This latest volume in Black Dog's bestselling, award-winning series for kids explores the countries, terrains, and cultures of our fascinating planet Readers ages 9 to 12 will travel around the globe, from Greenland to Tasmania, learning the locations and characteristics of continents, countries, and states and provinces in this lively introduction to our world. Starting with the basics'hemispheres, latitude and longitude, continental drift, map notation, landforms, population density, and more'the book gives kids a solid foundation to begin exploring world geography. Each section profiles a different continent, including climates and biomes (tundra, grasslands, etc.), mountain ranges and bodies of water, people and cultures, governments and industries, wildlife, and much more. And sidebars throughout offer biographies of explorers, fun facts, and projects kids can do with parents or on their own. The book also includes a pop-up paper globe and reusable stickers.With 150 charming, original watercolor illustrations, A Child's Introduction to the World is an entertaining and comprehensive overview of our fascinating planet.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 5/26/2010Pages: 96Reading Level: Age 9 and Up
THE SOLE SURVIVORS of a devastating shipwreck, Alec Ramsay and the Black Stallion must learn to rely on each other to survive. As a strong bond develops between them, Alec gains the trust of the magnificent beast and eventually the Black allows Alec to ride. Finally, they are rescued, but will Alec and the Black be allowed to stay together?Available in hardcover for the first time in a decade, this stunning facsimile of the original 1941 edition shows just how timeless this adventure classic is.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 9/9/2008Pages: 288Reading Level: Age 9 and Up
With its eclectic mix of vampire and human citizens, Morganville, Texas, has always been a risky place to call home. But with the invasion of the vampire’s deadliest enemy, Morganville isn’t just in danger—it’s dying… Ever since the draug—mysterious creatures that prey on vampires—took over Morganville, the lives of student Claire Danvers and her friends have been thrown into turmoil. Most of the town’s residents have evacuated, but Claire, Shane, Eve and Michael have chosen to stay and fight. Using the city’s water system to spread, the draug have rapidly multiplied. Things in Morganville look grim, especially since vampire Amelie—the town founder—has been infected by the master draug’s bite. Now, if Claire and her friends don’t figure out how to cure Amelie and defeat the draug, it looks like Morganville will become little more than a ghost town…Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 10/2/2012Pages: 400Reading Level: Age 18 and Up
Now in paperback, the second installment of a haunting trilogy from New York Times bestselling master of suspense D. J. MacHale.At the end of The Light, Book One of the Morpheus Road trilogy, Marshall uncovered the truth about what happened to his best friend Cooper. Now in Book Two, we get Cooper’s perspective. What does his story have to do with Marshall and the journey along the Morpheus Road? It’s time to learn more….From a master of suspense, this fantastical tale contains shocking twists and will take readers down a dark path of discovery that will leave them clamoring for the trilogy’s conclusion!Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 2/21/2012Pages: 432Reading Level: Age 10 and Up
A classic ghost story: the chilling tale of a menacing specter haunting a small English town. Arthur Kipps is an up-and-coming London solicitor who is sent to Crythin Gifford--a faraway town in the windswept salt marshes beyond Nine Lives Causeway--to attend the funeral and settle the affairs of a client, Mrs. Alice Drablow of Eel Marsh House. Mrs. Drablow's house stands at the end of the causeway, wreathed in fog and mystery, but Kipps is unaware of the tragic secrets that lie hidden behind its sheltered windows. The routine business trip he anticipated quickly takes a horrifying turn when he finds himself haunted by a series of mysterious sounds and images--a rocking chair in a deserted nursery, the eerie sound of a pony and trap, a child's scream in the fog, and, most terrifying of all, a ghostly woman dressed all in black.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 1/3/2012Pages: 176
An excellent ghost story... magnificently eerie... compulsive reading." —Evening Standard The classic ghost story by Susan Hill: a chilling tale about a menacing spectre haunting a small English town. Arthur Kipps is an up-and-coming London solicitor who is sent to Crythin Gifford—a faraway town in the windswept salt marshes beyond Nine Lives Causeway—to attend the funeral and settle the affairs of a client, Mrs. Alice Drablow of Eel Marsh House. Mrs. Drablow’s house stands at the end of the causeway, wreathed in fog and mystery, but Kipps is unaware of the tragic secrets that lie hidden behind its sheltered windows. The routine business trip he anticipated quickly takes a horrifying turn when he finds himself haunted by a series of mysterious sounds and images—a rocking chair in a deserted nursery, the eerie sound of a pony and trap, a child’s scream in the fog, and, most terrifying of all, a ghostly woman dressed all in black. Psychologically terrifying and deliciously eerie, The Woman in Black is a remarkable thriller of the first rate.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 10/18/2011Pages: 176
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
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
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
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
Based on new surveys of nearly 1,500 gifted teens, this book is the ultimate guide to thriving in a world that doesn't always support or understand high ability. Full of surprising facts, survey results, step-by-step strategies, inspiring teen quotes, and insightful expert essays, the guide gives readers the tools they need to appreciate their giftedness as an asset and use it to make the most of who they are. The fourth edition has been revised for a new generation of high-end learners and includes information on twice-exceptionality, emotional and social intelligence, creativity, teen brain development, managing life online, testing and standards, homeschooling, International Baccalaureate programs, college alternatives, STEM careers, cyberbullying, and other hot topics.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 9/1/2011Pages: 272Reading Level: Age 11 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
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