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Code Blue 99 : A Miraculous True Story! (signed)

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Code Cracking for Kids: Secret Communications Throughout History, with 21 Codes and Ciphers

Code Cracking for Kids: Secret Communications Throughout History, with 21 Codes and Ciphers

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People throughout history have written messages in code and ciphers to guard and pass along closely held secret information. Today, countries around the world enlist cryptanalysts to intercept and crack messages to keep our world safe. Code Cracking for Kids explores many aspects of cryptology, including famous people who used and invented codes and ciphers, such as Julius Caesar and Thomas Jefferson; codes used during wars, including the Enigma machine, whose cracking helped the Allies gather critical information on German intelligence in World War II; and work currently being done by the government, such as in the National Security Agency. Readers also will learn about unsolved codes and ciphers throughout history, codes used throughout the world today, though not often recognized, and devices used over the years by governments and their spies to conceal information. Code Cracking for Kids includes hands-on activities that allow kids to replicate early code devices, learn several different codes and ciphers to encode and decode messages and hide a secret message inside a hollow egg.
Cody and the Fountain of Happiness

Cody and the Fountain of Happiness

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"It's hard not to cheer for Cody, with her sunny disposition and penchant for optimistic similes. . . . A deep, satisfying reading experience." -- Kirkus Reviews

For whimsical Cody, many things are beautiful, but nothing so much as the first day of summer vacation. She doesn't want to waste one minute of it. Meanwhile, teenage brother Wyatt is moping over a girl, Mom is stressed about her new job, Dad is off hauling chairs in his long-distance truck, and even camp has been closed for the summer. Just when all seems lost, Cody bumps into a neighborhood boy looking for a runaway cat. With a new friend and a soon-to-be-found cat, Cody is on her way to the fountain of happiness.

Cody and the Mysteries of the Universe

Cody and the Mysteries of the Universe

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Not everything turns out to be as it first appears when Cody and her best friend, Spencer, navigate a neighborhood mystery and the start of a new school year.

Cody's best friend, Spencer, and his parents are moving in with his grandmother right around the corner, and Cody can't wait. For one thing, Cody needs Spencer to help solve the mystery of the never-seen Mr. Meen, who lives on the other side of the porch with a skull-and-crossbones sign in the window and an extermination truck out front. How's Cody to know that a yellow jacket would sting her, making her scream "Ow! Ow!" just as they start spying? Or that the ominous window sign would change overnight to "Welcome home," only deepening the mystery? In this second adventure, Spencer's new-school jitters, an unexpected bonding with a teacher over Mozart, and turf-claiming kids next door with a reason for acting out are all part of Cody's experiences as summer shifts into a new year at school.

Cody and the Mysteries of the Universe

Cody and the Mysteries of the Universe

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"Brimming with charm, delight, and a diverse cast of characters." -- Booklist

In Cody's second neighborhood adventure, her best friend, Spencer, is moving in around the corner. Cody can't wait: she needs Spencer to help solve the mystery of the never-seen Mr. Meen, who lives on the other side of the porch with a skull-and-crossbones sign in the window and an extermination truck out front. Spencer's new-school jitters and the turf-claiming kids next door -- who have their own reasons for acting out -- make this year's shift from summer into a new school year extra-confusing for Cody -- and extra-delightful.

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Cody and the Rules of Life

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Doing the right thing can be hard! When prized possessions start going missing, Cody gets a crash course in the most important rules of all -- the rules of life.

In Cody's life, many things are hard to predict. Like why her older brother, Wyatt, is obsessed with his new bicycle called the Cobra, or why her best friend Pearl suddenly wants to trade favorite toys. Pearl says she will trust Cody with Arctic Fox because Cody is a trusty person. But Cody doesn't want to give up her beloved Gremlin, and she regrets it as soon as she hands him over. When the Cobra goes missing, Cody has to decide for herself who is trusty and who is not. If only she had Gremlin to talk to! Surely Pearl wouldn't mind if she secretly traded back . . . it's not stealing if it belonged to you in the first place, right?

Cold Air Return

Cold Air Return

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�Eugene, at twelve, discovers that he can listen in on the grownups. A cold air return register in his bedroom, tied to ducts within the walls of his house, is a portal to the adult world around him. But that world puts severe demands on his innocence, suddenly forcing him to face concerns more mature than he is, and, ultimately, to confront the person within him. Cold Air Return is to be enjoyed on many levels. It is about tradition, prejudice, discovery, sex, and cultural values. The story explores who we are, probing the essence of family, camaraderie, community, love, and even baseball.� �Nancy Dunham, former non-fiction editor of The Heartland Today
Commemoration: What Do You Do When Your Kingdom Is Under Attack?

Commemoration: What Do You Do When Your Kingdom Is Under Attack?

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What do you do when your kingdom is under attack? Grandville and Juliette Stubbs have weathered the tumultuous storms that have rocked their world as a result of the shocking and tragic death of their eldest daughter, Jessica and imprisonment of the head of their household. The Commemoration, which is the sequel to the blockbuster novel, The Anniversary, picks up right where the compelling debut novel left off. As Grandville grapples with the complexities of adjusting to his transition home from prison, resuming his relationship with his wife, and dealing with the challenges of fatherhood, he is mindful of preserving his mental health.In The Commemoration, Grandville and Juliette's love remains solid as they deal with the upcoming anniversary of Jessica's death. Its lasting impact on their family, the possibility that Juliette's missing first cousin Melinia may be a victim of human trafficking, and a health threat for one of their children sheds light on a host of secrets threatening the Stubbs' family sense of synchronicity. Shortly after the onset of this chain of events, Juliette is forced to confront the demons due to her past choices and is sent spiraling into the depths of her own behavioral health battle.The Commemoration is a story chronicling one couple's fight against tragedy, family secrets, tremendous loss, and a host of tough decisions. During this complex journey, will their trust in God and each other foster the forgiveness and understanding they need or will the secrets of their past cause their kingdom to fall under attack?
Company of Demons

Company of Demons

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The brutal murder of a friend leaves lawyer John Coleman stunned and sends shockwaves through the city of Cleveland. The technique of the killing recalls memories of the Torso Murderer, who dismembered at least twelve people decades ago and then vanished--eluding even legendary crime fighter Eliot Ness. Jennifer, the victim's beautiful daughter, hires John to handle her father's estate, and romantic feelings for her soon complicate his already troubled marriage. When John finds himself entangled with a cold-blooded biker gang, an ex-cop with a fuzzy past, and the drug-addicted son of the dead man, he struggles to make sense of it all.
​But he cannot shake a growing sense of dread.
Concrete Kids Online

Concrete Kids Online

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