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Agents of the Glass: A New Recruit

by Michael D. Beil

"With topical themes, high-speed action, and a neat resolution, this is likely to be a popular read. The emphasis on good character--especially compassion, courage, integrity, and discipline--is nice to see." --Kirkus"Quick and pulsepounding and the stakes are high." --Booklist The Agents of the Glass are at the front lines of the fight between good and evil, and they have a new recruit. But is he up to the task? Andover James Llewellyn, aka Andy, did the unthinkable: he turned in a bag of money he found on the street after a bank robbery. His selfless action caught the attention of the Agents of the Glass. Now, as one of the agency's newest recruits, Andy is tasked with following the actions of a dangerous student at this new school, only he doesn't know which student. Is it Winter Neale, model student with countless extracurricular activities? Or could it be Jensen Huntley, an antagonistic, angry kid whose blog has angered the wrong people? Andy must determine his target quick, before the evil organization known at NTRP catches on to him. Will Andy succeed in his mission or will the Agents of the Glass have to find another recruit?From the Hardcover edition.

Agent Angus (Orca Currents)

by K. L. Denman

When a stink bomb at school provides Angus with a chance to talk to Ella Eckles, he claims to share her interest in reading facial expressions. He tells her he plans to become a crime-solving mentalist. When Ella's treasured sketchbook is stolen, she asks Angus to find the thief. Angus knows he should confess that he's not a mentalist, but the appeal of becoming Ella's hero is far too strong. Angus decides to teach himself the arts of the mentalist and almost goes mental himself.

Age of the Amulet (Trollhunters #4)

by Richard Ashley Hamilton

Jim travels back in time to meet some of the very first Trollhunters in this all-new epic story based on the hit Netflix series Trollhunters—from the limitless imagination of acclaimed filmmaker Guillermo del Toro and DreamWorks Animation.Jim travels back in time and encounters Gogun the Guardian, hailed as the bravest Trollhunter who ever lived. However, Jim is shocked to discover that Gogun is inept, unskilled, and terrified of everything and everyone. Jim knew when he was chosen as Trollhunter he would have to save mankind in the present, but he never realized he was responsible for the past as well. The fate of the world is a lot of responsibility for a fifteen-year-old—but luckily Jim is up to the task; as long as he’s home in time for dinner. DreamWorks Trollhunters © 2018 DreamWorks Animation LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Age 14: Patrick Condon, Boy Soldier In Wwi

by Terese Edelstein Geert Spillebeen

It is 1913, and twelve-year-old Patrick Condon wants to escape his unexciting life in Ireland. So he hatches a plan. Not wanting to wait until he is old enough to join the army, Patrick lies and says he seventeen years old, and that his name is John Condon. Assuming the identity of his older brother, Patrick enlists. John fits in quickly, though it is obvious that John is not 17, or even 16. That doesn't matter. John is strong, fast, and a hard worker. He loves military life. This man's world is just what John wanted. But when WWI begins in 1914, John gets all he has been looking for, and more he does not expect, as he is just a boy...

Against the Rules (Sweet Valley Twins #9)

by Jamie Suzanne Francine Pascal

Sophia Rizzo is a good writer on the school newspaper, she's nice, and Elizabeth likes her. But all the other kids at Sweet Valley Middle School -- including Elizabeth's twin sister, Jessica -- make fun of Sophia because her family is poor and her brother is always in trouble. Even Elizabeth's parents tell her to stay away from Sophia. To show Sophia that she's her friend no matter what anybody says, Elizabeth decides to go against strict orders from her parents and throw a secret birthday party for Sophia. But is Elizabeth willing to pay the price if she's caught?

Against the Odds: True Teen Stories

by Louise Rozett Rachelle Burk Carli Entin Nancy Honovich

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Against All Odds: Counterterrorist Hostage Rescues

by Samuel M. Katz

Looks at ten high-profile hostage rescues, explaining the history and politics behind such cases as the hijacking of a school bus carrying thirty students in East Africa and the seige of a Moscow theater in 2002.

