A thrilling tale about when the borders between legend and reality blur--with dangerous consequences. When Josie and her brothers uncover a haunted camera, the Mothman legend becomes a terrifying reality that threatens their entire town in this spooky and action-filled novel. Josie may live in the most haunted town in America, but the only strange thing she ever sees is the parade of oddball customers that comes through her family's auction house each week. But whenever sees is the parade of oddball customers that comes through her family's auction house each week. But when she and her brothers discover a Polaroid camera that prints pictures of the ghost of local recluse John Goodrich, they are drawn into a mystery dating back over a hundred years. A desperate spirit, cursed jewelry, natural disasters, and the horrible specter of Mothman all weave in and out of the puzzle that Josie must solve to break the curse and save her own life.Mothman's Curse by Christine Hayes is a spine-chilling middle-grade novel full of action and adventure, and contains black and white illustrations from artist, comic writer and designer James K. Hindle.“Scary enough to appeal to readers who are growing out of R.L. Stine titles, this may also tempt fans of realistic fiction.” ―School Library Journal… read more
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Kill or be killed is the law at legal death fighting; a law that Pon had never broken since she was snatched from her mother, and ...forced to train and fight to entertain the wealthiest bidders of the ruling class. Driven by the will to survive, she is conquered by her primitive instincts to become a blood thirsty animal, favorite of celebrities, and the crown jewel of her master. But Pon's world goes into chaos when she meets Agina, a girl connected to a renegade group that is dedicated to the liberation of death match fighters. read more
Teenagers Face to Face with Bereavement
When Josie and her brothers uncover a haunted camera, the Mothman legend becomes a terrifying reality that threatens their entire ...town in this spooky and action-filled novel. Josie may live in the most haunted town in America, but the only strange thing she ever sees is the parade of oddball customers that comes through her family's auction house each week. But when she and her brothers discover a Polaroid camera that prints pictures of the ghost of local recluse John Goodrich, they are drawn into a mystery dating back over a hundred years. A desperate spirit, cursed jewelry, natural disasters, and the horrible specter of Mothman all weave in and out of the puzzle that Josie must solve to break the curse and save her own life. read more
Paranormal encounters fascinate young readers, and this exciting series is devoted to them. Heavily illustrated and clearly writte...n, each book presents phenomena such as aliens, ghosts and werewolves. Eyewitness accounts are paired with alternative explanations and other elements of reasoning, accompanied by critical thinking sidebars, color photographs, illustrations and diagrams. read more
CD/Spoken Word, Brilliance Audio, 2015, ISBN13 9781511309912, ISBN10 1511309911
Paperback, Red Collar Books, 2015, ISBN13 9780989281331, ISBN10 0989281337
CD/Spoken Word, Brilliance Audio, 2016, ISBN13 9781511391214, ISBN10 1511391219
Paperback, America Star Books, 2014, ISBN13 9781633828308, ISBN10 1633828301
The Curses! board game is a game of wacky curses that players give to one another. The player who makes the most mistakes while co...mpleting the tasks is out of the game. This game is designed for both children and adults who are 12 and older. Since three to six players are able to play at one time, everyone can be in on the action. Everything you need to start playing is included in this package. You get 120 game cards, an easy-to-understand rule sheet and a metal bell for ringing in good cheer. read more
CD/Spoken Word, Brilliance Audio, 2015, ISBN13 9781501281891, ISBN10 1501281895
Strange things are happening on the farm. A mysterious force has taken Steve's animals and is making sure to point the way for him... to find them. Pyramids and fire mark the journey. What will happen when Steve finds the ancient source of what is turning his world upside down? Read this amazing unofficial Minecraft adventure, "Herobrine's Curse," to find out. read more
When the teacher tells her class that they can think of almost everything as a math problem, one student acquires a math anxiety w...hich becomes a real curse read more
In their second adventure, Thomas Hawkins and his brother Porter are faced with unraveling a dark map, one not made by their fathe...r's hands, and they are about to find out that there is a thin line between good and evil that is not always clearly defined. Thomas is up to his old pranks again at the Lost Academy when he is whisked back to the Beyond, engaging in a wild adventure with Umbrey, Porter, Mudge, and Willa to save Aquat and the Five Kingdoms from Salamaine's Curse. Facing scavengers, undertoads, impenetrable ships, and the evil Keegan, will the Sword of Five Kingdoms and Thomas's skill to make maps come alive save them this time, or will they run out of time? This fantasy thrill ride for boys (and girls ) shows how relationships can grow strong despite differences and how nothing is accomplished alone, especially when on a quest to save the world read more
CD/Spoken Word, Brilliance Audio, 2015, ISBN13 9781501227028, ISBN10 1501227025
The last thing Kelsey Hayes thought she’d be doing this summer was trying to break a 300-year-old Indian curse. With a mysterious ...white tiger named Ren. Halfway around the world. But that’s exactly what happened. Face-to-face with dark forces, spell- binding magic, and mystical worlds where nothing is what it seems, Kelsey risks everything to piece together an ancient prophecy that could break the curse forever. Tiger’s Curse is the exciting first volume in an epic fantasy-romance that will leave you breathless and yearning for more. “. . . a sweet romance and heart-pounding adventure. I found myself cheering, squealing, and biting my nails — all within a few pages. In short, Tiger’s Curse is magical." -Becca Fitzpatrick, New York Times bestselling author of Hush, Hush read more
It's been two months since the blowout with President Vise. The Valley is rebuilding and elections have been planned, but things a...re about to change when a new group of refugees arrives seeking the cure. They've brought with them someone Anyon never thoug read more
" A riotous adventure of pirates (and good manners) on the high seas, now in a graphic novel." There never lived a boy more polite... than Horrendo. Cursed at birth, he can speak only kind words while everyone else in his village spews revolting insults. But as his twelfth birthday arrives, Horrendo's very good manners are about to get him into a heap of trouble. Each year, pirates come to the village and abduct all the twelve-year-old boys as their slaves. Despite training in Herculean Headlocks, Rude Remarks, and Oar Throwing, Horrendo and his friends are worked to the bone aboard the ship. Horrendo endures with typical good grace, winning over the pirates' stomachs with his delectable cooking - but enraging the heartless Captain. When Horrendo hatches a cunning escape plan, a hazardous journey to a deserted island ensues. In the end, teamwork prevails, and the boys return home, forever changed, with their new pirate friends. Adapted from Anna Fienberg's acclaimed story, this deliciously entertaining graphic novel sparkles with wicked wordplay, fierce fights, and colorful characters. Remy Simard's action-packed illustrations, bursting with energy and humor, make "Horrendo's Curse" a delight for readers of all ages. read more