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In this biography, readers will learn about Gertrude Chandler Warner's childhood living across the street from the railroad tracks, her bouts with poor health, and her rewarding teaching career. Most importantly, they will learn about her earliest attempts at writing and her inspiration for The Boxcar Children.
Katie Carew (nicknamed Katie Kazoo by the class bully) always wished that she could be anyone but herself. Now her wish has come true - and she keeps turning into other people! Katie's class is going on a two-day science field trip to Nature School. The Nature School counselor is named Genie-Genie the Meanie! Genie is very strict and doesn't want the kids to have any fun. She's ruining the field trip! When Katie turns into Genie and is left leading her class on a hike, she gets them totally lost! Back in her own body, how will Katie get things on track again? Illustrated by John and Wendy.
When a stunning loss--to Philip Hall, of course--sends Beth Lambert reeling, she'll have to show the town who's number one, once and for all! Beth Lambert has become the best student in Miss Johnson's class, as well as the president and chief presiding officer of the Pretty Pennies Girls Club of Pocahontas, Arkansas. She's even in the running for the Abner Jerome Brady Leadership Award from Old Rugged Cross Church, and Beth just knows she's the clear winner. So when Philip Hall gets the Abner Brady Award instead of Beth, she's furious. She immediately begins to plot her revenge, coaching the Pretty Pennies to victory in a relay race against Philip's own gang, the Tiger Hunters. But Beth is worried--what if she's not born to be a leader after all? This ebook features an illustrated biography of Bette Greene including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author's personal collection.
Audrey Couloumbis's masterful debut novel brings to mind Karen Hesse, Katherine Paterson, and Betsy Byars's The Summer of the Swans--it is a story you will never forget. <P><P> Willa Jo and Little Sister are up on the roof at Aunt Patty's house. Willa Jo went up to watch the sunrise, and Little Sister followed, like she always does. But by mid-morning, they are still up on that roof, and soon it's clear it wasn't just the sunrise that brought them there. <P> The trouble is, coming down would mean they'd have to explain, and they just can't find the words. <P> This is a funny, sometimes heartbreaking, story about sisters, about grief, and about healing. Two girls must come to terms with the death of their baby sister, their mother's unshakable depression, and the ridiculously controlling aunt who takes them in and means well but just doesn't understand children. Willa Jo has to try and make things right in their new home, but she and Aunt Patty keep butting heads. Until the morning the two girls climb up to the roof of her house. Aunt Patty tries everything she can think of to get them down, but in the end, the solution is miraculously simple.<P> A Newbery Honor Book<P> An ALA Notable Book<P> A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year<P>
In the summer of 1863, General Robert E. Lee and the Army of Northern Virginia advanced into Pennsylvania in a daring offensive to win the Civil War in a single campaign. They met the Union Army at a quiet crossroads town called Gettysburg, and engaged in the greatest battle ever fought on American soil. Three days of combat ended on July 3 with Pickett's Charge, a heroic assault by nine of Lee's brigades against the Union defenses on Cemetery Ridge. Their repulse at the stone wall became known as the "high-water mark" of the Confederacy. At the dedication of the Soldiers' National Cemetery that November, Lincoln used the occasion to deliver his Gettysburg Address, a short, two-minute speech that became the most famous in American history.In this original retelling of the Gettysburg story, Iain C. Martin draws upon firsthand accounts--from the generals to the lowly privates and civilians caught in the epic struggle. Readers will discover history through the experiences of two Gettysburg teenagers--Matilda "Tillie" Pierce and Daniel Skelly. Featuring the artwork of Don Troiani, original photos, full-color maps, interesting tales, and trivia, Gettysburg gives young readers a fascinating look into this great turning point of American history--and just in time for the 150th anniversary of the epic battle.
The Aldens discover there's nothing more fun than a drive-in theater, where they can eat popcorn in the car and watch movies under the stars! But pranks and other odd things keep happening at the Diamond Drive-In, and late at night, a ghost is seen walking around the empty lot. Is the old theater really haunted?
Only Alexander knows why the barn is haunted--and by what When Alexander notices an eerie light coming out of the barn,. He thinks his friend Blossom Culp is trying to spook him. But strange things really are happening there. Slimy footprints appear out of nowhere, and whimpering sounds float down from the hayloft. And when he ventures into the barn in the dark of night, his breath catches in his throat. Suddenly Blossom's words come back to him: "You can make contact with the Unseen. . . . " Now there's a girl ghost standing right in front of him, telling him of great danger ahead. But is there time for Alexander to act on her warning? Blossom Culp #1 "Peck's blending of mystery and humor makes an unusual and entertaining ghost story. " -Booklist, starred review .
Billy and the Hoove are back in the hilarious new series from bestselling authors Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver! When Billy Broccoli finds out his personal ghost, Hoover Porterhouse, is failing Responsibility, Billy decides it's his mission to help Hoover turn his grade around. But how? Then inspiration hits. Billy is going to get Hoover a pet. There's only one catch--the Hoove scares dogs out of their fur, birds out of their wings, and fish out of their gills. If Billy can't find the perfect pet, how will Hoover ever learn make the grade?
