My Brother Sam Is Dead

My Brother Sam Is Dead
Author: James Lincoln Collier,Christopher Collier
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 224
Release: 1974
ISBN 10: 0027229807
ISBN 13: 9780027229806
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Brother Sam Is Dead Book Review:

Recounts the tragedy that strikes the Meeker family during the Revolution when one son joins the rebel forces while the rest of the family tries to stay neutral in a Tory town.

My Brother Sam is Dead

My Brother Sam is Dead
Author: James Lincoln Collier,Christopher Collier
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 216
Release: 1974
ISBN 10: 9780590427920
ISBN 13: 059042792X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Brother Sam is Dead Book Review:

When Sam Meeker leaves his home in Redding, Connecticut, a town loyal to the king, to fight with the rebel army, he places his family in a very difficult position.

Self Working Close Up Card Magic

Self Working Close Up Card Magic
Author: Karl Fulves
Publsiher: Courier Corporation
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2012-07-19
ISBN 10: 0486156664
ISBN 13: 9780486156668
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Self Working Close Up Card Magic Book Review:

Easy-to-master crowd-pleasing tricks, require a deck of cards and offer beginners experience in handling an audience. Instructions.

Assessment and Planning in Health Programs

Assessment and Planning in Health Programs
Author: Bonni C. Hodges,Donna M. Videto
Publsiher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Total Pages: 265
Release: 2011-08-24
ISBN 10: 0763790095
ISBN 13: 9780763790097
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Assessment and Planning in Health Programs Book Review:

Assessment and Planning in Health Programs, Second Edition enables students and practitioners to successfully plan, implement, and evaluate programs and interventions that will assist individuals and groups in maintaining and improving their health. Written in an accessible manner, this comprehensive text provides an overview of needs assessment, program planning, and program evaluation, and explains several goals and strategies for each. It addresses the importance and use of theories, data collection strategies, and key terminology in the field of health education and health promotion. Instructor Resources: Instructor’s Manual, PowerPoint Presentations Student Resources: Companion website

Cut Me Free

Cut Me Free
Author: J. R. Johansson
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2015-01-27
ISBN 10: 0374300240
ISBN 13: 9780374300241
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cut Me Free Book Review:

Seventeen-year-old Charlotte barely escaped from her abusive parents. Her little brother, Sam, wasn't as lucky. Now she's trying to begin the new life she always dreamed of for them, but never thought she'd have to experience alone. She's hired a techie-genius with a knack for forgery to remove the last ties to her old life. But while she can erase her former identity, she can't rid herself of the memories. And her troubled history won't let her ignore the little girl she sees one day in the park. The girl with the bruises and burn marks.That's when Charlotte begins to receive the messages. Threatening notes left in her apartment--without a trace of entry. And they're addressed to Piper, her old name. As the messages grow in frequency, she doesn't just need to uncover who is leaving them; she needs to stop whoever it is before anyone else she loves ends up dead.

War Comes to Willy Freeman

War Comes to Willy Freeman
Author: James Lincoln Collier,Christopher Collier
Publsiher: Yearling Books
Total Pages: 178
Release: 1987
ISBN 10: 9780440495048
ISBN 13: 0440495040
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

War Comes to Willy Freeman Book Review:

A free thirteen-year-old black girl in Connecticut is caught up in the horror of the Revolutionary War and the danger of being returned to slavery when her patriot father is killed by the British and her mother disappears.

Across Five Aprils

Across Five Aprils
Author: Irene Hunt
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2002-01-08
ISBN 10: 1101127945
ISBN 13: 9781101127940
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Across Five Aprils Book Review:

The Newbery Award-winning author of Up a Road Slowly presents the unforgettable story of Jethro Creighton—a brave boy who comes of age during the turbulent years of the Civil War. In 1861, America is on the cusp of war, and young Jethro Creighton is just nine-years-old. His brother, Tom, and his cousin, Eb, are both of fighting age. As Jethro's family is pulled into the conflict between the North and the South, loyalties are divided, dreams are threatened, and their bonds are put to the test in this heart-wrenching, coming of age story. “Drawing from family records and from stories told by her grandfather, the author has, in an uncommonly fine narrative, created living characters and vividly reconstructed a crucial period of history.”—Booklist

Forty Acres and Maybe a Mule

Forty Acres and Maybe a Mule
Author: Harriette Gillem Robinet
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2011-02-22
ISBN 10: 1439136238
ISBN 13: 9781439136232
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forty Acres and Maybe a Mule Book Review:

Winner of the 1999 Scott O’Dell Award A Notable Children’s Book in the Field of Social Studies Maybe nobody gave freedom, and nobody could take it away like they could take away a family farm. Maybe freedom was something you claimed for yourself. Like other ex-slaves, Pascal and his older brother Gideon have been promised forty acres and maybe a mule. With the family of friends they have built along the way, they claim a place of their own. Green Gloryland is the most wonderful place on earth, their own family farm with a healthy cotton crop and plenty to eat. But the notorious night riders have plans to take it away, threatening to tear the beautiful freedom that the two boys are enjoying for the first time in their young lives. Coming alive in plain, vibrant language is this story of the Reconstruction, after the Civil War.

Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing

Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing
Author: Judy Blume
Publsiher: Pan Macmillan
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2014-05-29
ISBN 10: 1447280385
ISBN 13: 9781447280385
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing Book Review:

Peter thinks he has the world's biggest problem - his little brother, Fudge. Fudge causes trouble wherever he goes and it's usually up to Peter to sort out the mess. When Peter wins a tiny green turtle called Dribble, he's determined to keep it away from his brother. But when Fudge does get his hands on Dribble - disaster strikes! Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing is the first book in this hugely successful series from the bestselling author and household name Judy Blume, featuring cover art from picture book star, Emily Gravett.

The Glass Castle

The Glass Castle
Author: Jeannette Walls
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2006-01-02
ISBN 10: 1416544666
ISBN 13: 9781416544661
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Glass Castle Book Review:

Journalist Walls grew up with parents whose ideals and stubborn nonconformity were their curse and their salvation. Rex and Rose Mary and their four children lived like nomads, moving among Southwest desert towns, camping in the mountains. Rex was a charismatic, brilliant man who, when sober, captured his children's imagination, teaching them how to embrace life fearlessly. Rose Mary painted and wrote and couldn't stand the responsibility of providing for her family. When the money ran out, the Walls retreated to the dismal West Virginia mining town Rex had tried to escape. As the dysfunction escalated, the children had to fend for themselves, supporting one another as they found the resources and will to leave home. Yet Walls describes her parents with deep affection in this tale of unconditional love in a family that, despite its profound flaws, gave her the fiery determination to carve out a successful life. -- From publisher description.

Drums Girls and Dangerous Pie

Drums  Girls  and Dangerous Pie
Author: Jordan Sonnenblick
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2010-01-01
ISBN 10: 0545231167
ISBN 13: 9780545231169
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Drums Girls and Dangerous Pie Book Review:

From first-time novelist Jordan Sonnenblick, a brave and beautiful story that will make readers laugh and break their hearts at the same time. Thirteen-year-old Steven has a totally normal life: he plays drums in the All-Star Jazz band, has a crush on the hottest girl in the school, and is constantly annoyed by his five-year-old brother, Jeffrey. But when Jeffrey is diagnosed with leukemia, Steven's world is turned upside down. He is forced to deal with his brother's illness and his parents' attempts to keep the family in one piece. Salted with humor and peppered with devastating realities, DRUMS, GIRLS, AND DANGEROUS PIE is a heartwarming journey through a year in the life of a family in crisis.

The First Conspiracy

The First Conspiracy
Author: Brad Meltzer,Josh Mensch
Publsiher: Flatiron Books
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2019-01-08
ISBN 10: 1250130344
ISBN 13: 9781250130341
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The First Conspiracy Book Review:

Taking place during the most critical period of our nation’s birth, The First Conspiracy tells a remarkable and previously untold piece of American history that not only reveals George Washington’s character, but also illuminates the origins of America’s counterintelligence movement that led to the modern day CIA. In 1776, an elite group of soldiers were handpicked to serve as George Washington’s bodyguards. Washington trusted them; relied on them. But unbeknownst to Washington, some of them were part of a treasonous plan. In the months leading up to the Revolutionary War, these traitorous soldiers, along with the Governor of New York, William Tryon, and Mayor David Mathews, launched a deadly plot against the most important member of the military: George Washington himself. This is the story of the secret plot and how it was revealed. It is a story of leaders, liars, counterfeiters, and jailhouse confessors. It also shows just how hard the battle was for George Washington and how close America was to losing the Revolutionary War. In this historical page-turner, New York Times bestselling author Brad Meltzer teams up with American history writer and documentary television producer, Josh Mensch to unravel the shocking true story behind what has previously been a footnote in the pages of history. Drawing on extensive research, Meltzer and Mensch capture in riveting detail how George Washington not only defeated the most powerful military force in the world, but also uncovered the secret plot against him in the tumultuous days leading up to July 4, 1776. Praise for The First Conspiracy: "This is American history at its finest, a gripping story of spies, killers, counterfeiters, traitors?and a mysterious prostitute who may or may not have even existed. Anyone with an interest in American history will love this book." —Douglas Preston, #1 bestselling author of The Lost City of the Monkey God “A wonderful book about leadership?and it shows why George Washington and his moral lessons are just as vital today. What a book. You’ll love it.” —President George H.W. Bush “This is an important book: a fascinating largely unknown chapter of our hazardous beginning, a reminder of why counterintelligence matters, and a great read.” —President Bill Clinton

