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Ultimate Cars: Mercedes Benz

by Jill C. Wheeler

Ever wondered about the Mercedes Benz cars...this book has something for you then.

All My Noble Dreams and Then What Happens

by Gloria Whelan

Rosalind is caught between two worlds as Gandhi's nonviolent revolution takes hold in this companion to Small Acts of Amazing Courage that "seamlessly weaves history and culture into a novel that stands on its own" (Booklist).Rosalind inhabits two worlds in 1920s India. There is the world of her heritage--English to the core, with her strict father who is a major in the British Indian Army, her grieving mother, and a tutor to educate her within the walls of the luxurious estate her family occupies. And then there is the world of her homeland--or the land that feels like home, anyway. The world where followers of Gandhi surround her, and the streets are full of poverty and the whispers of independence. The two worlds are colliding, and despite what Rosalind has been raised to think, she begins to resent the heavy hand of British rule. When her father's military position provides Rosalind the opportunity to meet the Prince of Wales, she has the chance to tell him about the injustice she witnesses in the streets of India. Rosalind desperately wants to do what is right, but will she have the courage? And what will be the consequence?

Angel on the Square

by Gloria Whelan

In the fall of 1914, safe behind palace walls, Katya Ivanova sees St. Petersburg as a magical place. The daughter of a lady-in-waiting to the Empress, Katya spends all her time with the Grand Duchesses; the royal family feels like her own. But outside the palace, a terrible war is sweeping through Europe, and Russia is beginning to crumble under the weight of a growing revolution. Now, as Katya's once-certain future begins to dissolve, she must seek to understand what is happening to her beloved country and, for the first time in her life, take charge of her own destiny.

Forgive the River, Forgive the Sky

by Gloria Whelan

After her father's death, a girl adjusts to life away from the river she loves The river is where Lily's father taught her to fish; it is where she played all summer; it is what sang her to sleep at night in their cabin. But when her father dies while fishing, it is the river that Lily blames. Unable to make ends meet, she and her mother sell their cabin and move into town to live above the family hardware store. Even though she's angry, the river keeps calling her home. With a pair of wire cutters she borrowed from the store, Lily snips the fence that's keeping her out of their old property. Living in their cabin is a mysterious man named T. R. Tracy, a veteran who lost his legs in the war. Together they bond over the river, and together they will learn to forgive.

Homeless Bird

by Gloria Whelan

Leaving Home...forever. Like many girls her age in India, thirteen-year-old Koly is getting married. When she discovers that the husband her parents have chosen for her is sickly boy with wicked parents, Koly wishes she could flee. According to tradition, though, she has no choice. On her wedding day, Koly's fate is sealed. In the wake of her marriage, however, Koly's life takes an unexpected turn, and she finds herself alone in a strange city of white-sari-clad windows. Her only choice seems to be to shed her name and her future and join the hopeless hordes who chant for food. Even then, cast out in a current of time-worn tradition, this rare young woman sets out to forge her own exceptional future. And a life, like a beautiful tapestry, comes together for Koly-- one stitch at a time. Books for the Teen Age 2001 (NYPL) and 2000 National Book Award Winner

Homeless Bird

by Gloria Whelan

Leaving Home...forever. Like many girls her age in India, thirteen-year-old Koly is getting married. When she discovers that the husband her parents have chosen for her is sickly boy with wicked parents, Koly wishes she could flee. According to tradition, though, she has no choice. On her wedding day, Koly's fate is sealed. In the wake of her marriage, however, Koly's life takes an unexpected turn, and she finds herself alone in a strange city of white-sari-clad windows. Her only choice seems to be to shed her name and her future and join the hopeless hordes who chant for food. Even then, cast out in a current of time-worn tradition, this rare young woman sets out to forge her own exceptional future. And a life, like a beautiful tapestry, comes together for Koly-- one stitch at a time. <P><P> 2000 National Book Award Winner

Jam and Jelly by Holly and Nellie

by Gloria Whelan

Holly's family lives a simple life in northern Michigan, enjoying the bounty of the earth and very much in step with the rhythm of the changing seasons. But times are hard and a cold winter is coming. Without a warm coat, Holly might not be able to start school. Readers will delight in Mama's solution to Holly's predicament.

