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The Mystery at the Ballpark There's a mystery at Greenfield's ballpark. A special bat goes missing, Jessie's favorite glove disappears, and the team almost doesn't make it to their first game. Can the Boxcar Children save the team? The Mystery of the Hidden Beach While the Aldens are in Florida they find a beautiful hidden beach then learn that it's full of secrets. Once again, the Boxcar Children must find the truth. The Summer Camp Mystery It's time for the camp Olympics, but someone isn't playing fair. Are some campers so desperate to win that they're willing to cheat? The Boxcar Children are determined to solve the mystery before the competition is ruined for everyone!
The Mystery of the Pirate's Map Benny finds a bottle at the beach with a map inside. The Aldens find out that it could lead to buried gold, but they're not the only ones looking for the hidden fortune. Who will be the first to solve the mystery of the pirate's map? The Amusement Park Mystery The Aldens visit their cousins Joe and Alice, who live near a wonderful amusement park. It has everything they could ask for -- a beautiful merry-go-round, lots of rides and games, all the cotton candy they can eat . . . and a mystery! The Mystery of the Lake Monster At Lake Lucille, rumors begin spreading about a monster in the lake. The Aldens even meet a scientist who has been studying lake monsters. One night, when they here strange noises outside, they wonder -- what is going on in Lake Lucille?
Smart Owners Guide: Boxer is the first interactive breed book of it kind to offer new and novice owners a fun new way to learn about caring for their loyal companions. Boxer offers the most up-to-date online support with instant access to Club BoxerTM where owners can meet and interact with other dedicated owners, download charts and checklists, play Boxer-specific games, take quizzes, and send Boxer themed e-cards. The book contains easy-to-read, informative content, with addition smart tips, notable quotations, fun facts, and more than 100 adorable breed photos that keep you flipping through the pages.
Another teen thriller from the New York Times bestselling author of the Spenser mysteries. When a shy high school student?s body is found washed up on the shore of a quiet New England beach town?an apparent suicide?fifteen-year-old Terry Novak doesn?t know what to think. Something just doesn?t add up, so he decides to do some investigating of his own with the help of his best friend, Abby. It doesn?t take long before they learn that asking questions puts them in grave danger, and surviving is going to be a fight. Fortunately, Terry has been learning a thing or two about fighting, thanks to a retired boxer named George, who teaches the boy to use his head and always keep his feet set beneath him?lessons Terry takes to heart in more ways than one. He will need to. Robert B. Parker, New York Times bestselling author of the Spenser novels, delivers a taut, empowering mystery for young readers. .
When a shy high school student's body is found washed up on the shore of a quiet beach town - an apparent suicide - Terry Novak doesn't know what to think. He decides to do some investigating with the help of his best friend, Abby. Before long, they learn that asking questions puts them in grave danger. Fortunately, Terry has been learning about fighting, thanks to a retired boxer, who teaches him to use his head and keep his feet set beneath him - lessons Terry takes to heart in more ways than one. Robert B. Parker delivers a taut, empowering mystery for teen readers.
Learn about the boxer, its breeding, history and personality in this high interest book.
An expert answers all your questions about boxer care: feeding, behavior, health, breeding and much more. Up-to-date and informative, yet clear enough for young pet owners.
One woman moves to New York and falls in love . . . with a violent sport. Published to coincide with the first Olympic event for women's boxing, The Boxer's Heart is a brilliantly candid memoir of the world of women's boxing, now updated and with a new afterword. Written in raw and vivid style, it tells the story of how a young every-woman moves to New York City to write and, through struggles and disappointments in her personal life, rises through the ranks at the famed Gleason's gym to box professionally. Sekules's account unfolds with the pace and depth of a great novel, crammed with larger-than-life characters and piercing observations. any woman who has grappled with anger and trust in her relationships, been nagged by insecurity at the gym, or wondered what it feels like to throw a punch will identify with this witty and honest account of the "sweet science of bruising."
When she opens two strange boxes left in her care by her mysterious uncle, fifteen-year-old Annie discovers a swarm of telepathic creatures and unleashes a power capable of slowing down time.
A novel based on the new feature film. The Boxtrolls have raised an orphaned human boy, Eggs, since infancy as one of their dumpster-diving and mechanical junk-collecting own. When the Boxtrolls are targeted by villainous pest exterminator Archibald Snatcher, who is bent on eradicating them as his ticket to Cheesebridge society, the kindhearted band of tinkerers must turn to their adopted charge and adventurous rich girl Winnie to bridge two worlds amidst the winds of change - and cheese. © 2014 Universal
A leveled reader based on the new feature film. The Boxtrolls have raised an orphaned human boy, Eggs, since infancy as one of their dumpster-diving and mechanical junk-collecting own. When the Boxtrolls are targeted by villainous pest exterminator Archibald Snatcher, who is bent on eradicating them as his ticket to Cheesebridge society, the kindhearted band of tinkerers must turn to their adopted charge and adventurous rich girl Winnie to bridge two worlds amidst the winds of change - and cheese. © 2014 Universal
An 8x8 storybook based on the new feature film. The Boxtrolls have raised an orphaned human boy, Eggs, since infancy as one of their dumpster-diving and mechanical junk-collecting own. When the Boxtrolls are targeted by villainous pest exterminator Archibald Snatcher, who is bent on eradicating them as his ticket to Cheesebridge society, the kindhearted band of tinkerers must turn to their adopted charge and adventurous rich girl Winnie to bridge two worlds amidst the winds of change - and cheese. © 2014 Universal
To escape a brutal life on the Liverpool docks, a boy runs away to sea Arthur Fearon is nearly thirteen, and in the eyes of the law, that makes him a man. He wants to study to become a chemist, but his family cannot afford for him to continue school. The thought of a life working the docks makes Fearon break down in front of his classmates, but there is no time to cry. This boy has to get to work. The docks are hellish, and Fearon's first day is his last. He hops a steamer to Alexandria, looking for a better life on the sea, but everywhere he goes, he finds cruelty, vice, and the crushing weight of adulthood. He will not be a man for long. The subject of an infamous 1930s obscenity trial, this is the original, unexpurgated text of James Hanley's landmark novel: an unflinching examination of child labor and a timeless tale of adulthood gained too soon.
Once a free spirit who refused to be tied down, Anna is a forty-something single mother trying to put her life together after a bitter divorce. She crosses paths with a twenty-year-old neighbor who could not be more wrong for her---and her life suddenly has a new focus. She is drawn to his youth, his easy grace, and his freedom from the constraints that rule her existence. Though she resists temptation in every way she can, Anna is soon engaged in a reckless and obsessive affair. The consequences are life changing.Provocative, headlong, and utterly compelling, THE BOY is the story of a woman on the edge, torn between love and lust, desire and duty. Lara Santoro writes in fierce, unflinching prose about the dark side of passion, motherhood, and a woman's unthinkable rebellion.
Karl Taro Greenfeld knew from an early age that his little brother, Noah, was not like other children. He couldn't crawl, and he had trouble making eye contact or interacting with his family. As Noah grew older, his differences became even more pronounced--he was unable to communicate verbally, use the toilet, or tie his shoes, and despite his angelic demeanor, he often had violent outbursts. No doctor, social worker, or specialist could pinpoint what was wrong with Noah beyond a general diagnosis: autism. The boys' parents, Josh and Foumi, dedicated their lives to caring for their younger son with myriad approaches--a challenging, often painful experience that the devoted father detailed in a bestselling trilogy of books. Now, for the first time, acclaimed journalist Karl Taro Greenfeld speaks out about growing up in the shadow of his autistic brother, revealing the complex mix of rage, confusion, and love that defined his childhood. Boy Alone is his brutally honest memoir of the hopes, dreams, and realities of life with a mentally disabled sibling. Seamlessly weaving together the social history of autism and autism research--as the Greenfelds lived through it in seeking treatment for Noah--with the deeply affecting story of two very different boys growing up side by side, this book raises crucial philosophical questions: Can relationships exist without language? How should aging parents care for a nonverbal, violent child, and then a grown man who is not self-sufficient? Is there anything that can be done to help an extremely autistic child or adult become a member of mainstream society? Haunting, tragic, and unforgettable, this chronicle of autism is a beautiful, wholly original exploration of what it means to be a family, a brother, and a person.
Benjamin and his sister Ella live by themselves in Centerville. Ben has one love in his life: his mixed breed dog Whiskers, who turns out to be a trick dog. Whiskers loves to jump from great heights. Ben decides to help put on a circus for the Y.M.C.A. to help with funding. A man from the circus sees Whiskers and offers Ben $25 for Whiskers, which Ben refuses. What will Ben do when Whiskers is stolen?
Dickon lives in Elizabethian England, a time when wild bears are made to fight for men's pleasure. As a young tanner's apprentice, he is sent on an errand to the London Bear Garden, the center of cruel sport. Chased by the Garden workers, a bear cub, recently captured in France with its mother, runs to Dickon, who loves animals. Dickon determines to save the cub from the cruelty of the Bear Pit and to set it free. But the path to Freedom is beset by many terrible dangers for both Dickon and the bear. Animal handlers at the Bear Garden, afraid of Dickon's remarkable ability to handle the cub, which they construe as witchcraft, set fire to the barn where Dickon and the cub are staying, with nearly fatal results. Once they have escaped this fate, Dickon accepts a chance to join a troupe of gypsy jugglers and entertainers returning to their native France. But even there they are pursued. This is a deeply compassionate story of trust between boy and animal, told against the colorful backgrounds of London in the early 1600s and rural France. Dickon is an immensely appealing character whose skill with animals and sympathy for them will catch the hearts and minds of contemporary children.
A humorous way to show kids that being different can be a lot of fun! How would you feel if one morning you woke up with a big-eared, wet-nosed bunny on your head?Would you be surprised? And what would you do if you learned the bunny's name was Fred? And he liked it there on top of your head? You'd be different from your friends, who have nothing on their heads, but hey! That's okay too.This charming fun-filled book about a boy and special friend will delight young readers and enchant their parents as well.
In a future world, Fisher is the last boy on earth. But evidence suggests there may be a far-away survival bunk with other humans. In order to get there, he'll need to rely on a ragtag team he assembles, including a robot, a mammoth, and a prairie dog with basic English skills. Readers will be riveted as this unlikely team races toward survival.
While fishing with his friends off Honolulu on December 7, 1941, teenaged Adam is caught in the midst of the Japanese attack and through the chaos of the subsequent days tries to find his father, a naval officer who was serving on the U.S.S. Arizona when the bombs fell.
Mark Zuckerberg, the youngest Person of the Year named by Time magazine since Charles Lindbergh in 1927, has grown in prominence as rapidly as the company he founded in a Harvard dorm room in 2004. The public's appetite for insight into Facebook and its founder seems nearly insatiable. Curiosity abounds regarding Zuckerberg's personality and management style, since fictional Hollywood portrayals and Wall Street whispers have painted a broad-strokes portrait of the young CEO that is at best only a fraction of the truth.Given Facebook's current $58 billion market capitalization and 845 million worldwide users, there is clearly more to Zuckerberg than any over-simplified caricature could convey. The Boy Billionaire: Mark Zuckerberg In His Own Words is the first and only book to detail the visionary thoughts and opinions of Facebook's founder entirely through direct quotations from Zuckerberg himself. It is the most intimate and most authoritative look at the man behind Facebook's once-a-generation success, the tech heir-apparent to Steve Jobs and Bill Gates.Like those two pioneering entrepreneurs, Zuckerberg has proven to be a calculating and sometimes ruthless strategist with a steadfast commitment to his vision. Facebook exists somewhere between a social utility and a model of 21st century business, leading next-gen tech companies through an economic climate still scarred by the dot-com bubble of the early 2000s, but increasingly driven by the inevitability of a global marketplace built on social media technology.Facebook's potential is unknown, but the key to its success depends on Zuckerberg's own ideas and vision. This book serves up his most thought-provoking insights, as researched and chosen by George Beahm, the New York Times bestselling editor of I, Steve: Steve Jobs In His Own Words. The Boy Billionaire: Mark Zuckerberg In His Own Words provides crucial illumination of Zuckerberg and the company he's created, emphasizing insights, business strategies, and lessons learned. It is essential reading for people who seek innovative solutions applicable to their business, regardless of size, and makes an ideal gift or reference item for anyone interested in this newest of American business icon.
Here is how things stand at the beginning of newly-licensed driver Ruby Oliver's junior year at Tate Prep: * Kim: Not speaking. But far away in Tokyo. * Cricket: Not speaking. * Nora: Speaking--sort of. Chatted a couple times this summer when they bumped into each other outside of school--once shopping in the U District, and once in the Elliot Bay Bookstore. But she hadn't called Ruby, or anything. * Noel: Didn't care what anyone thinks. * Meghan: Didn't have any other friends. * Dr. Z: Speaking. * And Jackson. The big one. Not speaking.But, by Winter Break, a new job, an unlikely but satisfying friend combo, additional entries to The Boy Book and many difficult decisions help Ruby to see that there is, indeed, life outside the Tate Universe.From the Hardcover edition.
For years Dickens kept the story of his own childhood a secret. Yet it is a story worth telling. For it helps us remember how much we all might lose when a child's dreams don't come true . . . As a child, Dickens was forced to live on his own and work long hours in a rat-infested blacking factory. Readers will be drawn into the winding streets of London, where they will learn how Dickens got the inspiration for many of his characters. The 200th anniversary of Dickens's birth is February 7, 2012, and this tale of his little-known boyhood is the perfect way to introduce kids to the great author. Here is historical fiction at its ingenious best.From the Hardcover edition.
His father had earned the name Returns Again to Strike the Enemy, his uncle Four Horns--good, strong names. But the boy, born many winters ago to the Hunkpapa band of the Lakota Sioux, was called Slow. Slow knew that until he performed some brave or powerful deed, this was the name by which he would be known. When he reached his seventh winter, he was one of the strongest boys in his tribe. No one was more at ease riding a pony. And as he grew tall,his shoulders became broad and solid. Would the day ever come for him to prove hispower? Then one winter, when a group of Lakotas meet a Crow war party, Slow has the chance to earn his new name--the one you may know. With great drama and poignancy Joseph Bruchac tells the true story about the childhood of the greatest Lakota hero--Sitting Bull. Rocco Baviera's glowing paintings are filled with the energy and knowing of a young boy becoming a man, the energy and knowing that every young person carries on that journey from childhood to beyond.
How to Date Like a Guy: 1. Flirt constantly. 2. Keep your options open. 3. Don't get attached. Cassie and her two best friends, Greta and Keagan, are so over boyfriends. But just because the girls are anti-boyfriend doesn't mean they're anti-boy. So they make a pact for the summer: They'll each kiss ten different guys before school starts--no commitments, no drama, just fun. Sounds easy enough. Then Cassie meets the perfect guy (nine boys too soon), and the pact starts to seem like a terrible idea. Not to mention Boy Number One turns out to be her best friend's ex. Ugh--Cassie's summer just went from carefree to complicated faster than she can say "heartbreaker."