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Hatchet: 30th Anniversary Edition (Brian's Saga Book 1)
by Gary Paulsen

Language

English

Pages

220

Publication Date

August 21, 2009

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<b>Celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of the Newbery Honor–winning survival novel <i>Hatchet </i>with a pocket-sized edition perfect for travelers to take along on their own adventures. This special anniversary edition includes a new introduction and commentary by author Gary Paulsen, pen-and-ink illustrations by Drew Willis, and a water resistant cover. <i>Hatchet </i>has also been nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s <i>The Great American Read.</i></b><br /><br />Thirteen-year-old Brian Robeson, haunted by his secret knowledge of his mother’s infidelity, is traveling by single-engine plane to visit his father for the first time since the divorce. When the plane crashes, killing the pilot, the sole survivor is Brian. He is alone in the Canadian wilderness with nothing but his clothing, a tattered windbreaker, and the hatchet his mother had given him as a present.<br /> <br />At first consumed by despair and self-pity, Brian slowly learns survival skills—how to make a shelter for himself, how to hunt and fish and forage for food, how to make a fire—and even finds the courage to start over from scratch when a tornado ravages his campsite. When Brian is finally rescued after fifty-four days in the wild, he emerges from his ordeal with new patience and maturity, and a greater understanding of himself and his parents.
The Bad Seed
by Jory John

Language

English

Pages

45

Publication Date

May 08, 2018

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<p><strong>A <em>New York Times</em> bestseller!</strong></p><p><strong>An Amazon Best Children's Book of the Month</strong><strong> <strong>f</strong></strong><strong>rom</strong> <strong>the<em> New York Times </em>bestselling author of the Goodnight Already! series</strong></p><p>This is a book about a <em>bad seed</em>. <em>A baaaaaaaaaad seed. How bad? Do you </em><strong><em>really</em></strong><em> want to know? </em></p><p>He has a bad temper, bad manners, and a bad attitude. He’s been bad since he can remember! This seed cuts in line every time, stares at everybody and never listens. But what happens when one mischievous little seed changes his mind about himself, and decides that he wants to be—happy?</p><p>With Jory John’s charming and endearing text and bold expressive illustrations by Pete Oswald, here is <em>The <em>Bad Seed</em></em>: a funny yet touching tale that reminds us of the remarkably transformative power of will, acceptance, and just being you. Perfect for readers young and old, <em>The</em> <em>Bad Seed </em>proves that positive change is possible for each and every one of us.</p>
The Meltdown (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 13)
by Jeff Kinney

Language

English

Pages

224

Publication Date

October 30, 2018

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When snow shuts down Greg Heffley’s middle school, his neighborhood transforms into a wintry battlefield. Rival groups fight over territory, build massive snow forts, and stage epic snowball fights. And in the crosshairs are Greg and his trusty best friend, Rowley Jefferson.<br />  <br /> It’s a fight for survival as Greg and Rowley navigate alliances, betrayals, and warring gangs in a neighborhood meltdown. When the snow clears, will Greg and Rowley emerge as heroes? Or will they even survive to see another day?
Dungeon World 3: A Dungeon Core Experience
by Jonathan Brooks

Language

English

Pages

398

Publication Date

August 22, 2019

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Following a miraculous resurrection, Fred – the half-Human/half-Dungeon-Core hybrid – managed to reunite with Deecy, his helpful Dire Wolf guide and companion. Not only that, but he was able to perform an equally miraculous resurrection of Eisa, the Human woman that had professed her love for him just moments before the tragic event of their deaths.<br /><br />But would she be the same as she was before, or would she be forever changed by the unique process that had brought her back? <br /><br />Accompanied by a friend from Fred’s past, the group journeys to the west in search of the Core Power Guild and the townspeople of Gatecross. Along the way, Eisa discovers the strange new abilities that she now possesses – abilities that are very similar to Deecy’s, the shape-shifting Dire Wolf that travels with them. Eventually, they arrive in the Deadlands, a constantly decaying landscape filled with undead monsters of all types; information on the Guild’s whereabouts are easily found, but Fred and his friends aren’t forgotten by the Nature and Earth Cores that he had inadvertently destroyed. <br /><br />Is anywhere in the world safe enough to create a dungeon that will keep his friends – and those he loves – protected from the threat that the Factions pose to them?<br /><br />Only the broken Shards of the Dungeon Cores he left behind know the answer to that.<br /><br />Contains LitRPG/GameLit elements such as statistics and leveling. No harems and no profanity.
Hoot
by Carl Hiaasen

