Scar Island

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Scholastic Press #ad - And he's willing to accept whatever punishment he has coming. Just as he's getting used to his new situation, however, a freak accident leaves the troubled boys of Slabhenge without any adult supervision. It is dark, damp, and dismal. And if jonathan can't come to terms with the sins of his past and lead his new friends to safety.

. Then every boy on the island is doomed. Dan gemeinhart's most gripping novel yet, this is a tale of outcasts at odds and in peril, and a redemption story that shines a light on dark truths to reveal that the strongest prisons of all are the ones we build for ourselves. But freedom brings unexpected danger.

Scar Island #ad - Suddenly the kids are free, with an entire island to themselves. Jonathan grisby is the newest arrival at the Slabhenge Reformatory School for Troubled Boys -- an ancient, crumbling fortress of gray stone rising up from the ocean. And it is just the place Jonathan figures he deserves. Because Jonathan has done something terrible.

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Some Kind of Courage

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Scholastic Press #ad - He will face down deadly animals, dangerous men, and the fury of nature itself on his quest to be reunited with the only family he has left. Because joseph Johnson may have lost just about everything. The odds are stacked against him, but he isn't about to give up. He lost his pa in an accident. And he hasn't lost the fire in his belly that says he's getting his Sarah back--no matter what.

The critically acclaimed author of The Honest Truth returns with a poignant, hopeful, and action-packed story about hearts that won't be tamed. Scholastic Press. And spirits that refuse to be broken. The acclaimed author of the Honest Truth returns with an extraordinary novel about a boy's life-defining, death-defying journey.

Some Kind of Courage #ad - Joseph johnson has lost just about everyone he's ever loved. He lost his ma and his little sister to sickness. And now, beautiful sarah, fierce, he's lost his pony--fast, taken away by a man who had no right to take her. Joseph can sure enough get her back, though. But he hasn't lost hope.

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Good Dog Scholastic Gold

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Scholastic Inc. #ad - Even if it costs him paradise. The boy he loved, and who loved him in return. The boy who's still in danger. So brodie breaks the rules of heaven. With the help of two other lost souls -- lovable pitbull Tuck and surly housecat Patsy -- he is determined to find his boy and to save him. Not just yet. He returns to Earth as a spirit.

. Brodie was a good dog. Scholastic Press. And good dogs go to heaven. Except Brodie can't move on. Even if he loses his eternal soul. Because it's what a good dog would do. As wonderful as his glimpse of the afterlife is, he can't forget the boy he left behind.

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The Honest Truth

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Scholastic Press #ad - He dreams of climbing a mountain one day. But in one important way, Mark is not like other kids at all. He's got a dog named Beau and a best friend, Jessie. He leaves home with his camera, his notebook, his dog, and a plan. Even if it's the last thing he ever does. The honest truth is a rare and extraordinary novel about big questions, small moments, and one incredible journey.

Mark is sick. A plan to reach the top of Mount Rainier. The kind of sick that means hospitals. Scholastic Press. The kind of sick some people never get better from. So mark runs away. A bold new voice in children's fiction debuts with this story of a boy, his dog, and the mountains they face together. It's never too late for the adventure of a lifetime.

The Honest Truth #ad - In all the ways that matter, Mark is a normal kid. He likes to take photos and write haiku poems in his notebook. Scholastic Press. And treatments.

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The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise

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Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) #ad - Scholastic Press. Sometimes a story comes along that just plain makes you want to hug the world. Scholastic Press. The remarkable journey of coyote Sunrise is Dan Gemeinhart’s finest book yet ― and that’s saying something. Lester has a lady love to meet. Salvador and his mom are looking to start over. Your heart needs this joyful miracle of a book.

Katherine applegate, acclaimed author of the one and only ivan and wishtreeA 2019 Parents' Choice Award Gold Medal Winner Amazon’s #1 Best Children’s Book of 2019A Junior Library Guild SelectionFive years. That's how long coyote and her dad, have lived on the road in an old school bus, Rodeo, criss-crossing the nation.

The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise #ad - It's also how long ago Coyote lost her mom and two sisters in a car crash. Coyote hasn’t been home in all that time, and her sisters buried a treasured memory box―she devises an elaborate plan to get her dad to drive 3, her mom, but when she learns that the park in her old neighborhood is being demolished―the very same park where she, 600 miles back to Washington state in four days.

. Without him realizing it. Along the way, they'll pick up a strange crew of misfit travelers. And then there's Gladys.

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Good Dog

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Scholastic Press #ad - Scholastic Press. With the help of two other lost souls -- lovable pitbull Tuck and surly housecat Patsy -- he is determined to find his boy and to save him. Scholastic Press. He returns to Earth as a spirit. Even if it costs him paradise. Even if he loses his eternal soul. Because it's what a good dog would do. As wonderful as his glimpse of the afterlife is, he can't forget the boy he left behind.

Not just yet. The boy he loved, and who loved him in return. The boy who's still in danger. So brodie breaks the rules of heaven. Brodie was a good dog. And good dogs go to heaven. Except Brodie can't move on.

