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My Face to the Wind: The Diary of Sara Jane Price, A Prairie Teacher (Dear America)

by Jim Murphy

Sarah Jane Price keeps a diary as a promise to her late father, the former school teacher in Broken Bow Nebraska. She accounts her struggle to gain acceptance as the new teacher even though she is so young. She tells of the harshness of the weather, her trials at balancing relationships between herself and her pupils as well as herself and the rest of the townspeople.

The Journal of Jesse Smoke: A Cherokee Boy, Trail of Tears, 1838 (My Name is America Series)

by Joseph Bruchac

A teenage boy tells in a fictionalized diary of his trials and tribulations on the what became known as the Trail of Tears. <P><P> There is amazing detail and emotion portrayed by the native american author. This is well researched historicallly accurate historical fiction.

Gay-Neck: The Story of a Pigeon

by Dhan Gopal Mukerji

Writing out of his own experience as a boy in India, Dhan Gopal Mukerji tells how Gay Neck's master sent his prized pigeon to serve in Word War I, and of how, because of his exceptional training and his brave heart, Gay Neck served his new masters heroically. <P><P> Winner of the 1928 Newbery Medal.

Science in Action: Science Project Guide (6th Edition)

by Corinne Sawtelle James Ridgley Colette Stancel Rick Enders

While scientific investigations and projects are very important parts of science education, they don’t need to be scary. This project guide is a great help. Its step-by-step instructions walk your teen through planning, experimenting, reporting, and presenting the findings of a complete science project—with samples included. Also included in the project guide are helpful worksheets for selecting a topic and problem, getting started, and evaluating the investigation plan. The 7 grading forms are actually checklists that make your evaluation easy and thorough. Be prepared for a great learning experience! Gr. 7–11.

Comets, Asteroids, and Meteorites (Planet Guides)

by Duncan Brewer

What is the difference between a meteor and a meteorite? What is the difference between an asteroid and a meteoroid? What causes the tails of comets. Where do comets come from? What causes a meteor to try to collide with the earth? Learn the answers to these and many other questions in this fact filled book on Comets, Asteroids, and Meteorites. This book designed for middle school students but enjoyable by anyone interested in astronomy and how the universe is set up will find something interesting in this short, but fact filled book.

Abraham Lincoln: Friend of the People

by Clara Ingram Judson

This Newbery Honor Book—from a three-time Newbery Honor author—paints an indelible portrait of the prairie president. <P><P> Clara Ingram Judson presents Lincoln in all his gauntness, gawkiness, and greatness: a backwoods boy who became President and saved the Union. Judson’s careful reading is enlivened by her visits to his home and vivid descriptions of the Lincoln family’s pioneer life. She reveals the unforgettable story from his boyhood and days as a shopkeeper and lawyer, to Lincoln’s first elected offices and his election as president, the Civil War, and assassination.

Rachel Carson (History Makers)

by Francene Sabin

Young Rachel Carson wants to prove that women can be scientists. Her determination pays off when she opens the world's eyes to the wonders of marine life and the dangers of pollution. History Makers takes you on a fascinating journey through the young lives of famous men and women. You'll discover how their childhood experiences led them to accomplish amazing feats."Young Rachel Carson wants to prove that women can be scientists. Her determination pays off when she opens the world's eyes to the wonders of marine life and the dangers of pollution. History Makers takes you on a fascinating journey through the young lives of famous men and women. You'll discover how their childhood experiences led them to accomplish amazing feats."From the book: Young Rachel Carson wants to prove that women can be scientists. Her determination pays off when she opens the world's eyes to the wonders of marine life and the dangers of pollution. History Makers takes you on a fascinating journey through the young lives of famous men and women. You'll discover how their childhood experiences led them to accomplish amazing feats. Other books in this series are available from Bookshare.


by Catherine Cookson

A heartwarming and funny story of a girl named Maisie, who invents an imaginary horse named Hamilton to be her friend. A very happy ending however. Delightful.

The Velveteen Rabbit (or How Toys Become Real)

by Margery Williams William Nicholson

Originally published in 1922, The Velveteen Rabbit has delighted young readers for nearly a century. The story follows a young boy who’s given a stuffed rabbit as a Christmas gift. After the rabbit befriends other nursery toys, he comes to the realization that he wants to become a real rabbit. Eventually, the boy becomes ill and is relocated; his room is then disinfected and all the boy’s toys are thrown out, including the velveteen rabbit. The rabbit sheds a real tear causing a fairy to appear and turn him into a real rabbit. This edition includes full-color illustrations, with image descriptions,from the original illustrator, William Nicholson. Each image accompanies the text to enhance young readers’ experience and immerse them in this captivating story. Reprinted hundreds of times since its initial publication, The Velveteen Rabbit is a timeless children’s classic lets young readers experience the true magic of friendship, love, and being honest with oneself. In 2007, the book was named one of "Teachers’ Top 100 Books for Children” by the National Education Association.

