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The daughter of a prominent Chicago judge and his socialite wife, inner-city art teacher Mia Dennett is taken hostage by her one-night stand, Colin Thatcher, who, instead of delivering her to his employers, hides her in a secluded cabin in rural Minnesota to keep her safe from harm.

Use the pages of the little book inside the larger one to match the baby animals in the ocean to their parents.

A nonsense rhyme introduces children to familiar bugs. Includes a fun facts sections.

Ultima, a curandera, one who cures with herbs and magic, comes to Antonio Marez's New Mexico family when he is six years old, and she helps him discover himself in the magical secrets of the pagan past.

Provides an introduction to various animal species that are threatened with extinction, including polar bears, sea turtles, river dolphins, jaguars, gibbons, and others; and discusses ways to help them survive.

Butterflies are as light as a feather and as old as the dinosaurs. Wherever dinosaurs roamed, butterflies were not far behind. Long after the dinosaurs disappeared, butterflies are still bringing joy and beauty to our world.

Newly arrived in 1892 New England, Abigail Rook becomes assistant to R. F. Jackaby, an investigator of the unexplained with the ability to see supernatural beings, and she helps him delve into a case of serial murder which, Jackaby is convinced, is due to a nonhuman creature.

Discusses the historical origins, teachings, practices, persecution, spread, and challenges of Judaism and explores the history, faith, and traditions of Jews.

At the end of August 2005, ten-year-old Armani is looking forward to her birthday party in the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans, where she and her extended family live, but Hurricane Katrina is on the way, bringing destruction and tragedy in its wake.

When a serial killer previously responsible for a string of kidnappings and murders in Canada resurfaces in the United States, Tempe Brennan is called in to pursue a deadly predator who narrowly evaded capture by Brennan once before.

Demonstrates how various insects blend into their surroundings through camouflage, including walking leaves, cicadas, and treehoppers.

In this picture book a string of birds on a telephone wire plays a game of telephone, with the usual mixed up results.

Explores the extreme parts of the planet, from the driest desert and the snowiest mountains to the deepest depths of the ocean and the highest waterfalls.

Use the pages of the little book inside the larger one to match the baby animals in the garden to their parents.

Follows the members of U.S. Marine Special Operations Team 8222 on their assignment to the remote and isolated Taliban stronghold known as Bala Murghab as they tried to break the Taliban's grip on the valley.

A skill-building adaptation of the iconic notable's life features archival photographs, is designed for accessibility to first-time independent readers and traces Keller's early days as a disabled child through her triumphant academic achievements.

Candice is a twelve-year-old optimist, with a literal mind, the very best of intentions, and an unwavering determination to fix all the problems of her family, friends, pets, and everyone in her life.

"It's been 21 days since the hundred landed on Earth. They're the only humans to set foot on the planet in centuries...or so they thought. Facing an unknown enemy, the hundred struggle to survive the only way they can--together, as secrets are revealed, beliefs are challenged, and relationships are tested"-- Provided by publisher.

As an old building is demolished, the reader is invited to push buttons on the attached panel to experience the sounds of an excavator, a track loader, and an articulated truck at work.

" Why is surgery so expensive? Surgeon Paul A. Ruggieri reveals little-known truths about his profession-and the hidden flaws of our healthcare system-in this compelling and troubling account of real patients, real doctors, and how money influences medical decisions behind the scenes. Even many well-informed patients have no idea what may be contributing to the cost of their surgery. With up-to-date research and stories from his practice, Ruggieri shows how business arrangements among hospitals, insurance companies, and surgeons affect who gets treatment-and whether they get the right treatment. Pulling back the curtain from the hospital bed, he explains how to safeguard one's own health (and finances), and how America can make surgery more affordable for all without sacrificing quality care"-- Provided by publisher.

Join Louise and the rest of the zoo crew as they eagerly await the arrival of a new baby panda. Get to know the zoo's current pandas and find out what they eat and how they grow. With longer sentences, increased vocabulary, information boxes, and a simple index, readers beginning to read alone will enjoy reading The Great Panda Tale.Written by leading children's authors and compiled in consultation with literacy experts, these engaging books build reader confidence along with a lifelong appreciation for nonfiction, classic stories, and biographies.Supports the Common Core State Standards.

Classic Malley?to avoid being shipped off to boarding school, she takes off with some guy she met online. Poor Richard?he knows his cousin?s in trouble before she does. Wild Skink?he?s a ragged, one-eyed ex-governor of Florida, and enough of a renegade to think he can track Malley down. With Richard riding shotgun, the unlikely pair scour the state, undaunted by blinding storms, crazed pigs, flying bullets, and giant gators.

"Illustrations and techniques cover everything from the head and facial expressions to hands in assorted positions to various action poses."--from publisher description.

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