Newscast and Commercial. Final Project. The View from the Cherry Tree-Mystery.
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A teenage boy named Rob is sitting in the cherry tree outside his bedroom window when he spies his next door neighbor being killed by a mystery person. Rob tries to tell his family and others what has happened but they are too wrapped up in the details of Rob’s sister’s wedding to listen or believe him. Now Rob is left to solve this mystery on his own.
April Hall is the daughter of a famous Hollywood actress. April is sent to California to live with her grandma. While there, April makes friends with Melanie and her little brother Marshal. Melanie is obsessed with Ancient Egypt and the three create an imaginative game centered around the Egyptian beliefs, practices, and rituals. Everything is going as planned until someone murders a child in the area. Now the kids cannot play outside. The children think it is their fault that someone has died, but is it?
The Watsons are a family living in Flint, Michigan in 1963. The neighbors refer to them as “the weird Watson” because of the things the kids do. The oldest son, Byron, is always in trouble, so he is being sent to live with Grandma Sands in Birmingham, Alabama. While living with grandma, someone bombs her church and Byron and his siblings are forced to deal with racism for the first time.
Setting-a manor house in England-1290. 14 year old Catherine is strong-minded and willful. She also the daughter of Sir Rollo and Lady Aislinn. Her father has promised her in marriage to a rich not but Birdy will have no part of that. Instead of acting lady-like for her future husband, she pretends to be vulgar and rude thus scaring away he and other would be suitors.
After graduation in 2154, a group of eight teenagers try to find their way in society. They are homeless, unemployed, and desperate for something to do. One night they are told about “the game” and want to be invited But, is the game too good to be true?
Luke is the third child in his family-the shadow child. The futuristic government has decided that in order to control the population, families can only have 2 children. If a family has a 3d child, they hide the child from the government. This works for Luke’s family for a while but he is eventually discovered. What will happen to Luke and his neighbor who is also a shadow child?
David finds a mysterious machine on the beach that can copy living things. He thinks this machine is the answer to all his problems when he made a study date with the cutest girl in school on the same night his family has planned a trip to visit grandma. The answer to his dilemma… Duplicate himself but his plan so takes a turn for the worse.
Jeffery Maniac Magee lives with his aunt and uncle who do not get along. He can no longer stand the fighting and runs away to the town of Two Mills where he meets four people that impact his life as much as he impacts theirs. Maniac makes friends, but he also makes many enemies because of his lack of knowledge about the unspoken “rules”.
Palmer LeRue is dreading his 10th birthday because this is the year he is eligible to participate in Family Fest-it is the annual pigeon shoot. Palmer will be expected to wring the necks of wounded pigeons. He is horrified! His parents are excited that Palmer gets to participate this year; now Palmer has a problem. What will he choose to do-make his family proud or do what he things is right?
Lincoln Mendoza is brown, not white. Nothing is going to change that. Sure, these days he lives in Sycamore, the mostly rich, mostly white suburbs instead of the hard-knocks barrio where he grew up. But he’s still loyal to his friends back at Franklin Junior High, and he’s still loyal to his old basketball team – even though now he shoots hoops for Columbus.
But loyalty is not so easy when Lincoln’s new team faces his old team on the boards. Hwo can he play his best against his best friends? Yet how can he betray his new teammates by not giving the games everything he’s got?
For John Borne’s family, hunting has nothing to do with sport or manliness. It’s a matter of survival. Every fall John and his grandfather go off into the woods to shoot the deer that puts meat on the table over the long Minnesota winter.
But this year John’s grandfather is dying, and John must hunt alone. John tracks a doe for two days, but as he closes in on his prey, he realizes he cannot shoot her. For John, the hunt is no longer about killing, but about life.
Monkeys out in the middle of nowhere staring at him!
A tree full of monkeys was the last thing fourteen-year-old Jay Berry Lee thought he’d find on one of his treks through Oklahoma’s Cherokee Ozarks. Jay learns from his grandfather that the monkeys have escaped from a circus and there is a big reward for anyone who finds them. He knows how much his family needs the money. Jay is determined to catch the monkeys. It’s a summer of thrills and dangers no one will ever forget.
In these two delightful history-mysteries, seven boys in Ancient Rome solve strange crimes . . . thanks to some help from their cranky teacher, a little bit of logic, and a lot of amusing misadventure.Yes, Rufus wrote CAIUS IS A DUMBBELL on his tablet at school, but no, he did not break into the schoolroom, did not tie up his teacher, and certainly did not paint his slur about Caius on the Temple of Minerva (even if it is in Rufus's own handwriting). Rufus is doomed unless his six classmates can find out who is really responsible. Every hour seems to bring a new, confusing clue . . . until the boys finally stumble upon someone who is not what he appears to be.
