Autistic and nearly nonverbal, twelve-year-old Nova is happy in her new foster home and school, but eagerly anticipates the 1986 Challenger launch, for which her sister, Bridget, promised to return.
Magdalys Roca and her friends from the Colored Orphan Asylum are heading southwest on the back of Stella, the giant pteranodon, to find Montez, her brother, wounded during the siege of Vicksburg; now they are heading into the heart of the fighting, depending on Magdalys' ability to communicate telepathically with dinosaurs--but one of the companions is not quite what she seems, and Magdalys's talent could make her a target for both sides.
Izzy gets sucked into the world of her new video game, where a robot named Rae tells her she is destined to save Dungeon City from the Big Boss.
Theodore Boone is back on the case in an all-new adventure! Bestselling author John Grisham delivers a page-turning legal thriller for a new generation of readers. Theo has been worried about his good friend Woody Lambert. Woody is struggling at school and making bad choices. But when Woody is arrested--an unwitting accomplice to armed robbery -- Theo knows he is innocent. Racing the clock while Woody sits in jail, Theo will do everything in his power to help his friend and save Woody from an unforgiving system where justice is not equal for all. Brimming with the intrigue and suspense that made John Grisham a #1 international bestseller and undisputed master of the modern legal thriller, Theodore Boone's trials and triumphs will keep readers hooked until the very last page.~When his best friend Woody is arrested--an unwitting accomplice to a robbery--Theodore Boone must work to prove his innocence--
Naturally quiet since birth, Mina and her stormbeast, Pixit, lead others like themselves in defying authority and attempting to spread the truth that Alorria's idyllic weather comes at a steep cost.
Do cubs Stellan and Jytte have what it takes to become the leaders of the resistance? Or will the polar bears be left on their own to battle the greatest enemy Ga'Hoole has ever known?--
It was only a few weeks ago that the Biedermann twins, Tess and Theo, along with their friend Jaime Cruz, followed the secrets of the Morningstarrs' cipher further than anyone had in its century-and-a-half history -- and destroyed their beloved home in the process. But the Old York Cipher still isn't solved. The demolition of 354 W. 73rd Street only revealed the next clue in the greatest mystery of the modern world, and if Tess, Theo, and Jaime want to discover what lies at the end of the puzzle laid into the buildings of New York by its brilliant, enigmatic architects, they will need to press on. But doing so could prove even more dangerous than they know. It is clear that the Morningstarr twins marshaled all the strange technology they had spent their lives creating in the construction of the Cipher, and that technology has its own plans for those who pursue it. It's also clear that Tess, Theo, and Jaime are not the only ones on the trail of the treasure. As enemies both known and unknown close in on them from all sides and the very foundations of the city seem to crumble around them, they will have to ask themselves how far they will go to change the unchangeable -- and whether the price of knowing the secrets of the Morningstarrs is one they are willing to pay.
Jada Sly, artist and spy with a flair for all things French, is on a mission to find her missing mom, who she believes was also a spy--
Between his friend Bear's snoring and annoying neighbors, Rabbit cannot find any peace and quiet, but perhaps Bear can give Rabbit a new perspective.
When a deadly disease breaks out, it is up to Anthea and her friends in the Horse Brigade to transport medicine throughout the kingdom while avoiding Anthea's evil mother and uncovering a powerful secret.
Eight-year-old aspiring magician Oliver and his rabbit sidekick Benny must solve a mysterious robbery to save their act--
Juana's life is just about perfect. She lives in the beautiful city of Bogotá with her two most favorite people in the world: her mami and her dog, Lucas. Lately, though, things have become a little less perfect. Mami has a new hairdo and a new amigo named Luis with whom she has been spending a LOT of time. He is kind and teaches Juana about things like photography and jazz music, but sometimes Juana can't help wishing things would go back to the way they were before. When Mami announces that she and Luis are getting married and that they will all be moving to a new casa, Juana is quite distraught. Lucky for her, though, some things will never change -- like how much Mami loves her.--Amazon.com.