Against All Odds

by Paul Kropp Matt Melanson

Nothing ever came easy for Jeff, he had a tough time at school and hung around with all the wrong kids in the neighbourhood. But when he and his brother are drowning in a storm sewer, Jeff is the one who never gives up.

Against All Odds

by Glenn Stout

Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos, Roy Reigels in the 1929 Rose Bowl, Frank Reich and the Buffalo Bills during the 1993 NFL playoffs, Tracy McGrady and the Houston Rockets in 2004, the entire St. Louis Cardinals team in the 2011 World Series . . . What do these players have in common? Every one of them was on the brink of a humiliating defeat. But at the moment when they could have called it quits, they didn't. These five real-life stories, illustrated with black-and-white photographs, will inspire readers young and old.

Aftershock (H.I.V.E. #7)

by Mark Walden

(Note: This is Book 7 in the H.I.V.E. series. Originally published in England, the book is written with British punctuation and spelling.) Scheming, extorting, menacing and general evilness are nothing new in the world of villainy - indeed it's expected. But there are codes of conduct. Until now. In an attempt to purge the Global League of Villainous Enterprises of its more destructive elements, Dr Nero has underestimated the cunning and resources of those who oppose him. Meanwhile, Otto and the rest of the Alpha stream have been sent to begin their most feared exercise: The Hunt, in the icy wastes of Siberia. But there is a traitor in their midst. The first strike against Nero will be a strike against the Alpha stream. Villain-kind is on the brink of CIVIL WAR.

Afternoon of the Elves

by Janet Taylor Lisle

Will Hillary uncover the secret of the elf village in Sara-Kate’s backyard?<P><P> No fourth grader trusts Sara-Kate Connolly. Her boots are dirty, her clothes are weird, and she’s so maladjusted that the school had to hold her back a grade. But Hillary is her next-door neighbor, and can’t say no when the unusual loner invites her over to play. In Sara-Kate’s overgrown backyard, Hillary will find proof of a world of magic—the kind that can only blossom between true friends.<P> Among the rusted car parts and wild plants, a miniature village has sprung up. It has tiny houses made from string, sticks, and maple leaves; a well with a bottlecap for a bucket; and even a little playground with a Popsicle-stick Ferris wheel. But there’s absolutely no sign of who built this miniature world. To Sara-Kate, the answer is clear—only elves could be responsible for something so enchanted. As she and Hillary watch for their elusive new friends, they learn that friendship, like magic, springs up where you least expect it.<P> Newbery Honor book

After Zero

by Christina Collins

<p>Elise carries a notebook full of tallies, each page marking a day spent at her new public school, each stroke of her pencil marking a word spoken. A word that can't be taken back. Five tally marks isn't so bad. Two is pretty good. But zero? Zero is perfect. Zero means no wrong answers called out in class, no secrets accidentally spilled, no conversations to agonize over at night when sleep is far away. <p>But now months have passed, and Elise isn't sure she could speak even if she wanted to—not to keep her only friend, Mel, from drifting further away—or to ask if anyone else has seen her English teacher's stuffed raven come to life. Then, the discovery of a shocking family secret helps Elise realize that her silence might just be the key to unlocking everything she's ever hoped for...</p>

After Tupac and D Foster

by Jacqueline Woodson

D Foster showed up a few months before Tupac got shot that first time and left us the summer before he died. <P><P> The day D Foster enters Neeka and her best friend's lives, the world opens up for them. D comes from a world vastly different from their safe Queens neighborhood, and through her, the girls see another side of life that includes loss, foster families and an amount of freedom that makes the girls envious. Although all of them are crazy about Tupac Shakur's rap music, D is the one who truly understands the place where he's coming from, and through knowing D, Tupac's lyrics become more personal for all of them. The girls are thirteen when D's mom swoops in to reclaim D--and as magically as she appeared, she now disappears from their lives. Tupac is gone, too, after another shooting; this time fatal. As the narrator looks back, she sees lives suspended in time, and realizes that even all-too-brief connections can touch deeply. <P> A Discussion Guide to After Tupac and D Foster by Jacqueline Woodson .<P> Newbery Honor book

