Bera doesn't ask for much in life. She's a solitary, humble troll, tending her island pumpkin patch in cheerful isolation. She isn't looking for any trouble. But when trouble comes to find her, it comes in spades. A human baby has arrived in the realm of the trolls. Nobody knows where it came from, but Bera seems to be the only person who doesn't want it dead. There's nothing to do it but return the adorable little thing to its own world. Like it or not, Bera has gone and found herself a quest!--Dust jacket.
Pandora's grandmother is a witch! She's a lot of fun, but she gets in a lot of trouble, too, and causes magical mayhem wherever she goes, from a birthday party where the teddy bears come to life to a bus with a flat tire that turns into a circus train and a truly spellbinding Halloween party. In this first book in a new series, readers will find out that life with Granny is always full of surprises!
Long ago in southeastern Alaska, Keet, a ten-year-old Tlingit Indian boy, stows away for a voyage on his father's canoe and soon finds himself caught in the middle of a wild seastorm that carries him far from his home village and, after making land, right in the middle of a dangerous dispute between two Indian clans.
Lost in a strange and endless wood, Wirt and his half-brother Greg befriend a sardonic bluebird named Beatrice who promises to guide them to safety, but with every strange adventure the brothers seem to travel deeper into the wood.
An embarrassing rumor about Lucy spreads at school and she thinks Bruce is behind it so Heidi gets involved and uses some magic to bring the trio of friends back together.
People all over Flinkwater are losing their memories! In a town overflowing with eccentric scientists and engineers, this is nothing new, and Ginger Crump figures it's none of her business. She has her own problems. Like the strange cat that's been following her around-- a cat that seems to be able to read. And the report for school due Monday. And the fact that every digital book in Flinkwater has been vandalized by a fanatical censor, forcing Ginger to the embarrassingly retro alternative of reading books printed on dead trees. But when Ginger's true love Billy Bates completely forgets who she is, Ginger swings into action.~Ginger Crump solves the mystery of why people in her town are forgetting things they should definitely know--
Kit has saved Ankle Snap Alley from the Flealess, but more danger is on the way. It's time for him to step up to fight off Coyote's threat, and to restart the Moonlight Brigade in the process--
Before James grew up to be a ruthless, remorseless villain, he was a curious boy from Boston, with a penchant for trouble and an acid tongue. Thrown into a boarding school against his wishes, James winds up rooming with a most unlikely companion: a lanky British know-it-all named Sherlock Holmes (Lock to his friends). An heirloom Bible, donated by the Moriarty family more than a hundred years ago, has gone missing, and it doesn't take long for the two to find themselves embroiled in the school-wide scandal. The school is on lockdown until it's found, strange clues keep finding their way to James, and a secret society lurks behind it all. It's a brave new reimagining of the Sherlock Holmes series as only master of suspense Ridley Pearson could envision. As Rick Riordan, author of the Percy Jackson series, says, This tale will change the way you see Sherlock Holmes and leave you dying to know more.
When Lia returns after a summer with her aunt, it feels like everything has changed within her group of friends. Everyone just seems more dramatic. When a few white lies are told during a game of Truth or Dare, they make Lia's life very complicated. Is keeping up with her BFFs really worth it?~A few white lies told during a simple game of truth or dare spin out of control and make life very complicated for a girl who returns home at the end of the summer to discover that her friends have become estranged and drama-prone.
When he is banned from his school's soccer team for an infraction he didn't commit, Noah must find his own way to enter the Schools' World Cup tournament and joins up with an unlikely cast of teammates, St. Mary's School for Girls.
Middle-schooler Bryan wakes up to find that his life has become a video game, with bullies to beat, races to run, puzzles to solve, and much more at stake.
Meet the students at Puppy Academy a team of plucky puppies learning to be working dogs. Scout wants nothing more than to be a police dog, just like her mom and dad. But when she fails her test, Scout isn't sure she'll ever earn her badge until, that is, a sausage thief strikes. It's up to Scout to catch the culprit and save the day--
When Dory's best friend learns to read before she does, Dory retreats into her wild imagination and finds herself in the middle of one of the babyish books she is struggling to read where she encounters imaginary friends and enemies--
Chuck the woodchuck is a skilled sculptor in wood, and he has won the Best of the Forest art contest three years in a row, but this year he faces a serious challenge from a newcomer, Scooter Possum.
