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The Adventures of a Curious Cat: wit and wisdom from Curious Zelda, purrfect for cats and their humans

by Curious Zelda Matt Taghioff

'Curiosity is more than a desire to discover. It's a lifestyle, and a purrvilege. It's hours of observing a fly on the wall. It's entering the sock drawer just before it closes. It's sniffing the lampshade one more time . . .'Such is the wisdom of Curious Zelda: social media star, agony aunt, yoga teacher, cat. In The Adventures of a Curious Cat she gives insight into her view of the world and dispenses unparalleled wisdom. Zelda explains, in her unique voice, how to handle humans, how to communicate with furniture, and most importantly how to live a life curiously. It's the ultimate self-help guide for any cat, or indeed, their human.

Sophomore Year Is Greek to Me

by Meredith Zeitlin

A laugh-out-loud high school adventure set in Greece, perfect for fans of Meg Cabot High school sophomore Zona Lowell has lived in New York City her whole life, and plans to follow in the footsteps of her renowned-journalist father. But when he announces they're moving to Athens for six months so he can work on an important new story, she's devastated-- he must have an ulterior motive. See, when Zona's mother married an American, her huge Greek family cut off contact. But Zona never knew her mom, and now she's supposed to uproot her entire life and meet possibly hostile relatives on their turf? Thanks... but no thanks. In the vein of Anna and the French Kiss, Zona navigates a series of hilarious escapades, eye-opening revelations, and unexpected reunions in a foreign country--all while documenting the trip through one-of-a-kind commentary.

Wealth in Biblical Times

by Rose Ross Zediker

Wealth in Biblical Times covers a subject seldom associated with this ancient era-money. Bible verses not only indicate that wealthy people lived during this time, they also describe the rules that applied to good stewardship of their fortunes, God gave these men and women abundance and expected their trust and obedience in return. This book includes the stories of several figures who lived in Biblical times, including Joshua, Isaac, Deborah, Gideon, Ruth, and the Queen of Sheba. It shows how they managed their wealth or their privileged positions in order to help their communities. Millionaires of the Bible Series. The series Money at its Best: Millionaires of the Bible examines the lives of key figures from biblical history. The books in this series draw on the Bible and other religious writings, as well as on legends, folktales, and the work of modern scholars, to show how each of the people profiled used his or her wealth or privileged position in order to make a difference in the lives of others.

The Omega Point Trilogy: Ashes and Stars, The Omega Point, and Mirror of Minds

by George Zebrowski

6599 A.D. The war between the Earth Federation and the Herculean Empire had been over for more than three centuries. The planet in the Hercules Globular Cluster was a cinder; the few descendants of the surviving Herculeans lived on Myraa's World, half a galaxy away, in what seemed to be a religious commune. But on an unnamed planet, deep within the Hercules Cluster, two survivors, father and son, gather their resources and plan a reign of terror against Federation worlds. But the woman Myraa has a different vision--one which excludes empires and warring armies. Subtly, she strives to shape events toward a different end. Rising to one of the most unusual climaxes in recent fantastic literature, this novel of chase and vengeance depicts a colorful, poetic future which is struggling to overcome its past. Filled with striking twists and vivid ideas, this is space opera at its most modern.

Roomies

by Sara Zarr Tara Altebrando

The countdown to college has begun.When Elizabeth receives her freshman-year roommate assignment at the beginning of summer, she shoots off an email to coordinate the basics: TV, microwave, mini-fridge. She can't wait to escape her New Jersey beach town, and her mom, and start life over in California. The first note to Lauren in San Francisco comes as a surprise; she had requested a single. But if Lauren's learned anything from being the oldest of six, it's that you can't always get what you want, especially when what you want is privacy. Soon the girls are emailing back and forth, sharing secrets even though they've never met. With family relationships and childhood friendships strained by change, it suddenly seems that the only people Elizabeth and Lauren can rely on are the complicated new boys in their lives...and each other. With humor and heart, Sara Zarr, National Book Award finalist for Story of a Girl, and Tara Altebrando, acclaimed author of The Pursuit of Happiness, join forces for a novel about that time after high school, when everything feels like it's ending just as it's beginning.

Sweethearts (Little Brown Novels)

by Sara Zarr

As children, Jennifer Harris and Cameron Quick were both social outcasts. They were also one another's only friend. So when Cameron disappears without warning, Jennifer thinks she's lost the only person who will ever understand her. Now in high school, Jennifer has been transformed. Known as Jenna, she's popular, happy, and dating, everything "Jennifer" couldn't be---but she still can't shake the memory of her long-lost friend. When Cameron suddenly reappears, they are both confronted with memories of their shared past and the drastically different paths their lives have taken. Sweethearts is a story about the power of memory, the bond of friendship, and the quiet resilience of our childhood hearts.

