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The Clue Crew is seeing stars!Look out -- the Clue Crew is headed to Hollywood! Carson Drew's client invited him to the set of a new movie -- starring the most famous cat in Hollywood, Fluffington! The girls are thrilled when Mr. Drew asks them to come along. They get their first taste of a real movie set and are even cast as extras in the film. Plus they get to pet Fluffington as much as they want. But then Fluffington vanishes. When no one can find the famous feline, the Clue Crew springs into action -- because a movie is not a movie without its star!
The Chef Girls are going to do a cooking segment and be interviewed on live TV! They 've never been so excited -Molly knows it will be great for business, Amanda thinks this could be her big break, Natasha can 't wait to spend time with a professional journalist, and Peichi (as usual) just can 't stop talking about it! Even calm and collected Shawn gets caught up in the excitement. But there 's a lot of stress involved with becoming TV stars, and the interview has some unexpected consequences. Can Dish survive stardom?
Can Zoey dazzle at the school dance AND as a guest judge on her favorite reality show? Includes "Sew Zoey" blog posts and fashion illustrations. Zoey's school is having a dance, and everyone is talking about whom to ask (and what to wear ). Zoey gets to work sewing special dresses for her friends Kate and Priti, and the girls make a pact to ask their crushes. Things seem all zipped up. . . until Zoey gets a phone call from her favorite reality show, "Fashion Showdown "The producer is a fan of the Sew Zoey blog and wants Zoey to be a guest judge on an upcoming episode. It's shaping up to be a fashion fairy tale, but then reality hits: the reality TV show taping is on the same day as the school dance What will Zoey choose, the dance or the dream?
I'm a detective, not an actor, so who would think I'd be involved in a crime both off screen and on? A producer has come to River Heights to film a reenactment of the heist that gave our town it's name, and he thinks I'm perfect for the part of Esther, the sister of the thieving Rackham boys. So I figure, why not give it a try? But once the cameras start rolling, the trouble begins. Food poisoning. Broken generators. And worse! If I don't sniff out some suspects soon, this might be my final act.
In 1945, after living in Canada for five years to escape the war in Europe, ten-year-old Gavin and his fifteen-year-old sister Norah face the prospect of returning home to their family in England with radically different emotions.
Chris Skinner, Amy's new boyfriend, comes from a broken home. He hasn't seen his father in, like, forever. And when his dad finally appears, it isn't to make up for Chris's miserable childhood. Mr. Skinner is ill -- so ill that he needs a bone marrow transplant. Chris could be the perfect match. Nothing strange in that, except . . . What if ailing grown-ups could tap into a guaranteed reserve of healthy body parts? What if innocent kids were being harmed? What if you were bred to become an unwilling donor? Amy knows she's blessed with superhuman genes, but no way, no how is she going to let herself, or any other kid, fall prey to freakish science-fiction experiments!
Lila Fowler is dreading Valentine's Day. She has no valentine, and she's determined not to let her friends in the exclusive Unicorn Club know. So she tells everyone that she does have a boyfriend and sends herself flowers and candy to prove it. Her valentine's name is Gray Williams, and he's rich, cute, and completely made up. The Unicorns are totally impressed, and Lila is thrilled--until her friends pressure her into bringing Gray to the Valentine's dance. How can she bring a date that doesn't exist?
The award-winning author of "Ben Franklin's Almanac" has created a unique joint biography of Abraham and Mary Lincoln--a scrapbook history that uses photographs, letters, engravings, and even cartoons, along with a fascinating text. Perfect for reluctant readers as well as history lovers, "The Lincolns" provides a living, breathing portrait of a man, a woman, and a country.
A true crime thriller -- the first book for teens to tell the nearly unknown tale of the brazen attempt to steal Abraham Lincoln's body! The action begins in October of 1775, as Secret Service agents raid the Fulton, Illinois, workshop of master counterfeiter Ben Boyd. Soon after Boyd is hauled off to prison, members of his counterfeiting ring gather in the back room of a smoky Chicago saloon to discuss how to spring their ringleader. Their plan: grab Lincoln's body from its Springfield tomb, stash it in the sand dunes near Lake Michigan, and demand, as a ransom, the release of Ben Boyd --and $200,000 in cash. From here, the action alternates between the conspirators, the Secret Service agents on their trail, and the undercover agent moving back and forth between the two groups. Along the way readers get glimpses into the inner workings of counterfeiting, grave robbing, detective work, and the early days of the Secret Service. The plot moves toward a wild climax as robbers and lawmen converge at Lincoln's tomb on election night: November 7, 1876.
What happens when your best friend turns into your first crush?Lindsay Potter and Nick Lopez have been best friends since birth. Nick's been away all summer, and Lindsay can't wait to see him again. But on the first day of school, she barely recognizes him. Not only did he grow about a foot taller, but over the summer Nick morphed into the cutest boy in school...and quite possibly the world. Nick instantly becomes the most popular boy in seventh grade, and practically every girl is crushing on him. Including Lindsay. What's a BFF to do?
In the journal she receives for her twelfth birthday in 1835, Lucinda Lawrence describes the hardships her family and other residents of the "Texas colonies" endure when they decide to face the Mexicans in a fight for their freedom.
