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Touching Spirit Bear
  • Author : Ben Mikaelsen
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 038080560X
  • Reader Reviews : 45
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Within Cole Matthews lie anger, rage and hate. Cole has been stealing and fighting for years. This time he caught Alex Driscal in the, parking lot and smashed his head against the sidewalk. Now, Alex may have permanent brain damage'and Cole is in the Biggest trouble of his life. Cole is offered Circle Justice: a system based on Native American traditions that attempts to provide healing for the criminal offender, the victim and the, community. With prison as his only alternative, Cole plays along. He says he wants to repent, but in his heart Cole blames his alcoholic mom his, abusive dad, wimpy Alex -- everyone but himself -- for his situation. Cole receives a one-year banishment to a remote Alaskan island. There, he is mauled by Mysterious white bear of Native American legend. Hideously injured, Cole waits for his death His thoughts shift from from Anger to humility. To survive, he must stop blaming others and take responsibility for his life. Rescuers arrive to save Cole's but it is the attack of the Spirit Bear that may save his soul. Ben Mikaelsen paints a vivid picture of a juvenile offender, examining the roots without absolving solving him of responsibility for his actions, and questioning a society in which angry people make victims of their peers and communities. Touching Spirit Bear is a poignant testimonial to the power of a pain that can destroy, or lead to healing

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    Touching Spirit Bear
  • Author : Ben Mikaelsen
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9780062009685
  • Reader Reviews : 71
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • In his Nautilus Award-winning classic Touching Spirit Bear, author Ben Mikaelson delivers a powerful coming-of-age story of a boy who must overcome the effects that violence has had on his life. After severely injuring Peter Driscal in an empty parking lot, mischief-maker Cole Matthews is in major trouble. But instead of jail time, Cole is given another option: attend Circle Justice, an alternative program that sends juvenile offenders to a remote Alaskan Island to focus on changing their ways. Desperate to avoid prison, Cole fakes humility and agrees to go. While there, Cole is mauled by a mysterious white bear and left for dead. Thoughts of his abusive parents, helpless Peter, and his own anger cause him to examine his actions and seek redemption—from the spirit bear that attacked him, from his victims, and, most importantly, from himself. Ben Mikaelsen paints a vivid picture of a juvenile offender, examining the roots of his anger without absolving him of responsibility for his actions, and questioning a society in which angry people make victims of their peers and communities. Touching Spirit Bear is a poignant testimonial to the power of a pain that can destroy, or lead to healing. A strong choice for independent reading, sharing in the classroom, homeschooling, and book groups.

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    Touching Spirit Bear
  • Author : Ben Mikaelsen
  • Publisher : Harpercollins Childrens Books
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN : UOM:39015053770346
  • Reader Reviews : 45
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • After his anger erupts into violence, Cole, in order to avoid going to prison, agrees to participate in a sentencing alternative based on the native American Circle Justice, and he is sent to a remote Alaskan Island where an encounter with a huge Spirit Bear changes his life.

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    Ghost of Spirit Bear
  • Author : Ben Mikaelsen
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN : 9780062033635
  • Reader Reviews : 23
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • In award-winning author Ben Mikaelsen’s riveting sequel to the acclaimed word-of-mouth bestseller Touching Spirit Bear, readers will be captivated by what Booklist calls a “hugely satisfying resolution.” Life in the wilderness—exiled from civilization as a punishment for his violent behavior—had its own set of hurdles, but for fifteen-year-old Cole Matthews, it's returning home and facing high school that feels most daunting. With gangs and physical altercations haunting the hallways of their school, Cole and his former victim Peter—who Cole has now become friends with—must face it all together. So when Peter’s limp and speech impediment make him a natural target for bullies, Cole’s suppressed rage comes bubbling to the surface a lot quicker than he anticipated. Will he throw everything away that he learned on the healing, remote Alaskan island? In this tale of survival and self-awareness, Cole realizes it's not enough to change himself. He has to change his world.

