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The Girl Who Could Fly

By Victoria Forester
  • ISBN Code: : 1429986360
  • Publisher : Feiwel & Friends
  • Pages : 336
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 463
  • Book Compatibility : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Pdf : the-girl-who-could-fly.pdf

Book Excerpt :

You just can't keep a good girl down . . . unless you use the proper methods. Piper McCloud can fly. Just like that. Easy as pie. Sure, she hasn't mastered reverse propulsion and her turns are kind of sloppy, but she's real good at loop-the-loops. Problem is, the good folk of Lowland County are afraid of Piper. And her ma's at her wit's end. So it seems only fitting that she leave her parents' farm to attend a top-secret, maximum-security school for kids with exceptional abilities. School is great at first with a bunch of new friends whose skills range from super-strength to super-genius. (Plus all the homemade apple pie she can eat!) But Piper is special, even among the special. And there are consequences. Consequences too dire to talk about. Too crazy to consider. And too dangerous to ignore. At turns exhilarating and terrifying, Victoria Forester's debut novel has been praised by Stephenie Meyer, author of the Twilight saga, as "the oddest/sweetest mix of Little House on the Prairie and X-Men...Prepare to have your heart warmed." The Girl Who Could Fly is an unforgettable story of defiance and courage about an irrepressible heroine who can, who will, who must . . . fly. This title has Common Core connections. Praise for Victoria Forester and The Girl Who Could Fly: "It's the oddest/sweetest mix of Little House on the Prairie and X-Men. I was smiling the whole time (except for the part where I cried). I gave it to my mom, and I'm reading it to my kids—it's absolutely multigenerational. Prepare to have your heart warmed." Stephenie Meyer, author of the Twilight saga "In this terrific debut novel, readers meet Piper McCloud, the late-in-life daughter of farmers...The story soars, just like Piper, with enough loop-de-loops to keep kids uncertain about what will come next....Best of all are the book's strong, lightly wrapped messages about friendship and authenticity and the difference between doing well and doing good."--Booklist, Starred Review "Forester's disparate settings (down-home farm and futuristic ice-bunker institute) are unified by the rock-solid point of view and unpretentious diction... any child who has felt different will take strength from Piper's fight to be herself against the tide of family, church, and society."--The Horn Book Review The Girl Who Could Fly is a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

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  • Pdf File: hidden-talents.pdf

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American Library Association "Best Books for Young Adults" American Library Association "Quick Picks for Young Adults" Martin Anderson and his friends don't like being called losers. But they've been called that for so long even they start to believe it. Until Martin makes an incredible discovery: each of his friends has a special hidden talent. Edgeview Alternative School was supposed to be end of the road. But for Martin and his friends, it just might be a new beginning. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Goats for Christmas: Calpurnia Tate, Girl Vet

By Jacqueline Kelly
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  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
  • Book Code : 1627798803
  • Total of Pages : 112
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 492
  • Pdf File: goats-for-christmas.pdf

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Featuring the charming characters from Jacquline Kelly's Newbery Honor Book The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate, this exciting chapter book series introduces young readers to Callie Vee and the rough-and-tumble world of turn-of-the-century Texas. Callie and Travis need sheep for the town Christmas pageant. Travis is playing the shepherd in the Nativity scene, and what's a shepherd without his flock? Unfortunately, Fentress is low on sheep—but not on goats. When Callie and Travis decide to borrow two goats from their neighbor, they don't know what they're in for. As it turns out, the main trouble with goats is that they'll eat just about anything. This will be one Christmas pageant Fentress won't forget!

Lily to the Rescue: The Three Bears

By W. Bruce Cameron
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  • Publisher : Starscape
  • Book Code : 1250762502
  • Total of Pages : 128
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 666
  • Pdf File: lily-to-the-rescue.pdf

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From W. Bruce Cameron, the New York Times bestselling author of A Dog's Purpose, comes an irresistible chapter book series--Puppy Tales--featuring Lily, a rescue dog who rescues other animals! Lily lives with her girl, Maggie Rose. Once a stray, Lily was rescued by the kind people at the animal shelter run by Maggie Rose’s mom. Now she has a very important purpose: to rescue other animals in trouble. Two bear cubs are lost in the woods without their mother. It’s Lily to the rescue! At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

My So-Called Superpowers

By Heather Nuhfer
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  • Publisher : Imprint
  • Book Code : 1250138639
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 676
  • Pdf File: my-so-called-superpowers.pdf

