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By Rick Riordan. 2008
When demonic cheerleaders invade his high school, Percy Jackson hurries to Camp Half Blood, from whence he and his demigod…friends set out on a quest through the Labyrinth, while the war between the Olympians and the evil Titan lord Kronos draws near. Sequel to "Titan's curse" (EB74453). Some descriptions of violence. Grades 5-8. 2008. (Percy Jackson & the Olympians ; 4)
By Rick Riordan. 2007
The goddess Artemis has disappeared while hunting a rare, ancient monster. A group of her followers joins Percy and his…friends in an attempt to find and rescue her before the winter solstice, when her influence is needed to sway the Olympian Council regarding the war with the Titans. Grades 5-8. Sequel to "The Sea of Monsters" (EB74303). 2007. (Percy Jackson & the Olympians ; 3)
By Matt Forbeck. 2020
You awaken in an underground cell, stripped of your armor and your sword. Your fellow prisoners inform you that you’re…trapped in the Underdark, soon to be taken to the great drow city of Menzoberranzan and sold off as a slave. But word is that demons are stirring in the underworld’s depth. Perhaps you can use that to break free, fighter. Welcome to the Forgotten Realms® Endless Quest®. You are about to embark on a journey. To where, only you could possibly say. It is not a journey like any you have been on before, where you start at the beginning and continue on a straight course until you reach the end. Instead, you will be presented with many choices along the way. Each time you are faced with one such choice, given to you by your narrator, make your decision from the options that are given and then follow the directions to continue your adventure. Once your quest has come to an end, either favorably or, as I’m afraid in some instances it is foretold, gruesomely, return to the beginning of the track or the last choice and try again.
By Matt Forbeck. 2020
When you tried to pick the pocket of a civilar in the night-shrouded streets of Waterdeep, you never thought she’d…catch you—and you never dreamed she’d force you into her service. Now you must find the baby griffon stolen by the beholder Xanathar, leader of the city’s powerful Thieves’ Guild. And if you should fail...you can count on spending the rest of your life behind bars, rogue. Welcome to the Forgotten Realms® Endless Quest®. You are about to embark on a journey. To where, only you could possibly say. It is not a journey like any you have been on before, where you start at the beginning and continue on a straight course until you reach the end. Instead, you will be presented with many choices along the way. Each time you are faced with one such choice, given to you by your narrator, make your decision from the options that are given and then follow the directions to continue your adventure. Once your quest has come to an end, either favorably or, as I’m afraid in some instances it is foretold, gruesomely, return to the beginning of the track or the last choice and try again.
By Richard Scrimger. 2019
Meet the next member of the Almost Epic Squad!If you could have any superpower, what would you choose?What about becoming…mesmerizingly persuasive in the blink of an eye?But what if you're the only one unaware of your charms?Archie O'Kaye mostly rubs people the wrong way. And he doesn't really care. But when he becomes utterly charming right before everyone's eyes at his thirteenth birthday party, his family and friends (there are only two, well one, really . . .) begin to suspect that something is up.Meanwhile, it turns out there are forces both good and evil who have had their eyes on Archie and three other "special" kids since their exposure at birth to a mysterious element called reidium. When the evil Boss and her number two, Clementine Clutterbucket, get wind of Archie's charm, they quickly set to scheming about how to use it in their bid for world domination.Readers will be riveted to this high-adventure, howlingly funny story that never misses a beat. This is the fourth release in a four-book series that can be read in any order. The other books are written by Lesley Livingston (Super Sketchy), Ted Staunton (What Blows Up), and Kevin Sylvester (Mucus Mayhem).
By Mariko Tamaki. 2019
Based on the bestselling graphic novels, this series of middle-grade novels contains all-new adventures Welcome to Miss Qiunzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul…Thistle Crumpet's Camp for Hardcore Lady Types. The five scouts of Roanoke cabin-Jo, April, Molly, Mal, and Ripley-love their summers at camp. They get to hang out with their best friends, earn Lumberjane scout badges, annoy their no-nonsense counselor Jen . . . and go on supernatural adventures. That last one? A pretty normal occurrence at Miss Qiunzella's, where the woods contain endless mysteries. Book four, the last book of the novel series, will shine the spotlight on inseparable couple Mal and Molly, who find an extra cabin at camp, one that's full of ghosts!