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    Touching Spirit Bear
  • Author : Ben Mikaelsen
  • Publisher : National Geographic Books
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN : 9780739363140
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  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • After his anger erupts into violence, Cole, in order to avoid going to prison, agrees to participate in a sentencing alternative based on the Native American Circle Justice, and he is sent to a remote Alaskan Island where an encounter with a huge Spirit Bear changes his life. An ALA Best Book for Young Adults. Read by Lee Tergesen. Book available.

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    Hush Little Baby
  • Author : Caroline B. Cooney
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Pages : 258
  • ISBN : 9781453264218
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • A teenager risks everything to protect an abandoned baby in this thriller from the bestselling author of The Face on the Milk Carton. When Kit Innes’s frazzled ex-stepmother, Dusty, leaves her with an unnamed baby boy and a lot of questions, she’s not sure what to do. She’s doesn’t know if the adorable child is even Dusty’s, or if she plans on returning. But when an angry, frightening man comes looking for the baby, Kit decides that the most important thing is to keep him safe—at all costs. With the help of her maybe-boyfriend, Rowen, and his little sister, Muffin, Kit is determined to figure out what’s really going on. But as they attempt to return the mysterious baby to wherever it is he belongs, they discover that he’s part of something that could put them all in incredible danger . . . Filled with mystery and suspense, this riveting story proves why multimillion-copy bestselling author Caroline B. Cooney is a “thriller master” (Publishers Weekly). This ebook features an illustrated biography of Caroline B. Cooney including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author’s personal collection.

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    Touching Spirit Bear Novel Units Student Packet
  • Author : Novel Units,Veda Boyd Jones
  • Publisher : Novel Units, Incorporated
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN : 1581305281
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  • Genre : Books and reading
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    Touching Spirit Bear - Literature Kit Gr. 5-6
  • Author : Lisa Renaud
  • Publisher : Classroom Complete Press
  • Pages : 60
  • ISBN : 9780228309703
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Education
  • Find the strength within to face challenges, both inward and out. The activities in this resource provide a framework to facilitate learning through discussion and comprehension. Put events in order as they happen when Cole encounters the Spirit Bear. Get into Cole’s dad’s shoes and imagine his perspective on their relationship. Find the best synonym for words used in the chapters. Imagine how you can set yourself up for success by practicing good habits. Describe what “being invisible” will require Cole to do. Create a camp log for Cole, detailing all the jobs he must accomplish in a day. Design a food chain to show the connections between plants and animals. Aligned to your State Standards and written to Bloom's Taxonomy, our worksheets incorporate a variety of scaffolding strategies along with additional crossword, word search, comprehension quiz and answer key. About the Novel: Touching Spirit Bear illustrates the struggle of one boy finding himself in the wilderness and letting go of his anger. Cole Matthews is a troubled kid. He is angry and violent and on a path to jail. After brutally injuring a fellow student, Cole is given the opportunity to face Circle Justice instead of prison. The goal is for Cole to learn from his mistakes and grow into a better man. To do this, Cole must spend a year alone on an island in Alaska. Cole goes along with the plan, biding his time until he can escape. He starts by burning down the cabin and supplies left for him as a form of protest. Then, he attempts to swim his way to freedom. Unfortunately, this proves difficult, and Cole is forced to return to where he started. When he’s mortally wounded by an attack from the Spirit Bear, Cole is once again faced with fighting for his life and jail time. Granted a second chance, Cole is determined to finally let go of his anger and find peace with himself.

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    Rescue Josh McGuire
  • Author : Ben Mikaelsen
  • Publisher : Hyperion
  • Pages : 266
  • ISBN : 1562821008
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • When thirteen-year-old Josh runs away to the mountains of Montana with an orphaned bear cub destined for laboratory testing, they both must fight for their lives in a sudden snowstorm.