Archer has four important role models in his life--his dad, his grandfather, his uncle Paul, and his favorite teacher, Mr. McLeod. When Uncle Paul and Mr. McLeod get married, Archer's sixth-grade year becomes one he'll never forget.--
A biographical novel in verse of three different girls in three different time periods who grew up to become groundbreaking scientists--
Join Dawn, Bismark and Tobin as they set out to investigate the source of a violent jolt that fractures the earth! Along their journey, the Nocturnal Brigade meets an unfamiliar reptilea tuatara named Polyphemawho reveals that a giant beast caused the destruction and will soon strike again. Polyphema with her special insights, is the only one who can help the Nocturnal Brigade stop this fearsome predator& but can she be trusted? With help from an owl, the jerboas, and some kiwis, the animals set a trap since surrender is not an option against this relentless beast --
After his grandfather mysteriously dies, eleven-year-old Horace is given a strange gift--a stone beetle. Horace discovers that he is the heir to an order of time-keeping guardians and finds himself transported back in time to the ancient Egyptian city of Amarna-Provided by the publisher.
A dog with unusual communication talents loses his poet owner before rescuing two children trapped in a snowstorm and leading them to the poet's cabin, where the children explore the memories that the poet has left behind.
Other than their first names, Naomi Marie and Naomi Edith are sure they have nothing in common, and they wouldn't mind keeping it that way. Naomi Marie starts clubs at the library and adores being a big sister. Naomi Edith loves quiet Saturdays and hanging with her best friend in her backyard. And while Naomi Marie's father lives a few blocks away, Naomi Edith wonders how she's supposed to get through each day a whole country apart from her mother. When Naomi Marie's mom and Naomi Edith's dad get serious about dating, each girl tries to cling to the life she knows and loves. Then their parents push them into attending a class together, where they might just have to find a way to work with each other--and maybe even join forces to find new ways to define family.
After witnessing a bank robbery, Andy is recruited by a secret organization that finds and eliminates evil.
This book was never meant to exist. No one needs to know the details. Just know this: there's a Merry, a Larry, a missing tooth, and a teachers' strike that is crippling Timmy Failure's academic future. Worst of all, Timmy is banned from detective work. It's a conspiracy of buffoons. He recorded everything in his private notebook, but then the manuscript was stolen. If this book gets out, he will be grounded for life. Or maybe longer. And will Timmy's mom really marry Doorman Dave?
Keet knows the only good thing about moving away from her Alabama home is that she'll live near her beloved grandfather. When Keet starts school, it's even worse than she expected, as the kids tease her about her southern accent. Now Keet, who can 'talk the whiskers off a catfish,' doesn't want to open her mouth. Slowly, though, while fishing with her grandfather, she learns the art of listening. Gradually, she makes her first new friend. But just as she's beginning to settle in, her grandfather has a stroke, and even though he's still nearby, he suddenly feels ever-so-far-away. Keet is determined to reel him back to her by telling him stories; in the process she finds her voice and her grandfather again. This lyrical and deeply emotional novel-in-verse celebrates the power of story and of finding one's individual voice.--Publisher's website.
After a curious robot named Blip lands on a strange planet, he begins an exciting journey in search of a friend--
If you're a fan of the show, or just someone who likes to be confused, delighted, and horrified (in that order!), then you're in luck!--Jacket.
A terrible crime forces Lockwood to turn to Lucy for help, setting them on the trail of dark secrets at the heart of London society. Both professionally and personally, their investigation stirs up forces they may not be able to control. . .--
In their third trip through the enchanted library, Cleo and Evan land in The Werewolf's Curse where Evan is promptly bitten by a werewolf, and the two need to find the cure--and the next key--before the full moon rises and Evan becomes stuck in this horror story forever.
