The Maze Runner meets Scott Westerfeld in the second novel in this gripping and romantic YA series about teens abducted from Earth by an otherworldly racefrom Megan Shepherd, the acclaimed author of the Madmans Daughter series.Theyve left the cagebut theyre not free yet.After their failed escape attempt, Cora, Lucky, and Mali have been demoted to the lowest level of human captives and placed in a safari-themed environment called the Hunt, along with wild animals andlevel of human captives and placed in a safari-themed environment called the Hunt, along with wild animals and other human outcasts. They must serve new Kindred mastersCora as a lounge singer, Lucky as an animal wrangler, and Mali as a safari guideand follow new rules or face dangerous consequences. Meanwhile, Nok and Rolf have been moved into an enormous dollhouse, observed around the clock by Kindred scientists interested in Noks pregnancy. And Leon, the only one who successfully escaped, has teamed up with villainous Mosca black-market traders.The former inhabitants of the Cage are threatened on all frontsand maybe worst of all, one of the Hunts Kindred safari guests begins to play a twisted game of cat and mouse with Cora.Separated and constantly under watch, she and the others must struggle to stay alive, never mind find a way back to each other. When Cassian secretly offers to train Cora to develop her psychic abilitiesto prove the worthiness of humanity in a series of tests called the Gauntletshell have to decide fast if she dares to trust the Kindred who betrayed her, or if she can forge her own way to freedom.… read more
Spending time in the water with your little one is a great way to celebrate warm weather—but hitting the pools, beaches and splash pads with babies and toddlers who are still in diapers can feel like a hassle. Preparing ahead of time with the most durable and comfortable swim diapers can make your day at the beach a breeze. We've rounded up the best disposable and reusable swim diapers with leak-proof construction you can count on and adorable styles and patterns that are sure to make a splash.
Father's Day is less than a week away. If you haven't locked in something special to majorly say thanks for all that Pops does for your kiddos (and you!), it's time to buckle down and find something. But don't panic and impulse buy another mug or t-shirt he doesn't really need. Instead, take advantage of the epic Father's Day sales going on and get dad a gift he would never consider buying for himself.
Whether you have twins, triplets or multiple kids of different but close ages, it can be hard to find products that aren't designed to care for one baby at a time. From extra wide rocking chairs to double baby carriers, we've rounded up the best, most useful products for parents of multiples. Check out our round-up and make taking care of your crew of kiddos a little bit easier.
A warm-weather wardrobe staple for your baby boy and girl, cotton rompers are nothing short of adorable. From dressy to casual styles for little ones ranging from newborn to toddler sizes, we've rounded up the sweetest selection of this one-piece bodysuit style to keep your babe cool and super cute all season long.
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Graduation season is upon us and children, teens and young adults everywhere are getting ready to take that next—and very big step—in their lives. Whether your kids are getting ready to go to school for the first time or saying goodbye to school for the very last, this time of year is full of emotions, especially for parents. As we aim to arm our kids with all the knowledge and inspire them as much as we can, we also know that sometimes the best encouragement can come from none other than a wonderful book. Books about graduation are not only written to rouse good feelings and spark creativity, but also are meant to calm those jitters about the impending future. Whether your little one is embarking on the their first days of kindergarten or your 20-something is jetting off into the adult world all on their own, these 12 books aim to excite, energize and shed a light on what lies ahead. Congrats grads!
We are so excited that some of our favorite luxe baby brands are now available at Walmart. These mom-loved brands are now at our go-to store. This means everything just got that much easier, which is great considering life with a new baby is just that much harder. Plus, not only can current parents shop for these amazing items, expecting parents can now create one registry that includes everything they need from low-to-high price points, all in one place. Whether you're shopping for nursery items like cribs or something for yourself, like a chic diaper bag, Walmart has got all your needs covered!
Garages have a habit of becoming a little disorganized and a catch-all for a wide variety of items, from your kids' toys to gardening tools to last season's decor. Keep your space functional and organized by using totes, hooks, cabinets and more to keep those everyday items from Walmart. After you organize, you'll be able to keep your precious parking space clear and won't have to worry about running over your kid's soccer ball on accident.
