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By Mary Cay Ricci. 2018
Have you ever thought about your dreams and if you could achieve them? Guess what? You can! You can find… your full potential and become more successful than you ever dreamed possible—it just takes changing the way you think to change your life. Unlock the secrets and clues to success in school, sports, afterschool activities, life, and so much more with the tips in Nothing You Can't Do!: The Secret Power of Mindsets. By discovering the secrets included in this illustrated, funny, and interactive book, you'll learn how to develop a growth mindset, where you look at life through a more optimistic lens, learn how to handle mistakes in a positive way, and find all the possibilities in yourself, even those you didn't know were there! With the power of a changed mindset, there's nothing you can't do!
By Jane Yolen. 1999
A web of evil Scottish magic entangles 3 children American twins Jennifer and Peter love spending time with their grandmother… in Scotland, especially because their sweet and loving Gran is a witch. A trip to meet Gran's coven provides some unexpected surprises when a woman presents the twins' little sister, Molly, with an ancient talisman. The relic leads the children to a frightened Pictish girl from the 9th century who has fled through time to escape a terrible evil. Jennifer, Peter, and Molly will have to join forces with Gran's friends to defeat a bearer of bad magic and help a time traveler return to her rightful past. In this delightfully atmospheric and imaginative novel, acclaimed fantasist Jane Yolen enthralls readers of all ages with a tale rich in wonder, surprise, and enchanted adventure. The Pictish Child is the 2nd Tartan Magic book, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order. This ebook features an illustrated personal history of Jane Yolen including rare images from the author's personal collection.
By Jane Yolen. 2002
A boy becomes possessed by an angry ghost after a visit to a Scottish graveyard Twins Jennifer and Peter rarely… get along, except when it comes to their fascination with ghosts, magic, and mystery. While visiting their grandmother in Scotland, the 2 children sneak off to a graveyard--which unfortunately turns out to be a very, very bad idea. Jennifer and Peter were hoping to see the ghost of Mary MacFadden, who died of a broken heart when her brother, Andrew, forbade her marriage. Instead, Andrew's angry ghost takes over Peter's body, and if Jennifer and their grandmother can't get the spirit to leave within 24 hours, Peter will be gone forever! A story rich in Scottish lore and supernatural surprises, The Bagpiper's Ghost is a wonderful treat for young readers and for fantasy lovers of any age who remain gloriously and unapologetically youthful at heart. The Bagpiper's Ghost is the 3rd Tartan Magic book, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order. This ebook features an illustrated personal history of Jane Yolen including rare images from the author's personal collection.
By Hoxie. 2018
The Girl Scouts of America has evolved over the last hundred years from the original group of eighteen into an… organization with thousands of members nationwide. First published in 1913, Girl Scouts Handbook is the original reference for girl scouts. This blast-from-the-past practical guide has been the foundation for the organization over the past century, helping young girls to learn the basics of scouting and teaching them useful skills such as: Self-Defense Woodcraft Botany Astronomy Gardening Sanitation Girl Scout Law Self-Discipline Self-Improvement And More! Rediscover this time-honored classic, featuring color photographs and diagrams for the first time, to learn important skills that will last a lifetime.
Throughout history--and even today--the head honchos usually like things the way they are. Rocking the boat does not make them… happy--not one bit. They may even want your head for going against the grain. But that threat didn’t stop the characters spotlighted in Fantastic Fugitives from changing history. They founded countries, won wars, and even ended empires--all while on the run! History’s Most Wanted covered in this book include: Spartacus Martin Luther Harriet Tubman John Dillinger Emmeline Pankhurst Nelson Mandela And six more! The exciting second book in the Changed History series, Fantastic Fugitives lets you follow these historical figures’ fast-paced stories to learn how anyone can change the world. Even you! Just make sure you have your running shoes on. This book is ideal for kids ages 8 and up, and is especially good for reluctant readers and those kids who think history reading is simply dry and boring. There are many color illustrations, photographs, and maps included through the book and sidebars with fascinating facts break up larger chunks of text in each chapter. Teachers, librarians, and parents will like that this can be used as a good go-to book to inspire kids to become interested in history.
