This compendium contains three complete novels comprising the middle trilogy of the Terminus Series. Titles include "Simian's Gate", "Simian's Walk", and "Simian's Way".
Simian's Gate: During his service as an intern at the SETI Project, Simian Wynwood fatefully records "first contact" with an alien intelligence. Within months, this so-called SETI-Tech becomes widely available to the general populous, and disturbing events rapidly begin to unfold around the planet, as an apparently benevolent alien influence slowly embraces and then seizes control of nearly every aspect of human civilization.
Simian's Walk: Perversely efficient in the aftermath, an alien-incepted Terminus Signal drives roving clans of homicidal lunatics to exterminate these Immunes to a last number. During the course of their apocalyptic odyssey, one such band of desperate survivors must overcome petty, pre-Terminus differences to form life-and-death bonds strong enough to withstand the actual end of their ...
After the apocalyptic Terminus Signal induces worldwide slaughter, a death-weary band of survivors has followed the exotically handsome Deacon into a desert wasteland equally plagued by semi-organized clans of Terminal-case burnouts and bizarre alien chimeras. From Badwater Basin, sunken into the lowest badlands of North America, to the high, frozen icecaps of Antarctica, this hardy troupe of survivors has come to raise hell and kick alien ass.
Irrepressibly driven by a violent, indomitable desire for revenge, these desperate survivors now stand poised before hades gates, which swing wide at the bottom of an alien spaceport buried beneath Earth's southern pole. Here, the United States Government long ago built its abandoned Amundsen-Scott Base, which once provided cover and plausible deniability for an alien threat festering in the ice below. During their struggle to survive this latest attempt at redeeming human civilization, these hapless human beings will discover a new source of ...
Who are the two funniest guys at Camp Wolf Trail? Will 'n' Zeeno question! The best buddies have emailed all winter long, and now they're back at camp, with millions of great ideas for practical jokes and more than a few big surprises to spring on their fellow campers and counselors. Will and Zee are a trickster team of two. They're partners-in-pranks, a dynamic duo, a famously hilarious pair.
At first, all the mayhem and mischief they cause is a big success. Who'd have guessed that a stuffed octopus, toilet paper, and pies could be combined so comically? Will and Zee's twist on a Camp Wolf Trail tradition is brilliantand means that they're rewarded with the privilege of doing Dead Man's Dive off Big Boulder into O'Mannitt's Cove. They're sure their next triumph will be finding the camp's best-kept secret: the location of Hidden Falls. But when Zee tries to include other guys in the searching, plotting. planning, and fun, Will gets mad, and their friendship blows up. Zee must ...
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This heart-warming autiobiography blends the magic of music with the thrill of Kansas City football. For almost half a century, Tony DiPardo was the band director for the Knasas City Chiefs. In this humerous, touching, and lively memoir, fans will re-live all the greatest moments of Chiefs football through the unqiue, smiling eyes of the longest running music act in the NFL.
Genre: Children's eBooks Length: 256 Pages (3,251 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jun 1st, 2020
In a watery world where only the strong survive, the reptiles and fish living in a small pond launch a plan to eradicate Mr. Big, a snapping turtle that is terrorizing them. Despite a few protests from some pond dwellers, who warn of the potential consequences this could have, the animals solicit the support of a murder of crows to carry out their plot. But the scheming crows have their own motives to kill the large reptile and decide to use this opportunity to do so. However, as the plan is put into action, a different, greater terror has found itself a member of the pond. Will Mr. Big be ousted forever? Or will the pond dwellers come to realize that even the old snapping turtle might serve his purpose in their small environment? And what will become of the new threat to those living in the peaceful pond?
This stunning graphic novel written for young readers illustrates the delicate balance that exists in small, self-contained, natural ecosystems and the relationship between ...
Genre: Children's eBooks Length: 160 Pages (9,889 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jun 1st, 2020
Be first to find the best loot and battle your way to victory!
Ultimate Unofficial Survival Tactics for Fortnite Battle Royale: Discover the Island's Best Loot offers a comprehensive overview of the game, and includes strategies for survival, building, exploration, and engaging in combat that every gamer must master to ultimately achieve success.
Inside, you'll discover what's available and how to find and acquire the many different types of weapons, ammo, loot items, and resources, and learn proven strategies for using each item in a variety of situations that'll aid in your survival and battle victories.
Whether you're using a PC, Mac, Playstation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Apple iPhone, Apple iPad, or Android-based mobile device, this unofficial, full-color strategy guide will introduce you to the many different items that can be found, collected, and utilized during your stay on the island.
• Learn to assess situations and collect the best arsenal to meet your ...
Genre: Children's eBooks Length: 144 Pages (53,698 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jun 1st, 2020
The Final Book in an Exciting Series of Adventures for Minecrafters!
The day and night cycle has stopped! Ella knows what that means -- hostile mobs will spawn uncontrollably across the Overworld, just as they did during the Uprising. Just as they did the last time her mother was seen alive.
In a desperate race against time, Ella and her cousins venture out into the night to try to set things right. But when lightning strikes and skeleton horsemen appear, Rowan is hurt! Without fierce Rowan by her side, Ella will have to face one of her greatest fears -- or face the fate that befell her own mother.
THE UNOFFICIAL ANIMAL WARRIORS OF THE OVERWORLD SERIES is an all-new Minecrafter story in which cousins Rowan, Jack, and Ella don't know a thing about their mysterious past -- or the powerful gift they've inherited. But something is calling to them from the Overworld outside the walls of their grandmother's twisty mansion. Some things are calling -- wolves, ocelots, and other animals ...
Genre: Children's eBooks Length: 112 Pages (1,077 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jun 1st, 2020
Twelve-year-old Chestnut Hill's daddy stole her and the triplets away from their mama. At least, that's how Chestnut remembers it.
