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By Triumph Books. 2020
Kobe Bryant will forever be known as one of basketball's greatest superstars. Nicknamed "The Black Mamba," the Los Angeles Lakers…legend left his mark on the game as a fierce competitor who lifted those around him and never settled for anything less than the best. The Legend of Kobe Bryant contains essential facts and stories all basketball fans should know, plus inspiring quotes and brilliant photos. Learn about Kobe's early days bursting onto the NBA scene, his five NBA championships with the Lakers, his unforgettable 60-point final game, and his desire to share basketball with everyone.
By Kevin J. Anderson, Rebecca Moesta. 1997
Everyone is searching for Bornan Thul. Not only is he father to one of Jacen and Jaina's fellow students, he…holds the key to a secret coalition gaining power in the New Republic. The young Jedi Knights race across the galaxy to find him--but they may be too late. For their true enemy is about to show its treacherous face. And it will be shockingly familiar.
By Judith Viorst. 1995
Knock, knock. Who's there? Someone with sad underwear. Sad underwear? How can that be? When my best friend's mad at…me, Everything is sad. Even my underwear. Only Judith Viorst, with the perfect pitch for the trials of childhood that has made her Alexander books modern classics, could create an ode to melancholy unmentionables. But the title poem is just one of the many pleasures in this collection, which bursts with wit and understanding -- and the occasional poignant note. Sure to delight readers of Shel Silverstein and Jack Prelutsky, as well as Viorst's own legions of fans, Sad Underwear is a perfect companion volume to her celebrated If I Were In Charge of the World.
By Kurt Wiese, Walter R. Brooks. 1937
The international sensation for readers young and old, Freddy the Pig, is back! Adoniram lives with his cruel aunt and…uncle until a chance flood leads him to the irrepressible Freddy and Jinx the Cat. The animals convince him to stay at Bean Farm and Mr. Bean's brother even builds him a mechanical twin playmate. When Adoniram's aunt and uncle come looking for him, they mistake the clockwork twin for the real boy. A rollicking comedy of errors ensues, and it is once again up to Freddy and friends to save the day.
By Bruce Coville. 2012
On the Oregon trail, a theater troupe strives to reach California After months in the cramped confines of a Conestoga…wagon, Fortune Plunkett is dreaming of the life she left behind in Charleston. It was her father's dream to lead his band of actors to California, but he died on the trail. Fortune's only inheritance is a trunk of old costumes, a handful of plays, and a passionate drive to reach the Pacific Ocean, no matter what hardships she might endure along the way. At the time of her father's death, the actors were heading toward an engagement in the little town of Busted Heights--a place that held a fascination for Fortune's father that he never explained. There Fortune meets the greenhorn Jamie Halleck, a naive young man who convinces her to let him join the group. With Jamie onboard, they hit the trail again, ready to reach California and find their destiny. This ebook features an illustrated personal history of Bruce Coville including rare images from the author's collection.
By Gail Rock. 1976
In 1949 a special Valentine's Day dance in small-town Nebraska teaches thirteen-year-old Addie about real love Kids in Addie's seventh-grade…class are starting to exchange rings and go steady, but Addie hates all that mush. When she grows up, she plans to be a real artist in New York City and never get married. Addie's best friend is Carla Mae Carter, whose family lives next door. Addie's worst friend, for as long as she can remember, has been annoying Tanya Smithers, who plans on becoming a ballet dancer. She's always twirling around or striking a dramatic pose to remind everyone how talented she is. Addie definitely does not have a crush on Billy Wild, even if he is tall and cute and has dark, curly hair and blue eyes. She's way too busy with her art for such silliness. Anyway, Tanya likes Billy--and they can have each other as far as Addie is concerned. But after Christmas break, the seventh-grade class gets a new teacher, Mr. Davenport, who has movie-star looks and studied art in college and even takes a special interest in Addie's paintings. Addie starts to notice a strange feeling in her stomach when she's around the handsome young teacher. Is this what love feels like? Is this what all the other girls have been giggling about? Addie suddenly starts to care about wearing dresses instead of jeans and getting her hairstyle just right. Will Addie get her moment with Mr. Davenport at the Valentine's Day dance? Or will her true king of hearts be someone in her class--someone she never expected?
By Adrian Fogelin. 2004
This sensitive and often humorous book tells the story of an adolescent boy who begins to find himself after the…people he has always depended on let him down. Alone. That's how thirteen-year-old Justin feels these days. His older brother Duane has left home, enlisting in the Army, and his father has walked out, maybe for good this time. His mom is too depressed to get out of bed, much less pay the bills and keep food in the refrigerator. And if that's not enough, his best buddy Ben has a new girlfriend and no longer has time to hang out. There's not much left for Justin to do but to put his brain in neutral and slide into the state he calls "the Big Nothing." But slowly Justin discovers he has more resources than he thinks. With the help of his classmate Jemmie and her grandmother, Nana Grace, he learns that underneath all the noisy confusion in his brain lies a talent for music. As he spends time with Jemmie, he begins to understand how simple notes make complex music, and how simple feelings can turn into deep emotions. Award-winning author Adrian Fogelin once again offers readers an emotionally charged story featuring a sympathetic adolescent trying to make sense of the people and world around him.
