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A Giant Problem
  • Author : Tony DiTerlizzi,Holly Black
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 178
  • ISBN : 9781442403581
  • Reader Reviews : 6
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Talk about out of the frying pan, into the fire! I was pretty sure that my freaky stepsister and that freaky field guide of hers would ruin my life. But now it looks like they're going to ruin all of Florida, too! Okay, maybe that's not fair. Maybe all these stupid giants would be waking up anyway, but if it wasn't for her and that book, I'd be home playing video games and this would be someone else's giant problem!

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    A Giant Problem!
  • Author : Richard Fowler
  • Publisher : Barrons Juveniles
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN : 0812059506
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fairy tales.
  • A friendly giant freed from his century-long prison unwittingly causes problems for the villagers who have liberated him, until they arrange for him to go back into isolation.

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    The Princess in Black and the Giant Problem
  • Author : Shannon Hale,Dean Hale
  • Publisher : Princess in Black
  • Pages : 97
  • ISBN : 9781536202229
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • With a noisy giant crashing around the kingdom, the Princess in Black uses the Sparkle Signal to call ALL her heroic friends together--for the biggest adventure yet. The Princess in Black is ready for her snowy playdate with the Goat Avenger and the Princess in Blankets. It's a perfect day to build snow monsters and battle them for practice. But just when they're about to wage battle, a huge foot smashes their snow monster. "SQUASHY!" It's a giant, and it's smashing everything in its path! The giant is too strong for the three friends, so the Princess in Blankets has an idea: it's time to light the Sparkle Signal and summon help. With a rising crescendo of a plot and a delightfully surprising ending, the latest adventure in the New York Times best-selling series features all the Princess in Black's friends as heroes for the first time.

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    Beyond the Spiderwick Chronicles (Boxed Set)
  • Author : Tony DiTerlizzi,Holly Black
  • Publisher : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
  • Pages : 528
  • ISBN : 1416990119
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • The New York Times Bestselling Serial Just when it seemed the book had closed on the Spiderwick Chronicles, a new chapter begins far from the old-fashioned charm of New England. Under the hot Florida sun, Nick Vargas and his annoying new stepsister, Laurie, stumble upon the faerie world. A nixie asks for their help to save her sisters and before they know it, Nick and Laurie are outrunning giants, negotiating with mermaids, and battling a monster that's bigger than they'd ever imagined! Along with Nick's brother, Jules, and some familiar faces, the kids find themselves in a race to save not only themselves, but all of Florida! Three breathtaking books! One incredible journey that takes you... Beyond the Spiderwick Chronicles!

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    Diary of a Super Spy 3
  • Author : Peter Patrick
  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • Pages : 62
  • ISBN : 1508932999
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Books
  • My name is Charlie Chucky and I am the son of an international super spy. When people begin to go missing in a creepy forest next to my school camp, it is up to me to find them. But I didn't expect to be battling invisible giants... This story is a funny adventure that is engaging for children, middle school students, and grown-ups.

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    The Giant Jam Sandwich
  • Author : John Vernon Lord,Janet Burroway
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN : 9780544664234
  • Reader Reviews : 8
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • It's a dark day for Itching Down. Four million wasps have just descended on the town, and the pests are relentless! What can be done? Bap the Baker has a crazy idea that just might work . . . Young readers will love this lyrical, rhyming text as they watch the industrious citizens of Itching Down knead, bake, and slather the biggest wasp trap there ever was! John Vernon Lord's bright ink and crayon illustrations fill the pages with humorous detail.

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    The Nixie's Song
  • Author : Holly Black,Tony DiTerlizzi
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 204
  • ISBN : 9781442403574
  • Reader Reviews : 24
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • The Spiderwick Chronicles leave the old-fashioned charm of New England far behind and head south for some fiendish faerie fun in the hot Florida sun. Eleven-year-old Nicholas Vargas only thinks his life has been turned upside down after his developer father remarries and moves his new wife and daughter into the soon-to-be completed Mangrove Hollow. But an "expedition" to a nearby lake turns up a little nixie with a giant problem - the huge, lumbering, fire-breathing variety - and it's up to Nick; his stepsister, Laurie; and his big brother, Julian (plus a familiar face from the original Spiderwick Chronicles) to figure out the best way to stop a host of rampaging giants before all of Florida goes up in smoke.

