When Cece was a little girl, she contracted meningitis. Although she recovered her health, she lost her hearing. Cece must learn how to function in the world without her hearing. After receiving a hearing aid and attending a school where she learns the basics of lip reading, Cece's family moves to a smaller town. As she starts a new school with the Phonic Ear strapped on, she worries that the other kids will not want to be her friend because she is different. In her mind she creates El Deafo, her alter ego, who helps her to manage the new waters of the world where she could no longer hear. All Cece really wants is a friend who treats her like any other kid. When she meets Martha, they become the best of friends. a new boy moves into the neighborhood and Cece is smitten. Everything is going well until an accident makes Martha afraid for Cece. Cece wants nothing more than to get Martha back as her trusty side-kick and the new boy (AKA Supercrush) as a close friend as well. Can El Deafo give her the strength to overcome her own fears?
At her uncle’s funeral Stephanie notices an odd character. He shows up
again at the reading of the will where Stephanie is given the majority
of her uncle’s worldly possessions. When she stays at her “new” house,
weird things begin to happen. She is attacked and this strange
man—living skeleton, Skulduggery Pleasant—comes to her rescue. She teams
up with Skulduggery to find out what really killed her uncle and to
save the world along the way.
In a land far away, where imaginary friends come from...Beekle (who isn't Beekle yet) is born. As other imaginary friends are imagined by a child and move away, he awaits his turn. But it doesn't come, so he sets out to find his child. He travels to the real world where he finds his destiny, his friend, and his name.
Have you ever wondered where A.A Milne got his idea for that oh so famous bear, Winnie-the-Pooh? This is the true story that inspired the creation of the "tubby, little cubby all stuffed with fluff." Meet the real Winnie and you will love her just as much.
Seven very different fifth grade students are brought together by their new teacher. He really seems to get them and is changing their lives. Until an unfortunate accident places him in a coma and leaves the kids wondering if he will recover. An amazing story of the power a teacher can have in the lives of students.
We've all seen those old, oh wait sorry, not old...hem-hem...vintage books and pamphlets giving advice on how to improve ourselves. Seen them, flipped through them and laughed at how outdated some of the ideas were. But what if those ideas weren't so far-fetched? What if you decided to try them out--without telling anybody--just to see what might happen?
Maya Van Wagenen does just that and records all the trials--can you say girdle?--and triumphs in this thought-provoking memoir of her eighth grade year. Her bravery and moxie take you along on a journey of laughter and tears. She shows what it truly takes to be popular. Powerful, pure-hearted, real.
Not only is Josh Bell a superstar on the basketball court, but he is also blessed with a brilliant, poetic gift. Through his rhythmic lines, his life unfolds: his twin brother, his cool dad, and his strict mother form a tight loving family and basketball is a driving force in their life. As the boys’ basketball team strives for championship, changes happen on the court and off. Basketball is the medium, love is the story.
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