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Marilla and nosy neighbour Mrs. Lynde are not so sure Anne belongs. Anne must prove what she knows in her heart — that Green Gables is her true home. Annie and her big brother, Simon, are mostly good friends, but even friends disagree sometimes. Now this offbeat duo return for a third warm and gently funny early chapter book featuring three short stories. Annie and Simon highlight the best parts of being siblings and are a testament to the fact that there isn't just one formula for the perfect family.

Princess Misty of Beldora is captured by Lord Badlug, the ruler of Grimoire, who intends to marry her and conquer Beldora. Misty is determined not to be another damsel in distress… she is going to be the hero of this story! None of the other foxes share Marco's curiosity. So, when a magnificent ship adorned with antlers arrives at the dock looking for a crew, Marco volunteers, hoping to find other inquisitive foxes and answers to his questions about the world.

The motley crew finds adventure, peril and possibility on their journey — and Marco discovers that finding friends is more important than finding answers! This accessible title helps kids understand anxiety and offers practical ideas for coping. Filled with information, quizzes, definitions and helpful hints, this book helps young people identify and deal with the different ways that anxiety is expressed, from phobias to panic attacks, in settings as diverse as home, the schoolyard and the mall.

Strategies for kids coping with anxiety are included. When she has a fictional encounter with some very curious children, they end up collaborating on a fantastical story within a story. Here is a world where kids can become part of the story and let their imaginations run wild… and maybe they will be inspired to create stories of their own. Jaden and Cali live in different cities, but they connect online almost every day, playing their favourite game, Cross Ups.

Cali is unhappy and she keeps changing her gamer tag. What is she trying to hide? Ara loves BIG numbers. She wants to count all the stars in the sky In this STEM adventure, Ara and her sidekick droid, DeeDee, use smarts and grit to solve a BIG problem and discover an amazing algorithm of success — coding, courage, creativity and collaboration! When their dad died, Justine became caregiver for her autistic brother, who has now been accepted into a group home.

Before he moves in, the twins want to create the perfect memory. Each spread has a clue, and kids will see hints of her scattered throughout the pages. A winsome armadillo goes to Paris, accompanied by his grandfather's journals, to meet the Iron Lady. But who is she? Each spread has a clue, and readers will see hints of her scattered throughout the book.

Sixteen-year-old Sloane is given an incredible opportunity — the chance for a film school scholarship. Then she discovers a bald spot on her head and is diagnosed with an autoimmune disease that has no cure and no definitive outcome. Determined to produce her video and keep her condition secret, Sloane is forced to make the most difficult choice of her life. Politics is more than just adults governing society and making laws; politics is how we make decisions. How we get along. And it is influenced by all people — even you! Readers will come away equipped with the knowledge they need to understand current events and elections, and maybe even be empowered to civic action themselves!

But the more art she sees, the more mixed-up she gets When Finley, Olivia and Henry make some art-rageous portraits of each other, they discover the power of art! Finley makes her mark in a Fin-tastic way. During his life, Vincent van Gogh was mocked for being different. Children and adults alike called him names and laughed at him. Nobody bought his art. But he kept painting. Arto has lived his whole life in the cold North. When his family prepares to spend a year in the South, Arto is not happy. He wears his woolly clothes in the desert, pretending he never left the North.

But when Arto makes a new friend, he slowly sheds his layers and discovers that it's not so bad to adapt to your surroundings. Outdoor art, from Halloween decorations to a fish display strung up at the school, starts disappearing from all over the neighbourhood! Since Attila hated working on those fish for his community service, everyone thinks he is behind it. Wherever Christopher Rowe goes, adventure — and murder — follows. Even a chance to meet King Charles ends in a brush with an assassin!

When Christopher discovers the attacker's true target, he and his friends are ordered to Paris to investigate an ancient curse on the French throne. Now Christopher, Tom and Sally are in a race to find a hidden treasure — before someone else is murdered! Will has what it takes to become a classical violinist, so when given the chance to take part in a prestigious summer program, he seizes the opportunity.

But Will is unprepared for performing in public and he has all the symptoms of performance anxiety — sweating, shaking and heart-pounding panic. What happens when the one thing you need to achieve your dreams is something you find utterly terrifying? Maddie and Ivan have been friends forever. Should she tell someone and get help? What does betrayal look like when your best friend is in trouble?

Count goldfish as they swim about the tranquil pond. Watch as sunlight moves across the water. Spot a water lily blossoming, frogs and water striders hopping through, a heron flying by. With a simple text and rich, lifelike paintings, Werner Zimmermann has created a peaceful meditation on nature and a unique and beautiful world for all readers to enjoy. From Atlantic puffin to zooplankton, this board book includes lots of interesting Atlantic Canadian animals like the lobster, brown bat, moon jellyfish, porcupine and more!

This book is your passport to a world of hidden possibilities! Audrey is a cow with poetry in her blood who yearns for adventure. When she discovers that she is headed for the slaughterhouse, Audrey must leave her home and friends sooner than she ever imagined. Cleverly written as an oral account, this unique illustrated tale of an animal on the run is full of heart and humour. A touching and insightful story. Covering his childhood in Arizona to first overall draft pick for the Toronto Maple Leafs, this exciting book helps readers find out how the hockey player has skated his way to stardom.

Iranian-American Daria Esfandyar is proud of her heritage. She and her friends think of themselves as the "realest" kids in school. But when Daria learns something shocking about her past, she starts on a journey of self-discovery. It seems everyone is keeping secrets. As everything in her life starts spinning out of control, can she figure out how to stay true to herself?

Twelve-year-old twins Ashley and Ryan are skiing with their parents in Wyoming when there is a ground-shaking rumble and unstable snow rushes downhill, burying them in icy whiteness. An avalanche! It will take all their knowledge and grit to survive! Stay calm. Stay smart. Real-life avalanche and wilderness survival tips are included.

Avis Dolphin is sailing to England on the Lusitania. War is raging in Europe, and German U-boats are a real threat. Avis meets a kindly professor whose story of a magical island helps her face an uncertain future. Not knowing what to do, she encounters many animals who want to help. Celebrating the revitalization of Cree dialects and traditional methods of storytelling, the book includes a pronunciation guide and the recipe for bannock. Love shines through in the scribbled sticky notes they leave each other. Neither Matt nor Free ever imagined they would be playing American football in Paris with a team from a poverty-stricken suburb called Villeneuve.

And Free just wants to play football and forget Texas. The fearsome witch of folklore needs an assistant, and brave Masha needs an adventure. Now, to earn her place, Masha must pass a series of tricky tests… Russian folklore icon Baba Yaga mentors a lonely teen in a wry graphic novel that balances gleefully between the modern and the timeless.

Caillou has finished his bath and is getting ready for bed. Young children can help Caillou by looking under the flaps to find his pajamas, his favourite book and his teddy bear, along with a few surprises! A fun and sturdy book for toddlers. This CD is a celebration of 20 years of making beautiful music for children. Reid-Naiman has gathered the best of her songs, rhymes, tickles, knee joggles, dances and lullabies for babies and put them together on one classic CD.

