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When first-year film student Spencer O'Toole is asked to make a music video for a band, he leaps at the chance. But Jerry, Spencer's dad, shows up, and somehow the band assumes he's in charge, despite the fact that he has zero background in film. And then there's Scratch, violent gang member turned sleazy music producer, who keeps making big promises but fails to deliver on a single one. Spencer has no idea how he's going to get this thing made. When the band invites him and his dad up to a cottage for the weekend, Spencer takes the opportunity to ditch Jerry. But one small fib snowballs into dozens of lies, and soon Spencer finds himself in way over his head.
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Inform readers of the dangers of smoking with this fact-filled nonfiction title. Through helpful diagrams, detailed images, and truthful facts, readers are given the tools and information to educate themselves about smoking, tobacco, addiction, and the health problems that smoking can cause. With informational text, an index, glossary of terms, and list of websites, children are encouraged to say no to smoking, to peer pressure, and learn what steps they can take to help prevent others from starting.
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One World Trade Center, an enormous skyscraper in New York City, was built in the wake of terrorist attacks that destroyed the original Twin Towers of the World Trade Center. Engineering One World Trade Center looks at how architects designed the building, how the skyscraper incorporates many new safety features, and how workers built the tower in the middle of a bustling city. Easy-to-read text, vivid images, and helpful back matter give readers a clear look at this subject. Features include a table of contents, infographics, a glossary, additional resources, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Core Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
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Blake Griffin is one of basketballs brightest young stars. After being picked first in the NBA draft by the Los Angeles Clippers, he soon became well known for his amazing slam dunks. In 2013, Blake led the Clippers to their first division championship. In addition to being a dazzling athlete, the young forward has used his basketball skills to help others. During his rookie season, he pledged to give $100 for each slam dunk he made that year to help fight childhood obesity. He also used his win at the 2011 NBA Slam Dunk Contest as an opportunity to raise money for cancer research. In Blake Griffin, readers will follow this NBA superstars basketball career and discover how he has made a difference in peoples lives, both on and off the court. Large, full-color action photos and engaging text will keep readers turning the pages for more.
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From the interesting and intriguing to the weird and wonderful Odd Jobs: Ghost Hunter is HIGH interest combined with a LOW level of complexity to help struggling readers along. The carefully written, considerate text will hold readers interest and allow for successful mastery, understanding, and enjoyment of reading about ghost hunters. Clear, full-color photographs with captions provide additional accessible information. A table of contents, glossary with simplified pronunciations, and index all enhance achievement and comprehension.
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This book uses math and science to help students learn about plains and plateaus. Math challenge questions provide students with the opportunity to apply math skills as they learn about the characteristics of plains and plateaus.
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A tour of the Missouri River and its surrounding area.
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Adrián Beltré has had an amazing career in baseball. Since starting in the Majors in 1998, he has become one of baseball's best players. He's won many awards for fielding and batting, he's played in the All-Star Game, and he even won the Babe Ruth Home Run Award. Beltré is an amazing baseball star! Find out how Beltré became the player fans know today. Discover the story of how Beltré became one of baseball's best players!