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  • McGraw-Hill Education Math Grade 8

    McGraw Hill

    Paperback (McGraw-Hill Education, Nov. 6, 2017)
    All the Math Your 8th Grader Needs to SucceedThis book will help your elementary school student develop the math skills needed to succeed in the classroom and on standardized tests. The user-friendly, full-color pages are filled to the brim with engaging activities for maximum educational value. The book includes easy-to-follow instructions, helpful examples, and tons of practice problems to help students master each concept, sharpen their problem-solving skills, and build confidence.Features include:• A guide that outlines national standards for Grade 8• Concise lessons combined with lot of practice that promote better scores―in class and on achievement tests• A pretest to help identify areas where students need more work• End-of-chapter tests to measure students’ progress• A helpful glossary of key terms used in the book• More than 1,000 math problems with answersTopics covered:• Solving problems with rational numbers• Approximating irrational numbers• Ratios, proportions, and percents• Roots and exponents • Performing operations with scientific notation• Analyzing and solving linear equations and pairs of linear equations• Graphing proportional relationships and functions• Customary and metric units of measure, including conversions• Geometric transformations• Using the Pythagorean Theorem• Solving problems involving volume of cones, sphere• Analyzing patterns in bivariate data, including probability
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  • The Magic Misfits

    Neil Patrick Harris, Lissy Marlin, Kyle Hilton

    Paperback (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Sept. 4, 2018)
    A New York Times bestseller and USA Today bestselling book! From award-winning actor Neil Patrick Harris comes the magical first book in a new series with plenty of tricks up its sleeve. When street magician Carter runs away, he never expects to find friends and magic in a sleepy New England town. But like any good trick, things change instantly as greedy B.B. Bosso and his crew of crooked carnies arrive to steal anything and everything they can get their sticky fingers on. After a fateful encounter with the local purveyor of illusion, Dante Vernon, Carter teams up with five other like-minded illusionists. Together, using both teamwork and magic, they'll set out to save the town of Mineral Wells from Bosso's villainous clutches. These six Magic Misfits will soon discover adventure, friendship, and their own self-worth in this delightful new series. (Psst. Hey, you! Yes, you! Congratulations on reading this far. As a reward, I'll let you in on a little secret... This book isn't just a book. It's a treasure trove of secrets and ciphers and codes and even tricks. Keep your eyes peeled and you'll discover more than just a story--you'll learn how to make your own magic!)
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  • Mr. Lemoncello's Great Library Race

    Chris Grabenstein

    Paperback (Yearling, Oct. 23, 2018)
    On your marks. Get set. Lemon, cello, GO! Mr. Lemoncello has created the race of a lifetime, and Kyle's determined to win it! Discover what James Patterson calls “the coolest library in the world” in the third action-packed, bestselling Lemoncello adventure from the much-loved coauthor of Max Einstein and I Funny!Everyone's favorite game maker, Mr. Lemoncello, is testing out his new FACT-FINDING FRENZY game! Kyle and the other lucky finalists will go on a great race—by bicycle, bookmobile, and corporate banana jet!—to find facts about famous Americans. But when a few surprising "facts" surface about Mr. Lemoncello, it might be GO TO JAIL and LOSE A TURN all at once! Could Kyle's hero be a fraud?Filled with brand-new puzzles and games (including a hidden bonus puzzle!), this fast-paced read will have gamers and readers alike racing to the finish line. Like Mr. Lemoncello's commercials say, IS IT FUN? . . . HELLO! IT'S A LEMONCELLO!Don't miss extra content in the back of the book and look for the puzzle-packed sequels—Mr. Lemoncello's All-Star Breakout Game and Mr. Lemoncello and the Titanium Ticket!* “A worthy successor to the original madman puzzle-master himself, Willy Wonka.” —Booklist, starred review (Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library)
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  • Amina's Voice

