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  • The Watcher

    James Howe

    Mass Market Paperback (Simon Pulse, April 1, 2001)
    Perfect Strangers Every day, she sits at the top of the stairs leading to the beach. Always writing in her little notebook. Always watching. Watching the loving big brother, so caring and attentive to his little sister. Watching the handsome lifeguard with his golden tan. But no matter how closely she watches, she can't begin to know the secrets behind the perfect facades of their lives. And they can't begin to know the truth about the strange, sad girl who each day sits alone -- and watches.
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  • The Last Disciple

    James Holmes

    Paperback (Harrison Media, Dec. 18, 2019)
    The Time is Near. The last thing Special Forces operator John Sunday expected to find taped to the body of a dead terrorist was a woman's portrait. The last thing Kat Devier expected to find beneath the paint was a lost gospel claiming the body of Jesus Christ is in a cave in Jordan. The clues lead to a cold, clay jar sealed in mud and kept hidden in the darkness for thousands of years. But what’s inside? And why does a man who cannot die walk the earth in search of it? The Last Disciple is a terrifying hunt across the sands of time for the hidden plans of gods and devils. Once revealed, John Sunday’s demons, and yours, will become real. And the great day of wrath shall come. For us all. Sometimes darkness is better than the light.
  • Totally Joe

    James Howe

    eBook (Atheneum Books for Young Readers, Nov. 1, 2011)
    "Everybody says you and Colin were kissing." "What? That's ridiculous!" "For heaven's sake, Joe, if you and Colin want to kiss, you have every right to." "We did not kiss," I told her. Addie shrugged. "Whatever." What was it with my friends? From the creator of The Misfits, the book that inspired NATIONAL NO NAME-CALLING WEEK, comes the story of Joe Bunch....
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  • The Complete Misfits Collection: The Misfits; Totally Joe; Addie on the Inside; Also Known as Elvis

    James Howe

    Paperback (Atheneum Books for Young Readers, Oct. 20, 2015)
    All four of the Misfits books, the middle school series that inspired National No Name-Calling Week, are now available in a collectible boxed set.Sticks and stones may break our bones, but names will break our spirit. Welcome to Paintbrush Falls, home of the “Gang of Five”—four best friends whose “fast, funny, tender” (School Library Journal) stories are iconic examples of the middle school experience. Join Bobby, Joe, Addie, and Skeezie at the Candy Kitchen in these four special books that have become favorites and classics for their smart, honest portrayal of all the ups and downs of middle school—and of growing up. This boxed set includes The Misfits, Totally Joe, Addie on the Inside, and Also Known as Elvis.
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  • Addie on the Inside

    James Howe

    eBook (Atheneum Books for Young Readers, Nov. 1, 2011)
    In this “artfully crafted” (Publishers Weekly) companion to the bestselling The Misfits and Totally Joe, Addie Carle confronts labels, loss, and what it means to grow up.The Gang of Five is back in this third story from Paintbrush Falls. Addie Carle, the only girl in the group of friends is outspoken, opinionated, and sometimes…just a bit obnoxious. But as seventh grade progresses, Addie’s not so sure anymore about who she is. It seems her tough exterior is just a little too tough and that doesn’t help her deal with the turmoil she feels on the inside as she faces the pains of growing up. Told in elegant, accessible verse, ADDIE ON THE INSIDE gives readers a look at a strong, smart, and sensitive girl struggling with the box society wants to put her in. Addie confronts experiences many readers will relate to: the loss of a beloved pet, first heartbreak, teasing…but also, friendship, love, and a growing confidence in one’s self. You Are Who They Say You Are They say in the seventh grade you are who they say you are, but how can that be true? How can I be a /Godzilla-girl /lezzie loser /know-it-all/ big-mouth /beanpole /string bean/ freaky tall/ fall-down /spaz attack /brainiac /maniac/ hopeless nerd /*bad word*/brown-nosing /teacher’s pet/ showing off /just to get attention – oh, and did I mention: flat-chested… How can I be all that? It’s too many things to be. How can I be all that and still be true to the real me while everyone is saying: This is who you are.
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  • Also Known as Elvis

