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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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<DIV>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?</DIV>
Those Shoes
by Maribeth Boelts

Language

English

Pages

40

Publication Date

October 11, 2016

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<p><b>"In this witty, wise picture book, Boelts presents a kid’s-eye view of a consumer fad that rages through school at gale force." -- BULLETIN OF THE CENTER FOR CHILDREN'S BOOKS (starred review)</b></p><p>All Jeremy wants is a pair of those shoes, the ones everyone at school seems to be wearing. Though Jeremy’s grandma says they don’t have room for "want," just "need," when his old shoes fall apart at school, he is more determined than ever to have those shoes, even a thrift-shop pair that are much too small. But sore feet aren’t much fun, and Jeremy soon sees that the things he has -- warm boots, a loving grandma, and the chance to help a friend -- are worth more than the things he wants.</p>
Squirm
by Carl Hiaasen

Language

English

Pages

288

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.
Hatchet (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.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay
by J.K. Rowling

Language

English

Pages

304

Publication Date

November 18, 2016

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<p>When Magizoologist Newt Scamander arrives in New York, he intends his stay to be just a brief stopover. However, when his magical case is misplaced and some of Newt's fantastic beasts escape, it spells trouble for everyone...</p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><p>Inspired by the original Hogwart’s textbook by Newt Scamander, <em>Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original screenplay</em> marks the screenwriting debut of J.K. Rowling, author of the beloved and internationally bestselling Harry Potter books. A feat of imagination and featuring a cast of remarkable characters and magical creatures, this is epic adventure-packed storytelling at its very best. Whether an existing fan or new to the wizarding world, this is a perfect addition for any film lover or reader’s bookshelf.</p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><p><em>The film</em> Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them <em>had its theatrical release on 18th November 2016.</em></p>
We Dare You: Hundreds of Fun Science Bets, Challenges, and Experi...
by Vicki Cobb

Language

English

Pages

336

Publication Date

September 01, 2009

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<div>Would you believe that you could throw an egg across the room without breaking it? Burn a candle underwater? <I>We Dare You!</I> is a gigantic collection of irresistible, easy-to-perform science experiments, tricks, bets, and games kids can do at home with everyday household objects. Thanks to the principles of gravity, mechanics, fluids, logic, geometry, energy, and perception, kids will find countless hours of fun with the selections included in this book.</div>
Children's book: Be Brave, Little Puffy: Promoting Positive Body-...
by Arline Cooper

Language

English

Pages

28

Publication Date

October 20, 2018

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<h2><b>How can we make friends?</b></h2><p><b>How can we cope with our self-image in society, and how can we improve children's self confidence?</b></p><p>This is a beautiful story about a special fish, who discovers, that what he didn't like in his body and considered a disadvantage, is actually a great asset. </p><p>Puffy's story demonstrates how we can make new friends and keep them. The book improves self image and confidence in children, and shows that there is something good even in what seems to be bad. </p><p>The story is an opportunity to get to know the wonderful life under water. It has been richly illustrated by the author with her beautiful, original and captivating paintings. </p><p><b> Buy <i>Be Brave, Little Puffy</i> and improve your child’s self image today!</b></p>
National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Space (National...
by Catherine D. Hughes

Language

English

Pages

128

Publication Date

July 06, 2016

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This beautiful book is the latest addition to the <i>National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book</i> series. These colorful pages will introduce young children to the wonders of space, with colorful illustrations by David Aguilar and simple text that is perfect for beginning readers or for reading aloud. The book will explain basic concepts of space, beginning with what is most familiar to kids and expanding out into the universe.<br /><br />Chapters include:<br /> • Chapter 1 focuses on the Earth, moon, and sun. <br /> • Chapter 2 introduces kids to the other planets in our solar system. <br /> • Chapter 3 explains other objects in our solar system, such as dwarf planets, comets, and asteroid belts. <br /> • Chapter 4 voyages even farther afield, touching on concepts such as the universe, the Milky Way, stars, galaxies, and black holes. <br /> • The last chapter delves into space exploration: humans on the moon, spaceships, the International Space Station, etc.
The Wild Robot (The Wild Robot Series Book 1)
by Peter Brown

Language

English

Pages

288

Publication Date

April 19, 2016

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<div><b><i>Wall-E</i> meets <i>Hatchet</i> in this <i>New York Times </i>bestselling illustrated middle grade novel from Caldecott Honor winner Peter Brown</b></div><div><i><b><br /></b></i></div><div><i>Can a robot survive in the wilderness?</i></div><div><br /></div> When robot Roz opens her eyes for the first time, she discovers that she is alone on a remote, wild island. She has no idea how she got there or what her purpose is--but she knows she needs to survive. After battling a violent storm and escaping a vicious bear attack, she realizes that her only hope for survival is to adapt to her surroundings and learn from the island's unwelcoming animal inhabitants. <div><br /></div><div>As Roz slowly befriends the animals, the island starts to feel like home--until, one day, the robot's mysterious past comes back to haunt her.</div><div><br />From bestselling and award-winning author and illustrator Peter Brown comes a heartwarming and action-packed novel about what happens when nature and technology collide.<br /> </div>
Sneezy the Snowman
by Maureen Wright

Language

English

Pages

36

Publication Date

December 04, 2012

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B-R-R-R-R! AH-CHOO! Sneezy the Snowman is cold, cold, cold. To warm up, he drinks cocoa, sits in a hot tub, stands near a warm fire – and melts! But the children know just what to do to build him up again – and make him feel "just right". Hilarity chills the air with playful mixed-media illustrations by Stephen Gilpin as Sneezy attempts to warm himself with some silly results.

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