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Scary Stories

Scary Stories

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Are You Afraid Yet

Do you actually like being scared? Lots of kids do. You can read about actual haunted houses and reports of ghosts or read made up stories starring vampires, werewolves ghosts. Some of our very favorite goosebump giving stories are listed below.  Are You Afraid Yet explains the science behind some things we think are scary. What do scientists say about mummies and ghosts? Reading this one might make you feel better, but reading the stories below, might make you want to sleep with your light on!

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BunniculaBunnicula – Though scoffed at by Harold the dog, Chester the cat tries to warn his human family that their foundling baby bunny must be a vampire.


The Cold PeopleThe Cold People – Adam and his friends are exploring the forest near Spooksville when they come across huge blocks of ice hidden among the trees. They decide to melt one, but when they do, a strange man comes out of the ice and tries to grab them. The man has very cold hands, and his eyes aren’t too warm either! Soon there are dozens of Cold People running around Spooksville freezing everyone. It seems like nothing can stop them. But Adam and his friends have an idea that just might save the day.


CoralineCoraline – Looking for excitement, Coraline ventures through a mysterious door into a world that is similar, yet disturbingly different from her own, where she must challenge a gruesome entity in order to save herself, her parents, and the souls of three others.


The Eyeball CollectorThe Eyeball Collector – When a blackmail artist reveals a secret from the past, wealthy Hector Fitzbaudly ends up losing his social standing and fortune, prompting him to seek revenge on the man responsible for the act, the sinister Eyeball Collector.


The Ghost of Crutchfield HallThe Ghost of Crutchfield Hall – In the nineteenth century, Florence Crutchfield leaves a London orphanage to live with her great-uncle, great-aunt, and sickly cousin James, but she soon realizes the home has another resident, who means to do her and James harm.


The Graveyard BookThe Graveyard Book – Nobody Owens is a normal boy, except that he has been raised by ghosts and other denizens of the graveyard.


The Halloween TreeThe Halloween Tree – A group of children and a “spirit” go back through time to discover the beginnings of Halloween.


Killer PizzaKiller Pizza – While working as summer employees in a local pizza parlor, three teenagers are recruited by an underground organization of monster hunters. Sequel: The Slice


The Legend of Sleepy HollowThe Legend of Sleepy Hollow – A superstitious schoolmaster, in love with a wealthy farmer’s daughter, has a terrifying encounter with a headless horseman.


The Monster Book of Creature FeaturesThe Monster Book of Creature Features – A mash-up of the first three books in the Wiley & Grampa’s Creature Features series finds Wiley and his goofy grandfather tackling numerous mythical creatures with the help of no-nonsense Gramma and a gang of neighborhood friends.


The Night GardenerThe Night Gardener – Irish orphans Molly, fourteen, and Kip, ten, travel to England to work as servants in a crumbling manor house where nothing is quite what it seems to be, and soon the siblings are confronted by a mysterious stranger and secrets of the cursed house.


A Nightware on Clown StreetA Nightmare on Clown Street – Joining his uncle for a summer at the circus, Ray becomes a clown-in-training, but strange things start happening and he wonders about a place called “Clown Street” that even the other clowns are afraid to go to.


Revenge of the WitchRevenge of the Witch – Young Tom, the seventh son of a seventh son, starts work as an apprentice for the village spook, whose job is to protect ordinary folk from “ghouls, boggarts, and all manner of wicked beasties.


Scary Stories to Tell in the DarkScary Stories to Tell in the Dark – This spooky book of American folklore is filled with tales of eerie horror and dark revenge that will make you jump with fright. There is a story here for everyone — skeletons with torn and tangled flesh who roam the earth; a ghost who takes revenge on her murderer; and a haunted house where every night a bloody head falls down the chimney. Stephen Gammell’s splendidly creepy drawings perfectly capture the mood of more than two dozen scary stories — and even scary songs — all just right for reading alone or for telling aloud in the dark. If you dare!


The Seer of ShadowsThe Seer of Shadows – In New York City in 1872, fourteen-year-old Horace, a photographer’s apprentice, becomes entangled in a plot to create fraudulent spirit photographs, but when Horace accidentally frees the real ghost of a dead girl bent on revenge, his life takes a frightening turn.


