The drowsy Dormouse named Bernard Pepperlin of Lewis Carroll's Wonderland has been trapped in time subjected to an endless tea party with the Mad Hatter and others. One day a girl in a blue dress crashes the Hatter's tea party, the Dormouse feels more awake than he has in a long time. When the Hatter shoves him into a porcelian teapot painted with the New York City's skyline, he's thrilled to be transported to a maginficent new world where clocks are working. Soon he learns that the Pork Pie Gang of weasels is preparing to hold a concert that will stop time for the metropolis's residents. He must not--cannot--fall asleep as he is destined to save a magical world outside of Wonderland by foiling this nefarious plot. Bernard recruits the help of a streetwise cat, escaped pets living in Manhattan's underworld, and a troupe of cockroach musicians and tap dancers.
Indira Story grew up in Origin, yearning to be the hero of her own story, but after finally being chosen to attend Protagonist Preparatory, she learns that side characters can be heroes, too.
Ophelia von Hairball V of Burglaria, international kitty of mystery, is always fishing for a new mission im-paws-ible. When a thief steals a dangerous artifact from its vault, the Furry Feline Burglary Institute (FFBI) puts Ophelia in charge of stealing it back. But when the cat's away, the dogs will play. The Central Canine Intelligence Agency (CCIA) is hot on her tail--and they want the artifact for themselves! Ophelia will need some dashing disguises, great gadgets, and even a robo-dog to save the world in style!--Back cover.
Jackson, code-named Secret Agent 00Zero, and his inventor-friend, Quigley, both penguins, must prove Uncle Bryn is innocent of robbery before the Frosty Bureau of Investigation locks him away forever.
Surviving their first winter after the Monster Apocalypse was no easy feat, yet Jack and his buddies waste no time springing to action against some of the nastiest, most evil monsters around. When Jack discovers his Louisville Slicer has new, otherworldly powers, he's thrown into epic training to find out what kind of destruction the blade can wield. But between fighting off zombies, fleeing from strange, glowy Vine-Thingies erupting from the ground, and squeezing in a video game session or two, there's barely time left to figure out what's wrong with their buddy, Dirk, who's been acting weird any time he's around the undead. When an unexpected villain appears, can Jack and his friends save themselves--and the rest of the world--from cosmic domination?
Rinn has grown up the Tea Dragons that inhabit their village, but stumbling across a real dragon turns out to be a different matter entirely! Aedhan is a young dragon who was appointed to protect the village, but fell asleep in the forest eighty years ago. With the aid of Rinn's adventuring uncle Erik and his partner Hesekiel, they investigate the mystery of his enchanted sleep... but Rinn's real challenge is to help Aedhan come to terms with feeling that he cannot get back the time he has lost.
The CIA forces twelve-year-old Charlotte Charlie Thorne, a rebellious genius, to use her code-breaking skills on an epic global chase to locate Einstein's last equation before dangerous agents discover it and unlock the solution to harnessing energy.--
When the new teacher announces all 3rd graders must read in front of everyone on Parents Night, Trevor Lee and his best friend take action before his secret of not being a good reader gets out.--
Queenie the cat has a BIG problem. And for once, it's not the slobbery, overly-excited creature who also lives at Blackberry Hill Inn. Sweet Lady Emsworth, the neighbor's prize cow, has disappeared, meaning no morning cream for Queenie. And when Queenie's not happy, NO ONE is happy . . . Things aren't looking great for Arthur the dog, either. His beloved humans, twins Harmony and Bro, are distressed about the strange activity in their town. Mysterious hi-tech people are suddenly very interested in nearby Catastrophe Falls, bills are piling up at their mom's inn . . . and now the twins might be hiding a fugitive?! Arthur is desperate to help but for some reason, no one seems to think he's up to the task. (Could that be because he can't remember what happened more than ten seconds ago? Surely not!) Can Arthur save the day-and become a hero in Queenie's eyes--without making a disastrous splash?
Fearing that her humiliations will follow her to high school, Pipi McGee decides to right the wrongs of her early education and save others from being bullied.