The Listeners (Tales of Young Americans Series)

by Gloria Whelan

Ella May lives on a plantation but she doesn't live in the great house. She is a slave. It's dark in the morning when Ella May heads to the fields to pick cotton. And it's sunset when she comes home. But her day isn't done, not yet. Ella May still has important work to do. She's got to listen. Each night Ella May and her friends, Bobby and Sue, listen outside the windows of their master's house. Acting as the ears of their families, the children listen in the hopes of gleaning information about their fates and those of their loved ones. Who will be sold? Who will stay? What is happening in the rest of the country? The lives of slaves depended on the whims and inclinations of their owners. They had no control over the circumstances of their daily lives or futures. But they could dream. And when the promise of freedom is spoken, the children are the first to hear it. Award-winning author Gloria Whelan's quiet, poignant story brings to life the heartbreaking reality of what life as a slave was like for the youngest members of society. Picture descriptions added.

Parade of Shadows

by Gloria Whelan

At the dawn of the Young Turk Revolution, an English girl goes on the adventure of a lifetime For years Julia has stared at her globe, dreaming of countries on the other side of the earth. In 1907, when her father is assigned to go on a diplomatic mission to the exotic Ottoman Empire, Julia begs him not to leave her alone in the house that has been empty since her mother died. Although Julia is only sixteen and young women rarely travel abroad, her father relents. She will accompany him on his trip--seeing sights she never dreamed of that will change her life forever. The land of the Turks is in the first days of a rebellion, and Julia's father has come to assess the revolt. In the endless deserts of Syria, Julia encounters ruins too old to be imagined, fascinating people, romance, and a revolution that will move her in ways she never thought possible.

Small Acts of Amazing Courage

by Gloria Whelan

Kindness has incredible consequences in this compelling novel set in colonial India from a "master storyteller" (Publishers Weekly) and National Book Award-winning author.It is India, 1918, six months after the end of World War I, and Rosalind awaits the return of her father from the war. Rosalind is kept from boarding school in England at her mother's insistence. While her father has been at war, Rosalind sees the country slowly change. A man named Ghandi is coming to power, talking about nonviolence and independence from Britain. Rosalind longs to live the life that her heart tells her, not what her parents prescribe for her, but no one seems to listen. This penetrating story, told with lush and vivid detail, contrasts Rosalind's privilege and daily experiences in India with the hardship of the people around her. As she comes of age during this volatile period of history, will she find the courage to claim her own identity and become her own person? National Book Award-winning author Gloria Whelan's "insight into history and her characters' minds make every moment of this saga believable" (Publishers Weekly, starred review). This paperback edition includes an excerpt of All My Noble Dreams and Then What Happens, the standalone companion to Small Acts of Amazing Courage.

Night of the Full Moon

by Gloria Whelan Leslie Bowman

In the winter of 1840, the night of the full moon is approaching. Nothing will stop Libby Mitchell from visiting her best friend, Fawn, during a special ceremony at the nearby wigwam camp. But Libby's adventure takes an unexpected turn when soldiers suddenly rush in. They order everyone at the camp, including Libby, to move off the land--immediately! With each passing day, the displaced people must move farther away from home. Will Libby ever see her family again? History Stepping Stones now feature updated content that emphasizes Common Core and today's renewed interest in nonfiction. Perfect for home, school, and library bookshelves!

The Laura Ingalls Wilder Companion: A Chapter-by-Chapter Guide

by Annette Whipple

The Laura Ingalls Wilder Companion helps eager readers experience and discover Wilder's books like never before. Author Annette Whipple encourages children to engage in pioneer activities while thinking deeper about the stories and real-life circumstances of the Ingalls and Wilder families as portrayed in the nine Little House books. This valuable companion provides brief introductions to each Little House book, chapter-by-chapter story guides, and additional information related to each of the books' content and history. "Fact or Fiction" sidebars tell the surprising truth about Laura Ingalls Wilder's writing, while 75 activities, crafts, and recipes encourage kids to "Live Like Laura" using easy-to-find supplies. Thoughtful questions help the reader develop appreciation and understanding for stories. Every aspiring adventurer will enjoy this walk alongside Laura from the big woods to the golden years.