It's 1921, and after nearly two years on the road with his traveling elixir show, Daddy's still making no move to go back to Kentucky and buy Mama that house. So Chestnut is forced to come up with her own plan to get home. At night, when Daddy and the triplets are in bed, she draws up flyers with the name of the next town they'll be traveling to. Before they leave each town and hoping her mama will see them, she nails up the flyers, leaving Mama an easy trail straight to her children.
When that doesn't work, Chestnut is forced to try something bigger. But when her newest plan lands Daddy in jail and Mama has to come to the rescue, Chestnut discovers that things are not always as they seem. Written with a wonderful mountain hillbilly voice, Snakes and Stones has a mystery at its heart and lovable, strong, and complicated characters.
Genre: Children's eBooks Length: 298 Pages (1,060 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jun 1st, 2020
For Mowgli movie fans, the must-have companion to The Jungle Book!
Children all around the world are fascinated by the animal kingdom, and that's what makes the Just So Stories a perennial classic... Elephants, kangaroos, cats, leopards, and more. This complete volume of Rudyard Kipling's masterpiece includes all 12 original stories:
• How the Whale Got His Throat
• How the Camel Got His Hump
• How the Rhinoceros Got His Skin
• How the Leopard Got His Spots
• The Elephant's Child
• The Sing-Song of Old Man Kangaroo
• The Beginning of the Armadillos
• How the First Letter was Written
• How the Alphabet was Made
• The Crab that Played with the Sea
• The Cat that Walked by Himself
• The Butterfly that Stamped
Kipling first entertained his own children with these delightful and humorous tales before deciding to write them down for publication. The parables are written in the form of what came to be known as "why" stories, each explaining ...
Genre: Children's eBooks Length: 149 Pages (25,494 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jun 1st, 2020
A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, Han Solo avenged the destruction of an innocent planet by helping Luke Skywalker blow up the Death Star. Han walked away with a gold medal and the love of his life. But when Solo Hahnnamed in honor of the beloved action herotries to avenge the death of his gray-and-white kitten, he gets eight months of community service. Eight months of working at the local raptor center helping owlshis now sworn enemies.
For the first time in his life, Solo is labeled a troubled kid, an at-risk youth. He'd always gotten good grades, had good friends, and gotten along with his parents. He used to volunteer to read Reader's Digest to old people at the retirement home next door, and his favorite thing in the whole wide world was to surf. He wrote screenplays for fun. But when his parents uproot him and move the family from California to backwoods Oregon, Solo starts to lose track of the person he was. Everything is upside down, and he finds himself ...
Genre: Children's eBooks Length: 226 Pages (1,221 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jun 1st, 2020
Carol really loves Christmas. The decorating and shopping, the Christmas sweaters and music -- she wishes it all could be a year-round event. The only downside to the holiday is that she lives in Florida (not exactly the land of snow) and her only family is her Uncle Christopher, who adopted Carol when she was young, after her father's disappearance and mother's death. Her uncle owns a toy company and is super rich -- but he's a grinch and a workaholic.
Then, on a magical December trip to NYC, Carol meets her destiny. Santa -- the real man with the bag -- meets Carol at the top of Rockefeller Center, overlooking the tree. There he explains that Carol is descended from a long line of Defenders of Claus, those who protect and serve Santa. Carol's dad was a Defender. And now Carol has been tapped to fulfill his legacy.
Who would want to hurt Santa? Someone pretty scary and shady, it appears -- a masked man who's trying to destroy Christmas! Carol is whisked off to the North Pole on the ...
Genre: Children's eBooks Length: 256 Pages (985 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jun 1st, 2020
Originally written in 1740, Beauty and the Beast has been reimagined into countless theatrical, print, and film adaptations over the course of two and a half centuries. Its popularity has only grown since its initial publication. The basis for the 2017 film adaptation, this classic fairytale has proven to still appeal to modern-day story-lovers and readers alike.
The narrative follows young Beauty, who is forced to live with a beast in an enchanted castle after her father attempts to pick the Beast's most precious rose and pleads for his life in exchange for one his daughters. After being spoiled by servants and lavish gifts from Beast, Beauty eventually grows homesick. She negotiates a deal with Beast to visit home, but only if she agrees to return in exactly one week. Once she arrives at her father's home, she considers staying, but soon after looking in her enchanted mirror and seeing Beast heart-broken and half alive in her absence, she realizes that her loyalty and love lie ...
Genre: Children's eBooks Length: 105 Pages (20,691 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jun 1st, 2020
Make a fish out of onion skins, craft a beheaded alien cake, or create your own erupting volcano. Every project in The Grossology Handbook is tried and tested. The recipes and projects use simple, everyday materials and have clear step-by-step instructions to help you get the most of your gross-out experience. Smart "Fact Files" and "Think About It" boxes introduce fun facts and explain the educational value behind each experiment and activity. Freaky, fascinating, and fun!
Included within are sections on:
• Slimy Science and Awesome Experiments
• Gruesome Grub and Disgusting Dishes
• Dinosaur Dishes and Fossil Food
• Astonishing Art and Recycled Garbage
• Mad Machines and Dotty Devices
• Cool Circuits and Wicked Wires
Featured within are vibrant, full-color illustrations on every page. Get ready to get totally grossed out with this incredibly fun and entertaining book -- it's perfect for any kid!
Genre: Children's eBooks Length: 144 Pages (196,326 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jun 1st, 2020
When Dabbie MacDuff is asked to look into the theft of sheep from farms around the village of Aberscotty where he lives, he has no idea what he is letting himself in for.
The sheep stealing turns out to be an activity of industrial proportions covering large areas of Scotland and involving literally thousands of animals.
His adventures take him to the Isle of Man where he comes face to face with Borni, the mad one-eyed pie-maker, who, in addition to stealing sheep, has ambitions to rule the world, or at least a part of it.
