Description : SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE! The hilarious story of a boy who leaps into battle when he’s forced to share a room with his grandfather. Peter is thrilled that Grandpa is coming to live with his family. That is, until Grandpa moves right into Peter’s room, forcing him upstairs. Peter loves his grandpa but wants his room back. He has no choice but to declare war! With the help of his friends, Peter devises outrageous plans to make Grandpa surrender the room. But Grandpa is tougher than he looks. Rather than give in, Grandpa plans to get even. They used to be such great pals. Has their war gone too far? WINNER OF TEN STATE READING AWARDS AN IRA-CBC CHILDREN'S CHOICE "Peter tells this story with honesty and humor....By the story's end, Peter has learned much about the causes and effects of war--and human dignity."-School Library Journal "The humor of the story derives from Peter's first-person account and from the reader's recognition of Peter's valiant effort to maintain two mutually exclusive emotions."-The Horn Book Magazine
Description : Lesson plans for using the novel The War With Grandpa in the classroom. Gives teachers curriculum ideas, unit tests, vocabulary and critical thinking lessons.
Description : Novel-Ties study guides contain reproducible pages in a chapter by chapter format to accompany a work of literature of the same title.
Description : Peter was thrilled to hear that Grandpa Jack was coming to live with the family until he learned that Grandpa Jack was going to take over his bedroom and he has to move into the dark, scary guest room on the third floor. Together with his two friends, Peter devises an outrageous plan of what he will do to Grandpa to force him out of his bedroom. Grandpa Jack sees this rival activity as a joke and continues to get even with Peter. Instead of becoming close, Peter and Grandpa have a cruel and rather hurtful relationship developing. Peter learns about the causes and effects of war and how often self sacrifices and discussion are important if harmony and love are to exist in a family. Novel by R.K. Smith. Reproducible chapter questions, plus comprehension questions, a story summary, author biography, creative and cross curricular activities, complete with answer key. 64 pages.
Description : In 1943 Jim Jackson, aged 18, applied to join the Royal Navy and was conscripted into the RAF. After training as a radar mechanic, he was shipped to India. Jim, now aged 93, recounts his journey across Britain's: Jewel in the Crown.
Description : I wrote the book primarily for my kids and grandkids. It was a difficult task for me. It brought back old memories that I thought I had erased from my mind. It took me twelve years to complete it due to the return of some of the memories that are not in the book.
Description : Undeniably, we as a people come from different backgrounds, different religions, and divergent cultures. However, one common thing for those of us who have lost someone significant in our lives is the deep-rooted pain, and heartache death can bring. People are looking for answers, guidance, and want to know if anyone else has experienced a tragedy similar to their own. A Peace After Grief, reaches out to those who grieve dealing with existent issues readers can relate to such as; the death of a parent, child, spouse, student, siblings, and an array of others. The uniqueness of Tristan Watsons A Peace After Grief is not only written in a sensitive manner, but it also reveals the rawest form of emotion and grief felt by those who suffer a loss. An exemption from death is not possible, and for those who have experienced the devastation and tragedy of losing someone, A Peace After Grief, is a must read. This collection of stories is a first step for those who still need to center their grief, and try to come to a place of acceptance. Though the pain and grief may be hard to bear, it is possible to receive a peace after grief.
Description : Chicken Soup for the Veteran's Soul will inspire and touch any veterans and their families, and allow others to appreciate the freedom for which they fought.
Description : The centaurs of Deica's village didn't know what to make of the strange infant born with two legs and no tail. She grew up an outcast; the only bright spot in her life her extraordinary gift with the bow. But when a Serpent attacks her village, Deica flees, beginning a dangerous journey to the center of the Wheel, a journey that will bring her face to face with who she really is and what it means to be "human." The Archer's Flight is the first book in the Wheel series. It was originally told as an interactive storygame on the City of IF web site (www.cityofif.com). Other storygames set on the Wheel continue on the site.
Description : About the book - The War Years World War II was a time of chaos and fear throughout the world. This is a narrative of one family's experience, as seen through the eyes of a child during the trials and tribulations of World War II. This war was so devastating to most of the world, but it held a much different significance for a few kids living in the middle of a military base during the world's struggle between nations. As the world moved around their little community preparing for this terrible war, they lived in the safest place in the world, a military post in the middle of the United States of America. They were close to the tenseness of the soldiers preparing for war, but, in reality, they were only dealing with their own day-to-day experiences. They experienced daily contact with the "frontline" soldiers, moving throughout a military post soon to be in harm's way. This book is how the Author remembers growing up with a military family, and not what he knows now.