Middle School Survival Kit: Free eSampler [NOOK Book]

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This free eSampler packed with action and adventure is a must for middle school!

Be sure and snag this free eSampler to help you survive middle school with some action and adventure!

This collection features excerpts from: Doctor Proctor’s Fart Powder by Jo Nesbo; The Unwanteds by Lisa McMann; The Hunter Chronicles: Return to Exile by ...
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Overview

This free eSampler packed with action and adventure is a must for middle school!

Be sure and snag this free eSampler to help you survive middle school with some action and adventure!

This collection features excerpts from: Doctor Proctor’s Fart Powder by Jo Nesbo; The Unwanteds by Lisa McMann; The Hunter Chronicles: Return to Exile by E.J. Patten; City of Orphans by Avi; Waiting for Magic by Patricia McLachlan; and Nicholas St. North and the Battle of the Nightmare King by William Joyce.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781442449992
  • Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
  • Publication date: 10/4/2011
  • Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 75
  • Sales rank: 10,219
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author

Avi
Avi is the author of more than fifty books for children and young adults, including the 2003 Newbery medal winner Crispin: The Cross of Lead. He has won two Newbery Honors and many other awards for his fiction. He lives with his family in Denver, Colorado. Visit him at Avi-Writer.com.
Lisa McMann is the New York Times bestselling author of the Wake trilogy, Cryer’s Cross, Dead to You, the Visions series, and the middle grade dystopian fantasy series The Unwanteds. She lives with her family in the Phoenix area. Read more about Lisa and find her blog through her website at LisaMcMann.com or, better yet, find her on Facebook (Facebook.com/McMannFan) or follow her on Twitter (@Lisa_McMann).
William Joyce does a lot of stuff—films, apps, Olympic curling—but children’s books are his true bailiwick (The Numberlys, The Man in the Moon, Nicholas St. North and the Battle of the Nightmare King, Toothiana, and the #1 New York Times bestselling The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, which is also an Academy Award–winning short film, to name a few). He lives with his family in Shreveport, Louisiana.
Jo Nesbø is the most successful Norwegian author of all time. He has sold more than 19 million books, which are published in forty-seven different languages globally, and he is widely recognized as one of Europe’s foremost crime writers. The author of crime fiction and short stories, the Doctor Proctor adventures are his first children’s books.
E.J. Patten was born Arizona and grew up with a love of stories, thanks to his parents’ ownership of a video store. He received a BA in Media Arts and an MBA from Brigham Young University, and he lives with his wife and three children on a small hill overlooking a large lake in a Utah town.
Patricia MacLachlan is the author of many well-loved novels and picture books, including Sarah, Plain and Tall, winner of the Newbery Medal; its sequels, Skylark and Caleb’s Story; Edward’s Eyes; The True Gift; Waiting for the Magic; White Fur Flying; and Fly Away. She lives in western Massachusetts.

Biography

Born in Manhattan in 1937, Avi Wortis grew up in Brooklyn in a family of artists and writers. Despite his bright and inquisitive nature, he did poorly in school. After several academic failures, he was diagnosed with a writing impairment called dysgraphia which caused him to reverse letters and misspell words. The few writing and spelling skills he possessed he had gleaned from his favorite hobby, reading -- a pursuit enthusiastically encouraged in his household.

Following junior high school, Avi was assigned to a wonderful tutor whose taught him basic skills and encouraged in him a real desire to write. "Perhaps it was stubbornness," he recalled in an essay appearing on the Educational Paperback Association's website, "but from that time forward I wanted to write in some way, some form. It was the one thing everybody said I could not do."

Avi finally learned to write, and well! He attended Antioch University, graduated from the University of Wisconsin, and received a master's degree in library science from Columbia in 1964. He worked as a librarian for the New York Public Library's theater collection and for Trenton State College, and taught college courses in children's literature, while continuing to write -- mostly plays -- on the side. In the 1970s, with two sons of his own, he began to craft stories for children. "[My] two boys loved to hear stories," he recalled. "We played a game in which they would give me a subject ('a glass of water') and I would have to make up the story right then. Out of that game came my first children's book, Things That Sometimes Happen." A collection of "Very Short Stories for Little Listeners," Avi's winning debut received very positive reviews. "Sounding very much like the stories that children would make up themselves," raved Kirkus Reviews, "these are daffy and nonsensical, starting and ending in odd places and going sort of nowhere in the middle. The result, however, is inevitably a sly grin."

Avi has gone on to write dozens of books for kids of all ages. The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle (1991) and Nothing but the Truth (1992) were named Newbery Honor Books, and in 2003, he won the prestigious Newbery Medal for his 14th-century adventure tale, Crispin: The Cross of Lead. His books range from mysteries and adventure stories to historical novels and coming-of-age tales; and although there is often a strong moral core to his work, he leavens his message with appealing warmth and humor. Perhaps his philosophy is summed up best in this quote from his author profile on Scholastic's website: "I want my readers to feel, to think, sometimes to laugh. But most of all I want them to enjoy a good read."

