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- Walker Books 2013; US$ 11.17
"Being kissed by Karl Jager was devastating. And beautiful. War makes you do dangerous things."Hanna Mendel liked to know what was going to happen next. She was going to be a famous concert pianist. She was going to wear her yellow dress to the dance on Saturday night. But she didnt plan on her street being turned into a ghetto. She... more...
- Random House New Zealand 2011; US$ 6.14
Wonderful selection of funny and touching stories written by top New Zealand authors, such as Margaret Mahy, Joy Cowley, Kate de Goldi, David Hill and many other stars of children's literature . It's perfect for children from 5 to 105, with its focus on fun, good writing, cheekiness and word play. These fifteen stories will make you laugh, giggle,... more...
- Penguin Young Readers Group 2011; US$ 9.99
Thirteen-year-old Butterball doesn't have much going for him. He's teased mercilessly about his weight. He hates the Long Island suburb his mom moved them to and wishes he still lived with his dad in the city. And now he's stuck talking to a totally out-of-touch therapist named Liz. Liz tries to uncover what happened that day on the playground -... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 7.99
How to Run a Resort: Make ure employees arrive on time with a positive attitude. (check) Remember that the customer is always ight. (check) Keep your boyfriend and your most valuable guest from trying to kill each other. (oops) Celeste Tippen can't imagine a more perfect summer. Her boyfriend, Travis, has a job at her family's resort, which... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) 2011; US$ 10.99
Discussions and Activities Literature/Oral Performance Tony Abbott begins Lunch-Box Dream with a poem by Langston Hughes: Lunch in a Jim Crow Car Get out the lunch-box of your dreams. Bite into the sandwich of your heart, And ride the Jim Crow car until it screams Then--like an atom bomb--it bursts apart. Talk about... more...
- Little, Brown Books for Young Readers 2008; US$ 6.99
She died today. One phone call changes Jason's summer vacation-and life!-forever. When Jason's grandmother dies, he's sent down to her home in Florida to help his father clean out her things. At first he gripes about spending his summer miles away from his best friend, doing chores, and sweating in the Florida heat, but he soon discovers a mystery... more...
- Random House Australia 2011; US$ 6.98
A quirky and mysterious tale of friends, fire-twirlers and ghosts from one of Australia's best storytellers. Ever since Aurelie Bonhoffen was a child, she has juggled, played the dead girl on the ghost train and the back end of the cow in the marquee of Bonhoffen's Seaside Pier. She adores her family - especially her uncles Rolo and Rindolf... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) 2011; US$ 8.99
PRE-READING ACTIVITIES: Class discussion A) Have you or anyone you know ever seen a ghost? Or seen something or heard a noise in the night that couldn't easily be explained. Tell this story to the class in the most suspenseful way you can. Think about the best way to begin to set the tone of your story. What sequence of events will follow,... more...
- Penguin Young Readers Group 2006; US$ 16.99
Princess Anatopsis Solomon wants to be a knight-errant. But hermother, chairwoman of Amalgamated Witchcraft Corporation, plans for her immortal daughter to take over the family business. The Queen has even hired a new tutor: a demigod named Mr. Pound. But Mr. Pound?s plans go far beyond completing Ana?s education. He is searching for the mysterious... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 5.99
In Echo Falls, secrets buried in the past don't always stay there. An idyllic day of snowshoeing on Grampy's land with Joey Strade turns out to be less than idyllic when thirteen-year-old super sleuth Ingrid Levin-Hill stumbles upon a body lying in the snow. This discovery sends the town of Echo Falls into a tailspin in which secrets long hidden... more...