Don t Wear Polka Dot Underwear with White Pants

Don t Wear Polka Dot Underwear with White Pants Author Allison Gutknecht
ISBN-10 9781442483941
Release 2013-11-12
Pages 160
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Eight-year-old Mandy Berr learns life lessons with patriotic pizazz in the first adventure of a new chapter book series. Eight-year-old Mandy Berr has a lot going on. She has to share her parents’ attention with her newborn twin siblings, who are always crying, and her little brother, Timmy, who is constantly in her way. And she also has to find a way to deal with her nemesis, Dennis, who has a knack for getting under her skin. At least Mandy has the upcoming Presidential Pageant to look forward to at school. She is determined to be President George Washington—she is perfect for the lead part, after all. But when Mandy’s teacher makes a surprising choice, it looks like Mandy will have to keep sharing the spotlight. Can she find her own way to shine? Mandy has some valuable life lessons to learns in this adorable chapter book—including the fact that white pants and polka dot underwear are never a good combination.



Don t Wear Polka Dot Underwear with White Pants

Don t Wear Polka Dot Underwear with White Pants Author Allison Gutknecht
ISBN-10 9781442483927
Release 2013-11-12
Pages 134
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Struggling to manage a life that has been complicated by the arrival of new twin siblings, her ongoing feud with an irritating nemesis and an embarrassing fashion gaffe, 8-year-old Mandy looks forward to a school pageant and is surprised by her teacher's unexpected casting decision. Simultaneous.



A Cast Is the Perfect Accessory

A Cast Is the Perfect Accessory Author Allison Gutknecht
ISBN-10 9781442483965
Release 2014-03-04
Pages 160
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Struggling to recover socially after a fashion faux pas and a disappointing outcome of the school pageant, 8-year-old Mandy is dismayed by a rival gains the attentions of the entire class, including Mandy's best friend, because of a broken wrist. Simultaneous.



Never Wear Red Lipstick on Picture Day

Never Wear Red Lipstick on Picture Day Author Allison Gutknecht
ISBN-10 9781481429603
Release 2014-11-11
Pages 176
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The spirited and sassy eight-year-old Mandy Berr strives to look—and behave!—her best in this sweet and funny tale. Class Picture Day is fast approaching, and Mandy Berr is looking for the perfect accessory that will complete her special outfit. Her fancy-dancy sunglasses, sparkly scarf, and pink handbag are all up for consideration—but Mandy isn’t sure those will be good enough. As if picking out an appropriate look for her class picture wasn’t enough to worry about, the principal announces a contest for the entire school: whoever exhibits the best behavior in the lunchroom for two weeks gets to have a lunch with him in the mythical teacher’s lounge! Mandy is determined to win…but will her nemesis, Dennis, get in her way?



Spring Break Mistake

Spring Break Mistake Author Allison Gutknecht
ISBN-10 9781481471558
Release 2017-03-07
Pages 240
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A tween is forced to use her photography skills to track down a missing classmate during a class trip in New York City in this M!X novel from the author of The Bling Queen. After years of suffering through the most boring spring vacations ever, Avalon Kelly is ready for a week of adventure. On a hash-tagged whim, she entered the PhotoReady app’s spring break getaway contest to NYC—and won! But right away, this trip of a lifetime isn’t turning out as planned. Avalon’s best friend isn’t one of the PhotoReady winners, which means that not only will Avalon have to venture to the Big Apple by herself, but she’ll be assigned a stranger as a roommate. The perky and talkative Sofia seems pleasant enough, but snooty Kensington—who was placed in Room 609 at the last moment due to a mix-up—is a whole other story. Just when Avalon is about ready to abandon the trip entirely, one of the fellow contest winners, the cute and mysterious Tate, disappears from the group, and the Room 609 girls must band together, using the clues within their photographs, if they have any hope of tracking him down. Will the hunt for Tate and the view of New York City through her camera lens be enough to convince Avalon to stick it out for the full week?



