Octavia Boone S Big Questions About Life The Universe And Everything

Author: Rebecca Rupp
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 0763659843
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Octavia Boone S Big Questions About Life The Universe And Everything from the Author: Rebecca Rupp. After her parents find clashing answers to life’s big questions, it’s time for Octavia to make some choices of her own in this poignant, funny, thought-provoking novel. Octavia’s best friend, Andrew, wants to know why time runs forward instead of backward, or if it’s possible to talk to an alien jellyfish. Octavia has much bigger questions on her mind: Why do bad things happen, like Hurricane Katrina and 9/11? What is the meaning of life? Is there a God? Octavia’s artist father, Boone, is convinced that Henry David Thoreau holds the key. Meanwhile, her mother, Ray, has always been seeking the larger meaning of life—until now. Not only have Octavia’s parents come up with different answers to the big questions, but their answers are threatening to tear her family apart. Could it be that some questions are too big to have just one answer? Could it be that the universe is far wider than Octavia’s—or perhaps anyone’s—views of it?

After Eli

Author: Rebecca Rupp
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 0763661945
Size: 74.14 MB
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After Eli from the Author: Rebecca Rupp. Some people die heroically, others accidentally. When Daniel Anderson’s older brother dies, he wonders which category Eli’s death falls into. In an attempt to understand, Danny creates a Book of the Dead — an old binder that he fills with details about dead people, how they died, and, most important, for what purpose. Time passes, and eventually Daniel is prompted to look up from his notebook of death and questions to make new friends and be swept into their imaginings. With gentle humor and genuine emotion, Rebecca Rupp examines the questions that arise following a profound loss and the moments that start life rolling again.

Blue Corn And Square Tomatoes

Author: Rebecca Rupp
Publisher: Garden Way Publishing Company
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Blue Corn And Square Tomatoes from the Author: Rebecca Rupp. Describes the history of tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, eggplants, peas, beans, lettuce, celery, carrots, radishes, beets, pumpkins, cucumbers, melon, and corn

Fear Itself

Author: Andrew Clements
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1442462124
Size: 60.34 MB
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Fear Itself from the Author: Andrew Clements. The second book in this riveting and mysterious six-book series is as action-packed as the first one, culminating in a faceoff between Ben, Jill, and Lyman. “After five bells sound, time to sit down” makes for a good riddle, but Ben and Jill also knows when it’s time to stand up…for Oakes School and for themselves. Time is ticking as the countdown to Ben Pratt’s school’s total demolition continues. Ben has been given a handful of clues that could help them save the school, but they are all written in maritime riddles. “After five bells sound, time to sit down.” What the heck does that mean? It’s hard to know where to begin when Ben and Jill don’t even know what they are looking for. All Lyman, the snake posing as the school janitor, needs to know, though, is that they are looking, and that could mean the end of the 30-million-dollar development deal that pays his salary. (Which, by the way, is MUCH larger than what a typical janitor makes.) As Lyman lurks in the shadows—and sometimes not in the shadows—Ben and Jill have to add another to-do to their list of things to accomplish in the next twenty-one days: (1) Figure out the clues left by past Keepers of the School groups, (2) figure out how these clues will help them save the school, and (3) stay one step ahead of Lyman. That’s the mission…which seems, at times, impossible.

After Eli

Author: Terry Kay
Publisher: Untreed Reads
ISBN: 1611874637
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After Eli from the Author: Terry Kay. In 1939, a sweet-talking, blackhearted Irishman works an isolated Georgia town into a ferment with his visions and wild schemes in quest of a legendary cache of money.

Lucky For Good

Author: Susan Patron
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1442409444
Size: 56.91 MB
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Lucky For Good from the Author: Susan Patron. Will Lucky solve life’s mysteries before she turns twelve? The adventures that began with the Newbery Award–winner The Higher Power of Lucky come to a grand finale. For eleven-year old Lucky, the universe is full of questions. Is that mysterious woman at the café Miles’s mom? Does her father not talk to her because he hates her? Will the Health Department ruin everything? Is she really going to go to hell? The answers are, in no particular order, nearly, no, yes, and a big fat “who knows?” But answers—like every little thing in the whole universe—are constantly evolving and, sometimes, the biggest questions have no answer at all. The best Lucky can do is never give up on maybe, just maybe, understanding things a little better before she turns twelve. The Hard Pan trilogy that began with the Newbery-winning The Higher Power of Lucky concludes with Lucky and all of Hard Pan a little wiser—and a lot closer to our hearts.

The Waterstone

Author: Rebecca Rupp
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 0763674281
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The Waterstone from the Author: Rebecca Rupp. The world is drying. Twelve-year-old Tad — who is only a few inches tall — doesn’t even notice it at first. Busy practicing with his new spear, arguing with his sister, Birdie, and living the normal life of a youngling of the Fisher Tribe, he thinks little of a stream slowed to a trickle here, a pond suddenly dwindling there. But Tad begins to have strange flashbacks — glimpses of the past that he knows can't possibly be his own. With these "rememberings" haunting him, he and Birdie begin an adventure marked by great sorrows, fierce battles, and unbreakable friendships. In this remarkable rite of passage, Tad grows to know who he really is and what his destiny holds. For only he can restore the water and save the forests and animals and Tribes. Only he can retrieve the Waterstone.

The Return Of The Dragon

Author: Rebecca Rupp
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 0763628042
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The Return Of The Dragon from the Author: Rebecca Rupp. Hannah, Zachary, and Sarah Emily return to Lonely Island to save their friend, Fafnyr, a three-headed dragon, from being captured by a rich man who wants to put the creature on display. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

I Wonder

Author: Annaka Harris
Publisher: Four Elephants Press
ISBN: 1940051029
Size: 17.25 MB
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I Wonder from the Author: Annaka Harris. “I Wonder offers crucial lessons in emotional intelligence, starting with being secure in the face of uncertainty. Annaka Harris has woven a beautiful tapestry of art, storytelling, and profound wisdom. Any young child – and parent – will benefit from sharing this wondrous book together.”—Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence “I Wonder captures the beauty of life and the mystery of our world, sweeping child and adult into a powerful journey of discovery. Magnificent!”—Dr. Daniel Siegel, author of Mindsight and The Whole-Brain Child Eva takes a walk with her mother and encounters a range of mysteries: from gravity, to life cycles, to the vastness of the universe. She learns that it’s okay to say “I don’t know,” and she discovers that there are some things even adults don’t know—mysteries for everyone to wonder about together! I Wonder is a book that celebrates the feelings of awe and curiosity in children, as the foundation for all learning.