First published in 1903, The Call of the Wild is regarded as Jack London's masterpiece. Based on London's experiences as a gold prospector in the Canadian wilderness and his ideas about nature and the struggle for existence, The Call of the Wild is a tale about unbreakable spirit and the fight for survival in the frozen Alaskan Klondike.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 2/1/2003Pages: 160Reading Level: Age 9 and Up
This is the story of young Liz, her father, and their strained relationship. Dad has been away at WWII for longer than she can remember, and they begin their journey of reconnection through a hunting shirt, cherry pie, tender conversation, and the crow call. This allegorical story shows how, like the birds gathering above, the relationship between the girl and her father is graced with the chance to fly.About the Author:Lois Lowry has written many books beloved by children and adults alike. Her books have garnered countless honors and awards. A two-time recipient of the Newbery Medal for her novels Number the Stars and The Giver, Lois Lowry conveys through her writing her passionate awareness of caring for one another in a complex world. Ms. Lowry lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.Author: Lois LowryPublisher:Scholastic PressPublished Date:10/01/2007Format:Hardcover
Coop is cooking up another sure-misfire scheme (big surprise), and this time the comedy plays out from Sean's point of view. What's the new master plan? Making a cheapo horror movie guaranteed to make Coop, Sean, and Matt filthy rich! It's a terrible idea, and Sean knows it. But he actually is desperate for cash - and for a way to wipe that big fat L off his girlfriend-less forehead. But when he agrees to write a script about the attack of zombie-vampire humanzees, he has no idea just how powerful a chick magnet this movie will be. Suddenly Sean is juggling not one but three interested ladies. There's his accidental-girlfriend-turned-psychotic-stalker, Evelyn. There's the wicked hot actress from drama class, Leyna, who seems willing to do anything to land the starring role. And even his twin sister's gothed-out best friend, Nessa, is looking at Sean in a whole new way. Will any of them wind up as Sean's true leading lady? Will Sean stop being a doormat and finally start calling the shots?Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 8/6/2013Pages: 464Reading Level: Age 14 and Up
Mafatu has been afraid of the sea for as long as he can remember. Though his father is the Great Chief of Hikueru - an island whose seafaring people worship courage - Mafatu feels like an outsider. All his life he has been teased, taunted, and even blamed for storms on the sea. Then at age fifteen, no longer willing to put up with the ridicule and jibes, Mafatu decides to take his fate into his own hands. With his dog, Uri, as his companion, Mafatu paddles out to sea, ready to face his fears. What he learns on his lonesome adventure will change him forever and make him a hero in the eyes of his people.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 1/29/2008Pages: 128Reading Level: Age 12 and Up
The most anticipated game of the year and the most ambitious Call of Duty game ever, Call of Duty: Black Ops II is coming to Wii U. Call of Duty: Black Ops II delivers the most groundbreaking and viscerally immersive Call of Duty experience yet. Rooted in near-future fiction, the title propels players into a visual landscape in an epic single player campaign highlighted by branching storylines and non-linear missions; a re-imagined multiplayer that introduces players to some of the most cutting-edge weaponry and equipment that 2025 will have to offer; and punctuated with an all-new Zombies experience running in the multiplayer engine.
Activision Blizzard Inc. Call of Duty Black Ops II PS3 Call of Duty: Black Ops II is a First-Person Shooter (FPS) that revolves around unique gameplay that propels the Call of Duty franchise into a world of future warfare, and back again to the modern era. The game is a sequel to the 2010 release, Call of Duty: Black Ops, and features returning Black Ops characters Sgt. Frank Woods and Agent Alex Mason, joined by a wealth of new characters. Additional features include: two distinct yet linked playable time periods, advanced weaponry, branching storylines created by player choices in Strike Force missions, exciting multiplayer options, and more. Pushing the boundaries of what fans have come to expect from the record-setting entertainment franchise, Call of Duty: Black Ops II propels players into a near future, 21st Century Cold War, where technology and weapons have converged to create a new generation of warfare between old and new foes. In this conflict, the mechanized creations of men reign supreme, facing off against each other as their creators stay safe and unconflicted, and in the process grow ever softer. In this scenario an important question will be asked: What happens when enemy steals the keys? To understand such a possible future, you must understand where you have been.
