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The Last Straw (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 3)
by Jeff Kinney

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Language

English

Pages

224

Publication Date

October 30, 2012

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<div><P class=tagline style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><I>The highly anticipated third book in the critically acclaimed and bestselling series takes the art of being wimpy to a whole new level. </I></P><P class=Maintext style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"> </P><P class=Maintext style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-INDENT: 0in">Let’s face it: Greg Heffley will never change his wimpy ways. Somebody just needs to explain that to Greg’s father. You see, Frank Heffley actually thinks he can get his son to toughen up, and he enlists Greg in organized sports and other “manly” endeavors. Of course, Greg is able to easily sidestep his father’s efforts to change him. But when Greg’s dad threatens to send him to military academy, Greg realizes he has to shape up . . . or get shipped out.</P><P class=Maintext style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-INDENT: 0in"> </P><P class=Maintext style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-INDENT: 0in">Greg and his family and friends, who make the <I>Diary of a Wimpy Kid </I>books a must-read for middle school readers, are back and at their best in this hilarious new installment of the series, which is sure to please current fans while attracting new ones.</P><P class=Maintext style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-INDENT: 0in"> </P><P class=Maintext style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-INDENT: 0in"><I>Publishers Weekly</I>-1/19/2009:</P><div>The third book in this genre-busting series is certain to enlarge Kinney’s presence on the bestseller lists, where the previous titles have taken up residence for the past two years. Kinney’s spot-on humor and winning formula of deadpan text set against cartoons are back in full force. This time, Greg starts off on New Year’s Day (he resolves to “help <I>other</I> people improve,” telling his mother, “I think you should work on chewing your potato chips more quietly”) and ends with summer vacation. As he fends off his father’s attempts to make him more of a man (the threat of military school looms), Greg’s hapless adventures include handing out anonymous valentines expressing his true feelings (“Dear James, You smell”), attempting to impress his classmate Holly and single-handedly wrecking his soccer team’s perfect season. Kinney allows himself some insider humor as well, with Greg noting the “racket” children’s book authors have going. “All you have to do is make up a character with a snappy name, and then make sure the character learns a lesson at the end of the book.” Greg, self-centered as ever, may be the exception proving that rule. Ages 8–12. <I>(Jan.)</I></div><div><I></I> </div><div><div>F&P level: T</div></div></div>
Z is for Zamboni: A Hockey Alphabet (Sports Alphabet)
by Matt Napier

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Language

English

Pages

40

Publication Date

August 15, 2013

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In the mold of our very popular series of state alphabet books, we offer "Z is for Zamboni" to hockey fans young and old across North America. Matt Napier's "breakaway" rhymes and "hard-checking" expository text team up with the "top-shelf" illustrations of Melanie Rose to elucidate this increasingly popular game for every beginning hockey aficionado. Highlighting rules, players, coaches, teams, and the history of the game, it is both fun and educational.
Spy Ski School (Spy School)
by Stuart Gibbs

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Language

English

Pages

369

Publication Date

October 11, 2016

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Ben Ripley enrolls in ski school, where the slopes, and the stakes, get really steep in this bestselling follow-up to the Edgar Award–nominated <i>Spy School</i>, <i>Spy Camp</i>, and <i>Evil Spy School</i>.<BR><BR>Thirteen-year-old Ben Ripley is not exactly the best student spy school has ever seen—he keeps flunking Advanced Self Preservation. But outside of class, Ben is pretty great at staying alive. His enemies have kidnapped him, shot at him, locked him in a room with a ticking time bomb, and even tried to blow him up with <i>missiles</i>. And he’s survived every time.<BR> <BR>After all that unexpected success, the CIA has decided to activate Ben for real.<BR> <BR>The Mission: Become friends with Jessica Shang, the daughter of a suspected Chinese crime boss, and find out all of her father’s secrets. Jessica wants to go to ski school in the Rocky Mountains, so a select few spy school students are going skiing too—under cover, of course.<BR> <BR>Ben might not be able to handle a weapon (or a pair of skis), but he can make friends easy peasy. That is, until his best friend from home drops in on the trip and jeopardizes the entire mission…
Ugly
by Robert Hoge

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Language

English

Pages

219

Publication Date

September 06, 2016

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<b>A funny, moving, and true story of an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face that's perfect for fans of <i>Wonder—</i>now available in the U.S.</b><br />  <br /> When Robert Hoge was born, he had a tumor the size of a tennis ball in the middle of his face and short, twisted legs. Surgeons removed the tumor and made him a new nose from one of his toes.  Amazingly, he survived—with a face that would never be the same.  <br />  <br /> Strangers stared at him. Kids called him names, and adults could be cruel, too. Everybody seemed to agree that he was “ugly.” But Robert refused to let his face define him. He played pranks, got into trouble, had adventures with his big family, and finally found a sport that was perfect for him to play. And Robert came face to face with the biggest decision of his life, he followed his heart.<br /><br />This poignant memoir about overcoming bullying and thriving with disabilities shows that what makes us “ugly” also makes us who we are. It features a reflective foil cover and black-and-white illustrations throughout.<br /><br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>
Goodnight Hockey (Sports Illustrated Kids Bedtime Books)
by Michael Dahl

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Language

English

Pages

33

Publication Date

August 01, 2015

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From the first puck drop to the final buzzer, Goodnight Hockey will have every hockey fan cheering. A perfect story for bedtime and budding sports fans.
Ghost (Track Book 1)
by Jason Reynolds