Beth's Story, 1914

by Adele Whitby

Find out what secrets lurk within the walls of Chatswood Manor in this in this first book of a historical fiction mystery series that explores a family's secrets throughout generations.The Chatswood family tree has many branches--and even more secrets. It's the summer of 1914 in England, and Beth Etheridge, great-granddaughter of the original Elizabeth Chatswood, can't wait for her twelfth birthday to arrive. That's when she'll receive her family's heirloom "Elizabeth" necklace: one half of a heart encrusted with beautiful sapphires. (The companion necklace, encrusted with rubies, will be given to Beth's American cousin and pen pal, Kate, later in the series.) But when family from France visits Chatswood Manor for the occasion and another family heirloom goes missing, Beth finds herself on a quest to clear the name of her lady's maid and friend, Shannon. Her search for answers leads her to a hidden diary with clues to a much larger family mystery that dates back generations. What secrets are hidden away in Chatswood Manor?

Kate's Story, 1914 (Secrets of the Manor #2)

by Adele Whitby

There are more family secrets waiting to be discovered at Vandermeer Manor in America in the second book of a historical fiction mystery series.It's the end of June in 1914, and Beth Etheridge is traveling from her home in England's Chatswood Manor all the way to America, to visit her cousin Kate at Vandermeer Manor in Rhode Island. The girls are thrilled to be united, especially because Beth will be in attendance when Kate receives the heirloom "Katherine" necklace: one half of a heart encrusted with gorgeous rubies. It's the companion to Beth's "Elizabeth" necklace. But the trip is cut short when news arrives of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand. With talk of war on the horizon, Beth is ordered to return home, but Kate knows the perfect hiding place to help her stay. A wing of Vandermeer Manor is rumored to be haunted, and as the girls explore, they find a different kind of ghost--and a new trove of family secrets.

Jaclyn Hyde

by Connor White Annabeth Bondor-Stone

In this heartwarming and hilarious reimagining of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, a secret potion accidentally turns eager-to-please eighth grader Jaclyn into Jackie, a goblin-like monster who’ll do anything to win at everything she does—no matter how much chaos she creates along the way. Jaclyn Hyde is almost perfect. Whether she’s baking cookies for her classmates, building a replica Mt. Vesuvius for the science fair, or practicing her lines for Fog Island: The Musical, she almost never makes mistakes.But when she discovers the last batch of perfection potion in an abandoned laboratory, Jaclyn decides that being almost perfect isn’t perfect enough anymore.But instead she finds out that trying to be perfectly perfect isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. In fact, it’s downright horrifying. The potion turns Jaclyn into Jackie, a goblin-like monster who’ll do anything to make sure Jaclyn comes out on top.Suddenly, she’s wreaking havoc on the school play, stealing someone else’s brownies to pass off as her own, and even destroying someone’s painting to get herself crowned “Artist of the Week.” And that’s just the beginning. Jackie will stop at nothing to make sure everyone knows just how perfect Jaclyn really is.So now, if Jaclyn wants to save her school, her friends, and herself from her perfectly horrifying alter-ego, she’s going to have to screw up her courage and risk it all—even if that means admitting that she never was as perfect as she seemed. Annabeth Bondor-Stone and Connor White, the authors of Time Tracers and the Shivers series, bring their signature wit and humor to this thrilling new take on The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde—just right for anyone who’s ever wished to be more perfect.

