Twelve-year-old Tulah Jones is a zombie, and only two friends and her younger brother know, but at the moment three problems confront her--she needs a way to earn money to support her raw meat habit, her hunger-fueled rages are getting worse, and she would really like Jeremy Romero to ask her to the school's Monster Mash Dance.
A parody of the famed Keep Calm and Carry On British motivational poster, and featuring the same successful format as the best-selling Keep Calm and Carry On book, Now Panic and Freak Out is destined to be the mantra for the worriers of the world! Keep Calm and Carry On is all very well, but life just isn't that simple. It's time to panic. This clever collection features uncannily appropriate (for the times) quotes, such as: * "We experience moments absolutely free from worry. These brief respites are called panic." --Cullen Hightower * "The reason why worry kills more people than work is that more people worry than work." --Robert Frost * "I am an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them never happened." --Mark Twain
When Iggy's transporter makes a crash landing in an even weirder frequency than before, he's sure of one thing: There's no place like home. Putting up with middle-school bullies was nothing compared to battling larger-than-life-sized trees and ferocious plant creatures! Luckily, Iggy's partner-in-crime, Karen, boasts kung fu skills that are impressive even to the extraterrestrials. But when frequency feuding goes from bad to worse, the two begin to wonder if kung fu kicks and sweet talk will be enough to fuel their escape. There's only one way to find out...
Featuring a fantastic array of traditional and modern poems, all guaranteed to annoy your teachers! With fresh, stylish illustrations from newcomer Jess Mikhail, this is a collection which will have enormous appeal to anyone who has to go to school!* Susie Gibbs is the best-selling anthologist and editor behind many of Macmillan's most successful collections* School-themed poetry is always popular with this age group
If you're interested in magic because on your 9th birthday your Mummy and Daddy booked the ruddy-faced Uncle Fiddlesticks who pulled a bunny out of a hat and made sweets appear from his pockets which he forced you to verify empty and you want to know how it was done, this isn't the book for you. (Stick with the counselling; you'll get through it.) The material in this book is 'grab you by the balls and twist 'em' stuff. It's sick, it's rude, they'll say it's in poor taste but they'll want to see more: it will blow their minds. Here is a book rammed full of tricks to really get people talking. Tricks that will give you the reputation of the guy or girl that does the really weird stuff, who can crack their nose, take a bite out of a glass, perform magic that won't be forgotten later that day. If I bent a spoon under your nose and had it melt in your hand and then floated 6 inches off the ground you'd take notice, wouldn't you? It's all here and more...
In 1967, 21-year-old Pauline Butcher was working for a London secretarial agency when a call came through from a Mr Frank Zappa asking for a typist.The assignment would change her life forever. For three years, Pauline served as Zappa's PA, moving with him, his family and the Mothers of Invention, to a log cabin in the Hollywood Hills, where the 'straight' young English girl mixed with Oscar winners and rock royalty. Freak Out! is the captivating story of a naive young English girl thrust into the mad world of a musical legend as well as the most intimate portrait of Frank Zappa ever written.
Using the 32 Literacy Anchor Standards to Develop College- and Career-Ready Students
Author: Dave Stuart, Jr.
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Implement the Common Core for ELA without all the stress A Non-Freaked Out Guide to Teaching the Common Core usesthe often-neglected anchor standards to get to the heart of theCommon Core State Standards (CCSS)—teaching students theskills they need to be college and career ready. Each anchorstandard is broken down into its key points, and a discussion ofeach anchor standard's central purpose helps outline the contextfor each required skill. This easy-to-read guide gives educatorsthe kind of clear explanations, examples, and strategies they needto feel comfortable teaching the CCSS, and shows how CCSS skillscan be integrated into virtually any existing lesson plan. Getting a firm grasp of the anchor standards is the quickest wayto start teaching the key concepts of the CCSS, and thisuser-friendly guide is designed to pave the way for both thefirst-time teacher and the experienced pro.
Journey into a world of horror beyond your wildest expectations: a large collection of 24 short stories by author, Tom Raimbault; a writer who delights in pushing the boundaries of macabre and horror. Witness the terror of being buried alive, a haunted pocket watch that torments its new owner, a disturbing mansion filled with grotesque paintings of clowns, a dark presence that resides in the furnace room, a family home that is suddenly under siege by a frightening stranger, and much more! Each story is a disturbing portrait that is guaranteed to cause nightmares of your own! A public gallery is now open for your reading pleasure; a world of the strange, the macabre and the bizarre! *********************************************** Review by Hayley Sale of My Love of Reading on May 9, 2011: "This book is fantastic, With 25 Stories I just found it great, I cannot wait until I can get a paperback copy as this is the type of book that you can read over and over again! And is handy to carry with you at all times as you will want to pick it up as often as you can!! I spent hours sat reading story after story and then snuck stories in between doing jobs!! I just love Tom's unique writing style and the Preface at the beginning of the book is almost like a story in itself. Tom has an incredible imagination and the way he conveys it to paper is just truely captivating. I could spend hours waffling on about each story but I feel that I would spoil too much for you - the reader. And I can't pick a favourite story either as it too close to call, Fear of Needles however had me gripped and I had to read it all in one go!! The stories in this book really get your mind going and no matter what your age make you want to ensure your feet are tucked inside your duvet and think about what it is that goes bump in the night!!! I must say that I'm very upset at not being one of those lucky co-workers that received emails baring the words 'Hello All'" ************************************************ Review by Kipp Poe Speicher on April 2, 2010: A unique Voice that needs to be heard! This book is an amazing read filled with stories that will have you fearing the unknown and the dark once more. Wrote in a voice that reminds me of the great lush movies of Vincent Price based on the works like Poe. Some of the short stories even intertwine with each other