Aurella found out she’s a witch…just in time to start a witch hunt. Twelve years ago, the kingdom of Dovice was purged of magic. All the witches were killed in a massive witch hunt, and evidence of their existence was erased from history. So when Aurella discovers she’s a witch, she’s both confused and frightened. Despite the risk of revealing herself, Aurella uses her powers to protect her only friend from a dangerous situation and accidentally sets in motion another witch hunt, making her the key target. With few allies and an entire country against her, Aurella flees north in hopes of finding Rashtica, the alleged kingdom where her kind live in peace. But Aurella can’t run forever, and if she doesn’t learn to embrace her power, the witch hunt she brought about could be her bitter end.
Dessie and her brother Lem live a hard-scrabble life in an Eastern Kentucky coal mining town during the Great Depression. When their house burns down while their father is under the influence of alcohol, Lem must become a miner - a fate far different from his dream of working with horses. Determined to help Lem escape from the mine, Dessie leads him to Lexington and jobs as stable hands at Rutledge Farms. There, Dessie and Lem become entangled in mysterious events centered on Star of Destiny, an emotionally-damaged thoroughbred in training for the Kentucky Derby. When Star's future is threatened, Dessie must find the cunning to protect the people she loves and the courage to face the secrets of her family's past.
Isabel "Izzy" LaDuke has never killed anything scarier than a spider, but now a botched pursuit has suddenly thrust her into a fight with an honest-to-goodness cattle-stealing monster. Izzy is just trying to find out who was stealing her family's cows. She has no magic powers or special skills, and she's a rotten shot with a bow and arrow, but she's braver than anyone, and that, in her opinion, makes her the best girl for the job. When Izzy finally finds her monster, she is transported from her family's farm to the home of the Behemorph's, seasonal shape-shifting Giants who live in a hovering world above the clouds in the SkyWorld. To find her way home, she will have to team up with the very monster (he calls himself Boone) she has been hunting. As the two confront terrible creatures and deadly enemies, Izzy will learn a lot about Boone--and she'll discover her own incredible potential.
Beyond the Waterfall is a young adult fantasy novel that follows Kyla Marine as she embarks on a mysterious journey through a secret passageway on her school grounds. When she crosses into the new world, she hopes she'll find the answers she's been missing. Instead, she only has more questions as the her life and the life of her best friend are put into danger.
Fiction book for girls and boys 8-13 years of age, about a pretty and kind-hearted girl, Emma, who lives in a castle with her rich father Baron Geoffrey during the Middle Ages in the early 14th century. Emma and a brave young peasant named Thomas have many adventures together riding their horses. There is mystery and suspense due to thieves trying to steal Emma's and her father's jewels and a siege in her uncle's castle. They are also searching for Emma's missing cousin Helen and trying to get back beloved eight-year-old serveant Amma back from a mean uncle. Experience jousting tournaments, town fairs, holiday celebrations, hunting, feasts, thrilling suprises and fulfilling Emma's dreams.
Benny, fifteen, is solitary by circumstance more than choice: he counts each move to a new town as “a life.” He’s on Life Number Seven. His last! He plans to run away from his paranoid mother, who’s been on the run since the disappearance of his father when he was three. Benny has no memory of it, except for weird dreams of a firestorm and a hideous dragon. After a fight with his mother, Benny packs his bags. Boom! The house explodes, catapulting Benny into a world he never imagined existed.
The trail leads him to a gated Neoclassical building in the woods and to six teens he vaguely remembers: Kami is deaf, Amir is blind, Zuma is overweight, Layla is gorgeous but lazy, Chaz is in a wheelchair and Raj is as angry as the purple dagger-shaped birthmark running down the side of her face. These unlikely heroes share a common thread: Benny lost his father and they lost their mothers on the same day. The only clue to the mystery is Benny’s grandfather, Domenico H. Adez, a strange and dangerous man. “In my last years at Harcourt, I can’t remember reading one single fantasy MG or YA that was half as interesting as the world you have created. . . It really was a cool discovery that you had linked these modern-day misfits to Greek mythology and Greek history! So brilliant! Between the fight scenes and the stories and people and creatures of Greek mythology coming to life, it was truly a roller-coaster adventure. And the ending—now THAT is how you leave us wanting for more!” --Editor, Evil Speaks
After leading the battle against the construction machines to save his woods, Jack the squirrel continues visiting his human friend, Collin. He brings Sister, and Bird, who can copy Collin's words. This allows Jack to 'talk' to Collin. When Jack shares what he learns with the other woodland animals, Fox wants no part of learning anything human. Rat is too busy teasing the humans who spy on the animals. When Rat gets tagged and caged, Jack has to figure out how to save him while avoiding the humans who want most to capture him--and won't stop until they do.
Nickerbacher is a dragon and aspiring comedian who travels to La La Land to audition for The Late Knight Show. He hopes to prove to his father -- and the world -- that dragons can be funny. Nickerbacher befriends a prince and a princess who help him realize his dream while paving the way for equal rights of all citizens.
Nickerbacher is an Amazon #1 Bestseller and a #1 New Release, the recipient of The Wishing Shelf Book Award - Gold and The Hungry Monster Literary Book Award - Silver.
Lost at sea alone, twelve year old Otto reaches shore on a strange land where all the color is missing and everything is gray.
He soon finds himself in the middle of a great war between the Kingdom of Color and the Kingdom of Shapes.
