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Outlaw Platoon: Heroes, Renegades, Infidels, and the Brotherhood of War in Afghanistan
A riveting story of American fighting men, Outlaw Platoon is Lieutenant Sean Parnell’s stunning personal account of the legendary U.S. Army’s 10th Mountain Division’s heroic stand in the mountains of Afghanistan. Acclaimed for its vivid, poignant, and honest recreation of sixteen brutal months of nearly continuous battle in the deadly Hindu Kesh, Outlaw Platoon is a Band of Brothers or We Were Soldiers Once and Young for the early ...
R. J. Palacio
Knopf Books for Young Readers
The extraordinary #1 New York Times bestseller that has captivated over 1 million readers now also includes the bestselling short story The Julian Chapter . I won't describe what I look like. Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse. August Pullman was born with a facial difference that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, he wants nothing more than to be treated ...
Dork Diaries 5: Tales from a Not-So-Smart Miss Know-It-All
Nikki Maxwell authors an advice column for the school newspaper in this fifth book of the New York Times bestselling Dork Diaries series. Nikki Maxwell develops a sudden interest in student journalism that may or may not (okay, definitely does) have to do with the fact that mean girl Mackenzie has started writing a gossip column. And there just might be some juicy info involving Nikki’s crush, Brandon, that Nikki doesn’t want Mackenzie ...
With the Old Breed: At Peleliu and Okinawa
E. B. Sledge
“Eugene Sledge became more than a legend with his memoir, With The Old Breed . He became a chronicler, a historian, a storyteller who turns the extremes of the war in the Pacific—the terror, the camaraderie, the banal and the extraordinary—into terms we mortals can grasp.”—Tom Hanks NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER In The Wall Street Journal , Victor Davis Hanson named With the Old Breed one of the top five books on epic ...
The Serpent's Shadow (Kane Chronicles)
When young magicians Carter and Sadie Kane learned how to follow the path of the Ancient Egyptian gods, they knew they would have to play an important role in restoring Ma’at—order—to the world. What they didn’t know is how chaotic the world would become. The Chaos snake Apophis is loose and threatening to destroy the earth in three days’ time. The magicians are divided. The gods are disappearing, and those who remain are weak. Walt, ...
Dork Diaries 6: Tales from a Not-So-Happy Heartbreaker
Rachel Renée Russell
Love—and crushes—are in the air for Nikki Maxwell in this sixth book of the New York Times bestselling Dork Diaries series. It’s the biggest dance of the year and Nikki Maxwell is hoping her crush, Brandon, wants to be her date. But time is running out. What if he doesn’t want to go with her? Or worse—what if he ends up going with Mackenzie?!! In the sixth book in the blockbuster Dork Diaries series—now with more than 8 million ...
Humans of New York
St. Martin's Press
Based on the blog with more than four million loyal fans, a beautiful, heartfelt, funny, and inspiring collection of photographs and stories capturing the spirit of a city Now an instant #1 New York Times bestseller, Humans of New York began in the summer of 2010, when photographer Brandon Stanton set out to create a photographic census of New York City. Armed with his camera, he began crisscrossing the city, covering thousands of miles ...
Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims: Time-Travel Adventures with Exceptional Americans
Threshold Editions, 2013
America’s #1 radio talk-show host and multi-million-copy #1 New York Times bestselling author presents a book for young readers with a history teacher who travels back in time to have adventures with exceptional Americans. MEET RUSH LIMBAUGH’S REALLY GOOD PAL, RUSH REVERE ! Okay, okay, my name’s really Rusty—but my friends call me Rush. Rush Revere. Because I’ve always been the #1 fan of the coolest colonial dude ever, Paul ...
Rush Revere and the First Patriots: Time-Travel Adventures With Exceptional Americans
Threshold Editions, 2014
America’s #1 radio talk-show host and multi-million-copy #1 New York Times bestselling author presents the second book in a series for young readers with a history teacher who travels back in time to have adventures with exceptional Americans. Rush Revere rides again! Saddle up with Rush Limbaugh’s really good pal for a new time-travel adventure. “Whoa there, young historians! Before we go rush, rush, rushing off anywhere, I’d ...
