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The Eleventh Plague
  • Author : Jeff Hirsch
  • Publisher : Scholastic Paperbacks
  • Pages : 278
  • ISBN : 0545290155
  • Reader Reviews : 39
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Twenty years after the start of the war that caused the Collapse, fifteen-year-old Stephen, his father, and grandfather travel post-Collapse America scavenging, but when his grandfather dies and his father decides to risk everything to save the lives of two strangers, Stephen's life is turned upside down.

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    The Eleventh Plague
  • Author : Jeff Hirsch
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Pages : 290
  • ISBN : 9780545290142
  • Reader Reviews : 51
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Twenty years after the start of the war that caused the Collapse, fifteen-year-old Stephen, his father, and grandfather travel post-Collapse America scavenging, but when his grandfather dies and his father decides to risk everything to save the lives of two strangers, Stephen's life is turned upside down.

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    The Eleventh Plague
  • Author : John S. Marr,John Baldwin
  • Publisher : Turtleback
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : 0613240227
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Fiction
  • An eminent virologist joins forces with an FBI agent and a young religious scholar to stop a sophisticated serial killer bent on unleashing the ten plagues described in the Book of Exodus, culminating in the end of the world

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    The Darkest Path
  • Author : Jeff Hirsch
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9780545512251
  • Reader Reviews : 7
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • USA TODAY bestselling author Jeff Hirsch once again creates a futuristic world with stunning, dramatic realism. A civil war rages between the Glorious Path--a militant religion based on the teachings of a former US soldier--and what's left of the US government. Fifteen-year-old Callum Roe and his younger brother, James, were captured and forced to convert six years ago. Cal has been working in the Path's dog kennels, and is very close to becoming one of the Path's deadliest secret agents. Then Cal befriends a stray dog named Bear and kills a commander who wants to train him to be a vicious attack dog. This sends Cal and Bear on the run, and sets in motion a series of incredible events that will test Cal's loyalties and end in a fierce battle that the fate of the entire country rests on.

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    Magisterium
  • Author : Jeff Hirsch
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9780545469883
  • Reader Reviews : 19
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • On one side of the Rift is a technological paradise without famine or want. On the other side is a mystery. Sixteen-year-old Glenn Morgan has lived next to the Rift her entire life and has no idea of what might be on the other side of it. Glenn's only friend, Kevin, insists the fence holds back a world of monsters and witchcraft, but magic isn't for Glenn. She has enough problems with reality: Glenn's mother disappeared when she was six, and soon after, she lost her scientist father to his all-consuming work on the mysterious Project. Glenn buries herself in her studies and dreams about the day she can escape. But when her father's work leads to his arrest, he gives Glenn a simple metal bracelet that will send Glenn and Kevin on the run---with only one place to go. With MAGISTERIUM, Jeff Hirsch brings us the story of a complex, captivating world that will leave readers breathless until the very last page.

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    The Eleventh Plague
  • Author : John S. Marr,John Baldwin
  • Publisher : Wheeler Publishing, Incorporated
  • Pages : 568
  • ISBN : 1568956517
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Fiction
  • An eminent virologist joins forces with an FBI agent and a young religious scholar to stop a sophisticated serial killer bent on unleashing the ten plagues described in the Book of Exodus, culminating in the end of the world

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    Black River Falls
  • Author : Jeff Hirsch
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9780544391192
  • Reader Reviews : 12
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Seventeen-year-old Cardinal has escaped the virus that ravaged his town, leaving its victims alive but without their memories. He chooses to remain in the quarantined zone, caring for a group of orphaned kids in a mountain camp with the help of the former brutal school bully, now transformed by the virus into his best friend. But then a strong-willed and mysterious young woman appears, and the closed-off world Cardinal has created begins to crumble. A thrilling, fast-paced work of speculative fiction for teens, from a bestselling author, Black River Falls is an unforgettable story about survival, identity, and family.

