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A spooky legend ropes Nancy right in!At the Galloping Grits Dude Ranch, Nancy and her friends hear a creepy story: Any horse that drinks from the lake under a full moon disappears. That night there's a full moon -- and the next day Nancy's pony, Star, vanishes!Josh Fleckner is the biggest pest in the West, and he really wants a horse. Annie, the ranch manager's daughter, acts as if Star belongs to her. Now cowgirl Nancy is taking the reins, to corral the most beautiful Star in the West!
With Songs in the Key of Solomon, John and Anita Renfroe proved that devotionals can be fun--and maybe even sexy. This book offers a lively encore--more daily meditations based on the lives of couples in the Bible to help you deepen your emotional, spiritual, and physical unity, explore new levels of intimacy ... and have fun in the process.Written by a husband-wife team and based on an exploration of real couples throughout the Bible, the devotions in this book are custom designed to ignite meaningful conversation--and a whole lot more. They'll get you laughing, sharing, touching, praying, and having more fun together than you ever thought possible with a daily devotional. Whether you're marital virtuosos or a little out of tune, Duets is sure to help you stay in harmony and make beautiful music together.
A tale for both children and young adults about a seed, bottle and a branch of tree.<P><P>Winner of the Coretta Scott King Medal
Jake Daley loves baseball. He loves playing for the Red Sox in the Woodside Baseball League. He loves playing short stop. Most of all, he loves to win.So Jake is excited when new kid Adam Hull joins the team. Adam can do it all--pitch, hit and field. But soon Jake's excitement beings to fade. As the Red Sox rack up win after win, Adam's talents dominate every game. Jake can't help but wonder:Do he and the other players even matter?
A poignant World War II story about a boy and his dog and his dad, and the many meanings of bravery, from Newbery Honor author Kirby Larson. With World War II raging and his father fighting overseas in Europe, eleven-year-old Hobie Hanson is determined to do his part to help his family and his country, even if it means giving up his beloved German shepherd, Duke. Hoping to help end the war and bring his dad home faster, Hobie decides to donate Duke to Dogs for Defense, an organization that urges Americans to "loan" their pets to the military to act as sentries, mine sniffers, and patrol dogs. Hobie immediately regrets his decision and tries everything he can to get Duke back, even jeopardizing his friendship with the new boy at school. But when his father is taken prisoner by the Germans, Hobie realizes he must let Duke go and reach deep within himself to be brave. Will Hobie ever see Duke, or his father, again? With powerful storytelling and gripping emotion, critically acclaimed author Kirby Larson explores the many ways bravery and love help us to weather the most difficult times.
Amelia's world came crashing down when her parents separated and she was forced to relocate with her mother to a new part of town. But when Duke and Gabriella move into the suite downstairs with their menagerie of exotic animals, Amelia feels like she's been thrown a lifeline. Helping care for the animals gives Amelia a sense of purpose, and she's determined to keep Duke and Gabriella's secret. But eventually her mother discovers the animals and refuses to let them stay. To make matters worse, Winston, a sulcata tortoise, has fallen ill, and the medical bills are piling up. Can Amelia figure out a way to help save Winston and keep her newfound family together?
When Hank first heard that his mom was having a baby boy, he wasn't so thrilled. And when he finds out that the baby will be sharing his room, Hank is positively outraged! To make things easier, Dad suggests he take Hank and Emily away for some bonding. But on the first day of their trip, a freak snowstorm arrives. And then they get a call that the baby is coming early! Hank, Dad, and Emily know they have to get home - and fast! They hop on a train, hitch a ride on a dump truck, jump on a snowmobile, and climb into a dogsled, all in a desperate attempt to get home in time for Baby Zipzer's birth. .
When Hank first heard that his mom was having a baby boy, he wasn't so thrilled. And when he finds out that the baby will be sharing his room, Hank is positively outraged! To make things easier, Dad suggests he take Hank and Emily away for some bonding. But on the first day of their trip, a freak snowstorm arrives. And then they get a call that the baby is coming early! Hank, Dad, and Emily know they have to get home - and fast! They hop on a train, hitch a ride on a dump truck, jump on a snowmobile, and climb into a dogsled, all in a desperate attempt to get home in time for Baby Zipzer's birth.
There was no day that dumplings couldn't make better.Pacy is back! The beloved heroine of The Year of the Dog and The Year of the Rat has returned in a brand new story. This summer, Pacy's family is going to Taiwan for an entire month to visit family and prepare for their grandmother's 60th birthday celebration. Pacy's parents have signed her up for a Chinese painting class, and at first she's excited. This is a new way to explore her art talent! But everything about the trip is harder than she thought it would be--she looks like everyone else but can't speak the language, she has trouble following the art teacher's instructions, and it's difficult to make friends in her class. At least the dumplings are delicious...As the month passes by, Pacy eats chicken feet (by accident!), gets blessed by a fortune teller, searches for her true identity, and grows closer to those who matter most.
The Dungeoneers is an action-packed, funny, and heartbreaking middle grade fantasy-adventure from the author of the acclaimed Sidekicked and Minion, John David Anderson.The world is not a fair place, and Colm Candorly knows it. While his parents and eight sisters seem content living on a lowly cobbler's earnings, Colm can't help but feel that everyone has the right to a more comfortable life. It's just a question of how far you're willing to go to get it.In an effort to help make ends meet, Colm uses his natural gift for pickpocketing to pilfer a pile of gold from the richer residents of town, but his actions place him at the mercy of a mysterious man named Finn Argos, a gilded-toothed, smooth-tongued rogue who gives Colm a choice: he can be punished for his thievery, or he can become a member of Thwodin's Legions, a guild of dungeoneers who take what they want and live as they will. Colm soon finds himself part of a family of warriors, mages, and hunters, learning to work together in a quest to survive and, perhaps, to find a bit of treasure along the way.
