Find what you're looking for with Peterson Field Guides—their field-tested visual identification system is designed to help you differentiate thousands of unique species accurately every time. This field guide features detailed descriptions of 455 species of trees native to eastern North America, including the Midwest and the South. The 48 color plates, 11 black-and-white plates, and 26 text drawings show distinctive details needed for identification. Color photographs and 266 color range maps accompany the species descriptions.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 7/15/1998Pages: 448
When friends stop trusting each other, Darkness is there to fan the flames….Things have turned black at the House of Night. Zoey Redbird’s soul has shattered. With everything she’s ever stood for falling apart, and a broken heart making her want to stay in the Otherworld forever, Zoey’s fading fast. It’s seeming more and more doubtful that she will be able pull herself back together in time to rejoin her friends and set the world to rights. As the only living person who can reach her, Stark must find a way to get to her. But how? He will have to die to do so, the Vampyre High Council stipulates. And then Zoey will give up for sure. There are only 7 days left…Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 4/27/2010Pages: 323Reading Level: Age 12 and Up
On top of spending most of her time in a bunkerlike safe house and having her dates hijacked by a formidable Fae bodyguard, Faeriewalker Dana Hathaway is in for some more bad news: the Erlking and his pack of murderous minions known as the Wild Hunt have descended upon Avalon. With his homicidal appetite and immortal powers, the Erlking has long been the nightmare of the Fae realm. A fragile treaty with the Faerie Queen, sealed with a mysterious spell, is the one thing that keeps him from hunting unchecked in Avalon, the only place on Earth where humans and Fae live together. Which means Dana’s in trouble, since it’s common knowledge that the Faerie Queen wants her – and her rare Faeriewalker powers – dead. The smoldering, sexy Erlking’s got his sights set on Dana, but does he only seek to kill her, or does he have something much darker in mind?Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 1/4/2011Pages: 304Reading Level: Age 12 and Up
Sue Monk Kidd’s first novel The Secret Life of Bees, a heartwarming coming of age tale set in 1960s South Carolina, a New York Times bestseller for more than 125 weeks, and a Good Morning America “Read This Book Club pick Fans of The Help will love Sue Monk Kidd’s Southern coming of age tale. The Secret Life of Bees was a New York Times bestseller for more than 125 weeks, a Good Morning America “Read This Book Club pick and was made into an award-winning film starring Dakota Fanning, Queen Latifah, Jennifer Hudson and Alicia Keys. Set in South Carolina in 1964, The Secret Life of Bees will appeal to fans of Kathryn Stockett’s The Helpand Beth Hoffman’s Saving CeeCee Honeycutt, and tells the story of Lily Owens, whose life has been shaped around the blurred memory of the afternoon her mother was killed. When Lily's fierce-hearted black "stand-in mother," Rosaleen, insults three of the town's most vicious racists, Lily decides they should both escape to Tiburon, South Carolina—a town that holds the secret to her mother's past. There they are taken in by an eccentric trio of black beekeeping sisters who introduce Lily to a mesmerizing world of bees, honey, and the Black Madonna who presides over their household. This is a remarkable story about divine female power and the transforming power of love—a story that women will share and pass on to their daughters for years to come.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 1/28/2003Pages: 336Reading Level: Age 18 and Up
Talia fell under a spell. . . . Jack broke the curse. I was told to beware the accursed spindle, but it was so enchanting, so hypnotic. . . . I was looking for a little adventure the day I ditched my tour group. But finding a comatose town, with a hot-looking chick asleep in it, was so not what I had in mind. I awakened in the same place but in another timeto a stranger's soft kiss. I couldn't help kissing her. Sometimes you just have to kiss someone. I didn't know this would happen. Now I am in dire trouble because my father, the king, says I have brought ruin upon our country. I have no choice but to run away with this commoner! Now I'm stuck with a bratty princess and a trunk full of her jewels. . . . The good news: My parents will freak! Think you have dating issues? Try locking lips with a snoozing stunner who turns out to be 316 years old. Can a kiss transcend alleven time? Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 4/27/2010Pages: 400Reading Level: Age 13 and Up
It all started with a mysterious letter left at a tiny bookstore for authors Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black. Its closing lines: "We just want people to know about this. The stuff that has happened to us could happen to anyone." Little could they imagine the remarkable adventure that awaited them as they followed Jared, Simon, and Mallory Grace and a strange old book into a world filled with elves, goblins, dwarves, trolls, and a fantastical menagerie of other creatures. The oddest part is in entering that world, they didn't leave this one! Five captivating books! One thrilling adventure! The Spiderwick ChroniclesBook Details:Format: Box SetPublication Date: 9/21/2004Pages: 672Reading Level: Age 7 and Up
Beautiful, hands-on interactive board book for ages 3 and up. Each page features an adorable illustration with something missing, to be completed with Wikki Stix. Give Piggy a tail. Add wavy black smoke to the top of the bright red train. Excellent for learning colors, and fine motor skills. Ideal for special needs, too, with heavy board pages that are easy to turn, plus Wikki Stix provide assistance with pointing and pressing.Features include: -Colorful, non-toxic wax and yarn product to stimulate imagination and creativity-No glue, no preparation, no cleanup, no mess-Appeals equally to boys and girls, 3 and up-Affordable, reusable manipulative for home, classroom, special needs and more-Proudly made in the USA Recommended Ages:3 and up