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    Breakaway (The 39 Clues: Unstoppable, Book 2)
  • Author : Jeff Hirsch
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9780545558716
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • A Nightmare Come True As a member of the most powerful family history has ever known, thirteen-year-old Dan Cahill has been shot at, kidnapped, and even thrown into a pit with a deadly snake. He's survived it all due to luck, smarts, and his older sister, Amy, who always sticks by his side.Now Dan and Amy are facing their greatest threat yet, an enemy who has found a way to use the source of the Cahill family power against them. To stop him, Dan and Amy must set out on a desperate mission that will take them from one of the world's hottest regions all the way to the frozen blast of the Arctic Circle. But with the enemy closing in, Dan finds himself facing the one terror he never imagined -- being betrayed by his own sister.

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    Ashes, Ashes
  • Author : Jo Treggiari
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9780545388801
  • Reader Reviews : 42
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • A thrilling tale of adventure, romance, and one girl's unyielding courage through the darkest of nightmares.Epidemics, floods, droughts--for sixteen-year-old Lucy, the end of the world came and went, taking 99% of the population with it. As the weather continues to rage out of control, and Sweepers clean the streets of plague victims, Lucy survives alone in the wilds of Central Park. But when she's rescued from a pack of hunting dogs by a mysterious boy named Aidan, she reluctantly realizes she can't continue on her own. She joins his band of survivors, yet a new danger awaits her: the Sweepers are looking for her. There's something special about Lucy, and they will stop at nothing to have her.

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    The Eleventh Plague
  • Author : Leonard A. Cole
  • Publisher : W. H. Freeman
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 0716733013
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Science
  • The Eleventh Plague deals with a terrifying and compelling subject: biological and chemical warfare. Using historical and contemporary examples, Cole explains what biological and chemical weapons are, how they are developed and tested, and what their effects can be. He vividly describes the very real threat that Iraq would use chemical weapons in the Gulf War - real enough that every man, woman, and child in Israel had to wear a gas mask. He also analyzes the possibility that the so-called Gulf War syndrome may have been due to biological or chemical weapons, a possibility that federal investigations have yet to confirm or disprove. Cole lucidly describes the wide range of possible responses to the threat of biological or chemical warfare. But every expert admits that absolute protection may be impossible. Materials can be easy to get, even easier to transport, and virtually impossible to trace. The Eleventh Plague arms us with a frightening knowledge. What do recent political and technical developments suggest for the future? And how will we fight this increasingly ominous, deadly plague?

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    Unnatural Disasters
  • Author : Jeff Hirsch
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9781328530684
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • From a bestselling author, an edgy, voice-driven novel set in a not-so-distant-future world about teens trying to survive when attacks by an unknown terrorist organization throw the entire planet into chaos. Just right for fans of Tommy Wallach's We All Looked Up. Will the Class of 2049 be the last class ever? Lucy Weaver has her future all figured out. Make an appearance at prom, ditch graduation, and then head out on an epic road trip with her boyfriend, Luke. But when everyone’s phones start to ring halfway through the dance, Lucy knows something terrible has happened—something big. Decades of climate change have left the world teetering on the brink—entire cities drowned, violent extremism on the rise, millions of refugees with nowhere to turn. Is this the night it finally slips over the edge? The unforgettable journey of one teen finding her way in a world the adults have destroyed, Unnatural Disasters is an ultimately hopeful story about survival, family, identity, love, and moving on.

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    Secrets of the Wolves
  • Author : Dorothy Hearst
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 386
  • ISBN : 9781416570011
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The second installment in The Wolf Chronicles finds Kaala struggling with the consequences of forming the first mixed wolf-human pack.

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    The Eleventh Plague (Cornelius Quaint Chronicles, Book 2)
  • Author : Darren Craske
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Pages : 10
  • ISBN : 9780007367979
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A Cornelius Quaint adventure. The thrilling sequel to The Equivoque Principle.