Neil Gaiman's Coraline meets Anne Ursu's Breadcrumbs in M. P. Kozlowsky's The Dyerville Tales, a powerfully imaginative middle-grade novel that blurs the line between fantasy and reality, from the author of Juniper Berry.Vince Elgin is an orphan, having lost his mother and father in a fire when he was young. With only a senile grandfather he barely knows to call family, Vince was interned in a group home, dreaming that his father, whose body was never found, might one day return for him. When a letter arrives telling Vince his grandfather has passed away, he is convinced that if his father is still alive, he'll find him at the funeral. He strikes out for the small town of Dyerville carrying only one thing with him: his grandfather's journal. The journal tells a fantastical story of witches and giants and magic, one that can't be true. But as Vince reads on, he finds that his very real adventure may have more in common with his grandfather's than he ever could have known.Its unique voice and ability to combine creepiness with great story and character development make The Dyerville Tales a real standout middle-grade novel.
This book accounts the different epidemics and famines that killed millions of people in the past in different parts of the world.
Forget the bunny trail....In this addition to the groundbreaking series from the legendary William Joyce, Guardian E. Astor Bunnymund is on the warpath.Pitch, the Nightmare King, and his Fearlings had been soundly driven back by Nicholas St. North and company in the first Guardians' adventure. But now Pitch has disappeared completely--and out of sight does NOT make for out of mind. It seems certain that he's plotting a particularly nefarious revenge, and the Guardians suspect he might have gone underground. But how can they find him there? Enter E. Aster Bunnymund, the only emissary of the fabled brotherhood of the Pookas--the league of philosophical warrior rabbits of imposing intellect and size. Highly skilled in martial arts (many of which he invented himself), Bunnymund is brilliant, logical, and a tunnel-digger extraordinaire. If the Guardians need paths near the Earth's core, he's their Pooka. He's also armed with magnificent weapons of an oval-sort, and might just be able to help in the quest for the second piece of the Moonclipper.This second book in The Guardians series is about much more than fixing a few rotten eggs--it brings the Guardians one step closer to defeating Pitch!
There's nothing like having a best friend to share your innermost thoughts with. In each of these novels Norma Fox Mazer explores the special ties between best friends-from worrying about boys, to studying for tests, to dealing with divorced parents, to just plain growing up.
Ten-year-old Comfort Snowberger has attended 247 funerals. But that's not surprising, considering that her family runs the town funeral home. And even though Great-uncle Edisto keeled over with a heart attack and Great-great-aunt Florentine dropped dead--just like that--six months later, Comfort knows how to deal with loss, or so she thinks. She's more concerned with avoiding her crazy cousin Peach and trying to figure out why her best friend, Declaration, suddenly won't talk to her. Life is full of surprises. And the biggest one of all is learning what it takes to handle them. Deborah Wiles has created a unique, funny, and utterly real cast of characters in this heartfelt, and quintessentially Southern coming-of-age novel. Comfort will charm young readers with her wit, her warmth, and her struggles as she learns about life, loss, and ultimately, triumph.
In a lighthouse by the ocean, Seabold, a dog, and Pandora, a cat, live with their three little mice children, Whistler, Lila, and Tiny. One day, Lila and Whistler decide they want to investigate the mysterious forest that stands near their home. What adventures could be waiting between those trees? Brother and sister ask permission to go exploring and discover not only adventure and enchantment but also a new friend!
A new kid in school named Ernie solves the case of the lunch bag thief using her powers of deduction and her "eagle eye. Then she figures out a way to stop the thief from stealing again that has the whole school laughing. An easy chapter book for early grades. Pictures described. Look for more Books in the Eagle-Eye Ernie series in the Bookshare collection. Search for books by Susan Pearson. You will find The Bogeyman Caper, The Spy Code Caper, The Spooky Sleepover, and The Tap Dance Mystery.
[from the back cover] "Sounds like a real blast! Jupiter Jones has just won a free stay at a Mexican ranch, and he's hearing warning bells. The contest he entered was just too easy. Unable to resist the sound of mystery, Jupe accepts the prize--never dreaming what trouble will flare up in Mexico for himself and his sidekicks Pete and Bob. For the beautiful ranch smolders with intrigue, and the Three Investigators get trapped in the middle of it. When a trail of treasure and treachery beckons them into the mountains, they don't dare say no. But can they talk their way out of danger before their dynamite vacation blows to bits? RL: 5.1" In the Crimebusters series The Three investigators are seventeen with girlfriends, jobs and their own cars. Stocky Jupe is still stocky and the brains of the outfit. Handsome, girl magnet Bob, who works with rock bands still keeps records and does much of the research, and between dates, athletic Pete is ready for action. Check out these sometimes funny, action driven, danger and adventure filled mysteries in the Bookshare collection including #1 Hot Wheels, #2 Murder To Go, #3 Rough Stuff, #4 Funny Business, #6 Thriller Diller, #7 Reel Trouble, #9 Foul Play, #10 Long Shot, #11 Fatal Error and #12 Brain Wash. This series gets better and better! If you like mysteries with teen investigators don't miss the original 3 Investigators series, the complete 43 novel set in the Bookshare collection starting with #1. The Secret of Terror Castle , #2. The Mystery of the Stuttering Parrot and #3. The Mystery of the Whispering mummy, ending with the last 3 books, #41. The Mystery of the Creep-Show Crooks, #42 The Mystery of Wrecker's Rock and #43 The Mystery of the Cranky Collector.
Follows the development of the American Industrial Revolution from 1793 to 1850, including the major industrial inventions and advances of the time period.
A girl really, really, really wants earrings! And she trys everything to convince her parents.