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Samsung chromebook [realia]
System specifications: Google Chrome; Samsung Exynos 5 Dual, 1 MB, 1.7 GHz; display 11.6 inch, LED HD, resolution 1366 x 768, 200 nits; memory 2GB, DDR3L; storage 16GB, eMMC; wireless LAN 802.11 abg/n.
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Wayside School beneath the cloud of doom /
By Sachar, Louis,
Ages 8-12Grades 4-6Follows the adventures and misadventures of students and staff as they cope with the effects of a large, gloomy cloud that has settled over Wayside School.

Beautiful scars /
By Wilson, Thomas F.,
""Bunny told me there were secrets about me that she would take to the grave, secrets that no one would ever hear, including me . . ." Tom Wilson always felt something wasn't quite right. His parents, Bunny and George, were much older than other kids' parents. There were no baby photos of him in the house. At school, classmates called him Indian, despite his parents' Irish-Quebecois background. And as he got older, friends, lovers and even family members remarked on his uncanny resemblance to Bunny's closest relative, her niece Janie Lazare, whose father was a Mohawk from Kahnawake, Quebec. Tom wouldn't learn the truth about his identity until he was fifty-three, when a tour handler whose mother had known Tom's now deceased parents let it slip that he was adopted. It would be another two years until he worked up the courage to confront Janie with what the handler had told him, what all his life he had suspected. Janie--the woman whom Tom called cousin, whom he'd known his whole life, who had lived with Tom and Bunny after George died--immediately broke into tears and confessed. She was his biological mother. In this incredible story about family and identity, carefully guarded secrets and profound acts of forgiveness, Tom Wilson writes about growing up as an outsider in two families--the family he lost, and the family who took him in. His story takes us from working-class Hamilton of the 1960s and '70s, neighbourhoods peopled by fall-guy wrestlers, broke mobsters and WWII vets, to today, as he continues his journey to connect with the man he now knows to be his father and with his Mohawk heritage and relatives, discovering Kahnawake chiefs, Brooklyn "skywalkers" and nomadic Arnold Palmer groupies among them. With a rare gift for storytelling and a remarkable story to tell, Tom Wilson writes with unflinching honesty and extraordinary compassion about his search for identity and for the truth about his family. Moving, captivating and at times hysterically funny, Beautiful Scars is a story about the families who raise us, and the families who course through our veins."--

The other Mrs. /
By Kubica, Mary,
Sadie and Will Foust have only just moved their family from bustling Chicago to small-town Maine when their neighbor Morgan Baines is found dead in her home. The murder rocks their tiny coastal island, but no one is more shaken than Sadie. But it's not just Morgan's death that has Sadie on edge. And as the eyes of suspicion turn toward the new family in town, Sadie is drawn deeper into the mystery of what really happened that dark and deadly night. But Sadie must be careful, for the more she discovers about Mrs. Baines, the more she begins to realise just how much she has to lose if the truth ever comes to light.

Long range /
By Box, C. J.,
"When Joe Pickett is asked to join the rescue efforts for the victim of a startling grizzly attack, he reluctantly leaves his district behind. One survivor of the grizzly's rampage tells a bizarre story, but just as Joe begins to suspect the attack is not what it seems, he is brought home by an emergency on his own turf. Someone has targeted a prominent local judge, shooting at him from a seemingly impossible distance. While the judge was not hit, his wife is severely wounded, and it is up to Joe to find answers -- and the shooter. The search for the would-be assassin becomes personal when Joe's best friend, Nate Romanowski -- just as he's adjusting to the arrival of his first child -- falls under suspicion for the crime. It's a race against the clock as Joe tries to clear Nate's name and identify the real shooter, all while deciphering the grizzly encounter. Beset by threats both man-made and natural, the two men must go to great lengths to keep their loved ones safe." --

