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Dog Sense By Sneed Collard III
Montana is a world away from Guy’s real home in California. Life at Big Sky Middle School is also a disappointment. As Guy struggles to adjust to his new life, he quickly becomes a target for the class bully. Only Streak, Guy’s dog, makes his life bearable. But when the rivalry between Guy and the class Bully escalates, Streak is the one in jeopardy.
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|Deathwatch by Robb White|
"In the desert without clothes, food, or water and hunted by a madman with a .358 Magnum."
Madec was not the kind of man Ben would ordinarily have chosen as a companion for a quiet hunting trip. Madec was a cold man who liked to hunt things and he was dangerous with a gun. But Ben needed money to pay for another semester at college, and so when Madec offered to hire him as a guide to hunt bighorn sheep in the desert mountains, he agreed. It was a mistake that very nearly cost Ben his life.
| The Boy Who Dared |
by Susan Camp Bartoletti
"It’s morning. Soft gray light slips over the tall redbrick wall. It stretches across the exercise yard and reaches through the high, barred windows. In a cell on the ground floor, the light shifts dark shapes into a small stool, a scrawny table, and a bed made of wooden boards with no mattress or blanket. On that bed, a thin, huddled figure, Helmuth, a boy of seventeen, lies awake. Shivering. Trembling. It’s a Tuesday. The executioner works on Tuesdays."
The bullies intimidate in cruel methods beyond imagination. No one dares challenge them. But Helmuth’s anger begs for action, and so he risks his life to turn the tide. These bullies aren’t the usual school yard bullies. These bullies are the Nazis of World War II Germany.
|| My Life in Dog Years |
by Gary Paulsen
Meet the dozens of unforgettable dogs author Gary Paulsen has owned throughout his lifetime.
"Had the town been larger I might have hidden from them, or found different routes. They would catch me walking a dark street and surround me.
I tried fighting back but there was usually several of them. I couldn’t win."
"And then I met Dirk."
Books by Joseph Bruchac
The Skeleton Man
Ever since the morning Molly woke up to find that her parents hadvanished, her life has become filled with terrible questions. Where have her parents gone? Who is this spooky old man who's taken her to live with him, claiming to be her great-uncle? Why does he never eat, and why does he lock her in her room at night? What are her dreams of the Skeleton Man trying to tell her? There's one thing Molly does know. She needs to find some answers before it's too late.
The Dark Pond
What kind of sinister creature lurks in the dark pond in the forest? Armie can feel it calling to him . . . and he suspects the answer may lie in the legends of his Shawnee ancestors.
Joseph Bruchac, the award-winning author of Skeleton Man, puts a contemporary spin on Native American lore to create a terrifying tale of monsters and darkness.