Bestselling Early Learning Books for Teen & Young Adults

Here are the top 30 bestselling early learning books for teen & young adults. Please click Read Review to read book reviews on Amazon. You can also click Find in Library to check book availability at your local library. If the default library is not correct, please follow Change Local Library to reset it.

1. The Little Prince

by: Antoine de Saint-ExupéryRichard Howard
Release date: Jun 01, 2000
Number of Pages: 96
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Few stories are as widely read and as universally cherished by children and adults alike as The Little Prince. Richard Howard’s translation of the beloved classic beautifully reflects Saint-Exupéry’s unique and gifted style. Howard, an acclaimed poet and one of the preeminent translators of our time, has excelled in bringing the English text as close as possible to the French, in language, style, and most important, spirit. The artwork in this edition has been restored to match in detail and in color Saint-Exupéry’s original artwork. Combining Richard Howard’s translation with restored original art, this definitive English-language edition of The Little Prince will capture the hearts of readers of all ages.

This title has been selected as a Common Core Text Exemplar (Grades 4-5, Stories).

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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction

2. The Stars

by: H. A. Rey
Release date: Oct 27, 2008
Number of Pages: 160
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This is a clear, vivid text with charts and maps showing the positions of the constellations the year round.
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Children’s Books > Education & Reference > Reference

3. American Medical Association Boy’s Guide to Becoming a Teen

by: American Medical AssociationKate Gruenwald PfeiferAmy B. Middleman
Release date: May 26, 2006
Number of Pages: 128
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Becoming a teen is an important milestone in every boy’s life. It’s even more important to get answers and advice to the most common health issues boys face from a trusted source. The American Medical Association Boy’s Guide to Becoming a Teen is filled with invaluable advice to get you ready for the changes you will experience during puberty. Learn about these important topics and more:

  • Puberty and what kinds of physical and emotional changes you can expect—from your developing body to your feelings about girls
  • The importance of eating the right foods and taking care of your body
  • Pimples, acne, and how to properly care for your skin
  • Your reproductive system—inside and out
  • Thinking about relationships and dealing with new feelings
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Health, Fitness & Dieting

4. Fuzzy Bee and Friends (Touch and Feel Cloth Books)

by: Roger Priddy
Release date: Jan 06, 2015
Number of Pages: 14
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Babies will love to meet Fuzzy Bee and his insect friends in this cuddly touch-and-feel cloth book. There’s a busy bug to say ‘hello’ to on the turn of every soft, cloth page, as well as a different, stimulating touch-and-feel texture for little hands to explore. Packaged in a gift box.

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Children’s Books > Animals > Bugs & Spiders

5. Beauty: A Retelling of the Story of Beauty and the Beast

by: Robin McKinley
Release date: Jun 30, 1993
Number of Pages: 256
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A strange imprisonment

Beauty has never liked her nickname. She is thin and awkward; it is her two sisters who are the beautiful ones. But what she lacks in looks, she can perhaps make up for in courage.

When her father comes home with the tale of an enchanted castle in the forest and the terrible promise he had to make to the Beast who lives there, Beauty knows she must go to the castle, a prisoner of her own free will. Her father protests that he will not let her go, but she answers, “Cannot a Beast be tamed?”

Robin McKinley’s beloved telling illuminates the unusual love story of a most unlikely couple: Beauty and the Beast.

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Science Fiction & Fantasy

6. The Shakespeare Stealer

by: Gary Blackwood
Release date: Jul 01, 2000
Number of Pages: 216
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Widge is an orphan with a rare talent for shorthand. His fearsome master has just one demand: steal Shakespeare’s play “Hamlet”–or else. Widge has no choice but to follow orders, so he works his way into the heart of the Globe Theatre, where Shakespeare’s players perform. As full of twists and turns as a London alleyway, this entertaining novel is rich in period details, colorful characters, villainy, and drama.”A fast-moving historical novel that introduces an important era with casual familiarity.” —School Library Journal, starred review
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Teen & Young Adult > Literature & Fiction > Action & Adventure

7. 70 Must-Know Word Problems, Grade 7 (Singapore Math)

by: Frank Schaffer Publications
Release date: Jun 01, 2009
Number of Pages: 160
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Welcome to Singapore Math––the leading math program in the world! This workbook features math practice and activities for seventh grade students based on the Singapore Math method. An introduction at the front of each book explains Singapore Math and its common problem types. Each unit has learning objectives, which clearly define the skills to be learned in that section, and an answer key with step-by-step worked out solutions that help students see how to work the problems. This book is perfect for students familiar with Singapore Math and for those who just need extra math practice!

