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The Happy Hollisters And The Mystery In Skyscraper City

The Happy Hollisters and the Mystery in Skyscraper City PDF
Author: Jerry West
Publisher: Happy Hollisters
ISBN: 9781949436501
Size: 20.90 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Juvenile Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 184
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A mysterious Chinese message tucked inside a book about New York City tunnels leads the Happy Hollisters to Chinatown in search of a long-lost treasure. While Mr. Hollister works with a toy manufacturer to perfect a new invention, the rest of the family explores New York City and learns about the Chinese way of life in Manhattan.

The Happy Hollisters And The Mystery At Missile Town

The Happy Hollisters and the Mystery at Missile Town PDF
Author: Jerry West
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781949436525
Size: 48.20 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Juvenile Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 176
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The Happy Hollisters arrive in Florida to visit their Uncle Walt, a rocket expert. They are immediately caught up in a mystery when an unmanned missile explodes and the rocket's valuable nose cone is lost in the ocean. The Hollisters race against time-and a villainous band of treasure hunters-to see who will find the missing payload first.

No Vacancy

No Vacancy PDF
Author: Tziporah Cohen
Publisher: Groundwood Books Ltd
ISBN: 1773064118
Size: 72.14 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Juvenile Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 224
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With the help of her Catholic friend, an eleven-year-old Jewish girl creates a provocative local tourist attraction to save her family’s failing motel. Buying and moving into the run-down Jewel Motor Inn in upstate New York wasn’t eleven-year-old Miriam Brockman’s dream, but at least it’s an adventure. Miriam befriends Kate, whose grandmother owns the diner next door, and finds comfort in the company of Maria, the motel’s housekeeper, and her Uncle Mordy, who comes to help out for the summer. She spends her free time helping Kate’s grandmother make her famous grape pies and begins to face her fears by taking swimming lessons in the motel’s pool. But when it becomes clear that only a miracle is going to save the Jewel from bankruptcy, Jewish Miriam and Catholic Kate decide to create their own. Otherwise, the No Vacancy sign will come down for good, and Miriam will lose the life she’s worked so hard to build. Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.4.6 Compare and contrast the point of view from which different stories are narrated, including the difference between first- and third-person narrations. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.5.3 Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., how characters interact). CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.5.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative language such as metaphors and similes. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.5.6 Describe how a narrator's or speaker's point of view influences how events are described. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.6.3 Describe how a particular story's or drama's plot unfolds in a series of episodes as well as how the characters respond or change as the plot moves toward a resolution. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.6.6 Explain how an author develops the point of view of the narrator or speaker in a text.

A Month Of Mondays

A Month of Mondays PDF
Author: Joëlle Anthony
Publisher: Second Story Press
ISBN: 177260027X
Size: 52.59 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Juvenile Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 344
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This can’t be good! Suddenly Suze’s mom wants back into her life, and her teacher wants her to “try harder”?! As if middle school wasn’t hard enough, Suze Tamaki's life gets turned upside down when her mother reappears after a ten-year absence. Once Suze gets over her shock, she thinks it might be cool to get to know her mom. But her older sister Tracie is determined not to let her back into their lives. At school things aren’t much better. One of her teachers decides the way to cure Suze’s lack of motivation is to move her into Honors English – a development Suze finds both inspiring and distressing. When she's paired with straight-A student Amanda on an English assignment, she finds herself caring about people’s expectations like she’s never done before.

The Templeton Twins Have An Idea

The Templeton Twins Have an Idea PDF
Author: Ellis Weiner
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 145212020X
Size: 42.47 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Juvenile Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 232
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This special edition of The Templeton Twins Have an Idea: Book One also includes a sneak preview of The Templeton Twins Make a Scene: Book Two and a Q&A with the author. Suppose there were 12-year-old twins, a boy and girl named John and Abigail Templeton. Let's say John was pragmatic and played the drums, and Abigail was theoretical and solved cryptic crosswords. Now suppose their father was a brilliant, if sometimes confused, inventor. And suppose that another set of twins—adults—named Dean D. Dean and Dan D. Dean, kidnapped the Templeton twins and their ridiculous dog in order to get their father to turn over one of his genius (sort of) inventions. Yes, I said kidnapped. Wouldn't it be fun to read about that? Oh please. It would so. Luckily for you, this is just the first in a series perfect for boys and girls who are smart, clever, and funny (just like the twins), and enjoy reading adventurous stories (who doesn't?!).