A young boy volunteering at a retirement home finds a stray dog and notices that it revives decades-old memories for a bitter resident. The boy bonds with the resident as he listens to stories about growing up in Saskatchewan during the Great Depression. Thanks to his new friend and his canine companion, the elderly man is able to pass away peacefully, immersed in fond memories of his youth.--
Follows Lily, Robert, and Malkin the mechanical fox as they race around steampunk, Victorian London trying to solve a mystery involving the criminal mastermind Jack of Diamonds and a family heirloom.
Catwad and Blurmp are back and ready for more adventures! In this newest collection of hilarious stories, the dynamic feline duo explore fine art, travel to an alternate reality where the world has become extraordinarily dumb, get into gaming, and more! From monsters under Blurmp's bed to all the reasons you should NEVER eat salad, this newest volume of Catwad has something for everyone!--
When a chance purchase leads to a quest for missing constellations, the ponies find themselves in the path of Cosmis, their most galactic villain yet.
The Vanderbeeker children, ages six to thirteen, race to help save their mother's baking business from closure after it fails an inspection.--
Pavi teaches other foster children how to navigate the system, so when she learns a young girl is being placed with a terrible foster family, she recruits friends to help save her.--
Raina wakes up one night with a terrible upset stomach. Her mom has one, too, so it's probably just a bug. Raina eventually returns to school, where she's dealing with the usual highs and lows: friends, not-friends, and classmates who think the school year is just one long gross-out session. It soon becomes clear that Raina's tummy trouble isn't going away... and it coincides with her worries about food, school, and changing friendships. What's going on?
Fifth-grader Ronnie and Ms. Lernin tour the Cenozoic Era, where they encounter three kinds of mammals--monotremes, marsupials, and placental mammals--and other animals with which they shared the Earth.
Who is Gretchen Oyster? The discovery of a series of mysterious handmade postcards distracts Hartley from trouble at home. A poignant novel for fans of Rebecca Stead and Holly Goldberg Sloan. Hartley Staples, near-graduate of middle school, is grappling with the fact that his older brother has run away from home, when he finds a handmade postcard that fascinates him. And soon he spots another. Despite his losing interest in pretty much everything since Jackson ran away, Hartley finds himself searching for cards in his small town at every opportunity, ignoring other responsibilities, namely choosing a topic for his final project. Who is G.O. and why are they scattering cards about the town?--
When a young child finds her great-great grandfather Wilhelm's journal detailing his voyage across the Atlantic as an emigrant sailing from Bremerhaven, Germany to America in 1872, she is transported back in time. The journal entries capture young Wilhelm's hopes of escaping poverty, the adventure and poignancy of leaving behind all that is familiar, the wonders of life on the open sea, the work of the sailors, the daily struggles of sleeping in steerage, sea sickness, insect infestations, and boredom, but also the children's games and sense of community on board. And finally, the big day comes as the Columbia reaches the port of New York! Sidebar facts throughout offer insights about navigational tools, seamen's knots, sea creatures, and more in this historical picture book about the great age of emigration and life aboard a sailing ship.--Amazon.
After almost having her superpowers discovered while rescuing a toddler from a sinkhole, Meg decides that she needs a disguise so she can help people while protecting her identity. But when more sinkholes start appearing out of nowhere, Meg may have to put aside her costume dilemma and risk being exposed in order to save the day!--
Baby Bear and Goldilocks contentiously relate the events of an action-packed week in the Enchanted Forest when Goldilocks stays with the three bears waiting for the Big Bad Wolf to leave.
Koko Dodo's cookie shop is facing some stiff competition from an evil robotic dodo, and a giant sea monster starts destroying the town, but Didi Dodo has some daring plans.
Murph Cooper and the Super Zeroes are looking forward to a quiet second year at The School--where children with superpowers learn to develop and control their abilities--until a supervillian in a top-secret prison demands to see Kid Normal.--
Since their mother died five years ago, Willa, her younger brothers, and her father have lived in the wilderness, in a log cabin they built. They survive on food they grow and animals they hunt. Every year they have struggled a little bit more to survive. Now, with winter approaching and her father becoming more reckless, Willa wonders if they will live to see spring. She also knows her father will never agree to leave. When her father goes on a hunting expedition by himself, Willa convinces her brothers that they must make the four-day journey down the Yukon River to Fort Yukon to get help. But first, they'll need to survive the treacherous trip...and all the while, their father is on their trail.
Cousins Mike and Kate investigate when someone tries to stop the Cooperstown team from participating in the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.
