Who is the man called Sabura, the mysterious bandit who robs the rich and helps the poor? And what is his connection with Yosida, the harsh and ill- tempered master of feudal Japan's most famous puppet theater? Young Jiro, an apprentice to Yosida, is determined to find out, even at risk to his own life. Meamwhile, Jiro devotes himself to learning puppetry. Kinshi, the puppet master's son, tutors him. When his sheltered life at the theater is shattered by mobs of hungry, rioting peasants, Jiro becomes aware of responsibilities greater that his craft. As he schemes to help his friend Kinshi and to find his own parent, Jiro stumbles onto a dangerous and powerful secret....Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 3/24/1989Pages: 179Reading Level: Age 13 and Up
It’s a mystery every month from popular A to Z Mysteries author Ron Roy! February is for Friend... In the second book of the Calendar Mysteries—an early chapter book mystery series featuring the younger siblings of the A to Z Mysteries detectives—it's a Valentine's Day party! Bradley is passing out his class's valentines, but one of them has no name on it. Inside, the card tells the class to look in the closet. When they open the closet door, the kids find a rabbit named Douglas in a cage! What mysterious "friend" left him there? And why? Then the bunny gets sick. It's up to Bradley, Brian, Lucy, and Nate to track down his owner and figure out what is wrong with poor little Douglas. Parents, teachers, and librarians agree that these highly collectible chapter books are perfect for emerging readers and any kid who love mysteries!Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 12/22/2009Pages: 80Reading Level: Age 6 and Up
Through the charming story of Maike and her budding relationship with her Arab gelding Joarm, this handbook teaches kids how to properly interact with horses. Together with Maike, young equestrians will find out how to successfully greet, lead, groom, and mount a horse, and learn relationship-strengthening obstacle games to play on the ground and on horseback. Horse-loving kids will master essential skills for engaging with horses while also discovering the exhilaration and excitement of horse companionship.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 6/1/2011Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 7 and Up
In 1850 the Detroit River was a major track along the Underground Railroad-the last step to freedom. The journey across the river was dangerous, especially in winter and especially for a 12-year-old boy. When Louis's father left him in charge of the farm he offered his son this advice, 'If you don't know what to do, just do what you think I would have done.' Louis relies upon his father's words of wisdom when a runaway slave and her two children come looking for safe passage.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 1/1/2005Pages: 48Reading Level: Age 6 and Up
Peterson's Master the Catholic High School Entrance Exams is the comprehensive test-prep book for scoring high on Catholic high school entrance exams. The book includes 8 full-length practice tests (two each for the HSPT, COOP, and TACHS and one each for the SSAT and ISEE) with detailed answer explanations and valuable test-taking information. Peterson's guide covers all test formats, test scoring, and types of questions, including expert tips that guide students through verbal and quantitative exercises. Two full-length practice tests each for the TACHS, the COOP, and the HSPT, all with answer keys and detailed explanations One full-length practice test each for the SSAT and the ISEE secondary school entrance exams, which are often administered for admission into Catholic high schools. Step-by-step coaching for each type of question on the exam and plenty of test-taking tips In-depth subject review covering the verbal, math, and quantitative sections of the examEasy-to-use self-evaluation tools to track progressBook Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 2/5/2013Pages: 656Reading Level: Age 12 and Up
Chuggington Stack Track Harrison Everyone knows Harrison is one of the fastest chuggers in Chuggington. His name has been on the Great Chugger Championship trophy as long as he can remember. Smooth, charming and a bit of a show-off, he enjoys giving the trainees the chance to learn from a master. He must be good at it, because Wilson thinks Harrison is the cat's meow! Harrison lives in the upper level of the roundhouses, the penthouse suite, accessible by an elevated turntable. . Product FeaturesDurable constructionRealistic decorationSecure front and back couplingsCollect all of your favorite Chuggington characters!Recommended Ages:3 – 7
