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Maxed Out

Daphne Greer (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781554699834

More than anything, twelve-year-old Max wants to play hockey like he used to. But since the death of his dad, his mom does more crying than mothering, and Max has to take his special-needs brother, Duncan, with him everywhere he goes. The team needs Max to win the upcoming game against the Red Eagles, but one practice with Duncan makes it evident that it's not safe to leave him unattended on the sidelines. With only a week to figure out how he can play in the big game, Max is feeling the pressure. Will he find a way to be a good teammate, a good brother and a good son, or is it too much for one kid?

Allons au travail (French)

Aude Brunel (Author)

Publisher: International Step by Step Association ISBN: 9781601950376

Both Mum and Dad work in offices, but it's hard for a very little boy to understand what they DO all day, and why they're SO tired when they get home and can only play for a little while. With the help of his grandmother, who takes care of him, our young narrator tries to experience their workaday world, day after day, at home in a pretend office . . . and he gets really, really tired, too. . . . Papa et maman travaillent dans des bureaux, mais c'est difficile pour un tout petit garçon de comprendre ce qu'ils font toute la journée, et pourquoi, si fatigués lorsqu'ils reviennent à la maison, ils ne peuvent jouer qu'un tout petit moment. Avec l'aide de sa grand-mère qui prend soin de lui, notre jeune narrateur essaie d'imaginer leur routine quotidienne, jour après jour, à la maison il joue à l'employé de bureau. . . et il devient lui aussi très très fatigué.

Ronny (Hungarian)

Nenad Vujadinovic (author), Emil Für (illustrator)

Publisher: International Step by Step Association ISBN: 9781931854566

Times are hard for Mommy, Daddy, and Ivan. They live in a tiny apartment and only have room for an imaginary dog, Ronny, who behaves badly--especially at night. They love him, anyway. One day they are able to move to a larger apartment and have room for The Real Ronny! A real dog! He's wonderful, of course. And they love him. But sometimes you can't help missing the things you left behind. Nehéz idôk járnak anyára, apára és Ivánra. Egy ici-pici lakásban laknak, így nem jut hely igazi kutyára. Ám van egy képzeletbeli Ronijuk, akit - bár nagyon rosszul viselke-dik, kiváltképp éjjelente - mindenki nagyon szeret. Egy napon, Ivánék nagyobb lakásba költöznek, és így van hely egy Igazi Roninak is. Egy igazi kutya! Persze Roni tökéletes, és mindenki imádja, de néha mégis... hiányoznak a régi, jól megszokott dolgok.

Do I Have To

Lin Picou (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781612367323

In This Fluent Reader, Parents Turn The Tables On The Kids By Asking If They Have To Do Chores Around The House.

Bedtime Battles

J. Jean Robertson (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781612367194

In This Emergent Reader, A Child Doesn't Want To Go To Bed. Teaching Focus, Words To Know Before You Read, Comprehension And Extension Activities. Inside Front And Back Cover Parent And Teacher Support.

Flight Down

Thomas Kingsley Troupe (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781621432524

Drew thought spending the summer in Florida with his little sister Maddie was the worst thing that could happen to him. He was wrong. When their plane crashes in a swampy, crocodile-infested wilderness, Drew and Maddie must rely on each other to survive.

I'll Be a Chef

Connie Colwell Miller (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781607538585

A young boy pretends to be a master chef while cooking in the kitchen with his dad and shows what its like to be a professional chef. Includes hands-on activity and glossary of chef terms.

Family Vacations

Heather Adamson (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781607533252

Describes different ways people spend family vacations. Includes simple craft.

My Brain

Annette Bay Pimentel (author)Teresa Alberini (illustrator)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781607538530

Ava teaches her younger brother Noah that the brain is like a computer, controlling the body through the spinal cord and the nerves.

The Dark (French)

Rouzanna Baghdasaryan (Author)

Publisher: International Step by Step Association ISBN: 9781601950345

Jonah, like many little boys, is afraid of the dark. His older brother, Gor, and his baby sister, Arpi, share the bedroom with Jonah. But it's still a scary place at night, what with monsters under beds and on chairs, and who knows what's lurking in the spooky cupboard? But when Gor promises Jonah his favorite toy soldier if he'll just try not to be afraid, Jonah is too excited to sleep. Will the scary dark keep Jonah in his bed? Jonah, comme beaucoup de petits garçons, a peur du noir. Son grand frère, Gor, et sa petite sœur, Arpi, partagent sa chambre. Mais il a quand même peur la nuit, avec ces monstres sous les lits et sur les chaises, et qui sait ce qui se cache dans le placard sinistre ? Toutefois, lorsque Gor promet à Jonah son petit soldat préféré s'il essaie seulement de ne pas avoir peur, Jonah est bien trop excité pour trouver le sommeil. La peur du noir forcera-t-elle Jonah à rester dans son lit ?