Twelve-year-old Charlie and his friends are in new danger as a visitor from the Netherworld is in Cypress Creek and is intent upon connecting the two worlds. It is up to them to stop that from happening or risk losing all that they've ever known--
Judith stopped talking long ago when Mom left her in the care of beloved Aunt Cora. Going back into a regular fifth-grade classroom won't be easy, but she has her Dog and new friend who will help her through--
There's a fine line between real life and video games in this engrossing novel that's part Kathryn Erskine's Mockingbird, part Patrick Ness's A Monster Calls. Severkin is an elf who slinks through the shadows of Wellhall's spiraling stone towers, plundering ancient ruins and slaying mystical monstrosities with ease. He's also a character in a video game--a character that twelve-year-old Nick Reeves plays when he needs a break from the real world. And lately, Nick has really needed a break. His mother had an incident at school last year, and her health has taken a turn for the worse. Nick is convinced his mother's illness has been misdiagnosed, but no one believes him. His only escape is the online world of Wellhall, where, as the elf character Severkin, he can face any problem. But when Nick finds himself fighting alongside another elf who reminds him of someone he knows in real life, his worlds begin to collide. . . .
Caitlin, the only young person living on Middle Island, finds Perijee, a tiny alien, on the beach and he becomes her secret friend, but Perijee's rapid growth is a big problem.
When Snail's bucket home is turned over, a ladybug takes him on a journey through the vegetable garden, discovering delicious new foods while encountering new animals.
All Annabel Craven wants is to be normal. But that's hard to do when ghosts keep texting her. And keeping her secret from her nosy new stepsister isn't going to be eas. When a ghost girl named Harper who begs Annabel to help her rejoin the living, Annabel warns her that it's impossible. Once you're dead, you can't just start living again... or can you?
During a frightening trip spent in airplanes and airports between Seattle and San Francisco, eleven-year-old Gracie and her two cousins Charlie and Eddie get involved with sinister characters, identical flight bags, and an assault on an innocent old lady.
Maisie sets out to uncover the true identity of the new lodger at her gran's boarding house and uncovers a more complicated--and dangerous--mystery than she could have imagined--
Will has no choice. His father drags him along on a wilderness adventure in the footsteps of legendary explorers Lewis and Clark--whether he likes it or not. All the while, Will senses that something about this trip isn't quite right. Along the journey, Will meets fascinating strangers and experiences new thrills, including mountain cliffs, whitewater rapids, and a heart-hammering bear encounter. It is a journey into the soul of America's past, and the meaning of family in the future. In the end, Will must face his own, life-changing test of courage. A father-and-son journey along the Lewis and Clark Trail--from Fort Mandan to the shining sea--offers readers a genre-bending blend of American history, thrilling action, and personal discovery.
Sofarende is at war and the army is paying families well to recruit children, so if twelve-year-old Mathilde or her best friend Megs is chosen, they hope to help their families but fear they will be separated forever.
Self-proclaimed middle school expert and campaign manager Max Corrigan offers advice and practical tips on how to run for class president and win votes, including the essential skills needed to make a viral video, trade your lunch in the school cafeteria, and put a positive spin on any situation.
After moving to Echo City, Charles finds himself at the mercy of the town's monsters, but lucky for him there is Margo Maloo, monster mediator.
When Ultron attacks, destroying Avengers Tower, the feud between Iron Man and Captain America splits the team.
The appearance of a mysterious new girl in school stops her classmates cold. Black Friday shopping gets out of control for a mother and daughter. And stands full of screaming and shouting Bleacher Weenies are about to make the ultimate sacrifice--Provided by publisher.
A retelling of Jack and the Beanstalk on the unusual planet Yipsmix, where every resident has synesthesia, including Jaq, who travels through a wormhole to Earth, where he must rescue a fellow Yipsmixer with the help of a kind Earthling giant.
