World War II

Author: Mary Pope Osborne
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9781101936412
Release Date: 2017-03-14
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

In the next Magic Tree House® Fact Tracker, track the facts about World War II—with Jack and Annie! When Jack and Annie came back from their adventure in Magic Tree House Super Edition #1: World at War, 1944, they had lots of questions. How did World War II begin? Why were so many innocent people killed? What was D-Day? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie learn all about one of the darkest hours of history. Filled with up-to-date information, photographs, illustrations, and tidbits from Jack and Annie, the Magic Tree House Fact Trackers are the perfect way for kids to find out more about the topics they discover in their favorite Magic Tree House adventures. And teachers can use the Fact Trackers alongside their Magic Tree House fiction companions to meet Common Core text pairing needs. Have more fun with Jack and Annie on the Magic Tree House website at MagicTreeHouse.com! Did you know there’s a Magic Tree House book for every reader? Find the perfect book for you: Classic: Adventures with Jack and Annie, perfect for readers who are just starting to read chapter books. F&P Level M. Merlin Missions: More challenging adventures for the experienced Magic Tree House® reader. F&P Level N. Super Edition: A longer and more dangerous adventure with Jack and Annie. F&P Level P. Fact Trackers: Non-fiction companions to your favorite Magic Tree House® adventures

World at War 1944

Author: Mary Pope Osborne
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9781524766528
Release Date: 2017-03-14
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

The first Magic Tree House® Super Edition—and Jack and Annie’s most dangerous mission ever in the scariest time the world has ever known—World War II. With a longer story and additional facts and photographs, this is a thrilling adventure no reader will want to miss! When the magic tree house takes Jack and Annie back to World War II, Europe is in trouble! It is June 1944 and the brother-and-sister team must go behind enemy lines and crack a code that could save a lot of lives. But this is war, and Jack and Annie might just be in the wrong place at the wrong time. Can they save everyone before the great battle of D-Day begins? They don’t know, but they have to try! Previously published in hardcover as Magic Tree House Super Edition #1: Danger in the Darkest Hour. Have more fun with Jack and Annie on the Magic Tree House® website at MagicTreeHouse.com. Did you know there’s a Magic Tree House book for every reader? Find the perfect book for you: Magic Tree House® Classics: Adventures with Jack and Annie, perfect for readers who are just starting to read chapter books. F&P Level M. Magic Tree House® Merlin Missions: More challenging adventures for the experienced Magic Tree House® reader. F&P Level N. Magic Tree House® Super Edition: A longer and more dangerous adventure with Jack and Annie. F&P Level P. Magic Tree House® Fact Trackers: Non-fiction companions to your favorite Magic Tree House® adventures. F&P Levels N-T.

Danger in the Darkest Hour

Author: Mary Pope Osborne
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780553497748
Release Date: 2015-01-06
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Introducing the first Magic Tree House® Super Edition—and Jack and Annie’s most dangerous mission ever! With a longer story and additional facts and photographs, this thrilling, first Super Edition in the Magic Tree House series is an adventure no reader will want to miss! The magic tree house has taken Jack and Annie back in time to England in 1944. England is fighting for its life in World War II. Before long, Jack and Annie find themselves parachuting into Normandy, France, behind enemy lines. The date is June 5. Will the brave brother and sister team be able to make a difference during one of the darkest times in history? They don’t know, but they have to try! In Danger in the Darkest Hour, Mary Pope Osborne introduces readers to a vitally important historical subject. Have more fun with Jack and Annie on the Magic Tree House® website at MagicTreeHouse.com.

Baseball

Author: Mary Pope Osborne
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9781101936443
Release Date: 2017-08-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Track the facts about baseball—with Jack and Annie! When Jack and Annie came back from their adventure in Magic Tree House #29: A Big Day for Baseball, they had lots of questions. When was baseball invented? What are the rules? Who was Jackie Robinson? Who are some other baseball greats? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie track the facts about America’s national pastime. Filled with up-to-date information, photographs, illustrations, and fun tidbits from Jack and Annie, the Magic Tree House Fact Trackers are the perfect way for kids to find out more about the topics they discover in their favorite Magic Tree House adventures. And teachers can use the Fact Trackers alongside their Magic Tree House fiction companions to meet Common Core text pairing needs. Have more fun with Jack and Annie on the Magic Tree House website at MagicTreeHouse.com!

American Revolution

Author: Mary Pope Osborne
Publisher: Random House Childrens Books
ISBN: 9780375823794
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Presents a picture of life in colonial America and reviews the causes and major events of the American Revolution.