Lindy has been working hard cleaning and doing odd jobs around the neighbourhood to earn money for a school trip to the Arctic. When an elderly client pays her a larger amount of money than normal, Lindy keeps it to pay the early-bird rate for her trip. But then a schoolmate learns what she did and starts blackmailing her, forcing Lindy to make a hard choice. This documentary, investigating a perceived threat in the rural Maritimes following a fatal coyote attack, could be used in a high school setting to convey how the expanding human population is encroaching on animal territory.

Locals react to the attack by concluding that a new super species is infiltrating their communities: part coyote and part wolf. But is there any truth to this suspicion? From Cleopatra to Coco Chanel and Marlene Dietrich to Madonna, female style rebels have used clothes to shake things up and break the rules. With an energetic, appealing writing style, Croll demonstrates how through the ages, women — often without other means of power — have used fashion as a tool, and how their influence continues to shape the way women present themselves today.

Once there was a bad mood and a stick. The stick appeared when a tree dropped it. Where did the bad mood come from? Who picked up the stick? And where is the bad mood off to now? You never know what is going to happen… sometimes it takes a bad mood to make everything right! Twelve-year-old Cody loves basketball, but his shaky self-confidence is undermined by a much better-off player who targets him.

The newbie seems to take an interest in Cody on the court, but his "helpful" hints are undermining Cody's performance. To play better, Cody has to come to grips with the bullying, become more self-reliant and take advantage of his skills playing the sport. Bagels are the best thing about Sundays. But their weekly tradition is disrupted when a tumble on his tuches means Zaida is housebound — and bagel-less! Will they all be hungry for bagels on Sunday? Is there something Eli can do?

The Bernsteins are heading off on a cruise without the family pets. When Bagels sneaks aboard the ship, Josh and his little sister, Becky, must keep him a secret! But then an onboard mystery begins to unfold, involving two potential spies and a mysterious woman with a secret envelope.

Can Bagels help crack the case? Look out, Bagels is back! The Bernstein family vacation to Sasquatch Lake is off to a rocky start with no TV and a leaky cabin roof. Josh keeps seeing a hairy figure lurking in the woods, and even Bagels is nervous. And are Sasquatches real? Prepared in conjunction with Canada's National Ballet School, this is an inspiring resource for boys and girls interested in ballet. So when the entire family, except Balthazar, disappears, the only Fabuloso without real magic must find them.

Balthazar teams up with a long-lost lunatic uncle and the loathsome Pagan Fistula against a force so evil that even powerful magicians cower before it. What hope does a ragtag crew of misfits have? Follow along as a fictional researcher observes and makes journal entries about their field trip through the Shunan Bamboo Forest ecosystem. Outstanding photographs highlight the animals, plants and people that inhabit China's oldest bamboo forest. Simple graphs show facts about the forest, and the final report describes efforts being made to preserve it.

Separated from his family when they are forced to flee their home in Burundi, young Deo lives alone in a refugee camp in Tanzania. Resources are scarce and gangs steal what they can. One gang leader has begun targeting Deo, who finds comfort in making a banana-leaf ball. When a coach arrives and organizes a soccer game, everything begins to change. Pip craves adventure and the chance to right the injustice he sees all around him — just like his hero, Robin Hood. An offer to go to the Bradford Fair allows him to escape his dull life for a few days.

Can Pip and his Band of Merry Kids save the day? The massive volume of information available today makes clarity a key component of data literacy, and visual representations of data are the clearest and quickest way to share information. Using engaging activities and relevant, real-life examples, this book teaches young readers how to organize and clearly present data using bar graphs, and explains how to interpret data in this form.

Meet Barnaby, an unforgettable bunny with a few blind spots! Barnaby has an excellent memory. He remembers to brush his teeth and he always remembers when it's ice-cream night. So how could he forget something so important? As Barnaby finds out, sometimes the thing that's slipped your mind is right under your nose or right above it. Jim Webb and his grandfather are supposed to be on vacation, fishing for barracuda in the Florida Keys.

But with a deathbed request for help, a generations-old crime and attempted murder, everything changes. Webb discovers that what lurks in the shallow waters of the Keys is much more dangerous than a slashing game fish. And along the way, he learns an important truth about himself and his own past. There is so much more to baseball than throwing, hitting, running and catching. Behind the game is a wealth of science, folklore, mathematics, psychology and fascinating, little-known facts.

This entertaining, informative and highly visual book gives young baseball fans a front-row seat to colourful details, surprising insights and new discoveries in baseball knowledge. Die-hard fans and casual spectators alike will want to get their hands on this book of fascinating basketball facts. Find out about the origins of basketball, how much players are paid, the evolution of the basketball shoe and the secret for hitting a perfect shot.

Lots of humorous illustrations and a fun trivia quiz make this book a slam dunk. In this engaging and informative title, animal activist and biologist Rob Laidlaw sheds light on these famously shadowy mammals, from their habits and habitats to their importance for maintaining biodiversity, and the conservation efforts being made to protect them.

Nathan loves animals and longs for a pet. When he discovers seven orphaned baby squirrels in his backyard, he is keen to help them. With assistance from Batcat, a neighbourhood stray cat, Nathan learns to care for the squirrels. But all babies must leave the nest eventually.

Will Nathan finally find a pet to call his own? This board book features full-colour photos of animals with a two-word description underneath. At the end, a child is shown having a bath, with the question "How do you take a bath? Cricket McKay and her best friend, Shilo, are enjoying the last few weeks of summer vacation at Grandpa McKay's farm when they make a disturbing discovery — dead bats!

The girls learn that the migrating bats are flying into the blades of the new wind turbines. Now they need to figure out how to get the power company's attention and save the bats! In this action-packed third instalment of the MetaWars series, the Uploaded have crossed into the real world. Now the fight for control of the Metasphere and the off-line world has become a savage battle between the virtual and the real.

Jonah, on a mission to save the Metasphere, faces an even more complicated future — and must make a terrible choice about his own uploaded father. But the war rages on, and the three young men find themselves reunited at the notorious Libby prison in Virginia. Nate is a guard, Sunday is a slave, and Walt is a prisoner. Can these three battle-scarred soldiers hope for anything more than survival? A vibrant health and creativity magazine set in a bustling city in outer space and filled with short stories, comics, recipes, puzzles, crafts, jokes, interviews, sports, true stories, fun facts, prizes and more!

Specializing in publishing youth work, the magazine focuses on nutrition, personal care, healthy lifestyles, character development, eco education — all in an imaginative and zany style! Can anything eat prickly sea urchins? Can dead jellyfish still sting you? Why does water squirt up when you walk along the beach? Biologist and artist Peggy Kochanoff answers these and many more questions in this illustrated guide to solving beach mysteries. An entertaining and enlightening look at life by the ocean, perfect for beachcombers of any age. How do bedbugs get into your home?

Why are some grey squirrels black? Does goldenrod cause hay fever? Naturalist Peggy Kochanoff answers these questions and more in this illustrated guide to solving nature mysteries in the city. From ever-present dandelions to waves of starlings and clever coyotes, readers will be amazed at what nature they can find in the city. Historians are like detectives, looking for clues in primary sources in order to better understand the past. Diaries and letters give a first-hand account of life in a specific time and place. Readers take on the role of historical detectives as they examine letters and diaries as primary sources and discover how to use them to study the past.