"The Gleaming Spiral is the fifth exciting Asylum Pack in The Rituals of the Order expansion cycle for Call of Cthulhu: The Card Game. As a would-be initiate of a mysterious and powerful order struggles with horrific truths about her society, the Ancient Ones stir in their ageless slumber, the day of their awakening growing near. The Gleaming Spiral brings three copies each of 20 never-before-seen cards to the vibrant Call of Cthulhu metagame, expanding the deck-building options of all factions! Presenting new variety in how characters interact with stories, The Gleaming Spiral will enhance your Call of Cthulhu experience. From the Agency’s Trial Judge to Cthulhu’s Slave to the Undivided Mind, characters will find themselves compelled toward or kept away from stories, while through Hastur’s Scalpel and Miskatonic University’s Jamie Winthrop, icons will flow in and out of play, often at inconvenient and potentially dangerous times. Existing strategies will be put to the test as your deck basks in the light of the gleaming spiral!"Features include: -An expansion for Call of Cthulhu the card game -The fifth Asylum pack in the rituals of the order cycle-Presents new deck-building options for all factions-Features three copies each of 20 never-before-seen cards (a total of 60 cards)-Includes a gripping short story by Jeff Tidball
Ages 3 to 7 years. Whether sung around a campfire, in the classroom, or on a family road trip, call and response songs, in which a leader sings a phrase and a group sings back a reply, are an engaging interactive experience for kids. Historically, the songs in this collection were sung by workers in the field or sailors on ships, helping to pass the time and keep the workers in sync with one another. Kids today will love these classic folk songs because the easy call-and-response style takes no time to learn, letting everyone join in and enjoy these accessible and lively songs.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 9/1/2003Pages: 88Reading Level: Age 3 and Up
Jack London’s The Call of the Wild was written in 1903, but Buck’s gripping adventure makes for a thrilling listen on audio more than 100 years after it was first published. This gripping story follows the adventures of the loyal dog Buck, who is stolen from his comfortable family home and forced into the harsh life of an Alaskan sled dog. Passed from master to master, Buck embarks on an extraordinary journey that ends with his becoming the legendary leader of a wolf pack. “To this day Jack London is the most widely read American writer in the world, E. L. Doctorow wrote in The New York Times Book Review. Generally considered to be London’s greatest achievement, The Call of the Wild brought him international acclaim when it was published. His story of the dog Buck, who learns to survive in the bleak Yukon wilderness, is viewed by many as his symbolic autobiography. “No other popular writer of his time did any better writing than you will find in The Call of the Wild, said H. L. Mencken.Book Details:Format: Audio BookPublication Date: 5/25/2010Reading Level: Age 12 and Up
Twelve-year-old Mack MacAvoy suffers from a serious case of mediumness. Medium looks. Medium grades. Medium parents who barely notice him. With a list of phobias that could make anyone crazy, Mack never would have guessed that he is destined for a more-than-medium life. And then, one day, something incredibly strange happens to Mack. A three-thousand-year-old man named Grimluk appears in the boys bathroom to deliver some startling news: Mack is one of the Magnificent Twelve, called the Magnifica in ancient times, whatever that means. An evil force is on its way, and its up to Mack to track down eleven other twelve-year-olds in order to stop it. He must travel across the world to battle the wicked Pale Queens dangerous daughter, Ereskigalalso known as Risky. But Risky sounds a little scary, and Mack doesnt want to be a hero. Will he answer the call? A laugh-out-loud story filled with excitement and magic, The Magnificent Twelve: The Call is the first book in bestselling author Michael Grants hilarious new fantasy adventure series. Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 8/24/2010Pages: 256Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
Seven little junkyard critters venture out of their small, dark hole on a charmingly madcap quest for a new home, with laugh-out-loud results.When a band of brothers outgrows the dim confines of their birthplace, there is no other choice but to set out into the world on a grand adventure. Timid and terrified at first, they soon find ingenious ways to simulate the safety of their familiar hole. They bravely cross a muddy sea, climb a discarded mountain, survive an appliance-like labyrinth, and finally reach the edge of the world. What will they see there, and will they ever find a place they can call their own? Loaded with visual humor and breathless commentary by the intrepid crew, this comic book-style tale of solidarity and daring will have readers giggling, cheering, and ready to see the world in a new way.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 7/12/2011Pages: 40Reading Level: Age 3 and Up
