Ms Bixby s Last Day

Ms  Bixby s Last Day
Author: John David Anderson
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2016-06-21
ISBN: 0062338196
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ms Bixby s Last Day Book Excerpt:

New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice A funny, heartwarming, and heartbreaking contemporary story about three boys, one teacher, and a day none of them will ever forget. “Kids won’t just love this book. They need it.” —Soman Chainani, New York Times bestselling author of The School for Good and Evil “Each page crackles as we embark on the greatest adventure of all.” —Gary D. Schmidt, Newbery Honor winner and author of Okay for Now Everyone knows there are different kinds of teachers. The boring ones, the mean ones, the ones who try too hard, the ones who stopped trying long ago. The ones you’ll never remember, and the ones you want to forget. Ms. Bixby is none of these. She’s the sort of teacher who makes you feel like school is somehow worthwhile. Who recognizes something in you that sometimes you don’t even see in yourself. Who you never want to disappoint. What Ms. Bixby is, is one of a kind. Topher, Brand, and Steve know this better than anyone. And so when Ms. Bixby unexpectedly announces that she won’t be able to finish the school year, they come up with a risky plan—more of a quest, really—to give Ms. Bixby the last day she deserves. Through the three very different stories they tell, we begin to understand what Ms. Bixby means to each of them—and what the three of them mean to each other. John David Anderson is the author of Sidekicked and The Dungeoneers, proven winners with middle grade readers, and Ms. Bixby's Day is no exception.

Granted

Granted
Author: John David Anderson
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2018-02-13
ISBN: 0062643886
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Granted Book Excerpt:

From the author of beloved novels Ms. Bixby’s Last Day and Posted comes a hilarious, heartfelt, and unforgettable novel about a fairy-in-training. Everyone who wishes upon a star, or a candle, or a penny thrown into a fountain knows that you’re not allowed to tell anyone what you’ve wished for. But even so, there is someone out there who hears it. In a magical land called the Haven lives a young fairy named Ophelia Delphinium Fidgets. Ophela is no ordinary fairy—she is a Granter: one of the select fairies whose job it is to venture out into the world and grant the wishes of unsuspecting humans every day. It’s the work of the Granters that generates the magic that allows the fairies to do what they do, and to keep the Haven hidden and safe. But with worldwide magic levels at an all-time low, this is not as easy as it sounds. On a typical day, only a small fraction of the millions of potential wishes gets granted. Today, however, is anything but typical. Because today, Ophelia is going to get her very first wish-granting assignment. And she’s about to discover that figuring out how to truly give someone what they want takes much more than a handful of fairy dust.

One Last Shot

One Last Shot
Author: John David Anderson
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2020-05-05
ISBN: 0062643940
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

One Last Shot Book Excerpt:

The beloved author of Ms. Bixby’s Last Day and Posted returns with a humorous and heartwarming story of family, friendship, and miniature golf. For as long as he can remember, Malcolm has never felt like he was good enough. Not for his parents, who have always seemed at odds with each other, with Malcolm caught in between. And especially not for his dad, whose competitive drive and love for sports Malcolm has never shared. That is, until Malcolm discovers miniature golf, the one sport he actually enjoys. Maybe it’s the way in which every hole is a puzzle to be solved. Or the whimsy of the windmills and waterfalls that decorate the course. Or maybe it’s the slushies at the snack bar. But whatever the reason, something about mini golf just clicks for Malcolm. And best of all, it’s a sport his dad can’t possibly obsess over. Or so Malcolm thinks. Soon he is signed up for lessons and entered in tournaments. And yet, even as he becomes a better golfer and finds unexpected friends at the local course, be wonders if he might not always be a disappointment. But as the final match of the year draws closer, the tension between Malcolm’s parents reaches a breaking point, and it’s up to him to put the puzzle of his family back together again.

Minion

Minion
Author: John David Anderson
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2014-06-24
ISBN: 0062133136
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Minion Book Excerpt:

John David Anderson returns to the world of superheroes he created in Sidekicked with an entirely new cast of characters in Minion, a funny and emotional companion to his first breakout tween novel—perfect for superhero fans who also love the work of bestselling authors Rick Riordan, Louis Sachar, and Frank Cottrell Boyce. Michael Morn might be a villain, but he's really not a bad guy. When you live in New Liberty, there are no Supers and only two kinds of people: those who turn to crime and those who suffer. Michael and his adoptive father spend their days building boxes—special devices with mysterious abilities—that they sell to the mob at a price. They provide for each other, they look out for each other, and they'd never betray each other. But then a Super comes to town, and Michael's world is thrown into disarray. The Comet could destroy everything Michael and his dad have built, the safe and secure life they've made for themselves. And now Michael and his father face a choice: to hold tight to their life or to let it unravel.

