Touching Spirit Bear

Touching Spirit Bear
Author: Ben Mikaelsen
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2010-04-20
ISBN 10: 0062009680
ISBN 13: 9780062009685
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Touching Spirit Bear Book Review:

In his Nautilus Award-winning classic Touching Spirit Bear, author Ben Mikaelson delivers a powerful coming-of-age story of a boy who must overcome the effects that violence has had on his life. After severely injuring Peter Driscal in an empty parking lot, mischief-maker Cole Matthews is in major trouble. But instead of jail time, Cole is given another option: attend Circle Justice, an alternative program that sends juvenile offenders to a remote Alaskan Island to focus on changing their ways. Desperate to avoid prison, Cole fakes humility and agrees to go. While there, Cole is mauled by a mysterious white bear and left for dead. Thoughts of his abusive parents, helpless Peter, and his own anger cause him to examine his actions and seek redemption—from the spirit bear that attacked him, from his victims, and, most importantly, from himself. Ben Mikaelsen paints a vivid picture of a juvenile offender, examining the roots of his anger without absolving him of responsibility for his actions, and questioning a society in which angry people make victims of their peers and communities. Touching Spirit Bear is a poignant testimonial to the power of a pain that can destroy, or lead to healing. A strong choice for independent reading, sharing in the classroom, homeschooling, and book groups.

Ghost of Spirit Bear

Ghost of Spirit Bear
Author: Ben Mikaelsen
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2011-03-29
ISBN 10: 0062033638
ISBN 13: 9780062033635
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ghost of Spirit Bear Book Review:

In award-winning author Ben Mikaelsen’s riveting sequel to the acclaimed word-of-mouth bestseller Touching Spirit Bear, readers will be captivated by what Booklist calls a “hugely satisfying resolution.” Life in the wilderness—exiled from civilization as a punishment for his violent behavior—had its own set of hurdles, but for fifteen-year-old Cole Matthews, it's returning home and facing high school that feels most daunting. With gangs and physical altercations haunting the hallways of their school, Cole and his former victim Peter—who Cole has now become friends with—must face it all together. So when Peter’s limp and speech impediment make him a natural target for bullies, Cole’s suppressed rage comes bubbling to the surface a lot quicker than he anticipated. Will he throw everything away that he learned on the healing, remote Alaskan island? In this tale of survival and self-awareness, Cole realizes it's not enough to change himself. He has to change his world.

Brian s Hunt

Brian s Hunt
Author: Gary Paulsen
Publsiher: Random House Digital, Inc.
Total Pages: 103
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 0307929590
ISBN 13: 9780307929594
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Brian s Hunt Book Review:

Two years after having survived a plane crash into the Canadian wilderness, a sixteen-year-old boy returns to the wild, where he befriends a wounded dog and hunts a rogue bear.

Sparrow Hawk Red

Sparrow Hawk Red
Author: Ben Mikaelsen
Publsiher: Perfection Learning
Total Pages: 185
Release: 1995-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780780748149
ISBN 13: 078074814X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sparrow Hawk Red Book Review:

Thirteen-year-old Ricky, The Mexican American son of a former Drug Enforcement Agency man, tries to avenge his mother's murder by crossing over into Mexico to steal a high-tech radar plane from drug smugglers.

Stupid Fast

Stupid Fast
Author: Geoff Herbach
Publsiher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2011-06-01
ISBN 10: 1402256302
ISBN 13: 9781402256301
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Rescue Josh McGuire

Rescue Josh McGuire
Author: Ben Mikaelsen
Publsiher: Perfection Learning
Total Pages: 266
Release: 1999-05-01
ISBN 10: 9780780747999
ISBN 13: 0780747992
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rescue Josh McGuire Book Review:

When 13-year-old Josh runs away to the mountains of Montana with an orphaned bear cub destined for laboratory testing, they both must fight for their lives in a sudden snowstorm.

Petey new cover

Petey  new cover
Author: Ben Mikaelsen
Publsiher: Hyperion
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2010-06-22
ISBN 10: 9781423131748
ISBN 13: 1423131746
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Petey new cover Book Review:

In 1922, at the age of two, Petey's distraught parents commit him to the state's insane asylum, unaware that their son is actually suffering from severe cerebral palsy. Bound by his wheelchair and struggling to communicate with the people around him, Petey finds a way to remain kind and generous despite the horrific conditions in his new "home." Through the decades, he befriends several caretakers but is heartbroken when each eventually leaves him. Determined not to be hurt again, he vows to no longer let hope of lifelong friends and family torment him. That changes after he is moved into a nursing home and meets a young teen named Trevor Ladd; he sees something in the boy and decides to risk friendship one last time. Trevor, new to town and a bit of a loner, is at first weary of the old man in the wheelchair. But after hearing more of his story, Trevor learns that there is much more to Petey than meets the eye. Petey is a touching story of friendship, discovery, and the uplifting power of the human spirit.