In his pursuit of Borni, Dabbie travels in a little trailer, sharing it with ten stinky sheep; he stows away on a sheep transporter on a ferry and he rides on the Isle of Man TT Circuit at high speed on the sidecar of a racing motorcycle combination.
Your period. What is it, really? And why is it so embarrassing to walk to the bathroom hiding a tampon in your sleeve?
Comedian and Scandinavian YouTube sensation Clara Henry has the answers to all your burning questions about bleeding. Have you always wondered what menstruation is, why it causes terrible cramps, or why it makes you want to do nothing but eat chocolate and watch cute cat videos? Have you been shocked that it's taboo to talk about something that half the world's population goes through every month? And above all, have you been looking for the best snarky response to the question "Are you on your period, or what?"
Whether you're expecting your first period, have already gotten it, or know someone close to you who's just begun the torment, this funny and informative book will tell you everything you need to know. In a funny, powerful, and entertaining voice, this book covers important terms, types of sanitary protection, and the history of menstruation and women's ...
Genre: Children's eBooks Length: 192 Pages (13,086 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jun 1st, 2020
In Minecraft's infinite, expandable, interactive playground, players are free to create -- or destroy -- anything in the universe. But interactive play opens an entirely new way for players to experience the world of Minecraft, and this is the first gamer's guide to tackle all the possibilities of Minecraft's open platform, multiplayer world. Learn everything you need to know about this whole new way of experiencing the amazing and ever-expanding world of Minecraft, including:
• How and where to play safely online
• Three ways to play: LAN, server, and realms
• Parkour, roleplay, and mini-games
• Playing in Creative and Survival modes
• Finding and making the most of mods
• And server plugins for advanced players!
With hundreds of screenshots for easy visual reference and definitions of every term that might trip a player up, this exciting book covers the A to Z of collaborating with Minecraft's millions of players, from everywhere in the world!
Genre: Children's eBooks Length: 200 Pages (37,986 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jun 1st, 2020
Learn to count using these beautiful animal illustrations. This fun book takes you through simple counting exercises that are a colourful and fun way to count. Great for teachers, parents and homeschoolers for teaching kids simple addition whilst learning a new animal along the way!
Grab a copy today and teach your child to count with this fun and colourful Animal 123 picture book!
With See For Yourself, budding scientists can wow their teachers and classmates (and maybe win a ribbon or two) by learning
• How to extract DNA from an onion
• How pigments from vegetables make dye
• How to make paper out of lint from a clothes dryer
• How to make a friend feel like he or she has a third hand
• What happens when you grow yeast in dandruff shampoo
• That tea and iron pills make excellent inks
• And much more!
See for Yourself includes experiments in the areas of chemistry, earth science, physical science, the human body, and technology, but the experiments all take their inspiration from very familiar places. The materials needed to execute the experiments can all be inexpensively purchased at the supermarket, the toy store, the hardware store, the stationery store, and the drugstore. Some of the experiments are quick and easy, while others are more challenging. Most include additional suggestions so that curious young scientists ...
Genre: Children's eBooks Length: 192 Pages (20,653 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jun 1st, 2020
The battle for Christmas, and the world itself, is about to begin.
When Christmas Carol, a Defender of Claus, is suddenly yanked into a portal by her Elven grandmother, she doesn't immediately understand what's happening.
But all becomes clear when she and the Ancient One emerge on the other side of the portal in what's supposed to be the North Pole: everything's changed.
Carol's father is gone. The Defenders of Claus don't exist. The Elf kingdom has been destroyed. And Santa's a broken shell of himself.
The jolly world Carol knew has turned into a terrifying place, where the magic of Christmas has been eliminated and everyone lives in fear of the all-powerful Supreme Leader. Someone has traveled back in time to change history, and Carol's pretty sure she knows the culprit.
Carol and her grandmother, with the help of two ragged boys who have lost everything in the rebellion against the Supreme Leader, track down the only Elf capable of helping their enemy travel through ...
Genre: Children's eBooks Length: 256 Pages (2,181 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jun 1st, 2020
David Lee is twelve years old and disappointed in his father Earl, a once-famous rodeo clown who has quit the circuit and moved David to a small town in Vermont to start a new life. David has a hard time adjusting to life as a normal" boy and is hurt that his father never allowed him the chance to be his partner in the rodeo arena. When Earl tries to buy David a horse at auction, David pretends to have no interest in it, and the horse is sold, instead, to a seventy-year-old woman named Sarah Tierney.
Sarah, grief-stricken at the death of her husband, tries to ?nd solace in her new horse, Gypsy, but she needs help from Earl and David to learn how to care for her. As the three of them spend more and more time with Gypsy, they all become entrancedin their own waysby the horse and begin to learn more and more about themselves. A heartfelt story, this middle-reader novel is a must read for any girl or boy interested in nature and horses. Ages 9-12.
Genre: Children's eBooks Length: 156 Pages (244 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jun 1st, 2020
Harper and her friends want to help the Wild Conductor win back his place in the magical Circus of Dreams. They put on a wondrous show, but their plan goes horribly wrong. Instead of the Wild Conductor, the ringmaster selects Harper to show off her incredible musical skills for the world to see.
But once inside the circus, Harper learns of the Fire Star, a girl with her own extraordinary gift. She shines like a star whenever she hears music.
And Harper may have figured out why...
Genre: Children's eBooks Length: 168 Pages (11,572 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jun 1st, 2020
The official novelization of the major stop-motion children's movie!
Based on the hotly anticipated new stop-motion feature film Early Man, from director Nick Park (Shaun the Sheep, Wallace and Gromit, Chicken Run) and Aardman Animation, coming to U.S. theaters this February.
Meet Dug, a scrawny but cheerful caveman who loves his valley and just wants the best for his tribe of misfits. Accompanied by his faithful pig sidekick Hognob, Dug is a dreamer -- why settle for hunting rabbits when you can hunt a mammoth?! Then there's Dug's tribe, led by the cautious Chief Bobnar. Bobnar wants the best for the tribe, too, but he sees things a little differently from Dug.
