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Charlie Bone and the Beast (Children of the Red King #6)
  • Author : Jenny Nimmo
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 9780545520966
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • The sixth magical adventure in the NY TIMES bestselling CHARLIE BONE series!Life should be perfect for Charlie now that his parents have been reunited. But mystery and adventure always find him. This time Asa, a fellow classmate who changes into a beast at dusk and Charlie's sometime enemy, is missing. His parents seek out Charlie for help, and now Charlie needs the help of the Flames to rescue his classmate. Manfred Bloor has also taken the new endowed student, Dagbert Endless, under his wing and Charlie is highly suspicious of the pair. Can the Flames and Charlie rescue Asa without being caught by Manfred and Dagbert?

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    Charlie Bone and the Castle of Mirrors (Children of the Red King #4)
  • Author : Jenny Nimmo
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN : 9780545520942
  • Reader Reviews : 10
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Over 3.4 million Charlie Bone books in print!!!Charlie's power is taking on a new dimension as he meets a new cast of characters, including Mr. Pilgrim's replacement, Tantalus Ebony, and the mysterious new student Joshua Tilpin, who appears to be magnetic. But Charlie isn't the only one dealing with changes . . . Billy has been adopted by a child-hating couple called the O'Gres, who carry a gray bag of oaths wherever they go, pressuring Billy to sign an oath of obedience, and locking him behind a force field in an odd place called The Passing House. Will Charlie be able to rescue Billy and uncover the mystery behind Joshua's power?

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    Charlie Bone and the Beast
  • Author : Jenny Nimmo
  • Publisher : Orchard Books (NY)
  • Pages : 389
  • ISBN : 043984665X
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • When Manfred holds fellow classmate Asa captive in a forest cave, Charlie is sought out to help rescue Asa, which he can only do with assistance from the Flames. 175,000 first printing.

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    Charlie Bone and the Red Knight (Children of the Red King #8)
  • Author : Jenny Nimmo
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9780545520980
  • Reader Reviews : 8
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • The highly anticipated conclusion to the New York Times and USA Today bestselling Charlie Bone series!Charlie and his friends take on a powerful and dangerous magic in Book Eight of this extraordinary series. Wicked forces come to a head at Bloor's Academy, and Charlie and his friends must use all their skills and magic to fight the evil and save Charlie's parents. In his greatest adventure yet, Charlie must discover the fate of his family, the evil intentions of the Bloors, what has become of Septimus Bloor's will, and, most important, the destiny of the Red King's heirs. But are the Children of the Red King strong enough to defeat the darkness and find the answers?

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    Charlie Bone and the Beast
  • Author : Jenny Nimmo
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 389
  • ISBN : 0545028221
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Boarding schools
  • When Asa Pike, a Bloor's Academy student with the ability to change into a beast at dusk, goes missing, twelve-year-old Charlie Bone suspects a new classmate, the magically gifted Dagobert Endless, of foul play.

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    Midnight for Charlie Bone (Children of the Red King #1)
  • Author : Jenny Nimmo
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 9780545520904
  • Reader Reviews : 47
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • A magical fantasy that is fast-paced and easy-to-read. Charlie Bone has a special gift- he can hear people in photographs talking.The fabulous powers of the Red King were passed down through his descendants, after turning up quite unexpectedly, in someone who had no idea where they came from. This is what happened to Charlie Bone, and to some of the children he met behind the grim, gray walls of Bloor's Academy. Charlie Bone has discovered an unusual gift-he can hear people in photographs talking! His scheming aunts decide to send him to Bloor Academy, a school for genius's where he uses his gifts to discover the truth despite all the dangers that lie ahead.

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    Charlie Bone and the Hidden King (Children of the Red King #5)
  • Author : Jenny Nimmo
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN : 9780545520959
  • Reader Reviews : 10
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • The fifth book in the New York Times bestselling CHILDREN OF THE RED KING series!When Charlie turns twelve on New Year's Eve, the Flame Cats give him a grave warning: Something ancient has awoken, and Charlie must be watchful. Soon Charlie learns that the shadow from the Red King's portrait has been released, and that it will do anything to keep Charlie from finding his father. Meanwhile, pets are mysteriously vanishing from the city, and Olivia is in danger of revealing her newfound powers.