To end the war and return the color to the land, he must outsmart the war inspectors, battle the sugar soldiers, escape from the gnome factory, and teach the grasshoppers the importance of eating your vegetables.
Discover the adventure that happened before Alvin floated into the Land Without Color in the second book of The Land Without Color series.
A pup named Bear, blueberries, and a whole lot of bubba-baloo-ba trouble. Bear, how did you get so BLUE! Meet a rambunctious blueberry craving flat-coated retriever puppy named Bear who doesn't follow in her siblings paw prints. Instead, Bear follows her nose which gets her into a blueberry mess of bubba-ballo-ba trouble. Hold onto your knickers while Bear takes you spinning and laughing on her unruly day down on Farmer Bubba's blueberry farm. A pawsitively fun, down-on-the farm story with the cutest blue puppy imaginable!
Gilbert is a Groundhog with stage fright, no friends, and a bully out to get him. He meets an Old Oak Tree who teaches him a deep breathing technique to calm his anxious body. He also learns how to feel his emotions and how to express them. By practicing what he has learned, he is able to take care of himself. Then he can confidently present his rock collection to the after-school club, make a new friend, and stand up to the bully.
Samantha and Jake have one and a half days to find and free the golden dragon, Drasine, from her deadly captor and turn her over to the murderous leader of the Lesser smugglers, or Jake will be killed. Sam is also worried Jake is going to leave her, and Jake has even worse concerns that he won’t tell Sam. Forced to fight in a Death Match against deranged Lessers, Sam and Jake learn that the secret mentor of Gorgon, the Evil One, is behind everything, and that one of them may have to die to save the other… …nonstop action, monsters, & giant creatures—with quirky humor…
Childhood is the place where children one-up each other with shouts of "My dad is richer than your dad," "My bike is bigger than yours," etc. Only in this book, two adult guys shout their boasts at each other. Yes, competing but in an unusual way in the small town of Littleford. The surprise ending will have you laughing at the outcome. Would you like to go back to your childhood through a reading journey to Littleford?
Fantasy and realism collide as Mama Turtle and her precious hatchlings attempt to stay together on a journey to sea riddled with danger. With a little suspense, and a lot of heart, "Stay Where I Can See You" will hold readers and listeners spellbound until the last page! Kids will want to read the story again and again.
Created by veteran teacher, Lori Samlin Miller, this entertaining and educational picture book will have parents and children enthralled, laughing, and cheering with every challenge, emotion, lesson, and plot twist. Includes information about turtle protection!
Mike loves the new fangled bubblegum. He also wants friends, so he accepts a dare to float with the gum. While floating, he escapes a giant skeeter attack. Everyone thinks he's brave, but he would rather hide in his barn. When giant mosquitoes attack the town, Mike must decide if he can learn the real meaning of friendship, and use the floating gum to become a true hero.
A story with quirky humor, action, friendship, and monsters...
From the award-winning author of WhipEye Chronicles comes a new action-adventure series that is as funny as it is dangerous for Bubblegum Mike and his friends.
The debut novel from Geoffrey Saign, The Great Skeeter Battle, is a new addition to the great middle grade tradition of James Riley, Jeff Kinney, and Noah Child and Marcus Emerson.
In nineteenth-century England, a boy is about to discover a mysterious mechanical world he may never escape.
Ten-year-old Jack Foster has stepped through a doorway and into quite a different London.
Londinium is a smoky, dark, and dangerous place, home to mischievous metal fairies and fearsome clockwork dragons that breathe scalding steam. The people wear goggles to protect their eyes, brass grill insets in their nostrils to filter air, or mechanical limbs to replace missing ones.
Over it all rules the Lady, and the Lady has demanded a new son—a perfect flesh-and-blood child. She has chosen Jack. His only hope of escape lies with a legendary clockwork bird.
The Gearwing grants wishes—or it did, before it was broken—before it was killed. But some things don’t stay dead forever.
Fans of books like Splendors and Glooms and Goblin Secrets will find Flights and Chimes and Mysterious Times irresistible!
Cut off by the Iron Curtain This epic tale extends across generations and unfolds against the backdrop of a dangerous Cold War Berlin. This historically accurate, action-packed, three-books-in-one edition features three generations of resourceful teens living in the shadow of the Berlin Wall. Titles include: Candy Bombers: In spring 1948, teenage cousins Erich and Katarina are simply trying to survive in war-ravaged Berlin when the Soviets blockade the east side of the city, isolating its citizens---and starving them---behind the Iron Curtain. Beetle Bunker: In August 1961, Sabine discovers a forgotten underground bunker. Though she first uses it to escape her crowded home, she soon realizes her hideout could possibly take her family under the wall to West Berlin and freedom! Smuggler's Treasure: In spring 1989, life is good in West Germany, and even the Cold War seems to be thawing in the warmer weather. But as Liesl works on a class project about the history of the wall, she stumbles onto a startling secret no one will talk about.
This colorful children’s picture book it is well suited for anytime but especially nice for a quiet bedtime reading. When Little Bear asks Mother Bear where the stars have come from, she begins her answer with these lines:
“Deep in the forest where the wind never blows, In a far away cave where the sun never shines, Lives a man made of stars And the branches of pines.”
If you are especially alert, you will see a small surprise in the sky on the last page of this beautiful book.
Ginger Nielson is a full time children’s book author/illustrator who lives at the top of a hill near the edge of a forest in semi-rural New Hampshire.There is a magic wand on her desk, a dragon in her basement and a tiny elephant in her studio. Everything else is nearly normal.