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    James and the Giant Peach
  • Author : Roald Dahl
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 9781101653005
  • Reader Reviews : 154
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • From the World's No. 1 Storyteller, James and the Giant Peach is a children's classic that has captured young reader's imaginations for generations. One of TIME MAGAZINE’s 100 Best Fantasy Books of All Time After James Henry Trotter's parents are tragically eaten by a rhinoceros, he goes to live with his two horrible aunts, Spiker and Sponge. Life there is no fun, until James accidentally drops some magic crystals by the old peach tree and strange things start to happen. The peach at the top of the tree begins to grow, and before long it's as big as a house. Inside, James meets a bunch of oversized friends—Grasshopper, Centipede, Ladybug, and more. With a snip of the stem, the peach starts rolling away, and the great adventure begins! Roald Dahl is the author of numerous classic children’s stories including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The BFG, and many more! “James and the Giant Peach remains a favorite among kids and parents alike nearly 60 years after it was first published, thanks to its vivid imagery, vibrant characters and forthright exploration of mature themes like death and hope.” —TIME Magazine

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    Zac's Mighty Wheels and the Giant Problem
  • Author : Andrea Kurth,Owen Kurth
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 70
  • ISBN : 1736940309
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Books
  • If you had one wish, what would it be? When Zac finds a wishing well deep in the woods, he wishes for something powerful-the wheelchair of his dreams! To his surprise, he was about to begin the ride of a lifetime. What kid wouldn't want rocket boosters, a robo-arm, and speed as fast as a cheetah?! But when the school bully finds the well too, disaster could be in store. Will Zac's new Mighty Wheels be enough to stop the town from destruction? This is the chapter book educators and parents have been waiting for! Written at a 2nd grade reading level, with high interest for struggling readers of all ages, this book consists of short chapters and pictures throughout. The story is the focus, not the disability. Includes a dyslexia-friendly format for easy readability.

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    Mihi Ever After: A Giant Problem
  • Author : Tae Keller
  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN : 9781250814234
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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    The Wyrm King
  • Author : Holly Black,Tony DiTerlizzi
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 230
  • ISBN : 9781416996620
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Celebrate the 20th anniversary of the #1 New York Times bestselling Spiderwick Chronicles and get ready for the series soon to be streaming on Disney+ with this eighth and final installment in the fantastical adventures featuring updated text. The Wyrm King was previously published under the series title Beyond the Spiderwick Chronicles. Nick and Laurie thought their worries were behind them when they drove all the giants into the sea. But now, the Grace kids have come to tell them they may have more trouble coming their way! It turns out the giants control the population of Hydra, a dragon-like creature that is creating sinkholes all over Florida. But with the mermaids refusing to return the giants to the shore, the nixies still missing and the threat of a destroyed Florida drawing closer, the kids have to take matters in their own hands. Will Nick and Laurie be able to stop the destruction they unwittingly caused with the help of the Field Guide?

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    The Pinkaboos: Bitterly and the Giant Problem
  • Author : Jake Gosselin,Laura Gosselin
  • Publisher : Andrews McMeel Publishing
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN : 9781449484255
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • As young "Frights", they will learn how to chase away the fears of little human girls by entering their dreams and teaching them how to overcome their nightmares. But Bitterly, the most promising "Fright", must face the school bully and some nightmares of her own. Creators Laura and Jake Gosselin offer an empowering book series for girls and young readers that presents the challenges of childhood through the thrilling and magical world of The Pinkaboos.

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    The Princess in Black and the Giant Problem
  • Author : Shannon Hale,Dean Hale
  • Publisher : Candlewick Press
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN : 9781536218350
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • With a noisy giant crashing around the kingdom, the Princess in Black uses the Sparkle Signal to call ALL her heroic friends together—for the biggest adventure yet. The Princess in Black is ready for her snowy playdate with the Goat Avenger and the Princess in Blankets. It’s a perfect day to build snow monsters and battle them for practice. But just when they’re about to wage battle, a huge foot smashes their snow monster. “SQUASHY!” It’s a giant, and it’s smashing everything in its path! The giant is too strong for the three friends, so the Princess in Blankets has an idea: it’s time to light the Sparkle Signal and summon help. With a rising crescendo of a plot and a delightfully surprising ending, the latest adventure in the New York Times best-selling series features all the Princess in Black’s friends as heroes for the first time.