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    Charlie Bone and the Invisible Boy (Children of the Red King #3)
  • Author : Jenny Nimmo
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN : 9780545520928
  • Reader Reviews : 7
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • The third book in the Children of the Red King series, CHARLIE BONE AND THE INVISIBLE BOY offers more magical fantasy that is fast paced and easy to read.This semester at Bloor's Academy brings a few changes. There is a new art teacher, Mr. Boldova, and a new student named Belle, who lives with the Yewbeam aunts and seems to have strange power over them. Emma and Charlie soon discover Mr. Boldova's secret identity: He is the older brother of Ollie Sparks, the boy who lives in the attic of Bloor's Academy. Ollie had always been prying into matters that didn't concern him, so Ezekiel Bloor had made him invisible. When Charlie and his friends find him, Ollie is alone and hungry, so they promise to help him become visible again.

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    Charlie Bone and the Shadow of Badlock
  • Author : Jenny Nimmo
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 1405280980
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  • Genre : Books
  • Classic magic and mystery from one of Britain’s best-loved authors of fantasy adventure. Perfect for fans of Harry Potter, Eva Ibbotson, Cornelia Funke’s Inkheart and Shane Hegarty’s Darkmouth. An Academy for magic and special talents. A destiny unfulfilled. A secret legacy. The seventh instalment of the international best-selling series from Jenny Nimmo starring Charlie Bone. The enchanter Count Harken - the shadow in the painting of the Red King - is back and determined to stop Billy from discovering a life-changing family secret. His incredible power reaches out from the dark, magical land of Badlock, through space and time, to wreak revenge on Charlie and his friends. Have you collected all of the Charlie Bone series? Midnight for Charlie Bone Charlie Bone and the Time Twister Charlie Bone and the Blue Boa Charlie Bone and the Castle of Mirrors Charlie Bone and the Hidden King Charlie Bone and the Wilderness Wolf Charlie Bone and the Shadow of Badlock Charlie Bone and the Red Knight Also look out for The Snow Spider trilogy. ‘Dark, funny, crackling with magic’ – author Artemis Cooper on Midnight for Charlie Bone ‘A fast moving, dialogue driven romp with plenty of cliff-hangers for those first hooked into reading by Harry Potter’ – Bookseller on Midnight for Charlie Bone Jenny Nimmo is the acclaimed author of the Charlie Bone series. She has won several significant awards for her children’s fiction, including the Nestle Smarties Book Prize and the Tir na n-Og Welsh Arts Council award for The Snow Spider. She lives in Wales with her husband, David.

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    The Beast and the Bethany
  • Author : Jack Meggitt-Phillips
  • Publisher : Aladdin
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9781534478893
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Lemony Snicket meets Roald Dahl in this riotously funny, deliciously macabre, and highly illustrated tale of a hungry beast, a vain immortal man, and a not-so-charming little girl who doesn’t know she’s about to be eaten. Beauty comes at a price. And no one knows that better than Ebenezer Tweezer, who has stayed beautiful for 511 years. How, you may wonder? Ebenezer simply has to feed the beast in the attic of his mansion. In return for meals of performing monkeys, statues of Winston Churchill, and the occasional cactus, Ebenezer gets potions that keep him young and beautiful, as well as other presents. But the beast grows ever greedier with each meal, and one day he announces that he’d like to eat a nice, juicy child next. Ebenezer has never done anything quite this terrible to hold onto his wonderful life. Still, he finds the absolutely snottiest, naughtiest, and most frankly unpleasant child he can and prepares to feed her to the beast. The child, Bethany, may just be more than Ebenezer bargained for. She’s certainly a really rather rude houseguest, but Ebenezer still finds himself wishing she didn’t have to be gobbled up after all. Could it be Bethany is less meal-worthy and more…friend-worthy?