After the Worst Thing Happens

by Audrey Vernick

Left reeling after her thoughtless mistake causes a terrible accident, 12-year-old Army Morand channels her grief to help someone in need.Army Morand feels like her life has been blown to bits when the worst thing imaginable happens--her beloved dog dies. It was an accident, but it was also Army's fault. She can't seem to stop hiding from everything and everybody including her best friend JennaLouise. But then Army sees Madison, the little girl who moved in across the way, climbing a tree and walking down the street unsupervised. Her family is not neglectful, just overwhelmed. Army finds herself overcome with the need to help Madison's family to make sure another worst thing doesn't happen--which becomes even more challenging when a big storm threatens her town.After the Worst Thing Happens is a bittersweet story about a girl surprised by the force of a growing need inside her to reach out and lend a hand while trying to escape the swirling sadness of her own sudden loss. In the end, it is about finding love and hope and friendship in very surprising places.

After the War

by Carol Matas

After being released from Buchenwald at the end of World War II, fifteen-year-old Ruth risks her life to lead a group of children across Europe to Palestine.

After the River the Sun

by Kate Slater Dia Calhoun

Will Eckhart find the courage to rise from his past--and climb to his future? This quest for home is a stunning companion to Eva of the Farm.When Eckhart Lyon arrives at Sunrise Orchard, all he wants to do is play video games and read about King Arthur's knights. Anything that helps him forget that his parents drowned in a river, forget his own cowardliness. Eckhart doesn't want to clear the dead orchard, or explore the canyon, or do anything else that stern Uncle Al asks. After all, Uncle Al is only taking him in on trial, and Eckhart can't imagine the orchard ever becoming his real home. Then, up in the canyon, he meets Eva--a girl with a wild imagination and boundless hope who knows all about King Arthur's knights. With her help, Eckhart sees that he is on a knightly quest of his own: a quest for home and courage. But what if he's forced to choose between a new home and his most treasured possession--a gift from his mom? In this companion to Eva of the Farm, author Dia Calhoun shows that with friendship, determination, and the grace of nature, we can overcome tragedy and rise toward the sun.

After the Rain

by Norma Fox Mazer

At fifteen, Rachel is a worrier. She worries about whether her family understands her, whether her friends like her, and whether she'll get her first kiss before she turns sixteen. And she worries about whether she can handle having a real boyfriend if he does come along.<P><P> But it takes a dying old man -- her grandfather -- who has never been easy for anyone to handle, to show Rachel she has very special abilities. With love and compassion, she reaches the heart of an old tyrant who has always been unreachable. And in so doing, she comes to a better understanding of her family, her friends, and herself.<P> Newbery Medal Honor book

After the First Death

by Robert Cormier

Sixteen-year-old Miro had instructions to kill the bus driver immediately. They would then take the busload of children to the bridge and begin the standoff. Artkin was Miro's mentor; the mastermind behind this act of terrorism that would get the world's attention. But Artkin had told Miro that the bus driver would be an old man. Sixteen-year old Kate sometimes substituted for her uncle and drove his bus when he was ill. She even got a special license to do so, and she'd always liked kids. She wondered what was going on when the van in front of her stopped, but when the man and the boy with guns forced their way onto the bus, she knew her worst nightmare was beginning.

After the First Death

by Robert Cormier

Sixteen-year-old Miro had instructions to kill the bus driver immediately. They would then take the busload of children to the bridge and begin the standoff. Artkin was Miro's mentor; the mastermind behind this act of terrorism that would get the world's attention. But Artkin had told Miro that the bus driver would be an old man. Sixteen-year old Kate sometimes substituted for her uncle and drove his bus when he was ill. She even got a special license to do so, and she'd always liked kids. She wondered what was going on when the van in front of her stopped, but when the man and the boy with guns forced their way onto the bus, she knew her worst nightmare was beginning.