Many students struggle with word problems because they typically involve two or more mathematical concepts and require reading, comprehension, and analytical skills to determine the solution. To help overcome this struggle, these Singapore Math workbooks focus on diagrams, number bonds, the “counting on” method, and the “crossing out” method to help students master challenging word problems as well as exercise mental calculation. Perfect as a supplement to classroom work or as a homeschool resource, this series will boost confidence in problem-solving and critical-thinking skills.

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Children’s Books > Education & Reference > Math

8. Squishy Turtle Cloth Book (Touch and Feel Cloth Books)

by: Roger Priddy
Release date: Jan 06, 2015
Number of Pages: 8
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Babies will love to meet Squishy Turtle and his ocean friends in this cuddly touch-and-feel cloth book. There’s a new under-the-sea creature to say ‘hello’ to on the turn of every soft, cloth page, as well as a different, stimulating touch-and-feel texture for little hands to explore. Packaged in a gift box.
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Children’s Books > Animals > Turtles

9. Singapore Math Practice, Level 6A, Grade 7

by: Not Available (NA)
Release date: Jun 01, 2009
Number of Pages: 128
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Welcome to Singapore Math––the leading math program in the world! This workbook features math practice and activities for seventh grade students based on the Singapore Math method. Level A is designed for the first semester and Level B is for the second. An introduction at the front of each book explains Singapore Math and its common problem types. Each unit has learning objectives, which clearly define the skills to be learned in that section, and an answer key with step-by-step worked out solutions that help students see how to work the problems. This book is perfect for students familiar with Singapore Math and for those who just need extra math practice!

Directly correlated to Singapore Math textbooks, this comprehensive practice series allows learners to practice various types of math problems while developing their thinking and analytical skills. Learning objectives and unit assessments are included to ensure that students obtain a thorough understanding of each concept. Perfect as a supplement to classroom work or as a homeschool resource, these workbooks will boost confidence in problem-solving and critical-thinking skills.

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Children’s Books > Education & Reference > Math

10. American Medical Association Girl’s Guide to Becoming a Teen

by: American Medical AssociationKate GruenwaldAmy B. Middleman
Release date: May 19, 2006
Number of Pages: 128
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Becoming a teen is an important milestone in every girl’s life. It’s even more important to get answers and advice to the most common health issues girls face from a trusted source. The American Medical Association Girl’s Guide to Becoming a Teen is filled with invaluable advice to get you ready for the changes you will experience during puberty. Learn about these important topics and more:

  • Puberty and what kinds of physical and emotional changes you can expect—from your developing body to your feelings about boys
  • The importance of eating the right foods and taking care of your body
  • Your reproductive system inside and out
  • Starting your period—what it means and how to handle it
  • Thinking about relationships and dealing with new feelings
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Health, Fitness & Dieting

11. Word Problems, Grade 7 (Spectrum)

by: Spectrum
Release date: Dec 02, 2013
Number of Pages: 128
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Spectrum(R) Word Problems for grade 7, includes focused practice for essential math skills. Skills include: *Real world applications *Multi-step word problems *Fractions, decimals, and percents *Ratio and proportion *Metric and customary measurement *Graphs, probability, and statistics *Geometry *Perimeter, area, and volume *Variables, expressions, and equations –Spectrum(R) Word Problems workbooks supplement classroom work and proficiency test preparation. The workbooks provide examples of how the math skills students learn in school apply to everyday life with challenging, multi-step word problems. It features practice with word problems that are an essential part of the Common Core State Standards, making it a perfect supplement at home or school.
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Children’s Books > Education & Reference > Math > Algebra

12. The Odyssey (Puffin Classics)

by: HomerGeraldine McCaughrean
Release date: Dec 01, 1997
Number of Pages: 112
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The epic journey of Odysseus, the hero of Ancient Greece… After ten years of war, Odysseus turns his back on Troy and sets sail for home. But his voyage takes another ten years and he must face many dangers – Polyphemus the greedy one-eyed giant, Scylla the six-headed sea monster and even the wrath of the gods themselves – before he is reunited with his wife and son. Brilliantly retold by award-winning author, Geraldine McCaughrean.
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Literature & Fiction > Poetry > Themes & Styles > Epic