A Tale DArk and GrimmA Tale Dark and Grimm – Follows Hansel and Gretel as they walk out of their own story and into eight more tales, encountering such wicked creatures as witches, along with kindly strangers and other helpful folk. Based in part on the Grimms’ fairy tales Faithful Johannes, Hansel and Gretel, The seven ravens, Brother and sister, The robber bridegroom, and The devil and his three golden hairs.


Wait Til Helen ComesWait Til Helen Comes – Heather likes to get her older stepbrother and stepsister into trouble. When the family moves to the country, Heather starts talking to a ghost named Helen. Heather’s strange behavior concerns her siblings, but when Helen the ghost actually appears, concern diminishes into fear.


The WikkelingThe Wikkeling – Henrietta and her pals Gary and Rose all have headaches with an unknown cause and experience other strange incidents–including the appearance of a threatening creature called the Wikkeling–and are hopeful that an ancient bestiary can help solve these mysteries.


The WitchesThe Witches – A young boy and his Norwegian grandmother, who is an expert on witches, together foil a witches’ plot to destroy the world’s children by turning them into mice.

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Star Wars

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It’s Star Wars Reads Month! Have a happy one! You don’t have to wait for a special month to enjoy Star Wars though, you can have reading adventures with your favorite Star Wars characters EVERY day.

There are chapter books, graphic novels, craft books, printables, activities and more to celebrate your favorite Star Wars characters. Use your indyPL Library Card to check out books at any of our locations, or check out e-books and e-audiobooks from home right to your device. Click on a book jacket below to request a book or download it. Need help? Call or ask a Library staff member at any of our locations, text a librarian at 317 333-6877, or leave a comment.

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Museum Artifacts:

Han Solo in CarboniteHan Solo in Carbonite – This replica of the original Han Solo prop was made from the actual molds created for the Star Wars films. In The Empire Strikes Back, the character Han Solowas captured by bounty hunter Boba Fett. Solo was flash-frozen in carbonite-alive, yet entombed. He hung as a trophy on Jabba the Hutt’s wall until being rescuedby his Rebel friends in the film, Return of the Jedi.

Millenium FalconStar Wars Millenium Falcon & Two Figures – Never tell me the odds! could well be Han Solo’s motto. Not the fresh faced hero of George Lucas’ film, Lucas considered Han Solo “a loner who realizes the importance of being part of a group and helping for the common good.” From smuggler to TCM Logo 150general for the rebel alliance, Solo along with fellow adventurer Chewbacca formed a team in the classic tale of good versus evil which blended the best of old-fashioned cliffhangers and science fiction with groundbreaking special effects. This 1981 toy Millennium Falcon was made by Kenner. Toys released after Star Wars in 1977 launched the trend of “mega-marketing” major movies with products. A new generation of fans discovered the Star Wars series with the release of episodes I, II, and III between 1999 and 2005.


Books:

Darth Vader and FriendsEdge of the GalaxyFinn and the First OrderJedi AcademyReturn of the Dark SideStar Wars AliensThe Adventures of C-3POThe Life and Legend of Obi Wan-KenobiThe Phantom Menace StorybookRey's StoryThe Empire Strikes BackThe Force AwakensSkywalker Strikes Volume OneStar Wars Darth Vader Volume OneStar Wars Rebel HeroesVader Down Volume OneThe Strange Case of Origami YodaRebel ForceDark Horse Comics

Non-Fiction:

Star Wars Character EncyclopediaStar Wars Galactic MapsStar Wars the Force Awakens Incredible Cross-SectionsThe Force Awakens Visual DictionaryThe Amazing Book of Lego Star WarsThe Amazing Book of Star WarsStar Wars The Complete Visual DictionaryLego Star Wars the Visual DictionaryWho Are the JediStar Wars Rebels the Visual GuideThe Secret Life of DroidsBeware the SithStar Wars Incredible VehiclesStar Wars Complete VehiclesLego Star Wars in 100 ScenesLego Star Wars The Dark SideStar Wars Absolutely Everything You Need to KnowStar Wars Science Fair BookStar Wars Cook Book
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Andrew Luck Book Club

Andrew Luck Book Club

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I often get recognized by my teammates and the media for my passion for Andrew Luck Book Club 150reading. And it’s no secret that I enjoy sharing suggestions for books with my teammates, family and friends. So starting this online book club felt like a natural and really fun opportunity. AndrewLuckBookClub.com will be a platform for me to share my love of reading with an even larger audience. By using #ALBookClub on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, let’s build a community of readers. ~ Andrew Luck

Andrew Luck Takes Book Club to Airwaves – The Andrew Luck Book Club will air monthly on Monday nights at 9 p.m. on 90.1 FM, and listeners can also access the show via podcast.