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    Charlie Bone and the Time Twister (Children of the Red King #2)
  • Author : Jenny Nimmo
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 9780545520911
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • The second book in the Children of the Red King series, TIME TWISTER offers more magical fantasy that is fast paced and easy to read.January 1916:Henry Yewbeam and his younger brother, James, have been sent to stay with their cousins at the Bloor's Academy. It is one of the coldest days of the year, and all Henry wants to do is hide from his mean cousins and play marbles. He finds a nice, long hall and begins to roll his marbles. Then he discovers a marble that doesn't look familiar to him. Suddenly a series of strange events takes place. Henry begins to disappear. He quickly scribbles on the floor GIVE THE MARBLE TO JAMES, and then he vanishes from the year 1916.

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    The Secret Kingdom
  • Author : Jenny Nimmo
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Pages : 226
  • ISBN : 9780439846738
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • When their secret kingdom is attacked, prince Timoken and his sister, Zobayda, gather two magical gifts that were bestowed upon Timoken at birth and depart for another land at the side of a talking camel. By the Whitbread Book Award-winning author of the Charlie Bone series.

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    Belle Takes Flight (Disney Beauty and the Beast)
  • Author : Kathy McCullough
  • Publisher : RH/Disney
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9780736439268
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • The spell may be broken, but Belle's adventures have just begun! This original middle-grade novel continues the story of Disney's Beauty and the Beast! The spell that turned the Prince into the Beast has been broken. But when he mysteriously goes missing, Belle learns that he is being held prisoner by a far-away kingdom under a spell of their own. Now it's up to her to rescue him. With the help of Lumiere, Cogsworth, and several new friends, Belle sets out on a quest that takes her farther than she's ever gone before. This original hardcover middle grade novel based on the beloved Disney classic Beauty and the Beast is perfect for fans of The Descendents and other older Disney books.

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    The Beast In Me
  • Author : D.S. Wrights
  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Pages : 155
  • ISBN : 9781312906044
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Meg has vanished from Jay's life and not even Peter knows what has happened to her, what White has done to her or - even worse - is currently doing to her. Without having Meghan to keep him sane, Jay struggles to keep the upper hand and control over his body, and to face not only his new everyday life, but also the scattered memories of his encounters with the woman who brought back his humanity to the surface. Eventually, he knows that he has to face the beast within, because this time it's his turn to save her.

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    The Minpins
  • Author : Roald Dahl
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 50
  • ISBN : 9780142414743
  • Reader Reviews : 7
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Little Billy strays into the forest, where he meets the Minpins?tiny people who live within the trees. The Minpins tell Billy about The Gruncher, who preys on them. So Billy embarks on a mission to rid the Minpins of their foe once and for all, and sets off?on the back of a swan?to confront The Gruncher.

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    Leopards' Gold (Chronicles of the Red King #3)
  • Author : Jenny Nimmo
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9780545576390
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • The final installment in the thrilling Chronicles of the Red King series, from NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY bestselling author Jenny Nimmo! Many years have passed since the end of Book Two, and we now meet King Timoken's children, who, with their own magical endowments, stand divided between the forces of good and bad. Young Petrello and Tolomeo must fight to protect their siblings and their kingdom as an evil force invades the once-peaceful Red Castle. Readers will embark on one last adventure in the thrilling finale to Jenny Nimmo's extraordinary Chronicles of the Red King trilogy.

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    Binging with Babish
  • Author : Andrew Rea
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin
  • Pages : 345
  • ISBN : 9781328589897
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Cooking
  • Recipes recreated from beloved movies and TV shows by the host of one of the most popular food programs on the internet

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    Full Tilt
  • Author : Neal Shusterman
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 9781439115251
  • Reader Reviews : 20
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Full of roller-coaster twists and turns, Neal Shusterman's page-turner is an Orpheus-like adventure into one boy's psyche. Sixteen-year-old Blake and his younger brother, Quinn, are exact opposites. Blake is the responsible member of the family. He constantly has to keep an eye on the fearless Quinn, whose thrill-seeking sometimes goes too far. But the stakes get higher when Blake has to chase Quinn into a bizarre phantom carnival that traps its customers forever. In order to escape, Blake must survive seven deadly rides by dawn, each of which represents a deep, personal fear--from a carousel of stampeding animals to a hall of mirrors that changes people into their deformed reflections. Blake ultimately has to face up to a horrible secret from his own past to save himself and his brother--that is, if the carnival doesn't claim their souls first!

