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The Crowfield Demon
  • Author : Pat Walsh
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 9780545392297
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • The chilling sequel to the critically acclaimed CROWFIELD CURSE.In THE CROWFIELD CURSE, young monks' apprentice Will learned he was gifted with the Sight: able to see beyond this mortal coil into the spirit realms of Old Magic. Protected by the warrior fay Shadlok -- and befriended by the wry, wary hobgoblin called Brother Walter -- the boy is just coming into his strange powers.But now, from its very foundations, Crowfield Abbey has begun to crumble. As Will slaves to salvage the chapel, he discovers something truly terrifying. A heathen creature from a pagan past is creeping up through the rubble -- avowed to unleash havoc on holy ground!

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    The Crowfield Curse
  • Author : Pat Walsh
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Pages : 338
  • ISBN : 9780545229227
  • Reader Reviews : 10
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Sent into the forest to gather firewood for the medieval monastery where he is a servant, Will discovers a wounded hobgoblin that confesses his part in the death of a historically significant angel behind the abbey, a crime that is complicated by the arrival of two cloaked strangers.

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    The Hob and the Deerman
  • Author : Pat Walsh,Senior Lecturer in Industrial Relations Pat Walsh
  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • Pages : 193
  • ISBN : 1503154807
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Apparitions
  • The Hob and the Deerman is the first in a new series of stories set in and around Crowfield Abbey, from the author of The Crowfield Curse and The Crowfield Demon. In a place where the everyday world and the Otherworld meet, anything can happen... Crowfield Abbey lies in ruins and a ghostly crawling man haunts the long abandoned rooms and cloisters. When Brother Walter the hob returns to the abbey, he finds it a desolate, troubled place. The ghost of a young girl waits in vain for her father to come for her. A boggart lurks in the abbey drain, and the statues and wall paintings are disappearing, one by one... And who is mysterious Deerman of the forest? With the help of a young village boy and a stone hob brought to life, the hob desperately attempts to unravel old secrets and right an ancient wrong. Time is running out for the hob and it is not always easy to tell your friends from your enemies. The Hob and the Deerman is the first book in the new series, Hob Tales.

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    Seeker
  • Author : William Nicholson
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Pages : 452
  • ISBN : 0152058664
  • Reader Reviews : 19
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Having been rejected by the Nomana--the revered warrior-monk order they long to join--sixteen-year-olds Seeker and Morning Star, along with a curious pirate named Wildman, attempt to prove that they are worthy of joining the community, after all.

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    Season of Secrets
  • Author : Sally Nicholls
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Pages : 242
  • ISBN : 9780545218252
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Staying with their grandparents while their father mourns the loss of their mother, Molly and Hannah find their lives transformed by a relationship with an injured man who seems to possess wondrous magical abilities. By the award-winning author of Ways to Live Forever.

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    Feast of Fools
  • Author : Bridget Crowley
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN : 9780689865121
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • In England in the late thirteenth century, a young chorister at the Cathedral of Saint Aelred, outcast because of his crippled foot, sympathizes with the city's other outcasts, the Jews, and sets out to prove their leader innocent of murder.

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    The Forest Family
  • Author : Joan Bodger
  • Publisher : Tundra Books
  • Pages : 118
  • ISBN : 0887765793
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  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Sylvania and her daughters survive through the bounty of the forest and the wisdom of the grandmothers while her husband is away at war, but he returns so changed they seek help from a mysterious knight to try to restore their happy family.

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    Written in Red
  • Author : Anne Bishop
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 514
  • ISBN : 9780451417909
  • Reader Reviews : 74
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Enter the world of the Others in the first novel in New York Times bestselling author Anne Bishop’s thrilling fantasy series: a place where unearthly entities—vampires and shape-shifters among them—rule the Earth and prey on the human race. As a cassandra sangue, or blood prophet, Meg Corbyn can see the future when her skin is cut—a gift that feels more like a curse. Meg’s Controller keeps her enslaved so he can have full access to her visions. But when she escapes, the only safe place Meg can hide is at the Lakeside Courtyard—a business district operated by the Others. Shape-shifter Simon Wolfgard is reluctant to hire the stranger who inquires about the Human Liaison job. First, he senses she’s keeping a secret, and second, she doesn’t smell like human prey. Yet a stronger instinct propels him to give Meg the job. And when he learns the truth about Meg and that she’s wanted by the government, he’ll have to decide if she’s worth the fight between humans and the Others that will surely follow.