This fun book gives an exciting overview of the rules, positions, strategies and equipment in football. Dynamic photographs and step-by-step instructions provide tips on passing, receiving, rushing and defending, as well as helpful pointers for playing most positions on the field. Nutrition and the importance of fair play and teamwork are also included. Why do owls hunt at night? Why do coyotes howl?

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Naturalist and artist Peggy Kochanoff answers intriguing questions about the natural world at night in this informative illustrated guide. From how fireflies give off light and why some flowers only bloom at night, to why the moon changes shape, Kochanoff encourages kids to become nighttime detectives and explore their world after dark. Photographs show historians how things looked in the past. Readers take on the role of historical detectives as they examine photographs as primary sources and discover how they can be used to study the past.

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Naturalist and artist Peggy Kochanoff answers these questions and more in this illustrated guide to solving pond mysteries, taking young readers on an entertaining and enlightening tour of life in and around a freshwater pond. Discover the answers to fascinating nature mysteries! Readers take on the role of historical detectives as they examine speeches as primary sources and discover how they can be used to study the past.

In this inviting book, young readers discover ways to practise democratic principles in their schools and classrooms. Accessible, child-centred examples demonstrate key skills and practices, including active listening, consensus building and voting procedures. Good citizens take an active role in making their communities better places to live. This motivating book provides several practical examples of ways young readers can demonstrate that they care about their communities. From helping to care for community gardens to participating in neighbourhood clean-up events, readers will learn the value of becoming active citizens where they live.

Artifacts are objects people in the past made, used and left behind. Readers take on the role of historical detectives as they learn about artifacts as primary sources and discover how they can be used to study the past. Caring for Earth is everyone's job! Readers will discover ways they can have a positive impact on the environment, including planting trees and eating locally grown food, as well as "pre-cycling" and protecting animal habitats. Children will learn to take personal responsibility for environmental stewardship and discover how to be effective problem solvers when it comes to protecting the planet.

In this innovative title, young readers learn what it means to be a citizen of the global community. Children will learn about different needs around the world, from water wells in Africa to global disaster relief, and discover their own abilities to make the world a better place. This empowering title will help readers discover how to create positive changes in their communities. Accessible text and examples prompt children to learn what it means to be a citizen of a community and to explore ways to act for the common good.

Ideas include creating artwork for a local retirement facility and donating old books to a library or reading program. This motivating title inspires young readers to brainstorm different ways to use their interests, talents and skills to enrich their school environments. From starting a welcome club for new students to organizing litterless lunch days, there are countless ways kids can promote positive change at their schools.

Narrated by Teddy, this poignant and beautifully illustrated book is the companion to A Bear in War. Bear loves his forest home, but he gets lonely. He decides to have a winter party to make friends with the other forest creatures. He decorates his den and bakes delicious treats, but Bear worries that his forest neighbours may be too frightened to come. Just when he is about to give up hope, Bear spots Deer peeking out from behind a tree.

Beavers may not be as majestic as a lion or as ferocious as a shark, but never underestimate these wetland warriors! The first book in a new Superhero Field Guide series, this title is an informative, laugh-out-loud look at a keystone species and animal hero — the humble beaver. Perfect for readers who like their facts served with a large dose of humour. Meet some remarkable girls from all over the world. The stories of their lives can be difficult to imagine.

They describe the barriers and dangers that they, and millions of other girls, face daily. Despite the hardships they must overcome, these girls have hope for the future and strive to make their lives and those of their families and communities better. Lull your little one to sleep while counting the animals also nestling in for the night.

Frankie is a little bear who goes to sleep each night with a ball of yarn unravelling in his paws and listening to the sound of his mother's knitting needles. Frankie dreams in all the colours of yarn until his mother's knitted surprise is ready… a blanket which, like a magic carpet, will always bring him home no matter how far he goes in his dreams. Is it possible to live forever? People have been trying to figure out a way to escape mortality since, well, forever.

This intriguing book takes readers on a fast-paced tour of some wacky and wise methods humans have used to try prolonging their lives — from ancient immortality elixirs and quests for a fountain of youth to modern-day research into cryogenics and robotics. Buckle up for true stories of the chiefs, strongmen and outlaws who kept the peace!

On the barren plains of Below, a teenage boy named Hokk lives in exile. Overhead, on the floating islands of Above, Elia is enslaved in endless drudgery. Desperate to return to their lost homes, they are propelled toward a centuries-old battle for the very earth and sky around them. That is, until he discovers they have a dog.

Ben is afraid of dogs… dogs are all teeth and jaws. Then it turns out the dog is scared of things, too! Can Ben overcome his fears to make a new kind of friend? He hunts for his food left on a plate by Mom and Dad and communicates in grunts. In his cave, Ben can imagine a world where friends control their own destinies and distance is no obstacle. Since her traumatic brain injury, Madeline has grown apart from her twin sister.

Her Best Buddy Justin is coping with troubles at school and his mother's depression since the death of his autistic sister. Bera is a solitary, humble troll, tending her island pumpkin patch in cheerful isolation, when trouble finds her. A human baby appears in the realm of the trolls, and nobody knows where it came from, but Bera seems to be the only one who doesn't want it dead.

Bera finds herself on a quest to take the sweet baby home. A touching story about an imaginative boy who prefers to play alone but is never lonely, although he admits being different can be difficult. His best friend is a massive old oak tree he has named Bertolt. When Bertolt dies one winter, the boy honours his tree in the best way possible. This title is also available in French as L'arbragan. Fourteen-year-old Paige, adopted from China by Canadian parents, decides to avoid school bullies by taking a shortcut along railroad tracks. When she turns back for her best friend, Jazz, Paige is hit by a train, and is transported to a surreal world where she meets Kim, her friend who died seven years earlier.

Dog walker extraordinaire Stephen Nobel calms his anxiety by counting his daily mistakes. How can Stephen save everyone? To solve the mystery, Stephen will have to count on all of his new friends. For humans to truly thrive, we need more than food and water, we need a sense of community, and when we work together in groups — from family, friends and neighbourhoods to global organizations building on a foundation of common human experience — we can be a powerful force for change.

This title explores the many ways we are the same, no matter where we live. Russell asks his father to build a tree fort. But a slick bookie befriends Jack and introduces him to illegal betting. Helen Betty Osborne, following her dream of becoming a teacher, left her home to attend residential school in Manitoba. On November 13, , Betty was abducted and brutally murdered by four young men. Initially met with silence and indifference, her tragic murder resonates loudly today. Betty represents one of almost 1, Indigenous women in Canada who have been murdered or have gone missing.

She targets the mega-wealthy, yet damaged, Olivia Sumner as the one to take her there. Then handsome and whip-smart Mark Redkin joins the administration and charms his way into students' lives — especially Olivia's. It becomes clear that Redkin poses a threat to Kate — or should she beware of Olivia? Elia is a fugitive, on the run from the Imperial Guards who have launched a city-wide manhunt and offered a reward for her capture.

Hokk is also on Elia's trail — one step behind and all too aware of the mortal danger she is in. As their worlds drift ever further apart, Elia and Hokk will have to decide where it is they truly belong and what it means to be reunited. This book features stunning Native Northwest Coast illustrations of animals both big and small common to the region.

