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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? Astronaut ice cream, a supersonic plane, a Johnny Appleseed sighting, and a near arrest—are just some of the clues in the sweetest, stookiest, biggest, craziest Origami Yoda case file yet.Show more
Dark times have fallen on McQuarrie Middle School. Dwight's back - and not a moment too soon, as the gang faces the FunTime Menace: a new educational program designed to raise students' standardized test scores. Instead, it's driving everyone crazy with its obnoxious videos of Professor FunTime and his insidious singing calculator! When Principal Rabbski cancels the students' field trip - along with art, music, and LEGO classes - to make time for FunTime, the students turn to Origami Yoda for help. But some crises are too big for Origami Yoda to handle alone: Form a Rebel Alliance the students must. United, can they defeat the FunTime Menace and cope with a surprise attack from Jabba the Puppett?Show more
Caldecott Honor winner David Ezra Stein's lively tale is a fantastic read-aloud, and feisty Mama Squirrel will have fierce mamas everywhere applauding!Ol' Mama Squirrel has raised lots of babies, and she knows just how to protect them. Whenever trouble comes nosing around, she springs into action with a determined ''Chook, chook, chook!'' and scares trouble away. Her bravery is put to the test, however, when a really big threat wanders into town and onto her tree. But no matter what, Mama's not about to back down!Show more
George Ella Lyon, a renowned poet and Golden Kite Award-winning author, delighted young listeners with Sonny's House of Spies. In My Friend, the Starfinder, a little girl hears a story that she will remember and treasure for the rest of her life. The kindly old man across the street has a wealth of stories to share-and today he has a particularly special one. As the little girl gets cozy on the old man's front porch, he dazzles her with a tale about chasing falling stars.Show more
Rosemary Wells' books have garnered ALA and School Library Journal Best Book and Christopher Award honors. Praised by starred reviews, this carefully researched novel delivers an unforgettable story of determination and self-sacrifice in the face of incredible loss. As the Civil War swirls closer to her home in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley, 13-year-old India Moody is tutored by a young scholar who sparks her interest in biology, chemistry, and college. But when India's father goes missing, she searches for him on the ghastly Antietam battlefield in Sharpsburg, Maryland.Show more
Dan Gutman, the prolific author of over 60 popular books for children and young adults, vividly imagines what is surely every put-upon school kid's dream: a machine that does homework for them-error free!When four unlikely friends become dependent on this marvelous device, they'll soon learn that cheating always has its consequences-including legal trouble. No matter what happens, their best bet is to stick together. "A dramatic and thought-provoking story with a strong message about honesty." -School Library Journal, starred reviewShow more
As did his father before him, Pierce Butler treats his plantation slaves like family. But massive gambling debts force him to sell 429 "family" members. When the auction begins, torrential rain falls-not stopping until the final slave is sold the next day. The ominous rainfall prompts these words: "This ain't rain. This is God's tears." Based on the largest slave auction in U.S. history, this poignant montage is the fictionalized account of that 1859 Georgia tragedy. All the shrieks and groans, the betrayal and fury, the sorrow and regret are here in the stark, vivid monologues that pour from the souls of master and slave, auctioneer and observer during this "Weeping Time."Show more
Award-winning author Wendy Mass delivers Leap Day, chosen by the Junior Library Guild as a 2004 selection. Today is a big day for Josie Taylor-she has play auditions and a driver's test. But even more importantly, she is celebrating her sweet sixteen and her fourth birthday-she was born on Leap Day. Told from Josie's perspective and the perspective of her friends and family, this entertaining tale will ring true for every teenage listener.Show more
Acclaimed children's author Shutta Crum presents an attractive tale of country living. Brenda Gail Munson is very excited to be staying with her great-grandparents up on the mountain for the summer. But her cousin Melvin has come to visit too, and he's so annoying! When Melvin taunts Brenda, she throws a handful of dirt and stones at him. But instead of hitting Melvin, the dirt and stones hit Morning Glory, great-grandmother's favorite laying hen! Will Morning Glory be all right?Show more
In the fall of 1962, Belle Teal Harper arrives for her first day of fifth grade to find parents protesting the law that says Negro children can now attend school with whites. Most of her classmates don't even want to sit near Darryl, the shy new black boy in her class. But as Belle Teal gradually gets to know him, she can't understand what all the fuss is about. Belle Teal is a 2002 Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People and a Publishers Weekly Best Children's Book of 2001.Show more
On Sunday night, April lies in bed, trying to sleep. She is excited. On Friday she and her mother will take a train to her grandmother's house. Almost a week is such a long time for a little girl to wait. But as April takes a bus ride, goes to the market, visits her father at work, and eats lunch at a diner, the days slip by. Everywhere she goes, there are people who are different sizes and shapes, and have different needs. At last it's Friday; April and her mom are on their way. At her grandmother's, April will see lots of flowers, each one as different as the people she has seen during the week. Featured on The Oprah Show, Lori Mitchell's gentle book teaches a wonderful lesson about appreciating individuality. Different Just Like Me is an American Book Association Kid's Pick of the Lists and was given the Director's Choice Award by Early Childhood News.Show more
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