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The world of autism is one that few understand. The condition comes in many forms, and those affected exhibit a wide range of personality traits, some of which make social relations daunting. The Friendship Puzzle helps young readers learn about accepting and including their friends and classmates with autism. Mackenzie Mackabee is going to school at Brook Acres Elementary. Mackenzie loves to make new friends, and she's very excited when she finds out there is a new boy at school named Dylan. But when her attempts at befriending him fail, she goes to her mother for advice. Together they determine to solve this "friendship puzzle." As she sets out to learn how she can be his friend, Mackenzie discovers that friendships come in many different forms. This book is lively, upbeat and sends an encouraging message about the importance of friendship and inclusion. The activity guide makes the book especially useful for educators and parents.
Introduces the Friesian horse through photographs and text.
THREE COMPLETE STORIES OF HAUNTING AND HORROR! THE WHITE PHANTOM Is he the most gruesome dog that ever lived, or a ghost protecting the sacred burial grounds? People in the area have only heard his howhng, and know the legends. But now his paw prints are on the ridge just above Andy's house, and a strange girl says she's seen him. Don't go above the ridge, folks tell Andy, but he must... NIGHTMARE NEIGHBORS What's that blob on the kitchen counter, Matt wants to know. But his mom can't explain it, or the scratch on her face, either. But when a weird new neighbor comes to call, there's worse on the way. When Matt realizes the newcomers are even after his baby sister, he knows he's got to do something. But what. CAMP FEAR The guys from tent seven are just goofing on the beach when a loud explosion splits the air. But that's just the beginning of their problems. Something, or someone, has put the rest of the camp into suspended animation - everyone that is, except the weird director and his even weirder assistant. (Other Fright Time books are available from Bookshare.)
3 spine-tingling tales: Don't Breathe, Overnight-mare, and It's in the Attic.
3 spine-tingling tales: Terror Town, Medal of Horror, and Kid Willie's Ghost.
3 spine-tingling tales: Forest of Fear, Ghost Twin, and Something's in the Sewer.
3 spine-tingling tales: Madman on Main Street, Scary Harry, and It's Almost Dark.
From the back of the book: Deadly undertow Surf's up in Hawaii, and the Hardy boys are riding a crime wave into danger! Somebody's trying to deep-six champion surfer Jade Roberts, and Frank and Joe are determined to keep her from going under. From Waikiki to Diamond Head, the Hardys find themselves in hot pursuit of a powerful crime boss. In the face of bullet-spraying motorboats and killer copters, they run the risk of suffering the worst wipeout of their lives! ================ From inside the book: CRASH COURSE Joe grabbed the edges of the floating surfboard and tried to lie on top of it, his legs dangling off the end. But the back of the board sank under his weight, and the front angled up out of the water. Then the whole thing shot out from under him, flew into the air, and splashed down a few feet away. Jade grinned and said, "Paddling is simple- staying on the board is the tricky part. Let me show you how." As she started to wade toward the surfboard, Joe noticed a large wave rolling in. He realized it was going to break almost on top of him, and he started to duck and cover his head with his arms. But as he did, he saw something else-a runaway surfboard tumbling through the rushing water, crashing straight down at Jade!
MEAT OFF THE BONE A giant squid found in the wake of a bizarre oceanic maelstrom dies in a Chicago aquarium. But its eggs are bursting with life-as in megavolts of killer electricity that are luring victims to their death. Sort of. Human flesh zapped into bite-size pieces, the unwilling leftovers manage to pull themselves back together, staying fresh until the next meal. But one of the unlucky entrees is now pulsating with evil energy, becoming stronger as it fries and consumes hapless citizens. Harold Smith reads the situation clearly: this lightning rod of killing power is given the task of protecting the eggs until they reach full earth-consuming maturity. Remo enters the fray, only to discover that this highwattage freak and a huddle of monstrous baby squid are more than ready to take their pound of flesh from the Masters of Sinanju.
Hollywood is coming to Sleepy Hollow! A big-time director wants to film a movie about ghosts in the third-graders' basement classroom. Jeff can't wait to see how a real scary movie is made. He wants to help out with costumes, props, and special effects. But the classroom ghosts want to help out, too. And that could turn this horror flick into a horrible flop!
Is Nick Allen a troublemaker? He really just likes to liven things up at school -- and he's always had plenty of great ideas. When Nick learns some interesting information about how words are created, suddenly he's got the inspiration for his best plan ever...the frindle. Who says a pen has to be called a pen? Why not call it a frindle? Things begin innocently enough as Nick gets his friends to use the new word. Then other people in town start saying frindle. Soon the school is in an uproar, and Nick has become a local hero. His teacher wants Nick to put an end to all this nonsense, but the funny thing is frindle doesn't belong to Nick anymore. The new word is spreading across the country, and there's nothing Nick can do to stop it.