 


Andrew’s Picks So Far:

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EragonSeptember 2018 Pick: Eragon by Christopher Paolini

In Aagaesia, a fifteen-year-old boy of unknown lineage called Eragon finds a mysterious stone that weaves his life into an intricate tapestry of destiny, magic, and power, peopled with dragons, elves, and monsters.

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A Long Way from ChicagoAugust 2018 Pick: A Long Way from Chicago by Richard Peck

A boy recounts his annual summer trips to rural Illinois with his sister during the Great Depression to visit their larger-than-life grandmother.

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From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E FrankweilerJuly 2018 Pick: From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg

Having run away with her younger brother to live in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, twelve-year-old Claudia strives to keep things in order in their new home and to become a changed person and a heroine to herself.

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The Original Adventures of Hank the Cow DogJune 2018 Pick: The Original Adventures of Hank the Cow Dog by John R. Erickson

Hank the Cowdog, Head of Ranch Security, is framed for the murder of a chicken and becomes an outlaw with the coyotes.

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Percy Jackson's Greek GodsMay 2018 Pick: Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods by Rick Riordan

Percy Jackson, a modern-day demigod, tells the origin stories of the gods of Olympus and provides an insider’s point of view – with plenty of attitude – in this illustrated collection.

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George and the Unbreakable CodeApril 2018 Pick: George and the Unbreakable Code by Lucy & Stephen Hawking

George and Annie must travel further into space than ever before in order to prevent all computers from being hacked.

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RedwallRedwall by Brian Jacques

The hero of this enthralling tale is Matthias, a young mouse who must rise above his fears and failures to save his friends at Redwall Abbey.

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The Trumpet of the SwanThe Trumpet of the Swan by E.B. White

Louis, a voiceless Trumpeter swan, finds himself far from his wilderness home when he determines to communicate by learning to play a stolen trumpet.

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The Autobiography of Santa ClausThe Autobiography of Santa Claus by Jeff Guinn

This story of St. Nicholas is based on historical facts and laced with the magic of legend told from the perspective of Santa himself. It is filled with details of Nicholas’s life, the beginnings of his gift giving, the expansion of his holiday calling, and more.

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The Phantom TollboothThe Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Jester

A journey through a land where Milo learns the importance of words and numbers provides a cure for his boredom.

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ReunionReunion by Fred Uhlman

The story of two teenagers, Hans and Conrad, whose profound friendship is pulled apart by the Nazi regime and its toxic ideas.

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Despite the HeightDespite the Height by Ivory Latta

The true story of Ivory Latta, one of the smallest women to play for the WNBA. Follow young Ivory as she learns to play basketball, perfect her game, and outplay her big brothers – all despite her height.

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WonderWonder by R.J. Palacio

Ten-year-old Auggie Pullman, who was born with extreme facial abnormalities and was not expected to survive, goes from being home-schooled to entering fifth grade at a private middle school in Manhattan, which entails enduring the taunting and fear of his classmates as he struggles to be seen as just another student. Young Hoosier Book Award, 2014-2015, 4-6 Nominee.

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Black BeautyBlack Beauty by Anna Sewell

A horse in nineteenth-century England recounts his experiences with both good and bad masters.

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Where the Sidewalk EndsWhere the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein

A boy who turns into a TV set and a girl who eats a whale are only two of the characters in a collection of humorous poetry illustrated with the author’s own drawings.

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The Lost Years of MerlinThe Lost Years of Merlin by T.A. Barron

A young boy who has no identity nor memory of his past washes ashore on the coast of Wales and finds his true name after a series of fantastic adventures.

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Zen ShortsZen Shorts by Jon J. Muth

When Stillwater, a giant panda, moves into the neighborhood, the stories he tells to three siblings teach them to look at the world in new ways. To Addie he tells a story about the value of material goods. To Michael he pushes the boundaries of good and bad. And to Karl he demonstrates what it means to hold on to frustration.

