Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer

Author: Kelly Jones

Publisher: Yearling

ISBN: 0385755554

Category: FICTION

Page: 224

View: 6511

"Twelve-year-old Sophie Brown feels like a fish out of water when she and her parents move from Los Angeles to the farm they've inherited from a great uncle. But farm life gets more interesting when a cranky chicken appears and Sophie discovers the hen can move objects with the power of her little chicken brain- jam jars, the latch to her henhouse, the entire henhouse.... And then more of her great uncle's unusual chickens come home to roost. Still, determined, resourceful Sophie learns to care for her flock, earning money for chicken food, collecting eggs. But when a respected local farmer tries to steal them, Sophie must find a way to keep them (and their superpowers) safe."
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Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer

Author: Kelly Jones

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 038575552X

Category: FICTION

Page: 224

View: 1801

Feeling like a fish out of water when her family moves from Los Angeles to a recently inherited chicken farm, 12-year-old Sophie encounters a telekinetic chicken and her equally unusual flockmates, who are endangered by a thieving farmer. Simultaneous eBook.
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Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer

Author: Kelly Jones

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0385755546

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

View: 9885

Fans of Polly Horvath or Roald Dahl will love this quirky story of a determined girl, and some extraordinary chickens. Twelve-year-old Sophie Brown feels like a fish out of water when she and her parents move from Los Angeles to the farm they’ve inherited from a great-uncle. But farm life gets more interesting when a cranky chicken appears and Sophie discovers the hen can move objects with the power of her little chicken brain: jam jars, the latch to her henhouse, the entire henhouse.... And then more of her great-uncle’s unusual chickens come home to roost. Determined, resourceful Sophie learns to care for her flock, earning money for chicken feed, collecting eggs. But when a respected local farmer tries to steal them, Sophie must find a way to keep them (and their superpowers) safe. Told in letters to Sophie’s abuela, quizzes, a chicken-care correspondence course, to-do lists, and more, Unusual Chickens is a quirky, clucky classic in the making.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

Are You Ready to Hatch an Unusual Chicken?

Author: Kelly Jones

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 1524765937

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

View: 7233

This laugh-out-loud sequel to Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer has EVEN MORE MAGIC CHICKENS! Twelve-year-old Sophie Brown is finally settling into her new home and her new role as keeper of some highly unusual chickens--chickens with secret superpowers! But the arrival of two new magical chickens for her flock and some unusual eggs to be incubated and hatched (what will their superpowers be?), plus an impending inspection from the Unusual Poultry Committee (who even knew this existed?) has Sophie feeling pretty stressed out. Her older cousin, Lupe, is coming to stay with her family, which is great--but will Lupe like chickens too? And on top of it all, Sophie's first day at her new school is rapidly approaching! In this wildly funny and quirky novel told in letters and lists and quizzes, Sophie learns that even an exceptional poultry farmer can use some help.
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A Chicken Followed Me Home!

Questions and Answers about a Familiar Fowl (With Audio Recording)

Author: Robin Page

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481410296

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

View: 8688

Why did the chicken cross the road? To follow you home! Learn all about a not-so-basic bird in this delightful nonfiction picture book. What’s that? A chicken followed you home? Now what do you do? Celebrated author-illustrator Robin Page leads a step-by-step, question-and-answer-style journey through the world of chickens. Along the way you’ll explore different breeds, discover different types of coops, and learn everything there is to know about chicken reproduction and hatching. Gorgeous, playful, and filled with facts, this engaging nonfiction picture book shines new light on a very familiar fowl!
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Murder, Magic, and What We Wore