Language

English

Pages

304

Publication Date

September 10, 2002

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<b>This Newbery Honor-winning, hilarious Floridian adventure involves new kids, bullies, alligators, eco-warriors, pancakes, pint-sized owls, and more. A <i>New York Times</i> bestseller</b>!<br /><br />Everybody loves Mother Paula’s pancakes. Everybody, that is, except the colony of cute but endangered owls that live on the building site of the new restaurant. Can the awkward new kid and his feral friend prank the pancake people out of town? Or is the owls’ fate cemented in pancake batter?<br /><br />“A wonderful tour de-force.” —<i>The Boston Globe</i><br />  <br /> “A rollicking, righteous story.” —<i>The Miami Herald</i><br />  <br /> “Yes, it <i>is</i> a hoot.”—<i>The Washington Post</i>
The Crafter's Dungeon: A Dungeon Core Novel (Dungeon Crafting Boo...
by Jonathan Brooks

Language

English

Pages

419

Publication Date

June 27, 2019

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Sandra had been a merchant traveling through the human lands of Muriel, though that wouldn’t have been her chosen profession. What she would’ve loved to become was a crafter, producing wondrous creations with her own two hands; however, she didn’t want to become a master in just one craft – she was interested in them all.<br /><br />Unfortunately, Sandra was born with a deformity in her hands that made them appear frozen in a claw-like pose; as a result, she couldn’t grip anything with any sort of strength or dexterity, meaning that she wasn’t able craft anything but the most simple of things that required very little in the way of hand-based manipulation. To top it off, while most people could access and manipulate at least one or two of the basic elemental energies, she could see them all – but was unable to manipulate a single one.<br /><br />Despite these setbacks, Sandra spent the majority of her twenty-six years of life visually learning the processes, techniques, and secret formulas for every aspect of crafting she could discover. And it was that pursuit of knowledge that ultimately led to her untimely death.<br /><br />Reborn in the shape of a tiny Dungeon Core, Sandra learned about the purpose behind dungeons and Cores from an assigned dungeon helper; at the same time, she also discovered that she had much more freedom than most other Dungeon Cores. The repercussions of her mere existence could end up being far-reaching, but the most important thing she learned had nothing to do with the other Cores, the different races, or even the real purpose behind her being brought back to life as a strange glowing gem.<br /><br />Sandra didn’t care about any of that, though – all she cared about was that she could finally do some crafting.<br /><br />This Dungeon Core story contains LitRPG/GameLit elements such as statistics and leveling and a heavy crafting emphasis. No profanity and no harems.<br /><br />Update 8/7/19: Fixed more grammatical errors/typos
Squirm
by Carl Hiaasen

Language

English

Pages

281

Publication Date

September 25, 2018

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<b><b>Snakes, grizzlies, a missing dad, a menacing drone... Carl Hiaasen delivers a wickledly funny, slightly subversive tale in his latest</b> <i>New York Times</i> bestseller. </b><br /><br /><b><i>Some facts about Billy Dickens:</i></b><br />  <b>*</b>  He once saw a biker swerve across the road in order to run over a snake.<br />  <b>*</b>  Later, that motorcycle somehow ended up at the bottom of a canal.<br />  <b>*</b>  Billy isn't the type to let things go.<br /><br /><b><i>Some facts about Billy's family:</i></b><br />  <b>*</b>  They've lived in six different Florida towns because Billy's mom insists on getting a house near a bald eagle nest.<br />  <b>*</b>  Billy's dad left when he was four and is a total mystery.<br />  <b>*</b>  Billy has just found his dad's address--in Montana.<br /><br />This summer, Billy will fly across the country, hike a mountain, float a river, dodge a grizzly bear, shoot down a spy drone, save a neighbor's cat, save an endangered panther, and then try to save his own father.
Wishtree
by Katherine Applegate

