The Running Dream

The Running Dream
Author: Wendelin Van Draanen
Publsiher: Random House Digital, Inc.
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 0375866280
ISBN 13: 9780375866289
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Running Dream Book Review:

When a school bus accident leaves sixteen-year-old Jessica an amputee, she returns to school with a prosthetic limb and her track team finds a wonderful way to help rekindle her dream of running again.

Running the Dream

Running the Dream
Author: Matt Fitzgerald
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2020-05-05
ISBN 10: 1643135155
ISBN 13: 9781643135151
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Running the Dream Book Review:

The bestselling author of 8/20 Running and How Bad Do You Want It? reveals his inspiring and surprising journey to see just how fast he can go. Matt Fitzgerald has already made a name for himself in the endurance sport community with books like 80/20 Running, How Bad Do You Want It? and Iron War. He is an accomplished amateur runner, but if he follows the training, nutrition and lifestyle of an elite runner, just how fast could he go? He is approaching his mid-forties, so the time to do this is now. He at last has the financial means to do nothing but train. He accepts the goodwill of a friend who will let him crash at his apartment in the running mecca of Flagstaff, Arizona, and convinces the coach of Northern Arizona Elite, one of the country's premier professional running teams, to let him train with a roster of national champions and Olympic hopefuls for an entire summer leading in to the Chicago Marathon. The results were astounding... Filled with a vibrant cast of characters, rigorous and gut-wrenching training, Matt’s knowledgeable yet self-deprecating voice allows us to vicariously live out our own fantasies of having the opportunity to go all the way. Yet for the runners Matt trains with, it’s no mere fantasy, but a calling and their individual stories enrich this inspiring narrative. Running the Dream is a chance for us all to experience a bit of this rarified and wild world, and to take away pieces of this amazing journey to try to achieve our own potential.

Confessions of a Serial Kisser

Confessions of a Serial Kisser
Author: Wendelin Van Draanen
Publsiher: Ember
Total Pages: 294
Release: 2009-12
ISBN 10: 0375842497
ISBN 13: 9780375842498
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Confessions of a Serial Kisser Book Review:

After reading her mother's secret collection of romance novels during her parent's difficult separation, seventeen-year-old Evangeline Logan begins a quest for the perfect kiss.

The Running Dream

The Running Dream
Author: Wendelin Van Draanen
Publsiher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2011-01-11
ISBN 10: 0375866671
ISBN 13: 9780375866678
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Running Dream Book Review:

When a school bus accident leaves sixteen-year-old Jessica an amputee, she returns to school with a prosthetic limb and her track team finds a wonderful way to help rekindle her dream of running again.

Swear to Howdy

Swear to Howdy
Author: Wendelin Van Draanen
Publsiher: Yearling
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2008-12-18
ISBN 10: 030754785X
ISBN 13: 9780307547859
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Swear to Howdy Book Review:

A funny friendship turns serious in this haunting book about secrets, lies, and what it means to be a true friend. “Rusty, I swear to howdy, if you tell a soul...” Joey Banks is a walking adventure. He’s funny, daring, mischievous—and frequently in trouble. Or he would be if anyone found out about half the stuff he’s done. But Rusty Cooper knows how to keep a secret. And Joey’s the best friend he’s ever had. But then comes a secret that is at once too terrible to tell and too terrible to keep. A secret so big it threatens to eat them alive. What would a true friend do now? Wendelin Van Draanen has written a richly layered book that offers a thought-provoking look at the boundaries of friendship and what it really means to be true.

Runaway

Runaway
Author: Wendelin Van Draanen
Publsiher: Random House Digital, Inc.
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 0307975975
ISBN 13: 9780307975973
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Runaway Book Review:

After running away from her fifth foster home, Holly, a twelve-year-old orphan, travels across the country, keeping a journal of her experiences and struggle to survive.

Wild Bird

Wild Bird
Author: Wendelin Van Draanen
Publsiher: Ember
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2019-01-22
ISBN 10: 1101940476
ISBN 13: 9781101940471
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wild Bird Book Review:

When her behavior escalates out of control, fourteen-year-old Wren is taken away to a wilderness therapy camp where she is forced to develop new skills, including the courage to ask for help.