A Moose For Jessica

by Pat A. Wakefield Larry Carrara

From the book jacket: Early one October morning, a bull moose strode out of the Vermont woods and caught sight of a pudgy Hereford cow named Jessica. During the next seventy-six days, he wooed her, and the amorous couple became the subject of worldwide news coverage. People everywhere found the moose's ardent attentions a touching diversion from more serious issues of the day and a poignant reminder of the unpredictability of love. But the underlying story, never fully told until now, is that of Jessica's owner, Larry Carrara, and the patience and care he offered a wild creature. The bond between man and moose speaks to all, young and old, of the mysterious harmony that is possible when nature is treated with intelligence and respect. PAT A. WAKEFIELD was born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. After eighteen years of corporate life in New York City, she moved to Vermont with her husband and two children. She is a marketing consultant living in North Chittenden. This is her first book. LARRY CARRARA lives in Shrewsbury, Vermont, on a farm that has been in his family for three generations. He and his wife, Lila, have five children and four grandchildren. He works for a local manufacturing firm and is a part-time farmer with a few horses, a small herd of beef cattle, and a soft spot for all creatures, wild or tame: "If a cow gives me trouble or if there are too many bull calves, I'll sell them. I can't slaughter them. I get too darned attached."

Floods (Dangerous Weather)

by Michael Allaby

From the Book jacket: Floods have caused more damage and killed more people than any other form of dangerous weather. From the life and travels of a single molecule of water to the destructive power of a flash flood, author Michael Allaby reveals the wonder and occasional terror unleashed by water in motion. Floods describes every type of flood condition, how humankind has learned to limit some of the damage floods can cause, great floods of the past, how some floods are good, and how readers can protect themselves and others from danger during floods. The Dangerous Weather series imparts fundamental weather science to readers through author Michael Allaby's vivid descriptions of extreme weather systems. The series focuses on the five most dangerous kinds of weather activity; diagrams related meteorological, climatological, and environmental basics in clear, compelling language; chronicles the history of each form of dangerous weather; and offers safety precautions for extreme weather conditions. Fully illustrated and indexed, the Dangerous Weather series is an invaluable tool for student research. Other volumes include: hurricanes tornadoes blizzards droughts A chronology of weather Michael Allaby is the author of more than 40 books, mainly on science, natural history, and environmental topics. A few of his previous works include Basics of Environmental Science, How It Works: The Environment, and The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Ecology. He is a member of the New York Academy of Sciences, among other professional affiliations.

The Tournament

by Anna Ciddor

This story is set in a castle and is about a knight's first tournament.

The Shore Road Mystery (Hardy Boys #6 - original 1928 text)

by Franklin W. Dixon

Frank and Joe chase after local car thieves. Vehicles along the Shore Road keep disappearing and the Bayport police have had no luck on the job. Where could the cars be going?<P> This is the original 1928 unrevised version of The Shore Road Mystery.

Indian Boyhood

by Charles Eastman

Charles Eastman, or Hakadah, as his Sioux relatives and fellow tribesmen knew him, as a full-blooded Indian boy learned the reticent manners and stoical ways of patience and bravery expected of every young warrior in the 1870's and 1880's. The hunts, games, and ceremonies of his native tribe were all he knew of life until his father, who had spent time with the white man, came to find him. Indian Boyhood is Eastman's first-hand reminiscence of the life he led until he was fifteen with the nomadic Sioux. Left motherless at birth, he tells how his grandmother saved him from relatives who offered to care for him "until he died." It was that grandmother who sang him the traditional Indian lullabies which are meant to cultivate bravery in all male babies, who taught him not to cry at night (for fear of revealing the whereabouts of the Sioux camp to hostile tribes), and who first explained to him some of the skills he would need to survive as an adult in the wilds. Eastman remembers the uncle who taught him the skills of the hunt and the war-path, and how his day began at first light, when his uncle would startle him from sleep with a terrifying whoop, in response to which the young boy was expected to jump fully alert to his feet, and rush outside, bow in hand, returning the yell that had just awakened him. Yet all Indian life did not consist in training and discipline. In time of abundance and even in famine, Indian children had much time for sport and games of combat — races, lacrosse, and wrestling were all familiar to Eastman and his childhood friends. Here too are observations about Indian character, social custom, and morality. Eastman describes the traditional arrangements by which the tribe governed itself — its appointed police force, hunting and warrior scouts, and its tribal council, and how the tribe supported these officers with a kind of taxation. Eastman also includes family and tribal legends of adventure, bravery, and nature that he heard in the lodge of Smoky Day, the tribe historian. But Eastman's own memories of attacks by hostile tribes, flights from the white man's armies, and the dangers of the hunt rival the old legends in capturing a vision of life now long lost.

Ghosts Who Went to School

by Judith Spearing

What would you do if a ghost came to your class? Wilbur doesn't mean to make trouble, but books rise by themselves, voices answer the teacher...

Heavens to Betsy

by Maud Hart Lovelace

Betsy is a Sophomore. She dreams of the boy with the red auto and scheems to catch him. But Betsy can't be anything but herself.

