• Crushing on a Capulet
    Cracked Classics
    Tony Abbott
    Crushing on a Capulet
    Cracked Classics
    Tony Abbott
    eBook
    Publisher: Open Road Media
    Published: July 1, 2014
    Categories: Children, 9-11, Fiction, Fantasy, Adventure, Romance
    Sixth graders Devin and Frankie try to save star-crossed lovers Romeo and Juliet when they're magically transported into Shakespeare's classic play.   When their teacher assigns Devin and Frankie'short for Francine'the lead roles in their class production of Romeo and Juliet, the two best friends aren't thrilled. How are they supposed to say their lines when they don't even sound like they were written in English?   Luckily, the library's magic security gates come to their rescue again, and they leap into Shakespeare's famous tragedy. Unfortunately, they land right in the middle of a sword fight between two warring families, the Montagues and the Capulets.   When they find out that Romeo Montague has fallen in love with Juliet Capulet, Devin and Frankie decide it's up to them to make sure this unlikely couple lives happily ever after. But can they change the book's tragic end and save the young lovers from their fate?   'the message that reading is important and can be fun comes through loud and clear," writes School Library Journal about the Cracked Classics series. 'the short chapters make this an ideal read-aloud and a treat for reluctant readers."  … More
  • Danger Guys
    Danger Guys
    Tony Abbott
    Danger Guys
    Danger Guys
    Tony Abbott
    eBook
    Publisher: Open Road Media
    Published: April 29, 2014
    Categories: Children, 8-9, Fiction, Adventure
    Noodle and Zeek love danger, but when a real adventure comes their way, will they be ready? Best friends Noodle and Zeek are among the first in line when a new store, Danger Guy, opens in their local mall. It has all the survival gear the boys could dream of, and their excitement is lessened only when they notice two big, angry men yelling at the owner. When Noodle and Zeek wander into a small room on the other side of the store, they&;re shut inside. That&;s when the two realize they&;re in the back of a truck heading out of town. After a terrifying ride, Noodle and Zeek arrive at an ancient temple full of treasures. There they discover that their kidnappers are the two men from the store, and the boys are not the only ones who have been captured. The Emersons, a famous husband-and-wife explorer team, are there too. It&;s up to Noodle and Zeek to rescue the prisoners and save the day&;before they&;re trapped in the temple forever! Danger Guys is the 1st book in Danger Guys, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.… More
  • Danger Guys
    Danger Guys
    Tony Abbott
    Danger Guys
    Danger Guys
    Tony Abbott
    eBook
    Publisher: Open Road Media
    Published: April 29, 2014
    Categories: Children, 8-9, Fiction, Adventure
    The Danger Guys find themselves in a real-life scary movie, and the ending is up to them It&;s Halloween, and best friends Noodle and Zeek have decided to make a horror movie in honor of the holiday. To show the boys how real films are made, Zeek&;s family takes them to Paragon, the oldest studio in Hollywood. During the tour, a huge lightning storm separates Noodle and Zeek from the rest of the group. The two boys suddenly find themselves in a world of famous sets and exciting props. It&;s the perfect location for their own movie! But it turns out that Paragon Studio has more than a little danger&;and not just the staged kind. The lightning damaged the studio&;s central control center, and all the electronic props are now going crazy. Noodle and Zeek must battle an evil robot, a sneezing dinosaur, and a deadly mummy in order to find and warn Zeek&;s family. Little do they know that Zeek&;s family is also under attack! With some luck and a lot of movie drama, the Danger Guys show Paragon Studio what real heroes look like. Danger Guys: Hollywood Halloween on Ice is the 3rd book in Danger Guys, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.… More
  • Danger Guys and the Golden Lizard
    Danger Guys
    Tony Abbott
    Danger Guys and the Golden Lizard
    Danger Guys
    Tony Abbott
    eBook
    Publisher: Open Road Media
    Published: April 29, 2014
    Categories: Children, 8-9, Fiction, Suspense/Thriller, Adventure
    The Danger Guys head to the jungle on a quest to find an ancient treasure It&;s Noodle and Zeek&;s greatest adventure yet! The boys are excited to learn that they are going on a quest for the mysterious Golden Lizard with the Emersons, the famous husband-and-wife explorer team. What could be more daring and fun than a treasure hunt in the jungle? But as the group soon discovers, they aren&;t the only ones after the Golden Lizard. When the Emersons are kidnapped, Noodle and Zeek know it is up to them to save the day. The boys must rescue the Emersons, fight off ninja linebackers, and find the Golden Lizard before the bad guys can. But the truth about the legendary Golden Lizard is something that Noodle and Zeek could never have imagined. Danger Guys and the Golden Lizard is the 6th book in Danger Guys, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.… More
  • Danger Guys Blast Off
    Danger Guys
    Tony Abbott
    Danger Guys Blast Off
    Danger Guys
    Tony Abbott
    eBook
    Publisher: Open Road Media
    Published: April 29, 2014
    Categories: Children, 8-9, Fiction, Adventure
    Noodle and Zeek team up again to beat an evil scientist and save their school When best friends Noodle and Zeek get on a rocket ride at the carnival, they have no idea that they are about to be blasted into danger. The rocket turns out to be real, and when Noodle and Zeek crash-land, they are sucked into a secret laboratory under Mayville School. There they find their old science teacher Mr. Vazny&;who&;s about to blow it up! The boys must snap into action to stop Vazny from going through with his evil plan. But to do so, they must defeat a giant robot, learn to fly the rocket, and defuse the bomb before it&;s too late. Can Noodle and Zeek save their school in time? The boys have their work cut out for them in this exciting Danger Guys adventure. Danger Guys Blast Off is the 2nd book in Danger Guys, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.… More
  • Danger Guys Hit the Beach
    Danger Guys
    Tony Abbott
    Danger Guys Hit the Beach
    Danger Guys
    Tony Abbott
    eBook
    Publisher: Open Road Media
    Published: April 29, 2014
    Categories: Children, 8-9, Fiction, Horror, Adventure, Suspense/Thriller
