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Step back to an English village in 1255, where life plays out in dramatic vignettes illuminating twenty-two unforgettable characters.<P><P> Maidens, monks, and millers' sons -- in these pages, readers will meet them all. There's Hugo, the lord's nephew, forced to prove his manhood by hunting a wild boar; sharp-tongued Nelly, who supports her family by selling live eels; and the peasant's daughter, Mogg, who gets a clever lesson in how to save a cow from a greedy landlord. There's also mud-slinging Barbary (and her noble victim); Jack, the compassionate half-wit; Alice, the singing shepherdess; and many more. With a deep appreciation for the period and a grand affection for both characters and audience, Laura Amy Schlitz creates twenty-two riveting portraits and linguistic gems equally suited to silent reading or performance. Illustrated with pen-and-ink drawings by Robert Byrd -- inspired by the Munich-Nuremberg manuscript, an illuminated poem from thirteenth-century Germany -- this witty, historically accurate, and utterly human collection forms an exquisite bridge to the people and places of medieval England.<P> A Newbery Award book.
That's the question Jack and Annie have about gorillas when the Magic Tree House sweeps them to the mountains of Africa. There they meet a group of amazing and sometimes frightening mountain gorillas. Annie knows how to play with the creatures right away. But Jack is left out. Will the gorillas be able to teach him some special magic?
Tyrone Howard wants to join the chess club at his new school. There's just one catch--his best friend, Malik, thinks chess clubs are uncool. Should Tyrone join the club and risk losing his oldest, closest friend?
Angel Garret knows two things for sure. The first is that she inherited some of her dad's powers. The second is that she wreaks havoc whenever she tries to use them - especially when she's trying to impress her crush, Cole. Angel's only solution is to stay as far away as possible from him until she learns how to harness this new gift. But how can you manage to avoid someone and get him to ask you to the Turkey Ball at the same time?
Another Catholic Quick Reads short story collection! This one focuses on the seven sacraments, with ten short fiction stories that illustrate how the sacraments help us in everyday life. Reflection and discussion questions following each story will be welcomed by parents and teachers. An easy-to-read catechetical foreword reminds readers of the meaning and beauty of each of the sacraments.
The infamous, Most Wanted Goosebumps characters are out on the loose and they're coming after you! Catch them all, undead or alive! It doesn't take long for Tommy to find out he's in big trouble. His whole family is obsessed with winning and he's being sent off to a special camp to help make him into a "winner." When Tommy gets there, he sees that something isn't right. All of the kids are so competetive. It's almost like their lives depend on it. Can Tommy survive The Final Exam?
Here are two adventure-packed novels perfect for introducing middle grade readers to the work of #1 New York Times bestselling author Gordon Korman.Ungifted: When Donovan Curtis pulls a major prank at his middle school, he thinks he's finally gone too far. But thanks to a mix-up by one of the administrators, instead of getting in trouble, Donovan is sent to a special program for gifted and talented students. The program couldn't be a more perfectly unexpected hideout for someone like him. But as the students and teachers grow to realize that Donovan may not be good at math or science (or just about anything), he shows that his gifts may be exactly what these students never knew they needed.Masterminds: In idyllic Serenity, New Mexico, honesty and integrity are valued above all else. The thirty kids who live there never lie--they know it's a short leap from that to the awful problems of other, less fortunate places. Then one day Eli Frieden bikes to the edge of the city limits and something so crazy and unexpected happens, it changes everything. Action-packed and full of unexpected twists, this new series is perfect for young fans of James Patterson and John Grisham.
"Holy fried onion rings! Fun from beginning to end." --Wendy Mass, New York Times bestselling author of 11 Birthdays and The Candymakers on The Dirt Diary The Gossip File: Chandra lets little kids pee in the pool. Melody stole $ from the café register. Ava isn't who she says she is...Ava is cool. Ava is confident. Ava is really Rachel Lee who is lying her butt off. Rachel is visiting her dad at a resort in sunny Florida and is ready for two weeks of relaxing poolside, trips to Disney World - and NOT scrubbing toilets. Until her dad's new girlfriend, Ellie, begs Rachel to help out at her short-staffed café. That's when Rachel kinda sorta adopts a new identity to impress the cool, older girls who work there. Ava is everything Rachel wishes she could be. But when the girls ask "Ava" to help add juicy resort gossip to their file, Rachel's not sure what to do...especially when one of the entries is a secret about Ellie. Praise for award-winning Author Anna Staniszewski's The Dirt Diary series:"Staniszewski keeps the focus on comedy... Gentle fun laced with equally gentle wisdom." -Kirkus "Rachel's situation and feelings ring true...This realistic read is likely to appeal to middle schoolers and reluctant readers." -School Library Journal "I LOVED it...sweet, sensitive, and delicious!" --Erin Dionne, author of Models Don't Eat Chocolate Cookies
You never know what, or who, will touch your heart.Now that Bess Cunningham is in middle school, she's determined to get noticed. With her new glasses, her wild thrift-store clothes, and her job as stage manager for the school play, she's sure her days of being invisible are over. Being forced to volunteer with her parents at the local soup kitchen doesn't exactly fit into Bess's popularity plans, especially since she finds the place so creepy. But when she meets Gracie Jarvis Battle, an elderly homeless woman, Bess can't help but feel compassion for her. Bess grows more involved with trying to feed and shelter the older woman, but as the weather turns colder and Gracie grows thinner, Bess begins to wonder--will her help be enough?
