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Aloria
by Piper Heart

Language

English

Pages

272

Publication Date

August 08, 2018

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Sarah's a klutz, she's basically invisible, and, oh yeah...apparently she's the princess of a parallel universe.<br /><br />There are bad days and then there are Bad Days. This definitely qualifies as the latter. Sarah's freshman year of high school starts off on the wrong foot when she embarrasses herself in front of her cute neighbor, but that's nothing compared with what's to come. Her entire world gets flipped upside down when she and her family come under attack. <br /><br />Nothing is as it seems now that the secret of her birth has been revealed. Her uncle is really a magician, the hottie at school is really her bodyguard, and it turns out she's not just a shy loser...she's a shy loser who's expected to save an entire world from her evil aunt. Wonderful. Here she'd just been hoping to make it to homecoming without an epic social fail. Now she's expected to lead an army? <br /><br />This is a clean standalone YA fantasy appropriate for ages +12.<br /><br /><br />
Island of the Blue Dolphins
by Scott O'Dell

Language

English

Pages

194

Publication Date

February 08, 2010

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<DIV><P>Far off the coast of California looms a harsh rock known as the island of San Nicholas. Dolphins flash in the blue waters around it, sea otter play in the vast kep beds, and sea elephants loll on the stony beaches.</P><P>Here, in the early 1800s, according to history, an Indian girl spent eighteen years alone, and this beautifully written novel is her story. It is a romantic adventure filled with drama and heartache, for not only was mere subsistence on so desolate a spot a near miracle, but Karana had to contend with the ferocious pack of wild dogs that had killed her younger brother, constantly guard against the Aleutian sea otter hunters, and maintain a precarious food supply.</P><P>More than this, it is an adventure of the spirit that will haunt the reader long after the book has been put down. Karana's quiet courage, her Indian self-reliance and acceptance of fate, transform what to many would have been a devastating ordeal into an uplifting experience. From loneliness and terror come strength and serenity in this Newbery Medal-winning classic.</P><P>In celebration of the book's 50th anniversary, this edition has an introduction by Lois Lowry, Newbery Medal-winning author of <I>The Giver </I>and <I>Number the Stars.</I></P></DIV>
And I Darken
by Kiersten White

Language

English

Pages

498

Publication Date

June 28, 2016

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<b>The <i>New York Times </i>Bestseller!<br /><br />“Absolutely riveting.” —<b>Alexandra Bracken</b>, #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>The Darkest Minds<br /></i><br />This vividly rendered novel reads like HBO’s <i>Game of Thrones</i> . . . if it were set in the Ottoman Empire. Ambitious in scope and intimate in execution, the story’s atmospheric setting is rife with political intrigue, with a deftly plotted narrative driven by fiercely passionate characters and a fearsome heroine. Fans of Victoria Aveyard’s THE RED QUEEN and Sabaa Tahir’s AN EMBER IN THE ASHES won’t want to miss this visceral, immersive, and mesmerizing novel, the first in the And I Darken series.</b><br /><br />NO ONE EXPECTS A PRINCESS TO BE BRUTAL. And Lada Dragwlya likes it that way. Ever since she and her gentle younger brother, Radu, were wrenched from their homeland of Wallachia and abandoned by their father to be raised in the Ottoman courts, Lada has known that being ruthless is the key to survival. She and Radu are doomed to act as pawns in a vicious game, an unseen sword hovering over their every move. For the lineage that makes them special also makes them targets.<br /><br />Lada despises the Ottomans and bides her time, planning her vengeance for the day when she can return to Wallachia and claim her birthright. Radu longs only for a place where he feels safe. And when they meet Mehmed, the defiant and lonely son of the sultan, who’s expected to rule a nation, Radu feels that he’s made a true friend—and Lada wonders if she’s finally found someone worthy of her passion.<br /><br />But Mehmed is heir to the very empire that Lada has sworn to fight against—and that Radu now considers home. Together, Lada, Radu, and Mehmed form a toxic triangle that strains the bonds of love and loyalty to the breaking point.<br /><br />From <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author Kiersten White comes the first book in a dark, sweeping new series in which heads will roll, bodies will be impaled . . . and hearts will be broken.<br /><br /><b>“A dark and twisty fantasy . . . think <i>Game of Thrones,</i> but with teens.”—<i>Seventeen</i></b><br />  <br /><b> “Sinister, suspenseful, and unapologetically feminist.”—<i>Buzzfeed</i></b><br />  <br /><b> “Will completely spin you into another time and place.”—<i>Bustle</i></b><br />  <br /><b> “Takes no prisoners, offering up brutal, emotional historical fiction.”—NPR.org</b><br /><br /><b>An ALA Rainbow List Top Ten Selection</b>
A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story
by Linda Sue Park

Language

English

Pages

133

Publication Date

November 15, 2010

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<P>The<I> New York Times </I>bestseller<I> A Long Walk to Water</I> begins as two stories, told in alternating sections, about two eleven-year-olds in Sudan, a girl in 2008 and a boy in 1985. The girl, Nya, is fetching water from a pond that is two hours’ walk from her home: she makes two trips to the pond every day. The boy, Salva, becomes one of the "lost boys" of Sudan, refugees who cover the African continent on foot as they search for their families and for a safe place to stay. Enduring every hardship from loneliness to attack by armed rebels to contact with killer lions and crocodiles, Salva is a survivor, and his story goes on to intersect with Nya’s in an astonishing and moving way.
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
by Sherman Alexie