From the back of the book: Bull's-eye revenge Frank and Joe take on the case of Denny Payson, a friend who suspects that his father was murdered in a chemical plant fire five years ago. Lucius Crowell, owner of the plant, has taken care of Denny and his mother since the accident, but Denny is convinced that the fire was a cover-up for the factory's dirty secret. Now Crowell is running for public office, and Denny, an expert sports marksman, is determined to have his revenge. Nothing Frank and Joe say can convince him to give up his murderous plan. But another crack marksman-a hit man-is after Denny. Can the Hardys save Denny before he turns on them? =============== From inside the book: LEAP OF FAITH Chest burning, Joe tore across the wide expanse of concrete in the unfinished building, Frank right at his side. Behind them, they could hear George mounting the stairs. They'd never reach the far side of the building. Then Frank was grabbing Joe's arm, pulling him off course. He led him to a set of large square holes in the floor, set in the middle of the building. Without letting go of Joe, Frank threw himself over the edge. As they dropped, a gunshot rang out over their heads. Joe closed his eyes. . . .
One of the finest fantasy stories in the history of children's literature - and still a favorite among children and adults alike.
As a member of The Commodores, Lionel Richie wrote and performed 'Three Times A Lady', 'Easy' and many other great hits. As a solo artist, he has surpassed even these achievements with songs like 'Hello'.
"I'm not sure I want to be a hero anymore." Having achieved her dream of becoming the first female knight errant, Alanna of Trebond is not sure what to do next. She has triumphed in countless bloody battles, and her adventures are already legendary. Perhaps being a knight errant is not all that Alanna needs....But Alanna must push her uncertainty aside when she is challenged with the impossible. She must recover the Dominion Jewel, a legendary gem with enormous power for good -- but only in the right hands. And she must work fast. Tortall is in great danger, and Alanna's arch-enemy, Duke Roger, is back -- and more powerful than ever. In this final book of the Song of the Lioness quartet, Alanna discovers through fierce combat and ceaseless searching that she indeed has a future worthy of her mythic past -- both as a warrior and as a woman.
Two girls separated by race form an unbreakable bond during the tumultuous integration of Little Rock schools in 1958 Twelve-year-old Marlee doesn't have many friends until she meets Liz, the new girl at school. Liz is bold and brave, and always knows the right thing to say, especially to Sally, the resident mean girl. Liz even helps Marlee overcome her greatest fear - speaking, which Marlee never does outside her family. But then Liz is gone, replaced by the rumor that she was a Negro girl passing as white. But Marlee decides that doesn't matter. Liz is her best friend. And to stay friends, Marlee and Liz are willing to take on integration and the dangers their friendship could bring to both their families.
From the Book jacket: With its authoritative information based on world-recognized research, plus spectacular color photography and range maps, Lions helps readers of all ages discover fascinating facts about this phenomenal animal. This book is a wonderful introduction to the remarkably adaptable lion and its characteristics, its uniquely social nature and structure. Lions also covers research studies in the wild and the great conservation efforts being made on behalf of the Asiatic subspecies of lion. Brian Bertram is a freelance zoological advisor, acting principally for the Bristol Zoo Gardens, England, as Special Projects Coordinator. He was Curator of Mammals at the Zoological Society of London, and he spent four years studying lions and leopards in the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. Discover the world's animals with the WorldLife Library from Voyageur Press. This highly acclaimed series brings you the latest research from leading naturalists, along with stunning color photographs of your favorite animals.
Lauren page's plan was simple: get a fabulous makeover, become one of the Ashleys, and once she was securely in their trenches, completely destroy them from the inside. The only problem is, now that Lauren is seventh-grade royalty she isn't so sure she wants to follow through -- especially because Sadie, her former best friend and current best frenemy, has formed a new plan to bring down the Ashleys in all of her own fabulous makeover glory. Now Lauren's plan of action has changed: to save the Ashleys. But with Ashley dating a penniless blue-collar, Lili shunning makeup and fashion, and A.A. questioning Ashley's loyalty, can it be done? Or will the Ashleys actually go down?
Ella May lives on a plantation but she doesn't live in the great house. She is a slave. It's dark in the morning when Ella May heads to the fields to pick cotton. And it's sunset when she comes home. But her day isn't done, not yet. Ella May still has important work to do. She's got to listen. Each night Ella May and her friends, Bobby and Sue, listen outside the windows of their master's house. Acting as the ears of their families, the children listen in the hopes of gleaning information about their fates and those of their loved ones. Who will be sold? Who will stay? What is happening in the rest of the country? The lives of slaves depended on the whims and inclinations of their owners. They had no control over the circumstances of their daily lives or futures. But they could dream. And when the promise of freedom is spoken, the children are the first to hear it. Award-winning author Gloria Whelan's quiet, poignant story brings to life the heartbreaking reality of what life as a slave was like for the youngest members of society. Picture descriptions added.
Recommended California approved textbook in the language arts.
Literature and Language is different from other books you have used in two important ways. First, it is organized to help you tie together your study of the language arts--literature, writing, and language. The literature, chosen for its appeal to your life, serves as the starting point for all your learning. Students like you helped to select the stories, plays, articles, and poems that appear in this book (see their names on page vi). You'll find stories that have been favorites for many generations, as well as works by current writers.
When you open your EMC Masterpiece Series textbook, you will find great literature, both classic and contemporary, by a wide variety of authors. You will also find useful step-by-step study strategies for each selection, helpful background information, and activities that allow you to relate the literature to your own experiences and share your point of view.
The contents of the book are: Animal Farm: novel by George Orwell: a powerful fable that uses animals to reflect human political failure; The Stalin Epigram: poem by Osip Mandelstam; The Rebellion of the Magical Rabbits: short story by Ariel Dorfman-A fable about tyranny and rebellion; Crow Song: poem by Margaret Atwood; Harrison Bergeron: short story by Kurt Vonnegut-Total equality--a dream or a nightmare?; The Birds: short story by Daphne du Maurier-Human terror caused by a revolution of birds.
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