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Catherine, Called Birdy
  • Author : Karen Cushman
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9781447294092
  • Reader Reviews : 39
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Shaggy Beard wishes to take me to wife! What a monstrous joke. That dog assassin whose breath smells like the mouth of Hell, who makes wind like others make music, who is so ugly and old! Catherine's in trouble. Caught between a mother who is determined to turn her into the perfect medieval lady and a father who wants her to marry her off to much older and utterly repulsive suitor. Luckily, Catherine has a plan. She has experience outwitting suitors and is ready to take matters into her own hands. A fun and vibrant coming-of-age novel about a 14-year-old girl's fight for freedom and right to self-determination.

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    Catherine, Called Birdy (rpkg)
  • Author : Karen Cushman
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 226
  • ISBN : 0064405842
  • Reader Reviews : 46
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • "Corpus Bones! I utterly loathe my life." Catherine feels trapped. Her father is determined to marry her off to arich man--any rich man, no matter how awful. But by wit, trickery, and luck, Catherine manages to send several would-be husbands packing. Then a shaggy-bearded suitor from the north comes to call--by far the oldest, ugliest, most revolting suitor of them all. Unfortunately, he is also the richest. Can a sharp-tongued, high-spirited, clever young maiden with a mind of her own actually lose the battle against an ill-mannered, piglike lord and an unimaginative, greedy toad of a father? Deus! Not if Catherine has anything to say about it! Catherine feels trapped. Her father is determined to marry her off to a rich man--any rich man, no mater how awful. But by wit, trickery, and luck, Catherine manages to send several would-be husbands packing. Then a shaggy-bearded suitor from the north comes to call--by far the oldest, ugliest, most revolting suitor of them all. Unfortunately, he is also the richest. Can a sharp-tongued, high-spirited, clever young maiden with a mind of her own actualy lose the battle against an ill-mannared, piglike lord and an unimaginative, greedy toad of a father? Deus! Not if Catherine has anything to say about it!

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    Catherine, Called Birdy
  • Author : Karen Cushman
  • Publisher : Macmillan Children's Books
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 1447293991
  • Reader Reviews : 39
  • Genre : Books
  • Shaggy Beard wishes to take me to wife! What a monstrous joke. That dog assassin wow breath smells like the mouth of Hell, who makes wind like others make music, who is so ugly and old!Corpus bones, I must make a plan. Luckily I am experienced at outwitting suitors . . .Catherine's in trouble. her father is trying to marry her off to disgusting old Shaggy Beard, and her mother's determined to turn her into the perfect medieval lady. Will either of them succeed? Not if Catherine has anything to do with it!Catherine, Called Birdy is Karen Cushman's funny and poignant novel about a 14-year-old girl's fight for freedom.

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    Catherine, Called Birdy
  • Author : Karen Cushman
  • Publisher : Turtleback Books
  • Pages : 228
  • ISBN : 0785761497
  • Reader Reviews : 39
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • The thirteen-year-old daughter of an English country knight keeps a journal in which she records the events of her life, particularly her longing for adventures beyond the usual role of women and her efforts to avoid being married off.

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    The Midwife's Apprentice
  • Author : Karen Cushman
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN : 9780547722177
  • Reader Reviews : 53
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • In a small village in medieval England, a young homeless girl acquires a home and a new career when she becomes the apprentice to a sharp-tempered midwife.

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    The Ballad Of Lucy Whipple
  • Author : Karen Cushman
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 9780547532882
  • Reader Reviews : 7
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • In 1849 a twelve-year-old girl who calls herself Lucy is distraught when her mother moves the family from Massachusetts to a small California mining town. There Lucy helps run a boarding house and looks for comfort in books while trying to find a way to return "home."