Every day, nine-year-old Yasmin borrows a book from Book Uncle, a retired teacher who has set up a free lending library next to her apartment building. But when the mayor tries to shut down the rickety bookstand, Yasmin has to take her nose out of her book and do something. But what can she do? The local elections are coming up but shes just a kid. She cant even vote! Still, Yasmin has friends her best friend, Reeni, and Anil, who even has a black belt in karate. And she has grownup family and neighbors who, no matter how preoccupied they are, care about what goes on in their community. Then Yasmin remembers a story that Book Uncle selected for her. Its an old folktale about a flock of doves trapped in a hunters net. The birds realize that if they all flap their wings at the same time, they can lift the net and fly to safety, where they seek the help of a friendly mole who chews a hole in the net and sets them free. And so the children get to work, launching a campaign to make sure the voices of the community are heard.
When twelve-year-old Nick runs away from his uncle's in the middle of a blizzard, he stumbles onto a very opinionated bookstore. He also meets its guardian, the self-proclaimed Evil Wizard Smallbone, who calls Nick his apprentice and won't let him leave, but won't teach him magic, either. It's a good thing the bookstore takes Nick's magical education in hand, because Smallbone's nemesis--the Evil Wizard Fidelou--and his pack of shape-shifting bikers are howling at the borders. Smallbone might call himself evil, but compared to Fidelou, he's practically a puppy. And he can't handle Fidelou alone.
Catrina and her family have moved to the coast of Northern California for the sake of her little sister, Maya, who has cystic fibrosis--and Cat is even less happy about the move when she is told that her new town is inhabited by ghosts, and Maya sets her heart on meeting one.
In a magickal world of floating tiers, mischievous dragons, and endless bureaucracy, Anne and her friends embark on a Rightful Heir Quest to claim her place in the Hierarchy and escape horrible consequences--
The story of twelve-year-old Alice, a misfit who is ignored by her own family and shipped off to boarding school. She'd love a friend, and one day she rescues mysterious Millie Maximus from drowning in a lake. Millie, it turns out, is a Bigfoot, part of a clan that lives deep in the woods. Alice swears to protect Millie and her tribe, and the two girls try to find a place where they both fit in.--
Working in separate worlds to stop the awakening Wyrm, Conor, Abeke, Meilin, and Rollan find support in a strange group of allies but will have to work quickly to locate an ancient trap that could bring about the end of the war.
Using original slave auction and plantation estate documents, contrasts the monetary value of a slave with the priceless value of life experiences and dreams that a slave owner could never take away--
A twelve-year-old girl raised in a foster village is returned to her biological parents, and discovers home is not what she expected it to be.
Selfish and lazy, fourteen-year-old Nils learns kindness and wisdom after he is bewitched into an elf-sized boy and carried off by a barnyard goose to join the migration of wild geese across Sweden to Lapland.
Lizzie is shocked to see that Aunt Amanda has returned home from her vacation with an injured puppy. Bonita is a street dog with a hurt leg. Lizzie and her friends decide to raise the money for the puppy's operation. Will Lizzie be able to help this sweet dog?
Mike and Kate must solve a mystery during a World Series between the Cubs and the Red Sox when someone starts ruining equipment, getting players in trouble, and even stirring up an old baseball curse.
To ensure the fate of the planet, Spider-Man and the Avengers enter a competition that pits them against their greatest foes.
A bus crash gives four very different middle schoolers odd super powers, and although they wouldn't normally be caught dead together, they must pool their powers to find out what happened to them.
Twelve-year-old Tommy Gallagher, the bravest and toughest football player on the field, faces his biggest battle ever when his father, a Boston firefighter, is fatally injured while rescuing a child.
William must solve a witch's riddle in order to save his family and end a centuries-long curse.
The scene: New York City. The dazzling lights cast shadows that grow ever darker as the glitzy prosperity of the Roaring Twenties screeches to a halt. Enter a cast of familiar characters: a young girl, Samantha White, returning after being sent away by her cruel stepmother, the Queen of the Follies, years earlier; her father, the King of Wall Street, who survives the stock market crash only to suffer a strange and sudden death; seven street urchins, brave protectors for a girl as pure as snow; and a mysterious stock ticker that holds the stepmother in its thrall, churning out ticker tape imprinted with the wicked words Another . . . More Beautiful . . . KILL.