A story of prejudice and acceptance, funny lists and silly words.Our hero Ben is bored beyond belief after he is made to stay at his grandma's house. She's the boringest grandma ever: all she wants to do is to play Scrabble, and eat cabbage soup.
Jess Aarons has been practicing all summer so he can be the fastest runner in the fifth grade. And he almost is, until the new girl in school, Leslie Burke, outpaces him. The two become fast friends and spend most days in the woods behind Leslie's house, where they invent an enchanted land called Terabithia. One morning, Leslie goes to Terabithia without Jess and a tragedy occurs. It will take the love of his family and the strength that Leslie has given him for Jess to be able to deal with his grief.
By New York Times bestselling author Kate DiCamillo. This middle grade novel is an excellent choice for teen readers in grades 5 to 6, especially during homeschooling. It's a fun way to keep your child entertained and engaged while not at school.
The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes will revisit the world of Panem sixty-four years before the events of The Hunger Games, starting on the morning of the reaping of the Tenth Hunger Games.
Ambition will fuel him. Competition will drive him. But power has its price.
It is the morning of the reaping that will kick off the tenth annual Hunger Games. In the Capitol, eighteen-year-old Coriolanus Snow is preparing for his one shot at glory as a mentor in the Games. The once-mighty house of Snow has fallen on hard times, its fate hanging on the slender chance that Coriolanus will be able to outcharm, outwit, and outmaneuver his fellow students to mentor the winning tribute.
The odds are against him. He’s been given the humiliating assignment of mentoring the female tribute from District 12, the lowest of the low. Their fates are now completely intertwined — every choice Coriolanus makes could lead to favor or failure, triumph or ruin. Inside the arena, it will be a fight to the death. Outside the arena, Coriolanus starts to feel for his doomed tribute . . . and must weigh his need to follow the rules against his desire to survive no matter what it takes.
Balada de pájaros cantores y serpientes es una novela de ciencia ficción de la autora estadounidense Suzanne Collins. Es el cuarto libro de la aclamada Serie de Los juegos del hambre que ya tiene sus tres libros anteriores convertidos en película.
Martin has it all. He's cool, funny, and he's the leader of the Gang of Three, from East London. But he gets involved in a car accident with a stolen car. His new looks show him the true meaning of strength, courage, discrimination and friendship.
Winner of the Newbery Medal and more Awards! Stanley has been unjustly sent to a boys' detention center, where boys build character by spending all day, every day digging holes. There is no lake at Camp Green Lake. But there are a lot of holes.
En este libro se muestra en forma poética y maravillosamente ilustrado cómo los árboles del bosque comparten su alimento, se unen para protegerse, cuidan de sus individuos más débiles.
Aprendieron hace mucho tiempo una preciosa lección de vida.
Este libro nos relata en versos esta sabiduría ancestral, nos invita a sumergirnos en la generosidad de las raíces, a realizar un viaje subterráneo que nos ayudará a comprender el verdadero sentido de cooperación y hermandad que existe en la naturaleza.
Un libro álbum para todas las edades, donde texto e imagen se complementan, donde las ilustraciones van narrando la vida de los bosques y de sus habitantes.
Two years after being released from Camp, Armpit is home in Texas, trying to turn his life around. But it’s hard when you have a record, everyone expects the worst from you. The only person who believes in him is his 10-year old disabled neighbor.
Explora la selva tropical continente por continente de una manera que los jóvenes lectores podrán experimentar de primera mano las diferencias que existen entre la flora y la fauna de América del Sur, India y África.
A comprehensive modern reference book all about rainforests for confident readers.
This book is far more than a collection of bugs and butterflies. It explores rainforests by continent, so the young reader gains first hand experience of the contrasts between the flora and fauna of South America, Africa, and India. It introduces indigenous people who reveal age-old secrets of survival in the forest. It explores how rainforests are exploited for every day products in everyones' homes. The latest research reveals newly discovered creatures unique to this book, and the current threat level to our planet as we continue to destroy Earth's most diverse habitat. Fantastic photos, structured layouts, and age-appropriate vocabulary entice newly confident readers into the world of information books. Data boxes, maps, and stats encourage related numeracy and science skills. Vetted by literacy experts.
El Árbol Generoso es un álbum ilustrado tremendamente emotivo.
"Había una vez un árbol que quería mucho a un niño. El niño venía a verlo todos los días y recogía sus hojas, y con ellas se hacía coronas para jugar al rey del bosque. Trepaba por su tronco, se columpiaba en sus ramas y comía sus manzanas."
El niño jugaba todo el día con el árbol y, cuando estaba cansado, se dormía en su regazo.
