The Underneath

Atheneum Books for Young Readers - For everyone who loves sounder, flannery o'connor, shiloh, and the yearling, and carson mcCullers, for everyone who loves the haunting beauty of writers such as Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Kathi Appelt spins a harrowing yet keenly sweet tale about the power of love -- and its opposite, hate -- the fragility of happiness and the importance of making good on your promises.

But they are safe in the Underneath. As long as they stay in the Underneath. A calico cat, about to have kittens, hears the lonely howl of a chained-up hound deep in the backwaters of the bayou. Ranger urges the cat to hide underneath the porch, to raise her kittens there because Gar-Face, the man living inside the house, will surely use them as alligator bait should he find them.

The Underneath - . Used book in Good Condition. She dares to find him in the forest, this feline, and the hound dares to befriend this cat, this creature he is supposed to hate. There is nothing lonelier than a cat who has been loved, at least for a while, and then abandoned on the side of the road. Kittens, however, are notoriously curious creatures.

They are an unlikely pair, about to become an unlikely family. And one kitten's one moment of curiosity sets off a chain of events that is astonishing, remarkable, and enormous in its meaning.

George's Secret Key to the Universe

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - Hawking's latest ideas about black holes. It's the story of george, his daughter, who's taken through the vastness of space by a scientist, and their super-computer named Cosmos. Simon schuster Children s Publishing. George's secret key to the universe was a New York Times bestseller and a selection of Al's Book Club on the Today show.

In their bestselling book for young readers, noted physicist Stephen Hawking and his daughter, Lucy, provide a grand and funny adventure that explains fascinating information about our universe, including Dr.

Nine, Ten: A September 11 Story

Atheneum Books for Young Readers - But right now it is a few days earlier, and four kids in different parts of the country are going about their lives. Naheed has never before felt uncomfortable about being Muslim, but at her new school she’s getting funny looks because of the head scarf she wears. Award-winning author nora raleigh Baskin weaves together their stories into an unforgettable novel about that seemingly perfect September day—the day our world changed forever.

These four don’t know one another, but their lives are about to intersect in ways they never could have imagined. From the critically acclaimed author of anything but typical comes a “tense…and thought-provoking” Kirkus Reviews, 2001, starred review look at the days leading up to the tragic events of September 11, and how that day impacted the lives of four middle schoolers.

Nine, Ten: A September 11 Story - Ask anyone: september 11, 2001, was serene and lovely, a perfect day—until a plane struck the World Trade Center. Will’s father is gone, too, killed in a car accident that has left the family reeling. Simon schuster Children s Publishing. Aimee is starting a new school in a new city and missing her mom, who has to fly to New York on business.

Sergio, who lives in brooklyn, is struggling to come to terms with the absentee father he hates and the grandmother he loves.

Red Scarf Girl: A Memoir of the Cultural Revolution

HarperCollins - Publishers weekly best book * ala best book for young adults * ala notable children's book * ala booklist Editors' ChoiceIn the tradition of The Diary of Anne Frank and I Am Malala,  this is the incredible true story of one girl’s courage and determination during one of the most terrifying eras of the twentieth century.

. Simon schuster Children s Publishing. And when ji-li's father is finally imprisoned, she faces the most difficult dilemma of her life. Written in an accessible and engaging style, this page-turning, honest, and deeply personal autobiography will appeal to readers of all ages. HarperTrophy. But it's also the year that china's leader, Mao Ze-dong, launches the Cultural Revolution—and Ji-li's world begins to fall apart.

Red Scarf Girl: A Memoir of the Cultural Revolution - Over the next few years, people who were once her friends and neighbors turn on her and her family, forcing them to live in constant terror of arrest. This edition includes a detailed glossary, pronunciation guide, discussion questions, and a Q&A with the author. It's 1966, popularity, and twelve-year-old Ji-li Jiang has everything a girl could want: brains, and a bright future in Communist China.

The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp

Atheneum Books for Young Readers - Simon schuster Children s Publishing. Librarians often say that every book is not for every child, but The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp is” The New York Times. The scouts are ready. Meet bingo and j’miah, raccoon brothers on a mission to save Sugar Man Swamp in this rollicking tale and National Book Award Finalist from Newbery Honoree Kathi Appelt.

Raccoon brothers bingo and J’miah are the newest recruits of the Official Sugar Man Swamp Scouts. Atheneum Books for Young Readers. HarperTrophy. Problem is, was selected as a national book award finalist, no one’s been able to wake that fellow up in a decade or four… Newbery Honoree and Kathi Appelt’s story of care and conservation has received five starred reviews, and is funny as all get out and ripe for reading aloud.

There is also a gang of wild feral hogs on the march, headed straight toward them all. Twelve-year-old Chap Brayburn is not a member of any such organization. And help is surely needed, because world-class alligator wrestler Jaeger Stitch wants to turn Sugar Man swamp into an Alligator World Wrestling Arena and Theme Park, and the troubles don’t end there.

The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp - But he loves the swamp something fierce, and he’ll do anything to help protect it. The opportunity to serve the sugar man—the massive creature who delights in delicious sugar cane and magnanimously rules over the swamp—is an honor, and also a big responsibility, since the rest of the swamp critters rely heavily on the intel of these hardworking Scouts.

