From multi-award-winning Irish author Celine Kiernan comes a dark fantasy adventure about witches "Ireland's answer to JK Rowling." Sunday Independent A middle-grade fantasy adventure perfect for fans of Frances Hardinge, Katherine Rundell and Sally Gardner. On the night that Aunty dies the Raggedy Witches come for Mup's mam. Pale, cold, relentless, they will do anything to coax Mam back to Witches Borough. When they kidnap Mup's dad, Mup and her mam must leave the l do anything to coax Mam back to Witches Borough. When they kidnap Mup's dad, Mup and her mam must leave the mundane world to rescue him. But Mam is strange on this side of the border - striding, powerful, and distant. Even if they can save Dad, Mup is not sure anything will ever be the same again...… read more
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Alberto is a young angel who longs to sing for the world. He travels all over trying to find a captive audience. He finally realiz...es his "world" is right at home. This "Expanded Edition" includes two scenes not included in the original edition. read more
Penned by New York Times best-selling author Roland Smith and Michael Spradlin, the I,Q mystery series keeps young readers on the ...edge of their seats. Q (Quest) and his stepsister, Angela, try to thwart the activities of the terrorist ghost cell that is following them across the country. Available in paper and eBook. read more
Comparing and contrasting are essential reading comprehension skills for all subject areas. Help students understand compare and c...ontrast using Spotlight on Reading: Compare and Contrast for grades 5â 6. This 48-page book includes a variety of high-interest lessons and activities that make learning fun! The exercises increase in difficulty as the book progresses, so students practice more-advanced skills as they work. With a variety of formats, teachers can provide direct instruction, reinforcement, and independent practice throughout the year. This book is perfect for practice at home and school and includes an answer key. It aligns with state, national, and Canadian provincial standards. read more
Daredevil Army brat Grace, the granddaughter of the world's most powerful ambassador, returns to the Embassy Row of her childhood ...summers to solve the mystery of her mother's death. By the best-selling author of the Gallagher Girls series. Simultaneous eBook. read more
Lizzy is a curious little witch. Late one night she spots an old house all lit up when everyone else is asleep, and she can't help... herself. She just has to investigate. read more
Wranglers: The Wranglers Trilogy Book One
After their home burns down, fourteen-year-old Nick, his younger brother, and their father move into a ramshackle Victorian house ...they've inherited. When Nick opens the door to his attic room, he's hit in the head by a toaster. That's just the beginning of his weird experiences with the old junk stored up there. After getting rid of the odd antiques in a garage sale, Nick befriends some local kids-Mitch, Caitlin, and Vincent-and they discover that all of the objects have extraordinary properties. What's more, Nick figures out that the attic is a strange magnetic vortex, which attracts all sorts of trouble. It's as if the attic itself has an intelligence . . . and a purpose.Ultimately Nick learns that the genius Nikola Tesla placed the items-his last inventions-in the attic as part of a larger plan that he mathematically predicted. Nick and his new friends must retrieve everything that was sold at the garage sale and keep it safe. But the task is fraught with peril-in addition to the dangers inherent in Tesla's mysterious and powerful creations, a secret society of physicists, the Accelerati, is determined to stop Nick and alter destiny to achieve its own devious ends. It's a lot for a guy to handle, especially when he'd much rather fly under the radar as the new kid in town.Fans of intrigue, action, humor, and nonstop surprises are guaranteed a read unlike any other in Tesla's Attic, Book One of the Accelerati Trilogy. Praise for Tesla's Attic"Lively, intelligent prose elevates this story of teenagers versus mad scientists, the third-person point of view offering a stage to various players in their play of galactic consequence. A wild tale in the spirit of Back to the Future, with a hint of Malamud's The Natural tossed in."--Kirkus Reviews"This collaboration between Shusterman and Elfman tempers the scarier elements of Nick's quest with deft, humorous writing and plenty of the ordinary adventures of a new kid in school finding his niche. Hand this one to fans of Rick Riordan's Kane Chronicles or Kenneth Oppel's Airborne."--Booklist * "...Shusterman and Elfman have crafted a plot more devious, characters far quirkier, climaxes (yes, there are two) more breathless, and a narration much, much funnier than recent mad-science offerings. Sticking with a third-person narration frees the authors to be as wryly and sophisticatedly witty as they please without compromising the veracity of their middle-school cast, resulting in storytelling as delightful as the story being told." -Bulletin for the Center for Children's Books (starred review) read more
