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How to Survive in the Age of Pirates: A Handy Guide to Swashbuckling Adventures, Avoiding Deadly Diseases, and Escapin G the Ruthless Renegades of the High Seas

How to Survive in the Age of Pirates: A Handy Guide to Swashbuckling Adventures, Avoiding Deadly Diseases, and Escapin G the Ruthless Renegades of the High Seas

By Crispin Boyer

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Think fast! You’ve been transported back in time to the golden age of piracy, a time when fearsome captains like Barbarossa and Blackbeard make the rules. Do you have what it takes to sail through this ruthless world of cutthroats and renegades—and live to tell the tale? If not, you might just find yourself in the midst of a murderous mutiny or marooned on a deserted island!

The Last Comics on Earth: Too Many Villains!: From the Creators of the Last Kids on Earth

The Last Comics on Earth: Too Many Villains!: From the Creators of the Last Kids on Earth

By Max Brallier, Joshua Pruett

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Jack, June, Quint, and Dirk face their biggest challenge yet: creating the sequel to their hit graphic novel! And like all sequels, it must be BIGGER, BETTER, and PACKED WITH EVEN MORE NEAT STUFF! While the kids get to work, their superhero alter-egos make a startling discovery: supervillains do not come up with their own evil plans! The shocking truth? Every supervillain scheme comes from the mind of a single, mysterious bad guy.

Trading Faces

Trading Faces

By Julia DeVillers, Jennifer Roy

Emma and Payton Mills, new seventh graders at their new middle school, struggling to find their right places in their school. Payton, who is a fashionista and wannabe popular along with her friends, Sydney , Quinn, and few others. Meanwhile, for Emma, who loves both science and math, always dressing up comfortable, who you will find her almost with Hector Jordan, Tess Hamilton, Jazmine James, and Emma have a crush on a football player, Ox Garrett. During their school year, both Emma and Payton had switched places, because they are identical twins, but the chaos uprising while they are switching places. It's pretty funny book but pretty cool book! - Happy Reading!

Lyddie (New Windmills)

Lyddie (New Windmills)

By Katherine Paterson

Lydia "Lyddie" Worthen, a young girl in 1846, about twenty years right before U.S. Civil War had began. Her mother, Mattie, who you would sometimes see her letters to Lyddie but not so often had died later in the book. Her sister, Agnes, also died, too. Her another sister, Rachel, and her brother Charles "Charlie" who Lyddie seldom talk about but mostly about Charlie more than Rachel. Lyddie, who was only young girl when she decided to go out of her home, earn some money, send some back to her mother for the debt when her father had left. Her friends, Diana Goss, Luke Stevens, Prudence Allen, etc. This book is inspiring but sad book. This tells that even though if you lost someone or something very valuable, just keep on going, no matter what. - Happy Reading!

Detectives in Togas

Detectives in Togas

By Henry Winterfeld

When my mother suggested I read Detectives in Togas, I wasn't very enthusiastic. I didn't like the cover of the book and why would I want to read a story about schoolboys living in Ancient Rome? In fact, Detectives in Togas is a whodunit which involves seven boys who live in Rome: Caius, Mucius, Rufus, Antonius, Publius, Julius, and Flavius. They all go to the same school and are all good friends. Their teacher is a Greek called Xanthos and he is very strict. One day, Caius starts annoying Rufus by poking him in the back while he's trying to work. Rufus decides to get his revenge and writes "Caius is a dumbbell" on a wax tablet and hangs it on the wall of the classroom. Caius is so angry about this he shouts out that Rufus' father is a coward! The two boys start to fight each other. Xanthos is furious to see fighting in his school and pulls them apart, but he can't understand how it all started. Suddenly, he spots Rufus' wax tablet and what's written on it. He says that that Rufus is a disgrace and that he should go home immediately and not return to the school ever again. Rufus is very upset. He packs up his school things and leaves the classroom, but he doesn't go home. From his desk, Mucius can see him sitting on a barrel by the side of the road. He seems to be waiting for something or someone. Then suddenly, Rufus jumps up and runs off, but not in the direction of his house. The next morning, Rufus and Caius are not at school. More mysterious, Xanthos is nowhere to be seen! The five boys start to search everywhere. Where could he be? And where is Rufus' wax tablet? And who has written "Caius is a dumbbell" on the temple wall in large red writing? Could it really be Rufus? If you enjoy mystery stories, you'll love Detectives in Togas, especially piecing all the clues together. You also end up learning loads of interesting information about Ancient Rome as you go along - and even a bit of Latin!

The Literacy Bridge - Large Print - A Ride Into Morning: The Story of Tempe Wick

The Literacy Bridge - Large Print - A Ride Into Morning: The Story of Tempe Wick

By Ann Ridaldi

Mary Cooper, a 14 years-old girl living on her 22 years-old cousin, Tempe Wick with her mother, Mary. Mary's aunt Mary became so sick that she was bedridden, so either her daughter or her niece have to stay and take care of aunt Mary. Mary C. who frequently being with her two friends, David Hamilton Morris (12) and Jeremiah Levering (14 or 15) who were in army. Morris served one year in army, because as revealed, his widowed mother couldn't afford to take care of her son so she put his son in care of military. And for Levering, he was homeless, and served for 3 years in artillery. But both boys were too small for drums, so they carried only muskets. Mary C. met Tempe's older brother, Henry who was away from home for nearly 11 years, and that caused his mother, Mary to think that Henry was dead. Mary, who is also friends with Lt. Enos Reeves, and Officer Anthony Wayne, and Mary was smitten by Wayne but also really liked Reeves, and in the ending was so surprising. - Happy Reading!

The Outsiders (M Books)

The Outsiders (M Books)

By S.E. Hinton

"It seemed funny to me that the sunset she saw from her patio and, the one I saw from the back steps was the same one. Maybe the two different worlds we lived in weren't so different. We saw the same sunset." "She," being Cherry Valance, a west-side rich soc. And "I," being Ponyboy Curtis, a poor greaser who's part of a gang. His actual name is Ponyboy. And the actual setting is the 1960s, where murders, stealing, smoking, and drinking are as common as daylight. But somehow, S.E. Hinton manages to take the hard truth of that and intertwine it with a touching story of standing by each other no matter what. I was reading this book with low expectations since I normally don't enjoy school-assigned books, but I was proved wrong. It has such lovely, intricate layers of what society was like back then, then added into the gang of outsiders, and it becomes a feast of clever words for your eyes. It does have some violence in it, so I'd recommend this book for ages 10+. But other than that, I can confidently say you'll never look at the sunset the same.

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