Zeus in the Gods and Goddesses of the Ancient World series explores the fascinating drama, love stories, and destruction in the myths surrounding the ruler of the Olympian gods. Book includes history, myths, and a family tree. Written with a high interest level to appeal to a more mature audience and a lower level of complexity with clear visuals to help struggling readers along. Considerate text includes tons of fascinating information and wild facts that will hold the readers' interest, allowing for successful mastery and comprehension. A table of contents, glossary with simplified pronunciations, and index all enhance comprehension.
45th Parallel Pr
Moschops and Other Ancient Reptiles
By Kelly, Tracey
"Through carefully leveled text, maps, and powerful illustrations, explores the habitats, food, and other information about prehistoric reptiles"--
Brown Bear Books
Columbia Space Shuttle Explosion and Space Exploration
By Orr, Tamra
This book relays the factual details of the Columbia space shuttle explosion through three different perspectives. The narrative provides multiple accounts of the event, and readers learn details through the point of view of a WRDY news reporter, potential future astronaut, and a family. The text offers opportunities to compare and contrast various perspectives while gathering and analyzing information about a modern event. Content focuses on point-of-view and encourages readers to understand how background and experience can lead to differing views.
Cherry Lake Publishing
By Korman, Gordon
Chase's memory just went out the window.
Chase doesn't remember falling off the roof. He doesn't remember hitting his head. He doesn't, in fact, remember anything. He wakes up in a hospital room and suddenly has to learn his whole life all over again . . . starting with his own name.
He knows he's Chase. But who is Chase? When he gets back to school, he sees that different kids have very different reactions to his return.
Some kids treat him like a hero. Some kids are clearly afraid of him.
One girl in particular is so angry with him that she pours her frozen yogurt on his head the first chance she gets.
Pretty soon, it's not only a question of who Chase is--it's a question of who he was . . . and who he's going to be.
From the #1 bestselling author of Swindle and Slacker, Restart is the spectacular story of a kid with a messy past who has to figure out what it means to get a clean start.
The Force Oversleeps
"Victor Starspeeder is back at Jedi Academy for year two, but it's not going the way he'd planned. He was thrilled about Drama Club and hoped to get the lead in this year's musical... But a new kid got the role! What gives?! Plus, he keeps oversleeping and getting to class late . . . Worst of all, his big sister Christina is getting ready to graduate from Jedi Academy, and there are rumors going around that she's a Sith! What's a Padawan to do? In times when he feels more alone than ever, Victor will have to trust the ways of the Force and his friends if he's going to survive year two in this all-new chapter in the Jedi Academy series."--
MasterChef Junior Cookbook
By Mclachlan, Clay
Creativity, hard work, and lots of fun - that's what it takes to cook like a master. Beloved television competition show MasterChef Junior fosters all of this within each of its pint-size home cooks, and what they whip up is truly impressive. This book aims to give any aspiring young chef the tools he or she needs to hone essential cooking skills, with 100 recipes inspired by dishes that the contestants served in the first five seasons, as well as timeless techniques, tips, and advice. With this book, anyone can become an excellent cook.
By Kerley, Barbara
This heart-warming adventure for dog lovers everywhere is a great match for fans of books such as The Fourteenth Goldfish and A Snicker of Magic.
Eleven-year-old Jordie Marie Wallace has been waiting forever for someone to move in next door, so she is thrilled when Professor Reece arrives: she has a laboratory in her basement and an extraordinary dog named Baxter - who seems to understand everything Jordie says.
Jordie and her younger brother T.J. begin walking Baxter and helping Professor Reese in the lab. But being lab assistants ends up being more than Jordie and T.J. bargained for and leads them to a secret neither of them expected.
When Professor Reece goes missing, it is up to Jordie and T.J. to use their smarts and Baxter's magical powers to find her. Will they be able to save Professor Reece before it's too late?
From award-winning author Barbara Kerley comes a sweet and funny story about a young girl, a quirky professor, and a magical dog.