Author: Kelly Jones

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0553535226

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 304

View: 1567

Fans of Patrice Kindl’s Keeping the Castle or Patricia C. Wrede and Caroline Stevermer’s Sorcery and Cecelia will adore this funny Regency-era mystery about a determined young woman with a magical trick up her sleeve . . . The year is 1818, the city is London, and 16-year-old Annis Whitworth has just learned that her father is dead and all his money is missing. And so, of course, she decides to become a spy. Annis always suspected that her father was himself a spy, and following in his footsteps to unmask his killer makes perfect sense. Alas, it does not make sense to England’s current spymasters—not even when Annis reveals that she has the rare magical ability to sew glamours: garments that can disguise the wearer completely. Well, if the spies are too pigheaded to take on a young woman of quality, then Annis will take them on. And so she crafts a new double life for herself. Miss Annis Whitworth will appear to live a quiet life in a country cottage with her aunt, and Annis-in-disguise as Madame Martine, glamour artist, will open a magical dressmaking shop. That way she can earn a living, maintain her social standing, and, in her spare time, follow the coded clues her father left behind and unmask his killer. It can’t be any harder than navigating the London social season, can it? “Murder, Magic, and What We Wore blew my bonnet off. Kelly Jones has found a fresh way to share the delights of the magical regency. I truly love this book!” —Caroline Stevermer, coauthor of Sorcery & Cecilia, or the Enchanted Chocolate Pot “A deliciously enchanting adventure full of magic, mystery and delight.” —Stephanie Burgis, author of Kat, Incorrigible
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Love, Ruby Lavender

Author: Deborah Wiles

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547351926

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 200

View: 8128

Ruby Lavender used to have a good life. She and her grandmother, Miss Eula, were inseparable--they even drove the getaway car together for chickens rescued from the slaughterhouse! But this summer, Miss Eula will be in Hawaii, and Ruby's sure it'll be a lonely, empty, horrible season without her. What happens instead? Ruby makes a new friend, saves the school play, writes plenty of letters to her favorite (and only) grandmother . . . and finally stops blaming herself for her grandfather's death.
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Marty McGuire

Author: Kate Messner

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545388635

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 144

View: 6924

A fun, accessible chapter-book debut from an exciting new talent--simultaneous hardcover-paperback launch! Marty McGuire would rather spend recess catching frogs in the pond than playing dress-up with the other girls in third grade. So when her teacher casts Marty as the princess in the class play, Marty's absolutely, positively sure that there's been a huge mistake. But after a special lesson in the art of improvisation, Marty comes up with her OWN plan to IMPROVE the play: Why use stuffed-animal frog onstage when a live one would be so much better? In the end, Marty's one-of-a-kind performance makes for an unforgettable show. Maybe Marty CAN live happily ever after, after all!
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A Kid's Guide to Keeping Chickens

Author: Melissa Caughey

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1612124186

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

View: 2854

Chickens make wonderful pets, and Melissa Caughey provides all the information kids need to raise healthy chickens and have tons of fun doing it! Caughey shares her advice in an engaging way so that kids understand what it means to keep chickens and what kind of housing, food, equipment, and care the chickens will need to thrive.
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Chickens Aren't the Only Ones

Author: Ruth Heller

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698117786

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 1867

A pictorial introduction to the animals that lay eggs, including chickens as well as other birds, reptiles, amphibians, fishes, insects, and even a few mammals.
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Piggies in the Pumpkin Patch

Author: Mary Peterson,Jennifer Rofé

Publisher: Charlesbridge Publishing

ISBN: 1570914605

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 22

View: 5887

Pigs have a wonderful time playing in the pumpkin patch and other spots on the farm, encountering other animals along the way.
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Dr. Seuss

Young Author and Artist

Author: Kathleen Kudlinski

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439112748

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

View: 3392

One of the most popular series ever published for young Americans, these classics have been praised alike by parents, teachers, and librarians. With these lively, inspiring, fictionalized biographies -- easily read by children of eight and up -- today's youngster is swept right into history.
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Fox in Love

Author: Edward Marshall

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0140368434

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 48

View: 7105

Fox falls in love with several girls and then enters a dance contest with his sister.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

