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Ages 10-14




The Boys From Brooklyn: The Great Robbery. Salvatore Tomasi. 148 pages. Ages 10-14. Boys won't be able to put down this entertaining story of eight boys getting themselves into all sorts of predicaments. It's the summer of 1974. Nicky and his friends are typical young teenage boys growing up in Brooklyn, N.Y. The summertime living is easy and filled with fun, laughs and drama: Stickball. Johnny on the Pony. The fireworks. Terror in the train yard. Fights. Yes, the summertime living is easy until Tommy dares the boys to do something risky. Something that can screw them up for the rest of their lives. Themes such as friendship, competing, father-son relations, mom's guiding hand, ratting on your friends, and "doing the right thing" unfold in a real life and boy-friendly style. Boys will connect with Nicky, Frankie, Abe, Rob, Tommy, Zach, Victor and Jimmy. They might even learn an important lesson about peer pressure, but don't tell him! In Stock. Was $8.95, now $6.95. Four left at this price.       Add to CCNow Cart
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Branded Outlaw, by L. Ron Hubbard. 114 pages. Ages 12 and up. This is an action filled, fast paced western tale of a gunslinger named Lee Weston, trying to bring his fatherís killer to justice. Lee receives his fatherís desperate letter, pleading for help against the local bad guy named Dodge. When Lee arrives at his fatherís ranch, he finds him dead, and immediately starts hunting down the suspected killer. Lee approaches the sheriff, trying to find out where Dodge is. The sheriff isnít much help, and as Lee gallops off, the shooting starts. Lee barely survives, and is quickly branded an outlaw by the town people, led by Dodge. He hides out, and is nursed back to health by a beautiful and mysterious woman. After Lee regains his strength, he again starts the hunt for Dodge, but starts to suspect he may be looking for the wrong man! Lee is ambushed and manages to survive again. With the help of the sheriff, he sets a trap for the real killers, leading to a rip-roaring shoot-Ďem-up ending that will leave boys breathless. This is a great story for boys that like lots of action and a strong male character. In stock. This book comes with a free, professionally produced, multicast Audio CD! Boys become engrossed by reading the book while listening to the story being told in dramatic fashion, complete with cinema quality sound effects. In Stock. Was $5.95, now $3.95. Five left at this price.
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Spy Killer, by L.Ron Hubbard. 102 pages. Ages 12 and up. This cloak and dagger tale is set in the 1930's in Shanghai, China. Japanese armed forces have invaded China, and American naval forces have been positioned between Japan and China. Kurt Reid is a rough and tough American sailor, wrongly accused of murder. He escapes from his ship and flees to Shanghai. Kurt saves the life of a beautiful and mysterious Russian woman named Varinka, who is not what she appears to be. Kurt is then captured by Chinese intelligence services, and blackmailed into assassinating a Japanese spy. Varinka helps him to escape, but is she setting him up? Set against an exotic locale, this story is rife with action, mystery, espionage and surprise twists and turns. In stock. This book comes with a free, professionally produced, multicast Audio CD! Boys become engrossed by reading the book while listening to the story being told in dramatic fashion, complete with cinema quality sound effects. In Stock $5.95 Add Book and Free Audio CD to CCnow cart




No More Dead Dogs, by Gordon Korman. Comedy. 180 pages. Ages 10-14. This is another story by one of our favorite authors that is funny, entertaining and creative. Wallace Wallace is the 8th grade football star and has one small problem- he is totally honest. His English teacher asks for a report on the novel Old Shep, My Pal in which the dog dies at the end. Wallace tells the truth in his report, which is that the book is boring, predictable and sad, and starts a mini-war between himself and the teacher. He gets detention, and the teacher makes him attend the rehearsals for a play on the same novel. Little by little, Wallace transforms the play from a boring version of the novel into a fun rock musical. The story is loaded with funny dialogue, teen speak, with a bit of drama and mystery sprinkled in. In Stock. $7.95   Add to CCNow Cart