Friends of Liberty

Friends of Liberty
Author: Beatrice Gormley
Publsiher: Eerdmans Young Readers
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2013-08-01
ISBN 10: 0802854184
ISBN 13: 9780802854186
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Friends of Liberty Book Review:

Sally Gifford, a Patriot shoemaker's daughter, tries to maintain her close friendship with Kitty Lawton, the daughter of a Loyalist official, as pre-Revolutionary War tensions in 1773 Boston increase and push them apart.

Rifles for Watie

Rifles for Watie
Author: Harold Keith
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2015-05-19
ISBN 10: 0062419676
ISBN 13: 9780062419675
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rifles for Watie Book Review:

Jeff Bussey walked briskly up the rutted wagon road toward Fort Leavenworth on his way to join the Union volunteers. It was 1861 in Linn County, Kansas, and Jeff was elated at the prospect of fighting for the North at last. In the Indian country south of Kansas there was dread in the air; and the name, Stand Watie, was on every tongue. A hero to the rebel, a devil to the Union man, Stand Watie led the Cherokee Indian Na-tion fearlessly and successfully on savage raids behind the Union lines. Jeff came to know the Watie men only too well. He was probably the only soldier in the West to see the Civil War from both sides and live to tell about it. Amid the roar of cannon and the swish of flying grape, Jeff learned what it meant to fight in battle. He learned how it felt never to have enough to eat, to forage for his food or starve. He saw the green fields of Kansas and Okla-homa laid waste by Watie's raiding parties, homes gutted, precious corn deliberately uprooted. He marched endlessly across parched, hot land, through mud and slash-ing rain, always hungry, always dirty and dog-tired. And, Jeff, plain-spoken and honest, made friends and enemies. The friends were strong men like Noah Babbitt, the itinerant printer who once walked from Topeka to Galveston to see the magnolias in bloom; boys like Jimmy Lear, too young to carry a gun but old enough to give up his life at Cane Hill; ugly, big-eared Heifer, who made the best sourdough biscuits in the Choctaw country; and beautiful Lucy Washbourne, rebel to the marrow and proud of it. The enemies were men of an-other breed - hard-bitten Captain Clardy for one, a cruel officer with hatred for Jeff in his eyes and a dark secret on his soul. This is a rich and sweeping novel-rich in its panorama of history; in its details so clear that the reader never doubts for a moment that he is there; in its dozens of different people, each one fully realized and wholly recognizable. It is a story of a lesser -- known part of the Civil War, the Western campaign, a part different in its issues and its problems, and fought with a different savagery. Inexorably it moves to a dramat-ic climax, evoking a brilliant picture of a war and the men of both sides who fought in it.

Bull Run

Bull Run
Author: Paul Fleischman
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 128
Release: 1995-03-31
ISBN 10: 0064405885
ISBN 13: 9780064405881
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bull Run Book Review:

A Civil War drama told in sixteen voices, this ‘is a heartbreaking and remarkably vivid portrait of a war that remains our nation’s bloodiest conflict.… Fleischman’s artistry is nothing short of astounding.’ —Publishers Weekly. ‘Fleischman has done what he does best—create a unique piece of fiction with echoes of his poetry throughout.’ —H. ‘Outstanding… unforgettable as historical fiction… an important book for every library.’ —SLJ. Notable Children's Books of 1994 (ALA) 1994 Best Books for Young Adults (ALA) 1994 Fanfare Honor List (The Horn Book) Best Books of 1993 (SLJ) 1993 Books for Youth Editors' Choices (BL) 1994 Teachers' Choices (IRA) Notable 1994 Childrens' Trade Books in Social Studies (NCSS/CBC) 1994 Notable Trade Books in the Language Arts (NCTE) 1994 Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction for Children 1993 Choices: The Year's Best Books (Publishers Weekly) Children's Books of 1993 (Library of Congress) 1994 Books for the Teen Age (NY Public Library) 100 Books for Reading and Sharing 1994 (NY Public Library) 1994 Silver Medal for Literature (Commonwealth Club of California) 1994 Anne Izard Storytellers' Choice Award Winner (Westchester, NY Library System)

