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Young Cam Jansen and the Speedy Car Mystery

Young Cam Jansen and the Speedy Car Mystery

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At her school's Green Fair, Cam and her friends are learning how to keep the earth green. Everyone is having fun at the exhibits - until a student-s remote-controlled car goes missing! Was it stolen? It's up to Cam and her amazing memory to find Speedy.
Young Fredle

Young Fredle

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Cynthia Voigt crafts a novel about discovery, perspective, and the meaning of home--all through the eyes of an affable and worried little mouse. Fredle is an earnest young fellow suddenly cast out of his cozy home behind the kitchen cabinets--into the outside. It's a new world of color and texture and grass and sky. But with all that comes snakes and rain and lawnmowers and raccoons and a different sort of mouse (field mice, they're called) not entirely trustworthy. Do the dangers outweigh the thrill of discovery? Fredle's quest to get back inside soon becomes a wild adventure of predators and allies, of color and sound, of discovery and nostalgia. And, as Fredle himself will come to understand, of freedom.
Young Fredle

Young Fredle

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Cynthia Voigt crafts a novel about discovery, perspective, and the meaning of home--all through the eyes of an affable and worried little mouse. Fredle is an earnest young fellow suddenly cast out of his cozy home behind the kitchen cabinets--into the outside. It's a new world of color and texture and grass and sky. But with all that comes snakes and rain and lawnmowers and raccoons and a different sort of mouse (field mice, they're called) not entirely trustworthy. Do the dangers outweigh the thrill of discovery? Fredle's quest to get back inside soon becomes a wild adventure of predators and allies, of color and sound, of discovery and nostalgia. And, as Fredle himself will come to understand, of freedom.
Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze

Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze

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When Young Fu arrives with his mother in bustling 1920s Chungking, all he has seen of the world is the rural farming village where he has grown up. He knows nothing of city life. But the city, with its wonders and dangers, fascinates the 13-year-old boy, and he sets out to make the best of what it has to offer him.
First published in 1932, Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze was one of the earliest Newbery Medal winners. Although China has changed since that time, Young Fu's experiences are universal: making friends, making mistakes, and making one's way in the world.

Young Man and the Sea

Young Man and the Sea

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Twelve-year-old Skiff Beaman's mom just died, and his fisherman dad is too depressed to drag himself off the couch and go to work. So these days Skiff has to take care of everything himself. But when his dad's boat sinks, Skiff discovers it will cost thousands to buy a new engine. Skiff's lobster traps won't earn him enough, but there are bigger fish in the sea -- bluefin tuna. If he can catch one of those monster fish, Skiff just might save the boat -- and his family
Young Man and the Sea

Young Man and the Sea

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A story of determination and survival from the acclaimed author of FREAK THE MIGHTY. This thrilling and elegant book ... will hold the interest of even the most stalwart landlubber. -- PW

Twelve-year-old Skiff Beaman's mom just died, and his fisherman dad is too depressed to drag himself off the couch and go to work. So these days Skiff has to take care of everything himself. But when his dad's boat sinks, Skiff discovers it will cost thousands to buy a new engine. Skiff's lobster traps won't earn him enough, but there are bigger fish in the sea -- bluefin tuna. If he can catch one of those monster fish, Skiff just might save the boat -- and his family.
Young Sherlock Holmes: Death Cloud

Young Sherlock Holmes: Death Cloud

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It is the summer of 1868, and Sherlock Holmes is fourteen. On break from boarding school, he is staying with eccentric strangers his uncle and aunt in their vast house in Hampshire. When two local people die from symptoms that resemble the plague, Holmes begins to investigate what really killed them, helped by his new tutor, an American named Amyus Crowe. So begins Sherlock's true education in detection, as he discovers the dastardly crimes of a brilliantly sinister villain of exquisitely malign intent."

Youngest Marcher

Youngest Marcher

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Meet the youngest known child to be arrested for a civil rights protest in Birmingham, Alabama, 1963, in this moving picture book that proves you're never too little to make a difference.

Nine-year-old Audrey Faye Hendricks intended to go places and do things like anybody else.

So when she heard grown-ups talk about wiping out Birmingham's segregation laws, she spoke up. As she listened to the preacher's words, smooth as glass, she sat up tall. And when she heard the plan--picket those white stores! March to protest those unfair laws! Fill the jails!--she stepped right up and said, I'll do it! She was going to j-a-a-il!

Audrey Faye Hendricks was confident and bold and brave as can be, and hers is the remarkable and inspiring story of one child's role in the Civil Rights Movement.

Youngest Templar #3: Orphan of Destiny

Youngest Templar #3: Orphan of Destiny

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Tristan and his companions-the fiery archer Robard Hode and the assassin maid Maryam-have escaped to England. But tragedy has occurred to Tristan's beloved abbey while they were on the Third Crusade, and Robard's home in Sherwood Forest suffers under the rule of the Sheriff of Nottingham. Many obstacles still prevent them from delivering the Holy Grail into safe hands. Tristan must defeat the evil Sir Hugh in one final battle. And he must learn the secret of his birth, a secret Richard the Lionheart and Eleanor of Aquitaine are willing to kill to protect!
Youngest Templar Trail of Fate

Youngest Templar Trail of Fate

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As a templar, young Tristan is entrusted to protect the Holy Grail. But it is the Grail that protects him as he escapes the Holy LandÑand the evil Templar Sir HughÑand washes up, alone, on a foreign shore. Before long, TristanÕs adventures put him in danger, caught in the fighting between a heretical band of Cathars and the king of France, and still on the run from Sir Hugh. TristanÕs only chance to save the Grail is to make his way to England. But when he falls for Celia, the beautiful leader of the Cathars, his loyalty to the Grail wavers. And when Celia becomes endangered, Tristan is torn, forced to make a choiceÑand the wrong one could have disastrous consequences.
Youngest Templar: Keeper of the Grail

