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A diverse group of high school girls faces the challenges of standing up for what they believe is right. You'll cheer them on and learn more about yourself in each book of the Raise the Flag series! At King High, six girls who met at See You at the Pole meet again to pray for each other and for their school. And it's a good thing they do, because they're all going to need prayer this year. Even popular Tobey, who's in for more trouble than she could have dreamed up in a lifetime. As junior class president, member of the Judicial Board, cross-country team member, and star of the speech club, Tobey has gained a lot of friends on campus. But when she confronts the school's most popular coach about a very sensitive issue, Tobey is faced with a test of faith unlike any she has experienced before--and discovers a whole new, wonderful definition for the word "friend. "
Mary Gaitskill returns with a luminous new collection of stories--her first in more than ten years. In "College Town l980," young people adrift in Ann Arbor debate the meaning of personal strength at the start of the Reagan era; in the urban fairy tale "Mirrorball," a young man steals a girl's soul during a one-night stand; in "The Little Boy," a woman haunted by the death of her former husband is finally able to grieve through a mysterious encounter with a needy child. Each story delivers the powerful, original language, and the dramatic engagement of the intelligent mind with the craving body--or of the intelligent body with the craving mind--that has come to be seen as stunningly emblematic of Gaitskill's fiction.From the Trade Paperback edition.
The crime scenes are horrifying. The victims are all arranged with deliberate care- posed to appear alive despite their agonizing deaths. Chattanooga grief counselor Audrey Sherrod moonlights for the local police and it's clear to her and to Special Agent J.D. Cass that these murders are the work of a deranged serial killer. Initially, the victims are linked only by their physical appearance, but later, a link to horrifying crimes that took place long ago emerges. Each grisly new discovery underscores that the past has not been forgotten. Audrey went looking for the truth, and found it. Unfortunately, it's more twisted and terrifying than she could have imagined.
Too big to join in the child-size games of his friends, Big Bird feels left out -- until Bert shows him that being big can sometimes be a big help.
He was a heel . . . a blue-blood gone bad, a low-brow with class, a bum with an income. He liked low-slung cars and top-heavy girls, and he took his pleasure where he found it. He was the consort of bookies, dope-peddlers, crooks; the buddy of has-beens, tough guys, and junkies. He dreamed the big dream, but played it small . . . free wheeling it down hill all the way, with a crack-up--and murder--at the bottom.Too many slow horses, too many fast women, and finally, one loaded cigarette; and after that . . . trouble: a woman who wouldn't stay, a dead man's face that wouldn't go away, and an alibi that wouldn't stick . . .
Mariah Conrad has come home. Badly wounded on active duty in Afghanistan and finally released stateside, she has no family to call on and nowhere to go-until Quinn Walker arrives at her bedside. Quinn...her brother-in-arms, ex-lover and now maybe her future.Quinn brings Mariah to his log cabin in the Appalachian Mountains of Kentucky to rest and recuperate both physically and emotionally. While she's incredibly grateful, Mariah is also confused and frustrated. She's always stood on her own two feet, but now even that can literally be torture. She's having flashbacks and blackouts, hearing helicopter noises in the night. She wants to push Quinn away-and hold him closer than ever.But will she get the chance? Those helicopters are more than just post-traumatic stress; they're real-and dangerous. Bad things are happening on the mountain. Suddenly there's a battle to be fought on the home front, and no guarantee of survival.
High schooler Amber Novak's life is changed forever when a date with hunky Eric Moore ends in a car crash. Now Amber will never walk again. When she begins rehab at Hamilton Hospital, she meets others who understand her pain, and they warn her that nothing can prepare her for reality. Can she find the courage to rebuild her life and dream again?
"You're in danger. You and Amanda. " The warning draws Bonnie Wheeler to a place she has never been: To the brutally slain body of her husband's ex-wife . . . To the shattering of her perfect world by a murdered woman's secrets . . . To a place where every truth becomes a lie-and every loved one is a stranger . . . To a gathering darkness that threatens her innocent child-and herself . . . To a home where nothing is safe, and there's no one she can trust. No one.
God never wants us to be anxious about things in the future, but for most of us that may be easier said than done. Learn to intercept the spirit of dread where it starts--in your thought life--and replace it with joyful anticipation of God's best!
An obsessive crush puts partygoers in danger in this delightfully scary story. Kayla Evans wants to be in the popular crowd. She wants it so much that she looks the other way whenever queen bee Alice Grafton is rude to her and to everyone else. It seems like Alice only likes one person: her crush, Nick Maroulis. She is totally obsessed with making him like her too, so much so that she mixes a love potion into the punch at her big party over the weekend. But when the party comes to a sudden halt, Kayla realizes that it was no love potion that Alice put in the punch. Now it's up to Kayla to find the mysterious girl who sold the potion to Alice and get the antidote before everyone suffers from Alice's mistakes...permanently. This terrifying tale is rated a Level 4 on the Creep-o-Meter.