    Can Noodle and Zeek stop international treasure hunters and rescue their town? The Danger Guys are at it again! During a trip to the beach, best friends Noodle and Zeek try to relax and have a quiet, danger-free afternoon. But trouble follows these boys wherever they go. Before they know it, Noodle and Zeek find themselves stranded on a sinking boat in the middle of the ocean. To escape, the boys jump on a surfboard and ride a giant wave to a nearby island. The island is where their town&;s founder, Captain May, was shipwrecked hundreds of years ago. Noodle and Zeek soon discover that treasure hunters are on the island, searching for Captain May&;s lost gold. But to find it, the hunters are going to blow the ship out of the water, which would cause a tidal wave big enough to destroy Mayville! With some quick thinking&;and a little bit of help from some old friends&;the boys fight to save their town from disaster. Danger Guys Hit the Beach is the 4th book in Danger Guys, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.… More
  • Danger Guys on Ice
    Danger Guys
    Tony Abbott
    Danger Guys on Ice
    Danger Guys
    Tony Abbott
    eBook
    Publisher: Open Road Media
    Published: April 29, 2014
    Categories: Children, 8-9, Fiction, Suspense/Thriller, Adventure, Horror
    When an old nemesis reappears, Noodle and Zeek must save their town from a band of frozen cavemen Best friends Noodle and Zeek are on a skiing trip for Zeek&;s birthday when they uncover more than just snow hidden away in the mountain: The boys have stumbled across cave dwellers who are thousands of years old! But when Noodle and Zeek come across their old nemesis, the evil Mr. Vazny, the boys are shocked to learn that he plans to resurrect the cavemen and make them destroy Mayville. Once again, the boys must work together to take down Mr. Vazny and stop his wicked scheme. But what happens if one of the cavemen escapes? It&;s Noodle and Zeek to the rescue in this thrilling installment in the Danger Guys series. Danger Guys on Ice is the 5th book in Danger Guys, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.… More
  • Mississippi River Blues
    Cracked Classics
    Tony Abbott
    Mississippi River Blues
    Cracked Classics
    Tony Abbott
    eBook
    Publisher: Open Road Media
    Published: July 1, 2014
    Categories: Children, 9-11, Fiction, Fantasy, Adventure
    &;This affectionate if somewhat irreverent homage would probably win a chuckle from Twain himself&; as pals tumble into Tom Sawyer (School Library Journal).   Sixth graders Devin and Frankie&;short for Francine&;are the greatest goof-offs in the history of their school. When their teacher tells them to read The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, they skip it. When there&;s a surprise test on the novel, they hide. But when they accidentally drop the school&;s prized Mark Twain autograph through the library&;s magic metal detector, they find themselves transported to the world of Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn.   Soon these modern middle schoolers learn that being a troublemaker is timeless, as they whitewash a fence, run away from home, solve a murder mystery, become pirates, and search for hidden treasure along with Tom and Huck, the original slackers.   &;Reminiscent of Mary Pope Osborne&;s &;Magic Tree House&; series, but for an older audience,&; the second book in Tony Abbott&;s Cracked Classics series is a perfect introduction to Mark Twain for reluctant readers (School Library Journal).  … More
  • The Postcard
    Tony Abbott
    The Postcard
    Tony Abbott
    eBook
    Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
    Published: April 1, 2008
    Categories: Children, 9-11, Fiction, Adventure, Romance
    She died today. One phone call changes Jason's summer vacation-and life!-forever. When Jason's grandmother dies, he's sent down to her home in Florida to help his father clean out her things. At first he gripes about spending his summer miles away from his best friend, doing chores, and sweating in the Florida heat, but he soon discovers a mystery surrounding his grandmother's murky past. An old, yellowed postcard...a creepy phone call with a raspy voice at the other end asking, "So how smart are you?"...an entourage of freakish funeral goers....a bizarre magazine story. All contain clues that will send him on a thrilling journey to uncover family secrets. Award-winning author Tony Abbott weaves an intriguing and entertaining mystery of adventure, friendship and family.… More
  • What a Trip!
    Cracked Classics
    Tony Abbott
    What a Trip!
    Cracked Classics
    Tony Abbott
    eBook
    Publisher: Open Road Media
    Published: July 1, 2014
    Categories: Children, 9-11, Fiction, Fantasy, Adventure
    &;A treat for reluctant readers,&; as two sixth graders discover, when you can travel into books, going around the world is easy (School Library Journal).   Middle schoolers Devin and Frankie&;short for Francine&;have found a unique shortcut to passing English. When their teacher gives them a book to read, they just toss it through the magic metal detector in their school library, which transports them into the world of the novel, allowing them to live the book firsthand and always get an A. The system works great until the librarian hires a repairman to fix what the kids call the &;zapper gates.&; While trying to distract him, Devin and Frankie drop a book through the detector, and find themselves on a whirlwind tour of the globe in Jules Verne&;s classic adventure.   In the company of mad explorer Phileas Fogg, Devin and Frankie embark on a round-the-world journey by train, ship, and hot air balloon. But they&;ll have to race to beat the clock, or risk getting stuck in the book forever.   As with other books in Tony Abbott&;s Cracked Classics series, &;the message that reading is important and can be fun comes through loud and clear. The short chapters make this an ideal read-aloud and a treat for reluctant readers&; (School Library Journal).… More
  • X Marks the Spot
    Cracked Classics
    Tony Abbott
    X Marks the Spot
    Cracked Classics
    Tony Abbott
    eBook
    Publisher: Open Road Media
    Published: July 1, 2014
    Categories: Children, 9-11, Fiction, Fantasy, Adventure
    Two sixth graders are magically swept away to Treasure Island, where they must match wits with legendary pirate Long John Silver.   When best friends Devin and Frankie&;short for Francine&;get a tough assignment in their English class, they know there&;s only one way to handle it. Read the book? Nah, that&;s for suckers. Devin and Frankie just take the novel to the library and toss it through the magic metal detector, which sucks them into the world of the book, allowing them to experience the novel firsthand. Most of the time, this works great. This time, they get marooned on Treasure Island.   The moment they step into Robert Louis Stevenson&;s classic pirate novel, Devin and Frankie find themselves neck deep in a hunt for buried treasure along with Long John Silver and his gang of cutthroats. These two wisecracking slackers will need to avoid rocking the boat&;or they may have to walk the plank.  School Library Journal has called the Devin and Frankie novels &;reminiscent of Mary Pope Osborne&;s &;Magic Tree House&; series, but for an older audience.&; X Marks the Spot is another lively introduction to the classics for reluctant readers.  … More