I could see the big inside of my Sam-Sam. I had been training him for 252 days with mini tennis balls and pieces of bacon, just to prove to Dad and Mom and Aunt Gus and the whole world that a tiny, fluffy dog could do big things if he wanted to. I think my little dog always knew he could be a hero. I just wonder if he knew about me. When the cops show up at Jesse's house and arrest her dad, she figures out in a hurry that he's the #1 suspect in the missing library fund money case. With the help of her (first and only) friend Springer, she rounds up suspects (leading to a nasty confrontation with three notorious school bullies) and asks a lot of questions. But she can't shake the feeling that she isn't exactly cut out for being a crime-solving hero. Jesse has a neuro-processing disorder, which means that she's on the spectrum or whatever. As she explains it, I get stuck on lots of stuff, like words and phrases and numbers and smells and pictures and song lines and what time stuff is supposed to happen. But when a tornado strikes her small town, Jesse is given the opportunity to show what she's really made of -- and help her dad. Told with the true-as-life voice Susan Vaught is known for, this mystery will have you rooting for Jesse and her trusty Pomeranian, Sam-Sam.
There's something fishy going on in Cranefish Town, and it's up to Aang, Katara, Sokka, and Toph to find out what, before the simmering conflict between benders and non-benders boils over into all-out war. But danger lurks where they least expect it, and uncovering the truth will reveal a threat unlike any they've ever faced--and a fateful choice for Aang he can never unmake!--Amazon.
Sometimes life isn't a piece of cake... When Jingwen moves to a new country, he feels like he's landed on Mars. School is torture, making friends is impossible since he doesn't speak English, and he's often stuck looking after his (extremely irritating) little brother, Yanghao. To distract himself from the loneliness, Jingwen daydreams about making all the cakes on the menu of Pie in the Sky, the bakery his father had planned to open before he unexpectedly passed away. The only problem is his mother has laid down one major rule: the brothers are not to use the oven while she's at work. As Jingwen and Yanghao bake elaborate cakes, they'll have to cook up elaborate excuses to keep the cake making a secret from Mama. --
Oddonis may be the son of Zeus, but he's a little bit odd for a god. He's so odd, in fact, he's not sure if he has any powers at all. And if that isn't enough, his twin brother Adonis is the most popular, most athletic, and most otherworldly handsome god of them all. Oddonis's future at Mount Olympus Middle isn't looking bright, especially when he makes the last-minute decision to run against Adonis to be class president. With the help of his friends Mathena (goddess of math and poultry), Germes (god of all things sniffling and snotty), Puneous (the smallest god of them all), and Gaseous (enough said?), Oddonis is determined to win the race, prove that his friends are as good as any Greek god, and maybe, just maybe, find out what his true powers really are.--Amazon.
After a family emergency sends twelve-year-old Will and five-year-old Jamie to Scotland, a magic eye book takes them and their cousin Nan on a journey through their family's violent history.
A boy and a mouse trek to the top of a volcano, taking in soaring trees, lunar landscapes and snow capped peaks, then return to the ancient city at the bottom--
Twelve-year-old Hanako and her family, reeling from their confinement in an internment camp, renounce their American citizenship to move to Hiroshima, a city devastated by the atomic bomb dropped by Americans.
A graphic novel adaptation of the tale of Randall, a young servant who eats a forbidden food, gains the ability to understand animals' speech, and attains great rewards.
This time a strange flashing cube from the magic suitcase sends them to a nearby city, Hadenstown, in the future, and they find themselves surrounded by flying cars, tall glass buildings, and robots; but Randall is also there, and the two children must scramble to figure out just what the mysterious cube is and get it back where it belongs--and their quest brings Chase face-to-face with his future self, Professor Teslar.
It has been several months since monsters last plagued the town of Stermont, and frankly Alexander Bopp (leader of the Super Secret Monster Patrol) is bored, and misses his friends Rip (immersed in video games) and Nikki (soccer camp), so when his father signs him up for a summer maker program at the library he is happy to go--but soon he starts finding weird old-timey objects, and monster trading cards, and it starts to look like maybe monsters are back in Stermont.
Just before starting sixth grade in New York City, a stranger gives Arcade Livingston a necklace that sends him and whoever he is with on wild adventures.
Against the wishes of his mortician mother, Hadorah, twelve-year-old Walter and classmate Cordelia take a hearse on a road trip to meet legendary inventor Flasterhorn, who once mentored Walter's long-dead father.--
When Ma Peachey resigned from being a mother to take up yoga instead, the rest of the family took up being in crisis: no one cooked dinner, no one picked up the dirty laundry, and the children were always late for school. Ma might be off finding inner peace, but Pa Peachey, Ava, and Ollie are falling apart! Only almost-nine-year-old Betty is wise enough to know that the family needs to be rescued. Enter McTavish - a rescue dog on a mission to rescue his brand-new family. A very good plan is needed to get the Peacheys back on track. But if anyone can do it, McTavish can. After all - McTavish is a very good dog.