Her mom has disowned her. Her boyfriend tried to kill her. Her best friend is pretending she doesn't exist. Oh yeah, and the entir...e world hates her. Literally. Happy sweet sixteen, Libby Sparks. Not exactly an ideal birthday, but it's pretty much what Lib read more
Mad bombers, matchmaking, magic spells-what's a butler to do? Meet Bostwick von Dogsbody, a sardonic door-to-door magician, and hi...s white rabbit, Emmaline, who just happens to be a cursed human princess. The two are traveling through the goblin-run continent of Ataxia in search of the legendary Domino of Nonpareil-a mask that allows the wearer to become anything he desires-in order to return Emmaline to normal. Their journey has finally led them to Styx Castle, where they meet Millicent, a human maid who wound up in Styx due to mysterious (and embarrassing) circumstances, and Delilah, a goblin queen with a taste for the chaotic. But Bostwick's theft of the Domino does not go unnoticed. To avoid a harsher punishment, he agrees to be Delilah's butler for a hundred years. Before he can escape the queen's clutches, he'll have to face mad bombers, an all-bugbear police force, romantic schemes gone awry, and a mysterious goblin-turned-cat named Sebastian who also has designs on the Domino. And as if that wasn't enough, he soon learns that Millicent is also a magician-and needs him to teach her read more
The animals of The Valley enjoy an idyllic existence. Bears, wolves, foxes and more coexist peacefully. But not all stories with t...alking animals are fairy tales, and there is conflict on the borders of The Valley. Outsiders threaten their tranquil way of life. After a lethal attack, the animals of The Valley decide to take action. But two young bears have plans of their own. read more
"Legend" meets "Leviathan" in this gritty steampunk fiction by debut author Sophia Elaine Hanson. Charged with fear, heavy with he...artbreak, and stitched with unexpected moments of joy, "Vinyl" is perfect for fans of "Cinder" and "Divergent." In the read more
After their home burns down, fourteen-year-old Nick, his younger brother, and their father move into a ramshackle Victorian house ...they've inherited. When Nick opens the door to his attic room, he's hit in the head by a toaster. That's just the beginning of his weird experiences with the old junk stored up there. After getting rid of the odd antiques in a garage sale, Nick befriends some local kids-Mitch, Caitlin, and Vincent-and they discover that all of the objects have extraordinary properties. What's more, Nick figures out that the attic is a strange magnetic vortex, which attracts all sorts of trouble. It's as if the attic itself has an intelligence . . . and a purpose.Ultimately Nick learns that the genius Nikola Tesla placed the items-his last inventions-in the attic as part of a larger plan that he mathematically predicted. Nick and his new friends must retrieve everything that was sold at the garage sale and keep it safe. But the task is fraught with peril-in addition to the dangers inherent in Tesla's mysterious and powerful creations, a secret society of physicists, the Accelerati, is determined to stop Nick and alter destiny to achieve its own devious ends. It's a lot for a guy to handle, especially when he'd much rather fly under the radar as the new kid in town.Fans of intrigue, action, humor, and nonstop surprises are guaranteed a read unlike any other in Tesla's Attic, Book One of the Accelerati Trilogy. read more
"Oz is not a safe place..."Filled with gripping suspense and intense emotion, this spellbinding novel takes the childish notion ou...t of Oz and embarks readers on a nightmarish journey to a realm of darkness and wonder. If you've ever wanted to read a grownup version of Dorothy's adventure to Emerald City--this is it.Red Reyna introduces fun, new characters while redefining the beloved characters of the original story in a fresh and creative way. Her colorful and imaginative descriptions will have you wishing you could travel "over the rainbow" along with Dorothy and her quirky little dog, Toto, while her terror-filled scenes will have you clicking your heels and turning the pages.Dorothy and the Four Corners of Magic is the first installment of The Topaz Road Trilogy. read more
