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Have some fun with everyone's favorite monkey, Curious George.
Curious George Color Fun
Curious George explores the amazing world of colors in this bright book with a rainbow surprise at the end!
Curious George Dinosaur Tracks
George is taking pictures of wild animals and their tracks for his photo collection. While looking for the fawn his friend Bill spotted, he finds an unusual set of tracks. George thinks he has discovered dinosaur footprints; which would make the perfect addition to his collection! In hopes of getting a photo, he attempts to lure the dinosaur with food, but quickly remembers that some dinosaurs are not friendly. Eventually George discovers the real culprit behind the tracks and it's not what he expects!
Curious George Cleans Up
George is excited about his new rug, but happiness gives way to dread when he accidentally spills grape juice on it. George tries everything he can think of to clean the stain, with hilarious results!
Curious George Takes a Trip
Curious George and his friend are going on vacation on an airplane. At check-in, the ticket clerk gives George a toy airplane to play with, but he soon loses it and has a few adventures trying to find it again. What an exciting start to his vacation!
Reader's guides to the most popular classic literature, featuring study guides that showcase plot, characters, and settings to promote understanding
Packed with action and vivid portrayal of human relationships, Shakespeare's Macbeth traces the bloody climb to power and tragic ruin of a fate-plagued king. Count on CliffsNotes on Macbeth to carry you through the rise and fall of a cast of characters that includes a cruel and ambitious warrior, his wicked wife, and a trio of witches who have wormed their way into audiences' hearts since William Shakespeare first presented their prophecies about 300 years ago. Show your classmates – and your grade-granting teacher – that you're in the know with English literature. You can't miss with scene summaries, plot explorations, language simplification, and insights into the author's life and times. Other features that help you study include: a brief synopsis of the play, a character map to help you see relationships among the characters, critical essays on major themes and stage productions, an interactive quiz to test your knowledge, and essay topics and practice projects. Classic literature or modern-day treasure – you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.
Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray
In CliffsNotes on The Picture of Dorian Gray, you explore Oscar Wilde’s great works about narcissism, rife with symbolism and classic themes. Here, you meet Dorian Gray and discover his secret pact with the devil to stay young and handsome, and the subsequent destruction of his soul. This study guide carefully walks you through Dorian’s story by providing summaries and critical analyses of each chapter of the novel. You'll also explore the life and background of the author, Oscar Wilde, and gain insight into how he came to write this novel. Other features that help you study include: a list of characters, glossaries to define new and unfamiliar terms, critical essays about Oscar Wilde’s views and life, a review section that tests your knowledge, and a list of online resources for more study. Classic literature or modern-day treasure — you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.
Twain's A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
In CliffsNotes on A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, you dig into Mark Twain's notably caustic account of a culture clash in medieval society. Transported back in time from the nineteenth century, the story's central character attempts to introduce "modern" changes to his new place in the sixth century. This study guide follows the action from chapter to chapter with commentaries that bring sense to the entertaining satire. Other features that help you figure out this important work include: life and background of the author, introduction to and synopsis of the book, summaries of each chapter within the work, a review section that tests your knowledge and suggests essay topics. Classic literature or modern-day treasure — you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.
Stevenson's Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
CliffsNotes on Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde explores the double life of a man whose persona swings from honorable and distinguished to repugnant and repulsive. Following a fascinating character study, this study guide provides summaries and commentaries for each chapter within the nineteenth-century novel. Other features that help you figure out this important work include: a look into the life of the author, Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson, character list and expanded analysis plot summary that shares an overview of the novel, review questions and suggested essay topics, and a selected bibliography. Classic literature or modern-day treasure — you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.
CliffsNotes on Dracula digs into the story of a count who survives by sipping the blood from living (and unsuspecting) donors. Following the hauntingly frightful tale of vampires and victims, this study guide provides summaries and commentaries for each chapter within the nineteenth-century novel. Other features that help you figure out this important work include: a look into the life of the author, Bram Stoker, character list and plot synopsis, an essay exploring the influence of German Expressionism on the American horror film, a list of Dracula film productions, with ratings for each, and suggested discussion questions. Classic literature or modern-day treasure — you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.
Get your Swagger on at the Dairy Queen and shoot some Night Hoops. Or just read these books by some great authors Carl Deuker, Roland Smith, Catherine Murdock, Gary Paulsen.
It's the last inning of a high school baseball game between arch-rivals Oak Grove and Compton. Center fielder Luke "Wizard" Wallace steps up to the plate--and is hit by a beanball, a wild pitch that shatters his skull, destroys the vision in his left eye, and changes his life forever.
Levi was simple, like a child. It was the best thing about him, and it was the worst, too. When high school senior Jonas moves to Seattle, he is glad to meet Levi, a nice, soft-spoken guy and fellow basketball player. Suspense builds like a slow drumbeat as readers start to smell a rat in Ryan Hartwell, a charismatic basketball coach and sexual predator. When Levi reluctantly tells Jonas that Hartwell abused him, Jonas has to decide whether he should risk his future career to report the coach.
Victoria Secord, a fourteen-year-old Alaskan dogsled racer, loses her way on a routine outing with her dogs. With food gone and temperatures dropping, her survival and that of her dogs and the mysterious boy she meets in the woods is entirely up to her.
Front and Center
"After five months of sheer absolute craziness I was going back to being plain old background D.J." But it turns out other folks have big plans for D.J. Like her coach. College scouts. All the town hoops fans. A certain Red Bend High School junior who's keen for romance and karaoke. Not to mention Brian Nelson, who she should not be thinking about! Who she is done with, thank you very much. But who keeps showing up anyway...