Posted

Posted
Author: John David Anderson
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2017-05-02
ISBN: 0062338226
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Posted Book Excerpt:

With multiple starred reviews, don't miss this humorous, poignant, and original contemporary story about bullying, broken friendships, social media, and the failures of communication between kids. From John David Anderson, author of the acclaimed Ms. Bixby’s Last Day. In middle school, words aren’t just words. They can be weapons. They can be gifts. The right words can win you friends or make you enemies. They can come back to haunt you. Sometimes they can change things forever. When cell phones are banned at Branton Middle School, Frost and his friends Deedee, Wolf, and Bench come up with a new way to communicate: leaving sticky notes for each other all around the school. It catches on, and soon all the kids in school are leaving notes—though for every kind and friendly one, there is a cutting and cruel one as well. In the middle of this, a new girl named Rose arrives at school and sits at Frost’s lunch table. Rose is not like anyone else at Branton Middle School, and it’s clear that the close circle of friends Frost has made for himself won’t easily hold another. As the sticky-note war escalates, and the pressure to choose sides mounts, Frost soon realizes that after this year, nothing will ever be the same.

Finding Orion

Finding Orion
Author: John David Anderson
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2019-05-07
ISBN: 0062643916
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Finding Orion Book Excerpt:

The acclaimed author of Ms. Bixby’s Last Day and Posted returns with an unforgettable tale of love and laughter, of fathers and sons, of what family truly means, and of the ways in which we sometimes need to lose something in order to find ourselves. Celebrate dads and Father's Day year-round with this warm and witty novel for tweens. Rion Kwirk comes from a rather odd family. His mother named him and his sisters after her favorite constellations, and his father makes funky-flavored jellybeans for a living. One sister acts as if she’s always on stage, and the other is a walking dictionary. But no one in the family is more odd than Rion’s grandfather, Papa Kwirk. He’s the kind of guy who shows up on his motorcycle only on holidays handing out crossbows and stuffed squirrels as presents. Rion has always been fascinated by Papa Kwirk, especially as his son—Rion’s father—is the complete opposite. Where Dad is predictable, nerdy, and reassuringly boring, Papa Kwirk is mysterious, dangerous, and cool. Which is why, when Rion and his family learn of Papa Kwirk’s death and pile into the car to attend his funeral and pay their respects, Rion can’t help but feel that that’s not the end of his story. That there’s so much more to Papa Kwirk to discover. He doesn’t know how right he is.

Sidekicked

Sidekicked
Author: John David Anderson
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2013-06-25
ISBN: 0062133160
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sidekicked Book Excerpt:

The Avengers meets Louis Sachar in this hilarious and action-packed tween novel by John David Anderson, which Publishers Weekly called a "superhero story that any comics fan will enjoy" in a starred review. Andrew Bean might be a part of H.E.R.O., a secret organization for the training of superhero sidekicks, but that doesn't mean that life is all leaping tall buildings in single bounds. First, there's Drew's power: Possessed of super senses—his hearing, sight, taste, touch, and smell are the most powerful on the planet—he's literally the most sensitive kid in school. Then there's his superhero mentor, a former legend who now spends more time straddling barstools than fighting crime. Add in trying to keep his sidekick life a secret from everyone, including his parents, and the truth is clear: Middle school is a drag even with superpowers. But this is all before a supervillain long thought dead returns to the city of Justicia, superheroes begin disappearing at an alarming rate, and Drew's two identities threaten to crash head-on into each other. Drew has always found it pretty easy to separate right from wrong, good from evil. It's what a superhero does. But what happens when that line starts to disappear?

Stowaway

Stowaway
Author: John David Anderson
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2021-08-03
ISBN: 0062985965
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stowaway Book Excerpt:

The beloved author of Posted and Ms. Bixby's Last Day returns with the first book in a coming-of-age sci-fi duology about Leo, a kid trying to navigate the galaxy in order to save his family—and, possibly, the planet Earth. When scientists discover a rare and mysterious mineral buried in the Earth’s crust, they have no idea that it just happens to be the most valuable substance in the entire universe. It’s not long before aliens show up to our little corner of the galaxy offering a promise of protection, some fabulous new technology, and entry into their intergalactic coalition—all in exchange for this precious resource. A material so precious that other alien forces are willing to start a war over it. A war that soon makes its way to Earth. Leo knows this all too well. His mother was killed in one such attack, and soon after, his father, a Coalition scientist, decides it would be best for them to leave Earth behind. It’s on this expedition that their ship is attacked, Leo’s father is kidnapped, and Leo and his brother are stranded in the middle of space. The only chance they have is for Leo to stow away on a strange ship of mercenary space pirates bound for who knows where and beg the captain to help him find his father. But the road is dangerous, and pirates, of course, only look out for themselves. Leo must decide who to trust as he tries to stay alive and save his family, even as he comes to understand that there aren’t many people—human or alien—that he can count on in this brave new universe.