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The first book in a new middle grade series, Heather Nuhfer’s My So-Called Superpowers is a quirky and funny coming-of-age novel celebrating individuality. More than anything, Veronica McGowan wants to fit in with the cool kids. There’s just one problem: they barely know she exists. Veronica wishes for something, anything to fix her nobody status—and gets more than she bargained for when she wakes up with “stupidpowers.” Suddenly, her strongest emotions come to life for the whole school to see. She belches fire when she’s angry, dark clouds rain on her when she’s sad, and cutesy hearts pop up whenever she daydreams about her crush. She’s broadcasting her feelings likes living emojis—it’s a nightmare! Veronica and her best friend Charlie must work together to solve the mystery before her powers totally humiliate her. Did she inherit these powers from her mom, who left long ago? What can she really do with them? And is that teacher at school really just a teacher or is she part of some secret government agency? An Imprint Book “Heather Nuhfer has hilariously and achingly captured what it’s like to be in middle school, trying to control the weird things that make you different but also super. It’s impossible not to root for Veronica. Super real, super fun, and just generally and genuinely super.” —Dana Simpson, New York Times–bestselling author of the Phoebe and Her Unicorn series “My So-Called Superpowers is vibrant, lively, and hums along at a snappy pace. It has a genuinely warm, welcoming Saturday-morning cartoon feeling to it.” —Tony Cliff, New York Times–bestselling author of the Delilah Dirk series “Readers will be delighted at Veronica’s relatable quirkiness... a whimsical, good-humored, straightforward take on just loving yourself for who you are.” —Booklist “A hilarious tale of a girl so desperate to be cool that she defies her best judgment to get what she wants.” —The Bulletin

Doggo and Pupper Save the World

By Katherine Applegate
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  • Publisher : Feiwel & Friends
  • Book Code : 1250621011
  • Total of Pages : 96
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 974
  • Pdf File: doggo-and-pupper-save-the-world.pdf

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The second book in #1 New York Times-bestselling–author Katherine Applegate's fun new series. Doggo likes routine: napping, eating, and more napping. Life is good. Life is good for Pupper, too, even though he worries a lot, about things like giant squirrels. If he were braver, he might even be a hero. Maybe even a hero who can fly! But heroes aren’t afraid of giant squirrels . . . When Doggo and Pupper meet a baby bird who also has worries, they are determined to help. Doggo and Pupper may not know how to fly, but they are very good helpers. Maybe they are even heroes! Doggo and Pupper Save the World continues the joyful new series by beloved author Katherine Applegate, with illustrations by Charlie Alder.

The Night Sister

By Jennifer McMahon
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  • Publisher : Doubleday Canada
  • Book Code : 0385681496
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 516
  • Pdf File: the-night-sister.pdf

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A derelict motel, haunting childhood memories, hidden rooms, two sisters and family secrets--a supernatural tale that will thrill and chill in equal measure. Once a thriving attraction on the well-traveled roads of rural Vermont, the Tower Motel now stands in disrepair, an eerie, abandoned place. Amy, her best friend, Piper, and Piper's younger sister, Margot, played there as kids, exploring everywhere, even the forbidden tower itself--where they uncovered a secret one summer that ended their friendship. Twenty years later, Piper has left all of that behind, until she gets a call from Margot telling her that Amy's been accused of a horrific crime. Piper and Margot will have to confront what truly happened that long-ago summer and all that led up to it--a hidden room, a family drowning in secrets, another pair of sisters each believing the other to be something truly monstrous--in order to understand, and survive, what is happening now.

No Man's Land

By John Vigna
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  • Publisher : arsenal pulp press
  • Book Code : 1551528673
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 511
  • Pdf File: no-man-s-land.pdf

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In this powerful, panoramic novel set in the late 1890s, in a sliver of rugged western wilderness, a fourteen-year-old girl named Davey—too young to be given a chance at creating her own life—finds herself raised by a group of eccentrics, hostile misfits who rescued her as an infant on a bloody battlefield. She roams the countryside with them, led by Reverend Brown, a charismatic false prophet, hosting revivals for unsuspecting believers while lingering on the cusp of unimaginable events. Davey tries to locate a semblance of peace in this harrowing, beautiful place, but what she finds instead is an astonishing panoply of falsehoods and depravity, a vicious world comprised of murderers, thieves, and dancing bears. And in this unforgiving landscape of craggy beauty and singular resoluteness, she wages a fight against truth while traversing the delicate line between destiny and fate as she comes to understand the role Reverend Brown plays in her life. No Man’s Land is part classic coming-of-age story, part unwavering portrait of the bloody price of power, a raw and bold novel about the search for family, and a grand story about an education in the pull of predestination and the responsibility of freewill. Haunting on every page, filled with sorrow and awe, and stunning in the tonality of its vision, No Man’s Land is an unflinching meditation on the legacy of violence, its senseless destructiveness, and the fearless dignity and tenderness required to rise above it.