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Number the StarsNumber the Stars by Lois Lowry

In 1943, during the German occupation of Denmark, ten-year-old Annemarie learns how to be brave and courageous when she helps shelter her Jewish friend from the Nazis. Newbery Medal winner, 1990.

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Little House on the PrairieLittle House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder

Pa’s homestead thrives, Laura gets her first job in town, blackbirds eat the corn and oats crops, Mary goes to college, and Laura gets into trouble at school, but becomes a certified school teacher.

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The Lion, the Witch and the WardrobeThe Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

Four English schoolchildren find their way through the back of a wardrobe into the magic land of Narnia and assist Aslan, the golden lion, to triumph over the White Witch, who has cursed the land with eternal winter.

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HatchetHatchet by Gary Paulsen

After a plane crash, thirteen-year-old Brian spends fifty-four days in the wilderness, learning to survive with only the aid of a hatchet given him by his mother, and learning also to survive his parents’ divorce.

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Maniac MageeManiac Magee by Jerry Spinelli

After his parents die, Jeffrey Lionel Magee’s life becomes legendary, as he accomplishes athletic and other feats which awe his contemporaries. Newbery Medal winner, 1991

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If You Like Diary of a Wimpy Kid

If You Like Diary of a Wimpy Kid

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If you like reading Greg Heffley’s diary, you might like some of these books that are also about kids trying to make their way in Middle School. Some of these kids are also irreverent (that means disrespectful!) and lazy…just like Greg!  Some of them write in a diary and some don’t, but ALL of them are funny. We highly recommend Big Nate, Timothy Failure, Origami Yoda, Amelia Rules & Dear Dumb Diary!

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series:
1: Diary of a Wimpy Kid on CD, eBook
2: Rodrick Rules on CD, eBook
3: The Last Straw on CD, eBook
4: Dog Days on CD, eBook
5: The Ugly Truth on CD, eBook
6: Cabin Fever on CD, eBook
7: The Third Wheel on CD, eBook
8: Hard Luck on CD, eBook
9: The Long Haul on CD, eBook
10: Old School on CD, eBook
11: Double Down on CD, eBook
12: The Getaway on CD, eBook
13: The Meltdown (coming in 2018)


Galactic Hot Dog Cosmo's Wiener GetawayGalactic Hot Dogs Cosmo’s Wiener Getaway or eAudio by Max Braillier
When Michael G (yes, “G” is his whole last name, and that’s why everyone calls him G-Man) has to keep a journal in Mrs. Rosario’s class at school, naturally he writes about his ambition to have superpowers and join the superheroes of his city (like Captain Thunderman) in the fight for justice. After all, his friend Billy Demon just got an awesome winged flying suit and superpowers of his own, and now he’s the most popular kid in school! Mikey would just love to have superpowers too, but how will he get them? And if he does get them, what will he do with them?


The G-Man Super JournalThe G-Man Super Journal: Awesome Origins or eBook by Chris Giarrusso
Meet Cosmoe, the Earth-Boy. He’s captain of the Neon Weiner, the finest flying food truck in the galaxy. Along with his bud, Big Humphree, he spends his days cruising the cosmos and staying crazy busy.


Charlie Joe Jackson’s Guide to Not ReadingCharlie Joe Jackson’s Guide to Not Reading or eBook by Tommy Greenwald
Middle schooler Charlie Joe is proud of his success at avoiding reading, but eventually his schemes go too far.
1: Guide to Not Reading
2: Guide to Extra Credit
3: Guide to Summer Vacation
4: Guide to Making Money
5: Guide to Planet Girl
6: Guide to Not Growing Up


Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were MadeTimmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made by Stephan Pastis
Resolving to earn so much money that his mother will no longer stress out over the bills, eleven-year-old Timmy Failure launches a detective business with a lazy polar bear partner named Total but finds their enterprise “Total Failure, Inc.” challenged by a college-bound spy and a four-foot-tall girl whom Timmy refuses to acknowledge.
1: Mistakes Were Made, eBook
2: Now Look What You’ve Done, eBook, eAudio
3: We Meet Again, eBook
4: Sanitized for Your Protection, eBook
5: The Book You’re Not Supposed to Have, eBook
6: The Cat Stole My Pants, eBook


The 13-Story TreehouseThe 13-Story Treehouse or eBook by Terry Denton
Andy and Terry live in a treehouse. But it’s not just any old treehouse, it’s the most amazing treehouse in the world! This treehouse has thirteen stories, a bowling alley, a see-through swimming pool, a secret underground laboratory, and a marshmallow machine that follows you around and automatically shoots marshmallows into your mouth whenever you are hungry.


