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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.

Petit Jean: A Wilderness Adventure

by Gary Zaboly William B. Jones

Petit Jean Mountain, a dramatic promontory in the Arkansas River Valley, owes its name to a legend that has endured for centuries. Marguerite, a young Parisian lady disguised as a cabin boy, accompanies her fiancé on a voyage to the New World to redeem the land grant he has earned in service to the king. Hiding in plain sight as Petit Jean ( Little John ), she proves herself more than capable of the demands of the journey. Drawing on variants of the legend, William B. Jones sets his fictional narrative in the French Colonial era during the reign of Louis XV. Taking his reader on a journey across the Atlantic, through Louisiana Territory, to a beloved natural landmark, Jones spins a tale of mistaken identity, love, and adventure.

Peace, Love, Action!: Everyday Acts of Goodness from A to Z

by Tanya Zabinski

An invitation to young readers to roll up their sleeves, get inspired, and take action to build a sustainable, just, and loving world.Peace, Love, Action! is an illustrated, illuminated A-Z of everyday actions that directly make a peaceful, fun, and vibrant world. With original artworks bringing each action to life, "make friends," "go local," "cooperate," "forgive" --seemingly small deeds can really add up! Illustrated by Tanya Zabinski in her characteristic earthy style, each action comes with an inspirational mini-bio of a real hero who exemplifies that action, from Thich Nhat Hanh ("breathe") to Wangari Maathai ("plant"), and follows with a set of "What You Can Do" prompts. With a foreword by singer-songwriter and activist legend, Ani DiFranco.

The Friends

by Kazumi Yumoto Cathy Hirano

In this award-winning book from Japan, three young boys curious about death learn--and teach--some valuable lessons about life and friendship.

Expedition to Willow Key

by Sammy Yuen Jr. Ed Decter

FROM THE BLOG OF CAM WALKER Our biology teacher, Mr. Mora, had been planning an ultra-cool field trip to Willow Key (which is kind of like the Everglades). One humongous problem: We couldn't raise enough money for our class to go. But then the richest guy in town, Mr. Chapman Thorpe, made us a proposal that changed everything. So we got to go to Willow Key ( in an awesome seaplane!) and while down there we got to: 1 DIVE THE WRECK OF A SPANISH GALLEON AND FIND SOME CLUES TO A LONG-LOST TREASURE 2 HELP MR. MORA WITH HIS BOIMASS STUDY AND HELP PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT OF WILLOW KEY 3 DISCOVER A HUGE SECRET ABOUT OUR FRIEND TY oh, and I probably should mention that we ran into a bunch of really bad dudes who tried to prevent us from ever leaving Willow Key. But I'm getting ahead of myself....

Mama's Cafe (Fountas & Pinnell Classroom, Guided Reading)

by Amanda Yskamp Gavin Reece

NIMAC-sourced textbook. Helping Out. Lupe, an immigrant from Mexico, has to spend her weekends working at her parents' restaurant—and she would rather other kids not know anything about it.

Look Who's Talking: The Art of Ventriloquism (Fountas & Pinnell Classroom, Guided Reading)

by Amanda Yskamp

NIMAC-sourced textbook. A Ventriloquist's Secrets Revealed. Watching a ventriloquism act is like watching a person perform a magical feat with a puppet as a partner. The audience laughs in wonder at the puppet's funny jokes as the puppet's sidekick—a real person—manipulates its mouth and body parts. Some puppets sing, some tell jokes, and others try to do magic tricks. They seem so lifelike the audience wonders how on earth the puppets can talk. Find out the secrets from a real ventriloquist, Rey Ortega, and share a good laugh with his entertaining puppets.

I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World (Young Readers Edition)

by Malala Yousafzai Patricia McCormick

I Am Malala. This is my story. Malala Yousafzai was only ten years old when the Taliban took control of her region. They said music was a crime. They said women weren't allowed to go to the market. They said girls couldn't go to school.Raised in a once-peaceful area of Pakistan transformed by terrorism, Malala was taught to stand up for what she believes. So she fought for her right to be educated. And on October 9, 2012, she nearly lost her life for the cause: She was shot point-blank while riding the bus on her way home from school.No one expected her to survive.Now Malala is an international symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest ever Nobel Peace Prize winner. In this Young Readers Edition of her bestselling memoir, which includes exclusive photos and material, we hear firsthand the remarkable story of a girl who knew from a young age that she wanted to change the world -- and did. Malala's powerful story will open your eyes to another world and will make you believe in hope, truth, miracles and the possibility that one person -- one young person -- can inspire change in her community and beyond. With contributions by Patricia McCormick,

