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In a quaint New England town with a history of witches and pilgrims, misunderstood eleven-year-old Norman Babcock can see and talk to ghosts. No one believes him, of course-everyone just thinks he's weird (including his parents). But when a folktale of a witch who cursed her accusers turns out to be true, it's up to Norman to save the town from pilgrim zombies! In addition to the zombies, he'll have to take on a very angry witch, an annoying sidekick, his boy-crazy teenage sister, and dozens of moronic grown-ups who get in his way. This young ghoul whisperer finds his paranormal talents pushed to their otherworldly limits in this hilarious and spooky adventure!Featuring gorgeous black-and-white interior illustrations and a story beyond what you'll see in the film, this novel is sure to delight!
When a sheep on her family's farm starts acting strangely, Miriam is worried. Spring lambing season is over, so what could be wrong with Snowball? Then--surprise--the sheep gives birth to triplets! When she realizes that the mother has enough milk for only two of her newborns, Miriam knows that the third baby will have to be bottle-fed every four hours. But it's almost Passover, and the family is about to leave for her grandparents' seder. And it's Miriam's turn this year to ask the Four Questions, which she's been practicing for weeks! When Miriam's father decides that they must stay home to care for the lamb, it's up to Miriam to think of a clever and--hilariously fitting--way to rescue both the baby lamb and her family's holiday. Author Linda Marshall based this out-of-the-ordinary Passover tale on a true event that took place on her own farm, weaving in details about sheep farming and infusing it with the warmth shared by a loving family. Readers will root for Miriam and her Passover lamb!
A carrier pigeon furnishes Nancy with a clue to a mysterious retreat. In the late 1950s, the first 34 Nancy Drew books were revised and condensed from 25 chapters to 20 chapters. This is the original 25 chapter version.
Tanya loved listening to her grand-mother talk about the patchwork quilt as she cut and stitched together the pieces of colorful fabric. A scrap of blue from brother Jim's favorite old pants, a piece of gold left over from Mama's Christmas dress, a bright square from Tanya's Halloween costume-all fit together to make a quilt of memories. But one day Tanya's grandmother becomes ill, and Tanya doesn't know how to help her. It's then she decides to finish Grandma's masterpiece herself, and with the help of Mama and the whole family, she sets to work. All the trust and sharing between a young girl and her treasured grand-mother is captured in Valerie Flournoy's story, lovingly illustrated in Jerry Pinkney's evocative paintings.
A wooden doll recalls the hope with which a group of pioneers begins their journey and the ordeals they face as they travel from Springfield, Illinois, to California.
What's yummy, gooey, and good for you, too? It's PEANUT BUTTER, of course! In this mouthwatering collection of more than forty-five kid-tested recipes, children will discover that one of their all-time favorite foods can be used in literally dozens of surprising and delicious ways. There are fun, tasty recipes for everything from simple after-school snacks and ready-for-your-lunchbox sandwiches to suppertime specials and luscious desserts. Kids will also learn about the long and illustrious history of the peanut, fascinating peanut trivia, and how to make their very own peanut butter.
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It is 1941, and Frank moves to Hawaii and makes friends with Kenji, a Japanese American boy. Can Kenji and Frank be friends during the war between America and Japan?
Don't get yourself noticed and you won't get yourself hanged. In the faery slums of Bath, Bartholomew and his little sister Hettie live by these words. Bartholomew and Hettie are Peculiars, and neither faeries nor humans want anything to do with them. But when Peculiars start showing up in London murdered and covered with red tattoos, Bartholomew breaks all the rules and gets himself noticed. Full of magic, dazzling inventions, and intriguing characters such as Mr. Jelliby and Lord Lickerish, this story of friendship, bravery, and nonstop action adventure was hailed by best-selling author Christopher Paolini as "swift, strong, and entertaining. Highly recommended." The Peculiar ends with a spectacular cliff-hanger, and the story concludes in The Whatnot.
"Rat's knees!" said Molly Duff. "School starts tomorrow."Luckily, the Pee Wee Scouts have a meeting the next day. That's when they find out about the big surprise ahead.At the Pee Wee weenie roast, their Scout leader, Mrs. Peters, tells them about a football game coming up. A Pee Wee football game. "We're going to play against Troop 15 from Oakdale," she says."Yeah!" cheers Roger White. "We'll win!"Every day, under blue skies, the Pee Wees practice hard. Rachel cheers. Roger tries. But Sonny just wants french fries. Team spirit is what it takes.Can Troop 23 win the big game?
Join the Pee Wee Scouts for fun and adventure as they make friends and earn badges.Ready . . . Get set . . . Read!The Pee Wee Scouts are going to get library cards. And in addition to a Reading Badge, Mrs. Peters is going to give a prize to the scout who reads and reports on the most books. But having a library card is a lot of responsibility. The Pee Wees are excited to check out new books, but soon there's trouble. Tracy's new library book has fallen through a hole in her book bag, Tim's baby brother has colored his book, and Molly's dog Skippy ate hers. Will they get their Reading Badge if Mrs. Peters finds out? And how are they going to pay for the lost and damaged books?
