The Westing Game Book
Score: 4
From 173 Ratings

The Westing Game


  • Author : Ellen Raskin
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2020-10-13
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 242
  • ISBN 10 : 9780593204504

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The Westing Game Excerpt :

A Newbery Medal Winner For over thirty-five years, Ellen Raskin's Newbery Medal-winning The Westing Game has been an enduring favorite. This highly inventive mystery involves sixteen people who are invited to the reading of Samuel W. Westing's will. They could become millionaires-it all depends on how they play the tricky and dangerous Westing game, a game involving blizzards, burglaries, and bombings! Ellen Raskin has created a remarkable cast of characters in a puzzle-knotted, word-twisting plot filled with humor, intrigue, and suspense. Winner of the Newbery Medal Winner of the Boston Globe/Horn Book Award An ALA Notable Book A School Library Journal One Hundred Books That Shaped the Century "A supersharp mystery...confoundingly clever, and very funny." —Booklist, starred review "Great fun for those who enjoy illusion, word play, or sleight of hand." —The New York Times Book Review "A fascinating medley of word games, disguises, multiple aliases, and subterfuges—a demanding but rewarding book." —The Horn Book

Footprint Book

Footprint


  • Author : Stuart Franklin
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 050054364X

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Footprint Excerpt :

These captivating landscapes by the Magnum photographer Stuart Franklin provide a visual document of Europe in the midst of a growing environmental crisis.

The Westing Game   Literature Kit Gr  7 8 Book

The Westing Game Literature Kit Gr 7 8


  • Author : Eleanor Summers
  • Publisher : Classroom Complete Press
  • Release Date : 2014-12-17
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 57
  • ISBN 10 : 9781771673709

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The Westing Game Literature Kit Gr 7 8 Excerpt :

Unravel the secrets at the center of an intriguing murder mystery game. Activities are meant to excite students throughout the reading. Using the chapter titles as clues, predict what might happen in each one. Identify elements of foreshadowing from the novel, and imagine what will take place. Follow the clues in the story to solve the game before any of the characters. Identify cause and effect by explaining why each event happened. Keep track of the variety of characters with comprehension questions. Students will write their own prologue and epilogue at the completion of the reading. Compare two different character's perspectives of the same event from the novel. Aligned to your State Standards and written to Bloom's Taxonomy, additional crossword, word search, comprehension quiz and answer key are also included. About the Novel: The Westing Game is a Newbery Medal winning story about a group of people playing the game of who killed the millionaire. Samuel W. Westing, owner of Westing Paper Products, has died. Sixteen heirs are invited to live in the Sunset Towers apartment building. These heirs come together to read the will of the late self-made millionaire. The will challenges them to solve the murder of Sam Westing by splitting up into eight pairs. Each pair is given a set of clues and $10,000 dollars to play the game. The winner will inherit the $200,000,000 fortune and unravel the secret behind the old man's death.

The Obsession Book
Score: 4
From 17 Ratings

The Obsession


  • Author : Nora Roberts
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2016-04-12
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN 10 : 9780698197008

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The Obsession Excerpt :

The riveting novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Liar. “She stood in the deep, dark woods, breath shallow and cold prickling over her skin despite the hot, heavy air. She took a step back, then two, as the urge to run fell over her.” Naomi Bowes lost her innocence the night she followed her father into the woods. In freeing the girl trapped in the root cellar, Naomi revealed the horrible extent of her father’s crimes and made him infamous. No matter how close she gets to happiness, she can’t outrun the sins of Thomas David Bowes. Now a successful photographer living under the name Naomi Carson, she has found a place that calls to her, a rambling old house in need of repair, thousands of miles away from everything she’s ever known. Naomi wants to embrace the solitude, but the kindly residents of Sunrise Cove keep forcing her to open up—especially the determined Xander Keaton. Naomi can feel her defenses failing, and knows that the connection her new life offers is something she’s always secretly craved. But the sins of her father can become an obsession, and, as she’s learned time and again, her past is never more than a nightmare away.