Sixth-grader Kate Harding has bigger problems than trying to get her parents to stop call her "Katie." She has a major crush on her older brother's best friend: Zachary Donaldson. In a moment of insanity, she dares to write his name on the bathroom wall in eight-inch high pencil letters. It doesn't take Principal Butter long to match the handwriting to the doodling on her book covers. Kate is sent to detention where she meets up with three new friends who decide to become the Secret Keeper Girl Club. Her case of boy craziness is doused with some good advice from her new friends.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 10/1/2008Pages: 96Reading Level: Age 9 and Up
Call the Horse Lucky presents the issue of horse neglect in simple, straightforward language and compelling illustrations that enable young readers to identify with the girl, Mel, and the horse, Lucky. When visiting her grandmother, Mel discovers a neglected horse. Moved by the sight of his sad, glazed eyes and protruding ribs, Mel initiates a rescue; the horse is transported to a rescue ranch, where Mel learns about horse care. She comes to realize that since she lives in town and her family can’t afford the expense of a horse, she can’t adopt Lucky. When Lucky recovers and moves to a horse therapy ranch, Mel is thrilled that she can volunteer there and continue to bond with the horse she helped save. Call the Horse Lucky is for children from ages five through their teens. The reader learns that though he or she may not be able to own a horse, he or she can interact with horses in other ways, including volunteering at rescue or therapy facilities. The final page offers factual, accurate, comprehensive information about saving and caring for horses. Juanita Havill is the author of over thirty children’s bookspicture books, early readers, poetry, and novels. Her novel in verse Grow won the 2009 Carol D. Reiser Children’s Book Award. Award-winning artist Nancy Lane has illustrated more than twenty children’s books, including A Home for Dakota (The Gryphon Press, 2008), which won the Humane Society of the United States KIND Best Picture Book of the Year Award.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 8/24/2010Pages: 24Reading Level: Age 5 and Up
All my life, I've been known as the girl on THAT blog. Do you know what it's like for everyone to think they know you because of what they read on some stupid website? My mother has been writing an incredibly popular, and incredibly embarrassing, blog about me, since before I was born. The thing is, I'm fifteen now-and my mother is still blogging about me. In gruesome detail. You can read my life as my mom tells it on mommylicious.com. But this story is my actual life, and about what happened when my BFF Sage and I decided to tell the real truth about our lives under a virtual microscope. Thanks for reading. ...Just don't call me Babylicious. xo, Imogene "Heasley explores the elaborate lengths parents may go to embarrass teens in this pitch-perfect comedy that's also full of heart.You will LOL." -Lauren Morrill, author of MEANT TO BE and BEING SLOANE JACOBS Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 4/22/2014Pages: 304Reading Level: Age 13 and Up
After the Altar Call: The Sisters' Guide to Developing a Personal Relationship With God is a fresh, real and relevant how-to manual for African-American Christian women who desire to move past the "church speak" and into an intimate relationship with their Creator. What makes this book unique from other "relationship with God" books is that this book is written from an African-American perspective and spans a variety of issues typically not included in one book--from being thrice-married to leaving the Jehovah's Witnesses. The book includes interviews with 24 remarkable women with compelling stories such as the "The View" co-host Sherri Shepherd; Valorie Burton, life coach, author and co-host on the Emmy award-winning show "Aspiring Women" and the former co-host of the national daily television program, "The Potter's Touch" with Bishop T.D. Jakes; and Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie, the 117th elected and consecrated bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church and the first woman elected to Episcopal office in over 200 years of A.M.E. history.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 2/14/2012Pages: 200