By David Homel, Marie-Louise Gay. 2015
Charlie and his family are about to embark on another trip, to another out-of-the-way place off the beaten path. This…time they are heading to an island in Croatia, a country Charlie has never even heard of. An incredibly beautiful country that lives in the shadow of war and conflict. Even for a seasoned traveler like Charlie, Croatia is a very different experience. To travel in a country where the language is completely unfamiliar and half the words have no vowels. To visit remote villages where the Internet is so slow, you might as well not have it at all. Where goats are a traffic-calming device, red cliffs loom like fortresses over an impossibly blue sea, and luggage porters are a line of women pushing wheelbarrows. Still, Charlie and his little brother, Max, manage to find adventure wherever they go. There's cliff diving, pigs on spits, hair-raising ferry crossings and snake juice for breakfast ("Breakfast in Croatia -- at your own risk!"). And there's a sober side to their adventures this time, too. A friend who was sentenced to Croatia's version of Alcatraz, despite committing no crime. An unsettling encounter with the Hermit of Vrgada. The sight of a half-destroyed village divided by a war that nobody won. Charlie finds out that this area of the world has a long and troubled history, that wars are complicated, and that long-time feuds can continue to divide neighbors generations later. But he also discovers that you don't need to speak the same language to communicate with people. Not when you're having a party in a field, surrounded by goats and dancing in the glow of car headlights with the radio blaring out Croatian music. A warm, funny and thought-provoking book that celebrates a child's love of adventure and boundless curiosity about the world.
By Shannon Watters, Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis, Brooke A. Allen. 2015
Five best friends spending the summer at Lumberjane scout camp...defeating yetis, three-eyed wolves, and giant falcons...what’s not to love?!Friendship to…the max! Jo, April, Mal, Molly and Ripley are five best pals determined to have an awesome summer together...and they’re not gonna let any insane quest or an array of supernatural critters get in their way! Not only is it the second title launching in our new BOOM! Box imprint but LUMBERJANES is one of those punk rock, love-everything-about-it stories that appeals to fans of basically all excellent things. It’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer meets Gravity Falls and features five butt-kicking, rad teenage girls wailing on monsters and solving a mystery with the whole world at stake. And with the talent of acclaimed cartoonist Noelle Stevenson, talented newcomer Grace Ellis writing, and Brooke Allen on art, this is going to be a spectacular series that you won’t want to miss. Collects Lumberjanes #1-#4.
By Liz Marsham. 2018
Mysticon Ranger Zarya meets an extraordinary magician—but then her new friend steals her powers. Without her abilities, Zarya no longer…feels like part of the Mysticons—and she refuses to let the team help. Zarya got herself in this mess; she’ll get her powers back on her own. But as the forces of evil close in on Drake City, the Mysticons need their Ranger. Zarya will have to rely on her friends—or risk losing her Mysticon powers forever!
By Sadie Chesterfield. 2018
In Drake City, where magic and technology meet, four girls are brought together by an ancient prophecy. Princess Arkayna, her…friend Em, and street kids Zarya and Piper are transformed into the Mysticons―heroes with incredible magic powers. <p><p> Now a new prophecy foretells an attack by a terrible dragon―and reveals that Arkayna has a secret twin sister! But will the true identity of this secret sister tear the Mysticons apart? And who will save Drake City from the dragon if the Mysticons don’t work together?
By Liz Marsham. 2018
Mysticon Knight Em is contacted by a mysterious spirit who claims to be the original Fifth Mysticon from eons ago.…Em trusts the spirit, and convinces the other Mysticons to follow her on a quest through another dimension, uncovering ancient rituals and mysteries of the Mysticons of old. But then they discover a terrible secret about the Fifth Mysticon—one that threatens to tear the current team apart!
Janner, Tink, and Leeli Igiby had thought they had been normal children with normal lives. But now they know they're…really the Lost Jewels of Anniera, heirs to a legendary kingdom across the sea, and suddenly everyone wants to kill them.
By Liz Marsham. 2018
Mysticon Dragon Mage Arkayna is looking forward to a ride on the fanciest train in Gemina with her team members.…Adding to the mystique: the train is also carrying a famous diamond—with its own famous curse. But when a villain from the Mysticons’ past tries to steal the diamond, the curse unleashes an ancient evil. Now trapped on a runaway train, the Mysticons have to band together even as forces of darkness become determined to tear them apart. This original novel is based on the hit new show Mysticons, and tells a brand-new adventure for our heroes!An Imprint Book
By Matthew Ross Smith. 2019
A basketball-loving girl makes a wish to never miss a basket in this charming middle grade novel that pushes girl…power to the max! <P><P>Lizzy Trudeaux loves basketball. She doesn’t have much by way of money, but she has access to the community court, a worn ball named Ginger, and she practices constantly. After fighting to join the boy’s team at her school, Lizzy is finally given the opportunity to show off her hard-earned skills. <P><P>When she answers what she believes is another bill collecting phone call, Lizzy receives a magical wish: the ability to sink every shot. Pure Swish. <P><P>Now eviscerating the competition in the boy’s league is small potatoes—she has the skills to dominate in the NBA. With the help of her BFF Toby and some viral video action, Lizzy goes all the way to the Philadelphia Bells’ starting lineup, making history and taking names. <P><P>Then, just as she’s about to go face to face with her hero, the best player on the planet, things begin to fall apart. But Lizzy isn’t a quitter and she’ll play her hardest for the love of the game.