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    The Bible Time Travelers
  • Author : Karly Cross
  • Publisher : LifeRich Publishing
  • Pages : 54
  • ISBN : 9781489731388
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Riley Carson is excited about her dad’s return from a biblical expedition, but when he comes home with a slingshot from Bethlehem, the excitement is just beginning! Riley and her best friend, Gabe, grab the slingshot and it sends them back in time...all the way to the battle of David and Goliath! In order to return home, they must get the slingshot back, but will they get it? Or will they come face to face with a GIANT? Find out in “The Bible Time Travelers Book One: A Giant Problem!”

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    Indigo Wilde and the Giant Problem
  • Author : Pippa Curnick
  • Publisher : Hodder Children's Books
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN : 1444956841
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Books
  • Enter the colourful world of Indigo Wilde and the magical creatures she takes care of ... including some new giants who are causing ENORMOUS trouble! A wonderfully wild series, winner of the Alligator's Mouth Book Award; for readers of 7+ and fans of Pippi Longstocking and Amelia Fang. Indigo and her brother Quigley live in a house secretly full of magical Creatures. Indigo is never happier than when feeding chocolate to the fire-breathing rabbit or making nests for the colourful hophop birds. She loves a challenge! But when a giant appears in the garden she has an enormous problem on her hands. Can Indigo and Quigley help the giant save his sister, against all the odds? Indigo will need help from all her friends in both the Known and Unknown Worlds to save the day. Gorgeously illustrated in full colour throughout, this is the third in the series - have you read Indigo Wilde and the Creatures at Jellybean Crescent, winner of the Alligator's Mouth Award?

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    The Death of Expertise
  • Author : Tom Nichols
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9780190469436
  • Reader Reviews : 11
  • Genre : Political Science
  • Technology and increasing levels of education have exposed people to more information than ever before. These societal gains, however, have also helped fuel a surge in narcissistic and misguided intellectual egalitarianism that has crippled informed debates on any number of issues. Today, everyone knows everything: with only a quick trip through WebMD or Wikipedia, average citizens believe themselves to be on an equal intellectual footing with doctors and diplomats. All voices, even the most ridiculous, demand to be taken with equal seriousness, and any claim to the contrary is dismissed as undemocratic elitism. Tom Nichols' The Death of Expertise shows how this rejection of experts has occurred: the openness of the internet, the emergence of a customer satisfaction model in higher education, and the transformation of the news industry into a 24-hour entertainment machine, among other reasons. Paradoxically, the increasingly democratic dissemination of information, rather than producing an educated public, has instead created an army of ill-informed and angry citizens who denounce intellectual achievement. When ordinary citizens believe that no one knows more than anyone else, democratic institutions themselves are in danger of falling either to populism or to technocracy or, in the worst case, a combination of both. An update to the 2017breakout hit, the paperback edition of The Death of Expertise provides a new foreword to cover the alarming exacerbation of these trends in the aftermath of Donald Trump's election. Judging from events on the ground since it first published, The Death of Expertise issues a warning about the stability and survival of modern democracy in the Information Age that is even more important today.

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    Orc
  • Author : Ed Page
  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • Pages : 162
  • ISBN : 1508945276
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Books
  • This wasn't going to be just another hunting trip on just another day. It may have seemed like it, but that illusion was about to be shattered, stamped on and gleefully pounded into the dust. The story opens with our hero stalking a giant wild boar with an attitude problem. A member of a hunting party that includes his dad, Toenibbler has no idea what's about to befall him despite his eye socket itching in an attempt to warn him. He soon becomes separated from the other orcs and unwittingly embarks on an adventure that finds him in danger of being served for supper, on the run with a beard and confronted with an Uzi-wielding nutcase. Set four years after the Zombie Rising, Orc: A Giant Problem is the 5th book in the Orc series of comedy novellas, all of which are available as paperbacks and Kindle editions.

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    Waking the Giant
  • Author : Bill McGuire
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Pages : 318
  • ISBN : 9780199678754
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Nature
  • Argues that the rapid climate change will provoke geophysical events, such as earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcanic eruptions.

