It's spring and Dani is going to Rome for her father's wedding. But Ella is not invited; Dad said no. What will Ella think when she learns she hasn't been invited to her best friend's dad's wedding?
When Scott wakes up with a small bite on his arm, he blames his dog--until he finds himself invited to join a game of pick-up basketball under the full moon by a group of werewolves.
Alice is planning to follow the family tradition and become a secret agent, so when she is recruited by Mr. White of Wonderland it seems like just what she is looking for; but Wonderland is seriously weird and her team consists of Maddie, who insists on stopping for tea every hour, and Kitty, who disappears (literally) at odd moments--and her first assignment, to sneak into Queenie Heart's garden party, may well turn out to be her last.
George's new dog is obsessed with the cemetery, but one night on their walk he digs up an arm bone--and the previous owner follows George home.
Ella does not like clowns, and Tia's backyard birthday party has way too many of them, and these clowns and their bouncy castle seem extra creepy; so Ella hides and she and Tia watch as the birthday castle, crammed with children and adults, turns into a rocket ship and takes off--leaving Ella wondering just how much Tia knew about this alien abduction.
It is the year 2167 and twelve-year-old genius Robin Hood has invented time traveling technology, but his bosses only want to use it to monitor the timeline and make sure everything stays the same; but Robin wants to help people (and luckless dinosaurs) and so he uses his device to travel back in time, picking up some other do-gooders along the way, and pursued by his heartless boss, Mr. Prince.
Claiming he is tired of 'kid stuff', Peter Pan wraps himself in bandages and moves his friends to Mummy Land, but when Wendy points out that pretending to be something you are not is exactly what kids do, the Dust Boys decide to return to the real world with her--if they can escape from the skeleton Captain Hook.
Billy dreams of being a great explorer like his parents, but when he and his friend Barrace, a duck and college linguistics professor, undertake four adventures, they discover little but trouble.
Athena, Gia, and their mothers are camping at the Skull Valley Campground making smores when a talking bat gets tangled in Gia's hair, and two pale and spooky strangers appear out of nowhere--but these vampires are looking for something sweeter than blood.
Arthur loves video games, but he never thought he'd be stuck in one! With only one life left, Arthur must use all of his video game knowledge if he's going to survive
When a substitute teacher turns up in Joey and Johnny's class, the boys quickly decide that she is a swamp creature, and after school they set out to prove it; they follow her home to the swamp--but Mrs. Gilman is not the only one living in the swamp, and if they are not careful the boys may find themselves on the dinner menu.
A wildly funny full-color graphic novel about dinosaur heroes on a quest to fight for good over evil. On their own, they are four mild-mannered dinos, but together they are...DINOMIGHTY! Everything is pleasant and good in Dinotown...until Teri-Dactyl discovers a cryptic email that says the precious Golden Egglettes are in danger! Dinomighties unite! But can they spring into action fast enough to save these valuable jewels from evil baddies?--Provided by publisher.
Cowgirl Dorothy and her horse, Toto, are taking the Yellow Dust Road on the way to the Great Wiz Kid's Emerald Circus of Oz for auditions, and along the way she meets Tinny, Crow, Leo, and Strega West who are also looking to audition--but in the morning Strega has disappeared, along with Dorothy's lucky silver spurs, and Dorothy must summon her inner courage to perform her best at the audition.
Revver the squirrel dreams of being a race car driver--or at least a member of the pit crew--but his squirrel survival lessons have taught him nothing about engines.
Sam is excited to be on her first cruise, but when a hungry slime creature emerges from a donut at the all-you-can-eat buffet she starts to wonder--is the buffet the food on display or the passengers in the dining room?
Several months after Pearl Harbor, cabin boy Julio and his loyal Boxer Jack fight to survive after their merchant marine ship is torpedoed by German U-boats. Includes historical facts and a timeline of World War II.
