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Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Greenhaven Editor
Publisher: Greenhaven Press (2011, Dec 26th).
Those who do not know their opponent's arguments do not completely understand their own. This book is one volume of the highly acclaimed Opposing Viewpoints Series developed by Greenhave Press. "Each volume in the Opposing Viewpoints Series could serve as a model...not only providing access to a wide diversity of opinions, but also simulating readers to do further research for group discussion and individual interest. Both shrill and moderate, the selections-by experts, policy makers, and concerned citizens-include complete articles and speeches, long book excerpts, and occasional cartoons and boxed quotations...all up to date and fully documented. The editing is intelligent and unobtrusive, organizing the material around substantive issues within the general debate. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Kelley Armstrong
Publisher: HarperCollins (2012, Apr 10th).
Maya Delaney's paw-print birthmark is the mark of what she truly is—a skin-walker. She can run faster, climb higher, and see better than nearly everyone else. Experiencing intense connections with the animals that roam the woods outside her home, Maya knows it's only a matter of time before she's able to Shift and become one of them. And she believes there may be others in her small town with surprising talents.Now Maya and her friends have been forced to flee from their homes during a forest fire they suspect was deliberately set. Then they're kidnapped, and after a chilling helicopter crash, they find themselves in the Vancouver Island wilderness with nothing but their extraordinary abilities to help them get back home.In The Calling, the sizzling second book in the Darkness Rising trilogy, New York Times bestselling author Kelley Armstrong pumps up the romance, danger, and suspense that left readers of The Gathering clamoring for more. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Masashi Kishimoto (Author,...
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC (2005, Aug 2nd).
Reads R to L (Japanese Style), for audiences T Naruto is a ninja-in-training with a need for attention, a knack for mischief and, sealed within him, a strange, formidable power. His antics amuse his instructor Kakashi and irritate his teammates, intense Sasuke and witty Sakura, but Naruto is serious about becoming the greatest ninja in the village of Konohagakure! Believe it! moreMore Info | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Michael Grant
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books (2012, Apr 3rd).
It's been one year since all the adults disappeared. Gone.Despite the hunger and the lies, even despite the plague, the kids of Perdido Beach are determined to survive. Creeping into the tenuous new world they've built, though, is perhaps the worst incarnation yet of the enemy known as the Darkness: fear.Within the FAYZ, life breaks down while the Darkness takes over, literally—turning the dome-world of the FAYZ entirely black. In darkness, the worst fears of all emerge, and the cruelest of intentions are carried out. But even in their darkest moments, the inhabitants of the FAYZ maintain a will to survive and a desire to take care of the others in their ravaged band that endures, no matter what the cost.Fear, Michael Grant's fifth book in the bestselling dystopian Gone series, will thrill readers . moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Chris Lynch
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers (2012, Apr 17th).
Some things are best left forgotten. A gripping account of espionage and loyalty from National Book Award Finalist Chris Lynch.All Daniel wants to do is spend one last summer with his grandfather before he moves away for college and his grandfather’s dementia pulls them apart. But when his dear old Da starts to let things slip about the job he used to hold—people he’s killed, countries he’s overthrown—old work “friends” show up to make sure he stays quiet. Was his grandfather really involved in a world of assassinations and coups, or are the stories just delusions of a crumbling mind? On the run from the police (and possibly something worse) before he has time to find out, Daniel may have to sacrifice everything to protect his grandfather from those who would do him harm. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Robin Wasserman
Format: Deckle Edge]
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers (2012, Apr 10th).
It was like a nightmare, but there was no waking up. When the night began, Nora had two best friends and an embarrassingly storybook one true love. When it ended, she had nothing but blood on her hands and an echoing scream that stopped only when the tranquilizers pierced her veins and left her in the merciful dark. But the next morning, it was all still true: Chris was dead. His girlfriend Adriane, Nora's best friend, was catatonic. And Max, Nora's sweet, smart, soft-spoken Prince Charming, was gone. He was also—according to the police, according to her parents, according to everyone—a murderer.Desperate to prove his innocence, Nora follows the trail of blood, no matter where it leads. It ultimately brings her to the ancient streets of Prague, where she is drawn into a dark web of secret societies and shadowy conspirators, all driven by a mad desire to possess something that might not even exist. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Lauren Brown
Publisher: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky (2010, Oct 1st).
HAS THE DOG WALKERS' STRIKE LANDED YOU IN THE DOGHOUSE? DOES YOUR POOCH NEED A CRASH COURSE IN MANNERS? IS YOUR FOUR-LEGGED FRIEND'S STYLE SO LAST YEAR? The Doggy Divas are here to save the day! From head of the pack to lone, lone wolf! Roxy Davis is in the dog house. Big time. After kissing her BFF's crush over summer break, Roxy finds herself banished to the company of Monroe Middle School misfits Georgia and Kim. And when things can't get any worse, the town dog walkers go on strike. Dogs are running wild, giving Roxy the bright idea to recruit her fellow outcasts to start their very own dog walking business. Roxy soon learns that pampering pooches will not only earn her points for cleaning up the neighborhood, but will also teach her a thing or two about friendship. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Jennifer Solow
Publisher: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky (2010, Sep 1st).
It's all about the Attitude Parker Bell knows the secret to beauty is pretty simple–wearing the right clothes isn't as important as how you feel in them. Popularity is like that too. It's all about attitude. You have to picture who you want to be and then just imagine that's who you already are. This year Parker and her three best friends have made their way to the top of the populadder at Wallingford Academy. And they're ready to use their Aristobrat status to help spread positive vibes throughout the school. But when the girls are assigned to produce the seriously lame school webcast, their popularity plummets! Will this tragedy destroy the girls' status? Or their friendship? Or both? (20100901) moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: J. Anderson Coats
Publisher: Harcourt Children's Books; 1 edition (2012, Apr 17th).
Cecily’s father has ruined her life. He’s moving them to occupied Wales, where theking needs good strong Englishmen to keep down the vicious Welshmen. At leastCecily will finally be the lady of the house.Gwenhwyfar knows all about that house. Once she dreamed of being the lady thereherself, until the English destroyed the lives of everyone she knows. Now she mustwait hand and foot on this bratty English girl.While Cecily struggles to find her place amongst the snobby English landowners,Gwenhwyfar struggles just to survive. And outside the city walls, tensions are risingever higher—until finally they must reach the breaking point. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability