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Raid of No Return (Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales #7): A World War...
by Nathan Hale

Language

English

Pages

128

Publication Date

November 07, 2017

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<DIV>Nathan Hale tackles a topic fans have been asking about for years: World War II.<BR /><BR /> On December 7, 1941, the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, officially bringing the United States into World War II. A new generation of pilots were recruited to fly bombing missions for the United States, and from that group, volunteers were requested for a dangerous secret assignment. For the first time in American history, Army bombers would be launched from an aircraft carrier. Once at sea, they were told their mission was a retaliation strike against targets in Tokyo. But on the day of the raid, a Japanese patrol boat spotted them and they had to launch early, with barely enough fuel to get them past their target.<BR /><BR /> After the bombing, some pilots crashed, some were captured, and many ended up in mainland China and were carried to safety by Chinese villagers, being hunted by Japanese forces all the while. With tales of high-flying action and bravery, <I>Raid of No Return</I> is a story of heartbreak and survival during wartime.<BR />  </DIV>
Rosie Revere, Engineer
by Andrea Beaty

Language

English

Pages

32

Publication Date

September 03, 2013

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<div><B><I>New York Times </I>Bestseller</B><BR><BR> Rosie may seem quiet during the day, but at night she’s a brilliant inventor of gizmos and gadgets who dreams of becoming a great engineer. When her great-great-aunt Rose (Rosie the Riveter) comes for a visit and mentions her one unfinished goal—to fly—Rosie sets to work building a contraption to make her aunt’s dream come true. But when her contraption doesn’t fly but rather hovers for a moment and then crashes, Rosie deems the invention a failure. On the contrary, Aunt Rose insists that Rosie’s contraption was a raging success: you can only truly fail, she explains, if you quit.<BR><BR> From the powerhouse author-illustrator team of <I>Iggy Peck, Architect </I>comes <I>Rosie Revere, Engineer</I>, another charming, witty picture book about believing in yourself and pursuing your passion. <I>Ada Twist, Scientist</I>, the companion picture book featuring the next kid from Iggy Peck's class, is available in September 2016.<BR><BR><B><U>Praise for <I>Rosie Revere, Engineer</I></U></B></div><div>"Comically detailed mixed-media illustrations that keep the mood light and emphasize Rosie’s creativity at every turn."</div><div>—<I>Publishers Weekly</I><BR><BR> "The detritus of Rosie’s collections is fascinating, from broken dolls and stuffed animals to nails, tools, pencils, old lamps and possibly an erector set. And cheddar-cheese spray."<BR> —<I>Kirkus Reviews</I><BR><BR> "This celebration of creativity and perseverance is told through rhyming text, which gives momentum and steady pacing to a story, consistent with the celebration of its heroine, Rosie. She’s an imaginative thinker who hides her light under a bushel (well, really, the bed) after being laughed at for one of her inventions."<BR> —<I>Booklist</I><BR><BR><B><U>Award</U></B><BR> 2013 Parents' Choice Award - GOLD<BR> 2014 Amelia Bloomer Project List<BR> ReadBoston's Best Read Aloud Book<BR>  </div>
Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site
by Sherri Duskey Rinker

Language

English

Pages

32

Publication Date

March 16, 2012

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As the sun sets behind the big construction site, all the hardworking trucks get ready to say goodnight. One by one, Crane Truck, Cement Mixer, Dump Truck, Bulldozer, and Excavator finish their work and lie down to rest—so they'll be ready for another day of rough and tough construction play! With irresistible artwork by best-selling illustrator Tom Lichtenheld and sweet, rhyming text, this book will have truck lovers of all ages begging for more. Plus, this is a fixed-format version of the book, which looks nearly identical to the print version.
Super Rabbit Racers!: A Branches Book (Press Start! #3)
by Thomas Flintham

Language

English

Pages

80

Publication Date

October 31, 2017

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Pick a book. Grow a Reader!<br /><br />This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line, Branches, aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow!<br /><br />Welcome to the Super Cup Grand Prix! Eight racers must compete in four races to win the Super Cup Power Up, which gives the winner super speed powers. Super Rabbit Boy is ready to win, but meanie King Viking is racing this year, too! And he has racers who are helping him cheat. <br /><br />Super Rabbit Boy needs to beat King Viking, but with tricks, traps, and brand-new racers to race, winning won't be easy. Can Super Rabbit Boy outpace and outrace the competition, or will he spin out of <b>control</b> before he crosses the finish line?<br /><br />With full-color art on every page by Thomas Flintham!
Scorpion Mountain (Brotherband Chronicles Book 5)
by John A. Flanagan