Eleven-year-old Eddie Aguado is convinced that winning the 14th Annual Arne Hopkins Dock Fishing Tournament (once he actually learns how to fish) will bring him closer to his dad, who died when Eddie was only five--
Months after saving suburbia from destruction, our heroes are back to their old lives of dungeon delving and magical quests. All except the wizard Albiorix, who has given up adventuring and uses his time trying (unsuccessfully) to create his own board game. When the party finds their old friend June Westray's smartphone for sale in a Bríandalörian bazaar, however, they fear the Realm of Suburbia is under threat. Thus, the five young adventurers must travel back into Homerooms & Hall Passes, a role-playing game where they assume the characters of average American kids. This time they're at Level 9 and will face a whole new set of challenges: their freshman year of high school!--
With the news of the Four Fingers taking refuge in the land of Landis, Batkid, Superboy, and Tilly begin their journey to stop the deadly virus from being unleashed onto the world. Meanwhile, Candace has found her way to Landis and is taken underground to a group of people who still believe her to be the true queen of Landis.--
There is something in Howard's backpack that should not be there; he is initially relieved to find out that it is just a strange cell phone--until the voice on the phone instructs him to bring it to the cemetery, third gravestone from the left.
YOU are Mary Bowser, a spy in Virginia. Freed from slavery, you have teamed up with Elizabeth Bet Van Lew to form a spy ring of powerful, brave women. You are as quick with your weapon as you are with your mind, and you work secret messages and poisons into everyday objects. Hidden in plain sight, you and your ring change the outcome of the Civil War--
It's the summer of '83 on Trowbridge Road, and June Bug Jordan is hungry. Months after her father's death from complications from AIDS, her mother has stopped cooking and refuses to leave the house, instead locking herself away to scour at the germs she believes are everywhere. June Bug threatens this precarious existence by going out into the neighborhood, gradually befriending an imaginative boy who is living with his Nana Jean after experiencing troubles of his own. But as June Bug's connection to the world grows stronger, her mother's grows more distant - even dangerous - pushing June Bug to choose between truth and healing and the only home she has ever known.
Emmy is convinced there is a monster under her bed, so she invites her friend Maddie for a sleepover monster hunt--but what they catch surprises them both.
Our favorite troublemaker is back in this graphic novel collection of wild childhood adventures set on the Ivory Coast! Akissi and her posse are still wreaking havoc wherever they go. Join her as she tackles skeletons, plays matchmaker with mixed results, dreads moving to the wolf-infested wilds of Paris, and writes poetry, which stinks.--Provided by publisher.
When Aubrey gets to the cafeteria for lunch she finds that there is a strange new cook, with a kitchen full of glowing bottles, and a big black pot full of mashed potatoes, so when all the children fall under a dish-washing spell it is obvious to Aubrey that their new lunch lady is a witch--or has Aubrey fallen asleep during science class and dreamed it all?
From ghost story master Mary Downing Hahn, an assortment of eerie short stories to thrill and chill young readers.
Catastrophe continues to stalk Doug as he is put in charge of his school's spring dance committee while trying to spruce up his house to be sold, aided in both efforts by subterranean creatures.
After the destruction of Earth, Kay, the sole human survivor, is inadvertently rescued by intergalactic trash collectors named Arizona and Euclid. Stumbling through a galaxy full of humorous adventures together, they meet new faces, get in lots of trouble, and say big words--
Twelve-year-old twins Beacon and Everleigh move with their father to a weird Maine fishing village, and Beacon must uncover its frightening secret before he loses his sister forever.
In southeastern Nigeria, twelve-year-old Nnamdi is determined to avenge his police chief father, who was murdered while triyng to rid the town of criminals, but Nnamdi feels powerless until he receives a magical object which gives him superpowers.
Thirteen-year-old Dan blames himself when his best friend Nate is hit in the head by a baseball during practice--desperate to help, Dan seizes on the suggestion that even in a coma Nate may be able to hear him, and sets out to read to Nate from the superhero comic books that both boys love.
