"Give me a dollar or I'll spit on you."..Meet Bradley Chalkers. He's the oldest child in the class. He tells ENORMOUS lies. He picks fights with girls. The teachers say he has 'serious behaviour problems'. And no one likes him Except Carla, the new school counsellor. She thinks Bradley is sensitive and generous, and she even enjoys his far-fetched stories. Carla knows that Bradley could change, if only he weren't afraid to try. Sometimes the hardest thing in the world is believing in yourself...A heartwarming story of isolation, bravery and acceptance from the bestselling author of Holes, Louis Sachar.
"What makes a frog an amphibian but a snake a reptile? Although they share some characteristics, these two animal classes are different and are often confused. What kind of skin covering do the animals have? How do they stay warm? How do they get the oxygen they need to breathe? How are they born? Following in the footsteps of Polar Bears and Penguins, Clouds, and Trees, this latest in Arbordale's Compare and Contrast series has children pondering the similarities and differences between the two animal classes through stunning photographs and simple, non-fiction text"--