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    Midnight City
  • Author : J. Barton Mitchell
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9781250013439
  • Reader Reviews : 14
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Lord of the Flies meets War of the Worlds in J. Barton Mitchell's alien-invaded post-apocalyptic world where two teens and a young girl with amazing powers must stop the aliens' mysterious plan Earth has been conquered by an alien race known as the Assembly. The human adult population is gone, having succumbed to the Tone---a powerful, telepathic super-signal broadcast across the planet that reduces them to a state of complete subservience. But the Tone has one critical flaw. It only affects the population once they reach their early twenties, which means that there is one group left to resist: Children. Holt Hawkins is a bounty hunter, and his current target is Mira Toombs, an infamous treasure seeker with a price on her head. It's not long before Holt bags his prey, but their instant connection isn't something he bargained for. Neither is the Assembly ship that crash-lands near them shortly after. Venturing inside, Holt finds a young girl who remembers nothing except her name: Zoey. As the three make their way to the cavernous metropolis of Midnight City, they encounter young freedom fighters, mutants, otherworldly artifacts, pirates, feuding alien armies, and the amazing powers that Zoey is beginning to exhibit. Powers that suggest she, as impossible as it seems, may just be the key to stopping the Assembly once and for all. Midnight City is the breathtaking first book of the Conquered Earth series.

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    The Doctors' Plague
  • Author : Sherwin B. Nuland
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN : 0393052990
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Medical
  • Analyzes how doctor Ignac Semmelweis's reforms of the medical field led to his discovery of the correlation between hand washing and reduced infection, recounting how his work contributed to the establishment of germ theory.

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    Black Death
  • Author : Robert S. Gottfried
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 203
  • ISBN : 1439118469
  • Reader Reviews : 7
  • Genre : History
  • A fascinating work of detective history, The Black Death traces the causes and far-reaching consequences of this infamous outbreak of plague that spread across the continent of Europe from 1347 to 1351. Drawing on sources as diverse as monastic manuscripts and dendrochronological studies (which measure growth rings in trees), historian Robert S. Gottfried demonstrates how a bacillus transmitted by rat fleas brought on an ecological reign of terror -- killing one European in three, wiping out entire villages and towns, and rocking the foundation of medieval society and civilization.

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    Shahnameh
  • Author : Abolqasem Ferdowsi
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 1040
  • ISBN : 9781101993231
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Poetry
  • The definitive translation by Dick Davis of the great national epic of Iran—now newly revised and expanded to be the most complete English-language edition A Penguin Classic Dick Davis—“our pre-eminent translator from the Persian” (The Washington Post)—has revised and expanded his acclaimed translation of Ferdowsi’s masterpiece, adding more than 100 pages of newly translated text. Davis’s elegant combination of prose and verse allows the poetry of the Shahnameh to sing its own tales directly, interspersed sparingly with clearly marked explanations to ease along modern readers. Originally composed for the Samanid princes of Khorasan in the tenth century, the Shahnameh is among the greatest works of world literature. This prodigious narrative tells the story of pre-Islamic Persia, from the mythical creation of the world and the dawn of Persian civilization through the seventh-century Arab conquest. The stories of the Shahnameh are deeply embedded in Persian culture and beyond, as attested by their appearance in such works as The Kite Runner and the love poems of Rumi and Hafez. For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

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    Empty
  • Author : Suzanne Weyn
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 9780545328821
  • Reader Reviews : 30
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • A dystopic look at what happens to one American town when all the fossil fuels run out...It's the near future - the very near future - and the fossil fuels are running out. No gas. No oil. Which means no driving. No heat. Supermarkets are empty. Malls have shut down. Life has just become more local than we ever knew it could be.Nobody expected the end to come this fast. And in the small town of Spring Valley, decisions that once seemed easy are quickly becoming matters of life and death. There is hope - there has to be hope - just there are also sacrifices that need to be made, and a whole society that needs to be rethought.

