Everyone says that middle school is awful, but Trent knows nothing could be worse than the year he had in fifth grade, when a freak accident on Cedar Lake left one kid dead, and Trent with a brain full of terrible thoughts he can't get rid of. Trent’s pretty positive the entire disaster was his fault, so for him middle school feels like a fresh start, a chance to prove to everyone that he's not the horrible screw-up they seem to think he is.

Everyone says that middle school is awful, but Trent knows nothing could be worse than the year he had in fifth grade, when a freak accident on Cedar Lake left one kid dead, and Trent with a brain full of terrible thoughts he can't get rid of. Trent’s pretty positive the entire disaster was his fault, so for him middle school feels like a fresh start, a chance to prove to everyone that he's not the horrible screw-up they seem to think he is.

JJ NATURE SIA. Illustrations and minimal text reveal the thoughts of an energetic puppy as he busily sniffs his way in and around the house, and the reader can guess where the pup will be going when the page is turned.

JJ NATURE SIA. Illustrations and minimal text reveal the thoughts of an energetic puppy as he busily sniffs his way in and around the house, and the reader can guess where the pup will be going when the page is turned.

Miles Murphy is not happy to be moving to Yawnee Valley, a sleepy town that’s famous for one thing and one thing only: cows. In his old s...

Miles Murphy is not happy to be moving to Yawnee Valley, a sleepy town that’s famous for one thing and one thing only: cows. In his old s...

RollerGirl - da 10 anni-Il racconto si apre alla fine di un’amicizia: Astrid e Nicole, unite da sempre, scoprono di avere interessi difficili da conciliare e fanno due scelte molto diverse per l’estate. Nicole vuole essere un’elegante ballerina e uscire con i ragazzi, Astrid sogna di diventare una roller derby spericolata e coraggiosa. Un sogno nel quale mette tutta se stessa, allenandosi fuori orario e imparando che cosa vuol dire gioco di squadra. L’aspetto interessante è che, al contrario…

RollerGirl - da 10 anni-Il racconto si apre alla fine di un’amicizia: Astrid e Nicole, unite da sempre, scoprono di avere interessi difficili da conciliare e fanno due scelte molto diverse per l’estate. Nicole vuole essere un’elegante ballerina e uscire con i ragazzi, Astrid sogna di diventare una roller derby spericolata e coraggiosa. Un sogno nel quale mette tutta se stessa, allenandosi fuori orario e imparando che cosa vuol dire gioco di squadra. L’aspetto interessante è che, al contrario…

Brazilian boy Felipe doesn't have a soccer ball. So, when it's his turn to take…

Brazilian boy Felipe doesn't have a soccer ball. So, when it's his turn to take…

Cover image for The tortoise and the soldier : a story of courage and friendship in World War I

Cover image for The tortoise and the soldier : a story of courage and friendship in World War I

The Worst Class Trip Ever by Dave Barry - field trip; 8th graders; funny; mystery elements

The Worst Class Trip Ever by Dave Barry - field trip; 8th graders; funny; mystery elements

Your best friend is kind of a show-off. Your baby sister is loud. And Mom can be pretty stubborn. Not perfect! But sometimes they come pretty close, and you do, too. David Elliott’s winning, tongue-in-cheek text combines with Sam Zuppardi’s fresh, kid-friendly illustrations to show that life may be more about patience than perfection, and that focusing on the positive reaps its own rewards.

Your best friend is kind of a show-off. Your baby sister is loud. And Mom can be pretty stubborn. Not perfect! But sometimes they come pretty close, and you do, too. David Elliott’s winning, tongue-in-cheek text combines with Sam Zuppardi’s fresh, kid-friendly illustrations to show that life may be more about patience than perfection, and that focusing on the positive reaps its own rewards.

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