasure hunter is also searching for the prized crossbow. Jacob must find it first--and somehow convince Fox to do whatever it takes to save him.
This book will give you a basic understanding of the American system of government. First you'll learn about the roots of American government. You'll discover that the system reflects some principles of government that are thousands of years old.
This book is for people who want to create their own great careers--careers that are just right for them. Fearon's Careers will introduce you to a career-planning process. As you work through this process, you'll discover important things about the world and about yourself. You will also learn and practice skills to prepare you for finding work that is right for you. Once you learn these skills, you will be able to practice them again and again throughout your life as you and the world change.
This is a second edition economics textbook. Unit 1 -Introduction to Economics Unit 2 - The American Free Enterprise System Unit 3 - The American Economy at Work Unit 4 - The Role of the Consumer Unit 5 - Money and Banking Unit 6 - How Well is the Economy Doing Unit 7 - Government and the Economy Unit 8 - A Global View
By reading this book you will have some idea of how the world came to be the way it is today. Chapter by chapter you will learn about the rise and fall of many nations, the ideas of the great thinkers, and the incredible richness of many cultures. You will be able to name important people in history and the times in which they lived. You will learn how geography has affected the history of nations and how scientific discovery has affected the history of the whole world.
"Hope is the thing with feathers" starts the poem Frannie is reading in school. Frannie hasn't thought much about hope. There are so many other things to think about. Each day, her friend Samantha seems a bit more "holy." There is a new boy in class everyone is calling the Jesus Boy. And although the new boy looks like a white kid, he says he's not white. Who is he?<P><P> During a winter full of surprises, good and bad, Frannie starts seeing a lot of things in a new light--her brother Sean's deafness, her mother's fear, the class bully's anger, her best friend's faith and her own desire for "the thing with feathers."<P> Jacqueline Woodson once again takes readers on a journey into a young girl's heart and reveals the pain and the joy of learning to look beneath the surface.<P> Newbery Honor book
Illness is distressing for anybody, but it's especially disturbing for children. This book escorts the sick child through the strange, scary, and often lonely world of illness and hospitalization. Empathizing with the confusing feelings and questions sick children often have, it offers comfort and understanding. The little elves that populate its pages present creative ways for sick kids to have fun, stay connected with family and friends, and help themselves to heal.
John Fell loves his family and gourmet cooking, and feels appropriately tormented by Keats, his rich girlfriend from the right side of the tracks. A normal life - normal, that is, until he meets Woodrow Pingree one night by ramming into the back of his Mitsubishi. Suddenly nothing will be the same. A poor boy is now a rich one at an exclusive prep school. A woman who's no longer a girl enters Fell's life with long kisses and no promises. He's paid to be someone he's not with a name that's no longer his own. ''Your fate is already set; just lean into it,'' Fell is told. Only don't fall, Fell... don't fall.Fell is a love story and a suspense story - the first in a series by M.E. Kerr.A strange incident on the night of the senior prom changes John Fell's entire life, leading him to enroll in an exclusive private school under an assumed name.
If things seem too good to be true, they probably are.A fateful car accident with a mysterious stranger sets a young man on a startling new path, tangled with promise, mystery, and danger. Presented with an offer too good refuse, working-class John Fell gives up his name to run with the rich kids at a fancy prep school. It's a place ruled by an elite association of young men, whose members pledge to watch out for their own - for life. Soon, like it or not, Fell is drawn into a complicated world. And even when the last thing he wants to do is get involved, it seems that somewhow, he already is . . . and getting in deeper by the minute.
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