Heidi discovers that helping to clean up can be fun, so she brings her community together to make the neglected Trash Park beautiful again.
The year is 1781 and George Washington is commanding thousands of troops in Yorktown, Virginia, on the brink of the most important battle of the war. You are James Armistead, a brave and literate enslaved person in Virginia. Marquis de Lafayette, one of Washington s key officers, approaches you with the most critical choice of your life: do you join the Revolutionary army as a top secret spy or find freedom on your own terms? As a spy for the revolution, you might change the course of history, but whose liberty will you really be fighting for?--Amazon.
Toby, an unusually calm beagle puppy, finds his purpose when Mona and her mother adopt him and teach him to be a therapy dog at a nursing home.
Oona, Jax Amboy, and An Tzu must light the beacon on Moon Yatta and stop the evil force that threatens to rule the 5 worlds--
To win Mr. Lemoncello's new television game show, Kyle and his team have to break out of their comfort zone and walk a mile in other characters' shoes and figure out how to unlock a series of locks and break out of the game before their competition!--
Twelve-year-old Sarah is finally in charge. At last, she can spend her summer months reading her favorite science books and bossing around her younger brother, Ellis, instead of being worked to the bone by their overly strict grandmother, Mrs. Greene. But when their cousin, Janie arrives for a visit, Sarah's plans are completely squashed. Janie has a knack for getting into trouble and asks Sarah to take her to Creek Church: a landmark of their small town that she heard was haunted. It's also off-limits. Janie's sticky fingers lead Sarah, Ellis and his best friend, Jasper, to uncover a deep-seated part of the town's past. With a bit of luck, this foursome will heal the place they call home and the people within it they call family.
Today is the school book fair, which is very exciting for Polly Diamond, who loves books and writing, and who possesses a magic book which turns anything she writes into reality--but she also has to be careful because sometimes her book, Spell, does not quite understand a word and misinterpretations can be catastrophic.
Truff is the ghost of a young boar, fueled by fury towards the hunter who shot her down. She has a lot to learn about her new afterlife, and thankfully the forest spirits Claude and Stanley are there to guide her! However, they soon find that her parents, along with their fellow animal villagers, have been kidnapped by the malicious mountain demon Mava! Truff wants to help, but... the hunter is finally within her grasp, and if she lets him go, she may never get her revenge! Is vengeance all that being a ghost is good for? Or is there something stronger keeping this little pig tethered to the living world?--Page  of cover.
Endling: The First is the second book in an epic middle grade animal fantasy series by Katherine Applegate, Newbery Medal-winning and #1 New York Times bestselling author of The One and Only Ivan, Wishtree, and Crenshaw! To learn if she truly is the last dairne in the world--the endling--Byx and her friends must travel into the snow-covered mountains of the country of Dreyland, where they hope to uncover the truth behind the legend of a hidden dairne colony. But the threat of war across the lands continues to grow with each passing day. As the group confronts untold dangers at every turn, they will ultimately uncover a treacherous plot that involves the other powerful governing species. With both her dreams and all the creatures of Nedarra on the brink of extinction, Byx and her friends are determined to never give up hope. Soon they find themselves the unlikely leaders in a simmering rebellion that risks everything they hold dear. Byx may be the last of her kind, but will she also be the first to lead the revolution? In this sequel to the New York Times bestselling first book--which received four starred reviews--Katherine Applegate once again delivers an action-packed middle grade fantasy with a unique setting, enthralling characters, and gripping adventure that is perfect for fans of Rick Riordan, Brian Jacques, and Tui T. Sutherland.--Publisher's description.
With the false leader destroyed, the animals of Bravelands are searching for the true Great Parent, but a mysterious new menace is threatening their lives.