13. Word Problems, Grade 8 (Spectrum)

by: Spectrum
Release date: Dec 02, 2013
Number of Pages: 128
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Spectrum(R) Word Problems for grade 8, includes focused practice for essential math skills. Skills include: *Real world applications *Multi-step word problems *Whole numbers, decimals, and fractions *Ratio and proportion *Percents and interest *Metric and customary measurement *Graphs, probability, and statistics *Geometry *Perimeter, area, and volume *Algebra –Spectrum(R) Word Problems workbooks supplement classroom work and proficiency test preparation. The workbooks provide examples of how the math skills students learn in school apply to everyday life with challenging, multi-step word problems. It features practice with word problems that are an essential part of the Common Core State Standards, making it a perfect supplement at home or school.
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Science & Math > Mathematics

14. Singapore Math Practice, Level 6B, Grade 7

by: Frank Schaffer Publications
Release date: Jun 01, 2009
Number of Pages: 128
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Welcome to Singapore Math––the leading math program in the world! This workbook features math practice and activities for seventh grade students based on the Singapore Math method. Level A is designed for the first semester and Level B is for the second. An introduction at the front of each book explains Singapore Math and its common problem types. Each unit has learning objectives, which clearly define the skills to be learned in that section, and an answer key with step-by-step worked out solutions that help students see how to work the problems. This book is perfect for students familiar with Singapore Math and for those who just need extra math practice!

Directly correlated to Singapore Math textbooks, this comprehensive practice series allows learners to practice various types of math problems while developing their thinking and analytical skills. Learning objectives and unit assessments are included to ensure that students obtain a thorough understanding of each concept. Perfect as a supplement to classroom work or as a homeschool resource, these workbooks will boost confidence in problem-solving and critical-thinking skills.

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Children’s Books > Education & Reference > Math

15. Senderos fronterizos: Breaking Through Spanish Edition

by: Francisco Jiménez
Release date: Sep 30, 2002
Number of Pages: 208
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At the age of fourteen, Francisco Jimenez, together with his older brother Roberto and his mother, are caught by la migra. Forced to leave their home, the entire family travels all night for twenty hours by bus, arriving at the U.S. and Mexican border in Nogales, Arizona. In the months and years that follow, Francisco, his mother and father, and his seven brothers and sister not only struggle to keep their family together, but also face crushing poverty, long hours of labor, and blatant prejudice. How they sustain their hope, their goodheartedness, and tenacity is revealed in this moving sequel to The Circuit. Without bitterness or sentimentality, Francisco Jimnez finishes telling the story of his youth.
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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Friendship, Social Skills & School Life > Boys & Men

16. Tracking Trash: Flotsam, Jetsam, and the Science of Ocean Motion (Scientists in the Field Series)

by: Loree Griffin Burns
Release date: Apr 05, 2010
Number of Pages: 64
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Aided by an army of beachcombers, oceanographer Dr. Curtis Ebbesmeyer tracks trash in the name of science. From sneakers to hockey gloves, Curt monitors the watery fate of human-made cargo that has spilled into the ocean. The information he collects is much more than casual news; it is important scientific data. And with careful analysis, Curt, along with a community of scientists, friends, and beachcombers alike, is using his data to understand and protect our ocean.

In engaging text and unforgettable images, readers meet the woman who started it all (Curt’s mother!), the computer program that makes sense of his data (nicknamed OSCURS), and several scientists, both on land and on the sea, who are using Curt’s discoveries to preserve delicate marine habitats and protect the creatures who live in them. A Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Honor Book for Nonfiction.

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Teen & Young Adult > Education & Reference > Science & Technology > Earth Science > Water

17. Greek Myths

by: Olivia E. CoolidgeOlivia E Coolidge
Release date: Oct 29, 2001
Number of Pages: 256
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From the terror of Medusa and the Minotaur to the Labors of Heracles and journeys of Theseus, the stories in this collection have thrilled and enthralled people for centuries with their high drama, hazardous quests, and unforgettable characters (both mortal and immortal). Under Olivia Coolidge’s skillful pen, the landscape of early Greece and its famous legends bloom with vigor and are perfectly suited to the adventure-seeking reader.
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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction

18. The Trojan War

by: Olivia E Coolidge
Release date: Oct 29, 2001
Number of Pages: 256
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In this retelling of the Trojan War, Olivia Coolidge crafts heroes and gods into real, multidimensional characters, not just the figures of legend. Vibrant storytelling and finely wrought action have made her version of the classic tale of the Fall of Troy accessible to generations of young readers.
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Teen & Young Adult > Literature & Fiction > Classics

19. The Rifle

by: Gary Paulsen
Release date: Nov 01, 2006
Number of Pages: 112
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A treasured rifle passed down through generations is the cause of a tragic accident in this timely tale. With subtle mastery and precision, this tough, thought-provoking novel challenges the idea that firearms don’t become instruments of destruction and murder until they are placed in human hands.

