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A young girl's discovery of her cultural heritage helps her lovingly cope with loss in this tender tale from acclaimed authors Alma Flor Ada and Gabriel Zubizarreta.Amalia's best friend Martha is moving away, and Amalia is feeling sad and angry. And yet, even when life seems unfair, the loving, wise words of Amalia's abuelita have a way of making everything a little bit brighter. Amalia finds great comfort in times shared with her grandmother: cooking, listening to stories and music, learning, and looking through her treasured box of family cards. But when another loss racks Amalia's life, nothing makes sense anymore. In her sorrow, will Amalia realize just how special she is, even when the ones she loves are no longer near? From leading voices in Hispanic literature, this thoughtful and touching depiction of one girl's transition through loss and love is available in both English and Spanish.
[From The Back Cover] HE'S THE LOVE OF HER LIFE! Deena's sure she's in love the minute she sees Doyle, a handsome, young reporter who has come to stay at the inn. But does he feel the same about her? When Deena finds a love letter Doyle has dropped, she's positive that he cares. But Deena's bliss turns to fury when she discovers that the letter was meant for "a raven-haired beauty." Who else could it be but her annoying cousin Kathy! No wonder Kathy's been so secretive lately. Deena's not about to give up without a fight--and the Cranberry Inn may never be the same!
Lucie is the middle child in a family that has been devastated by the death of her mother. Struggling to cope without Mum to guide them, Lucie, her brother Hugo, big sister Chloe and Dad are dealing with the emotional fallout of losing someone so close, as well as the practical realities of death - from clearing out a wardrobe to learning to cook. And, as if things weren't tough enough, Lucie is also trying to navigate the challenges of turning eleven: her first kiss is baffling, and her big sister's a total nightmare. How will she cope without Mum there to guide her? A heartbreaking story of love and loss, told through Lucie's own letters that are packed with emotion, humour and, ultimately, hope.
For use in schools and libraries only. Jack hates poetry. But his teacher keeps giving the class poetry assignments, and something amazing happens. The more Jack writes, the more he has something to say.
An angry Thimbletack is out to get Jared, knotting his shoelaces together so he falls down and making the tap water burn like fire. It's dangerous to keep Arthur Spiderwick's Field Guide, but Jared is afraid they'll need it to know how to deal with the magical creatures who live in and about their house. They've never met their old Aunt Lucinda who lives in a nursing home, but since it was her father who wrote the Field Guide and drew its pictures the 3 children decide their aunt is the only one who can help them. Aunt Lucinda has some sad secrets and the children are shocked to find her life depends on magic and tiny flying beings. They also learn she knows how it feels for a father to suddenly leave his family. In hopes of discovering why Arthur Spiderwick disappeared long ago, Mallory, Simon, and Jared meet more magical creatures including a unicorn. Then one of the twins is captured by elves. Will he be trapped in their realm forever? This is the third exciting Spiderwick fantasy.
Even better, he gets to spend the summer traveling with his father and the CEO/designer/head of the company, a cross between Steve Jobs and Lance Armstrong. Working out all Summer, meeting new people, and growing up makes him come back a different kid- more confident and self-assured. But when all the other kids, especially the girls, start paying attention and treating him differently, he ascribes it all to his cool prototype lucky cap. Flirted with, more popular, invited onto the sports teams- it's all thanks to his Lucky Cap. And when it disappears, Enzo stops at nothing to get it back, so he won't lose his new-found status, only to sabotage himself.
A collection of short stories from favorite authors, all about dogs and the kids who love them. Proceeds will be donated to RedRover, an organization that helps animals in need! This collection is full of heartwarming and hilarious stories about the Pawley Rescue Center, where rescued dogs find their way into hearts and homes. You'll meet Foxtrot, a feisty Pomeranian who can't bear the thought of leaving her best friend. And Beatrice, whose bark is definitely worse than her bite. And then there's Pumpkin, one of the 101 Chihuahuas who turn life at the center upside down. Whether drooling, dueling, or just fooling around, these captivating canines will show you why the dog is kid's best friend! LUCKY DOG features sweet and silly stories about playful pups and the kids who love them by some of your favorite authors: Randi Barrow, Marlane Kennedy, Elizabeth Cody Kimmel, Kirby Larson, C. Alexander London, Leslie Margolis, Jane B. Mason and Sarah Hines Stephens, Ellen Miles, Michael Northrop, Teddy Slater, Tui T. Sutherland, and Allan Woodrow.
Eleven-year-old Lucky adores Miles--a cookie fiend, genius, and the closest she's got to a little brother. But when Miles's mother returns to Hard Pan, Lucky finds herself with a tricky, challenging moral dilemma and no idea what to do about it. She also gets into big-time trouble for starting a fight with an older boy, discovers a relative (and much-needed ally) called Stick, and says the hardest good-bye of her life. Meanwhile, Hard Pan residents join together into an unlikely but determined army, declaring war against the County Health Department, which wants to close Brigitte's Hard Pan Cafe. This final book in the Lucky trilogy continues to explore the vast rocky landscape of the human heart. As always, Lucky is brave and foolish, impulsive and tender, vulnerable and determined--for good.is brave and foolish, impulsive and tender, vulnerable and determined. Ultimately, Lucky forges her own path: Lucky for Good.