    Hena Khan

    Paperback (Salaam Reads / Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, May 1, 2018)
    A Washington Post Best Children’s Book of 2017 “For inspiring empathy in young readers, you can’t get better than this book.” —R. J. Palacio, author of #1 New York Timesbestseller Wonder “Amina’s anxieties are entirely relatable, but it’s her sweet-hearted nature that makes her such a winning protagonist.” —Entertainment Weekly A Pakistani-American Muslim girl struggles to stay true to her family’s vibrant culture while simultaneously blending in at school after tragedy strikes her community in this “compassionate, timely novel” (Booklist, starred review) from the award-winning author of It’s Ramadan, Curious George and Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns.Amina has never been comfortable in the spotlight. She is happy just hanging out with her best friend, Soojin. Except now that she’s in middle school everything feels different. Soojin is suddenly hanging out with Emily, one of the “cool” girls in the class, and even talking about changing her name to something more “American.” Does Amina need to start changing too? Or hiding who she is to fit in? While Amina grapples with these questions, she is devastated when her local mosque is vandalized. Amina’s Voice brings to life the joys and challenges of a young Pakistani-American and highlights the many ways in which one girl’s voice can help bring a diverse community together to love and support each other.
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  • Spectrum Reading Workbook, Grade 7

    Spectrum

    Paperback (Spectrum, )
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  • The Fantastic Flatulent Fart Brothers' Big Book of Farty Facts: An Illustrated Guide to the Science, History, and Art of Farting

    M.D. Whalen

    Paperback (Top Floor Books, June 21, 2017)
    How much do you know about farts?Did you know it would take just nine farts from every person on earth to power an atomic bomb? That fish farts nearly triggered a war against Russia? That women's farts smell worse than men's? Pfwoort! It's all in this book.Did you know that inhaling farts is healthy, yet people fart after death? That you can get a job as a professional fart smeller? That farting is illegal in Africa but polite in South America? Heard any ancient Babylonian fart jokes lately? Blorrrk! It's all in this book.Do you know the fartiest animal on earth? The fartiest food? Know how many farts you inhale on a cross-country flight? Can farts power astronauts through space? Fweeeet! It's all in this book.Do you secretly think farts are not only funny, but fascinating? Then you should read this gas-powered, illustrated encyclopedia about the windy and wacky science, history, and art of musical gas! Makes a perfect gag gift or bathroom read.Please note that this is the American-spelling edition.
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  • LeBron James: The Children's Book: The Boy Who Became King

    Anthony Curcio

    Paperback (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Oct. 18, 2016)
    The Boy Who Became King is the inspiring true story of NBA superstar LeBron James. This Fully illustrated picture book biography tells the story of a young boy and his loving, single mother and their struggle to make it on their own. With the help of a coach and his family, LeBron is introduced to the game of basketball. Against all odds, “the kid from Akron” not only makes it to the NBA but becomes a basketball legend who now helps others who are struggling like he and his mother once were. Children's/Kids Picture Book Biography K-6Be sure to check out the newest released in the series: MLB All-Stars 2019: The Ultimate Baseball Coloring, Stats and Activity Book by Anthony Curcio!
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  • Warriors: The Broken Code #2: The Silent Thaw

    Erin Hunter

    Hardcover (HarperCollins, Oct. 29, 2019)
    The #1 nationally bestselling Warriors series continues! Discover more epic adventures in the second book in the action-packed Broken Code story arc.ThunderClan’s leader, Bramblestar, has been behaving erratically after losing one of his nine lives, and suspicion is quickly spreading across Clan borders. And when a strange apparition sparks unrest in SkyClan and ShadowClan, each warrior must decide where their allegiances lie—with their Clan, or the warrior code itself.Packed with action and intrigue, this sixth Warriors series is the perfect introduction for readers new to the Warriors world, while dedicated fans will be thrilled to discover the new adventures that unfold after the events of A Vision of Shadows.
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  • Lintang and the Pirate Queen

