From the hit series that's soon to be a major motion picture!Don't miss this breathtaking collection of stories set in the world of the best-selling Darkest Minds trilogy. Featuring ebook original novellas In Time and Sparks Rise, available in print for the first time, and a gripping, brand-new novella, Through the Dark is a must-have for fans of the Darkest Minds.IN TIME A desperate young man is forced to make a terrible choice between his own survival and the futu Minds.IN TIME A desperate young man is forced to make a terrible choice between his own survival and the future of a little girl who won't speak, but who changes his life in ways he could never imagine.SPARKS RISE A spark of light brightens a brutal world when a girl named Sam encounters her childhood best friend at the government-run "rehabilitation" camp, Thurmond. Lucas and Sam form a risky escape plan, but sometimes even love isn't powerful enough to overcome unspeakable cruelty. BEYOND THE NIGHTThe camps are closed. A tyrant president has been deposed. But for many Psi kids living rough, there is no home to return to, no place for them in a country devastated by the past and anxious about the future. Every day is a struggle for Sam, who knew all the rules at Thurmond and has been thrown into a terrifying and uncertain new life. But there's more at stake than Sam's own survival. She once made a promise to someone she loves, and the time has come to fulfill it.From New York Times best-selling author Alexandra Bracken comes a collection of three hauntingly beautiful novellas set in the world of the Darkest Minds series. In the most harrowing of times, it takes a ferocious strength not only to survive, but to stand up for those who cannot fight their own battles. The characters in these stories-some new, some familiar-face impossible missions, and the hardest of all may be protecting the last flicker of hope in a seemingly endless night.… read more
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Adults are due for some much-needed peace and quiet as the Christmas craze fizzles out. To carve out some precious alone time this winter, design a space that will hold your kids' attention for hours a day. It should be a room that bursts with color and piques curiosity with a strategic variety of learning and play toys. To help you create this space we rounded up 10 playroom staples to help kids battle cabin fever while they're holed up inside on snow days.
After the great earthquake known as "the wrath of the Lamb," Vicki copes with Ryan's death, Judd attempts to escape the devastatio...n by motorcycle, and Lionel, having lost his memory while undercover at a Global Community camp, returns as a Morale Monitor. After the great earthquake, Vicki copes with Ryan's death, Judd attempts to escape the devastation by motorcycle, and Lionel, having lost his memory while undercover at a Global Community camp, returns as a Morale Monitor. read more
The fourth hilarious title in Lowis Lowry's popular Gooney Bird series! Itâ s a cold January at the Watertower Elementary Schoolâ ...the perfect weather for Gooney Bird Greene to break out her special brain-warming hat! It's a good thing she has one. Gooney Bird's brain will need to be as warm as possible this month, because Mrs. Pidgeon is teaching her class about poetry. Who knew there could be so many different ways to write a poem? Haikus, couplets, limericksâ Mrs. Pidgeonâ s students soon find that writing good poetry takes a lot of hard work and creative thinking. Gooney Bird and her classmates are up to the challenge. But just when things are going well, the kids get some terrible news. Gooney Bird will need all the inspiration her brain can muster to organize the most important poem the class has ever written. read more
Going to Gramma's takes plenty of preparation. Granddaughter packs her overnighty trunk and says goodbye to Mom, Dad, little fish ...and baby in the bed. She can't wait to see her silly millie gramma Together at last, the two spend a day full of dancing, painting each other and partying with a razzle and a dazzle before, finally, resting together in a ricky rocky swing. What a day Barbara Joosse's spirited text combined with Jan Jutte's lively illustrations create this delightful story. Full of engaging, bouncy language that zips right along, this is an original picture book that captures the loving relationship between a young-hearted gramma and her enthusiastic granddaughter. read more
Welcome to an enchanted world of majestic castles, sparkling jewels, handsome princes and fairy godmothers-starring none other tha...n the beloved Disney princesses A huge bind-up with four times as many pages and twice as many paints as a standard paint box book, "Pretty Princess Paintings "is a royally good buy. read more
Collects three dystopian novellas set in the world of the author's "Darkest Minds" series, in which familiar and new characters st...ruggle to survive and maintain hope in harrowing circumstances. read more