From the book: At the end of the riding lesson, Red and Sue helped all the riders dismount. "Now we're going to have a parade," Red announced. "Each one of you can lead your pony back into the stable." Nancy led Cupid into his stall. Then she went into the tack room with Bess and George. "'Bye, Nancy," Jackie said as she headed toward the exit. " 'Bye!' , Nancy called. Katie walked past, too. But she didn't say goodbye to Bess or Nancy or George. Nancy thought Katie was acting silly. "Oh, no!" Bess yelled. She was staring into her lunch box. "What's wrong?" Nancy asked. "My lucky earrings are gone!" Bess cried.
During their annual summer vacation at her grandfather's home, Cecile hopes for their usual idyllic holiday, but with her sister growing up, her brother away at a summer job, and her parents fighting, nothing is as she envisions.
Football, baseball, hockey, and slot-car racing are among the sports topics covered in these seven stories.
Amy thinks being perfect can be a real drag. Everyone expects her to behave responsibly and to use her extraordinary talents for good. But when she meets one of her clones--an unexpected Amy, Number Thirteen, who goes by the name Aly--she gets a taste of normal teen life and wants more. Aly is a reject from Project Crescent. She runs with a wild crowd whose motto is Good Times Now! She convinces Amy to hang loose and have fun. Drawn by Aly's free spirit, Amy rejects her genetic roots. But Aly's carefree ways come at a high cost. . . .
In rural Georgia in the 1950's, a young white girl's secret friendship with a black family exposes them all to unforeseen dangers.
Thirteen-year-old Kelsey is the "lump in the middle" between her cool and competent older sister and her annoyingly cute little sister. She feels rejected by Dad and unfairly criticized by Mom. To make matters worse, Dad has lost his job, forcing the family to sell their home in Ohio and Kelsey to leave her friends. She's facing a summer of confinement with her family in a small Cape Cod cottage where it won't stop raining. Then along comes Gabe, the most attractive boy she's ever met--but he's fifteen, and to keep him from thinking she's too young for him, she lies about her age. The lie haunts Kelsey, but by the time it catches up with her, Gabe is preoccupied with a far more serious problem. Can Kelsey help him come to terms with it? And can she change her role in the family enough to survive this terrible summer of togetherness? This is a Junior Library Guild selection, chosen as outstanding book for older readers Group). RL 5.6
Meet Greg Kenton, billionaire in the making. Greg Kenton has two obsessions -- making money and his long-standing competition with his annoying neighbor, Maura Shaw. So when Greg discovers that Maura is cutting into his booming Chunky Comics business with her own original illustrated minibooks, he's ready to declare war. The problem is, Greg has to admit that Maura's books are good, and soon the longtime enemies become unlikely business partners. But their budding partnership is threatened when the principal bans the sale of their comics in school. Suddenly, the two former rivals find themselves united against an adversary tougher than they ever were to each other. Will their enterprise -- and their friendship -- prevail?
Impoverished Vermont farm girl Lyddie Worthen is determined to gain her independence by becoming a factory worker in Lowell, Massachusetts, in the 1840s.
M. C. 's family is rooted to the slopes of Sarah's Mountain. His great-grandmother escaped to the mountain as a runaway slave and made it her home. It bears her name, and her descendants have lived there ever since. When M. C. looks out from atop the gleaming forty-foot pole that his father planted in the mountain for him -- a gift for swimming the Ohio River -- he sees only the rolling hills and shady valleys that stretch out for miles in front of him. And M. C. knows why his father never wants his family to leave. But when M. C. looks behind, he sees only the massive remains of strip mining -- a gigantic heap of dirt and debris perched threateningly on a cliff above his home. And M. C. knows they cannot stay. So when two strangers arrive in the hills, one bringing the promise of fame in the world beyond the mountains and the other the revelation that choice and action both lie within his grasp, M. C. 's life is changed -- forever. In 1974, Virginia Hamilton dazzled the world with her powerful account of a young man's coming of age trapped between heritage of his mountain home and his desires for the future. Twenty-five years later,M. C. Higgins, the Great remains the only novel ever to win the Newbery Medal, the National Book Award, and theBoston Globe/Horn BookAward. It is truly an American classic. [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.]
[from the back cover] "Son of vampires Jonathan always thought it was a little strange that his parents made him play during the night and sleep during the day like they do. And it is pretty odd that they wear capes and have long sharp teeth. That's because Jonathan's parents are vampires! But now Jonathan wants to live like a normal kid, not like a vampire. He wants to watch TV and go to the video arcade and even have friends over. So he plans a big Halloween party at his house. But oh, no! What if Ma and Pa get hungry? Will they want to bite someone?" Over a hundred popular books by Ann M. Martin, the author of Ma and Pa Dracula, are in the Bookshare collection including: Bummer Summer, With You and Without You, and the Babysitters Club series.
This book, Macmillan/McGraw-Hill Language Arts, can help you become the best writer and user of language that you can possibly be.
Macmillan/McGraw-Hill Math helps grade 6 students learn basic math skills needed in the classroom as well as in examinations.
Science is a way of understanding the world around us. The work of scientists often begins when scientists ask questions about something they observe. Asking and answering questions is the basis of inquiry.
Treasures, A Reading/Language Arts Program, Grade 1 Student Edition, Book 2, Rich, engaging fiction and nonfiction literature provide students with accessible text and develop reading skills, oral language, vocabulary and writing to build a strong foundation and a love of reading. Includes new features and strategies designed to reach every student at every level Promotes mastery of phonological awareness, oral language, comprehension, vocabulary, fluency and writing Provides multiple opportunities for test prep and practice
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