Shivers!: The Pirate Who's More Terrified than Ever (Shivers! #4)

by Connor White Annabeth Bondor-Stone

Join Shivers, the pirate who’s afraid of everything, on his latest laugh-filled adventure in this illustrated series by former Story Pirates Annabeth Bondor-Stone and Connor White.In this fourth and final book, Shivers, along with his best friend Margo and his first mate and pet fish, Albee, has to save his hometown by sailing all the way to the Bermuda Triangle. Shivers, the pirate who’s afraid of everything, is finally comfy and cozy in his ship, the Groundhog. Nothing—NOTHING!—could make him want to leave, especially not to go on any adventures. And ESPECIALLY not for any adventures to the Bermuda Triangle, the most dangerous place on Earth. But when Shivers learns that creepy Captain Crook is about to attack New Jersey Beach and that the key to stopping him is hidden in the Bermuda Triangle, Shivers knows SOMEONE has to get there first to stop him.Which leaves the whole horrible fate of the world in the hands of Margo, the flippers of Albee, and the bunny slippers of Shivers. What could possibly go wrong? (Here’s a hint: EVERYTHING.)It’s another hilarious, highly illustrated adventure from former Story Pirates and stars of KidLitTVs’ “The Truth About Libraries,” Annabeth Bondor-Stone and Connor White.

Time Tracers: The Stolen Summers

by Connor White Annabeth Bondor-Stone

Twelve-year-old Taj Carter is on a high-stakes mission to track down the time thieves who stole his entire summer vacation—before they steal all the fun on earth! It’s an all-new action-packed series by the authors of the critically acclaimed Shivers! series, Annabeth Bondor-Stone and Connor White.Taj Carter is the kind of kid who has a good time, all the time. He’s the class clown. The best friend. The cool big brother. That is, until he wakes up on what’s supposed to be the first day of vacation only to find that his entire summer is gone! But if that seems like a total nightmare, it’s actually the least of Taj’s worries. He discovers that the time didn’t just fly by, it was stolen. By time thieves! And now they’re after way more than just one kid’s summer break. They’re after all the fun on earth, and it turns out Taj is the key to getting it. He has a target on his back and not a moment more to lose. It’s up to Taj to find a way to get back his summer—and to save the world from falling completely off the clock. Authors of the Shivers! series Annabeth Bondor-Stone and Connor White fiercely defend the right to have fun in the first book of their all-new action-adventure series, Time Tracers.

The Story Pirates Present: Quest for the Crystal Crown (Story Pirates #3)

by Connor White Annabeth Bondor-Stone Story Pirates

A hidden lost world. A powerful crystal crown. This gripping fantasy adventure (inspired by a real kid's idea) doubles as a creative writing guide for young writers!An enchanted arrow pierces the wall of Hillview--the city is under attack! Years ago, a powerful crystal crown was stolen from a group of magic wielders called Lysors. Lacking the crown's protection, the Lysors hid themselves behind the city walls, shut off from the rest of the world. But with danger upon them once more, can Laura, a spunky girl with a knack for adventure, journey outside Hillview . . . and reclaim the crystal crown?"Changing kids' lives, one story at a time" is the motto of the Story Pirates, a group of professional comedians and teachers who bring kids' writing to life in animated short films, on their hit podcast, and in theaters and schools across America. Like the first two books, Stuck in the Stone Age and Digging Up Danger, this imaginative fantasy is based on an idea from a real kid! The story is also a jumping-off point for an introduction to the basics of creative writing. With the help of Story Pirate Captain Vincent Rolo and the Fantasy Creation Zone, readers can use this novel as inspiration to create their OWN great fantasy adventure!

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by Dana White Jeri Cipriano

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Charlotte's Web

by E. B. White

Some Pig. Humble. Radiant. These are the words in Charlotte's web, high up in Zuckerman's barn. Charlotte's spiderweb tells of her feelings for a little pig named Wilbur, who simply wants a friend. They also express the love of a girl named Fern, who saved Wilbur's life when he was born the runt of his litter.<P><P> This is a tender novel of friendship, family, and adventure that will continue to be enjoyed by generations to come.<P> Newbery Honor book

Charlotte's Web

by E. B. White

<P>This beloved book by E. B. White, author of Stuart Little and The Trumpet of the Swan, is a classic of children's literature that is "just about perfect." Some Pig. Humble. Radiant. These are the words in Charlotte's Web, high up in Zuckerman's barn. <P>Charlotte's spiderweb tells of her feelings for a little pig named Wilbur, who simply wants a friend. They also express the love of a girl named Fern, who saved Wilbur's life when he was born the runt of his litter. E. B. White's Newbery Honor Book is a tender novel of friendship, love, life, and death that will continue to be enjoyed by generations to come. <P>This book supports the Common Core State Standards Includes image descriptions. Image descriptions present.