I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban

by Malala Yousafzai Christina Lamb

When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley in Pakistan, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education.On Tuesday, October 9, 2012, when she was fifteen, she almost paid the ultimate price. She was shot in the head at point-blank range while riding the bus home from school, and few expected her to survive. Instead, Malala's miraculous recovery has taken her on an extraordinary journey from a remote valley in northern Pakistan to the halls of the United Nations in New York. At sixteen, she has become a global symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest nominee ever for the Nobel Peace Prize.I AM MALALA is the remarkable tale of a family uprooted by global terrorism, of the fight for girls' education, of a father who, himself a school owner, championed and encouraged his daughter to write and attend school, and of brave parents who have a fierce love for their daughter in a society that prizes sons.I AM MALALA will make you believe in the power of one person's voice to inspire change in the world.

Bleed, Blister, Puke, and Purge: The Dirty Secrets Behind Early American Medicine

by J. Marin Younker

Riots over the medical use of cadavers. Public access to institutions for the insane. And full-blown surgeries without the aid of anesthetics or painkillers. Welcome to the middle ages of American medicine. Bleed, Blister, Puke, and Purge exposes the extraordinary practices and major players of American medical history, from the colonial era to the late 1800s. It's hard to believe that today's cutting-edge medicine originated from such crude beginnings, but this book reminds us to be grateful for today's medical care, while also raising the question: what current medical practices will be the horrors of tomorrow?

Love Like Sky

by Leslie C. Youngblood

"Brims with charm and compassion."--Vashti Harrison, New York Times best-selling author of Little Leaders "Love ain't like that.""How is it then?" Peaches asked, turning on her stomach to face me. "It's like sky. If you keep driving and driving, gas will run out, right?" "That's why we gotta go to the gas station.""Yep. But have you ever seen the sky run out? No matter how far we go?" "No, when we look up, there it is.""Well that's the kind of love Daddy and Mama got for us, Peaches--love like sky.""It never ends?" "Never."G-baby and her younger sister, Peaches, are still getting used to their "blended-up" family. They live with Mama and Frank out in the suburbs, and they haven't seen their real daddy much since he married Millicent. G-baby misses her best friend back in Atlanta, and is crushed that her glamorous new stepsister, Tangie, wants nothing to do with her. G-baby is so preoccupied with earning Tangie's approval that she isn't there for her own little sister when she needs her most. Peaches gets sick-really sick. Suddenly, Mama and Daddy are arguing like they did before the divorce, and even the doctors at the hospital don't know how to help Peaches get better.It's up to G-baby to put things right. She knows Peaches can be strong again if she can only see that their family's love for her really is like sky.

Love like Sky

by Leslie C. Youngblood

G-baby and her younger sister, Peaches, are still getting used to their "blended-up" family. They live with Mama and Frank out in the suburbs, and they haven't seen their real daddy much since he married Millicent. G-baby misses her best friend back in Atlanta, and is crushed that her glamorous new stepsister, Tangie, wants nothing to do with her.

Monstrous

by Skottie Young Marcykate Connolly

Reminiscent of Frankenstein and tales by the Brothers Grimm, this debut novel stands out as a compelling, original story that has the feel of a classic.The city of Bryre suffers under the magic of an evil wizard. Because of his curse, girls sicken and disappear without a trace, and all live in fear. No one is allowed outside after dark. Night is when Kymera comes to the city, with a cloak disguising her wings, the bolts in her neck, and her spiky tail. Her mission is to rescue the girls of Bryre. Despite Kym's caution in going secretively, a boy named Ren sees and befriends her . . . but what he knows will change her world forever.

The Wild Cats of Piran

by Scott Alexander Young Moreno Christe

Europe's most magical cats battle for their nine lives! In this first chronicle, the wild cats encounter the ghosts of Piran--and the wicked General Rat! Join the beautiful Queen Felicia, faithful warrior Dragan, and the feral feline family for nine tales of adventure and enchantment.

Moving Mama to Town

by Ronder Thomas Young

Freddy James Johnson becomes the man of the family when his daddy runs off. He knows he must keep his family, so they move to town. An International Reading Association award winner.