By Jules Archer, Iain C. Martin. 1964
At twenty-six Douglas MacArthur was military aide to President Theodore Roosevelt, and his courageous leadership of the Rainbow Division in… World War I made him a general. At the same time, his reluctance to heed any authority but his own gained him a reputation of arrogance and insubordination that was to shadow his entire career.As MacArthur helped guide defeated Japan to democracy, it was remarked that he himself tolerated no democratic questioning of his commands. When he was summoned from Japan to take command of the desperately beleaguered forces in Korea, the conflict between duty and pride brought his career to a dramatic conclusion. With brilliant generalship he saved his army from defeat, only to be removed from his post when he refused to obey the president himself. Douglas MacArthur’s deeds were of heroic proportion, but he is, and will continue to be, one of America’s most controversial figures.
By Frank Triplett. 2013
The first definitive biography of the notorious Wild West desperado; a fully illustrated, authentic reproduction of the rare 1882 edition.… There are few outlaws who were as iconic in the ruthless American West as Jesse James. A guerilla during the Civil War, he partnered with his brother, Frank, on a criminal career that lasted more than a decade, corralling numerous gangs into bank hold-ups, stagecoach hijackings, and train raids. Detailing every one of the robberies and acts of violence James and his gang perpetrated, this unique biography, written just seven weeks after his assassination, was a sensation upon its initial publication. Authorized by James’s wife as well as his mother, it’s the first and only you-are-there-account of the life and crimes of the legendary outlaw. Jesse James is an essential piece of Western literature—both an important historical document of the era, and one hell of a wild story.
By Erin Peabody. 2016
The summer of 1871, a team of thirty-two men set out on the first scientific expedition across Yellowstone. Through uncharted… territory, some of the day’s most renowned scientists and artists explored, sampled, sketched, and photographed the region’s breathtaking wonders--from its white-capped mountain vistas and thundering falls to its burping mud pots and cauldrons of molten magma. At the end of their adventure, the survey packed up their specimens and boarded trains headed east, determined to convince Congress that the country needed to preserve the land from commercial development. They returned with "stories of wonder hardly short of fairy tales,” to quote the New York Times. With the support of conservationists such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Frederick Law Olmsted, and John Muir, the importance of a national park was secured. On March 1, 1872, Ulysses S. Grant signed the Yellowstone Park Bill into law. It set aside over two million acres of one-of-a-kind wilderness as "a great national park for the benefit and enjoyment of people. ” This important and fascinating book will introduce young adults to the astonishing adventure that led to "the best idea America ever had. ” Today over 130 countries have copied the Yellowstone model, and billions of acres of critical habitat and spectacular scenery are being preserved for all of us to enjoy. This book has a wonderful ecological and historical message for readers ages 12 and up. No book about Yellowstone's founding has been written for this age group before, yet Yellowstone National Park is a major destination for many families, so many readers will likely have heard of Yellowstone or even have visited there. This is a great book for any school library or for history or science classrooms in middle and high school, where information can be used for research projects.
By Jacob Abbott. 2012
Jacob Abbott was one of the most prolific American writers of history in the nineteenth century, writing many biographies on… the world's most influential leaders in a clear and exciting style. This comprehensive volume, first published in 1849 and part of Abbott's Illustrated Histories series, details the remarkable and fascinating life of William the Conqueror, the first Norman King of England. The king's life is researched and recorded thoroughly, chronicling the years from his illegitimate birth to his calamitous burial. Born in Normandy and promised the throne of England by King Edward, William decided to invade the country after another contender for the crown took the throne. Abbott recounts the famous Battle of Hastings in great detail, and with an enthralling narrative captures the young conqueror's struggles, ambition, and aspirations during his time in power. William the Conqueror's reign in England significantly transformed the country, whose residents resented being ruled by a foreigner who relied entirely upon his army to keep the country in subjugation and who suppressed their many revolts. With a brief history of the Saxon and Danish kings of England and the dukes of Normandy, and original engravings, this book is great for anyone interested in the political struggles of the Middle Ages, and is a valuable addition to any history buff's library.
Towering across time as the creator of the Mona Lisa, forever famous as a sculptor and inventor, Leonardo da Vinci… was one of the greatest minds of both the Italian Renaissance and Western civilization. His keen scientific imagination and, most of all, his aesthetic and creative genius have forever changed the course of our culture. Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code and recent in-depth biographies have stimulated renewed interest in da Vinci and his complex and inquiring intelligence. He is a challenging figure easily defined only by his great works, but this revealing selection of sketches, diagrams, and writings from his notebooks is a beautiful and varied record of da Vinci's theories and observations. They embrace not only art but also architecture, town planning, engineering, naval warfare, music, medicine, mathematics, science, and philosophy. The notebooks-a treasure trove of unparalleled ingenuity, curiosity, and creative energy-have inspired readers for centuries. The Da Vinci Notebooks is the perfect introduction to the mysteries of a master artist.
