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Charlie Bone and the Shadow
  • Author : Jenny Nimmo
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Pages : 468
  • ISBN : 9780439846691
  • Reader Reviews : 12
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • After his family is kidnapped and taken away to Badlock, Charlie Bone wastes no time in venturing to the forbidden land to fight his greatest enemy and free his beloved family.

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    Charlie Bone and the Shadow of Badlock
  • Author : Jenny Nimmo
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 1405280980
  • Reader Reviews :
  • 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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    Charlie Bone and the Shadow of Badlock
  • Author : Jenny Nimmo
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 370
  • ISBN : 1741662842
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Bone, Charlie (Fictitious character)
  • The enchanter Count Harken is back. After his attempt to bewitch Charlie's mother was foiled, he is determined to wreak revenge on the Red King's heirs. Charlie's ancestors, Otus Yewbeam and his son, have been imprisoned in the dark, forbidding land of Badlock by Count Harken. Otus is a giant, married to Amoret, the Red King's daughter. But he is no match for the enchanter's troll army, led by the sinister Oddthumb. Charlie is sucked into a painting of Badlock and tries to rescue them and reunite them with Amoret. But can he outwit the troll army? And what about poor Runner Bean, who follows him? Charlie will need all the luck he can get to outwit the powerful enchanter of Badlock. .

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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 Blue Boa
  • Author : Jenny Nimmo
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 1405280948
  • Reader Reviews :
  • 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 third instalment of the international best-selling series from Jenny Nimmo starring Charlie Bone. Charlie's Uncle Paton has dashed off to try to stop the Yewbeam aunts' latest plan, but when Grandma Bone greets the arrival of Belle with delight, could this be what Paton left hoping to prevent? At Bloor's, Emma finds art teacher Mr Boldova is the brother of the mysterious Ollie Sparks, made invisible by the blue boa. 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 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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    Charlie Bone and the Red Knight
  • Author : Jenny Nimmo
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 1405280999
  • Reader Reviews :
  • 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 eighth and final instalment of the international best-selling series from Jenny Nimmo starring Charlie Bone. The Bloors are gathering their evil forces - thieves, poisoners, kidnappers, swindlers and even murderers from Piminy Street. And Lord Grimwald, Dagbert's father, is enlisted to drown Charlie's father and mother on their second honeymoon using his magical Sea Globe. It looks like Charlie's only hope might be the mysterious Red Knight. But who is he? And can he help Charlie defeat the Bloors once and for all? 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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    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 Time Twister
  • Author : Jenny Nimmo
  • Publisher : Egmont Books Limited
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 140528093X
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Children's stories
  • 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 second instalment of the international best-selling series from Jenny Nimmo starring Charlie Bone. January 1916. On the coldest night in memory, Henry Yewbeam's cousin Zeke tricks him into using the Time Twister, a beautiful marble full of shining colours that draws him into the future. And when he emerges, he meets Charlie Bone . . . 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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    Midnight for Charlie Bone
  • Author : Jenny Nimmo
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 1405280921
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Children's stories
  • 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 first instalment of the international best-selling fantasy series from Jenny Nimmo starring Charlie Bone. Since his father died, Charlie Bone has lived with his mother and her mother, in the house of his other grandmother, Grandma Bone. Looking at a picture of a couple with a baby and a cat, he suddenly discovers he can hear their voices. Although he tries to hide his new gift, Grandma Bone and her scary sisters soon find out, and send him to Bloor's Academy. Charlie quickly finds life at Bloor's pretty tough, with its strict rules and the malevolent head boy, Manfred, set against him. When Charlie discovers that the child in the photograph is being held, hypnotised, against her will, he and his new friends with 'gifts' try to awaken her. But can they overcome Manfred's sinister hypnotic gifts? Have you collected all of the Charlie Bone books? 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 books for children. She has won several significant awards for her children's books, 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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    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 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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    Charlie Bone and the Hidden King
  • Author : Jenny Nimmo
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 1405280964
  • Reader Reviews :
  • 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. Charlie Bone awakes one morning to find the city covered with snow and all the animals gone. Could the discovery of an ancient mirror, and the movement of the shadow in the Red King's portrait have something to do with it? Then a strange girl appears outside Charlie's house. Can he trust her, and will she perhaps lead him to find someone he lost long before the animals? The fifth instalment of the international best-selling series from Jenny Nimmo starring Charlie Bone. 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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    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 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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    Charlie Hernández & the League of Shadows
  • Author : Ryan Calejo
  • Publisher : Aladdin
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9781534426597
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • “A perfect pick for kids who love Rick Riordan.” —Booklist (starred review) “A winner for all kids, but it will be especially loved by Latinx and Hispanic families.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review) The Lightning Thief meets the Story Thieves series in this middle grade fantasy inspired by Hispanic folklore, legends, and myths from the Iberian Peninsula and Central and South America. Charlie Hernández has always been proud of his Latin American heritage. He loves the culture, the art, and especially the myths. Thanks to his abuela’s stories, Charlie possesses an almost encyclopedic knowledge of the monsters and ghouls who have spent the last five hundred years haunting the imaginations of children all across the Iberian Peninsula, as well as Central and South America. And even though his grandmother sometimes hinted that the tales might be more than mere myth, Charlie’s always been a pragmatist. Even barely out of diapers, he knew the stories were just make-believe—nothing more than intricately woven fables meant to keep little kids from misbehaving. But when Charlie begins to experience freaky bodily manifestations—ones all too similar to those described by his grandma in his favorite legend—he is suddenly swept up in a world where the mythical beings he’s spent his entire life hearing about seem to be walking straight out of the pages of Hispanic folklore and into his life. And even stranger, they seem to know more about him than he knows about himself. Soon, Charlie finds himself in the middle of an ancient battle between La Liga, a secret society of legendary mythological beings sworn to protect the Land of the Living, and La Mano Peluda (a.k.a. the Hairy Hand), a cabal of evil spirits determined to rule mankind. With only the help of his lifelong crush, Violet Rey, and his grandmother’s stories to guide him, Charlie must navigate a world where monsters and brujas rule and things he couldn’t possibly imagine go bump in the night. That is, if he has any hope of discovering what’s happening to him and saving his missing parents (oh, and maybe even the world). No pressure, muchacho.