    James Howe

    eBook (Atheneum Books for Young Readers, April 15, 2014)
    Skeezie Tookis navigates a pivotal summer of first crushes and tough choices in this conclusion to the bestselling and acclaimed quartet that began with The Misfits.Skeezie Tookis, also known as Elvis, isn’t looking forward to this summer in Paintbrush Falls. While his best friends Bobby, Joe, and Addie are off on exciting adventures, he’s stuck at home, taking care of his sisters and working five days a week to help out his mom. True, he gets to hang out at the Candy Kitchen with the awesome HellomynameisSteffi, but he also has to contend with Kevin Hennessey’s never-ending bullying. And then there’s the confusing world of girls, especially hot-and-cold Becca, his maybe-crush. And the dog that he misses terribly. And the dad who left two years before, whom Skeezie is convinced is the cause of all his troubles. In the words of the King, Skeezie Tookis is All Shook Up. Skeezie’s got the leather jacket of a tough guy, but a heart of gold—and his story, the fourth and final chapter of the beloved Misfits series, is brimming with life’s tough choices, love in all directions, and enough sweet potato fries to go around.
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  • Hot Fudge

    James Howe, Jeff Mack

    Paperback (Simon Spotlight, March 1, 2006)
    Is there a burglar on the loose? Harold, Chester, and Howie are guarding the Monroe house -- especially a batch of Mr. Monroe's famous fudge. But they fall asleep -- and wake up to discover the fudge has turned white! Has Bunnicula acquired a taste for chocolate in addition to vegetables? Chester is sure of it! But then the fudge disappears -- and it's up to Harold, Chester, and Howie to catch the thief!
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  • Bunnicula Collection

    James Howe

    Hardcover (Atheneum Books, Jan. 1, 2006)
    Bunnicula seems like a cute little bunny. But instead of little rabbit teeth, he has fangs. Is he as innocent as he appears? Or is there something sinister lurking behind those floppy ears? His fellow pets, Chester the cat & Harold the dog, are determined to find out. This three book collection is the perfect introduction to their adventures.
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  • A Land As God Made It: Jamestown and the Birth of America

    James Horn

    Paperback (Basic Books, Sept. 26, 2006)
    The definitive history of the Jamestown colony, the crucible of American historyAlthough it was the first permanent English settlement in North America, Jamestown is too often overlooked in the writing of American history. Founded thirteen years before the Mayflower sailed, Jamestown's courageous settlers have been overshadowed ever since by the pilgrims of Plymouth. But as historian James Horn demonstrates in this vivid and meticulously researched account, Jamestown-not Plymouth-was the true crucible of American history. Jamestown introduced slavery into English-speaking North America; it became the first of England's colonies to adopt a representative government; and it was the site of the first white-Indian clashes over territorial expansion. A Land As God Made It offers the definitive account of the colony that give rise to America.
  • 13: Thirteen Stories That Capture the Agony and Ecstasy of Being Thirteen

    James Howe

    Hardcover (Atheneum Books for Young Readers, Oct. 1, 2003)
    If you want to know the truth... Sometimes I'm not sure who I am anymore." Thirteen. It's an age of wonder...or dread. The best year of your life...or maybe the worst ever. You've just become an official teenager, even though you're not quite sure you feel like one, but you're no longer a kid, either. Here, from fourteen different points of view, are stories about that wonderful, terrible time. The big bar mitzvah that goes suddenly, wildly, hilariously out of control. A first kiss -- and a realization about one's sexual orientation. A crush on a girl that ends up putting the boy who likes her in the hospital. A pair of sneakers that a kid has to have, no matter what. Written by some of today's finest writers for young adults, these stories -- by turns funny and sad, wrenching and moving -- truly capture the agony and ecstasy of being thirteen.
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  • The Watcher

    James Howe

    eBook (Atheneum Books for Young Readers, Jan. 24, 2012)
    A mysterious girl, dubbed The Watcher, spins tales of rescue from her lonely perch above the beach. She closely observes the actions of two people she has never met: a fourteen-year-old boy whose family seems perfect and a handsome eighteen-year-old lifeguard. Their lives become intertwined -- and their troubling truths are revealed.
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  • Selections from Fantastic Beasts -- The Crimes of Grindelwald: Piano Solo Arrangements

    James Howard

    Paperback (Alfred Music, Jan. 1, 2019)
    This remarkable collection features piano solo arrangements of selections from composer James Newton Howard's brilliant film score to Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. Presenting the major musical themes within this second Harry Potter series prequel about J. K. Rowling's Wizarding World, the hauntingly beautiful pieces are packaged with full-color artwork from the movie. Titles: Salamander Eyes * Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald * Dumbledore's Theme * Fantastic Beasts Theme * Leta's Theme