This fascinating title takes the reader to one of the most isolated prisons on the planet where some Americas worst criminals were held. This is the story of how Alcatraz was created, what it was like to live there, and why it was virtually impossible to escape from.
Crabtree Publishing Company
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The Next Great Jane
By Going, K. L.
From award-winning author K. L. Going comes a happily-ever-after story of a girl who discovers the true secret to all good writing--through an unlikely friendship, some well-intentioned matchmaking, and little bit of science.Jane Brannen wants nothing more than to become a famous author like Jane Austen--she just needs to figure out the key to literary success! Her chance to uncover the secret arrives when bestselling author J. E. Fairfax visits her tiny town of Whickett Harbor. Unfortunately, a hurricane rolls in and Jane gets stuck with the author's snobbish son, Devon, instead. But when the skies clear, Jane realizes the wind has blown in something worse than annoying boys: Her mother, Susan, and Susan's new fiancé, Erik, have flown all the way from Hollywood to file for custody and bring Jane back to California.
Everything You Need to Ace English Language Arts in One Big Fat Notebook
By Irwin, Elizabeth
It's the revolutionary English language arts study guide just for middle school students from the brains behind Brain Quest. Everything You Need to Ace English Language Arts . . . covers everything to get you your best marks: grammar, including parts of speech, active and passive verbs, Greek and Latin roots and affixes; nuances in word meanings; textual analysis, authorship, structure, and other skills for reading fiction and nonfiction; and writing arguments, informative texts, and narratives. The BIG FAT NOTEBOOK™ series is built on a simple and irresistible conceit - borrowing the notes from the smartest kid in class. There are five books in all, and each is the only book you need for each main subject taught in middle school: Math, Science, American History, English Language Arts, and World History.
Danger on Deck!
By Sonneborn, Scott
A charity cruise filled with GOTHAMS wealthiest citizens has been boarded by not one but two groups of hijackers! POISON IVY and MR. FREEZE fight for the right to ransom the passengers with countless citizens caught in the crossfire. Outnumbered and out of his element, BATMAN will have to find a way to play one group of crooks against the other, or theyll all go down with the ship.,
DC Super Heroes
Begone the Raggedy Witches
By Kiernan, Celine
When witches kidnap her dad, Mup is swept up in a wild tide of magic that carries her to another world. Can she reunite her family and find her way back?On the night that Aunty dies, the raggedy witches come for Mup's family. Pale, cold, and relentless, the witches will do anything for the tyrannical queen who has outlawed most magic and enforces her laws with terror and cruelty - and who happens to be Mup's grandmother. When witches carry off her dad, Mup and her mam leave the mundane world to rescue him. But everything is odd in the strange, glittering Witches Borough, even Mam. Even Mup herself. In a world of rhyming crows, talking cats, and golden forests, it's all Mup can do to keep her wits about her. And even if she can save her dad, Mup's not sure if anything will ever be the same again.
By Patterson, James
Releasing the same month as the MIDDLE SCHOOL movie, this next installment of James Patterson's hit series has non-stop laughs starring everyone's favorite underdog.
It's a dog-eat-dog world, and Rafe Khatchadorian is just trying to live in it. Life in middle school is finally starting to seem bearable-until Rafe spots his grandmother standing on the free-meal line at the local soup kitchen. In order to help bring in more money, Rafe concocts a brilliant plan-a dog-walking business that soon turns into a huge money-making neighborhood empire. He'll even have extra cash to buy his own WormHole Deluxe Multi-Platform GameBox!
That is, until two terrible twins launch the Great Dog War by sabotaging Rafe's flyers and stealing his customers. Plus, his bratty kid sister Georgia has skipped a grade-so now she's in all of Rafe's classes. Throw a kid a bone!
Geeky Fab Five vol. 1 "It's Not Rocket Science"
By Lareau, Liz
Lucy Monroe's first day at Earhart Elementary is one for the yearbook: By recess she has launched herself off the rusty monkey bars and ended up face down onto the blacktop. The principal closes the rickety playground, and now the whole school is mad! What's a new girl to do? Create a band of geeky friends to build a cool new playground together! Easy, right?