Life at all-boys school Ryokuto Academy's dorm--more commonly known as Greenwood--has never been wackier. Cute teen idol Mieko Nit...ta needs two bodyguards, and since handsome upperclassman Mitsuru Ikeda and no-nonsense student Kazuya Hasukawa had a... read more
Ella James is a young, successful professional, married with children. But her teenage years were anything but easy. Shortly befor...e she turned 13, the author’s life changed forever when her family moved to the closed Centrepoint Community. Centrepoint... read more
Ever felt you need to turn to a whole team of advisers for help in bringing up your wayward children? From psychiatrists to cooks,... from laundry maids to substance abuse counsellors? Then this book, an easy-to-read guide to teenagers—and how to live... read more
It’s been three years since Bay Point Preparatory High School was mysteriously transported from suburban Milwaukee, Wisconsin to a...n alien wilderness in the depths of space. Along the way, countless lives have been lost—teachers, students, friends,... read more
Decapitation is not an everyday occurrence. Certainly not in Coupeville, a rural village in Washington state, on Whidbey Island, s...ome sixty miles north of Seattle. But a head in a cardboard box lands on the doorstep of Peter Sixkiller, town marshal. Theres no mystery as to who it is. Three weeks before, the body to which the head belonged was found under the town dock. It was that of Bruce Ebey, an environmental activist from Los Angeles, whose family had been on the island since the middle of the Nineteenth Century. Ironically, his great, great grand uncle, Isaac Ebey, had been killed in a similar manner in 1857 by a roving band of Haida Indians. Only his head turned up three years later, not three weeks. So who killed Bruce? Was it the natives in a grim echo of Isaacs murder? Was it the business interests who hated the preservationists? Or was it some random act by a demented local? The marshal is at a loss and probably out of his depth. He enlists the help of John Stella, ex-cop and forensic psychologist. It turns out Johnny, as he likes to be called, teaches at Windham College in Hamilton New Hampshire, and is in Coupeville (as far away as he can get from New Hampshire) mourning the death of his wife, who took a bullet for him. Initially, Johnny resists the requests of the marshal and the regulars at Carl and Vickis coffee shop, but his instincts get the better of him and he plunges in. Theres no scarcity of suspects. Steve Plunkett is a big developer who wants to plant a mega mall on the south side of town, against the opposition of the preservationists, the marshal and, in fact, the whole town. Al Graham owns the land and stands to make a big profit from the mall. Alan Powers runs a string of churches in the Seattle area that preach the gospel of prosperity and may stand to profit from the mall as well. Even the county sheriff, Jim Radbourne, may be involved. He hates the marshal and would do anything to run him out and be the only lawman on the island. Johnny quickly finds that he really cant trust anyone. His only help comes from Alice Craig, an aggressive and beautiful TV newswoman, and hes not sure that even she can be fully trusted. Soon the suspect pool is reduced by one as Powers is found dead in his church, his body sitting in a chair and his head perched on the pulpit. Johnny becomes a suspect in the death since he was the last to see Powers alive, and the marshal takes him off the case. But after talking to Powers, Johnny is convinced that the killings center on the proposed mall development. Only now he has to figure it out himself. Relying only on Alice to do the legwork, Johnny unearths several interesting facts. Plunkett is accustomed to overpaying for land he wants and has offered Al Graham three times the value of his land. Als son, Gene, was a marshals deputy who was fired after a run in with the marshal over his harassment of Amy Rice, another deputy. But now, Amy and the marshal are having an affair, and that probably leads to the third homicide, when Amys bodyheadlessis found in a local park. The marshal collapses and the investigation once again falls to Johnny, now aided by a cooperative sheriff. Johnny is convinced that Gene Graham is the killer, especially after he finds out that he is an unnamed partner in Plunketts scheme. He also realizes that Grahams partner in the homicides is Bill Pooley, one of the sheriffs deputies and a cohort form high school days. But Gene has disappeared and his father is stonewalling Johnny and the sheriff as to his whereabouts. To flush Graham out, Johnny uses Alice as bait. It works but it places both Johnny and Alice in danger, facing both Pooley and Graham in a deserted park. Jonny manages to get the two arguing with each other and he and Alice slip away. During the argument, Pooley shoots Graham and then comes after Johnny and Alice. Pooley shoots Johnny in the shoulder but Johnny manages to cut Pooley down with a machete hed taken form Graham. read more