Artists from five different Northwest Coast First Nations contributed to the creation of this visually appealing board book featuring animals such as the owl, bear and whale. An entertaining tale, featuring a girl who doesn't want to share her mom. She sits her father down for a talk, presenting her idea that he should sleep in a camping cot! A comical twist on the classic parental struggle not to let kids sleep in their bed. In , a blue whale washed ashore in PEI and in , her skeleton was transported 6, kilometres and reassembled for display at the new Beaty Biodiversity Museum in BC.

From the Torngat Mountains of Newfoundland to the pingos of the Northwest Territories, this captivating title explores many of the fascinating places that make up Canada. Historian Christopher Moore brings each province and territory to life, drawing together the history, politics, people, places and industries that have defined a nation. With an introduction by Janet Lunn and lavishly illustrated by award-winning illustrator Bill Slavin, this title was originally published in Our Choice Starred Selection. This bestselling volume has been redesigned, revised and updated!

This second edition includes updated stats and records, new content about careers in hockey, the latest on equipment, expanded information on women's hockey plus twice as many photos as the original edition! After a fire destroys the orphanage, Malou follows a single clue that takes her to the small town of Parry Sound. There she finds many young brown faces like hers. Are they relatives? Meet Maximus Todd! He's the kid who can't sit still! Of course, as soon as the match starts, Max gets a case of the Super Fidgets. If Max can't invent a secret game to calm those fidgets, it might cost his team the championship.

Has fame changed Georgie forever? Will true friendship win out? Seventeen-year-old Christina, grieving the loss of her twin to consumption, has run away from home. But a violent storm rises on Georgian Bay, and the steamship sinks. Now Christina and the only other survivor, a brooding young man with a criminal past, must work together to survive. The last time Thomas saw his mother was on his fifth birthday, when she made him poutine in which she stuck five green candles.

On his 12th birthday, Thomas decides to win a Guinness World Record for the biggest poutine in the world, in order to bring his mother back. This title is also available in French as La plus grosse poutine du monde. Many people are interested in adopting, and soon two puppies are placed in loving homes. But will they find a home for shy little Bijou?

This title is also available in French as Bijou cherche une maison. Billy Stuart, a young raccoon, aspires to be like his globe-trotting grandfather. When Billy learns that his grandfather is leaving on a time-travelling adventure, he and the Zintrepids decide to sneak along. Biomedical engineering is a fast-growing engineering field.

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This book explores the ways biomedical engineers help diagnose, treat and prevent problems found in human body systems. Real-life examples bring the engineering design process to life for readers. Practical, hands-on activities encourage an understanding of scientific and engineering principles.

Welcome to the amazing world of biometrics, where many of the things that make you unique — your fingerprints, voice or eyes — can prove your identity! Biometrics can even identify people based on ear shape, scent and vein pattern! This fascinating book explores the science and its possibilities, as well as concerns about what this technology means for our privacy!

In this title, young readers are introduced to the story of the Black Loyalists of Birchtown, from slavery to the American Revolution to settlement and struggle on Nova Scotian soil in Birchtown, and finally to mass exodus to Freetown, Sierra Leone. Their legacy, carried on through Black Loyalist descendants, is an enduring spirit despite a history marked by hardship and loss.

Alexander Milton Ross was no ordinary ornithologist. Bright blue feet? Long pink legs? Part bird book, part guessing game, this title gives young readers a chance to identify birds by just one of their distinctive parts! Playful illustrations and informative text will have budding ornithologists chirping for more! Gordon's birdy senses are tingling like crazy! All over the city of Fowladelphia, chickens are acting strangely. Evil villain Birdbrain has been snatching citizens and putting zombie-like clones in their places.

Kung Pow Chicken is hot on Birdbrain's tail feathers — until an army of free-range zombie clones birdy-snatches him! Everyone has a birthday — but not everyone celebrates the same way. Meet 17 children from around the globe who share their own birthday traditions, including how they say happy birthday in their native language. Young readers are invited to compare their own birthday traditions with the ones they've learned about in the book.

There are so many ways to have a happy birthday! Everybody has a birthday, but not everyone celebrates it in the same way! In fact, there are many different birthday customs and traditions around the world. In this bright and accessible title, readers will learn about the Name Day celebrations in Greece, special birthday festivals in Japan, different coming-of-age traditions and more about how children across the globe celebrate their birthdays!

Bloodthirsty creatures are real well, maybe not Dracula , and there are trillions of vampires creeping, crawling, swimming, buzzing and even flying among us. Vampires come in a variety of shapes, sizes and species. Gillies owes Mirasty a fight. Rechlicz owes Mirasty a fight.

That's the code, the unwritten order that has governed hockey fighting since just about forever. They know. Everyone knows. There should be blood. Only there isn't. So Cochrane smells a rat. Namely, me. His theory goes like this: Another fight fan, Peatycap, knew I would be in Syracuse to see Mirasty fight.

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Peatycap got excited and posted a note on the message boards. Cochrane told him to take it down. Too late. Somebody associated with Albany saw the note and told Rowe, who in turn has ordered his players not to fight Cochrane nods. He's convinced. I'm confused. Two hours ago, I didn't know who Rowe was. Now, apparently, we have some sort of Death Row-Bad Boy records feud going. When I bring this up -- specifically, when I mention how ridiculous this sounds -- Cochrane looks at me with pity, as if I just asked him for subway fare.

You wouldn't believe how many coaches and players read them. To recap: I'm here to see a hockey fight to better grasp what people like Cochrane see in hockey fights, only no one will fight because I'm watching, and I have no idea why this is the case. Nevertheless, I'm supposed to write a story that explains the whole thing or, barring that, at least help you win your goon fantasy league. It was NASA. Four televisions. Four Sony SLV video cassette editors, each of them worth a grand.

Twenty-eight cassette copying machines. A bushel of remotes and one very important piece of plywood he installed in the middle of the basement to keep them from interfering with each other. Everything devoted to Nicky V. Teams used to beam their stuff to 24 satellites in the sky. I'd capture games right off those satellites. Nicky V. No degradation due to copying.

Prior to DVD, as good as this gets. Pixels flicker to life. But 10 years ago, if I had told a hockey-fight collector, 'You can have my master for a season,' they would have flown out here to get it. Before YouTube, before the message boards and the Internet and all things digital and easy, there were guys like Nicky V. The pioneers. The old-school fight fans who devoted countless hours to recording and trading and compiling footage, going from icebox-sized VCRs in the s to standing on the roof in the middle of s ice storms, aiming dishes by hand.

The guys -- and let's be honest, they're all guys -- who spent three months waiting for fight tapes from Philly, then tore open the UPS packages like snakebite victims fumbling for anti-venom. I'd record six hours of news on a Montreal channel, just to see if there were fights, spend the next day fast-forwarding through. It was a full-time job. He drinks two pots of Starbucks a day. We're sitting in the storage room of his home-remodeling construction company in Stamford, Conn. Plastic trash bins are stacked by the half dozen against the wall. A metal shelf teems with tubs of Sheetrock joint compound.

He doesn't collect and trade fight footage like he used to. But he remains one of the most knowledgeable fans in the hobby, a walking database of who punched whom in the jaw, and why. On the screen is a brawl. A bench-clearer, the kind hockey doesn't make anymore. Rangers versus Flyers, late s. Frank Beaton and Mel Bridgman go toe-to-toe. Some two dozen gloves and half as many sticks are scattered like dead cockroaches. The officials separate the teams.

