Sky Jumpers

Author: Peggy Eddleman
Editor: Yearling
ISBN: 0307981304
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Twelve-year-old Hope lives in a post-World War III town called White Rock where everyone must participate in Inventions Day, and though Hope's inventions always fail, her unique skill set comes in handy when bandits who want to steal precious medical supplies invade the town.

Sky Jumpers

Author: Peggy Eddleman
Editor: Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0307981274
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Twelve-year-old Hope lives in a post World War III town called White Rock where everyone must participate in Inventions Day, and though Hope's inventions always fail, her unique skill set comes in handy when bandits who want to steal precious medical supplies invade the town.

Sky Jumpers

Author: Peggy Eddleman
Editor: Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0307981290
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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
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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.

Touch The Sky

Author: Ann Malaspina
Editor: Open Road Media
ISBN: 148049092X
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Bare feet shouldn’t fly. Long legs shouldn’t spin, Braids shouldn’t flap in the wind. “Sit on the porch and be a lady,” Papa scolded Alice. In Alice’s Georgia hometown, there was no track where an African American girl could practice, so she made her own crossbar with sticks and rags. With the support of her coach, friends, and community, Alice started to win medals. Her dream to compete at the Olympics came true in 1948. This is an inspiring free-verse story of the first African American woman to win an Olympic gold medal. Photos of Alice Coachman are also included.

Smokejumpers 49

Author: Starr Jenkins
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Starr Jenkins has produced a rousing book, one with an excellent sense of excitement & immediacy with the re-enactment of a number of his smokejumper adventures, along with those of his brother Hugh. There are powerful descriptions that bring back to life memories of long ago, days when we thought we would live forever. Former jumpers will remember when they too stood in the doors of bouncing, twisting aircraft above the savage & majestic terrain of the West, Southwest, & Northwest. He has clear, detailed descriptions of equipment, training activities, flights, pilots, firefighting & a host of memorable characters-- "brothers in the sky" who shared that high adventure. It is a book full of nostalgia & should serve to inspire other jumpers & pilots to write about their experiences while serving with that elite organization of airborne firefighters. The photos of LIFE photographer Peter Stackpole are sharp, clear, & extraordinary. Many have not been in print before. This book will encourage further reading about smokejumpers & mountain pilots, not only from the past, but in the present day as well. Jack Demmons, Historian, The National Smokejumper Association. To order: Merritt Starr Books, P.O. Box 1165, San Luis Obispo, CA 93406. (805) 544-6214.

Time Jumpers

Author: Brandon Mull
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1442497149
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Trapped in a world where magic is powerful and dreams are real, Cole’s epic adventure comes to a close in book five of the New York Times bestselling “fanciful, action-packed adventure” series (Publishers Weekly, starred review), from the author of the Fablehaven and Beyonders series. Cole and his friends are pushed to the limit in this finale to the bestselling Five Kingdoms series. Will they finally be able to restore magic to the world of the Outskirts and find their way back home?

Young Men And Fire

Author: Norman Maclean
Editor: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226501031
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On August 5, 1949, a crew of fifteen of the United States Forest Service's elite airborne firefighters, the Smokejumpers, stepped into the sky above a remote forest fire in the Montana wilderness. Two hours after their jump, all but three of these men were dead or mortally burned. Haunted by these deaths for forty years, Norman Maclean puts back together the scattered pieces of the Mann Gulch tragedy. Young Men and Fire won the National Book Critics Circle Award in 1992. "A magnificent drama of writing, a tragedy that pays tribute to the dead and offers rescue to the living.... Maclean's search for the truth, which becomes an exploration of his own mortality, is more compelling even than his journey into the heart of the fire. His description of the conflagration terrifies, but it is his battle with words, his effort to turn the story of the 13 men into tragedy that makes this book a classic."—from New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice, Best Books of 1992 "A treasure: part detective story, part western, part tragedy, part elegy and wholly eloquent ghost story in which the dead and the living join ranks cheerfully, if sometimes eerily, in a search for truth and the rest it brings."—Joseph Coates, Chicago Tribune "An astonishing book. In compelling language, both homely and elegant, Young Men and Fire miraculously combines a fascinating primer on fires and firefighting, a powerful, breathtakingly real reconstruction of a tragedy, and a meditation on writing, grief and human character.... Maclean's last book will stir your heart and haunt your memory."—Timothy Foote, USA Today "Beautiful.... A dark American idyll of which the language can be proud."—Robert M. Adams, The New York Review of Books "Young Men and Fire is redolent of Melville. Just as the reader of Moby Dick comes to comprehend the monstrous entirety of the great white whale, so the reader of Young Men and Fire goes into the heart of the great red fire and comes out thoroughly informed. Don't hesitate to take the plunge."—Dennis Drabelle, Washington Post Book World "Young Men and Fire is a somber and poetic retelling of a tragic event. It is the pinnacle of smokejumping literature and a classic work of 20th-century nonfiction."—John Holkeboer, The Wall Street Journal "Maclean is always with the brave young dead. . . . They could not have found a storyteller with a better claim to represent their honor. . . . A great book."—James R. Kincaid, New York Times Book Review

The Lost Planet

Author: Rachel Searles
Editor: Feiwel & Friends
ISBN: 1466856955
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This is what the boy is told: - He woke up on planet Trucon, inside of a fence line he shouldn't have been able to cross. - He has an annirad blaster would to the back of his head. - He has no memory. - He is now under the protection of a mysterious benefactor. - His name is Chase Garrety. This is what Chase Garrety knows: - He has a message: "Guide the star." - Time is running out.

Puddle Jumpers

Author: Anne Margaret Lewis
Editor: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1634509331
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It’s a rainy day in the month of May and Sam spots a rainbow, and then a puddle. A perfect spring puddle. His mother warns, “No! No jumping in puddles! You must keep clean today!” but Sam can’t stop himself from testing the water with his galoshes. And then the puddle invites him to play. The puddle whispers, “Jump, Puddle Jumper, jump!” and with that very first jump, Sam is off on an adventure of the imagination. He’ll be a frog in a pond, with a hat and some spots and a magic wand. He’ll be a crocodile with pink polka dots and teeth like blades, and a polar bear with purple polar hair. He’s going to jump, leap, dance, plunge, swim, and jump again. Sam is having so much fun in his puddle that even Mom can’t resist. With a leap and a thwump, she’s jumping too, cheering, “Jump, Puddle Jumper, jump!” This happy picture book celebrates the simple, pure joy of jumping in a rain puddle. Nancy Cote’s cheerful illustrations are full of kid appeal, a perfect match to a story that captures the magic of being a child. Let your imagination take you on your own adventure the next time you encounter an irresistible puddle. Aimed for children ages 3 to 6, this is a charming book about letting your imagination run wild and also about the joys children can find in even just a simple rain puddle. Encouraging kids to explore their outside world provides important developmental play for kids and parents will find the mom's reluctance and then acquiescence a good reminder that adults need to enter the world of children in order to allow them to explore their world and to learn from it. Sky Pony Press, with our Good Books, Racehorse and Arcade imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of books for young readers—picture books for small children, chapter books, books for middle grade readers, and novels for young adults. Our list includes bestsellers for children who love to play Minecraft; stories told with LEGO bricks; books that teach lessons about tolerance, patience, and the environment, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.