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The Secret Zoo

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A fast-paced and exciting read for middle grade fantasy, mystery, and animal buffs. Something strange is happening at the Clarksville City Zoo. Late at night, monkeys are scaling the walls and searching the neighborhood—but what are they looking for? Noah, his sister Megan, and their best friends, Richie and Ella, live next door to the zoo. Megan is the first to notice the puzzling behavior of some of the animals. One day Megan disappears, and her brother and their friends realize it's up to them to find her. Their only choice is to follow a series of clues and sneak into the zoo. But once inside, they discover there's much more to the Clarksville City Zoo than they could ever have guessed... The author originally had the idea for The Secret Zoo when he was nine and wondered what would happen if zoo exhibits had secret doors that allowed kids to go inside—and the animals to come outside. He brings that sense of adventure and excitement to this story, making it a favorite for home and classroom reading along with such middle grade fantasy favorites as The One and Only Ivan.

The Secret Zoo Complete Collection

The Secret Zoo Complete Collection Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Bryan Chick
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062373196
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The Secret Zoo Complete Collection by Bryan Chick Summary

This digital collection contains all five books in the popular Secret Zoo series! These are fast-paced and exciting reads for middle grade fantasy, mystery, and animal buffs. Something strange is happening at the Clarksville City Zoo. Late at night, monkeys are scaling the walls and searching the neighborhood—but what are they looking for? Noah, his sister Megan, and their best friends, Richie and Ella, live next door to the zoo. Megan is the first to notice the puzzling behavior of some of the animals. One day Megan disappears, and her brother and their friends realize it's up to them to find her. Their only choice is to follow a series of clues and sneak into the zoo. But once inside, they discover there's much more to the Clarksville City Zoo than they could ever have guessed... The author originally had the idea for The Secret Zoo when he was nine and wondered what would happen if zoo exhibits had secret doors that allowed kids to go inside—and the animals to come outside. He brings that sense of adventure and excitement to the books in this series, making them a favorite for home and classroom reading along with such middle grade fantasy favorites as The One and Only Ivan.

The Secret Zoo: Riddles and Danger

The Secret Zoo: Riddles and Danger Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Bryan Chick
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062093428
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The Secret Zoo: Riddles and Danger by Bryan Chick Summary

Noah, Megan, Richie, and Ella are the Action Scouts; friends whose tree house overlooks the Clarksville City Zoo. When they discover a magical world hidden within the zoo, they are swept away on an adventure in which penguins can fly, a mysterious figure lurks in the shadows, and the scouts are enlisted to help Mr. Darby, who is in charge of the Secret Zoo. But will the scouts be able to fight against the dangerous sasquatches who have escaped the zoo and threaten their town? There’s only one way to find out if the four friends training as Crossers can help save the Secret Zoo.

The Secret Zoo: Secrets and Shadows

The Secret Zoo: Secrets and Shadows Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Bryan Chick
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062069586
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The Secret Zoo: Secrets and Shadows by Bryan Chick Summary

"We will need you as Crossers, and we will need you not only to be brave—but to be fearless." Mr. Darby paused, giving the scouts time to digest his words. Then he continued. "I want you to think before answering. Can you accept this challenge?" Only weeks after their return from the Secret Zoo, Noah and his friends must go back—and face their biggest challenge yet. With monstrous sasquatches freely attacking the denizens of the zoo and the evil Shadowist at large, the fate of the world is at stake. As Crossers, Noah, Megan, Richie, and Ella would help protect the zoo from these dangers. But do they have what it takes to complete their training? And what other secrets are hiding in the shadows?

Behind the Scenes at the Zoo

Behind the Scenes at the Zoo Pdf/ePub eBook Author: DK
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 0744052777
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Behind the Scenes at the Zoo by DK Summary

Step inside the weird and wonderful world of zoos, where all four corners of our planet come together. Venture behind the scenes to uncover the secrets of the amazing animals and army of staff that make up these awesome attractions and vital conservation centers. Find out what keeps zookeepers busy as they care for hundreds of different animals, from mini meerkats to enormous elephants. Learn how they create the perfect habitats, moreish meals, and fun enrichment activities to keep their animals healthy and happy. Marvel at how courageous zookeepers learn to look after dangerous animals. Learn about the valuable research and conservation efforts that are so crucial for protecting our most vulnerable species. Featuring only the best zoos from around the world, this ebook takes you on a once-in-a-lifetime trip through zoo life to discover the enormous amounts of ingenuity and care it takes to make safe homes and futures for wild and endangered animals. Featuring stunning visuals that encapsulate the essence of zoos, aquariums, and wildlife parks, Behind the Scenes at the Zoo is the perfect way to experience those hidden lives in a way that you've never imagined.