Kyle's Island

Sally Derby (author)

Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9781580893169

For as far back as Kyle can remember, he spent summers at Gram's cottage on the lake--fishing all day, and hanging out with the whole family. But this year is different. His father has moved out, his grandmother has died, and his mother is selling the cottage because they can't afford the upkeep. Sally Derby takes readers to a small lake in 1970s Michigan, where thirteen-year-old Kyle comes to understand that loss isn't forever, and that people are more complicated than they seem.

Boris and Stella and the Perfect Gift

Dara Goldman (author), Dara Goldman (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781627530477

Boris is a musician, playing the songs he learned growing up in Russia. Stella is a baker, baking cakes and pastries like her father used to back in Italy. Boris and Stella live in the city and are best friends. They like movies, hats, and each other. At holiday time, Stella wants to give Boris the perfect present for Hanukkah. She wants him to know how special he is. Boris wants to give Stella the perfect present for Christmas: she means so much to him. But perfect presents cost money and their bank savings contain very little. To make their dreams of perfect presents come true, Boris and Stella each sacrifice something very special. In a nod to O. Henrys The Gift of the Magi comes this tender story celebrating traditions, friendships, and gifts from the heart.

The Icicle (Czech)

Valery Voskoboinikov (author), Anne Linnamagi (illlustrator)

Publisher: International Step by Step Association ISBN: 9781931854382

Alex loves his mother very much and today is her birthday. He bundles up and sets out to find a job. He'll try anything to earn enough money for a present: bang his saucepan to the beat with street musicians, wash a car, anything!-until he discovers the perfect present to bring home to her... Alex má svou maminku moc rád. A právě dnes má maminka narozeniny. Alex si tedy oblékne zimník, čepici a rukavice a vydá se hledat práci. Hodlá udělat cokoliv, aby vydělal dost peněz na dárek. Třeba hrát na rendlík s pouličními muzikanty, mýt auta, prostě cokoliv! Až najednou objeví perfektní dárek...

Let's Go to Work (Albanian)

Aude Brunel (author)

Publisher: International Step by Step Association ISBN: 9781931854986

Both Mum and Dad work in offices, but it's hard for a very little boy to understand what they DO all day, and why they're SO tired when they get home and can only play for a little while. With the help of his grandmother, who takes care of him, our young narrator tries to experience their workaday world, day after day, at home in a pretend office . . . and he gets really, really tired, too. . . Edhe mami edhe babi punojne ne zyra, por eshte e veshtire per nje djale te vogel te kuptoje c'bejne ata gjithe diten qe jane KAQ te lodhur kur vijne ne shtepi sa mund te luajne vetem pak. Me ndihmen e gjyshes se tij, e cila kujdeset per te, tregimtari yne i vogel perpiqet te provoje boten e punes se tyre, dite pas dite, ne shtepi ne nje zyre me gjasme... dhe ai eshte lodhur shume, shume. . .

Weerdest Day Ever!

Richard Scrimger (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459811560

Bunny is on a camping trip with his brother and his grandpa. How much trouble can he get into? As it turns out, a lot. For one thing, there are soldiers all over the place. Canada is about to go to war with the United States, and the battle starts tomorrow. Bunny is worried. A hockey rivalry is one thing, but this is serious. And why is everybody so happy? Things get personal when an American soldier steals his brother Spencer's cell phone. Bunny decides to track down the phone himself. Maybe they can get out of there before the war starts. Thats when things get confusing. In this zany prequel to Ink Me and The Wolf and Me, the hockey-loving, indomitable Bunny goes camping with his brother and his grandpa.

Another Miserable Love Song

Brooke Carter (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459813137

Kallie Echo is starting to think dreams are dangerous. Her dad had one to be a rock star and then he died. Now Kallie is practically homeless and her life is falling apart. So when a punk band asks Kallie to sing for them, she must decide if she's got the heart to front a band of rocker chicks (and one trans guy). Can she find a new purpose in punk? And will the drummer with the amazing smile break her heart?The band goes on tour, and everything hinges on Kallie. It's a lot of pressure especially when you throw in substance abuse and Kallie's deadbeat mom showing up at the worst time. Kallie must learn to trust her friends, and herself, if she's going to get over the past and make a new future. But if she dares to dream again, will she lose it all?

The Bootlegger's Goddaughter

Melodie Campbell (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459814141

As Gina gets ready for her Christmas wedding, all is quiet in Steeltown. Then she's robbed, cousin Jimmy has a heart attack, and someone in the city has hijacked a transport truck full of booze. But who? And why? Gina knows bootlegging used to be a family business, but they stopped that in the '30s. Didnt they? Gina and Nico work feverishly to keep the latest bungled family matter under wraps, but the police are closing in. And, once again, everything points to the Holy Cannoli Retirement Home. The Bootlegger's Goddaughter is the fifth book in the Gina Gallo Mystery series.

