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13 Planets: The Latest View of the Solar System

by David A. Aguilar

First, Pluto left. Then it came back, along with Ceres and Eris. . . and now Haumea and MakeMake, too! The recent actions of the International Astronomical Union have put every solar system book out of date. In response, National Geographic joins forces with David Aguilar of the Harvard Smithsonian Astronomical Observatory to revise our 2008 book--and to update young readers on the high-interest topic of space. Using simple text and spectacular photorealistic computer art by the author, this book profiles all 13 planets in their newly created categories--plus the sun, the Oort Cloud, comets, and other worlds being discovered. Back-of-the-book activities offer hands-on fun for budding astronomers.

13 Treasures

by Michelle Harrison

No one else can see the evil fairies that rouse Tanya from her sleep, torturing her at the slightest mention of their existence, but they are as real to the 13-year-old as anything she's ever known. She cannot rid herself of them, nor can she ignore them. But it is her insistence on responding to them that has her banished to her grandmother's secluded countryside manor. There is much to explore and even more to fear in the woods surrounding the estate. But, the forest isn't the only source of dark secrets, and Tanya soon finds herself entangled in a mystery that could trap her in the fairy realm forever.

The 13th Floor: A Ghost Story

by Sid Fleischman

When his older sister disappears, twelve-year-old Buddy Stebbins follows her back in time and finds himself aboard a seventeenth-century pirate ship captained by a distant relative.

14 Cows for America

by Carmen Agra Deedy Wilson Kimeli Naiyomah

<P>It is June of 2002, and a very unusual ceremony begins in a far-flung village in western Kenya. <P>An American diplomat is surrounded by hundreds of Maasai people. A gift is about to be bestowed on the men, women, and children of America, and he is there to accept it. The gift is as unsought and unexpected as it is extraordinary. <P>A mere nine months have passed since the September 11 attacks, and hearts are raw. Tears flow freely from American and Maasai alike as these legendary warriors offer their gift to a grieving people half a world away. <P>World of the gift will travel news wires around the globe. Many will be profoundly touched, but for Americans, this selfless gesture will have deeper meaning still. <P>For a heartsick nation, the gift of fourteen cows emerges from the choking dust and darkness as a soft light of hope ... and friendship. <P>[This text is listed as an example that meets Common Core Standards in English language arts in grades 2-3 at http://www.corestandards.org.]

14 Hollow Road

by Jenn Bishop

A warm summer novel about a community banding together in the wake of a tornado, perfect for fans of reader favorites like Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt and Lost in the Sun by Lisa Graff. The night of the sixth-grade dance is supposed to be perfect for Maddie: she’ll wear her perfect new dress, hit the dance floor with her friends, and her crush, Avery, will ask her to dance. But as the first slow song starts to play, her plans crumble. Avery asks someone else to dance instead—and then the power goes out. Huddled in the gym, Maddie and her friends are stunned to hear that a tornado has ripped through the other side of town, destroying both Maddie’s and Avery’s homes. Kind neighbors open up their home to Maddie’s and Avery’s families, which both excites and horrifies Maddie. Sharing the same house . . . with Avery? For the entire summer? While it buys her some time to prove that Avery made the wrong choice at the dance, it also means he’ll be there to witness her morning breath and her annoying little brother. At the dance, all she wanted was to be more grown-up. Now that she has no choice, is she really ready for it?Praise for 14 Hollow Road:"Bishop nails the tween voice: Maddie is a realistic heroine who deals with typical middle-grade problems amidst disaster, and she navigates upheavals with occasional grace and more frequent missteps."--Booklist "The emotional impact of this coming-of-age novel lies in its sensitive exploration of Maddie’s changing friendships in the transition from elementary school to junior high...Readers going through the messy transition into adolescence will find hope in the newly strengthened friendships with which Maddie enters seventh grade."--The Bulletin"The hopeful tone and conversational writing style make this an accessible read."--SLJ“This gorgeous summer tale will hit the spot with fans of The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall and Gertie’s Leap to Greatness by Kate Beasley.” —Erin E. Moulton, author of Flutter and Keepers of the Labyrinth

175 Science Experiments to Amuse and Amaze Your Friends: Experiments, Tricks, Things to Make

by Brenda Walpole

"Facts, experiments, tricks based on scientific principles, and things to make comprise the text of this book. The material is divided into four sections--water, air, movement, and light. The language used is clear, concise, and interesting. Every experiment, trick, and object to make is not only explained clearly but illustrated as well, making the book especially useful for the visual learner. There is so much here to intrigue readers! This will surely bring young readers into the interesting world of science." --(starred)Science Books & Films.

