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While struggling with the death of her beloved adoptive mother, sixteen-year-old Brenna reconnects with members of her biological family, hoping to discover why her biological mother broke off contact many years earlier. At the same time, she is falling in love with Ryan, who provides support while she grieves but has to leave her when she needs him most. Despite powerful feelings of abandonment, Brenna realizes that getting strong physically and focusing on the needs of others might just help h
When Darren Dirkowitz's evil stepbrother (code name Waldo) gets hold of Darren's tippity-top-secret spy journal, he threatens to expose it to the entire Preston Middle School student body. Unless, that is, Darren starts doing his dirty work for him. Now Darren's got to use the oh-so-cloak-and-daggery skills he's honed in his secret alternate life as Dirk Daring, Secret Agent to spy on kids at school. Naturally, he also sets up a separate, sneaky surveillance program to unearth Waldo's own secret
Introduce youngsters to Canada, with these spirited easy-to-understand fact filled books with great rhymes and expository text. These books are sure to both entertain and inform young students. There is a story behind every letter.
A young boy named Jon discovers a dock spider at the lake and places her in his bug-collecting box. In exchange for her freedom, this clever spider provides Jon with information for his science fair project about spiders. Doxie introduces Jon to some of her garden spider relatives and shares with him how each of their webs led to the creation of a human invention. Realistic acrylic paintings enhance this interesting, fact-filled story, which features arachnid characters.
One minute Jack's in math class. The next, he's on a dark, cobblestoned street where a skinny girl wrapped in a threadbare shawl is selling matches. Jack's life has collided with one of Hans Christian Andersen's grimmest tales, and each time he is drawn into her world, she becomes stronger and more alive, until Jack realizes she wants to keep him for her very own, even if that means he will die.
Amelia's world came crashing down when her parents separated and she was forced to relocate with her mother to a new part of town. But when Duke and Gabriella move into the suite downstairs with their menagerie of exotic animals, Amelia feels like she's been thrown a lifeline. Helping care for the animals gives Amelia a sense of purpose, and she's determined to keep Duke and Gabriella's secret. But eventually her mother discovers the animals and refuses to let them stay. To make matters worse, W
Matt works hard for every dollar he makes. He’s a mechanic at Ben’s Garage, where he lives in a back room. He dreams of owning a big rig but has to be satisfied with the old wrecks that Ben finds, because that’s all Matt can afford. Every day after the garage closes, they work together, sometimes late into the night, fixing and replacing the long list of broken and missing parts. First it’s a 1920s convertible, followed by a 1960s Valiant station wagon, and then it’s a 1940s GMC truck. But no so
These dual-language books, with vibrant Illustrations and photographs, are sure to he a hit from toddlers to adults alike!
Plusieurs facteurs façonnent notre identité canadienne en constante évolution. Peu importe nos origines ou nos croyances culturelles, il est important que tous les Canadiens se sentent acceptés. La série Être Canadien explore l’essence de la signification d’être Canadien et examine comment chacun tout le monde peut faire de ce pays un meilleur endroit à vivre.
Alice doesn't like noise, smells or strangers. She does like rules. Lots of rules. Nobody at her new school knows she has Asperger's, so it doesn't take long for her odd behaviour to get her into trouble. When she meets Megan in detention, she doesn't know what to make of her. Megan doesn't smell, she's not terribly noisy, and she's not exactly a stranger, but is she a friend? Megan seems fearless to Alice, but also angry or maybe sad. Alice isn't sure which. When Megan decides to run away, Alic