A young wolf cub, separated from his pack, journeys 1000 miles across the Pacific Northwest, dealing with forest fires, hunters, highways, and hunger before finding a new home. Based on the true story of a wolf called OR-7--
Rion Kwirk comes from a rather odd family. His mother named him and his sisters after her favorite constellations, and his father makes funky-flavored jellybeans for a living. One sister acts as if she's always on stage, and the other is a walking dictionary. But no one in the family is more odd than Rion's grandfather, Papa Kwirk. He's the kind of guy who shows up on his motorcycle only on holidays handing out crossbows and stuffed squirrels as presents. Rion has always been fascinated by Papa Kwirk, especially as his son, Rion's father, is the complete opposite. Where Dad is predictable, nerdy, and reassuringly boring, Papa Kwirk is mysterious, dangerous, and cool. Which is why, when Rion and his family learn of Papa Kwirk's death and pile into the car to attend his funeral and pay their respects, Rion can't help but feel that that's not the end of his story. That there's so much more to Papa Kwirk to discover. He doesn't know how right he is.--
The year is 1915, and YOU are young Margaretha Zelle, a world-famous dancer from the Netherlands. You have just arrived in Bali, Indonesia with your dance troupe when your best friend Althea goes missing. As a master of tongues and disguises, who better to save her? Your trek through the mysterious Balinese jungle might lead you to a top secret spy school, but if you leave now, you will miss your chance to audition for the performance of a lifetime.--Amazon.
When Wally and the puppy pirates receive a cry for help from fellow sailors, they rush to help them--even though it means going into the Bermuda Triangle.
Thirteen-year-old daydreamer Joey Kopecky discovers magic as he is caught in an epic battle between two powerful, ancient orders in an alternate New York City.
Jaclyn Hyde is almost perfect. Whether she's baking cookies for her classmates, building a replica Mt. Vesuvius for the science fair, or practicing her lines for Fog Island: The Musical, she almost never makes mistakes. But when she discovers the last batch of perfection potion in an abandoned laboratory, Jaclyn decides that being almost perfect isn't perfect enough anymore. But instead she finds out that trying to be perfectly perfect isn't all it's cracked up to be. In fact, it's downright horrifying. The potion turns Jaclyn into Jackie, a goblin-like monster who'll do anything to make sure Jaclyn comes out on top. Suddenly, she's wreaking havoc on the school play, stealing someone else's brownies to pass off as her own, and even destroying someone's painting to get herself crowned Artist of the Week. And that's just the beginning. Jackie will stop at nothing to make sure everyone knows just how perfect Jaclyn really is. So now, if Jaclyn wants to save her school, her friends, and herself from her perfectly horrifying alter-ego, she's going to have to screw up her courage and risk it all -- even if that means admitting that she never was as perfect as she seemed.
When life revolves around stressed-out parents and ER visits for his special needs little brother Jake, eleven-year-old Ethan escapes to a world of top hats, trick decks, and magic wands. When he hears of a junior magic competition where the top prize is to meet and perform with his hero, Magnus the Magnificent, Ethan is determined to do whatever he needs to get there--and to win. His dedication and hard work pay off, and he makes it to the top five finalists: his dream really could come true! Then Jake falls dangerously ill and Ethan's hopes and plans are in jeopardy. As he searches for any sort of magic that might save Jake, Ethan learns what is truly important...and what real magic is.--
At the end of seventh grade Jaime and Maya's friendship is tested when their priorities are divided.
Eleven-year-old aspiring writer Louisa considers traveling the world with her globetrotting parents, but friendship with George helps her to see her grandparents' farm on Deer Island in a new light.
Henri has an urgent mission from a top French Resistance agent in the fight against the Nazis--and the agent also happens to be his mom. He has to deliver a secret map to another town before the German soldiers can catch him. But on his way, he encounters Ace, an American paratrooper dog who's landed far away from the beaches of Normandy, and Elle, a war orphan who needs his help. Ace needs to get back to the frontlines so he can protect his handler, and helping would put Henri way off track. But then they're captured by enemy troops. Ace, Elle, and Henri have to learn to trust each other--and their unlikely allies--so they can escape in time to help the Allied forces in their historic invasion. Told from the alternating perspectives of Ace and Henri, this action-packed adventure is inspired by the stories of the real paradogs of WWII and the brave members of the French Resistance.-- Amazon.com.
When Bonnie's newest toy--Forky, which she made out of a fork--comes to life, Woody, Buzz, and the other toys have to convince him that he is just as important to Bonnie as they are.
Delsie loves tracking the weather, living with her grandmother, and the support of friends and neighbors, but misses having a regular family, especially after her best friend outgrows her.