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    Petey (new cover)
  • Author : Ben Mikaelsen
  • Publisher : Hyperion
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1423131746
  • Reader Reviews : 17
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • In 1922, at the age of two, Petey's distraught parents commit him to the state's insane asylum, unaware that their son is actually suffering from severe cerebral palsy. Bound by his wheelchair and struggling to communicate with the people around him, Petey finds a way to remain kind and generous despite the horrific conditions in his new "home." Through the decades, he befriends several caretakers but is heartbroken when each eventually leaves him. Determined not to be hurt again, he vows to no longer let hope of lifelong friends and family torment him. That changes after he is moved into a nursing home and meets a young teen named Trevor Ladd; he sees something in the boy and decides to risk friendship one last time. Trevor, new to town and a bit of a loner, is at first weary of the old man in the wheelchair. But after hearing more of his story, Trevor learns that there is much more to Petey than meets the eye. Petey is a touching story of friendship, discovery, and the uplifting power of the human spirit.

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    Jungle of Bones
  • Author : Ben Mikaelsen
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9780545633628
  • Reader Reviews : 5
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Lost and alone in the jungle, one boy will have to let go of his assumptions and anger, or be dragged down with them. Dylan Barstow has finally crossed the line. After getting caught on a late-night joyride in a stolen car, Dylan is shipped off to live with his ex-Marine uncle for the summer. But Uncle Todd has bigger plans for Dylan than push-ups and early-morning jogs. Deep in the steamy jungles of Papua New Guinea, there's a WWII fighter plane named SECOND ACE that's been lost for years, a plane that Dylan's own grandfather barely escaped from with his life. In all this time, no one has ever been able to track down SECOND ACE -- but now Dylan and his uncle are going to try. Lush and haunted, vital and deadly, these alien jungles half a world away could mean Dylan's salvation, or they could swallow him whole.

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    Stupid Fast
  • Author : Geoff Herbach
  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9781402256318
  • Reader Reviews : 16
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Praise for Stupid Fast "A rare mix of raw honesty and hilarity. Stupid Fast is Stupid Good!" -Peter Bognanni, author of The House of Tomorrow I AM NOT STUPID FUNNY. I AM STUPID FAST. My name is Felton Reinstein, which is not a fast name. But last November, my voice finally dropped and I grew all this hair and then I got stupid fast. Fast like a donkey. Zing! Now they want me, the guy they used to call Squirrel Nut, to try out for the football team. With the jocks. But will that fix my mom? Make my brother stop dressing like a pirate? Most important, will it get me girls-especially Aleah? So I train. And I run. And I sneak off to Aleah's house in the night. But deep down I know I can't run forever. And I wonder what will happen when I finally have to stop.

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    Touching Spirit Bear Novel Units Teacher Guide
  • Author : Novel Units,Veda Boyd Jones
  • Publisher : Novel Units, Incorporated
  • Pages : 24
  • ISBN : 1581305273
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    The Last Dog on Earth
  • Author : Daniel Ehrenhaft
  • Publisher : Yearling
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9780307486967
  • Reader Reviews : 8
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • WHAT IF MAN’S BEST FRIEND TURNED INTO MAN’S WORST ENEMY? It’s Stephen King meets Shiloh in this thrilling action-adventure survival story perfect for fans of Gary Paulsen’s Hatchet, #1 New York Times bestselling author D.J. MacHale’s the Sylo Chronicles, and anyone who appreciates the loyal bond between a boy and his dog. Logan Moore hates everyone. Everyone except Jack. A mangy mutt that nobody wants. Except Logan. But Jack is in terrible danger. A mysterious disease is sweeping across the country, turning dogs into vicious, raging predators. Jack isn’t infected, but that won’t keep her safe. People are shooting dogs on sight, and asking questions later. Logan’s own parents want to hand Jack over to the authorities. Now Logan and Jack are on the run. There’s nowhere they can turn and no one they can trust. Except each other.

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    The Rag and Bone Shop
  • Author : Robert Cormier
  • Publisher : Delacorte Press
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN : 9780385729925
  • Reader Reviews : 13
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Twelve-year old Jason is accused of the brutal murder of a young girl. Is he innocent or guilty? The shocked town calls on an interrogator with a stellar reputation: he always gets a confession. The confrontation between Jason and his interrogator forms the chilling climax of this terrifying look at what can happen when the pursuit of justice becomes a personal crusade for victory at any cost.