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    The Untold Tale
  • Author : Erik Christian Haugaard
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN : 0395123666
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  • Genre : Death
  • In seventeenth-century Denmark a young orphan seeks his fortune during the wars with Sweden.

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    The Sleeping Army
  • Author : Francesca Simon
  • Publisher : Profile Books
  • Pages : 117
  • ISBN : 9781847654182
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Freya is an ordinary girl living in modern Britain, but with a twist: people still worship the Viking gods. One evening, stuck with her dad on his night shift at the British Museum, she is drawn to the Lewis Chessmen and Heimdall's Horn. Unable to resist, she blows the horn, waking three chess pieces from their enchantment; the slaves Roskva and Alfi, and Snot the Berserk. They are all summoned to Asgard, land of the Viking gods, and told they must go on a perilous journey to restore the gods to youth. If Freya refuses she will be turned into an ivory chess piece but, if she accepts her destiny and fails, the same terrible fate awaits her.

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    Birth of a Killer
  • Author : Darren Shan
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 0316129143
  • Reader Reviews : 13
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • The highly anticipated prequel to the New York Times bestselling Cirque Du Freak series! Before Cirque Du Freak... Before the war with the vampaneze... Before he was a vampire. Larten Crepsley was a boy. As a child laborer many centuries ago, Larten Crepsley did his job well and without complaint, until the day the foreman killed his brother as an example to the other children. In that moment, young Larten flies into a rage that the foreman wouldn't survive. Forced on the run, he sleeps in crypts and eats cobwebs to get by. And when a vampire named Seba offers him protection and training as a vampire's assistant, Larten takes it. This is his story.

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    When I Was Joe
  • Author : Keren David
  • Publisher : Frances Lincoln
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9781907666001
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • When Ty witnesses a stabbing, his own life is in danger from the criminals he's named, and he and his mum have to go into police protection. Ty has a new name, a new look and a cool new image - life as Joe is good, especially when he gets talent spotted as a potential athletics star, special training from an attractive local celebrity and a lot of female attention. But his mum can't cope with her new life, and the gangsters will stop at nothing to flush them from hiding. Joe's cracking under extreme pressure, and then he meets a girl with dark secrets of her own. This wonderfully gripping and intelligent novel depicts Ty/Joe's confused sense of identity in a moving and funny story that teenage boys and girls will identify with - a remarkable debut from a great new writing talent.

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    The True Prince
  • Author : J.B. Cheaney
  • Publisher : Yearling
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9780307548375
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Intrigue abounds both on and off the stage in this rollicking mystery set within Shakespeare’s theater company. Kit Glover is London’s finest boy actor. Audiences flock to see him portray imperious queens and scheming noblewomen. But off the stage Kit’s manner is harder to make out. Now cool and disdainful, next fierce and angry, then madcap and bawdy–his personality changes so rapidly and so often that fellow actor Richard is unsure which is the real Kit, or if his true nature is something else again. But Richard is certain of one thing: Kit is involved with some nefarious companions– much like young Prince Hal in Shakespeare’s latest play, Henry IV. And Richard suspects that these low companions are behind a series of crimes that could cost the company its good standing and could cost Kit his head. And so, reluctantly, Richard allows himself to be drawn into the conspiracy to help his rival–this fascinating, infuriating, troubled prince of a boy, teetering on the brink of becoming either a king . . . or a criminal.

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    The Minstrel's Tale
  • Author : Berit I. Haahr
  • Publisher : Delacorte Books for Young Readers
  • Pages : 247
  • ISBN : PSU:000045766695
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • When betrothed to a repulsive old man, thirteen-year-old Judith runs away, assumes the identity of a young boy, and hopes to join the King's Minstrels in fourteenth-century England.