By Stephanie Calmenson, Aaron Blecha. 2019
A unique principal named Mr. Bundy runs PS 88 in this silly, fun-to-read Aladdin QUIX chapter book that’s perfect for…emerging readers!Mr. Bundy gets a brand-new outfit…but he’s the only one in PS 88 that thinks it’s spectacular! In this clever twist on The Emperor’s New Clothes, acclaimed author Stephanie Calmenson turns a beloved fairy tale on its ear with the silly (mis)adventures of Mr. Bundy!
By Mikki Sadil. 2015
Lily Leticia is in Trouble. Deep Trouble. Of course, that shouldn’t be too surprising. She is only eleven years old,…has an IQ of 160, and is in high school. Her classmates ignore her, because, after all, she should still be in elementary school. Kids her own age ignore her, because, after all, she is somewhat of a freak. Unfortunately, Trouble just seems to follow Lily Leticia around…with only a little help from her. Now, however, Lily Leticia has found an old book, one that her Native American friend, Joseph Spotted Elk, has told her to put back immediately in the trunk where she found it. He claims there are Indian spirits in the book, that it is ancient magic, and she should not even be touching it. Magic? Combined with an IQ higher than most of her teachers? This is right up Lily Leticia’s alley! If she ever thought she was in Trouble before The Book, it was nothing compared to the Trouble she’s going to be in.
By Cheryl Bentley. 2015
Loved this book - engaged with it straight away - especially liked Betty. Delightful book. Well recommended. Lorraine Baker, Bookseller,…Wales"... a great book for reluctant readers ... A good fantasy read with good vs. evil" Ann Klausing, Books-a-Million"There are three witches, a hidden school and a lot of evil in this story. You'll meet characters that will surprise you and the ending is great. Ms. Bentley does not write boring books. I can see a young one reading this book more than once. Maybe they can even write a story of their own..." Jo Ann Hakola, The Book Faerie"What happens next? You'll have to jump on this fast moving fairy tale thriller to find out!" Bill Baker, Maine, USA.The Janjilons are not what they seem. They look like a type of monkey but they are really children. How did they turn into Janjilons? And could it happen to anyone?Behind this mystery is someone evil, Judge Ormerod who wants to be the next Duke of Westshire. With the help of three weird sisters, he has to rid the land of clever children from being an obstacle to him. The Janjilons work for him as the three sisters mete out punishment and keep them locked up.Petronella starts to look into these strange happenings. But time is running out because when the Judge no longer needs the Janjilons, they will be destroyed.
Mia and her best friends are up against a major super bully in this third adventure of the Mia Mayhem…chapter book series!When a super annoying villain (who’s actually another superhero) arrives at THE PITS and accuses Mia of not belonging, Mia doesn’t know what to do. Will she be able to hold her ground when she goes up against the Super Bully? With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, the Mia Mayhem chapter books are perfect for emerging readers.
Mia uses her super-strength to break down walls in this fourth adventure of the Mia Mayhem chapter book series!Mia is…determined to be the best in her strength-training class, so she can learn how to lift cars, and climb super tall buildings! But when her own super strength gets the better of her, she ends up causing absolute mayhem. Will Mia be able to rebuild the walls she broke down, one-by-one? With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, the Mia Mayhem chapter books are perfect for emerging readers.
“This imaginative and exciting story feels like the start of something big. The brilliant premise unfolds into a thrilling first…book that has me impatient for the next one.” —Brandon Mull, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Fablehaven and Dragonwatch When long-dead magical creatures are discovered all around the world, each buried with a book of magic, only children can unlock the dangerous power of the books in this start to a thrilling new series from the author of the New York Times bestselling Story Thieves!Thirteen years ago, books of magic were discovered in various sites around the world alongside the bones of dragons. Only those born after “Discovery Day” have the power to use the magic. Now, on a vacation to Washington, DC, Fort Fitzgerald’s father is lost when a giant creature bursts through the earth, attacking the city. Fort is devastated, until an opportunity for justice arrives six months later, when a man named Dr. Opps invites Fort to a government run school, the Oppenheimer School, to learn magic from those same books. But life’s no easier at the school, where secrets abound. What does Jia, Fort’s tutor, know about the attacks? Why does Rachel, master of destructive magic, think Fort is out to destroy the school? And why is Fort seeing memories of an expelled girl every time he goes to sleep? If Fort doesn’t find out what’s hiding within the Oppenheimer School, more attacks will come, and this time, nothing will stop them!