While visiting her grandmother who lives alone at Culaloe, ten-year-old Robin becomes involved in a duel with the ghost of her great-great-aunt.
Twelve-year-old Benjy, in Virginia visiting the grandmother he has never met, meets the ghost of a Virginia Military Institute cadet who was killed in the Battle of New Market in 1864 and helps him recover his family's treasured gold watch.
[from the back cover] "MYSTERIES OF THE HIDDEN GRAVE. There's nothing eleven-year-old Marc Schaller likes better than investigating an unexplored cave. So when his hound Bluedog leads him to a cave he's never seen before, he persuades his friends Eddie and Hermie to join him on an expedition. All goes well--until they find an ancient Indian grave. Hoping for even greater discoveries, the boys dare to venture further into the bottomless maze. Suddenly they're lost, running out of food and water, desperately looking for a way out. Have they disturbed a vengeful ghost? Or will the spirit of the cave guide them to safety?"
Nominated for an Edgar Award: When Marc and his friends discover an Indian grave in a long-abandoned cavern, they begin to wonder if it's hauntedIt's the summer of 1954, and Marc Schaller expects to spend his days playing baseball, swimming in the river, and reading comic books. But when he hears about a fifty-dollar reward for the discovery of any local Indian graves, his summer plans suddenly get a lot more exciting. Marc gathers his best friends, Eddie and Hermie, and they decide to search for the artifacts together. The three boys soon stumble across a grave in a large abandoned grotto, and they know they've struck gold. That reward will soon be theirs! But something about the find is unsettling to Marc, and they decide to hold off on telling anyone about it for a few days. However, as the boys explore the cave further, Marc starts to suspect that they might not be the only ones in there.
Malcom and Dandy are best friends. But these two boys aren't your average ten-year-olds. When the boys get their hands on an Ecto-Handheld-Automatic-Heat-Sensitive-Laser-Enhanced Specter Detector, their adventures as Ghost Detectors begin. In this first volume of three stories, Malcom and Dandy thwart a practical-joking poltergeist, rid the Miller house of a ghost, and get to the bottom of some unusual paranormal activity in their elementary school. It may sound strange, but it's just the everyday work of a Ghost Detector! Readers love the humorous detective adventures and learn a number of ghost-detecting tips!
Each day, Rusty feeds a dog that's left chained in the frigid weather with no shelter and no food or water. When he realizes that the dog's been injured, Rusty and his friend Andrew unchain the dog and take it. Are they stealing, or are they rescuing a dog in need? With the dog living in their secret hideout, the boys face multiple challenges, including a mysterious ghost dog that tries to lead them to a startling secret, Andrew's snoopy sister, and the escalating threats of the dog's abusive owner. The fast-paced suspense builds to a surprising conclusion, which will leave young readers cheering for Rusty's compassion and determination. .
A fine pet funeral for the finest dog that ever lived in the Sugar Creek territory kicks off this installment in the Sugar Creek Gang adventures. Mysterious howling in the middle of the night causes Bill to wonder if a ghost dog is roaming the woods. Later, in the same woods, strange lights in the sky cause the gang to wonder if a UFO has come to visit. Solve these nighttime mysteries with the Sugar Creek Gang and discover the answer to this burning question: Will my pet be in heaven? The Sugar Creek Gang series chronicles the faith-building adventures of a group of fun-loving, courageous Christian boys. These classic stories have been inspiring children to grow in their faith for more than five decades. More than three million copies later, children continue to grow up relating to members of the gang as they struggle with the application of their Christian faith to the adventure of life. Now that these stories have been updated for a new generation, you and your child can join in the Sugar Creek excitement. Paul Hutchens's memories of childhood adventures around the fishing hole, the swimming hole, the island, and the woods that surround Indiana's Sugar Creek inspired these beloved tales.
From Newbery Medalist Susan Cooper, a story of adventure and friendship between a young Native American and a colonial New England settler. On the winter day Little Hawk is sent into the woods alone, he can take only a bow and arrows, his handcrafted tomahawk, and the amazing metal knife his father traded for with the new white settlers. If Little Hawk survives three moons by himself, he will be a man. John Wakely is only ten when his father dies, but he has already experienced the warmth and friendship of the nearby tribes. Yet his fellow colonists aren't as accepting of the native people. When he is apprenticed to a barrel-maker, John sees how quickly the relationships between settlers and natives are deteriorating. His friendship with Little Hawk will put both boys in grave danger. The intertwining stories of Little Hawk and John Wakely are a fascinating tale of friendship and an eye-opening look at the history of our nation. Newbery Medalist Susan Cooper also includes a timeline and an author's note that discusses the historical context of this important and moving novel.
