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Come with the Mob Squad on an amazing adventure through the Overworld in this official Minecraft novel! The village of Cornucopia is practically perfect in every way. Plenty of food, cozy homes, and a huge wall to keep everyone safe from the scary world outside. What more could a kid possibly need? Well, a lot, actually. Mal, a fearless girl, needs adventure, and her friends are right there with her: Lenna, a dreamer whose family underestimates her every day. Tok and Chug, brothers who love to build stuff (Tok) and smash stuff (Chug). They’re best friends, and in a town whose grown-ups value safety over bravery and fitting in over standing out, they’re the bad apples. But when a mysterious mob sneaks past Cornucopia’s defenses, the village is in huge trouble. And nobody knows what to do. Finally faced with the adventure she’s always wanted, Mal and her friends defy the rules their elders have always followed and set out beyond the wall for the first time. On their journey across the Overworld, they discover wonders they’ve never dreamed of and dangers they’ve never imagined. To save the day, they’ll have to prove they’re more than bad apples. They’re the Mob Squad!
Chug-a timid young bug who doesn't know what type of bug he is-boldly embarks on a self-discovering adventure to school for the very first time. He meets an array of charismatic new friends, from tickling ladybugs and speedy grasshoppers, to singing dragonflies and booming beetles. They travel to wondrous locations, each more lush and awe-inspiring than the last. But, trouble comes in unknown places. The new-found friends work together using their unique characteristics and abilities to overcome familiar childhood situations and challenges. At the end of the book, the six friends form a special bond, and Chug comes to the realization that he is a caterpillar.
The second book in the trilogy: Charlie the Great White Horse and the Journey to the North Pole. The three protagonists that gave Charlie so much trouble in the first book are back again, and up to no good. Charlie has taken ill at the North Pole because the magic that lies within the string of "Magic Jingle Bells" has been broken, and now Christmas might be lost forever. The, "The "Missouri Rats" and Squint-Eye Pete are no good crooks who have devised a sinister plan, take over the daily operations of Santa's Village from Charlie and steal Christmas's future, from all the children of the world. Louis, Chug, and Hot Tamale Molly (a neighborhood girl) have been by fate, decreed to be the saviors of the future of Christmas, and have been given the daunting task of returning the magic back into the string of "Magic Jingle Bells". The three brave friends must embark on a long, and very dangerous trek, to the North Pole to reach Santa's Village before Christmas Eve, before the dwindling magic that is keeping Charlie alive, is no more. The three young adventurers with help from "Jupiter the Show Horse" and his best friend Apollo, get help from the strangest of characters throughout their arduous journey, with each giving all the help they can to save Christmas, but mostly they all try to give little Louis the courage that he will need to succeed, at the dramatic and climatic ending.The prequel for this series is now complete for this trilogy: The Journey to Northumberland and the Rise of the Undertoads. Look for that book on Amazon.com. as well.
At the end of WWII the two mightiest armies in history stood on opposite sides of the Elbe River in Germany, basking in their victory over Nazi Germany. But was that shooting war truly over? Joseph Stalin could not help but notice that by the time of their August, 1944, Conference in Potsdam, that both FDR and Churchill were no longer on the world stage, replaced by a failed haberdasher , Harry Truman, and a British Socialist, Clement Attlee. With the Allied armies depleting their European forces for the coming invasion of Japan, Stalin embarks on an ambitious plan to continue to roll westward, and complete the submission of all of Europe before the Allies can react to stop him. And with a brilliant plan he temporarily thwarts the Americans atomic bomb capability. It becomes a race and a struggle for a hodge-podge of Allied units, commanded by personal enemies George Patton and Bernard Montgomery, as the two generals try to patch up their differences. They try everything both in, and out, of the book, including using former German enemies to try to buy enough time to halt the Soviet onslaught.
Beginning Reader Intervention Activities includes lessons covering 37 word families and is the ideal companion for reinforcement of reading, spelling and writing using three- and four-letter words. It includes multi-sensory activities, home-school connections, and over 400 reproducible word cards. Get beginning readers off on the right track with 160 pages of engaging intervention! Key Education products are intended to engage and educate young and special learners, as well as assist teachers in building a strong and developmentally appropriate curriculum for these children. The product lineÑcomprised of teacher/parent resource books, photographic learning cards, and other activity- and game-oriented materialsÑis designed to assist in ÒUnlocking the Potential in Every Child.Ó
The Mob Squad enters a whole new dimension of danger in this official Minecraft novel! Things are changing in the town of Cornucopia. The mighty wall that kept the townsfolk sealed off from the outside world is wide open, and the world beyond beckons with the promise of new adventures. The Mob Squad were heroes not so long ago, but the adults are still in charge, and to them, even the most heroic kid is still just a kid. The Mob Squad’s leader, Mal, is still milking cows and dreaming of the next adventure. Their sharp-eyed archer Lenna is learning everything she can about the Overworld, but the horizon is still far away. Fearless warrior Chug is running a store with his brother, but his reputation for breaking stuff has some folks still calling him a bad apple. And his inventive brother, Tok . . . Wait, where did Tok go?! When the fourth member of the Mob Squad vanishes in the night, along with most of the town’s potions, Cornucopia’s elders think they’re dealing with a runaway thief. But Tok wouldn’t just leave without saying anything. And there’s no way he’s a potion thief! There’s something far more dangerous going on here. And if they’re going to stop it, Mal, Lenna, and Chug are on their own. Except, that is, for the one Cornucopian they least want to bring along: Jarro, the worst bully in the Overworld. But if they’re going to find Tok, they can’t just be three best friends and one total jerk. They’re going to need to learn how to work together all over again—because this is an adventure that can be accomplished only by the Mob Squad!
Girls in the Cult is a journey into understanding the Old Order Mennonite religion. The book provides answers for "free thinkers" who ask: Why would people of a religion systematically program their children to fear the outside world? Why would the people of a religion limit a child's education to eighth grade? Why would people of a religion make their members live in the past? What could prominent Dr. Erik Erikson and his "Eight Stages in Life" say about the people of my childhood religion? How does the Amish in the City television show fit into this book? Girls in the Cult is a first-hand account of my Old Order Mennonite childhood. As a little girl, I asked my mother who I was. Her reply that we were just pilgrims passing through this world on our way to our heavenly home didn't satisfy me. Years later I searched to learn the answer, which comprises this book. My surprising self-discovery is told with clarity, honesty, and in good old-fashioned storytelling.
The author of Skywatcher takes you on board an Alaskan cruise ship—where the close confines trap one man with the deadly secrets of his past . . . Jason Davey ran away to sea after the death of his wife, finding work as a contract entertainer aboard a cruise ship, the Star Sapphire. But when faces from his past come aboard as passengers, Jason’s routine weeklong trip to Alaska becomes anything but relaxing. Jason’s wife once worked for Diana Wyndham, a beautiful and eccentric actress. And hard-drinking ex-rocker, Rick Redding, once toured with a band Jason has strong ties to. Now Diana occupies one of the ship’s luxury suites, and Rick dwells in the stateroom next door. Between them, they may know more about Jason’s secret past than anyone suspects. Jason narrates his—and the Sapphire’s—story with drama, humor, and a touch of the supernatural as he tries to survive a trial by fire and ice on the journey to Juneau, Skagway, and Glacier Bay.