Courage Rock (Fountas & Pinnell Classroom, Guided Reading Grade 5)

by Mike Young Jill Nadler

COURAGE! When Connor's hike with his daredevil cousin suddenly becomes dangerous, he's got to decide—what does it mean to be brave? NIMAC-sourced textbook

Beware of the Giant Brain! (Franken-Sci High #4)

by Mark Young

The hijinks continue in the fourth book in Franken-Sci High, the wacky series created with The Jim Henson Company. Franken-Sci High is the only school in the world for aspiring mad scientists and it&’s located on a craggy island in the Bermuda Triangle, of course! While some mad scientists are power-hungry maniacs, the school was founded in 1536 as a refuge for generations of brilliant—and sometimes eccentric—young minds. Students are encouraged to use their brainpower for good, but the teachers accept that some kids will want to take over the world…and the school cafeteria. Odifin Pinkwad exists as a brain in a jar, and when he sets his mind to something…watch out! He finds out about a special Franken-Sci High event: A Mad Scientists and Brilliant Brains Trivia Night, and he is determined to win the special prize for first place. His plan to win? Plug into the jars holding famous brains in the school library&’s Brain Bank and transfer their knowledge to himself. Odifin thinks he has Trivia Night in the bag, but as he gets greedy for more and more brainpower and figures out how to connect to all the brains at once, he starts to grow, and grow, and grow. Soon he&’s a giant brain who exists in a shark tank instead of a jar! He&’s smarter than ever, but being a massive brain has some downsides: He needs more and more challenges—like doing the homework of every student in school for fun and making the lights flicker every time someone says &“Odifin&”—just to keep his brain busy. The strangest thing of all, though, is what happens next…when Newton Warp finds out a surprising detail about Odifin&’s past that could change everything! TM & © 2020 The Jim Henson Company

The Creature in Room #YTH-125 (Franken-Sci High #5)

by Mark Young

The science at Franken-Sci High gets even madder in this fifth book in a wacky series created with the Jim Henson Company.There&’s a school field trip coming up, and most Franken-Sci High students can&’t wait to venture off the school campus. But Newton Warp&’s roommate, H.G. &“Higgy&” Vollington, only wants to go if he can find a way to look human. Higgy usually flaunts the green goo he is made of, but when he lived out in the real world, regular people always stared at him. Newton, Shelly, and Theremin try various ways of making him less green, but nothing works. They need to go to the enemy for help: Mimi Crowninshield is a genius when it comes to inventing creepily-realistic cosmetics. She agrees to help Higgy if the friends tell her Newton&’s big secret. Newton doesn&’t know the answer to the mystery of where he came from, but now he has more reason than ever to figure it out! TM & © 2020 The Jim Henson Company

The Good, the Bad, and the Accidentally Evil! (Franken-Sci High #6)

by Mark Young

Can Newton save Franken-Sci High? Find out in the sixth book in this wacky series created with The Jim Henson Company.When Franken-Sci High&’s strangest teacher tells Newton Warp that they are traveling to the future, Newton thinks it is a joke…but he should know by now that in a school for mad scientists, anything is possible. Before he knows it, Newton teleports forward by twenty-five years, and everything at the school has changed. His monster-loving friend, Shelly Ravenholt, has grown up to be against making monsters and has a plan to keep the school from making new monsters when there are so many that need help already. Her intentions are good, but she is becoming accidentally evil, and it&’s up to Newton to stop her! TM & © 2020 The Jim Henson Company

Monsters Among Us! (Franken-Sci High #2)

by Mark Young

The hilarious madness at Franken-Sci High continues in this second book in a wacky series created with The Jim Henson Company.Franken-Sci High is the only school in the world for aspiring mad scientists and it’s located on a craggy island in the Bermuda Triangle, of course! While some mad scientists are power-hungry maniacs, the school was founded in 1536 as a refuge for generations of brilliant—and sometimes eccentric—young minds. Students are encouraged to use their brainpower for good, but the teachers accept that some kids will want to take over the world…and the school cafeteria. In the second book in the Franken-Sci High series, Monsters Among Us, Newton Warp’s friends notice he’s being followed around by a strange new professor, Dr. Flubitus, but have no idea why. Newton wonders if it has something to do with the barcode on his foot. He doesn’t have much time to dwell on it, though, because soon there are reports of a giant monster loose on campus! Shelly assumes a school for mad scientists would have top-notch security against monsters, nosy tourists, and other invaders, but soon she and her friends Newton and Theremin discover a gaping loophole in the system. If a marauding monster can find its way to the school’s secret location in the Bermuda Triangle and figure out how to open a portal to the campus, anyone else could get in, too! Then Shelly finds out she might be the reason the monster is there in the first place… TM & © 2019 The Jim Henson Company