The Secret Zoo: Traps and Specters

The Secret Zoo: Traps and Specters Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Bryan Chick
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062192248
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The Secret Zoo: Traps and Specters by Bryan Chick Summary

The fourth book in the action-packed and highly imaginative The Secret Zoo series, about a group of middle school friends who discover a hidden zoo in their very own neighborhood! The zoo's archenemy, the evil DeGraff, is closing in for the first time since he was driven out of the Secret Zoo. On Halloween night, Noah and his friends must battle terrifying sasquatches that have attacked their own elementary school. Little do they know the sasquatches are a trap! When DeGraff captures three of Noah's friends, can the kids ally with their rivals in order to save every person and animal in the zoo—all while dodging the town's police? An entertaining and fast-moving series that's perfect for reluctant readers and will appeal to fans of Dan Gutman, Michael Buckley, and Andrew Clements. School Library Journal said, "Fans of fantasy, animal fiction, and adventure will enjoy this fast-moving story."

The Great Zoo of China

The Great Zoo of China Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Matthew Reilly
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476749582
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The Great Zoo of China by Matthew Reilly Summary

Now in mass-market—the action-packed thriller in the blockbuster and bestselling tradition of Jurassic Park from #1 internationally bestselling author Matthew Reilly! It is a secret the Chinese government has been keeping for forty years. They have proven the existence of dragons—a landmark discovery no one could ever believe is real, and a scientific revelation that will amaze the world. Now the Chinese are ready to unveil their astonishing findings within the greatest zoo ever constructed. A small group of VIPs and journalists has been brought to the zoo deep within China to see these fabulous creatures for the first time. Among them is Dr. Cassandra Jane “CJ” Cameron, a writer for National Geographic and an expert on reptiles. The visitors are assured by their Chinese hosts that they will be struck with wonder at these beasts, that the dragons are perfectly safe, and that nothing can go wrong. Of course it can’t… “Plenty of action....For over-the-top adventure addicts, a Reilly novel is like a new roller coaster opening at Great America. Lines form, fans swoon” (Booklist).

Z Is for Zookeeper

Z Is for Zookeeper Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Roland Smith,Marie Smith
Editor: Sleeping Bear Press
ISBN: 1627531955
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Z Is for Zookeeper by Roland Smith,Marie Smith Summary

The polar bear are splashing in their pool. The monkeys are having the time of their lives in the trees. The lion peacefully observes his surroundings. The zoo is a great place to see animals from all over the world in one place. But who takes care of them and their home the zoo? The zookeeper. In Z is for Zookeeper: A Zoo Alphabet children will learn that he's probably the busiest person there. And if you don't see the zookeepers, rest assured they're doing their job and doing it well. After all, someone has to feed, clean, nurse and clean up after this diverse adopted family. Who better to write an exploration into this trade than a zookeeper and his wife? Roland Smith brings his 20 years of experience and passion to every line in Z is for Zookeeper. Children will have a front seat into the inner workings, challenges and rewards of a day in the life of the zoo. This trip to the zoo wouldn't be complete without the whimsical animals and settings that spring from school-favorite artist's Henry Cole's expert brush strokes. Z is for Zookeeper: A Zoo Alphabet is a true original, exploring a rarely seen side of one of America's favorite family attractions. As a great keepsake of a fun day or as an educational tool on career day or a fun read before lights out, this detailed account of the zookeeper is sure to change the way readers see the zoo.

Zoo Story

Zoo Story Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Thomas French
Editor: Hachette Books
ISBN: 1401396038
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"This story, told by a master teller of such things, does more than take you inside the cages, fences, and walls of a zoo. It takes you inside the human heart, and an elephant's, and a primate's, and on and on. Tom French did in this book what he always does. He took real life and wrote it down for us, with eloquence and feeling and aching detail." -Rick Bragg, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and bestselling author "An insightful and detailed look at the complex life of a zoo and its denizens, both animal and human." -Yann Martel, author of Life of Pi and Beatrice and Virgil Welcome to the savage and surprising world of Zoo Story, an unprecedented account of the secret life of a zoo and its inhabitants. Based on six years of research, the book follows a handful of unforgettable characters at Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo: an alpha chimp with a weakness for blondes, a ferocious tiger who revels in Obsession perfume, and a brilliant but tyrannical CEO known as El Diablo Blanco. The sweeping narrative takes the reader from the African savannah to the forests of Panama and deep into the inner workings of a place some describe as a sanctuary and others condemn as a prison. Zoo Story shows us how these remarkable individuals live, how some die, and what their experiences reveal about the human desire to both exalt and control nature.