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    David Drops a Giant Problem
  • Author : Jill Briscoe,D. Stuart Briscoe
  • Publisher : Baker Publishing Group
  • Pages : 109
  • ISBN : 080104216X
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Religion
  • Retellings of stories from the Old Testament about Samuel, David, Solomon, Jeremiah, Daniel, and Jonah are accompanied by "Let's Pretend" stories, "Neat Facts", plays, and songs.

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    The American Health Care Paradox
  • Author : Elizabeth H. Bradley,Lauren A. Taylor
  • Publisher : PublicAffairs
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9781610392105
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Political Science
  • Foreword by Harvey V. Fineberg, President of the Institute of Medicine For decades, experts have puzzled over why the US spends more on health care but suffers poorer outcomes than other industrialized nations. Now Elizabeth H. Bradley and Lauren A. Taylor marshal extensive research, including a comparative study of health care data from thirty countries, and get to the root of this paradox: We've left out of our tally the most impactful expenditures countries make to improve the health of their populations-investments in social services. In The American Health Care Paradox, Bradley and Taylor illuminate how narrow definitions of "health care," archaic divisions in the distribution of health and social services, and our allergy to government programs combine to create needless suffering in individual lives, even as health care spending continues to soar. They show us how and why the US health care "system" developed as it did; examine the constraints on, and possibilities for, reform; and profile inspiring new initiatives from around the world. Offering a unique and clarifying perspective on the problems the Affordable Care Act won't solve, this book also points a new way forward.

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    News Hounds: The Dinosaur Discovery
  • Author : Laura James
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN : 9781526620576
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Bob is the stationmaster's dog at Puddle Train Station and a reporter for the Daily Bark, Puddle's best (and only) newspaper for dogs. It's up to Bob to make sure the trains are on time every day. He has everything under control until the day he digs up the SCOOP of a lifetime in the park – a DINOSAUR skeleton! Suddenly Bob's life isn't running like clockwork, it's running WILD, as he and the other News Hounds catch the scent of a dastardly dinosaur THIEF. Can Bob pull off a daring dinosaur rescue, or is he on the express train to DISASTER? This young fiction series by the author of Captain Pug is perfect for fans of The Secret Life of Pets and Toto the Ninja Cat.

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    Essential Questions
  • Author : Jay McTighe,Grant Wiggins
  • Publisher : ASCD
  • Pages : 119
  • ISBN : 9781416615705
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Education
  • What are "essential questions," and how do they differ from other kinds of questions? What's so great about them? Why should you design and use essential questions in your classroom? Essential questions (EQs) help target standards as you organize curriculum content into coherent units that yield focused and thoughtful learning. In the classroom, EQs are used to stimulate students' discussions and promote a deeper understanding of the content. Whether you are an Understanding by Design (UbD) devotee or are searching for ways to address standards—local or Common Core State Standards—in an engaging way, Jay McTighe and Grant Wiggins provide practical guidance on how to design, initiate, and embed inquiry-based teaching and learning in your classroom. Offering dozens of examples, the authors explore the usefulness of EQs in all K-12 content areas, including skill-based areas such as math, PE, language instruction, and arts education. As an important element of their backward design approach to designing curriculum, instruction, and assessment, the authors *Give a comprehensive explanation of why EQs are so important; *Explore seven defining characteristics of EQs; *Distinguish between topical and overarching questions and their uses; *Outline the rationale for using EQs as the focal point in creating units of study; and *Show how to create effective EQs, working from sources including standards, desired understandings, and student misconceptions. Using essential questions can be challenging—for both teachers and students—and this book provides guidance through practical and proven processes, as well as suggested "response strategies" to encourage student engagement. Finally, you will learn how to create a culture of inquiry so that all members of the educational community—students, teachers, and administrators—benefit from the increased rigor and deepened understanding that emerge when essential questions become a guiding force for learners of all ages.

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    The Princess in Black and the Bathtime Battle
  • Author : Shannon Hale,Dean Hale
  • Publisher : Candlewick Press
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN : 9781536215021
  • Reader Reviews : 10
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Something smells like trouble! Can five princess heroes and one Goat Avenger pool their talents to vanquish a monstrous stink? The Princess in Black is in a very stinky situation. A foul cloud is plaguing the goat pasture, and it smells worse than a pile of dirty diapers or a trash can on a hot summer day. But every time the Princess in Black and her friend the Goat Avenger manage to get rid of the odor, they accidentally blow it to another kingdom! Other masked heroes and their trusty companions show up to help, but how do you battle a stench when your ninja moves fail? Fans with a nose for slapstick will be tickled to see the six stalwart friends join their wits to take on an impossibly beastly stink.