Join the Pee Wee Scouts for fun and adventure as they make friends and earn badges. Does April Fools' Day count as a holiday?With both Easter and Mother's Day approaching, the Pee Wees are going to be very busy. The troop is going to dye eggs and take Easter baskets to the residents of a nursing home. Each scout is also thinking about what special thing they can do for their moms. Will they give flowers? Breakfast in bed? But Molly wants to concentrate on April Fools' Day instead. And she wants to play a trick on Roger.
Halloween is here. Parties, costumes, pumpkins. The Pee Wee Scouts listen to Mrs. Peters, their troop leader, tell them all about the holiday plans. First, a trip to Mr. Riley's pumpkin farm. Next, carving the pumpkins with a safe tool. Then, the big Halloween party!Molly Duff is so excited about the fun and the food and games that the Pee Wees will play. She even plans her own special good deed. But when Mrs. Peters tells the Pee Wees where the Halloween party will be, Molly almost cries. Oh, no! Not there.Bad news for Molly means grumpy pumpkins everywhere.
AUGUST IS HELP-A-PET month! The Scouts decide that the best way to help homeless animals is to raise money at a yard sale. It's going to mean a lot of hard work. But, in the end, the Pee Wees might be lucky enough to get a pet of their own!
Summer vacation is here and all of the Pee Wees are excited about their new swimming badge. All, that is, except for Molly, who doesn't know how to swim and is afraid of the water. Can Molly earn her badge without actually getting wet? She does her best to avoid the water, but when the day of Jody's big pool party arrives, it's time for Molly to sink or swim!
Join the Pee Wee Scouts for fun and adventure as they make friends and earn badges. Batter Up! It's spring, and the Pee Wees are going to try for a badge in baseball! First, a professional baseball player is going to come to their meeting to tell them about the game, and show them some pointers. But even more exciting, the Pee Wees are going to play a real game . . . against their parents! Roger is especially eager to show off his skills. But Molly is very worried. She has never played baseball before. What if she cannot hit the ball? Will she still get her badge?
What's the Fourth of July without a good old-fashioned parade down Main Street? The Pee Wees will get to ride real, live ponies down the street! Uh-oh. Molly can't remember ever meeting a real horse. She's seen pictures of them. She knows they are big. Very big. With big feet. She's the only one who doesn't know how to ride. Can you put training wheels on a horse?
JINGLE BELL ROCK Stars? The Scouts are having a holiday party to show off their musical talents. Molly plans to sing "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. " And Rachel wants to perform Hanukkah songs on the piano. But notallthe Scouts are ready for the concert. Sonny hates the violin so much, he'd rather run away from home than play it! He disappears, and the Pee Wees have to work together to find their friend. Can they bring Sonny home for the holidays?
The Pee Wees are putting on a talent show. They plan to sell tickets so they can raise money for a trip to Minnesota Magic, a huge and fantastic amusement park. But right away there is trouble. Roger doesn't have a dummy to use in his ventriloquist act. Tracy doesn't have a model to use in her hair-styling act. And Molly...well, Molly doesn't have a talent at all. How can she be in the show without an act?
Join the Pee Wee Scouts for fun and adventure as they make friends and earn badges. Dear Pen Pal . . .The Pee Wees latest project is to write to another Pee Wee Scout in a different troop in a different town! When they draw names of their new pen pals, Molly is annoyed that she drew a boy! But to get her badge, she has to write him. Rat's knees! But Molly has other things to think about: her aunt and uncle are getting a divorce and Aunt Ree is moving in with them. And she's going to share Molly's room. And as a super duper bonus, this Pee Wee Scouts book includes some fun puzzles, riddles, and recipes.
Join the Pee Wee Scouts for fun and adventure as they make friends and earn badges. It's time for the Harvest Fest. There will be rides and booths and lots of fun things to eat. Each of the Pee Wees is going to help out. They can work in the first-aid tent or at one of the booths. And some of them are going to have a stand of their own. Mary Beth is going to sell cookies made from pumpkins grown in her backyard. And Rachel and Jody are going to have a stand together telling fortunes by reading tea leaves. Molly doesn't know what she's going to do at the Harvest Fest, but she's jealous of Rachel. Molly thought that Jody was her friend.
The Pee Wees are visiting the Lazy T Ranch, where they get to wear cowboy hats, learn how to throw a lasso, and go horseback riding. There's even a spooky ghost town to explore. The only down side is the big square dance scheduled for the end of the weekend. None of the girls wants Roger or Sonny for a partner. Molly has a plan to avoid dancing with them. Will it work?.
In the final months of World War II, ten-year-old Peggy shelters with her mother and baby brother in a London butcher's shop during an air raid. They survive, but their home and everything in it are lost, including Peggy's most treasured possession, a biscuit tin of letters from her father. Their lives change dramatically and Peggy makes friends with a boy named Spud who has a passion for scavenging bombsites, leading to more than one surprising discovery.
Pele, known to his family as Edson Arantes do Nascimento, grew up playing soccer on the streets of Bauru, Brazil, using a sock filled with newspaper for the ball. Luckily, the practice paid off, and by the time he was 16, he was already the top scorer in the nation. Find out how Pele became the only player ever to win three World Cup trophies-and how he earned his reputation as the greatest soccer player of all time.
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