Good Night, Gorilla

Good Night, Gorilla Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Peggy Rathmann
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 0698152239
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Good Night, Gorilla by Peggy Rathmann Summary

A must have classic for all baby bedtimes and gifting opportunities. Good night, Gorilla. . . Good night, Elephant. . . It's bedtime at the zoo, and all the animals are going to sleep. Or are they? Who's that short, furry guy with the keys in his hand and the mischievous grin? Sneak along behind the zookeeper's back and see who gets the last laugh in this riotous good-night romp. The new generous trim size of every toddler's favorite book is even easier to share. With a warm, funny author's note highlighting how much this book has meant to kids and families since it was first published and some clever new details hidden in the illustrations, Good Night, Gorilla is the perfect gift for new babies as well as fans young and old. Look for Peggy Rathmann's other lively favorites 10 Minutes Till Bedtime and The Day the Babies Crawled Away.

Secret Diary of a Wolf

Secret Diary of a Wolf Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Felicia Law
Editor: Bramblekids Limited
ISBN: 1909711608
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Secret Diary of a Wolf by Felicia Law Summary

4 storybooks begin this collection of themed tales, based on the diaries written by a collection of animals.Humour and comic characters aim to encourage children to write and illustrate their own diaries.

The Rome Zoo

The Rome Zoo Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Pascal Janovjak
Editor: Black Inc.
ISBN: 1743821859
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The Rome Zoo by Pascal Janovjak Summary

Rome, too, wants the sound of roaring as evening falls ... The Rome Zoo: a place born of fantasy and driven by a nation’s aspirations. It has witnessed – and reflected in its tarnished mirror – the great follies of the twentieth century. Now, in an ongoing battle that has seen it survive world wars and epidemics, the zoo must once again reinvent itself, and assert its relevance in the Eternal City. Caught up in these machinations is a cast of characters worthy of this baroque backdrop: a man desperate to find meaning in his own life, a woman tasked with halting the zoo’s decline and a rare animal, the last of its species, who bewitches the world. Drifting between past and present, The Rome Zoo weaves together these and many other stories, forming a colourful and evocative tapestry of life at this strange place. It is both a love story and a poignant juxtaposition of the human need to classify, to subdue, with the untameable nature of our dramas and anxieties. Spellbinding and disturbing, precise and dreamy, this award-winning novel, translated by Stephanie Smee, is unlike any other. Winner of the Swiss Literature Award, the Prix Michel-Dentan and the Prix du public de la RTS “Like all truly great literary allegories, The Rome Zoo is both innocent and wise, filled equally with tenderness and darkness. A gorgeous, dream-like fable of Italy's past and present.” —Ceridwen Dovey

The Berlin Zookeeper

The Berlin Zookeeper Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Anna Stuart
Editor: Bookouture
ISBN: 1800194315
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The Berlin Zookeeper by Anna Stuart Summary

Two women. One shocking wartime secret. And a family mystery just waiting to be discovered… Berlin Zoo, 1943: Ten-year-old Adelaide and her newborn sister are orphaned after a devastating night of bombing. Heartbroken and frightened, Adelaide runs to her mother’s closest friend, Katharina Heinroth, and the kind zookeeper takes the two little girls under her protection. As the bombing intensifies, Adelaide tries to shut out the horrors of war by caring for her tiny sister and playing with the adorable baby monkeys. But when Katharina organises a dangerous operation to enable children and animals to escape the battle-scarred city, something goes wrong. And Adelaide has to promise her adopted mother to keep a shocking secret. A secret that will change Adelaide’s life forever. Berlin Zoo, 2019: Bethan Taylor notices the elderly lady sitting on the bench next to her seems confused, her thoughts flitting between past and present. Ada talks of her childhood, played out in an underground bunker beneath the animal enclosures during the war. As Ada’s story unfolds, Bethan is surprised to hear a name she recognises… Katharina Heinroth is at the top of a list of German names Bethan found in a hidden compartment of her late mother’s jewellery box. Bethan’s father couldn’t tell her anything about the crumpled piece of paper and she’s been searching for the meaning ever since. As the two women are brought together by the pain of the past can they help each other to heal? And after decades of silence, can Ada help Bethan to uncover a long-buried family mystery? An unforgettable and heart-wrenching novel of a brave orphan girl and a shocking wartime secret. Inspired by a true WW2 story and perfect for fans of Orphan Train, The Tattooist of Auschwitz and The Alice Network. Why readers love The Berlin Zookeeper: ‘Heartbreaking but amazing!… I was gripped from the very beginning and honestly I didn't want this book to end! The writing was just fabulous loved it! NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Wow! What an emotional read, right from the very start the author was pulling at my heart strings and my emotions, there was times I had to put down my kindle because I had tears in my eyes… five star read.’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Loved, loved, loved this gem!... incredible story and the characters walked off the pages and into my heart… This is a must-read!’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Brilliant… loved this book so much… hankies at the ready cos you will need them, heartbreaking.’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘This book grabbed me from the very beginning... this book was a home run… I loved every page of this book… terrific!!’ toreadistobreathe, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Kept me hooked from the beginning… I was totally engrossed in the story… beautiful book… Worth five stars!’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘FANTASTIC!’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘An unforgettable historical novel that will have readers reaching for the tissues… a poignant tale guaranteed to tug at the heartstrings. Emotional, affecting and beautifully written… will keep readers gripped throughout.’ Bookish Jottings, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Heartwarming… I honestly felt like I couldn’t read this book fast enough & the setting of Berlin Zoo was just magical. Don’t miss out!’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Just beautiful and poignant. Heart-breaking and heartwarming. I cried... Just beautiful. Do read this one.’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Terror at the Zoo