By William F. Buckley. 1978
On assignment to restore a 13th-century German chapel, Blackford Oakes learns that its owner is far more than a charming… aristocrat. The charismatic Wintergrin is rousing his countrymen to reunite Germany. Now, Oakes must either pull the fatal switch on his friend, or find a way to change the rules. From the bestselling author of Tucker's Last Stand.
By Katherine Rundell. 2017
Una novela sobre el valor de la amistad protagonizada por unos niños perdidos en la selva amazónica. Desde su asiento… en un avión de seis plazas, Fred observa cómo los misterios de la selva amazónica pasan bajo sus pies. Siempre ha soñado en convertirse en un explorador, hacer historia y leer su nombre como uno de los grandes descubridores de su tiempo, así que piensa que ojalá pudiera aterrizar y pisar tierra, aunque fuera sólo un minuto. Cuando, a causa de un accidente, el avión se estrella, Fred podrá por fin caminar por la selva, pero no en las condiciones que había imaginado. Lila, Max y Contia, otros tres niños supervivientes, no tienen ninguna esperanza de ser rescatados de ese lugar inmenso e indómito donde las opciones de volver a casa se reducen a las mínimas posibilidades. La crítica ha dicho...«Un libro absolutamente maravilloso.»Philip Pullman
By Shawna Railey. 2020
Eleven-year-old "Blue" Warren is cursed with three bothersome brothers, a too-busy father, a recently deceased mother, and she's annoyed. With… humor, hijinks, and heart, this debut novel is a touching tale of grief and the healing power of family.Eleven-year-old Beulah "Blue" Warren spends every waking moment surrounded by boys: her three brothers, her father, her best friend, even the family dog, but that's never stopped her from being her usual rambunctious self. Grappling with the loss of her mother, Blue is determined to do what she wants without fear of consequences. When she is sent to the principal's office, she gets out of it like a pro. When the witchy neighbor next door trashes her yard, Blue doesn't just get even, she gets ahead. No clean underwear because she hasn't done the laundry? No worries. That's what her little brother's Superman underwear is for, isn't it? But everything changes on the day she explores the attic and finds her mother's death certificate. Blue will need to muster all the strength she has to deal with the truth, find forgiveness, trust in her father, and grieve for her mother once and for all.
By Wesley King. 2020
&“Readers will appreciate [Sara] as good literary company even as they develop sympathy for her struggles.&” —BCCB &“It&’s the vivid,… insightful depiction of Sara&’s internal struggles that readers will remember.&” —Booklist &“A must-buy.&” —School Library Journal (starred review) In this prequel to the Edgar Award–winning OCDaniel, fan-favorite Sara quests for &“normal&” and finds something even better along the way.Sara&’s Rules to be Normal 1. Stop taking your pills 19. Make a friend 137. Don&’t put mayonnaise on peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Sara wants one thing: to be normal. What she has instead are multiple diagnoses from Dr. Ring. Sara&’s constant battle with False Alarm—what she calls panic attacks—and other episodes cause her to isolate herself. She rarely speaks, especially not at school, and so she doesn&’t have any friends. But when she starts group therapy she meets someone new. Talkative and outgoing Erin doesn&’t believe in &“normal,&” and Sara finds herself in unfamiliar territory: at the movies, at a birthday party, and with someone to tell about her crush—in short, with a friend. But there&’s more to Erin than her cheerful exterior, and Sara begins to wonder if helping Erin will mean sacrificing their friendship.