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    The Last Chance Texaco
  • Author : Brent Hartinger
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 186
  • ISBN : 9780061968457
  • Reader Reviews : 7
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • The guy looked at me with a stare that would have frozen antifreeze. "You the new groupie, huh?" "Yeah," I said. "So?" "So no one wants you here. Why don't you go back where you came from?" I can't go back, I wanted to say. That was the thing about living in a group home. There was nowhere for me to go but forward. Brent Hartinger's second novel, a portrait of a subculture of teenagers that many people would like to forget, is as powerful and provocative as his first book, Geography Club.

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    Tree Girl
  • Author : Ben Mikaelsen
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9780062035707
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • They call Gabriela Tree Girl. Gabi climbs trees to be within reach of the eagles and watch the sun rise into an empty sky. She is at home among the outstretched branches of the Guatemalan forests. Then one day from the safety of a tree, Gabi witnesses the sights and sounds of an unspeakable massacre. She vows to be Tree Girl no more and joins the hordes of refugees struggling to reach the Mexican border. She has lost her whole family; her entire village has been wiped out. Yet she clings to the hope that she will be reunited with her youngest sister, Alicia. Over dangerous miles and months of hunger and thirst, Gabriela's search for Alicia and for a safe haven becomes a search for self. Having turned her back on her own identity, can she hope to claim a new life? Ages 12+

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    The Burn Journals
  • Author : Brent Runyon
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9780307276957
  • Reader Reviews : 15
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Fans of Thirteen Reasons Why, Running with Scissors and Girl, Interrupted will be entranced by this remarkable true story of teenage despair and recovery In 1991, fourteen-year-old Brent Runyon came home from school, doused his bathrobe in gasoline, put it on, and lit a match. He suffered third-degree burns over 85% of his body and spent the next year recovering in hospitals and rehab facilities. During that year of physical recovery, Runyon began to question what he’d done, undertaking the complicated journey from near-death back to high school, and from suicide back to the emotional mainstream of life.

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    Incident at Hawk's Hill
  • Author : Allan W. Eckert
  • Publisher : Perfection Learning
  • Pages : 207
  • ISBN : 0812417380
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Six-year-old Ben is very small for his age, and gets along better with animals than people. One June day in 1870, Ben wanders away from his home on Hawk's Hill and disappears into the waving prairie grass. This is the story of how a shy, lonely boy survives for months in the wilds and forges a bond with a female badger. ALA Notable Book. Newbery Honor Book.

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    Sparrow Hawk Red
  • Author : Ben Mikaelsen
  • Publisher : Perfection Learning
  • Pages : 185
  • ISBN : 078074814X
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  • Genre : Adventure stories
  • Thirteen-year-old Ricky, The Mexican American son of a former Drug Enforcement Agency man, tries to avenge his mother's murder by crossing over into Mexico to steal a high-tech radar plane from drug smugglers.

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    See You Down the Road
  • Author : Kim Ablon Whitney
  • Publisher : Perfection Learning
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : 0756957109
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  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Bridget begins to question the traditions of her family's nomadic and criminal way of life and wonders if she wants to continue living it.

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    Martyn Pig
  • Author : Kevin Brooks
  • Publisher : Chicken House
  • Pages : 148
  • ISBN : 9781908435712
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • With his father dead, Martyn has a choice. Tell the police - and become a murder suspect. Or get rid of the body and carry on. Whatever he decides, Martyn will discover that, while life is never simple, death is even tougher.

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    Hole in My Life
  • Author : Jack Gantos
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 212
  • ISBN : 0374430896
  • Reader Reviews : 35
  • Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • The author relates how, as a young adult, he became a drug user and smuggler, was arrested, did time in prison, and eventually got out and went to college, all the while hoping to become a writer. An ALA Notable Book. Reprint.