Pandemic

Pandemic
Author: Yvonne Ventresca
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2014-05-06
ISBN 10: 1628739606
ISBN 13: 9781628739602
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pandemic Book Review:

The 2015 SCBWI Crystal Kite Winner for the Atlantic region! Even under the most normal circumstances, high school can be a painful and confusing time. Unfortunately, Lilianna’s circumstances are anything but normal. Only a few people know what caused her sudden change from model student to the withdrawn pessimist she has become, but her situation isn’t about to get any better. When people begin coming down with a quick-spreading illness that doctors are unable to treat, Lil’s worst fears are realized. With her parents called away on business before the contagious outbreak—her father in Delaware covering the early stages of the disease and her mother in Hong Kong and unable to get a flight back to New Jersey—Lil’s town is hit by what soon becomes a widespread illness and fatal disaster. Now, she’s more alone than she’s been since the “incident” at her school months ago. With friends and neighbors dying all around her, Lil does everything she can just to survive. But as the disease rages on, so does an unexpected tension as Lil is torn between an old ex and a new romantic interest. Just when it all seems too much, the cause of her original trauma shows up at her door. In this thrilling debut from author Yvonne Ventresca, Lil must find a way to survive not only the outbreak and its real-life consequences, but also her own personal demons. Sky Pony Press, with our Good Books, Racehorse and Arcade imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of books for young readers—picture books for small children, chapter books, books for middle grade readers, and novels for young adults. Our list includes bestsellers for children who love to play Minecraft; stories told with LEGO bricks; books that teach lessons about tolerance, patience, and the environment, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

The Secret Life of Lincoln Jones

The Secret Life of Lincoln Jones
Author: Wendelin Van Draanen
Publsiher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2016-10-25
ISBN 10: 1101940425
ISBN 13: 9781101940426
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Secret Life of Lincoln Jones Book Review:

A fresh and funny story about a boy learning to become the brave hero of his own life, perfect for fans of Counting by 7s and The Fourteenth Goldfish. My secret life is filled with psychic vampires, wheelchair zombies, chain-rattlin’ ghosts, and a one-eyed cat. But they’re nothing compared to my real-life stalker: a sixth-grade girl named Kandi Kain. . . . Lincoln Jones is always working on the latest story he’s got going in his notebook. Those stories are his refuge. A place where the hero always prevails and the bad guy goes to jail. Real life is messy and complicated, so Lincoln sticks to fiction and keeps to himself. Which works fine until a nosy girl at his new school starts prying into his private business. She wants to know what he’s writing, where he disappears to after school, and why he never talks to anybody. . . . The Secret Life of Lincoln Jones is a terrifically funny and poignant story about a boy finding the courage to get to know the real characters all around him—and to let them know him. Praise for The Secret Life of Lincoln Jones: Winner of the Josette Frank Award "Van Draanen's engaging story is characterized by clever writing, a palpable affection for her characters, and a deep understanding of what's important about life. Readers will love Lincoln Jones."—Kirkus Reviews "Van Draanen skillfully wraps up her tale, offering a realistically happy ending. A story with a perfect balance of mirth and poignancy." -- School Library Journal "Lincoln is a delightful narrator." -- Booklist

Flipped

Flipped
Author: Wendelin Van Draanen
Publsiher: Pan Macmillan
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2020-08-20
ISBN 10: 1529041376
ISBN 13: 9781529041378
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Flipped Book Review:

AS SEEN ON NETFLIX. A classic he-said-she-said romantic comedy, with bonus content including a Q&A with the author. All I've ever wanted is for Juli Baker to leave me alone. For her to back off – you know, just give me some space. Juli has been making Bryce's life hell from the moment they met. All he wants is to live a normal life, without some crazy person mooning after him. The first day I met Bryce Loski, I flipped. Honestly, one look at him and I became a lunatic. It's his eyes. But she doesn't see it that way. In her eyes, they're meant for each other, even though he might not realize it yet. That is, until the eighth grade, when everything flips. And just as Juli starts to realize that Bryce may not be all he seemed, Bryce begins to think that there's more to Juli than meets the eye . . . Wendelin Van Draanen's Flipped is a modern-day classic about first love and not judging a book by it's cover. A romantic comedy-of-errors told in alternating chapters by two fresh, funny voices.