The third rainbow girl : the long life of a double murder in Appalachia /
By Eisenberg, Emma Copley,
Includes bibliographical references (pages 317-318).True things -- Welcome home -- A divided heart -- The relevant necessary people -- A perfect story -- The cogs don't meet -- Jesse in the quiet zone -- The third Rainbow girl."In the early evening of June 25, 1980 in Pocahontas County, West Virginia, two middle-class outsiders named Vicki Durian, 26, and Nancy Santomero, 19, were murdered in an isolated clearing. They were hitchhiking to a festival known as the Rainbow Gathering but never arrived; they traveled with a third woman however, who lived. For thirteen years, no one was prosecuted for the "Rainbow Murders," though deep suspicion was cast on a succession of local residents in the community, depicted as poor, dangerous, and backward. In 1993, a local farmer was convicted, only to be released when a known serial killer and diagnosed schizophrenic named Joseph Paul Franklin claimed responsibility. With the passage of time, as the truth seemed to slip away, the investigation itself caused its own traumas--turning neighbor against neighbor and confirming a fear of the violence outsiders have done to this region for centuries. Emma Copley Eisenberg spent years living in Pocahontas and re-investigating these brutal acts. Using the past and the present, she shows how this mysterious act of violence has loomed over all those affected for generations, shaping their fears, fates, and the stories they tell about themselves. In The Third Rainbow Girl, Eisenberg follows the threads of this crime through the complex history of Appalachia, forming a searing and wide-ranging portrait of America--its divisions of gender and class, and of its violence."--Jacket flap.June 25, 1980 in Pocahontas County, West Virginia. Two outsiders were murdered in an isolated clearing. They were hitchhiking to a festival known as the Rainbow Gathering; they traveled with a third woman who lived. For thirteen years, no one was prosecuted though deep suspicion was cast on a succession of local residents. In 1993 a local farmer was convicted, but released when Joseph Paul Franklin, a known serial killer and diagnosed schizophrenic, claimed responsibility. With the passage of time, as the truth seemed to slip away, neighbor turned against neighbor. Eisenberg shows how this mysterious act of violence has loomed over all those affected for generations, shaping their fears, fates, and the stories they tell about themselves. -- adapted from jacket

Red hood /
By Arnold, Elana K.,
Elana K. Arnold, author of the Printz Honor book Damsel, returns with a dark, engrossing, blood-drenched tale of the familiar threats to female power--and one girl's journey to regain it. You are alone in the woods, seen only by the unblinking yellow moon. Your hands are empty. You are nearly naked. And the wolf is angry. Since her grandmother became her caretaker when she was four years old, Bisou Martel has lived a quiet life in a little house in Seattle. She's kept mostly to herself. She's been good. But then comes the night of homecoming, when she finds herself running for her life over roots and between trees, a fury of claws and teeth behind her. A wolf attacks. Bisou fights back. A new moon rises. And with it, questions. About the blood in Bisou's past, and on her hands as she stumbles home. About broken boys and vicious wolves. About girls lost in the woods--frightened, but not alone.
© [2020], Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers,

Wicked as you wish /
By Chupeco, Rin,
Ages 14-18.Grades 10-12.Years after the evil Snow Queen desolated the magical kingdom of Avalon, Prince Alexei, his friend Tala, and a ragtag band, inspired by the appearance of the Firebird, try to reclaim their land.Many years ago the magical kingdom of Avalon was left desolate, encased in ice when evil Snow Queen waged war. The refugees of Avalon-- including Prince Alexei, the sole survivor of the Avalon royal family-- are stuck in Arizona. His friend, Tala Warnock, knows his secret-- and has a few of her own. The appearance of the Firebird, Avalon's deadliest weapon, reignites the refugees' desire to journey back to Avalon. But the Snow Queen, powerful but long thought dead, wants nothing more than to take the Firebird's magic for her own. -- adapted from jacket

Chain of gold /
By Clare, Cassandra,
Ages 14 up.Grades 10-12.Cordelia Carstairs, a Shadowhunter trained to battle demons, travels with her brother to London where they reconnect with childhood friends but soon must face devastating demon attacks in the quarantined city.