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    Brian's Hunt
  • Author : Gary Paulsen
  • Publisher : Ember
  • Pages : 146
  • ISBN : 9780307929594
  • Reader Reviews : 16
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Brian sets out on the hunt of a lifetime in this follow-up to the award-winning classic Hatchet from three-time Newbery Honor-winning author Gary Paulsen! Brian Robeson has stood up to the challenge of surviving the wilderness in Hatchet, The River, Brian's Winter, and Brian's Return. Now, while camping alone on a lake in the woods, he finds a wounded and whimpering dog. As Brian treats her wounds, he worries about who or what did this to her. His instincts tell him to head north, quickly, to check on his Cree friends. With his new companion at his side, he sets out on the hunt. Gary Paulsen expertly delivers a riveting story that brilliantly combines two of his great themes: the human animal's place in nature, and the mysterious and wonderful bond between humans and dogs. “The Brian books reveal nature and humankind’s place in it with spare prose that seems ideally suited to the setting and plot.” —VOYA “Based on real incidents, this well-written sequel to Hatchet and its successors will be gobbled up by the author’s legions of fans.” —Kirkus Reviews Read all the Hatchet Adventures! Brian's Winter The River Brian's Return Brian's Hunt

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    The Gospel According to Matthew
  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher : Canongate U.S.
  • Pages : 100
  • ISBN : 0802136168
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Bibles
  • The publication of the King James version of the Bible, translated between 1603 and 1611, coincided with an extraordinary flowering of English literature and is universally acknowledged as the greatest influence on English-language literature in history. Now, world-class literary writers introduce the book of the King James Bible in a series of beautifully designed, small-format volumes. The introducers' passionate, provocative, and personal engagements with the spirituality and the language of the text make the Bible come alive as a stunning work of literature and remind us of its overwhelming contemporary relevance.

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    The Voyage of the Frog
  • Author : Gary Paulsen
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Pages : 126
  • ISBN : 9780545748278
  • Reader Reviews : 9
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • This adventure novel about survival at sea by Newbery Honor author Gary Paulsen is now available in an After Words paperback edition! David thought he was alone, that the ocean around him was all there was of the world. The wind screamed, the waves towered, and his boat, the twenty-two foot fiberglass FROG, skidded and bucked and, each moment, filled deeper and grew heavier with sea water. David thought surely he was dead at fourteen. His uncle Owen, who had taught him about sailing safely, would be so angry. Owen had died only days ago, his last wish for David to take the FROG out on his own, and sail her beyond sight of the coast, and once there, scatter Owen's ashes.

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    Among the Hidden
  • Author : Margaret Peterson Haddix
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 9780689848070
  • Reader Reviews : 206
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • In a future where the Population Police enforce the law limiting a family to only two children, Luke, an illegal third child, has lived all his twelve years in isolation and fear on his family's farm in this start to the Shadow Children series from Margaret Peterson Haddix. Luke has never been to school. He's never had a birthday party, or gone to a friend's house for an overnight. In fact, Luke has never had a friend. Luke is one of the shadow children, a third child forbidden by the Population Police. He's lived his entire life in hiding, and now, with a new housing development replacing the woods next to his family's farm, he is no longer even allowed to go outside. Then, one day Luke sees a girl's face in the window of a house where he knows two other children already live. Finally, he's met a shadow child like himself. Jen is willing to risk everything to come out of the shadows—does Luke dare to become involved in her dangerous plan? Can he afford not to?

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    The Juvie Three
  • Author : Gordon Korman
  • Publisher : Scholastic Canada
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 1443124680
  • Reader Reviews : 10
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Gecko doesn't want to go back to Juvenile Detention, but trouble somehow always finds him... Graham "Gecko" Fosse drove the getaway car for a robbery he didn't even know was going down. But that doesn't keep him out of Juvie — the worst place he has ever been. It's a place where its inmates, some convicted teenage killers, could easily write an encyclopedia on how to inflict pain. Thankfully, do-gooder Douglas Healy shows up, giving Gecko a chance to swap the slammer for a halfway house lived in by two other young criminals. There are just three crucial conditions — the three boys must stay in school and out of trouble, all while staying on Social Services' good side. Or else it's back to Juvie for all of them. But Terence seems bent on getting himself into trouble — the boys catch him sneaking down the fire escape, off to pull another heist. If only their fight hadn't gotten physical and Healy hadn't wound up in the hospital with amnesia. If only Gecko wasn't falling for a girl whose dad's best friend was the Deputy Police chief. And that's just the beginning of their problems. One thing's for certain: if the boys are found out, their second chance will be their last...