180 Days of Reading for Fourth Grade: Practice, Assess, Diagnose

by Margot Kinberg

Helps fourth-grade students to build their reading comprehension and word study skills using daily practice activities.

180 Days of Writing for Fourth Grade: Practice, Assess, Diagnose

by Kristin Kemp

With 180 Days of Writing, creative, theme-based units guide students as they practice the five steps of the writing process: prewriting, drafting, revising, editing, and publishing.

1954: A Landmark Decision

by Jacqueline B. Walker

In the 1950s, African Americans leaders used the nation's laws and courts to confirm black citizens' rights. This article explores how America's schools finally became desegregated.

2. El castillo de los guerreros sin cabeza (LOS SIN MIEDO)

by Jose María Plaza

¿Te atreves a pasar miedo de verdad? ¿No te asusta indagar en leyendas de castillos, conventos abandonados, casas que no existen o cementerios malditos...? Álvaro. Cris, Belén y David, la pandilla de Los Sin Miedo, te están esperando con sus terroríficas aventuras. Cerca del pueblo en el que veranean Los Sin Miedo se alza un misterioso castillo rodeado de un bosque envenenado. Según cuentan, nadie puede cruzarlo con vida. ¿Cuál es la causa? Y sobre todo, ¿por qué? ¿Qué ocultan sus viejos muros de piedra?

2: Frankly, Ruby, I Don't Give a Damn

by Claire O'Brien

One day, I, CORDELIA CODD, am going to be the greatest costume designer in the history of cinema. I will live in exotic places, have fabulous friends and spend my days relaxing at the spa.But for now I'm stuck in the d...u...l...l...e...s...t village on planet Earth, with a best friend a QUILLION-TRILLION miles away, not-quite-together parents, a pretend boyfriend/supposed thief/real bully shield, and an epic war with THE MOST UNFRIENDLY GIRL IN THE UNIVERSE.Whoever said "tomorrow is another day" hasn't lived a day in my life...

2: Zenith

by Helen Dennis Bonnie Kate Wolf

Jed must confront the revelation of his true identity: he is the alchemist Fulcanelli who discovered the elixir of life and used it to become young again. He must take the elixir one more time in order to live for ever. If he doesn't take it he will die. But Jed only has nine months left to take the elixir. And he has absolutely no idea how to make it. The challenge is clear. Jed, Kassia and co. must hunt down the secret recipe.Their quest takes them to Prague and then on to Paris - but hot on their heels are NOAH, the secret organisation that will do anything to get their hands on the secret to eternal life. Jed has everything to live for. But who can he trust?The second in an action-packed series full of adventure, this book has an illustrated narrative running through it, helping readers to solve the mystery alongside the characters in the story.

20,000 Leagues Under The Sea

by Jules Verne Judith Conaway Gino D'Achille

Professor Aronnax and his crew become prisoners of Captain Nemo, an adventurous underwater explorer. Will the professor and his crew ever escape, or will they travel the world with the crazy captain for the rest of their lives?

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

by Jules Verne

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea is a classic science fiction novel by French writer Jules Verne published in 1870.

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: Reader (Enriched Classics)

by Jules Verne

ENDURING LITERATURE ILLUMINATED BY PRACTICAL SCHOLARSHIP A group of men set sail to solve the mystery of a sea monster in this amazing underwater adventure. EACH ENRICHED CLASSIC EDITION INCLUDES: A concise introduction that gives readers important background information A chronology of the author's life and work A timeline of significant events that provides the book's historical context An outline of key themes and plot points to help readers form their own interpretations Detailed explanatory notes Critical analysis, including contemporary and modern perspectives on the work Discussion questions to promote lively classroom and book group interaction A list of recommended related books and films to broaden the reader's experience Enriched Classics offer readers affordable editions of great works of literature enhanced by helpful notes and insightful commentary. The scholarship provided in Enriched Classics enables readers to appreciate, understand, and enjoy the world's finest books to their full potential. SERIES EDITED BY CYNTHIA BRANTLEY JOHNSON

2014 Ready Common Core, Mathematics Instruction [Grade] 4

by Curriculum Associates

NIMAC-sourced textbook

2014 Ready Common Core: Reading Instruction (Grade 4)

by Curriculum Associates

This book uses the best-practice teaching strategies and routines to help students in early grades develop reading comprehension skills assessed by the Common Core.

