Eleven-year-old Princess Celie lives with her parents, the king and queen, and her brothers and sister at Castle Glower, which adds rooms or stairways or secret passageways most every Tuesday, and when the king and queen are ambushed while travelling, it is up to Celie to protect their home and save their kingdom.
In an antique-filled mansion, sisters Claire and Sophie find a ladder to the magical land of Arden, where wraiths roam freely, unicorns have disappeared, and the guilds of magic no longer trust each other.
When her baby brother is kidnapped by crows, seventh-grader Prue McKeel ventures into the forbidden Impassable Wilderness--a dangerous and magical forest in the middle of Portland, Oregon--and soon finds herself involved in a war among the various inhabitants.
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Nikki is trying to get through Middle School and finding some things difficult to navigate. Reading her diary we find how she deals with things from enemies at school to pet sitting. Funny and relatable, check out this awesome series!
Franny isn't like other kids. For one, she has a science lab in her room. Secondly, she's a mad scientist! Franny tries to get along in school but inevitably creates a science experiment that needs a little help. Silly and quirky, check out this series!
Fans of super-silly, superhero-focused adventures will laugh out loud reading about imaginative second-grader Eugene and his elementary school friends. As Captain Awesome, Eugene uses his superpowers to overcome many obstacles. These easy readers are big on humor and feature large text and plenty of cartoony illustrations.
Eight-year-old Lucas, Prince of Wrenly, is eager to explore and Clara, daughter of the queen's seamstress, knows the kingdom well, so they team up to find a lost jewel and visit all of the land's main attractions as they search.
Princess Magnolia is the picture of a perfect princess in her fluffy pink dress and sparkly tiara, but when monsters attack her kingdom, she is always ready don her mask, trade her delicate glass slippers for monster-kicking black boots, and become the Princess in Black.
A princess who would rather be a knight accepts her skeptical king father's challenge to perform good deeds in order to prove her worthiness to attend knight school, an endeavor that is supported by a friendly dragon and a perpetually terrified knight-in-training.
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This incredible series follows Tiffany Aching through her trials and tribulations of becoming a witch because she wants to, not because she has any special powers. Being a witch is not about the magic, but about how you think.
This funny series centers on exaggerated, anthropomorphic characters whose deadpan humor and over-the-top antics drive the plot. The fast-paced, action-packed stories feature well-crafted dialogue, and bold, cartoony illustrations. Although the previous book is summarized at the beginning of the subsequent book, they are best read in order.
They're darling. They're daring. They know their shapes! They're chicks on a mission, and on this, their first (mis)adventure, the Chicken Squad launches a galactic backyard expedition. Meet the Chicken Squad: Dirt, Sugar, Poppy, and Sweetie. These chicks are not your typical barnyard puffs of fluff, and they are not about to spend their days pecking chicken feed and chasing bugs. No sir, they're too busy solving mysteries and fighting crime. So when Squirrel comes barreling into the chicken coop, the chicks know they're about to get a case. But with his poor knowledge of shapes ("Big" is not a shape, Squirrel!) and utter fear of whatever it is that's out there, the panicky Squirrel is NO HELP. Good thing these chicks are professionals. But even professionals get worried. Especially once they see that round, shiny, green, BIG thing in the yard. What if it's a UFO full of aliens who want chickens as pets? It's up to the Chicken Squad to crack a case that just might be out of this world.
Life is never boring for twin dragons Ella and Owen. From one high-stakes adventure to the next, these dragons can't keep out of trouble. With attention-grabbing storylines and laugh-out-loud action, each adventure leads the twins to another magical creature in their kingdom. With grayscale illustrations throughout, simple language and plot-driven stories, this beginning reader series will please young fantasy fans.
Blizz Richards is a caring boss, a family man, and an all around great guy who also happens to be a yeti, but when someone tries to prove the existence of his friend Bigfoot, Blizz and his team of cryptids work to help him stay hidden.
After the tragic death of their father, Emily and Navin move with their mother to the home of her deceased great-grandfather, but the strange house proves to be dangerous. Before long, a sinister creature lures the kids' mom through a door in the basement. Em and Navin, desperate not to lose her, follow her into an underground world inhabited by demons, robots, and talking animals....
Matt Thorsen is a direct descendent of the order-keeping god Thor, and his classmates Fen and Laurie Brekke are descendents of the trickster god Loki. When Ragnarok--the apocalypse--threatens, the human descendants of the gods must fight monsters to stop the end of the world.
Athena learns that she is a goddess when she is summoned to Mount Olympus by her father, Zeus, and she must quickly adjust to her new status, make friends with the other godboys and goddessgirls, and catch up with all the studies she missed while attending mortal school.
