Papers, Poetry & Prose

An Anthology of Eighth Grade Writing

Papers, Poetry & Prose

Papers, Poetry & Prose offers a reminder to all of us that dealing with life as a teen can be an emotional, difficult, and challenging. It also reminds us that friendships, new experiences and growing up is an amazing experience. Sit back reflect and remember your teen years as these students share theirs. No celebrities here, just dedicated young writers exercising their voices. Papers, Poetry & Prose is a teenage perspective on life. Eighth grade students from Pierce Middle School in Waterford, Michigan open their writer's notebooks and inspire other teens to pick up their pens and write. They take on topics that are funny, sad, creative and difficult. The ideas range from tiny hurdles that are faced in daily life, to obstacles that no one should have to face. The writings include poems, memories, stories and insights. The writing presented is created through a writer's workshop format which allowed the students to choose their own topics, revise and peer edit as well as share their ideas and work along the way.

A Royal Experiment

The Private Life of King George III

A Royal Experiment

The Times Best Books of the Year • The Sunday Times Best Books of the Year The New Statesman Book of the Year selection by Lucy Hughes-Hallett BBC History Magazine Book of the Year selection by Helen Rappaport "A masterpiece . . . . [T]his heartbreaking narrative of family dysfunction and royal sacrifice is an absolute page-turner." —Amanda Foreman, author of Georgiana: Duchess of Devonshire "[A] fascinating, story-filled account . . . . Each story is a revelation." —Jenny Uglow, The Guardian The surprising, deliciously dramatic, and ultimately heartbreaking story of King George III's radical pursuit of happiness in his private life with Queen Charlotte and their 15 children In the U.S., Britain's George III, the protagonist of A Royal Experiment, is known as the king from whom Americans won their independence and as "the mad king," but in Janice Hadlow's groundbreaking and entertaining new biography, he is another character altogether—compelling and relatable. He was the first of Britain's three Hanoverian kings to be born in England, the first to identify as native of the nation he ruled. But this was far from the only difference between him and his predecessors. Neither of the previous Georges was faithful to his wife, nor to his mistresses. Both hated their own sons. And, overall, their children were angry, jealous, and disaffected schemers, whose palace shenanigans kick off Hadlow's juicy narrative and also made their lives unhappy ones. Pained by his childhood amid this cruel and feuding family, George came to the throne aspiring to be a new kind of king—a force for moral good. And to be that new kind of king, he had to be a new kind of man. Against his irresistibly awful family background—of brutal royal intrigue, infidelity, and betrayal—George fervently pursued a radical domestic dream: he would have a faithful marriage and raise loving, educated, and resilient children. The struggle of King George—along with his wife, Queen Charlotte, and their 15 children—to pursue a passion for family will surprise history buffs and delight a broad swath of biography readers and royal watchers.

Great British Eccentrics

Great British Eccentrics

An entertaining guide to the most eccentric characters from British history

The Case of Missing Person Sam McHarold

The Case of Missing Person Sam McHarold

What starts out as a simple missing person case reported by the strangest family that our department ever encountered, quickly becomes a worldwide drug smuggling caper. With the aid of Reserve K-9 Butch; F.B.I.; D.E.A.; U.S. Marshalls and Interpol Agents, our local detectives solve one of the most bizarre cases ever encountered by our department. They are responsible for breaking up the largest and longest running drug smuggling operation ever encountered. Wanna be a detective and help Butch find Sam McHarold? When you come across a clue, highlight the clue. Gather the evidence and try to answer the questions at the end of each chapter. You may find that each chapter may provide more questions than answers, but don’t worry, if you gather enough clues, you will be able to answer the questions as the story continues.

Creation of a Family

Creation of a Family

Steve Daly wasn't born to kill. It just worked out that way. But after a career as an elite soldier in the military as a member of a squad that didn't officially exist, he wanted to do something a little different. But what could a man with no training or skills beyond the art of war do in the real world? How could such a man hope to make a fresh start? A fluke of fate and $70 million might do the trick. Join Steve as he uses his newfound riches to discover what is really important in life: connecting with other people, changing lives, and making a real difference in a community desperate for a little hope. As it turns out, Steve really wasn't born to kill. He was born to love, and the family he builds helps him learn and grow and become the person he hoped he always would be.

The Alex Crow

The Alex Crow

“Andrew Smith is the Kurt Vonnegut of YA . . . [Smith’s novels] are the freshest, richest, and weirdest books to hit the YA world in years.” —Entertainment Weekly Skillfully blending multiple story strands that transcend time and place, award-winning Grasshopper Jungle author Andrew Smith chronicles the story of Ariel, a refugee who is the sole survivor of an attack on his small village. Now living with an adoptive family in Sunday, West Virginia, Ariel's story is juxtaposed against those of a schizophrenic bomber and the diaries of a failed arctic expedition from the late nineteenth century . . . and a depressed, bionic reincarnated crow. From the Hardcover edition.

The Cambridge Economic History of Modern Britain

The Cambridge Economic History of Modern Britain

This is a readable and comprehensive account of British economic history from 1700 to 1860.

Creepella von Cacklefur #1: The Thirteen Ghosts

Creepella von Cacklefur #1: The Thirteen Ghosts

This NEW Geronimo Stilton series spinoff stars spooky, silly Creepella von Cacklefur! Creepella von Cacklefur and her niece, Shivereen, visit scary Squeakspeare Mansion. There they meet Bobby Squeakspeare, a descendent of the famouse writer, William Squeakspeare. Will the spooky rooms and ghosts they find inside the mansion be friendly--or frightening?