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    Auggie & Me: Three Wonder Stories
  • Author : R. J. Palacio
  • Publisher : Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9780525644248
  • Reader Reviews : 12
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Over 13 million people have read the #1 New York Times bestseller Wonder and have fallen in love with Auggie Pullman, an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face. And don't miss R.J. Palacio's highly anticipated new novel, Pony, available now! Auggie & Me gives readers a special look at Auggie’s world through three new points of view. These stories are an extra peek at Auggie before he started at Beecher Prep and during his first year there. Readers get to see him through the eyes of Julian, the bully; Christopher, Auggie’s oldest friend; and Charlotte, Auggie’s new friend at school. Together, these three stories are a treasure for readers who don’t want to leave Auggie behind when they finish Wonder.

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    Abduction!
  • Author : Peg Kehret
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 226
  • ISBN : 9780142406175
  • Reader Reviews : 12
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Matt is missing. Bonnie's brother left his classroom to use thebathroom —and disappeared. A police dog traces his scent to the curb, where he apparently got into a vehicle. But why would Matt go anywhere with a stranger? Overwhelmed with fear, Bonnie discovers that her dog is gone, too. Was Pookie used as a lure for Matt? Bonnie makes one big mistake in her attempt to find her brother. In a chilling climax on a Washington State ferry, Bonnie and Matt must outsmart their abductor or pay with their lives.

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    LitPlan Teacher Pack
  • Author : Mary B. Collins,Beverly Schilla
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN : 1602491410
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Books
  • Essentially a complete teacher's manual for the novel, this LitPlan Teacher Pack includes lesson plans and reproducible resource materials for Touching Spirit Bear by Ben Mikalesen. It includes: Daily Lessons, Short answer study questions, Multiple choice quiz questions, Vocabulary worksheets for each reading assignment, 3 detailed writing assignments, Individual and group activities, Critical thinking discussion questions, 5 unit tests (2 short answer, 2 multiple choice, 1 advanced), Evaluation forms, Review puzzles & games, Bulletin board ideas, Reproducible student materials, and more!

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    Townie: A Memoir
  • Author : Andre Dubus
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Pages : 401
  • ISBN : 9780393340679
  • Reader Reviews : 29
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • The author of House of Sand and Fog describes his childhood in a depressed Massachusetts mill town saturated with drugs and crime and his weekly visits with his father, an eminent author who taught on a college campus. BOMC & QPB. Reprint. A New York Times best-seller.

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    Throne of Magical Arcana(1)
  • Author : Cuttlefish That Loves Diving
  • Publisher : WWW.WEBNOVEL.COM (Cloudary Holdings Limited)
  • Pages : 430
  • ISBN : N.a
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • “Knowledge is power.” “The so-called God, is but merely a little bit stronger Arcanist.” Carrying a bunch of knowledge, Xia Feng crossed over.

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    Brian's Winter
  • Author : Gary Paulsen
  • Publisher : Ember
  • Pages : 178
  • ISBN : 9780307929587
  • Reader Reviews : 40
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • From three-time Newbery Honor-winning author Gary Paulsen comes a beloved follow-up to his award-winning classic Hatchet that asks: What if Brian hadn't been rescued and had to face his deadliest enemy yet--winter? In the Newbery Honor-winning Hatchet, thirteen-year-old Brian Robeson learned to survive alone in the Canadian wilderness, armed only with his hatchet. As millions of readers know, he was rescued at the end of the summer. But what if that hadn't happened? What if Brian had been left to face his deadliest enemy--winter? Brian Paulsen raises the stakes for survival in this riveting and inspiring story as one boy confronts the ultimate adventure. “Paulsen picks Hatchet’s story up in midstream; read together, the two books make his finest tale of survival yet.” —Kirkus Reviews, Starred “Breathtaking descriptions of nature . . . Paulsen fans will not be disappointed.” —School Library Journal Read all the Hatchet Adventures! Brian's Winter The River Brian's Return Brian's Hunt