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Language

English

Pages

191

Publication Date

August 30, 2016

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A National Book Award Finalist for Young People’s Literature.<BR> <BR>Ghost wants to be the fastest sprinter on his elite middle school track team, but his past is slowing him down in this first electrifying novel in a new series from Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe Award–winning author Jason Reynolds.<BR><BR>Ghost. Lu. Patina. Sunny. Four kids from wildly different backgrounds with personalities that are explosive when they clash. But they are also four kids chosen for an elite middle school track team—a team that could qualify them for the Junior Olympics if they can get their acts together. They all have a lot to lose, but they also have a lot to prove, not only to each other, but to themselves.<BR> <BR>Running. That’s all Ghost (real name Castle Cranshaw) has ever known. But Ghost has been running for the wrong reasons—it all started with running away from his father, who, when Ghost was a very little boy, chased him and his mother through their apartment, then down the street, with a loaded gun, aiming to kill. Since then, Ghost has been the one causing problems—and running away from them—until he meets Coach, an ex-Olympic Medalist who sees something in Ghost: crazy natural talent. If Ghost can stay on track, literally and figuratively, he could be the best sprinter in the city. Can Ghost harness his raw talent for speed, or will his past finally catch up to him?
Touchdown Kid
by Tim Green

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Language

English

Pages

325

Publication Date

October 03, 2017

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<p><strong>From <em>New York Times</em> bestselling author and former NFL defensive end Tim Green comes a football story about a boy who is given a chance to prove that wealth and privilege don’t matter on the football field, as long as he has the skills to compete. Perfect for fans of Mike Lupica!</strong></p><p>Cory has always been passionate about football. But life for him and his single mom has been hard, making it difficult for Cory to play. And though Cory is a good kid, he’s constantly surrounded by negative influences. But when the coach from an elite private school with one of the best football programs in the country recognizes his talents on the field, Cory is presented with an unbelievable opportunity.</p><p>Cory knows that football could be his ticket out. But leaving to attend private school also means struggling to fit into a world where most people look at him and just see a scholarship kid from the wrong side of town. Cory knows that if he can fight hard enough—both on and off the field—he may be able to secure a bright future that looks different from his unpromising past. </p>
Roller Girl
by Victoria Jamieson

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Language

English

Pages

240

Publication Date

March 10, 2015

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<b><b>The Newbery Honor Award Winner and <i>New York Times</i> bestseller <i>Roller Girl</i> is a heartwarming graphic novel about friendship and surviving junior high through the power of roller derby—perfect for fans of Raina Telgemeier's <i>Smile</i>! </b><br /></b><br /> For most of her twelve years, Astrid has done everything with her best friend Nicole. But after Astrid falls in love with roller derby and signs up for derby camp, Nicole decides to go to dance camp instead. And so begins the most difficult summer of Astrid's life as she struggles to keep up with the older girls at camp, hang on to the friend she feels slipping away, and cautiously embark on a new friendship. As the end of summer nears and her first roller derby bout (and junior high!) draws closer, Astrid realizes that maybe she <i>is </i>strong enough to handle the bout, a lost friendship, and middle school… in short, strong enough to be a roller girl.<br /><br /> In this graphic novel debut that earned a Newbery Honor and five starred reviews, real-life derby girl Victoria Jamieson has created an inspiring coming-of-age story about friendship, perseverence, and girl power!<br /><br /><br /><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>
Unbroken (The Young Adult Adaptation): An Olympian's Journey from...
by Laura Hillenbrand

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Language

English

Pages

322

Publication Date

November 11, 2014

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<b>In this captivating and lavishly illustrated young adult edition of her award-winning #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestseller, Laura Hillenbrand tells the story of a former Olympian's courage, cunning, and fortitude following his plane crash in enemy territory. This adaptation of <i>Unbroken</i> introduces a new generation to one of history's most thrilling survival epics. </b><br /><br />On a May afternoon in 1943, an American military plane crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared. It was that of a young lieutenant, the plane’s bombardier, who was struggling to a life raft and pulling himself aboard. So began one of the most extraordinary sagas of the Second World War.<br /> <br />The lieutenant’s name was Louis Zamperini. As a boy, he had been a clever delinquent, breaking into houses, brawling, and stealing. As a teenager, he had channeled his defiance into running, discovering a supreme talent that carried him to the Berlin Olympics. But when war came, the athlete became an airman, embarking on a journey that led to his doomed flight, a tiny raft, and a drift into the unknown.<br /> <br />Ahead of Zamperini lay thousands of miles of open ocean, leaping sharks, a sinking raft, thirst and starvation, enemy aircraft, and, beyond, a trial even greater. Driven to the limits of endurance, Zamperini would respond to desperation with ingenuity, suffering with hope and humor, brutality with rebellion. His fate, whether triumph or tragedy, would hang on the fraying wire of his will.<br /> <br />Featuring more than one hundred photographs plus an exclusive interview with Zamperini, this breathtaking odyssey—also captured on film by director Angelina Jolie—is a testament to the strength of the human spirit and the ability to endure against the unlikeliest of odds.<br /><br /><br /><b>Praise for <i>Unbroken<br /></i></b><br />"This adaptation of Hillenbrand's adult bestseller is highly dramatic and exciting, as well as painful to read as it lays bare man's hellish inhumanity to man."—<b><i>Booklist</i>, STARRED</b><br /><br />"This captivating book emphasizes the importance of determination, the will to survive against impossible odds, and support from family and friends. A strong, well-written work."—<b><i>SLJ<br /></i></b><br />"This fine adaptation ably brings an inspiring tale to young readers."—<i><b>Kirkus</b><br /></i><br /><br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>
Gaby Summer Loving: Book 21
by , Madeline Bell

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Language

English

Pages

312

Publication Date

November 21, 2017

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It might be hormones, it might be the weather but whatever it is, summer is here and Gaby is determined to make the most of it! Of course our heroine always manages to make a mountain out of a molehill, if there's a harder way to do something she'll find it! So get on board for more adventures by bike, in relationships, in work and in being Gaby, spinster of this parish!

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