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    Daughter of the White Rose
  • Author : Diane Zahler
  • Publisher : Holiday House
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9780823448975
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  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Can a common girl save a prince trapped in the Tower of London? April. England. 1483. The king is dead. Long live the king. Nell Gould is the daughter of the royal butcher, a commoner, but she has been raised as the playmate of King Edward and Queen Elizabeth's royal children: Princess Cecily, Princess Bess, Prince Dickon, and Prince Ned, heir apparent and Nell's best and closest friend. They think alike, her and Ned, preferring books and jousts to finery and gossip and the sparkle of the court. But when King Edward dies, Prince Ned is imprisoned in the Tower of London by his scheming uncle, the evil Richard III--and Nell with him. Can they escape? Is Nell the key? Based on the real royal scandal of the Princes in the Tower, Daughter of the White Rose covers a shocking episode in medieval history that has captured the imagination for 530 years. A story of murder, betrayal, resilience, and growing up, this girl-led medieval middle-grade novel will make a perfect companion to Catherine, Called Birdy and The Mad Wolf's Daughter. A Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection!

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    Rodzina
  • Author : Karen Cushman
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9780547533483
  • Reader Reviews : 6
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Rodzina Clara Jadwiga Anastazya Brodski, a strong and stubborn Polish orphan, leaves Chicago on an orphan train, expecting to be adopted and turned into a slave—or worse, not to be adopted at all. As the train rattles westward, she begins to develop attachments to her fellow travelers, even the frosty orphan guardian, and to accept the idea that there might be good homes for orphans—maybe even for a big, combative Polish girl. But no placement seems right for the formidable Rodzina, and she cleverly finds a way out of one unfortunate situation after another until at last she finds the family that is right for her. Like Karen Cushman's other young girl protagonists, Rodzina is trying to find her place in the world—and she does. The compelling narrative is laced with wry humor and keen observation, full of memorable characters, and a thoroughly researched Afterword.

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    Grayling's Song
  • Author : Karen Cushman
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9780544301634
  • Reader Reviews : 41
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Grayling doesn't want to be a hero, but to save her mother from a dark enchantment, she seeks out the few second-string magic makers who haven't been immobilized by the spell and goes off in search of her mother's grimoire, or book of magic. Obstacles both natural and supernatural block their way, and friction within the group delays the journey. Surprising herself, Grayling finds the strength and decisiveness to move the group forward and reach her goal. Eccentric witches and wizards plus a shape-shifting mouse provide moments of high comedy, as do odd practices that date back to the Middle Ages, such as divination with cheese.

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    Catherine, Called Birdy
  • Author : Bonnie M. Ferraro
  • Publisher : Learning Links
  • Pages : 29
  • ISBN : 1569826528
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Books
  • Use Novel-Ties ® study guides as your total guided reading program. Reproducible pages in chapter-by-chapter format provide you with the right questions to ask, the important issues to discuss, and the organizational aids that help students get the most out of each book they read.

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    Catherine, Called Birdy Movie Tie-In Edition
  • Author : Karen Cushman
  • Publisher : Clarion Books
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 0063289016
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  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • The historical fiction classic, told in the form of a diary, has drawn in generations of readers and is a Newbery Honor Book. Catherine feels trapped. Her father is determined to marry her off to a rich man--any rich man, no matter how awful. But by wit, trickery, and luck, Catherine manages to send several would-be husbands packing. Then a shaggy-bearded suitor from the north comes to call--by far the oldest, ugliest, most revolting suitor of them all. Unfortunately, he is also the richest. Can a sharp-tongued, high-spirited, clever young maiden with a mind of her own actually lose the battle against an ill-mannered, piglike lord and an unimaginative, greedy toad of a father? Deus! Not if Catherine has anything to say about it! Catherine, a spirited and inquisitive young woman, narrates in diary form the story of her fourteenth year--the year 1290. In an appreciation in the New York Times, illustrator Vera Brosgol spoke for many fans of this beloved book: "I fell hard for Karen Cushman's Catherine, Called Birdy the second I opened it. More than any other heroine I'd read, this one sounded like me. For Catherine, and for me, there is no easy solution to the cages life makes for you. Sometimes the power is in deciding to be yourself in whatever cage you're in."