By Emily Ecton. 2020
Ocean&’s Eleven meets The Secret Life of Pets in this hilarious and delightfully illustrated novel following a ragtag group of… pets who will do whatever it takes to avoid being sent to the pound.Butterbean knew she wasn&’t always a good dog. Still, she&’d never considered herself a BAD dog—until the morning that her owner, Mrs. Food, fell in the hallway. Admittedly the tile was slipperier than usual, mostly because Butterbean had just thrown up on it. Now Butterbean and her fellow pets have to come up with a grand plan to support themselves in case Mrs. Food is unable to keep taking care of them. When they discover a mysterious man in their building who seems to have lots of loot, they plan a heist. Oscar the mynah bird is the brains of the operation. Walt the cat has the necessary slyness and slink. Marco and Polo are the reconnaissance rats. And Butterbean...well, no one would ever suspect a cute little wiener dog, right? Can these animal friends can pull off the heist of the century?
By Martha Maker. 2020
When Emily discovers an empty lot that used to be a community garden, she and her crafty friends make it… bloom once again in this seventh book of the Craftily Ever After chapter book series.Emily Adams learns that an empty dirt lot in town used to be a beautiful garden but now it&’s about to be paved over. So, she decides to take action. Emily and her three crafty friends, Maddie, Bella, and Sam decide the best way to save the old garden is to create a new one! But first they have to get the neighborhood on board. They research why gardens are great for the environment and the community, and they present the information to their friends, family, and neighbors. The last person they have to convince is the mayor himself. The friends know that no matter what happens, they&’ll be best buds forever…but will the mayor like their plan? With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, the Craftily Ever After chapter books are perfect for emerging readers.
By Isaac Asimov. 2015
Two young boys find some very unusual new pets in this short story from a Grand Master of Science Fiction.… Tagging along while his astronomer father visits an industrialist at his vast estate, young Slim is lucky enough to make fast friends with the industrialist’s son, Red, who has recently caught some very strange animals on the property. The animals seem intelligent enough, and Red recruits Slim to help him train the odd creatures to do circus tricks. But the boys are about to discover their playthings aren’t exactly animals—and they’ve allowed themselves to be caught for a reason . . . Youth is a riveting tale from the author of countless classics, including I, Robot and the Foundation Trilogy, which won the Hugo Award for Best All-Time Series. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.
By Gordon Korman. 1998
Best friends Jeff and Wiley are legends. There is practically no one in their school who hasn't been nicknamed by… the duo. They've dubbed their own underachieving class "The Dim Bulbs"; their pop-eyed principal is better known as "Deer in Headlights"; and their enormous new English teacher, Mr. Hughes, is "Mr. Huge."But now some of the nicknames that Jeff and Wiley have invented are backfiring on them. Will the nicknamers be able to get it together before it's too late?*A New York Public Library Best Book for Reading and Sharing*A Bank Street Best Book of the Year* "A fast-paced novel with lots of laughs . . ." -School Library Journal (starred review)"Captures the ambience of sixth grade with humor and empathy." -Booklist"Korman is at his amusing best here. . . ." -The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
By James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge. 2012
Once in a lifetime, a writer puts it all together. This is James Patterson's best book ever. TotalFor 36 years,… James Patterson has written unputdownable, pulse-racing novels. Now, he has written a book that surpasses all of them. ZOO is the thriller he was born to write.WorldAll over the world, brutal attacks are crippling entire cities. Jackson Oz, a young biologist, watches the escalating events with an increasing sense of dread. When he witnesses a coordinated lion ambush in Africa, the enormity of the violence to come becomes terrifyingly clear.DestructionWith the help of ecologist Chloe Tousignant, Oz races to warn world leaders before it's too late. The attacks are growing in ferocity, cunning, and planning, and soon there will be no place left for humans to hide. With wildly inventive imagination and white-knuckle suspense that rivals Stephen King at his very best, James Patterson's ZOO is an epic, non-stop thrill-ride from "One of the best of the best." (TIME)
By Wendy Mass. 2003
Mia Winchell seems to be a typical teenager, but shes keeping a huge secret from everyone who knows her: sounds,… numbers, and words appear in color for her. Mia has synesthesia, the mingling of perceptions whereby a person can see sounds, smell colors, or taste shapes. When trouble in school forces Mia to reveal her condition, her friends and family cant relate to her, and she must look to herself to develop an understanding and appreciation for her gift. Spiced with wit and humor, A Mango-Shaped Space is a poignant coming-of-age novel that will intrigue readers long after they've turned the last page. Praised by reviewers and award-winning authors alike, A Mango-Shaped Space has brought renewed attention to the fascinating world of synesthesia, which includes famous artists such as Vincent Van Gogh and Serge Rachmaninoff.