When Jarrod Grant was just fourteen years old, he watched helplessly as a troll-like agaronin came through a portal in his bedroom... and abducted his mother, and his younger brother. He spent years brooding over the fact that they were gone, but during his senior year of high school, that all changed.Tina and Sarah, made it their mission to find him some answers, and when they turned to a woman named Patricia for help, they got a lot more than they ever bargained for. Not only did she provide them with the answers they needed, but through her research she was able to locate the only person whod ever come back after being abducted. That man provided her with notebooks full of information about his time as a slave in the Faranox dimension, and he also provided her with the means to travel back and forth between five different dimensions, including the one where Jarrods family was being held.Now that theyve finally graduated from high school, Jarrod, Derek, Tina, and Sarah have all moved in with Patricia, and with her help and support, they make their first forays into the Faranox dimension. Mistakes are made and dangerous lessons are learned as they look for a way to bring Jarrods family back home. read more
As a serial killer stalks prostitutes in Columbus, Ohio, a distraught brother asks private investigator Andy Hayes to find his sis...ter before its too late. In a deadly race against time, Andy soon learns hes not the only person hunting Jessica Byrnes, but he may be the only one who wants her alive. Byrnes hasnt been seen in weeks following a downward slide that started as a runaway teenager and may have ended permanently on the streets.Assisting Andy is ex-prostitute Theresa Sullivan. She now works at St. Andrews, the mission church run by Andys pal the Reverend Roy Roberts, who is less than keen on Theresa reliving the memories that nearly killed her. A local congresswoman making headlines with her work against human trafficking puts pressure on Andy to solve the case, while the police dont want him near their exhaustive search for the murderer. At the same time, Andys hunt for Jessica exposes the buying and selling of trafficked women across the region. Looming over Andys increasingly desperate search is the shadow of his most dangerous adversary yet. read more
It was a hunting accident—that much Charlie is sure of. That's how his father, Matt Rizzo—a gentle intellectual who writes epic po...ems in Braille—had lost his vision. It’s not until Charlie’s troubled teenage years, when he’s facing time for his petty... read more
It was a hunting accidentthat much Charlie is sure of. That's how his father, Matt Rizzoa gentle intellectual who writes epic poem...s in Braillehad lost his vision. Its not until Charlies troubled teenage years, when hes facing time for his petty crimes, that he learns the truth.Matt Rizzo was blinded by a shotgun blast to the facebut it was while participating in an armed robbery.Newly blind and without hope, Matt began his bleak new life at Stateville Prison. But in this unlikely place, Matt's life and very soul were saved by one of America's most notorious killers: Nathan Leopold Jr., of the infamous Leopold and Loeb.From David L. Carlson and Landis Blair comes the unbelievable true story of a father, a son, and remarkable journey from despair to enlightenment. read more
A timid teenage boy finds the life he is meant for on a big cat hunt with two old geezers. After Rick's mother died, and his fathe...r remarried, he became aware of himself as a misfit. On the cat hunt with his eccentric step-grandfather, he learns why he's a misfit--he should have been born in a previous generation. Rick is out of place and out of time. The cat hunt is his rebirthing. read more
Teen angels Maisie and Tori are sent on an action-packed, time-traveling scavenger hunt by Big Momma Angel. It's a side-splitting ...adventure of biblical proportions as they meet Abraham and Isaac, just in time for a hair-raising sacrifice. Watch them get caught between a rock and a hard place while David battles Goliath.Two favorite Bible stories are given a new spin when seen through the eyes of these totally awesome teen angels. Extremely simple production requirements make this an easy-to-stage, affordable play that is ideal for touring or even classroom performance.Cast: 3F, 4M (doubling and cross-casting possible)Set: Bare stage with minimal propsTime: About 30 minutes read more
