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The Meltdown (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 13)
by Jeff Kinney

Language

English

Pages

224

Publication Date

October 30, 2018

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When snow shuts down Greg Heffley鈥檚 middle school, his neighborhood transforms into a wintry battlefield. Rival groups fight over territory, build massive snow forts, and stage epic snowball fights. And in the crosshairs are Greg and his trusty best friend, Rowley Jefferson.<br /> 聽<br /> It鈥檚 a fight for survival as Greg and Rowley navigate alliances, betrayals, and warring gangs in a neighborhood meltdown. When the snow clears, will Greg and Rowley emerge as heroes? Or will they even聽survive to see another day?
Double Exposure
by Bridget Birdsall

Language

English

Pages

284

Publication Date

November 11, 2014

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Fifteen-year-old Alyx Atlas was raised as a boy, yet she knows something others don鈥檛. She鈥檚 a girl. And after her dad dies, it becomes painfully obvious that she must prove it now聴to herself and to the world. Born with ambiguous genitalia, Alyx has always felt a little different. But it鈥檚 after she sustains a terrible beating behind a 7-Eleven that she and her mother pack up their belongings and move from California to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to start a new life聴and Alyx begins over again, this time as a girl.<br /><br />Alyx quickly makes new friends, earns a spot on the girls鈥?varsity basketball team, and for the first time in her life feels like she fits in. That is, until her prowess on the court proves too much for the jealous, hotheaded Pepper Pitmani, who sets out to uncover Alyx鈥檚 secret. A dangerous game of Truth or Dare exposes Alyx鈥檚 difference and will disqualify her entire basketball team from competing in the state championships unless Alyx can prove, once and for all, that she is a girl. But will Alyx find the courage to stand up for the truth of her personhood, or will she do what she鈥檚 always done聴run away? Whatever she decides, she knows there鈥檚 much more at stake than a championship win.<br /><br />A stunning debut young adult novel from Bridget Birdsall, <i>Double Exposure</i> brings to light complex gender issues, teenage insecurities, and overcoming all obstacles.<br /><br />Sky Pony Press, with our Good Books, Racehorse and Arcade imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of books for young readers聴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 <i>New York Times</i> 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.
Racing in the Rain: My Life as a Dog
by Garth Stein

Language

English

Pages

309

Publication Date

May 03, 2011

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<p><strong>Now a family friendly major motion picture from Fox 2000 Studios鈥攆eaturing Milo Ventimiglia, Amanda Seyfried, and Kevin Costner as the voice of Enzo the dog!</strong></p><p>In this聽young readers鈥?edition of the <em>New York Times</em> bestselling adult novel <em>The Art of Racing in the Rain</em>, meet one funny mutt鈥擡nzo, the lovable dog who tells this story.<br /><br />Enzo knows he is different from other dogs. Most dogs love to chase cars, but Enzo longs to <em>race</em> them.</p><p>He learns about racing and the world around him by watching TV and by listening to the words of his best friend, Denny, an up-and-coming race car driver, and Denny's daughter, Zo毛, his constant companion. Enzo finds that life is just like being on the racetrack鈥攊t isn't simply about going fast.</p><p>Applying the rules of racing to his world, Enzo takes on his family's challenges and emerges a hero. In the end, Enzo holds in his heart the dream that Denny will go on to be a racing champion with his daughter by his side.</p><p><strong>For theirs is an extraordinary friendship鈥攐ne that reminds us all to celebrate the triumph of the human (and canine) spirit.</strong></p>
My Side of the Mountain
by Jean Craighead George

Language

English

Pages

208

Publication Date

May 21, 2001

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"Should appeal to all rugged individualists who dream of escape to the forest."<b>鈥?lt;/b><i><b>The New York Times Book Review</b></i><br /><br /> 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鈥攁ll 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.<p>聽</p><p>聽鈥淎n extraordinary book . . . It will be read year after year.鈥?lt;br /> <b>鈥?lt;i>The Horn Book</i></b></p>
Camp (A Click Graphic Novel)
by Kayla Miller

Language

English

Pages

224

Publication Date

April 23, 2019

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<p>Raina Telgemeier and Frazzled fans, rejoice! Author-illustrator Kayla Miller聽is back with Olive in this emotional and honest story about navigating new experiences, learning to step outside one鈥檚 comfort zone, and the satisfaction of blazing your own trails.<br /><br /><b>Olive and Willow are happy </b><b>camp</b><b>ers!</b><br /><b>Or are they?</b><br /> 聽<br /> Olive is sure she鈥檒l have the best time at summer camp with her friend Willow 鈥?but while Olive makes quick friends with the other campers, Willow struggles to form connections and latches on to the only person she knows 鈥?Olive.聽It鈥檚 <i>s鈥檓ore</i> than Olive can handle! The stress of being Willow's living security blanket begins to wear on Olive and before long鈥he girls aren鈥檛 just聽fighting, they may not even be friends by the time camp is over. Will the two be able to patch things up before the final lights out?<br /><br /> Look for more of Olive's adventures in <i>Click</i>!</p>
Peppa Goes Swimming (Peppa Pig)
by Scholastic

