All For One

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All For one - Elise Leonard Series

About Elise Leonard:

Elise was a successful teacher of inner-city kids for over 20 years before starting her writing career. She now lives in Florida.

About This Book:

All for One is the first book of The Smith Brothers series: MEET THE SMITH BROTHERS.
Storyline:

Four Brothers, all adopted, and all in the family business. They decided to open up a detective agency. Will they be able to solve their first case? Can they do it without killing each other? And why do they buy so much air freshener?
Details:

Published: 2009. All the books in this series are 100 pages (+/-). Contains approximately 8,100 words. ISBN: 978-1-935366-12-6. All books are Lexile 1 & 2.
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All That is Red

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All That is Red
by Anna Caltabiano

If you could choose a world without loneliness, without shame, grief, misery, or feeling of any kind, would you, if it also meant that you lost the simple pleasure of a picnic on a sunny day or the joy of falling in love? Would the allure of a comfortable numbness prove too tempting to resist? Could you choose between feeling pain and not feeling anything, ever again?
[spoiler title=”Click for More”]A girl is caught in a world where this choice is fiercely contested. In the cross-fire between the Red and White empires, the feeling and the unfeeling, each bent on the other’s destruction, the girl must choose between emotion and oblivion, joining the ranks with the Reds as they fight to resist the Whites, but all the while struggling with her own desperate ambivalence.[/spoiler]

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NA High School 164 Fantasy 2012 1908775858

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Little Brother

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Little Brother
by Corey Doctorow

Seventeen-year-old techno-geek “w1n5t0n” (aka Marcus) bypasses the school’s gait-recognition system by placing pebbles in his shoes, chats secretly with friends on his IMParanoid messaging program, and routinely evades school security with his laptop, cell, WiifFinder, and ingenuity.

When he ditches school one Friday morning, 17-year-old Marcus is hoping to get a head start on the Harajuku Fun Madness clue. But after a terrorist attack in San Francisco, he and his friends are swept up in the extralegal world of the Department of Homeland Security. [spoiler title=”Click for More”]After questioning that includes physical torture and psychological stress, Marcus is released, a marked man in a much darker San Francisco: a city of constant surveillance and civil-liberty forfeiture. Encouraging hackers from around the city, Marcus fights against the system while falling for one hacker in particular. [/spoiler]

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900L High School 384 Science Fiction 2008 0765319853

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Sabriel

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Sabriel
by Garth Nix

The novel is set in two neighboring fictional countries: To the south lies Ancelstierre, which has a technology level and society similar to that of early-20th century England, and to the north lies the Old Kingdom, where magic works and dangerous spirits roam the land – a fact officially denied by the government of Ancelstierre and disbelieved by most of Ancelstierre’s inhabitants. (Those who live near the border know the truth of it, especially on days when the wind is blowing out of the Old Kingdom.) These dangerous spirits range from undead corpses known as Dead Hands to supernatural beings known as Free Magic elementals.

[spoiler title=”Click for More”]These living Dead are raised by Necromancers, or black magicians, who roam the Old Kingdom or live in Death, using Hands to do their bidding. To remedy the problem of dangerous, living dead, there is always a sorcerer with the title of Abhorsen, who is essentially a Necromancer himself (or herself), only in the reverse; he puts the dead to rest. At the time of Sabriel, it is her father, Terciel, who has the job of controlling the endless dead creatures doing evil deeds around the Wall, especially difficult since a new evil seems to be rising.

Sabriel is joined on her journey back to the Old Kingdom by an ancient Free Magic construct of unknown origin named Mogget. Mogget appears in the form of a white cat and is bound by a red Charter magic collar to serve the Abhorsen. Sabriel is told never to release Mogget’s collar. Sabriel and Mogget take a craft known as a Paperwing to try to find her father. On the way, they are attacked by the Dead. The craft is wrecked, and in order to save herself, Sabriel releases Mogget. The cat reveals himself to be an incredibly powerful Free Magic elemental. It almost kills Sabriel, but she rebinds him with a ring she received from him a few hours before for just such a purpose. [/spoiler]

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880 High School 491 Fantasy 1995 0064471837

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Abarat

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Abarat

by Clive Barker

Candy Quackenbush is tired of her humdrum existence in boring Chickentown, MN. After skipping out on a particularly frustrating day of school, she wanders into an empty field at the edge of town, and suddenly, her life takes a remarkable turn. Through a series of most unusual events, she finds herself transported to Abarat, a magical realm composed of 25 islands, each representing one hour of the day, with the mysterious Twenty-Fifth designated for Time Outside of Time.
[spoiler title=”Click for More”]As she travels around the islands, Candy becomes involved in a power struggle between two ruthless and bitter rivals, Rojo Pixler of Commexo City and Christopher Carrion, the Lord of Midnight. Each man seeks to control the island chain, and Candy may be the deciding factor in its survival or destruction.[/spoiler]


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760L High School 388 Fantasy 2002 0060280921

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Heir Apparent

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Heir Apparent
by Vivian Vande Velde

Fourteen year old Giannine Bellisario receives a birthday gift certificate for the local Rasmussen Gaming Center Virtual Reality Arcade. She enters a Total Immersion Game Room and chooses to play a dangerous new virtual reality game called Heir Apparent. Suddenly, Giannine becomes Janine de St. Jehan, a sheep herder in Medieval England and heir to the dead King Cynric.

[spoiler title=”Click for More”]In this virtual universe, Janine has to play to survive, which is complicated by protesters from The People from the Society to Prevent Cruelty to Children (located in the real world) who are against the game; they create a glitch in Rasmussen’s ability to return her to the real world. Due to their inability to return her, Janine must win the game in order to come back. The only problem is that every time Janine dies, she must restart the game from the first stage.

Eventually, the protesters take over the arcade, damaging equipment that controls Heir Apparent in their destructive wake. Because of this, Janine has to win the game in order to survive, all the while traveling through dangerous worlds, finding treasures, answering riddles, defeating barbarians, ghosts, and even a man eating dragon! Will Janine be able to overcome all these obstacles and make it out of the dangerous VR world of Heir Apparent alive? [/spoiler]


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820L Middle School 315 Fantasy 2002 0152045600

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Alas Babylon

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Alas, Babylon
by Pat Frank

“Alas, Babylon.” Those fateful words heralded the end. When a nuclear holocaust ravages the United States, a thousand years of civilization are stripped away overnight, and tens of millions of people are killed instantly. But for one small town in Florida, miraculously spared, the struggle is just beginning, as men and women of all backgrounds join together to confront the darkness.

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870L High School 323 Science Fiction 1999 0060931396

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