Language

English

Pages

200

Publication Date

September 26, 2017

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<p><b><i>The </i>New York Times-<i>bestselling story of kindness, friendship, and hope. </i></b><br /><b></b><i></i><br /><i>Trees can't tell jokes, but they can certainly tell stories. . . .</i></p><p>Red is an oak tree who is many rings old. Red is the neighborhood "wishtree"—people write their wishes on pieces of cloth and tie them to Red's branches. Along with a crow named Bongo and other animals who seek refuge in Red's hollows, this wishtree watches over the neighborhood.</p><p>You might say Red has seen it all. </p><p>Until a new family moves in. Not everyone is welcoming, and Red's experience as a wishtree is more important than ever.</p><p>Funny, deep, warm, and nuanced, this is Katherine Applegate at her very best—writing from the heart, and from a completely unexpected point of view.</p><p>This book has Common Core connections.</p>
My Side of the Mountain
by Jean Craighead George

Language

English

Pages

208

Publication Date

May 21, 2001

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"Should appeal to all rugged individualists who dream of escape to the forest."<b>—</b><i><b>The New York Times Book Review</b></i><br /><br /> Sam Gribley is terribly unhappy living in New York City with his family, so he runs away to the Catskill Mountains to live in the woods—all by himself. With only a penknife, a ball of cord, forty dollars, and some flint and steel, he intends to survive on his own. Sam learns about courage, danger, and independence during his year in the wilderness, a year that changes his life forever.<p> </p><p> “An extraordinary book . . . It will be read year after year.”<br /> <b>—<i>The Horn Book</i></b></p>
1, 2, 3, Who's Cleaning the Sea?: A Counting Picture Book About P...
by Janina Rossiter

Language

English

Pages

27

Publication Date

April 20, 2019

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<p><b> Book Excellence Award Winner - Environment</p></b><br /><p><b>1, 2, 3, Who's Cleaning the Sea?</b></p><p><b>A Counting Picture Book About Protecting Our Planet</b></p><b><p>Seven and eight, is it too late?</b></p><b><p>Not quite yet, but let's not wait!</b></p><b><p>8 fishing nets on the ocean floor, dragged by an octopus up to the shore.</b></p><b><p>The sea creatures are working hard to clean their living environment of ocean pollution.</b></p><p>Inspired by powerful visuals of ocean pollution, this book will teach your child not only numbers and how to count but also the importance of taking care of our environment. Children will love learning how little changes they make can protect our planet.</p><p>1,2,3, Who's Cleaning the Sea is the second book from award-winning and Amazon best-selling author Janina Rossiter in her 'concept picture book' series. Janina Rossiter has again combined two subjects with imaginative drawings, resulting in a beautiful book that children and adults will enjoy reading.</p><p>This picture book will teach your child to associate numbers with their quantities while also learning about the importance of keeping plastics and other pollutants out of our oceans. Younger children will be able to count along and slightly older children (ages 4-6) will learn to make logical connections between numbers and facts. Readers of all ages will enjoy the pictures, the story, and the message.</p><p>The original hand-drawn illustrations in black ink marker on a background of acrylic art are exquisite and will entice young readers to turn the pages as they discover the fascinating world captured by the illustrator's imagination.</p><p><i>Filled with glorious paintings, this highly imaginative picture book will not only aid children with learning to count, they will also learn about protecting the environment as they take a journey under the sea. Truly delightful.</i></p><p>~ Samantha Vérant, author of <i>HOW TO MAKE A FRENCH FAMILY</i></p><p><i>Stunning images of sea creatures cleaning the ocean form the backdrop of this fun and educational counting book that young children (and adults too!) are sure to enjoy.</i></p><p>~ Vicki Lesage, author of <i>CONFESSIONS OF A PARIS POTTY TRAINER</i></p>

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