Doodlebug Doodlebug by Karen Young
Moving is tough. But the hardest thing of all about the move that Doreen “Dodo” Bussey’s family is making is that she suspects it might be because of her. Her mother gives Dodo a blank notebook, which she uses to chronicle the move and the first days in a new city.
1: Doodlebug
2: Stuck in the Middle (of Middle School)


Big Nate in a Class by HimselfBig Nate in a Class by Himself by Lincoln Peirce
Supremely confident middle school student Nate Wright manages to make getting detention from every one of his teachers in the same day seem like an achievement.
1: Big Nate in a Class By Himself, eBook, eAudio
2: Big Nate Strikes Again, eBook, eAudio
3: Big Nate On a Roll, eBook, eAudio
4: Big Nate Goes for Broke, eBook, eAudio
5: Big Nate Flips Out, eBook, eAudio
6. Big Nate In the Zone, eBook, eAudio
7. Big Nate Lives It Up, eBook, eAudio
8. Big Nate Blasts Off, eBook, eAudio


The Strange Case of Origami YodaThe Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger
Tommy and his friends describe their interactions with a paper finger puppet of Yoda, worn by their weird classmate Dwight, as they try to figure out whether or not the puppet can really predict the future. Includes instructions for making Origami Yoda.
1: The Strange Case of Origami Yoda, eBook
2: Darth Paper Strikes Back, eBook
3: The Secret of the Fortune Wookiee, eBook
4: The Surprise Attack of Jabba the Puppett, eBook
5: Princess Labelmaker to the Rescue, eBook
6: Emperor Pickletine Rides the Bus, eBook


The Whole World's CrazyThe Whole World’s Crazy by Jimmy Gownley
In this first book of Amelia’s adventures, Amelia and her friends take on bullies (and Santa!), barely survive gym class, and receive a disgustingly detailed explanation of the infamous Sneeze Barf.
1: The Whole World’s Crazy
2: What Makes You Happy
3: Superheroes
4: When the Past is a Present
5: The Tweenage Guide to Not Being Popular
6: True Things Adults Don’t Want Kids to Know
7: The Meaning of Life and Other Stuff
8: Her Permanent Record


Let's Pretend This Never HappenedLet’s Pretend This Never Happened by Jim Benton
In her diary, middle school student Jamie Kelly describes her life at home and at school, including her attempts to triumph over her nemesis, the beautiful and popular Angeline.
1: Let’s Pretend This Never Happened, eBook
2: My Pants Are Haunted, eBook
3: Am I the Princess or the Frog?, eBook
4: Never Do Anything Ever, eBook
5: Can Adults Become Human?, eBook
6: The Problem With Here is That it’s Where I’m From
7: Never Underestimate Your Dumbness
8: It’s Not My Fault I Know Everything, eBook
9: That’s What Friends Aren’t For
10: The Worst Things in Life Are Also Free
11: OK, So Maybe I Do Have Superpowers
12: Me! (Just Like You Only Better)


The Homework MachineThe Homework Machine by Dan Gutman
Four fifth-grade students–a geek, a class clown, a teacher’s pet, and a slacker–as well as their teacher and mothers, each relate events surrounding a computer programmed to complete homework assignments.


Lunch Walks Among UsLunch Walks Among Us by Jim Benton
Franny K. Stein is a mad scientist who prefers all things spooky and creepy, but when she has trouble making friends at her new school she experiments with fitting in–which works until a monster erupts from the trashcan.
1: Lunch Walks Among Us
2: Attack of the 50-Foot Cupid
3: The Invisible Fran
4: The Fran That Time Forgot
5: Frantastic Voyage
6: The Fran With Four Brains
7: The Frandidate


