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Alfie's your average deer hound puppy--curious about the world around him, happy to chase the cat and laze around in his favorite beanbag bed, and very loyal to his boy, Charlie. So he's extremely upset when Charlie goes away and leaves him with a sitter--upset enough that he escapes into the woods. With the help of some friendly foxes, Alfie learns to live in the wild, but he never stops thinking of Charlie and trying to find his way home. And Charlie, of course, never stops thinking of Alfie, either. Will these two be able to find each other before it's too late? Featuring irresistible black-and-white line drawings on every spread,Dear Hound is both an accessible, heartwarming story and the perfect choice for readers graduating out of early chapter books.
An inspiring letter to Malala Yousafzai, winner of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize, that is both a show of support and a call to action for girls around the world. Malala became the youngest person to win the Nobel Peace Prize after she survived being shot in the head by the Taliban for speaking out in favor of a girl's right to an education. She survived this brutal attack and has emerged as a very powerful voice for social justice in the world. Dear Malala, We Stand with You captures the impact Malala has had on girls from all walks of life. In powerfully simple language and stunning photographs, the struggles from poverty and violence faced by girls everywhere become a catalyst for change. The book includes an excerpt from Malala's UN speech and provides readers with ways they can help and participate. Malala's bravery has shown that one person and one voice is enough to change the world. As UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said, the terrorists are most afraid of "the girl with a book." Author Rosemary McCarney has over 20 years of international development work and runs the Canadian operations of Plan International as President and CEO.From the Hardcover edition.
Beverly Cleary's Newbery Medal-winning book explores the thoughts and emotions of a sixth-grade boy, Leigh Botts, in letter form as he writes to his favorite author, Boyd Henshaw.<P><P> After his parents separate, Leigh Botts moves to a new town with his mother. Struggling to make friends and deal with his anger toward his absent father, Leigh loses himself in a class assignment in which he must write to his favorite author. When Mr. Henshaw responds, the two form an unexpected friendship that will change Leigh's life forever.
Tough Topics Death * Why do people die? * How do people feel when a loved one has died? * How can people cope with grief? Read Death to learn about the feelings many people experience when they are grieving for a loved one. This sensitive book explores the ways people remember their loved ones and provides reassurance to any reader who has lost someone close to them. Books in the Tough Topics series offer a first introduction to difficult issues that many young people face. Each book offers straightforward information about the subject, answering common questions students may have to help them make informed decisions. Titles in the series: Alcohol, Death, Divorce and Separation, Drugs, Illness Moving, Safety Around the House, Tobacco.
Death Valley impresses more than a million visitors each year, and anyone with a feeling for geology surely considers it a choice destination. It is a vast showcase of rocks and landforms, testifying to geologic events over billions of years. And most compelling for specialists, Death Valley displays the evidence and effects of extreme crustal extension, revealing the rarely seen doings of the deep crust in a setting where the faults and rocks are exposed in extraordinary detail.
Trapped in a world where magic is powerful and dreams are real, Cole's epic adventure continues in book four of the New York Times bestselling "fanciful, action-packed adventure" series (Publishers Weekly, starred review), from the author of the Fablehaven and Beyonders series.Cole is about to face his biggest peril yet. Since arriving in the Outskirts, Cole and his friends have fought monsters, challenged knights, and battled rampaging robots. But none of that has prepared them for Necronum. In this haunting kingdom, it's hard to tell the living from the dead, and secret pacts carry terrifying risks. Within Necronum lies the echolands, a waystation for the departed where the living seldom venture. Still separated from his power, Cole must cross to the echolands and rely on his instincts to help rescue his friends. With enemies closing in, Cole risks losing everything to find the one thing that might save them.
From the book: She said to Barak, "Go to war! No longer quake with fear! If you can't fight him on your own, You will have me near." Other Arch books are available in this library.
Emily is stuck with crybaby Jill Simon as her "secret Pal" to be kind to for the whole month of December.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Inside this book you will find out information about the Declaration of Independence including the risks people tool to sign it, time lines associated with it, as well as some fun facts.<P> Ideal for today's young investigative reader, each A True Book includes lively sidebars, a glossary and index, plus a comprehensive "To Find Out More" section listing books, organizations, and Internet sites. A staple of library collections since the 1950s, the new A True Book series is the definitive nonfiction series for elementary school readers. A True Book -- American History: How do you wrap a 450,000-pound gift? What is the world's oldest and shortest written consitution? Find out in this patriotic celebration of things uniquely American.