Harry Potter: Goblet of Fire
You have in your hands the pivotal fourth novel in the seven part tale of Harry Potter's training as a wizard and his coming of age. Harry wants to get away from the pernicious Dursleys and go to the International Quidditch Cup with Hermione, Ron, and the Weasleys. He wants to dream about Cho Chang, his crush (and maybe do more than dream). He wants to find out about the mysterious event that's supposed to take place at the Hogwarts this year, ...
Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion
HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books, 2011
As a pastor working in a neighborhood with the highest concentration of murderous gang activity in Los Angeles, Gregory Boyle created an organization to provide jobs, job training, and encouragement so that young people could work together and learn the mutual respect that comes from collaboration. Tattoos on the Heart is a breathtaking series of parables distilled from his 20 years in the barrio. Arranged by theme and filled with sparkling ...
The Julian Chapter: A Wonder Story
R. J. Palacio
Over 1 million people have listened to and loved Wonder . Now listeners will have a chance to hear from the one of the book's most controversial characters—Julian.
The Daily Five
Do you love teaching but feel exhausted from the energy you expend cajoling, disciplining, and directing students on a daily basis? If so, you'll want to meet The Sisters”, Gail Boushey and Joan Moser. Based on literacy learning and motivation research, they created a structure called The Daily Five which has been practiced and refined in their own classrooms for ten years, and shared with thousands of teachers throughout the United ...
Tales from a Not-So-Graceful Ice Princess (Dork Diaries, No. 4)
Rachel Renée Russell
In an all-new addition to the New York Times bestselling series that’s as popular as it is dorky, Nikki Maxwell is determined to help out her crush! Nikki Maxwell isn’t at all surprised to find out that her crush Brandon volunteers at a local animal shelter. He’s such a sweet guy—of course he wants to help those adorable puppies! Then Brandon tells her that the shelter is in danger of closing, and Nikki knows she can’t let that ...
Wild Magic (The Immortals)
This first volume of the Immortals Quartet tells the adventures of Daine, a young girl who is on the edge of discovering her own magic, and her strange connection to the animal world. This brilliant fantasy will sweep listeners into the richly imagined world of Tortall.
D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths
Edgar Parin d'Aulaire
Delacorte Books for Young Readers
No education is complete without a large slice of Greek mythology. And there's no better way of meeting that literary quota than with the D'Aulaires' book. All the great gods and goddesses of ancient Greece are depicted in this big, beautiful classic, lovingly illustrated and skillfully told. Young readers will be dazzled by mighty Zeus, lord of the universe; stirred by elegant Athena, goddess of wisdom; intimidated by powerful Hera, ...
The Kissing Hand
Child & Family Press
When Chester the raccoon is reluctant to go to kindergarten for the first time, his mother teaches him a secret way to carry her love with him.
Dork Diaries 7: Tales from a Not-So-Glam TV Star
Rachel Renée Russell
Everyone’s been rooting for Nikki Maxwell and her crush, Brandon—and fans will finally learn if they had their first kiss in this seventh book of the New York Times bestselling Dork Diaries series! Nikki’s juggling a lot this month. A reality TV crew is following Nikki and her friends as they record their hit song together, plus there are voice lessons, dance practice, and little sister Brianna’s latest wacky hijinks. Nikki’s sure ...
Rush Revere and the American Revolution: Time-Travel Adventures With Exceptional Americans
Simon & Schuster Audio
THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION HAS BEGUN—AND RUSH REVERE, LIBERTY THE HORSE, AND THE TIME-TRAVELING CREW ARE READY TO RIDE INTO THE ACTION! Join us on this incredible time-travel adventure! Liberty, my wisecracking horse, our old friends Cam, Tommy, Freedom, and I are off to meet some super-brave soldiers in the year 1775. Yep, that’s right. We’ll be visiting with the underdog heroes who fought for American independence, against all odds—and ...
HOUSE TO HOUSE
Simon & Schuster
House to House is an autobiography about the actions of Staff Sergeant David Bellavia during the second Battle of Fallujah. The book was released in 2007 and goes in-depth to describe the horrible conditions of battle and the feelings that he experiences when fighting for his life in hand-to-hand combat. Throughout much of the book Staff Sergeant Bellavia is torn between his family, and the armed forces. SSG Bellavia also speaks of how the Top ...
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