The Robot Who Knew Too Much (Franken-Sci High #3)

by Mark Young

The fun continues at Franken-Sci High in this third book in a wacky series created with The Jim Henson Company.Franken-Sci High is the only school in the world for aspiring mad scientists and it&’s located on a craggy island in the Bermuda Triangle, of course! While some mad scientists are power-hungry maniacs, the school was founded in 1536 as a refuge for generations of brilliant—and sometimes eccentric—young minds. Students are encouraged to use their brainpower for good, but the teachers accept that some kids will want to take over the world…and the school cafeteria. When his robot friend, Theremin Rozika, aces a test that he was really nervous about, Newton Warp is surprised to see that his friend looks sad instead of happy. Theremin&’s father programmed him to never be smarter than his dear old dad: If Theremin begins to do well in one area of study, he immediately fails every other subject. So Newton and his friend Shelly Ravenholt attempt to reprogram Theremin, with disastrous results. Instead of making Theremin smarter, they accidentally make him speak in Pig Latin! They&’re forced to contact Theremin&’s father, Dr. Rozika, to repair their friend&’s code. Can they also convince him to give Theremin the freedom to succeed? TM & © 2020 The Jim Henson Company

What's the Matter with Newton? (Franken-Sci High #1)

by Mark Young

It takes a lot to stand out at a school for mad scientists—but Newton Warp is unlike anyone (or anything) else at Franken-Sci High in this first book in a wacky series created with The Jim Henson Company.Franken-Sci High is the only school in the world for aspiring mad scientists and it’s located on a craggy island in the Bermuda Triangle, of course! While some mad scientists are power-hungry maniacs, the school was founded in 1536 as a refuge for generations of brilliant—and yes, eccentric—young minds. Students are encouraged to use their brainpower for good, but the teachers accept that some kids will still want to take over the world…and the school cafeteria. In the first book in the series, What’s the Matter with Newton?, Newton Warp is a mystery, even to himself: He wakes up one day in the library with no idea of who he is, how he got there, or where he came from. Newton is quickly assigned to a dorm and makes a friend: Shelly Ravenholt, who creates living, breathing monsters for fun. He’s eager to find out who his family is, but this is high school after all, and he soon has other problems: Newton has to create a last-minute project for the Mad Science Fair and Shelly’s friend Theremin (a robot) is really jealous of him. And that’s not all: the other students at Franken-Sci High soon realize that Newton has a few useful, but surprising quirks. Wherever Newton came from, they start to suspect that he’s not entirely human! TM & © 2019 The Jim Henson Company

Buzz Takes Over (Focus Forward #Green Level)

by Karen Young Carmel Reilly

Fast Lane is a brand new reading intervention series developed for 8 to 14-year old struggling readers. It provides them with a variety of engaging, wonderfully illustrated stories and non-fiction texts which will appeal to even the most reluctant child reader. The series provides a complete program for junior reading intervention, and each book comes with a mini-audio disk for supporting and reinforcing children's fluency in reading.

Minnow And Rose: An Oregon Trail Story

by Judy Young

In the mid-1800s, Minnow lives in one of the many native villages scattered across the plains. One day she meets Rose, who is traveling West with her family on a wagon train, and two different cultures come face to face with life-changing results.

Alfred Wegener: Uncovering Plate Tectonics: Earth and Space Science (Science Readers)

by Greg Young

In this appealing biography, children will read about the fascinating life, theories, and discoveries of Alfred Wegener. From his time in Greenland studying meteorology with hot balloons to his theory of Pangea, readers will be eager to learn more about Wegener's contributions to science and the strides he took towards developing the study of plate tectonics. The easy-to-read text, accessible glossary, helpful index, and intriguing facts work in conjunction with the lively images and captivating lab activity to engage readers from beginning to end! <P><P>Lexile Measure: 630L

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