    Tamara Moss

    Hardcover (Clarion Books, Oct. 15, 2019)
    Handpicked by Amazon kids’ books editor, Seira Wilson, for Prime Book Box – a children’s subscription that inspires a love of reading.Gutsy girls and strong women make up the diverse and appealing crew of a pirate ship that battles intrigue and deadly monsters in an action-filled fantasy adventure. “Combine a pirate adventure of mythic proportions, a uniquely charming cast of characters, and a vivid new fantasy world, and you get Lintang and the Pirate Queen. Magical, inventive, and positively unforgettable.” —Marissa Meyer, best-selling author of The Lunar Chronicles Lintang is an island girl who longs for daring and danger. When she meets the feared pirate Captain Shafira and her all-female crew, Lintang is determined to join them. Secrets within secrets, life-or-death battles with spectacular monsters, and hair’s breadth escapes keep readers turning the pages of a story populated by women of color who are fighters, adventurers, and leaders.
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  • Everything You Need to Know About Snakes

    DK

    Hardcover (DK Children, Jan. 16, 2013)
    From speedy slithering creatures and living dragons to snakes that fly and shed skin, Everything You Need to Know About Snakes explores the fascinating world of reptiles. Readers will discover how far a cobra can spit, a gallery of fangs, how to survive a snake attack, the life cycle of a snake, and the Titanoboa — a 50-foot-long prehistoric snake — while also learning about lizards, crocodiles, tortoises, and turtles. Packed with incredible images, fun games and quizzes, plus shocking facts on anatomy, diet, and behavior, kids will want to dip into this guide time and again.
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  • Endling #1: The Last

    Katherine Applegate

    Paperback (HarperCollins, March 5, 2019)
    A New York Times bestseller from the beloved author of the action-packed Animorphs series and the award-winning The One and Only Ivan.In this first book of an epic middle grade series, Katherine Applegate takes us on an unforgettable journey. This middle grade novel is an excellent choice for tween readers in grades 5 to 6, especially during homeschooling. It’s a fun way to keep your child entertained and engaged while not in the classroom.Byx is the youngest member of her dairne pack. Believed to possess remarkable abilities, her mythical doglike species has been hunted to near extinction in the war-torn kingdom of Nedarra.After her pack is hunted down and killed, Byx fears she may be the last of her species. The Endling. So Byx sets out to find safe haven, and to see if the legends of other hidden dairnes are true.Along the way, she meets new allies—both animals and humans alike—who each have their own motivations for joining her quest. And although they begin as strangers, they become their own kind of family—one that will ultimately uncover a secret that may threaten every creature in their world.Building on the success of her critically acclaimed novels The One and Only Ivan, Crenshaw, and Wishtree, while also returning to her action-packed fantasy roots of Animorphs, the Endling series is Katherine Applegate at her finest. With its enthralling characters, unique setting, and gripping adventure, this series is the perfect next read for fans of Rick Riordan, Brian Jacques, and Tui T. Sutherland.Don't miss the second book in the series, Endling #2: The First!
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  • The Warden and the Wolf King: The Wingfeather Saga Book 4

    Andrew Peterson

    Hardcover (WaterBrook, Sept. 22, 2020)
    Now in hardcover for the first time, featuring all-new illustrations! Our intrepid heroes are caught in the middle of an epic showdown between good and evil in the fourth and final novel of the Wingfeather Saga. All winter long, people in the Green Hollows have prepared for a final battle with Gnag the Nameless and the Fangs of Dang. Janner, Kalmar, and Leeli are ready and willing to fight alongside the Hollowsfolk. But when the Fangs make the first move and invade Ban Rona, the children are separated. Janner is alone and lost in the hills; Leeli is fighting the Fangs from the rooftops of the city; and Kalmar, who carries a terrible secret, is on a course for the Deeps of Throg. Monsters and Fangs and villains lie between the children and their only hope of victory in the epic conclusion of The Wingfeather Saga. Full of characters rich in heart, smarts, and courage, The Warden and the Wolf King is a tale children of all ages will cherish, families can read aloud, and readers' groups are sure to enjoy discussing for its many layers of meaning. Extra features include new interior illustrations from Joe Sutphin, funny footnotes, a map of the fantastical world, inventive appendices, and fanciful line art in the tradition of the original Frank L. Baum Wizard of Oz storybooks.
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