Terror at the Zoo Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Peg Kehret
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1101661518
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Terror at the Zoo by Peg Kehret Summary

Ellen Streater received the perfect birthday present—an overnight camp-out at the zoo. Too bad she had to invite her little brother Corey along. But as night falls in the zoo, her brother becomes the least of her worries, as they discover they're locked in the zoo with an escaped convict who's stalking their every move. Unable to run, and with no help in sight, their last chance for survival is Ellen's crazy science project on animal communication. But can they get the animals to help them in time, or will it be too late? "A compelling and fast-paced mystery with characters that are believable and well drawn." —The Horn Book "Plausible incidents and believable characters combine in a fast-moving and well-constructed tale." —Booklist

My Big Wimmelbook—A Day at the Zoo

My Big Wimmelbook—A Day at the Zoo Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Carolin Görtler
Editor: The Experiment
ISBN: 1615196307
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My Big Wimmelbook—A Day at the Zoo by Carolin Görtler Summary

“Abounding with humor and detail, this brain-building excursion to an illustrated zoo would be a great rainy-day substitute for a real one.”—The Wall Street Journal In these one-of-a-kind picture books, every page is bursting with life—and tons to discover! Children as young as two have a blast pointing out recognizable things—a blue tricycle, a hungry dog, a piggyback ride—while older kids can follow the star characters from page to page, telling their stories along the way. How? Wimmelbooks are virtually instruction-free, inviting kids to make their own way through the busy Wimmelworld they encounter, and to craft their own stories. First, you’re introduced to a unique cast of characters who are hidden in plain sight on the pages that follow. As you seek them out, each character’s storyline unfolds, but it’s up to kids to interpret the scenes and create stories they think fit. It’s hours upon hours of fun—and an effortless introduction to literacy to boot. So welcome to Wimmelzoo! From the wildcat enclosure to the aviary to the monkey house, get ready to explore an array of animal exhibits and spot the characters there to enjoy them in My Big Wimmelbook—A Day at the Zoo. -------------------- Wimmelbooks originated in Germany decades ago and have become a worldwide sensation with children (and adults!) everywhere. My Big Wimmelbooks is the first-ever Wimmelbook series to feature Wimmelbooks as Wimmelbooks in English.

The Zookeeper's Wife: A War Story

The Zookeeper's Wife: A War Story Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Diane Ackerman
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393069358
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The Zookeeper's Wife: A War Story by Diane Ackerman Summary

The New York Times bestseller now a major motion picture starring Jessica Chastain. A true story in which the keepers of the Warsaw Zoo saved hundreds of people from Nazi hands. After their zoo was bombed, Polish zookeepers Jan and Antonina Zabinski managed to save over three hundred people from the Nazis by hiding refugees in the empty animal cages. With animal names for these "guests," and human names for the animals, it's no wonder that the zoo's code name became "The House Under a Crazy Star." Best-selling naturalist and acclaimed storyteller Diane Ackerman combines extensive research and an exuberant writing style to re-create this fascinating, true-life story—sharing Antonina's life as "the zookeeper's wife," while examining the disturbing obsessions at the core of Nazism. Winner of the 2008 Orion Award.


Zorgamazoo Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Robert Paul Weston
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1101002697
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Zorgamazoo by Robert Paul Weston Summary

Are You a Believer in Fanciful Things? In Pirates and Dragons and Creatures and Kings? Then sit yourself down in a comfortable seat, with maybe some cocoa and something to eat, and I’ll spin you the tale of Katrina Katrell, a girl full of courage (and daring, as well!), who down in the subway, under the ground, saw something fantastical roaming around. . . . What was it she saw? I’d rather not say. (Who’s ever heard of a Zorgle, anyway?) But if you are curious, clever and brave, if intrepid adventure is something you crave, then open this book and I’ll leave it to you to uncover the secret of ZORGAMAZOO! Join Morty the Zorgle and Katrina on a fantastically illustrated, you’ll-wanna-read-every-word-aloud, sophisticated rhyming adventure for kids of all ages!

