Welcome to 2048. Every graduate of the B.E.S.T. Program can receive a bionic enhancement as a rite of passage in this inclusive tween series. For Ace Wells, it is just the beginning of his epic augmentation journey in book one of this near-future sci-fi trilogy. Eleven-year-old Ace Wells's dream has finally come true: he is a new cadet in the B.E.S.T. (Biological Enhancement Systems Technology) Program. Until now, he's been living in the shadow of his superstar brother, Finn--but not for long. This is new Ace! He knows he can make his mark on the world with SuperSoar wings, but on day one, nothing goes as planned. The antagonistic elevator AI Otis, wants to eat his belongings, the physical feats set by his tough-nut coach are impossible, and his celebrity roommates are far from welcoming. It becomes crystal clear that Ace is not prepared to fly--in any sense of the word. As tensions build, Ace has a sinking suspicion that there's something more going on at B.E.S.T. than meets the eye. Will he ever make it to graduation and get the aug of his dreams? Join Ace and find out as he tests his strength and grit in this page-turning middle grade adventure!
Until now, Ace has been living in the shadow of his superstar brother—aka the fastest kid in the world. ... Breaking into this friend group won't be easy, but tenacious Ace will not give up. ... B.E.S.T. WORLD ACE TAKES FLIGHT.
Author: Cory McCarthy
Publisher: HMH Books For Young Readers
Category: Juvenile Fiction
The story of WWII starring the brilliant pilots you've never heard of... the women of the Air Transport Auxiliary (ATA) who battled against the odds to get the air force's planes to the front lines. This coming-of-age tale is perfect for fans of Emma Carroll, Michael Morpurgo and Hilary McKay. October, 1942. When twelve-year-old Billie is out exploring with her pet chicken, she sees a plane crash into a field and is left wondering if the pilot even survived. Determined to find out more, Billie finds a way into the ATA – a group of amazing pilots who defy the odds to get planes from the factories to the front lines – and her life changes for ever. Some of the pilots are men who are too old, or too injured for the air force. But many more are women. Intrepid, inspiring women who show Billie what she might grow up to become. With missions including ferrying turkeys over from Ireland and flying unfamiliar, broken planes, Billie is desperate to help. But piloting fighter planes could turn out to be more than she bargained for...
noticed if one of his ace pilots was a Nazi? Do you suppose the Nazis themselves might have told him not to shoot down so many of their aircraft?' Billie jumped up. 'Oh!' Pauline's eyebrows raised. 'What now?' 'He made this list.
Author: Iszi Lawrence
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Years after leaving their home in the hills of Arkansas to pursue their dreams in the land of opportunity, the three eldest Stuart children are back for a family reunion, but their visit is cut short when an unexpected turn of events forces Lylah and Amos to return to the city as the world is on the brink of war. Originally published as A Time to Die. Reprint.
When she read newspaper accounts of the exploits of the young German flying ace shooting down British and French planes, killing her countrymen, she could not reconcile it with the gentleness of the man she had known back in Germany.
Author: Gilbert Morris
Publisher: Baker Books
"Presents several science projects and science project ideas about animals"--Provided by publisher.
But just before it reaches the floundering plover , the bird takes flight , always in a direction away from its nest . Its return path to its chicks or eggs is never direct but roundabout . The plover's behavior may be innate .
Author: David Webster
Publisher: Enslow Publishers, Inc.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Before he can take flight from the people of the party and the voices of Christmas-- the living and the dead, he calls them-- in the midst of all this yuletide spirit someone commandeers the stereo equipment and the sounds of Motown and ...
Author: Ralph Bland
From her first taste of the air when she joined Bert Hinkler in the cockpit for a joy ride in 1928, Lores Bonney was hooked. With her aviation licence and the support of her husband, she took to Australian and international skies and braved the challenge of long-distance flying. Taking Flight draws from the National Library of Australia’s rich archives and manuscript collection to present the tale of Lores Bonney, the first woman to circumnavigate the Australian continent by air, the first woman acknowledged to fly from Australia to England, and the first solo pilot to fly from Australia to Cape Town, South Africa. Aviation writer Kristen Alexander intimately illuminates the woman behind the audacious pilot, exploring her highs and lows and struggle to gain and maintain her place as one of Australia’s great aviation pioneers.
In Munich, being welcomed by Germany's peacetime ace Elly Beinhorn, a friend of 'Charlie Oolm'. She flew the Messerschmitt Taifun, a fast sports plane—and lived to 100. Amy Johnson—how many new Spitfires did she deliver from the ...
