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Whenever Sophie made a wish, she wished for the same thing -- that her two best friends liked each other. Sophie makes a new friend when she is swapped into the other class at school.
[from the back cover] "Zan, McGee, Mary Bubnik, Rocky, and Gwen are sick and tired of being laughed at by their enemies, the Bunheads. So for their summer vacation, the girls are going to a special camp to become better ballerinas. Only Camp Claude Harper is all run down. And their dancing teacher doesn't know any ballet! But even worse, the Bunheads are across the lake at some fancy camp. And they're calling the gang's camp Camp Clodhopper. This can only mean war!" There are more funny situations in store for these ballet school friends who like each other more than they like ballet. The Bookshare collection has the whole series. Check out #1 The Terrible Try outs, #2 Battle of the Bunheads, #3, Stupid Cupids, #4 Who Framed Mary Bubnik, #5 Blubberina, #6 Save D.A.D., #7 The King and Us, #8 Camp Clodhopper, #9 Boo Who?, and #10 A Dog Named Toe Shoe, with more to come.
Camp Cooking covers it all: from meat, to fish, to vegetables, baked goods and sauces. Fred Bouwman explains it all in easy-to-follow steps. This information has been tested and retested in the field. Much of it is just not available anywhere else and Bouwman lets his expertise run wild here. Chapters include information on building campfires that are serviceable for cooking, selecting the best camp stove, utensils, and how to pack and carry a camp "kitchen." Bouwman also looks at the myths and the facts of safe water purification while camping, and teaches methods for safely purifying your water supply. The book closes with a great section on selecting using the wide selection of foods available to today's camper.
If you have a best friend--can you have other friends, too? The Secret Sisters can't wait to spend a week at an awesome summer camp on a Tucson dude ranch: the Lazy K. Could vacation get any better than this? They'll be caring for their own horses and learning to ride better and faster. Most of all, it's a chance for the Secret Sisters to grow closer together than ever before. At least, that's what they think. When they get to the Lazy K, though, both Tess and Erin have to make some difficult choices about each other and new friends. Some of their choices are good. Some are bad. Can a friendship survive some mistakes? What if you want to be friends with others, too? Will what they learn change the Secret Sisters forever?
This camp has gone to the dogs! Nancy and her classmates are entering a model-building contest to win the prize of a lifetime-a chance to spend a week in northern New Mexico! But before Nancy, Bess, and George can even enter their pueblo model, it's been destroyed! Plus Hannah's been acting very strange recently. Something sinister is definitely afoot. Have the girls angered the Taos Indian spirits by building the model, or is the threat something closer to home?
Welcome to camp -- Camp Dracula, as Jeep Holmes jokingly calls it. Jeep may be joking, but he isn't laughing. He can't take this weird new summer place! Never mind that the counselors always wear dark glasses and the activities are all at night. What bothers him most are the other campers, a bunch of sickly-looking creeps who like to keep bats in the bunks! Why did his parents send him to this horrific place? Will Jeep make it through the summer without going batty? You'll be dying to go to class at Graveyard School. # 1 Don't Eat the Mystery Meat! # 2 The Skeleton on the Skateboard # 3 The Headless Bicycle Rider # 4 Little Pet Werewolf # 5 Revenge of the Dinosaurs # 6 Camp Dracula
Lizzy Caldwell is so excited when she's asked to join the Camp Fear Girls. It sounds like such a cool club. Even though the clubhouse is on Fear Street--the spookiest street around. Even though the troop badges show coffins and hangman's nooses. Even though the Camp Fear Girls are mysteriously vanishing...
Donuts, donuts, a mountain of donuts. Molly Duff rubs her stomach. She'd like to eat them, but the Pee Wee Scouts are going to sell them. Door to door. To earn badges and help pay for a weekend at camp. Mrs. Peters, their troop leader, plus one mother will go to camp too. Molly can't wait to swim and hike and sing around the campfire! But when the Pee Wee Scouts are tucked away in their tents for the night, a strange and scary voice calls out, "OOOO ooo eee.'" Molly shivers. Is it a tiger? Or could it be a spooky ghost? Find out why the Pee Wee Scouts call their camp Camp Ghost-Away!