Stealing Starlight (Star Darlings #1)

by Ahmet Zappa Disney Group Disney Team Shana Zappa

A girl on Earth has made a terrible wish. And it's one that could hurt her best friend. Now Vivica, Starling Academy's mean girl, is on her way to help grant it. The Star Darlings must stop her--otherwise Rancora's evil power will be restored. But will they be able to change the wisher's bitter heart?

G.U.M. Grammar, Usage, and Mechanics, Level B

by Zaner-Bloser

NIMAC-sourced textbook

G.U.M. Grammar, Usage, and Mechanics, Level E

by Zaner-Bloser

NIMAC-sourced textbook

Texas History

by Emilio Zamora Walter L. Buenger

The contributions and influences of Mexican Americans in Texas history have been many and significant. Only in recent decades, however, have historians adequately told this story. The enormous strides made in the study of Mexican-origin people in Texas are reflected in this important new book of essays. In May 1991 the Texas State Historical Association cosponsored a conference, "Mexican Americans in Texas History,” which brought together some six hundred participants, including nearly one hundred leading scholars in the field of Mexican American Studies. In the words of the editors’ introduction, this highly successful conference "confirmed and celebrated the existence of a substantial body of literature in Mexican American history. ” It showed that "Mexican American history was on its way to assuming its rightful place of importance. ” This groundbreaking volume, which contains eleven essays from that pivotal conference, corrects and amplifies the historical record. Mexican Americans in Texas History will be of great interest to students, scholars, teachers, and general readers, and it is well adapted to classroom use. Selected essays include: Old Roads, New Horizons: Texas History and the New World Order, by David Montejano Occupied Texas: Bexar and Goliad, 1835-1836, by Paul Lack Mexicanos in Texas During the Civil War, by Miguel González Quiroga Union, Paz y Trabajo: Laredo’s Mexican Mutual Aid Societies in the 1890s, by Roberto R. Calderón Mutualist and Mexicanist Expressions of a Mexican Political Culture in Texas, by Emilio Zamora The Tejano Revolt of 1915, by Rodolfo Rocha Agents of Americanization: The Houston Settlement Association and the Mexican Community, 1900-1950, by María Cristina García Trini Gamez and the Texas Farm Workers: Toil and Trouble on the Texas Plains, by Yolanda García Romero Carlos E. Castañeda: The Historian and the Critics” by Félix D. Almaráz The Borderlands of Culture: Americo Paredes’s George Washington Gomez, by Ramón Saldívar Estudios Tejanos: A List of Historical Literature on Mexican Americans in Texas, by Arnoldo de Leon Selected Bibliography on Mexican American, Tejana, and Tejano History, by Cynthia Orozco

Texas History 7th Grade (Pearson Texas)

by Emilio Zamora Walter Buenger

Texas History 7th Grade

Baxter Moon: Galactic Scout

by John Zakour

Two ambassador ships have gone missing, and it's up to Baxter Moon, Galactic Scout 2nd Class, to find them. His first thought is "Holy bloop!" but his second is "Let's go!" After all, he is one of the best pilots at the Galactic Academy, and it's not like he's ever killed his whole crew in real life... only in simulations. But traveling through deep space with a large-but-dim mechanic, her genius twin, and a talking chimp isn't all it's cracked up to be. It will take all the good old fashioned instincts Baxter's got to navigate deep space, rescue the beautiful blue Aquarian princess, and save the world from a dangerous techno-race gone awry.It might be a lot to do in one day for the average teenager, but Baxter Moon isn't average.

Glee: The Official William McKinley High School Yearbook

by Debra Mostow Zakarin The Creators of Glee

Straight from Lima, Ohio, The Official William McKinley High School Yearbook is a full-color, completely up-to-date book that captures all the memories of seniors like Rachel Berry, Kurt Hummel, Finn Hudson and their fellow Gleeks. Featuring tons of glossy photos and exclusive images, the one and only OFFICIAL Glee yearbook will transport you to the halls of William McKinley High School. Just be sure to watch out for slushies!

The Ultimate Baby-Sitter's Handbook: So You Wanna Make Tons of Money? (Plugged In Ser.)

by Debra Mostow Zakarin Ruta Daugavietis Kristin Lock

My older sister and I weren't very particular about the type of baby-sitter we wanted. Our only request was that she have long hair so that we could play beauty parlor and make-believe she was our client while we were the beauticians.