Every night Lampie, the lighthouse keeper's daughter lights the lantern which warns the ships away from the rocks, but when the light goes out one night, a ship is wrecked and Lampie is sent to the Admiral's Black House in disgrace--there she finds and befriends the Admiral's son, who was born with a tail, and together they are pulled into an adventure of mermen and pirates, and secret identities long concealed but soon to be revealed.
Ten-year-old Fred (short for Frederika) narrates the story of school and village life among the Athapascans in Alaska during 1948 when Miss Agnes arrived as the new teacher.
Silver Batal and her beloved water dragon Hiyyan continue their adventures across the sea and skies! Silver Batal and her best friend, Hiyyan, have narrowly escaped the greedy clutches of Queen Imea. With the queen's trackers hot on their tails, Silver and Hiyyan head into an exciting frozen world filled with ferocious ice dragons, new friends, and new foes. But when Hiyyan suffers a poisonous bite from a deadly dragon, Silver must find a legendary dragon heartstone to heal him. Their search leads to the mysterious Keep, the home of the reclusive and mysterious Watchers, where nothing is quite as it appears... Perfect for fans of Roshani Chokshi and Sayantani DasGupta, this thrilling follow-up to Silver Batal and the Water Dragon Races will capture your heart.
Just when Lisa Marie and Vernon thought they'd seen the last of Grizz and his terrifying army of Halloween teddy bears, they're kidnapped by megalomaniac Ursine Kodiak, who has an army of evil bears of his own. But there's worse to come - Ursine has created an AI version of Grizz, who is now on the loose and intent on revenge. Can Lisa Marie and Vernon save the day - and the world - again?
Frog--and Science Hero--Professor Albert Hopper travels with his niece Polly and nephew Tad to the center of the Earth, encountering prehistoric cavefrogs, dinosaur fossils, and Yeti on the way.
Lupe Wong is going to be the first female pitcher in the Major Leagues. She's also championed causes her whole young life. Some worthy ... like expanding the options for race on school tests beyond just a few bubbles. And some not so much...like complaining to the BBC about the length between Doctor Who seasons. Lupe needs an A in all her classes in order to meet her favorite pitcher, Fu Li Hernandez, who's Chinacan/Mexinese just like her. So when the horror that is square dancing rears its head in gym? Obviously she's not gonna let that slide.--Provided by publisher.
Five murder suspects are invited to the haunted Barclay Hotel for a weekend getaway, and it is up to twelve-year-old JJ and eleven-year-old Penny--and a lonely ghost--to figure out who committed the crime.
Orphan Seren Rhys is on her way to a new life at the remote country mansion of Plas-y-Fran when she is given a package by a stranger late at night in an empty train station. The package contains a crotchety, mechanical talking crow, which Seren reluctantly brings to her new home. But when she gets there, the happy Christmas she had hoped for turns out to be an illusion--the young son of the house, Tomos, has been missing for almost a year, rumored to have been taken by the fairies. With the Crow's reluctant help and a little winter magic, Seren sets off on a perilous journey to bring Tomos home. An enthralling story of family and belonging set in frost-bound Victorian Wales.--Amazon
Sent to a private school after multiple brushes with the law, twelve-year-old Lola Benko recruits classmates to help find her archaeologist father, who disappeared while seeking a powerful mythical stone.
An epic clash between the forces of light and dark, between the Galactic Republic and the Separatists, between brave heroes and brilliant villains, the fate of the galaxy is at stake in Star Wars: The Clone Wars. In this anthology, eleven authors who are also fans of the series bring episodes from their favorite show to life.
Twelve-year-old Dash and his best friend Lily are spending the summer at Black Sand Beach, where Dash's family has a house. But from the beginning, nothing is as it seems. The beach house is a shack, and Dash's weird relatives are there. And more alarming is the zombie ram that crashes through the front yard... and the ghosts that call out to Dash from the lighthouse.
Princess Noa, aged eleven, Prince Julian, sixteen, and Princess Mite, five, flee their palace when a coup leads to their mother's death, and unlock a long-forgotten magic to reclaim the stolen throne.