Tales from a Not-So-Fabulous LifeTales from a Not-So-Fabulous Life by Rachel Renee Russell
Fourteen-year-old Nikki Maxwell writes in her diary of her struggle to be popular at her exclusive new private school, then of finding her place after she gives up on being part of the elite group.
1: Tales from a Not-So-Fabulous Life, eBook, eAudio
2: Tales from a Not-So-Popular Party Girl, eBook, eAudio
3: Tales from a Not-So-Talented Pop Star, eBook, eAudio
4: Tales from a Not-So-Graceful Ice Princess, eBook, eAudio
5: Tales from a Not-So-Smart Miss Know-It-All, eBook, eAudio
6: Tales form a Not-So-Happy Heartbreaker, eBook, eAudio
7: Tales from a Not-So-Glam TV Star, eBook, eAudio
8: Tales from a Not-So-Happily Ever After, eBook, eAudio
9: Tales from a Not-So-Dorky Drama Queen, eBook, eAudio
10: Tales from a Not-So-Perfect Pet Sitter, eBook, eAudio
11: Tales from a Not-So-Friendly Frenemy, eBook, eAudio
12: Tales from a Not-So-Secret Crush Catastrophe, eBook, eAudio


The Adventures of Captain UnderpantsThe Adventures of Captain Underpants by Dav Pilkey
When George and Harold hypnotize their principal into thinking that he is the superhero Captain Underpants, he leads them to the lair of the nefarious Dr. Diaper, where they must defeat his evil robot henchmen.
1: The Adventures of Captain Underpants, eBook
2: The Attack of the Talking Toilets, eBook
3: The Invasion of the Incredibly Naughty Cafeteria Ladies…, eBook
4: The Perilous Plot of Professor Poopypants, eBook
5: TheWrath of the Wicked Wedgie Woman, eBook
6: The Big, Bad Battle of the Bionic Booger Boy, Part 1, eBook
7: The Big, Bad Battle of the Bionic Booger Boy, Part 2, eBook
8: The Revenge of the Preposterous Plight of the Purple Potty People, eBook
9: The Terrifying Re-Turn of Tippy Tinkletrousers, eBook
10: The Revolting Revenge of the Radioactive Robo-Boxers, eBook
11: The Tyrannical Retaliation of the Turbo Toilet 2000, eBook
12: The Sensational Saga of Sir Stinks-a-Lot, eBook


The Adventures of Captain UnderpantsMiddle School is Worse Than Meatloaf by Jennifer Holm
Told entirely through notes, grocery receipts, report cards, bottle caps, and a vast array of other items, this hilarious story follows Ginny, who is having the worst school year ever, as she accidentally dyes her hair pink, throws live frogs in class, and loses the lead role in ballet to her ex-best friend.


The Adventures of Captain UnderpantsSchooled by Gordon Korman
Homeschooled by his hippie grandmother, Capricorn (Cap) Anderson has never watched television, tasted a pizza, or even heard of a wedgie. But when his grandmother lands in the hospital, Cap is forced to move in with a guidance counselor and attend the local middle school. While Cap knows a lot about tie-dyeing and Zen Buddhism, no education could prepare him for the politics of public school.


Secret IdentitySecret Identity by Wendelin Van Draanen
Fifth-grader Nolan Byrd, tired of being called names by the class bully, has a secret identity–Shredderman!
1: Secret Identity, eBook, eAudio
2: Attack of the Tagger, eBook, eAudio
3: Meet the Gecko, eBook, eAudio
4: Enemy Spy, eBook

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Women’s History: Nature & the Outdoors

Women’s History: Nature & the Outdoors

More Homework Help: Women’s History

The Watcher

The Watcher is a biography of the primatologist Jane Goodall. A primatologist is a scientist who studies primates. Primates are are mammals. Examples of primates are monkeys, gorillas, and humans. Primates have and use hand and have forward-facing eyes. Jane Goodall makes it her life’s work to study gorillas. Reading about her you come to understand how much of her time she spends quietly watching. She learns a lot through careful, patient observation. Listed below are other women like Jane who have devoted their lives to the study of nature or the outdoors.

“Stories, both real and imagined, show what girls can do. The stories of women’s lives, and the choices they made, encourage girls to think larger and bolder, and give boys and men a fuller understanding of the female experience.”

~National Women’s History Project


Books:

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Grandma Gatewood Hikes the Appalachian TrailThe Lizard ladyOut of School and Into NatureThe Girl Who Drew ButterfliesLuna and MeElephant ScientistRachel Carson and Her BookTree LadyWhen Grandma Gatewood Took a HikeLife in the OceanMama MitiNatures StorytellerSeeds of ChangeUntamed
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