THE PET WAR is a hilarious story about the timeless battles of dog vs. cat, brother vs. sister, know-it-all vs. know-nothing. Eleven-year-old Otto wants a dog. His twelve-year-old perfect sister, Lexi, wants a cat. Their mother, who works very long hours as a nurse, wants neither. Pets are expensive so who's going to pay for everything? And what happens to the pet when the siblings are at their dad's for the weekend? Otto has an idea. What if he got a job and earned enough money to pay for the dog? Then Lexi has to open her big mouth. She proposes that whichever sibling can raise enough money first will decide which pet they get. Oddly enough, their mom and dad agree. With Otto and Lexi each out to defeat the other, their business plans become more elaborate and involved. As the competition gets fiercer, the stakes get higher, and the battle lines have been drawn, so let the Pet War begin. . . .
Eleven-year-old Otto wants a dog, and his older sister Lexi wants a cat, so their mother suggests that whoever can raise enough money to pay for their pet can choose--and so the competition begins.
The tragedies of World War II are well known. But at least one has been forgotten: in September 1939, four hundred thousand cats and dogs were massacred in Britain. The government, vets, and animal charities all advised against this killing. So why would thousands of British citizens line up to voluntarily euthanize household pets? In The Great Cat and Dog Massacre, Hilda Kean unearths the history, piecing together the compelling story of the life—and death—of Britain’s wartime animal companions. She explains that fear of imminent Nazi bombing and the desire to do something to prepare for war led Britons to sew blackout curtains, dig up flower beds for vegetable patches, send their children away to the countryside—and kill the family pet, in theory sparing them the suffering of a bombing raid. Kean’s narrative is gripping, unfolding through stories of shared experiences of bombing, food restrictions, sheltering, and mutual support. Soon pets became key to the war effort, providing emotional assistance and helping people to survive—a contribution for which the animals gained government recognition. Drawing extensively on new research from animal charities, state archives, diaries, and family stories, Kean does more than tell a virtually forgotten story. She complicates our understanding of World War II as a “good war” fought by a nation of “good” people. Accessibly written and generously illustrated, Kean’s account of this forgotten aspect of British history moves animals to center stage—forcing us to rethink our assumptions about ourselves and the animals with whom we share our homes.
Class 507 is the worst class Ms. Bryce has ever taught. And she would know -- she's been teaching forever. They are so terrible that when a science experiment goes disastrously wrong (again), Ms. Bryce has had it and quits in the middle of the lesson. But through a mix-up, the school office never finds out. Which means ... Class 507 is teacher-free! The class figures if they don't tell anyone, it'll be one big holiday. Kyle and his friends can play games all day. Samantha decides she'll read magazines and give everyone (much needed) fashion advice. Adam can doodle everywhere without getting in trouble. Eric will be able to write stories with no one bothering him. And Maggie ... well, as the smartest kid in the class she has an ambitious plan for this epic opportunity. But can Class 507 keep the principal, the rest of the students, and their parents from finding out ... or will the greatest school year ever turn into the worst disaster in school history?
This year's fifth graders are the worst Principal Klein has ever seen. But he's hoping that Spirit Week can teach them teamwork, with a top secret prize for the winning team as incentive. Best friends George and Lilly have been looking forward to Spirit Week all year. They might be complete opposites, but they can't wait to be on the winning team together. When their classes end up rivals, with Lilly leading Team Red and George leading Team Blue, the friends swear they can compete and remain best friends. But suddenly there are slimed lockers, sabotaged costumes, and class pets held hostage. As the mischief escalates, it threatens everything, including the prize. Because if Principal Klein finds out, Spirit Week will be canceled and the students will spend the rest of the year in detention. Can George and Lilly find a way to fix their friendship and get the entire fifth grade to play fair, or is the most awesome week of fifth grade about to make this the worst school year ever?
Spike, a brown Spaniel, has always been interested in certain aspects of humans' lives, so it was no surprise that the dog kept up with the humans' news reports. One day while at home relaxing with his great pal Doug, a Golden Retriever, the two were shocked when cats won the contest for best pet of the year. To Spike and Doug, cats are lazy and mean creatures that only think about themselves. After learning this, Spike thought of a way to make the humans change their minds and redo that poll.After surveying the animals in the city and learning that all the animals were outraged at the results, Spike told them of his plan for his group to help the humans around the city until they see that they were the best animals and not the cats. However, when the cats learned of Spike's team's intentions, they went straight into action. These animals would not take that title from the cats, especially not a dog!In "The Fight for Best Pet," Spike along with his friends, Doug the Golden Retriever, Tweet the yellow Warbler, Charlee the Hamster, and the other various animals, attempt to show the humans that they're the best. However, the cats do not plan to go down without a fight, and they will do anything to keep their title, even if it means turning their enemies into dog food.