The Bling Queen

The Bling Queen Author Allison Gutknecht
ISBN-10 9781481453103
Release 2016-09-27
Pages 208
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A tween jewelry designer finds herself competing for an online fashion blog spot in this funny and sparkly M!X novel. Twelve-year-old Tess loves fashion, but she has a soft spot for accessories. In fact, Tess runs her own consulting firm for the kids at her school. If you need the finishing touch for middle school dances, special occasions like a thirteenth birthday or bat/bar mitzvah, Tess can make it happen. She loves reading The Miscellaneous Moxie, THE online fashion blog that’s as crazy about accessories as Tess is. So when the blog opens up a contest, calling all of their faithful readers to enter to win a chance at designing an accessory of their very own, Tess jumps at the chance to create something that will wow the judges. But things get more complicated when her former BFF turned frenemy, Kayte (who added the y to be “unique”), a self-proclaimed fashion plate, tries to encroach on Tess’s turf—and submits her own entries for the blog contest. In the midst of the Bling War, Tess discovers that a precious locket from her beloved grandmother, Mimi, is missing. Can Tess solve the mystery behind the missing necklace and get crowned the Bling Queen, too?



The Nuts Sing and Dance in Your Polka Dot Pants

The Nuts  Sing and Dance in Your Polka Dot Pants Author Eric Litwin
ISBN-10 9780316299817
Release 2015-09-22
Pages 32
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Another playful and winning story by the author of Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes! Hazel Nut wants her family to sing and dance along with her, but they are just too busy! Who can she call? Why... her super-hip, disco-dancing Grandma Nut! In the second book of the Nuts series, Eric Litwin's playful call-and-response rhymes and Scott Magoon's hilarious illustrations invite readers young and old to join in on the fun.



Pizza Is the Best Breakfast

Pizza Is the Best Breakfast Author Allison Gutknecht
ISBN-10 9781481429634
Release 2015-03-03
Pages 176
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When a visit from Mandy’s cousin turns out to be more frustrating than fun, the girls discover that they just might cook up a solution in the kitchen in this sweet and spirited story. Mandy Berr is super excited that her favorite cousin in the whole world, Paige, is coming to visit. After all, Mandy is usually stuck at home with the twins and annoying little brother, Timmy, so the chance for some fun girl time is definitely worthy of many “wahoos!” But when Paige arrives, she is not the fun cousin that Mandy remembers. To start, Paige wants to call her “Manda,” with no “y.” She no longer likes Rainbow Sparkle, their favorite TV show. She doesn’t want to bounce on the bed or play dress-up. And, in the ultimate betrayal, Paige actually likes hanging out with the twins and Timmy. Mandy does not like these changes one bit. To try and help bring the girls together, their grandma suggests the girls make some recipes out of a special cookbook—if they can work together, she will take them to a carnival at the end of the week. But having two bosses in the kitchen isn’t working out, and it looks like Mandy's visit with Paige is about to go up in smoke. Can the two cousins clear the air and whip up a fancy meal for the family?



The Old Man in the Club

The Old Man in the Club Author Curtis Bunn
ISBN-10 9781476758718
Release 2014-06-17
Pages 304
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He’s the “old guy in the club” who everyone judges and scorns, but there’s so much more to his story…Travel into the mind and soul of a complex man on the road to redemption in this riveting, true-to-life novel. Almost everyone who has been to a nightclub has seen him: the “old man in the club.” He’s the graying, balding loner looking totally out of place, like he could be everyone’s father. Or grandfather. And almost everyone’s wondering the same thing: Why is he in here? In Curtis Bunn’s The Old Man in the Club, you learn why. Meet Elliott Thomas, sixty-one years old, and not afraid of spending a night among twenty-something strangers. But his motivation for hanging out in clubs isn’t his fear of growing old; it’s his desire to “catch up on what I have missed.” Life hasn’t been easy for Elliott, and now he’s on a journey to redemption. How he goes about it, however, gives some people pause. Some find him charming, some find him creepy. The women his age find him disgusting. His buddies marvel at his nerve. His children loathe his existence. But no matter who judges him, Elliott is set on reclaiming his youth—the way he wants to. A page-turner that outlines the depth, complexities, and motivations of an intriguing character, this novel will surprise and touch you—and make sure you’ll never look at the “old man in the club” the same way again.