Falling Over Sideways Book
Score: 4
From 6 Ratings

Falling Over Sideways


  • Author : Jordan Sonnenblick
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Release Date : 2016-09-27
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9780545863261

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Falling Over Sideways Excerpt :

A new hilarious, honest, and hopeful novel from the author of Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie It's not easy being Claire. (Really.) Claire's life is a joke . . . but she's not laughing. While her friends seem to be leaping forward, she's dancing in the same place. The mean girls at school are living up to their mean name, and there's a boy, Ryder, who's just as bad, if not worse. And at home, nobody's really listening to her—if anything, they seem to be more in on the joke than she is. Then into all of this (not-very-funny-to-Claire) comedy comes something intense and tragic—while her dad is talking to her at the kitchen table, he falls over with a medical emergency. Suddenly the joke has become very serious—and the only way Claire, her family, and her friends are going to get through it is if they can find a way to make it funny again.

The Trail Book
Score: 5
From 2 Ratings

The Trail


  • Author : Meika Hashimoto
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Release Date : 2017-07-25
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9781338035889

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The Trail Excerpt :

Toby has to finish the final thing on The List. It's a list of brave, daring, totally awesome things that he and his best friend, Lucas, planned to do together, and the only item left is to hike the Appalachian Trail. But now Lucas isn't there to do it with him. Toby's determined to hike the trail alone and fulfill their pact, which means dealing with the little things -- the blisters, the heat, the hunger -- and the big things -- the bears, the loneliness, and the memories.When a storm comes, Toby finds himself tangled up in someone else's mess: Two boys desperately need his help. But does Toby have any help to give?The Trail is a remarkable story of physical survival and true friendship, about a boy who's determined to forge his own path -- and to survive.

Nothing Ever Happens on My Block Book
Score: 4
From 5 Ratings

Nothing Ever Happens on My Block


  • Author : Ellen Raskin
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1978
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 29
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:4849906

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The Crossover Book
Score: 4
From 3,406 Ratings

The Crossover


  • Author : Kwame Alexander
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2014
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 237
  • ISBN 10 : 9780544107717

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The Crossover Excerpt :

A middle-grade novel in verse follows the experiences of twin basketball stars Josh and Jordan, who struggle with challenges on and off the court while their father ignores his declining health. 20,000 first printing.

Mr  Lemoncello s All Star Breakout Game Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Mr Lemoncello s All Star Breakout Game


  • Author : Chris Grabenstein
  • Publisher : Yearling
  • Release Date : 2020-05-12
  • Genre: Books and reading
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780525646471

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Mr Lemoncello s All Star Breakout Game Excerpt :

"To win Mr. Lemoncello's new television game show, Kyle and his team have to break out of their comfort zone and walk a mile in other characters' shoes and figure out how to unlock a series of locks and break out of the game before their competition!"--

Crash Book
Score: 4
From 36 Ratings

Crash


  • Author : Jerry Spinelli
  • Publisher : Ember
  • Release Date : 2015-04-07
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 9780553536645

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Crash Excerpt :

Seventh-grader John "Crash" Coogan has always been comfortable with his tough, aggressive behavior, until his relationship with an unusual Quaker boy and his grandfather's stroke make him consider the meaning of friendship and the importance of family.

Don t Tell a Soul Book
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

Don t Tell a Soul


  • Author : Kirsten Miller
  • Publisher : Delacorte Press
  • Release Date : 2021-01-26
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9780525581222

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Don t Tell a Soul Excerpt :

Stay up all night with this modern day Rebecca! Perfect for fans of Truly Devious--a haunting story about a new girl in an old town filled with dark secrets . . . that might just kill her. People say the house is cursed. It preys on the weakest, and young women are its favorite victims. In Louth, they're called the Dead Girls. All Bram wanted was to disappear--from her old life, her family's past, and from the scandal that continues to haunt her. The only place left to go is Louth, the tiny town on the Hudson River where her uncle, James, has been renovating an old mansion. But James is haunted by his own ghosts. Months earlier, his beloved wife died in a fire that people say was set by her daughter. The tragedy left James a shell of the man Bram knew--and destroyed half the house he'd so lovingly restored. The manor is creepy, and so are the locals. The people of Louth don't want outsiders like Bram in their town, and with each passing day she's discovering that the rumors they spread are just as disturbing as the secrets they hide. Most frightening of all are the legends they tell about the Dead Girls. Girls whose lives were cut short in the very house Bram now calls home. The terrifying reality is that the Dead Girls may have never left the manor. And if Bram looks too hard into the town's haunted past, she might not either.

