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Wonder's Victory (Thoroughbred #4)

by Joanna Campbell

The fourth book in the Wonder series continues the story of the filly that was saved at birth and is on her way to becoming a prize winning race horse.

English Literature Classics for Christians (Fourth Edition)

by John Ball Jan Anderson Laurel Hicks Corinne Sawtelle Brian Jekel Calyn Ohman

The small island of England has produced some of the world's greatest literature. No other nation has given us the equal to Chaucer, Shakespeare, Milton, Bunyan, or Tennyson. Perhaps the reason for this is that the introduction of learning and English literature began with the introduction of Christianity to England. Likewise, the rebirth of learning in the Renaissance, after the darkness of the Middle Ages, coincided with the rediscovery of the Scriptures and the Reformation of the church in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Reading is one of the most important and delightful occupations of the human mind. Literature is the expression of life in words of truth and beauty; it is the written record of man's spirit, of his thoughts, emotions, and aspirations. It is the history of the human soul, the expression of spiritual truth by means of concrete imagery. Literature has artistic, symbolic, and permanent qualities and is characterized by universal interest and personal style. The object of reading good literature, aside from the delight it gives us, is to know man, that is, the soul of man rather than just his actions. Books preserve for the human race the ideals upon which all our civilization is founded. The literature of a nation comprises the entire body of its thoughts, discoveries, memories, fancies, imaginations, reasonings, and aspirations as these find permanent expression in letters.

The Words That Built America

by Georgia Department of Education

This collection of documents creates civic awareness, and an understanding of the values that make America great.

Action At Third

by R. G. Emery

This book will give a rare satisfaction to the person who knows baseball; and even the casually interested will be stimulated to a new appreciation of America's number-one sport. For Action At Third is more than merely sports fiction-- it is an expertly focused portrayal of defensive baseball, illustrated by a power-hitting team that learns, before it is too late, that good hitting will not always guarantee a win. Johnny Hyland, third baseman for the Dallas Hawks, plays common sense baseball; and he also has some unique ideas about how the Hawks can achieve the proper offensive-defensive balance. When manager Mitch Corey suffers from occupational ulcers, Johnny becomes the player-manager and gets his chance to make third base an outpost of strategy. His radical shake-up of the infield seems to defy accepted practice, and his bold defensive techniques are often bewildering--but they work with amazing success. The reader will admire Johnny's originality and applaud his courage, for this is baseball at its best. By the author of HYLAND OF THE HAWKS, etc.

Tween Life

by Curriculum Technology Education Instructional Materials Center Oklahoma Department of Career

A textbook for learning life skills

Good Moon Rising

by Nancy Garden

Lambda Literary Award winner Good Moon Rising is about two young women who fall in love while rehearsing a school play, realize they're gay, and resist a homophobic campaign against them.

My Father's Dragon

by Ruth Stiles Gannett

When Elmer Elevator hears about the plight of an overworked and underappreciated baby flying dragon, he stows away on a ship and travels to Wild Island to rescue the dragon.<P><P> A Newbery Honor book

A Papa Like Everyone Else

by Sydney Taylor

Sydney Taylor, author of the All-of-a-Kind family series, presents the plight of many Hungarian Jewish families following WWI. Father goes to America to find work and to make a better life for his family. While he is saving money for their passage, Mama, Szerena and Gisela manage their farm and fully participate in rural Jewish life. For children 8-12 and older readers.

Crummy Mummy and Me

by Anne Fine

How would you feel if your mother had royal-blue hair and wore lavender fishnet tights? But Minna's whole family (including her mum's punk boyfriend, Crusher Maggot) is a bit unusual. Being the only sensible one is not easy for Minna...

Whisper of Death

by Christopher Pike

Five teenagers find themselves the only ones left in the world. Betty Sue, a girl who committed suicide, had written stories about each of them. Who was she? What was she?

Fright Time - Black

by Rochelle Larkin Joshua Hanft

3 spine-tingling tales: Don't Breathe, Overnight-mare, and It's in the Attic.