Deeper Dating

Deeper Dating
Author: Ken Page
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2014-12-30
ISBN 10: 0834829924
ISBN 13: 9780834829923
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Deeper Dating Book Review:

Lose weight. Act confident. Play hard to get. This approach to dating doesn’t lead to love, it leads to insecurity and loneliness. In Deeper Dating, psychotherapist Ken Page offers a new path to finding meaningful and lasting relationships. Learn how to attract people who love you for who you really are, become more self-assured and emotionally available, and lose your taste for relationships that diminish your self-esteem. With exercises, practical tools, and inspiring stories, Deeper Dating will guide you on a journey to find the love—and personal fulfillment—you long for.

Tree Girl

Tree Girl
Author: Ben Mikaelsen
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2011-03-29
ISBN 10: 0062035703
ISBN 13: 9780062035707
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tree Girl Book Review:

They call Gabriela Tree Girl. Gabi climbs trees to be within reach of the eagles and watch the sun rise into an empty sky. She is at home among the outstretched branches of the Guatemalan forests. Then one day from the safety of a tree, Gabi witnesses the sights and sounds of an unspeakable massacre. She vows to be Tree Girl no more and joins the hordes of refugees struggling to reach the Mexican border. She has lost her whole family; her entire village has been wiped out. Yet she clings to the hope that she will be reunited with her youngest sister, Alicia. Over dangerous miles and months of hunger and thirst, Gabriela's search for Alicia and for a safe haven becomes a search for self. Having turned her back on her own identity, can she hope to claim a new life? Ages 12+

Hush Little Baby

Hush Little Baby
Author: Caroline B. Cooney
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2012-08-07
ISBN 10: 1453264213
ISBN 13: 9781453264218
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hush Little Baby Book Review:

A teenager risks everything to protect an abandoned baby in this thriller from the bestselling author of The Face on the Milk Carton. When Kit Innes’s frazzled ex-stepmother, Dusty, leaves her with an unnamed baby boy and a lot of questions, she’s not sure what to do. She’s doesn’t know if the adorable child is even Dusty’s, or if she plans on returning. But when an angry, frightening man comes looking for the baby, Kit decides that the most important thing is to keep him safe—at all costs. With the help of her maybe-boyfriend, Rowen, and his little sister, Muffin, Kit is determined to figure out what’s really going on. But as they attempt to return the mysterious baby to wherever it is he belongs, they discover that he’s part of something that could put them all in incredible danger . . . Filled with mystery and suspense, this riveting story proves why multimillion-copy bestselling author Caroline B. Cooney is a “thriller master” (Publishers Weekly). This ebook features an illustrated biography of Caroline B. Cooney including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author’s personal collection.

Unrestricted Warfare

Unrestricted Warfare
Author: Liang Qiao,Wang Xiangsui,Xiangsui Wang
Publsiher: NewsMax Media, Inc.
Total Pages: 197
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 9780971680722
ISBN 13: 0971680728
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unrestricted Warfare Book Review:

Three years before the September 11 bombing of the World Trade Center-a Chinese military manual called Unrestricted Warfare touted such an attack-suggesting it would be difficult for the U.S. military to cope with. The events of September ll were not a random act perpetrated by independent agents. The doctrine of total war outlined in Unrestricted Warfare clearly demonstrates that the People's Republic of China is preparing to confront the United States and our allies by conducting "asymmetrical" or multidimensional attack on almost every aspect of our social, economic and political life.

Touching Spirit Bear

Touching Spirit Bear
Author: Ben Mikaelsen
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 78
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 9781896168869
ISBN 13: 1896168868
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Touching Spirit Bear Book Review:

As traditional Aboriginal justice concepts move to the forefront of public consciousness, Ben Mikaelsen's Touching Spirit Bear offers a timely account of a troubled 15-year-old-boy who finds himself banished by a sentencing circle to a remote Alaskan island. Created for use with Touching Spirit Bear, this novel study examines sentencing circles, traditional Aboriginal justice, and the youth Criminal Justice Act.

Touching Spirit Bear Novel Units Student Packet

Touching Spirit Bear Novel Units Student Packet
Author: Novel Units,Veda Boyd Jones
Publsiher: Novel Units, Incorporated
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2019-07-15
ISBN 10: 9781581305289
ISBN 13: 1581305281
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Touching Spirit Bear Novel Units Student Packet Book Review:

Incident at Hawk s Hill

Incident at Hawk s Hill
Author: Allan W. Eckert
Publsiher: Perfection Learning
Total Pages: 207
Release: 1995-04-01
ISBN 10: 9780812417388
ISBN 13: 0812417380
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Incident at Hawk s Hill Book Review:

Six-year-old Ben is very small for his age, and gets along better with animals than people. One June day in 1870, Ben wanders away from his home on Hawk's Hill and disappears into the waving prairie grass. This is the story of how a shy, lonely boy survives for months in the wilds and forges a bond with a female badger. ALA Notable Book. Newbery Honor Book.