Storm Blown Book
Score: 4.5
From 3 Ratings

Storm Blown


  • Author : Nick Courage
  • Publisher : Delacorte Press
  • Release Date : 2019-07-16
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780525645979

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Storm Blown Excerpt :

"Beautiful, vivid writing and a power-packed plot . . . I truly loved it."--Lauren Tarshis, bestselling author of the I SURVIVED series "Awesome. Super-intense, suspenseful, edge-of-your-seat stuff."--Max Brallier, New York Times bestselling author of the LAST KIDS ON EARTH series A major hurricane is raging across the southern United States, and two unsuspecting kids are about to have the adventure of a lifetime! Perfect for kids who love high-stakes plots and natural disaster movies, and anyone interested in extreme weather! And coming in January 2022, don't miss another epic adventure, SNOW STRUCK. A little rain and wind don't worry Alejo--they're just part of life at the beach. As his padrino says, as long as there are birds in the waves, it's safe. When people start evacuating, though, Alejo realizes things might be worse than he thought. And they are. A hurricane is headed straight for Puerto Rico. Emily's brother, Elliot, has been really sick. He can't go outside their New Orleans home, so Emily decides to have an adventure for him. She's on a secret mission to the tiny island Elliot loves. She's not expecting to meet up with an injured goose or a shy turtle. And nothing has prepared her for Megastorm Valerie. Soon Alejo and Emily will be in Valerie's deadly path. Who will survive?

Haiti Will Not Perish Book

Haiti Will Not Perish


  • Author : Michael Deibert
  • Publisher : Zed Books Ltd.
  • Release Date : 2017-07-15
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 488
  • ISBN 10 : 9781783608003

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Haiti Will Not Perish Excerpt :

The world’s first independent black republic, Haiti was forged in the fire of history’s only successful slave revolution. Yet more than two hundred years later, the full promise of that revolution – a free country and a free people – remains unfulfilled. Home for more than a decade to one of the world’s largest UN peacekeeping forces, Haiti's tumultuous political culture – buffeted by coups and armed political partisans – combined with economic inequality and environmental degradation to create immense difficulties even before the devastating 2010 earthquake killed tens of thousands of people. This grim tale, however, is not the whole story. In this moving and detailed history, Michael Deibert, who has spent two decades reporting on Haiti, chronicles the heroic struggles of Haitians to build their longed-for country in the face of overwhelming odds. Based on hundreds of interviews with Haitian political leaders, international diplomats, peasant advocates and gang leaders, as well as ordinary Haitians, Deibert’s book provides a vivid, complex and challenging analysis of Haiti’s recent history.

The Golden Bull Book

The Golden Bull


  • Author : Marjorie Cowley
  • Publisher : Charlesbridge
  • Release Date : 2012-02-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN 10 : 9781607342533

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The Golden Bull Excerpt :

A brother and sister's search for a new life and new home . . . 5,000 years ago in ancient Mesopotamia during a terrible drought, Jomar and Zefa's father must send his children away to the city of Ur because he can no longer feed them. At fourteen, Jomar is old enough to apprentice with Sidah, a master goldsmith for the temple of the moongod, but there is no place for Zefa in Sidah's household. Zefa, a talented but untrained musician, is forced to play her music and sing for alms on the streets of Ur. Marjorie Cowley vividly imagines the intrigues, and harsh struggle for survival in ancient Mesopotamia.

From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs  Basil E  Frankweiler Book
Score: 4
From 146 Ratings

From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs Basil E Frankweiler


  • Author : E.L. Konigsburg
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2010-12-21
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 9781442431263

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From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs Basil E Frankweiler Excerpt :

Now available in a deluxe keepsake edition! A Time Best YA Book of All Time (2021) Run away to the Metropolitan Museum of Art with E. L. Konigsburg’s beloved classic and Newbery Medal­–winning novel From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler. When Claudia decided to run away, she planned very carefully. She would be gone just long enough to teach her parents a lesson in Claudia appreciation. And she would go in comfort-she would live at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She saved her money, and she invited her brother Jamie to go, mostly because be was a miser and would have money. Claudia was a good organizer and Jamie bad some ideas, too; so the two took up residence at the museum right on schedule. But once the fun of settling in was over, Claudia had two unexpected problems: She felt just the same, and she wanted to feel different; and she found a statue at the Museum so beautiful she could not go home until she bad discovered its maker, a question that baffled the experts, too. The former owner of the statue was Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler. Without her—well, without her, Claudia might never have found a way to go home.