The long-awaited new novel in the New York Times best-selling Darkest Minds series, now a major motion picture.Five years after th...e destruction of the so-called rehabilitation camps that imprisoned her and countless other Psi kids, seventeen-year-old Suzume "Zu" Kimura has assumed the role of spokesperson for the interim government, fighting for the rights of Psi kids against a growing tide of misinformation and prejudice. But when she is accused of committing a horrifying act, she is forced to go on the run once more in order to stay alive.Determined to clear her name, Zu finds herself in an uncomfortable alliance with Roman and Priyanka, two mysterious Psi who could either help her prove her innocence or betray her before she gets the chance. But as they travel in search of safety and answers, and Zu grows closer to the people she knows she shouldn't trust, they uncover even darker things roiling beneath the veneer of the country's recovery. With her future-and the future of all Psi-on the line, Zu must use her powerful voice to fight back against forces that seek to drive the Psi into the shadows and save the friends who were once her protectors. From #1 New York Times best-selling author Alexandra Bracken comes a harrowing story of resilience, resistance, and reckoning that will thrill loyal fans and new readers alike. read more
Book two in the hit series that's soon to be a major motion picture!Ruby never asked for the abilities that almost cost her her li...fe. Now she must call upon them on a daily basis, leading dangerous missions to bring down a corrupt government and breaking into the minds of her enemies. Other kids in the Children's League call Ruby "Leader", but she knows what she really is: a monster. When Ruby is entrusted with an explosive secret, she must embark on her most dangerous mission yet: leaving the Children's League behind. Crucial information about the disease that killed most of America's children-and turned Ruby and the others who lived into feared and hated outcasts-has survived every attempt to destroy it. But the truth is only saved in one place: a flashdrive in the hands of Liam Stewart, the boy Ruby once believed was her future-and who now wouldn't recognize her. As Ruby sets out across a desperate, lawless country to find Liam-and answers about the catastrophe that has ripped both her life and America apart-she is torn between old friends and the promise she made to serve the League. Ruby will do anything to protect the people she loves. But what if winning the war means losing herself? read more
When the Children's League disbands, Ruby becomes a leader and forms an unlikely alliance with Liam's brother, Cole, but competing... ideals threaten the mission to uncover the cause of IANN and free psi children from the camps. read more
CD/Spoken Word, Brilliance Audio, 2013, ISBN13 9781469291567, ISBN10 1469291568
Ruby can’t look back. Fractured by an unbearable loss, she and the kids who survived the government’s attack on Los Angeles travel... north to regroup. Only Ruby can keep their highly dangerous prisoner in check. But with Clancy Gray, there's no guarantee you're fully in control, and everything comes with a price.When the Children's League disbands, Ruby rises up as a leader and forms an unlikely allegiance with Liam's brother, Cole, who has a volatile secret of his own. There are still thousands of other Psi kids suffering in government "rehabilitation camps" all over the country. Freeing them—revealing the governments unspeakable abuses in the process—is the mission Ruby has claimed since her own escape from Thurmond, the worst camp in the country.But not everyone is supportive of the plan Ruby and Cole craft to free the camps. As tensions rise, competing ideals threaten the mission to uncover the cause of IANN, the disease that killed most of America's children and left Ruby and others with powers the government will kill to keep contained. With the fate of a generation in their hands, there is no room for error. One wrong move could be the spark that sets the world on fire. read more
Travel with Simran to visit her grandparents' lively village in India where she not only comes across cows and rickshaws but also ...meets her true inner self. read more
Protecting Chicago from the dark side of life can be an exhausting job, especially when you're in high school. So when the girls o...f St. Sophia's start gearing up for Sneak, their fall formal, Lily decides to take a break from fighting to get ready for the event. But when a Reaper unexpectedly crashes the party prep and Lily's firespell fails, she realizes that she has a much bigger problem than a full social calendar. read more
Ruby never asked for the abilities that almost cost her her life. Now she must call upon them on a daily basis, leading dangerous ...missions to bring down a corrupt government and breaking into the minds of her enemies. Other kids in the Children’s League call Ruby “Leader,” but she knows what she really is: a monster.When Ruby is entrusted with an explosive secret, she must embark on her most dangerous mission yet: leaving the Children’s League behind. Crucial information about the disease that killed most of America’s children—and turned Ruby and the others who lived into feared and hated outcasts—has survived every attempt to destroy it. But the truth is saved in only one place: a flash drive in the hands of Liam Stewart, the boy Ruby once believed was her future—and who now wouldn’t recognize her.As Ruby sets out across a desperate, lawless country to find Liam—and answers about the catastrophe that has ripped both her life and America apart—she is torn between old friends and the promise she made to serve the League. Ruby will do anything to protect the people she loves. But what if winning the war means losing herself? read more
Paperback, Createspace Independent Pub, 2015, ISBN13 9781519644244, ISBN10 1519644248