Author: Kristen Alexander
Publisher: National Library of Australia
Use DISC to discover profound hidden patterns of human behavioral style, gain deeper self-awareness, maximize your personal strengths, and influence others more powerfully than ever before! Taking Flight illuminates the proven DISC four-style model of human behavior, and shows how to use it to become a far more effective leader, salesperson, or teacher; revitalize your career; build deeper personal relationships; fully leverage your natural gifts, and empower everyone around you. This student edition contains scenarios and situational examples that are created specifically for today's college students. These are designed to show how the DISC styles can be put to use to become a more effective student, a better teammate, as well as to improve personal relationships. Drawing on their immense experience coaching executives and training world-class organizations, Merrick Rosenberg and Daniel Silvert introduce DISC through a fable that's quick, fun, and easy-to-understand. You'll discover why you "click" with some people and "clank" with others, and what really drives your decisions and actions. You'll learn exactly how to identify others' behavioral styles and choose the best ways to interact with them. You'll walk through creating a personal action plan for improvement -- and then systematically making the most of your strengths, working around your weaknesses, and supercharging your personal performance! If you're already familiar with DISC, this book will help you use it more effectively than ever before. If you're new to DISC, it will change your life -- just as it has for thousands before you!
DISC Action Planning DISC Mapping Part IV: Taking Flight! ... Major DISC and Your Teacher Making the Grade with Group Projects School Stress Ace the Interview and Win the Job Postscript Appendix: Style Combinations Put DISC Into Action!
Author: Merrick Rosenberg
Publisher: FT Press
Category: Business & Economics
Taking Flight synthesizes research on best practices for running centers of teaching and learning, providing practical guidance and resources for educational developers who are looking to open new centers; revitalize an underperforming center; or sustain and enhance an effective center. The authors offer the necessary background, relevant examples, and practical exercises specifically designed to support the sustained vitality of educational development and its role in fostering organizational change. The book is practical in nature, with step sheets, diagrams, and similar materials designed to facilitate reflection and application. The book guides educational developers in enhancing and applying their knowledge, skills and abilities to establish a leadership role which, in turn, will enable them to play a pivotal role in translating visionary strategies into meaningful actions across their respective campuses. An effective, well-managed center for teaching and learning has the potential to benefit its institution’s faculty, staff, students, and community members. Through fostering a productive relationship with campus administration, centers can improve morale, contribute to shaping and achieving institutional learning mission and outcomes, enhance institutional reputation, and make a contribution to the practice of teaching and learning across the academy. The materials in Taking Flight were honed through a series of national workshops developed under the aegis of the POD Network – the professional organization for educational developers in the United States. This book answers a need for a resource for directors and staff of centers that has been identified by leaders in the field. It also provides valuable context for all leaders concerned about student learning and the improvement of teaching.
... as this has happened, indeed sometimes continues to happen, to most of the authors of Taking Flight. ... It should be noted that the American Council on Education (ACE) recently published a faculty development matrix that has ...
Author: Laura Cruz
Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC
Jim Harris and Kurt Grant have loved Cathy Cashman since they were a trio of sixth-graders in Seguin, Texas. As the years pass, they find themselves in the throes of World War II and pledge their allegiance to the Army Air Force, taking to the skies. With Jim behind the controls of a P-38 fighter and Kurt in a P-47 fighter, the backdrop of the South Pacific becomes their place to win her love. As Japanese anda "latera "North Korean fighters fall from the wild blue yonder, will Cathy fall for a pilot and give her heart to a hero of Ace Rivals? Author Charles Heaton Allen, awarded the Teddy Award's 'Best Novel 1996' for Ace Rivals, takes readers on an enthralling, action-packed journey of danger, bravery, and romance. 'What a fine book ...We happily award you the Novels Division Title for the Austin (Tx) Writers' League's Teddy Award.' Angela Smith Excecutive Director, AWL 'Top-notch air combat story ' Colonel H. Greer USAF, retired"
Some seagulls resting on nearby runway beacons and beach debris take flight as the giant plane nose dips three or four times, rocks slightly from nose to tail, then settles into an engine- idling image of silver glory.
Author: Charles Heaton Allen
Publisher: Tate Publishing
From the backyard to outer space, Charles M. Schulz's Peanuts has been charming the world for more than 70 years. In this celebration of Schulz and his beloved work, explore rarely seen sketches, influential comic strips, and collectors' artifacts. Pore over evolving artworks of Snoopy, Charlie Brown, and the gang. Chart the rich history of Peanuts as it grew to become the world's favourite comic, and travel from 1950 to the present day, from California to Japan. Every page of this visual guide is an exhibition to treasure. Discover the enduring and nostalgic charm of Peanuts in this stunning anniversary book. With a foreword by Stephen Colbert. © 2020 Peanuts Worldwide LLC
But what will the Flying Ace do when the war is over? Probably a little barnstorming, Snoopy thinks. CIVILIAN LIFE The retired Flying Ace takes Schroeder to summer camp, with Marcie as the flight attendant. DERRING-DO The Flying Ace ...
Author: Simon Beecroft
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels