In a world where past, present, and future have collided, Diego and his friends must rescue Diego's father from an evil group of renegades, otherwise their whole existence is threatened--
Moira Moriarty calls upon the clever Sherlock Holmes, her brother James's roommate at school, to help solve the mystery of her father's death, leading them to a secret sect, a rare jewel, and a friendship torn asunder.
On a blustery day in late fall, Hank sneaks into the back of Slim's pickup and finds himself at a neighboring rancher's fall branding...the very neighbor, in fact, who owns the gorgeous Miss Scamper the Beagle! Unfortunately, Miss Scamper has always been a little hard to figure out, and he can't decide if she's crazy about him...or just plain crazy. And, as the day unfolds, it even begins to look like she's angling to land him in a heap of trouble with her pit bull boyfriend, Steel!
In 1923, when New Orleans native and orphan Bobby Lee Claremont boards a train to Chicago, where he hopes to join the criminal element and make a new life for himself, far away from the heavy-handed salvation of the Sisters of Charitable Mercy, he acquaints himself with a group of intriguing and possibly dangerous passengers who cause Bobby Lee to reconsider his plans.
This guide to the Nightmares of Netherworld contains advice on how to beat the most common species of Nightmares and includes their strengths and weaknesses, fun facts, and pro tips.
Flossie persuades her neighbor, Willow, to help her, Billy, and other classmates to make crafts to sell at a fundraiser to buy holiday gifts for needy children, but problems soon arise.
When Christopher Rowe's code-breaking uncovers the true target of an assassination attempt, he and his friends are ordered to Paris to investigate a centuries-old curse on the French throne.
A young girl's characteristic bossiness makes it hard for her to find a partner for a class project, until she decides to befriend a new kid and share well-intentioned, if haphazard, advice on how he can best fit in.
Meet Suee: twelve years old, wears her hair to the left in a point, favors a black dress, has no friends, and she likes it that way! When Suee transfers to the dull and ordinary Outskirts Elementary, she doesn't expect to hear a strange voice speaking to her from the darkness of the school's exhibit room, and she certainly doesn't expect to see her shadow come to life. Then things start to get really weird: one by one, her classmates at school turn into zombie-like, hollow-eyed Zeroes. While Suee investigates why this is happening, her shadow gains power. Soon, Suee must confront a stunning secret that her shadow has been hiding under her own two feet, something very dark and sinister that could put Suee and her newfound friends at risk!
Owen is trapped in a time travel plot-your-own-adventure book, controlled by the reader, and a bizarre fellow prisoner, Kara Dox, might be his only hope for escaping to save Bethany.
Luke Harrison's dad makes horror movies. It's very fun to be around such scary stuff-especially when you have your own monster museum at home. But when two ventriloquist dummies join the collection, things get real creepy. Real-life creepy! Slappy and Snappy can walk and talk on their own.
The seven kingdoms of Dreamside need a legendary hero. Instead, they'll have to settle for Cucumber, a nerdy magician who just wants to go to school. As destiny would have it, he and his way more heroic sister, Almond, must now seek the Dream Sword, the only weapon powerful enough to defeat Queen Cordelia's Nightmare Knight. Can these bunny siblings save the world in its darkest hour...? Sure, why not?--
Continues the adventures of Call and his friends in the Magisterium.
When her parents, the great marine scientists Dr. and Dr. Quail, are killed in a tragic accident, eleven year old Fidelia Quail is racked by grief. But she is forced out of her mourning when she's kidnapped by Merrick the Monstrous, a pirate whose list of crimes stretches longer than a ribbon eel. Her task? Use her marine know-how to retrieve his treasure, lost on the ocean floor. As Fidelia and the pirates close in on the prize, with the navy hot on their heels, she realizes that Merrick doesn't expect to live long enough to enjoy his loot. Could something other than black-hearted greed be driving him? Will Fidelia be able to master the perils of the ocean without her parents - and piece together the mystery of Merrick the Monstrous before it's too late?
Twelve-year-old Maisie feels that she has enough complications in her life: her actor uncle has moved in with her family while he recovers from an accident and her father is not pleased, her grandmother is slipping into dementia but wants to remarry, her mom has been laid off, and her best friend Cyrus, with whom she spends Saturdays watching classic movies, has revealed that he is gay--but Gary, the boy he has a crush on, seems more attracted to Maisie herself.--Provided by Publisher.
Miguel wants to be a musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz. Wanting to prove his talent, he finds himself in the Land of the Dead, where he begins an adventure with a trickster he meets along the way.