It started with a body, the head of it pretty much gone, the hands skinned. We found it the Saturday after Thanksgiving, out to Hu...ngry Neck Hunt Club. Uncle Leland owns the Hunt Club, which might make him sound important, or rich. But he's not.Huger Dillard is no ordinary fifteen-year-old from the Lowcountry of South Carolina. He may not have a father to help him grow up, but day-to-day guiding of his blind Uncle Leland--Unc, for short--and weekends spent at the Hunt Club have made him an expert on the habits of deer, the pompous attorneys and doctors of nearby Charleston, and the ways of the world. But with Unc's discovery of a mutilated body, Huger suddenly learns that he is expert at nothing--least of all his own life. Everything he knows and everyone he loves--Unc, his mother, his foundering teenage romance--is at risk, and Huger must use every ounce of resourcefulness and bravery to stay alive and protect what he believes in. Yet, when he finally discovers precisely what happened that Saturday morning, there is still one more secret to uncover, this one too dark, too deep, for him to even imagine.From Bret Lott, the critically acclaimed author the Los Angeles Times called "one of the most im-portant and imaginative writers in America today," The Hunt Club is a novel of deft pacing and remark-able detail, and a sultry evocation of a land and culture that has existed for generations but soon may be lost forever. read more
Greyson is your typical teen who is faced with caring for a mentally ill mother who believes demons are after Greyson. When Jessic...a, Greysons mother, becomes too much to handle, Greysons life begins to turn upside down. Greysons not-so-typical teenage years begin to change when he moves in with his rich uncles. It is a story of trying to deal with the loss of a loved one, while trying to cope with the world around you. Things really start to change when Greyson learns of his familys angelic lineage. This is a spiritual coming-of-age story; its a love story, a classic good vs. evil story. read more
Echoes of the Hunt, written by Stan Corvin, Jr., is the true story of a deer hunt he was on a few years ago in West Texas. Arrivin...g at the ranch, he learned the owner who invited him had the flu and was not going to participate in the hunting of a massive atypical mule deer named El Viejo. For the next ten days, Stan hunted alone for the trophy buck. Interwoven with this adventure, he tells of hunting experiences as a young boy, then later as a teenager with his father, grandfather, and uncle. Many of these memories are recalled in the evening while he is sitting in a creaking rocking chair in front of a blazing fireplace while drinking his favorite beverage.A lifelong hunter, Stan has shot dove in Argentina, quail in Baja California, elk in New Mexico, mule deer in Colorado and feral hogs in Texas. As a two-tour helicopter pilot serving in Vietnam in 1968 and 1971, he also hunted NVA and Vietcong enemy soldiers. That memoir is told in his third book, Vietnam Saga: Exploits of a Combat Helicopter Pilot published in 2017. read more
A soldier haunted by his past must survive his present to tackle a future threat. Janson is not a hero; he is simply a man doing a... job that needs to be done. In the near future the UN have a new police force, known affectionately as ‘Hunters’, their... read more
Poet, author of the love within my heart and the love of a hunt, Loynel Richards was born on this day September 13th, 1981. He gre...w up in Jamaica but migrated at a tender age of 21 to New York. He has one sister and two brothers. His mothers name is Clases Crandle and his fathers name is James Richards. He went to Browns Town Comprehensive High School. While attending Browns Town Comprehensive High School. He was prefect, student councilor, monitor, assistant monitor, form captain, assistant grand form captain, President of Geography club and house captain. What inspired him to write this book is because of the relationships he found himself in. He thought he found love. In the poems he feels hurt and abandoned and he still wants the person love but he is rejected and only gets more and more hurt. As he gets hurt and torn apart his world is broken and he seems to gravitate towards love. He wonders when will love comes his way, and this is a true story. Right now, it seems unending and he is searching for his soul mate. read more