Each book includes a reader’s guide.

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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Difficult Discussions > Violence

20. Mental Math, Grade 6: Strategies and Process Skills to Develop Mental Calculation, Level 5 (Singapore Math)

by: Frank Schaffer Publications
Release date: Jan 03, 2011
Number of Pages: 64
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Make math matter to students in grade 6 using Singapore Math: Mental Math! This 64-page workbook follows the Singapore math method to prepare students for learning addition, subtraction, and multiplication. It enables them to picture in their minds the values and sizes of numbers. This comprehensive book shows students how to work out math problems in their minds, an important part of math proficiency. It allows learners to practice various types of math problems while developing their thinking and analytical skills. The book includes learning objectives and unit assessments to ensure that students obtain a thorough understanding of each concept. It is perfect for use as a classroom supplement or a homeschool resource, and it boosts students’ confidence in their problem-solving and critical-thinking skills. The book features computation quick tips, thinking shortcuts, 64 reproducible pages, and an answer key.
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Teen & Young Adult > Education & Reference > Mathematics > Arithmetic

21. Taking Sides

by: Gary Soto
Release date: Mar 01, 2003
Number of Pages: 168
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Lincoln is in a jam when his basketball team at his new school–where the students are rich and mostly white–faces his old team from the barrio on the boards. How can he play his best against his friends? No matter who wins, it looks like it will be lose-lose for Lincoln.
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Teen & Young Adult > Literature & Fiction > Sports > Basketball

22. Lost Voices (The Lost Voices Trilogy)

by: Sarah Porter
Release date: May 01, 2012
Number of Pages: 320
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Fourteen-year-old Luce reaches the depths of despair when she is assaulted and left on
the cliffs outside of her grim, gray Alaskan fishing village. She expects to die when she
tumbles into the icy waves below, but instead undergoes an astonishing transformation
and becomes a mermaid.
A tribe of mermaids finds Luce and welcomes her in—all of them, like her, lost
girls who surrendered their humanity in the darkest moments of their lives. Luce is
thrilled with her new life until she discovers the catch: the mermaids feel an uncontrollable
desire to drown seafarers, using their enchanted voices to lure ships into the
rocks. Will Luce be pressured into committing mass murder?
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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Family Life

23. Calico Captive

by: Elizabeth George SpeareW. T. Mars
Release date: Oct 29, 2001
Number of Pages: 274
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In the year 1754, the stillness of Charlestown, New Hampshire, is shattered by the terrifying cries of an Indian raid. Young Miriam Willard, on a day that had promised new happiness, finds herself instead a captive on a forest trail, caught up in the ebb and flow of the French and Indian War.
It is a harrowing march north. Miriam can only force herself to the next stopping place, the next small portion of food, the next icy stream to be crossed. At the end of the trail waits a life of hard work and, perhaps, even a life of slavery. Mingled with her thoughts of Phineas Whitney, her sweetheart on his way to Harvard, is the crying of her sister’s baby, Captive, born on the trail.
Miriam and her companions finally reach Montreal, a city of shifting loyalties filled with the intrigue of war, and here, by a sudden twist of fortune, Miriam meets the prominent Du Quesne family, who introduce her to a life she has never imagined. Based on an actual narrative diary published in 1807, Calico Captive skillfully reenacts an absorbing facet of history.
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Teen & Young Adult > Literature & Fiction

24. Mosque

by: David Macaulay
Release date: Apr 28, 2008
Number of Pages: 96
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Following in the tradition he established with Cathedral: The Story of Its Construction and in the many books he has published in the thirty years since, David Macaulay provides explanations of the how and the why in a way that is both accessible and entertaining. His work has earned numerous accolades, including a Caldecott Medal, two Caldecott Honors, and a MacArthur Grant, and many fans around the globe. With Mosque, he turns his talents toward the magnificent structures of the Ottoman Empire.
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Teen & Young Adult > Religion & Spirituality > Islam

