Sometimes we find more than we’re looking for... Will Moran is always getting into trouble. But this time, Will, who cleans and cooks and takes care of his younger twin sisters while his mom works, didn’t do it. Will’s class is collecting donations to benefit the local soup kitchen. Every time his teacher catches Will earning a buck from a bet, it ends up in the donation can. When the money goes missing, Will’s the prime suspect. After all, most of the money came from him. Will and his eclectic group of friends set out to find the thief and prove his innocence, but they end up finding so much more.
A top-selling teacher resource line, The 100+ Series(TM) features over 100 reproducible activities in each book! --Organized by specific reading skills, this book is designed to enhance students' reading comprehension. Lively reading passages present high-interest subjects in a variety of genres, including fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Accompanying activities reinforce comprehension skills that are essential for fluency and for success on standardized tests. The book includes cross-curricular subject matter that will deepen student knowledge while strengthening their reading skills.
A mother's story of her mentally ill son, and a case study of how society and the agencies that were supposed to be helping him ultimately failed. Riley Brasch commited suicide at the age of twenty-six, after a lifetime of struggling to fit into society and being let down by a society unable to deal with him.
"Including a new novella, the clever, twisty tales reveal that even 13-year-old Reacher was a force to be reckoned with." (Sunday Mirror) This is the first time all Lee Child's shorter fiction featuring Jack Reacher has been collected into one volume. Jack 'No Middle Name' Reacher, lone wolf, knight errant, ex military cop, lover of women, scourge of the wicked and righter of wrongs, is the most iconic hero for our age. Read together, these twelve stories shed new light on Reacher’s past, illuminating how he grew up and developed into the wandering avenger who has captured the imagination of millions around the world. The twelve stories include a brand new novella, Too Much Time. The other stories in the collection are: Second Son James Penney's New Identity Guy Walks Into a Bar Deep Down, High Heat Not a Drill Small Wars All of which have previously been published as ebook shorts. Added to these is every other Reacher short story that Child has written: Everyone Talks Maybe They Have a Tradition No Room at the Motel The Picture of the Lonely Diner
Henri Nouwen wisely said, "The great illusion of leadership is to think that man can be led out of the desert by someone who has never been there." Jesus has "been there" and knows how to lead us out--but first, he just may lead us in. He meets us in the desert and does his best work in us there. We look for an easier way in vain. I myself reluctantly entered the desert and eventually received unimagined gifts there--gifts I didn't ask for, deserve, or want--gifts hidden in such painful loss that I despaired--and yet, looking back now, these "desert gifts" were the best thing that ever happened to me. I entered the desert, and years later, found my way out. It's not a new way, it was just new to me. Jewish and Christian sages had been living it for thousands of years. Somehow, in recent generations, we managed to forget it. In this collection I mean to begin to make those riches available to you. I'm hoping that like me, you'll discover something that you didn't know you wanted or needed--and something now you wouldn't give up at any price.
"Trouble In Tuscumbia" Real estate broker Maizie Reynolds life had never been easy. Along with the problems everyone must endure, at 300+ pounds she was all but confined to her custom-built desk chair. Leaving New York state for her hometown of Tuscumbia, AL. was her chance to turn things around. But troubles seemed to follow her, even there. Still, Maizie found she had strengths she would never have guessed she possessed. After the local newspaper detailed Maizies membership in the Million Dollar Club, strange things began to happen. She and her new employee and friend Sue Parish were stalked by two men in a truck. Then Maizie disappeared. Sue and an old love of Maizies joined forces to find her. But he wasnt the only ghost from the past and soon Maizie discovered how to use her setbacks as springboards to a better life.
Stella Jackson and her new sexy bodyguard, Julian Stone visit Rocky Mount, North Carolina to solve the mystery of her missing mother, Anna. Instead, she finds her grandmother, Celestial waiting at her grave site to give Stella the information she needs to find Anna. For Detective Reese, the problem is knowing Stella is going to be alone with Julian for five days! Neither man is her boyfriend which doesnt seem to matter to them. Julian leads Stella on her first mission to catch two evil cousins on a vicious crime spree. Both cousins are known as the Two Coreys. As Stella search for information about her mother, she befriends a woman who lost her entire family to the brutality of the Coreys. This woman becomes the first person Stella adds to her eclectic and angelic family. When they arrive at their hotel, Julian magically enters Stellas dreams and makes love to her setting off a chain of events he soon will come to regret. Stella is taught the rules of being a Sephilim angel and how to use her unusual supernatural powers. In doing so, she draws closer to Reese and he learns her secret. As Stella search for information about her mother, she befriends a woman who lost her entire family to the brutality of the Two Coreys. This woman becomes the first person Stella adds to her eclectic family. She is on her way to becoming a people hoarder. In the meantime, Jena tries to help Detective Reese find terrorists and she meets a new friend named Christopher. Julian displays his first sign of jealousy engaging Reese in their first fist fight while Stella watches in horror. This book will set the reader on a roller coaster ride they will never want to stop riding or reading.