There exists a land filled with power and magic. Behind the Mist. Nick and his family spend their summers in the Colorado mountain...s where he first meets an exceptional horse named Jazz. What begins as an increasingly strong bond between a horse and his young rider goes beyond extraordinary when an unexpected tragedy launches them on a thrilling journey to the land behind the mist. Celestia is the immortal home to noble and great horses that, based upon the virtues they developed on earth, earned the privilege to be given the power and status of a unicorn, and receive their horns. Under the guidance and direction provided by Lord Urijah and his Council of the Twelve Ancients, the unicorns serve as the guardian angels to the animals on earth. Nick is the only human in Celestia - or so it first appears. As they learn more about theis magical land, Nick and Jazz are compelled to embark on a rescue mission into the Dark Kingdom that is ruled by the evil unicorn, Hasbadana. Though aided on their journey by special skills and unusual allies, the boy and horse confront powers that threaten to destroy them in their attempt to save a lost soul. Join Nick and Jazz in this award-winning fantasy as they battle the forces of evil and demonstrate the transcendent power of loyalty and love. Behind the Mist is a Gold Medal Winner of the Mom's Choice Award. The Mom's Choice Awards(R) (MCA) evaluates books created for children, families and educators. The program is globally recognized for establishing the benchmark of excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. read more
Create your own Halloween hocus-pocus by rubbing the blank areas on each page with a pencil tip and get a firsthand view of some w...eird goings-on. read more
Orphaned twice by the time he was nine, he was living on the streets and did not even know his own name. He was not allowed to se...t foot inside the one place he was determined to find work. To complete the disaster of his young life, the object of his affections was Star, an immense, emerald-green dragon. But good fortune finally smiled upon him: Star was a Luck Dragon. Unexpectedly, he was admitted as a barn boy into the elite Dragon Compound. He was given three warm meals a day, work, and even a name. Accepted by some, reviled by others, the boy is nicknamed Straw. His days are a mix of welcome work and staving off the aggressive attacks of those who believe he does not belong there. Then one day he discovers that the aloof dragon oddly pays particular attention to him alone, and once this becomes recognized by the others, this raises the boy to new responsibility. With the dragon suddenly under his daily care, the boy discovers that Star can speak in ways that only he can understand. Star reveals to him dragon lore long forgotten to the world, and offers to train the boy in the ways of the warrior. Straw discovers that although an orphan, he descends from a long line of dragon keepers and has taken his rightful place caring for Star, although this is something he can neither prove nor ever tell the others. In this way, the boy enters into a secret apprenticeship under the careful guidance of the dragon. Years pass and, unknown to the rest, Straw is trained in the ways of a knight. Then one day, an army descends on the Dragon Compound, demanding a battle to the death between Star and their warrior king. A disaster would ensue were the otherwise gentle Star to be goaded to engage in battle. This would result in his abandoning the kingdom. When the knights of the realm fail in a tournament to curb the intentions of the warrior king, the dragon turns to Straw as his guardian to defend him. Straw, too young and inexperienced to openly challenge the king, meets him in the stables and provokes him into a fight in which the boy thrashes the far more experienced warrior. Soon after this, Straw’s training with Star is accidentally discovered. He is accused of inciting to battle the otherwise peaceful dragon, a state which the peace of the kingdom depends. Disgraced, Straw is banished from the Dragon Compound and the kingdom. However, before leaving, Straw receives all he needs to become a wandering knight: a horse, a sword, armor, and a name. read more
George, Bess, and I were so excited when we won an amazing vacation at an eco-resort in Costa Rica. Fun, sun, surf - all in the na...me of ecology and helping to keep our planet clean. But, as always, dirty business seems to follow me wherever I go, and this resort isn't as spic 'n' span as we originally thought. After a string of increasingly dangerous "accidents," it seems that there is a jealous predator staying at the resort, making trouble for the management and the guests. Against the urging of my friends, I know that I need to take this case and get to the bottom of it before our entire week at Casa Verde is ruined - or worse. Can I uncover who is sabotaging the press tour before it's too late? Or will our vacation come to an unhappy end? read more
