Surrounded by Extinction, the Keep is enclosed within a fifty foot wall. Only desert and destruction exist beyond. Inside this lone fortress, the Council of Constraint controls everything: curfew, clothes, career, names... In return for surrendering freedom, citizens receive survival. Most don't mind the exchange. The Son of Sara isn't like most people. However, no one seems to share his growing sense of dread. His mother is too busy. His father is dead. His friendsver, no one seems to share his growing sense of dread. His mother is too busy. His father is dead. His friends think he’s reckless. Only nightly visits beyond the wall offer any relief. Then one day, he receives a letter signed by the Nightingale, the Keep's mysterious dissident. After that, nothing is the same. Unless he learns to live by the rules, Sarason could be called before the Council. He should stop before he is caught, but first he wants to know the Nightingale's identity, and why he was chosen to help her cause.… read more
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Rookie Readers have provided entertaining, high-quality introductions to reading for more than a generation. Each title features f...ull-color, often hilarious illustrations and engaging stories that always involve a young child figuring out concepts or solving problems on his or her own. Every new title contains a Word List and a color-coded reading-level key on the back cover- very familiar ideas, objects, actions, and vocabulary- simple, short sentences- much repetition of words- one or two lines of text per spreadThe only time this busy boy is clean is when he's in the shower! Brand-new illustrations make the antics of Dirty Larry more comical than ever. read more
Paperback, Rosen Pub Group, 2012, ISBN13 9781448863693, ISBN10 1448863694
Paperback, Gareth Stevens Pub, 2012, ISBN13 9781433966989, ISBN10 1433966980
SHAYNE is the first book in THE SHAYNE TRILOGY. A sweet story about a Dachshund puppy and the family who loves Shayne. Beatrice Ar...nson aka Beaky wrote these stories for her children almost 60 years ago. They are gentle, loving stories celebrating the innocence of childhood and the joy of having a puppy in your life. read more
Kyra, a young girl, who just moved to the Northern Wisconsin/Minnesota area, is tormented and treated as an outsider by her peers.... That soon changes when a boy named Aaron comes into her life, and offers her his friendship. Aaron is a friend like no other. He has special powers that enable him and others like him, to transform into dragons. Their friendship quickly becomes overshadowed by an old nemesis named Grackle. Long ago, when dragons sought refuge in the new land, they brought with them a sinister force, a force that will stop at nothing to be the dragon king. He has a plan to rid the earth of all humans, starting with Kyra. Kyra has vowed to do all she can do to help defeat Grackle while her new friends vow to do everything they can to keep Kyra alive. Can Kyra, Aaron, and their friends escape his destruction, or will they end up crushed under Grackles rule? read more
The Great Toy War is the story of Tommy Plinkerton and his brother Charlie. The boys come into possession of a magical ball from a... mysterious old man that allows them to shrink to the size of toys. The next thing they know, however, is that they are now involved in The Great Toy War, a war raged by toys everywhere for centuries. This book recounts the battles fought by Tommy and his army of green toy soldiers and Charlie and his army of tan toy soldiers as they fight for supremacy over their own home. All the while defending against rogues, dolls, and a traitor in their midst. read more
When 11 year old Cammi starts exploring her new neighborhood in Danville, California, what she finds is far from what she expected.... But when she becomes stuck in an unfamiliar world, the unexpected might be just what she needs to get home. Join Cammi and her new friends on this wild adventure in this first book in a trilogy. read more
"A vast garden -- ageless, mysterious and watchful -- surrounds the Hamlet, a peaceful and diverse community of animals beset by f...earful threats. Clever, strong and merciless, the enemies of the Hamlet determine on punishment and conquest. With courage and ingenuity, the Hamlet attempts to defend itself." read more
Gabriela, Ju-long, Sharon, Ajay , Cody Dena and Aaminah are confronted with a mysterious cheater in their school. Yet they have li...ttle clues to go on. How will they corner the culprit? This book is the third in the Greenapolis Seven Series. read more
In ROADKILL ON THE FLIPSIDE, Wilkin Delgado and Alice Jane Zelinski journey to a war-torn world to stop a rogue black hole that th...reatens to consume the universe. In this wild, interstellar adventure, the two meet up with a Fanta-loving alien, a 10-year-old war casualty, a deadly assassin, an artificial construct, an army of Scrubbers, a mysterious religious cult, the tunnel rats of Eris, an emotion-reading monster and a 5,000-year-old spaceship. It’s a race against time and space to save everything and everybody. ROADKILL ON THE FLIPSIDE is the fourth book in the Warrensberg Trilogy. read more
What do you do when your refuge is not the haven you imagined? Aurella and Mavic have escaped a witch hunt in Dovice, only to disc...over that Rashtica has also been corrupted by a wicked king. Unlike King Slathgar, this king doesn't kill powerful people, but collects them for his army. No one is safe from forced recruitment, not even children. Though Rashtica is full of witches and warlocks, magic is rarely done in public for fear of being spotted by one of the king's knights and forced into servitude. Once again, Aurella must hide her power or risk capture. read more
A vast garden -- ageless, mysterious and watchful -- surrounds the Hamlet, a peaceful and diverse community of animals beset by fe...arful threats. Clever, strong and merciless, the enemies of the Hamlet determine on punishment and conquest. With courage and ingenuity, the Hamlet attempts to defend itself, but it is not enough. Though the garden's awesome power lies outside their understanding, the creatures in the Hamlet turn to it for relief from terror. Animal lovers and garden enthusiasts will find their passions in "The Hamlet and the White Owl." The book is appropriate from readers from ten years and up. read more