By Robert Newman. 1981
Famous archaeologist Lord Somerville leads a quiet life behind high walls, but is he keeping something out--or in? Things are…looking up for Peter Wyatt. Now promoted to inspector and in possession of his own office, the sharp young detective is giving Andrew Tillet a tour of Scotland Yard when they run into an old friend--someone who Andrew is surprised to see again the next morning talking to police in front of Lord Somerville's villa. He's even more surprised a week later, when he learns that this man has been murdered. Andrew and the fearless Sara Wiggins are determined to find out what's inside the mysterious villa. With the help of Sara's acting skills and a young French chimney sweep named Pierre, the sleuths begin to piece together the clues, which point to blackmail and a family secret . . . one that someone is willing to kill to conceal.
By Kristen Sutcliffe. 2013
Embroider fabric or paper to create 26 colorful projects you can make to use, wear, give, and brighten your space.Whether…you’re super crafty or have never even picked up a needle and thread, you’ll find something here that you just have to make! Ever gotten bored with one of your tee shirts or tote bags? Learn how to transform them into unique pieces all your own using embroidery stitches and super simple appliqué. Craft a fab necklace, a cute cover for a boring notepad, or a chic bracelet in no time at all!• Make a quick and easy gift for a friend or for yourself. Choose a no-sew project like a colorful tasseled bead necklace or a cool notepad covered in your fave fabric• Crafts to do with your friends or on the go—take them on vacation, to camp, or anyplace you goPraise for Fabric Paper Thread“Sutcliffe’s first book is an approachable set of projects, mostly embroidery-based...Her aesthetic is charming: simple, often patterned, designs with easy-to-stitch lines, with just enough trendiness to appeal. . . . This book is a lovely gift to the supervised young crafter.” —Publishers Weekly“All of the projects are cool and fun, and appeal to anyone. Though most of the pictures have girls doing the projects, the projects aren’t girly and my son didn’t consider any of the projects “off limits” for a boy. . . . Fabric Paper Thread is full of ideas. Many of these projects will make great road trip and vacation projects, and I’m looking forward to trying them out with my kids.” —Sew A Straight Line
By Deborah Gregory. 2000
In this latest book of a contemporary series for black teens, featuring a five-member singing group, Dorinda tries to hide…the fact that her sister is white, which presents a problem when her sister decides to show up at the Cheetah Girls' concert.
By Rodman Philbrick, Lynn Harnett. 1996
When humans rescued the wolf-boy, they were unaware of the danger it would put them in Saved from the werewolves…who want him to join them, Gruff is taken in by a family of normal humans. He is fond of Paul and his sister, Kim, remembering the kind of sibling bond he once had with the wolf pups. He tries to behave like a normal boy, eating with utensils and attending school, but he knows there are only a few weeks left before the next full moon and the change he's bound to endure. Trying to resist the pull of the wereing--the transformation into full werewolf--Gruff must hide when the moon transforms him. But his change is not the only danger that lurks in the small town of Fox Hollow, a place full of people who don't believe in monsters--even when the monsters lurk among them.
By Lenka Vodicka-Paredes, Asia Currie. 2013
28 toymaking projects for kids, featuring faeries, zombies, gnomes, leprechauns, and more.•Make magical fairies, scary zombies, and cute gnomes with…simple supplies and sewing skills•Learn easy crafting skills like hand sewing, finger knitting, sewing buttons and sequins, and using patterns•Have a fairy-crafting party! Projects are perfect for birthday parties, play dates, and afternoon playtimeWelcome to Fairyland! Inside this book, you’ll find more than 28 projects that’ll make the most of your imagination. Whether you want to make flower fairies, zombie sprites or forest gnomes, there's something in here to get you started! You can even craft a treasure pocket to hide all your creations in. Best of all, you’ll learn new sewing skills that you can show off to your pals!
By Robert Newman. 1987
It's one thing to be interested in history--it's another to thing to make it Andrew Tillet is just looking out…for a younger classmate when he gets pulled into a heroic scheme--a mission to return an abducted boy to his heartbroken mother. Andrew and his friend Christopher carry out their mission perfectly, but Andrew has curious mixed feelings about several details. The next day, he's still thinking things over when police arrive at school with news that a local child has been kidnapped, and suddenly it's clear there's been a terrible mistake. Andrew, Christopher, Sara, Inspector Peter Wyatt, and even Verna Tillet will put their heads together to follow the trail all the way back to London's highest social circles, to reunite a child with his real mother . . . and maybe save a country or two while they're at it.