Nick Fotiu jumps out of the penalty box to fight Jim Cunningham for the second time. The Flyers gang up on Fotiu. A new scrum erupts. Ron Duguay is bleeding. They pan the crowd, you see the hairstyles, the big plaid shirts. I just like this era. He scans his shelf. I gotta whip that out for you! Why is it so popular with fans?

Do NHL players watch fight tapes in their free time? The Melrose Line. His early tapes were terrible -- 20 seconds of players skating around, fights joined halfway through. But they quickly improved. He developed proteges in New York and Arizona, teaching them to do the same. He wouldn't just find one contact for footage in St. Louis -- he'd find three, "so no one could f up a fight.

At his peak, Nicky V. Come home from work. Call his contacts. Pop in tapes at 7 p. Change the tapes at 9. Get back on the phone, figure out the late games. Make a pot of coffee. Repeat the next night. On Saturdays, he might go to a bar -- a nearby bar, so he could come home, make the 9 o'clock switch and head back out.

You get corns on your feet. I would stand up and my back would hurt. That was then. He married eight years ago, and his wife told him he could keep taping, with one condition: no more late-night phone calls. Next came his son. So Nicky V. Learned to live with YouTube's low-res footage. These days, he wakes up at a. He still loves the stories, the arguments, the sense of community.

One guy on there just got engaged. And why not? They've been talking hockey fights, and life, for almost 20 years. Driving to those New York construction sites, he'll catch hell from Rangers fans. Yet with two words -- "Dale Rolfe," the former Blueshirts defenseman who was infamously beaten up in a Flyers-Rangers playoff game while his frightened teammates did nothing -- he can even the score. There's an understanding among fans, a bond. Every fight fan has a Holy Grail. For Nicky V. He played four seasons in St. Louis and was killed in a motorcycle accident. Just four of his fights are on tape.

But once, supposedly, Gassoff took on Flyers tough guys Paul Holmgren the Flyers' current GM and Bridgman in the same game, and beat both of them into submission. He goes online, hunts for some old scanned magazine photos of Gassoff fighting Holmgren. The images are in faded black and white. None shows an actual punch being thrown. There is just Gassoff's left fist, cocked up by his ear, hanging over a prone Holmgren like Damocles' sword.

You get to see all the fights. But it takes away the imagination. I'm stuck in an airport terminal, watching a Probert fight DVD on my laptop. Fight fans consider him the greatest ever: best record, most feared, knockout power, took punches, never ducked a scrap.

Decent player, too. I figure I can learn something. Twenty minutes in, I'm pumped. Probert battling Dave Richter and Rick Tocchet back-to-back is way more exciting than the neutral-zone trap. I even have a new name for my struggling fantasy squad: Probert Throws Best. Yet after another dozen fights, my adrenaline fades. The beatdowns seem robotic. I feel numb. Wham, bam When I mention my malaise to Posux, a Fried Chicken regular and West Coast editor of a popular men's magazine, he asks me whether I follow hockey. Not really. That's the problem, he says.

You have to know the teams, the rivalries, the personalities, the story lines. It's like a soap opera. In the context of hockey, fights are the straw stirring the drink. In the context of no context -- a fight tape -- they're human cockfights on ice.

Peatycap offers to come along. He gave me the Probert disc. He's 28, works for the federal government and has a master's degree in organizational psychology. He also owns a golden retriever. So I feel safe. We pick a March game between the Caps and Penguins. The two have tangled twice this season. A third bout could decide the NHL's heavyweight championship, at least on the boards:. Laraque is going to have to do something pretty significant while Brashear is on the ice for this fight to happen.

If the Caps or Pens go down by two goals, it should happen. Knowing Brash, he probably figures twice in a season is enough. Winning this game is way more important than his personal fighting rivalry. It is important to us, though. Game day. The Verizon Center scoreboard displays a text message from a fan reading "We want a goalie fight.

Yesterday, Brashear dropped Boston's Shane Hnidy with a glove-on sucker punch, a blow that made the opening montage on "SportsCenter. I check the official game notes. Brashear is in the lineup. We make our way to the lower bowl and take our seats behind the goal. On the other side of the glass, the teams are warming up.

Brashear is 6-foot-2, pounds; Laraque, , In skates and pads, they look even bigger, as if they could park small cars just by picking them up. Then they fight. They're showmen! Where Peatycap is bullish, Hannibal is dismissive. Ready for a letdown. Styles make fights, he says, and the problem with Brashear and Laraque is that they're boring. Dominant, yes, but dull. Both follow the same formula: Lock up opponents with overwhelming strength, land a few hard punches for effect, end brawl.

Do just enough to win without getting hurt, just enough to continue in a line of work in which one lucky punch can leave you unemployed and drinking your meals with a straw. Laraque is an year vet; Brashear is in his 16th season. Neither number is an accident. Fight fans call this "seatbelting," and they find it maddening. They aren't moved by play-it-safe technical prowess. They want Julio Cesar Chavez, bloodied but unbowed, taking 50 punches to deliver They want total abandon, toe-to-toe wars, pulp-faced passion.

What leads to a powder-keg situation? Genuine dislike. A December rematch, however, produced zero fights. Peatycap tells a story. When he was 11, his parents took him and Hannibal to their first hockey game, a Washington-New Jersey contest at the now-demolished Capital Centre in suburban Maryland. Peatycap and Hannibal ran down to the glass, transfixed. So did their mom. Back to this game: three ponytailed girls, none older than 12, sit behind the net. No one curses out Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury. A sports product suitable for the Hannah Montana set not to mention sanctimonious sports columnists who liken the league to glorified roller derby.

This means more emphasis on goals, less emphasis on blood. Since the hockey-fighting apex of the s -- "Slap Shot" in theaters, Philadelphia's Stanley Cup-winning Broad Street Bullies in penalty boxes -- rules changes and stiffer penalties have slowly squeezed fisticuffs out of the sport. The NHL's last bench-clearing brawl was in According to unofficial statistics at the Web site dropyourgloves. Teams that used to dress two or more enforcers -- like Detroit with Probert and Joey Kocur, the much-hyped, much-feared "Bruise Brothers" -- now dress none.

The league knows violence still sells tickets -- a study published in the American Journal of Economics and Sociology found a correlation between brawling and attendance, and the Web site hockeyfights. Half of them went like this: 'How dare you, I took my son or daughter to the game and have never been more embarrassed.

I will never go to a game again. Fighting should be outlawed, and Donald Brashear should be suspended for life. What was it like to stare down Jon Mirasty? I love seeing the team stand up for each other. Leonsis laughs. I remember him staying off school, been able to have a bed on the sofa, watch tv and having ice cream because he had a sore throat. The youth leader spoke about our body been like glove, and when you take your hand out of the glove then it's empty, illustrating the soul. He gave another talk about prayer, holding up a telephone which wasn't connected, this made the kids laugh.

The boy went to a safari park with his dad, on one of the days when he was allowed to see him. He tried to run away from home, but then his Dad brought him back and later on he stops his sister from running into the road and getting hit by a car, and this was used as an example of why this was where he was meant to be. If anyone could provide the name of this book I would be delighted, as it meant so much to me growing up. Boy runs away from home because he is about to turn 18 and his parents want to send him to the death camp where they derange his body.

