The Westing Game

The Westing Game
Author: Ellen Raskin
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2020-10-13
ISBN 10: 0593204506
ISBN 13: 9780593204504
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Westing Game Book Review:

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

Footprint
Author: Stuart Franklin
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 9780500543641
ISBN 13: 050054364X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Footprint Book Review:

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

The Obsession

The Obsession
Author: Nora Roberts
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2016-04-12
ISBN 10: 0698197003
ISBN 13: 9780698197008
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Obsession Book Review:

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.

The Trail

The Trail
Author: Meika Hashimoto
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2017-07-25
ISBN 10: 1338035886
ISBN 13: 9781338035889
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Trail Book Review:

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.

Haiti Will Not Perish

Haiti Will Not Perish
Author: Michael Deibert
Publsiher: Zed Books Ltd.
Total Pages: 488
Release: 2017-07-15
ISBN 10: 1783608005
ISBN 13: 9781783608003
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Haiti Will Not Perish Book Review:

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 Crossover

The Crossover
Author: Kwame Alexander
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 237
Release: 2014
ISBN 10: 0544107713
ISBN 13: 9780544107717
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Crossover Book Review:

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.

Bio Touch

Bio Touch
Author: Debra Schildhouse
Publsiher: Select Books (NY)
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2015-10-13
ISBN 10: 9781590793572
ISBN 13: 1590793579
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bio Touch Book Review:

With just two fingers from each hand, the healing process can begin. "Bio-Touch: Healing with the Power in Our Fingertips" is the story of the scientifically-proven, touch-based healing technique proven to alleviate pain, stress, the symptoms of disease, and depression. Debra Schildhouse, an initial skeptic, is drawn to Bio-Touch after feeling helpless to do anything for her daughter s agonizing headaches from a mysterious illness. Her search for a method to heal others pain gradually becomes an inner journey of personal healing as she opens her mind and eventually becomes a certified instructor and practitioner of Bio-Touch. In tandem with her own story, Schildhouse recounts Bio-Touch founder Paul Bucky s journey as he follows his spiritual path to the discovery of Bio-Touch. Throughout the narrative Schildhouse relates miraculous stories of healing. Touching and often funny, "Bio-Touch "draws together the many invisible bonds of the universe linking us all together. "

Crash

Crash
Author: Jerry Spinelli
Publsiher: Ember
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2015-04-07
ISBN 10: 0553536648
ISBN 13: 9780553536645
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crash Book Review:

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.

Falling Over Sideways

Falling Over Sideways
Author: Jordan Sonnenblick
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2016-09-27
ISBN 10: 0545863260
ISBN 13: 9780545863261
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Falling Over Sideways Book Review:

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.

Mr Lemoncello s All Star Breakout Game

Mr  Lemoncello s All Star Breakout Game
Author: Chris Grabenstein
Publsiher: Yearling
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2020-05-12
ISBN 10: 0525646477
ISBN 13: 9780525646471
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mr Lemoncello s All Star Breakout Game Book Review:

"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!"--

Storm Blown

Storm Blown
Author: Nick Courage
Publsiher: Delacorte Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2019-07-16
ISBN 10: 0525645977
ISBN 13: 9780525645979
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Storm Blown Book Review:

"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?

The Westing Game Puffin Modern Classics

The Westing Game  Puffin Modern Classics
Author: Ellen Raskin
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2004-04-12
ISBN 10: 1101157453
ISBN 13: 9781101157459
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Westing Game Puffin Modern Classics Book Review:

A Newbery Medal Winner "A supersharp mystery...confoundingly clever, and very funny." —Booklist, starred review A bizarre chain of events begins when sixteen unlikely people gather for the reading of Samuel W. Westing’s will. And though no one knows why the eccentric, game-loving millionaire has chosen a virtual stranger—and a possible murderer—to inherit his vast fortune, on things for sure: Sam Westing may be dead…but that won’t stop him from playing one last game! Winner of the Newbery Medal Winner of the Boston Globe/Horn Book Award An ALA Notable Book "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

Perfecto Pet Show Bobs and Tweets 2

Perfecto Pet Show  Bobs and Tweets  2
Author: Pepper Springfield
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 80
Release: 2017-06-27
ISBN 10: 1338150650
ISBN 13: 9781338150650
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Perfecto Pet Show Bobs and Tweets 2 Book Review:

Get ready for one perfecto school pet show with the Bobs and Tweets!Dean Bob and Lou Tweet can't wait to perform in the first-ever Bonefish Street Elementary School Pet Show. They've practiced their performances over and over again, and together with their pets, they're ready to shine!But it looks like their families, the Tweets, who are neat, and the Bobs, who are slobs, aren't going to make getting to the show easy. What will happen when the Tweets and Bobs have a showdown before the show? And what if all that fighting makes Dean Bob too nervous for his performance? Find out in another wacky family saga full of pets, school antics, and two very silly families!This second book in the Bobs and Tweets series is filled with full-color, illustrations and high-interest rhymes that's just right for reluctant readers. It's Dr. Seuss meets Captain Underpants wrapped into one zany school adventure! So go ahead, read and laugh with the Bobs and Tweets!