  • Mission: Spy Force Revealed
    Spy Force
    Deborah Abela
    Mission: Spy Force Revealed
    Spy Force
    Deborah Abela
    eBook
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    Published: May 11, 2010
    Categories: Children, 9-11, Fiction, Humorous Fiction, Adventure, Espionage
    Who can outsmart the dastardly Mr. Blue? None other than Max Remy, superspy! Can't get enough of Max Remy? She's back, with her friend Linden at her side, and they're off on a new adventure as they hone their spy skills. Now a full-fledged member of Spy Force, Max finds herself up against the sinister Mr. Blue again. In a desperate effort to get the Time and Space Machine for himself, Mr. Blue is attempting to turn the world's children into zombies. Only Max Remy, superspy, can outsmart Mr. Blue and save the world from a terrible, unthinkable fate.… More
  • Secrets of Tamarind
    The Book of Tamarind
    Aguiar, Nadia
    Secrets of Tamarind
    The Book of Tamarind
    Aguiar, Nadia
    eBook
    Publisher: Macmillan
    Published: July 5, 2011
    Categories: Young Adult, 12-14, Fiction, Fantasy, Adventure
    Four years after leaving the lost island of Tamarind, Maya, Simon, and Penny Nelson return to stop the Red Coral Project, a sinister group mining the magical mineral ophalla there and, in the process, ruining the magnificent island.… More
  • Outpost
    The Razorland Trilogy
    Aguirre, Ann
    Outpost
    The Razorland Trilogy
    Aguirre, Ann
    eBook
    Publisher: Macmillan
    Published: September 4, 2012
    Categories: Young Adult, 12-14, Fiction, Dystopian SF, Adventure
    Deuce's whole world has changed. Down below, she was considered an adult. Now, topside in a town called Salvation, she's a brat in need of training in the eyes of the townsfolk. She doesn't fit in with the other girls: Deuce only knows how to fight. To make matters worse, her Hunter partner, Fade, keeps Deuce at a distance. Her feelings for Fade haven't changed, but he seems not to want her around anymore. Confused and lonely, she starts looking for a way out. Deuce signs up to serve in the summer patrols—those who make sure the planters can work the fields without danger. It should be routine, but things have been changing on the surface, just as they did below ground. The Freaks have grown smarter. They're watching. Waiting. Planning. The monsters don't intend to let Salvation survive, and it may take a girl like Deuce to turn back the tide.… More
  • The Book of Three
    The Chronicles of Prydain
    Alexander, Lloyd
    The Book of Three
    The Chronicles of Prydain
    Alexander, Lloyd
    eBook
    Publisher: Macmillan
    Published: May 16, 2006
    Categories: Children, 8-9, Fiction, Fantasy, Adventure, Folklore
    Since The Book of Three was first published in 1964, young readers have been enthralled by the adventures of Taran the Assistant Pig-keeper and his quest to become a hero. Taran is joined by an engaging cast of characters that includes Eilonwy, the strong-willed and sharp-tongued princess; Fflewddur Fflam, the hyperbole-prone bard; the ever-faithful Gurgi; and the curmudgeonly Doli--all of whom become involved in an epic struggle between good and evil that shapes the fate of the legendary land of Prydain.Released over a period of five years, Lloyd Alexander's beautifully written tales not only captured children's imaginations but also garnered the highest critical praise. The Black Cauldron was a Newbery Honor Book, and the final volume in the chronicles, The High King, crowned the series by winning the Newbery Medal for "the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children."Henry Holt is proud to present this classic series to a new generation of young readers. Jackets have been handsomely redesigned while retaining the original art of Caldecott Medal-winning artist Evaline Ness. Each retypeset volume now includes a pronunciation guide prepared by Lloyd Alexander. A companion book of short stories, The Foundling and Other Tales of Prydain, is also available in hardcover for the first time in twenty years.In their more than thirty years in print, the Chronicles of Prydain have become the standard of excellence in fantasy literature for children. This title has Common Core connections.… More
  • The Golden Dream of Carlo Chuchio
    Alexander, Lloyd
    eBook
    Publisher: Macmillan
    Published: August 7, 2007
    Categories: Young Adult, 12-14, Fiction, Fantasy, Adventure, Humorous Fiction
    A beautiful Kirkassi girl, cold-eyed villains and smiling killers, a bazaar merchant peddling slightly used dreams—could any young adventurer ask for more? Not Carlo Chuchio, who is seeking hidden treasure on the legendary Road of Golden Dreams.With Baksheesh, the world's worst camel-puller, Carlo leads a caravan through the realm of Keshavar. Robbed of all but his underdrawers, mistaken for a mighty warrior and then for a crown prince, Carlo risks his life for a prize that may not even exist.Newbery medalist Lloyd Alexander weaves a glorious tale of adventure, love, and the treasures that matter most.The Golden Dream of Carlo Chuchio is a 2008 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.… More
  • Taran Wanderer
    The Chronicles of Prydain
    Alexander, Lloyd
    Taran Wanderer
    The Chronicles of Prydain
    Alexander, Lloyd
    eBook
    Publisher: Macmillan
    Published: May 16, 2006
    Categories: Young Adult, 8-9, Fiction, Fantasy, Adventure, Folklore
    Taran Wanderer, the fourth book in Lloyd Alexander's The Chronicles of PrydainTaran is an Assistant Pig-Keeper no longer--he has become a hero. Now he dreams of winning the hand of Princess Eilonwy, but how can someone who has spent his whole life caring for a pig hope to marry royalty? Taran must find out who he really is. Eager to learn his origins and hoping to discover noble roots, Taran sets off with the faithful Gurgi.The journey takes the companions to the three witches in the Marshes of Morva and through the many realms of Prydain. At last they reach the mystical Mirror of Llunet, which reveals a person's true identity. Yet Taran may not be ready to face the truth. . . .Includes a new pronunciation guide.… More
  • Ghoulish Song
    Alexander, William
    Ghoulish Song
    Alexander, William
    eBook
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    Published: March 5, 2013
    Categories: Children, 9-11, Fiction, Fantasy, Adventure