I don't consider myself a hero," says Daniel Hernandez. "I did what I thought anyone should have done. Heroes are people who spend a lifetime committed to helping others." When Daniel Hernandez was twenty years old, he was working as an intern for US Representative Gabrielle Giffords. On January 8, 2011, during a "Congress on Your Corner" event, Giffords was shot. Daniel Hernandez's quick thinking before the paramedics arrived and took Giffords to the hospital saved her life. Hernandez's bravery and heroism has been noted by many, including President Barack Obama. But while that may have been his most well-known moment in the spotlight, Daniel Hernandez, Jr., is a remarkable individual who has already accomplished much in his young life, and is working to achieve much more. They Call Me a Hero explores Daniel's life, his character, and the traits that a young person needs to rise above adversity and become a hero like Daniel. "His story is inspiring not only for his bravery during the shooting, but also for his commitment to education advocacy and public service, including his appointment to Tucson's Commission on LGBT issues and election to the local school board. Photos of Hernandez with family, friends, colleagues, and political figures are included" (Publishers Weekly).Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 2/18/2014Pages: 240Reading Level: Age 12 and Up
Under the desert's cracked and barren skin, spadefoot toads are waiting for rain. In the endless black of the deepest caves, blind fish find their way. Even in the frozen hearts of glaciers, ice worms by the billion flourish. In this fascinating look at fourteen animals who defy the odds by thriving in Earth's most dangerous places, renowned poet Marilyn Singer and celebrated artist Ed Young show that of all the miracles of life, it is life's persistence that astounds the most.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 8/22/2012Pages: 44Reading Level: Age 6 and Up
The story of Buck, the fiercely loyal and powerful dog of the Yukon, has been author Jack London’s most popular novel since it was first published in 1903. Veteran comics writer Chuck Dixon teams with frequent collaborator Ricardo Villagran in this adaptation of London’s novel, which School Library Journal described as “handsome to look at, inviting to read, and a boon to anyone charged with introducing today's youth to classic works.” Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 2/28/2012Pages: 56Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
A sworn enemy of the Prince vows to eliminate his Followers.Until the Prince saves his life…For generations the Noble Knights have been in service to the King. Following a strict code of conduct, they preserve the peace in Chessington, the King’s chosen city, and rule its citizenry. Sir Gavin is a young and promising Noble Knight, devoted to King and Code.Then a peasant disrupts the tranquility of Chessington, brazenly challenging the Code while claiming to be the son of the King–a Prince. When it is learned that he is actively training a force of men in defiance of the law, the stranger is arrested and executed.But his Followers continue to defy the Code, and Sir Gavin swears to destroy this threat to Chessington–until he himself is grievously wounded in battle. As he faces his own death, Gavin is saved by someone who will transform his heart and change his life…Journey to Arrethtrae, where the King and His Son implement a bold plan to save their kingdom; where courage, faith, and loyalty stand tall in the face of opposition; where good will not bow to evil–and one brave man stands against the Dark Knight.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 5/15/2007Pages: 160Reading Level: Age 14 and Up
As the five Kingdom Keepers enter high school, everything is about to change. The Maintenance Base that controls all four parks in Disney World is under attack by the Overtakers, a group determined to change Disneyforever. Relationships between the Keepers are no longer as simple as they once were. In fact, nothing is as simple as it once was.An after-hours visit to Typhoon Lagoon is a game changer. The Keepers lose one of their most valuable supporters. But there's work to do . . .The Disney Dream leaves Port Canaveral on an historic cruise to Los Angeles with a special treat in store for guests: the Disney Host Interactive guides are on board. Finn, Maybeck, Charlene, Willa, and Philby join guests as the DHI experience moves to one of the most advanced cruise ships in the world.But all is not right below decks. Strange things are happening. Only the Kingdom Keepers know the truth behind their invitation to be in attendance: nearly every Disney villain is aboard the ship, including Maleficent. The Overtakers have infiltrated the cast and crew. And no oneknows what they have planned.The Dream sets sail filled with enthusiastic guests and crew. But not for long. Maleficent takes over a video screen and warns the guests of trouble to come. With the ship arriving to the beaches of Castaway Cay--its first of many exotic ports of call--the Kingdom Keepers are under attack; back home the Base is threatened and about to fall. The Overtakers have expanded in ways never foreseen, and it's clear they intend to use this element of surprise to accomplish what has eluded them so far: victory.But not if Finn Whitman and friends have anything to say about it.Book Details: Format: Paperback Publication Date: 4/3/2012 Pages: 560 Reading Level: Age 9 and Up
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