The Drum of Destiny

Author: Chris Stevenson
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 1496532945
Format: PDF
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In this eBook, the year is 1775 and twelve-year-old Gabriel Cooper is an orphaned patriot stuck living in a house of loyalists. But when the boy discovers a discarded drum in the East River, he sees it as a call to leave his home in New York and join in the fight for freedom in Boston. With rich, historic details, Gabriel's adventure will captivate readers as they join the boy on the difficult journey to his destiny.

Jonny Jakes Investigates the Hamburgers of Doom

Author: Malcolm Judge
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 1496526783
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Twelve-year-old Jonny Jakes is an undercover reporter for a banned school newspaper, The Woodford Word, and right now he has the story of a lifetime--the new principal is an alien (he does not even try and hide it), Jonny is sure he is planning something nefarious, and it is up to the Word's star (really the only) reporter to find out what it is.

Scrap City

Author: D. S. Thornton
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 1623702976
Format: PDF, ePub
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Fifth-grader Jerome Barnes of Shoney Flats is exploring the town junkyard when he finds a strange mechanical robot-creature named Arkie who is made of a collection of spare parts, but seems remarkably alive--and when Arkie shows him the city that exists beneath the junkyard Jerome realizes that he must find a way to save his friend and the junkyard that the town wants removed.

Mabel Opal Pear and the Rules for Spying

Author: Amanda Hosch
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 1496540514
Format: PDF, Docs
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Fifth-grader Mabel (code name Sunflower) has her parents Rules for a Successful Life as an Undercover Secret Agent to live by and when her parents leave town abruptly she is not too worried--but when her beloved Aunt Gertie is arrested, and her objectionable Uncle Frank and Aunt Stella (Frankenstella) and her annoying (but clever) cousin Victoria take over her house and the family's private museum, Mabel begins to smell a rat and she is determined to find out what her suspicious relatives are up to.

Lost in Ghostville

Author: John Bladek
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 1496533607
Format: PDF, Docs
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Amateur ghost-hunter Trey Newton can't find a single spook, but it's not because his homemade ecto-meter doesn't work. Someone has kidnapped all the ghosts in town, including his Grandma! Suddenly, Trey's goofy plan to get on TV and meet his hero--famous ghost-hunter Rex Rangler--turns into a race to save his beloved Grandma's spirit. Written by debut middle-grade author John Bladek, Lost in Ghostville is funny, fast-paced novel filled with humor, adventure and, of course, spirit!

Running Out of Time

Author: Margaret Peterson Haddix
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1442461292
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Jessie lives with her family in the frontier village of Clifton, Indiana, in 1840...or so she believes. When diphtheria strikes the village and the children of Clifton start dying, Jessie's mother reveals a shocking secret -- it's actually 1996, and they are living in a reconstructed village that serves as a tourist site. In the world outside, medicine exists that can cure the dread disease, and Jessie's mother is sending her on a dangerous mission to bring back help. But beyond the walls of Clifton, Jessie discovers a world even more alien and threatening than she could have imagined, and soon she finds her own life in jeopardy. Can she get help before the children of Clifton, and Jessie herself, run out of time?

How to Stage a Catastrophe

Author: Rebecca Donnelly
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 1496540530
Format: PDF
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ACT 1: The Juicebox Children's Theater is about ready for the recycling bin. ACT 2: Sidney and Folly consider a crime. [You have to read it to see if we commit a crimeÑthat's called suspense.] ACT 3: Sidney and Folly save the Juicebox Theater! [It's not giving anything away to tell you that. We don't want you to worry, is all.]

Tales of a Fifth Grade Knight

Author: Douglas Gibson
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 1496504887
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Isaac Thompson and his friends, Max and Emma, go to Castle Elementary, which is a school in a creepy castle--but when Isaac's little sister Lily goes missing in the basement, things get positively dangerous, because the three friends discover that underground is a world inhabited by a human-sized bat, and an army of spear-wielding rats, and somehow Isaac and his friends must find Lily and get out alive.

Zinnia and the Bees

Author: Danielle Davis
Publisher: Curious Fox
ISBN: 1782027432
Format: PDF
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Talk about having a lousy day. While Zinnia's seventh grade classmates are celebrating the last day of school, she's cooped up in the vice principal's office, serving detention. Her offense? Yarn bombing a statue of the school mascot. And when Zinnia rushes home to commiserate with her older brother, Adam, who also happens to be her best friend, she's devastated to discover that he's left home with no explanation. Just when it looks like Zinnia's day can't possibly get any worse, a colony of frantic honeybees mistakes her hair for a hive and lands on her head Told from the alternating perspectives of Zinnia a humorous young loner and knitter and an unintentionally comical hive of honeybees, this quirky, heartfelt novel will strike a chord with anyone who has ever felt alone, betrayed, or misunderstood as it explores the challenges that come with learning to trust yourself and the often messy process of discovering the true meaning to home.

Be Light Like a Bird

Author: Monika Schröder
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 1496533011
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After the death of her father, twelve-year-old Wren finds her life thrown into upheaval. And when her mother decides to pack up the car and forces Wren to leave the only home she's ever known, the family grows even more fractured. As she and her mother struggle to build a new life, Wren must confront issues with the environment, peer pressure, bullying, and most of all, the difficulty of forgiving those who don't deserve it. A quirky, emotional middle grade novel set in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, Be Light Like a Bird features well-drawn, unconventional characters and explores what it means to be a family -- and the secrets and lies that can tear one apart.