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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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    Invisible Vinnie
  • Author : Jenny Millward
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 64
  • ISBN : 9781448100415
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • 'Zack's not scared of anything. But everyone's scared of him.' Rose wishes Zack wasn't such a big bully. He's always teasing her at school. Luckily for Rose, her Uncle Vinnie has a wizard trick or two up his sleeve - maybe he can conjure up a magic solution to her problem? Soon, with a little help from Uncle Vinnie and the classroom pet rat, Rose is ready to teach Zack a lesson he'll never forget . . . A comical and thought-provoking story by an award-winning author. Illustrated by Sue Heap, winner of the Smarties Prize Gold Award.

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    A Discovery of Witches (Movie Tie-In)
  • Author : Deborah Harkness
  • Publisher : Penguin Books
  • Pages : 754
  • ISBN : 9780143136101
  • Reader Reviews : 593
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Discovering a magical manuscript in Oxford's Bodleian Library, scholar Diana Bishop, a descendant of witches who has rejected her heritage, inadvertently unleashes a fantastical underworld of daemons, witches, and vampires whose activities center around an enchanted treasure.

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    Among the Betrayed
  • Author : Margaret Peterson Haddix
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 9781442443068
  • Reader Reviews : 22
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • In the third installment of Haddix's series about a futuristic society in which families are forbidden to have more than two children, Nina, a secondary character in Among the Impostors, is falsely accused of treason and imprisoned by the Population Police. Her interrogator gives her an ultimatum: either she can get three other child prisoners, illegal third-borns like Nina, to reveal who harbored them and where they got their fake identification cards, or she will be executed. Nina sees a chance to escape the prison and, taking the prisoners with her, quickly discovers their street smarts. But when their food supply runs out, Nina seeks the boy she knew as Lee.