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    Birdy
  • Author : William Wharton
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Pages : 323
  • ISBN : 9780679734123
  • Reader Reviews : 8
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Hailed upon its publication as "a classic for readers not yet born" (Philadelphia Inquirer), Birdy is an inventive, hypnotic novel about friendship and family, dreaming and surviving, love and war, madness and beauty, and, above all, "birdness." It tells the story of Al, a bold, hot-tempered boy whose goals in life are to life weights and pick up girls, and his strange friend Birdy, the skinny, tongue-tied perhaps genius who only wants to raise canaries and to fly. While fighting in World War II, they find their dreams become all too real—and their lives are changed forever. In Birdy, William Wharton crafts an unforgettable tale that suggests another notion of sanity in a world that is manifestly insane.

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    Distress Signal
  • Author : Mary E. Lambert
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Pages : 199
  • ISBN : 9781338607451
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  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • In this edge-of-your-seat survival story, four classmates are stranded in a desert wilderness after a flash flood separates them from the rest of their grade. Can they make it to safety? Lavender's class is on a field trip in the desert of Chiricahua National Monument, hiking down a ravine, when a flash flood strikes! As the water hurtles down the ravine, everyone sprints for safety. Lavender runs in the opposite direction as the rest of her class and scrambles up a tree while the torrential river rages by. When the waters finally recede, Lavender finds herself stranded in the brutal heat of the desert with only her ex-best friend Marisol, mean-girl Rachelle, and a boy named John. They are shaken, disoriented, and have just one pack of supplies and the most basic wilderness knowledge. Can they find their way back to safety? They will have to learn to work together in spite of their differences -- if they want to survive.

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    Rescue at Lake Wild
  • Author : Terry Lynn Johnson
  • Publisher : HMH Books For Young Readers
  • Pages : 211
  • ISBN : 9780358334859
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • In this funny and moving animals-in-peril adventure, a twelve-year-old girl and her two best friends determine to rescue two orphaned beaver kits--and soon find themselves trying to solve a local environmental crisis. Perfect for fans of Pax and A Boy Called Bat. Everyone knows that twelve-year-old Madison "Madi" Lewis is not allowed to bring home any more animals. After she's saved hairless mice, two birds, a rabbit, and a stray tom cat that ended up destroying the front porch, Madi's parents decide that if they find one more stray animal in the house, she won't be allowed to meet Jane Goodall at an upcoming gala event. But when Madi and her two best friends, Aaron and Jack, rescue beaver kits whose mother was killed, they find themselves at the center of a local conspiracy that's putting the beavers and their habitats in danger. As Madi and her friends race to uncover the threat targeting the beavers, Madi must put her animal whisperer skills to the test in both raising the orphaned beaver kits and staying out of trouble long enough.

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    The New Girl
  • Author : Jesse Q. Sutanto
  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 9781728215204
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • From the BookTok viral author of The Obsession comes a new YA thriller for fans of Gossip Girl and Euphoria. *BuzzFeed Highly Anticipated Thriller of 2022 *PopSugar Best YA Book *Netgalley Most Anticipated Novel of 2022 She's a liar. A cheater. A murderer. And it's only her first semester. Lia Setiawan has never really fit in. And when she wins a full ride to the prestigious Draycott Academy on a track scholarship, she's determined to make it work even though she's never felt more out of place. But on her first day there she witnesses a girl being forcefully carried away by campus security. Her new schoolmates and teachers seem unphased, but it leaves her unsure of what she's gotten herself into. And as she uncovers the secrets of Draycott, complete with a corrupt teacher, a golden boy who isn't what he seems, and a blackmailer determined to get her thrown out, she's not sure if she can trust anyone...especially when the threats against her take a deadly turn.

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    The Book of the Maidservant
  • Author : Rebecca Barnhouse
  • Publisher : Yearling
  • Pages : 242
  • ISBN : 9780375858574
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Johanna is a serving girl to Dame Margery Kempe, a renowned medieval holy woman. Dame Margery feels the suffering the Virgin Mary felt for her son, but cares little for the misery she sees every day. When she announces that Johanna will accompany her on a pilgrimage to Rome, the suffering truly begins. After walking all day, Johanna must fetch water, wash clothes, and cook for the entire party of pilgrims. Then arguing breaks out between Dame Margery and the other travelers, and Johanna is caught in the middle. As the fighting escalates, Dame Margery turns her back on the whole group, including Johanna. Abandoned in a foreign land where she doesn't even speak the language, the young maidservant must find her own way to Rome. Inspired by the15th-century text, The Book of Margery Kempe, the first autobiography in English, Rebecca Barnhouse chronicles Johanna's painful journey through fear and anger and physical hardship to ultimate redemption. Fans of Karen Cushman and other medieval historical fiction will be spellbound.