Abraham Lincoln

Author: Mary Pope Osborne
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780375870248
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Presents a non-fiction companion to the book "Abe Lincoln At Last!," discussing what it was like to grow up in a log cabin and what Lincoln's family life was like, and describes how he became the sixteenth president of the United States.

China

Author: Mary Pope Osborne
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780385386357
Release Date: 2014-12-23
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

A companion book to "Day of the Dragon King" presents facts about the real dragon king, the construction of the Great Wall of China, and the traditions associated with Chinese New Year.

A Big Day for Baseball

Author: Mary Pope Osborne
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9781524713102
Release Date: 2017-08-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Meet Jackie Robinson and solve a mystery in the #1 bestselling Magic Tree House chapter book series! PLAY BALL! Jack and Annie aren’t great baseball players . . . yet! Then Morgan the librarian gives them magical baseball caps that will make them experts. They just need to wear the caps to a special ballgame in Brooklyn, New York. The magic tree house whisks them back to 1947! When they arrive, Jack and Annie find out that they will be batboys in the game—not ballplayers. What exactly does Morgan want them to learn? And what’s so special about this game? They only have nine innings to find out! Discover history, mystery, humor, and baseball in this one-of-a-kind adventure in Mary Pope Osborne’s New York Times bestselling Magic Tree House series lauded by parents and teachers as books that encourage reading. Magic Tree House books, with fiction and nonfiction titles, are perfect for parents and teachers using the Core Curriculum. With a blend of magic, adventure, history, science, danger, and cuteness, the topics range from kid pleasers (pirates, the Titanic, pandas) to curriculum perfect (rain forest, American Revolution, Abraham Lincoln) to seasonal shoo-ins (Halloween, Christmas, Thanksgiving). There is truly something for everyone here! Have more fun with Jack and Annie on the Magic Tree House website at MagicTreeHouse.com!

Take Charge of Your Destiny

Author: Jim Donovan
Publisher: Sound Wisdom
ISBN: 9780768410471
Release Date: 2016-08-16
Genre: Self-Help

Take Charge of Your Destiny teaches how you can create a compelling vision for your future, eliminate any subconscious blocks in your way, and design a life of abundant health, success, prosperity and joy. Exactly the kind of life you were born to live. Here is just a sampling of what you will learn: How to break the illusions that are holding you back. How to easily uncover the resistance that is blocking your progress. Why you’re never too old to pursue your dreams. How a simple question can improve interpersonal communication. How to create your own personal health team with you as captain. What to do if you’re not rich yet. How to attract more money into your life easily and joyfully. How to feel better no matter what happens. How taking a few simple steps can lead to ultimate success.

Memos to the Governor

Author: Dall W. Forsythe
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
ISBN: 9781589019256
Release Date: 2012-08-30
Genre: Political Science

This revised and updated edition of Memos to the Governor is a concise and highly readable guidebook that explains in clear, understandable prose the technical, economic, and political dynamics of budget making. Updated with many new examples of budget quandaries from recent years, this book helps current and future public administrators untangle the knotty processes of budget preparation and implementation. Authors Dall W. Forsythe and Donald J. Boyd outline the budgeting process through a series of memos from a budget director to a newly elected governor—a format that helps readers with little or no background understand complicated financial issues. They cover all of the steps of budget preparation, from strategy to execution, explaining technical vocabulary, and discussing key topics including baseline budgeting, revenue forecasting, and gap-closing options. Forsythe and Boyd bring fresh insights into such issues as the importance of a multiyear strategic budget plan, the impact of the business cycle on state budgets, the tactical problems of getting budgets adopted by legislatures, and, of course, the relationship between governor and budget officer. Memos to the Governor is a painless, practical introduction to budget preparation for students of and practitioners in public administration and public-sector financial management.

You Can Fly

Author: Carole Boston Weatherford
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781481449403
Release Date: 2016-05-03
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

In this “masterful, inspiring evocation of an era” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review), award-winning author Carole Boston Weatherford “wields the power of poetry to tell [the] gripping historical story” (Publishers Weekly, starred review) of the Tuskegee Airmen: pioneering African-American pilots who triumphed in the skies and past the color barrier during World War II. I WANT YOU! says the poster of Uncle Sam. But if you’re a young black man in 1940, he doesn’t want you in the cockpit of a war plane. Yet you are determined not to let that stop your dream of flying. So when you hear of a civilian pilot training program at Tuskegee Institute, you leap at the chance. Soon you are learning engineering and mechanics, how to communicate in code, how to read a map. At last the day you’ve longed for is here: you are flying! From training days in Alabama to combat on the front lines in Europe, this is the story of the Tuskegee Airmen, the groundbreaking African-American pilots of World War II. In vibrant second-person poems, Carole Boston Weatherford teams up for the first time with her son, artist Jeffery Weatherford, in a powerful and inspiring book that allows readers to fly, too.