Marissa loves the amity of summer camp. Violet signs on as a counselor hoping to meet guys. She proves strangely skillful at handling the emotional crises of her young charges, while Marissa finds the opposite sex intriguing.
At summer camp, Willie is king of the knock-knock jokes. That is, until he is challenged by Crow, who claims to be the best at everything. So the campers decide to have a contest, and soon the jokes are flying fast and furious. Who will be the new knock-knock king?
The mishaps and adventures of Collette and her friends when they set up a day-care camp for little kids.
[from the back cover] "Twelve-year-old Tiffin's happy home life starts falling apart around the time Daddy surprises Mom with a smoked salmon for her birthday and a microwave for Mother's Day. The next thing you know, Daddy is being asked to leave home, and Tiffin is being shipped off to camp. Camp Chucalubup turns out to be the wackiest place in the world! The cook is rumored to be poisoning the food, the counselor gets her fun out of booby-trapping the cabin, and even Tiffin's horse is crazy. Worst of all, Mom is renting a place on camp property...and so is her new boyfriend! Daddy ends up camping out in a nearby tree house! But somehow Mom and Dad find time to hold hands in the moonlight. And now it looks like a crazy Camp Chucalucup vacation may be just what Tiffin's family needed to get them back to normal!
Charlie Collier is back solving mysteries out of his parents' garage, and this one's a doozey! Actually, there may be more than just one mystery out there to solve. There's Charlie's friend Sherman's brother, who is missing. And then there's a series of robberies in town involving masked teenagers. Could they be related? Charlie has to get himself in a heap of trouble--like getting thrown in juvie!--to figure out what's going on. Filled with action, adventure, humor and brain teasers, this is perfect for an older elementary school or young junior high school mystery fan. .
This short novel that is told with almost fable-like simplicity: Matt Harper is a first-time counselor at a boy's summer camp when he witnesses a casual brutality that leads to murder. The bullying, gluttonous headman Ed Nolan (who has "reduced Camp Pleasant to a microcosm of the Third Reich") is portrayed as one stereotype that the reader is not sorry to see killed off. Instead, all of our sympathy is reserved for the possible suspects: Merv Loomis, the homosexual counselor Nolan humiliates into quitting; the troubled ten-year-old Tony Rocca; Nolan's meek wife, Ellen; and several others. The setting and tone have the distinct feel of the early 1950s, but a casual reference to actress Catherine Deneuve places the action in the mid-60s or later. In other hands, perhaps this minimalist plot would be inadequate, but Matheson, author of Somewhere in Time and Hell House as well as classic Twilight Zone teleplays, has such a command of his craft that reading this book is pure pleasure. The simple writing style brings to mind Hemingway. "It was a Wednesday night and there were movies down in the lodge so I sent my boys there and stayed in the cabin, packing my trunk." Occasionally, Matheson waxes poetic: "I lay there staring at the wall, feeling my heart thud slowly in my chest like the fist of a dying man on the wall of his prison." Readers will find in Matheson's book a deeply engaging story with a clear writing style that is a pleasure to read.
Camp Princess is just like any other summer camp. Okay, so it's not exactly summer, since the magical kingdom of Palacyndra has seasons that change at the drop of a tiara. And it's not exactly camp, since the princesses stay in fully furnished turrets, complete with chambermaids. But it is a chance to get away from home and enjoy activities such as arts and crafts (with diamonds, of course) and moat swimming (bathing tiara required!). It's a place where Princess Alicia makes real friends, Princesses Kristen and Gunder-snap. And for Alicia, Camp Princess becomes much more. A place of mystery. Her turret seems to be haunted, and the golden bird that she captured for the songbird contest refuses to sing a note! It's all utterly frustrating -- until one shadowy night, when Alicia feels a ghostly presence in her room and begins to discover a destiny far more exciting than anything she could have imagined.
When rumors of wild unicorns come to Camp Princess, there's a frenzy of excitement as the royal maidens prepare for the Unicorn Round-Up. But Princess Gundersnap has more important things to worry about. Her war-inclined mother has taken her beloved pony, Menschmik, into battle, and Gundersnap fears for his life. Besides, Gundersnap is much too practical to believe in unicorns. Or is she? Both the magical tapestry in the tower and her favorite local witch, Berwynna, seem to be trying to tell Gundersnap something. Could the Unicorn Round-Up be more than just a bunch of royal hooey?