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    The Mad Wolf's Daughter
  • Author : Diane Magras
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 306
  • ISBN : 9780735229280
  • Reader Reviews : 5
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • ***A New York Times Editors’ Choice*** A Scottish medieval adventure about the youngest in a war-band who must free her family from a castle prison after knights attack her home--with all the excitement of Ranger's Apprentice and perfect for fans of heroines like Alanna from The Song of the Lioness series. One dark night, Drest's sheltered life on a remote Scottish headland is shattered when invading knights capture her family, but leave Drest behind. Her father, the Mad Wolf of the North, and her beloved brothers are a fearsome war-band, but now Drest is the only one who can save them. So she starts off on a wild rescue attempt, taking a wounded invader along as a hostage. Hunted by a bandit with a dark link to her family's past, aided by a witch whom she rescues from the stake, Drest travels through unwelcoming villages, desolate forests, and haunted towns. Every time she faces a challenge, her five brothers speak to her in her mind about courage and her role in the war-band. But on her journey, Drest learns that the war-band is legendary for terrorizing the land. If she frees them, they'll not hesitate to hurt the gentle knight who's become her friend. Drest thought that all she wanted was her family back; now she has to wonder what their freedom would really mean. Is she her father's daughter or is it time to become her own legend?

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    Beyond Birds and Bees
  • Author : Bonnie J. Rough
  • Publisher : Seal Press
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9781580057400
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Family & Relationships
  • A provocative inquiry into how we teach our children about bodies, sex, relationships and equality--with revelatory, practical takeaways from the author's research and eye-opening observations from the world-famous Dutch approach Award-winning author Bonnie J. Rough never expected to write a book about sex, but life handed her a revelation too vital to ignore. As an American parent grappling with concerns about raising children in a society steeped in stereotypes and sexual shame, she couldn't quite picture how to teach the facts of life with a fearless, easygoing, positive attitude. Then a job change relocated her family to Amsterdam, where she soon witnessed the relaxed and egalitarian sexual attitudes of the Dutch. There, she discovered, children learn from babyhood that bodies are normal, the world's best sex ed begins in kindergarten, cooties are a foreign concept, puberty is no big surprise, and questions about sex are welcome at the dinner table. In Beyond Birds and Bees, Rough reveals how although normalizing human sexuality may sound risky, doing so actually prevents unintended consequences, leads to better health and success for our children, and lays the foundation for a future of gender equality. Exploring how the Dutch example translates to American life, Rough highlights a growing wave of ambitious American parents, educators, and influencers poised to transform sex ed--and our society--for the better, and shows how families everywhere can give a modern lift to the birds and bees. Down to earth and up to the minute with our profound new cultural conversations about gender, sex, power, autonomy, diversity, and consent, Rough's careful research and engaging storytelling illuminate a forward path for a groundbreaking generation of Americans who want clear examples and actionable steps for how to support children's sexual development--and overall wellbeing--from birth onward at home, in schools, and across our evolving culture.

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    The Moorchild
  • Author : Eloise Jarvis McGraw
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 262
  • ISBN : 9781416948193
  • Reader Reviews : 13
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Feeling that she is neither fully human nor "Folk," a changeling learns her true identity and attempts to find the human child whose place she has been given.

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    Heat 2
  • Author : Michael Mann,Meg Gardiner
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 531
  • ISBN : 9780008222765
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • NOW A NO.1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Michael Mann, Oscar-nominated filmmaker and writer-director of Heat and Miami Vice, teams up with Meg Gardiner to deliver Mann’s first crime novel, an explosive return to the world and characters of his classic film Heat – an all-new story that illuminates what happened before and after the film.

