The Herdmans plus Halloween have always spelled disaster. Every year these six kids — the worst in the history of Woodrow Wilson School, and possibly even the world — wreak havoc on the whole town. They steal candy, spray-paint kids, and take anything that’s not nailed down.
Now the mayor has had it. He’s decided to cancel Halloween. There won’t be any Herdmans to contend with this year, but there won’t be any candy, either. And what’s Halloween without candy? And without trick-or-treating? The Herdmans manage to turn the worst Halloween ever into the best Halloween ever in this uproarious sequel to The Best Christmas Pageant Ever.
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Esperanza thought she’d always live a privileged life on her family’s ranch in Mexico. She’d always have fancy dresses, a beautiful home filled with servants, and Mama, Papa, and Abuelita to care for her. But a sudden tragedy forces Esperanza and Mama to flee to California and settle in a Mexican farm labor camp. Esperanza isn’t ready for the hard work, financial struggles brought on by the Great Depression, or lack of acceptance she now faces. When Mama gets sick and a strike for better working conditions threatens to uproot their new life, Esperanza must find a way to rise above her difficult circumstances-because Mama’s life, and her own, depend on it.
A rustling sound woke Monica. She turned on the light and saw it: a piece of paper with words made of letters cut from a newspaper.
Monica. Tell no one. Rhoda in danger. Go to haunted house. Tuesday at midnight. Go alone.
Was this someone’s idea of a joke? Or could it be real?
When a 747 jumbo jet crashes in the back of her parents’ sprawling Connecticut estate, the quietness of 16-year-old Heidi Landseth’s insulated existence is transformed forever. With both her parents away for the weekend, she alone must make decisions that will affect the lives of hundreds of injured passengers. Her call to 911 gives Patrick Farquhar, a 17-year-old Emergency Medical Technician, the two things he has always wanted – excitement that a small rural community lacks and the opportunity to prove himself as an adult. This catastrophe, however, is beyond even his wildest imaginings. Will these two be able to help the victims until more rescuers arrive?
‘An hilarious account of Arthur’s attempts to earn enough money to buy a T-shirt and cap, assisted by his sister Violet. Simple business concepts are ingeniously woven into the story.
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