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Zombie attack! by Thompson, Lesley.

Zombie attack!

"'Professor Clark's work usually helps people. But this is something new.' Clark's helper--Tasha Kiara--is telling Chaz, a local TV reporter about the Professor's new serum. Then an earthquake hits Clark's California lab, and his serum brings dead bodies in the cemetery alive. Soon the zombies attack!"--P. [4] of cover.

Feb 26, 2015
Wow! stories from real life - a low-beginning, multi-skills text by Hess, Natalie, 1936-

Wow! stories from real life - a low-beginning, multi-skills text

"Adapted, field-tested, and carefully selected from over 5000 news articles and personal experiences, these stories are written at a low-beginning level. Each believe-it-or-not story taps into students' own experiences, hopes, fears, and dreams via a unique and flexible array of exercises, featuring many more activities than you'll find in most books, flexible exercises that allow students to work individually, in pairs, or in groups and at their own levels, "About me" activities that enable eve

Feb 26, 2015
Wildlife photographer by Thomas, William, 1947-

Wildlife photographer

Provides information on wildlife photographers, discussing the hard work and dangers involved.

Feb 26, 2015
What makes America tick? - a multiskill approach to English through U.S. culture and history by Ashby, Wendy.

What makes America tick? - a multiskill approach to English through U.S. culture and history

Feb 26, 2015
What a life!- stories of amazing people. Intermediate by Broukal, Milada.

What a life!- stories of amazing people. Intermediate

Feb 26, 2015
What a life! - stories of amazing people. High beginning. by Broukal, Milada.

What a life! - stories of amazing people. High beginning.

Feb 26, 2015
What a life! - stories of amazing people. Beginning by Broukal, Milada.

What a life! - stories of amazing people. Beginning

Feb 26, 2015
Video game developer by Jozefowicz, Chris.

Video game developer

Describes the work of a video game developer.

Feb 26, 2015
V is for vampire by Thompson, Lesley.

V is for vampire

"'He's great, Vera,' said Angie. When Viktor Sarav takes a job at Ballantine's, Angie and her brother Don - the young owners of the New York fashion company - are pleased. But soon there are strange deaths in the company. Is there a vampire at work at Ballantine's? Vera Donato, a company director with secrets to hide, is against Viktor. But Ed Valdemar, the company lawyer, trusts him. Who is right?"--P. [4] of cover.

Feb 26, 2015
Troy by Bowler, Bill.

Troy

"'I see Troy in flames years from now - because Paris brings disaster to us,' Queen Hecuba says about her son. Paris's father, King Priam, wants to kill him. But Paris lives, and later loves Helen - King Menelaus's queen - from Greece. When Paris brings Helen to Troy, war begins between the Trojans and Greeks. What happens when Paris's brother Hector and the Greek fighter Achilles meet in battle? Who wins the war, and how?"--P. [4] of cover.

Feb 26, 2015
TOEFL iBT premier 2014-2015 by

TOEFL iBT premier 2014-2015

Feb 26, 2015
The sorcerer's apprentice by Bowler, Bill.

The sorcerer's apprentice

"One day, Yukio--a young boy from old Japan--leaves his sister in the country and looks for a job in the town. He finds interesting work there, as a sorcerer's apprentice. But why must Yukio wait to learn magic?"--P. [4] of cover.

Feb 26, 2015
The selfish giant by Wilde, Oscar, 1854-1900.

The selfish giant

'It's my garden,' says the Giant. 'People must understand. Nobody can play here, only me!' So the children leave, and the Selfish Giant puts a wall around his garden. After that, it's always winter there. Later, the Giant feels sorry for a young boy in the snow. He knocks down the garden wall, and the children, and the spring, come back. But where is the young boy now? And how can the Giant find him again.

Feb 26, 2015
The mystery of Manor Hall by Cammack, Jane.

The mystery of Manor Hall

Manor Hall is an old drak house with a mystery. Nobody can go into the music room. But one night Tom and Milly hear something. The noise is coming from the music room. Tom and Milly open the door. Someone in the music room is singing. Tom and Milly are afraid, but they can't move. Can Tom and Milly discover the mystery of Manor Hall?

Feb 26, 2015
The little match girl by Andersen, H. C. (Hans Christian), 1805-1875.

The little match girl

It's a cold winter's day, and a poor little girl can't sell any of her matches to people in the street. She can't go home with no money. But how can she stay warm? That 31st December, the little match girl sees rich people's homes, Christmas trees, and wonderful things to eat. She also remembers her kind grandmother, now sadly dead. Can the New Year make things any better for the poor young girl?

Feb 26, 2015
The last of the Mohicans by Cooper, James Fenimore, 1789-1851.

The last of the Mohicans

Feb 26, 2015
The first flying man by Rawstron, Elspeth.

The first flying man

"The time is the 1630s. Sultan Murat IV rules the Ottoman Empire. Two Istanbul brothers--Hezarfen Ahmet C¸elebi and Lagari Hasan--dream of flying. Which of them can be the first flying man? And what does the Sultan give to the winner of the race?"--P. [4] of cover.

Feb 26, 2015
The cat by Escott, John, author.

The cat

The Cat steals things from houses in Hollywood. He steals from movie stars and nobody can stop him. Or can they? Natalie is a movie star. Nathan is her stand-in. Nathan does all Natalie's stunts in the movie. But when Natalie and Nathan see The Cat driving away from Zak Wakeman's Hollywood home, they both go after him.

Feb 26, 2015
Short takes in fiction - critical thinking, reading, and writing by

Short takes in fiction - critical thinking, reading, and writing

Feb 26, 2015
Rip Van Winkle and The legend of Sleepy Hollow by Irving, Washington, 1783-1859.

Rip Van Winkle and The legend of Sleepy Hollow

"In the first of these stories, Rip Van Winkle sleeps for over twenty years, and then wakes up to a world that he no longer understands. In the other story, Ichabod Crane, the school teacher, meets a headless rider in the middle of a dark night."--P. [4] of cover.

Feb 26, 2015