The Gemini Mysteries 1 The North Star

The Gemini Mysteries 1  The North Star PDF
Author: Shepherd
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1499809298
Size: 15.11 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Juvenile Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 256
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Join the Gemini Detective Agency and help the teenage sleuths solve the theft of a priceless necklace! Twins Zach and Evie Mamuya and their friend Vishal Desai make up the Gemini Detective Agency, which is mainly an excuse to get pizza together or hit the go-kart track. But when a priceless diamond necklace known as the North Star is stolen before an auction, the kids tag along with the twins' crime reporter mom and find a few clues that make them think this was no ordinary robbery. With the help of their classmate Sophia Boyd, the Gemini Detective Agency is on the case! Will they be able to sort through the clues and solve the mystery in time? Readers will love this interactive mystery, where clues can be found throughout the illustrations at the end of each chapter! The Gemini Mysteries: The North Star is an action-packed novel full of twists and turns that will keep readers guessing until the very end.

Stolen

Stolen PDF
Author: John Wilson
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
ISBN: 1459803787
Size: 21.37 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Juvenile Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 128
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On a visit to a seaside town in Australia, fifteen-year-old Sam meets Annabel, who works at the local museum. Annabel's interest in history is infectious, and Sam soon finds himself eager to hunt for the remains of a boat called the Mahogany Ship, a shipwreck sought after by many. When a storm creates an erosion hole that exposes a structure, Sam and Annabel are convinced it's the fabled ship. Soon all of the museum staff are at the erosion site to check it out. But the same storm also destroys the museum's power; someone knows the alarms aren't working and steals the museum's most treasured artifact, a large porcelain peacock worth $4 million. As Sam and Annabel search for the thief, they realize there may be a link between the fabled shipwreck and the recent theft.

Emperor Pickletine Rides The Bus Origami Yoda 6

Emperor Pickletine Rides the Bus  Origami Yoda  6  PDF
Author: Tom Angleberger
Publisher: Abrams
ISBN: 1613125127
Size: 58.86 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Juvenile Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 240
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The final Origami Yoda case file from the kids at McQuarrie Middle School! After successfully fighting to save their field trip in Princess Labelmaker to the Rescue!, Tommy and the gang prepare for a well-earned day of fun and adventure in Washington, DC . . . but of course it won’t be that easy! This trip to the nation’s capital will be full of shifting alliances and betrayals, carsickness and sugar rushes. Trouble starts even before the buses leave school, when Principal Rabbski decrees the field trip an “origami-free zone.” Dwight secretly folds a Yoda from a Fruit Roll-Up, but will Fruitigami Yoda be a match for Harvey’s sour, hate-filled pickle of darkness?