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    Hot and Badgered
  • Author : Shelly Laurenston
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 498
  • ISBN : 9781496714350
  • Reader Reviews : 7
  • Genre : Grizzly bear
  • When her father places her entire family in danger, honey badger shape shifter, Charlie Taylor-MacKilligan, tries to protect her sisters and grudgingly accepts the help of a grizzly bear shifter, Berg Dunn.

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    The BFG (Colour Edition)
  • Author : Roald Dahl
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN : 9780141378572
  • Reader Reviews : 145
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • 'Human beans is not really believing in giants, is they? Human beans is not thinking we exist.' On a dark, silvery moonlit night, Sophie is snatched from her bed by a giant. Luckily it is the Big Friendly Giant, the BFG, who only eats snozzcumbers and glugs frobscottle. But there are other giants in Giant Country. Fifty foot brutes who gallop far and wide every night to find human beans to eat. Can Sophie and her friend the BFG stop them?

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    Bone Gap
  • Author : Laura Ruby
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 9780062317636
  • Reader Reviews : 39
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • National Book Award Finalist * Printz Award Winner for Best Young Adult Book of the Year “Ruby’s novel deserves to be read and reread. It is powerful, beautiful, extraordinary.”—School Library Journal Everyone knows Bone Gap is full of gaps. So when young, beautiful Roza went missing, the people of Bone Gap weren’t surprised. But Finn knows what really happened to Roza. He knows she was kidnapped by a dangerous man whose face he cannot remember. As we follow the stories of Finn, Roza, and the people of Bone Gap, acclaimed author Laura Ruby weaves a tale of the ways in which the face the world sees is never the sum of who we are.

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    Charlie and the Grandmothers
  • Author : Katy Towell
  • Publisher : Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9780375899324
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • A visit to Grandmother’s house has never been so frightening. . . . Charlie and Georgie Oughtt have been sent to visit their Grandmother Pearl, and this troubles Charlie for three reasons. The first is that he’s an exceptionally nervous twelve-year-old boy, and he worries about everything. The second is that the other children in his neighborhood who pay visits to their grandmothers never seem to return. And the third is that Charlie and Georgie don’t have any grandmothers. Upon their arrival, all of Charlie’s concerns are confirmed, as “Grandmother Pearl” quickly reveals herself to be something much more gruesome than even Charlie’s most outlandish fears could have predicted. He and Georgie are thrust into a creepy underworld created from stolen nightmares, where monsters disguised as grandmothers serve an ancient, evil queen by holding children captive as they slowly sap each one of their memories and dreams. But something is different about Charlie. His worrisome nature, so often a burden, proves an asset in this frightening world. Will he be able to harness this newfound power to defeat the queen and save his sister?

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    Tarantix the Bone Spider
  • Author : Adam Blade
  • Publisher : Orchard Books
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN : 9781408343326
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Battle fearsome beasts and fight evil with Tom and Elenna in the bestselling adventure series for boys and girls aged 7 and up. Tom and Elenna must follow the shadow path to find and defeat the third deadly Netherworld Beast. How will they stop the giant spider Tarantix from poisoning Avantia's precious river? There are FOUR thrilling adventures to collect in this series - don't miss out! Grymon the Biting Horror; Skrar the Night Scavenger; Tarantix the Bone Spider and Lypida the Shadow Fiend. If you like Beast Quest, check out Adam Blade's other series: Team Hero, Sea Quest and Beast Quest: New Blood!

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    The Beast of Grubbers Nubbin
  • Author : Guy Bass
  • Publisher : Stripes Publishing
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 1847156096
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Children's stories
  • He’s back! Join Stitch Head, a mad professor’s forgotten creation, as he steps out of the shadows into the adventure of an almost-lifetime… The orphans at Castle Grotteskew are running riot ... and getting hungry. With no food in the castle, Stitch Head and Arabella head down to Grubbers Nubbin to see what they can pilfer, but there they encounter a terrifying, savage beast. Could one of Professor Erasmus’s creations be on the loose...'

