Space Battle Lunchtime is a hit show broadcast all over the universe, and the new season is about to start! When one of the competing chefs drops out at the last minute, an aspiring baker from Earth, Peony, is offered the chance to compete for fame, glory, and a 20,000 Solarbuck prize. All she has to do is impress the alien judges and beat the other five chefs (also aliens): mysterious Neptunia, sneaky Melonhead, intimidating Jacques, fierce Owline, and Rugged Meatabax. Surrounded by sabotaging contestants and otherworldly ingredients, Peony's got her work cut out for her. Is she ready for the cutthroat world of intergalactic cooking, or has she bitten off more than she can chew?--Back cover.
Setting out to explore the remote Outlands of Crutonia are the brave and multifarious crew of the H.M.S. Gwaniimander, under the command of Captain Quenterindy Quirk--a leader whose confidence exceeds his competence by several lengths of his own bushy tail. Quirk's voyage of discovery is quickly plunged into disaster and mystery, as the expedition encounters carnivorous giants, an unstable sorceress, and a valley of indestructible creatures. With the crew decimated, the ship destroyed, and a malign force plotting worse fortune, can Quirk and his compatriots hold together their royal mission?--Amazon.com.
Feline siblings Mr. Pants and Foot Foot want to join the Rugged Rangers, but first they have to prove they can survive an overnight camping trip with their uncle and cousins--
Anyone would love having the super-scoring robot Java on his soccer team. Well anyone except Java's human cousin, Logan. That's because, up until now, Logan has been the Wombat's top scorer--and he has no desire to share the field with the team's new star player. Especially because Java won't let the other kids get near the ball--never mind score any goals. If it were up to Logan, he would just kick Java right off the field. Because as far as Logan is concerned, there's no I in team, and there shouldn't be a droid on one either--Jacket.
Three ten-year-old girls find a mysterious box in the school library and put some of their own precious things inside. The treasures may lead them to something more: true friendship.
A picture book based on a true story about a young First Nations girl who was sent to a residential school. When eight-year-old Irene is removed from her First Nations family to live in a residential school she is confused, frightened, and terribly homesick. She tries to remember who she is and where she came from despite the efforts of the nuns to force her to do otherwise. Based on the life of Jenny Kay Dupuis' own grandmother, I Am Not a Number brings a terrible part of Canada's history to light in a way that children can learn from and relate to--
It's Dani's first summer vacation and she is staying on an island with Ella, her best friend in the world. Dad is still in hospital but he calls every day, and Ella and Dani stay busy building huts, fishing, exploring, and swimming. Then Dad turns up, but with his nurse too! This is not the visit anyone had imagined and Dani isn't sure her life is happy any more.
Robyn Loxley plans to sieze the opportunity to rescue her parents from the governor's mansion by competing in the Iron Teen contest, although success could bring unwanted attention from Crown.
Two best friends with a flair for adventure use their gardening and art skills to catch a criminal during Dia de los Muertos--
With the UnRaveling threatening to destroy the kingdom, Tod embarks on a dangerous journey to find a new Keystone that may have the power to save the castle and its Magyk.
Gerald the griffin isn't brave enough or fierce enough to fit in with the other griffins of the Enchanted Realm. When he runs away to the human world, he finds himself up to his beak in trouble, friendship, and fun!--
Liz is excited for her sleepover at the museum until she hears some spooky noises that may turn this sleepover into a nightmare.
Historical fiction about two siblings and a friend trying to find a new family and a home after the Great Chicago Fire--
Finding an old map, Gabe and his friends follow clues to a secret chamber beneath San Francisco, where they perform what they think is a friendship ritual before strange events reveal a sinister cult from a parallel realm.
Ava and Dean Squeakerton, mouse siblings who live in the White House, hatch a plan to fulfill Ava's dream of flying by sneaking aboard Air Force One, the president's airplane.
When Mattie Larimore is sent to reform school he uncovers a creepy conspiracy, led by Headmaster Rooney, to fix all the problem children, including Mattie's brother--for good.
On a quest to earn their Scavenger Hunt badge and graduate from Bird Scouts to Eagle Scouts, Speed Bump and his slacker friend Slingshot become trapped inside a shopping mall.