During a storm, thirteen-year-ole Emily discovers that a Pegasus has crashed onto the roof of her Manhattan apartment building. This chance meeting pulls Emily into the world of Roman mythology and a brutal war. Throughout this action-packed fantasy series, Emily, Pegasus, and other gods travel from Earth to Olympus and back in a thrilling and dangerous adventure.
Join Wil Treaty, an apprentice Ranger, as he endeavors to protect the kingdom of Araluen under the guidance of his mentor Halt and with the help of his best friend Horace in this action-packed fantasy series.
When Alex Sennefer's mother uses the Lost Spells from the Egyptian Book of the Dead to bring her son from the brink of dying, she also brings back five Death Walkers, leaving Alex and his best friend to find his mother and save the world.
When eleven-year-old Pru and new boy ABE discover another world beneath their quiet town, where Viking gods lurk just out of sight, they must race to secure the Eye of Odin, source of all knowledge--and the key to stopping a war that could destroy both human and immortal realms.
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After a routine school field trip goes awry, Linc Baker is thrust into a world of intrigue and espionage, where a kid agent who looks exactly like him threatens to use powerful artifacts to control the world.
Evanston, Virginia, twelve-year-olds Jonathan Murray and Shelley Brown are completely average and forgettable until they are recruited to help the League of Unexceptional Children save the Vice President of the United States, who has been kidnapped along with an important code.
One day, Mac (smartest boy in his class in a small town in California) receives a telephone call from the Queen of England, recruiting him to find the crown jewels (well, actually just the Coronation Spoon) and so Mac embarks on his first adventure as a secret agent--with the assurance that the Queen will give him a note excusing him from school.
Abigail Hunter doesn't want to attend Smith School for Children, a strict boarding school, but when she learns the school is actually a training ground for undercover spies, and her mother, codename Teflon, is the most talented of them all, Abigail discovers she's a natural at the trade. Abigail's spunky first-person present-tense narration keeps the action feeling non-stop.
When an eager young scientist brings a dangerous flesh-eating dinosaur to life, Jack Stalwart, a secret agent with the Global Protection Force, must capture the dinosaur before it destroys New York City.
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Because Dragonwatch, an ancient group of wizards, enchantresses, and dragon slayers, is crumbling, an uprising of dragons threatens to destroy the magical preserves as well as overrun the nonmagical world.
Using her cunning to navigate the dangers of the wild, young fox Isla and her brother discover that their den has been taken over by hostile foxes, forcing the pair to escape into a human world that compels Isla to master magical arts in order to survive.
Chronicles the adventures and misadventures of Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the Third as he tries to pass the important initiation test of his Viking clan, the Tribe of the Hairy Hooligans, by catching and training a dragon.
Podkin and his siblings must go on the run when the villainous Gorm invade their home and enslave their clan. Facing pursuit and treachery at every turn, they must find allies and refuge if they are to survive-and fight to reclaim their world from the Gorm scourge.
When the peaceful life of ancient Redwall Abbey is shattered by the arrival of the evil rat Cluny and his villainous hordes, Matthias, a young mouse, determines to find the legendary sword of Martin the Warrior which, he is convinced, will help Redwall's inhabitants destroy the enemy.
Claude and his best friend, Sir Bobblysock, go to the Snowy Mountains where they throw snowballs, learn to ski, and more until Claude's loud voice starts an avalanche, trapping Sir Bobblysock and the only Mountain Rescue person under a huge pile of snow.
"When an unexpected snowstorm causes trouble for the magical creatures of the forest, Zoey and Sassafras come to the rescue. But their first attempt to save trapped caterfly eggs results in a big mistake. Can they figure out a way to fix things before the baby caterflies hatch?"-- book jacket.
"School is canceled! Ana & Andrew play in the snow with their neighbors and learn to make snow ice cream. They save some snow cream in the freezer for their cousins in Trinidad who have never seen snow."
In 1985 Massachusetts, fifth-grader Annie wants to shape her own future but as the youngest of nine, she is held back by her hand-me-down clothing, a crippling case of dyslexia, and a dark family secret.
Bub the pug has never seen snow before, and when Duchess the cat tells him it is frozen rain he is appalled and does not want to go out even to play with his human, Bella--but the week is about to get worse because a new family has moved in next door, and they apparently have a pet monster (at least if Nutz the squirrel can be believed) and Bella's mother has arranged a play date for Sunday.
In 1940, when the Nazis reach their Norwegian village, twelve-year-old Peter and his friends use their sleds to transport gold bullion to the secret harbor where Peter's uncle waits to take it to the United States for safekeeping.