Language

English

Pages

8

Publication Date

December 02, 2014

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<b>From John Flanagan, author of the worldwide bestselling Ranger's Apprentice -- an all-new adventure featuring the Brotherband crew and one of our favorite Rangers!</b><br /> <br />Hal, his Brotherband crew, and the Ranger Gilan have freed the twelve Araluens sold into slavery. Returning to Araluen, Gilan is given a new mission by King Duncan: protect his daughter’s life. Princess Cassandra has survived one attempt on her life already, and now whispers of a second attempt have reached the kingdom. A deadly sect known as the Scorpion Cult is thought to be behind the assassination threat.<br /><br />Not waiting to see if the knife will strike true, the Brotherband again team up with Gilan to track down the would-be killers.<br /><br />In this fifth book in the Brotherband Chronicles, old friends reemerge to take on new enemies as the worlds of Ranger’s Apprentice and Brotherband join forces in battle!
Slaves of Socorro (Brotherband Chronicles Book 4)
by John A. Flanagan

Language

English

Pages

482

Publication Date

July 15, 2014

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<b>The fourth installment in the <i>New York Times</i> bestselling Brotherband series, for fans of Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones</b><br /> <br />Hal and his fellow Herons have returned home to Skandia after defeating the pirate captain Zavac and reclaiming Skandia's most prized artifact, the Andomal. With their honor restored, the Herons turn to a new mission: tracking down an old rival turned bitter enemy. Tursgud—leader of the Shark Brotherband and Hal's constant opponent—has turned from a bullying youth into a pirate and slave trader. After Tursgud captures twelve Araluen villagers to sell as slaves, the Heron crew sails into action . . . with the help of one of Araluen's finest Rangers!<br /><br /><br /><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>
Airman
by Eoin Colfer

Language

English

Pages

417

Publication Date

November 02, 2009

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Conor Broekhart was born to fly. It is the 1890s, and Conor and his family live on the sovereign Saltee Islands, off the Irish coast. Conor spends his days studying the science of flight with his tutor and exploring the castle with the king's daughter, Princess Isabella. But the boy's idyllic life changes forever the day he discovers a deadly conspiracy against the king.
The Outcasts: Brotherband Chronicles, Book 1
by John Flanagan

Language

English

Pages

436

Publication Date

November 01, 2011

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From the author of the global phenomenon Ranger's Apprentice!<br /><br />They are outcasts. Hal, Stig, and the others - they are the boys the others want no part of. Skandians, as any reader of Ranger's Apprentice could tell you, are known for their size and strength. Not these boys. Yet that doesn't mean they don't have skills. And courage - which they will need every ounce of to do battle at sea against the other bands, the Wolves and the Sharks, in the ultimate race. The icy waters make for a treacherous playing field . . . especially when not everyone thinks of it as playing. John Flanagan, author of the international phenomenon Ranger's Apprentice, creates a new cast of characters to populate his world of Skandians and Araluens, a world millions of young readers around the world have come to know and admire. Full of seafaring adventures and epic battles, Book 1 of The Brotherband Chronicles is sure to thrill readers of Ranger's Apprentice while enticing a whole new generation just now discovering the books.<br /><br /><p>Perfect for fans of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings, T.H. White’s The Sword in the Stone, Christopher Paolini’s Eragon series, and George R. R. Martin’s Game of Thrones/A Song of Ice and Fire series.</p><p></p>
Racing in the Rain: My Life as a Dog
by Garth Stein

Language

English

Pages

309

Publication Date

May 03, 2011

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<p><strong>Have you ever wondered what your dog is thinking?</strong></p><p>Ini Garth Stein's special adaptation for young people of his acclaimed <em>New York Times</em> bestselling adult novel <em>The Art of Racing in the Rain</em>, readers will meet one funny dog: Enzo, the lovable mutt who tells this story.</p><p>Enzo knows he is different from other dogs. Most dogs love to chase cars, but Enzo longs to <em>race</em> them.</p><p>He learns about racing and the world around him by watching TV and by listening to the words of his best friend, Denny, an up-and-coming race car driver, and Denny's daughter, Zoë, his constant companion. Enzo finds that life is just like being on the racetrack—it isn't simply about going fast.</p><p>Applying the rules of racing to his world, Enzo takes on his family's challenges and emerges a hero. In the end, Enzo holds in his heart the dream that Denny will go on to be a racing champion with his daughter by his side.</p><p><strong>For theirs is an extraordinary friendship—one that reminds us all to celebrate the triumph of the human (and canine) spirit.</strong></p>
Look and See Big Trucks (Look and See Books Book 1)
by Ylla Katz

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English

Pages

Publication Date

November 17, 2017

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Look and See Books are picture books that have been designed with the youngest audience in mind. They are meant to be used as a visual aid. These are largely wordless books that feature entertaining and very colorful pictures to hold the child's imagination as they learn to recognize various objects they may encounter later on in life.

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