Fright Time - Green

by Rochelle Larkin Joshua Hanft

3 spine-tingling tales: Forest of Fear, Ghost Twin, and Something's in the Sewer.

Fright Time - Pink

by Rochelle Larkin Joshua Hanft

3 spine-tingling tales: Madman on Main Street, Scary Harry, and It's Almost Dark.

Fright Time - Blue

by Rochelle Larkin Joshua Hanft

3 spine-tingling tales: Terror Town, Medal of Horror, and Kid Willie's Ghost.

An Alien Dies (Animorphs Companion: The Andalite Chronicles, #3)

by K. A. Applegate

Elfangor believed his mission was simple, but no one expected what he, Alloran, and Arbron were about to discover.

30 Days to Finding and Keeping Sassy Sidekicks and BFFs

by Clea Hantman

Life is just more fun with friends. And who doesn't want a sidekick in case there's ever a need to fight crime or solve a mystery?

100 Fathoms Under (Rick Brant, # #4)

by John Blaine

TREASURES OF ANTIQUITY, long hidden in the sea, yield at last to modern electronic inventions when Rick Brant, his pal Scotty, and Chahda, the Hindu boy, share another hair-raising adventure this time in the far Pacific, off the tiny island of Kwangara. Under the leadership of Rick's father, a famous scientist, the members of the expedition set out with their astonishing invention, the Submobile, in which they hope to conquer ocean depths as yet unplumbed and bring to light traces of a civilization hidden for centuries under 100 fathoms of water. But the irresistible lure of sunken treasure causes treachery in the crew, and age-old superstitious fear brings to a head the hostility of the island natives. Caught between these two forces, Rick and his friends find themselves facing danger equally as imminent as that of the terrific atmospheric pressure which constantly threatens their Submobile. Packed with action, suspense, and excitement, here is a story that is well equipped to take its place with The Rocket's Shadow, The Lost City, and Sea Gold.

Tom Swift and His Dyna-4 Capsule (Tom Swift Jr., #31)

by Victor Appleton

This is book 31 of the Tom Swift Jr. series. What are the green glowing bubble creatures that the young scientist-inventor encounters in the depths of the Pacific Ocean? How do they rescue Tom and his pal Bud Barclay from an attack by the fish men? Tom's electrifying adventures begin deep in the Mariana Trench where he has based his newest invention, the Dyna-4 Capsule, in a hunt for rare metals. A super submarine, the craft has been especially designed for deep-sea research and exploration. On orders from Washington, Tom takes time out from his own project to recover a stolen vial containing a highly destructive explosive. The top-secret mission turns into a danger-filled whale chase in the Dyna-4 and leads to a showdown with Tom's ruthless foes.

Tom Swift and His Cosmotron Express (Tom Swift Jr. #32)

by Victor Appleton

In the biggest, fastest spaceship ever designed by Swift Enterprises, Tom Jr. plans to make a grand tour of the planets in the solar system. But a group of criminal scientists bent on conquering the universe are out to steal Tom's magnificent Cosmotron Express and destroy the young scientist and Swift Enterprises. Determined to foil the fiendish plot, Tom and his pal Bud Barclay locate the enemy's fortress laboratory but are captured. The boys make a daring escape, only to be faced with an even more grim challenge in their next encounter with the enemy. Pursued on their phenomenal interplanetary journey, they become the target of VIPER'S frightening weapon, the enormous Orb. How Tom, using his revolutionary device the Spider Crab, thwarts the feared, vicious leader of VIPER and his evil followers climaxes this gripping story of scientific combat.

The Riddle of The Hidden Pesos (Roger Baxter No. #3)

by Samuel Epstein Beryl Epstein Martin Colt

In the third and final Roger Baxter mystery story, Roger Baxter travels to Mexico with his brother and his friend Slim for a relaxing vacation. The relaxing part of the vacation vanishes when they discover $2 million in counterfeit American currency in their car, placed there by counterfeiters trying to smuggle it into Mexico. They then begin a struggle to turn it over to the authorities before the counterfeiters catch up with them and silence them forever!