Who says the teen years have to be terrible?Although the word teenager has become synonymous with trouble, the evidence is clear: Adolescents have gotten a bad rap—and this according to a landmark eight-year study of 4,000 teens from twenty-five states. In The Good Teen, acclaimed researcher Richard M. Lerner sets the record straight. The book: • Explores the academic origins of “the troubled teen,” dismantling old myths and redefining normal adolescence• Presents the five characteristics of teen behavior that are proven to fuel positive development—Competence, Confidence, Connection,Character, and Caring—and specific ways parents can foster them• Envisions our children as resources to be developed, not problems to be fixed• Clearly shows parents what to do when things really go wrong—all teens, no matter how troubled they seem, can be helped• Encourages new thinking, new public policies, and new programs that focus on the strengths of teens“There is no one in America today who understands teenagers better than Richard Lerner.” —William Damon, author of The Moral Child, professorof education, and director of the Stanford Center on Adolescence, Stanford UniversityBook Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 8/5/2008Pages: 272
Mike Linderman is a teen therapist unlike any other. A real-life cowboy, he wakes up at the crack of dawn, works the cattle on his ranch, and then counsels some of the country's most troubled teens, approaching them with a unique blend of down-home honesty, straight-talk discipline, and pure intention that is rarely found in a therapist's office. Most of the teens Mike treats are angry, abused, violent, and dangerous, yet despite their difficult pasts, he has achieved extraordinary success with them, helping to turn their lives around and earning him the nickname the "Teen Whisperer." In this book, he shares the secrets behind his success with parents everywhere, demonstrating how his regimen of hard work, integrity, and effective communication has turned seriously at-risk kids into loving, well-balanced, and productive teens. More than just a plan to rein in bad behavior, The Teen Whisperer deconstructs the emotional barriers that adolescence has placed between you and your child, helping you work with teens on their level—instead of simply treating them as subordinates. With this straightforward and open perspective, both you and your teen will learn to offer each other mutual respect and kindness, as you work together to heal the troubled hearts of your family.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 10/1/2008Pages: 320
Love is often a mystery to teenagers - sometimes painful, other times glorious, always challenging. This book will help them understand and sort out their myriad feelings and experiences. Rather than merely offering one adult's opinions or reflections on love, Kirberger deftly combines material from teens dealing with firsthand adolescent love with that from adults sensitive to the special needs of teens. She includes original letters she has received from teens, along with her responses to their questions, concerns and confusion. This blend provides a wide-ranging perspective on love and relationships. It will enable teens to gain wisdom and choose more wisely when making decisions in love and relationships. This book is designed to guide teens through the maze of love and relationships in a gentle, understanding and compassionate way. It isn't a dos-and-don'ts manual, but rather a how-it-is-in-love guidebook. Teens will come to treasure it as a wise and loving counselor and companion. On the roller-coaster ride of teen love, this is one book no teen can afford to be without. Check out the companion book, Teen Love : A Journal on Relationships, co-authored with Colin Mortensen of MTV's Real World/Hawaii.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 10/1/1999Pages: 300Reading Level: Age 12 and Up
Gourmet Cooking For Teens! Theres no need to eat plain and uninspired cooking.Whether you're a first-time or seasoned chef, you can prepare and take pride in the more than 50 mouth watering recipes in this book for all times of day. Here are just a few examples:Sunrise MuffinsGrits and Cheddar SouffleChick pea and Garlic PureePizza from California, Chicago and New York4th of July Short CakeAnd there are so many more flavorful dishes!All the recipes feature organic ingredients and foods that are available in supermarkets from coast to coast. No recipe is too hard for the beginning cook. Just follow the step-by-step directions and enjoy making your favorite dishes from scratch!With stunning photography by award-winner James Peterson, this one-of-a-kind book will provide a show-stopping culinary experience!Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 10/1/2010Pages: 207Reading Level: Age 12 and Up
This book will help teens build their refusal skills and positive attitudes necessary to handle peer pressure, substance abuse, and the myriad other challenges that teens face.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 1/1/2010Pages: 128Reading Level: Age 14 and Up
Julie's life has never been perfect. But she's always been able to deal by seeking comfort in her grandma Miriam's sage advice. Now that Miriam is gone, Julie's entire world is beginning to unravel-her mother loses her job, they lose their house, and Julie has to start over at a new school. So Julie is desperate to discover a way to keep it all together. Desperate for a way to stay connected to her grandma. Then Julie meets Clark. He's clever, awkward, and slightly damaged-just the sort of friend Julie needs right now. One night, the two use a Ouija board Julie discovered in her new house. She sees this as a chance to reach out to her grandmother. But when they get a response, it isn't from Miriam. And Julie soon discovers that while she is desperate to regain her past, Clark is haunted by his. Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 2/4/2014Pages: 240Reading Level: Age 14 and Up
Yes, Your Teen is Crazy! Now in paperback! Here is the book that updates the rulebook, giving parents the training and skills they need to transform their teenage children into strong, confident, productive adults.