A few short months ago, Trey Laporte learned the news that would change him forever: He is a werewolf, and the evil vampire Caliba...n wants him dead. The threat becomes real when Caliban attacks Trey's mentor, Lucien Charron, and leaves him fighting for his life. Gwendolin, a wicked sorceress, holds the only key to saving Lucien. Together, Trey and Lucien's beautiful daughter, Alexa, must enter the Netherworld to defeat her. The pressure for Trey is great-Alexa is counting on him to save her father. But when Trey and Alexa find themselves trapped and surrounded by demons, can Trey use his werewolf strength to save them both?Follow Trey Laporte on another heart-pounding adventure in the second installment of STEVE FEASEY's terrifically frightening Wereling series. read more
In My Mind: The World Through the Eyes of Autism
The last place Angela wants to be on her 14th birthday is on holiday with her Dad and his new family in the New Forest. When a pon...y-trekking expedition organised by her step-mother ends in a humiliating fall from her horse, Angela decides enough is enough read more
Paperback, Diamond Comic Distributors, 2016, ISBN13 9781988032948, ISBN10 1988032946
Engrossing tales from the fifth grade "Every child is like "A little world with ever-changing weather, "Nights and mornings. And s...omehow, here we are, "Spinning through the universe together." Unforgettable students in this fifth-grade classroom reveal their private feelings about birth and death, a missing bicycle and a first kiss, as well as their thoughts about recess, report cards, fitting in, and family. Using a rich array of traditional poetic forms, such as sonnets, sestinas, and acrostics, Helen Frost interweaves the stories of the kids in Room 214 and their teacher. A final section giving detailed analyses of the twenty-two forms will be of special interest. read more
Previously published in hardcover as DELCROIX ACADEMY: THE CANDIDATES. Dancia Lewis doesnt seem all that special. And thats not ju...st because of her average grades or less-than-glamorous wardrobe. In fact, Dancias mediocrity is a calculated cover for her secret: whenever she sees a person threatening someone she cares about, things just. "happen." Cars skid. Structures collapse. Usually someone gets hurt. When recruiters from the prestigious Delcroix Academy show up in her living room to offer her a full scholarship, Dancia suspects the recruiters know more about her "talent" than theyre letting on. Once she arrives at the mysterious school, Dancia worries that her days of living under the radar are over. Even the hottest guy on campus treats her like shes one-of-a-kind. And then theres her elusive new friend, Jack, who thinks Delcroix is hiding a dangerous secret. Dancia doesnt know who to trust. A battle is brewing behind the gates of the Academy, and Dancia may have no choice but to pick sides even if it means finally stepping out of the shadows. read more
Eleven-year-old Harriet Whitehead is an outsider in her own family. She feels accepted and important only when she is entrusted to... write letters for her blind stepmother. Then Nat Turner, a slave preacher, arrives on her family's plantation and Harriet befriends him, entranced by his gentle manner and eloquent sermons about an all-forgiving God. When Nat asks Harriet for a map of the county to help him spread the word, she draws it for him-wanting to be part of something important. But the map turns out to be the missing piece that sets Nat's secret plan in motion and makes Harriet an unwitting accomplice to the bloodiest slave uprising in U.S. history. Award-winning historical novelist Ann Rinaldi has created a bold portrait of an ordinary young girl thrust in to a situation beyond her control. read more
Jim Berzchak has a gift. His capabilities in the game of chess are remarkable and his brain works at levels most people only dream... about. However, a horrific blunder while playing at the high school state tournament costs his Escanaba Eskimos the team cha read more
During her darkest hour, will she find the courage to seek the light? Marjorie has eluded both capture and death yet again, but he...r days are numbered. The old threat has resurfaced to endanger everyone she cares for and only a forged alliance with a member of royal blood will guarantee their safety and hers. However, in the midst of accepting who she is, Marjorie has to come to terms with the fact that those she considered friends may be anything but, and the mother she thought dead may have been missing against her will. A relationship in turmoil, a storm brewing in the distance, a shattered tranquility. will she find the courage to save her loved ones even if that means losing her humanity? read more
A few short months ago, Trey Laporte learned the news that would change him forever: He is a werewolf, and the evil vampire Caliba...n wants him dead. The threat becomes real when Caliban attacks Trey's mentor, Lucien Charron, and leaves him fighting for his life.Gwendolin, a wicked sorceress, holds the only key to saving Lucien. Together, Trey and Lucien's beautiful daughter, Alexa, must enter the Netherworld to defeat her. The pressure for Trey is great―Alexa is counting on him to save her father.But when Trey and Alexa find themselves trapped and surrounded by demons, can Trey use his werewolf strength to save them both?Follow Trey Laporte on another heart-pounding adventure in the second installment of STEVE FEASEY's terrifically frightening Wereling series. read more