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    The Eleventh Plague
  • Author : Leonard A. Cole
  • Publisher : W H Freeman & Company
  • Pages : 284
  • ISBN : 0716729504
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Political Science
  • Uses historical and contemporary examples to explain chemical and biological weapons--their development, testing, manufacture, and effects

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    Flashback Four #2: The Titanic Mission
  • Author : Dan Gutman
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9780062236371
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • In New York Times bestselling author Dan Gutman’s thrilling Flashback Four series, four very different kids are picked by a mysterious billionaire to travel through time and photograph some of history's most important events. Blends fascinating real history with an action-packed adventure! This time, Luke, Julia, David, and Isabel are headed to the deck of the doomed Titanic. Their mission? Capture a shot of the sinking ship, then come right back. The only problem is, once they arrive aboard the ship, the four friends can’t agree on what to do next. Should they try to save the passengers? Or maybe bring back a priceless book before it sinks with the ship? With real historical photographs to put young readers right in the action, plus back matter that separates fact from fiction, The Titanic Mission tells the story of the ship’s fateful last voyage like you’ve never seen it before.

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    The Eleventh Gate
  • Author : Nancy Kress
  • Publisher : Baen Books
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9781625797681
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Fiction
  • NEW SPACE OPERA FROM MULTIPLE NEBULA- AND HUGO-WINNING AUTHOR NANCY KRESS WHAT LIES BEYOND THE ELEVENTH GATE . . . Despite economic and territorial tensions, no one wants the city-states of the Eight Worlds to repeat the Terran Collapse by going to war. But when war accidentally happens, everyone seeks ways to exploit it for gain. The Landry and Peregoy ruling dynasties see opportunities to grab territory, increase profits, and settle old scores. Exploited underclasses use war to fuel rebellion. Ambitious heirs can finally topple their elders’ regimes—or try to. But the unexpected key to either victory or peace lies with two persons uninterested in conquest, profits, or power. Philip Anderson seeks only the transcendent meaning of the physics underlying the universe. Tara Landry, spoiled and defiant youngest granddaughter of dynasty head Rachel Landry, accidentally discovers an eleventh star-jump gate, with a fabulous find on the planet behind it. Her discovery, and Philip’s use of it, alter everything for the Eight Worlds. At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management). About Nancy Kress: "Nancy Kress at her very best . . . A first-contact novel like no other."—Greg Bear on Tomorrow's Kin "It's a rare and desirable hybrid: a literary, military, hard-SF novel."—Amazon.com on Probability Moon “Nancy Kress is one of the best science-fiction writers working today."—Kim Stanley Robinson

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    Station Eleven
  • Author : Emily St. John Mandel
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Pages : 344
  • ISBN : 9780385353311
  • Reader Reviews : 345
  • Genre : Fiction
  • NATIONAL BESTSELLER • NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST • A PEN/FAULKNER AWARD FINALIST • Set in the eerie days of civilization’s collapse—the spellbinding story of a Hollywood star, his would-be savior, and a nomadic group of actors roaming the scattered outposts of the Great Lakes region, risking everything for art and humanity. • Now an original series on HBO Max. • Over one million copies sold! Kirsten Raymonde will never forget the night Arthur Leander, the famous Hollywood actor, had a heart attack on stage during a production of King Lear. That was the night when a devastating flu pandemic arrived in the city, and within weeks, civilization as we know it came to an end. Twenty years later, Kirsten moves between the settlements of the altered world with a small troupe of actors and musicians. They call themselves The Traveling Symphony, and they have dedicated themselves to keeping the remnants of art and humanity alive. But when they arrive in St. Deborah by the Water, they encounter a violent prophet who will threaten the tiny band’s existence. And as the story takes off, moving back and forth in time, and vividly depicting life before and after the pandemic, the strange twist of fate that connects them all will be revealed. Look for Emily St. John Mandel’s bestselling new novel, Sea of Tranquility!

