Begone the Raggedy Witches (The Wild Magic Trilogy, Book One)
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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The diaper bag. It is a necessary part of parenthood, from baby's first few days in this world well into what may be their toddler years. It can seem daunting at first to try and determine what defines "must-have" versus "meh, maybe not" on-the-go gear. That's why we've rounded up our favorite diaper bag essentials, from a few ideas as to what to pack in a diaper bag for the hospital to what might even be a bit of a "bonus" for mom and dad. Speaking of, not much differs when it comes to diaper bag essentials for dad or mom, but guys on the go may appreciate a diaper bag backpack or duffle of their very own. You know, to avoid potential paisley prints or darling designs perhaps less desired by some dudes.
Thinking of taking a trip to Adventure Bay? Does your little pup squeal with delight whenever her favorite rescue dogs help a friend in need? Whether you're a fan of PAW Patrol or just a parental bystander, those precious pups' paw prints are all over the fabric of your daily life. It's only natural that for your little one's birthday, she'd want to celebrate in a big canine way. So, we dug deep and took to the skies searching for the best PAW Patrol party ideas. Remember: No party is too big, no celebration too small. If you need the paw-fect party ideas just yelp for help — or read on for some inspiration. We're on the case!
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Unlike a Christmas birthday, which can get easily overlooked during the holiday commotion, a Halloween birthday party is a special unicorn — much like your little princess, superhero or monster. And just like those peanut butter cups you're giving out to trick-or-treaters, Halloween and birthdays are "two great things that go great together!" No need to rack your brain for some far-out theme — costumes and candy are a given. But you can still flex your creativity and choose unique decorations, invitations and much more to make your kiddo's Halloween birthday party a howling success. Keep scrolling for some frightfully fun inspiration.
Discover Oscar Wilde’s classic tale of double lives and corruption in this graphic retelling for kids. In the halls of London’s hi...gh society, dark rumors surround a man called Dorian Gray. His ever-youthful appearance paired with a wild, decadent lifestyle arouses curiosity. Some even say his attic hides a dangerous, monstrous secret. A secret hidden in a simple portrait painted a long time ago . . . With extra background on the original novel and its author, plus discussion questions and writing prompts, it's easy to introduce young readers to this literary classic. read more
Do angels really surround us throughout our day? Celeste Woods and Beth Carleton take you on a whimsical journey with an adorable ...brother and sister and their hilarious dog, Spike, as they show you just how very close your angels are! Marvel at these playful angels as they swim, play, help and protect. “My Angel Friends, My Guardians” offers insight into the Divine support that is always within reach, and will encourage children to share their own experiences of connection with spirit! read more
"Am I ready yet?" asks Jojo, an eager little penguin who can't wait to go to sea, in this growing up story illustrated with adorab...le real-life photographsJojo the penguin just can't wait to go to sea, but first she must learn to swim. When Jojo's fuzzy baby down becomes a shiny penguin coat and she can swim across the biggest rock pool, she is ready at last. Flippa-flap, snippa-snap, go Jojo go! This delightful picture book for children ready to explore their world features photographs of the Gentoo penguins on Macquarie Island, halfway between Australia and the Antarctic. read more
Excerpt from The Duke's ServantsIf it prove so. Then loving goes by haps Some Cupid kills with arrows. Some with traps.' M ad: A d...o A bout Noticing.Will he?' asked the maidens, thinking of his five feet six inches and his supposed vulnerability.He will!' said the married women with conviction, over their puddings; basing their knowledge on a wide experience of human proclivities, mostly masculine.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. 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. 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
Raggedy Ann tales, written and drawn by Johnny Gruelle, have been entertaining children since 1918. The books of 'The Raggedy Ann ...Series' all feature their central protagonist, with red yarn for hair and a triangle nose - charting her considerable adventures. Gruelle created Raggedy Ann for his daughter, Marcella, when she brought him an old hand-made rag doll. He drew a face on it, and from his bookshelf, pulled a book of poems by James Whitcomb Riley, combining the names of two poems, 'The Raggedy Man' and 'Little Orphant Annie.' From this moment on, the much-loved children's series went from strength to strength. Sought after by collectors, this re-printed edition showcases Gruelle's original text, further enhanced by his wonderful colour drawings, in order that the two may be fully appreciated by young and old alike. Pook Press celebrates the great 'Golden Age of Illustration' in children's classics and fairy tales – a period of unparalleled excellence in book illustration. We publish rare and vintage Golden Age illustrated books, in high-quality colour editions, so that the masterful artwork and story-telling can continue to delight once again. 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
"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
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
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
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
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
Aurella found out she’s a witch…just in time to start a witch hunt. Twelve years ago, the kingdom of Dovice was purged of magic. A...ll the witches were killed in a massive witch hunt, and evidence of their existence was erased from history. So when Aurella discovers she’s a witch, she’s both confused and frightened. Despite the risk of revealing herself, Aurella uses her powers to protect her only friend from a dangerous situation and accidentally sets in motion another witch hunt, making her the key target. With few allies and an entire country against her, Aurella flees north in hopes of finding Rashtica, the alleged kingdom where her kind live in peace. But Aurella can’t run forever, and if she doesn’t learn to embrace her power, the witch hunt she brought about could be her bitter end. 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