The Secret of Skeleton Island (Ken Holt, # #1)

by Bruce Campbell

In one of the most tense and exciting series books ever written, the young Ken Holt must elude the clutches of a dangerous ring of car thieves and at the same time rescue his kidnapped father. The action begins in Chapter 1 when Ken Holt is kidnapped, and doesn't let up a bit until the last chapter. This is one of the best Ken Holt books and is an example of why many think so highly of this series.

A Lemon and a Star

by Elizabeth Choate Spykman

A sense of adventure and the thrill of outwitting the grown-ups are driving forces in the lives of the four Cares children. Theodore, at thirteen, can be bossy and mean, and the others find ways to rebel against him. To ten-year-old Jane her big brother is both a tower of strength and a source of endless frustration and outrage. Eight-year-old Hubert can bring forth amazing nuggets of insight, and five-year-old Edie is always scrambling to keep up with the others and ready to tattle to Nurse or Father. Because their mother is dead and their father is often away from home, the Cares children have the freedom to hatch their schemes and fight their battles with little interference. Theodore catches a fox and hides it in the woodshed; Jane and Hubert sneak away for a day in the city; the boys train their ponies for a real steeplechase over the fields. When the drugstore in town is robbed, they all set to work to apprehend the burglar. The novel portrays very real children and their world of nearly a century ago.

I, Juan de Pareja

by Elizabeth Borton de Trevino

When the great Velázquez was painting his masterpieces at the Spanish court in the seventeenth century, his colors were expertly mixed and his canvases carefully prepared by his slave, Juan de Pareja. In a vibrant novel which depicts both the beauty and the cruelty of the time and place, Elizabeth Borton de Treviño tells the story of Juan, who was born a slave and died an accomplished and respected artist.<P><P> Upon the death of his indulgent mistress in Seville, Juan de Pareja was uprooted from the only home he had known and placed in the charge of a vicious gypsy muleteer to be sent north to his mistress’s nephew and heir, Diego Velázquez, who recognized at once the intelligence and gentle breeding which were to make Juan his indispensable assistant and companion—and his lifelong friend.<P> Through Juan’s eyes the reader sees Velázquez’s delightful family, his working habits and the character of the man, his relations with the shy yet devoted King Philip IV and with his fellow painters, Rubens and Murillo, the climate and customs of Spanish court life. When Velázquez discovers that he and Juan share a love for the art which is his very life, the painter proves his friendship in the most incredible fashion, for in those days it was forbidden by law for slaves to learn or practice the arts. Through the hardships of voyages to Italy, through the illnesses of Velázquez, Juan de Pareja loyally serves until the death of the painter in 1660.<P> I, Juan de Pareja is the winner of the 1966 Newbery Medal.

Roller Skates

by Ruth Sawyer

A Newbery Medal Winner!<P><P> Growing up in a well-to-do family with strict rules and routines can be tough for a ten-year-old girl who only wants to roller skate. But when Lucinda Wyman's parents go overseas on a trip to Italy and leave her behind in the care of Miss Peters and Miss Nettie in New York City, she suddenly gets all the freedom she wants! Lucinda zips around New York on her roller skates, meeting tons of new friends and having new adventures every day. But Lucinda has no idea what new experiences the city will show her.... Some of which will change her life forever.

Carry On, Mr. Bowditch

by Jean Lee Latham

"Nat” was an eighteenth-century nautical wonder and mathematical wizard. <P><P> Nathaniel Bowditch grew up in a sailor’s world—Salem in the early days, when tall-masted ships from foreign ports crowded the wharves. But Nat didn’t promise to have the makings of a sailor; he was too physically small. Nat may have been slight of build, but no one guessed that he had the persistence and determination to master sea navigation in the days when men sailed only by “log, lead, and lookout.” Nat’s long hours of study and observation, collected in his famous work, The American Practical Navigator (also known as the “Sailors’ Bible”), stunned the sailing community and made him a New England hero.<P> Newbery Medal Winner

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