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    No Such Thing as Dragons
  • Author : Philip Reeve
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 9780545829861
  • Reader Reviews : 9
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • New in paperback--an unforgettable dragon story from Philip Reeve! Ansel's new master slays dragons for a living. He says he's hunted the monstrous worms all over Christendom-and he has the scars to prove it! But is Brock just a clever trickster in shining armor? Ansel is sure there are no such things as dragons. So what is the man-eating creature that lives in the crags of Dragon Mountain? As he and Brock climb the perilous ice-face to its lair, Ansel is about to discover the horrifying truth. A heart-pounding new fantasy with a brilliant twist from Philip Reeve, one of the world's greatest writers. "His imagination is electrifying."--Frank Cottrell Boyce, author of Millions and Cosmic

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    The Minister's Daughter
  • Author : Julie Hearn
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 1439108757
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • "Powers of the air, be here now. So mote it be." Conceived on May Morning, Nell is claimed by the piskies and faeries as a merrybegot, one of their own. She is a wild child: herb gatherer and healer, spell-weaver and midwife...and, some say, a witch. Grace is everything Nell is not. She is the Puritan minister's daughter: beautiful and refined, innocent and sweet-natured...to those who think they know her. But she is hiding a secret -- a secret that will bring everlasting shame to her family should it ever come to light. A merrybegot and a minister's daughter -- two girls who could not have less in common. Yet their fates collide when Grace and her younger sister, Patience, are suddenly spitting pins, struck with fits, and speaking in fevered tongues. The minister is convinced his daughters are the victims of witchcraft. And all signs point to Nell as the source of the trouble.... Set during the tumultuous era of the English Civil War, The Minister's Daughter is a spellbinding page-turner -- stunning historical fiction that captures the superstition, passion, madness, and magic of a vanished age.

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    The Gecko and Sticky: Villain's Lair
  • Author : Wendelin Van Draanen
  • Publisher : Yearling
  • Pages : 210
  • ISBN : 9780440422426
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • The Gecko & Sticky are a fabulous crime-fighting duo! This quartet of funny adventures will appeal to fans of superheroes both young and old, and would make terrific all-family read-alouds. Dave Sanchez is an average boy with an after-school job and a pet gecko named Sticky. All very normal—until the day Sticky talks! Sticky tells Dave a wild tale of a former life of crime, searching for Aztec gold with a treasure hunter named Damien Black, and of a magical Aztec wristband with shiny gold power ingots that will give the wearer super powers. Dave doesn’t believe a word—until Sticky shows him the wristband. But while Sticky managed to escape with the wristband, Damien Black has the power ingots. So the lizard and treasure hunter each have something the other wants . . . very badly. Filled with wild adventures, larger-than-life characters, and snappy-funny dialogue, The Gecko and Sticky books are perfect for young superheroes everywhere. Don't miss the other Gecko & Sticky adventures: 1. The Villain's Lair, 2. The Greatest Power, 3. Sinister Substitute, and 4. The Power Potion.

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    Museum of Thieves
  • Author : Lian Tanner
  • Publisher : Delacorte Press
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9780375896958
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Welcome to the tyrannical city of Jewel, where impatience is a sin and boldness is a crime. Goldie Roth has lived in Jewel all her life. Like every child in the city, she wears a silver guardchain and is forced to obey the dreaded Blessed Guardians. She has never done anything by herself and won’t be allowed out on the streets unchained until Separation Day. When Separation Day is canceled, Goldie, who has always been both impatient and bold, runs away, risking not only her own life but also the lives of those she has left behind. In the chaos that follows, she is lured to the mysterious Museum of Dunt, where she meets the boy Toadspit and discovers terrible secrets. Only the cunning mind of a thief can understand the museum’s strange, shifting rooms. Fortunately, Goldie has a talent for thieving. Which is just as well, because the leader of the Blessed Guardians has his own plans for the museum—plans that threaten the lives of everyone Goldie loves. And it will take a daring thief to stop him. . . . Museum of Thieves is a thrilling tale of destiny and danger, and of a courageous girl who has never been allowed to grow up—until now.

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    Snake Bite
  • Author : Andrew Lane
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 301
  • ISBN : 9780374370909
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Investigating the poisonings of three men from different regions of Shanghai who were bitten by the same snake, Sherlock discovers unsettling ties to a plot to blow up an American warship. By the author of The Bond Files.