Horace Homer Higgins III despises dirt. And the outdoors. And ducks. But when his person, Eleanor, moves to a farm called the Homestead, the anxious Boston Terrier is forced to adapt. As if that isn't enough to strain his nerves, Ellie adopts a perpetually cheerful potbellied pig named Bunwinkle to be his baby sister. Bunwinkle is delighted to be on the farm despite the stuffy demeanor of her new canine brother. She's sure she'll crack his shell eventually--no one can resist her cuteness for long--especially once they bond over watching a TV pet-tective show. When the duo discovers that neighborhood animals have been disappearing, they decide to use their new detective skills to team up to solve this barnyard mystery. Is it a mountain lion? Or their suspiciously shot-loving veterinarians? Only one thing seems certain: if they don't figure it out soon, one of them might be next!--
Savannah Dare and her sisters, Frances and Jolene, must find Blackbeard's lost treasure to fulfill their grandfather's dream and save their family home, but they are not alone in seeking pirate gold on Ocracoke Island.
Tag, Skyla, and Blaze are on a new quest to find Blaze's family, and Thorn's twin brother, Claw (who claims to be nothing like his evil brother), has offered to guide them to the mysterious Golden Temple where the firehawks were last seen; but the jungle is full of dangers and Tag is not sure they can trust Claw--and even if they find the firehawks, will that help them return to their home in Perodia?
Like everyone else, twelve-year-old Cleo and her parents are sealed in an apartment without windows or doors. They never leave. They never get visitors. Their food is dropped off by drones. So they're safe. Safe from the disease that nearly wiped humans from the earth. Safe from everything. The trade-off? They're alone. Thus, when they receive a package clearly meant for someone else--a package containing a substance critical for a stranger's survival--Cleo is stuck. As a surgeon-in-training, she knows the clock is ticking. But people don't leave their units. Not ever. Until now.A woman is dying. Cleo Porter has her medicine. And no way to deliver it.--
Three friends, who are stars of the school play, come face to face with the real witches from the play, as well as a ghost from the past.
Thirteen-year-old Quinn and her friends try to adjust to life during the COVID-19 pandemic.--
Twelve-year-old Maddie runs her babysitter Janet's campaign to become mayor of their city and protect arts funding. --
The unflappable Mister Invincible uses his ability to break the rules of comic books to protect his hometown.
The Real Pigeons must help a robbed vulture, a lost child, and Homey's kidnapped family, all while trying to find the perfect nest--
Morgan and Eli, two Indigenous children forced away from their families and communities, are brought together in a foster home in Winnipeg, Manitoba. They each feel disconnected, from their culture and each other, and struggle to fit in at school and at their new home -- until they find a secret place, walled off in an unfinished attic bedroom. A portal opens to another reality, Askí, bringing them onto frozen, barren grounds, where they meet Ochek (Fisher). The only hunter supporting his starving community, Misewa, Ochek welcomes the human children, teaching them traditional ways to survive. But as the need for food becomes desperate, they embark on a dangerous mission. Accompanied by Arik, a sassy Squirrel they catch stealing from the trapline, they try to save Misewa before the icy grip of winter freezes everything--including them.--Page  of cover.
Eleven-year-old Tom the Vam-Wolf-Zom meets Martha, the 244-year-old vampire who bit him, and convinces her to teach him such important things as how to fly and how to hypnotize people.--
A curious, science-minded unicorn and a fiery horse become unlikely allies as they defend their magical home from a pumpkin-headed menace and a fairy of dubious integrity.
When Jake Green opens a mysterious box containing a severed finger, he accidentally summons a grim reaper intent on dragging him to the Eternal Void (yes, it's as fatal as it sounds). Now Jake is running for his life. Luckily, he has a knack for talking to ghosts, which just might help him survive long enough to reach the Embassy of the Dead and plead his case. With the help of a prankster poltergeist and a dead undertaker, Jake dodges fearsome undead creatures and discovers his own ghostly abilities.--publisher
A biographical novel in verse of seven girls from different time periods who used math to explore the mysteries of the universe and grew up to do innovate work that changed history.