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    The Shadows
  • Author : Alex North
  • Publisher : Celadon Books
  • Pages : 293
  • ISBN : 9781250318022
  • Reader Reviews : 14
  • Genre : Fiction
  • "This is absorbing, headlong reading, a play on classic horror with an inventiveness of its own... As with all the best illusions, you are left feeling not tricked, but full of wonder." – The New York Times The haunting new thriller from Alex North, author of the New York Times bestseller The Whisper Man You knew a teenager like Charlie Crabtree. A dark imagination, a sinister smile--always on the outside of the group. Some part of you suspected he might be capable of doing something awful. Twenty-five years ago, Crabtree did just that, committing a murder so shocking that it’s attracted that strange kind of infamy that only exists on the darkest corners of the internet--and inspired more than one copycat. Paul Adams remembers the case all too well: Crabtree--and his victim--were Paul’s friends. Paul has slowly put his life back together. But now his mother, old and suffering from dementia, has taken a turn for the worse. Though every inch of him resists, it is time to come home. It's not long before things start to go wrong. Paul learns that Detective Amanda Beck is investigating another copycat that has struck in the nearby town of Featherbank. His mother is distressed, insistent that there's something in the house. And someone is following him. Which reminds him of the most unsettling thing about that awful day twenty-five years ago. It wasn't just the murder. It was the fact that afterward, Charlie Crabtree was never seen again...

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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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    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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    The First Breath
  • Author : Olivia Gordon
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9781509871216
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • ‘Fascinating and moving.' - Adam Kay, author of This is Going to Hurt A BBC Radio 4 A Good Read choice This is a story about the cutting-edge medicine that has saved a generation of babies. It's about the love and fear a parent feels for a child they haven’t yet met. It's about doctors, mothers, fathers and babies as together they fight for the first breath. The First Breath is a book about motherhood and medicine. Olivia Gordon decided to find out how, exactly, modern science saved her son’s life. Crossing medical memoir with popular science, The First Breath is an investigation into the pioneering fetal and neonatal care bringing a new generation into the world, who would not have lived if they had been born only a few decades ago. The First Breath explores the female experience of medicine and details the relationship mothers develop with doctors who hold not only life and death in their hands, but also the very possibility of birth. From the dawn of fetal medicine to neonatal surgery and the exploding field of perinatal genetics, The First Breath tells of fear, bravery and love. Olivia Gordon takes the reader behind the closed doors of the fetal and neonatal intensive care units, resuscitation rooms and operating theatres at some of the world’s leading children’s hospitals, unveiling the untold story of how doctors save the sickest babies.

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    Cocktails for Book Lovers
  • Author : Tessa Smith McGovern
  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Pages : 146
  • ISBN : 9781402293429
  • Reader Reviews : 5
  • Genre : Cooking
  • The perfect pairing for anyone with a literary thirst! From Jane Austen's little-known fondness for wine to Hemingway's beloved mojitos, literature and libations go hand in hand. Cocktails for Book Lovers blends these in a delectable book that will delight both readers and cocktail enthusiasts alike. This irresistible collection features 50 original and classic cocktail recipes based on works of famous authors and popular drinks of their eras, including Orange Champagne Punch, Salted Caramel and Bourbon Milkshakes, and even Zombie Cola. So dip in, pick your favorite author or book, and take a sip—or start at the beginning and work your way through. Cheers! Cocktails inspired by your favorite authors: • Charlotte Bronte • Dani Shapiro • Dorothy Parker • Ernest Hemingway • F. Scott Fitzgerald • Flannery O'Connor • Jhumpa Lahiri • Junot Diaz • Virginia Woolf • Wally Lamb • And 40 more!

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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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    Out from Boneville
  • Author : Jeff Smith,Steve Hamaker
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Pages : 14
  • ISBN : 9780439706407
  • Reader Reviews : 91
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • The adventure starts when cousins Fone Bone, Phoney Bone, and Smiley Bone are run out of Boneville and later get separated and lost in the wilderness, meeting monsters and making friends as they attempt to return home.

