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Allie, First at Last

By Angela Cervantes
  • Writer : Angela Cervantes
  • Isbn : 0545812674
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Number of Pages : 208
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Review Counts : 826
  • Book Compatibility : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Pdf : allie-first-at-last.pdf

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Allie Velasco wants to be a trailblazer. A trendsetter. A winner. No better feeling exists in the world than stepping to the top of a winner’s podium and hoisting a trophy high in the air. At least, that’s what Allie thinks . . . she’s never actually won anything before. Everyone in her family is special in some way -- her younger sister is a rising TV star; her brother is a soccer prodigy; her great-grandfather is a Congressional Medal of Honor winner. With a family like this, Allie knows she has to make her mark or risk being left behind. She’s determined to add a shiny medal, blue ribbon, or beautiful trophy to her family’s award shelf. When a prestigious school contest is announced, Allie has the perfect opportunity to take first -- at last. There’s just one small snag . . . her biggest competition is also her ex-best friend, Sara. Can Allie take top prize and win back a friend -- or is she destined to lose it all?

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  • Pdf File: after-she-s-gone.pdf

Book Excerpt:

“A mind boggling read with both psychological and thrilling twists” from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Fatal Burn (Fresh Fiction). Sister, Sister . . . As teenagers, Cassie Kramer and her younger sister, Allie, survived a crazed fan who nearly killed their mother, a former Hollywood actress. Still, Cassie moved to L.A. from rural Oregon, urging Allie to follow. Yet while Cassie struggled with her acting career, Allie, suddenly driven, rose to stardom. But now her body double has been shot on-set—and Allie is missing. Crying in the Night . . . As police investigate, Cassie begins to look like a suspect—the jealous sister who finally snapped. Soon the media goes into a frenzy, and Cassie ends up in a Portland psych ward. Is she just imagining the sinister figure at her bedside, whispering about Allie? Is someone trying to help—or drive her mad? What Has Given You Such a Fright? Convinced she’s the only one who can find Allie, Cassie checks herself out of the hospital. But a slew of macabre murders—each victim masked with a likeness of a member of Cassie’s family—makes her fear for her life, and her sanity. And with each discovery, Cassie realizes that no one can be trusted to keep her safe—least of all herself . . . “With moderate gore, a hint of romance, and many dynamic female characters, After She’s Gone is a sure bet for Jackson’s popular blend of women’s fiction and suspense.”—Booklist

Lety alza su voz (Lety Out Loud)

By Angela Cervantes
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Isbn Code : 133859348X
  • Number of Pages : 208
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 581
  • Pdf File: lety-alza-su-voz.pdf

Book Excerpt:

Celebrated author Angela Cervantes returns to the fan favorite animal shelter featured in Gaby, Lost and Found, with a heartfelt novel about friendship and finding your voice.

Pugs in a Blanket: A Wish Novel

By J. J. Howard
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Isbn Code : 133833932X
  • Number of Pages : 272
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 272
  • Pdf File: pugs-in-a-blanket.pdf

Book Excerpt:

Following the success of Sit, Stay, Love and Pugs and Kisses, J.J. Howard returns with an adorable story of sweet pugs, friend mix-ups, and first crushes. Original for the WISH line.

Snow One Like You: A Wish Novel

By Natalie Blitt
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Isbn Code : 1338291378
  • Number of Pages : 189
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 446
  • Pdf File: snow-one-like-you.pdf

Book Excerpt:

From the author of Carols and Crushes, another wintry, sweet romance perfect for the WISH line! Mia can't wait for the Winter Festival -- it's what her hometown, Flurry, Vermont, is famous for. Plus, maybe she can work up the courage to show the cute new boy, Yoshi, how much fun snowball fights can be. There's just one problem: the weather forecast isn't predicting a single snowflake before the big day. And what's the Winter Festival without snow? Canceling the festival would spell disaster for the local businesses, including the cozy inn that Mia's family runs. With the town in chaos, Mia is suddenly at odds with Yoshi and with her best friend, Lark. Can Mia save the festival in time . . . or is she in for a wintry mix of troubles?