Dear Dumb Diary Year Two 5 You Can Bet on That

Dear Dumb Diary Year Two  5  You Can Bet on That Author Jim Benton
ISBN-10 9780545643511
Release 2014-05-27
Pages 160
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The hilarious and bestselling series from Jim Benton continues! Jamie, Isabella, and Angeline have known each other for a long time. They've even become friends -- whether Jamie likes it or not. But when the trio starts a friendly competition, all bets are off. The loser will be treated to a game of Dare or Worse Dare... with Isabella. (And Jamie's pretty sure that's like having a banana-peeling contest with a starving monkey. The monkey always wins.) What could go wrong? Probably everything. And it's probably all that blondwad Angeline's fault. Probably. Jamie still has no idea that anyone is reading her diary, so please, please, please don't tell her. And definitely don't tell her that she's the star of her very own Dear Dumb Diary movie, available on DVD. (Her glamorous ego might not be able to handle it.) ----------- EXCERPT: Dear Dumb Diary, Isabella and I had one of those days where you spend four hours trying to come up with something to do, and then by the time you do, there’s no time to do it so you just watch TV in positions that make it look like maybe you were born without bones. We do this about twelve times a month. "Since we're not doing anything, we should practice debate," I said. "No, we shouldn't," Isabella said. "We just did," I said.



Choices

Choices Author Ronald L. James
ISBN-10 9781491719923
Release 2014-01-10
Pages 292
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“Ron James is a man who knows what he is talking about. CHOICES will humble you, inspire you, and make a positive difference in your life!” Tracey C. Jones, best-selling author and President of Tremendous Life Books Ronald James knows about choices, both good and bad. Unfortunately, he also knows all too well about the personal cost and tragic results that bad choices bring. After spending more than twenty-five years of his life incarcerated in a nine-by-nine cell with nothing but an uncomfortable bed, a steel toilet and sink, and a roommate, James learned one important lesson: choices determine destiny. With a determination to help others make better choices, James chronicles his emotional, heartfelt, amusing, and thought-provoking journey through his personal battles, decisions, and the consequences that led him to pay the ultimate price with his life and time. As he details his experiences from an early age, James provides insight into how he developed a survival mode of thinking that evolved into a powerful tool of manipulation. He began to believe in his own lies and became deceitful in order to remove himself from tight situations. While reflecting on his own path through life and the chain of events that eventually led to his downward spiral, James encourages and empowers others to learn from his mistakes, consider their choices, and trust in God to experience a life greater than ever imagined. Choices is a compelling, inspirational autobiography that shares life-changing wisdom for anyone who wants to begin making better choices today.



Ruby Lee and Me

Ruby Lee and Me Author Shannon Hitchcock
ISBN-10 9780545782326
Release 2016-01-05
Pages 224
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Everything's changing for Sarah Beth Willis. After Robin's tragic accident, everyone seems different somehow. Days on the farm aren't the same, and the simple fun of riding a bike or playing outside can be scary. And there's talk in town about the new sixth-grade teacher at Shady Creek. Word is spreading quickly--Mrs. Smyre is like no other teacher anyone has ever seen around these parts. She's the first African American teacher. It's 1969, and while black folks and white folks are cordial, having a black teacher at an all-white school is a strange new happening. For Sarah Beth, there are so many unanswered questions. What is all this talk about Freedom Riders and school integration? Why can't she and Ruby become best friends? And who says school isn't for anybody who wants to learn--or teach? In a world filled with uncertainty, one very special teacher shows her young students and the adults in their lives that change invites unexpected possibilities.