One-Punch Man /
By ONE,
Rated T for teen."Every time a promising villain appears, Saitama beats the snot out of 'em with one punch! Can he finally find an opponent who can go toe-to-toe with him and give his life some meaning? Or is he doomed to a life of superpowered boredom?"--

The Kingdom of Back /
By Lu, Marie,
"Desperate to be forever remembered for her music, Nannerl Mozart makes a dangerous pact with a mysterious stranger from a magical land, which may cost her everything"--Born with a gift for music, Nannerl Mozart has just one wish: to be remembered forever. She delights audiences with her masterful playing, but has little hope she'll ever become the acclaimed composer she longs to be. She is a young woman in 18th century Europe, and that means composing is forbidden to her. She will perform only until she reaches a marriageable age-- her tyrannical father has made that much clear. Meanwhile the talents of her beloved younger brother, Wolfgang, shine brighter. His brilliance begins to eclipse her own, until one day a mysterious stranger from a magical land appears with an irresistible offer. He has the power to make her wish come true-- but his help may cost her everything. -- adapted from jacket

Journey of the pharaohs : a novel from the NUMA files /
By Cussler, Clive,
"Kurt Austin and the NUMA crew race to identify a link between an ancient Egyptian treasure, a 1927 daredevil aviator's disappearance and the sinking of a modern fishing trawler to prevent a scheme by a cutthroat arms dealer."--

Martha Stewart's organizing : the manual for bringing order to your life, home & routines /
By Stewart, Martha,
"How to organize everything, from America's most trusted lifestyle authority, with color photographs throughout and hundreds of ideas, projects, and tips."--"Trust Martha to help you master all things organizing--sorting, purging, tidying, and simplifying your life--with smart solutions and inspiration. Here, she offers her best guidance, methods, and DIY projects for organizing in and around your home. Topics include room-by-room strategies (how to sort office paperwork, when to purge the garage or attic), seasonal advice (when to swap out bedding and clothing, how to put away holiday decorations), and day-by-day or week-by-week plans for projects such as de-cluttering, house cleaning, creating a filing system, overhauling the closet, and more. Martha's indispensable expertise walks you through goal-setting, principles of organizing, useful supplies, and creating systems for ongoing success. A look into Martha's own personal calendars offers a template for scheduling essential tasks. Last, plenty of strategies, how-tos, timelines, and checklists will help you stay organized all year long."--How (and Why) to Use This Book -- Organizing Principles and Provisions -- ORGANIZE YOUR YEAR. January: Establish Healthy Habits -- Put Away Decorations -- Focus on Whole Foods -- Make and Freeze Stocks -- February: Make Valentine's Day Cards -- Bake Heart-Shaped Sweets -- Deep Clean Bookshelves -- Organize Your Linen Closet -- March: Fertilize Beds & Plant Crops -- Go Maple Sugaring . . . -- Deep-Clean Area Rugs -- Use Spring Alliums -- April: Clean and Store Winter Woolens -- Decorate Easter Eggs -- Prepare for Spring Showers -- Grow Rhubarb -- Eat What's In Season -- May: Celebrate Mother's Day Cards -- Refresh Your Bed -- Ready the Grill -- Grow Potted Plants -- June: Set Up a Summer Entertaining Station -- Prep the Kitchen for Impromptu Gatherings -- Craft a Father's Day Gift -- Display Children's Artwork -- July: Bake a Patriotic Pie -- Pack a Picnic -- Grow Tomatoes -- Prepare No-Cook Meals -- August: Build a Sandwich Board -- Grill Corn; Display Travel Keepsakes -- Freshen Beach Towels -- September: Harvest Fresh Herbs -- Swap Out Seasonal Items -- Prepare a Hearty Soup -- Update Apple Pie -- October: Put Fallen Leaves to Work -- Adopt a Shelter Dog -- Craft Halloween Decorations -- Carve Pumpkins -- November: Make and Freeze Pie Dough -- Polish Silverware -- Create Coloring Placements -- Send Guests Off with Leftovers -- December: Deck the Halls -- Make Gifts From the Kitchen -- Bake and Decorate Cookies -- Create Paper Snowflakes --ORGANIZE YOUR HOME. Entryway: Evaluate the Space -- Strategize the Storage -- Hall Closet -- Kitchen: Evaluate the Space -- Sink and Counter -- Kitchen Island -- Shelves & Cabinets -- The Details: Drawers -- Refrigerator & a Freezer -- Pantry -- Pantry Storage Guidelines -- Perishable Guidelines -- Bathroom: Evaluate the Space -- Strategize the Storage -- Cosmetics Storage Guidelines -- Living Room: Evaluate the Space -- Seating and Accent Tables -- Bookcases & Shelves -- The Details -- Finishing Touches -- Bedroom: Evaluate the Space -- Bed & Nightstand -- Closet -- The Details -- Accessories -- Laundry Room: Evaluate the Space -- Strategize the Storage -- Laundry Supplies -- Home Office: Evaluate the Space -- Desk -- Desk Accessories -- Document-Retention Guidelines -- Filing System -- Technology -- Kids' Rooms: Evaluate the Space -- Books & Toys -- Arts & Crafts -- The Details -- Craft Supplies -- Utility Spaces: Evaluate the Space -- Strategize the Storage --ORGANIZE YOUR ROUTINE. Clean: Supplies -- Strategies -- Schedule -- Launder: Supplies -- Strategies -- Schedule -- Garden: Supplies -- Strategies -- Annual Schedule -- Seasonal Schedule -- Home: Supplies -- Strategies -- Seasonal Schedule -- Annual Schedule -- Cook: Supplies -- Strategies -- Schedule -- Entertain: Supplies -- Strategies -- Schedule -- Celebrate: Supplies -- Strategies -- Thanksgiving Schedule -- Christmas Schedule -- Hanukkah Schedule -- Kids: Supplies -- Strategies -- Schedule -- Pets: Supplies -- Strategies -- Schedule -- Wellness: Supplies -- Strategies -- Schedule -- Preventive Health.