Lo cierto es que ambos se querían mucho y, desde luego, el árbol era feliz.
Esta es la maravillosa historia de un niño desde edad temprana hasta que llega a la tercera edad y de un árbol que le da su generosidad a través de todos los años es una parábola conmovedora sobre el don de dar y la capacidad de amar.
Explains what tropical rain forests are like, looks at the plants and animals that live in rain forests, and includes information on why tropical rain forests are important and what is being done to save them.
How much rain does a tropical rain forest receive each year?
At least 100 inches (254 centimeters) of rain fall each year. They're called rain forests for a reason!
The Rain and Heat.
Layer upon layer.
A crowded space.
The rain forest's many uses.
True statistics, Resources, Important words, Index, About the author.
True Books have been upgraded and updated. Information is presented in a thorough yet engaging manner, featuring lively sidebars, a glossary, visual back matter, and an index.
The third book in Suzanne Collins's phenomenal and worldwide bestselling Hunger Games trilogy.
The final book in Suzanne Collins's worldwide bestselling Hunger Games trilogy is now available in paperback.
"My name is Katniss Everdeen. Why am I not dead? I should be dead."
Katniss Everdeen, girl on fire, has survived, even though her home has been destroyed. There are rebels. There are new leaders. A revolution is unfolding.
District 13 has come out of the shadows and is plotting to overthrow the Capitol. Though she's long been a part of the revolution, Katniss hasn't known it. Now it seems that everyone has had a hand in the carefully laid plans but her.
The success of the rebellion hinges on Katniss's willingness to be a pawn, to accept responsibility for countless lives, and to change the course of the future of Panem. To do this, she must put aside her feelings of anger and distrust. She must become the rebels' Mockingjay - no matter what the cost.
"There are only two reasons a non-seer would see a spirit on St. Mark's Eve. Either you're his true love... or you killed him."
Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue never sees them--until this year, when a boy emerges from the dark and speaks to her.
His name is Gansey, a rich student at Aglionby, the local private school. Blue has a policy of staying away from Aglionby boys. Known as Raven Boys, they can only mean trouble.
But Blue is drawn to Gansey, in a way she can't entirely explain. He is on a quest that has encompassed three other Raven Boys: Adam, the scholarship student who resents the privilege around him; Ronan, the fierce soul whose emotions range from anger to despair; and Noah, the taciturn watcher who notices many things but says very little.
For as long as she can remember, Blue has been warned that she will cause her true love to die. She doesn't believe in true love, and never thought this would be a problem. But as her life becomes caught up in the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys, she's not so sure anymore.
This title contains mature language and references to sex, drugs, and alcohol and is only recommended for older readers.
Panem, a ruined city, with a Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is cruel and forces the districts to send one boy and one girl between 12 and 18 to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.
It's a dangerous time for Daniel X-and when he's cast in an evil director's TV show, he must fight to stay alive.
X thought he'd seen it all in his dangerous days of hunting outlaws-but there's no business like show business, and Number Five on his list of deadly targets is the most appalling criminal yet. An intergalactic reality television producer has orchestrated the extermination of millions, with a soundtrack and laugh track to accompany it. The evil entertainer's catching it all on film, and he's looking for a big-ticket draw. Who better to star than the Alien Hunter himself? Daniel finds himself cast in the lead role of a terrifying season premiere . . . of the gravest show on Earth.
Can Daniel X stop this deranged outlaw-or will he find himself on the cutting room floor?
Let the games begin: alien hunter Daniel X is ready for a fantastic adventure to save gamers-and the universe-from certain doom.
Daniel X is one of the greatest superheroes ever to walk planet Earth. He has defeated a host of evildoers on The List of Alien Outlaws, and now he's ready to raise the stakes on his next impossible mission-by eliminating a pair of sadistic shape-shifters at the helm of a massive video game enterprise. Their next addictive game release, Crown of Thorns V, is about to control the minds of kids all over the world! But this deadly duo also has an appetite for endangered extraterrestrials, and they plan to makeDanielthe main course of their next feast. Can he escape their skewers? Or will it beGame Overfor the galaxy's greatest alien hunter?
Daniel X is on an impossible mission: to eliminate every intergalactic criminal. But with an explosive demon ready to destroy the Earth, he must travel back in time for his greatest challenge yet.
Using his incredible superpower to create objects out of thin air, Daniel X has taken on some of the most fearsome and fiendish aliens in the universe, and now he's aiming to extinguish his next target: the explosive demon of fir, Phosphorius Beta, and his army of flame-weaving henchmen.