This is a nice introduction to science fiction for children. Isaac Asimov introduces the book with an interesting foreword about the how and why of science fiction. In The Graduated Robot, a budding botanist learns that he must do his own homework or lose the thing he loves most--his robot. In Jamie's Visitor, Great Grandma is unfrozen for a two-year visit at a time when there are no grandmas. In It Really doesn't Matter, a boy's father mentions him by name on national television while taking his first steps on Mars.
This book is designed to help grade 6 students develop and improve their grammar and composition skills. Among the topics covered are listening, speaking, vocabulary, spelling among others.
Teach grammar and punctuation skills sequentially with Grammar and Punctuation series. This book includes 25 rule charts followed by three activity sheets for practicing the rule.
Welcome to a language arts program designed for easy reading and instruction. This program consists of a series of daily lessons, review sets, and tests that are carefully sequenced to develop a variety of skills and concepts.
Welcome to a language arts program created for easy reading and instruction. Behind this program is a team of dedicated teachers who care about your success and want to present incremental teaching material in a simple format. This program consists of a series of daily lessons, review sets, and tests that are carefully sequenced to develop a variety of skills and concepts. We include lessons on capitalization, punctuation, parts of speech, sentence structure, spelling rules, and correct word usage, all with a focus on improving your writing.
Grammar for Middle School: A Sentence-Composing Approach gives your students the chance to absorb and replicate the grammatical structures used by some of the best writers of our times.
* Provides instruction and practice in key Common Core writing genres. Supplies lessons for writing narrative, argumentative, and informational responses.<P> * Promotes learning with student-friendly lessons that include succinct explanations, clear examples, and numerous opportunities for practice. Builds mastery of grammar, usage, and mechanics skills with rich practice in the context of students' own writing. Applies grammar and writing skills to real-life writing tasks.<P> * Increases in difficulty, sophistication, and rigor with more lessons, grammar content, and writing expectations grade by grade.<P> * Consistently focuses on the six writing traits.<P> * Is divided into two parts: Part I addresses core writing skills and the writing process and Part II focuses on teaching grammar, usage, and mechanics skills and strategies.
Grammar for Writing teaches composition and grammar in an effective and appealing way.
Blue Sox 13. Fame came to Bucky O'Brian with a pinch-hit home run during his first game with the Blue Sox. Suddenly his chance of replacing fading catcher Pete Gibbs became excellent, for Manager Jug Slavin needed a catcher who could hit. There was nothing to warn any of them that he would be batting .209 the following season and getting boos from the fans. Bucky hated to bunt and never more so than the day his roommate Oklahoma had a no-hitter going. Coming toward Bucky was a pitch too high to bunt, but easy to hit out of the lot. Here was an opportunity to get the Sox in the scoring column, to save the day for Oklahoma, and to redeem himself. What happened then, surprised every player on the field. It also brought Bucky to his senses so that his education as a complete ballplayer could begin in earnest. This warm-hearted installment of the Blue Sox saga is sure to be a favorite with the team's many fans.
Although she did not start painting until she was nearly 80 years old, Grandma Moses became one of America's best-loved artists. She lived to be 101, painting until the last year of her life. Outspoken and witty, Grandma won admirers for her down-home attitude as much as for her beautiful paintings. Her primitive landscapes reflect an old country charm that Americans love to recall, just as Grandma Moses herself lived the simple lifestyle of earlier generations. Picture descriptions or captions included from picture pages.
12-year-old Jordan Warden isn't happy. He has rich, uncaring parents and is virtually a prisoner in the huge family mansion, Thattlebee Hall. Worst of all though, is his granny. Not only is she physically repulsive, she's horribly mean. Even so Joe is shocked by the malicious gleam in her eye as she gives him a Christmas present fit for a two-year-old. It's the look of a predatory crocodile, and Joe starts to suspect that Granny has unpleasant designs on him. But what are they and how can he foil them? All is revealed in this story.
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