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    5 Voices
  • Author : Jeremie Kubicek,Steve Cockram
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN : 9781119111092
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Business & Economics
  • Discover your leadership voice and unlock your potential to influence others 5 Voices is the code for unlocking your capacity to have honest conversations and build deeper, more authentic relationships with your teams, your families and your friends. In order to lead others effectively, we need a true understanding of ourselves, our natural tendencies and patterns of behavior. In learning what your leadership voice sounds like to others, you will discover what it feels like to be on the other side of your personality, as well as how to hear and value others' voices, namely the Pioneer, the Connector, the Creative, the Guardian, and the Nurturer. Once you understand your own leadership voice, you'll discover how best to communicate with each of the other voices, which will transform your communication at every level of relationship, both personal and professional. In mastering the 5 Voices of leadership, you will increase your emotional intelligence, allowing you to gain a competitive advantage as a leader. You will also be equipped with a simple, easy to remember vocabulary that, when shared, has a track record for decreasing the drama, misunderstanding and miscommunication in all spheres of influence. Are you focused on relationships, values, and people? Or are you oriented more toward tradition, money, and resources? Do you know how others hear your voice? Do you appreciate the contributions of others on your team? This book will help you identify your natural leadership style, and give you a framework for leveraging your strengths. Find your foundational leadership voice Learn to hear and value the voices of others Know yourself before leading others Connect and communicate well with team, family and friends All five leadership voices come with their own particular set of strengths, and all have areas for growth. Understanding both sides of the equation is the key to taking your leadership to the next level and is the secret to increasing your ability to influence your team, family and friends. 5 Voices is a simple key which unlocks complicated relational dynamics and improves the health and alignment of all your relationships.

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    The Green Giant
  • Author : Katie Cottle
  • Publisher : Pavilion Children's
  • Pages : 39
  • ISBN : 9781843654421
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Young Adult Nonfiction
  • A beautiful eco-tale from the winner of the Batsford Prize You've met the Iron Giant, the Big Friendly Giant and the Selfish Giant. Now meet the Green Giant! A young girl, Bea, and her dog, Iris, are staying with her grandad in the country. Bea is bored, but Iris’s adventures lead them to the small and rusty old greenhouse next door. Inside the greenhouse, Bea finds... a giant. A giant made entirely of plants and greenery. Bea is scared, but the giant reassures her and explains that he has escaped from the grey city. Bea and the giant become friends, but can they do anything to make the grey city, and the world, a greener place? A brilliant new picture book that highlights our concern for the environment, greening our cities, guerrilla gardening and making the world a better place. Katie Cottle was the winner of the Batsford Prize 2017 and is a rising star in the picture book world.

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    Kenny & the Dragon
  • Author : Tony DiTerlizzi
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 9781471104954
  • Reader Reviews : 14
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Kenneth is a little rabbit with a very big problem. His two best friends are heading for a battle of legendary proportions - with each other! In one corner there's Graeme, a well-read and cultured dragon, with sophisticated tastes and no stomach for battle. In the other, there's George, a retired knight and dragon slayer who would be content to spend the rest of his days in his bookshop with a pipe and a good book. But when the townsfolk catch wind there's a dragon running loose in the countryside, and call George out of retirement, the stage is set. And it's up to Kenny to avert disaster. A fun-filled, thoroughly theatrical spin on a classic tale of subterfuge and showmanship.

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    The Midnight Library
  • Author : Matt Haig
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9780525559481
  • Reader Reviews : 143
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The #1 New York Times bestselling WORLDWIDE phenomenon Winner of the Goodreads Choice Award for Fiction | A Good Morning America Book Club Pick | Independent (London) Ten Best Books of the Year "A feel-good book guaranteed to lift your spirits."—The Washington Post The dazzling reader-favorite about the choices that go into a life well lived, from the acclaimed author of How To Stop Time and The Comfort Book. Somewhere out beyond the edge of the universe there is a library that contains an infinite number of books, each one the story of another reality. One tells the story of your life as it is, along with another book for the other life you could have lived if you had made a different choice at any point in your life. While we all wonder how our lives might have been, what if you had the chance to go to the library and see for yourself? Would any of these other lives truly be better? In The Midnight Library, Matt Haig's enchanting blockbuster novel, Nora Seed finds herself faced with this decision. Faced with the possibility of changing her life for a new one, following a different career, undoing old breakups, realizing her dreams of becoming a glaciologist; she must search within herself as she travels through the Midnight Library to decide what is truly fulfilling in life, and what makes it worth living in the first place.