All they have to do is wake up the Sugar Man.

The War That Saved My Life

Puffin Books - As ada teaches herself to ride a pony, learns to read, and watches for German spies, she begins to trust Susan—and Susan begins to love Ada and Jamie. Atheneum Books for Young Readers. Puffin Books. But in the end, will their bond be enough to hold them together through wartime? Or will Ada and her brother fall back into the cruel hands of their mother? Simon schuster Children s Publishing.

So begins a new adventure for Ada, and for Susan Smith, the woman who is forced to take the two kids in. Her mother is too humiliated by Ada’s twisted foot to let her outside. HarperTrophy. So when her little brother jamie is shipped out of London to escape the war, Ada doesn’t waste a minute—she sneaks out to join him.

The War That Saved My Life - 2016 newbery honor book*winner of the 2016 schneider family Book Award This #1 New York Times bestseller is an exceptionally moving story of triumph against all odds set during World War II. For fans of counting by 7s and Sarah, Plain and Tall. Ten-year-old Ada has never left her one-room apartment.


Balzer + Bray - Puffin Books. Simon schuster Children s Publishing. From #1 new york times bestselling author Gordon Korman comes a hilarious and heartfelt novel in which one middle-school troublemaker accidentally moves into the gifted and talented program—and changes everything. For fans of louis sachar and jack gantos, and statue-toppling pranks!When Donovan Curtis pulls a major prank at his middle school, live experiments, this funny and touching underdog story is a lovable and goofy adventure with robot fights, middle-school dances, he thinks he’s finally gone too far.

But thanks to a mix-up by one of the administrators, Donovan is sent to the Academy of Scholastic Distinction, instead of getting in trouble, a special program for gifted and talented students. Although it wasn’t exactly what Donovan had intended, the ASD couldn’t be a more perfectly unexpected hideout for someone like him.

Ungifted - Balzer Bray Harperteen. But as the students and teachers of asd grow to realize that Donovan may not be good at math or science or just about anything, he shows that his gifts may be exactly what the ASD students never knew they needed. Don't miss the sequel to this word-of-mouth hit: Supergifted! This funny and heartwarming sequel to Ungifted cleverly sends up our preconceived ideas about intelligence, heroism, and popularity.

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My Side of the Mountain Puffin Modern Classics

Puffin Books - Atheneum Books for Young Readers. Balzer Bray Harperteen. Puffin Books. Puffin Books. Terribly unhappy in his family's crowded New York City apartment, Sam Gribley runs away to the solitude-and danger-of the mountains, where he finds a side of himself he never knew. Simon schuster Children s Publishing. HarperTrophy.

Brown Girl Dreaming

Puffin Books - Puffin Books. But a mature exploration of grown-up issues and self-discovery. The new york times Book Review Simon schuster Children s Publishing. Touching and powerful, each poem is both accessible and emotionally charged, each line a glimpse into a child’s soul as she searches for her place in the world.

Puffin Books. Balzer Bray Harperteen. Jacqueline woodson's national Book Award and Newbery Honor winner, now available in paperback with 7 all-new poems. Jacqueline woodson is the 2018-2019 national ambassador for young People’s LiteratureA President Obama "O" Book Club pickRaised in South Carolina and New York, Woodson always felt halfway home in each place.

Brown Girl Dreaming - In vivid poems, she shares what it was like to grow up as an African American in the 1960s and 1970s, living with the remnants of Jim Crow and her growing awareness of the Civil Rights movement. Her love of stories inspired her and stayed with her, creating the first sparks of the gifted writer she was to become.

Includes 7 new poems, including "Brown Girl Dreaming". Praise for jacqueline woodson:a 2016 national Book Award finalist for her adult novel, ANOTHER BROOKLYN"Ms. Puffin Books. HarperTrophy.

Little Worlds : A Collection of Short Stories for the Middle School

Wayside Publishing - Its widespread acceptance in schools throughout the country attests that this anthology has indeed achieved its goal. Puffin Books. The purpose of this text was to make available a large collection of stories that are high in literary quality yet accessible to middle-school students. Puffin Books. Puffin Books.

Used book in Good Condition. It presents students with a variety of issues, Hemingway, Welty, conflicts, Lessing, Porter, and points of view through the stories of Maupassant, Hawthorne, styles, as well as many others. Balzer Bray Harperteen. Atheneum Books for Young Readers. HarperTrophy. Simon schuster Children s Publishing.

Ghost 1 Track

Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - Nominated as one of america’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read. A national book award Finalist for Young People’s Literature. Puffin Books. That’s all ghost real name Castle Cranshaw has ever known. Puffin Books. Four kids from wildly different backgrounds with personalities that are explosive when they clash.

If ghost can stay on track, literally and figuratively, he could be the best sprinter in the city. They all have a lot to lose, not only to each other, but they also have a lot to prove, but to themselves. But ghost has been running for the wrong reasons—it all started with running away from his father, then down the street, who, chased him and his mother through their apartment, when Ghost was a very little boy, with a loaded gun, aiming to kill.

Ghost 1 Track - Sunny. 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. Ghost. Can ghost harness his raw talent for speed, or will his past finally catch up to him? Simon schuster Children s Publishing.

Running. 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.