The Trumpet of the Swan

by E. B. White Fred Marcellino

Now available for the first time as an ebook! Illustrations in this ebook appear in vibrant full color on a full-color device and in rich black-and-white on all other devices.This beloved book by E. B. White, author of Charlotte's Web and Stuart Little, is a classic of children's literature that perfectly describes what it's like to march to the beat of your own drummer.Louis is a trumpeter swan, but unlike the rest of his family, he can't make a sound. And since he can't trumpet his love, the beautiful swan Serena pays no attention to him. But when his father steals him a real brass trumpet, Louis has to find out if it's the key to what he's wanted all along.E. B. White's classic book is a tender novel of overcoming the odds and learning to do things on your own terms. It will continue to be enjoyed by generations to come. It contains evocative illustrations by Fred Marcellino, the acclaimed illustrator of Puss in Boots and I, Crocodile, among many other books.Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts

Stuart Little: Musical

by E. B. White Rosemary Wells Garth Williams

Now available for the first time as an ebook! Illustrations in this ebook appear in vibrant full color on a full-color device and in rich black-and-white on all other devices.This beloved book by E. B. White, author of Charlotte's Web and The Trumpet of the Swan, is a classic of children's literature that features a very small mouse on a very big adventure. Stuart Little is no ordinary mouse. Born to a family of humans, he lives in New York City with his family. But when Stuart's best friend goes missing, he's determined to leave home and take an epic journey to find his friend.E. B. White's classic book is a tender novel of friendship, family, and adventure that will continue to be enjoyed by generations to come. It contains beautiful illustrations by Garth Williams, the acclaimed illustrator of E. B. White's Charlotte's Web and Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House series, among many other books. Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts

Telaraña de Carlota: Charlotte's Web

by E. B. White Garth Williams

Un cerdito. Humilde. Radiante. Estas son las palabras en La telaraña de Carlota, en lo alto del establo Zuckerman. Charlotte narra sus sentimientos por un cerdito llamado Wilbur, que simplemente quiere un amigo. Asimismo, expresa el amor de una niña llamada Fern, que salvó la vida de Wilbur cuando nació. Este libro ganador galardonada con el Newbery Honor es una tierna novela de amistad, amor, vida y muerte que permanecerá por generaciones venideras. Contiene ilustraciones de Garth Williams, el aclamado ilustrador de Stuart Little, entre otros muchos libros.

Stuart Little (ilustrado por Garth Williams)

by White, E.B.

Descubre el divertido clásico que inspiró la famosa película. Una historia entrañable con preciosas ilustraciones para disfrutar en familia. Ser un ratón en una familia de humanos puede ser complicado, sobre todo cuando vives en Nueva York... ¡Pero Stuart Little hace que parezca fácil! Es tan pequeñito que puede colarse por el desagüe para recuperar el anillo perdido de su madre o mover las teclas desde dentro del piano mientras su hermano George toca una canción. Cuando su mejor amiga, una pajarita llamada Margalo, desaparece del nido, Stuart abandona por primera vez su hogar para buscarla. En su aventura, se encontrará con nuevos y antiguos amigos, además de algún que otro peligro. Los lectores dicen...«Mis padres me leyeron este libro cuando estaba en prescolar y me quede fascinada con las aventuras de Stuart, que me resultaron aun mas interesantes cuando cuando lei el libro por mi misma(...)».Reseña de Sarah publicada en Common Sense Media «Excelente. Como tienen que ser los libros infantiles. Hay mucho que aprender de este heroe atipico. Pura magia, pura diversion y puras aventuras. Hay una escena en la que Stuart da clase a un aula llena de alumnos; es un toque genial, oro puro. El final es impredecible y me gusto mucho. Ninguna adaptacion cinematografica estara a la altura de este libro».Reseña de Asgar Abbas publicada en Goodreads

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