The fifth graders of Liberty Falls Elementary might be the worst fifth graders ever, but they still get to go on a field trip! They're going to visit the Edward Minks Mansion to learn about the eccentric inventor and founder of their town. Legend has it, there are some undiscovered inventions hidden in the house. The students are eager to find them, and they convince Principal Klein to let them out of writing their essay on Minks if they do. But as Aaron, Eddie, Jessie, and Chloe explore the Minks Mansion, it seems like something strange is going on. Like the adults are missing and someone might be stealing the inventions. But in order to save the inventions and their teachers, the kids might just have to pull some serious pranks to stop the bad guys. Even if it means risking a lifetime of detention. Can the fifth graders save their field trip and the mansion . . . or will this be the last field trip ever in school history?
A family moves into a beautiful old home in rural Maine, not realizing the horror that awaits them from the pet cemetery and Indian burial ground behind the house.
This coloring book is completely unique. Every image here came from someone's photo of their pet. That photo was then turned into line art and a border put around it that is exclusive to each pet's page. Then the pet's name is added, which can also be colored in.The result is a totally personalized experience for each person and their pet. Something you can't find anywhere else.It's such a thrill to see you own pet featured in a full size coloring book. Kids and grandkids get so excited when they see their pet in a book, and love sharing it with their friends. And after they color it in, it's just as exciting to show their family how adorable their pet looks now that they've added their own loving touch to the picture.It's almost impossible to go through this coloring book and not smile. The pets are not posing... they're just being themselves... wonderful and adorable. And now you can relive that moment with them as you add color to the border and image itself.Enjoy this creative way to connect with your pet and the others in this coloring book. It's a completely new experience, one you'll cherish and want to keep forever.Pets included in this volume: Brillo, Amos, Phoebe (dog), Eddie, Simon, Badger, Oreo, Hemi, Rocky, Max, Boo, Tippy, Kevin, Vladimir, Kitty, Claire, Banjo, Kiwi, Baby Boo, BB, Phoebe (cat), Cocotte and Djembe, Tiger, Sunny, Kittydog
National Book Award Longlist * New York Times Bestseller * An Amazon Best Book of the Year From bestselling and award-winning author Sara Pennypacker comes a beautifully wrought, utterly compelling novel about the powerful relationship between a boy and his fox. Pax is destined to become a classic, beloved for generations to come. Pax and Peter have been inseparable ever since Peter rescued him as a kit. But one day, the unimaginable happens: Peter's dad enlists in the military and makes him return the fox to the wild. At his grandfather's house, three hundred miles away from home, Peter knows he isn't where he should be—with Pax. He strikes out on his own despite the encroaching war, spurred by love, loyalty, and grief, to be reunited with his fox. Meanwhile Pax, steadfastly waiting for his boy, embarks on adventures and discoveries of his own. . . . Plus, don't miss Here in the Real World, Sarah Pennypacker's next gorgeous and heartfelt middle grade novel, coming in 2020!
Thibodaux James Renwalt, or Tibby, as he was called by his friends, was just your typical Earthman. Recently discharged from his service in the United Stated Navy and working as an engineer for the city of New Orleans maintaining the pumps that kept the city dry, Tibby decides to spend some time at fishing hole in the swamp shown to him by his grandfather when he was a small boy. His trip turns out to be more than he expects when he discovers an ancient alien spaceship buried in the mud of the swamp. After entering the craft, Tibby accidentally engages an autopilot, causing the ship to take off with him aboard as it navigated through space to its preset destination. What follows are adventures beyond Tibby's wildest dreams, as the ship contains a cargo of the rarest and most valuable substance in the universe, Solbidyum. Tibby arrives in the Federation space and is greeted by a large star ship with thousands of people aboard. He soon discovers he is about to become the richest man in the universe, but not without considerable enemies trying to capture both him and the Solbidyum cargo. Tibby finds himself thrust into a role of hero and falls in love with a beautiful woman, but he soon finds that some of his decisions result in the loss of thousands of lives. Thus begins the Solbidyum Wars Saga with Book 1 -Battle of the New Orleans.
When Lockjaw, pet to the Inhuman Royal Family, discovers the Mind Infinity Gem and receives a boost to his intelligence, he assembles a team of super-powered pets and animals to gather the Infinity gems in order to keep them out of the hands of Thanos.