This Book Is Not Good For You

This Book Is Not Good For You Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Pseudonymous Bosch
Editor: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780316071390
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This Book Is Not Good For You by Pseudonymous Bosch Summary

Between the pages of this book lies the secret to the best-tasting chocolate in all the world. I promise, your taste buds will tingle. Your palette will sing! Oh no, have I accidentally tempted you to read this book? I will warn you, however, the most delicious things are never good for you...and this story is particularly scrumptious! In this tooth-rotting adventure, Cass's mom has been kidnapped by the evil dessert chef and chocolatier, Señor Hugo! The ransom...the legendary tuning fork. Can Cass and Max-Ernest find the magical instrument before it's too late? Will they discover the evil secret ingredient to Señor Hugo's chocolate success? If you're tempted, take a taste, but just remember...this book is not good for you.

Life of Pi

Life of Pi Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Yann Martel
Editor: Vintage Canada
ISBN: 0307371123
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Life of Pi by Yann Martel Summary

Life of Pi is a masterful and utterly original novel that is at once the story of a young castaway who faces immeasurable hardships on the high seas, and a meditation on religion, faith, art and life that is as witty as it is profound. Using the threads of all of our best stories, Yann Martel has woven a glorious spiritual adventure that makes us question what it means to be alive, and to believe.

Long Walk to Freedom

Long Walk to Freedom Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Nelson Mandela
Editor: Little, Brown
ISBN: 9780759521049
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Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela Summary

The book that inspired the major new motion picture Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. Nelson Mandela is one of the great moral and political leaders of our time: an international hero whose lifelong dedication to the fight against racial oppression in South Africa won him the Nobel Peace Prize and the presidency of his country. Since his triumphant release in 1990 from more than a quarter-century of imprisonment, Mandela has been at the center of the most compelling and inspiring political drama in the world. As president of the African National Congress and head of South Africa's antiapartheid movement, he was instrumental in moving the nation toward multiracial government and majority rule. He is revered everywhere as a vital force in the fight for human rights and racial equality. LONG WALK TO FREEDOM is his moving and exhilarating autobiography, destined to take its place among the finest memoirs of history's greatest figures. Here for the first time, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela tells the extraordinary story of his life--an epic of struggle, setback, renewed hope, and ultimate triumph.

The Hound of Rowan

The Hound of Rowan Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Henry H. Neff
Editor: Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780375890772
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The Hound of Rowan by Henry H. Neff Summary

MAX MCDANIELS LIVES a quiet life in the suburbs of Chicago, until the day he stumbles upon a mysterious Celtic tapestry. Many strange people are interested in Max and his tapestry. His discovery leads him to Rowan Academy, a secret school where great things await him. But dark things are waiting, too. When Max learns that priceless artworks and gifted children are disappearing, he finds himself in the crossfire of an ancient struggle between good and evil. To survive, he'll have to rely on a network of agents and mystics, the genius of his roommate, and the frightening power awakening within him.

Hidden Rock Rescue (Secrets of Bearhaven #3)

Hidden Rock Rescue (Secrets of Bearhaven #3) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: K.E. Rocha
Editor: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 0545813174
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Hidden Rock Rescue (Secrets of Bearhaven #3) by K.E. Rocha Summary

Ever since Spencer Plain's parents disappeared, he's been staying in Bearhaven--a secret city where bears talk, go to school, develop secret technology, and plan missions to rescue others who need help. Spencer's been planning, too. He's in training as an operative with the Bear Guard, so that he's ready to go help rescue his parents. They've been captured by Pam, who runs an illegal ring of rare animal trading and has been training an army of bears under his control. The Plains are being held at the Hidden Rock Zoo, which is Pam's formidable, fortress-like base. Spencer and the team will have to sneak in, find his parents in the maze of the zoo, and make their escape. Or at least that's the plan. But when it starts to go wrong and Spencer and Aldo are cut off from the rest of the team, it will take some fast thinking, some serious stealth, and a lot of teamwork to get everyone out safe!

We Bought a Zoo

We Bought a Zoo Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Benjamin Mee
Editor: Anchor Canada
ISBN: 0307372472
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We Bought a Zoo by Benjamin Mee Summary

The remarkable true story of a family who move into a rundown zoo– already a BBC documentary miniseries and excerpted in The Guardian. In the market for a house and an adventure, Benjamin Mee moved his family to an unlikely new home: a dilapidated zoo in the English countryside. Mee had a dream to refurbish the zoo and run it as a family business. His friends and colleagues thought he was crazy. But in 2006, Mee and his wife with their two children, his brother, and his 76-year-old mother moved into the Dartmoor Wildlife Park. Their extended family now included: Solomon, an African lion and scourge of the local golf course; Zak, the rickety Alpha wolf, a broadly benevolent dictator clinging to power; Ronnie, a Brazilian tapir, easily capable of killing a man, but hopelessly soppy; and Sovereign, a jaguar and would-be ninja, who has devised a long term escape plan and implemented it. Nothing was easy, given the family’s lack of experience as zookeepers, and what follows is a magical exploration of the mysteries of the animal kingdom, the power of family, and the triumph of hope over tragedy. We Bought a Zoo is a profoundly moving portrait of an unforgettable family living in the most extraordinary circumstances.


