Surviving Junior High is a must-read for any child aged 10+ looking for advice and guidance on overcoming peer pressure and finding true friendship. The book includes sections on negative topics that tweens/teens go through in school, including name-calling and public humiliation, and how to combat these problems with positive ideas. It includes a 'true story' for each subject and suggestions on how to stop the situation. The design of the book is informative, with cartoon pictures to add a touch of humor to what was quite a serious book.
Iron Rails, Iron Men and the Race to Link the Nation is an inspiring book about the building of the Transcontinental Railroad. In the 1850’s, when gold fever claimed the West, the national leaders began to question if there was a safer, faster, and more effective way to travel across the country. Their question was answered when two companies, the Central Pacific and the Union Pacific, began to build the Transcontinental Railroad. Hundreds of men worked for these two companies as they both raced to link the nation before the other.
The Beast of Cretacea is a story portrayed through the eyes of a seventeen year old boy named Ishmael. When Ishmael find himself aboard the hunting ship, The Pequod, on the distant planet of Cretacea, he has no idea what he is going to be doing. Ishmael soon finds out that Cretacea is anything but peaceful. He discovers that the planet has every manner of unknown creature in the ocean with each one deadlier than the last. None of them can beat the most deadly…..the Great Terrafin.
The Whisperer is a book about two thirteen year old boys named Lute and Griff, who live in Drestonia. Griff is the son of a poor falconer. He lives with his father and two older brothers. One day, a traveling show comes to their small town. The show amazes Griff's two older brothers so much that they choose to join the show. Griff goes with them.
Penryn Young is back in the thrilling conclusion to the Penryn & the End of Days trilogy. Penryn is desperate to find a doctor who will be able to fix the horrifying changes the angels made to Paige, her little sister. After finding his wings, Raffe the archangel wants them reattached more than anything in the world. But when an angel takes it upon himself to begin the end of days, chaos breaks out. War is on the horizon, and the humans are outnumbered. Penryn and Raffe must choose: Fight their own kind, or fight to be together.
This topsy turvy mystery follows the young Tabitha Crum, who gets a letter one day at school. She takes it home to her terrible parents and best friend, a mouse named Pemberly after her favorite book character, and discovers her parents are going on a trip. She will be left as a washer girl at an orphanage while her parents tour the world. Before her fate is sealed, however, the letter is opened. Tabitha discovers she, along with 5 other children are invited to the home of the Countess of Windermere. She discovers herself in a real life version of her favorite mystery novels.
Ruth Carver has never been one to give up. The nickname others have given her suits her well: Ruthless. However, when she wakes up in the bed of a truck, she realizes that she is going to be put to the ultimate test. In this suspense-filled novel, you will follow Ruth as she desperately tries to escape her captor’s clutches and be free once again. In order to do this, she will need to be able to keep her wits – and her sanity. Ruth wants to live, but will she?
Zoë Zindleman is a teenage girl living in a near-future world, where the highest honor is getting a job at a shopping store. For Zoë, life like this is all she has known. With her father long gone and her mother’s recent departure, Zoë is left with little to no choice: Either stay in her on-the-market house that nobody is buying, or live in a strip-mall with a group of other abandoned loners. Will Zoë live?
The Beast of Cretacea is a book about a seventeen year old boy named Ishmael. All his life he has lived in Black Range on Earth. But now, he has signed up for a job somewhere else in the galaxy. He doesn't even know exactly where he is going; all he knows is that whatever job he gets will pay better than a job there on earth. When he arrives, he finds himself with four other kids about the same age as himself. They are greeted by a lady named Charity, who explains to them that they are on the planet Cretacea and they will be working on a ship called the Peq
Today, girls are told that they can be whatever they want. They can become authors or engineers; they can raise families or stay single; they can travel the world or get a Ph.D. Sita does not have those options in mid-nineteenth-century India. Her mother died years ago, her grandmother is a bitter schemer, and her father is deaf. Having narrowly escaped a brothel in her youth, she now trains to become a member of the queen’s Durga Dal.