Alicia and Charles plan a wedding; Vi and Marissa anticipate seeing each other while Claudia flees to the reunion hoping to feel right. Heath is trailed by the media regarding his father's trial. The campers talk about the people they have become since summer.
Dear Diary, This totally hip girl, Erin, just joined our band at camp. She is so cool, and we really hit it off. But Erin and my best friend, Phoebe, HATE each other. What a rock n' roll mess! -- Ashley Dear Diary, One the girls in my band, Lark, has a big secret. And I know what it is -- Lark's dad is actually a huge rock n' roll star. So what is Lark doing here? I wonder. She doesn't need this camp to learn about music. Maybe Lark has another secret . . . -- Mary-Kate
Katie is so excited for her two-week stay at sleep away camp! Friends, activities, Color War, s'mores ... and wild animals???? But Katie can't go anywhere without the magic wind following here even to camp!
Christina Reese is thrilled to be at riding camp for three weeks--until she meets Eliza. Eliza is jealous of Christina because Christina's parents own a famous racing barn, and she says some terrible things about Christina.
Wilf is convinced his parents want nothing to do with him. When he isn't in school, he is left to his own devices or shipped away to camp. But at fifteen, Wilf is adamant that he is too old for summer camp. When his parents ignore his protests and ship him off anyway, he knows how he will get their attention: He will escape from camp by canoe and spend the rest of his vacation alone in the woods, proving to his parents he deserves his independence. His plan begins to unravel when his cabin mate forces Wilf to take him along. Things go from bad to worse when a younger camper follows them and they all end up in a fight for their lives against the unforgiving river.
12-year-old George and his brother Jack are spending wartime summer while their dad is off fighting the Germans. One afternoon, the boys stumble across Canada's top-secret spy camp and so begins an exciting and terrifying adventure as both get caught up in the covert activities of Camp X.
Campaign Advertising and American Democracyexplores the relationship between exposure to political advertisements and voter behavior. Contrary to widely held beliefs, political ads do not turn people off to politics.
? Detailed, practical advice on how to win any kind of campaign ? Written by a veteran activist with a lifetime of experience running campaigns at every level ? Updated throughout, including new information on using social media, challenges unique to women, and the power of volunteers "My political activism began in the stroller," writes Christine Pelosi. As the daughter of Congresswoman and former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Christine is almost literally a born campaigner. She knows politics and policy inside out: she's served as an attorney in the Clinton-Gore administration, as a Congressional chief of staff on Capitol Hill , and as a San Francisco prosecutor. She has conducted "boot camps" in over thirty states and in three countries, working with dozens of successful candidates for office from city council to US congress. In Campaign Boot Camp 2.0, Pelosi presents leadership lessons from the campaign trail from a diverse array of over forty public figures, lending advice for anyone who wants to run for office, advocate for a cause, or win a public policy issue. Campaign Boot Camp 2.0 is basic training for future leaders who hear a call to service--a voice of conscience that springs from vision, ideas, and values--and want to translate that call into positive change. Pelosi offers the seven essential steps to winning: identify your call to service, define your message, know your community, build your leadership teams, raise the money, connect with people, and mobilize to win. Each chapter concludes with a "Get Real" exercise so readers can personalize and integrate these ideas into individual efforts. In this edition, Pelosi updates the book's "Call to Service" examples--profiles of current political leaders and what motivated them to enter public service; details the expanding role of social media, the Internet, and technology as message multipliers; explores challenges unique to women candidates; and expands on the power of volunteers.
For journalist Liza Wilson, covering the campaign of presidential candidate Jonathan Davis is a career-making opportunity. She's up for nightly news anchor, and this story will cinch her spotlight. Plus, she'll get to see the charismatic senator up close and personal. Only, Liza doesn't realize just how personal--until she and John give in to a passion that could turn them into tomorrow's headlines. . . and derail both their careers. John's whole life has led up to this historic moment. He can't afford to let a breaking scandal destroy all he's worked for. But when Liza uncovers a secret in his past, he risks losing her, too. And John isn't a man who likes to lose. Now he's waging an all-out campaign to win Liza's love. Because her vote is the only one that counts!