A brand-new underwater adventure from Adam Blade, author of the Beast Quest series! Max's home, the floating city of Aquora, is attacked by Cephelox the Cyber Squid and his father is carried away by the Robobeast. Max and his robodog, Rivet, set off on a rescue mission. Along the way, they meet Lia, a princess of an ancient race of Merryns who live underwater. The Merryn's magic powers are fading because the evil Professor has stolen four pieces of a skull that is the source of their abilities. It is up to Max and Lia to retrieve these items and save Max's father before it is too late.
4 Divers. 1 Treasure. 1 Incredible Challenge. What lies in the deep? Not just coral and sand. Not just undersea creatures that have never seen the light. No, the deep holds something even more mysterious and valuable. Kaz, Dante, Adriana, and Star started the summer thinking they were going to study marine life. Now they've found sunken treasure. And they're not the only ones who want to keep it.
Max and Lia's underwater adventure continues in this thrilling, high-action series! Max and Lia are following the evil Professor's trail to rescue Max's father. But when Max doesn't heed Lia's warning about the dangers of the ocean, he ends up getting scooped up in a jetstream. Luckily his friends manage to keep up with him. The stream leads him to another one of the Professor's Robobeasts, Silda the Electric Eel. Can Max defeat this foe and recover the second piece of the ancient skull that grants magical powers to Lia and her people?
Max and Lia's underwater adventure concludes in this thrilling series by Beast Quest author, Adam Blade! Max and Lia have tracked the evil Professor to his lair in the Black Caves. Neither of them are ready for what awaits them there. Kraya the Blood Shark, with his razor sharp teeth and laser cannons is the most vicious of all the Robobeasts. Max must survive if he wants to finally come face-to-face with the Professor to save his father and retrieve the fourth and final piece of the Skull of Thallos. But there are still some secrets Max has not uncovered and they could lead to Max's defeat.
Count from 1 otter pup to 10 baby crayfish as readers learn about the special relationships of baby and mom mammals, reptiles, birds, and insects that make their home in the Okefenokee Swamp. A helpful guide to swamp flora and fauna is included. Modeled after the song "Over in the Meadow" by Olive A. Wadsworth.
Dive into the world of Harry Hammer, a hammerhead shark with a penchant for (mis)adventure in this fin-tastic start to a chapter book series.Harry Hammer is a hammerhead shark, although he'd rather be a great white shark, or a tiger shark--anything but himself. But when a class trip to a famous shipwreck almost ends in disaster for Harry and his pals, he realizes the importance of being exactly who he is!
Dan and Bill's boat sinks and they are left adrift in the sea in a tiny rowboat.
An introduction to the physical characteristics, habits, and natural environment, and future prospects of the two species of North American deer.
On a field trip to see famed privateer Francisco Ventana's once-sunken ship, the Defiant, six kids from San Francisco's Greenly School-a last-chance refuge for orphans, troublemakers, and misfits-find themselves stranded at the center of a storm unlike any other. By the time the clouds have cleared, and the strange pink flashes have faded from the sky, the Defiant is out on the open sea, San Francisco ablaze behind it. What follows is an adventure that will change the classmates' lives forever-a journey across a dangerous ocean in search of a new home, with only their instincts and each other to rely on. Can they master the ship? Can they work together, and defend themselves against the unexpected adversaries they encounter on the way? Will they ever find land? You'll have to join their voyage to find out.A remarkable debut in the tradition of Gulliver's Travels and Lord of the Flies, The Defiant creates a world that's all its own-thrilling and wholly original, filled with strange energies and superstitious survivors, and dozens of moments you won't soon forget.
Provides an introduction to the history, government, economy, resources, and people of the Delaware Colony.
A fantastic, fantastical look at the world of Deltora, through intriguing text, it is the history of Deltora and its amazing creatures. A must-have for all Deltora fans, as well as devotees of fantasy art.
The Hardy boys have been invited to attend the Bayport Motor Speedway to test-drive the prototype of a world-class sports car. But when the high-performance racer vanishes without a trace, Frank and Joe's investigation leads to the demolition derby, where they run head-on into danger.
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