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    Crush
  • Author : Richard Siken
  • Publisher : Yale Younger Poets
  • Pages : 80
  • ISBN : 0300246307
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Poetry
  • This collection about obsession and love is the 99th volume of the Yale Series of Younger Poets Richard Siken's Crush, selected as the 2004 winner of the Yale Younger Poets prize, is a powerful collection of poems driven by obsession and love. Siken writes with ferocity, and his reader hurtles unstoppably with him. His poetry is confessional, gay, savage, and charged with violent eroticism. In the world of American poetry, Siken's voice is striking.

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    Storm Warning
  • Author : Linda Sue Park
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Pages : 194
  • ISBN : 9780545060493
  • Reader Reviews : 25
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • When Amy and Dan learn the truth about the Madrigals and Grace Cahill's alternate will, these discoveries lead to the revelation of a secret about their family and a showdown with the man in black who has been following them.

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    All My Rage
  • Author : Sabaa Tahir
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 385
  • ISBN : 9780593202357
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • National Book Award WINNER An INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! An INSTANT INDIE BESTSELLER! "All My Rage is a love story, a tragedy and an infectious teenage fever dream about what home means when you feel you don’t fit in." — New York Times Book Review From #1 New York Times bestselling author Sabaa Tahir comes a brilliant, unforgettable, and heart-wrenching contemporary novel about family and forgiveness, love and loss, in a sweeping story that crosses generations and continents. Lahore, Pakistan. Then. Misbah is a dreamer and storyteller, newly married to Toufiq in an arranged match. After their young life is shaken by tragedy, they come to the United States and open the Clouds' Rest Inn Motel, hoping for a new start. Juniper, California. Now. Salahudin and Noor are more than best friends; they are family. Growing up as outcasts in the small desert town of Juniper, California, they understand each other the way no one else does. Until The Fight, which destroys their bond with the swift fury of a star exploding. Now, Sal scrambles to run the family motel as his mother Misbah’s health fails and his grieving father loses himself to alcoholism. Noor, meanwhile, walks a harrowing tightrope: working at her wrathful uncle’s liquor store while hiding the fact that she’s applying to college so she can escape him—and Juniper—forever. When Sal’s attempts to save the motel spiral out of control, he and Noor must ask themselves what friendship is worth—and what it takes to defeat the monsters in their pasts and the ones in their midst. From one of today’s most cherished and bestselling young adult authors comes a breathtaking novel of young love, old regrets, and forgiveness—one that’s both tragic and poignant in its tender ferocity. (Cover may vary)

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    Darwen Arkwright and the Peregrine Pact
  • Author : A. J. Hartley
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 269
  • ISBN : 9781101558614
  • Reader Reviews : 17
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • For fans of The Mysterious Benedict Society--now in paperback! Eleven-year-old Darwen Arkwright has spent his whole life in a tiny town in England. So when he is forced to move to Atlanta, Georgia, to live with his aunt, he knows things will be different--but what he finds there is beyond even his wildest imagination! Darwen discovers an enchanting world through the old mirror hanging in his closet--a world that holds as many dangers as it does wonders. Along with his new friends Rich and Alexandra, Darwen becomes entangled in an adventure and mystery that involves the safety of his entire school. They soon realize that the creatures are after something in our world--something that only human children possess.

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    Charlie Bone and the Shadow (Children of the Red King #7)
  • Author : Jenny Nimmo
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN : 9780545520973
  • Reader Reviews : 7
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • When Charlie is trapped in a magical painting he must battle an evil count thirsty for revenge. Will he be able to save himself and his friends? Find out in Book 7 of Jenny Nimmo's bestselling series!The enchanter Count Harken is back to take his revenge on the Red King's heirs, starting with Charlie Bone's family! Charlie's ancestor has been kidnapped and imprisoned in the dark, forbidding land of Badlock, and it's up to Charlie to save him. Traveling through a painting to the terrifying countryside, Charlie and his best friend's dog, Runner Bean, take up the quest. But when Runner Bean gets trapped, Charlie needs the help of his friends. Can they get past an army of trolls, rescue Runner Bean and Charlie's ancestor, and get out before it's too late?