Life-threatening accidents keep plaguing the Landon family as they investigate the mysterious deaths of white mustangs at Zion National Park in Utah. Even before they get to the park, Jack Landon knows that Ethan Ingawanup spells trouble. Things start to go awry after Ethan and his sister-two Shoshone kids-are placed in the Landons' care. The questions begin to mount after Ethan teaches Jack and Ashley the ancient Ghost Dance: Are all the hair-raising events just coincidental? Or is there some strange magic in the dance ritual? The answers await in the raging waters of a slick-rock canyon called The Narrows. The afterword by Lyman Hafen of the Zion Natural History Association discusses white mustangs and public lands in Utah.
Ghost Hunt 2 has more ghosts, more cases, and more chills!Is Alcatraz prison really haunted by ghostly inmates--or is something in the air causing hallucinations? Can the ocean be haunted? Are glowing red eyes in the woods just an animal--or something more sinister? Unlock these mysteries and many more in this chilling collection of terrifying tales based on real cases from The Atlantic Paranormal Society.Find more details and tips on ghost hunting than ever before!
In the third book of the Nina Tanleven Mysteries, Nina and her best friend explore a haunted mansion, where they must reunite the ghosts of a father and daughter before it's too late Nina and her best friend, Chris, haven't known each other long, but they've already shared enough ghostly adventures for a lifetime. Now working at an antique shop in town, Nina and Chris encounter their latest spooky predicament while inspecting some classic furniture located high in the tower of an old mansion. In a creepy bedroom sits a magnificent brass bed, and--to their surprise--the crying ghost of a little girl. When they stumble across a second spirit, who resembles the girl's father, Nina and Chris know one thing for sure: Something is amiss in the big house, and all the antiques in the world couldn't be more exciting than getting to the truth. The Ghost in the Big Brass Bed is the third book of the Nina Tanleven Mysteries, which begin with The Ghost in the Third Row and The Ghost Wore Gray. This ebook features an illustrated personal history of Bruce Coville including rare images from the author's collection.
[from inside cover flaps] "When ten-year-old Chad Weldon's friend Jeannie Nichols invites him to visit her eccentric aunt, he's in for more than a vacation. Aunt Rosebud runs a boarding house full of odd characters, and as soon as Chad and Jeannie arrive, bizarre things start happening. Chad's toothbrush moves around his room on its own. A frightening mummy appears--and disappears. And a panther leaps out of his closet. Even scarier, Madame Keppell, a fortune teller, says she sees trouble all around him. Chad desperately wants to go home, but he knows that his father won't believe the things that have gone on. Soon, Chad and Jeannie hear about a diamond bracelet that was stolen recently. The two friends take it upon themselves to solve the mystery against all odds. From best-selling author Betty Ren Wright comes another spine-tingling mystery featuring Chad Weldon and Jeannie Nichols, from The Ghost Comes Calling and Too Many Secrets."
A dusty old theater that was shut up for years is coming to life again, and the Aldens are there for opening night! The Boxcar Children are excited to help out backstage with a brand-new mystery play. But the Trap-Door Theater has mysteries of its own--with rumors of ghosts, disappearing props, and even a haunted seat! What secrets lie behind the scenes?
A summer trip becomes a dangerous journey into the past when Rose Rita unwittingly accompanies Mrs. Zimmerman, a woman hoping to regain her magical powers, until she loses her memory and leaves them stranded in the year 1828.
It was the age when samurai ruled Japan. Young Seikei, son of a tea merchant, has an impossible dream: to become a samurai himself. Then, when a precious jewel is stolen at the inn where Seikei and his father are staying, Seikei steps forward to tell what he saw: a ghost crept through the inn during the night. One person believes him: the samurai judge investigating the case. He sends Seikei on a mission that will take him into places stranger and more terrifying than he had ever imagined. To fulfill his task, Seikei learns the price a samurai must pay to defend his honor.
Eleven-year-old Jon Whitcroft and new friend Ella summon the ghost of Sir William Longspee, who may be able to protect Jon from a group of ghosts that threatens him harm from the day he arrives at Salisbury Cathedral's boarding school. Includes historical notes.
On an island off the coast of Virginia, the daughter of a US Lifesaver investigates a series of suspicious shipwrecksIt's 1895. Rhoda Midyette lives on Glenn Island, where her father is keeper of the US Lifesaving Station. He leads rescue operations whenever a ship hits the dangerous shoals around the island--which has happened far too often lately. One stormy night, when Rhoda and her father's team help the survivors off their destroyed boat, she spies a mysterious light on the cape above Graveyard Shoal. The next day, she finds footprints in the sand. Is someone deliberately causing the collisions? Swaying their lanterns so the sailors will navigate toward the perilous shallows instead of away from them? Or is it a ghost light--and are the footprints those of the mythical mangled mariner? As she digs deeper, Rhoda uncovers clues that threaten everything she knows. With so much at stake--including her best-friendship with the gravely ill Pearl--Rhoda has to trust in herself and find a way to save lives. This ebook includes a historical afterword.