Praise for the award-winning Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins by Barbara Kerley:
"Marvelous." - New York Times
"Stunning." - Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"[Kerley] suffuses her text with a contagious sense of wonder and amazement." - Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Star Wars Adventures in Wild Space The Nest
By Group, Lucasfilm Book
It is a time of darkness. With the end of the Clone Wars, and the destruction of the Jedi Order, the evil Emperor Palpatine rules the galaxy unopposed. When the parents of Milo and Lina Graf are abducted by agents of the evil Empire while the family is out on a mission mapping the unknown systems of Wild Space, the children must undertake a perilous journey to rescue them. After their daring escape from the planet of Thune, Milo and Lina follow a mysterious transmission to their parent's whereabouts to a remote jungle planet, where a terrifying evil lies in wait. . .
Disney Lucasfilm Pr
Spirit Riding Free
By Selfors, Suzanne
Twelve-year-old Lucky Prescott craves adventure, but as a young lady of society she's only been allowed to experience adventure through books. That is, until one fateful day when Lucky, her father, and her aunt leave their neat-and-tidy city life and travel to their new home out west-the Wild West.
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
By Owen, Ruth
On the island of Haiti, stories tell of corpses brought back to life. Fact or fiction? Do voodoo witch doctors called bokors really have the power to raise people from their graves? Or is there a scientificbut just as chillingexplanation involving powerful poisons and ruthless con-men? This fascinating new title introduces zombie fans to the spine-chilling world of Haitian zombies. Did a man named Clairvius Narcisse really live as a zombie for almost 20 years? And what do puffer fish and poisonous cucumbers have to do with the undead? Love zombies? Then lock the doors, settle in, and get ready to learn all about Voodoo Zombies!
Bearport Pub Co Inc
Confusion Is Nothing New
By Acampora, Paul
Ellie Magari is figuring out what it means to be a girl in the world today, especially when the one role model she could have had (her mother) was never around and she was raised by her hardworking single father who didn't exactly keep the lines of communication open. Exactly who was Ellie's mom? And now that she's gone for good, what does that mean for Ellie? Fueled by the bighearted sounds of '80s rock and roll, plus a dash of The Goonies and Ferris Bueller's Day Off, and large doses of Cyndi Lauper's girl-power joy, is a coming of age story as well as a drama and comedy about friendship, girls, and the tension between fathers and daughters. It's also a story about girls who understand that it's good to make things, but breaking things is okay too.
Bad Days in Exploration
By Hulick, Kathryn
Everyone makes mistakes, but they're not often on display for the whole world to see. These blunders in exploration have gone down in history and will never be forgotten.
Jelly Bean Summer
By Magnin, Joyce
At breakfast, I sit at the table and work on three things:
1. A bowl of Rice Krispies with sliced banana on top 2. My courage 3. How exactly to tell Mom I'm moving to the roof
Joyce is desperate to get out of the room she shares with her older sister. All she wants is some peace and quiet, not the kind that fills the space left by her missing brother and tastes like butterscotch gone sour, the kind where you can breathe deep and see the stars.
So she moves to the roof. Up there it's nothing but blue sky. Blue sky and....another roof dweller? Joyce soon discovers she's not the only one who's been driven to rooftop living. With the help of a pair of binoculars, a sketch pad, and a pen, Joyce makes an unexpected friend and sets in motion a summer she'll never forget.
By Reeves, Diane Lindsey
Information Technology in the World of Work series provides an age-appropriate and interactive introduction to the nationally recognized Information Technology career pathway using informal self-assessment elements, career profiles, informative sidebar features, and back matter activities.
Cherry Lake Publishing
By Kanefield, Teri
The America that Alexander Hamilton knew was largely agricultural and built on slave labor. He envisioned something else: a multi-racial, urbanized, capitalistic America with a strong central government. He believed that such an America would be a land of opportunity for the poor and the newcomers. But Hamilton's vision put him at odds with his archrivals who envisioned a pastoral America of small towns, where governments were local, states would control their own destiny, and the federal government would remain small and weak.
The disputes that arose during America's first decades continued through American history to our present day. Over time, because of the systems Hamilton set up and the ideas he left, his vision won out. Here is the story that epitomizes the American dream - a poor immigrant who made good in America. In the end, Hamilton rose from poverty through his intelligence and ability, and did more to shape our country than any of his contemporaries.
Related subjects and concepts discussed in the book include:
Law and Legal Concepts Due process Bill of Rights Freedom of Speech and the Press Originalism / nonoriginalism (theories of Constitutional interpretation)
Government Checks and Balances Democracy Electoral College Republic