When Marion and the other members of the Critter Club plan a ski weekend, they meet a snow bunny on the slopes, but Marion's kitten, Ollie, scares the bunny away.
As Judy and the rest of the Virginia Dare Bookworms prepare for the Book Quiz Blowout competition against second- and third-grade readers, her team discovers the other group has a fourth-grader and worry about their chance of winning sets in.
But nothing is normal as long as the Triple T Token is hanging around his neck. Plus, Derek claims he’s stumbled upon some troubling information, and now a suspicious person is following him. Arcade wonders if the trouble is related to the token—after all, someone has already tried to take it from him once. Where did this Triple T Token come from? And are all the adventures it provides worth all the trouble it brings? A trip through the token’s fantastical doors reveals a clue—a hidden box of old notes. As Arcade, Zoe, and their friends start to put the pieces together, the value of the token becomes clear, and the stakes are higher than ever. Can Arcade keep the token for himself? Or will sinister forces steal it from his grasp?
New member Emily helps the Magic Misfits when a ventriloquist with a dastardly plan comes to town.
Patrick has been desperate for a dog of his own for as long as he can remember, and this summer, with his father away, he longs for a canine friend more than ever. Meanwhile, in his short doggy life, Oz has suffered at the hands of bad people. Somewhere out there, he believes, is an awesome boy - his boy. And maybe, when they find each other, Oz will learn to bark again.
Max and her CMI friends attempt to use their smarts to find solutions to a water crisis, while a greedy corporation with an eye on capturing Max seems to know their every move.
A new quirky-funny book from the author of Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer about a boy whose plans for the summer go sideways when the ghost of his great-great-grandmother demands his attention. HD Schenk is a maker--an inventor, a builder of things. He wants to show everyone what he can do, and his plan is to build his own computer and enter it in the county fair. To earn money for the parts, HD has promised to clean out his uncle's basement. Simple enough--until a voice starts talking to him about cabbage. Funny thing--it seems that the ghost of his great-great-grandmother is haunting a dusty old pickling crock. And she has a grand plan, too. She wants HD to make her famous recipe for sauerkraut and enter it in the county fair so that she can be declared pickle queen. After some initial shock, HD is willing enough to help. This ghost is family, after all. But a person can only enter one thing at the fair--and only HD can really see and hear his grandmother, which is going to make it hard for her to enter on her own. . . . Kelly Jones spins a wonderfully goofy ghost tale that celebrates creative problem solving, family ties, and makers of every variety.
When Seraphin, Hans, and Sophie returned from their voyage to the moon, they didn't come home empty-handed--they brought with them aetherite, a miraculous substance that defies gravity! To keep their secret safe from the Prussians, the trio lives in hiding on a remote island in Brittany. Meanwhile, Seraphin's father has founded the International Society of Aether, a group of scientists dedicated to the peaceful pursuit of space exploration. But on the eve of their inaugural meeting, he vanishes without a trace! The Knights of Aether's last hope lies in a daring rescue of King Ludwig and Professor Dulac. They will find them on the farthest outskirts of the Prussian empire--the planet Mars!--Amazon.
Carbon dioxide is out of control on Earth, and the fate of humankind rests in the paws of four experimental, untested Animal Astronauts (AlphaWolf, SmartHawk, LaserShark, and StinkBug) who are seeking another habitable planet; first destination is the Plant Planet which at first looks perfect, except that the abundant plant life can think for itself--and it thinks that it really does not like the AstroNuts.
In a world where the light from the stars is the only thing that keeps the world safe from dark creatures, a boy, his dog, and the town baker's daughter must race to rescue the stars and find his father, the local Star Shepherd, before too many stars fall from the sky--
Growing up in the same Chinese-American suburb, perfectionist Christine and artistic, confident, impulsive Moon become unlikely best friends, whose friendship is tested by jealousy, social expectations, and illness.
When a young girl, her vampire father, and fairy mother use a little magic to help a run-down carnival attract customers, what could possibly go wrong?
Shawn and Kat Choi must find a way to keep an energetic Jack Russell terrier calm before he's the first, and last, Doggie Daycare customer--
With the grand opening of super-secret dinosaur exhibit at Jurassic World just days away, Owen Grady must deliver the dinosaurs to the new attraction on time or Claire will lose her job.