Under the Black Ensign, by L. Ron Hubbard. 108 pages. Ages 12 and up. This is a swashbuckling, action filled pirate tale set in 1680. Tom Bristol's naval career aspirations are brought to a crashing end when he is forced into slave labor aboard the British warship, HMS Terror. Rebelling against the authoritarian rule of the ship's cruel Admiral, Tom refuses an order, and will face one hundred lashes. Just as his punishment is being meted out, the British ship is attacked by pirates, and Tom escapes and joins the pirate crew. Tom once again finds himself in peril. He kills a pirate planning a mutiny, while defending an odd looking stowaway. The pirate leader punishes Tom by marooning him on a desert island, with only three days of food and water. Tom vows to not only survive, but to seek out his enemies and serve his brand of justice on them. This is a fantastic story for boys that like sea faring adventures and pirate stories. In stock. This book comes with a free, professionally produced, multicast Audio CD! Boys become engrossed by reading the book while listening to the story being told in dramatic fashion, complete with cinema quality sound effects. In Stock. Was $5.95, now $3.95. Seven left at this price.
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Freak the Mighty, by Rodman Philbrick. Ages 10-14. 176 pages. An unusual and entertaining drama, intertwined with comedy, inspirational life lessons and heartbreak. Max is an oversized eigth grader with a learning disability and a father imprisoned for murdering his mother. Kevin is a brainy kid with a sharp wit and a terrible disease that has stunted his growth, and put him in leg braces. Life has dealt both of these boys lousy cards, but fate causes their paths to cross. While they are together, their lives change for the better. They form a strong friendship. Kevin the brain helps Max overcome the learning disability he supposedly has. Max becomes Kevinís legs, by carrying him around on his shoulders. Together, they become known as Freak the Mighty. They overcome the bullies, Maxís murderous father, and finally face the awful reality of Kevinís debilitating illness. A poignant story, enjoyed by boys who like a thought provoking story. $7.99. In stock. Add to CCNow Cart



Tangerine, by Edward Bloor. Drama / Sports. 288 pages. Ages 10-14. This is an unusual dramatic story that will draw your son in, right from the beginning. Compelling themes such as sports and rivalries, being ignored because an older sibling is getting all the attention, friendships and doing the right thing, the burning desire to fit in, discovering a haunting secret that has been hidden for too long and empowerment will keep your son turning the pages. 12 year old Paul Fisher, his older brother and football star, Erik, and their parents have just moved to Tangerine County, Florida. The author quickly provides a sense of foreboding with Paul starting to have flashbacks of something painful that happened to him when he was five, resulting in near blindness. Paulís eyesight has improved since then, and he has become an excellent soccer goalie. However, he is still considered to be legally blind, and must wear thick glasses. Erik quickly fits in as the new football star for the high school, and Paul becomes the soccer goalie in the middle school. Surreal events start to occur. Paul is kicked off the soccer team, due to insurance regulations regarding handicapped kids playing sports. After a Florida style sinkhole swallows part of the middle school, Paul is transferred into a nearby middle school, populated with a rougher crowd of students. The story continues to unfold vividly. With some help from Mom, Paul is able to join the soccer team. He earns the respect of his tough new friends, by becoming embroiled in a controversial series of events. Paul continues to have painful flashbacks, finally remembering what really happened to him. A riveting, well told and empowering story, which should leave your son jumping up and down at the end. In Stock. $8.95   Add to CCNow Cart





Holes, by Luis Sachar. Adventure / Drama. 230 pages. Ages 10-14. This is a school classic that boys actually like to read! An original and captivating story about a young teenager named Stanley who is sent to juvenile detention camp for a theft he did not commit. At the detention camp he meets other so called juvenile delinquents named Zero, Magnet and Armpit. They are forced to mindlessly dig holes in the desert. The book is more intriguing and multi-layered than most. There are several engrossing storylines told in the present and a previous time that climax in a very satisfying ending. Your son will be drawn into Stanleyís new world, his ancestors, his new juvenile delinquent friends, as well as his corrupt captors and their hidden agenda. The author skillfully combines adventure, mystery and suspense to produce an entertaining and thought-provoking story that your son will enjoy, and not soon forget. In Stock. $7.99   Add to CCNow Cart






Nothing but the Truth, by Avi. Ages 10-14. 208 pages. This is a school classic that boys actually enjoy reading. The author explores the noble notion of telling the truth in this entertaining story. It is creatively written from the perspective of several different characters in the book, and how each one of them sees the truth. Phillip Malloy is a ninth grader who is on the verge of making the track team. He is failing English, which will prevent him from making the team. Instead of working harder, he blames the teacher. Philip tries to get himself transferred out of the teacherís class, which will solve all his problems. He starts humming the national anthem, while it is played every morning during English class, which breaks the schoolís policy of silence. Philip continues to patriotically hum along every morning, despite pressures from the teacher, assistant principal and principal. The drama unfolds, growing into a local and eventually a national story. The truth is described differently by each of the characters, to try to manipulate events. Philip thinks he has achieved his goal, but the final outcome backfires on him. $7.99 In stock. Add to CCNow cart



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