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    I Survived the Galveston Hurricane, 1900 (I Survived #21)
  • Author : Lauren Tarshis
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN : 9781338752557
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • More than a century later, the Galveston Hurricane of 1900 is still America's deadliest disaster. Lauren Tarshis's story of one child surviving the horrible event churns with page-turning action and bold hope. The city of Galveston, Texas, was booming. Perched on an island off the southern coast of Texas, Galveston had been founded in the 1830s. By 1900, it was Texas's richest and most important city. Boats loaded up with American cotton and wheat steamed from Galveston to countries around the world. Arriving ships were crowded with immigrants. The streets, paved with crushed oyster shells, sparkled like they'd been sprinkled with diamonds True, this glittering city was prone to flooding. But just a few years before, a weather forecaster had said the idea of a hurricane striking Galveston was absurd. So when a storm started brewing on September 8, 1900, no one believed it would be any worse than previous storms. They gathered on the beach to cheer on the wild waves. But what started as entertainment soon turned into a nightmare as those wild waves crashed into the city. By morning, hundreds of homes were destroyed. Eight thousand people were dead. The city had all but disappeared. In this thrilling installment of Lauren Tarshis's New York Times bestselling I Survived series, one child finds safety only to head back into the treacherous waters to make sure his neighbors are safe.

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    Pay It Forward
  • Author : Catherine Ryan Hyde
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9781481409421
  • Reader Reviews : 17
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • The internationally bestselling book that inspired the Pay It Forward movement is now available in a middle grade edition. Pay It Forward is a moving, uplifting novel about Trevor McKinney, a twelve-year-old boy in a small California town who accepts his teacher’s challenge to earn extra credit by coming up with a plan to change the world. Trevor’s idea is simple: do a good deed for three people, and instead of asking them to return the favor, ask them to “pay it forward” to three others who need help. He envisions a vast movement of kindness and goodwill spreading across the world, and in this “quiet, steady masterpiece with an incandescent ending” (Kirkus Reviews), Trevor’s actions change his community forever. This middle grade edition of Pay It Forward is extensively revised, making it an appropriate and invaluable complement to lesson plans and an ideal pick for book clubs, classroom use, and summer reading. Includes an author'snote and curriculum guide.

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    Charlie Hernández & the Castle of Bones
  • Author : Ryan Calejo
  • Publisher : Aladdin
  • Pages : 608
  • ISBN : 9781534426610
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • “Well worth it for ravenous fans of quest stories.” —Kirkus Reviews “A highly recommended adventure series” —School Library Journal Inspired by Hispanic folklore, legends, and myths from the Iberian Peninsula and Central and South America, this bold sequel to Charlie Hernández & the League of Shadows, which Booklist called “a perfect pick for kids who love Rick Riordan” in a starred review, follows Charlie as he continues on his quest to embrace his morphling identity. Charlie Hernandez still likes to think of himself as a normal kid. But what’s normal about being a demon-slaying preteen with an encyclopedic knowledge of Latino mythology who can partially manifest nearly any animal trait found in nature? Well, not much. But, Charlie believes he can get used to this new “normal,” because being able to sprout wings or morph fins is pretty cool. But there is a downside: it means having to constantly watch his back for La Mano Peluda’s sinister schemes. And when the leader of La Liga, the Witch Queen Jo herself, is suddenly kidnapped, Charlie’s sure they’re at it again. Determined to save the queen and keep La Liga’s alliances intact, Charlie and his good friend Violet Rey embark on a perilous journey to track down her captors. As Charlie and Violet are drawn deeper into a world of monstruos and magia they are soon left with more questions than answers—like, why do they keep hearing rumors of dead men walking, and why is Charlie suddenly having visions of an ancient evil: a necromancer priest who’s been dead for more than five centuries? Charlie’s abuela once told him that when dead men walk, the living run in fear. And Charlie’s about to learn the truth of that—the hard way.