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    Unhooking the Moon
  • Author : Gregory Hughes
  • Publisher : Quercus
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9781623650216
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Winner of the Booktrust Teenage Prize and a finalist for The Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, a starred review Kirkus Review praised Unhooking the Moon as a "rousing adventure on the not-so-mean streets, with heart aplenty." When an adventurous sister-and-brother duo become orphans, a funny and heartbreaking roadtrip to New York ensues, as the pair searches for their long-lost uncle. Meet the Rat: A dancing, soccer-loving, fearless ten-year-old from Winnipeg, Manitoba. Meet her older brother, Bob: Protector of the Rat, though more often than not her faithful follower, Bob is determined to build a new and better life for him and his sister in America. Of particular concern for him are his sister's mysterious fits, which keep getting more and more severe. On their adventures traveling alone from the flatlands of Winnipeg, southward across the border into America, Bob and the Rat make friends with a host of unlikely characters, including a hilarious con man and a famous rap star. As they struggle to survive in the big city, they realize that finding your uncle in New York is incredibly difficult if you have almost no information about him--even if he is rumored to be one of the city's biggest drug dealers.

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    The Nest
  • Author : Kenneth Oppel
  • Publisher : David Fickling Books
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9781910200889
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • She was very blurry, not at all human-looking. There were huge dark eyes, and a kind of mane made of light, and when she spoke, I couldn't see a mouth moving, but I felt her words, like a breeze against my face, and I understood her completely. "We've come because of the baby," she said. "We've come to help." All Steve has to do is say, "Yes." But "yes" is a powerful word. It is also a dangerous one. And once it is uttered, can it be taken back?

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    The Great Hamster Massacre
  • Author : Katie Davies
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 9780857077141
  • Reader Reviews : 7
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • A very natural and honest version of life's events from the perspective of a young girl - from her suspicions about her neighbours, to her rocky friendship with the girl next door; from the sudden death of her beloved granny to her relentless quest for a pet hamster, only to then find it mysteriously slaughtered - which kickstarts a local investigation of 'suspects'.

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    We Are Wolves
  • Author : Katrina Nannestad
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9781665904247
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • This haunting, heart-stopping middle grade novel follows three of the Wolfskinder, German children left to fend for themselves in the final days of World War II, as they struggle to hold onto themselves and each other while surviving in the wild. Sometimes it’s good to be wild. Sometimes, you have to be. When the Russian Army marches into East Prussia at the end of World War II, the Wolf family must flee. Being caught by the Russians or Americans would be the end for them. Liesl, Otto, and baby Mia’s father has already been captured, and they get separated from their mother in a blizzard after only a few days on the run. Liesl promised Mama that she’d keep her brother and sister safe, no matter what. They’ll forage in the forests if they have to. Little do they know at the start that there are hundreds of other parentless children doing the same thing. And they far too quickly learn that, sometimes, to survive, you have to do bad things. Dangerous things. Wild things. Sometimes you must become a wolf.

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    Double Identity
  • Author : Margaret Peterson Haddix
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 9781439106655
  • Reader Reviews : 29
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • So my only protection is a kindergarten teacher and a ninety-eight-pound female minister....And they don't even believe I'm in danger. As Bethany approaches her thirteenth birthday, her parents begin acting more oddly than usual: Her mother cries constantly, and her father barely lets Bethany out of his sight. Then one morning he hustles the entire family into the car, drives across several state lines -- and leaves Bethany with an aunt she never knew existed. Bethany has no idea what's going on. She's worried that her mom and dad are running from some kind of trouble, but she can't find out because they won't tell her where they are going. Bethany's only clue is a few words she overheard her father tell her aunt Myrlie: "She doesn't know anything about Elizabeth." But Aunt Myrlie won't tell Bethany who Elizabeth is, and she won't explain why people in her small town react to Bethany as if they've seen a ghost. The mystery intensifies when Bethany gets a package from her father containing four different birth certificates from four states, with four different last names -- and thousands of dollars in cash. And when a strange man shows up asking questions, Bethany realizes she's not the only one who's desperate to unravel the secrets of her past. In this exhilarating thriller, Margaret Peterson Haddix crafts a taut story so full of twists and turns, readers will be gripped until the startling conclusion.