Eleven-year-old bird watcher Ben must defy his brother to save their father after the glass plague sweeps through their town and a voice on the radio demands the simultaneous shattering of all plague victims.--
Learning disabilities make school painful for Annabelle, thirteen, but a summer of swimming with the high school team is fantastic until a prank goes wrong, spoiling everything.
Cinderella's fairy godmother helps her to attend a ball and then to liberate herself, the prince, the animal helpers, and even her stepmother and stepsisters.
Shy twelve-year-old bookworm Lindsay, future superhero, spends a summer with her cousin/nemesis Phoebe learning BMX tricks, making new friends, and showing boys that girls can compete, too.
It's the end of the world! Let your imagination run wild and see if you have what it takes to survive the monster-zombie apocalypse in this interactive guided journal. Includes the fully complete bestiary.--Back cover.
Twins Finn and Molly Parker are whisked away in their magical RV to compete in a scavenger hunt in New York City--
Eleven-year-old Maurice must beg for change in order to eat, but when Laura stops to help, they begin a years-long friendship that gives each a new perspective and hope. Includes a list of agencies that help children in need and suggested acts of kindness.
In this middle-grade novel, thirteen-year-old Chloë learns about her family's history while helping her grandfather in his garden.--
Brilliant and ambitious Science Ninja Eureka Fermi wedges, ramps, and wheels her way through Julie Joules' lost laboratory in search of the Nova Battery - an abandoned prototype that could revolutionize energy. Should be easy - especially if she pulls in her super-powered, genetically-modified pals Carlos and Mei. But a blown curfew, screwy obstacles, and an army of apologetic robots leaves the trio desperate, overleveraged and definitely in Big Trouble! Learn the physics fundamentals and essentials of engineering like force, work, and mechanical advantage! Includes an appendix of easy-to-do experiments. -- From back cover.
The world! the newly born Hermes says. It's even better than I expected! I love it! I want it all! This book is filled with joy, exuberance, and humor. On his first day of life, Hermes manages to trick a turtle into surrendering its shell and a ram into surrendering its horns, thereby inventing the lyre, music, and song! He also manages to steal his brother Apollo's precious cows, but later redeems himself by outwitting the giant brothers Otus and Ephialtes, who have kidnapped Mars. These adventures and more, all derived from classical mythology, are told with great humor as well as a twenty-first century sensibility by the colossally talented Mordicai Gerstein. The art in this graphic novel is truly spectacular, with 250 illustration executed by a master.
While visiting her friend Mia in Texas and helping at Aunt Suze's bed and breakfast, Helicity Dunlap gets caught in a derecho and loses track of her older brother, Andy.
Siblings Meg and Will must uncover the haunted history of their Aunt's quaint town in order to save their younger sister, Ariel, from a ghost intent on keeping her as a friend--
Judy Hopps is finally getting to spend some one-on-one time with her dad! They're headed on a father-daughter camping trip, and Judy will earn a special Bunny Scout badge while she's at it! The great outdoors sounds like an adventure to Judy, but her dad is more concerned about running into bears and foxes. Then when bad weather ruins their plans, Judy's dad comes up with an alternative that isn't what she had in mind. But her night ends up full of excitement and Judy's time with her dad is still made special because they're together. Meanwhile, Nick Wilde wants to take his best friend to the biggest concert in Zootopia but he will have to make some clever deals first . . . With no money and not much time, he'll use his wits to earn the money--or whatever else it takes--to get his hands on two tickets. -- Amazon.com.
On a school field trip to the local wetlands, Sandy wanders away from her classmates and discovers an empty turtle shell. Peeking into the shell, she suddenly finds herself within a magical new dimension. Filled with sculptures, paintings and books, the turtle's shell is a museum of the natural world. But one painting is incomplete, and the shell's mystery inhabitant needs Sandy's help to finish it ...--Back cover.
A variety pack of sugary goodness awaits! With brand-new, never-before-collected stories by fan-favorite Adventure Time comic book creators, Sugary Shorts packs a sweet punch of stories for everyone! From spooky tales with Marceline, to fun shenanigans with BMO, Gunter, and LSP, this selection sweet jams will satisfy all your Candy Kingdom cravings. Including stories from Meredith McClaren (Jem and the Holograms), Jeremy Sorese (Steven Universe), and Hanna K (Adventure Time animator), this volume of Sugary Shorts defies dentistry and proves you can't have too much of a sweet thing!