Sky Jumpers

Author: Peggy Eddleman
Editor: Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0307981290
Size: 20,65 MB
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Escape one danger. Jump into another. . . . “Eddleman brings a strong sense of atmosphere to this post-apocalyptic coming-of-age piece, and the underlying message—that it’s possible to contribute in unexpected ways—is a positive one.” —Publishers Weekly Twelve-year-old Hope lives in White Rock, a town of inventors struggling to recover from the green bombs of World War III. But Hope is terrible at inventing and would much rather sneak off to cliff dive into the Bomb’s Breath—the deadly band of compressed air that covers the crater left by the bombs—than fail at yet another invention. When bandits discover that White Rock has priceless antibiotics, they invade. With a two-day deadline to finish making this year’s batch and no ingredients to make more, the town is left to choose whether to hand over the medicine and die from the disease that’s run rampant since the bombs, or die fighting the bandits now. Help lies in a neighboring town, but the bandits count everyone fourteen and older each hour. Hope and her friends Aaren and Brock might be the only ones who can escape to make the dangerous trek through the Bomb’s Breath and over the snow-covered mountain. For once, inventing isn’t the answer, but the daring and recklessness that usually get Hope into trouble might just save them all. A Texas Library Association’s Bluebonnet Award 2015-2016 Master List Selection From the Hardcover edition.

Sky Jumpers Book 2 The Forbidden Flats

Author: Peggy Eddleman
Editor: Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0307981339
Size: 10,64 MB
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Escape one danger. Jump into another. . . . Twelve-year-old Hope has always felt a little different from everyone else who lives in White Rock. She tries hard, but she doesn’t always think before she acts. She takes big risks. Sometimes her risks pay off, but sometimes they fail. Sometimes she fails. Hope knows that the most dangerous thing about living in White Rock is that it’s so close to the deadly Bomb’s Breath—the invisible, fifteen-foot-thick band of compressed air that’s hovered over the earth since the Green Bombs of World War III. The citizens of White Rock live in fear of the Bomb’s Breath. Only Hope has figured out a way to go through it—and lived to tell the tale. But when a massive tremor rips across the earth, the Bomb’s Breath begins to lower over White Rock. It’s up to Hope and her friends Brock and Aaren to make the dangerous journey far from home, across the bandit-ridden Forbidden Flats to the wilds of the Rocky Mountains, and obtain the one thing that may be able to stop it—before the Bomb’s Breath sinks too far and destroys them all. This time, Hope can’t fail. From the Hardcover edition.

Defending Ski Jumpers

Author: Gary Clarke
Size: 17,19 MB
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The Tom Birdseye Collection Volume Two

Author: Tom Birdseye
Editor: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1504055411
Size: 16,25 MB
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Characters you won’t forget in four middle-grade novels from a writer who “has captivated young readers for a quarter of a century” (CorvallisGazette-Times). From pesky little sisters to pet tarantulas, supportive friends to Tweety Bird underwear, these four middle-grade novels from Tom Birdseye have something for everyone. Tucker: Eleven-year-old Tucker Renfro likes his life with his divorced father, and enjoys fantasizing about being a Native American and hunting deer—until the nine-year-old sister he has not seen in years comes to visit and claims their mother wants them to become one family again. “Natural and honest . . . Readers will identify with the problems and the positive ending.” —Booklist Tarantula Shoes: Desperate to have the right basketball sneakers for his first day of sixth grade in a new middle school in Kentucky, Ryan O’Keefe has set his sights on the $125 Slam Dunk Sky Jumpers. All the coolest seventh graders are wearing them. His parents have given him forty dollars—but how can he put together the rest of the money before school starts? Could the answer actually have something to do with his pet tarantula, Fang? “Told in the first person, this well-written, often humorous story addresses the themes of conformity, peer pressure, and responsibility in a light, but authentic voice.” —School Library Journal Just Call Me Stupid: Traumatized by an alcoholic father who used to call him “stupid” and lock him in a closet for punishment, fifth-grader Patrick Lowe is unable to learn to read, even after his mother got a divorce and they moved to Tucson. An impatient teacher and a class bully don’t help. But a new neighbor, Celina, encourages him to try to overcome his fears. As she reads him The Sword in the Stone, she inspires Patrick to tell his own story out loud, one he might be able to read himself someday. “Lively and well plotted, with funny—as well as touching—scenes and a satisfying upbeat ending.” —Kirkus Reviews Attack of the Mutant Underwear: When his parents move to Benton, Oregon, for his fifth grade year, Cody Lee Carson is determined reinvent himself as a cool kid—especially since no one in his new school knows about the incident in fourth grade when his pants fell down during a school play and everyone saw his Tweety Bird underwear. Here is Cody’s journal of how to leave your past—and your old underwear—behind. “Lively and believable . . . A well-paced, positive, and pleasant read.” —School Library Journal