Catch You Later Traitor

Catch You Later  Traitor PDF
Author: Avi
Publisher: Algonquin Books
ISBN: 1616204877
Size: 54.75 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Juvenile Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 304
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From Newbery Medalist Avi comes the thrilling and suspenseful story of an ordinary American family who falls under suspicion during the 1950s Red Scare. It’s 1951, and twelve-year-old Pete Collison is a regular kid who loves detective stories and radio crime dramas. When an FBI agent shows up at Pete’s doorstep, accusing Pete’s father of being a Communist, Pete is caught in a real-life mystery. Could there really be Commies in his family? PRAISE FOR CATCH YOU LATER, TRAITOR: “Suspenseful . . . Authentic period details--such as popular radio programs and the ongoing rivalry between the Dodgers and the Giants--add a colorful backdrop to Pete’s quest as he navigates the murky gray area between truth and fiction. An excellent introduction to the frenzy of the McCarthy era.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review "Avi, a master of historical fiction, vividly recreates not only the neighborhoods and pop culture of period Brooklyn, but the runaway paranoia that dominated daily life in the early years of the Cold War. With each clue Pete uncovers, the tension picks up, engaging readers in solving the dual mystery of his father’s past and identifying his accuser whose name is kept a well-concealed surprise until the last moment . . . As a mystery, historical fiction, and love letter to 1950s Brooklyn, this novel succeeds on every level." —School Library Journal, starred review “Avi’s tale of one Brooklyn family living in a time of intolerance effectively explores the natures of suspicion, loyalty, and freedom, following a young protagonist who comes to learn the importance of freedom of speech and ‘staying true to your own thoughts.’” —The Horn Book Magazine “An involving, twisty mystery, grounded by the palpable emotional threat of Pete’s father being taken away. An accomplished historical mystery by one of kid lit’s most reliable craftspeople.” —Booklist “Thought-provoking . . . Avi builds Pete’s story, told in the first person, with page-turning tension and memorable characters that will leave readers with a strong sense of the insidious power wielded by the FBI and McCarthyites.” —Kirkus Reviews A Spring 2015 Kids’ Indie Next List Pick A Junior Library Guild Selection

Fake Mustache

Fake Mustache PDF
Author: Tom Angleberger
Publisher: Abrams
ISBN: 1613123175
Size: 54.76 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Juvenile Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 208
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Award-winning author Tom Angleberger flexes his comic muscle in this hairy adventure story with twists at every turn. Regular kid Lenny Flem Jr. is the only one standing between his evil-genius best friend—Casper, a master of disguise and hypnosis—and world domination. It all begins when Casper spends money from his granny on a spectacularly convincing fake mustache, the Heidelberg Handlebar #7. With it he’s able rob banks, amass a vast fortune, and run for president. Is Lenny the only one who can see through his disguise? And will he be able to stop Casper from taking over the world? Praise for Fake Mustache “There’s no twist too goofy or absurd as Angleberger pulls out all the stops for this unabashedly silly story.”—Publishers Weekly "Angleberger’s foot-on-the-floor zaniness helps pull it off, fueled by a steady stream of gags and utter ridiculousness that make Saturday-morning cartoons seem reasonable in comparison. Pure, unfiltered hilarity." —Booklist "The 2012 campaign season just got a little hairier. Kids will delight in the various ways in which Casper exploits his power over grownups." —The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books "Appropriately goofy." —The Horn Book "Angleberger severs all ties with sanity in his latest farce for preteens with hilarious results. There's plenty of action and goofiness. Fans of Angleberger's previous efforts won't be disappointed. Total deadpan lunacy." —Kirkus Reviews "This is a cute, although improbable, story about two best friends, Lenny and Casper, who live in the small town of Hairsprinkle.. Jodie brings many positive traits of a strong, female hero." —Library Media Connection