Danny's cousin Tom has been killed―and forgotten. All memories of Tom have been erased, as though he had never existed. For a whil...e, there is peace. Until Danny remembers.Determined to restore what has been lost, Danny seeks out Cath, living far from civilization. But other troubles loom. Shadows are spreading across the land, leaving the earth gray and lifeless. Danny and Cath must work together to set things right―but are they even on the same side? And as they close in on Sammael, the dark presence responsible for Tom’s death, will one of them pay the ultimate price? read more
The course of dream travel never did run smooth―at least, not in Liv Silver's experience. Able to visit other people's dreams (whe...ther they want her to or not), Liv has solved mysteries, unearthed difficult truths, fought madmen, and escaped life-threatening peril, all from the comfort of her own bed. But Liv's troubles are just beginning...A rocky romance, a malicious blogger with a hidden identity, a wedding, and a classmate (or two) dead-set on revenge all await Liv in this action-packed conclusion to the Silver trilogy. read more
The thrilling conclusion to the Icebreaker trilogy, an acclaimed middle-grade fantasy-adventure from Lian Tanner.Gwin is a Fetcher.... With her papa and twin brother, Nat, she travels West Norn, bringing joy to its downtrodden people through song and story. But ever since Mama died, it's been hard to keep the joy alive.Proud and defiant, Fetchers have always been hunted by the Devouts for preserving the old ways. So when devious Brother Poosk captures Papa, Gwin must rescue him―whatever the cost.Meanwhile, the Oyster's crew and the Sunkers lay siege to the Citadel. But without their Sleeping Captain, can they ever win against the ruthless Devouts? Can Petrel, Fin, Sharkey, and Rain ever bring light back to such a dark world? read more
The thrilling conclusion to the Icebreaker trilogy, an acclaimed middle-grade fantasy-adventure from Lian TannerGwin is a Fetcher.... With her papa and twin brother, Nat, she travels West Norn, bringing joy to its downtrodden people through song and story. But ever since Mama died, it's been hard to keep the joy alive.Proud and defiant, Fetchers have always been hunted by the Devouts for preserving the old ways. So when devious Brother Poosk captures Papa, Gwin must rescue him―whatever the cost.Meanwhile, the Oyster's crew and the Sunkers lay siege to the Citadel. But without their Sleeping Captain, can they ever win against the ruthless Devouts? Can Petrel, Fin, Sharkey, and Rain ever bring light back to such a dark world?Praise for Battlesong:"Tanner’s unparalleled world-building seamlessly weaves Gwin’s tale into a complex narrative told from multiple perspectives. The author provides just enough backstory to keep new readers engaged and the action moving toward a thrilling ending that unites characters from all three installments. . . . Masterly writing brings the stark landscape to life and reveals characters’ deepest emotions." ―School Library Journal "Nonstop action against a magical backdrop; this is a wonderful world to get lost in." ―Catherine Jinks, author of the Evil Genius trilogyRead the whole Icebreaker trilogy:IcebreakerSunker's DeepBattlesong read more
Suspenseful and engrossing, Beneath the Mask continues the story of Coriko, Pippa, and the expanding world of Grassland. After esc...aping the deadly warrior Spears, Coriko is finally free to take his destiny into his own hands. But freedom proves elusive in the face of a new trial—the Separation. At this horrible event, he learns the secret of one of Grassland’s biggest mysteries: What lurks beneath the masks of the mysterious Spears? Forced away from his beloved Pippa, Coriko is offered a comfortable life—clothes, his own home, a community—in exchange for committing unspeakable deeds. Trapped once again, Coriko must decide what he truly values, and what he’s willing to do to protect his way of life. F&P level: XF&P genre: F read more
Let’s color Wanda! This coloring book is an amazing educational tool that will boost your child’s knowledge on colors, lines, shap...es, forms and perspectives, too. It is also a good practice resource in improving hand and eye coordination and fine motor skills. So what are you waiting for? Color Wanda and her many cauldrons today! 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
This is the first book from the chronicles of the Light Switch. It is a fantasy taking little girls into magic lands of fairies an...d flying horses. Follow Mora and Grace as they team up with moonbeam the fairy to save Dottie and bring her home safely. Delight in the magic rings and the powers it gives the girls and Moonbeam. read more
Color your way to Mordor with this whimsical coloring book featuring intricate patterns and scenes from Lord of the Rings. Publish...er: HarperCollins Paperback / 80 pages Recommended for ages 4 years and up read more
A story of three children whose mother has died and the father gets a nanny to look after them while he goes out to work. But she ...is not just a plain old nanny she turns out to be a witch. Read the story of Peter 12, Julie 8, and Steven 6, left in the care of a wicked nanny who locks them in the dark and dusty cellar for being naughty. Julie screams as a mouse runs over her foot. Will they find a way out of it or will their father find them still locked in on his return home. What will he say to the wicked nanny for locking his children in the cellar. I would like to thank Paul Grainger jr for his help with this book. read more
Anna Winterson doesn't know she's a witch and would probably mock you for believing in magic, but after moving to the small town o...f Winter with her father, she learns more than she ever wanted to about power. When Anna meets Seth, she is smitten, but when she enchants him to love her, she unwittingly amplifies a deadly conflict between two witch clans and splits her own heart in two. She wants to love Seth, to let him love her - but if it is her magic that's controlling his passion, then she is as monstrous as the witch clan who are trying to use her amazing powers for their own gain.When love is tangled up in magic, how can you be sure what's real? read more
Who would have thought that witches can be cute and sultry as well? This coloring book features the many faces and appearances of ...witches. It's interesting to note that a child has the power to make an image as pretty or as ugly as can be. Coloring is one of the activities that gives a child this kind of freedom to decide and design. Start coloring now! read more