    A brave girl flees a ghoul while trying to save her city in this lively companion to Goblin Secrets, the National Book Award winner that Kirkus Reviews calls &;humorous, poignant, and convincing.&;Kaile lives in Zombay, an astonishing city where goblins walk the streets and witches work their charms and curses. Kaile wants to be a musician and is delighted when a goblin gives her a flute carved out of bone. But the flute&;s single, mournful song has a dangerous consequence: it separates Kaile and her shadow. Anyone without a shadow is considered dead, and despite Kaile&;s protests that she&;s alive and breathing, her family forces her to leave so she can&;t haunt their home. Kaile and her shadow soon learn that the troublesome flute is tied to a terrifying ghoul made from the bones of those who drowned in the Zombay River. With the ghoul chasing her and the river threatening to flood, Kaile has an important role to play in keeping Zombay safe. Will Kaile and her shadow be able to learn the right tune in time? Set in the delightful and dangerous world of Goblin Secrets, Ghoulish Song is a gripping adventure laced with humor and mystery from National Book Award&;winning author William Alexander. His &;graceful prose weaves an engaging fantasy that embraces the power of music&; (Publishers Weekly).… More
  • Castle in the Stars 1
    Castle in the Stars
    Alex Alice
    Castle in the Stars 1
    Castle in the Stars
    Alex Alice
    eBook
    Publisher: Macmillan
    Published: September 12, 2017
    Categories: Children, 9-11, Fiction, Adventure
    In search of the mysterious element known as aether, Claire Dulac flew her hot air balloon toward the edge of our stratosphere—and never returned. Her husband, genius engineer Archibald Dulac, is certain that she is forever lost. Her son, Seraphin, still holds out hope.One year after her disappearance, Seraphin and his father are delivered a tantalizing clue: a letter from an unknown sender who claims to have Claire’s lost logbook. The letter summons them to a Bavarian castle, where an ambitious young king dreams of flying the skies in a ship powered by aether. But within the castle walls, danger lurks—there are those who would stop at nothing to conquer the stars.In Castle in the Stars, this lavishly illustrated graphic novel, Alex Alice delivers a historical fantasy adventure set in a world where man journeyed into space in 1869, not 1969.… More
  • Shark Wars
    Shark Wars
    Altbacker, EJ
    Shark Wars
    Shark Wars
    Altbacker, EJ
    eBook
    Publisher: Penguin USA
    Published: June 14, 2011
    Categories: Children, 9-11, Fiction, Adventure
    Since the dawn of time, prehistoric shark clans called Shivers have ruled over the earth's oceans, fierce protectors of all who swim. For eons, the Big Blue has prospered under Shiver Law, and the delicate balance of sea life kept sacred. Until now. Rising sea temperatures and overfishing have caused food to become scarce, and the battle for new hunting grounds has brought with it corruption and warfare. Now, with the ocean on the brink of chaos, a young reef shark named Gray - exiled from the safety of his peaceful reef home - must venture deep into Open Water to unlock the secrets of his destiny and bring peace back to the ocean. But first, he'll have to discover the truth about who - and what - he really is.… More
  • Fever 1793
    The Seeds of America Trilogy
    Anderson, Laurie Halse
    Fever 1793
    The Seeds of America Trilogy
    Anderson, Laurie Halse
    eBook
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    Published: August 16, 2011
    Categories: Young Adult, 12-14, Fiction, Adventure
    It's late summer 1793, and the streets of Philadelphia are abuzz with mosquitoes and rumors of fever. Down near the docks, many have taken ill, and the fatalities are mounting. Now they include Polly, the serving girl at the Cook Coffeehouse. But fourteen-year-old Mattie Cook doesn't get a moment to mourn the passing of her childhood playmate. New customers have overrun her family's coffee shop, located far from the mosquito-infested river, and Mattie's concerns of fever are all but overshadowed by dreams of growing her family's small business into a thriving enterprise. But when the fever begins to strike closer to home, Mattie's struggle to build a new life must give way to a new fight-the fight to stay alive.… More
  • Agent Q, or the Smell of Danger!
    A Pals in Peril Tale
    Anderson, M. T.
    Agent Q, or the Smell of Danger!
    A Pals in Peril Tale
    Anderson, M. T.
    eBook
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    Published: October 19, 2010
    Categories: Children, 9-11, Fiction, Espionage, Adventure
    In the zany and humorous fourth book of National Book Award winner M.T. Anderson’s Pals in Peril series, Jasper Dash and his friends must escape the clutches of The Awful Autarch!Having mopped up their last crime-fighting caper, our three heroes&;Lily Gefelty, Katie Mulligan, and Jasper Dash, Boy Technonaut&;are eager to get home. But the secret police in the war-torn realm of fantasy where the three kids are trapped (the state of Delaware) don’t want them going anywhere. Our dynamic trio knows way too much about the whereabouts of certain fabulous treasures to escape the grip of Delaware’s Ministry of Silence. So, chums, it’s a race to the border of New Jersey against spies and government agents and double-crossers...That is, if our heroes make it home alive! Chock-full of ups, downs, twists, turns, a shark pit, and even a band of sentient lobsters fighting on the side of Good, this fourth installment of the Pals in Peril series is every bit as wild, wacky, and wonderfully outrageous as the first three.… More
  • The Clue of the Linoleum Lederhosen
    A Pals in Peril Tale
    Anderson, M. T.
    The Clue of the Linoleum Lederhosen
    A Pals in Peril Tale
    Anderson, M. T.
    eBook
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    Published: June 15, 2010
    Categories: Children, 9-11, Fiction, Fantasy, Humorous Fiction, Mystery, Adventure
    "Great Scott! [A] swell sequel…Never has the Hardy Boys&;Nancy Drew axis been knocked further or more delightfully askew.” &;Booklist (starred review) In the zany and humorous second book of National Book Award winner M.T. Anderson’s Pals in Peril series, Jasper Dash and his friends are on the case, solving a spine-tingling mystery.In need of a vacation after their last laser-beam-filled adventure, Lily, Jasper, and Katie have flown off for a restful stay at a distant mountain lodge, which just so happens to be hosting a gathering for characters from other middle grade series novels. Two&;the marvelous Manley Boys&;look suspiciously like a pair of crime-solving bothers named Frank and Joe Hardy. Two others are a pair of boy-crazy twin sisters who attend a high school in some sweet valley somewhere. And then there are the Hooper Quints, who, along with a wealthy heiress’s priceless diamond necklace, have suddenly gone missing. Does it surprise you that the supposedly “on vacation” Katie, Jasper, and Lily are the only ones around who have the chops to solve this challenging mystery? National Book Award winner M. T. Anderson has done it again with this second volume of his riotous and wonderfully weird series.… More
  • He Laughed With His Other Mouths
    A Pals in Peril Tale
    Anderson, M. T.