From the book: It was almost Thanksgiving. First Grade drew pictures of the Pilgrims, Anna Maria wrote a play and told everyone what to do. Their teacher showed First Grade how to make a giant turkey, and Anna Maria got to wear The turkey costume first. But Jim knew that Thanksgiving is for everyone, and even Anna Maria had to agree that Louie made a fine turkey. A favorite First Grade celebrates a favorite holiday in a Thanksgiving book that spans the seasons. This book contains picture descriptions. This file should make an excellent embossed braille copy.
How to reduce cholesterol, salt, fat and sugar, and still eat tasty food. How to adapt everyday recipes for healthful eating. How to permanently change eating habits. How to read and understand labels. How to lose weight and keep it off. How to handle eating in a restaurant, and more.
Three friends frighten each other with tales of haunted beach houses, sinister cats, and witches in this trio of cautionary stories from Japan and the United States. Beginning readers come away with a satisfying experience and the benefit of good advice!From the Trade Paperback edition.
Ferrell's remarkable stories show young people on the verge of being erased from society--but determined to endure. "Each story is a song, the voice tuned to perfection"--Tobias Wolff.
Dark Secrets. . . With a new identity, a new city to live in, and a wonderful new husband, Rachel Moore believes she's finally free of the demons in her past. But nothing could be farther from the truth. For the deadly secrets she thought were long-buried are now on the brink of being exposed. . . Have A Way. . . Someone has a vendetta against Rachel. Someone whom she betrayed a long time ago. Someone who is determined to make her pay--no matter the cost. . . Of Coming Back With A Vengeance. . . Now Rachel knows it's just a matter of time before her dangerous past meets up with her present--and destroys everything she's worked so hard for. Because if there's one thing that can be counted on--her enemy never forgets or forgives and will do whatever it takes to see Rachel suffer. . . Advance Praise for Don't Ever Tell "A taut, involving, and utterly convincing thrill ride. " --Gregg Olsen, "New York Times "bestselling author "The talented Mr. Massey has the rare knack of grabbing the reader early and not letting go. In this relentlessly gripping novel the hold only gets tighter as the pages turn. Massey knows how to ratchet up the suspense. Tell everyone that "Don't Ever Tell" is a crackling good thriller. " --John Lutz, "New York Times" bestselling author "Put the kids to bed, let the cat out, throw another log on the fire, you will not stop turning the pages of Brandon Massey's "Don't Ever Tell" until you've gobbled every last morsel. A diabolical rocket sled of a book, this story is deceptively simple, carefully crafted out of lean, mean prose, but the pay-off is shattering - a tour de force of psychological suspense. Old grudges, dark secrets, and a ticking time bomb of a villain add up to an irresistible read. Highly recommended. " --Jay Bonansinga, National Bestselling Author of "Shattered, Twisted, Frozen, "and "The Sinking Of The Eastland" "A razor-sharp thriller guaranteed to keep you turning pages well into the night. Start this one on your day off--you won't be able to put it down. " --Douglas Clegg, bestselling author of "The Queen of Wolves" and "The Hour Before Dark"
Delaney Collins doesn't believe in fairy tales. And why should she? Her mom is dead, her best friend is across the country, and she's stuck in California with "Dr. Hank," her famous life-coach father--a man she barely knows. Happily ever after? Yeah, right.Then Dr. Hank tells her an outrageous secret: he's a fairy godmother--an f.g.--and he can prove it. And by the way? The f.g. gene is hereditary. Meaning there's a good chance that New Jersey tough girl Delaney is someone's fairy godmother. But what happens when a fairy godmother needs a wish of her own?From the Hardcover edition.
From the Bookjacket: Duck and Gander are having a contest. But Duck swims faster, and Gander flies higher. So which one is the champion? Then Duck gets an idea: "Don't move," she says. "Don't talk. Don't fidget a feather! And the winner will be the one and only, true and forever champion of champions." But as Duck and Gander stand stock still, along come a host of visitors- including Fox. Will Duck run? Will Gander? Which is the real champion? Gentle, funny, and true to life, Erica Silverman's story was inspired by the children next door. S. D. Schindler's rendering of Duck and Gander, which captures perfectly their spirit of rivalry-and of friendship-was simply inspired. The result is another irresistible book by the creators of Big Pumpkin.