When humble dishwasher Darlis is mistaken for warrior icon Riqa, two troll siblings try to capture Darlis and hold him for ransom, with his best friend Mae getting caught in the mix-up.
Someone who goes by the name of V is planning to unleash a lethal virus that could destroy the human race, and it is up to Nikki Tesla and her friends from the Genius Academy (which has been blamed for an international incident and shut down), to uncover the villain (who is closer to them than they realize) and find a way to stop the biological attack--an effort that will cost Nikki her life.
Plotting to win a trivia contest by downloading the school's library Brain Bank into himself, aspiring mad scientist and brain-in-a-jar Odifin Pinkwad grows into a giant brain that requires annoying constant work to stay occupied.
Twelve-year-old Noura and her family, fleeing war in Syria, have been granted asylum in the United States, but they arrive in Florida to the chaos of the president's Muslim ban; twelve-year-old Jordyn is a member of the Christian church that is sponsoring the Alwan family, and Noura's student ambassador in middle school; their inevitable culture clash is made far worse by the wave of hate crimes unleashed by the Muslim ban, and personal problems of both girls--Noura's fear of water (Jordyn is a champion swimmer) and Jordyn's worry over her mother's recent miscarriage.
Buddy wakes up in a garbage dump and, after finding other teddy bears there, becomes their leader as they embark on a perilous journey to fulfill their destiny.
A year after the death of her mother in a restaurant shooting, Nora is left struggling to stay alive when a climbing trip with her father goes terribly wrong.
Milo and his parents desperately want to win a Guinness World Record, but Milo ultimately discovers what winning really means.
After Andrea's brother, Francis, disappeared, everything changed. Her world turned upside down, and there was nothing she could do to right it. So when she discovers a magical dream world called Reverie in the woods near her home, Andrea jumps at the chance to escape her pain and go inside. But the cost of admission is high: Andrea must give up a memory in order to enter. And she knows exactly which memory she'd like to give up. Once inside, Andrea discovers tent after tent of dreams come alive; she can fly on a gust of wind, brave swashbuckling pirates and search for buried treasure, reach for--and wish on--a tangible star, and much, much more. But Andrea soon realizes that not all of Reverie's dreams are meant to delight, and the Sandman behind the circus tents seems to have plans of his own. When Andrea finds a tent in which her brother's darkest nightmare has been brought to life, she realizes the dark truth: Reverie is not an escape; it's a trap. Will Andrea and her new friend Penny have what it takes to find Francis, figure out what's really going on in Reverie, and break free from this nightmarish dream world?--Amazon.
After seventh graders Benji and Felix borrow $20 from a lost wallet, the billionaire owner challenges them to spend over $5 million dollars in thirty days in order to learn life lessons about money--
After their masters are vaporized in a goblin battle gone badly, Fart, Pan, and Moxie, three lowly apprentices, decide to impersonate their mentors and pick up the mantle as heroes of the realm. But they need more than a fancy robe, magic staff, and book of magical beasts to be real heroes. They need a quest! So when The Great and Powerful Kevin puts out a call for help, seeking the coveted Golden Llama and its magical golden fart, young Fart and his friends jump at the chance and embark on a journey they were destined for.
Jeremiah just wants a normal summer with his dad, but it's clear that isn't happening. His dad just moved to an apartment near downtown Minneapolis to live with his new boyfriend, Michael. Michael wears shorts too short, serves weird organic foods, and is constantly nagging Jeremiah to watch out for potholes and to stay hydrated. Worst of all Michael rides the Uni-cycle. Okay, it's a bicycle decorated to look like a unicorn! This is going to be a long summer!--
When a mysterious boy saves her dog's life and then disappears, Nadia decides to take a page from her comic books and investigate until she can discover his identity. The truth of the Invisible Boy, however, is complicated, and frightening, and she'll need a friend who knows what it's like to be truly brave.