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    Charlie the Cheerleader
  • Author : Krista Barclay
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 30
  • ISBN : 0228846366
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Books
  • Join Charlie the Cheerleader on her day at school when she demonstrates how we can all be cheerleaders. Charlie gives examples of how to treat others and how to make everyone feel welcomed, respected and included.

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    Book of Night
  • Author : Holly Black
  • Publisher : Tor Books
  • Pages : 321
  • ISBN : 9781250812209
  • Reader Reviews : 16
  • Genre : Fiction
  • "A delicious, dark, adrenaline rush of a book. I'm already dying to see Charlie Hall's next con." - New York Times bestselling author, Alix E. Harrow #1 New York Times bestselling author Holly Black makes her stunning adult debut with Book of Night, a modern dark fantasy of betrayals, secret societies, and a dissolute thief of shadows, in the vein of Neil Gaiman and Erin Morgenstern. Charlie Hall has never found a lock she couldn’t pick, a book she couldn’t steal, or a bad decision she wouldn’t make. She's spent half her life working for gloamists, magicians who manipulate shadows to peer into locked rooms, strangle people in their beds, or worse. Gloamists guard their secrets greedily, creating an underground economy of grimoires. And to rob their fellow magicians, they need Charlie Hall. Now, she’s trying to distance herself from past mistakes, but getting out isn’t easy. Bartending at a dive, she’s still entirely too close to the corrupt underbelly of the Berkshires. Not to mention that her sister Posey is desperate for magic, and that Charlie's shadowless, and possibly soulless, boyfriend has been hiding things from her. When a terrible figure from her past returns, Charlie descends into a maelstrom of murder and lies. Determined to survive, she’s up against a cast of doppelgangers, mercurial billionaires, gloamists, and the people she loves best in the world—all trying to steal a secret that will give them vast and terrible power. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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    The Gathering Dark
  • Author : Leigh Bardugo
  • Publisher : Orion
  • Pages : 307
  • ISBN : 1780621108
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fantasy fiction
  • The Shadow Fold, a swathe of impenetrable darkness, crawling with monsters that feast on human flesh, is slowly destroying the once-great nation of Ravka. Alina, a pale, lonely orphan, discovers a unique power that thrusts her into the lavish world of the kingdom's magical elite - the Grisha. Could she be the key to unravelling the dark fabric of the Shadow Fold and setting Ravka free? The Darkling, a creature of seductive charm and terrifying power, leader of the Grisha. If Alina is to fulfil her destiny, she must discover how to unlock her gift and face up to her dangerous attraction to him. But what of Mal, Alina's childhood best friend? As Alina contemplates her dazzling new future, why can't she ever quite forget him? Glorious. Epic. Irresistible. Romance.

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    The Blue Boa
  • Author : Jenny Nimmo
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 1405218304
  • Reader Reviews : 8
  • Genre : Bone, Charlie (Fictitious character)
  • Charlie's Uncle Paton has dashed off to try to stop the Yewbeam aunts' latest plan, but when Grandma Bone greets the arrival of Belle with delight, could this be what Paton left hoping to prevent? At Bloor's, Emma finds art teacher Mr Boldova is the brother of the mysterious Ollie Sparks, made invisible by the blue boa. Belle joins the more nastily endowed, and Charlie realises she is Yolanda, an evil shapeshifter who brought up Charlie's nasty aunts. She wipes Mr Boldova's mind, leaving only his rat, Rembrandt, to tell Billy Raven what's happened. Soon Charlie will have to face the terrible sorcerer Skarpo again to free his friend. When Julia Ingeldew is threatened, Paton furiously springs into action.

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    The Beasties
  • Author : Jenny Nimmo,Gwen Millward
  • Publisher : Egmont Books
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN : 140524335X
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • When Daisy can't sleep in the big new bed in her unfamiliar new room, a group of tiny beasties tell her stories of their adventures to help ease her into dreams.