Die Buchspringer

Author: Mechthild Gläser
Editor: Loewe Verlag
ISBN: 3732002535
Size: 17,10 MB
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Während des Sommerurlaubs auf einer vergessenen Shetlandinsel erfährt Amy, dass sie als Mitglied der Familie Lennox of Stormsay über die Fähigkeit verfügt, in Bücher zu reisen und dort Einfluss auf die Geschichten zu nehmen. Schnell findet Amy Freunde in der Buchwelt: Schir Khan, der Tiger aus dem Dschungelbuch, hat stets wertvolle Ratschläge für sie, während Goethes Werther zwar seinen Liebeskummer in tintenhaltigen Cocktails ertränkt, Amy aber auch ein treuer Freund ist, seit sie ihn vor den Annäherungsversuchen der Hexen aus Macbeth gerettet hat. Lediglich die Idee, Oliver Twist Kaugummi zu schenken, war nicht die beste ... Doch bald merkt Amy, dass die Buchwelt nicht so friedlich ist, wie sie zunächst scheint. Erst verschwindet Geld aus den Schatzkammern von Ali Baba, dann verletzt sich Elizabeth Bennet auf dem Weg zum Ball mit Mr Darcy, sodass eine der bekanntesten Liebesgeschichten der Weltliteratur im Keim erstickt wird. Für Amy ist klar: Sie muss den Störenfried stellen! Doch erst, als sich die Zwischenfälle auch auf die Realität auswirken und schließlich sogar ein Todesopfer fordern, wird Amy klar, wie ernst die Bedrohung ist. Worauf hat es der geheimnisvolle Attentäter wirklich abgesehen? Die mit dem Seraph-Phantastikpreis ausgezeichnete Autorin Mechthild Gläser schafft in "Die Buchspringer" spannende, fantasievolle Unterhaltung mit viel Atmosphäre, einem Hauch Romantik und witzigen Wiedererkennungseffekten. Ein fesselnder Schmöker mit viel Humor!

Schwarzer Lotus

Author: Kieran Fanning
Editor: Chicken House
ISBN: 3646928565
Size: 10,46 MB
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Ghost, Cormac und Kate haben außergewöhnliche Fähigkeiten. Daher werden sie für die Ninja-Schule „Schwarzer Lotus“ rekrutiert. Doch als ein machthungriger Shogun von dort das Mondschwert klaut, um damit die Weltherrschaft an sich zu reißen, unterbrechen sie ihre Ausbildung und landen plötzlich im 16. Jahrhundert in Japan. Sie müssen das wilde Samurai-Heer aufhalten und gleichzeitig einen Weg zurück in die Gegenwart finden, bevor es zu spät ist.


Author: Nicholas Evans
ISBN: 9783442458240
Size: 20,17 MB
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Jeden Sommer treffen sich zwei Freunde in Montana, um die jährlichen verheerenden Waldbrände zu bekämpfen. Als der eine sich in die Freundin des anderen verliebt und es zu einem schweren Unfall kommt, trennen sich ihre Wege.

Sabrina And The Sky Jumper

Author: Stan Jensen
ISBN: 9781544734477
Size: 17,67 MB
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In her sixth year of school Sabrina is swamped by more troubles with teachers and bullies than she can stand, but nothing will compare to the dangers and opportunities that appear as the magic flow begins to return. As the daughter of a woodsman, she is at home among the forest animals, but in the deep woods strange creatures she's never seen are being influenced by the rising magic. One such creature may hold the secret to understanding the changes in her world, but others are grim reminders of why most people fear being alone in the woods. Overnight, the once exciting tales of magic touched beasts and of men using potent flow magic to build wonders and to wage terrible wars become frightening nightmares. Sabrina struggles against time and cruel opponents to understand the power of the magic before she and those she loves are destroyed by the forces it unleashes.

Joshua Schreck

Author: Lee Bacon
Editor: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104021058
Size: 19,93 MB
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Als Joshua eines Morgens mit dem Bus zur Schule fährt, tauchen plötzlich zwei Superschurken auf, die die Erde vernichten wollen. Und was noch schlimmer ist: die zwei sind seine Eltern! Erst in letzter Sekunde wird das Schreck-Dou (mal wieder) von dem reichlich aufgeblasenen Superhelden Captain Saubermann gestoppt. Doch das ist nicht alles, denn in letzter Zeit gehen in Joshuas Nähe neuerdings Sachen in Flammen auf oder es kommt zu spontanen Explosionen. Joshua entwickelt selbst Superkräfte und steht vor der schwierigen Frage: Superschurke oder doch lieber Superheld? Bevor er eine Entscheidung treffen kann, geschieht jedoch das Unfassbare: Seine Eltern werden von seltsamen Wesen aus Rauch entführt! Wer steckt nur dahinter?

Key Concepts In Sport And Exercise Sciences

Author: David Kirk
Editor: SAGE
ISBN: 0857023047
Size: 19,15 MB
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'A very useful introduction to the key concepts in five main areas of study in sport and exercise science. The multi-disciplinary nature of the book is particularly attractive as it means that it can be used to support students studying a range of sport and exercise courses and modules. Furthermore, the chapters are concise, informative, written in an accessible style, and provide a good balance between theory and application to practice, making it a very interesting and relevant read' - Dr Lorraine Cale, Loughborough University This book provides students and scholars with a fail-safe guide to the key concepts in the field of Sport & Exercise Science. Intelligently cross-referenced entries provide a sound map of the multi-disciplinary demands of sport related courses including physical and biological sciences, social science and education. The entries use clear definitions, examples and suggestions for further reading to explore each discipline and are: " Comprehensive " Lucid " Pertinent to study needs " Practically relevant David Kirk is Professor in Physical Education and Youth Sport Carlton Cooke is Professor in Physical Education Anne Flintoff is Reader in Physical Education Jim McKenna is Professor in Physical Activity and Health All at the Carnegie Faculty of Sport and Education, Leeds Metropolitan University.