The World From Up Here

The World From Up Here Author Cecilia Galante
ISBN-10 9780545848541
Release 2016-06-28
Pages 320
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Wren Baker has never felt brave a day in her life. She doesn't even know what she's afraid of, really. Only that if she raises her voice or leaves her mark or ventures too far from home, she'll risk falling flat on her face. But that all changes when Wren's cousin, Silver, walks into her life. Silver is totally fearless. Maybe that's why she's the most popular girl in the sixth grade. She dares Wren to take risks, to live out loud, to finally spread her wings. And when Silver decides to undertake the journey of a lifetime, Wren is forced to make a decision: Is she in or is she out? There's only one way Wren will ever learn to fly. It's time for her to stand at the edge of the unknown...and jump. Full of heartache and hope, The World From Up Here is a tender, moving story about old secrets and new friendships, anxiety and Asperger syndrome, and what it means to face the things that scare us most.



Maestra

Maestra Author L.S. Hilton
ISBN-10 9780399184284
Release 2016-04-19
Pages 320
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THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER THE BEST OF SKIMM READS 2016 “One of this year’s most talked about novels.” —The Washington Post “A twenty-first-century femme fatale as lethal as Tom Ripley and as seductive as Bacall.” —Vogue A put-upon assistant at a prestigious London art house, Judith Rashleigh is well-educated, well-groomed, and impeccably behaved—keeping the darker desires she indulges on nights off as her own little secret. But when Judith uncovers a dangerous heist, her life is shattered and she’s forced to run. Armed with just her wits and a talent for self-invention, she makes her way from the French Riviera to Geneva, Rome, and the nightclubs of Paris, determined to take back what is rightfully hers. The beginning of a darkly irresistible trilogy, Maestra follows the rise of Judith, a woman whose vulnerability and ruthlessness have left readers worldwide begging to know: where do you go when you've gone too far?



My First Coding Book

My First Coding Book Author Kiki Prottsman
ISBN-10 9780241319239
Release 2017-07-06
Pages 24
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Get with the program! Introduce your child to the wonderful world of coding. Packed with flaps, wheels and sliders, this is the essential guide for children wishing to learn the ins and outs of coding. Written specifically for Key Stage 1 level, My First Coding Book teaches your child how to understand and use basic algorithms and bug fixes. The eye-catching illustrations and hands-on sliders will not only keep your little ones entertained, but will help to improve their ability to solve maths problems as well! Computer coding is now a key part of the UK National Curriculum and is taught to children as soon as they begin school. My First Coding Book offers a unique and exciting alternative to dull worksheets and is perfect for teachers, parents or grandparents introducing their children to computing. Give your child a head start without the need for a computer.



Trolls Don t Ride Roller Coasters

Trolls Don t Ride Roller Coasters Author Debbie Dadey
ISBN-10 1442042575
Release 2009-07-10
Pages 68
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At the carnival Eddie and his friends realize a tiny woman selling T-shirts is really a troll scaring kids



The Lightning Queen

The Lightning Queen Author Laura Resau
ISBN-10 9780545800860
Release 2015-10-27
Pages 336
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A stunningly rendered mystical novel, set in the remote mountains of Mexico in the 1950s, illuminates the power of an unlikely friendship that blends cultures, magic, and possibilities. Nothing exciting happens on the Hill of Dust, in the remote mountains of Mexico in the 1950s. There's no electricity, no plumbing, no cars, just day after day of pasturing goats. And now, without his sister and mother, eleven-year-old Teo's life feels even more barren. And then one day, the mysterious young Esma, who calls herself the Gypsy Queen of Lightning, rolls into town like a fresh burst of color. Against all odds, her caravan's Mistress of Destiny predicts that Teo and Esma will be longtime friends. Suddenly, life brims with possibility. With the help of a rescued duck, a three-legged skunk, a blind goat, and other allies, Teo and Esma must overcome obstacles-even death-to fulfill their impossible destiny. Inspired by true stories derived from rural Mexico, The Lightning Queen offers a glimpse of the encounter between two fascinating but marginalized cultures--the Rom and the Mixtec Indians--while telling the heart-warming story of an unlikely friendship that spans generations.