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    Last Flag Down
  • Author : John Baldwin,Ron Powers
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Pages : 370
  • ISBN : 9780307236562
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : History
  • As the Confederacy felt itself slipping beneath the Union juggernaut in late 1864, the South launched a desperate counteroffensive to shatter the U.S. economy and force a standoff. Its secret weapon? A state-of-the-art raiding ship whose mission was to prowl the world’s oceans and sink the U.S. merchant fleet. The raider’s name was Shenandoah, and her executive officer was Conway Whittle, a twenty-four-year-old warrior who might have stepped from the pages of Arthurian legend. Whittle would share command with a dark and brooding veteran of the seas, Capt. James Waddell, and together with a crew of strays, misfits, and strangers, they would spend nearly a year sailing two-thirds of the way around the globe, destroying dozens of Union ships and taking more than a thousand prisoners, all while continually dodging the enemy.Then, in August of 1865, a British ship revealed the shocking truth to the men of Shenandoah: The war had been over for months, and they were now being hunted as pirates. What ensued was an incredible 15,000-mile journey to the one place the crew hoped to find sanctuary, only to discover that their fate would depend on how they answered a single question. Wondrously evocative and filled with drama and poignancy, Last Flag Down is a riveting story of courage, nobility, and rare comradeship forged in the quest to achieve the impossible.

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    Time Reavers
  • Author : Jacob Holo
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN : 1494266172
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Space warfare
  • The monsters are real, and time is their weapon. Fed up with bad teachers and daily fights with her sister, sixteen-year-old Nicole Taylor yearns for something better. Sadly, she's in for a letdown, because the world ends next week. Nicole discovers she has a rare gift. She can bend time around her and even stop it completely. With her powers awakening, she must face the Reavers: horrific killing machines that exist outside our time. Plagued with nightmares and ambushed by monsters at every turn, Nicole has one chance to stop their genocidal invasion. With help from a chain-smoking pyrokinetic, a neurotic sword-wielding assassin, and an icy goth chick with a crossbow, she may stand a chance. But the Reavers are tireless foes, and Time is on their side.

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    Invasion
  • Author : Jon S. Lewis
  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9781401685096
  • Reader Reviews : 31
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • He didn't ask to be a hero, but now all that stands between us and chaos . . . is Colt. Colt McAlister was having the summer of his life. He spent his days surfing and his nights playing guitar on the beach with friends. He even met a girl and got his first car. But everything changes when his parents are killed in a freak accident. He's forced to leave his old life behind and move to Arizona with his grandfather. The only person he knows at the new high school is a childhood friend named Dani. And Oz, a guy he's sure he's never met but who is strangely familiar. But what if his parents' death wasn't an accident? His mother, an investigative reporter, was going to expose a secret mind-control program run by one of the world's largest companies. Before she could release the story, what if agents from Trident Biotech made sure she couldn't go public? Vowing to uncover truth, Colt is drawn into a secret world of aliens, shapeshifters, flying motorcycles, and invisible getaways. The invasion has begun.

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    The Bar Code Tattoo (The Bar Code Trilogy, Book 1)
  • Author : Suzanne Weyn
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9780545342636
  • Reader Reviews : 32
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Individuality vs. conformity. Identity vs. access. Freedom vs. control.The bar code tattoo.The bar code tattoo. Everybody's getting it. It will make your life easier, they say. It will hook you in. It will become your identity. But what if you say no? What if you don't want to become a code? For Kayla, this one choice changes everything. She becomes an outcast in her high school. Dangerous things happen to her family. There's no option but to run . . . for her life.Indivuality vs. conformity.. Identity vs. access. Freedom vs. control.The bar code tattoo.

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    Son of the Mob
  • Author : Gordon Korman
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9781423141259
  • Reader Reviews : 29
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Vince Luca is just like any other high school guy. His best friend, Alex, is trying to score vicariously through him; his brother is a giant pain; and his father keeps bugging him to get motivated. There is just one thing that really sets him apart for other kids—his father happens to be the head of a powerful crime organization. Needless to say, while Vince''s family''s connections can be handy for certain things (like when teachers are afraid to give him a bad grade), they can put a serious crimp in his dating life. How is he supposed to explain to a girl what his father does for a living? But when Vince meets a girl who finally seems to be worth the trouble, her family turns out to be the biggest problem of all. Because her father is an FBI agent—the one who wants to put his father away for good.