The critically acclaimed Fringe television series explores the dramatic and grotesque as impossible crimes are investigated by the government's shadowy Fringe Division, established when Special Agent Olivia Dunham enlisted institutionalized "fringe" scientist Walter Bishop and his globe-trotting son, Peter, to help in investigations that defy all human logic - and the laws of nature. Author Christa Faust (Choke Hold, Supernatural) is working hand-in-hand with the television writers to create new adventures uncovering the secrets of the series. The first novel revealed how Walter Bishop and William Bell discovered the drug Cortexiphan--and the alternate universe! Book two will explore how Olivia Dunham first was subjected to Cortexiphan experiments, with catastrophic results.Faust has been given unprecedented access to stories that have not been told on-screen, but weave directly into the series canon, much as Joss Whedon's Buffy graphic novels continue that series' official storyline.Copyright © 2013 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. FRINGE and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
More than seventy percent of Americans believe in paranormal activity. But even with a family-ghost story lurking in his own background, seasoned journalist Steve Volk has been like most of those millions of Americans- reticent to talk about his experience in polite company. If so many of us have similar stories to tell, why are we so reluctant to take them seriously? Paranormal claims don't traditionally sit well with reporters, but Volk decided to focus his gimlet-eyed tenacity on a new beat: the world of psychics, UFOs, and things that go bump in the night. It's a rollicking ride as Volk introduces us to all sorts of fringe-dwellers, many of them reluctant to admit to their paranormal experiences: a NASA astronaut-turned-mystic, a world-famous psychologist who taught us about dying and then decided death may not exist at all, and brave scientists attempting to verify what mystics have been reporting for millennia. Volk investigates what happens in the brains of people undergoing religious experiences, learns how to control his own dreams, and goes hunting for specters in his family's old haunted house. From his journey into the bizarre, Volk returns with a compelling argument that we need to allow for a middle space, a place where paranormal phenomena can be weird and compelling; raise crucial questions; and, quite possibly, remain unexplainable. He rejects the polarized options the twenty-first century seems to offer us: to passionately embrace or hotly reject, to revere only science or only spirituality. And he underscores, again and again, that by raising our most existential questions-why are we here, are we alone in the universe, and what happens when we die?-paranormal stories are in fact a crucial point of connection. It turns out that these "fringe" experiences strike at the core of what it means to be human.
Critically acclaimed Fringe explores new cases with endless impossibilities. Set in Boston, the FBI's Fringe Division started when Special Agent Olivia Dunham enlisted institutionalized "fringe" scientist Walter Bishop and his globe-trotting, jack-of-all-trades son, Peter, to help in investigations that defy all human logic - and the laws of nature. The first in an all-new series of tie-in novels!
Being a navy SEAL is more than a career to Alan "Frisco" Francisco--it is his whole identity. But now a bullet has threatened that existence. How can he function in combat when he can barely walk? Still, despite the doctor's warnings, Frisco is determined to achieve a full recovery. But the unexpected appearance of his abandoned niece leaves Frisco with little time for anything but dealing with the five-year-old girl. He knows even less about parenting than about how to mend his broken body. And there is no way he's going to accept offers of help from his neighbor Mia Summerton. He doesn't need anyone's help. . . not to care for his niece, not to learn to accept his limitations and certainly not to fall in love.
One of five interconnected novels; exploration of homoeroticism and psychosis.
Sharron was five when her father gave her the Friskative Dog. And just like the best-loved toys fromThe Velveteen Rabbit,Sharron has made the Friskative Dog real through her love and devotion. Now Sharron is nine, and her father is missing, and the Friskative Dog is more necessary to her than ever. Her father walked out about a year ago and has been lost to her ever since. If he were a dog, he'd be able to find his way home, Sharron thinks. But people don't have the same homing instincts as dogs. And you can't train them to be true. The Friskative Dogis about a young girl coming to accept that families can take all different shapes and sizes, and learning to live with hope and patience. Susan Straight has written a spare, delicate story, rich in metaphor and meaning, and full of love.
Kristin Thompson interviewed seventy-six people to examine the movie's scripting and design and the new technologies deployed to produce the films, videogames, and DVDs. She demonstrates the impact Rings had on the companies that made it, on the fantasy genre, on New Zealand, and on independent cinema.
Each spring, frogs come to Farmer Jessop's pond to lay their spawn. But when the frogs arrive this year, they find the pond has been filled up! They must find another pond so their tadpoles can survive.
In this Native American tale, a heroic girl rescues a group of frog children and returns them to their grandmother. Interest level: K-2. Lexile Measure: 240l.
Fictionalized version of the real adventures of a United States Army officer in Panama right after WWI as he rehabilitates a vicious Army cavalry charger into a stellar Army mount and the best polo pony on the 19th Cavalry's Polo Team. Part of the "Great Horse Stories" Series, Colonel Meek's novel, which remained in print for over 50 years, tells of the experiences and life of a peacetime cavalry officer stationed in Panama with his highly acclaimed working partner, a small but exceptionally intelligent and talented Arabian horse nicknamed Frog.
There's a small, hungry frog sitting on the log in the middle of the bog. He flicks ONE tick off of a stick. He sees TWO fleas in the reeds. He spies THREE flies buzzing in the skies. The frog is feeling pretty fine, but then. . . the log in the middle of the bog starts to rise. . . . What a surprise!
The inclusion of Jason's frog Croaker in the Easter pet parade she is planning challenges Stacy's fear of frogs.
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