By Bernard Evslin. 1976
The Greek myths are celebrated as timeless stories in this collection by renowned author Bernard Evslin "The Dolphin Rider" is…Arion, who lives in Corinth, a city near the sea. He longs to go on great adventures, but an oracle warns that if he embarks on a voyage, he will never return. When Apollo, the god of music, gives Arion a golden lyre for his twentieth birthday, Arion ignores the oracle's words and sets sail for Sicily. Everyone falls in love with his singing, and great treasures are heaped on him, but Arion is forced to contend with an unexpected foe: man's greed. "The Gift of Fire" introduces Prometheus, the young giant who fears no one, including Zeus, mighty ruler of gods and men. However, when Prometheus vows to bring his precious gift to every cave in the land, he makes multiple deadly enemies. This collection also features stories about Narcissus, destined to fall in love with his own beautiful reflection; King Midas, who loves only gold; Cupid, who must suffer the consequences when he is struck down by love; and the fatally curious Pandora.
By Adrian Fogelin, Suzy Schultz. 2000
This moving, coming-of-age story follows a young white girl who overcomes family prejudice and cultural differences when she befriends a…black girl in a small working-class town Twelve-year-old Cassie narrates the dramatic events that unfold when Jemmie, an African-American girl, and her family move in next door. Despite their parents' deeply held prejudice against each other's family--exemplified by the fence Cassie's father builds between their two houses--the girls find they share more similarities than differences. Mutual interests in reading and running draw them together, and their wariness of each other disappears. But when their parents find out about the burgeoning friendship, each girl is forbidden to see the other. A family crisis and celebration provide opportunities for the families to reach an understanding. Author Adrian Fogelin addresses the complex issues of bigotry and tolerance with sensitivity and intelligence. Readers will find her story of how two adolescent girls, through their own example, teach racial tolerance to the adults in a small Florida town powerful and compelling.
By Robert Newman. 1978
A mysterious, broken-nosed cabby, a beautiful actress, and a villainous art heist have one thing in common--but the only one…man who knows what it is has methods that are a little, shall we say . . . irregular Late Victorian London: home to gas streetlights, bands of ragged urchins, and now, young Andrew Craigie, who recently arrived from a tiny Cornwall village with his stern guardian, Mr. Dennison. At first the city feels dark and unwelcoming, but just around the corner is bustling Baker Street, where Andrew meets his first friend, Sara. Before long, London becomes downright interesting. But things get a little too exciting one night when Mr. Dennison doesn't come home, and suddenly Andrew is on his own. Whom can he turn to in a strange city? Frantic, he goes to the tall, pipe-smoking, hat-wearing man at 221B, a man who Sara says is a famous detective--a man named Mr. Holmes.
By L. M. Montgomery. 2014
The beloved debut of one of literature's most irresistible young heroinesSent to Green Gables farm by mistake, eleven-year-old orphan Anne…Shirley prays that Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert will decide to keep her nevertheless. The middle-aged brother and sister wanted a boy to help around the farm; a skinny girl with bright red hair and a fiery personality to match is not at all what they need. But Anne's quick wit and boundless imagination, developed over a lifetime spent in and out of orphanages, soon charm the Cuthberts and their Prince Edward Island friends and neighbors. The story of a special young girl finally finding her home, Anne of Green Gables is a masterpiece of children's fiction and a true delight for readers of all ages. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.
By Deborah Gregory. 2005
After winning the talent competition at the Harlem School of the Arts, the Cheetah Girls have cred uptown and down.…Dorinda, the most stylish Cheetah of all, thinks they're finally on their way to music industry millions. But just when things are clicking for the Cheetahs, Dorinda's home life threatens to come apart at the seams.Dorinda lives in foster care with almost a dozen other children, and even though Mr. and Mrs. Bosco aren't their real parents, they're the only family these kids have ever known. So when a mysterious man comes demanding custody of one of Dorinda's brothers, she decides to fight back the only way she knows how: Cheetah style!
By Bruce Coville. 2012
Bonnie must make the choice to unleash or destroy an ancient power, but can she unlock her own memories in…time to make the right choice? Bonnie McBurnie remembers the old trunk in her grandmother's attic, full of weird souvenirs collected by her seafaring ancestors. But she didn't recollect the secret compartment or its deck of tarot cards--cards that feel strangely familiar. Back home, Bonnie studies the mysterious tarot deck. The cards seem to be trying to tell her something--but how can she be sure which ones to believe? And why can't she recall what happened on her last visit to the attic--a childhood memory that hovers just out of reach? With the help of the town spiritualist, Madame LePanto, Bonnie delves into the origin of the cards and races to discover their connection to her family, even as the powers trapped within them threaten to tear apart her world . . . and the people she loves. This ebook features an illustrated personal history of Bruce Coville including rare images from the author's collection.
By Adrian Fogelin. 2001
How do you face life without a place to call home? Award-winning author Adrian Fogelin follows up her critically acclaimed…novel Crossing Jordan with the story of a young girl's trials and triumphs as she tries to find a home. With warmth and humor, Fogelin has created a memorable character in Anna, who must deal with the loss of her family and adjust to living in a foster home. Feeling abandoned and alone, Anna turns to her closest companion, her explorer journal. With the help of a scrawny new friend named Eb, Anna discovers a sense of belonging . . . and her own place in the world.