Living Beyond Borders

By Margarita Longoria
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn Code : 0593204999
  • Number of Pages : 224
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reviews : 653
  • Pdf File: living-beyond-borders.pdf

Book Excerpt:

*"This superb anthology of short stories, comics, and poems is fresh, funny, and full of authentic YA voices revealing what it means to be Mexican American . . . Not to be missed."--SLC, starred review *"Superlative . . . A memorable collection." --Booklist, starred review *"Voices reach out from the pages of this anthology . . . It will make a lasting impression on all readers." --SLJ, starred review Twenty stand-alone short stories, essays, poems, and more from celebrated and award-winning authors make up this YA anthology that explores the Mexican American experience. With works by Francisco X. Stork, Guadalupe Garcia McCall, David Bowles, Rubén Degollado, e.E. Charlton-Trujillo, Diana López, Xavier Garza, Trinidad Gonzales, Alex Temblador, Aida Salazar, Guadalupe Ruiz-Flores, Sylvia Sánchez Garza, Dominic Carrillo, Angela Cervantes, Carolyn Dee Flores, René Saldaña Jr., Justine Narro, Daniel García Ordáz, and Anna Meriano. In this mixed-media collection of short stories, personal essays, poetry, and comics, this celebrated group of authors share the borders they have crossed, the struggles they have pushed through, and the two cultures they continue to navigate as Mexican Americans. Living Beyond Borders is at once an eye-opening, heart-wrenching, and hopeful love letter from the Mexican American community to today's young readers. A powerful exploration of what it means to be Mexican American.

Autumn Allure

By Allie Boniface
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : DFM Publishing
  • Isbn Code : N.a
  • Number of Pages : 262
  • Category : Family & Relationships
  • Reviews : 227
  • Pdf File: autumn-allure.pdf

Book Excerpt:

It’s time for this playboy to face the music. He just never dreamed it would be a lullaby... Bartender Nate Hunter enjoys his small-town, no-strings-attached life in Whispering Pines. Then a dying ex-girlfriend tracks him down to tell him he has a daughter he never knew existed. Nate doesn't know the first thing about being a father, but one look at Autumn and he's a goner, so he agrees to take care of her until her aunt returns at Christmas. When Nate asks the town’s librarian, no-nonsense Maxine Abbott, to move in with him and help take care of Autumn, she agrees, but only if he'll pretend to be her boyfriend and get her mother off her back. Their relationship of convenience works perfectly at first, until real feelings begin to invade their false romance. Then Autumn's aunt shows up early, and everything changes. Will Nate and Maxine's budding love end in heartbreak before the last leaves fall? If you love small towns, surprise baby and fake relationship stories, and swoon-worthy happy endings, then you'll love this sweet romance by a USA Today best-selling author!

His Surprise Son

By Allie Pleiter
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Isbn Code : 1488090564
  • Number of Pages : 224
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 933
  • Pdf File: his-surprise-son.pdf

Book Excerpt:

Mayor with a past Faced with her son’s father! Mayor Jean Matrim’s plan to turn Matrimony Valley into a wedding destination is going swimmingly for the town—and disastrously for Jean. Their first bride’s stepbrother is Jean’s ex-fiancé…and the father of her son. Hiding Jonah’s existence from Josh Tyler wasn’t something Jean chose lightly. More stands between them now than ever before. Will the little boy be enough to bring them together at last?

Swap'd

By Tamara Ireland Stone
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Isbn Code : 148479849X
  • Number of Pages : 208
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 461
  • Pdf File: swap-d.pdf

Book Excerpt:

After her Click'd catastrophe, Allie Navarro is determined to redeem herself. So when the class gets an assignment to create a mobile game from recycled code, Allie pairs up with Courtney, her best friend from CodeGirls camp, to create the perfect app: Swap'd. Kids buy, sell, and trade stuff at school all the time. Candy. Clothes. Video games. Slime. Why not make a fiercely competitive, totally anonymous, beat-the-clock game out of it? Once Swap'd is in full-swing, Allie is certain that it's the answer to all her problems. She's making quick cash to help Courtney buy that really expensive plane ticket to come visit her. It's giving her an excuse to have an actual conversation with her super-secret crush. And it looks like she might finally beat her archenemy-turned-friend, Nathan. She's thought of everything. Or? has she? The second book in the Click'd series by New York Times best-selling author Tamara Ireland Stone weaves together middle school friendship, first crushes, and serious coding skills in another fun, fast-paced, and empowering novel that will have readers cheering Allie on from the first page to the last.