    He Laughed With His Other Mouths
    A Pals in Peril Tale
    Anderson, M. T.
    eBook
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    Published: August 19, 2014
    Categories: Children, 9-11, Fiction, Adventure, Mystery, Humorous Fiction
    In the sixth and final Pals in Peril tale that “offers adventure, wit, and heart” (Booklist), Jasper Dash is off into the universe to search for his long-lost father!In this action-packed conclusion to the celebrated Pals in Peril series, Jasper Dash soars to unprecedented heights—as in, intergalactic, out-of-this-world dimensions—in order to locate the father he’s never known. And if Jasper’s previous adventures are any indication, this is going to be one stellar expedition!He Laughed with His Other Mouths is “layered, beautiful, smart, and achingly funny. In a word, brilliant” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review).… More
  • Jasper Dash and the Flame-pits of Delaware
    A Pals in Peril Tale
    Anderson, M. T.
    Jasper Dash and the Flame-pits of Delaware
    A Pals in Peril Tale
    Anderson, M. T.
    eBook
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    Published: September 8, 2009
    Categories: Children, 9-11, Fiction, Adventure
    “The invention never flags.” &;Booklist (starred review) In this third weird and wacky installment of National Book Award winner M. T. Anderson’s Pals in Peril series, Jasper Dash and his friends must unravel a terrible mystery.It is a land of wonders. It is a land of mystery. It is a land that time forgot (or chose specifically not to remember). Cut off from the civilized world for untold years by prohibitive interstate tolls at the New Jersey border, this land is called: Delaware. It is into the mist-shrouded heart of this forbidden mountainous realm that our plucky and intrepid heroes, Jasper Dash: Boy Technonaut, and his friends Lily Gefelty and Katie Mulligan, must journey to solve yet another a mystery. Come along on a tale of grand adventure that includes in its pages: Lost cities! Tentacles! Monks! Dinosaurs! Cheap suits! Eye Doctors! And, of course, the fabled Curse of the Jaguar!… More
  • Whales on Stilts!
    A Pals in Peril Tale
    Anderson, M. T.
    Whales on Stilts!
    A Pals in Peril Tale
    Anderson, M. T.
    eBook
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    Published: June 15, 2010
    Categories: Children, 9-11, Fiction, Humorous Fiction, Mystery, Adventure
    In the first intallment of National Book Award winner M.T. Anderson’s Pals in Peril series, a madman has unleashed an army of stilt-walking, laser-beaming, thoroughly angry whales upon the world! Luckily, Jasper Dash and his friends Katie Mulligan and Lily Gefelty are around to save the day.Sure, Lily Gefelty is just an average twelve-year-old girl. But her dad&;a normal-enough-seeming guy&;just so happens to work for an evil genius who plans to unleash an army of extremely cranky, stilt-walking, laser-beam-eyed whales upon the world. Lucky for Lily, her two best friends are anything but average. Both of them are famous for their adventures. Jasper Dash, Boy Technonaut, invents gadgets; Katie Mulligan spends her spare time fighting off zombies and were-goats. Surely they’ll know what to do. And if they don’t? Then it will be up to Lily&;average, everyday Lily&;to come up with a plan.… More
  • Zombie Mommy
    A Pals in Peril Tale
    Anderson, M. T.
    Zombie Mommy
    A Pals in Peril Tale
    Anderson, M. T.
    eBook
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    Published: October 25, 2011
    Categories: Children, 9-11, Fiction, Humorous Fiction, Horror, Adventure
    “Ridiculous in all the best ways.” &;Kirkus Reviews In the fifth installment of National Book Award winner M.T. Anderson’s Pals in Peril series, the intrepid heroes are home from their Delaware crime-stopping excitement, only to discover that Lily’s mom has become possessed by a menacing zombie who wants to take over the world! (Or, at least, the world of stage and screen.) When Lily’s mother returns from a little vacation to Todburg&;the most haunted town in America&;she seems different. She can no longer speak French. She makes better pancakes. And also she no longer recognizes Lily, her own daughter. What if she was taken over…and is now something dangerous and undead? So our intrepid heroes&;Lily Gefelty, Katie Mulligan, and Jasper Dash, Boy Technonaut&;blast off on another rollicking adventure, this time to the world of ghosts, ghouls, bats, tarantulas, web-footed vampires, sad-sack magicians, and ninja prep-school girls with love and fashion on their side. The night is dark and the enemies are fierce. You won’t know whether to laugh or scream!… More
  • The Map Trap
    Andreasen, Dan, Clements, Andrew
    The Map Trap
    Andreasen, Dan, Clements, Andrew
    eBook
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    Published: July 22, 2014
    Categories: Children, 9-11, Fiction, Adventure, Mystery
    This map-tastic middle grade story from Andrew Clements gives the phrase &;uncharted territory&; a whole new meaning!Alton Barnes loves maps. He&;s loved them ever since he was little, and not just for the geography. Because maps contain more information than just locations, and that&;s why he likes to draw them as well as read them. Regular &;point A to point B&; ones, sure, but also maps that explain a whole lot more&;like what he really thinks about his friends. And teachers. Even the principal. So when Alton&;s maps are stolen from his locker, there&;s serious trouble on the horizon&;and he&;ll need some serious cartographic skills to escape it. From &;a genius of gentle, high-concept tales set in suburban middle schools&; (The New York Times), this stand-alone story is off the charts.… More
  • Goddess
    Starcrossed Trilogy
    Josephine Angelini
    Goddess
    Starcrossed Trilogy
    Josephine Angelini
    eBook
    Publisher: HarperCollins
    Published: May 28, 2013
    Categories: Young Adult, 12-14, Fiction, Adventure, Folklore, Romance
    International bestselling author Josephine Angelini concludes her action-packed Starcrossed trilogy with Goddess'a romantically-charged page-turner that Newsday raved was a "clever reworking of Greek mythology."After Helen Hamilton accidentally unleashes the violent gods from their captivity on Olympus, she and her friends must imprison them before their thirst for war'and blood'take over the world. But the gods' fury already has a body count, and time is running out. With Lucas Delos's life hanging in the balance, and their once-solid group of friends now divided, Helen must face this battle alone, while also deciding who has her heart'Lucas, or the possible Tyrant, Orion.With a masterfully-woven plot and epically-high stakes, the compelling twists and turns in Goddess will leave readers completely spellbound.… More