After the Fire

by Becky Citra

Melissa is waiting for the "new life" that her mother Sharlene has promised her since a fire devastated their family. But nothing ever seems to change. Melissa has difficulty making friends at school, they never have enough money and her little brother Cody is a brat. When Sharlene announces that they will be spending the month of August at a remote cabin on a wilderness lake, Melissa is less than thrilled. But there is more to do at the lake than she expected, and she is surprised to learn that her mother knows how to paddle a canoe, fish and make bannock and s'mores. On an island in the middle of the lake, Melissa meets Alice, a strange girl who is writing a fantasy novel. Alice shares her tree fort on the island with Melissa, and while at first Melissa is attracted to Alice's strong personality and her stories of her "perfect family," she becomes increasingly uneasy around Alice. As Melissa's relationship with her mother improves and her confidence increases, she is able to hold her own with Alice and start to appreciate her own imperfect family.

After the Fall (Rwby Ser.)

by E. C. Myers

Trouble is brewing . . .After Beacon Academy fell, Coco, Fox, Velvet, and Yatsuhashi made a vow: No one else is getting left behind. It's been more than a year since Team CFVY saw their school destroyed by the creatures of Grimm, their friends felled in battle or scattered across the world of Remnant. Since then, they've been settling into life at Shade Academy in Vacuo, fighting hard to finish their training so they can find their friends and save their world.When a distress message comes into Shade, asking for huntsmen and huntresses to defend refugees from a never-ending stream of Grimm, Team CFVY answers the call without hesitation. But in the heat of the desert, they're forced to relive their former battles, both from the fall of Beacon and from everything that came before.Don't miss this exclusive original story straight from award-winning author E.C. Myers and RWBY's head writers, Kerry Shawcross and Miles Luna!

After the Dancing Days

by Margaret I. Rostkowski

From the Bookjacket: Ages 11-14 So much had changed in one year One year ago, I believed my mother knew everything and that I would never have cause to disobey her. I knew my father could heal anyone And I thought Uncle Paul had died in glory. Thirteen-year-old Annie waits at the train station for her father, a doctor. It is 1919, the Great War is over, and the wounded are returning to a small town near Kansas City from the battlefields of France. When her father decides to continue his work at the veterans' hospital, Annie finds she is drawn to the place for reasons she doesn't understand. There she meets Andrew, a horribly burned young veteran who is bitterly withdrawn from all around him. Acting against the express wishes of her strong-willed mother, Annie continues to visit the hospital, helping Andrew come out of his shell. Together they discover the devastating truth about Uncle Paul's death. Then Annie must confront her mother's anger and the ironies of heroism. AFTER THE DANCING DAYS is a timeless first novel about a young girl's first steps into the complex world of adulthood.

After the Ashes

by Sara K. Joiner

In 1883, on the island of Java in the Dutch East Indies, thirteen-year-old Katrien Courtland is determined to prove Darwin's theory of natural selection. Unfortunately, nothing causes her Aunt Greet more angst than Katrien crawling around the muddy jungle collecting bugs in the name of science -- and in the company of a native boy, no less! If only Katrien would take an interest in running a household and making friends with other girls. But Katrien has no interest in changing, especially if it means socializing with the likes of mean Brigitta Burkhart. Then, one stifling afternoon, Katrien's world turns upside-down when the nearby volcano Krakatau erupts with a terrifying blast. For days, a deathly ash rains down on the Javan coast. Amidst the chaos, Katrien knows her only hope of survival is to flee the jungle with the one person she vowed she'd never befriend.

After Shocks: 15 More Startling Stories to Shock and Delight

by Burton Goodman

Motivate students with high-interest fiction from master authors. Motivate struggling readers with high-interest stories at ten reading levels. Improve vocabulary and comprehension skills. Encourage writing in response to reading. One of our classic best-sellers, Goodman's Five-Star Stories, supplements any literature curriculum or stands on its own by providing interesting fiction at just the right reading levels.

After Peaches (Orca Young Readers)

by Michelle Mulder

Ten-year-old Rosario Ramirez and her family are political refugees from Mexico, trying to make a new life in Canada. After being teased at school, Rosario vows not to speak English again until she can speak with an accent that's one hundred percent Canadian. Since she and her parents plan to spend the whole summer working on BC fruit farms, she will be surrounded by Spanish speakers again. But when her family's closest friend Jose gets terribly sick, Rosario's plans start to unravel. Neither Jose nor Rosario's parents speak English well enough to get him the help he needs. Like it or not, Rosario must face her fears about letting her voice be heard.

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