A Valiant Quest for the Misfit Menagerie

Author: Jacqueline Resnick
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101604476
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Trapped in a toy store? Sounds like a mission for four furry friends. Bertie, Susan, and the Misfit Menagerie—Smalls the sun bear, Rigby the Komondor dog, and Wombat the wombat—have at long last escaped from evil Grand Master Claude’s Most Magnificent Circus and are finally free to live life at their leisure. But there’s something missing. Something that’s keeping them from moving on. Or rather, someone. Tilda the Angora rabbit—and fourth member of the Misfit Menagerie—is being held captive at Toddle’s Toy Emporium, a massive toy store more impressive than even F.A.O. Schwarz. Now Bertie, Smalls, and the gang—including a sword-wielding hedgehog—must embark on a quest to rescue their kidnapped friend, braving the mean streets of Hollyhoo City and the bratty Chrysantheum Toddle. It’s a journey that will take them over an actual clay rainbow, force them to hide among stuffed animals in a life-like jungle, and lead them to soar above the ground in a hot-air balloon—all big tasks for animals who only recently saw that there was a world outside of Mr. Mumford’s farm. But if they’re valiant enough, they just might reunite the menagerie and find themselves a new home.

The Daring Escape of the Misfit Menagerie

Author: Jacqueline Resnick
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101590750
Format: PDF
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Four animals must find their ticket out of the circus. Smalls the sun bear, Tilda the Angora rabbit, Rigby the Komondor dog, and Wombat the wombat are the four animals that make up "the misfit menagerie." Together they’ve always lived a happy life on Mr. Mumford’s farm. That is, until one fateful evening when Mumford, loopy from elderberry wine, accidentally loses them to the dastardly circus owner Grande Master Claude. Suddenly, these animals are forced to perform death-defying tricks and live in filthy, cramped cages as members of Claude’s traveling circus. But all hope is not lost! Claude’s nephew Bertie and his friend Susan, a circus acrobat, are equally fed up with Claude’s evil ways, and together they might just have what it takes to find their ticket out of the circus.

Raffie on the Run

Author: Jacqueline Resnick
Publisher:
ISBN: 1626728666
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"The Cricket in Times Square" meets "Finding Nemo" in this Pixar-style adventure in which a subway rat must cross New York City to bring his lost little brother home. Illustrations.

A Friend Called Anne

Author: Jacqueline Van Maarsen
Publisher: Paw Prints
ISBN: 9781442028388
Format: PDF, ePub
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As a resident of Amsterdam who was lucky enough to be deported and not sent to concentration camps like other families, Jopie, a close friend of Anne Frank, provides stories of their friendship while recollecting what life was like during that difficult period in time as, one by one, friends and neighbors were gathered up and sent away. Reprint.

Dollbaby

Author: Laura Lane McNeal
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0143127497
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When Ibby Bell's father dies the summer of 1964, her mother deposits eleven-year-old Ibby in New Orleans with her eccentric grandmother, Fannie. Her grandmother's rundown Victorian mansion is like no place Ibby's ever been, and Fannie like no one she's ever met. Luckily, Ibby falls under the care of Fannie's black cook, Queenie, and her outspoken daughter, Dollbaby, who initiate her into the ways of the South, both its grand traditions and its darkest secrets. Set against the backdrop of the civil rights movement, this is a coming-of-age story about family and truth.

Not After Everything

Author: Michelle Levy
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698162811
Format: PDF
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Fans of Eleanor and Park, The Spectacular Now, Willow, and Perfectly Good White Boy won't be able to put down this gritty but hopeful love story about two struggling teens. Tyler has a football scholarship to Stanford, a hot girlfriend, and a reliable army of friends to party with. Then his mom kills herself. And Tyler lets it all go. Now he needs to dodge what his dad is offering (verbal tirades and abuse) and earn what his dad isn’t (money): He needs a job. It’s there that he reunites with Jordyn, his childhood best friend, and now the token goth girl at school. Jordyn brings Tyler an unexpected peace and, finally, love. But with his family in shambles, he can’t risk bringing Jordyn too deeply into his life. So when violence rocks Tyler’s world again, will it be Jordyn who shows him the way to a hopeful future? Or after everything, will Tyler have to find it in himself? This tough, realistic page-turner reveals a boy's point of view on loss and love—perfect for fans of Rainbow Rowell, Tim Tharp, Julia Hoban, Carrie Mesrobian, and Mindi Scott. From the Hardcover edition.

Rebel Spirits

Author: Lois Ruby
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 0545540208
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Haunted by history. Bound by mystery. Lori Chase doesn't know what to think about ghosts. She may have seen a few in the past, but those were just childish imaginings . . . right? Only now that she is living in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, spirits seem to be on everyone's mind. The town is obsessed with its bloody Civil War history, and the old inn that Lori's parent run is supposedly haunted by the souls of dead soldiers. Then Lori meets one such soldier -- the devastatingly handsome Nathaniel Pierce. Nathaniel's soul cannot rest, and he desperately needs Lori's help. Because Nathaniel was not killed in the famous battle. He was murdered. Lori begins to investigate the age-old mystery, stumbling upon shocking clues and secrets. At the same time, she can't help falling for Nathaniel, just as he is falling for her . . . .

Coming on Home Soon

Author: Jacqueline Woodson
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0399237488
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Set during World War II, young Ada Ruth is saddened when she is left with her grandmother to run the home when her Mama has to go away to work a wartime job, yet the sudden friendship of a stray kitten helps keep her spirits high while she goes about her tasks and eagerly awaits the news of her mother's return.

Model Spy

Author: Shannon Greenland
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101118482
Format: PDF, Docs
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Book 1 of The Specialists Teen genius Kelly James is in a lot of hot water. A whiz with computers, she agreed to help her college rA, David, uncover some top-secret information. After all, she doesn’t have many friends and David has always been nice to her. it doesn’t hurt that he’s supercute and irresistible, too. All she has to do is hack into the government’s main computer system. but a few hours later, her whole life changes. she is caught and taken in for questioning, only this isn’t your run-of-the-mill arrest. rather than serve a juvenile detention sentence, she accepts the option to change her name and enlist in a secret government spy agency that trains teen agents to go undercover. As if that wasn’t overwhelming enough, she discovers that David works for this agency as well! And before she even begins to understand what is going on, she’s sent on her first mission as an undercover model. And who better to partner with than David himself!

You can t take a balloon into the Metropolitan Museum

Author: Jacqueline Preiss Weitzman
Publisher: Dial
ISBN:
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In this wordless story, a young girl and her grandmother view works inside the Metropolitan Museum of Art, while the balloon she has been forced to leave outside floats around New York City causing a series of mishaps that mirror scenes in the museum's ar