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    The Boys Who Challenged Hitler
  • Author : Phillip Hoose
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 209
  • ISBN : 9780374300227
  • Reader Reviews : 16
  • Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • "The true story of a group of boy resistance fighters in Denmark after the Nazi invasion"--

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    The Eleventh Plague
  • Author : David Bowen
  • Publisher : Little Skye Publishing
  • Pages : 254
  • ISBN : 0992980313
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Books
  • On Thursday, 4th September, 1400bc (give or take a couple of years) the ancient Egyptians suffered the first of ten hideous plagues. Eventually, after suffering boils, the death of their first born, and of course frogs, they let Moses and his people go. Just as well really, because waiting to be unleashed upon them was the worst plague mankind would ever know, to some minds even worse than the frogs. The Eleventh Plague was carefully stored away where it would be safe and beyond the wit of even the most cunning thief. Basically, in a clearly marked jar, on the top shelf, out of the reach of wandering hands. There it stayed for over two millennia, but now it's gone. Believed to have been stolen by the mysterious (and obviously terrorist) group, the Galileists, the plague must be retrieved before it can be unleashed upon an unsuspecting world. Unfortunately for Death 221, the responsibility lies firmly with him. He really should have read the small print on his job contract. His only chance (and mankind's) is to reassemble the team, stop the Galileists, and bring back the Eleventh Plague before it's too late.

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    Black Death
  • Author : Sean Martin
  • Publisher : Oldacastle Books
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 9781842435533
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : History
  • The Black Death is the name most commonly given to the pandemic of bubonic plague that ravaged the medieval world in the late 1340s. From Central Asia, the plague swept through Europe, leaving millions of dead in its wake. Between a quarter and a third of Europe's population died, and in England the population fell from nearly six million to just over three million. Sean Martin looks at the origins of the disease and traces its terrible march through Europe from the Italian cities to the far-flung corners of Scandinavia. He describes contemporary responses to the plague and makes clear how helpless the medicine of the day was in the face of it. He examines the renewed persecution of the Jews, blamed by many Christians for the spread of the disease, and highlights the bizarre attempts by such groups as the Flagellants to ward off what they saw as the wrath of God.

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    Nine Days
  • Author : Fred Hiatt
  • Publisher : Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers
  • Pages : 258
  • ISBN : 9780385742733
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Tenth-graders Ethan and Ti-Anna go to Hong Kong seeking her father, an exiled Chinese democracy activist who has disappeared, and follow his trail to Vietnam and back, also uncovering illegal activity along the way. Includes author's note and the history behind the novel written by the girl who inspired it.

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    Ashes
  • Author : Ilsa J. Bick
  • Publisher : Carolrhoda Lab ®
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN : 9781606842317
  • Reader Reviews : 78
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • An electromagnetic pulse flashes across the sky, destroying every electronic device, wiping out every computerized system, and killing billions. When it happens, Alex was hiking in the woods to say good-bye to her dead parents and her personal demons. Now desperate to find out what happened after the pulse crushes her to the ground, Alex meets up with Tom—a young soldier—and Ellie, a girl whose grandfather was killed by the EMP. For this improvised family and the others who are spared, it's now a question of who can be trusted and who is no longer human. Author Ilsa J. Bick crafts a terrifying and thrilling novel about a world that could be ours at any moment, where those left standing must learn what it means not just to survive, but to live amidst the devastation.

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    Logical Reasoning
  • Author : Bradley Harris Dowden
  • Publisher : Bradley Dowden
  • Pages : 516
  • ISBN : 0534176887
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Philosophy
  • This book is designed to engage students' interest and promote their writing abilities while teaching them to think critically and creatively. Dowden takes an activist stance on critical thinking, asking students to create and revise arguments rather than simply recognizing and criticizing them. His book emphasizes inductive reasoning and the analysis of individual claims in the beginning, leaving deductive arguments for consideration later in the course.