Chuggington Stack Track Dunbar Dunbar, the shunting engine, instructs the trainees to master the many jobs required of engines in Chuggington. He is a teacher or mentor, and as Vee's right hand, ensures that chuggers are hooked up with the right rolling stock. He has a strong work ethic and takes great pride in the role he plays in shaping the young trainees to be successful, hard working engines. He works hard, and expects the young chuggers to do the same. When the trainees get frustrated that they aren't built for the job they are undertaking or get frustrated learning new things, Dunbar encourages them to keep on trying. His helpful advice and upbeat coaching keeps them going. His catch phrase is "Let's get those wheels to the rails!" . Product FeaturesDunbar engineDurable die-cast constructionRealistic decorationSecure front and back couplingsCollect all of your favorite Chuggington characters!Recommended Ages:3 – 7
Rebecca, Max, Noah, and Theo are reunited and on the run. The Master of Shadows himself is close behind. Nowhere is safe - monsters lurk in the water and on land, and the Shadow Spies strike at nightfall. All they have to guide them are the strange clues left by Grandpa Gabe. Can the four of them untangle Grandpa Gabe's secrets in time? What will it cost them to stop the Shadows?Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 4/1/2009Pages: 46Reading Level: Age 9 and Up
Shima the Origami Master lives on a mountain in Japan. He isn't lonely, for his beautiful origami animals keep him company. One morning Shima finds a marvelous new paper elephant on his desk. Where could it have come from?Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 9/1/2008Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 7 and Up
A fascinating and timely biography of J. Edgar Hoover from a Sibert Medalist."King, there is only one thing left for you to do. You know what it is. . . . You better take it before your filthy, abnormal, fraudulent self is bared to the nation." Dr. Martin Luther King received this demand in an anonymous letter in 1964. He believed that the letter was telling him to commit suicide. Who wrote this anonymous letter? The FBI. And the man behind it all was J. Edgar Hoover, the FBI's first director. In this unsparing exploration of one of the most powerful Americans of the twentieth century, accomplished historian Marc Aronson unmasks the man behind the Bureau- his tangled family history and personal relationships; his own need for secrecy, deceit, and control; and the broad trends in American society that shaped his world. Hoover may have given America the security it wanted, but the secrets he knew gave him— and the Bureau — all the power he wanted. Using photographs, cartoons, movie posters, and FBI transcripts, Master of Deceit gives readers the necessary evidence to make their own conclusions. Here is a book about the twentieth century that blazes with questions and insights about our choices in the twenty-first.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 4/10/2012Pages: 230Reading Level: Age 14 and Up
Maggie has discovered a kobold—a creature similar to a house brownie but with an evil bent. Her grandfather trapped a particular kobold thirty years ago to keep it away from Maggie’s father, but the creature has escaped and is out to punish Maggie's family. Narrowly escaping the creature in her house, Maggie and Hasenpfeffer head to Mr. McGuire’s Magic Repair Shop to repair the spell and end up in a tricky spot thanks to Milo the Magnificent. Milo may still be trapped in the magice mirror, but he's trying to get out, and in the kobold he may have found someone to help him--even if that includes kidnapping Fiona and Mr. McGuire! Can Maggie foil Milo's plans, stop the kobold, rescue her friends, and escape the mirror maze? Or will she be stuck inside forever?Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 3/8/2011Pages: 192Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
BFF. Make flat best friend bands and round friendship bracelets with the Alex Style Friend 2 Friend Friendship Bracelet Kit. It comes with 2 Styles of bracelets with 4 patterns and 10 colors. It also includes 2 different looms, 10 colors of floss, seed beads, a beading needle and easy instructions.Product Dimensions (inches): 9 (L) x 5 (W) x 1.5 (H)Age: 8 years and upRecommended Ages:7 and up
