Tree House Rescue

Tree House Rescue

Tree House Rescue

When their neighborhood tree house is in danger of being sold, Danny, Torie and A.J. must solve the mystery of a missing necklace in order to help an elderly neighbor pay her back taxes and save their tree house.

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It Matters

It Matters

Take a look around. What do you see?

What you see is a lot of matter. In fact, everything you see (and some things you don’t see) is matter! If an object has weight (if you can put it on a scale and assign a number to it) and takes up space (if nothing else can be put exactly where it is) than that object is matter. In this book we’ll examine three states of matter–solid, liquid and gas–and discover their characteristics and properties. You will see how we group things according to their properties by doing some experiments and demonstrations. And you’ll see how things can change from one state of matter to another–and sometimes back again.

It’s all matter. And it all matters!

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Council Fire

Council Fire

The Five Nations–the Mohawk, the Seneca, the Cayuga, the Oneida, and the Onongada–have been fighting with each other for a long time. Now all the chiefs want to bring peace to their villages–all but one, that is. The Onondaga chief, Tadodaho, strongly resists the plan for peace among the nations.

Kohana, Tododaho’s son, knows that he is meant to do something great to help his people, but will he ever find out just what that is? One night he has a beautiful dream, and his purpose is defined. Does he have the courage to help unite the nations? Will his father ever accept him and the idea of a peaceful community?

Follow Kohana on his journey to self-discovery and acceptance. And find out if the five nations really can live in harmony under one great sky.

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Lettie’s North Star

Lettie's North Star

Written from the perspective of Lettie, a young girl enslaved on a Maryland plantation with her family, Lettie’s North Star tells the story of her family’s escape from their master, Mr. Sir.

Lettie and her family escape and travel by foot and by boat toward freedom in Canada. As they near their final destination, slave hunters overtake the packet boat her family is riding on and the slaves are captured. Before the slave hunters can board the boat, Lettie’s father quickly hides his sleeping daughter behind large barrels of flour, where she won’t be spotted.

When Lettie awakens the next morning, she finds herself all alone and wrapped in a quilt that contains a secret code for slaves. It’s this secret code that Lettie must use to guide herself toward the North Star.

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Freedom’s Fire

Freedom's Fire

The Revolutionary War that gave America its freedom touched the lives of thousands of families — including children — in far distant places. Freedom’s Fire tells the story of four such families.

The events leading up to the Battle of Long Island are seen through the eyes of Maggie, a young Scottish girl living in England while her father prepares for war; James, a young American boy of Dutch descent living in New York City; Joe, an African-American slave on an upstate New York manor; and Taipa, a member of the Wappinger Nation in the lower Hudson River Valley. Each of these young lives is forever affected by the Revolution and its aftermath.

The narrative moves smoothly from one child’s perspective to the next as events circle ever closer to the fateful battle on August 27, 1776. Ultimately, all four children and their families are brought close together as the young Colonies prepare to fight the British. The unique perspectives of each character drive a compelling narrative that provides fresh insights into what life may have been like for young people who were present at the tumultuous birth of the young country, America.

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