The must-have junior novel based on the awesome Disney Channel Original Movie "Teen Beach Movie"! When teen surfers Brady and McKenzie are magically transported into a 1960's beach movie-inspired universe, they must try to blend in until they can find their way out. Will they make it back home? This exciting junior novel features an 8-page insert with color photos from the film!Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 5/14/2013Pages: 128Reading Level: Age 10 and Up
Along with Scripture verses and true stories of teens in action, The Power of a Praying-® Teen addresses key issues young people face, including puritypeer pressureinsecuritybody/self-imagefriendshipsEach segment of the book concludes with a prayer teens can follow or use as a model for their own prayers. Easy-to-access chapters focus on what it means to be maturing in all areas of life, including talking to God in prayer. Young men and women just on the cusp of growing up will find the compassion, help, direction, strength, and stability that comes with knowing and hearing from God in The Power of a Praying-® Teen.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 7/1/2005Pages: 208Reading Level: Age 13 and Up
After decades of helping to mold teenagers into adults as a highly successful football coach, including a national championship as the coach of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, Lou Holtz shares a common sense message with teens in an easily understood game plan for life. He speaks clearly and persuasively to a generation that is "being asked to make important decisions that have adult consequences earlier than any previous generation." "In today's social climate," he tells them, "your ability to know how to make good decisions becomes more important than ever before." Lou Holtz is a highly sought-after speaker and author who for years has challenged and motivated adults. Now in a book that parents will want for their teen-age children he spells out his tested, proven game plan for life. Teens that want to define their life goals and then go about reaching them will want to read A TEEN'S GAME PLAN FOR LIFE.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 9/1/2007Pages: 128Reading Level: Age 13 and Up
Being a teenager--well, it has its ups and downs. It's cool to discover new stuff about yourself. But you've also got to make a lot of choices about who you want to be. You've got a lot of questions about God, dating, sex, faith, drugs, friends, your family, popularity--and the list goes on. Hey, you're not alone. Open up this Bible and read devotions written by teens like you who are dealing with the same stuff. They want to share with you what God has to say and how he can help you get through anything. The NIV Teen Devotional Bible is written by teens for teens. Its 260 weekday devotions can help you find out what the Bible says about stuff that really matters to you. You'll love the exciting look and feel of this Bible. The page-by-page bursts of surprising facts, cool graphics, crazy humor, and radical ideas to chew on--and apply. The introductions loaded with features that help you get to know each book of the Bible. Fifty-two weekend devotions by youth experts that sum up the week. Featuring lots of material from Youth Specialties and Campus Life Magazine--2 of America's coolest, most in-touch youth resources--The NIV Teen Devotional Bible is about real life. About real teens. About YOU.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 7/1/1999Pages: 1600Reading Level: Age 13 and Up
Hot tips for a fresh look...all on your budget!Teen Beauty Secrets is loaded with fashion tips and techniques to fit your life and to help you look and feel absolutely extraordinary, from weekend shopping and classroom flirting to posing for prom pictures.This must-have guide gives you the edge you need to handle every fashion emergency, including breakouts, bad hair days, makeup mishaps and wardrobe calamities. Learn to fill your closet with all the "right" pieces, apply makeup for an all-day, glowing look and keep your friends (and parents) impressed with your attitude and style!Fashion and beauty expert Diane Irons knows all the inside secrets that have kept celebrity teens looking fresh and fantastic. Without breaking the bank, she'll show you how to:--Mix old and new for your winning style--Use baking soda to clear up blemishes--Enjoy spa treatments without leaving the house--And much, much more!Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 7/1/2002Pages: 256Reading Level: Age 10 and Up
How do teens know when they might be “one click away from the clink? In Teen Cyberbullying Investigated, Judge Tom Jacobs presents a powerful collection of landmark court cases involving teens and charges of cyberbullying, which includes: sending insulting or threatening emails, text, or instant messages directly to someone; spreading hateful comments about someone through emails, blogs, or chat rooms; stealing passwords and sending out threatening messages using a false identity; and building a Web site to target specific people. Each chapter features the seminal case and resulting decision, asks readers whether they agree with the decision, and urges them to think about how the decision affects their lives. Chapters also include related cases, important facts and statistics, and suggestions for further reading. With an ever-increasing number of serious cases of cyberbullying and school violence, this book is needed more urgently than ever.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 1/15/2010Pages: 208Reading Level: Age 12 and Up
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