Then Dug meets the evil Lord Nooth. He's the leader of the Bronze Age City. When the Bronze Age City invades the valley and the cavemen have to fight to save their home, Dug strikes a deal with Lord Nooth. The tribe can keep their valley if they beat the Bronze Agers at their own game: soccer!
Can Dug and Hognob really ...
Genre: Children's eBooks Length: 152 Pages (12,324 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jun 1st, 2020
Late one evening as the stars begin to twinkle, Harper and her friends are flying on the scarlet umbrella when they see a girl running on air, skipping along a tightrope. She leads them to the Circus of Dreams, suspended in the air by hot air balloons.
There, they meet the mermaid acrobat, the spectacular circus baker, the mysterious fortune teller and the acrobatics troupe, all more spectacular than one could dream.
But as they learn more about the Circus of Dreams, Harper learns a secret about her past that is more than magic...
Harper and the Circus of Dreams continues the adventures of Harper and her friends in a magical mystery like no other. An enchanting story of friendship, music, and magic featuring a diverse cast, brought to life through stunning illustrations, this is a book to be shared and treasured.
Genre: Children's eBooks Length: 152 Pages (6,859 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jun 1st, 2020
So, Zack Wilson thought, almost laughing at himself. I've been at Camp Wolf Trail, what? Ten minutes? And already I'm having an adventure. At last! Being at Camp Wolf Trail is a dream come true for city boy Zack. Finally, he'll have the summer full of wilderness backpacking, rock climbing, canoeing, whitewater rafting, friendship, and fun of which he's always dreamed. But nature has surprises in store for Zack: animals, weather, and even the earth itself don't behave the way he expects, and especially not the way his favorite book, The Outdoor Adventure Guide, has described them. After Zack makes a mistake that nearly costs him the friendship and trust of his cabinmates, he loses confidence in himself. When a scary catastrophe strikes, and Zack is faced with life-threatening danger, will he have the courage and problem-solving smarts to lead his friends to safety?
With humor, honesty, and a deep appreciation of boys and wilderness, author Cameron Dokey and illustrator Craig Orback ...
Genre: Children's eBooks Length: 128 Pages (4,636 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jun 1st, 2020
What do you call someone who doesn't fart in public?
A private tooter!
What do you call a cat that eats beans?
Puss n' Toots.
Belly Laugh Fart Jokes for Kids is full of hilarious fun! From snappy one-liners to hilarious stories, this collection is complete with three hundred hilarious fart jokes for kids and is complemented by witty line drawings. Perfect for long car rides and rainy days, this book is sure to bring laughter and fun into your home.
For kids ages five and up, this book is perfect for home, school, or really anywhere! Also included is a Fart! button for added entertainment!
Genre: Children's eBooks Length: 128 Pages (8,321 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jun 1st, 2020
Daniel always knew he wanted to follow in his father's footsteps and become an astronaut captain in the Earth Space Alliance. The trouble was, Daniel was not very patient. He had six more years of school... plus five at whichever university he attended. Then of course, there was astronaut training. That would take at least another year. That came out to more than eleven years of waiting! Daniel wanted to go to space now. And when he finds out that his baby brother has already been to space, his patience wears out.
The buttheads have landed -- and they're trying to wipe us out!
My best friend Lloyd and I had the perfect plan.
We started a blog to invite aliens to come to Earth and hang out -- but only with us. That way, they wouldn't have to meet any boring world leaders or get cut open by scientists or anything like that. We'd just chill out, eat junk food, and play video games together. Sweet, right? And it worked! Two aliens showed up one night in the bathroom of my favorite restaurant, and we snuck them home to my room.
The problem is, they're total buttheads! Literally. They have butts on their heads, and they talk in farts. They're rude, disgusting, and they love Earth so much, they just invited 70 billion of their friends to join them here.
Now it's up to us -- two sixth graders with B-pluses in science -- to save the planet from the sickest extraterrestrials in the universe. (Preferably without my parents finding out.)
Sorry, everyone. Better get used to talking out of your ...
Genre: Children's eBooks Length: 288 Pages (1,423 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jun 1st, 2020
As if seventh grade isn't hard enough, Truth Trendon learns she has to wear a back brace to help her worsening scoliosis. She decides gravity is to blame for curving her spine and ruining her life. Thanks for nothing, Isaac Newton!
Truth's brace is hard plastic, tight, and uncomfortable. She has to wear a t-shirt under it and bulky clothes over it, making her feel both sweaty and unfashionable. She's terrified that her classmates are going to find out about it.
But it's hard keeping it a secret (especially when gym class is involved), and secrets quickly turn into lies. When Truth's crush entrusts her with a big secret of his own, it leads to even more lying. Add to that a fight with her best friend, a looming school-wide presentation, and mean rumors, and it's a recipe for disaster.
As Truth navigates the ups and downs of middle school, can she learn to accept her true self, curvy spine and all?
Genre: Children's eBooks Length: 356 Pages (547 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jun 1st, 2020
For as long as she can remember, Laney's been having future flashes"visions of the future that she sees when she makes physical contact with another person. Left on a doorstep as a baby, Laney's past has always been cloudy to her, despite the clarity with which she can see the future. Her caretaker, Walt, claims to be her father, but Laney has a nagging suspicion that he isn't quite telling her the entire truth. And when a new kid, Lyle, moves to her small town, Laney is dreading meeting himshe almost always gets a future flash when first meeting someone new and they aren't always good. Unfortunately, her meeting with Lyle isn't just bad; it's painful. Engulfed in flames, Lyle's future flash is the worst Laney's ever experienced. But what does it mean? Is there anything Laney can do to change the future? And will she be able to save Lyle not only from a firey death but also from the merciless class bully without becoming a victim of his antics herself?