Starcrossed

By Allie Therin
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Carina Press
  • Isbn Code : 148805519X
  • Number of Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 760
  • Pdf File: starcrossed.pdf

Book Excerpt:

“With humour, sass, peril, and betrayal, this book had it all.” —The Romance Reviews on Spellbound When everything they’ve built is threatened, only their bond remains… New York, 1925 Psychometric Rory Brodigan’s life hasn’t been the same since the day he met Arthur Kenzie. Arthur’s continued quest to contain supernatural relics that pose a threat to the world has captured Rory’s imagination—and his heart. But Arthur’s upper-class upbringing still leaves Rory worried that he’ll never measure up, especially when Arthur’s aristocratic ex arrives in New York. For Arthur, there’s only Rory. But keeping the man he’s fallen for safe is another matter altogether. When a group of ruthless paranormals throw the city into chaos, the two men’s strained relationship leaves Rory vulnerable to a monster from Arthur’s past. With dark forces determined to tear them apart, Rory and Arthur will have to draw on every last bit of magic up their sleeves. And in the end, it’s the connection they’ve formed without magic that will be tested like never before. Magic in Manhattan Book 1: Spellbound Book 2: Starcrossed Book 3: Wonderstruck Standalone Proper Scoundrels

The Wild Ways

By Tanya Huff
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn Code : 1101548096
  • Number of Pages : 432
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 351
  • Pdf File: the-wild-ways.pdf

Book Excerpt:

"The Gales are an amazing family, the aunts will strike fear into your heart, and the characters Allie meets are both charming and terrifying." -#1 New York Times bestselling author Charlaine Harris Alysha Gale's cousin Charlotte is a Wild Power, who allies herself with a family of Selkies in a fight against offshore oil drilling. The oil company has hired another of the Gale family's Wild Powers, the fearsome Auntie Catherine, to steal the Selkies' sealskins. To defeat her, Charlotte will have to learn what born to be Wild really means in the Gale family...

The Real Allie Newman

By Janice Carter
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Isbn Code : 1459240545
  • Number of Pages : 224
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 514
  • Pdf File: the-real-allie-newman.pdf

Book Excerpt:

Who is the real Allie Newman? Is she the woman who lives a quiet, predictable life teaching math and working in a health food store? Or is she the longlost granddaughter of a wealthy and notorious racketeer—as Joel Kennedy believes? With the only man who would be able to answer all her questions dead and buried, Allie isn't sure whom she can trust to tell her the truth. Can she trust Joel, who seems to pop up every time she's in trouble? Is he really a private investigator, as he says he is? Can Allie trust her growing feelings for him? The answer's got her on the run—but is it toward Joel or away from him?

A Distant Melody (Wings of Glory Book #1)

By Sarah Sundin
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Revell
  • Isbn Code : 9781441207753
  • Number of Pages : 430
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 924
  • Pdf File: a-distant-melody.pdf

Book Excerpt:

Never pretty enough to please her gorgeous mother, Allie will do anything to gain her approval--even marry a man she doesn't love. Lt. Walter Novak--fearless in the cockpit but hopeless with women--takes his last furlough at home in California before being shipped overseas. Walt and Allie meet at a wedding and their love of music draws them together, prompting them to begin a correspondence that will change their lives. As letters fly between Walt's muddy bomber base in England and Allie's mansion in an orange grove, their friendship binds them together. But can they untangle the secrets, commitments, and expectations that keep them apart? A Distant Melody is the first book in the WINGS OF GLORY series, which follows the three Novak brothers, B-17 bomber pilots with the US Eighth Air Force stationed in England during World War II.

Saving the Day (Quick Reads 2021)

By Katie Fforde
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Isbn Code : 1473582709
  • Number of Pages : 112
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 465
  • Pdf File: saving-the-day.pdf

Book Excerpt:

_______________ Katie Fforde's brilliant new book, A SPRINGTIME AFFAIR, is now available in paperback She has only one chance to turn her life around... Allie is bored with her job and starting to wonder whether she even likes her boyfriend, Ryan. The high point in her day is passing a café on her walk home from work. It is the sort of place where she'd really like to work. Then one day she sees as advert on the door: assistant wanted. But before she can land her dream job, Allie knows she must achieve two things: 1. Learn to cook 2. End her relationship with Ryan, especially as through the window of the café, she spies a waiter who looks much more like her type of man. And when she learns that the café is in danger of closing, Allie knows she must do her very best to save the day ... _______________ This is a short story, not a full-length novel. _______________ 'Modern-day Austen. Great fun' Red 'Warm, brilliant and full of love' Heat 'Deliciously enjoyable' Woman and Home