Did Lydia commit suicide, and leave her husband and daughter by choice or is something more sinister afoot?Meet Lydia, John, and D...iana Hunter. Lydia is a loving mother and wife, who wants nothing more than the best for her family. John is her husband. He is an over-protective homicide detective who loves his wife and teenage daughter with everything he has. Their daughter, Diana, is a genius, with an IQ level far higher than most. This is a family that adores one another. A family, however, that is torn apart by tragedy.When Lydia is found dead at her workplace, John loses the love of his life. His heart breaks for himself and his little girl as Diana spirals out of control. The authorities rule the death a suicide, but when events don't start to add up, the family that is left behind begins to suspect something isn't right.Huntedis a prequel to the Diana Hunter mystery series. Find out what haunts her, drives her, sets her life's course. Buy Hunted to start following Diana's journey today!Interview with the Author of the SeriesQ - So, what makes the Diana Hunter series special?A - When I set out to write these books, I wanted to create something that mirrored exactly the kind of books I like to read. My top picks are always mystery novels, especially featuring female protagonists with attitude. Diana is badass and I can't tell you how many readers tell me she reminds them of themselves. She makes you feel you can do anything!The Diana Hunter books are a great mix of genres. There is nothing graphic or gratuitous in these books. Your Aunt Martha could definitely read them. But they are not "roses around the cottage door" type mysteries. They are more hard-boiled with some romantic tension, suspense and thriller action to keep things interesting!Overall, the Diana Hunter series is designed to keep you turning the pages - and I've made sure there's never a dull moment.Q - In what order should I read the books?A - The Diana Hunter mysteries can be read and enjoyed in any order, however, Hunted is a prequel to the other books in the series. Unlike the other books, it is not a complete mystery. It relates the events that create the backdrop to the series and fills in some of Diana's personality and motivations. You don't have to have read the prequel to make sense of the later books but it helps.The events in this prequel take place a few years before Snatched, the first book in the Diana Hunter series of mysteries.If you do want to read them in order, I'd suggest the following sequence:- Hunted (prequel)- Snatched- Stolen- ChoppedQ - So, why should readers give these books a try?A - Because the Diana Hunter series is a fast, fun, thrill-ride that takes no prisoners! Our heroine is kicks butt but has a soft center. We want her to win out even when she's making poor decisions and alienating those who can, and want, to help her. I think most women will see a little, or a lot, of themselves in Diana Hunter.Ultimately, readers who enjoy lightning-fast pacing with a plot that twists and turns all the way to the end will get a kick out of this series.Diana Hunter Book Categories:- Mystery Series- Crime Thrillers- Cozy Mysteries- Women Sleuths- Hard-Boiled Mysteries- International Mystery and Crime read more
The Goonies Anniversary Celebrationa Victorian haunted houseand three Astoria tweens ready for adventureThe Goonies Anniversary Ce...lebration brings Seattle tween Morgan to Astoria, Oregon, for a fun weekend with her younger Astoria cousins, Sean and Ronan. The Anniversary festivities are in full swing at this historic riverfront town, plus the boys have just entered a spooky contest inspired by the movie and a mysterious skeleton. When the boys ask Morgan to help them win the grand prize, shes determined to make their Anniversary Celebration weekend together the most memorable ever!But theres something really peculiar about the bed-and-breakfast where Morgan, almost thirteen, and her mom are staying. When an even more outlandish girl at the B&B asks the three to go on a cryptic quest on her behalfa scavenger hunt that could help the boys win the contestMorgan and her cousins begin a rollicking visit to Astorias most famous spots. Yet as the weird hunt kicks into high gear, they discover a peculiar boy is following them all over town.With the stranger in hot pursuit, the kids realize that the secrets and legends of old Astoria may be haunting them. Will Morgan, Sean and Ronan be able to escape from the powerful forces of the past? Or will they remain trapped in a world of shadows and dangerous secrets?The Morgan Carey Adventure series, family-friendly chapter books, also include Morgan Carey and The Curse of the Corpse Bride, and Morgan Carey and The Mystery of the Christmas Fairies!About the Author:Susan Colleen Browne is the author of the Morgan Carey series, fantasy-adventure books for tweens set in and around Seattle. Shes also the creator of the Village of Ballydara series, Irish stories of love and family, and is the author of an award-winning memoir, Little Farm in the Foothills and Little Farm Homegrown. Susan is a creative writing instructor and lives with her husband John in the foothills of the Pacific Northwest. She is a frequent visitor to Astoria! read more