  • In Search of Goliathus Hercules
    Angus, Jennifer
    eBook
    Publisher: Open Road Media
    Published: April 16, 2013
    Categories: Children, 9-11, Fiction, Fantasy, Adventure
    Ten-year-old Henri Bell discovers he can speak to insects and, as he travels the world in search of a giant legendary insect, he begins to metamorphose into an insect himself.… More
  • Lassie Come-home
    Ann M. Martin, Inc., Knight, Eric
    Lassie Come-home
    Ann M. Martin, Inc., Knight, Eric
    eBook
    Publisher: Macmillan
    Published: October 13, 2015
    Categories: Children, 9-11, Fiction, Classics, Adventure
    Lassie is Joe's prize collie and constant companion. But when Joe's father loses his job, Lassie must be sold. Three times she escapes from her new owner, and three times she returns home to Joe, until finally she is taken to the remotest part of Scotland—too far a journey for any dog to make alone.But Lassie is not just any dog.First published in 1940, Lassie Come-Home has become one of the best-loved dog stories in the world. This beautiful 75th anniversary edition showcases the original text and illustrations with a striking new jacket design and a new introduction from bestselling author Ann M. Martin.… More
  • Keeper
    Appelt, Kathi
    Keeper
    Appelt, Kathi
    eBook
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    Published: May 22, 2012
    Categories: Children, 9-11, Fiction, Adventure
    Keeper was born in the ocean, and she believes she is part mermaid. So as a ten-year-old she goes out looking for her mother&;an unpredictable and uncommonly gorgeous woman who swam away when Keeper was three&;and heads right for the ocean, right for the sandbar where mermaids are known to gather. But her boat is too small for the surf&;and much too small for the storm that is brewing on the horizon.Kathi Appelt follows her award-winning and New York Times bestselling novel The Underneath with this stunning, mysterious, and breathtaking tale of a girl who outgrows fairy tales just a little too late&;and learns in the end that there is nothing more magical and mythical than love itself.… More
  • The Underneath
    Appelt, Kathi
    The Underneath
    Appelt, Kathi
    eBook
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    Published: July 24, 2012
    Categories: Children, 9-11, Fiction, Adventure
    There is nothing lonelier than a cat who has been loved, at least for a while, and then abandoned on the side of the road. A calico cat, about to have kittens, hears the lonely howl of a chained-up hound deep in the backwaters of the bayou. She dares to find him in the forest, and the hound dares to befriend this cat, this feline, this creature he is supposed to hate. They are an unlikely pair, about to become an unlikely family. Ranger urges the cat to hide underneath the porch, to raise her kittens there because Gar-Face, the man living inside the house, will surely use them as alligator bait should he find them. But they are safe in the Underneath...as long as they stay in the Underneath. Kittens, however, are notoriously curious creatures. And one kitten&;s one moment of curiosity sets off a chain of events that is astonishing, remarkable, and enormous in its meaning. For everyone who loves Sounder, Shiloh, and The Yearling, for everyone who loves the haunting beauty of writers such as Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Flannery O&;Connor, and Carson McCullers, Kathi Appelt spins a harrowing yet keenly sweet tale about the power of love&;and its opposite, hate&;the fragility of happiness and the importance of making good on your promises.… More
  • Eve and Adam
    Grant, Michael, Applegate, Katherine
    Eve and Adam
    Grant, Michael, Applegate, Katherine
    eBook
    Publisher: Macmillan
    Published: October 2, 2012
    Categories: Young Adult, 12-14, Fiction, Adventure, Science Fiction
    With Eve and Adam, authors Katherine Applegate and Michael Grant team up for the first time since creating the bestselling Animorphs series to craft a thrilling, dual-point-of-view story. In the beginning, there was an apple –And then there was a car crash, a horrible injury, and a hospital. But before Evening Spiker's head clears a strange boy named Solo is rushing her to her mother's research facility. There, under the best care available, Eve is left alone to heal. Just when Eve thinks she will die – not from her injuries, but from boredom—her mother gives her a special project: Create the perfect boy. Using an amazingly detailed simulation, Eve starts building a boy from the ground up. Eve is creating Adam. And he will be just perfect . . . won't he?… More
  • Into the Abyss
    Tom Swift, Young Inventor
    Victor Appleton
    Into the Abyss
    Tom Swift, Young Inventor
    Victor Appleton
    eBook
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    Published: June 16, 2008
    Categories: Children, 9-11, Fiction, Adventure
    TOM IS IN DEEP-SEA TROUBLE... Tom. Bud, and Yo are on the S.S. Nestor, a Swift Enterprises research vessel, to witness Mr. Swift testing his submersible, the Verne-1. Mr. Swift plans to use the Verne-1 to place a network of seismometers on the sea floor to detect underwater earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and other phenomena that might generate tidal waves on the ocean's surface. But when an unexpected storm hits and the S.S. Nestor looses contact with the Verne-1, it's up to Tom to save his father.… More
  • The Robot Olympics
    Tom Swift, Young Inventor
    Victor Appleton
    The Robot Olympics
    Tom Swift, Young Inventor
    Victor Appleton
    eBook
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    Published: June 16, 2008
    Categories: Children, 8-9, Fiction, Adventure
    ROBOTS + TERRORISTS = TROUBLE FOR TOM Tom's been training his entry, SwiftBot, for the upcoming Robot Olympics -- a major event being sponsored by the White House's Office of Science and Technology. Teenage inventors from around the country will be bringing their homemade robots to compete in a series of athletic competitions. The Road Back, an antiscience terrorist group, has issued a statement condemning the event, and Tom hopes that the tight security at the Robot Olympics will keep TRB from causing trouble. But no such luck. Someone is playing dirty . . . and things are going to get dangerous.… More
  • Rocket Racers
    Tom Swift, Young Inventor
    Victor Appleton
    Rocket Racers
    Tom Swift, Young Inventor
    Victor Appleton
    eBook