Birthdays

Nikki Tate (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459812987

Inspired by memories of fantastic family birthday parties, mother-and-daughter team Nikki Tate and Dani Tate-Stratton researched the history of birthdays in order to answer such questions as, How much does where you grow up influence the way you celebrate getting a year older? Have people always celebrated birthdays? The more they investigated, the more they realized that there's a lot more to birthdays than cake, presents, a few games and perhaps a goody bag. They discovered there are as many ways to observe birthdays as there are places in which to do it.

Dominion

Shane Arbuthnott (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459811188

Molly grew up hearing the tales of Haviland Stout, her ancestor who discovered the dangerous magical spirits that inhabit the far corners of the world. Now, on the edge of the New World, in the British Dominion of Terra Nova, Molly and her family collect spirits aboard their airship, the Legerdemain. But when Molly captures a spirit that can speak and claims to have been Haviland's friend, her entire life is upended. What if everything she knows about the spirits, and her own history, is a lie? In her hunt for the truth, Molly will have to challenge the most powerful company in Terra Nova and find the courage to reshape her world.

Enough

Mary Jennifer Payne (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459813311

Life hasn't been easy for fifteen-year-old Lizzie Jackson since her father's sudden death four years ago. Shortly after he died, her mother, Lydia, began dating and drinking herself into oblivion, leaving Lizzie to parent her younger brother, Charlie. Things go from bad to worse when Lydia marries Dean. To protect Charlie from Dean's rage, Lizzie makes herself the target of his abuse. But when Dean sexually assaults Lizzie, things change forever. Can she continue to ensure her brother's safety after she flees their home?

Jungle Land

Eric Walters (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459811508

DJ is always thrilled to spend time with his grandfather, a person he idolizes. When his grandfather announces that he's going to take all of his grandsons on individual adventures, it seems only fair that DJ, as the oldest grandchild, will get his adventure first. An adventure that sees his grandfather at the controls of a small plane as the two fly to Central America for a week. But when someone tries to kidnap him, DJ must flee through the jungle and down a crocodile-infested river, pursued by armed gunmen. When he isn't busy trying to stay alive, DJ discovers things about himself he never suspected and uncovers information that leads him to believe his beloved grandfather is living a secret life. In this exciting prequel to Between Heaven and Earth and Sleeper, the responsible and athletically gifted DJ flies to Central America.

Viviana y la leyenda de los Hoodoos

Terry Catass Jennings (author), Phyllis Saroff (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781628559613

Hace tiempo, los Viejos eran malos. Ellos se bebieron toda el agua, se comieron todos los piones y no dejaron nada para las otras criaturas. Sinawav, el coyote, los castig convirtindolos en hoodoos rocosos. Ahora, cuando los nios se portan mal, sus Paiute mayores les recuerdan que tambin ellos podran convertirse en columnas de roca! Viviana ha escuchado las historias pero, este ao mientras ella y su abuela escalan la meseta para recoger piones, Viviana tiene algo ms importante en su mente: tiros de prueba de baloncesto. Cuando Viviana es irrespetuosa con los rboles y con la tierra, su abuela debe recordarle sobre la leyenda de los hoodoos y de cmo la naturaleza ha hecho posible que su gente pueda vivir.

Speed

Ted Staunton (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459811621

How can you liven up a boring camping trip with your grandpa and your younger brother? Spencer has the answer: lose the new cell phone you weren't supposed to bring with you. Add a War of 1812 reenactment, a student film crew, an old flame of Grandpa's, Laura Secord's cowbell and a larcenous hardcore history buff, and you get a weekend that gives Spencer his first taste of independence and maybe a glimpse of his future, by way of the past.In this funny prequel to Jump Cut and Coda, the goofy and creative Spencer gets caught up in a War of 1812 reenactment.

What Makes Us Unique?

Dr. Jillian Roberts (author), Cindy Revell (illustrator)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459809499

When it comes to explaining physical, cultural and religious differences to children, it can be difficult to know where to begin. What Makes Us Unique? provides an accessible introduction to the concept of diversity, teaching children how to respect and celebrate people's differences and that ultimately, we are all much more alike than we are different. Additional questions at the back of the book allow for further discussion. Child psychologist Dr. Jillian Roberts designed the Just Enough series to empower parents/caregivers to start conversations with young ones about difficult or challenging subject matter. Other books in the series deal with birth, death, separation and divorce. For more information, visit www.justenoughseries.com.

Lark Holds the Key

Natasha Deen (author), Marcus Cutler (illustrator)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459811294

Its the third day of summer vacation, and Larks halmonithats (Korean for grandmother) has promised to take Lark and her twin brother, Connor, to the library. Only trouble is, they arrive to discover that the town librarian is missing her key to the library. Lucky for her, Lark just happens to be a budding private eye. Can rookie detectives Lark and Connor solve this mystery and recover the lost key? Lark Holds The Key is the first book in the Lark Ba detective series.