In this thrilling and ...
Genre: Children's eBooks Length: 209 Pages (1,016 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jun 1st, 2020
Most kids would dread the start of middle school and the year-long Explorations project that comes with it, but Ana knows that her + her best friend Lily + their plan to write and sell their own cookbook is a recipe for success. Lily's not just the perfect partner in culinary crime -- she's also the only person in the world who understands Ana's need to wash her hands five times before picking up a spatula, and would never make fun of her for it.
But Ana and Lily's plan for edible entrepreneurship turns into one big baking disaster when they're assigned to different partners for their projects. As if it wasn't bad enough that Lily seems more excited to get to know her new partner than bummed about being separated, Lily and her new friend plan to use the cookbook idea for themselves -- and they didn't even ask! Worse, Ana's partner is Dasher, the strange new girl from Alaska, and she wants to do their project on the weirdest thing imaginable: sled dog racing.
Dasher's dogs are scary, ...
Genre: Children's eBooks Length: 274 Pages (1,101 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jun 1st, 2020
For readers of The Lions of Little Rock and P. S. Be Eleven, an award-winning middle grade novel inspired by the true events leading up to the 1919 Chicago race riots.
Some people think there's a line, and if everybody stays on their side of the line, then we'll all get along just fine.
That's what Billy's da told him, back before he joined up in the Great War. Da said that sometimes, to do what's right, you gotta cross that line.
Course, that was before the war ended and Billy's da came home with shell shock. Now it's up to Billy to be man of the house, to take care of his ma and sisters and work at the docks when he can. He ain't no coward, and he don't complain, not even when money troubles mean he has to change schools. It's hard times for all the Irish -- maybe even for all of Chicago.
And it gets harder when Billy becomes friends with Foster, a black boy who loves baseball and whose daddy went to war, too. What seems like just horsing around to them -- building a raft, ...
Genre: Children's eBooks Length: 304 Pages (665 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jun 1st, 2020
Caution: don't look for the good guys in here.
What do Mother Theresa, Honest Abe, and Mahatma Gandhi have in common? They're all too good for this book, that's what.
Sure, you'll find some familiar faces like Queen Elizabeth I and Thomas Edison in here, but you'll learn that behind their angelic smiles were cunning con artists who stole their way to gold and greatness.
Follow the trail of twelve troublemakers to learn what really made the Mona Lisa the most iconic painting in the world, meet the most powerful pirate from history (it's probably not who you're expecting), and watch empires rise and fall with the theft of a simple tea plant. Turns out our world owes a lot to those who dabble on the dark side.
If you're not scared of crooks and criminals, take a peek at this new side of history...
Genre: Children's eBooks Length: 192 Pages (25,449 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jun 1st, 2020
Magnolia Woodson wants nothing more than to get her and her sister, Rose, out of the pitifully small, clamming-obsessed Oregon town that hates themshe just doesn't know how. Forced to put up with the snide comments and hateful looks the townspeople throw at them, Mags thinks she's destined to pay for the horrible, awful thing her mom didand that she's left her and Rose to deal withuntil the day she dies.
But when a nationwide televised dance competition posts tryouts in nearby Portland, Mags's best friend, George, says they have to go and audition. Not only have they spent the past fourteen years of their lives dancing side-by-side, dreaming of a day just like this, but also it could be Mags's chance of a lifetimea chance to win the grand-prize money and get her and Rose out of Summerland, a chance to do the thing she loves most with everyone watching, a chance to show the town that she's notand has never beena no-good Woodson girl," like her mother. But will the ...
Genre: Children's eBooks Length: 320 Pages (1,020 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jun 1st, 2020
Belly Laugh Jokes for Kids is packed with both classic and original knock-knock jokes to make readers keel over in laughter. Developed to meet the needs of the millions of children eternally hungry for joke books, this collection is complete with 350 hilarious knock-knock jokes for kids. This unique volume is complemented by witty line drawings created by talented illustrator Bethany Straker. Its seemingly endless supply of fresh content and splashy, engaging design make this book a sure source of fun for young readers as well as parents, siblings, and friends! Perfect for long car rides and rainy days, this book is sure to bring laughter and fun into your home.
Genre: Children's eBooks Length: 144 Pages (3,041 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jun 1st, 2020
Mason jars are no longer just for canning. Today we use them to drink from, to cook inside, andwith almost limitless possibilitiesto craft with. In this fabulous new book, Linda Braden, author and owner of MasonJarCraftsLove.com and ItAllStartedWithPaint.com, offers up a collection of fun and creative Mason jar crafts for kids. Her ideas include everything from wild science experiments and delicious edible treats to holiday decor and gifts for the whole family. Kids won't want to miss the fireworks in a jar or the lava lamp jar projects. And who could resist a Mason jar cupcake or a rainbow Jell-O jar? There are instructions for how to make your own lantern jars, snow globes, and even a Mason jar terrarium. This book will keep little hands busy all year round, with dozens of easy do-it-yourself projects.
Accompanied by photo tutorials and helpful step-by-step instructions, these projects are kid-friendly and offer a variety of options for both beginning and more advanced DIY ...
Genre: Children's eBooks Length: 162 Pages (28,026 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jun 1st, 2020
Would you believe that you could throw an egg across the room without breaking it? Burn a candle underwater? We Dare You! is a gigantic collection of irresistible, easy-to-perform science experiments, tricks, bets, and games kids can do at home with everyday household objects. Thanks to the principles of gravity, mechanics, fluids, logic, geometry, energy, and perception, kids will find countless hours of fun with the selections included in this book.
Genre: Children's eBooks Length: 337 Pages (26,938 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jun 1st, 2020
The Handsome New Edition of the Classic Christmas Story with Brand-New Illustrations!