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    Griffin's Castle
  • Author : Jenny Nimmo
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 278
  • ISBN : 0545034094
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Fantasy fiction
  • From the bestselling author of the Charlie Bone series comes a classic fantasy thriller, now reissued. After years of having moved around, 11-year-old Dinah determines to make a huge, dilapidated old mansion into a home for her mother and herself, but the wild beasts she summons from a stone wall to protect her may also imprison her.

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    Charlie Thorne and the Curse of Cleopatra
  • Author : Stuart Gibbs
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9781534499362
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • In this third book in the Charlie Thorne series from bestselling author Stuart Gibbs, Charlie tracks down Cleopatra’s greatest treasure in Egypt. Charlie Thorne is a genius. Charlie Thorne is a renegade. Charlie Thorne isn’t going down without a fight. After tracking down incredible discoveries by Einstein and Darwin, Charlie is back. This time, the great ruler Cleopatra has left behind an extremely valuable and powerful treasure, its location encoded on an ancient stone tablet. In 30 BCE, Cleopatra and her husband, Marc Antony, lost their war against Octavian for control of the Egyptian Empire. However, Cleopatra knew Octavian was really after the mysterious item that was the source of all her wealth and influence, so she hid it before dying by suicide. She left a series of devious clues behind for her children to find it, but they were lost to history…until now. In a breathless adventure that takes her across the globe, Charlie must fight for her life against ruthless enemies, match wits with Cleopatra, and solve the two-thousand-year-old mystery to prevent the most powerful treasure of the ancient world from falling into the wrong hands.

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    The Dragon's Child
  • Author : Jenny Nimmo
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 107
  • ISBN : 143956521X
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Dando, a young dragon who cannot fly, is captured by dangerous humans, but a kind slave-girl, an orphaned bird, and the melancholy son of the dragon's captors help him escape his imprisonment and learn to fly. Original.

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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 Fall
  • Author : Garth Nix
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Pages : 226
  • ISBN : 9780007261192
  • Reader Reviews : 10
  • Genre : Children's stories
  • First of a thrilling fantasy adventure series set on the Dark World, where society is ranked according to its colour clan and the most precious commodity is light. In all the world there is only one place that ever sees the sun. A seven-towered castle built upon a mountain high above the desolate ice lands below.

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    Shadow Moon
  • Author : Chris Claremont,George Lucas
  • Publisher : Spectra
  • Pages : 611
  • ISBN : 9781984800039
  • Reader Reviews : 5
  • Genre : Fiction
  • From two of the greatest imaginations of our time comes a magnificent novel of adventure and magic...SHADOW MOON: First in the Chronicles of the Shadow War. The genius of Star Wars(r) creator George Lucas and the vision of Chris Claremont, the author of the phenomenally bestselling The Uncanny X-Men adventures, merge in what must be the fantasy event of the year. In Shadow Moon, war and chaos have gripped the land of Tir Asleen. An ancient prophecy reveals one hope: a savior princess who will ascend to the throne when the time is right. But first, a Nelwyn wanderer must face forces of unimaginable malevolence and dangerous, forbidden rites of necromancy that could bring back a powerful warrior from soulless sleep. George Lucas reshaped filmmaking in the '70s and '80s with his Star Wars and Indiana Jones films. When Bantam Books asked Lucas if he had any stories he would like to develop as novels rather than as films, Lucas turned to his 1988 fantasy film, Willow. "When I wrote the story for Willow, I began with the pre-story," Lucas said, "but the full story was yet to be told." Now, Lucas's vision is being fulfilled with the talented help of Chris Claremont. Having previously taken the reins of what was for a decade the bestselling comic in the western hemisphere (The Uncanny X-Men) Claremont assumes the reponsibility of foster parent to Lucas's creation. On sale in hardcover now, and available on BDD Audio Cassette as well, SHADOW MOON is a momentous new adventure for readers looking to spend part of this summer in a fantastic world. SHADOW MOON is one of Bantam Spectra's most exciting publishing events in 1995, the year we celebrate our 10th Anniversary as the premiere publishing imprint of books of speculative fiction.

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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.