Language

English

Pages

251

Publication Date

January 10, 2012

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Bestselling author Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot.<br /><br />Heartbreaking, funny, and beautifully written, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, which is based on the author's own experiences, coupled with poignant drawings by Ellen Forney that reflect the character's art, chronicles the contemporary adolescence of one Native American boy as he attempts to break away from the life he was destined to live.<br /><br />With a forward by Markus Zusak, interviews with Sherman Alexie and Ellen Forney, and four-color interior art throughout, this edition is perfect for fans and collectors alike. <br />
Charlotte's Web (Trophy Newbery)
by E. B. White

Language

English

Pages

260

Publication Date

March 17, 2015

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<p><strong>Don’t miss one of America’s top 100 most-loved novels, selected by PBS’s <em>The Great American Read.</em></strong></p><p><strong>This beloved book by E. B. White, author of <em>Stuart Little</em> and <em>The Trumpet of the Swan</em>, is a classic of children's literature that is "just about perfect." Illustrations in this ebook appear in vibrant full color on a full-color device and in rich black-and-white on all other devices.</strong></p><p><em>Some Pig. Humble. Radiant.</em> These are the words in Charlotte's Web, high up in Zuckerman's barn. Charlotte's spiderweb tells of her feelings for a little pig named Wilbur, who simply wants a friend. They also express the love of a girl named Fern, who saved Wilbur's life when he was born the runt of his litter.</p><p>E. B. White's Newbery Honor Book is a tender novel of friendship, love, life, and death that will continue to be enjoyed by generations to come. It contains illustrations by Garth Williams, the acclaimed illustrator of E. B. White's <em>Stuart Little</em> and Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House series, among many other books.</p>
The Long Haul (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 9)
by Jeff Kinney

Language

English

Pages

217

Publication Date

November 04, 2014

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A family road trip is supposed to be a lot of fun . . . unless, of course, you’re the Heffleys. The journey starts off full of promise, then quickly takes several wrong turns. Gas station bathrooms, crazed seagulls, a fender bender, and a runaway pig—not exactly Greg Heffley’s idea of a good time. But even the worst road trip can turn into an adventure—and this is one the Heffleys won’t soon forget.
Children's book: Princess Nancie Gets Ready for Bed: bedtime book...
by Leela Hope

Language

English

Pages

22

Publication Date

August 08, 2018

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Customer Reviews
Books for kids :Princess Nancie Gets Ready for Bed<br /><h1>Bedtime? Already? Why spend the night snoozing in bed when there are so many fun things to do?</h1><p>This is what Princess Nancie, an energetic and adventurous four-year-old, asks her parents in this exciting new children’s book.</p><p>Early readers and parents alike will delight in Nancie’s quest to stay up as she comes to learn why all of us need to get a good night’s rest.</p><p>Next time your rambunctious child wants to stay up past her bedtime, pull up Princess Nancie Gets Ready for Bed and use your child’s energy for something better: strengthening her reading skills. Children will identify with Nancie’s determination and delight in the bright illustrations and engaging story.</p><p>Your child may not always remember how much she had once begged for a later bedtime, but she will always cherish the special memories of reading together.</p><h2>Will determined little Princess Nancie succeed in her mission for a later bedtime?</h2><h2>Read Princess Nancie Gets Ready for Bed with your young reader today and prepare to be charmed and delighted.</h2><br />this kids bedtime storys is relatable for kids of any age.
Little House in the Big Woods
by Laura Ingalls Wilder

Language

English

Pages

75

Publication Date

March 08, 2016

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<p>The first book in Laura Ingalls Wilder’s treasured Little House series—now available as an ebook! This digital version features Garth Williams’s classic illustrations, which appear in vibrant full color on a full-color device and in rich black-and-white on all other devices.</p><p>This beloved story of a pioneer girl and her family begins in 1871 in a log cabin on the edge of the Big Woods of Wisconsin. Four-year-old Laura lives in the little house with her Pa, her Ma, her sisters Mary and Carrie, and their dog, Jack. Pioneer life is sometimes hard for the family, but it is also exciting as they celebrate Christmas with homemade toys and treats, do the spring planting, bring in the harvest, and make their first trip into town. And every night Laura and her family are safe and warm in their little house, with the happy sound of Pa’s fiddle to send them off to sleep.</p><p>The nine Little House books are inspired by Laura’s own childhood and have been cherished by generations of readers as both a unique glimpse into America’s frontier history and as heartwarming, unforgettable stories.</p>
I Will Always Write Back: How One Letter Changed Two Lives
by , Caitlin Alifirenka

Language

English

Pages

393

Publication Date

April 14, 2015

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Customer Reviews
<b>The <i>New York Times </i>bestselling true story of an all-American girl and a boy from Zimbabwe and the letter that changed both of their lives forever.<br /></b><br />It started as an assignment. Everyone in Caitlin's class wrote to an unknown student somewhere in a distant place. <div><br /></div><div>Martin was lucky to even receive a pen-pal letter. There were only ten letters, and fifty kids in his class. But he was the top student, so he got the first one.<br /><br />That letter was the beginning of a correspondence that spanned six years and changed two lives.<br /><br />In this compelling dual memoir, Caitlin and Martin recount how they became best friends --and better people--through their long-distance exchange. Their story will inspire you to look beyond your own life and wonder about the world at large and your place in it. </div>

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