Zoo Pdf/ePub eBook Author: James Patterson,Michael Ledwidge
Editor: Little, Brown
ISBN: 0316097438
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Zoo by James Patterson,Michael Ledwidge Summary

In James Patterson's pulse-racing New York Times bestseller, violent animal attacks are destroying entire cities-and two unlikely heroes must save the world before it's too late. All over the world, brutal attacks are crippling entire cities. Jackson Oz, a young biologist, watches the escalating events with an increasing sense of dread. When he witnesses a coordinated lion ambush in Africa, the enormity of the violence to come becomes terrifyingly clear. With the help of ecologist Chloe Tousignant, Oz races to warn world leaders before it's too late. The attacks are growing in ferocity, cunning, and planning, and soon there will be no place left for humans to hide. For 36 years, James Patterson has written unputdownable, pulse-racing novels-and Zoo is the thriller he was born to write. With wildly inventive imagination and white-knuckle suspense that rivals Stephen King at his very best, Zoo is an epic, non-stop thrill-ride from "one of the best of the best" (Time).


Zoonauts Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Richard Mueller
Editor: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1496962796
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Zoonauts by Richard Mueller Summary

Who are the Zoonauts? David Simons created the Zoonauts who are based on some famous zoo animals and other animals that went into space with the international space programs. These Zoonauts have extraordinary talents and powers. Their travels take them to different continents and cultures. Readers will be entertained and educated by the exciting adventures of the Zoonauts, which include NASA's Chimpanzee "Ham," the Australian Koala "Cough Drop" of the San Diego Zoo, "Patty Cake" the Gorilla of the Central Park and Bronx Zoos, the famous Pandas "Hsing-Hsing" and "Ling-Ling" of the National Zoo, and the Russian space dog, "Laika." Fishwick and Kornblend are Amadorian dragon-like scout pilots on an assigned mission in search of Zoonauts who they hope to capture and bring back to Amador. The Amadorians provide comic relief in this high-flying, science fiction adventure where good triumphs over evil. The story of the Zoonauts is a great addition to Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM) programs that stimulates creativity. New Kinds of Superheroes! Zoonauts is "a creative teaching tool for middle school...a Sci-Fi adventure novel, first in a planned, intelligent, worldbuilding!"~ Kirkus Review

Zoo Boy and the Jewel Thieves

Zoo Boy and the Jewel Thieves Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sophie Thompson
Editor: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571325211
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Zoo Boy and the Jewel Thieves by Sophie Thompson Summary

Sophie Thompson is an Olivier Award-winning actress and also the winner of Celebrity Masterchef 2014. Her films include Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Emma and Four Weddings and a Funeral. She has two teenage boys and lives in North London. Rebecca Ashdown was born in Chichester and grew up right by the sea. After a Masters at Central Saint Martin's, she worked for the BBC until her lifelong passion for children's books led her to start creating them. She now works from her studio in the countryside near Stroud, where she lives with her husband and two children.

Get Those Guys Reading! Fiction and Series Books that Boys Will Love

Get Those Guys Reading! Fiction and Series Books that Boys Will Love Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kathleen A. Baxter,Marcia Agness Kochel
Editor: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 159884847X
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Get Those Guys Reading! Fiction and Series Books that Boys Will Love by Kathleen A. Baxter,Marcia Agness Kochel Summary

Want to identify fiction books that boys in grades three through nine will find irresistible? This guide reveals dozens of worthwhile recommendations in categories ranging from adventure stories and sports novels to horror, humorous, and science fiction books.

Gorilla Thriller

Gorilla Thriller Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Richard Taylor
Editor: Badger Publishing
ISBN: 1788370937
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Gorilla Thriller by Richard Taylor Summary

Somebody has kidnapped City Zoo's baby gorilla. He needs to be rescued but only Giselle knows how to find him. A set of ten engaging stories for reluctant or struggling readers, with an interest age of about 7.5-8.5 and an interest age of 8-14. The books include an introduction to the characters and notable vocabulary, plus facts and questions at the back to encourage further reading and ensure that the text has been understood. Storylines include: dinosaurs coming to life, cloning, ghosts, a stolen gorilla, a mysterious garden, alchemy, the funfair from hell, a rat infestation and medieval Olympics.

Caroline Hartley and the Secret Castle Adventure

Caroline Hartley and the Secret Castle Adventure Pdf/ePub eBook Author: D.J. Robinson
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 1532048408
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Caroline Hartley and the Secret Castle Adventure by D.J. Robinson Summary

Caroline Hartley has a magic key. It has allowed she and her brother Martin to secretly step through an attic door and time-travel back to 1912, at a castle they have been staying at in Central Europe. In the present, their father Chris has had an IT presentation brought forward a week at the United Nations in Vienna. This has resulted in the family leaving the castle early and returning to Bratislava, where Chris lives. The Hartley children would love to return to the castle as soon as possible, as they would like to use Carolines magic key one more time. Both wish to time-travel back to 1912 so that they can go on more adventures with their friends.