A Ball for Daisy

Author: Chris Raschka

Publisher: Schwartz & Wade

ISBN: 0375988734

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 4502

Winner of the 2012 Randolph Caldecott Medal This New York Times Bestseller and New York Times Best Illustrated Book relates a story about love and loss as only Chris Rashcka can tell it. Any child who has ever had a beloved toy break will relate to Daisy's anguish when her favorite ball is destroyed by a bigger dog. In the tradition of his nearly wordless picture book Yo! Yes?, Caldecott Medalist Chris Raschka explores in pictures the joy and sadness that having a special toy can bring. Raschka's signature swirling, impressionistic illustrations and his affectionate story will particularly appeal to young dog lovers and teachers and parents who have children dealing with the loss of something special.
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Face to Face with Caterpillars

Author: Darlyne Murawski

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9781426304736

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 2703

Offers a close-up look at nature photography of caterpillars, and includes a scientific experiment, a glossary, and ready-reference facts on the creatures.
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The Golden Egg Book

Author: Margaret Wise Brown,Leonard Weisgard

Publisher: Golden Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 28

View: 5548

A bunny's efforts to learn what is inside an egg are rewarded when a duckling appears.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

A Day At Greenhill Farm

Author: Sue Nicholson

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 1409367061

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 1770

When the cockerel crows Greenhill Farm springs to life. Join the ducklings cows and sheep for a day on the farm. Stunning DK photographs combine with lively illustrations and engaging age-appropriate stories in Eyewitness Readers a multi-level reading programme guaranteed to capture children's interest while developing their reading skills and general knowledge. A Day At Greenhill Farm ebook is perfect for reading aloud together and you'll both enjoy the playful images.
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Annie's Life in Lists

Author: Kristin Mahoney

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 1524765112

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 272

View: 8763

If you love kids like: 1. Anatastia Krupnik 2. Ramona Quimby 3. The Penderwicks then you will love Annie! For Annie, lists are how she keeps her whole life in order. And there is a lot to keep track of! Annie's a shy fifth grader with an incredible memory and a love of making lists. It helps her keep track of things when they can seem a little out of control, like her family, her friends, and her life in a new place. Annie has: 1. An incredible memory (really, it's almost photographic) that can get her in trouble 2. A desire to overcome her shyness 3. A brother who is mad at her because he thinks she is the reason they had to move to Clover Gap, population 8,432. 4. A best friend who she is (almost) certain will always be her best friend. 5. New classmates, some of whom are nicer than others. 6. A rocky start finding her place in her new home. Annie's Life in Lists introduces a sweet new voice that finds that even amid the chaos of everyday life, it's important to put things in order. "Perfect for anyone who's ever worried about starting a new school, saying the wrong thing, dying of embarrassment, or losing a best friend. I loved getting to know Annie through her lists!" --Kelly Jones, author of Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer "A sweet, clever, warmhearted book, and so fun to read!" -Natalie Standiford, author of The Only Girl in School
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The Last Boy at St. Edith's

Author: Lee Gjertsen Malone

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481444352

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 272

View: 2232

Seventh-grader Jeremy Miner, the only boy in a school of 475 girls, unleashes a series of pranks in hopes of getting expelled.
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The Detective's Assistant

Author: Kate Hannigan

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0316403504

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 368

View: 8437

Based on the extraordinary true story of America's first-ever female detective, this fast-paced adventure recounts feats of daring and danger...including saving the life of Abraham Lincoln! Eleven-year-old Nell Warne arrives on her aunt's doorstep lugging a heavy sack of sorrows. If her Aunt Kate rejects her, it's the miserable Home for the Friendless. Luckily, canny Nell makes herself indispensable to Aunt Kate...and not just by helping out with household chores. For Kate Warne is the first-ever female detective employed by the legendary Pinkerton Detective Agency. And Nell has a knack for the kind of close listening and bold action that made Pinkerton detectives famous in Civil War-era America. With huge, nation-changing events simmering in the background, Nell uses skills new and old to uncover truths about her past and solve mysteries in the present.
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