Youngest Templar: Keeper of the Grail

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As an orphan, Tristan never dreamed he would travel the world or discover the truth about his past. But all that changes when the Knights Templar ride through the abbey on their way to battle. Suddenly, Tristan finds himself as a squire to one of the most respected knights. While exciting, it is also dangerous, as Tristan gets caught between rival knights desperate for power and entrusted with the most sacred relic?the Holy Grail. With the help of a young archer and a deadly warrior, can Tristan safely bring the Holy Grail back to England? Or will he succumb to the dangers of the evil men who follow in its wake?
Youngest Templar: Keeper of the Grail

Youngest Templar: Keeper of the Grail

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1191 A.D. The orphan Tristan has joined the Knights Templar as a squire, journeying with Richard the Lionheart on his crusade to free the Holy Land from the Saracens. As defeat looms near, Tristan is entrusted with the most sacred of Christian relics, the Holy Grail. He must return it safely to Britain, but he must also keep it secret, because the Grail s power will drive men to madness, and even his fellow Knights Templar will kill for it.

Tristan teams up with the fiery Robard Hode returning to his home in Sherwood after serving with the King s Archers and Maryam, an equally fierce girl and a member of the dreaded Hashshashin. Together they must escape the Holy Land, dodging bandits, the forces of the Saladin, and unscrupulous knights who will stop at nothing to possess the Grail.
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Youngest Templar: Trail of Fate

Youngest Templar: Trail of Fate

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Tristan and his friends haveescaped the Holy Land, but theirdangerous journey is far fromover!

Picking up right where the breathtaking actionleft off, Tristan and his friends, the archer RobardHode and the assassin Maryam, have escapedthe Holy Land, but they are still a long wayfrom the end of their perilous journey. And whilethey may have eluded the villainous Templar SirHugh, they know he will never be far behind.

Their only hope is to reach safety in England. Butbefore they do that they run straight into a rebelband of Cathars, a heretical sect fighting off the oppressionof France s king. When Tristan falls for thebeautiful leader of the Cathars, though, his loyaltiesare torn between aiding her in her hour of need orfleeing with his sacred charge to protect the HolyGrail."

Your Body the Girls' Guide

Your Body the Girls' Guide

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This guide aims to show girls aged 9-16 how to take care of themselves and to feel proud of their bodies in the process. It talks candidly about keeping fit, dealing with embarassing problems, increasing confidence, and evading eating disorders.
Your Grandparents are Ninjas

Your Grandparents are Ninjas

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Your Grandparents Are Ninjas by Anson Montgomery takes YOU on a daring adventure with your grandma and grandpa, who aren't exactly as they seem! Your 6-8 year old reader will chase after the notorious Jewel Ninja, rescue a wedding cake from hungry baby raccoons, and boogie on the dance floor! Choose Your Own Adventure Your Grandparents Are Ninjas is an interactive adventure book in which YOU decide what happens next. The Japanese superstar singer Akiko Yosano - the Princess of J-Pop - is getting married at your grandparents' fancy inn. There are reporters and photographers everywhere, and in all the excitement, the sneaky Jewel Ninja has stolen the Princess's diamond tiara! Do you run into the hedge maze to look for the thief? Or help Grandpa investigate the nearby cave? Or does Grandma need help taking on the Jewel Crew?
Your Grandparents Are Spies ( Choose Your Own Adventure: Dragonlarks )

Your Grandparents Are Spies ( Choose Your Own Adventure: Dragonlarks )

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Your Grandparents Are Spies by Anson Montgomery takes YOU on another unexpected adventure with your grandparents. Your 6-8 year old reader will visit the zip-line park and cruise through the canopy, chase after a runaway thief, and fly in a rocket ship into space! Your Grandparents Are Spies is a companion book to the bestselling title Your Grandparents are Zombies!. Choose Your Own Adventure Your Grandparents Are Spies is an interactive adventure book in which YOU decide what happens next. Is the man with a scar and a briefcase following you? Are your grandparents really who you think they are? Or, are they top-secret spies on a dangerous mission? Will you be one of the youngest space adventurers ever?
Your Own, Sylvia: A Verse Portrait of Sylvia Plath

Your Own, Sylvia: A Verse Portrait of Sylvia Plath

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On a bleak February day in 1963 a young American poet died by her own hand, and passed into a myth that has since imprinted itself on the hearts and minds of millions. She was and is Sylvia Plath and "Your Own," "Sylvia "is a portrait of her life, told in poems.
With photos and an extensive list of facts and sources to round out the reading experience, "Your Own, Sylvia "is a great curriculum companion to Plath's "The Bell Jar "and "Ariel," a welcoming introduction for newcomers, and an unflinching valentine for the devoted.
Your Pal Fred

Your Pal Fred

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From the author/illustrator of Fangbone! and Goodnight Goon comes a zany and hilarious graphic novel that shines a light on the humanity inside all of us---even if you're a robot.

He's a super-nice kid in an ultra-mean world.
He believes even the worst people are good inside.
He'll always be there for you... even if you boot him out of your castle, pit him against a mechanical giant, put him on top of a pole in a lightning storm, and trap him in a booming dance party that lasts all night long.
He's Your Pal Fred.

In a brutal world far in the future where only the savage survive, a life-size toy suddenly activates. Fred was built to be a best buddy, and his relentless kindness never fades, even when everyone else is rude. Determined to make the world a better place, he has the bright idea to talk the two most powerful and battle-hungry warlords, Lord Bonkers and Papa Mayhem, into being friends. It's a mission doomed to fail, unless Fred can find a way to inspire everyone to play nice!