Zoo Boy

Zoo Boy Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sophie Thompson
Editor: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571322255
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Zoo Boy by Sophie Thompson Summary

Hello, Dear Reader. Are you sitting, lying down, standing on your head, eating a jam sandwich comfortably? Then I'll begin... I want to introduce you to a boy called Vince, whose birthday it is today... Vince is an normal boy with an unusual dislike for animals. Well, you'd feel the same if your father was always working at a zoo and your mother had run off with a lion tamer. Then, on his twelfth birthday, Vince discovers he has "the gift". He can talk to animals! You think this is amazing? Perhaps you should meet the spoiled and demanding zoo animals that Vince encounters. There's a penguin who wants fish fingers, a flamingo that wants pink candyfloss and an owl that wants sugared mice. Now Vince is expected to meet their demands... on his birthday! But everyone seems to have forgotten about that... A hilarious, delightful debut for 6+ readers by actress, Sophie Thompson, with black and white illustrations by the wonderfully talented Rebecca Ashdown.

The Secret of the Seal

The Secret of the Seal Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Deborah Davis
Editor: Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0307828859
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The Secret of the Seal by Deborah Davis Summary

While hunting, a 10-year-old Eskimo boy befriends a seal pup. "When Kyo learns that his uncle is hunting for a seal to take to the zoo, he must use every bit of resourcefulness he can muster to save his vulnerable playmate. Readers are not hit over the head with the theme of animals being best left in the wild. Kyo's transformation from hunter to conservationist is plausible and touching. A welcome addition for younger readers."—School Library Journal.

Advanced Issues in the Economics of Emerging Markets

Advanced Issues in the Economics of Emerging Markets Pdf/ePub eBook Author: William A. Barnett,Bruno S. Sergi
Editor: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1789735777
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Advanced Issues in the Economics of Emerging Markets by William A. Barnett,Bruno S. Sergi Summary

Volume 27 of the International Symposia in Economic Theory and Econometrics series collects a range of unique and diverse chapters, each investigating different spheres of development in emerging markets with a specific focus on significant engines of growth and advancement in the Asia-Pacific economies.

Who Let the Blogs Out?

Who Let the Blogs Out? Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Biz Stone
Editor: St. Martin\'s Griffin
ISBN: 1466865784
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Who Let the Blogs Out? by Biz Stone Summary

Blogs--or weblogs--are a huge phenomenon on the internet. From ultra-personal diary entries to specialized information on a wide variety of subjects (teen ranting to presidential campaigns), blogs are the new way to create a virtual community that can effect real-world change. It's not hard to set up a blog, but it can be difficult adjusting to life in the "Blogosphere." One of the first blogging experts, who helped found the weblog community Xanga, Biz Stone will help readers: --learn the origins of blogging --discover why blogging is so popular --explore the etiquette of the blogosphere --bring traffic to a blog --make money by blogging --use a blog to become influential in any industry --maintain a blog and keep it fresh With internet heavies like AOL, Microsoft, and Google already providing weblog software, blogging is moving out of indie geek culture and into the mainstream. Who Let the Blogs Out? is a next generation blogging book for anyone who wants to get started or anyone who wants to keep their blog blooming.

The Secret History of Kindness: Learning from How Dogs Learn

The Secret History of Kindness: Learning from How Dogs Learn Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Melissa Holbrook Pierson
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393247236
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The Secret History of Kindness: Learning from How Dogs Learn by Melissa Holbrook Pierson Summary

An intimate, surprising look at man’s best friend and what the leading philosophies of dog training teach us about ourselves. Years back, Melissa Holbrook Pierson brought home a border collie named Mercy, without a clue of how to get her to behave. Stunned after hiring a trainer whose immediate rapport with Mercy seemed magical, Pierson began delving into the techniques of positive reinforcement. She made her way to B. F. Skinner, the behavioral psychologist who started it all, the man who could train a pigeon to dance in minutes and whose research on how behavior is acquired has ramifications for military dolphin trainers, athletes, dancers, and, as he originally conceived, society at large. To learn more, Pierson met with a host of fascinating animal behaviorists, going behind the scenes to witness the relationships between trainers and animals at the National Zoo in Washington, DC, and to the in-depth seminars at a Clicker Expo where all the dogs but hers seemed to be learning new tricks. The often startling story of what became of a pathbreaking scientist’s work is interwoven with a more personal tale of how to understand the foreign species with whom we are privileged to live. Pierson draws surprising connections in her exploration of how kindness works to motivate all animals, including the human one.