Slam Wrestling

Slam  Wrestling
Author: Greg Oliver
Publsiher: ReadHowYouWant
Total Pages: 766
Release: 2012-11
ISBN 10: 9781459652422
ISBN 13: 1459652428
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Slam Wrestling Book Review:

Founded by Greg Oliver and John Powell, SLAM! Wrestling (http: //slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Wrestling/home.html) changed the way North America's true favorite pastime was presented on the web. With the backing of Sun Media and Canoe, SLAM! Wrestling brought pure journalism to the muddy waters of the pro wrestling media coverage. Never in the Internet Age had the squared circle been viewed with a keen eye by reporters and analysts who broke down the philosophy of wrestling and feted its legends, while also not being afraid to show the very human side of the locker rooms that are hidden from the plain eye inside the world's biggest arenas."SLAM! Wrestling" takes readers on a journey through SLAM! Wrestling's first dozen years and the often all - too real world of professional wrestling. From WWE to the independent leagues that dot North America's landscape, "SLAM! Wrestling" gives the unique view of the reporter's eye as history unfolds, including interviews with ''Stone Cold'' Steve Austin, John Cena, ''The Rock'' Dwayne Johnson, Trish Stratus and many others.Plus, for the first time ever, SLAM! Wrestling's writers take you behind the scenes and share their insights into what made the site stand out as one of the most respected sources for information in all of the Internet wrestling community. From the celebration of WrestleMania XVIII in Toronto, to the tragic death of Owen Hart and many others, SLAM! Wrestling has covered it all and now brings the history of the mat wars straight to your bookshelf.

Don t Tell a Soul

Don t Tell a Soul
Author: Kirsten Miller
Publsiher: Delacorte Press
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2021-01-26
ISBN 10: 0525581227
ISBN 13: 9780525581222
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Don t Tell a Soul Book Review:

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.

From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs Basil E Frankweiler

From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs  Basil E  Frankweiler
Author: E.L. Konigsburg
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2010-12-21
ISBN 10: 1442431261
ISBN 13: 9781442431263
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs Basil E Frankweiler Book Review:

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.

The Golden Bull

The Golden Bull
Author: Marjorie Cowley
Publsiher: Charlesbridge
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2012-02-01
ISBN 10: 1607342537
ISBN 13: 9781607342533
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Golden Bull Book Review:

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.

A Tale of Witchcraft

A Tale of Witchcraft
Author: Chris Colfer
Publsiher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2020-09-29
ISBN 10: 0316523534
ISBN 13: 9780316523530
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Tale of Witchcraft Book Review:

In this enchanting story from the New York Times bestselling author of A Tale of Magic..., a group of friends grow suspicious of a potentially dangerous which—all while their once peaceful kingdom begins to crack. When a mysterious new witch arrives at the academy, the celebrations are cut short. As the witch begins recruiting faeries into her rival school of witchcraft, it becomes clear she has dark intentions. And soon Brystal's friend Lucy becomes embroiled in an ominous plot against mankind. Elsewhere, the fragile peace is on the brink of shattering. Outrage has spread throughout the kingdoms in opposition to the legalization of magic. And, a dangerous and centuries-old clan known as the Righteous Brotherhood has resurfaced, with one goal in mind: to exterminate all magical life forever . . . starting with Brystal. The enchanting sequel to the New York Times bestselling A Tale of Magic... is filled with brand-new adventures and a cast of memorable characters, both familiar and new.

The Westing Game Literature Kit Gr 7 8

The Westing Game   Literature Kit Gr  7 8
Author: Eleanor Summers
Publsiher: Classroom Complete Press
Total Pages: 57
Release: 2014-12-17
ISBN 10: 1771673702
ISBN 13: 9781771673709
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Westing Game Literature Kit Gr 7 8 Book Review:

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 Westing Game An Instructional Guide for Literature

The Westing Game  An Instructional Guide for Literature
Author: Jessica Case
Publsiher: Teacher Created Materials
Total Pages: 72
Release: 2018-06-01
ISBN 10: 1480785180
ISBN 13: 9781480785182
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Westing Game An Instructional Guide for Literature Book Review:

This standards-based instructional guide provides teachers with rigorous activities and lesson plans to help students comprehend complex literature, as they read the 1979 Newbery Medal-winning mystery novel, The Westing Game. Students will learn how to analyze the text to determine meaning, make summaries, and more. Text-dependent questions help students analyze the text with higher-order thinking skills, with lessons focused on story elements, vocabulary, and more. Close reading activities throughout the literature units encourages students to use textual evidence as they revisit passages to respond more critically about the text. Support the rich exploration of literature in today's classrooms with this resource.