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Sports Superstitions

Saddleback (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781645980506

Playing a sport requires training and skill. But many believe winning also involves luck. Athletes often have good luck charms or pregame rituals. Coaches and fans do too. From college and professional leagues to the Olympics, superstitions are everywhere in the world of sports. But do these interesting items and peculiar practices actually help teams win?

Feats of Courage

Saddleback (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781645980537

Heroes are all around us. They may be famous for their deeds, or they could be our friends and neighbors. What sets heroes apart from the crowd is courage. It takes courage to save a life, help others, or fight for what you believe in. How have heroes made an impact on your life?

Children of the Holocaust

Saddleback (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781645980599

Six million Jewish people were killed in the Holocaust. Children were not spared. But some managed to survive. Large numbers were sent to concentration camps. Others were hidden by friends and neighbors. Some were smuggled across borders. Many lost their families. Still, they did not give up. These are their stories of survival.

Treasure Island

Robert Louis Stevenson (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602918320

Jim and his friends have the treasure map but they're badly outnumbered. Do they have a chance against the bloodthirsty mutineers? Long John Silver says he's on Jim's side. But the one-legged old pirate is clever and wily-- and Jim's very life is at stake!

The Time Machine

H.G. Wells (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602918313

"The white bar can propel my Time Machine into the future," he explained. "The black bar can send it into the past." As the Time Traveler continues his amazing story, his friends become increasingly suspicious. They can't quite believe his wild story about the evil Morlocks and the beautiful Eloi. Would you believe it?

The Man in the Iron Mask

Alexandre Dumas (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602918207

The mysterious prisoner is called Marchiali- but is that his true name? And why has an innocent man been imprisoned for so long? The fabled three musketeers suspect a royal conspiracy. But there are deadly dangers in confronting the royal family. The musketeers could be killed- and poor Marchiali could end up wearing an iron mask!

The Red Badge of Courage

Stephen Crane (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602918252

The Civil War battlefields are nothing like Henry Fleming had imagined them to be. Isn't it the duty of every living creature to save its own life? Yet Henry is afraid to return to his regiment. His comrades are sure to sneer at his cowardice.

Jane Eyre

Charlotte Brontë (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602918160

Jane Eyre has had bad luck. In a fit of anger, her cruel aunt sent her off to Lowood, a bleak, charity institution for orphaned girls. There Jane learned to expect little from life. But her new position at a great country estate promises to be far more interesting than she ever dreamed.

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Victor Hugo (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602918153

Quasimodo, the deformed bell ringer, and Frollo, the archdeacon, are both in love with Esmeralda. But the beautiful gypsy has already married another man to save his life- and her heart belongs to an army captain! Poor Quasimodo doesn't have much of a chance. Then an angry crowd cries out for Esmeralda's blood, and Quasimodo proves that true love is eternal.

Kidnapped

Robert Louis Stevenson (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602918184

On the run from his kidnapper, an orphaned boy acquires an unexpected traveling companion. Is Alan Breck the notorious outlaw that people say he is? Or is he really a patriotic hero?

The Prince and the Pauper

Mark Twain (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602918245

Two young boys discover that they look just alike. But the lives they lead could hardly be more different. What could it hurt to trade places for a while? When the old king dies, they find out in a hurry. Will poor Tom Canty actually be crowned the new King of England?

Gulliver's Travels

Jonathan Swift (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602918139

Lemuel Gulliver has bad luck at sea. A series of shipwrecks lands him in some unimaginable places. First, there's the land of the little people. Next there's the fantastic flying island and the land of the giants. Last but not least, Gulliver visits a nation ruled by intelligent horses!

The Last of the Mohicans

James Fenimore Cooper (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602918191

Uncas and Chingachgook are the last survivors of the once mighty tribe of Mohicans. Their friend, a white scout named Hawkeye, needs their help in the British fight against the French. The odds they face are overwhelming. Magua, a cunning Huron, is determined to see them fail.

Moby Dick

Herman Melville (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602918214

A bored school teacher seeks adventure as a whale hunter. He has no idea that the mad captain of the Pequod is interested in pursuing only one whale- the enormous white beast that bit off his leg! Now it's too late to turn back. Will Ahab's insane quest for revenge cost the entire crew their lives?

Great Expectations

Charles Dickens (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602918122

Pip is headed for an apprenticeship at the blacksmith's forge. Then an anonymous donor appears, and sends Pip to London to live as a gentleman. Pip is sure he knows the identity of his secret benefactor. He couldn't be more surprised when he finds that he's been mistaken all along.

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Mark Twain (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602918023

Freedom is everything to Huckleberry Finn. How can he avoid being "civilized" by the good-hearted Widow Douglas? But just now Huck has more important things on his mind-- like helping his friend Jim escape the slave-catchers!

A Christmas Carol

Charles Dickens (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602918078

Scrooge is downright mean and cold-hearted-- the stingiest man in all of London. Could anything on earth transform him into a kind and caring human being? Probably not. But the spirit of Christmas is very powerful--more powerful by far than anything on earth.

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Mark Twain (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602918030

As usual, Tom Sawyer and his pal Huck Finn were only out looking for fun. They never dreamed they'd witness a murder! And that isn't Tom's only problem. There's a new girl, Becky Thatcher, and the fence he's suppose to paint-- not to mention the hunt for Injun Joe's buried treasure!

Frenemies

Jeff Gottesfeld (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781612479538

Ronette Bradley. Good on standardized tests, a mess on her report cards. With high school over, and her boyfriend going away to college, she is stuck cleaning hotel rooms. Until one fateful telephone call changes everything. Book 2 in the series.

Make It Rain

Shanna Silva (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781630784928

Jackson doesn't like school very much, but he is good at computer programming. He’s even developed an app. When Jackson enters it in a contest, he gets a a chance to be on his favorite TV show. While taping the show, Jackson makes a disturbing discovery. What will he decide to do?

Count On Me

Shanna Silva (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781630784911

Joe is working at an accounting office over the summer instead of hanging out at the park shooting hoops with his friends. He discovers something strange at work. Is his boss a thief?

The Right Crew

Shanna Silva (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781630784904

Sam is spending the summer working for his dad’s construction company, a business he is supposed to be a part of after graduation. This is not what Sam wants, but it is what his family expects. Will an accident on the construction site change things?

Art Seen

P.J. Gray (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781630788353

Marta is an outsider at school. Partly because she chooses to be. With parents who were once farm workers, she was used to moving a lot. It was hard to make friends. Though now the family is settled, trouble seems to follow her. To escape, she draws. Her art teacher thinks she has a gift. He signs her up for a program in another city. As she leaves behind the drama back home, she encounters other places, people, and events that are just as dramatic and even dangerous. Her drawings seem to be responsible.

The Space Between

Evan Jacobs (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781630784737

What if everything you believed in was a lie? Eric’s old girlfriend moves back to town. Even before he sees her, old feelings stir inside him. Danielle has kept a secret, though. She has never been comfortable in her own skin. Now she identifies as male and goes by Dan. What does it mean to live your truth, and what happens when others are cruelly ignorant? Eric’s honesty and integrity are questioned. Will he let prejudice destroy what was once a deep friendship?

Crush

Jeff Gottesfeld (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781612479552

Its a funny thing about time. The proverb, Time heals all wounds, is true to some extent. But Jayson still hurts. Maybe Ronette doesn't want time to heal this wound. It feels better fresh. Jayson thought shed change her mind over break. But Ronette is firm. Shes alone, finally. Except shes not. Hey, Houseman girl. This brother has the warmest, friendliest face Ronette has ever seen. The rest, as they say, is history. Book 4 in the series.