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[from the back cover] "A grown-up pretending to be a cat! What next? Jennifer's new neighbor is strange. She climbs trees and challenges kids to a bike race. She wears different-colored socks and talks to herself all the time. She is the weirdest adult Jennifer has ever seen. But now Jennifer is the only one who can warn the lady about Lisa's mean Halloween trick. Should she tell--even if it means losing her best friend?" Look for more books for kids by Susan Clymer like The Glass Mermaid and Adventurecat Goes To School, in the Bookshare collection.
A group of children and a "spirit" go back through time to discover the beginnings of Halloween.<P><P> Eight costumed boys running to meet their friend Pipkin at the haunted house outside town encounter instead the huge and cadaverous Mr. Moundshroud. As Pipkin scrambles to join them, he is swept away by a dark Something, and Moundshroud leads the boys on the tail of a kite through time and space to search the past for their friend and the meaning of Halloween.<P> After witnessing a funeral procession in ancient Egypt, cavemen discovering fire, Druid rites, the persecution of witches in the Dark Ages, and the gargoyles of Notre Dame, they catch up with the elusive Pipkin in the catacombs of Mexico, where each boy gives one year from the end of his life to save Pipkin's.
The international bestselling series with over 5 million copies sold in the U.S. alone! <P> The renegade outlaw group known as the Outsiders has journeyed from kingdom to kingdom, conning the innocent out of their few valuables. Will and Halt, his mentor, are ambushed by the cult's deadly assassins when Halt is pierced by a poisoned arrow. Now Will must travel day and night in search of the one person with the power to cure Halt: Malkallam the Sorcerer.<P> Perfect for fans of J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings, T.H. White's The Sword in the Stone, Christopher Paolini's Eragon series, and George R. R. Martin's Game of Thrones/A Song of Ice and Fire series.
Mike, a CB radio buff, often picked up strange, foreign signals. Then he stumbles onto something even he can't believe.
A heartwarming and funny story of a girl named Maisie, who invents an imaginary horse named Hamilton to be her friend. A very happy ending however. Delightful.
Meet Hamish X <P> Orphan, Enigma, and Enemy to Pirates Everywhere The mysterious Hamish X is the scourge of the Orphan Disposal Agency--Agents Candy and Sweet can't seem to find a facility that can hold him. <P><P> After arriving at the Windcity Orphanage, where the children are forced to earn their keep making stinky blue cheese, Hamish X is soon planning his escape along with new friends Parveen and Mimi. But his plans are put on hold when the factory is suddenly attacked by a fierce gang of pirates, led by the dreaded Cheesebeard of Snow Monkey Island.<P> In order to save the other orphans, Hamish X, Mimi, and Parveen must embark upon an epic adventure across the Arctic and take on the cheese-obsessed pirates by themselves. The inimitable Seán Cullen's first book in his new series for children is dramatic, action-packed, and, of course, completely hilarious.
When we last saw Hamish X, he had been captured once more by the evil Grey Agents of the ODA(Orphan Disposal Agency), and the Wind City Orphanage had been destroyed.<P><P> But with Mimi's strength and Parveen's ingenuity, Hamish X and all their Wind City friends are rescued. Now, new and surprising adventures are in store for everyone, when they make their escape to ... Switzerland!<P> Deep within the Alps, the world's lost children have found safe haven in a hidden world. It is here, in the Hollow Mountain, where the mysteries of Hamish X, his boots, and his past will begin to unfold--if the Grey Agents don't get to him first!
From the Sahara Desert to the undersea world of Atlantis to the picturesque town of Providence, Rhode Island,1 Hamish X and his friends Mimi and Parveen prepare for the final battle with the scourge of children everywhere--the evil Grey Agents of the ODA. Only then will the mysteries of Hamish, his boots, and his past finally be revealed. 1Home to ODA headquarters, the very den of evil, as well as the Providence Red Hen.
Eleven-year-old Lottie's adventures in her uncle's pet shop continue! Magical cats, silly pink mice, and a bilingual dachshund all make Lottie's new home a perpetually surprising place.<P> Her own magical abilities are growing, but will her powers be enough to stop a new threat in Netherbridge? A new neighbor has come to town, with magic stronger than Lottie's and a mind to make trouble. Fortunately, the pet shop's newest resident, Giles the hamster, is ready to help. Lucky for Lottie, he's bold, bossy, and incredibly brave!
A biography of a Czech girl who died in the Holocaust, told in alternating chapters with an account of how the curator of a Japanese Holocaust center learned about her life after Hana's suitcase was sent to her.
This book contains brief biographies of ten black men who greatly influenced American history and made a difference in the movement of anti-racism.
Tilda has never given much thought to dragons, attending instead to her endless duties and wishing herself free of a princesss responsibilities. When a greedy cousin steals Tildas lands, the young princess goes on the run with two would-be dragon slayers. Before long she is facing down the Wild Hunt, befriending magical horses, and battling flame-spouting dragons. On the adventure of a lifetime, and caught between dreams of freedom and the people who need her, Tilda learns more about dragons--and herself--than she ever imagined. Merrie Haskell, author of The Princess Curse, presents a magical tale of transformation, danger, and duty, starring a remarkable princess as stubborn as she is brave. Schneider Family Book Award - Middle School - 2014.
