Attack of the Mutant Underwear

Author: Tom Birdseye
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1497645875
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At a new school where no one knows him, Cody Lee Carson has resolved to become cool—but as it turns out, that may be harder than he thought Cody Lee Carson is a changed man. When his parents move him to Benton, Oregon, for his fifth grade year, Cody is determined to stop being his boring, bozo-brained old self and start being the supercool, supersmart, superawesome guy he knows he can be—especially since no one in Benton knows about the incident in fourth grade when his pants fell down during a school play and everyone saw his Tweety Bird underwear. And Cody’s plan works! His new teacher loves him, he gets in the top reading group, and the prettiest girl in class wants to be his friend. It seems like everything is going Cody’s way. But when the old, bozo-brained Cody starts slipping out, will he lose everything he’s worked for? Becoming cool was easy, but staying cool is a little more difficult.

The Tom Birdseye Collection Volume Two

Author: Tom Birdseye
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1504055411
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Characters you won’t forget in four middle-grade novels from a writer who “has captivated young readers for a quarter of a century” (CorvallisGazette-Times). From pesky little sisters to pet tarantulas, supportive friends to Tweety Bird underwear, these four middle-grade novels from Tom Birdseye have something for everyone. Tucker: Eleven-year-old Tucker Renfro likes his life with his divorced father, and enjoys fantasizing about being a Native American and hunting deer—until the nine-year-old sister he has not seen in years comes to visit and claims their mother wants them to become one family again. “Natural and honest . . . Readers will identify with the problems and the positive ending.” —Booklist Tarantula Shoes: Desperate to have the right basketball sneakers for his first day of sixth grade in a new middle school in Kentucky, Ryan O’Keefe has set his sights on the $125 Slam Dunk Sky Jumpers. All the coolest seventh graders are wearing them. His parents have given him forty dollars—but how can he put together the rest of the money before school starts? Could the answer actually have something to do with his pet tarantula, Fang? “Told in the first person, this well-written, often humorous story addresses the themes of conformity, peer pressure, and responsibility in a light, but authentic voice.” —School Library Journal Just Call Me Stupid: Traumatized by an alcoholic father who used to call him “stupid” and lock him in a closet for punishment, fifth-grader Patrick Lowe is unable to learn to read, even after his mother got a divorce and they moved to Tucson. An impatient teacher and a class bully don’t help. But a new neighbor, Celina, encourages him to try to overcome his fears. As she reads him The Sword in the Stone, she inspires Patrick to tell his own story out loud, one he might be able to read himself someday. “Lively and well plotted, with funny—as well as touching—scenes and a satisfying upbeat ending.” —Kirkus Reviews Attack of the Mutant Underwear: When his parents move to Benton, Oregon, for his fifth grade year, Cody Lee Carson is determined reinvent himself as a cool kid—especially since no one in his new school knows about the incident in fourth grade when his pants fell down during a school play and everyone saw his Tweety Bird underwear. Here is Cody’s journal of how to leave your past—and your old underwear—behind. “Lively and believable . . . A well-paced, positive, and pleasant read.” —School Library Journal

The Big Book of Teen Reading Lists

Author: Nancy J. Keane
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9781591583332
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Presents a collection of book lists for teenagers, featuring both fiction and nonfiction titles.

Readers Advisory for Children and Tweens

Author: Penny Peck
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1598843885
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This complete guide to youth readers' advisory covers genres, reading interests, and issues, as well as provides lists of sample titles and recommended reading. • Provides practical advice from a professional, presented in a simple, easy-to-follow format • Presents the "five-finger rule" to help emergent readers • Offers dozens of booklists, focusing on children's books by age group and interest/subject matter • Includes lists of books boys want to read, including novels, nonfiction, and graphic novels, as well as lists of books for reluctant readers, including books made into popular films • Descriptions of dozens of readers' advisory websites

Authors in the Pantry

Author: Sharron L. McElmeel
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9781591583219
Format: PDF, Mobi
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More treats! More author profiles! More fun! Recipes and biographical sketches for favorite children's authors--from Sue Alexander and Joseph Bruchac to Linda S. Wingerter.

Die andere Frau

Author: Michael Robotham
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
ISBN: 3641231221
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In den frühen Morgenstunden erhält der Psychologe Joe O'Loughlin einen alarmierenden Anruf: Sein Vater William ist Opfer eines brutalen Überfalls geworden und liegt im Koma. Joe eilt ins Krankenhaus – und hält schockiert inne, als er das Zimmer betritt. Denn am Bett seines Vaters sitzt nicht Joes Mutter Mary, sondern eine völlig Fremde, tränenüberströmt, mit blutbefleckten Kleidern und der absurden Behauptung, Williams Ehefrau zu sein. Wer ist sie wirklich? Bekannte, Geliebte, verwirrte Seele – Mörderin? Gegen den Willen der Polizei beginnt Joe, eigene Ermittlungen anzustellen. Und muss erkennen, dass er für die Wahrheit einen hohen Preis bezahlt ...

Just Call Me Stupid

Author: Tom Birdseye
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780823410453
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With the help of Celina, the girl next door, Patrick tries to overcome his reading difficulties, a problem that, in the past, always made him retreat into a fantasy world.