It's been two months since Liam was last in Arestana. Life was pretty much back to normal, aside from Harry. As he set out for the... zoo with Harry and his class in the morning, he didn't expect to end up flushed down another toilet! Join Liam in this sequel to Arestana: The Key Quest as he finds himself forced to lead the kingdom's defense against an invading army! Will he make it back home this time? Yes... yes, he will (spoiler alert). But, the real question is, will he come back alone? Beware the Chicken! read more
The #1 Amazon Best Selling Series! JW was just a normal boy...until he wasn't.Get all three death defying stories of a boy who bec...ame a super hero and found out - it's not all it's cracked up to be in one awesome collection. Journey with JW as he discovers his secret powers on the playground and puts them to use against an Asteroid...and then a Tsunami...and then an Earthquake -- all of which give him a unique perspective on what it really means to be a super hero. This is a short story collection that's sure to be read over and over again. It's perfect for 8-12 year olds who love to read about normal kid in extraordinary situations. Fans of Marcus Emerson's Diary of a 6th Grade Ninja and Jeff Kinney's Diary of a Wimpy Kid will love this book! read more
When Europe is destroyed in a hellfire of chemical weapons, six teenagers begin an arduous trek to a rumored sanctuary. Along the ...way, they will learn about the cruelties of survival and the surprising beginnings of this shocking apocalypse. Adopted brothers Lance and Lucjan are happy to be starting at the same university and already have their own tight group of friends: Ragan, Ellam, CJ, and Leks, all of whom have their own dreams for the future. This future literally goes up in smoke when the first chemical attack destroys their entire world. The Santeny Six, as they come to be called, are among the few lucky ones who survive the onslaught. Now, with nothing left to hope for, the six teenagers struggle to merely survive. They throw their lot in with soldiers traveling to a refugee camp in Finland, but there is a great deal they still don’t know about what triggered the King’s War. Then Lucjan is captured by a mysterious enemy, and Lance will do whatever it takes to rescue his brother, a quest that will take him to the very heart of this chemical Armageddon. Will what he finds there be enough to save them all? read more
A fast paced action thriller roller coaster ride of adventure and double cross. It will keep you on the edge of your seat till the... very end.Dave Roberts is ex-army, forced out of the job he loved after a friendly fire accident in Iraq. He contemplated becoming a British Jack Reacher and chancing his luck on the open road, until a phone call from an old army friend put him right back where the action is - Iraq.Join the team on their "Scavenger Hunt".What they found would blow their minds! What was under it could blow them away? read more
Long-awaited new editions of Peter Dickinson s cult classicsEngland in the future but an England that is less rather than more civ...ilised. This is the time of The Changes a time when people, especially adults, have grown to hate machines and returned read more
After an alien encounter in their local park, Tom and Pip embark on an epic space adventure. The brothers (Pip by adoption) acquir...e their own spaceship, encounter odd alien civilizations, hunt dinosaurs with their alien friends, and in an encounter with Insectoid pirates are accidentally sucked through a wormhole. While lost in an even stranger part of space, Tom and Pip must rely on each other to avoid an evil empire and find another wormhole to get home. read more
When Carly Sullivan’s mother agrees to let Carly and best friend Zoë accompany her on an archaeological dig, the girls are ecstati...c. Three months in the jungles of Guatemala helping a team of archaeologists unearth ancient Maya artifacts—what could be more fun? When a valuable artifact goes missing, though, Carly’s mother gets blamed, and their dream summer turns into a nightmare. With the help of Zoë and new friend Lio, Carly sets out to catch the thief responsible and save her mother’s job. They scale Maya pyramids, search secret caves, and confront fearsome wildlife. They soon learn that the jungle is alive with danger, especially when you’re hunting something that doesn’t want to be caught. read more
When the Smithsonian Institute was bombed, killing hundreds of people and destroying the United States government, Will watched Mi...ra die. Or so he thought. After escaping into the forests of Canada, Mira joins the Lifers, a group of rebels who’ve plotted the government’s demise for hundreds of years. Here, she meets friends, enemies, people she thought were dead, and those who want nothing more than to see her end up that way. When Will arrives at camp from the front lines in Washington D.C., Mira has to confront the past, and her feelings for Will, before she can finish what Socrates started. She has to, because the fate of her world depends on it. read more
GENRE: Children's Adventure An Unofficial Minecraft Book for Kids Age 9-12 Your favorite heroes of Minecraftia - Romero the highly... intelligent zombie and his friends the brave Captain Rick and the adventure seeker Steve's complete trilogies are combined i read more
Born knowing how to play music, identical prodigies Sonja and Charlotte are raised by a tattooed circus lady and draw unwanted att...ention when their performances trigger magical phenomena, manifestations that compel them to discover their mysterious heritage. A first novel. Simultaneous. read more
The world has changed. The buildings have fallen, blown away with the winds made hot from the bombs. The roads crumble as the fore...st takes back the land we stole a long time ago. It's only been ten years since the end but it feels like a hundred for Emma read more