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    Born a Crime
  • Author : Trevor Noah
  • Publisher : One World
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9780399588181
  • Reader Reviews : 147
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • More than one million copies sold! A “brilliant” (Lupita Nyong’o, Time), “poignant” (Entertainment Weekly), “soul-nourishing” (USA Today) memoir about coming of age during the twilight of apartheid “Noah’s childhood stories are told with all the hilarity and intellect that characterizes his comedy, while illuminating a dark and brutal period in South Africa’s history that must never be forgotten.”—Esquire Winner of the Thurber Prize for American Humor and an NAACP Image Award • Named one of the best books of the year by The New York Time, USA Today, San Francisco Chronicle, NPR, Esquire, Newsday, and Booklist Trevor Noah’s unlikely path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of The Daily Show began with a criminal act: his birth. Trevor was born to a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother at a time when such a union was punishable by five years in prison. Living proof of his parents’ indiscretion, Trevor was kept mostly indoors for the earliest years of his life, bound by the extreme and often absurd measures his mother took to hide him from a government that could, at any moment, steal him away. Finally liberated by the end of South Africa’s tyrannical white rule, Trevor and his mother set forth on a grand adventure, living openly and freely and embracing the opportunities won by a centuries-long struggle. Born a Crime is the story of a mischievous young boy who grows into a restless young man as he struggles to find himself in a world where he was never supposed to exist. It is also the story of that young man’s relationship with his fearless, rebellious, and fervently religious mother—his teammate, a woman determined to save her son from the cycle of poverty, violence, and abuse that would ultimately threaten her own life. The stories collected here are by turns hilarious, dramatic, and deeply affecting. Whether subsisting on caterpillars for dinner during hard times, being thrown from a moving car during an attempted kidnapping, or just trying to survive the life-and-death pitfalls of dating in high school, Trevor illuminates his curious world with an incisive wit and unflinching honesty. His stories weave together to form a moving and searingly funny portrait of a boy making his way through a damaged world in a dangerous time, armed only with a keen sense of humor and a mother’s unconventional, unconditional love.

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    Beowulf
  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Pages : 64
  • ISBN : 9780486111100
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Finest heroic poem in Old English celebrates the exploits of Beowulf, a young nobleman of southern Sweden. Combines myth, Christian and pagan elements, and history into a powerful narrative. Genealogies.

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    George
  • Author : Alex Gino
  • Publisher : Thorndike Striving Reader
  • Pages : 287
  • ISBN : 1432874942
  • Reader Reviews : 2227
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • "When people look at George, they think they see a boy. But she knows she's not a boy. She knows she's a girl. George thinks she'll have to keep this a secret forever. Then her teacher announces that their class play is going to be Charlotte's Web. George really, really, REALLY wants to play Charlotte. But the teacher says she can't even try out for the part ... because she's a boy. With the help of her best friend, Kelly, George comes up with a plan. Not just so she can be Charlotte -- but so everyone can know who she is, once and for all"--

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    Crenshaw
  • Author : Katherine Applegate
  • Publisher : Feiwel & Friends
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN : 9781250080226
  • Reader Reviews : 36
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • In her first novel since The One and Only Ivan, winner of the Newbery Medal, Katherine Applegate delivers an unforgettable and magical story about family, friendship, and resilience. Jackson and his family have fallen on hard times. There's no more money for rent. And not much for food, either. His parents, his little sister, and their dog may have to live in their minivan. Again. Crenshaw is a cat. He's large, he's outspoken, and he's imaginary. He has come back into Jackson's life to help him. But is an imaginary friend enough to save this family from losing everything? Beloved author Katherine Applegate proves in unexpected ways that friends matter, whether real or imaginary. This title has Common Core connections.