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    Good Masters! Sweet Ladies!
  • Author : Laura Amy Schlitz
  • Publisher : Candlewick Press
  • Pages : 98
  • ISBN : 9780763615789
  • Reader Reviews : 41
  • Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • A collection of short one-person plays featuring characters, between ten and fifteen years old, who live in or near a thirteenth-century English manor.

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    Secret of the Shadow Beasts
  • Author : Diane Magras
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9780735229334
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • For fans of Dragon Pearl and the Lockwood & Co. series comes a swift-moving contemporary fantasy about a young girl tasked with destroying deadly shadow creatures. In Brannland, terrifying beasts called Umbrae roam freely once the sun sets, so venomous that a single bite will kill a full-grown adult—and lately, with each day that passes, their population seems to double. The only people who can destroy them are immune children like Nora, who are recruited at the age of seven to leave their families behind and begin training at a retrofitted castle called Noye’s Hill. But despite her immunity, Nora’s father refused to let her go. Now, years after his death by Umbra attack, Nora is twelve, and sees her mother almost killed by the monsters too. That’s when Nora decides it’s time for her to join the battle. Once she arrives at Noye’s Hill, though, she and her new friends are left with more questions than answers: Where are the Umbrae coming from? Could the government be covering up the true reason their population has whirled out of control? And was Nora’s father, the peaceful, big-hearted man who refused to let Nora fight, in on the treacherous secret?

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    A Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver
  • Author : E.L. Konigsburg
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 9781439132159
  • Reader Reviews : 15
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Eleanor of Acquitaine has been waiting in Heaven for a long time to be reunited with her second husband, Henry II of England. Finally, the day has come when Henry will be judged for admission--and while Eleanor waits, three people close to her during various times of her life join her, helping to distract her and providing a rich portrait of a remarkable woman in history.

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    Sparrow Road
  • Author : Sheila O'Connor
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9781101515105
  • Reader Reviews : 13
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • It's the summer before seventh grade, and twelve-year- old Raine O'Rourke's mother suddenly takes a job hours from home at mysterious Sparrow Road- a creepy, dilapidated mansion that houses an eccentric group of artists. As Raine tries to make sense of her new surroundings, she forges friendships with a cast of quirky characters including the outrageous and funky Josie. Together, Raine and Josie decide to solve the mysteries of Sparrow Road-from its haunting history as an orphanage to the secrets of its silent, brooding owner, Viktor. But it's an unexpected secret from Raine's own life that changes her forever. An affecting and beautifully written story of family and forgiveness, Sparrow Road is an incredible gift.

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    Castle
  • Author : David Macaulay
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Pages : 94
  • ISBN : 0395329205
  • Reader Reviews : 22
  • Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Text and detailed drawings follow the planning and construction of a "typical" castle and adjoining town in thirteenth-century Wales.

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    Preacher's Boy
  • Author : Katherine Paterson
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Pages : 180
  • ISBN : 0192750852
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Children of clergy
  • It is the year 1899 and a new century is fast approaching. Robbie Hewitt intends to get in as much living as possible between now and the new year, but his antics eventually entangle him in a dangerous scheme--one that holds the life of a man in balance.

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    The Book of Boy
  • Author : Catherine Gilbert Murdock
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9780062686220
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • A Newbery Honor Book * Booklist Editors’ Choice * BookPage Best Books * Chicago Public Library Best Fiction * Horn Book Fanfare * Kirkus Reviews Best Books * Publishers Weekly Best Books * Wall Street Journal Best of the Year * An ALA Notable Book A young outcast is swept up into a thrilling and perilous medieval treasure hunt in this award-winning literary page-turner by acclaimed bestselling author Catherine Gilbert Murdock. The Book of Boy was awarded a Newbery Honor. “A treat from start to finish.”—Wall Street Journal Boy has always been relegated to the outskirts of his small village. With a hump on his back, a mysterious past, and a tendency to talk to animals, he is often mocked by others in his town—until the arrival of a shadowy pilgrim named Secondus. Impressed with Boy’s climbing and jumping abilities, Secondus engages Boy as his servant, pulling him into an action-packed and suspenseful expedition across Europe to gather seven precious relics of Saint Peter. Boy quickly realizes this journey is not an innocent one. They are stealing the relics and accumulating dangerous enemies in the process. But Boy is determined to see this pilgrimage through until the end—for what if St. Peter has the power to make him the same as the other boys? This epic and engrossing quest story by Newbery Honor author Catherine Gilbert Murdock is for fans of Adam Gidwitz’s The Inquisitor’s Tale and Grace Lin’s Where the Mountain Meets the Moon, and for readers of all ages. Features a map and black-and-white art by Ian Schoenherr throughout.