Follow along with stingy Ebenezer Scrooge as he encounters the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future in this handsome new edition of the classic A Christmas Carol! Charles Dickens's original novel is now accompanied by brand-new illustrations from artist Ángel Domínguez. Your child will be enthralled by beautiful, full-color pictures featuring animals as the famous Scrooge, Marley, Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim, and more.
Begin a new Christmas tradition as you and your child dive into Victorian London in this stunning new edition of A Christmas Carol.
Genre: Children's eBooks Length: 104 Pages (62,035 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jun 1st, 2020
Since her mom died, Andie's family has crumbled. Instead of working, her dad gambles away insurance money, while her sister, Paige, has put her future on hold in order to pick up extra waitressing shifts. Andie's afraid of what will happen if people find out just how bad things are. She's not sure how long she can hide the fact that there's no food or money in the house... or adults, for that matter.
When her science partner suggests they study paranormal activity, Andie gets an idea. She wants a sign from her momanything to tell her it's going to be okay. Maybe the rest of her family does too. So she starts a project of her own. Pretending to be her mother's ghost, Andie sprays perfume, changes TV channels, and moves pictures. Haunting her house is Andie's last hope to bring her family back into the land of the living.
For anyone who loved Counting by 7s, The Haunted House Project is a journey through loss and grief, but ultimately a story of hope and self-reliance. As much as ...
Genre: Children's eBooks Length: 228 Pages (771 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jun 1st, 2020
A supernatural thriller for young readers and adults alike. Tommy Beauchamp is a ward of the child welfare system. He has the uncanny ability to sense when he is in danger, the gift of second sight. When he arrives at Garfield Home for Boys near the beginning of the holidays, he has a run in with a staff member who has ties to a gang of human traffickers. His first impulse is to run away, but when he is befriended by Duncan, a detective also gifted with the second sight, he makes the decision to stay and fight. When Duncan sees that the boy possesses the sight, he takes it upon himself to protect Tommy until he learns the secret of his gift. Tommy has other ideas about how to keep himself and his friends safe, and in the process save the program at Garfield. When his plan starts to unravel he is thrown into danger and Duncan must act to save him, at the risk of having others discover his own deep secret. Join Tommy and Duncan, along with Leon, Josue, Bill the Giant and Ms. Susie, as ...
Joe thought he had the hang of this undercover thing. Sure, he has to dress up as a girl and change his name to Josie" to keep his family safe, but he can still play soccer, and his new friend Sam knows his secret so he at least has someone to talk to. Not to mention, it's finally time for Joe and Sam to learn how to be proper spiesgadgets and all! Joe is prepared to prove to his parents that he's ready for a big mission.
Their first mission isn't exactly what either of them had in mind, though. Joe and Sam have to go undercover... as ballerinas! Joe isn't thrilled about the idea of wearing a tutu, but he's more than ready to track down the potential thief of a soccer memorabilia exhibit at the local community center. He will dance like a flamingo if it means keeping the coveted keepsakes of his favorite sport safe.
Unfortunately, Joe and Sam have very different ways of approaching the mission and their tactics clash. Once best friends and partners-in-spying, they now are ...
Genre: Children's eBooks Length: 192 Pages (2,790 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jun 1st, 2020
From the author of SOUL ASYLUM, 'Tandara' is a fun filled adventure that will appeal to readers who like their action to come thick and fast.
In the fantasy world of Glyn a darkness is spreading across the land. An eleven year-old girl, Ja-Day, begins a journey to find the only one who can save her world, a human boy. Along the way Ja-Day encounters mystical dragons, vicious sea creatures, raging rivers and most dangerous of all - the big cities of earth.
THE DRAGONS ATTACK!
The dragon hovers, its great wings beat steadily as it stares menacingly at the three whom have invaded its nest. Alex notes with dread the dragon's dark green scales. They are face to face with the most dangerous dragon of all. Powerful jaws, fiery breath and razor sharp talons, each just as lethal as the next. But the dragon keeps its distance. `Why doesn't it attack?'
"What's it doing?" Alex can barely emit a hoarse whisper.
"Maybe it's as scared of us as we are of it." ...
Randall Stewart shares five original Christmas stories, all based on drama scripts he has written for his church. Four are in narrative form;one is in verse. His target audience is anyone with the heart of a child. These imaginative tales should awaken within the reader the supernatural wonder of Jesus' birth.
Fateful Journey Back in Time, Surprising Glimpse of the Asian Mind
This non-fiction account is based upon the true story of a shipwreck which occurred on May 20, 1899. Sixteen men became stranded on a small island in the Pacific Ocean, and all of them lived there together with perseverance and hope, surviving successfully until they were rescued.
The book was published in Japanese for the first time in 1943, and has continued to be popular with readers of all ages in Japan for many decades. The English translation has recently been released and is now drawing interest from readers in many countries. When we read this book, we can step outside of our current modern-day perspective and glimpse into the mindset of Asian fishermen and sealife researchers more than a century in the past. The men display a bold and yet gentle spirit of courage, innovation and cooperation which is rare today, and attractive. The reader feels as if he or she is also stranded on the island, striving with the ...
When the people of Elephantine Island receive a visit from Pharaoh Merenra, there is lots of excitement in the air. Harkhuf soon discovers that his dad is being sent on an important mission to Nubia and is eager to go with him. At first, the pharaoh doesn't think that Harkhuf is old enough, but he eventually proves himself and sets out to save the Black Land from drought.
Inspired by the Ancient Egyptian explorer, Harkhuf, this is a book for adventurers of all ages.
Harkhuf the First Explorer tells the story of legendary explorer, Harkhuf, who lived during the 6th Dynasty of Ancient Egypt (in the 24th Century BCE). It is a work of historical fiction, combining elements of legend and quest. The story unfolds as Harkhuf makes his first perilous journey into Nubia (modern-day Sudan).