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    The Velvet Fox
  • Author : Catherine Fisher
  • Publisher : Candlewick Press
  • Pages : 209
  • ISBN : 9781536222425
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • In a magical sequel to the award-winning The Clockwork Crow, Seren and Tomos think they’ve bested the fairies who tried to steal them away forever—until Tomos makes the mistake of saying this aloud. After rescuing her godbrother Tomos from fairy enchantment, orphan Seren Rhys wants nothing more than to enjoy her new life at the charming manor house called Plas-y-Fran. But when Tomos thoughtlessly challenges the fairies, a mysterious new governess arrives in a gust of leaves. Seren has always wanted an education, but Mrs. Honeybourne doesn’t believe that girls have the right to one, and Seren’s family seems strangely intent upon agreeing with anything the governess says. As dangerous figures from a magical toy carousel stalk the house, Seren calls upon her old friend the Clockwork Crow for help. Yet when faced with the Velvet Fox, a creature even the Crow fears, Seren will need to use her smarts to overcome the dangers around her and protect what she loves. Brimming with Welsh folklore and atmosphere, Catherine Fisher’s latest tale of family, pluck, and fairy magic will delight readers—and wrap them in its spell.

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    The Turn of the Key
  • Author : Ruth Ware
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9781501188794
  • Reader Reviews : 61
  • Genre : Fiction
  • INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “A superb suspense writer…Brava, Ruth Ware. I daresay even Henry James would be impressed.” —Maureen Corrigan, author of So We Read On “This appropriately twisty Turn of the Screw update finds the Woman in Cabin 10 author in her most menacing mode, unfurling a shocking saga of murder and deception.” —Entertainment Weekly From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Lying Game and The Death of Mrs. Westaway comes this thrilling novel that explores the dark side of technology. When she stumbles across the ad, she’s looking for something else completely. But it seems like too good an opportunity to miss—a live-in nannying post, with a staggeringly generous salary. And when Rowan Caine arrives at Heatherbrae House, she is smitten—by the luxurious “smart” home fitted out with all modern conveniences, by the beautiful Scottish Highlands, and by this picture-perfect family. What she doesn’t know is that she’s stepping into a nightmare—one that will end with a child dead and herself in prison awaiting trial for murder. Writing to her lawyer from prison, she struggles to explain the events that led to her incarceration. It wasn’t just the constant surveillance from the home’s cameras, or the malfunctioning technology that woke the household with booming music, or turned the lights off at the worst possible time. It wasn’t just the girls, who turned out to be a far cry from the immaculately behaved model children she met at her interview. It wasn’t even the way she was left alone for weeks at a time, with no adults around apart from the enigmatic handyman. It was everything. She knows she’s made mistakes. She admits that she lied to obtain the post, and that her behavior toward the children wasn’t always ideal. She’s not innocent, by any means. But, she maintains, she’s not guilty—at least not of murder—but somebody is. Full of spellbinding menace and told in Ruth Ware’s signature suspenseful style, The Turn of the Key is an unputdownable thriller from the Agatha Christie of our time.

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    Operation Pied Piper
  • Author : Jean Daish
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 95
  • ISBN : 1848972814
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Books
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    The Tunnels of Tarcoola
  • Author : Jennifer Walsh
  • Publisher : Allen & Unwin
  • Pages : 230
  • ISBN : 9781742376752
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • When four young Australians find an abandoned coal mine that leads to the house people say is haunted, their discovery ties into Kitty's interview for a school project with a woman who once lived in the house and to an unpopular development plan.

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    The Dangerous Discoveries of Gully Potchard
  • Author : Julia Lee
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press - Children
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : 9780192733702
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • An improbable hero, a spine-tingling adventure, and a surprising twist of fate . . . Gully Potchard never meant to cause any trouble. He's just an ordinary sort of boy . . . at least that what he thinks. But when an old acquaintance comes knocking, it isn't long before Gully is tangled up in a mess of mischief and skulduggery. Cats and dogs go astray, a child is kidnapped, and ransom notes are delivered to the wrong people! But as a storm rages and a fire blazes, Gully discovers that he has an extraordinary skill that might just make him an unlikely hero after all . . . Another unputdownable adventure from the author of The Mysterious Misadventures of Clemency Wrigglesworth!