The Invention of Fire

By Bruce Holsinger
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Book Code : 006235647X
  • Total of Pages : 432
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 843
  • Pdf File: the-invention-of-fire.pdf

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The author of the acclaimed medieval mystery A Burnable Book once again brings fourteenth-century London alive in all its color and detail in this riveting thriller featuring medieval poet and fixer John Gower—a twisty tale rife with intrigue, danger mystery, and murder. Though he is one of England’s most acclaimed intellectuals, John Gower is no stranger to London’s wretched slums and dark corners, and he knows how to trade on the secrets of the kingdom’s most powerful men. When the bodies of sixteen unknown men are found in a privy, the Sheriff of London seeks Gower’s help. The men’s wounds—ragged holes created by an unknown object—are unlike anything the sheriff’s men have ever seen. Tossed into the sewer, the bodies were meant to be found. Gower believes the men may have been used in an experiment—a test for a fearsome new war weapon his informants call the “handgonne,” claiming it will be the “future of death” if its design can be perfected. Propelled by questions of his own, Gower turns to courtier and civil servant Geoffrey Chaucer, who is working on some poems about pilgrims that Gower finds rather vulgar. Chaucer thinks he just may know who commissioned this new weapon, an extremely valuable piece of information that some will pay a high price for—and others will kill to conceal. . .

The Women Could Fly

By Megan Giddings
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 0063117029
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 186
  • Pdf File: the-women-could-fly.pdf

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Reminiscent of the works of Margaret Atwood, Shirley Jackson, and Octavia Butler, a biting social commentary from the acclaimed author of Lakewood that speaks to our times—a piercing dystopian novel about the unbreakable bond between a young woman and her mysterious mother, set in a world in which witches are real and single women are closely monitored. Josephine Thomas has heard every conceivable theory about her mother's disappearance. That she was kidnapped. Murdered. That she took on a new identity to start a new family. That she was a witch. This is the most worrying charge because in a world where witches are real, peculiar behavior raises suspicions and a woman—especially a Black woman—can find herself on trial for witchcraft. But fourteen years have passed since her mother’s disappearance, and now Jo is finally ready to let go of the past. Yet her future is in doubt. The State mandates that all women marry by the age of 30—or enroll in a registry that allows them to be monitored, effectively forfeiting their autonomy. At 28, Jo is ambivalent about marriage. With her ability to control her life on the line, she feels as if she has her never understood her mother more. When she’s offered the opportunity to honor one last request from her mother's will, Jo leaves her regular life to feel connected to her one last time. In this powerful and timely novel, Megan Giddings explores the limits women face—and the powers they have to transgress and transcend them.

The Boy Who Knew Everything

By Victoria Forester
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  • Publisher : Feiwel & Friends
  • Book Code : 1250080215
  • Total of Pages : 416
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 768
  • Pdf File: the-boy-who-knew-everything.pdf

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There is a prophecy. It speaks of a girl who can fly and a boy who knows everything. The prophecy says that they have the power to bring about great change . . . . The boy is Conrad Harrington III. The girl is Piper McCloud. They need their talents now, more than ever, if they are to save the world-and themselves. This title has Common Core connections.

The Boy Who Could Fly

By Sally Gardner
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  • Publisher : Orion Children's Books
  • Book Code : 144400574X
  • Total of Pages : 96
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 473
  • Pdf File: the-boy-who-could-fly.pdf

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One day the Fat Fairy turns up at Thomas Top's house to grant him a birthday wish. Thomas can't think what to ask for, so he wishes he could fly. That's how Thomas goes from being just an ordinary boy whom no one notices to being the most popular boy in the school. But it makes him sad that grown-ups can't see the wonderful things he can do. His flying gets him suspended from school, and that makes life at home much worse, because his dad gets so cross and it makes his mum miserable. But then the Fat Fairy turns up again, and with help from her and Thomas's new friend Mr Vinnie, a retired painter and decorator who has been flying since he was Thomas's age, everything changes. This is an enchanting story in which an unconfident child discovers a special gift that brings him joy and heartache. The magic of the words, the humour and poignancy of the story and the wonderful characters, are all enhanced by the author's own delightful drawings.

The Girl Who Could Read Hearts

By Sherry Maysonave
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  • Publisher : Balboa Press
  • Book Code : 1504351126
  • Total of Pages : 334
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 280
  • Pdf File: the-girl-who-could-read-hearts.pdf

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Born gifted with a rare seventh sensethe ability to read human hearts coupled with keen intuitionKate Kindrick struggles to understand her capabilities. She is often bewildered by her unique perceptions combined with seeing symbols and panoplies of color in peoples hearts. Kates parents fear that their young daughter suffers from delusional psychosis. Their concerns are intensified by her claims that she has conversations with an angel. Only her grandmother, who is gravely ill, and her uncle, a famous writer, encourage Kate to develop her gifts. Yet its her naivet of the intuitive signs that augur trouble. When she doesnt heed an inner warning, her world spins into a dangerous spiral that spells hazard for her and those she loves. Her antics land her cherished uncle in the hospital. His life hangs in the balance. Just when she believes things couldnt get worse, her life cascades down a doubly treacherous path. She is forced to spend extended time with her teenage cousin, Marilla Marzy, and the girls sinister fatherVaynem Moxsin. Tormented by both of them, she prays for rescue. Shocking events transpire. This captivating novel explores issues relevant to many of todays societal woes: prejudice, abuse, eating disorders, and limiting belief systems. It delves into the mysteries of death and of angels, plus intuition, finding God in all, and true love. Full of spirit, this poignant story brims with inspiration, daring, and hope.