Language

English

Pages

24

Publication Date

April 28, 2015

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An all-new storybook featuring Peppa -- a lovable, slightly bossy little piggy!<br /><br />Peppa and George are going swimming, but George is a bit scared. How will Mummy and Daddy pig ever convince him to get in the pool?
The Return of the Warrior (Young Samurai book 9)
by Chris Bradford

Language

English

Pages

366

Publication Date

September 19, 2019

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<p>A new instalment and standalone adventure charting series protagonist Jack Fletcher's return to pre-civil war England.</p><p>His quest: to find his missing sister, with the help of some familiar faces...</p>
Ghost (Track Book 1)
by Jason Reynolds

Language

English

Pages

209

Publication Date

August 30, 2016

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<b>A National Book Award Finalist for Young People鈥檚 Literature.<br /> Nominated as one of America鈥檚 best-loved novels by PBS鈥檚 <i>The Great American Read.</i></b><br /> <br /><b>Ghost wants to be the fastest sprinter on his elite middle school track team, but his past is slowing him down in this first electrifying novel of a brand-new series from Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe Award鈥搘inning author Jason Reynolds.</b><br /><br />Ghost. Lu. Patina. Sunny. Four kids from wildly different backgrounds with personalities that are explosive when they clash. But they are also four kids chosen for an elite middle school track team鈥攁 team that could qualify them for the Junior Olympics if they can get their acts together. They all have a lot to lose, but they also have a lot to prove, not only to each other, but to themselves.<br /> <br />Running. That鈥檚 all Ghost (real name Castle Cranshaw) has ever known. But Ghost has been running for the wrong reasons鈥攊t all started with running away from his father, who, when Ghost was a very little boy, chased him and his mother through their apartment, then down the street, with a loaded gun, aiming to kill. Since then, Ghost has been the one causing problems鈥攁nd running away from them鈥攗ntil he meets Coach, an ex-Olympic Medalist who sees something in Ghost: crazy natural talent. If Ghost can stay on track, literally and figuratively, he could be the best sprinter in the city. Can Ghost harness his raw talent for speed, or will his past finally catch up to him?
Spy Ski School (Spy School Book 4)
by Stuart Gibbs

Language

English

Pages

369

Publication Date

October 11, 2016

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Ben Ripley enrolls in ski school, where the slopes, and the stakes, get really steep in this bestselling follow-up to the Edgar Award鈥搉ominated <i>Spy School</i>, <i>Spy Camp</i>, and <i>Evil Spy School</i>.<br /><br />Thirteen-year-old Ben Ripley is not exactly the best student spy school has ever seen鈥攈e keeps flunking Advanced Self Preservation. But outside of class, Ben is pretty great at staying alive. His enemies have kidnapped him, shot at him, locked him in a room with a ticking time bomb, and even tried to blow him up with <i>missiles</i>. And he鈥檚 survived every time.<br /> <br />After all that unexpected success, the CIA has decided to activate Ben for real.<br /> <br />The Mission: Become friends with Jessica Shang, the daughter of a suspected Chinese crime boss, and find out all of her father鈥檚 secrets. Jessica wants to go to ski school in the Rocky Mountains, so a select few spy school students are going skiing too鈥攗nder cover, of course.<br /> <br />Ben might not be able to handle a weapon (or a pair of skis), but he can make friends easy peasy. That is, until his best friend from home drops in on the trip and jeopardizes the entire mission鈥?/div>
The Crossover (The Crossover Series)
by Kwame Alexander

Language

English

Pages

245

Publication Date

March 18, 2014

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<p><b><i>New York Times</i></b><b> bestseller 鈭?Newbery Medal Winner 鈭?lt;/b><b><b>Coretta Scott King Honor Award 鈭?lt;/b><b>2015 YALSA 2015 Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults</b><b>鈭?</b><b>2015 YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers 鈭?lt;/b><i>Publishers Weekly</i><b> Best Book 鈭?School Library Journal Best Book</b><b>鈭?Kirkus Best </b><b>Book</b></b><br /><br /> "A beautifully measured novel of life and line."<b>鈥?lt;/b><i><b>The New York Times Book Review</b></i><br /><br /><i>"With a bolt of lightning on my kicks . . .The court is SIZZLING. My sweat is DRIZZLING. Stop all that quivering. Cuz tonight I鈥檓 delivering,</i>" announces dread-locked, 12-year old Josh Bell. He聽and his twin brother Jordan聽are awesome on the聽court. But Josh has more than basketball in his blood, he's got mad beats, too, that tell his family's story in verse, in this fast and furious聽middle grade novel of family and brotherhood from Kwame Alexander.</p><p>Josh and Jordan聽must come to聽grips with growing up on and off the court to realize breaking the rules comes at a terrible price, as their story's heart-stopping climax proves a game-changer for the entire family.</p>

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