In the farthest reaches of space, a creature terrified us. Acid blood. Armored skin. Razor-sharp teeth. No mercy. In the depths of... a rain forest, another creature hunted us. Perfect camouflage. Fearsome weapons. Brutal methods. No conscience. In 2004,... read more
The thrilling follow-up to Samuel Bjrks internationally bestselling I'm Traveling Alone, which The Wall Street Journal calls tense... and smartly constructedWhen a troubled teenager disappears from an orphanage and is found murdered, her body arranged on a bed of feathers, veteran investigator Holger Munch and his team are called into the case. Star investigator Mia Kruger, on temporary leave while she continues to struggle with her own demons, jumps back on the team and dives headfirst into this case: just in time to decode the clues in a disturbing video of the victim before she was killed, being held prisoner like an animal in a cage.Meanwhile, Munchs daughter, Miriam, meets an enticing stranger at a partya passionate animal rights activist who begins to draw her into his world and away from her family.Munch, Kruger, and the team must hunt down the killer before he can strike again in this sophisticated, intricately plotted psychological thriller by the newest phenomenon in international crime fiction. read more
Young Adult Science Fiction Short Story. The underwater domes of Chai complex are breaking down, and Modlene and her family will h...ave to leave if Mod can't fix the water purifier. But as she and her brother Simon search for the parts they need in an abandoned dome, someone tries to destroy it.Originally published in Oceans of the Mind, issue XI (Colonies), Spring 2004. read more
Vampire hunters are creeping through an ancient castle with garlic, stakes, and holy waterhunting for you! Every Twisted Journeys ...graphic novel lets YOU control the action by choosing which path to follow. Which twists and turns will your journey take? read more
For three centuries, as the Black Death rampaged through Europe and the Reformation tore the Church apart, tens of thousands were ...arrested as witches and subjected to torture and execution, including being burned alive. This graphic novel examines the background; the witch hunters methods; who profited; the brave few who protested; and how the Enlightenment gradually replaced fear and superstition with reason and science. Famed witch hunters Heinrich Kramer, architect of the infamous Malleus Maleficarum, and Matthew Hopkins, Englands notorious Witchfinder General, are covered as are the Salem Witch Trials and the last executions in Europe. read more
Sophie Sinoras BFF, AJ Dawson, is trying to break Sophie and her boyfriend apart. Sophies other BFF, Krysta Richards, wants to die... so she can talk to her mothers ghost. The crooked cop hunting Krysta wants her dead, too. But hes not half as scary as the vengeful succubus whos threatening to steal their souls.Sophie just wants all her problems to go away. Since thats not going to happen any time soon, shed like it if she and her friends could survive another year of high school. read more
The true story of an immigrant's murder that turned a quaint village on the Long Island shore into ground zero in the war on immig...rationIn November of 2008, Marcelo Lucero, a thirty-seven-year-old undocumented Ecuadorean immigrant, was brutally attacked and murdered by a group of teenagers as he walked the streets of Patchogue, a quiet Long Island town. The teenaged attackers were out "hunting for beaners," their slur for Latinos, and Lucero was to become another victim of the anti-immigration fever spreading in the United States. But in death, Lucero's name became a symbol of everything that was wrong with our broken immigration system: porous borders, lax law enforcement, and the rise of bigotry. With a strong commitment to telling all sides of the story, journalist Mirta Ojito unravels the engrossing narrative with objectivity and insight, providing an invaluable peephole into one of America's most pressing issues. read more
Watching a sunset over a small lake, Daniel and Sharon find themselves trapped at the beginning of the Zombie Apocalypse. With the... destruction of the CDC in Atlanta, our heroes face a new dystopian world. Fortifying themselves in a home in rural Georgia,the teens look to each other for strength. Struggling to find family, friends, supplies and safety, the couple looks for shelter in the new world which they found themselves in. read more