In this gripping story, wrestling dominates the lives of two young men. Ivan Korske and Bobby Zane come from very different backgrounds--yet they both have the drive, determination, and commitment of a champion. And both are determined to have successful wrestling seasons despite having to grapple with their own demons.
Packed with Newbery Winner and Honor books. Reaching Out won the Pura Belpre Honor Award.
Catherine, Called Birdy
Catherine, a spirited and inquisitive young woman of good family, narrates in diary form the story of her fourteenth year--the year 1290. A Newbery Honor Book.
The King's Fifth
In this deeply affecting novel Scott O'Dell envelops the reader in the heroic world of the conquistadors - a world that is at once somber and many-colored. Though they may have been ruthless, these steel-helmeted young men of Spain lived their lives on the very edge of eternity with style and uncommon courage.
A Single Shard
In this Newbery Medal-winning book set in 12th century Korea, Tree-ear, a 13-year-old orphan, lives under a bridge in Ch'ulp'o, a potters' village famed for delicate celadon ware. He has become fascinated with the potter's craft; he wants nothing more than to watch master potter Min at work, and he dreams of making a pot of his own someday. When Min takes Tree-ear on as his helper, Tree-ear is elated - until he finds obstacles in his path: the backbreaking labor of digging and hauling clay, Min's irascible temper, and his own ignorance. But Tree-ear is determined to prove himself even if it means taking a long, solitary journey on foot to present Min's work in the hope of a royal commission . . . even if it means arriving at the royal court with nothing to show but a single celadon shard.
You've never met anyone quite like Rufus Moffat. He gets things done, but he gets them done his way. When he wants to check out library books, Rufus teaches himself to write...even though he doesn't yet know how to read. When food is scarce, he plants some special "Rufus beans" that actually grow...despite his digging them up every day to check on them. And Rufus has friends that other people don't even know exist! He discovers the only invisible piano player in town, has his own personal flying horse for a day, and tours town with the Cardboard Boy, his dearest friend-and enemy.
Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy
It only takes a few hours for Turner Buckminster to start hating Phippsburg, Maine. No one in town will let him forget that he's a minister's son, even if he doesn't act like one. But then he meets Lizzie Bright Griffin, a smart and sassy girl from a poor nearby island community founded by former slaves. Despite his father's-and the town's-disapproval of their friendship, Turner spends time with Lizzie, and it opens up a whole new world to him, filled with the mystery and wonder of Maine's rocky coast. The two soon discover that the town elders, along with Turner's father, want to force the people to leave Lizzie's island so that Phippsburg can start a lucrative tourist trade there. Turner gets caught up in a spiral of disasters that alter his life-but also lead him to new levels of acceptance and maturity.
Sports stories of determination and hard work, adventures of a pig explorer, a future catalog of bird parts and instructions, and a raven. Lots of great reading!
From Hardships to Championships
Many of the baseball greats overcame huge challenges to be sports heroes - here are five inspiring stories of men who did just that. Baseball is considered America's pastime, but not all players grew up living the American dream. Babe Ruth, Jim Peirsall, Torii Hunter, Ron LeFlore, and Joe Torre sure didn't. Poverty, abuse, and addiction are a few of the issues they had to deal with as kids, but they turned their lives around to play the game they loved.
In Pinky Pye, the Pye family adds another member. A furious black kitten abandoned on their doorstep endears itself to the whole family--even Ginger--and foreshadows another addition to the Pye family that will change their lives forever.
More Than a Horse
As Leanne adjusts to life in Arizona, she discovers that she enjoys helping children with special needs, develops a special relationship with a horse, and has her first romance with a boy.
Stories of bravery and self-sacrifice from well known athletes who have served in the military. Ted Williams, Boston Red Sox outfielder. Rocky Bleier, Pittsburgh Steelers running back. Carlos May, Chicago White Sox outfielder. Pat Tillman, Arizona Cardinals defensive back who turned down a multi-million dollar contract to join the military after 9/11 and was later killed in Afghanistan.
Young Arabel's life is changed forever when her father, a taxi driver, brings home an injured bird he finds in the street. This wacky raven eats everything in sight, answers the telephone by squawking "Nevermore!" and causes chaos wherever he goes--but Arabel loves her new feathered friend, whom she names Mortimer.
Have some fun with everyone's favorite monkey, Curious George.
Curious George Good Night Book
There is so much to do at bedtime: cleaning up, taking a bath, telling stories, playing peek-a-boo, and more. Will George ever get sleepy?
Curious George Builds a Home
When Curious George meets a homing pigeon, he decides that his home, with improvements, would be perfect for his new friend. This picture ebook explores the concepts of planning and design.
Curious George Snowy Day
Curious George ventures out into the snow for the first time and finds out how difficult it is for a little monkey to walk in deep snow! With the help of friends, he learns all about skiing, sledding, and snowshoeing and puts his new knowledge to use when he rescues a farmer's pig that had become stranded during the snowstorm!
Curious George and the Kite
Curious George loves a good windy day. There are many things he can practice flying like a kite. Now if only he doesn't get too carried away! This early reader explores the concepts of flight and experimentation.
Curious George Plants a Seed
Curious George watches Jumpy the squirrel bury an acorn in the yard. Upon learning that Jumpy is storing food for later, George decides to do the same. The man with the yellow hat comes home to find the kitchen empty and its contents buried in the yard! It's time to teach George about what things grow and what don't. George finally gets it right when he grows a beautiful sunflower from a seed.