Angelmass

by Timothy Zahn

“Fast-paced action . . . first-rate sf space adventure” (Library Journal) from the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of Star Wars: Thrawn. Deep in space lies the black hole known as Angelmass, so called because it emits enigmatic particles with the unusual ability to render humans calm, reasonable, and incapable of lying—which would normally be seen as a good thing. But not by everyone. For while Empyrean human colonies on the edge of the galaxy utilize the power of the “angels,” the Earth-based Pax empire views the emissions as a threat that could be used to subvert humanity. Academic Jereko Kosta is pressed into service by the Pax to spy on the Empyrean, joining the crew of a ship actively hunting the particles. But what he learns turns out to be both scientifically fascinating and morally frightening. When the Pax make an aggressive move that may lead to all-out war with the Empyrean, Kosta is the only one who can stop the conflict between the human powers and force them to see that the angels they’re about to fight over are far from holy . . . Timothy Zahn combines provocative ethical questions with the same level of vivid sci-fi action that made his Star Wars: Thrawn a New York Times bestseller to deliver “a serious SF novel sneakily posing as an enormous golden-age thrill ride” (Locus).

Dragon and Soldier: Dragon And Thief, Dragon And Soldier, And Dragon And Slave (Dragonback Ser. #2)

by Timothy Zahn

“The adventure and danger levels crackle” (Booklist) in the second book of the Dragonback saga by the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of Star Wars: Thrawn. Even though he’s been on the run from the law for a while, young Jack Morgan never wanted a bodyguard. But that’s what he got when a desperate alien named Draycos bonded with him for survival. When all is well, Draycos looks like nothing more than a tattoo on Jack’s back. But when Jack’s threatened, the K’da warrior appears in his true, dragonlike form. Now, Jack’s indebted to his new symbiotic friend for saving his life, and feels obligated to help Draycos fulfill his vow to discover who’s behind the plot to eradicate his kind. All they know for sure is that whoever annihilated the fleet of K’da refugee ships used mercenaries to do their dirty work. To investigate, Jack signs up with a merc outfit known for using teenagers to fill their ranks. But life in the military is far more unpleasant than Jack bargained for—and it turns out he’s not the only new recruit who isn’t what they appear to be . . .

Dragon and Thief (Dragonback #1)

by Timothy Zahn

Jack gains an alien companion who helps him evade the mega corp who is after him; then they take on the dangerous mission. First in the Dragonback series.

The Marvelwood Magicians

by Diane Zahler

Eleven-year-old Mattie Marvelwood comes from a family of traveling performers. Her dad is an illusionist; her mom is a fortune-teller; her brother has a vanishing act; and she herself is a mind-reader. But the Marvelwoods have a deep secret. The acts they perform at carnivals, fairs, and circuses are not just acts. Their powers are real. In all their wanderings, the Marvelwoods have never met another performer with gifts like theirs—until they join Master Morogh’s Circus of Wonders! But it turns out that Master Morogh’s true talent is stealing the gifts of others. When he steals Mattie’s brother’s vanishing ability, the family has a big decision to make. Do they run, leaving Bell’s gift behind to save the rest of them, or risk exposure by trying to beat the duplicitous ringmaster at his own game?

The Thirteenth Princess

by Diane Zahler

Zita is not an ordinary servant girl-she's the thirteenth daughter of a king who wanted only sons. When she was born, Zita's father banished her to the servants' quarters to work in the kitchens, where she can only communicate with her royal sisters in secret. Then, after Zita's twelfth birthday, the princesses all fall mysteriously ill. The only clue is their strangely worn and tattered shoes. With the help of her friends-Breckin the stable boy, Babette the witch, and Milek the soldier-Zita follows her bewitched sisters into a magical world of endless dancing and dreams. But something more sinister is afoot-and unless Zita and her friends can break the curse, the twelve princesses will surely dance to their deaths. A classic fairy tale with a bold twist, The Thirteenth Princess tells the unforgettable story of a magical castle, true love, spellbound princesses-and the young girl determined to save them all.

Marina

by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

The novel Carlos Ruiz Zafón wrote just before THE SHADOW OF THE WIND. 'Fifteen years on, the remembrance of that day has returned to me. I have seen that boy wandering through the mist of the railway station, and the name of Marina has flared up again like a fresh wound. We all have a secret buried under lock and key in the attic of our soul. This is mine. . . ' In May 1980, 15-year-old Oscar Drai suddenly vanishes from his boarding school in the old quarter of Barcelona. For seven days and nights no one knows his whereabouts. . . His story begins in the heart of old Barcelona, when he meets Marina and her father German Blau, a portrait painter. Marina takes Oscar to a cemetery to watch a macabre ritual that occurs on the fourth Sunday of each month. At 10 a. m. precisely a coach pulled by black horses appears. From it descends a woman dressed in black, her face shrouded, wearing gloves, holding a single rose. She walks over to a gravestone that bears no name, only the mysterious emblem of a black butterfly with open wings. When Oscar and Marina decide to follow her they begin a journey that will take them to the heights of a forgotten, post-war Barcelona, a world of aristocrats and actresses, inventors and tycoons; and a dark secret that lies waiting in the mysterious labyrinth beneath the city streets. Read by Daniel Weyman. Daniel appears in Foyle's War for itv as series regular Adam Wainwright. His many other television appearances include Poirot, Midsomer Murders and Dunkirk. He was nominated for Best Performance in a Play at the TMA Awards for his portrayal of Nicholas Nickleby which played at Chichester Festival Theatre, in the West End and in Toronto. His first professional job was at the Donmar Warehouse in The Vortex directed by Michael Grandage. He has recorded many audiobooks and was included in the ALA's Listen List 2013 for outstanding narration.