Twin teens Rusty and Crystal Day find their lives have taken a bad turn with deadly consequences. Events take them to the fantasy world of Dreamtrial. There, they face difficult and dangerous quests which earn them clues to find out who is after them, and why. Along the way they meet another teen, Gus Green, with life-or-death problems as serious as their own. Their fates become linked, and trouble awaits them, both in Dreamtrial and in their world back home... if they can make it back alive. This fresh new fantasy novel is a fast-paced story with two compelling mysteries and adventures galore. Part modern, part medieval, you'll find plenty of heroes and villains, and creatures and races unlike any you've encountered before. Sometimes thought-provoking and serious, often playful and fun, Dreamtrial will appeal to teenagers and adults who seek the enjoyment of a new reading experience. Originally two novels, combined into one, this is the complete series in a single volume. The ...
Sara wakes up one morning and discovers a magical smartphone.
It lets her travel through time.
She and her twin brother Charlie use it to go on a family adventure.
They learn about the true meaning of family and visit themselves as babies before they were adopted.
They learn about how the universe works, what a smartphone is made of, and they learn that it's important to embrace your family no matter what others say.
Because families are made in many different ways.
And Sara and Charlie aren't different just because they're adopted.
They also have two mothers who love them a lot.
Click 'Buy Now' and discover what the past holds for them!
Love MINECRAFT? **Over 57,000 words of kid-friendly fun, and original illustrations!**
This high-quality fan fiction fantasy diary book is for kids, teens, and nerdy grown-ups who love to read epic stories about their favorite game!
FOUR Minecraft Diary Books in ONE!!!
Book 1 - Diary of a Creeper King
Ever heard of the Creeper King, mighty Cth'ka?
Read the adventure diary of a young creeper who was looking for a way to protect himself without blowing up!
When Cth'ka the Creeper and Skeleton Steve leave the forest to ask the local witch for help, they are soon on a long and dangerous journey to find a secret artifact that will allow Cth'ka the power to move blocks with his mind! But will the difficulty of traveling across the Minecraft world, a village under attack, hiding from a fully-armored killer hero, and finding the way to a hidden stronghold be too much for a creeper and his skeleton companion to handle?
Book 2 - Diary of a Teenage Zombie Villager
Devdan wasn't your ...
Do you know what Keto Bread is?
Do you want to know how to bake Keto Bread?
Baking can be intimidating on the keto diet because it is not as easy as swapping high carb ingredients with low carbs. You can easily buy keto baked items from the stores but prepping them in your kitchen is more fruitful. Following are some keto baking tips that will make you confident in creating your own delicious low-carb baked goods at home.
Start with keto baking recipes that are already developed and tested. Experiment and keep improving your baking skills by using their flours and ingredients, and in this way, you will also learn how the low-carb ingredients interact. And, then move on to develop your family baking recipes into low-carbs ones.
Secondly, choosing the right keto-friendly flour is very important. For keto baked goods, you will have to replace your regular whole wheat flour with flours made with high-fat and low-carb nuts or seeds. There are so many low-carb flour choices ...
"Abe! Abe!" Michael yelled frantically as his friend floated away. "Abe! ABE!" No response.
The worst day of Michael's life was when his best friend fell into the river. And it was all Michael's fault. When they finally found Abe, he was nothing like the boy everyone knew. He didn't act the same. He didn't dress the same. And he definitely didn't care about hanging with his closest group of friends, the Bad Gnus. Had the trauma changed Abe forever? Was it the gold he had found during his near-death experience that made Abe act differently, or was it his newfound notoriety? Whatever it was, Abe's behavior wasn't just different. It seemed... sinister. All Michael & the Bad Gnus cared about was changing him back before he forever became... The Doppelgänger.
Imagine your parents have been lost in darkness and only your faith can shine their way home.
The Tower of Light series insightfully examines childlike faith from the perspective of three small children, facing insurmountable problems... and succeeding, by faith and grace alone.
"This little light of mine" never seemed so bright, and keeping it shining never felt so imperative.
Light of Mine, introduces Lauren (12), Aiden (9), and Ethan (5) who bear the responsibility of keeping their Father's newly constructed Tower of Light shining in his absence.
From the back cover:
Darkness is spreading through Zoura. Beyond the borders of the heathlands, innocent animals are being turned into monsters, and good men into pawns of the Dark One. Father has vanished after joining the Mighty Mercenaries and mother has gone missing in search of him.
Alone on the farm, twelve-year-old Lauren and her brave little brothers, Aiden and Ethan, must guard the Tower of Light that will guide both ...
Do you want to enjoy your favorite desserts while staying in ketosis?
Are you ready to discover an easy way to satisfy your sugar cravings and enjoy mouth-watering desserts while keeping yourself in ketosis without feeling guilty?
If yes, then keep reading...
The ketogenic diet, or keto diet, is a high-fat diet that promotes a healthy lifestyle san any carbs and sugar. A food with low to zero amount of carbs gets the body into ketosis, which is the primary goal of the ketogenic diet. Ketosis is a metabolic process in which the body switch to fats to get energy when carbs reserves are finished.
When you enjoy a portion-controlled treat whenever you want, you will eat mindfully and ditch the guilt that causes stress and anxiety. Believe me, if you decide to enjoy dessert now and then, you'll be satisfied with fewer portions such as a small square of chocolate or a healthy protein smoothie. This approach will help you control your obsession with sweets. That sounds ...
**Dystopian mind control with metaphysics**
The refugee caves have been destroyed, and most of the refugees are dead. The Potentate now knows of their existence and will stop at nothing to wipe them out completely. He suspects that terrorist Jackson MacNamera is among them, as well as reporter Kate Brandeis's fiancé, hacker Will Anderson -- and probably therefore Kate herself. Now that the Potentate is aware of security threats, most of the strategies the rebels used to get back onto the grid before now no longer work. The Potentate knows the rebels are on foot, and he knows they were at the caves not long ago -- they can't get far.