Mr. Lemoncello holds a contest for his young friends where they must race to bring interesting facts back to his library--
Snow and Rose search the forest for their missing father and discover there is a sinister magic at work in the woods.
When news breaks of an ancient prophecy that predicts the world will run out of chocolate in six days, it is up to Jelly Welly and her Gran to prevent the chocopocalypse.
When an unexpected package containing an accordion arrives, Eugenia Lincoln tries to get rid of the instrument by selling it, destroying it, and giving it away, but nothing works.
When lights start flickering and temperatures suddenly drop, twelve-year-old Tessa Woodward, sensing her new house may be haunted, recruits some new friends to help her unravel the mystery of who or what is trying to communicate with her and why.--Provided by Publisher.
Princess Gabriella is accustomed to a certain kind of castle life. So when she wakes up one morning in a crowded hut, surrounded by squabbling fairy siblings, it takes all her princess training to maintain her poise and good manners.
Twelve-year-old Ada is a Chimera, one of a number of children born with human and animal DNA thanks to a genetic experiment gone wrong. When she is shipped off to a quarantined school for other kids like herself, she senses that the facility is keeping a secret, which, if discovered, could upend everything the world knows about how Chimeras came into being--
Orphaned and homeless, fourteen-year-old twins Vick and Tara, who is autistic, go up against a crime lord and her four-legged robotic army, with help from their robotic dog, Daisy.--Provided by Publisher.
Charlotte struggles to adjust when her mother moves the family to Walnut Grove, Minnesota, the small, boring town where pioneer author Laura Ingalls Wilder grew up, in hopes of finding inspiration for her writing career.
Thirteen-year-old Ben Ripley is assigned to protect the president from an assassination attempt in his first solo mission, but he may be in over his head.
Welcome to Miss Qiunzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet's Camp for Hardcore Lady Types. The five scouts of Roanoke cabin--Jo, April, Molly, Mal, and Ripley--love their summers at camp. They get to hang out with their best friends, earn Lumberjane scout badges, annoy their no-nonsense counselor Jen. and go on supernatural adventures. That last one? A pretty normal occurrence at Miss Qiunzella's, where the woods contain endless mysteries. Today is no exception. When challenge-loving April leads the girls on a hike up the tallest mountain they've ever seen, things don't go quite as planned. For one, they didn't expect to trespass into the lands of the ancient Cloud People, and did anyone happen to read those ominous signs some unknown person posted at the bottom of the mountain? Also, unicorns--
It's 1937 and a storm is brewing over the town of Ironton, Ohio, and in the home of Pete and Gus Brinkmeyer. The two teenage brothers, once close, struggle with the growing differences in their relationship. Gus is the older and more cerebral brother, a romantic who falls for a girl his family does not approve of. He is also jealous of their father's seeming favoritism toward Pete, the more practical and physical brother. Pete struggles with the loss of his brother's friendship as Gus's jealousy and involvement with the girl drive a wedge between the two. When the Ohio River floods their town and the brothers are separated, each must discover his own strengths to survive and ultimately heal the fracture. Historical novelist Kathy Wiechman looks into her own family's history to create unforgettable characters caught up in a catastrophic, life-changing event. Includes an extensive author's note outlining the history behind the story.--publisher's website.
Sixth-grader Alba is strengthening her left leg after a final surgery to correct her congenital clubfoot. Her friendship with intellectual classmate Levi is threatened when he scoffs at Alba s plans to run in an upcoming cross-country race, and she responds by scorning his theory that the school librarian has discovered a wormhole in her office.
Born to be a tooth fairy, Cory Feathering has been busy proving she's meant for another life -one of matchmaking! It seems like everything is falling into place for Cory. Her uncle Micah is engaged to his perfect match, and she's lucky in love herself with her boyfriend Blue. She's excited to help prepare for the wedding, but when she hears of another marriage on the horizon - her mother's, to a goblin - she knows things might not go quite as planned. The fairy guilds have promised to leave Cory alone, but she knows they still don't agree with her lifestyle, so truly anything is possible. Add to that a witchy match that proves more difficult than usual and an upcoming Battle of the Bands -- all while hiding that she's Cupid! -- and Cory's got her hands full! In the end, will true love conquer all--Amazon.