Secret Identity

Secret Identity
Author: Wendelin Van Draanen
Publsiher: Yearling Books
Total Pages: 138
Release: 2006-01-01
ISBN 10: 0440419123
ISBN 13: 9780440419129
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Secret Identity Book Review:

Fifth-grader Nolan Byrd, tired of being called names by the class bully, has a secret identity--Shredderman!

Running Down a Dream

Running Down a Dream
Author: Tim Grahl
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 226
Release: 2018-07-03
ISBN 10: 9781936891559
ISBN 13: 1936891557
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Running Down a Dream Book Review:

A Deeply Personal Field Guide toDefeating Your Own Worst EnemyWhen you dream, you envision a magical future...the day when you have heroically slayed dragons and unlocked the creativity and genius buried deep inside.But how do you actually get to that destination?You can analyze the myths of visionary creators-artists, writers, musicians, software developers, etc. who have accomplished the impossible. You'll read about how they went for it, refused to quit, and would not be denied. But exactly how these successful creators went from being fearful dreamers to accomplished artists proves elusive. Running Down a Dream unflinchingly bares the naked truth of creation and shares the practical to-do list to take you from here to there.The good news? You don't have to be an Austen or a Michelangelo or an Oprah to create a work of art.The bad news? There is no glossing over the pain, embarrassment, and financial terror necessary to contend with on your journey to mission accomplished.More good news? What lies ahead for you is the realization of your heroic self. The run is worth it in ways you can't yet imagine.

The Football Girl

The Football Girl
Author: Thatcher Heldring
Publsiher: Delacorte Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2017-04-04
ISBN 10: 0375987142
ISBN 13: 9780375987144
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Football Girl Book Review:

For every athlete or sports fanatic who knows she's just as good as the guys. This is for fans of The Running Dream by Wendelin Van Draanen, Grace, Gold, and Glory by Gabrielle Douglass and Breakaway: Beyond the Goal by Alex Morgan. The summer before Caleb and Tessa enter high school, friendship has blossomed into a relationship . . . and their playful sports days are coming to an end. Caleb is getting ready to try out for the football team, and Tessa is training for cross-country. But all their structured plans derail in the final flag game when they lose. Tessa doesn’t want to end her career as a loser. She really enjoys playing, and if she’s being honest, she likes it even more than running cross-country. So what if she decided to play football instead? What would happen between her and Caleb? Or between her two best friends, who are counting on her to try out for cross-country with them? And will her parents be upset that she’s decided to take her hobby to the next level? This summer Caleb and Tessa figure out just what it means to be a boyfriend, girlfriend, teammate, best friend, and someone worth cheering for. “A great next choice for readers who have enjoyed Catherine Gilbert Murdock’s Dairy Queen and Miranda Kenneally’s Catching Jordan.”—SLJ “Fast-paced football action, realistic family drama, and sweet romance…[will have] readers looking for girl-powered sports stories…find[ing] plenty to like.”—Booklist “Tessa's ferocious competitiveness is appealing.”—Kirkus Reviews “[The Football Girl] serve[s] to illuminate the appropriately complicated emotions both of a young romance and of pursuing a dream. Heldring writes with insight and restraint.”—The Horn Book

Runaway

Runaway
Author: Alice Munro
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2007-12-18
ISBN 10: 0307427544
ISBN 13: 9780307427540
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Runaway Book Review:

WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE® IN LITERATURE 2013 This acclaimed, bestselling collection also contains the celebrated stories that inspired the Pedro Almodóvar film Julieta. Runaway is a book of extraordinary stories about love and its infinite betrayals and surprises, from the title story about a young woman who, though she thinks she wants to, is incapable of leaving her husband, to three stories about a woman named Juliet and the emotions that complicate the luster of her intimate relationships. In Munro’s hands, the people she writes about–women of all ages and circumstances, and their friends, lovers, parents, and children–become as vivid as our own neighbors. It is her miraculous gift to make these stories as real and unforgettable as our own.

The Running Man

The Running Man
Author: Stephen King
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2016-03-08
ISBN 10: 1501144510
ISBN 13: 9781501144516
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Running Man Book Review:

"With an Introduction by the author, 'The Importance of Being Bachman'."