Marina

by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

"We all have a secret buried under lock and key in the attic of our soul. This is mine."When Fifteen-year-old Oscar Drai suddenly vanishes from his boarding school in Barcelona, no one knows his whereabouts for seven days and seven nights. His story begins when he meets the strange Marina while he's exploring an old quarter of the city. She leads Oscar to a cemetery, where they watch a macabre ritual that occurs on the last Sunday of each month. At exactly ten o'clock in the morning, a woman shrouded in a black velvet cloak descends from her carriage to place a single rose on an unmarked grave. When Oscar and Marina decide to follow her, they begin a journey that transports them to a forgotten postwar Barcelona--a world of aristocrats and actresses, inventors and tycoons--an reveals a dark secret that lies waiting in the mysterious labyrinth beneath the city streets. Carlos Ruiz Zafon's haunting Marina has long been a cult classic in Spain and is now an international bestseller.

The Midnight Palace

by Carlos Ruiz Zafón

In the heart of Calcutta lurks a dark mystery....Set in Calcutta in the 1930s, The Midnight Palace begins on a dark night when an English lieutenant fights to save newborn twins Ben and Sheere from an unthinkable threat. Despite monsoon-force rains and terrible danger lurking around every street corner, the young lieutenant manages to get them to safety, but not without losing his own life. . . .Years later, on the eve of Ben and Sheere's sixteenth birthday, the mysterious threat reenters their lives. This time, it may be impossible to escape. With the help of their brave friends, the twins will have to take a stand against the terror that watches them in the shadows of the night--and face the most frightening creature in the history of the City of Palaces.

The Prince of Mist

by Carlos Ruiz Zafón

It's war time, and the Carver family decides to leave the capital where they live and move to a small coastal village where they've recently bought a home. But from the minute they cross the threshold, strange things begin to happen. In that mysterious house still lurks the spirit of Jacob, the previous owners' son, who died by drowning. With the help of their new friend Roland, Max and Alicia Carver begin to explore the strange circumstances of that death and discover the existence of a mysterious being called the Prince of Mist--a diabolical character who has returned from the shadows to collect on a debt from the past. Soon the three friends find themselves caught up in an adventure of sunken ships and an enchanted stone garden--an adventure that will change their lives forever.

I Am the Mission

by Allen Zadoff

He was the perfect assassin.Boy Nobody: No name. No past. No remorse. At least until he began to ask questions and challenge his orders -- until he fell in love with his target. Now The Program is worried that its valuable soldier has become a liability. Boy Nobody, haunted by the outcome of his last assignment, is given a new mission. A test of sorts. A chance to show his loyalty. His objective: Take out Eugene Moore, the owner of a military training and indoctrination camp for teenagers. One target. Limited time frame. Public place. It sounds simple, but a previous operative couldn't do it. He lost the mission and is presumed dead. Boy Nobody is confident he can finish the job. Quickly.But when things go awry, Boy Nobody finds himself lost in a mission where nothing is as it seems: not The Program, his allegiances, or the truth.The riveting second book in The Unknown Assassin series by Allen Zadoff delivers heart-pounding action and thought-provoking characters, as well as a new, exotic setting; a new mission; and new secrets to be revealed.

Wild & Chance (Wild & Chance Ser.)

by Allen Zadoff

Jason Bourne meets Homeward Bound in this fast-paced tale about an unusually intelligent dog with amnesia who must discover -- and then face -- her past with the help of a new friend.When a girl wakes up trapped on a sinking ship with no memory of who she is, she has nothing but her instinct to survive. As she fights her way to freedom, she quickly discovers two incredible facts: She is a dog and she can understand human speech.Soon, she befriends a thirteen-year-old boy named Chance who gives her a name of her own -- Wild. But Wild and Chance find themselves running for their lives, pursued by relentless Animal Control officers.Joined by a mysterious hacker girl named Junebug, the unlikely trio fight for survival while trying to solve the mystery of Wild's extraordinary strength, super-intelligence, and high-tech collar.Equal parts heart-pounding action and heartfelt journey, Wild & Chance grabs the reader from page one and never lets go.

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