The Fangirl Life

Author: Kathleen Smith
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101983706
Release Date: 2016-07-05
Genre: Social Science

Are You a Fangirl? • Do you survive boring classes or meetings by imagining your favorite TV couple making out? • Have you posted a lengthy diatribe on the Internet defending a fictional character? • Have you gotten carsick from reading fan fiction on your smartphone? • Has Netflix presented you with the “Are you still watching?” button at least once? If you answered yes, you are a fangirl. (But you already knew that!) Fangirling is more than a hobby; it’s a way of life for an enormous community. As a fangirl, you are a passionate, intelligent, and creative creature. But sometimes focusing on the fictional can keep you from putting those qualities to use in your everyday life. Rather than using your pop culture obsessions to avoid your real-life problems, you can tackle issues like stress, anxiety, and low self-esteem by turning obsession into inspiration. If you enjoy flailing over badass fictional ladies or speculating endlessly over plot points, but would like to carve more space for the narrative of your own life, this is the book for you. Written by a proud fangirl who is also a licensed therapist, The Fangirl Life is a witty guide to putting your passions to use in your offline life, whether it’s learning how writing fan fiction can be a launching point for greater career endeavors, or how to avoid the myths that fictional romance perpetuates. If you’re ready to start translating those fictional obsessions into some bold personal moves, let The Fangirl Life help you become your own ultimate fangirl. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Purpose Awakening

Author: Touré Roberts
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781455548385
Release Date: 2014-03-18
Genre: Religion

PURPOSE AWAKENING, the breakout book of international speaker Touré Roberts, is about that transformational moment when you are awakened to the purpose of your life. Your life began with a brilliant thought in God's mind. Your purpose, therefore, is the awakening to that thought. In this groundbreaking book, Touré introduces a new way to perceive the meaning of purpose. As he says: "You don't find purpose; purpose finds you." In fact, purpose conceived you; it was the catalyst for your birth. This thought-provoking book opens with the revolutionary concept that "Every life began as an epic idea." This new way of finding your purpose will empower you and change your life forever. You haven't even begun to live until you find out why you are here. Touré uses personal stories, humor, and eye-opening analogies to take you on a transformational journey. You will learn how to discover your unique purpose, know God's voice, identify and choose purpose mates, end wrong relationships, put an end to fear, grow your faith, and so much more. PURPOSE AWAKENING will also give you a relatable and practical guide that will instill confidence, peace, and fulfillment by demystifying the journey to purpose, and enabling you to discover your own unique awakening. Being more than just a "feel good book," PURPOSE AWAKENING provides true direction and gives parameters that guide the purpose-seeker. It will set you on a life-changing course to discovering the good idea concerning your life and the joys of seeing it fulfilled.

We Will Not Be Silent

Author: Russell Freedman
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780544826588
Release Date: 2016-09-06
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

The dramatic, disturbing story of the small group of university students who dared to distribute leaflets condemning Hitler and his policies. Several paid with their lives. It's also an inspiring story of the profound effect young people can create on a nation's history by taking action based on their fervent beliefs.

The Modern Couple s Money Guide

Author: Lesley-Anne Scorgie
Publisher: Dundurn
ISBN: 1459729773
Release Date: 2016-05-24
Genre: Business & Economics

Don’t let financial woes break the bank — or your heart! So you’ve met the love of your life and are about to settle down. Or perhaps you’re planning a splashy wedding, expecting your first child, or buying a chic house together. Life is awesome! The trick is keeping it that way. Money matters are the number one cause of separation and divorce in North America and you can avoid heartache by learning how to merge, manage, and grow your finances together. Bestselling author Lesley-Anne Scorgie helps couples build a powerful financial, personal, and professional foundation. Learn to plan for the future while having loads of fun in the process. Find out how to: Scrap your emotions and merge your financial accounts Destroy your debt Own the walls you live in Afford your lifestyle Invest like a pro Design your financial plan Whether you’re rich, poor, or just getting by, Lesley-Anne Scorgie will show you the key steps needed to reach your financial potential together.