A collection of stories for middle readers that ranges from perplexing to petrifying.--
The Revinir is getting desperate. Following her dramatic abduction of Fifer and Thisbe, the dragon woman traps the twins in an isolated, crumbling palace and surrounds them with four killer dragons in an attempt to coerce them to join her side. Hope finally arrives when Dev sneaks into the castle and the threesome reunites, hatching a plan against the Revinir so devious, so horrifying, that it just might work. But when it comes time to act, Thisbe struggles to confront her deepest fears about her inner levels of good and evil and, to her own dismay, questions if she's really been on the right side all along. In Artimé, Rohan and Queen Maiven join forces with Aaron, Florence, and the others to discover the truth of what happened to the twins. But when Fifer sends a devastating message that challenges everything they believe in, Rohan attempts to handle the situation on his own...with disastrous results.~Rohan leads the effort to rescue Thisbe from the Revinir, without knowing if she will prove loyal to Artimé or not.
Hidden away at Hopewell Elementary School is a magical locker that always delivers a solution to your problems--just not quite in the way you might expect.
New best friends Cookie and Broccoli are as different as peanut butter and cheese, but that doesn't stop them from taking on the first grade! Together they navigate the first day of school: finding the classroom, making new friends (all various fruits, veggies, and desserts), and silly secret greetings. When Broccoli discovers that Cookie also has shy moments, the two of them come up with the perfect solution--inviting all their classmates to join their Shy Friends Club.--Provided by publisher.
While trying to bury a shoe in the backyard, a young dog who lives with two humans and three cats is transported to a world filled with magic, adventure, and one giant, grumpy monster.
Now wielding the Midnight Blade, Jack Sullivan and the gang are furiously searching for the villainous Thrull and his skeleton army. The clock is ticking: the enemy has begun constructing the Tower--a portal with the power to bring Rezzoch the Ancient, Destructor of Worlds, to our dimension. Equipped with a crucial clue discovered by June on her Wild Flight, the group does the once-unthinkable: they leave Wakefield behind and embark on an ... epic road trip! That means music blasting, kitschy roadside attractions, snacks snacks snacks, dangerous detours, and a slew of skeletons and monsters at every turn. But this is no ordinary post-apocalyptic joyride. Because soon, they are pursued by a new threat: the return of a monster they thought long dead, who has taken on a terrifying new form. Jack, June, Quint, and Dirk will be lucky to make it far enough to find the answers they seek. But when the future of the world depends on it, these heroes don't pump the brakes--they go full throttle--
Dive into three new stories about Narwhal's favorite time of the year! It's the festive season in the world wide waters, and Narwhal is looking forward to cozying up with a good book, singing and partying with his pod pals and enjoying some warm waffle pudding. But most of all he's excited about the arrival of the Merry Mermicorn! According to Narwhal, she's part mermaid, part unicorn and completely mer-aculous! Jelly is of course skeptical about the existence of the Mira-Miny-What-A Corn . . . even when he receives a mysterious present. It must be from Narwhal. Now Jelly has to get the perfect gift, but finding a present for someone as unique as Narwhal is no easy feat, even when you have six tentacles. How will Jelly ever come up with a whaley great gift for a best pal who spreads cheer all through the year?--
When Itty Bitty Princess Kitty overhears a fox say he might break the rules in the upcoming cloud race, she must decide whether to wait to see what happens or keep the cloud race fair and square.
For Carrie and her best friend, Zora, Eatonville--America's first incorporated Black township--has been an idyllic place to live out their childhoods. But when a lynch mob crosses the town's border to pursue a fugitive and a grave robbery resuscitates the ugly sins of the past, the safe ground beneath them seems to shift. Not only has Zora's own father--the showboating preacher John Hurston--decided to run against the town's trusted mayor, but there are other unsettling things afoot, including a heartbreaking family loss, a friend's sudden illness, and the suggestion of voodoo and zombie-ism in the air, which a curious and grieving Zora becomes all too willing to entertain --
Winning a scholarship to a prestigious boarding school, Juniper endures bullying from a popular queen bee before investigating rumors about a mythical beast in the nearby forest.--Provided by publisher.