Life-Like Trains HO Scale Rail Master Electric Train Set Start Off Your Railroad Right with Life-Like Trains! This colorful 4-unit HO scale train set features a F40PH diesel locomotive with working headlight, two-bay hopper car, refrigerator car, and matching 8-wheel caboose, 47" x 38" Track Oval with Power-Loc Track System and terminal rerailer, 62 authentic railroad and street signs, 6 utility poles, plug-in terminal wires, extra couplers, instructions and a copy of "Beginner's Guide to Model Railroading". Sets also include a UL-listed power pack with forward and reverse and a terminal rerailer. Set Up Size: 47" x 38" For fast and easy operation on any surface, sets feature Life-Like's unique Power-Loc snap-together track. There's no need for special boards, nails or tools - and there are NO fussy metal rail joiners to align - simply click each section to the next and you'll be ready to roll in minutes. Best of all, the built-in roadbed base means you can run your train on any surface, including a rug! There's also a handy rerailer that makes getting the cars and engine on the track easy, with simple plug-in wiring connections to speed assembly.Recommended Ages:8 – 12
Lishia Vance is flummoxed. One day she has friends. The next day everyone has turned against her. No explanation. Just complete social isolation. Even her best friend Janelle isn't giving her the time of day. When she makes a connection with Riley Atkins, a popular cheerleader, things start looking up. But is Riley really as good a friend as she seems? Or is Lishia better off without her?With her signature insight into the lives of teen girls, bestselling author Melody Carlson explores the treacherous world of friendship, loyalty, and choices girls face in high school.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 6/1/2012Pages: 215Reading Level: Age 13 and Up
Clean, cold, white snow! Snow for sledding. Snow for catching on your tongue. Snow for making a SNOWMAN! Is there anything as wonderful as SNOW? Is there any better friend than a SNOWMAN? Snow isn’t forever, though. The wind shifts, the weather warms and snow melts into spring. The Snowman has become something else—the fog, the rain. But, how can this boy forget his good friend? He doesn’t…and he doesn’t have to. Bestselling author, Alison McGhee reminds us all that nothing that has been cared for can ever disappear for good, for, “What you love will always be with you. And, this tender story about the power of friendship will stay with readers long after they turn the last page.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 10/4/2011Pages: 40Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
Step back into ancient India as Marcia Williams brings her inviting comic-book style to eight animal folktales that continue to enchant children today.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 2/25/2014Pages: 40Reading Level: Age 6 and Up
Everyone knows Harrison is the fastest chugger in Chuggington--his name has been on the Great Chugger Championship trophy as long as he can remember. Smooth, charming and a bit of a show-off, he enjoys giving the trainees the chance to learn from a master. He must be good at it, because Wilson thinks Harrison is the cat's meow! Harrison lives in the upper level of the roundhouses, the penthouse suite, accessible by an elevated turntable.Recommended Ages:3 – 7
Haba My First Ball Track - Ball RampHow constructive! Build up the fun with the My First Ball Track - Ball Ramp set from HABA! Perfect for all master constructors ages 18 months and older, the ball track is guaranteed fun! A fantastic start to the world of ball track construction, as little constructors can decide for themselves when the ball starts rolling. A little pivot at the high end of the ramp keeps the ball in place. It's only when your little one presses the squeaking button that the ball sets off!Contains 1 ramp, 3 dominos, and a special effect ball that glitters, rings, or rattles while rolling! Try it out with the My First Ball Track set and My First Ball Track Basic Pack. As your little one grows older, this set can easily be complemented with any of the HABA ball track sets.
Features include: -Enjoy 4-person game support utilizing all 'Rock Band' instrument controllers and most made for use with 'Guitar Hero' for wii. - Rock Band: Metal Track Pack' is a standalone game, meaning that players do not need to own a standard copy of a 'Rock Band' game to play it.-Contains all the great features of 'Rock Band', including: Solo and Band Tour Mode, Quickplay, Tug of War, Score Dual, and song unlock progression.-Bust out the leather and long hair with 20 of the most head-banging metal tracks in 'Rock Band' history and all distilled to perfection on one disc utilizing the original master recordings.- Rock Band: Metal Track Pack' includes six entirely new tracks to Rock Band from the like of Blue Oyster Cult, Hawkwind, I Mother Earth, Motorhead, Nazareth and Rage against the Machine.
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