Two young brothers help their Dad in another season of sugaring off, the process by which maple syrup is made. The book ends with a typical New England tradition of pouring fresh, hot syrup over snow and a reward for the hard work.
After reluctantly kissing a frog, an awkward, fourteen-year-old princess suddenly finds herself a frog, too, and sets off with the prince to seek the means--and the self-confidence--to become human again.
Minli, an adventurous girl from a poor village, buys a magical goldfish, and then joins a dragon who cannot fly on a quest to find the Old Man of the Moon in hopes of bringing life to Fruitless Mountain and freshness to Jade River.
Ever since he was a dwarfling, Borlen (nicknamed Grump) has dreamed of visiting The Surface, so when opportunity knocks, he leaves his cavern home behind. At first, life aboveground is a dream come true. Queen Elfrieda Veronika Ingrid Lenore (E.V.I.L.) is the best friend Grump always wanted, feeding him all the rubies he can eat and allowing him to rule at her side. But as time goes on, Grump starts to suspect that Queen E.V.I.L. may not be as nice as she seems. When the queen commands him to assist in a fiendish plot against her stepdaughter, Snow White, Grump is in over his dead. He's bound by magic to help the queen, but also to protect Snow White. As if that wasn't stressful enough, the queen keeps bugging him for updates through her magic mirror! He'll have to dig deep to find a way out of this pickle - and that's enough to make any dwarf Grumpy indeed.
The scene: New York City. The dazzling lights cast shadows that grow ever darker as the glitzy prosperity of the Roaring Twenties screeches to a halt. Enter a cast of familiar characters: a young girl, Samantha White, returning after being sent away by her cruel stepmother, the Queen of the Follies, years earlier; her father, the King of Wall Street, who survives the stock market crash only to suffer a strange and sudden death; seven street urchins, brave protectors for a girl as pure as snow; and a mysterious stock ticker that holds the stepmother in its thrall, churning out ticker tape imprinted with the wicked words "Another . . . More Beautiful . . . KILL."
Magia and her family live in the shadow of the Puszcza, an ancient and magical forest rich in stories and mysteries, where wolves can talk and read and unwary humans who enter its boundaries never come back--but despite her beautiful voice Magia longs to be a woodcutter like her father and learn the secrets of the Puszcza.
When almost-thirteen-year-old Princess Imogene is turned into a frog, she puts into practice lessons from the book, The art of being a princess, as she tries to become her less-than-perfect self again.
After many years of retirement, an old Kamishibai man--a Japanese street performer who tells stories and sells candies--decides to make his rounds once more even though such entertainment declined after the advent of television.
The fifth graders of Liberty Falls Elementary have a reputation for trouble, but they manage to convince their principal to let them go on a field trip to the mansion of Edward Minks (local inventor, founder of the town, and great-great-great grandfather of fifth-grader Eddie), and search for the secret inventions that are rumored to be hidden there--but once at the estate they find that they are not the only people searching, and somehow this class of trouble-makers must work together to thwart the thieves.-- Provided by Publisher.
Discovering a smelly creature in her garbage can that she names after herself, Olga befriends and studies the eccentric Olgamus using the scientific method, the practices of Jane Goodall, and other scientific concepts.
"I'm Sam Wu and there is not even the slightest possibility that I might be afraid of the dark. At all. EVER. But when I went camping in the woods with my best friend Bernard (at nighttime and everything!) I figured it would only be sensible to: 1) Light a campfire to deter Great Big Grizzly Bears/Attacking Aliens/Zombie Werewolves 2) Stay awake ALL night to make sure it works. Nooooo problem. Really!"--Page  of cover.
Cancel your dinner plans and dig in to Thundercluck! by Paul Tillery IV and Meg Wittwer. This is the first book in a hilarious new series stuffed with Norse mythology, black-and-white illustrations by the dozen, and a superhero chicken ready to ruffle some feathers. When danger calls...BAGAW! calls back! An evil chef faces off against the god Thor, and a hen's egg is caught in the crossfire. It hatches into a powerful chick called Thundercluck, beloved by the gods but a target for evildoers everywhere. When the Under-Cook threatens to make everyone into rotisserie, there's only one chicken who can scramble his scheme. Thundercluck! Half mortal. Half god. All-natural chicken.-- Publisher's description.
Young penguins Jackson, also known as Secret Agent 00Zero, and his inventor-friend, Quigley, investigate who is stealing rare fish from the Rookeryville aquarium, hoping to prove themselves to the Frosty Bureau of Investigation.
