Wayside School was supposed to be 30 classrooms, one story high. But by mistake, it was built straight up - 30 stories. And that's not all that's funny here!
Twelve-year-old Natalie Nelson has written a powerful school story. It's a short novel called "The Cheater," and her best friend Zoe is certain it should be published. All Natalie has to do is give the manuscript to her mom, an editor at a big publishing house. However, Natalie doesn't want any favors from her mom. Still, Zoe won't drop the idea.
"Excellent family book to take along for the ride."
In this follow up to the #1 New York Times bestseller I Funny, middle schooler Jamie Grimm has big dreams of being the best stand-up comic in the world - and he won't let the fact that he's wheelchair-bound stand in his way. After winning the New York state finals in the Planet's Funniest Kid Comic Contest, Jamie's off to Boston to compete in the national semi-finals.
After scoring big on national TV in the semifinals contest, everyone back home is jumping on the Jamie Grimm bandwagon, and all the attention might be going to his head. Not only are his friendships starting to suffer, but the pressure of coming up with his best material ever for the ultimate standup act to snag the final win in Hollywood is pushing Jamie to the brink. Suddenly, life isn't looking very funny anymore. Can Jamie take the grand prize without pushing away his fans, friends, and family?
This is the compelling story of the "Okie" migration to California and of the construction and life of a remarkable school at a farm workers' camp. This memorable book provides a glimpse of a neglected period of American history and tells a story of prejudice being transformed into acceptance and despair into hope.
This is the unabridged audio recording of M R James' excellent ghost story "A School Story". Read by David Collings, this is sure to scare and delight in equal measure.
Here are 34 stories of self-esteem, dating and doing the right thing for older teens, including "Happy to Be Me", "Dating, Crushes, and Just Friends", "Doing the Right Thing" and "Love Gone Bad".
Near the start of the 19th century, as the newly established United States looked outward toward the wider world, a group of eminent Protestant ministers formed a grand scheme for gathering the rest of mankind into the redemptive fold of Christianity and "civilization". Its core element was a special school for "heathen youth" drawn from all parts of the Earth, including the Pacific Islands, China, India, and increasingly, the native nations of North America. If all went well, graduates would return to join similar projects in their respective homelands.
"Struggling to get through"
This is the first question Bobby Barnes asks himself as he stands over his dead body at the scene of the tragic car crash that ended his life. He is furious with his girlfriend Brittany, who was the driver and he follows the investigating officers to the hospital to confront her.
A delightful collection of stories told by Trisha and John. They will amuse and entertain young listeners ready to cuddle up and listen to a story in bed.
This audiobook contains 20 Arabic short stories for children ages six to nine. These stories address many of the situations, events, and obstacles that children face at school in an interesting and informative way. Fun and exciting as well as educational, these stories encourage better behavior and moral growth while keeping your child riveted.
One L, Scott Turow's journal of his first year at law school and a best seller when it was first published in 1977, has gone on to become a virtual bible for prospective law students. Not only does it introduce with remarkable clarity the ideas and issues that are the stuff of legal education; it also brings alive the anxiety and competitiveness, with others and, even more, with oneself, that set the tone in this crucible of character building.
"A well-told and well-written account"
Julia goes to cooking school in Mexico, learns to make mole using stone age tools and that she shouldn't take travel advice from some random woman on a treadmill.
Dragos Cuelebre is no longer the only dragon. Dragos’s son Liam Cuelebre (a.k.a. Peanut) is springing into existence, reminiscent of the first of the Elder Races who were born at the beginning of the world. At just six months of age, he has already grown to the size of a large five-year-old boy. He can read, write in complete sentences, and his math skills are off the chart. A white dragon in his Wyr form, Liam also holds more power than almost anyone else.
This audiobook focuses on issues specific to high school age kids, ages 14-18. Teens in high school have mainly moved past worrying about puberty and cliques, so stories in this book cover topics of interest to older teens such as sports and clubs, religion and faith, driving, curfews, growing up, self-image and self-acceptance, dating and sex, family relationships, friends, divorce, illness, death, pregnancy, drinking, failure, and preparing for life after high school.
The High School Writing Project 2.0 features short stories written by high school students about teenage characters. The stories in this edition touch on a variety of subjects including teenage suicide, mental illness, superstition, romance, and ESP.
Alice cheats, and Professor Jones finds out. Now, she has a simple choice. She either gets expelled and moves back home after only six months at college or…she does anything the professor wants. Professor Jones wants Alice to dress in a skimpy, sexy outfit and show up at his house, and that has this barely legal school girl worried. She's a virgin and she wants to stay a virgin. Faced with expulsion, though, she shows up.
Middle school is hard. Your bodies are changing, your friends are changing, classes are harder, and tough things happen. This “support group in a book” is specifically geared to you. Read stories written by kids just like you, about their middle school years, and: true friends and new friends; mean girls... and boys!; embarrassing moments; bully payback; crushes and young love; being happy with yourself; tough times; family issues; doing what’s right and lots more!
As 870 children waited in fear, their elementary school rushed into lockdown mode. As the nation faced yet another Sandy Hook story of tragedy, one woman rewrote the ending.
A collection of splishy, sploshy, pittery-pattery rainy day stories told by Andrew, Leah, Rhys and Justine.