Study Guide Student Workbook Lessons on Demand Ms Bixby s Last Day

Study Guide Student Workbook Lessons on Demand Ms  Bixby s Last Day
Author: John Pennington
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 82
Release: 2018-05-03
ISBN: 9781718721555
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Study Guide Student Workbook Lessons on Demand Ms Bixby s Last Day Book Excerpt:

The lessons on demand series is designed to provide ready to use resources for novel study. In this book you will find key vocabulary, student organizer pages, and assessments. This guide is the Student Workbook. The Teachers Guide will have answers and an open layout of the activities. The Student Workbook can be used alone but it will not include answers.

Homebound

Homebound
Author: John David Anderson
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2022-08-23
ISBN: 0062986023
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Homebound Book Excerpt:

Beloved and bestselling author John David Anderson returns with the conclusion to the epic sci-fi coming-of-age tale that began in Stowaway, which Booklist called "The Mandalorian meets Guardians of the Galaxy" in a starred review. Leo Fender is no stranger to catastrophe, whether it’s the intergalactic war that took his mother’s life or the ongoing fight for his own. He’s seen his planet plundered, his ship attacked, his father kidnapped, and his brother go missing—and found himself stranded on a ship with a bunch of mercenary space pirates. Still, nothing could have prepared him for the moment he and the crew tried to save his father...and discovered a dark plot that could destroy hundreds of worlds in the blink of an eye. Now Leo is adrift. His father has sent him on a mission with nothing but a data chip and a name of someone who could help, and Captain Bastian Black and the crew of the Icarus are determined to see this through to the end with Leo, to fulfill his father’s wish and prevent further conflict. But as Leo searches for answers, he can’t help but wonder what it would take to end the war, to track down his father and brother and return to whatever home they have left—and if the cost of doing so is one he would be able to pay.

Jim Trelease s Read Aloud Handbook

Jim Trelease s Read Aloud Handbook
Author: Jim Trelease,Cyndi Giorgis
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2019-09-03
ISBN: 0525505628
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jim Trelease s Read Aloud Handbook Book Excerpt:

The classic million-copy bestselling handbook on reading aloud to children--revised and updated for a new generation of readers Recommended by "Dear Abby" upon its first publication in 1982, millions of parents and educators have turned to Jim Trelease's beloved classic for more than three decades to help countless children become avid readers through awakening their imaginations and improving their language skills. Jim Trelease's Read-Aloud Handbook, updated and revised by education specialist Cyndi Giorgis, discusses the benefits, the rewards, and the importance of reading aloud to children of a new generation. Supported by delightful anecdotes as well as the latest research, an updated treasury of book recommendations curated with an eye for diversity, Jim Trelease's Read-Aloud Handbook offers proven techniques and strategies for helping children of all backgrounds and abilities discover the pleasures of reading and setting them on the road to becoming lifelong readers.

What Is a Good Teacher

What Is a  Good  Teacher
Author: David Booth,Richard Coles
Publsiher: Pembroke Publishers Limited
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2017-11-01
ISBN: 1551389282
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What Is a Good Teacher Book Excerpt:

Drawn from the classrooms of real teachers, the latest research, and over 70 years of combined teaching experience, this book offers valuable insights on being the best teacher you can be for your students. Beginning with developing your teacher identity and getting to know your students, What Is a "Good" Teacher? goes on to show you how to implement effective strategies and techniques in your classrooms, and gain a better understanding of how effective schools work. 35 compelling characteristics of "good" teachers offer inspiration and guidance, along with tangible ways of continuing to grow and develop into your own best teacher.

Riley s Ghost

Riley s Ghost
Author: John David Anderson
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2022-01-11
ISBN: 006298599X
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Riley s Ghost Book Excerpt:

From John David Anderson, acclaimed author of Posted, comes a ghost story pulled from the darkest shadows of middle school. Riley Flynn is alone. It feels like she’s been on her own since sixth grade, when her best friend, Emily, ditched her for the cool girls. Girls who don’t like Riley. Girls who decide one day to lock her in the science closet after hours, after everyone else has gone home. When Riley is finally able to escape, however, she finds that her horror story is only just beginning. All the school doors are locked, the windows won’t budge, the phones are dead, and the lights aren't working. Through halls lit only by the narrow beam of her flashlight, Riley roams the building, seeking a way out, an answer, an explanation. And as she does, she starts to suspect she isn’t alone after all. While she’s always liked a good scary story, Riley knows there is no such thing as ghosts. But what else could explain the things happening in the school, the haunting force that seems to lurk in every shadow, around every corner? As she tries to find answers, she starts reliving moments that brought her to this night. Moments from her own life...and a life that is not her own.