2014 Ready New York CCLS Common Core: Mathematics Practice (Grade 4)

by Curriculum Associates

This 2014 Edition contains 2 full-length practice tests, resembling the same question format and difficulty level as in the actual NYS Math Exam.

2095 (Time Warp Trio #5)

by Jon Scieszka

Everyone's favorite time-travelers are changing their styles! The Time Warp Trio series now features a brand-new, eye-catching design, sure to appeal to longtime fans, and those new to Jon Scieszka's wacky brand of humor.

The 21 Balloons

by William Pène du Bois

Professor William Waterman Sherman just wants to be alone. So he decides to take a year off and spend it crossing the Pacific Ocean in a hot-air balloon the likes of which no one has ever seen. But when he is found after just three weeks floating in the Atlantic among the wreckage of twenty hot-air balloons, naturally, the world is eager to know what happened. How did he end up with so many balloons... and in the wrong ocean?<P><P> Newbery Award winner.

The 22 Letters

by Richard Kennedy Clive King

Three brothers embark on daring journeys in this epic of high adventure that reimagines the origins of monumental discoveries in ancient history. Afraid that Aleph may have taught his sister, Beth, the priestly writing, his father sends him to climb the mountain as punishment. But Aleph couldn't teach Beth the sacred writing even if he tried--there are so many symbols, and he just can't seem to learn them. Instead, he and Beth have invented a new way of writing with only twenty-two letters. But his father won't hear it, and so Aleph must go up the mountain to count the felled trees at the lumber camp. Near the top of the mountain, however, Aleph discovers that all is not as it should be: The camp is empty! Curious, he sets off to find the loggers, never suspecting that the writing game he played with his sister will become invaluable, nor that his search will take him much farther than the mountaintop. Meanwhile, Aleph's two older brothers are on journeys of their own. Zayin, the eldest and a general in their city-state Gebal's small army, is on a quest to find monsters in the Valley of the Centaurs. Nun, the second son, aims for the sea and the Court of Minos. Then, grave news sends all three brothers hurrying home to protect their small city. But something even more disastrous looms on the horizon . . . From beloved children's author Clive King (Stig of the Dump), The 22 Letters is an epic tale of three great advances in history, told through the adventures of four young siblings.

The 25¢ Miracle

by Theresa Nelson

Winner of the Washington Irving Children’s Choice Award A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year A Selection of the Junior Library Guild Star light, star bright . . . Elvira wishes for a mother and finds instead the father she scarcely knew she had.

26 Fairmount Avenue

by Tomie Depaola

Tomie's family starts building their new house at 26 Fairmount Avenue in 1938, just as a hurricane hits town, starting off a busy, crazy year. Tomie has many adventures all his own, including eating chocolate with his Nana Upstairs, only to find out -- the hard way -- that they have eaten chocolate laxative. He tries to skip kindergarten when he finds out he won't learn to read until first grade. "I'll be back next year", he says. When Tomie goes to see Snow White, he creates another sensation. Tomie dePaola's childhood memories are hilarious, and his charming illustrations are sure to please.<P><P> Newbery Medal Honor book

27 Magic Words

by Sharelle Byars Moranville

Although ten-year-old Kobi’s parents sailed into a storm at sea five years ago, she knows they are alive. If she says "Avanti!" she can see them. Now that her life is being turned upside down again, she will need the magic words her mother left behind more than ever. Instead of living with wealthy Grandmamma in Paris, Kobi and her sister will temporarily stay in Des Moines, Iowa. There, the girls will, as Uncle Wim puts it, "live like normal kids for a change." To fit in at her new school Kobi tells lies that soon catch up with her. In a heart-wrenching climax, she must confront not only the untruths she has told others but the stories she has made herself believe. Only then will she be able to grieve for her parents and move on with her life.

The 290

by Scott O'Dell

A shipyard apprentice finds high adventure aboard the S.S. Alabama, a Confederate ship which sails the Atlantic destroying Union vessels.

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