After Ofelia, Aster, Cat, and Lane fail to persuade a local girls club to change an outdated tradition, they form an alternative group that shakes up their sleepy Florida town. Includes tips for beginning birders, characteristics of crystals, a cookie recipe, tips for aspiring journalists, directions for creating badges, and facts about the killing of birds for fashion.
Virgil feels out of place in his crazy-about-sports family. Valencia is deaf, smart, and loves everything about nature. Kaori is a self-proclaimed psychic, whose little sister, Gen, is always following her around. And Chet wishes the weird kids would just stop being so different so that he can concentrate on basketball. They aren't friends. But when Chet pulls a prank that traps Virgil and his pet guinea pig at the bottom of a well, Kaori, Gen, and Valencia begin a quest to find the missing Virgil.
Forced to attend Enchantasia's Royal Academy, Devin teams up with other misfits to investigate why Olivina, the fairy godmother/headmistress, is obsessed with villains rather than teaching them to be proper princes and princesses.
As he grieves his best friend Benny's death, Mason and his friend Calvin, who are targeted by the neighborhood bullies, create an underground haven for themselves, but when Calvin goes missing Mason finds himself in trouble.
"As Trent Zimmerman struggles to move past a traumatic event that took place several months earlier, he befriends class outcast Fallon Little, who helps him understand that he can move on"-- Provided by publisher.
When his school counselor insists that he needs better socialization skills after being stuffed into a locker by a bully, middle-schooler Nick finds himself, along with two other misfits, joining the school's lamest club: Safety Patrol.
"When seventh-grader Eleanor reads an article online claiming that an asteroid will hit Earth in April, she starts an underground school club to prepare kids for the end of the world as we know it."-- Provided by publisher.
"It's the morning of Maisie's tenth birthday, and she can't wait to open her presents. Maisie is not a typical kid. What she wants most for her birthday are the things she needs to build her own nuclear reactor. But she wakes to an empty house, and outside the front door is nothing but an unsettling, all-consuming blackness--a shifted reality. Even for super-smart Maisie, these puzzling circumstances seem out of her control... or are they?"--Page  of cover.
Newly responsible for delivering pizza all over the galaxy, Luno and his friends Clive, an intelligent garlic bulb, and Chooch, a robot pizza oven, go on dangerous deliveries and try to evade those who would steal the Zorgoochi family Golden Anchovy.
Thirteen-year-old Nikola Kross's world is turned upside down when her father is abducted by aliens and she is suddenly transported to a special boarding school for geniuses, but things get even stranger when she realizes she has certain abilities that put her entire school in grave danger.
The evil Supermuscleman is determined to make every kid in the galaxy obey him. Who can outwit him and his wicked plans? Only Sardine, a little girl aboard The Huckleberry with her cousin Louie and her pirate uncle, the gruff Captain Yellow Shoulder.
Ellie's scientist grandfather has discovered a way to reverse aging, and consequently has turned into a teenager--which makes for complicated relationships when he moves in with Ellie and her mother, his daughter.
"A story that explores new worlds packed with amazing adventures; ancient mysteries; the unlikely bond of a clumsy dancer, a boy from the poorest slums, and a superstar athlete--and their quest to save one small, distant galaxy from the forces of evil"-- Provided by publisher.
Eleven-year-old Stella Rodriguez finds herself in possession of a strange new pet that swallows up everything in sight when a black hole decides to follow her home from NASA one day. Stella especially likes it when Larry swallows up items that remind her of her dad who died recently and left a cosmically vast space in her heart. Stella, her little brother Cosmo, along with the help of their pet hamster Stinky Stu and Larry go on an adventure from their clawfoot tub to rescue their dog from the black hole.
As her mother prepares to be a contestant on the 1970s television game show, "The $20,000 Pyramid," a twelve-year-old New York City girl tries to make sense of a series of mysterious notes received from an anonymous source that seems to defy the laws of time and space.
Tess de Sousa leaves Miss Ackerbee's orphanage to live with her new guardian in Roedeer Lodge, taking with her a fondness for scientific experimentation, a pet tarantula named Violet, and a device that allows her to travel to parallel universes.
Having run away with her younger brother to live in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, twelve-year-old Claudia strives to keep things in order in their new home and to become a changed person and a heroine to herself.
Anne, an eleven-year-old orphan, is sent by mistake to live with a lonely middle-aged brother and sister on a Prince Edward Island farm and proceeds to make an indelible impression on everyone around her.
Relates the incredible adventures of Professor William Waterman Sherman who in 1883 sets off in a balloon across the Pacific, survives the volcanic eruption of Krakatoa, and is eventually picked up in the Atlantic.