The Happy Hollisters

The Happy Hollisters PDF
Author: Jerry West
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781949436679
Size: 67.83 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category :
Languages : en
Pages : 196
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The Happy Hollisters: America's Favorite Classic Mystery Series for Young Readers Back in hardcover format after 50-year absence -- now with bonus special pages! The Happy Hollisters was the best-selling mystery/adventure series for children aged 7-12 in the 1960s with over 16 million copies sold. ". . . the love between family members, the resourcefulness, the eagerness to find the answers to the problems . . . all make for a fun and positive read." Julie, Goodreads "If you like cliffhangers, adventures, history, mystery, and geography, these books are for you." Charlie, 9-year-old fan "A great throwback children's mystery with lively characters and old-fashioned charm. I really enjoyed this whimsical read." Scott P., Goodreads This classic, family-oriented chapter book has been faithfully reissued in hardcover (featuring six extra pages of bonus material) by the author's family for a new generation of young readers, with a timeless accent on humor and good, clean fun. Integrity always pays off, and right wins over wrong. Parents, grandparents, and teachers love the Happy Hollisters books for their celebration of life in simpler times and family discussions that may ensue. Kids love the fast-paced action and will not want to put them down. This is a perfect gift for the young reader in your life! Volume 1: The adventures for the Hollisters begin as soon as they move into their new house on the shore on Pine Lake in Shoreham. First, the moving van carrying their toys and their father's important new invention disappears. Next, they learn that their house may be haunted, with a treasure hidden somewhere inside! Right away they all set out to solve these mysteries. Each one of the Hollister children - Pete (age 12), Pam (10), Ricky (7), Holly (6) and Sue (4) - plays an important role in finding clues, along with their parents, who are always ready to join in on the excitement. Even Zip, the collie, and White Nose, the cat, are part of the family and find thrilling adventures of their own. As the Hollisters explore their new town and make friends, they discover what happened to the moving van and learn more about the mystery surrounding their new home. Excitement abounds when a secret stairway is discovered. Then, on the trail of a mysterious intruder, their chase leads them to a deserted hut on nearby Blackberry Island. Bonus material in this hardcover reissue includes bios and photos of author "Jerry West" and illustrator Helen S. Hamilton, a previously unpublished map of Shoreham sketched by the author, vintage photos of the author and his family, and more! Paperback; 195 pages with over 70 illustrations.

The White Horse Talisman

The White Horse Talisman PDF
Author: Andrea Spalding
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
ISBN: 1554695597
Size: 18.43 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Juvenile Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 192
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In The White Horse Talisman, Chantel, Adam, Holly and Owen must help Equus, the great white horse, find his mate and foal and regain his magical talisman. But as the horse rises, so does the dragon. The age-old battle between good and evil threatens the bond between Chantel and Adam and endangers the quest. This is fantasy as its best, a story that raises hairs on the back of the neck and sends satisfying chills up and down the spine, a story that, while clearly drawn from the rich world of make believe, feels truer than true.

The Surprise Attack Of Jabba The Puppett Origami Yoda 4

The Surprise Attack of Jabba the Puppett  Origami Yoda  4  PDF
Author: Tom Angleberger
Publisher: Abrams
ISBN: 1613125267
Size: 10.89 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Juvenile Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 240
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It's the fourth book in the mega-hit Origami Yoda series! In The Surprise Attack of Jabba the Puppett, Dwight and Origami Yoda return to McQuarrie Middle School—and not a moment too soon. The gang needs their help fighting a new and powerful enemy: the Funtime Menace, a diabolical test-prep service. This bestselling series showcases Tom Angleberger, author of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi: Beware the Power of the Dark Side, and his keen knack for authentically capturing the intrigues, fads, and dramas of middle school in “satisfying tale[s] of friendship and just resistance to authority” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review).

The Secret Of The Stratemeyer Syndicate

The Secret of the Stratemeyer Syndicate PDF
Author: Carol Billman
Publisher: Ungar Publishing Company
ISBN:
Size: 69.24 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 187
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Traces the development of series fiction, looks at five of the most popular mystery series, and explains how Edward Stratemeyer created his successful publishing syndicate

Home Team

Home Team PDF
Author: Eric Walters
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
ISBN: 1554694809
Size: 53.87 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Juvenile Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 176
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In the tenth installment of the best-selling Eric Walters basketball series, Nick, Kia and their teammates embark on a letter writing campaign to persuade the Toronto Raptors community relations department to send one or more of the players to visit Clark Boulevard Elementary School. Unfortunately they are too late in applying and the team's school program has already been set for the year. But Nick and Kia do not give up easily, and their efforts become increasingly dramatic until Nick finally comes up with an idea that the team will be unable to ignore.

Girls Series Books

Girls Series Books PDF
Author: University of Minnesota. Children's Literature Research Collections
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 78.95 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Children's literature in series
Languages : en
Pages : 347
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