11 year old Rachel Maraea is kept at home like a slave by Nana. She can't go to school and is kept out of contact with other child...ren; stuck doing Nana's dirty work. Her life consists of constant work for Nana's company, Corona Corp. When Nana goes to Ohio for a meeting, Rachel's life takes a dramatic twist. She merges with a Tyrannosaurus Rex. In her new form, she befriends Carissa, the intelligent Abrictosaurus, and Reeme, the wisecracking Utahraptor. Rachel is making the most of her new life in the Tremendous Trio team when Carissa is suddenly captured by Reeme's evil brother, Nefaust, and taken to the Sphinx. Who is a friend, and who is an enemy? Rachel can trust no one but Reeme, as they struggle to rescue Carissa. They end up meeting an exuberant nine-year-old, Gyrmaine, along the way. It's a battle to shift the sands of the epic war between two prehistoric armies. Who will win? read more
He can summon demons. But can he win a war?Fletcher is working as a blacksmith's apprentice when he discovers he has the rare abil...ity to summon demons from another world. Chased from his village for a crime he did not commit, Fletcher must travel with his demon, Ignatius, to an academy for adepts, where the gifted are taught the art of summoning.Along with nobles and commoners, Fletcher endures grueling lessons that will prepare him to serve as a Battlemage in the Empire's war against the savage Orcs. But sinister forces infect new friendships and rivalries grow. With no one but Ignatius by his side, Fletcher must decide where his loyalties lie. The fate of the Empire is in his hands. 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
What is witchcraft, the Old Way? A profound respect for your own self and an understanding of the many secret passageways of your ...mind. A profound respect for others, and their sometimes inexplicable behaviour. A profound respect for nature. The scents, sounds, sights and changing rhythms of the natural world. Reconnecting with the Spirit World within and without in ways understood by our ancestors. This is a sound introduction to simple magical practices that have become increasingly popular as new generations rediscover the truth of the Old Ways. You will be helped along the first steps of the magical path until you are ready to write your own first Book of Shadows. 'A superb introduction to witchcraft. Simple, straightforward and with a touch of magic' Tyna Redpath, The Goddess and The Green Man, Glastonbury www.goddessand greenman.co.uk read more
In "Progatory," their boundless determination led to the ultimate fight for freedom, as the underground resistance movement clashe...d with the One World Government in an all-out war. Now in 2039, Camille and Peter find themselves broken and bloodied, read more
hen Mina and Blake return from Egypt, they dare to believe in a happily-ever-after. Then the full moon comes, and Mina discovers i...t wasn't only Blake who came home changed. When a young woman is found murdered at Meadowlake on All Hallows Eve, suspicion q read more
Supernatural powers can be more of a burden than a gift. Two years ago, Indigo Children Tyler and Toby discovered the hard way tha...t their powers weren't a secret. When they gained immunity from the IIA-the agency that wanted to exploit them-they thought that they would finally be able to get on with their lives. But when one of their own goes missing, they prepare to do whatever it takes to find him."Follow the star that's not a star."When the unexpected happens, the Indigo Children are forced to split up to protect those dearest to them, but with only a riddle and their instincts for guidance, they realize that help from mysterious allies may be the only way to cut ties with the IIA once and for all. The only way to close the door on the past is to embrace the future. Sarah finally realizes that she is ready to open her heart to love, but her life unexpectedly takes a sharp detour. Meanwhile, Tyler and Liliana learn that the universe and their love knows no boundaries, while Grace and Eddie begin to wonder if their relationship is destined to fail before it has begun. It's a race against time. The IIA has gone too far, and it's up to the Indigo Children to protect those who can't protect themselves before it's too late. Will they ever have the opportunity to enjoy love and lead normal lives? Find out in Indigo Infinity, the fast-paced, action-packed conclusion of The Indigo Trilogy. read more
Where do you go when your heart has been ripped out? For Anna there is only one answer; into her past, where the truth about her m...other, her power, and her real identity lie hidden. But as Anna delves deeper into her history, she begins to fear that the truth about what set her mother running may be darker than she ever suspected. With the witches of the world on the brink of war, the love of her life, Seth, gone and her closest friend, Abe, wanting more from her than she can possibly give, Anna is in crisis. Ultimately she will have to choose between friends, family and rival tribes of witches and - at the last - between love and magic. read more