The Teacher and Student in Literature

The Teacher and Student in Literature
Author: Robert Eidelberg
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2021-05-25
ISBN: 1664163735
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Teacher and Student in Literature Book Excerpt:

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Partnering with Parents Boosting Literacy for All Ages

Partnering with Parents  Boosting Literacy for All Ages
Author: Mary Schreiber
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 180
Release: 2019-04-30
ISBN: 1440863938
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Partnering with Parents Boosting Literacy for All Ages Book Excerpt:

Caregiver involvement is key to a child's reading success story, and libraries are in the perfect position to provide the guidance needed for parents and caregivers to embrace their role as their children's first and most enduring teachers. • Teaches librarians how to mentor parents and caregivers, offering different strategies to make a child a reader for life • Includes a go-to list of books and materials to recommend and display • Offers programs that work to engage parents and caregivers in their children's reading life • Shows how to make the library a center for education and learning

Insert Coin to Continue

Insert Coin to Continue
Author: John David Anderson
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2017-09-19
ISBN: 148144705X
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Insert Coin to Continue Book Excerpt:

Middle-schooler Bryan wakes up to find that his life has become a video game, with bullies to beat, races to run, puzzles to solve, and much more at stake.

The Dungeoneers

The Dungeoneers
Author: John David Anderson
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2015-06-23
ISBN: 0062338161
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dungeoneers Book Excerpt:

An action-packed, funny, and unexpected middle grade fantasy-adventure from the acclaimed author of Sidekicked. The world is not a fair place, and Colm Candorly knows it. While his parents and eight sisters seem content living on a lowly cobbler's earnings, Colm can't help but feel that everyone has the right to a more comfortable life. It's just a question of how far you're willing to go to get it. In an effort to help make ends meet, Colm uses his natural gift for pickpocketing to pilfer a pile of gold from the richer residents of town, but his actions place him at the mercy of a mysterious man named Finn Argos, a gilded-toothed, smooth-tongued rogue who gives Colm a choice: he can be punished for his thievery or he can become a member of Thwodin's Legions, a guild of dungeoneers who take what they want and live as they will. Colm soon finds himself part of a family of warriors, mages, and hunters, learning to work together in a quest to survive and, perhaps, to find a bit of treasure along the way.

Deepening In Class and Online Learning

Deepening In Class and Online Learning
Author: Larry Swartz,Debbie Nyman,Magdalin Livingston
Publsiher: Pembroke Publishers Limited
Total Pages: 196
Release: 2021-08-25
ISBN: 1551389525
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Deepening In Class and Online Learning Book Excerpt:

This timely book shows teachers how to make learning joyful as they translate successful classroom strategies to virtual learning. More than 60 step-by-step strategies encourage interaction, foster inclusion, and spark imagination. Each activity is presented in a consistent format, ready-to-use in-class and for online learning. Whether teaching virtually or adding digital activities to in-class instruction, this book explores effective ways for students to present, communicate, and collaborate. Innovative activities range from discussing hot topics and sharing personal stories to visual boards and digital storytelling. An up-to-date glossary of digital tools helps to make sense of the shifting landscape in today’s classrooms.

An Occasionally Happy Family

An Occasionally Happy Family
Author: Cliff Burke
Publsiher: HMH Books For Young Readers
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2021-05-18
ISBN: 0358325676
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Occasionally Happy Family Book Excerpt:

"Coursing underneath this comically disastrous road trip romp is a painfully real and poignant reflection on how families find the strength to cope with loss. Funny and fast-paced (and occasionally happy), Theo's journey is one many young readers will relate to and enjoy."--John David Anderson, author of Ms. Bixby's Last Day and Posted Gordon Korman meets The Great Outdoors in this funny and moving debut about a boy who goes on a disastrous family vacation (sweltering heat! bear chases!) that ends with a terrible surprise: his dad's new girlfriend.

How to Raise a Reader

How to Raise a Reader
Author: Pamela Paul,Maria Russo
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2019-09-03
ISBN: 1523508523
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Raise a Reader Book Excerpt:

A parent's guide to raising a lifelong reader, packed with practical ideas for engaging children of all ages in books, plus wonderful lists of books, arranged by age and subject matter, will keep the shelves stocked and young readers' interests high from birth through teens.