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    Unit Plan for Catherine, Called Birdy
  • Author : Cynthia K Perkins
  • Publisher : Independently Published
  • Pages : 104
  • ISBN : 9798631651937
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Books
  • This is a combined literature and grammar unit that contains everything you need to teach the novel and more! Included in the unit are pre-reading, active-reading and post-reading activities with grammar lessons, literary activities, figurative language, a final essay test with grading rubric, and other activities just for fun!

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    Dark and Magical Places: The Neuroscience of Navigation
  • Author : Christopher Kemp
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Pages : 237
  • ISBN : 9781324005391
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  • Genre : Science
  • How the brain helps us to understand and navigate space—and why, sometimes, it doesn’t work the way it should. Inside our heads we carry around an infinite and endlessly unfolding map of the world. Navigation is one of the most ancient neural abilities we have—older than language. In Dark and Magical Places, Christopher Kemp embarks on a journey to discover the remarkable extent of what our minds can do. Fueled by his own spatial shortcomings, Kemp describes the brain regions that orient us in space and the specialized neurons that do it. Place cells. Grid cells. He examines how the brain plans routes, recognizes landmarks, and makes sure we leave a room through a door instead of trying to leave through a painting. From the secrets of supernavigators like the indigenous hunters of the Bolivian rainforest to the confusing environments inhabited by people with place blindness, Kemp charts the myriad ways in which we find our way and explains the cutting-edge neuroscience behind them. How did Neanderthals navigate? Why do even seasoned hikers stray from the trail? What spatial skills do we inherit from our parents? How can smartphones and our reliance on GPS devices impact our brains? In engaging, engrossing language, Kemp unravels the mysteries of navigating and links the brain’s complex functions to the effects that diseases like Alzheimer’s, types of amnesia, and traumatic brain injuries have on our perception of the world around us. A book for anyone who has ever felt compelled to venture off the beaten path, Dark and Magical Places is a stirring reminder of the beauty in losing yourself to your surroundings. And the beauty in understanding how our brains can guide us home.

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    The Complete Fab Confessions of Georgia Nicolson: Books 1-10 (The Fab Confessions of Georgia Nicolson)
  • Author : Louise Rennison
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Pages : 2736
  • ISBN : 9780007526888
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Uniquely funny teenage diaries of the irresistibly hilarious Georgia – available as a ten-book set for the very first time. Gadzooks!

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    Newbery Award Library III
  • Author : Harper Collins Publishers,Lois Lenski,Karen Cushman
  • Publisher : Harper Trophy
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : 0064496279
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  • Genre : Books
  • This boxed set includes Trophy paperback editions of Catherine, Called Birdy by Karen Cushman, Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech, and Indian Captive by Lois Lenski.

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    Ellen Foster
  • Author : Kaye Gibbons
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Pages : 126
  • ISBN : 0394757572
  • Reader Reviews : 37
  • Genre : Children of alcoholics
  • One of the most talked-about and endearing first novels in years bears the story of a female Huck Finn and her search for a true home. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

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    How to Be Human
  • Author : Florida Frenz
  • Publisher : Creston Books
  • Pages : 40
  • ISBN : 9781939547675
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • With powerful words and pictures Florida Frenz chronicles her journey figuring out how to read facial expressions, how to make friends, how to juggle all the social cues that make school feel like a complicated maze. Diagnosed with autism as a two-year-old, Florida is now an articulate 15-year-old whose explorations into how kids make friends, what popularity means, how to handle peer pressure will resonate with any preteen. For those wondering what it's like inside an autistic child's head, Florida's book provides amazing insight and understanding. Reading how she learns how to be human makes us all feel a little less alien.