Jungle of Bones

Jungle of Bones
Author: Ben Mikaelsen
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2014-01-28
ISBN 10: 0545633621
ISBN 13: 9780545633628
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jungle of Bones Book Review:

Lost and alone in the jungle, one boy will have to let go of his assumptions and anger, or be dragged down with them. Dylan Barstow has finally crossed the line. After getting caught on a late-night joyride in a stolen car, Dylan is shipped off to live with his ex-Marine uncle for the summer. But Uncle Todd has bigger plans for Dylan than push-ups and early-morning jogs. Deep in the steamy jungles of Papua New Guinea, there's a WWII fighter plane named SECOND ACE that's been lost for years, a plane that Dylan's own grandfather barely escaped from with his life. In all this time, no one has ever been able to track down SECOND ACE -- but now Dylan and his uncle are going to try. Lush and haunted, vital and deadly, these alien jungles half a world away could mean Dylan's salvation, or they could swallow him whole.

Touching Spirit Bear by Ben Mikaelsen

Touching Spirit Bear by Ben Mikaelsen
Author: Margaret Whisnant
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2011-09
ISBN 10: 9781934538661
ISBN 13: 1934538663
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Touching Spirit Bear by Ben Mikaelsen Book Review:

The Juvie Three

The Juvie Three
Author: Gordon Korman
Publsiher: Scholastic Canada
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2013-02-01
ISBN 10: 9781443124683
ISBN 13: 1443124680
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Juvie Three Book Review:

Gecko doesn't want to go back to Juvenile Detention, but trouble somehow always finds him... Graham "Gecko" Fosse drove the getaway car for a robbery he didn't even know was going down. But that doesn't keep him out of Juvie — the worst place he has ever been. It's a place where its inmates, some convicted teenage killers, could easily write an encyclopedia on how to inflict pain. Thankfully, do-gooder Douglas Healy shows up, giving Gecko a chance to swap the slammer for a halfway house lived in by two other young criminals. There are just three crucial conditions — the three boys must stay in school and out of trouble, all while staying on Social Services' good side. Or else it's back to Juvie for all of them. But Terence seems bent on getting himself into trouble — the boys catch him sneaking down the fire escape, off to pull another heist. If only their fight hadn't gotten physical and Healy hadn't wound up in the hospital with amnesia. If only Gecko wasn't falling for a girl whose dad's best friend was the Deputy Police chief. And that's just the beginning of their problems. One thing's for certain: if the boys are found out, their second chance will be their last...

The Rag and Bone Shop

The Rag and Bone Shop
Author: Robert Cormier
Publsiher: Delacorte Press
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2001-12-04
ISBN 10: 0385729928
ISBN 13: 9780385729925
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Rag and Bone Shop Book Review:

Twelve-year old Jason is accused of the brutal murder of a young girl. Is he innocent or guilty? The shocked town calls on an interrogator with a stellar reputation: he always gets a confession. The confrontation between Jason and his interrogator forms the chilling climax of this terrifying look at what can happen when the pursuit of justice becomes a personal crusade for victory at any cost.

The 5 Love Needs of Men and Women

The 5 Love Needs of Men and Women
Author: Gary Rosberg,Barbara Rosberg
Publsiher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Total Pages: 237
Release: 2001-04-18
ISBN 10: 9780842342391
ISBN 13: 0842342397
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The 5 Love Needs of Men and Women Book Review:

Lists the top love needs of husbands and wives and discusses how to meet those needs from a Christian perspective.

The Voyage of the Frog

The Voyage of the Frog
Author: Gary Paulsen
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2014-05-27
ISBN 10: 0545748275
ISBN 13: 9780545748278
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Voyage of the Frog Book Review:

This adventure novel about survival at sea by Newbery Honor author Gary Paulsen is now available in an After Words paperback edition!David thought he was alone, that the ocean around him was all there was of the world. The wind screamed, the waves towered, and his boat, the twenty-two foot fiberglass FROG, skidded and bucked and, each moment, filled deeper and grew heavier with sea water.David thought surely he was dead at fourteen. His uncle Owen, who had taught him about sailing safely, would be so angry. Owen had died only days ago, his last wish for David to take the FROG out on his own, and sail her beyond sight of the coast, and once there scatter Owen's ashes.