Nine-year-old Julian almost died when he was born and he believes that he has a special connection to the universe because of that, and he wants to make his two moms and his sister (who turned into a black hole of discontentment when she turned fourteen) happy because he is convinced that soon he will die and travel to the dog star--but now they have moved to Maine and he resolves to also use his uni-sense ability to help Mr. X, their neighbor, who is in desparate need of healing.
The seated child. With a single powerful image, Deborah Ellis draws our attention to nine children and the situations they find themselves in, often through no fault of their own. In each story, a child makes a decision and takes action, be that a tiny gesture or a life-altering choice.--
After tsunami waves sweep over the Imagination Station, it breaks down completely. Patrick and Beth wash up on the shores of Japan on September 1, 1923. The cousins fear if the waters doesn't get them, the earthquake will! Disaster engulfs the city of Tokyo, leaving families and friends separated and desperate. Thanks to a Japanese celebrity and a performing elephant, the cousins escape the worst of the earthquake and aid an abandoned child. The read safety at the famous Imperial Hotel and call on all their courage to prevent more damage and help the helpless.
Charlie Wilde's dad has been abducted by masked figures who might not even be completely human. And it will take more than her incredible bracelet--which gives her powers from the animal kingdom--to rescue him. Luckily, Charlie's friends now have bracelets of their own with all-new abilities...they just have to work through a few issues first. Maria's device has hair-raising side effects. Mac can't wait to hack into his. And their frenemy, Kelly, swears hers is a dud. If Charlie is going to have any hope of saving her dad--and the world--from their beastly foes, she'll have to help her friends master their powers and come together as a team.
Told that they will have to move out of their Harlem brownstone just after Christmas, the five Vanderbeeker children, ages four to twelve, decide to change their reclusive landlord's mind.
The Wild Pack is in high spirits after rescuing Alpha and Beta's pups. Only Storm believes that danger still walks among them and it won't be long before the traitor dog strikes again. She must convince her Packmates to stand together against the most malicious and elusive enemy they have ever known...before terror and doubt tear them apart.
Collects the adventures of such Land of Ooo residents as Finn the Human, Jake the Dog, Cinnamon Bun, Princess Bubblegum, and Marceline the Vampire Queen.
When eleven-year-old Matt must set up a business to save his failing math grade, he overcomes his self-doubt and also gains two friends along the way.
A little pig in a big city leads to lots of trouble! Josie Shilling's family is too big, their cramped city house is too small, and she feels like no one is ever on her side. Then, on Thanksgiving Day, her older brother, Tom, brings home a pink, squirmy bundle wrapped in an old football jersey--a piglet he rescued from a nearby farm. Her name is Hamlet.
While helping on his grandparents' farm, Zach, his best friend Matthew, and neighbor Josie outsmart a tormenting turkey and, in the process, solve a mystery of missing jewelry.
Middle-schoolers Marcus, Theo, and Lu return to the Library to hlep figure out, and fix, what is going wrong at a school in Massachusetts.
When thirteen-year-old Max Tilt happens upon his great-great-great-grandfather Jules Verne's unfinished, unpublished manuscript, The Lost Treasures, he doesn't realize that he's found the answers to all his problems. And Max has a lot of problems--his mother is sick, his father is out of work, and his home is about to be foreclosed on. But when Max and his cousin Alex discover that Verne's last work reveals everything he wrote was fact, not fiction, they realize that the book holds the key to something incredibly valuable. A treasure that can save his house--and maybe his entire family. But Max and Alex aren't the only ones who know about Verne's clues. Spencer Niemend, a strange skunk-haired man who has spent his life researching Verne's works, is bent on reshaping the world with the hidden treasure. To find it first, Max and Alex must go on an adventure that'll take them from the broken remains of an underwater city to the very jaws of a giant squid to the edges of a whirlpool from which no one has ever emerged alive. This is the first book in a new hair-raising, edge-of-your-seat adventure series from master storyteller and New York Times bestselling author Peter Lerangis.
Conscripted into the dangerous Adventurers Guild, best friends Zed and Brock must defend what is left of humanity against terrible monsters in this epic fantasy.--
When Shai Williams, who plans to become a star on Broadway, loses the lead role in the third-grade musical at her performing arts elementary school in Atlanta, she learns an important lesson about adaptability, from her mother, aunt, and grandmother, all actresses.
After a mysterious plague threatens Camelot, Calib and Cecily set off on a voyage to Avalon to find a cure and need to use magic and the help of friends to solve the mystery of the plague and return in time to save Camelot.