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    Go the F**k to Sleep
  • Author : Adam Mansbach
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Pages : 30
  • ISBN : 9781453224748
  • Reader Reviews : 48
  • Genre : Humor
  • The #1 New York Times Bestseller: “A hilarious take on that age-old problem: getting the beloved child to go to sleep” (NPR). “Hell no, you can’t go to the bathroom. You know where you can go? The f**k to sleep.” Go the Fuck to Sleep is a book for parents who live in the real world, where a few snoozing kitties and cutesy rhymes don’t always send a toddler sailing blissfully off to dreamland. Profane, affectionate, and radically honest, it captures the familiar—and unspoken—tribulations of putting your little angel down for the night. Read by a host of celebrities, from Samuel L. Jackson to Jennifer Garner, this subversively funny bestselling storybook will not actually put your kids to sleep, but it will leave you laughing so hard you won’t care.

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    Grim Tuesday (The Keys to the Kingdom, Book 2)
  • Author : Garth Nix
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Pages : 404
  • ISBN : 9780007279135
  • Reader Reviews : 23
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Second title in Garth Nix’s gripping new fantasy adventure series.

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    Legacy and the Double
  • Author : Kobe Bryant,Annie Matthew
  • Publisher : Granity Studios
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9781949520200
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Kobe Bryant’s legacy of uplifting and inspiring young athletes continues in this highly anticipated follow-up to the #1 New York Times bestseller Legacy and the Queen. Legacy Petrin is a national tennis champion, but she doesn’t feel like one. At the orphanage where she grew up, far from the city where she learned to shine, Legacy struggles to focus on her training. Her famous magical inner light dims and darkens until she barely recognizes herself. Then a girl who looks exactly like Legacy—same burlap dress, same signature glow—starts playing in Legacy’s name. She wins matches in the city, makes charming speeches in support of “Queen” Silla, and gains a devoted following. Soon, Silla issues a decree against impersonating champions, which means that the real Legacy could be arrested simply for looking like herself. To reclaim her name and her identity, Legacy has no choice but to compete in disguise . . . until she can rise through the ranks, face off against her imposter, and prove that she is the one and only Legacy Petrin—a champion who was born to shine.

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    Tall Story
  • Author : Candy Gourlay
  • Publisher : David Fickling Books
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9780375898471
  • Reader Reviews : 5
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Andi is short. And she has lots of wishes. She wishes she could play on the school basketball team, she wishes for her own bedroom, but most of all she wishes that her long-lost half-brother, Bernardo, could come and live in London where he belongs. Then Andi's biggest wish comes true and she's minutes away from becoming someone's little sister. As she waits anxiously for Bernardo to arrive from the Philippines, she hopes he'll turn out to be tall and just as crazy as she is about basketball. When he finally arrives, he's tall all right. Eight feet tall, in fact—plagued by condition called Gigantism and troubled by secrets that he believes led to his phenomenal growth. In a novel packed with quirkiness and humor, Gourlay explores a touching sibling relationship and the clash of two very different cultures.

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    The Exiled Queen
  • Author : Cinda Williams Chima
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Pages : 592
  • ISBN : 9781423146421
  • Reader Reviews : 30
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • New York Times bestselling author Cinda Williams Chima presents the second installment in a thrilling new fantasy series, in which the lives of Han Alister and the brave Princess Raisa collide in a magical and dangerous adventure. Haunted by the loss of his mother and sister, Han Alister journeys south to begin his schooling at Mystwerk House in Oden's Ford. But leaving the Fells doesn't mean that danger isn't far behind. Han is hunted every step of the way by the Bayars, a powerful wizarding family set on reclaiming the amulet Han stole from them. And Mystwerk House has dangers of its own. There, Han meets Crow, a mysterious wizard who agrees to tutor Han in the darker parts of sorcery—but the bargain they make is one Han may regret. Meanwhile, Princess Raisa ana'Marianna runs from a forced marriage in the Fells, accompanied by her friend Amon and his triple of cadets. Now, the safest place for Raisa is Wein House, the military academy at Oden's Ford. If Raisa can pass as a regular student, Wein House will offer both sanctuary and the education Raisa needs to succeed as the next Gray Wolf queen. Everything changes when Han and Raisa's paths cross, in this epic tale of uncertain friendships, cut-throat politics, and the irresistible power of attraction.