Join Lucy, the gang, Hubble the snarky kitty, and their TV reporter buddy, Suzy Pundergast, to find out if they can prove the meanies wrong because when girls stick together, anything is possible!
Animals Robert Scott Saw
By Markle, Sandra
In this new series by award-winning author Sandra Markle, famous explorers take a back seat to the animals they encountered along the way. While Robert Scott and his crew weren't the first to reach the South Pole, they were the first to see an emperor penguin breeding ground. Through nimble writing and beautiful paintings, this series casts the past in a whole new light!
Amazing Animal Super-Sleuths
By Gray, Leon
Finding prey and detecting predators are life-or-death matters for animals. They use some technologically advanced systems including the senses were familiar withand others that are far more sensitive. The book explains how bats use echolocation to hunt on the wing, tells how sharks can smell tiny amounts of blood from hundreds of yards away, and how supersensitive hairs on a spiders body can pick up vibrations in the air.
By Mcloughlin, Wayne
Discover the origins of the warrior Clans in this thrilling prequel to Erin Hunter's #1 nationally bestselling Warriors series - now beautifully repackaged with striking new cover art!
The fifth book in the Dawn of the Clans series takes readers back to the earliest days of the Clans, when the cats first settled in the forest and began to forge the warrior code.
The spirit-cats have spoken: to survive, the cats from the mountains must grow and spread like the Blazing Star. Clear Sky believes the only way to grow is to band together again, but few cats are willing to ally with him. While Tall Shadow plans to establish a new camp in the pine forest, River Ripple is content by the water, and Wind Runner has made her own home on the moor.
The time has now come for all cats to decide where they will live - and where their allegiances truly lie.
Also contains an exclusive bonus scene!
Scarecrow's Flock of Fear
By Manning, Matthew K
After being released from ARKHAM ASYLUM, the DARK KNIGHT’S most frightful foe, the SCARECROW, sets out to cure his one and only fear . . . birds! With a new and improved fear toxin, he’s going after ROBIN, BATMAN’S powerful partner. Can the BOY WONDER overcome SCARECROW’S scare tactics, or will he be scared to death?
Stone Arch Books
The Magic Finger
By Dahl, Roald
What happens when the hunter becomes the hunted?To the Gregg family, hunting is just plain fun. To the girl who lives next door, it's just plain horrible. She tries to be polite. She tries to talk them out of it, but the Greggs only laugh at her. Then one day the Greggs go too far, and the little girl turns her Magic Finger on them. When she's very, very angry, the little girl's Magic Finger takes over. She really can't control it, and now it's turned the Greggs into birds! Before they know it, the Greggs are living in a nest, and that's just the beginning of their problems ... .
By Stiefvater, Maggie
The adventure continues in this second book in the New York Times bestselling series.
In the world of Erdas, only a rare few are able to summon a spirit animal in the way Conor, Abeke, Meilin, and Rollan have. The bond they share with their animals is a partnership that allows them to access more-than-human abilities.
But what if there was another way to create a spirit animal--to force the bond, giving the human partner total control? And what if someone with selfish intensions was offered this gift . . . with a catch?
The four young heroes have barely had time to come together as a team, and their own spirit animal bonds are still greatly untested. But now they face a brutal confrontation against an enemy who will break any rule to defeat them.
Who Was Martin Luther King, Jr.?
By Bader, Bonnie
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was only 25 when he helped organize the Montgomery Bus Boycott and was soon organizing black people across the country in support of the right to vote, desegregation, and other basic civil rights. Maintaining nonviolent and peaceful tactics even when his life was threatened, King was also an advocate for the poor and spoke out against racial and economic injustice until his deathafrom an assassinas bulletain 1968. With clearly written text that explains this tumultuous time in history and 80 black-and-white illustrations, this "Who Wasa]?" celebrates the vision and the legacy of a remarkable man.
Stone Age Geometry
By Bailey, Gerry
Leo teaches his cat Pallas all about circles by applying his knowledge of geometry to their Stone Age world. Engaging illustrations and stories provide a fun introduction to math concepts, including tangents, ellipses, and more. Information boxes accompany each story to explore real applications of circles in the natural and designed world. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.