It is Princess Harriet Hamsterbone to the rescue when Heady the hydra's egg is stolen, but her search leads her to a castle accessible only by a rat with a very long tail--
A HIGH-ALTITUDE BLIZZARD, BUBBLING RIVERS OF LAVA, AND BEACHES WITH RAGING SURF; one thing's for sure: The Hawaiian Islands offer no shortage of adventure! Teaming up with fellow explorer, Alana Aukai, thrill-seeking twins Gannon and Wyatt begin an expedition to study rarely visited parts of this Pacific paradise. When an ancient map is found on a drowning archeologist, the explorers shift their attention to uncovering the map's secrets. To their astonishment, they discover that it might lead to one of Hawaii's most puzzling mysteries--the burial place of the islands' most-revered ruler, King Kamehameha the Great! Adding danger to an already perilous journey, someone else is after the map--someone who seems willing to do just about anything to get it. Ages 9+
Star and his nemesis Nightwing will face off in a final, epic battle to determine the fate of all the pegasi--
When Max's soccer team plays the school bully's team, Max must come up with a secret game to calm his Super Fidgets or it may cost his team the championship.
When Max tries to make friends with the new boy at school and everything seems to backfire, Max makes up a secret game to calm his nerves.
While waiting at the doctor's office, Maximus Todd uses his secret game to keep calm so that his new friend will be allowed to visit him at home.
When Maximus Todd, the clever kid who can't sit still at school, invents a game to keep his fidgeting under control, his arch enemy Mandy Beth learns his secret plan and tries to foil it.
When his classmates' robot is stolen just days before the Maker Faire, Myron and his detective partner, Hajrah, have their work cut out for them.--From back cover.
Twelve-year-old Erik Farrell ran away from home and woke up without his memory in a strange and dangerous new world...--Page 4 of cover.
With some help from her siblings and friends, Molly is able to face her OCD and be strong enough to get help for it--
Dash the Mint Fairy uncovers information about her past and family, learning that she might actually be a princess.
After spending his last year at Addison School for the Blind, Ryder will need his sense of humor to help him make the transition to eighth grade at Papuaville Middle School where he is now enrolled to accommodate his parents' new jobs.
The Trolls and Bergens are ready for hug time in this collection of stories.
Little Shaq has always wanted his own kitten, but his parents aren't sure he is responsible enough. When Little Shaq is chosen as his class's Star of the Week, he's sure it's his moment to prove that his parents can count on him. Will Little Shaq be able to show he's ready for his very own pet?--
Martina's always struggled to carve out her place at school, but she finds tremendous excitement in a treasure all her own: a sticker collection that comes to life!
Facing bullying at home and her family being torn apart, Avalon anxiously waits with her best friend, Atticus, for the magical power they are supposed to inherit between their tenth and eleventh birthdays.
In 1940s New Orleans, Fish Elliot is a polio-survivor with a knack for inventing and building things, and his African American neighbor Olympia is a girl with a talent for messing things up, but they are united in an effort to save a starving stray dog they call Liberty--and when Liberty is caged by a nasty farmer, they find an unlikely ally in a German prisoner of war, Erich, who is not much older than the two children.
Utterly average twelve-year-olds Jonathan Murray and Shelley Brown, agents with the League of Unexceptional Children, travel to the United Kingdom to help MI5 capture a rogue teenage spy--
After Suzy Davis gives Brooke a bad hair cut, the Sparkle Spa crew spend a lot of energy trying to convince her to go back out into public again.
After Zack accidentally knocks down Abhi, the new girl at school he is crushing on, during dodgeball, he works to make amends and eventually finds out the true reason for her reticence during the Fall Fiesta-val.
In their second term at Great Rapscott School for Girls of Busy Parents, Ms. Rapscott teaches her students that the path to The Top starts at the Bottom of the Barrel and other silly lessons--
For generations the Charming men have been cursed, but now that the witch Envearia is dead the curse should be broken--however things are complicated at Charming Palace: King Clement is still nasty, Queen Maud has fled with the help of her son, Prince Dash, and Ella Coach (called Cinderella) would rather be at home sewing than living in the palace at Charming Prep school.
When photographs of Peanut the dinosaur appear on the Web, Frank's father arrives in Wyoming with a story about the prehistoric reptile he saw nearby twenty years earlier.
