The Wish Giver: Three Tales of Coven Tree by Bill Brittain
The narrator Stewart Meade (nicknamed "Stew Meat"), meets a strange man named Thaddeus Blinn in a carnival tent and notices something unusual about him. Stew Meat sees that there are three children in the tent who he recognizes as Polly, Rowena, and Adam. Blinn sells each of them a card with a red spot on it, for only 50 cents each, explaining that all they have to do is to press their finger on the red spot and say their wish and it will come true – exactly as they tell it.
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The Virtual Cave
From the comfort of your keyboard, browse the wonders of the underground! As a caver and photographer for over 35 years, I've shot photos in caves all over the world. This site tells the story of caves in words and pictures: what's in them and how it got there. Because caves are so diverse, I've split them into four underground realms. Grab three sources of light, a helmet, some sturdy boots, and your mouse, and have fun exploring - there's LOTS to see! Please treat all caves with respect as these fragile formations are easily damaged.
The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
He gets in his toy car, goes through the tollbooth, and finds himself in a magical place called the Lands Beyond. Now this is a story. Milo starts by exploring a place called Wisdom and then passes through a region called the Doldrums, where everyone seems to be as bored as he was at home.
The Magic Treehouse
The first Magic Tree House book was published in 1992 — introducing the world to Jack and Annie, a brother and sister who discover a magical tree house filled with books. In Dinosaurs Before Dark, the tree house takes them on their first journey, an adventure in prehistoric times. Since then, the magic tree house has whisked Jack and Annie — and lucky readers! — on many more adventures through time to different places around the world.
CIA Kid's Zone
"Welcome. We're glad you're here to learn more about the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). The CIA is an independent US government agency that provides national security "intelligence" to key US leaders so they can make important, informed decisions. CIA employees gather intelligence (or information) in a variety of ways, not just by "spying" like you see in the movies or on TV (though we do some of that, too). On the following pages, you can read more about us, play some games, and help us solve some puzzles. Throughout this section, you'll also see some top secret things you won't find anywhere else."
Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis
The author of the Newbery Honor winner, The Watsons Go to Birmingham, unfolds the story of an 8-year-old on a Depression-era trek to find the man he believes to be his father. With only his scrappiness and a poster that created a stir with his mother before she died, Bud (not Buddy) sets out from a foster home in Flint, Michigan, in search of a mysterious upright-bass player.
The Diary of a Young Girl
by Anne FrankThe Diary of a Young Girl (also known as The Diary of Anne Frank) is a book of the writings from the Dutch language diary kept by Anne Frank while she was in hiding for two years with her family during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands. The family was apprehended in 1944, and Anne Frank died of typhus in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. The diary was retrieved by Miep Gies, who gave it to Anne's father, Otto Frank, the family's only known survivor, just after the war was over. The diary has since been published in more than 60 languages.
Smart Kit Puzzles and Games
Welcome to Smart Kit.com! Here you will find amazing school-safe games and puzzles that kids will thoroughly enjoy! Parents and teachers love our clever puzzles and games too, since they stimulate thinking, logic, and problem solving. Edu-tainment! Importantly, we make sure all our content is appropriate for school use and family fun. That means you will never find violence, harsh language, or adult situations. The puzzles and games range from fun and easy to hard and tricky. Thanks for visiting!
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