In this town your parents are authorized to let you live or send you away where they take off your body parts and give them to other people who need them. This boy finds out his parents signed the papers for him to be deranged and he ran away. I remember he had a little sister also. He ran away and found a new born on a front door steps so he took the baby with him and went to a school and hid in the restroom.

It was a book that depicted someone's life for real where he, her younger sister and mother had to hide lights n matches then one day police are at the house and discover what they call blue murder. I read the first few books in a series about 10 years ago. It was a bout a young teenager who lived with her grandmother and had visions and could see ghosts. They had a property helper who was a young man that could talk to animals and see the world through their eyes.

He had a companion that I think was a hawk and was a romantic interest of hers. One of the books also involved a medieval festival and fencing and another involved a crystal ball. I have 2. First is a detective novel that I remember nothing about except a part in the story where the detective and his partner enter an apartment that's been completely destroyed and a man bursts out of the bathroom i believe , high on something, wearing only his underwear and screaming about "krokodilos!

The second is a children's series I read in elementary probably first or second grade, so ish, the seres is about a dog and I really want to say that he's a basset hound or a beagle, and i have the image in my mind of him wearing a red cap on the front of the book but im trusting 23 year memory here lol, i know he waits for his humans to leave as theyre not part of the story, and he meets his other dog friends at the fence I know there's a poodle involved and I really don't remember what the story lines are, a friend of mine asked about them as she remembers her sand I loving them and she wanted them for her son.

If anyone knows either of these from their very very vague descriptions that would be awesome! I read a book in the 80s about a girl named Abigail who sees a? Of a girl who was hung during witch trials in s. I thought it was called The Presence but I cant find that title anywhere. It was a book about a cat called Daisy written in verse with illustrations. I am looking for a book for my mother. She described it to me as an antique collector receives a tapestry that has some kind of code stitched into the tapestry. He and another woman, possibly a love interest or an assistant realize that it's some kind of map and that others are trying to track it down.

She read this book in a time where she was super into Mary Higgins Clark, J. Robb, Nora Roberts, Iris Johannson, etc. I'm looking for a Golden Book A children's book about a guy who travels through the woods at night when a storm blows up. He seeks refuge in a house and there's a spirit or a monster in the chimney that will come out if he lights a fire there maybe? The artwork is limited to blue, black, and white only. The title or name of the monster may have the word "bones" in it. A picture book i loved as a child where a dog i think a chocolate lab digs his way to the other side of the world.

And the world had magic! I am trying to find a book with protagonist named 'Nat', I guess. Nathaniel or something like that. Maybe he was jew. He hooked up with the hippie wife of his professor. And then years later he comes back maybe he was in hiding, I do not remember to find that the professor and his wife were there no more.

But, their daughter was there and she seems to have taken a liking to him. He remembers having played with her when she was a toddler. I read this a long time ago, and then too, it was an old book. Hope somebody remembers it. I recall the title of the book as 'Sammy the Salmon', as yet I have not come up with an example from that period after searching the Internet.

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Most if not every page was illustrated along with a couple of lines of story text Sammy's underwater travel meeting various sea creatures etc. Trying to remember the book where i remember part of it, its about a gifted child and they find out by them solving a puzzle by pointing where the piece goes, i believe before they are even able to talk, the older sibling finds out by showing a puzzle piece thats all white and they she? I'm looking for a children's book about a boy who found an airship when he was riding on his bicycle and explored it.

The owner of the ship ended up taking him in an adventure to another world. Would have been published around Trying to find the title of a book I read just last year. I thought it was called Wonderland, by a woman, fiction. It's about a woman's return to tour as a punk singer, her father is an avant guard artist who one time cut a train in half, she has a sister, she has several sexual escapades while on tour. There's a mesmerizing scene where she sings to an audience who is not paying attention but for one young woman, too young to remember this singer's first flirtation with fame.

Trying to find a teen sci fi novel about kids that can control fire with the use of special tech, because of their unique brains. I think it was published in the 90's. It's the first book in a series. I think one of the other books in the series is called changelings. I remember the sound the pyrokinetic ability makes is 'kreee'. That's about it Trying to find a series of books - western fiction for young boys published in the 60s, perhaps into early 70s as well.

I remember that he had a palomino. Can't remember anything more. Ring any bells? Looking for a book, where a boy gets lost and a girl is trying to find him but is unable to. Later, he ends up in her room and asks her to keep him a secret. Soon they both fall in love and the girl's parents get to that there is a boy in their daughter's room. Please help me figure out the book's name. My grandmother is looking for a book that she said was about a girl named pinky and her black cat.

She said it was probably published in the 30s or 40s and that you were able to touch the cat's fur like today's tactile books. They were all centered around different girls and were all horror type stories for teenagers. One included a girl receiving a chain letter that if she didn't repost it, she would die. She didn't repost it and ended up being killed. Another included a girl that moved from the city to a farmhouse that was haunted the radio would turn on and marbles would roll across the floor.

Looking for a book, murder mystery type A girl is found murdered by a river so they are searching for the murderer. She was sexually involved with an older man, I believe he was married and possibly a doctor so he is a suspect There is also heavy drug usage, like party drugs and there was a rave and the drug dealer is also a possible suspect. The book spills secrets that no one wanted to let to light before finding her body. One chapter involved a stolen picnic basket from the young man's crush at her birthday party, brushing teeth with a twig, living off the land Title may have been Dan's Boy.

A series about a girl who lives in a society where once you turn a certain age you transform into a perfect version of you and move to another city, but she chooses not to make the switch. Book about a war survivor who tells her story , unknowingly, to the daughter of the child she had to give away. Looking for a book written in the mid s about a girl whose mother marries and moves them to the midwest. The girl thinks her stepfather is involved in the murder of a person whose body was found in a grain elevator.

Ok so there are three kids who solve clues for this club that their parents were in. One of these three kids is a boy and the others are girls. One of the girls is vegan and the other girl is the main character and is being taken cared by her grandpa who is also part of this club along with other adult club members cuz her parents died in a car accident but in reality this car accident wasnt an accident but done on purpouse? Looking for a book about a girl who goes with her dad who is a scientist that performs human-animal transplants and she then later finds out she was the first of his experiments when she was a baby.

I am looking for a book written in the late 80's early 90's about women playing soccer in New york I believe its called -Kicks, Still kicking or maybe kicking. She lives on the outskirts of town with her parents who are abusive and sometimes helps a man named I think Sand? Build a church in town. Looking for a book from the 50's or 60's. A thick book about how children celebrate holidays possibly around the world but definitely in the US. I particularly remember a story about a little boy in New Orleans celebrating Mardi Gras.


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I remember him talking about eating dinner and his aunt putting butter across his whole piece of bread. In one of the books there's an epidemic, and then in another book there's a flooding Last time I saw it in the library it was around Girl was from the country, boy from the town. I think the boy's name is Danny. This book was read in the s but we are uncertain of publication date. Any clues? Noah I'm looking for a book where there in a small town on a island and people who aren't good enough get sacrificed but really when they get sacrificed they go to a secret part of the island where they grow up learning magic.

I am looking for a book. Where kids learn magic from older wizards they start out and potentate O sex in this cave which has a bunch of left and right turns this kid uses Accra names to get around and there's a crystal in the lunchroom where they have to use magic to get food from it one kid gets a soap bar and progress is to the next level and gets a green tunic and eventually they learn how to fly please tell me I'm not the only 1 that's ever read this book.