Mary Margaret Miller is going to be a junior bridesmaid, but she is also having problems with school buly Brent Helzinski, and her cousin Eden, aka The Bride, is clashing with her mother about wedding plans.
On her first day in sixth grade Kyle Constantini punches a bully who is bothering Marcy, a deaf classmate--and so begins her tumultuous year at Georgia O'Keeffe Middle School, in a different school than her twin brother, with new friends, new enemies, and the regional NAVS competition to come.
Pretending to have a much more glamorous family life, eleven-year-old Isabella worries that her new friends at a prestigious private school will discover that she is a big fibbing, faking phony.
Fed up with their sports-obsessed school, seventh-grade playwright Olive and her best friend Reynaldo decide to kidnap the school's capybara mascot in an attempt to get more benefits and respect for non-athletes.
Zoe, a foster child, discovers a mysterious gem left to her by her birth mother--a crystal that grants her powers of light. Now Zoe is the Diamond Cadet and, along with a team of action-hero girls, she travels the globe to defeat The Darkness that has possessed her foster parents.--Supplied by publisher.
Twelve-year-old Lizzie Durango lives in a zoo, spending her days taking note of the animals' behaviors, then she meets runaway Tyler Briggs and together they investigate the wolves who are suddenly dying.
When two siblings attend an unusual school, aboard a ship, they make new friends, learn about all things nautical, and become involved in a mystery they feel compelled to help solve--
An unlucky twelve-year-old Norwegian boy named Odd leads the Norse gods Loki, Thor, and Odin in an attempt to outwit evil Frost Giants who have taken over Asgard.
It is 1943, and thirteen-year-old Michael O'Shaunessey, son of the Irish ambassador to Nazi Germany in Berlin, is also a spy for the British Secret Service, so he has joined the Hitler Youth, and pretending that he agrees with their violence and book-burning is hard enough--but when he is asked to find out more about Projekt 1065 both his and his parents' lives get a lot more dangerous.
A girl living in a children's hospital during WWII discovers that a winged horse has entered her world and needs her help--
After twelve-year-old Addison Cooke's uncle unearths ancient Incan secrets in Peru, he is kidnapped by a shadowy organization intent on stealing the treasure unless Addison and his friends can decipher the clues first.
Geronimo travels to London on a secret mission to investigate rumors that someone is trying to steal the crown jewels, but before he can solve the mystery, he must help Trap perform a trick in a magic show.
Twelve-year-old Ben's unexpected success outside the classroom causes the CIA to activate him for a mission to become friends with Jessica Shang, daughter of a suspected Chinese crime boss.
Christopher, Elena, and the other survivors of the attack on their space colony know two things: their victory over the Landers will be short-lived and a new wave of attacks is imminent--
Eleven-year-old Bailey believes in miracles. She has to; it will take a miracle to keep her warring parents together. This summer they are at a Marriage Counselling camp, leaving Bailey and her little brother Kevin with their estranged grandmother in the island town of Felicity Bay. There, an eccentric deposed minister makes a prophecy that a stranger from the sea will change everything. When Bailey discovers a mermaid-shaped piece of driftwood, she begins to believe that the mermaid is this stranger from the sea. Then, when a dolphin becomes stranded on the beach, Bailey forgets her own troubles and rouses the reluctant locals into action. Written in light and lyrical free verse, Shari Greens warm and wistful novel brings Bailey face to face with both hard and beautiful truths about growing up and growing into her own ability to shape the world. --
When Johnny moves house and starts a new school he has to deal with a bully who can't leave him alone. But help comes from an unexpected and surprising source and Johnny's growing power soon puts him in a very special place. A chance encounter with a swan sparks a series of events that result in Johnny playing the lead in a school ballet. His teacher wants him to live the role, and when feathers start sprouting on his chest, Johnny begins to understand his true potential. But will he be strong or brave enough to beat his bullies, take care of his brother, support his mother and find a place for himself amongst all the chaos that is prevailing in his life.
Bored by the lack of crime in Quietville lately, Jimmy's vampire dog, Abby, has chewed up his mother's entire shoe collection, and so his parents have insisted in enrolling Abby in obedience training, and the longer it goes on the more normal (and boring) she becomes--but when mysterious things start happening to Jimmy's lacrosse team, he and his friends (the Crimebiters) realize they need to get Abby back to her crime fighting ways.