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    The Snow Spider
  • Author : Jenny Nimmo
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 140
  • ISBN : 074970831X
  • Reader Reviews : 10
  • Genre : Children's stories
  • The enchanted story of one boy's adventure with an icy magic, Book 1 of Jenny Nimmo's award-winning MAGICIAN TRILOGY is now available in paperback On Gwyn's 9th birthday, his grandmother tells him he may be a magician, like his Welsh ancestors. She gives him five gifts to help him--a brooch, a piece of dried seaweed, a tin whistle, a scarf, and a broken toy horse. One blustery day, unsure what to do with his newfound magic, Gwyn throws the brooch to the wind and receives a silvery snow spider in return. Will he be able to use this special spider to bring his missing sister, Bethan, home? THE SNOW SPIDER spins an icy, sparkly web of mystical intrigue that sets the stage for the next two books in this outstanding trilogy

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    Summer of Skinny Dipping
  • Author : Amanda Howells
  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Pages : 302
  • ISBN : 9781402238642
  • Reader Reviews : 14
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • There Are Some Summers You'll Always Remember Sometimes I wake up shivering in the early hours of the morning, drowning in dreams of being out there in the ocean that summer, of looking up at the moon and feeling as invisible and free as a fish. But I'm jumping ahead, and to tell the story right I have to go back to the beginning. To a place called Indigo Beach. To a boy with pale skin that glowed against the dark waves. To the start of something neither of us could have predicted, and which would mark us forever, making everything that came after and before seem like it belonged to another life. My name is Mia Gordon: I was sixteen years old, and I remember everything.

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    Heartbreakers and Fakers
  • Author : Cameron Lund
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 353
  • ISBN : 9780593114964
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • From the author of The Best Laid Plans comes another fresh voiced, hilarious rom-com perfect for fans of You Have a Match and The Rest of the Story. Penny Harris just ruined her life. As one of the most popular girls in school, she's used to being invited to every party, is dating the Jordan Parker, and can't wait to rule senior year with her best friend, Olivia. But when Penny wakes up on Jordan's lawn the morning after his first-day-of-summer bash, she knows something went horribly wrong the night before. She kissed Kai Tanaka. Kai, her longtime nemesis. Kai, Olivia's boyfriend. Penny can't figure out what could have inspired her to do it--she loves Jordan and she would never hurt Olivia--but one thing's for sure: freshly dumped, and out a best friend, the idyllic summer she pictured is over. And despite the fact that Jordan seems to be seeking comfort (and a whole lot more) in Olivia, all Penny can think about is winning him back. Kai wants to save his relationship too, so they come up with a plan: convince their friends that they really do have feelings for each other. After all, everyone forgives a good love story, and maybe seeing Penny and Kai together will make Jordan and Olivia change their minds. But as summer heats up, so does Penny and Kai's "relationship," and Penny starts to question whether she's truly faking it with Kai, if he's really as terrible as she always thought he was, and if the life she's fighting so hard to get back is the one she really wants.

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    Fightin' Gators
  • Author : Kevin M. McCarthy
  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN : 9781439610701
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  • Genre : Education
  • The University of Florida, the state's oldest and largest university, is recognized today as one of the country's most academically diverse public institutions. Though able to trace its history to 1853, the school did not begin its popular football program until the first few years of the 20th century. The program has had its share of scandals and embarrassments over time, but it has also produced two Heisman Trophy winners, a national champion, numerous players drafted into the professional ranks, and a visibility that consistently ranks the team in the top five in the country. Now attracting 85,000 fans to each of its home games, the Gators' football program has become a vital part of the University of Florida. When the team won the national championship in 1996, no one could have predicted such success just 90 years earlier. Fortunately, that fascinating journey through the last century has been captured in great photographs that include formal portraits of teams; action shots on the field; views of "The Swamp"; and snapshots of fans from every decade. These images tell the story of the birth and growth of a football team, a team that has brought enjoyment to millions and national recognition to the University of Florida.

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    Twelfth Grade Kills #5
  • Author : Heather Brewer
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9781101513880
  • Reader Reviews : 20
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • As a teenage vampire, Vlad has spent the last four years trying to handle the pressures of school while sidestepping a slayer out for his blood. Now he's a senior, and in this final, action-packed book in the series, Vlad must confront the secrets of the past, unravel the mystery of who he really is, make decisions about his future, and face his greatest enemy. It's a senior year that totally bites.