She was not at all attracted to him, but felt sorry for him. She much preferred the company of guys her age, college men. Once she went off to college, she had occasion to meet the WWII vet a number of times. As she got to know him better, she realized what a good and decent, kind and thoughtful man he was. Eventually, he returns to her and proposes. On the cover was a sketch of an old two-story house. The girls name MAY have been Rosemary.

Looking for a book about a young american girl who learned french from her french cousin, became a nurse, and during the war ended up parachuting into enemy territory. She had to go through rigid language training, because although she spoke French, they would know she was American. She was given a code for the person at a hotel, but that person never responded with the code, causing great discomfort. I can't remember any names associated with the book. Something happens to her while she is in the well and she gains supernatural powers.

She grows up and uses the powers to get revenge on the people who have wronged her in life. Some scenes are very graphic. She describes some people want to stay in the area as the soil is rich and good for farming. They struggle and were hungry, pushing a cart, had to take stuff off the cart, she is leaving behind her only 2 things she had- a book and a doll or something like that. It was about a dejected detective trying to solve a case about a Kurds.

I think he thought it was the from out of town music teacher side story was a girl falling in love w same susp3ct and wanting to move away w him. Looking for a well illustrated novel about a couple who adopt a stray dog in Europe I think it may be France. Dog had been turned out by original owner and comes.

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To the couples house in a small village. The dog comments on the guests who came to a cocktail party at his adoptive parents, pointing out how certain guest smell. The dog steals meat from the local butcher, etc. I think the book was written somewhere between and or so. Illustrations were good and comical. I let someone borrow it, and wish I could get it back.

Looking for a book I read a long time ago. There was a group of siblings separated or sold off to different families. The oldest daughter chops off her hair to pass of as a boy so she could stay with the youngest. One brother goes to a very abusive household. I believe one of the siblings gets involved with the Underground Railroad, but not positive. Looking for a book i read back in highschool its a fiction story. It was about children who were sent to live with their grandmother somewhere in england or something like that. Guests check into a hotel and are assigned cats along with their rooms.

I do not remember the name of the book and the story I remember is about a boy walking down a lane when he finds a bird with a broken leg or wing. He takes the bird home and takes care of it until it is well enough to release. My grandmother read to me from that book when I would stay with her and it was a number of years ago. This was in the 50s and early 60s. Trying to remember the name of a book we read in elementary school.

The plot is kind of like space jam for football except that there is no Jordan. A misfit high school football team is mistakenly taken to outer space by a group to compete against another team. The other team is coached by a professional coach from earth but the team is made up of robots.

With no coach, the HS team is coached by the head cheerleader. Any help is appreciated. I read a book in Brazil when I was maybe It was a story of young travelers, hitchhiking, most likely one was Jewish army age to enlist in the Israeli army. It was a story of a few young people the story was in America soil each had its own issues and things to come to terms with. I loved it. No idea of the name of the book or anything. It left a huge impression with. I read a book in Brazil, most likely translated from English about young travelers, hitchhikers, one Jewish army age, I believe all happened in USA.

A book about a Mexican girl who likes to collage and is forced to move. On the first day of school, she meets a fat blonde with one dimple that is trying to be nice to her but is mean to the blonde. That's as far as I read and can't find this book anywhere. Does anyone know what it's called? A 's book with the word "Mission" in the title about Jesus travelling forward in time and ending up in a hospital in New York in modern times.

The author's first name was Charles, I believe. A book about a man or maybe 2? That poses as a school bus driver to abduct a certain child along that route. They let off every child at their stops and eventually take the child they want to a isolated cabin. I believe there was speculation on the bus about something being wrong since their original bus driver was not there. A fantasy book set in a time where magic is outlawed. There's an orphan girl who lives in a church with a bunch of nuns and meets a witch secretly doing magic in the town square.

The girl, her guy friend, the witch, and the girls fox? Goes on a mission to find magical bones. Also they almost get eaten twords the start of the book. A fantasy novel about a young princess that is traveling with her guard, that was once a slave, to her arranged marriage and he sacrifices himself to save her when they get attacked by bandits. They also take shelter in some random fort at some point with the rest of their caravan. She finds out that her family has served as protectors to witches for a long time. She has to solve a mystery of some kind. On some of the chapters there is old poems or pieces of literature.

My friend was telling me about a book where a man kidnaps girls and houses them in the walls of a greenhouse. He gets his sons involved and his wife has no idea. The greenhouse had a key code and The walls drop. How soon falls in love with one of the girls. The story centers around young boys and their small town. One of their neighbors, an elderly German man, turns out to be an ex Nazi and he ultimately commits suicide. Classical Historical novel about two sisters, one is beautiful Rose and uses her beauty to get her way with people, the other one is not beutiful but has a beautiful heart which led her to get married to the man she loved.

The sister with the beautiful face had always loved the same man that her sister got married to. I hope some one would help me with the title of this very known novel. Pretty please help? Looking for a book about two half brothers, one is black and one is white, one is an Olympic athlete while the other is involved the Nazi movement. The book is set in South Africa before WW2. Neither brother knows the other, the brother who is black is the son of a chief who their mother had a relationship and when he was born black, the mother left him with his father.

The son who is white and the mother are friendly with the South African leader of the time. The mother has something to do with a diamond mine and often have lunch on table top mountain. Looking for a book where the main female character loses her brother to suicide, then later goes home for the holidays and sees a classmate from college eating at her family's restaurant, she invites him to her house for the holidays because his family is at a charity event. Read a young adult mystery novel in the s.

Girl for whatever reason has to move to a mansion of some sort where an older man and a guy her age live there. I signed it out of the library like six times lol. Teen or young adult book that was originally posted on Wattpad to read. The main characters name is max and the book starts with max as a boy in school when the aliens invade. Max then kills one of the aliens with the aliens own weapon as, come to find out, Max can attune with the aliens weapons. Years later max is in the military fighting against the aliens and he is their best soldier.

He is given an assignment to protect a high ranking officials daughter who is named Laura. Laura and max squabble some and Laura is eventually kidnapped by the aliens and max must rescue her. This is as much as I can remember about this book. I cannot remember the title or the authors name. I read this book around or on Wattpad but it was later taken off Wattpad as the author actually got the book published.

Teen or young adult adventure book about a boy and girl who travel with their archaeologist parents and discover lost temples, hidden ruins, etc. The book was orange and contained 4 books in the 1 book. I read this about 10 years ago in elementary school and would really like to read it again. Horror book set in a small quaint town.

People start acting strange and I remember one woman having sex with a demon that came through her bedroom wall. I think it might be Graham masterton or James Herbert but I can't remember. Maybe there was a investigator looking into the stuff that happening in the town. Set in America I think. I remember checking it out from my high school library. The book was about four maybe six warrior souls, who were re incarnated throughout time. The souls were destined to fight a specific evil. I am looking for a romance book series of 3 about the same couple. I read it in I don't remember any character names or the author's name.

Here is what I can remember about it: I think the girl's father owned an art gallery or something to do with art. I believe he was some sort of public figure like a judge or retired judge. I don't remember what he does for a living. She ends up leaving him due to issues don't remember what. I think her father's house gets shot up by unknown assailants.