A Midsummer Night s Dream Annotated with Biography and Critical Essay

A Midsummer Night s Dream  Annotated with Biography and Critical Essay
Author: William Shakespeare
Publsiher: BookCaps Study Guides
Total Pages: 150
Release: 2013-11-07
ISBN 10: 161042624X
ISBN 13: 9781610426244
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Midsummer Night s Dream Annotated with Biography and Critical Essay Book Review:

A Midsummer’s Night Dream was written and first performed in the mid 1590’s. Shakespeare used the device of magic extensively in this early comedy. There are four separate but intertwined plots. The main plot is the marriage of Duke Theseus of Athens to Hippolyta, the Amazonian queen. Theseus is looking forward to his wedding and has ordered his master of the revels to prepare a wonderful wedding feast. While Theseus waits, he is approached by Egeus, father of Hermia. Egeus wants Hermia to marry Demetrius, who loves Hermia. Hermia, however, wants to marry Lysander. Under Athenian law, a woman must marry according to her father’s wishes. This annotated edition includes a biography and critical essay.

The Song of Achilles

The Song of Achilles
Author: Madeline Miller
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2011-09-05
ISBN 10: 1408816032
ISBN 13: 9781408816035
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Song of Achilles Book Review:

Greece in the age of Heroes. Patroclus, an awkward young prince, has been exiled to the kingdom of Phthia. Here he is nobody, just another unwanted boy living in the shadow of King Peleus and his golden son, Achilles. Achilles, 'best of all the Greeks', is everything Patroclus is not - strong, beautiful, the child of a goddess - and by all rights their paths should never cross. Yet one day, Achilles takes the shamed prince under his wing and soon their tentative companionship gives way to a steadfast friendship. As they grow into young men skilled in the arts of war and medicine, their bond blossoms into something far deeper - despite the displeasure of Achilles's mother Thetis, a cruel and deathly pale sea goddess with a hatred of mortals. Fate is never far from the heels of Achilles. When word comes that Helen of Sparta has been kidnapped, the men of Greece are called upon to lay siege to Troy in her name. Seduced by the promise of a glorious destiny, Achilles joins their cause, Torn between love and fear for his friend, Patroclus follows Achilles into war, little knowing that the years that follow will test everything they have learned, everything they hold dear. And that, before he is ready, he will be forced to surrender his friend to the hands of Fate. Profoundly moving and breathtakingly original, this rendering of the epic Trojan War is a dazzling feat of the imagination, a devastating love story, and an almighty battle between gods and kings, peace and glory, immortal fame and the human heart.

The Man in the High Castle

The Man in the High Castle
Author: Philip K. Dick
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2012-01-24
ISBN 10: 0547601204
ISBN 13: 9780547601205
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Man in the High Castle Book Review:

“The single most resonant and carefully imagined book of Dick’s career.” —New York Times It’s America in 1962. Slavery is legal once again. The few Jews who still survive hide under assumed names. In San Francisco, the I Ching is as common as the Yellow Pages. All because some twenty years earlier the United States lost a war—and is now occupied by Nazi Germany and Japan. This harrowing, Hugo Award–winning novel is the work that established Philip K. Dick as an innovator in science fiction while breaking the barrier between science fiction and the serious novel of ideas. In it Dick offers a haunting vision of history as a nightmare from which it may just be possible to wake. Winner of the Hugo Award

The Quickwrite Handbook

The Quickwrite Handbook
Author: Linda Rief
Publsiher: Heinemann Educational Books
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2018
ISBN 10: 9780325098128
ISBN 13: 0325098123
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Quickwrite Handbook Book Review:

In The Quickwrite Handbook, master teacher Linda Rief shares 100 compelling mentor texts and shows how to use each one as a powerful tool for sparking successful writing. Each mentor text includes “Try this” suggestions for inviting students to get started. You’ll also find “Interludes” woven throughout: examples of quickwrites that students crafted into more fully developed pieces. -- Provided by publisher.

Sammy Keyes and the Killer Cruise

Sammy Keyes and the Killer Cruise
Author: Wendelin Van Draanen
Publsiher: Yearling Books
Total Pages: 323
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 0307930629
ISBN 13: 9780307930620
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sammy Keyes and the Killer Cruise Book Review:

Sammy struggles to get to know her dad better on a cruise, only to be swept up in a perplexing case involving the disappearance of an heiress.