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    Published: September 10, 2013
    Categories: Children, 8-9, Fiction, Adventure, Mystery
    Can Tom avoid a rocket wreckage disaster? Tom is teaming up with his pals Yo and Bud to test out his new Swift-Racer, a rocket-powered plane built for speed. There&;s a competition coming up and Tom thinks the Swift-Racer is advanced enough to set a new record in the world of rocket racing. He and Yo can&;t wait to see how it stacks up to the competition. Plus the contest will reunite Tom with some of the friends he made when he competed in the Robot Olympics. But as practice for the contest gets under way, disaster strikes. Some of the most powerful planes start crashing during their test runs. To Tom, it looks like more than just faulty technology. Could someone be sabotaging the competition? Tom&;s going to need more than rocket fuel to figure this one out&;and he&;d better act fast, before someone goes down in flames.… More
  • The Space Hotel
    Tom Swift, Young Inventor
    Victor Appleton
    The Space Hotel
    Tom Swift, Young Inventor
    Victor Appleton
    eBook
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    Published: June 16, 2008
    Categories: Children, 8-9, Fiction, Adventure
    What Tom's about to find is truly out of this world! It's the grand opening of APOGEE, the world's first space hotel, an orbital space station designed expressly for the tourist trade. As Swift Enterprises is a major investor in the project, and provided much of the necessary technology, Tom and Sandy have been invited to be among the first guests to visit! When they arrive at the APOGEE they experience weightlessness, learn about the high-tech nature of the hotel (including the robotic wait and cleaning staff), and play a game of zero-gravity badminton. But as Tom explores the ship he begins to notice some strange happenings. And when a billionaire guest of the hotel turns up missing,Tom suspects foul play....… More
  • Loki's Wolves
    The Blackwell Pages
    Marr, M. A., Armstrong, K. L.
    Loki's Wolves
    The Blackwell Pages
    Marr, M. A., Armstrong, K. L.
    eBook
    Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
    Published: May 7, 2013
    Categories: Children, 9-11, Fiction, Adventure, Folklore, Fantasy
    Matt Thorsen is a direct descendent of the order-keeping god Thor, and his classmates Fen and Laurie Brekke are descendents of the trickster god Loki, so when Ragnarok—the apocalypse—threatens, the human descendents of the gods must fight monsters to prevent the destruction of the world. 100,000 first printing.… More
  • Avalon
    Avalon
    Arnett, Mindee
    Avalon
    Avalon
    Arnett, Mindee
    eBook
    Publisher: HarperCollins
    Published: January 21, 2014
    Categories: Young Adult, 12-14, Fiction, Science Fiction, Adventure
    For fans of Josh Whedon's cult classic television show Firefly comes a fascinating and fast-paced sci-fi thriller from author Mindee Arnett, which New York Times bestselling author Kiersten White calls "a heart-pounding, tense joyride of a novel."Jeth Seagrave and his crew have made their name stealing metatech: the devices that allow people to travel great distances faster than the speed of light. In a world where the agencies that patrol the outer edges of space are as corrupt as the crime bosses who control them, it's as much of a living as anyone can ask for. For years Jeth's managed to fly under the radar of the government that executed his parents for treason'but when he finds himself in possession of information that both the government and the crime bosses are willing to kill for, he's going to find there's no escaping his past anymore.With pulse-pounding action, a captivating mystery, and even a bit of romance, Avalon is the perfect read for hard-core sci-fi fans and non-sci-fi fans alike.… More
  • Alienated
    Auseon, Andrew
    Alienated
    Auseon, Andrew
    eBook
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    Published: October 6, 2009
    Categories: Children, 9-11, Fiction, Fantasy, Adventure, Humorous Fiction
    Aliens are among us, and eighth-graders Gene and Vince regularly report on their existence via the Globe, their weekly tabloid. Most readers don&;t take the articles seriously, but when the pair outs the school guidance counselor as a closet alien, their story gets a lot of attention&;of the wrong kind. Gene and Vince are suddenly at the center of an intergalactic conflict, one that could be the death of their friendship&;and of the boys themselves. Ample humor and inventive storytelling make for a hilarious, surprising adventure that will keep readers glued to every page.… More
  • A Hitch at the Fairmont
    Averbeck, Jim
    eBook
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    Published: June 24, 2014
    Categories: Children, 9-11, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Adventure, Mystery
    When his aunt is kidnapped, an eleven-year-old boy staying at San Francisco's Fairmont Hotel in 1956 tries to find her, with the help of Alfred Hitchcock.… More
  • The Christmas Rat
    Avi
    eBook
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    Published: March 17, 2015
    Categories: Children, 9-11, Fiction, Adventure
    He is one weird Christmas visitor -- his hair and moustache an unearthly white-blond, his voice a gruff rumble. He fills the apartment doorway. From two metal cases he produces what a boy would expect from an exterminator: Toxic roach powders and poisonous fog bombs. But a crossbow? Eric is fascinated at first. He's been bored this snowbound vacation, and has already zapped about a zillion Zergs. Antsy, he's even sneaked a look at the Christmas presents hidden beneath his parents' bed. Then Anje Gabrail, this exterminator, appears, talking a little madly about his war against rats -- about killing them. "The worst," Anje says. And if Eric sees one in the Eden Apartments, he is to call Anje's twenty-four-hour cell phone immediately. Later that Monday, the fourth day before Christmas, a rat does appear in the building's basement -- and Eric finds himself suddenly, frighteningly swept into Anje's vengeful army. As either partner...or victim. With only a flashlight.… More
  • The Good Dog
    Avi
    eBook
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    Published: February 24, 2015
    Categories: Children, 9-11, Fiction, Adventure