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    The Short Knife
  • Author : Elen Caldecott
  • Publisher : Andersen Press Limited
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : 9781787611962
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  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Winner of the Tir na n-Og Award Longlisted for the Carnegie Medal It is the year 454AD. The Roman Empire has withdrawn from Britain, throwing it into the chaos of the Dark Ages. Mai has been kept safe by her father and her sister, Haf. But when Saxon warriors arrive at their farm, the family is forced to flee to the hills where British warlords lie in wait. Can Mai survive in a dangerous world where speaking her mother tongue might be deadly, and where even the people she loves the most can’t be trusted?

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    The Messenger Bird
  • Author : Ruth Eastham
  • Publisher : Vertebrate Publishing
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9781911342601
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • ‘Absolutely fascinating ... completely thought provoking.’ – Books for Teens Enemies on all sides. Nathan doesn’t know who he can trust. It’s a race against time. Get Dad out of prison. Mend a broken family. And solve the mystery of the messenger bird. Set around the top-secret Second World War codebreaking site Bletchley Park, The Messenger Bird is the gripping children’s thriller from Ruth Eastham, award-winning author of The Memory Cage.

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    The Crowfield Curse
  • Author : Pat Walsh
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9780545392280
  • Reader Reviews : 9
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • *"A wondrous mystery." --Kirkus, starred review *"Suspenseful and spooky...with an edgy battle between good and evil." --School Library Journal, starred review If the deepest secret has been spoken, can the deadliest curse be broken? Sent into the forest to gather firewood for the medieval abbey where he's an apprentice, Will hears a cry for help, and comes upon a creature no bigger than a cat. Trapped and wounded, it's a hobgoblin, who confesses a horrible secret: Something is buried deep in the snow, just beyond the graveyard. A mythical being, doomed by an ancient curse... What does this mystery have to do with the cryptic brotherhood of monks Will serves? What does it have to do with the boy himself? When two cloaked figures darken the church's doorway and start demanding answers, Will is drawn into a dangerous world of Old Magic. *Includes a timetable of daily life in the abbey, a glossary of monastic terms, and a sneak peek at the chilling sequel THE CROWFIELD DEMON! New York Public Library "100 Best Books for Reading and Sharing" A 2011 USBBY Outstanding International Book Shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award

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    Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes
  • Author : Mem Fox
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Pages : 44
  • ISBN : 015206057X
  • Reader Reviews : 26
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Rhyming text compares babies born in different places and in different circumstances, but they all share the commonality of ten little fingers and ten little toes.

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    The Cloister Walk
  • Author : Kathleen Norris
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 420
  • ISBN : 1573225843
  • Reader Reviews : 18
  • Genre : Religion
  • A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER AND NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR “Vivid, compelling... An embrace of moral and spiritual contemplation.” –The New York Times “A remarkable piece of writing. If read with humility and attention, Kathleen Norris's book becomes lectio divina, or holy reading.” –The Boston Globe From the iconic author of Amazing Grace: A Vocabulary of Faith, a spiritual journey that brings joy to the meanings of love, grace and faith. Why would a married woman with a thoroughly Protestant background and often more doubt than faith be drawn to the ancient practice of monasticism, to a community of celibate men whose days are centered on a rigid schedule of prayer, work, and scripture? This is the question that poet Kathleen Norris asks us as, somewhat to her own surprise, she found herself on two extended residencies at St. John's Abbey in Minnesota. Part record of her time among the Benedictines, part meditation on various aspects of monastic life, The Cloister Walk demonstrates, from the rare perspective of someone who is both an insider and outsider, how immersion in the cloistered world-- its liturgy, its ritual, its sense of community-- can impart meaning to everyday events and deepen our secular lives. In this stirring and lyrical work, the monastery, often considered archaic or otherworldly, becomes immediate, accessible, and relevant to us, no matter what our faith may be.

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    Thresholds
  • Author : Nina Kiriki Hoffman
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9781101442388
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Maya's family has just moved from Idaho to Spores Ferry, Oregon. She?s nervous about starting middle school and making new friends, but soon that's the last thing on her mind. First, a fairy flies into her room. Then it turns out that the kids in the apartment building next door do magic, and their basement is full of portals to other worlds. She's bursting with new experiences and delight . . . and secrets, because she can't breathe a word to her family, not even when she winds up taking care of an alien! Imagine the family in Ingrid Law's Savvy seen through the eyes of a young Ray Bradbury. Cross the Threshold!