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

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>
The Hogwarts Library Collection (Hogwarts Library book)
by J.K. Rowling

Language

English

Pages

105

Publication Date

September 01, 2017

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A collection of three books treasured by users of the great library at Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry: <i>Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them</i>, Newt Scamander's masterful work on magical creatures; <i>Quidditch Through the Ages</i>, a comprehensive history of the game and its rules; and <i>The Tales of Beedle the Bard</i>, with an introduction and illustrations by J.K. Rowling and extensive commentary by Albus Dumbledore. A treasure trove of magical facts and fairy tales, the Hogwarts Library Collection is an essential companion to the Harry Potter series. This collection includes the updated edition of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, with a new foreword from J.K. Rowling (writing as Newt Scamander) and six new beasts!<p>At least 15% of the net retail price* of this eBook bundle will be available to Comic Relief and Lumos Foundation for their work with children and young people to help them have a better life. 13% of these monies will be used by Comic Relief and 87% will be used by Lumos Foundation.</p><p>Comic Relief is a registered charity in the UK with charity nos. 326568 (England/Wales) and SC039730 (Scotland). Lumos Foundation is a registered charity in the UK with no. 1112575.</p><p>* The net retail price means the price paid by the consumer less applicable sales taxes
Ghost (Track Book 1)
by Jason Reynolds

Language

English

Pages

191

Publication Date

August 30, 2016

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<b>A National Book Award Finalist for Young People’s Literature.<BR> Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s <i>The Great American Read.</i></b><BR> <BR><b>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 of a brand-new series from Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe Award–winning author Jason Reynolds.</b><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?
Peppa Goes Swimming (Peppa Pig)
by Scholastic

Language

English

Pages

24

Publication Date

April 28, 2015

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An all-new storybook featuring Peppa -- a lovable, slightly bossy little piggy!<br /><br />Peppa and George are going swimming, but George is a bit scared. How will Mummy and Daddy pig ever convince him to get in the pool?
The Tales of Beedle the Bard (Hogwarts Library book Book 3)
by J.K. Rowling

Language

English

Pages

128

Publication Date

May 09, 2016

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<b>All profits from the sale of this eBook will go to Lumos, a charity founded by J.K. Rowling to end the institutionalisation of children worldwide.</b><p>As familiar to many Hogwarts students as Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty are to Muggle children, The Tales of Beedle the Bard is a collection of popular stories written for young wizards and witches. </p><br />Translated from the original runes by Hermione Granger, they include fascinating additional notes from Professor Albus Dumbledore, with intriguing glimpses into his life at Hogwarts, as well as illustrations from J.K. Rowling herself.</br><br />For wizarding and Muggle readers alike, this is a must-have edition, featuring fate-seeking witches, a hairy-hearted warlock and the tale of the three brothers who tried to cheat Death . . .</br><p>By buying this unique and special book, you are helping Lumos to make sure that, by 2050, no more children live in institutions or orphanages around the world, and that every child is able to enjoy their right to grow up in a family.</p><p><em>All profits from the sale of this eBook will go to Lumos. The Lumos Foundation is a charity registered in England and Wales with registered charity number 1112575.</p></em>
Spy Ski School (Spy School Book 4)
by Stuart Gibbs

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…
Maniac Magee (Newberry Medal Book)
by Jerry Spinelli

Language

English

Pages

198

Publication Date

January 28, 2014

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<div><b>A Newbery Medal winning modern classic about a racially divided small town and a boy who runs.</b></div><div><br /></div> Jeffrey Lionel "Maniac" Magee might have lived a normal life if a freak accident hadn't made him an orphan. After living with his unhappy and uptight aunt and uncle for eight years, he decides to run--and not just run away, but run. This is where the myth of Maniac Magee begins, as he changes the lives of a racially divided small town with his amazing and legendary feats.
The Crossover (The Crossover Series)
by Kwame Alexander

Language

English

Pages

245

Publication Date

March 18, 2014

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<DIV><P><B>2015 Newbery Medal Winner<BR />2015 Coretta Scott King Honor Award Winner<BR /><I>New York Times </I>Bestseller </B><BR /><BR /><BR /><I>"With a bolt of lightning on my kicks . . .The court is SIZZLING. My sweat is DRIZZLING. Stop all that quivering. Cuz tonight I’m delivering,</I>" announces dread-locked, 12-year old Josh Bell. He and his twin brother Jordan are awesome on the court. But Josh has more than basketball in his blood, he's got mad beats, too, that tell his family's story in verse, in this fast and furious middle grade novel of family and brotherhood from Kwame Alexander.</P><P><BR />   Josh and Jordan must come to grips with growing up on and off the court to realize breaking the rules comes at a terrible price, as their story's heart-stopping climax proves a game-changer for the entire family.</P></DIV>
Big Nate: Game On!
by Lincoln Peirce

Language

English

Pages

224

Publication Date

April 16, 2013

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<DIV>To sixth-grader Nate Wright, life is one big game. So when he suits up for any sport, he does it with an unmistakable swagger. From fine-tuning his trash-talking skills on the basketball court to his cocky ’tude in the soccer goal, Nate can be a bigger challenge to his teammates than their opponents. Enjoy Nate and his friends’ mostly hapless sports encounters through not-always-highlight-reel moments in the all-color <i>Big Nate: Game On</i>.  Includes poster.</div>

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