    In the Colorado mountain town of Steamboat Springs there must be three hundred dogs. Jack's malamute, McKinley, is the leader of them all. But Jack, being human, has no way of knowing that. For him, his family's dog is just a great pal. And protector. Jack cannot know that Redburn, a "leash-licking" Irish setter, is McKinley's rival for the job of head dog. The boy cannot know, with the sudden hillside appearance of a she-wolf, Lupin, that not only McKinley's job -- but his life -- is in danger. Lupin's message: Dogs free yourselves from mankind. Come join us, we who need you to replenish our diminishing wolf pack in the wild. But imagine how a good dog, loyal to his human pup, would hear Lupin's call! McKinley's thrilling story tells itself, as first he and the boy together encounter Lupin in a canyon perfect for an old-time ambush, and later as they try to save her from both Redburn and a neighbor, a vicious man armed with a gun and a grudge. No one -- not even McKinley -- can foresee the end.… More
  • Middle School Survival Kit
    Lisa McMann, Patten, E. J., Nesbo, Jo, Avi, Patricia MacLachlan
    Middle School Survival Kit
    Lisa McMann, Patten, E. J., Nesbo, Jo, Avi, Patricia MacLachlan
    eBook
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    Published: October 4, 2011
    Categories: Children, 9-11, Fiction, Adventure
    This free eSampler packed with action and adventure is a must for middle school!Be sure and snag this free eSampler to help you survive middle school with some action and adventure! This collection features excerpts from: Doctor Proctor&;s Fart Powder by Jo Nesbo; The Unwanteds by Lisa McMann; The Hunter Chronicles: Return to Exile by E.J. Patten; City of Orphans by Avi; Waiting for Magic by Patricia McLachlan; and Nicholas St. North and the Battle of the Nightmare King by William Joyce.… More
  • Compromised
    Ayarbe, Heidi
    Compromised
    Ayarbe, Heidi
    eBook
    Publisher: HarperCollins
    Published: May 4, 2010
    Categories: Young Adult, 12-14, Fiction, Adventure, Mystery
    Maya's life has always been chaotic. Living with a con-man dad, she's spent half her life on the run. Whenever her father's schemes go wrong, Maya finds a scientific way to fix it. But when her dad ends up in prison and foster care fails, Maya grasps at her last possible hope of a home: a long-lost aunt, who may not even exist.So Maya formulates a plan, and with her wits, two unlikely allies, and twenty dollars in her pocket, she sets off in search of this aunt, navigating the unpredictable four hundred miles from Reno to Boise. Life on the streets, though, becomes a struggle for survival—those scientific laws Maya has relied on her whole life just don't apply. And with each passing day, Maya's definitions of right and wrong are turned upside down when she's confronted with the realities and dangers of life as a runaway. She can't help but wonder if trying to find her aunt—and some semblance of stability—is worth the harrowing journey or if she should compromise and find a way to survive on her own.… More
  • Of Enemies and Endings
    The Ever Afters
    Bach, Shelby
    Of Enemies and Endings
    The Ever Afters
    Bach, Shelby
    eBook
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    Published: June 30, 2015
    Categories: Children, 8-9, Fiction, Fantasy, Adventure, Folklore
    Rory and her friends are determined to stop the Snow Queen once and for all in this thrilling conclusion to the Ever Afters series, which Kirkus Reviews calls a &;fast-paced combination of middle school realism and fairy-tale fantasy.&;How will this tale end? The whole fairy-tale world is on high alert. The Snow Queen and her minions are targeting Characters, and Ever After School is the only safe refuge left. Rory Landon knows a final confrontation is inevitable, and she worries about the safety of her family and friends&;particularly Chase, who has been acting very strange lately. Will Rory be able to count on Chase when she needs him most? Is she strong enough to put an end to the Snow Queen&;s terrible reign once and for all? Only one thing is certain: it&;s time for Rory to find out if her tale ends in happily-ever-after.… More
  • Of Giants and Ice
    The Ever Afters
    Bach, Shelby
    Of Giants and Ice
    The Ever Afters
    Bach, Shelby
    eBook
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    Published: July 24, 2012
    Categories: Children, 8-9, Fiction, Fantasy, Adventure
    When Rory realizes fairy tales are the real deal at Ever After School, she embarks on a classic quest to fulfill her destiny in this &;fast-paced combination of middle school realism and fairy-tale fantasy&; (Kirkus Reviews).Rory Landon has spent her whole life being known as the daughter of a famous movie star mom and director dad. So when she begins a new after-school program and no one knows who her family is, Rory realizes something is different. After she ends up fighting a fire-breathing dragon on her first day, she realizes the situation is more unusual than she could have imagined. It turns out the only fame that matters at Ever After School is the kind of fame earned from stories Rory thought were fictional. But as Rory soon learns, fairy tales are very real&;and she is destined to star in one of her own. This first installment of The Ever Afters series reimagines classic fairy tale characters in a modern context, merging familiar fantasy with the everyday realities of middle-grade existence.… More
  • Of Sorcery and Snow
    The Ever Afters
    Bach, Shelby
    Of Sorcery and Snow
    The Ever Afters
    Bach, Shelby
    eBook
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    Published: June 24, 2014
    Categories: Children, 8-9, Fiction, Fantasy, Adventure, Folklore
    "Rory Landon sets off on another tale from The Ever After School in order to end the reign of the Snow Queen"--… More
  • Of Witches and Wind
    The Ever Afters
    Bach, Shelby
    Of Witches and Wind
    The Ever Afters
    Bach, Shelby
    eBook
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    Published: July 23, 2013
    Categories: Children, 8-9, Fiction, Fantasy, Adventure
    In this second book in a series that Kirkus Reviews calls a &;fast-paced combination of middle school realism and fairy-tale fantasy,&; it&;s up to Rory to save the Ever After School&;and deal with her father&;s fiancée.After taking part in a successful real-life fairy tale, Rory Landon is now an Ever After School veteran. She has better friends than she&;s ever had, and she&;s stronger, more confident, and ready to take on whatever comes next. Or so she thought. When a nefarious plan from The Snow Queen threatens the entire Ever After School program, it is up to Rory and Chase to save everyone. Between this new adventure and what is happening at home&;where a potential stepmom has entered the picture&;Rory wonders if she really has what it takes to come to the rescue.… More