Thirteen-year-old Karma lives with her family at their raptor conservation center in Montana. When she has to take her beloved bird, Stark, the gyrfalcon she rescued, back to its owner, she's sorely disappointed. But things get worse when a car accident leaves her father and brother trapped. It's up to Karma--and a runaway boy named Cooper who ends up by her side--to survive the wilderness and find a way to rescue them--
Seven of the eight survivors of the Aero Horizon crash have made it out of the deadly jungle, but the desert into which they have emerged has its own dangers, and they have very little food or water left and no sign of civilization anywhere--meanwhile, one of the survivors is changing, and that may be the greatest threat of all.
Nine months after her adventures in Faerie, Izzy is reunited with her old friends to help find the lost King's Key before an evil witch can use it to steal Changelings who live on Earth.
Magnus and his friends set sail for the farthest borders of Jotunheim and Niflheim in pursuit of Asgard's greatest threat, Loki's demonic ship full of zombies.
In this fourth adventure, Daisy and Posey help a pretty pixie named Twee get to the bottom of a not-so-pretty problem--
As the frightening impact of World War II creeps closer and closer to her door, eleven-year-old Ada learns to manage life on the home front--
By refusing to play Veratrum Games Corp's new zombie game, Bex and Charlie are among the few people immune to becoming zombies, themselves, and capable of stopping the corporation.
Twelve-year-old Milo is stuck spending the winter holidays in a house full of strange guests who are not what they seem-again! He will have to work with friends old and new to uncover clues in search of a mysterious map and a famous smuggler's lost haul--
Thirteen-year-old Nicki Demere is an orphan and a kleptomaniac, making her the perfect girl to portray the Trevors' daughter in witness protection, but she soon learns that the biggest threat to her new family's security comes from her own past.
Young wizard prince Xar, who has no magic, and warrior princess Wish, an outcast, team up on an adventure that brings them to witches long believed to be extinct.
As the newest Keeper of Lost Things, Gertie Milk travels through time to return missing objects to famous figures at key moments in history, following the directives of the B.D.B.U.--a book that contains the knowledge of the world--and searching for clues to her past.
After a time-travel mishap, Harley Quinn, Wonder Woman, Batgirl, and all their friends find themselves stranded in prehistory with some not-so-friendly dinosaurs.
Meet Marge, the mischievous babysitter with rainbow hair who loves to make a mess and bend the rules ... At dinnertime Chef Marge cooks up chocolate soup, and at school Marge the Musician conducts a chaotic concert in the playground! In these three stories, Jake and Jemima have brilliant fun with their new babysitter, but will they manage to tick off all the jobs on Mummy's list?
After an accident that causes his arm to fall off and reattach itself, Sven Trashmouth Carter learns he is a high-tech humanoid created as part of an elaborate plan to destroy the human race.
Even though twelve-year-old Pixie prefers to blend into the background, she might have to step closer to the center of attention when her friend runs for class president and when her mom leaves town indefinitely, leaving her parent's party planning business in need of a British-accented punk mermaid.
When Apophis, the chaos snake, threatens to plunge the world into eternal darkness, siblings Carter and Sadie Kane plan to use an ancient spell to destroy the snake, but first must rely on the murderous ghost of a powerful magician.
In 1928, nine-year-old investigator Lottie, in an effort to be helpful, incorrectly deciphers a spell that allows Egyptian statues to run rampant around the British Museum.
When Mabel's parents leave town without warning, she isn't worried. They're spies, after all. But when her beloved Aunt Gertie is arrested for leading a smuggling ring, then her obnoxious uncle Frank and aunt Stella show up, demanding to be let into the family's private museum, things begin to look fishy. Especially since Mabel hasn't heard from her parents in days. Tackling a mystery like this one is what she has been training for her whole life. Using her self-authored spy rules, will Mabel be able to find her parents and unmask the real criminal before she loses all trust?--Provided by Publisher.
Maverick Falconer is just starting middle school and he wishes he were a hero like his father because maybe then he could deal with his mother's drinking and series of abusive boyfriends, not to mention the kids who bully him in middle school (pretty much the same ones who bullied him in elementary school)--but as the year passes he begins to realize that other kids have problems too, and maybe if they can all survive sixth-grade things will get better.
Here comes kindergarten! A new classroom is exciting -- and also a little scary. Whether your little readers are gearing up for the first day or making their way through the school year, K is for Kindergarten will guide them through all the new experiences, from new teachers and friends to new rules. Silly rhymes and fun activities from A to Z help your kinder kid have the best year ever.--Jacket.