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    Heat
  • Author : Mike Lupica
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 244
  • ISBN : 0142407577
  • Reader Reviews : 58
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • The #1 Bestseller! Michael Arroyo has a pitching arm that throws serious heat along with aspirations of leading his team all the way to the Little League World Series. But his firepower is nothing compared to the heat Michael faces in his day-to-day life. Newly orphaned after his father led the family’s escape from Cuba, Michael’s only family is his seventeen-yearold brother Carlos. If Social Services hears of their situation, they will be separated in the foster-care system—or worse, sent back to Cuba. Together, the boys carry on alone, dodging bills and anyone who asks too many questions. But then someone wonders how a twelve-year-old boy could possibly throw with as much power as Michael Arroyo throws. With no way to prove his age, no birth certificate, and no parent to fight for his cause, Michael’s secret world is blown wide open, and he discovers that family can come from the most unexpected sources. Perfect for any Little Leaguer with dreams of making it big--as well as for fans of Mike Lupica's other New York Times bestsellers Travel Team, The Big Field, The Underdogs, Million-Dollar Throw, and The Game Changers series, this cheer-worthy baseball story shows that when the game knocks you down, champions stand tall.

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    Unreasonable Behavior
  • Author : Don McCullin
  • Publisher : Grove Press
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 9780802189592
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • “Unsparing reminiscences that effectively combine the bittersweet life of a world-class photojournalist with a generous selection of his haunting lifework” (Kirkus Reviews). Revised and updated after twenty-five years, Unreasonable Behavior traces the life and career of one of the top photojournalists of the twentieth century and beyond. Born in London in 1935, Don McCullin worked as a photographer’s assistant in the RAF during the Suez Crisis. His early association with a North London gang led to the first publication of his pictures. As an overseas correspondent for the Sunday Times Magazine beginning in 1966, McCullin soon became a new kind of hero, taking a generation of readers beyond the insularity of post-war domestic life through the lens of his Nikon camera. He captured the realities of war in Biafra, the Congo, Vietnam, Cambodia, and elsewhere, and the human tragedy of famine and cholera on the Bangladesh border and later, the AIDs epidemic in Sub-Saharan Africa. Already in 1968, when the Beatles wanted new press shots, they asked for Don McCullin. Harrowing and poignant, Unreasonable Behavior is an extraordinary account of a witness who survived to tell his tale and triumphed over the memories that could have destroyed him. “[Don McCullin] has been forfeit more times than he can remember, he says. But he is not bragging. Talking this way about death and risk, he seems to be implying quite consciously that by testing his luck each time, he is testing his Maker’s indulgence.” —John le Carré “McCullin handles much of the material culled from his war experiences like a seasoned thriller writer. His dialogue is convincing and sharp.” —The Observer

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    My Life in Dog Years
  • Author : Gary Paulsen
  • Publisher : Yearling
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN : 9780307538796
  • Reader Reviews : 17
  • Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Gary Paulsen has owned dozens of unforgettable and amazing dogs, and here are his favorites--one to a chapter. Among them are Snowball, the puppy he owned as a boy in the Philippines; Ike, his mysterious hunting companion; Electric Fred and his best friend, Pig; Dirk, the grim protector; and Josh, one of the remarkable border collies working on Paulsen's ranch today. My Life in Dog Years is a book for every dog lover and every Paulsen fan--a perfect combination that shows vividly the joy and wisdom that come from growing up with man's best friend.

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    How to Read a Person Like a Book
  • Author : Gerard I. Nierenberg,Henry H. Calero
  • Publisher : Barnes & Noble Publishing
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN : 1566194016
  • Reader Reviews : 7
  • Genre : Business & Economics
  • This unique program teaches listeners how to "decode" and reply to non-verbal signals from friends and business associates when those signals are often vague and thus frequenly ignored.