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    Collapse
  • Author : Jared Diamond
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Pages : 608
  • ISBN : 9780141976969
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : History
  • From the author of Guns, Germs and Steel, Jared Diamond's Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Survive is a visionary study of the mysterious downfall of past civilizations. Now in a revised edition with a new afterword, Jared Diamond's Collapse uncovers the secret behind why some societies flourish, while others founder - and what this means for our future. What happened to the people who made the forlorn long-abandoned statues of Easter Island? What happened to the architects of the crumbling Maya pyramids? Will we go the same way, our skyscrapers one day standing derelict and overgrown like the temples at Angkor Wat? Bringing together new evidence from a startling range of sources and piecing together the myriad influences, from climate to culture, that make societies self-destruct, Jared Diamond's Collapse also shows how - unlike our ancestors - we can benefit from our knowledge of the past and learn to be survivors. 'A grand sweep from a master storyteller of the human race' - Daily Mail 'Riveting, superb, terrifying' - Observer 'Gripping ... the book fulfils its huge ambition, and Diamond is the only man who could have written it' - Economis 'This book shines like all Diamond's work' - Sunday Times

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    To Calais, In Ordinary Time
  • Author : James Meek
  • Publisher : Canongate Books
  • Pages : 345
  • ISBN : 9781786896759
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Fiction
  • SHORTLISTED FOR THE WALTER SCOTT PRIZE FOR HISTORICAL FICTION LONGLISTED FOR THE ORWELL PRIZE FOR POLITICAL FICTION A BOOK OF THE YEAR IN THE TIMES, GUARDIAN, SUNDAY TIMES, DAILY EXPRESS, SCOTSMAN and SPECTATOR Three journeys. One road. England, 1348. A gentlewoman flees an odious arranged marriage, a Scots proctor sets out for Avignon and a young ploughman in search of freedom is on his way to volunteer with a company of archers. All come together on the road to Calais. Coming in their direction from across the Channel is the Black Death, the plague that will wipe out half of the population of Northern Europe. As the journey unfolds, overshadowed by the archers' past misdeeds and clerical warnings of the imminent end of the world, the wayfarers must confront the nature of their loves and desires. A tremendous feat of language and empathy, it summons a medieval world that is at once uncannily plausible, utterly alien and eerily reflective of our own. James Meek's extraordinary To Calais, In Ordinary Time is a novel about love, class, faith, loss, gender and desire - set against one of the biggest cataclysms of human history.

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    The False Prince
  • Author : Jennifer A. Nielsen
  • Publisher : Scholastic UK
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9781407135298
  • Reader Reviews : 8
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • If you love the danger and sword-fighting of MERLIN, you'll like this! In a discontent kingdom, civil war is brewing. To unify the divided people, Conner, a nobleman of the court, devises a cunning plan to find an impersonator of the king's long-lost son and install him as a puppet prince. Four orphans are recruited to compete for the role, including a defiant boy named Sage. Sage knows that Conner's motives are more than questionable, yet his life balances on a sword's point - he must be chosen to play the prince or he will certainly be killed. As Sage's journey continues, layer upon layer of treachery and deceit unfold, until finally a truth is revealed that proves more dangerous than all of the lies put together.

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    Frog Meets Dog: An Acorn Book (A Frog and Dog Book #1)
  • Author : Janee Trasler
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Pages : 52
  • ISBN : 9781338540413
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Discover Frog and Dog, a laugh-out-loud series for beginning readers! A Best Book of 2020 by the Chicago Public Library National Cartoonists Society Winner for Best Book Illustration Pick a book. Grow a Reader!This series is part of Scholastic's early reader line, Acorn, aimed at children who are learning to read. With easy-to-read text, a short-story format, plenty of humor, and full-color artwork on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and fluency. Acorn books plant a love of reading and help readers grow!Dog wants to play. Can Dog play with Frog, Frog, and Frog? The frogs hop... but Dog just FLOPS. Will the frogs ever play with Dog? Then a hungry bear comes along! Can Dog find a way to help the frogs? Discover this hilarious friendship series perfect for beginning readers, from author-illustrator Janee Trasler. Told in three short stories with rhyming text, simple vocabulary, and colorful artwork, this is the just-right book to grow confidence in young readers!