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The Big Dark

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The Blue Sky Press #ad - Everyone in Charlie's small town is baffled. But as time passes, lawlessness erupts and takes an ugly turn. Will he be able to save his mom?heroic, eloquent, and unforgettable, tolerance, The Big Dark raises timely questions about responsibility, and love. So he dons skis and heads off alone, seeking the nearest hospital.

Scholastic Press. When the market and pharmacy are torched by an anti-Semitic arsonist, Charlie realizes his mother will die without her medicine. Scholastic Press. After traveling 50 miles through brutal ice and snow, Charlie encounters a burned-out, looted city of terrified citizens. What would you do if every spark of electricity suddenly vanished, as if somebody had flipped a switch on the entire planet? Cars won't start, and your radio, there's no water in your faucet, the heat shuts off, TV, and flashlight go dark.

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House Arrest Young Adult Fiction, Books for Teens

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Chronicle Books #ad - Scholastic Press. He has to check in weekly with a probation officer and a therapist, keep a journal, and stay out of trouble. The ideal addition to any young adult book collection, House Arrest will delight reluctant readers and provides teenage motivation when it's needed most. Now he's under house arrest for a whole year.

Scholastic Press. Timothy is a good kid who did a bad thing. House Arrest. But when he must take drastic measures to help his struggling family, staying out of trouble proves more difficult than Timothy ever thought it would be. Touching, and always original, humorous, House Arrest is a funny book for teens in verse about a good boy's hard won path to redemption.

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Fuzzy

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Harry N. Abrams #ad - From the minds of tom angleberger, an adult science-fiction writer, the New York Times bestselling author of the wildly popular Origami Yoda series, and Paul Dellinger, comes a funny middle school story with a memorable robot title character. Little do they know that surviving seventh grade is going to become a true matter of life and death, because Vanguard has an evil presence at its heart: a digital student evaluation system named BARBARA that might be taking its mission to shape the perfect student to extremes!   With a strong female main character who will appeal to all readers, Tom Angleberger and Paul Dellinger’s new novel offers readers a fresh take on robots.

Fuzzy will find its place in the emerging category of bestselling books featuring robots, including Jon Scieszka’ s Frank Einstein series and James Patterson’s House of Robots. Be sure to check out all of tom angleberger’s other acclaimed books for middle-grade readers, the secret of the fortune Wookiee, Emperor Pickletine Rides the Bus, Princess Labelmaker to the Rescue, including Poop Fountain!; The Rat with the Human Face; Horton Halfpott; Fake Mustache; and the bestselling Origami Yoda series: The Strange Case of Origami Yoda, Darth Paper Strikes Back, and Jabba the Puppet.

Fuzzy #ad - Reluctant readers and robot lovers in elementary and middle school will enjoy this fast-paced read that shows just how strange a place middle school can be, particularly when the new student is a state-of-the-art robot. House Arrest. Scholastic Press. Scholastic Press.

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Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus

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Sterling Children's Books #ad - Her new life takes an unexpected turn when she bonds with Connor, a classmate who also feels isolated because of his own disability, and they discover a room at Stagecoach Pass that holds bigger secrets than Aven ever could have imagined. Scholastic Press. It’s hard to solve a mystery, help a friend, and face your worst fears.

Even without arms. Autumn 2017 kids’ indie next pick junior library guild Selection Library of Congress's 52 Great Reads List 2018   Scholastic Press. And when her parents take a job running stagecoach Pass, a rundown western theme park in Arizona, Aven moves with them across the country knowing that she’ll have to answer the question over and over again.

Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus #ad - Aven is a perky, hilarious, and inspiring protagonist whose attitude and humor will linger even after the last page has turned. School library journal starred reviewthe paperback edition of the bestselling middle grade novel about a spunky girl born without arms and a boy with Tourette syndrome navigating the challenges of middle school, disability, and friendship—all while solving a mystery in a western theme park.

But aven’s about to discover she can do it all. Aven green loves to tell people that she lost her arms in an alligator wrestling match, or a wildfire in Tanzania, but the truth is she was born without them. House Arrest.

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Lucky Enough Fred Bowen Sports Story Series

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Peachtree Publishing Company #ad - House Arrest. Things don't start to improve for Trey until his uncle reminds him of his grandmother's favorite saying: "The harder you work, the luckier you get. Scholastic Press. Why stop? after all, his tactics are working; he's doing quite well on the field and in the batter's box. Then one day he can't find his lucky sea glass.

In spite of some teasing and even some sarcasm from his teammates, Trey persists―he never steps on the foul line, he obsessively taps the corners of home plate when he's at bat, he always chooses the same lucky bat―and the list just keeps getting longer. Trey is overjoyed when his lucky charm helps him make the travel team, but will his luck hold out? When Trey's treasured lucky charm―a piece of blue sea glass he found near his grandmother's beach house―"helps" him make it onto the Ravens travel team with his friend Cole, he is overjoyed.

Lucky Enough Fred Bowen Sports Story Series #ad - He and cole search everywhere―but it's no use. Scholastic Press. It is no comfort to him to learn that many pro baseball players also depended on lucky charms or rituals. Trey's performance begins to slip, and he is convinced that his future with the Ravens is doomed. This stroke of good fortune reinforces his superstitious behavior, and the rituals become more and more important to him.

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