April Morning

April Morning
Author: Howard Fast
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 180
Release: 2011-12-13
ISBN 10: 1453234810
ISBN 13: 9781453234815
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

April Morning Book Review:

Howard Fast’s bestselling coming-of-age novel about one boy’s introduction to the horrors of war amid the brutal first battle of the American Revolution On April 19, 1775, musket shots ring out over Lexington, Massachusetts. As the sun rises over the battlefield, fifteen-year-old Adam Cooper stands among the outmatched patriots, facing a line of British troops. Determined to defend his home and prove his worth to his disapproving father, Cooper is about to embark on the most significant day of his life. The Battle of Lexington and Concord will be the starting point of the American Revolution—and when Cooper becomes a man. Sweeping in scope and masterful in execution, April Morning is a classic of American literature and an unforgettable story of one community’s fateful struggle for freedom. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Howard Fast including rare photos from the author’s estate.

Tears of a Tiger

Tears of a Tiger
Author: Sharon M. Draper
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2006-02-01
ISBN 10: 1416928316
ISBN 13: 9781416928317
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tears of a Tiger Book Review:

Andy tackles his guilt and grief in the first book of Sharon M. Draper’s award-winning Hazelwood High trilogy. Tigers don’t cry—or do they? After the death of his longtime friend and fellow Hazelwood Tiger in a car accident, Andy, the driver, blames himself and cannot get past his guilt and pain. While his other friends have managed to work through their grief and move on, Andy allows death to become the focus of his life. In the months that follow the accident, the lives of Andy and his friends are traced through a series of letters, articles, homework assignments, and dialogues, and it becomes clear that Tigers do indeed need to cry.

My Side of the Mountain

My Side of the Mountain
Author: Jean Craighead George
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2001-05-21
ISBN 10: 0593115007
ISBN 13: 9780593115008
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Side of the Mountain Book Review:

"Should appeal to all rugged individualists who dream of escape to the forest."—The New York Times Book Review Sam Gribley is terribly unhappy living in New York City with his family, so he runs away to the Catskill Mountains to live in the woods—all by himself. With only a penknife, a ball of cord, forty dollars, and some flint and steel, he intends to survive on his own. Sam learns about courage, danger, and independence during his year in the wilderness, a year that changes his life forever. “An extraordinary book . . . It will be read year after year.” —The Horn Book

Tuesdays with Morrie

Tuesdays with Morrie
Author: Mitch Albom
Publsiher: Crown
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2007-06-29
ISBN 10: 0307414094
ISBN 13: 9780307414090
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tuesdays with Morrie Book Review:

A special 20th anniversary edition of the beloved international bestseller that changed millions of lives Maybe it was a grandparent, or a teacher, or a colleague. Someone older, patient and wise, who understood you when you were young and searching, helped you see the world as a more profound place, gave you sound advice to help you make your way through it. For Mitch Albom, that person was Morrie Schwartz, his college professor from nearly twenty years ago. Maybe, like Mitch, you lost track of this mentor as you made your way, and the insights faded, and the world seemed colder. Wouldn't you like to see that person again, ask the bigger questions that still haunt you, receive wisdom for your busy life today the way you once did when you were younger? Mitch Albom had that second chance. He reconnected with Morrie in the last months of the older man's life. Knowing he was dying, Morrie visited with Mitch in his study every Tuesday, just as they used to back in college. Their rekindled relationship turned into one final "class:" lessons in how to live. Tuesdays with Morrie is a magical chronicle of their time together, through which Mitch shares Morrie's lasting gift with the world.

Hideout

Hideout
Author: Watt Key
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2017-01-10
ISBN 10: 0374304831
ISBN 13: 9780374304836
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hideout Book Review:

In this riveting middle-grade adventure, the son of a Mississippi policeman finds a boy living on his own in the wilderness. Twelve-year-old Sam has been given a fishing boat by his father, but he hates fishing. Instead he uses the boat to disappear for hours at a time, exploring the forbidden swampy surroundings of his bayou home. Then he discovers a strange kid named Davey, mysteriously alone, repairing an abandoned cabin deep in the woods. Not fooled by the boy’s evasive explanation as to why he’s on his own, Sam becomes entangled in his own efforts to help Davey. But this leads him to telling small lies that only get bigger as the danger increases for both boys and hidden truths become harder to conceal. This title has Common Core connections.