Good To Know

In a Q&A with his publisher, Avi named Robert Louis Stevenson as one of his greatest inspirations, noting that "he epitomizes a kind of storytelling that I dearly love and still read because it is true, it has validity, and beyond all, it is an adventure."

When he's not writing, Avi enjoys photography as one of his favorite hobbies.

Avi got his unique nickname from his twin sister, Emily..

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    1. Also Known As:
      Avi Wortis (full name)
    1. Date of Birth:
      December 23, 1937
    2. Place of Birth:
      New York, New York
    1. Education:
      University of Wisconsin; M.A. in Library Science from Columbia University, 1964
    2. Website:

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2012

    Not a rip off just poor organization.

    This book is a sampler they show a sumery of a book then they show you the first chapter of the book they just gave you a sumery on. This is ment to help you find books for your age for me I did find a book I liked so it isn't a rip off just a misunderstanding, but it could have better organization.

    36 out of 55 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2012

    Great for soon to be middle schoolers !

    Ilooooooooved this is book it is not very long and it has some REALLY good tips <3

    25 out of 38 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2012

    Great

    Dont judge a book by its cover! If you do you shouldnt have a nook! Its a god book! It just short!

    15 out of 25 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2012

    ????????????????????????????

    VERY confusing, don't waste your time on it

    11 out of 27 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2012

    Blah Blah

    That was not middle school survival tips at all

    10 out of 27 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2012

    No summary

    Why does this not have a summary? I am going into middle school and it would have been nice to read it :(

    10 out of 30 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 9, 2012

    CheerleaderHaley

    After reading the reviews I have seen this book is TERRIBLE so I will not recomend this book to anyone.
    DO NOT READ!!!!!!!

    9 out of 20 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2012

    Sucks

    I wish i could give it no stars.

    9 out of 28 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 19, 2011

    Goooooooooooooooo buy it

    Love it

    9 out of 22 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2011

    Hmmm... we Hmmm... well it It wasn't too bad

    I liked the book, and the stories were good, but i didnt really see how it was vrelated to middle school. It was still okay though:)

    8 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2012

    Funny Realization

    I find it hilarious that most - not all - of the reviewers call the book a piece of crap and complain about all the spellig errors and punctuation problems when they can't even spell half the words that they are writing correct.

    7 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2012

    ?....

    Umm....
    Tell me how this is a rip off? Its free?!?!
    So...
    If its such a "rip off" then delete it from your home page!
    THERE! Problem solved!;)

    6 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 10, 2012

    Explanation

    This isn't a guide. It was just samples of good books for middle school age kids.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2012

    Read the book!!!!!

    It give me great advice for middle school!!! I am only 11 years old,but i am going to middle school, so this gives awesome advice. I AM NOT SCARED OF U MIDDLE SCHOOL! I think.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2012

    It changes to a completly different topic!

    Worst book ever!!

    5 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 2013

    Ok then

    This has nothing to do with middle school it just sugguest books you may like if your in middle school.


    Oh and middle school is not hard to survive but here are some tips on how to survive:

    1. establish great friends.

    A great friend is some one who gets you( example understands your jokes dirty or not) and you have stuff incoman with them like playing sports, loving the same movies,books,ect. But one of the best qaulities a great friend has is you like hanging out with them. I mean it's great and all to like the same stuff but if you can't stand being around them then don't be come friends with them there is no point in making yourself misrable.

    2. On the first day of middle school if you don't know where you are going ask one of those teachers in the halls. Don't be afraid everyone does it! There is no point in being late to class that is way more akward than asking for directions.

    3.Try not to be late to class because that is akward.This is what happens usally you walk into a classroom late "room turns deadly quiet and everone turns to stare at you while you make the walk of akward sclince over to the teacher to tell them why you where late".

    4.how to make walking into class less akward
    A)You can just say"wow its quiet in here"while walking to the teacher to fill the scilence so its less akward.
    B) make sure you have the pass ready then quickly go to your seat then so that the attention of the class will quickly go back to the teacher.

    5.Don't under any sircomstances procrastanate! If you do then your screwed because you end not doing your home work . In class the teacher will proably ask every one to get there homework out then you don't have it and it is soooo terribly akward not to have your homework because then the teacher will ask you were it is then you will have to make up a lie or tell them the truth.people normaly do the first one. Just saying.



    And that concludes those tips for now if you have any more questions feel free to ask them and I will try to answer them best I can to the knolewge I have.

    Thanks,
    -B.F.

    P.s. My reaspons might not come right away I have a life you know.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 16, 2012

    O

    Middle school is easy! You don't need this book"

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 12, 2012

    Waste of Time!

    I read 1 page and stopped reading! Where were the survival tips? I want to learn how to survive middle school, not a prison!

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 4, 2012

    Anonymous

    It doesnt have anything to do with middle school or school at all. Didnt even finish it.

    3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2012

    Hello viewers

    Hello, if u r reading this please note that this book os amazong , please also note that this book maybe botlring to some ofu viewers so o begg please readthis book

    Thankyou and have a nice day!

    3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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