Prince William

by Terri Dougherty

Profiles the eldest son of Great Britain's Prince Charles and Princess Diana, from birth to his acceptance at the University of St. Andrews.

The Yellow Feather Mystery (Hardy Boys #33)

by Franklin W. Dixon

Frank and Joe are called upon to help a college student prove that his grandfather left a will leaving a private academy to him and not the deputy headmaster. The youths are perplexed by the sign of the yellow feather and are determined to seek out his identity. Can Frank, Joe, Chet and the other Hardy friends find the will before it can be destroyed? This is the original unrevised text of The Yellow Feather Mystery (1953).

Leap Into Danger

by Leif Hamre

Seen from the air, the white-and-green beauty of the vast Norwegian forest hardly seemed a portrait of peril. Yet the moment the motor of their plane had failed, the two young Air Force pilots knew that the routine patrol had turned into a rendezvous with impending disaster. The parachute descent into the frozen wilderness below is merely a prologue. Then begins their struggle for survival while a blizzard rages, preventing search planes from making a rescue operation. Their ingenious plans to keep alive-a rough shelter of branches, fishlines rigged through the ice in a nearby lake, and snares set for ptarmigan -at first help to sustain them. But when-despite a roaring fire outside their flimsy shelter entrance-a pack of ravening wolves draws closer and closer, both men are filled with the chilling doubt that they will ever be found alive. Leif Hamre, a lieutenant-colonel in the Norwegian Air Force, has written from firsthand knowledge a taut, absorbing, and authentic story that takes the reader into the very heart of danger.

The Tower Treasure (Hardy Boys #1)

by Franklin W. Dixon

When Tower Mansion is robbed, its owner, Hurd Applegate is furious. He immediately wants Fenton Hardy to recover the missing loot and to have his handy man arrested. Frank and Joe are convinced though that Perry's father is innocent. Perry's family is forced to leave Tower Mansion and stay in a run down section of Bayport. Perry thinks he will soon have to drop out of school and abandon his dream of college because no one will hire his dad. The Hardys find clues that the treasure is hidden in one of the towers., but after two exhaustive searches that have Hurd Applegate insisting the boys no nothing, Frank and Joe are stumped. If the treasure isn't in Tower Mansion, then where will Frank and Joe look next? This is the revised 1959 version of The Tower Treasure.

The High King's Daughter (Circle of Magic, Book #6)

by Debra Doyle James D. Macdonald

Three human companions journey to to Elfland to bring back the High King's Daughter. 6th and final book in first Magic Circle Series.

The Wizard's Statue (Circle of Magic 2, Book #3)

by Debra Doyle James D. Macdonald

Randal opened the door and stepped into his room-only to come to a sudden halt on the other side of the threshold. Magic! But this magic was strange, like nothing he had known before. Randal looked around the room, which was lit by an eerie, blue-white glow "Wizard . . ." The faint whisper came from his bed, over in the corner. Randal looked and saw a man lying there, his features drawn and ashen in the cold blue light. Randal forced himself to go over to the cot and grasp the man by the shoulder. The young wizard pulled his hand back quickly. He's dying, he realized. He's dying of magic. The third in the series of four books

The Secret of The Tower (Circle of Magic 2, Book #2)

by Debra Doyle James D. Macdonald

What's a wizard without magic? Randal broke his promise the vow that all apprentice wizards must take never to use a weapon. Now Randal can graduate from the School of Wizardry only on one condition: that he not use magic until he is pardoned by a master wizard. Randal must travel to the wizard's faraway tower ... a journey made all the more perilous because he may use neither sword nor magic for protection. When Randal finally reaches the mysterious tower, it appears to be abandoned. But he soon discovers that the building holds a deadly secret.... The second in a four book series.

School of Wizardry (Circle of Magic, Book #1)

by Debra Doyle James D. Macdonald

Randal thought he wanted to be a wizard. Just before noon, Randal found Madoc in the tower. The wizard was reading a small, leather-bound book. "What is it, lad?" asked Madoc, not looking up. I want to be a wizard like you," Randal told him. "How can you want to be a wizard, boy? You haven't got the foggiest idea of what it's all about" Madoc rose and stood glaring down at Randal. "You'll spend most of your life with just enough power to get you into trouble. You'll be hungry more often than you're fed. You'll spend more time in danger on the road than safe under a roof. And maybe you'll survive it all and live to be old and white-bearded and wise-but if you do, most of your friends will have died a long time before. Go back downstairs to your uncle, lad, and one day you'll make a fine knight Wizardry is no life for you." Randal went, but he felt restless and uneasy. Even if wizardry was as hard as Madoc said, it was still the only thing he wanted.

Danger in the Palace (Circle of Magic 2, Book #4)

by Debra Doyle James D. Macdonald

When Randal and his best friend, Lys, are invited to join the theater troupe in the court of a kind and wealthy prince, they think they have it made! But Randal soon stumbles upon a plot against the prince and discovers that his wizardry skills are needed now more than ever. Can Randal expose the prince's enemies before it's too late?

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