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    Loveless
  • Author : Alice Oseman
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN : 9781338751956
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • For fans of Love, Simon and I Wish You All the Best, a funny, honest, messy, completely relatable story of a girl who realizes that love can be found in many ways that don't involve sex or romance. From the marvelous author of Heartstopper comes an exceptional YA novel about discovering that it's okay if you don't have sexual or romantic feelings for anyone . . . since there are plenty of other ways to find love and connection. This is the funny, honest, messy, completely relatable story of Georgia, who doesn't understand why she can't crush and kiss and make out like her friends do. She's surrounded by the narrative that dating + sex = love. It's not until she gets to college that she discovers the A range of the LGBTQIA+ spectrum -- coming to understand herself as asexual/aromantic. Disrupting the narrative that she's been told since birth isn't easy -- there are many mistakes along the way to inviting people into a newly found articulation of an always-known part of your identity. But Georgia's determined to get her life right, with the help of (and despite the major drama of) her friends.

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    The Seeing Stone
  • Author : Tony DiTerlizzi,Holly Black
  • Publisher : Galaxy
  • Pages : 99
  • ISBN : 1405662999
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Children's stories
  • Mallory, Simon & Jared discover the fate of the missing cat. With the aid of the seeing stone the true nature of the secret world around them is revealed. It's important that the kids tell their story but the faeries will do all they can to stop them.

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    Freak the Mighty
  • Author : Rodman Philbrick
  • Publisher : Usborne Publishing Ltd
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 9781409591054
  • Reader Reviews : 111
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Max is used to being called Stupid. And he is used to everyone being scared of him. On account of his size and looking like his dad. Kevin is used to being called Dwarf. On account of his size and being some cripple kid. But greatness comes in all sizes, and together Max and Kevin become Freak The Mighty and walk high above the world. An inspiring, heartbreaking, multi-award winning international bestseller.

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    The Metamorphosis (Diversion Classics)
  • Author : Franz Kafka
  • Publisher : Diversion Books
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : 9781682301692
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Featuring an appendix of discussion questions, the Diversion Classics edition is ideal for use in book groups and classrooms. From its iconic opening scene, in which Gregor Samsa awakens to find himself transformed into an insect, to its heartbreaking conclusion, Kafka's novella remains a seminal work of magical realism. As Gregor navigates his new world, he begins to question the very meaning of his existence. One of the world's most widely read pieces of literature, THE METAMORPHOSIS is a tale of identity that continues to resonate with modern readers.

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    A Pirates Trilogy
  • Author : Tod Newman
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Pages : 332
  • ISBN : 9781329689251
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Books
  • Compilation of the three books in the Pirates Trilogy. The Incredible Adventures of Pirate Zach, Pirate Hannah, Queen of the Seas, and Pirate Sam: A World Reborn. These books began as bedtime stories and took on lives of their own as Tod discovered characters that used courage and cleverness to overcome challenges. Mixed into these stories, a sharp eye will find themes and characters from various legends of the world as well as interesting descriptions of unique geographies around the world.

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    The BFG (Colour Edition)
  • Author : Roald Dahl
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN : 9780141378572
  • Reader Reviews : 145
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • 'Human beans is not really believing in giants, is they? Human beans is not thinking we exist.' On a dark, silvery moonlit night, Sophie is snatched from her bed by a giant. Luckily it is the Big Friendly Giant, the BFG, who only eats snozzcumbers and glugs frobscottle. But there are other giants in Giant Country. Fifty foot brutes who gallop far and wide every night to find human beans to eat. Can Sophie and her friend the BFG stop them?

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    Giant, Or, Waiting for the Thursday Boat
  • Author : Robert N. Munsch
  • Publisher : Willowdale, Ont. : Annick Press
  • Pages : 44
  • ISBN : PSU:000022680570
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Children's stories
  • A giant in Ireland waits for God on the thursday boat.

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    The Giant Book of Giants
  • Author : Saviour Pirotta,Mark Robertson
  • Publisher : Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated
  • Pages : 23
  • ISBN : 1402785968
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Combines six traditional giant tales from around the world, including "Jack and the Beanstalk," "Coyote Tricks the Giant," and "Sinbad's Third Voyage," with a four-foot-tall folding pop-up giant complete with flaps to lift.