Her father told the baby's father that she either aborted or lost the baby. But he later finds out that she didn't and they try to work out their issues. They end up married and after she has the baby she is kidnapped and almost dies. I don't remember what happens after that but I do know it has an HEA. I don't remember how the first or second books end but I think the third one starts either before or after they get married or before or after she has the baby.

Please help. I've been looking for this book for 2 years. Older book about a woman finding list of names of missing women in her dads basement near furnace, that is all I remember, fiction. Hope someone can help Published before likely current setting is late 70's early 80's. Teenage girl with mom and brother, no dad, move to a 3 story house off the california coast line. The house has a curved driveway with a tree stump in the grass. The family does not have a car, but the girl keeps hearing a car idling in the driveway.

Then starts to see an oil leakwhen everyone else sees dirt. Later she sees a 50's style car blue if I remember correctly and a man in his late teens early 20's in a bomber jacket. Man died in a chicken race when his car went over the cliff. He is asking the girl to help him find his girlfriend from that time, who used to live in the house. Detail about the house is that the circular window on the 3rd floor always breaks out even after the tree was cut.

Which used to be tall enough to reach the 3rd floor window. Below the House is a small cottage surrounded by lots of flowers and the person who lives there befriends the girl. She is the new girl in school and everyone thinks she is crazy, especially when the ghost of the man in the bomber jacket starts to dance with her on the schools cruise along the coast.

Of course, no one can see him and everyone thinks she is dancing by herself. The cover has the picture of the girl, brunette I think, standing in the driveway, with a see through inage of the man in the bomber jacket and his car behind her. I'm looking for a book exactly like Selection. Instead of 35 girls vying for one Prince, it's a group of boys and a group of girls chosen to compete where they form couples who are voted to be the leaders.

The heroine falls for two guys, one is the favorite and the other if his best friend who is a soldier. I just can't remember the title. Can anyone help me? A book about a small town in the s. The town is new and seems perfect. Then the boys on the football team start acting aggressive, particularly around the full moon. Its suspected that the coaches may be involved somehow. I'm searching for the title of a book about a famous guy who was dying slow so he decided to write a book and his student was the writer who came to visit him.

I can't remember the title of this book for the life of me. A girl and I think her sister as well? The girl's spirit follows the terrorist around and learns about his life. I think her spirit gets trapped in his body with another spirit. In the end she comes back to life when she gets in the middle of a kiss on someone's cheek that passes the guys immortality to her. I know this makes no sense at all but those are the only details I remember.

I'm looking for this book about a recluse and when she does leave the house with her friend, she wakes up with no memory of what happened. I believe it was a British published novel. I think the title was maybe 'Johnny and the Flying Saucers'. Johnny was captured by a flying saucer although not by aliens I think. One of the bad guys was named 'Muller'. I seem to remember Johnny being captured by South American natives and was lucky to escape certain death by his captors.

I've searched the net several times and not been able to find any reference to the book I am looking for a Book that one cousin was wild, had an affair with a guy, but he wanted a virgin wife. He married the cousin of his affair.. Guy was miserable, found out virgin was a cold miserable person. Found out fling had a spontaneous abortion, that is what the doctors called the miscarriage.

He thought she aborted his kid, and became cruel to her. It has been a few years ago, many 15, can anyone help me with the title? I think it was a Harliquin. I'm looking for a book that's a romantic fantasy. Where the female heroine kills and hunts evil. But she is considered evil by the huntecreditkarma. In a plot of the book the main character is fighting evil in an ally and is being overtaken by this evil thing when some male hunters show up and assist her. But after the defeat the evil she must come with them. Then in the end of the book the man she has an attraction for is stick becoming the new leader.

And there relationship ship is not allowed. I'm looking for a book about two brothers, one in high school and the other is in elementary?? The older boy is offered a free haircut at his local barber shop and after he gets cleaned up, the barber notices how good he looks and takes a picture or something?? And after that people at his highschool start noticing him too, but the book is romance so he and this girl have been dancing around each other for a while. I believe the girl's family finds out about his situation due to the brother's father getting angry and taking them to the mountains in their pickup truck to shoot them, but the older brother manages to fight him off but falls down and hurts himself.

Him and his brother are stranded for days out there on the mountain and the little brother ends up feeding him bugs to keep them alive.

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I think they manage to get back to civilization by using their raft from the pickup truck?? Something like that, and the girl's family adopts them I think. Oh, also, the girl's family has a golden retriever who when first is introduced to the little brother, he is afraid, but gradually they become inseparable.

I read this story 3 years ago, and it didn't seem too old, might have come out in ish, maybe even earlier. If someone knows what book I'm rambling about, please help me. I'm going crazy trying to find it. Looking for a book about a woman who supports her husband through medical school as a waitress. He leaves her eventually for another woman bc she is overweight and the only thing she has is the house. She rents out rooms to two women to pay the bills and makes lifelong friends.

She also hires a personal trainer who she falls in love with and learns so much about herself along the way. I want to say I read it in I'm looking for a book about a young girl named Eleanor After Eleanor Roosevelt whose mother is described as "beautiful," and "stunning. F Kennedy was asasinated as there are mentions of it throughout the book and starts off with the two being in a supermarket, and the mother begins filling in multiple forms in order to win a "beauty Queen" sort of title when she's only meant to fill in one.

As the story progresses, the mother becomes tired of her life in the small town, and goes to New York to pursues her dreams on Broadway, leaving her daughter, Ellie to take care of the family. When she goes to New York, she begins to disregard her children didn't send them letters, etc.

The book talks about how frustrated Ellie is, trying to take care of her two siblings Albert, named after Einstein, and Marie, named after Marie Curie , and her father. She's also unimpressed with her own looks, as people are constantly comparing her to her mother, who's well-known for her looks. She also is good friends with a girl named Holly, who I think is the child of a single mother. At some point, Ellie makes a plan to go see her mom by taking a bus or a train not too sure to go to her mother's apartment in New York. A few things to note: - They have two elderly neighbors who lived together and would give them lemonade.

I've been searching for 2 years now, so it would really mean a lot to me if someone could please give me the name. Thank you so, so much. I read in the 70s what I think was a trilogy of books based in 18th or 19th c Russia. Young boy and girl captured by maurading Moors and treated as slaves. I have a memory of maybe candle or sword in the title and Harem and Eunochs in the story.

Trying to find a book I read back in maybe between The book is about a girl who was murdered by her friends but she doesn't remember. As my memory recalls I believe she wakes up on a "bus" with a bunch of other kids her age who are also dead. The book puts on details about how they died. Everyone looks exactly how they did when they died. The people who commit suicide are silenced Angels. There is a mysterious boy in the back of the "bus"that ends up taking a liking to her and helping her figure out her murder. I don't remember if they were going to a highschool or to the great beyond.

I do remember that she does travel back and visit where she died. And I believe she might of killed her killer at the end? I'm so desperate to get my hands on this book again because I was so young when I read it. There's this book I read 3 years ago. It was quite long. I remember it took place in the summer and it was from a teenage girls point of view. Her father owned a restaurant. Her mother was shot and died in that same restaurant.

One day the girl finds a shoe on the beach Oh yeah this is a maritime story with the foot still inside. Then she starts hearing a voice.