25. Pocahontas

by: Joseph Bruchac
Release date: Oct 01, 2005
Number of Pages: 173
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In 1607, when John Smith and his “Coatmen” arrive in Powhatan to begin settling the colony of Virginia, their relations with the village’s inhabitants are anything but warm. Pocahontas, the beloved daughter of the Powhatan chief, Mamanatowic, is just eleven; but in spite of her age, this astute young girl acts with wisdom and compassion, and plays a fateful, peaceful role in the destinies of two peoples.
Drawing from the personal journals of John Smith, Joseph Bruchac, winner of the American Book Award for Breaking Silence, reveals an important part of history through the eyes of two historic figures.
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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Friendship, Social Skills & School Life > Girls & Women

26. SOS Titanic

by: Eve Bunting
Release date: Mar 20, 2012
Number of Pages: 256
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Irish teenager Barry O’Neill is journeying to New York on the Titanic’s fateful maiden
voyage. He’s homesick and worried about the Flynn boys traveling in steerage, who
have threatened to throw him overboard. Little does Barry know that a struggle with
the Flynns is the least of the dangers that await him. This suspenseful story is based on
the true and terrible events that occured as the Titanic sank one hundred years ago.
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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Historical Fiction

27. Kids at Work: Lewis Hine and the Crusade Against Child Labor

by: Russell FreedmanLewis Hine
Release date: Mar 23, 1998
Number of Pages: 112
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Photobiography of early twentieth-century photographer and schoolteacher Lewis Hine, using his own work as illustrations. Hines’s photographs of children at work were so devastating that they convinced the American people that Congress must pass child labor laws.
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Business & Money > Economics > Unemployment

28. The Wednesday Wars

by: Gary D. Schmidt
Release date: May 21, 2007
Number of Pages: 272
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In this Newbery Honor-winning novel, Gary D. Schmidt offers an unforgettable antihero. The Wednesday Wars is a wonderfully witty and compelling story about a teenage boy’s mishaps and adventures over the course of the 1967–68 school year in Long Island, New York.

Meet Holling Hoodhood, a seventh-grader at Camillo Junior High, who must spend Wednesday afternoons with his teacher, Mrs. Baker, while the rest of the class has religious instruction. Mrs. Baker doesn’t like Holling—he’s sure of it. Why else would she make him read the plays of William Shakespeare outside class? But everyone has bigger things to worry about, like Vietnam. His father wants Holling and his sister to be on their best behavior: the success of his business depends on it. But how can Holling stay out of trouble when he has so much to contend with? A bully demanding cream puffs; angry rats; and a baseball hero signing autographs the very same night Holling has to appear in a play in yellow tights! As fate sneaks up on him again and again, Holling finds Motivation—the Big M—in the most unexpected places and musters up the courage to embrace his destiny, in spite of himself.

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Teen & Young Adult > Literature & Fiction > Boys & Men

29. Mental Math, Grade 7: Strategies and Process Skills to Develop Mental Calculation (Singapore Math)

by: Singapore Asian Publications
Release date: Jan 03, 2011
Number of Pages: 64
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Make math matter to students in grade 7 using Singapore Math: Mental Math! This 64-page workbook follows the Singapore math method to prepare students for learning addition, subtraction, and multiplication. It enables them to picture in their minds the values and sizes of numbers. This comprehensive book shows students how to work out math problems in their minds, an important part of math proficiency. It allows learners to practice various types of math problems while developing their thinking and analytical skills. The book includes learning objectives and unit assessments to ensure that students obtain a thorough understanding of each concept. It is perfect for use as a classroom supplement or a homeschool resource, and it boosts students’ confidence in their problem-solving and critical-thinking skills. The book features computation quick tips, thinking shortcuts, 64 reproducible pages, and an answer key.
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Children’s Books > Education & Reference > Math > Arithmetic

30. The Coffin Quilt: The Feud between the Hatfields and the McCoys

by: Ann Rinaldi
Release date: Apr 01, 2001
Number of Pages: 240
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Fanny McCoy has lived in fear and anger ever since that day in 1878 when a dispute with the Hatfields over the ownership of a few pigs set her family on a path of hatred and revenge. From that day forward, along the ragged ridges of the West Virginia-Kentucky line, the Hatfields and the McCoys have operated not withing the law but within mountain codes of their own making. In 1882, when Fanny’s sister Roseanna runs off with young Johnse Hatfield, the hatred between the two clans explodes.
As the killings, abductions, raids, and heartbreak escalate bitterly and senselessly, Fanny, the sole voice of reason, realizes that she is powerless to stop the fighting and must learn to rise above the petty natures of her family and neighbors to find her own way out of the hatred.
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Teen & Young Adult > Literature & Fiction > Social & Family Issues > Violence

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