Ranofer wants only one thing in the world: to be a master goldsmith like his beloved father was. But how can he when he is all but imprisoned by his evil half brother, Gebu? Ranofer knows the only way he can escape Gebu’s abuse is by changing his destiny. But can a poor boy with no skills survive on the cutthroat streets of ancient Thebes?
Then Ranofer finds a priceless golden goblet in Gebu’s room and he knows his luck – and his destiny – are about to change…
Mary Tudor is a beautiful young princess in a grand palace filled with servants. She is accustomed to sparkling jewels, beautiful gowns, and lavish parties. Then, suddenly, she is banished by her father, King Henry VIII, to live in a cold, lonely place without money, new clothes, or even her mother.
At first it seems like a terrible mistake. Even when her father has a public and humiliating affair with a bewitching woman, Mary remains hopeful. But when he abandons her mother, marries his mistress and has a child with her, Mary begins to lose faith. And now, dressed in rags, she is summoned back to the palace to be a serving maid for her new baby stepsister.
Mary Tudor, daughter of Henry VIII, is a servant in her own home. Believe it or not, it’s all true.
A minute-by-minute account as told by survivors of the sinking of the unsinkable Titanic. This remains the best telling of the fascinating story that has riveted the public for a century.
She was the world’s biggest-ever ship. A luxurious miracle of twentieth-century technology, the Titanic was equipped with the most ingenious safety devices of the time. Yet on a moonlit night in 1912, the “unsinkable” Titanic raced across the glassy Atlantic of her maiden voyage, with only twenty lifeboats for 2,207 passengers. This book is a the gut-wrenching, minute-by-minute account of her fatal collision with an iceberg and how the resulting tragedy brought out the best and worst in human nature. Some gave their lives for others, some fought like animals for survival.
From the first distress flares to the struggles of those left adrift for hours in freezing waters, here is the legendary disaster relived by the few who survived and can never forget the many who did not.
Evyn, a young Welsh serf, has dreamed all his life of becoming a storyteller. But in a cruel twist of fate, Evyn and his father suffer a brutal attack by a group of murderous ruffians. Evyn's tongue is cut off and his father is killed. Orphaned and unable to speak, Evyn assumes he is destined to a life of slavery. But Evyn is resilient and teaches himself to read and write. He is then appointed the personal companion to Earl Harold of Wessex, who later becomes the King of England. The two travel the countryside together, forming a close father-son bond. Evyn chronicles all of their exciting journeys, which culminate at the Battle of Hastings, where the future of the country is decided.
It was a dark and stormy night. Out of this wild night, a strange visitor comes to the Murry house and beckons Meg, her brother Charles Wallace and their friend Calvin O’Keefe on a most dangerous and extraordinary adventure – one that will threaten their lives and our universe.
Ann Burden is sixteen years old and completely alone. The world as she once knew it is gone, ravaged by a nuclear war that has taken everyone from her. For the past year, she has lived in a remote valley with no evidence of any other survivors.
But the smoke from a distant campfire shatters Ann's solitude. Someone else is still alive and making his way toward the valley. Who is this man? What does he want? Can he be trusted? Both excited and terrified, Ann soon realizes there may be worse things than being the last person on Earth.
How did Mrs. Olinski, returning to teaching ten years after being paralyzed in an automobile accident, choose Noah, Nadia, Ethan and Julain to be her sixth-grade Academic Bowl team? And how did this unlikely foursome become even unlikelier champions, in far more than just the state middle school competition? This book is a rich rewarding journey that answers these questions and raises many more.
War erupts in the Summer of the Late Rose, shattering the peace that had reigned in Mossflower since the magnificent mouse, martin the Warrior, laid down his mighty sword generations earlier. Now a dark cloud of doom and despair hangs over the ancient stone abbey of Redwall. Cluny the Scourge-the one-eyed embodiment of evil, the most savage bilge rat that ever jumped from the ship to shore-has arrived with his rodent horde to conquer…and to destroy.
Sixteen heirs who are mysteriously chosen to live in the Sunset Towers apartment building on the shore of Lake Michigan, somewhere in Wisconsin, come together to hear the will of the self-made millionaire, Samuel W. Westing. The will takes the form of a puzzle, dividing the sixteen heirs into eight pairs, giving each pair a different set of clues which consist of almost all of the lyrics from "America The Beautiful", and challenging them to solve the mystery of who murdered Sam Westing. As an incentive, each heir is given $10,000 to play the game. Whoever solves the mystery will inherit Sam Westing's $200 million dollar fortune, and his company, Westing Paper Products.