The plain Janes /
By Castellucci, Cecil,
When Jane moves to the suburbs and thinks her life is over, she and three new friends form a club to make public art but are soon distracted by romance.The Plain Janes -- Janes in love -- Janes attack back.

Kodiak /
By Miles, Ellen,
While heading to a cabin in the woods for a girls' weekend, Lizzie Peterson and her friends rescue a wild, energetic Malamute stray with a mind of his own, that they try to tame and find a home.

Who is Jackie Chan? /
By Shaffer, Jody Jensen,
Includes bibliographical references (page 108).Who is Jackie Chan? -- Early years -- The China Drama Academy -- On his own -- Kung fu comedy -- Dangerous stunts and near misses -- Jackie in Hollywood -- Blockbuster decade -- Jackie of all trades -- Still dreaming."When Kong-sang was a young boy in Hong Kong, he enjoyed practicing martial arts with his dad but hated going to school. He was eventually enrolled in the China Drama Academy, where he improved his martial arts skills and became a stuntman. That training led to a successful career as an actor. Kong-sang, now known as Jackie Chan, never gave up on his passion for screwball physical comedy. Luckily for Jackie, his determination paid off. His humor and dangerous stuntwork in films like Cannonball Run, Rush Hour, Shanghai Noon, and Karate Kid have made him an international star, and it doesn't look like he'll be leaving the big screen anytime soon"--Ages: 8-12

What is the story of the Wizard of Oz? /
By Anderson, Kirsten
Presents the history of the legendary film, from its creation as a novel by L. Frank Baum and the production of the film to the legacy the cultural phenomenon has inspired.Includes bibliographical references (pages 104-105).

I survived the sinking of the Titanic, 1912 /
By Ball, Georgia,
Includes bibliographical references."Ten-year-old George Calder can't wait to explore every inch of the Titanic, even if his little sister, Phoebe, has to tag along. But when George sneaks away without her and ventures into the first class baggage room, a terrible boom shakes the entire boat. Suddenly, water is everywhere, and George's life changes forever"--Provided by publisher.

The sticky situation /
By Stilton, Geronimo,
"Geronimo and Trap decide to start making organic honey with the help of some beekeepers. When the honey is ready, they face up against the evil Madam No."--

Diary of a dummy /
By Stine, R. L.,
"What do Zoey and Billy Traister do when they find an abandoned ventriloquist dummy in an empty lot? They take him home, of course! As the pair tries to figure out why someone would throw out a perfectly good dummy, they accidentally bring Slappy to life. A night of horror ensues until the siblings put Slappy back into his case. But when they find Slappy's diary and clues that could lead to gold, they'll have to find Slappy's second diary while evading the evil dummy and other terrors."--