Amy, a shy sixth grader, is frequently caught up in the escapades of her mercurial best friend, so when Lindsay decides to form a Save the Earth Club at school, Amy goes along with the plan. They enlist the participation of the '60s-obsessed twins, Ruth and Heather, and find a teacher to be their advisor. They meet moderate success with a project to hold classroom discussions on Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes, and ultimately triumph when their skit, a mock TV-talk show demonstrating the negative effects of war toys and violent video games, wins the school talent contest. Things begin to unravel when Lindsay is suspended for supposedly spray painting the school's front door; she quits the club and disappears. All is resolved as the students join hands around the school to celebrate Earth Day. While there is a lot happening here to both interest and involve readers, some of the situations and dialogue do not ring true. Ms. Peterson's insistence that the club limit its membership to the four girls, and TV coverage of the school's Earth Day event when a student has ostensibly disappeared the previous day are hard to believe. Amy's brother, who calls himself The Avenger, is truly a mean-spirited child, and Lindsay's serious emotional problems are glossed over. Readers will, however, recognize the power of peer pressure, the need to belong, the beginnings of romance, and the importance of Amy's ability to overcome her shyness and defend her rights.
Jason Dolley always makes an impression! With his surfer- boy good looks and adorable smile, ability to take on a variety of different roles, and genuinely sweet personality, it's no wonder he has so many devoted fans! This super-cute actor has been one of Disney Channel's hottest stars, and we have his complete story!
For Hank, fourth grade does not start out on the right foot. First of all, he gets called to the principal's office on the very first day of school. <P><P>Then the first assignment his teacher gives him is to write five paragraphs on "What You Did This Summer." Hank is terrified-writing one good sentence is hard for him, so how in the world is he going to write five whole paragraphs? Hank comes up with a plan: instead of writing what he did on vacation, he'll show what he did. But when Hank's "living essay" becomes a living disaster, he finds himself in detention. Strangely enough, however, detention ends up becoming a turning point in his life
Hank is thrilled about the "Best Field Trip of the Year"-everyone from Ms. Adolph's class gets to spend the night on an old-fashioned three-mast sailing ship in New York Harbor! <P><P> And Hank gets even more excited when the ship's captain chooses him to be the first mate. But being first mate is not all it's cracked up to be, especially for a crazy captain who takes his job a little too seriously. The best field trip of the year is becoming the worst night of Hank's life-how's he going to get out of this one?
Summer school are two words in the English language that Hank Zipzer doesn't want to learn. But there's no getting out of this one for Hank-summer school, here he comes! Will Hank have to spend the summer bored to death inside a sweltering classroom, or will he actually learn a cool lesson or two?
Uncommonly smart, uncommonly strange, Hannah is determined to become a success<P> In the one-room schoolhouse at Chadds Ford, Hannah Bennett is a sensation. She is a whiz at math--so adept that she teaches the other students--but in reading, she is a flop. Give her a piece of poetry and she can tell you how many As, how many Es, how many Rs there are in it--but she cannot read a word. Her talent is amazing, but in this small town during the Great Depression, people think that girls will only use math for household budgeting.<P> All at once, everything changes for Hannah when she is invited to study math in the big city of Philadelphia. This illiterate farm girl will undertake the adventure of a lifetime, in hopes of winning a university scholarship. As long as she stays true to herself, there is nothing--not reading, writing, or the city of Philadelphia--that is beyond Hannah's reach.<P> This book features a personal history by Adele Griffin including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author's own collection.
Nancy's housekeeper, Hannah, is like part of the family--but Hannah has a secret. Nancy thinks Hannah has found another job, and Nancy will do anything to keep her--even clean the house. And what a mess she's making--dust, dirt and soap suds all over!
It's a day like no other! Amy's birthday is coming up. She's turning 13. Now she'll be an official teenager -- and she wants to celebrate with a real blow-out. But on the big day, Amy wakes up and is definitely not ready to party. Her appearance is somewhat unexpected. Her growing pains have taken on . . . well, unusual proportions. Her family and friends don't know what to do. Amy may be an extraordinary girl, but can she ever be just a normal teenager?
As her seventeenth birthday approaches, Beany is sorry to see Andy leave for the Marines. But she is excited to discover an old friend, Miggs Carmody, has come back to town. When the girls meet again, however, Miggs and her family seem changed, due to new wealth and their association with Mr. Carmody's cousin, the frosty and conniving Helena Stearns. Meanwhile, Beany's dad is investigating an oil company in which the Carmodys are involved. Helping Mr. Malone is an attractive young man, Hank Willison, and he and Beany become interested in each other. The unpredictable Norbett Rhodes is also in the picture as this turbulent episode unfolds.
From the book: An English girl is coming to stay at the McIntires', and just in time for Molly's birthday! Molly and her friends are very excited, until Emily Bennett turns out to be quite different from the glamorous girl they pictured. Emily is shy, and she seems unfriendly. Then Molly discovers that Emily is worried about her family in war-torn London, just as Molly is worried about her father, and the girls become good friends. They even plan to turn Molly's tenth birthday celebration into a real English tea party. But the friendship starts to fall apart when they can't agree about what's important, and it takes a special birthday surprise to help them patch up their hurt feelings.
It's their last summer before college, and Jaret and Peggy have fallen deeply in love. They exchange love letters, have pet names, and spend hours alone in their special clearing in the woods. For once, life is perfect. But Jaret and Peggy live in Gardener's Point, a small town a hundred miles from New York City, and a place where girls only date boys. In Gardener's Point, being different isn't easy-but nothing could prepare them for the danger that lies ahead.A novel ahead of its time, Sandra Scoppettone's 1978 lesbian young adult romance shows how Jaret and Peggy's relationship affects their friends, family, and town, and how, when Jaret is assaulted by a classmate, love and friendship win out.
History textbook about old civilizations.
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