Reaching Reluctant Young Readers

Reaching Reluctant Young Readers Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Rob Reid
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442274425
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Reaching Reluctant Young Readers by Rob Reid Summary

Reaching Reluctant Young Readers features 150 middle-grade books. Each profiled title has the potential to hook the reluctant reader and lure them to read the entire book. To specifically encourage elementary and middle-school-age reluctant children to read, there is first a pitch to get the reader’s attention. That is followed by a short reading passage to “set the hook” and encourage the young person to read the rest of the book on their own. Further, the book contains several hundred additional recommended titles. The books selected for this collection were chosen following the criteria of reluctant reader books created by the Quick Picks committee sponsored by the Young Adult Library Services Association. While these guidelines were designed for young adult books, they also work well for middle-grade books. The criteria include: clear writing (no convoluted long sentences with sophisticated vocabulary), high interest “hook” in the first few pages, well-defined characters, interesting plot, and familiar themes.

The Wild

The Wild Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Whitley Strieber
Editor: Crossroad Press
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The Wild by Whitley Strieber Summary

WOLF DREAMS Bob Duke dreamed of becoming a wolf. Of running free on four strong legs. Howling. Stalking. Living with nature, in nature. Then his dream came true — and threatened to become a nightmare. Bob's wife and son vow to restore his humanity. But even if then can find him — a man-wolf loose in the concrete forests of Manhattan — will he even want to become human again? Once set free, no cage can hold back … THE WILD.

Doctor Doolittle's Zoo

Doctor Doolittle's Zoo Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Hugh Lofting
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1649741383
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Doctor Doolittle's Zoo by Hugh Lofting Summary

Freshly returned from his voyages Doctor Dolittle decides to expand his zoo to include a home for crossbred dogs and a club for rodents. The Doctor’s Zoo is unlike any other zoo in the world. In his zoo there are no cages; the animals stay there voluntarily and are free to leave whenever they want. While expanding the zoo the doctor takes some time to solve a mystery with the aid of Kling, the Dog Detective. Another wonder adventure with the greats veterinarian the world has ever known! This eBook version contains nearly 100 of Lofting's original illustrations to make your reading pleasure complete.

The Midnight Zoo

The Midnight Zoo Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sonya Hartnett
Editor: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 0763656321
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The Midnight Zoo by Sonya Hartnett Summary

Master storyteller Sonya Hartnett crafts a magical and moving fable about war and redemption . . . and what it means to be free. When the Germans attack their Romany encampment during World War II, Andrej and his younger brother, Tomas, flee through a ravaged countryside under cover of darkness, guarding a secret bundle. Their journey leads to a bombed-out town, where the boys discover a hidden wonder: a zoo filled with creatures in need of hope. Like Andrej and Tomas, the animals--wolf and eagle, monkey and bear, lioness and seal, kangaroo and llama-- have stories to share and a mission to reclaim their lives.

The Trials of Apollo, Book Two: Dark Prophecy

The Trials of Apollo, Book Two: Dark Prophecy Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Rick Riordan
Editor: Disney Electronic Content
ISBN: 1368001017
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The Trials of Apollo, Book Two: Dark Prophecy by Rick Riordan Summary

Zeus has punished his son Apollo--god of the sun, music, archery, poetry, and more--by casting him down to earth in the form of a gawky, acne-covered sixteen-year-old mortal named Lester. The only way Apollo can reclaim his rightful place on Mount Olympus is by restoring several Oracles that have gone dark. What is affecting the Oracles, and how can Apollo/Lester do anything about them without his powers? After experiencing a series of dangerous--and frankly, humiliating--trials at Camp Half-Blood, Lester must now leave the relative safety of the demigod training ground and embark on a hair-raising journey across North America. Fortunately, what he lacks in godly graces he's gaining in new friendships--with heroes who will be very familiar to fans of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians and Heroes of Olympus series. Come along for what promises to be a harrowing, hilarious, and haiku-filled ride. . . .

The Bessie Blue Killer

The Bessie Blue Killer Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Richard A. Lupoff
Editor: Wildside Press LLC
ISBN: 1434446670
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The Bessie Blue Killer by Richard A. Lupoff Summary

During World War II, due to a shortage of qualified pilots, Uncle Sam began a program of training thousands of military pilots. Among these were the Tuskegee Airmen, a unit of African-Americans eager to fly in combat. Fifty years later a Hollywood studio sets out to create a documentary about these brave airmen, featuring grizzled survivors of that long-ago era flying lovingly maintained vintage aircraft. And then...murder strikes on the movie set, and Hobart Lindsey, insurance investigator-turned-detective, enters the scene. Along with his sometime rival (and sometime love!), Marvia Plum, Lindsey plunges into a mystery with roots stretching half a century into the past. The third riveting entry in the Lindsay & Plum Detective Series!

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