When the French home of Sophie von Beaulieu is commandeered by the Nazis in 1942, the arrogant kommandant is in control, but is he? Against the backdrop of the grim World War II, Sophie's own pivotal, internal war begins. It is one that she battles with intellect and courage. Her perceptiveness allows her to see into the Kommandant's heart and gain insight into his conflict with the Nazi ideology. Can she achieve her goal of securing his honesty or...
Would you like to meet them?
All rescue dogs, all with different backgrounds and personalities, but together they made up my Gang of Four and were a part of my life for many years.
Seamus - 'Head Boy' - once tied to a hedge and abandoned.
Shannon - The Beauty - previously owned by a child abuser.
Minnie - The Maiden Aunt - condemned as being 'unhomable'.
And Duncan - The Canine Tripod - who came to live with me at eight months old, three days after...
Would you like to Rescue a Dog?
Shelter dogs have uncertain backgrounds, many having suffered abuse and neglect. When a dog is traumatised by its past experiences, what does it take to turn a nervous, possibly aggressive animal into a happy, contented and well-balanced pet?
This is Katie woods' guide to the Four Essential Elements of Dog Rescue, based on tales of the dogs she herself has rescued, owned and loved.
With anecdotes and advice, this...
Katie Woods grew up with animals; as a little girl, her best friend and guardian was a dog.
Growing up, nothing changed and over more than twenty years, she adopted or rescued a pot pourri of dogs, from a three-legged terrier to a ten stone Rottweiler.
This is the story of her journey through life with some of the mutts and mongrels who shared it; from the alluring to the alarming, the tranquil to the timid, the serene to the certifiable.
Will Star Powers let her dog, Galaxy, go into space for a research project? At first she is excited, but then realizes it could be very dangerous! What should she do? Includes bonus information about using animals for research.
Star Powers wants desperately to win the science fair. The prize is a week at NASA Space Camp! But there's a problem. Find out how the problem is solved and if Star gets to go to Space Camp. Includes directions to build your own rockets.
Rosa Parks makes a special visit to the Sweets Shop and whisks Finley and Fiona away on a historic journey of courage. Includes extensive back matter with biography, further reading, and author interview.
The Sweets Shop always gets special customers, but when Sally Ride comes to visit, Fiona and Finley go on a special trip-into outer space! Finley and Fiona have a blast, but there's more to learn on this epic journey than they expected. Includes extensive back matter with biography, further reading, and author interview.
Join Fiona and Finley as they meet Fredrick Douglas and travel back in time with him. They experience his escape from slavery and observe how he became a leader in the fight to end slavery. Includes comprehension questions, a writing prompt and other resources.
Hannah is thrilled when she earns a spot on her school's dance team, but she knows she'll have to work extra hard if she wants a solo. The only problem is her best friend, Caitlin, would rather hang out with boys than practice. Hannah has to decide what's more important: keeping her spot on the team or keeping her friend.
Sarah knows she's the best dancer in her class, and she can't wait to show off at the upcoming recital. But when a new move proves too tough to master, Sarah is forced to do something she's never had to do before - ask for help.
Grace is thrilled when her figure skating coach enters her in a local competition. But when she sees another skater practicing, Grace realizes she'll have some difficult competition. She psyches herself out so much that she starts messing up the moves she already knows. Can Grace remember why she loved skating before the skating showdown?
Pilar Ramirez loves ice-skating, and she's never let the fact she was born without part of her right foot hold her back. So she's decided to join the hockey team. But being a rookie isn't easy, and what's worse, a fellow player accuses Pilar's newbie mistakes of hurting the team. Can Pilar up her game and prove to her teammate-and herself-that she belongs on the ice? Each book in Jake Maddox Girl Sports Stories features easy-to-read text, fast-paced...
Gina loves playing soccer, and she can't wait to join the team at her new school. But when Gina tries to be the star of the team, her new teammates don't exactly appreciate it. Gina has to learn that teamwork is more important than winning before she can get back on the field.
After her parents' divorce, Sarit's dad moved across the country for his new job. Sarit feels lost without him there. To make things worse, her dad was also her basketball coach. Now that he's gone, Sarit doesn't even want to play basketball anymore. Can Sarit learn to love the game without her dad on the sidelines?
Jo can't wait for the summer softball league to start. She knows this will be the year she's on a winning team. But when she finds out some surprising information, Jo has to decide between the team that wins and the team she's come to love.
Susan B. Anthony takes Fiona and Finley to the 1870s, where the kids learn that women can't vote yet. But Susan B. Anthony has a plan! Includes extensive back matter with biography, further reading, and author interview.
Join Star Powers as she goes to Space Camp. But Space Camp is challenging. Will she be able to pass the physical tests or will she change her mind about becoming an astronaut? Includes bonus information on astronauts.