But it's going to take a whole new level of mojo to destroy this villain. Beta's strength has been growing since he arrived on Earth over a millennium ago, and he's finally ready to turn the blue planet into his own fiery wasteland. The only way to stop him is by jumping back in time to the Dark Ages to end Beta's blistering reign before it has a chance to begin. But can Daniel X take the heat? Or will the alien hunter finally get burned?
James Patterson's high-octane sci-fi adventure series comes to a white-knuckle conclusion in the final battle that Daniel X has been waiting for his entire life.
In this sixth and final installment of the Daniel X series, the alien-hunting hero is finally ready to take on the biggest threat in the galaxy: The Prayer, the same beast that brutally murdered his parents long ago. But even with his incredible ability to create almost anything, Daniel will have to push his powers beyond the brink in order to bring down a monster that has the powers of a god. This epic showdown of good versus evil is a thrilling finale to the #1New York Timesbestselling series.
In the fifth action-packed installment of James Patterson's adventure series, Daniel X is ready to face his bitter enemy: the most powerful alien in the universe.
In the fifth installment of James Patterson's action-packed Daniel X series, Daniel must now face an alien whose origins appear nearer to the depths of Hell than the outer reaches of the galaxy. Number Two on the List of Alien Outlaws is an unstoppable criminal that's slowly been amassing an underground army of disgusting, disgruntled, and dangerous aliens to help him enslave Earth's population. And it's all in preparation for the arrival of Number One, the most powerful alien in the universe and Daniel's arch-nemesis.
To Daniel's horror, thousands of humans defect to the alien's side, making the odds of success that much more impossible. But for the first time in his life, Daniel isn't alone in his fight. He's connected with several military and intelligence groups-including the daughter of a prominent FBI agent-and he's ready to lead the ultimate showdown against the evil that has plagued planet Earth for so long. Be prepared for a truly epic battle that evokes the ancient prophecies of Armageddon!
Daniel X is closing in on his parents' killer. But in this thrilling adventure, danger-and the world's deadliest aliens-lurk in the shadows.
Daniel X has the greatest power of all: the ability to create. His secret abilities-like being able to manipulate objects and animals with his mind or to recreate himself in any shape he chooses-have helped him survive. But Daniel doesn't have a normal life. He is the protector of the earth, the Alien Hunter, with a mission beyond what anyone's imagining.
From the day that his parents were brutally murdered before of his very eyes, Daniel has used his unique gifts to hunt down their assassin. Finally, with the help of The List, bequeathed to him in his parents' dying breath, he is closing in on the killer.
Now, on his own, he vows to take on his father's mission-and to take vengeance in the process.
This research-based curriculum features 15 lessons that use the latest information about the brain to dramatically improve behavior and learning for all students. Each lesson offers easy strategies for helping students focus their attention, improve their self-regulation skills, build resilience to stress, and develop a positive mind-set in both school and life. The lessons fit easily into any schedule and require minimal preparation. Classroom management tips and content-area activities help you extend the benefits of MindUP throughout your day, week, and year!
Includes a full-color, innovative teaching poster with fascinating facts about the brain!
This comprehensive guide to organic gardening will help you create a steady supply of organically-grown fruits, vegetables, herbs, and flowers all year round. Includes the latest information on how to find, choose, and grow plants that thrive without synthetic chemicals. Learn how to:
Plant traditional varieties, known as Heirloom plants, that were developed before the use of pesticides and fertilizers
Select regional varieties adapted to your climate and location
Increase your bounty by repurposing seeds from your own garden
Discourage pests while encouraging beneficial insects and birds
Includes a beautifully illustrated, A-to-Z directory of 250 varieties of vegetables, fruits, nuts, and herbs. Detailed entries include when to sow, plant, and harvest; cultivation information; and the top ten health-enhancing fruits and vegetables.
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.
InThe Son of Neptune, Percy, Hazel, and Frank met in Camp Jupiter, the Roman equivalent of Camp Halfblood, and traveled to the land beyond the gods to complete a dangerous quest. The third book in the Heroes of Olympus series will unite them with Jason, Piper, and Leo. But they number only six--who will complete the Prophecy of Seven?
The Greek and Roman demigods will have to cooperate in order to defeat the giants released by the Earth Mother, Gaea. Then they will have to sail together to the ancient land to find the Doors of Death. What exactly are the Doors of Death? Much of the prophecy remains a mystery. . . . With old friends and new friends joining forces, a marvelous ship, fearsome foes, and an exotic setting,The Mark of Athenapromises to be another unforgettable adventure by master storyteller Rick Riordan.
The wicked ways of some of the most ruthless rulers to walk the earth are revealed in these thrilling biographies (A Wicked History) about men and women so monstrous, they make Frankenstein look like a sweetheart. This book chronicles the life of the first ruling queen of England.