In the Danza family, the men did most of the cooking -- great Italian-American food that has remained the favorite cuisine in American households for more than a century. Now, actor, television personality, and exuberant cook Tony Danza and his son, Marc (and grandson, Nicholas!), invite you into the kitchen with their huge, at times hilarious, Italian-American clan for 50 top-secret family recipes (thesauce andthelasagna) and never-before-shared stories and photographs. You'll meet Tony's mom and dad, and Tony's mom's family, the Camisas. You'll meet Marc's family and of course his son, Nicholas. You'll meet the uncles, the aunts, and the cousins, all important people in Tony's and Marc's upbringing. You'll read stories about an Italian immigrant family that grew strong in America and really lived the American dream. The stories are, for the most part, wrapped around the recipes and the food that was the center of family life: Uncle John's Pasta with Prosciutto Sauce, Mother's Lasagna, Chicken with Lemon and Garlic, Holiday Antipasto, Roasted Chicken and Potatoes, Escarole and Bean Soup, Ricotta Cheesecake, and even Tony and Marc's Quick or Date Sauce, a fabulous tomato sauce that's fast, easy, and sure to help you impress the ladies. So pull up a chair, pick up a fork, and join Tony and Marc as they cook, eat, and laugh their way through the generations. And remember, "don't fill up on the antipasto. "
At College, Aisha has room mate troubles, Jake has no room, Zoey loves everything about California, Claire is realizing how good it was to have friends on the island, and Ben's sight is getting worse and worse. Back on the island, Lucas and Nina are missing their friends, especially Zoey. And, don't forget Lara. As if anyone could! She's lied, schemed, and manipulated herself into everyone's lives. But now she's turning her own life around, and it feels great. There's only one problem--the terrifying dreams of fire that haunt her sleep. Their lives have changed drastically since Zoey fooled around in the first book of the Making Out series and bigger changes are ahead in the last three books that follow Don't Forget Lara. Read the full story in this 28 book series about these teenagers who flirt, get hurt, fall in and fall out of love, including: #1 Zoey Fools Around, #2 Jake Finds Out, #3 Nina Won't Tell, #4 Ben's In Love, #5 Claire Gets Caught, #6 What Zoey Saw, #7 Lucas Gets Hurt, #8 Aisha Goes Wild, #9 Zoey Plays Games, #10 Nina Shapes Up, #11 Ben Takes A Chance, #12 Claire Can't Lose, #13 Don't tell Zoey, #14 Aaron Lets Go, #15 Who Loves Kate?, #16 Lara Gets Even, #17 Two Timing Aisha, #19 Kate Finds Love, #20 Never Trust Lara, #21 Trouble With Aaron, #22 Always Loving Zoey, #23 Lara Gets Lucky, #24 Now Zoey's Alone, #26 Zoey's Broken Heart, #27 Falling for Claire, and last, #28 Zoey Comes Home.
Join Bert, Ernie and Cookie Monster on a trip to the grocery store! How will Bert remember to buy the oatmeal he loves to eat every morning for breakfast? For January, the National Oatmeal Month.
Don't Forget to Write for the Secondary Grades: 50 Enthralling and Effective Writing Lessons (Ages 11 and Up)by Jennifer Traig
Fantastic strategies for getting high school students excited about writing. This book offers 50 creative writing lesson plans from the imaginative and highly acclaimed 826 National writing labs. Created as a resource to reach all students (even those most resistant to creative writing), the off-beat and attention-grabbing lessons include such gems as "Literary Facebooks," where students create a mock Facebook profile based on their favorite literary character, as well as highly practical lessons like the "College Application Essay Boot Camp. " These writing lessons are written by experts-and favorite novelists, actors, and other entertainers pitched in too. Road-tested lessons from a stellar national writing lab Inventive and unique lessons that will appeal to even the most difficult-to-reach students Includes a chart linking lessons to the Common Core State Standards 826 National is an organization committed to supporting teachers, publishing student work, and offering services for English language learners.
As the situation spins out of control, it becomes clear that Pleskit may lose his pet, his teacher may lose her job, and Earth may lose the benefits of the alien connection. Running away may be the only way for Pleskit to save the Veeblax.
Three fiendishly clever middle-school boys wreak havoc and humor but never, ever get caught! Kyle is a little rebellious and always eager to test the rules. Wilson, pudgy wiseguy, is his sidekick. And Dusty is their impulsive, hyper friend -- always the most gung-ho about their pranks, but also the most likely to land them in trouble.
LIP LOCKERS! WILSON: invents stuff - and trouble DUSTY: can talk his way out of anything KYLE: the nice guy no one ever suspects Together they bend every rule in school but they never get caught! There's a rumor that the girls keep a Kissing Book in their locker room. The girls write about guys in it. How they kiss and stuff. Kyle and his friends find out that the girls have trash-talked them in the book. So they decide to steal it...
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