The remaining rebels, among them Jackson and Kate, have Kate's fiancé Will to thank for their survival: he arrived back from the dead and in the nick of time, bearing classified information about the Potentate's plans to expand his influence internationally. But the remaining rebels and the Council cannot agree on whether their top priority should be ...
Hair, Heroes, and Heroics! That's what you get when you mix a super-genius, a hair care routine and a team of two: Fromo and her sidekick Coil. Jump into a wacky adventure with Fromo and friends as she battles her classroom rival and arch-nemesis Whiplash and her Goons. Finding clues at The Old Abandon Hair Factory, the heroes find themselves in a sticky situation as Whiplash's plot is the slimiest one yet. But no worries, the team is on it as they fight for their school's freedom from this villain's slippery grasp. Fromo is a spunky, kick-butt hero with a jumbo hair puff and an even bigger punch! Her classmates know her as Monique, but she is so much more--a small super genius, with even bigger ideas. Jump into her fluffy and frotastic adventures as she fights crime, villains and hair shrinkage! This children's novel was written to promote natural hair and self-love for black and brown children worldwide.
Love MINECRAFT? **Over 25,000 words of kid-friendly fun!**
This high-quality fan fiction fantasy diary book is for kids, teens, and nerdy grown-ups who love to read epic stories about their favorite game!
The Slime Witch
Skeleton Steve can't believe that after all of this time being lost and far from home, his good friend Sir Zebulon managed to FIND him! But compelled by a deep, personal need to help Devdan the teenage zombie villager return to his old life and family, our hero decides to stay and help the kid finish his quest before returning home.
What's worse is that the only way to return Devdan to life is to work with the evil and manipulative Worla the witch. Skeleton Steve has no idea whether she's jerking them around and just using them, or truly intends to help poor Devdan. And when Worla sends Skeleton Steve and Devdan (and Mr. Whiskers!) into a nearby jungle to gather some things involving Devdan's quest--which includes dealing with another rival witch--will things turn ...
Pharaoh Merenra is gravely ill. As Zau and Harkhuf compete for influence over the future of the Black Land, Harkhuf can only think of one person that might be able to help. With his musician friend Tepi in tow, he retraces his footsteps - this time taking a perilous voyage over the Red Sea, via Tepi's home in the Turquoise Terraces.
Packed with intrigue, rivalry and adventure, 'The Red Sea' is the second book in the Harkhuf trilogy.
Paul Yarbrough's critically-acclaimed debut novel, MISSISSIPPI COTTON, brings to light the complex history of rural Mississippi in the 1950's.
It is 1951. Young Jake Conner gets on a bus to visit his cousins in the Mississippi Delta. But when the body of an unknown man is found in the Mississippi River, Jake's summer vacation gets a little more adventurous as he and his cousins snoop around in a mystery that is better left to the grown ups.
"First time novelist, Paul H. Yarbrough, masterfully transports readers deep into the world of Mississippi Cotton, where life is not as simple as it seems." ~Julie Cantrell, editor, Southern Literary Review and bestselling author of Into the Free
"In Mississippi Cotton a 20th Century Huck Finn has a real adventure. No matter that his raft is a Trailways Bus along the river, the trip is no less toward maturity. If you like a good story, this is your book, a book told by someone who knows the terrain--its history, people, landscape and culture. ...
Death is only the beginning!
From an internationally bestselling author comes this wonderful collection of the first three books in the addictive Afterlife series -- you'll love reading about teenager Meghan and her adventurous life after death.
??? Book 1 - BEYOND
Meghan is 16 when she dies.
She wakes up on a flying steamboat on her way to a school run by Angels in a white marble castle.
On the boat, she meets Mick who has been dead for more than a hundred years but still looks like a teenager. He helps her past the difficult beginning at the new school in a new world filled with magic.
One day some of Meghan's roommates find a mirror in the cellar of the school and they persuade her to go through it with them - well knowing it is strictly against the rules of the school. Meghan ends up back on earth where she meets Jason. However, Jason is in danger, and Meghan knows something important. Something that is a matter of life and death. Soon she is forced to choose between ...
The Fairies and the Pixies are at war. Ella is an 18-year-old Fairy who is far more focused on her forthcoming marriage than the war raging around her. That is until her fiance is listed as missing in action and she goes off to find him. Ella accidentally becomes a central figure in the war that is destroying her valley.
This book is most recommended for children 9-12, is an easy read, features battle scenes and has a strong-willed female as the central character. It is the first of a trilogy, book 2 being available now.
The Fairy-Pixie War might have ended, but there is now far more menacing threat to the valley. The Orcs from across the mountain range have taken advantage of the war ending between the valley races and are mounting raids to kidnap as many inhabitants as they can.
Ella's 16-year-old sister, Lily, is one of the ones captured, but her bravery and cunning leads her to finding out the reason the valley races are losing the war against the Orcs.
This is a story about a little dog whose adventures begin one night during a terrible snowstorm. After getting lost then losing her mother, Lillybell faces new fears and challenges all alone. Luckily, some friends join her journey: an intellectual gecko, a boisterous rat, a caring robin, and a whole cast of characters emerge to help Lillybell find her way home.
This workbook is for people who are still in school such as college and high school students. Successful, highly educated people such as cooperate executives, college professors, and doctors can increase their reading speed with this course. It can also be used by people who are educating themselves or learning a skill on their own. It is for anyone who would like to read faster. The workbook contains the best-practice teaching methods for learning speed reading, which are included within the lessons and exercises.
However, to become a speed reader, you must learn and practice certain skills such as phonetic decoding, syllabication, and sequencing. These skills will transform you from a fast reader to a speed reader. As a speed reader, you will learn to decode and read long complex words faster while studying on your own. After a while, you will automatically decode and pre-read words subconsciously before reading them out loud.
All the learning activities you will need to ...