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    Everyday Life in Medieval England
  • Author : Christopher Dyer
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9780826419828
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  • Genre : History
  • Everyday Life in Medieval England captures the day-to-day experience of people in the middle ages - the houses and settlements in which they lived, the food they ate, their getting and spending - and their social relationships. The picture that emerges is of great variety, of constant change, of movement and of enterprise. Many people were downtrodden and miserably poor, but they struggled against their circumstances, resisting oppressive authorities, to build their own way of life and to improve their material conditions. The ordinary men and women of the middle ages appear throughout. Everyday life in Medieval England is an outstanding contribution to both national and local history.

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    Proper Scoundrels
  • Author : Allie Therin
  • Publisher : Carina Press
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : 9780369704818
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Don’t miss this spin-off from Allie Therin's acclaimed Magic in Manhattan universe! Their scandalous pasts have left them wounded and unworthy—and hopelessly perfect together. London, 1925 Sebastian de Leon is adjusting to life after three years spent enthralled by blood magic. The atrocities he committed under its control still weigh heavily on his conscience, but when he’s asked to investigate a series of mysterious murders, it feels like an opportunity to make amends. Until he realizes the killer’s next likely target is a man who witnessed Sebastian at his worst—the Viscount Fine. Lord Fine—known as Wesley to his friends, if he had any—is haunted by ghosts of his own after serving as a British army captain during the Great War. Jaded and untrusting, he’s tempted to turn Sebastian in, but there’s something undeniably captivating about the reformed paranormal, and after Sebastian risks his own life to save Wesley’s, they find common ground. Seeking sanctuary together at Wesley’s country estate in Yorkshire, the unlikely pair begins to unravel a mystery steeped in legend and folklore, the close quarters emboldening them to see past the other’s trauma to the person worth loving beneath. But with growing targets on their backs, they’ll have to move quickly if they want to catch a killer—and discover whether two wounded souls can help each other heal. Magic in Manhattan Book 1: Spellbound Book 2: Starcrossed Book 3: Wonderstruck

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    Drawn by the Current (The Windy City Saga Book #3)
  • Author : Jocelyn Green
  • Publisher : Baker Books
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9781493435982
  • Reader Reviews : 6
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Lives depend on the truth she uncovers. She can't give up her search. A birthday excursion turns deadly when the SS Eastland capsizes with Olive Pierce and her best friend on board. Hundreds perish during the accident, and it's only when Olive herself barely escapes that she discovers her friend is among the victims. In the aftermath of the tragedy, Olive returns to her work at a Chicago insurance agency and is immersed in the countless investigations related to the accident. But with so many missing, there are few open-and-shut cases, and she tries to balance her grief with the hard work of finding the truth. While someone sabotages her progress, Olive accepts the help of newspaper photographer Erik Magnussen. As they unravel secrets, the truths they discover impact those closest to Olive. How long will the disaster haunt her--and how can she help the others find the peace they deserve?

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    West End Earl
  • Author : Bethany Bennett
  • Publisher : Forever
  • Pages : 306
  • ISBN : 9781538735695
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Fiction
  • From the series guaranteed to "win the hearts of Regency fans” comes a story of secret identities, unlikely love, and forbidden romances that will warm even the coldest of hearts (Publishers Weekly). While most young ladies attend balls and hunt for husbands, Ophelia Hardwick has spent the last ten years in disguise. As the land steward for the Earl of Carlyle, she’s found safety from the uncle determined to kill her and freedoms a lady could only dream of. Ophelia’s situation would be perfect—if only she wasn’t hopelessly attracted to her employer. Calvin, Earl of Carlyle, is determined to see his sister married this season. And he’ll do it with the help of his trusted right-hand man. But when he finds out Ophelia's secret, and that her life is in danger, his priorities change. Their attraction is passionate, all-consuming, and if they aren’t careful, it could turn downright deadly—for both of them.