Blart is not an average boy. He lives on a pig farm with his grandfather and doesn't care about being heroic or famous or legendary, but he does know that if you want to catch a pig you have to sneak up behind it and take it by surprise. So when a great wizard visits and explains that humankind depends on Blart joining his quest, Blart says no - until the wizard threatens his pigs. Reluctantly, Blart embarks on a very epic quest stuffed with brilliant characters: a feisty princess who likes dragons, a warrior who's a big softie at heart, a disaffected dwarf, and evil Zorab, trapped in a mountain, waiting for his minions to dig him out...
When Allie Finkle's mom announces that she has to go to Brittany Hauser's birthday party instead of her friend Missy's baton competition, Allie must decide if lying to Missy will be worth the consequences of her actions.
Stories from India
Author: Anna Milbourne
Publisher: Usborne Pub Limited
Collects traditional stories featuring gods, animals, and humans that have a number of things to say about love, pride, deceitfulness, bravery, foolishness, wickedness, goodness, and quick thinking.
The Border Lord
Author: Sophia James
Ordered to marry, Laird Lachlan Kerr thought a betrothal to homely, timid Lady Grace Stanton was hardly worth the trouble of protest. Yet, despite everything, he found there was something about her that was…brave. All his life he had been surrounded by betrayal, and this woman, who believed there was still goodness in him, was special indeed. Grace knew that the safety of her home depended on her betrothal—signed, sealed and delivered! Lachlan's strength and unexpected care of her were dangerously appealing. She could fall for this man with secrets in his eyes….
The Fifth Son
Author: Elie Wiesel
Reuven Tamiroff, a Holocaust survivor, has never been able to speak about his past to his son, a young man who yearns to understand his father’s silence. As campuses burn amidst the unrest of the Sixties and his own generation rebels, the son is drawn to his father’s circle of wartime friends in search of clues to the past. Finally discovering that his brooding father has been haunted for years by his role in the murder of a brutal SS officer just after the war, young Tamiroff learns that the Nazi is still alive. Haunting, poetic, and very contemporary, The Fifth Son builds to an unforgettable climax as the son sets out to complete his father’s act of revenge.
The Ghost Prison
Author: Joseph Delaney
Publisher: Random House
‘This is the entrance to the Witch Well and behind that door you’d face your worst nightmare. Don’t ever go through there.' Night falls, the portcullis rises in the moonlight, and young Billy starts his first night as a prison guard. But this is no ordinary prison. There are haunted cells that can’t be used, whispers and cries in the night . . . and the dreaded Witch Well. Billy is warned to stay away from the prisoner down in the Witch Well. But who could it be? What prisoner could be so frightening? Billy is about to find out . . . An unforgettable ghost story from the creator of the Wardstone Chronicles (Spook's Apprentice) series.
Spires of Xin-Shalast
Author: Greg A. Vaughan
Publisher: Paizo Pub Llc
The rise of the Runelords adventure path concludes. Karzoug's minions join the Runelord of greed and the evil wizard. There could be an even more evil darkness waiting to emerge. The battle continues to try to stop the Rise of the Runelords.
Author: L.J. Smith
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
GIFTED AND CURSED Kaitlyn Fairchild has always felt like an outsider in her small hometown. Her haunting eyes and prophetic drawings have earned her a reputation as a witch. But Kait's not a witch: She's a psychic. Tired of being shunned, Kait accepts an invitation to attend the Zetes Institute, where she can have a fresh start and study with other psychic teens. Learning to hone her abilities with four other gifted students, Kait discovers the intensity of her power -- and the joy of having true friends. But those friendships quickly become complicated when Kait finds herself torn between two irresistible guys. Rob is kind and athletic, and heals people with his good energy. Gabriel is aggressive and mysterious, a telepath concealing his true nature as a psychic vampire, feeding off of others' life energy. Together, Rob and Gabriel's opposing forces threaten the group's stability. Then one of the experiments traps the five teens in a psychic link. A link that threatens their sanity and their lives. And Kaitlyn must decide whom to trust...and whom to love.
"Egg is too scared to go trick or treating, until Peep finds a way to help her overcome her fears"--
Gordon Korman's classic, bestselling series celebrates its 35th anniversary! Macdonald Hall's ivy-covered buildings have housed and educated many fine young Canadians. But Bruno Walton and Boots O'Neal are far from being fine young Canadians. The roommates and best friends are nothing but trouble! Together they've snuck out after lights-out, swapped flags, kidnapped mascots . . . and that's only the beginning. Macdonald Hall is under attack. Where once tradition and freedom of speech ruled the campus, now there is a dress code (ties even), psychological tests for all students, and surprise dorm inspections - all brought to Macdonald Hall in the name of progress by Mr. Wizzle. Are the students of the Hall going to stand for it? Not on your life . . . Mr. Wizzle doesn't stand a chance against the Committee. Wizzle must go! Join two of Gordon Korman's most memorable characters in seven side-splitting, rip-roaring adventures! Macdonald Hall is the series that started it all, and thirty-five years later it remains a must-read for old fans and new, the young - and the young at heart.
I Hate Halloween
Author: Tracy Lovett
Soda Pop, the beautiful black cat tells the story of why, to him Halloween is the SCARIEST holiday of them all! Illustrated with lush artwork and hilarious photography! Perfect for ages 2 and up!
Author: Melissa de la Cruz
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Back in the Hamptons for a final summer, the sun is hot, but the drama’s hotter for Mara, Eliza, and Jacqui in the conclusion to the Beach Lane series. Mara, Eliza, and Jacqui thought they would be spending the summer apart, but when Eliza’s stepmom is in desperate need of a nanny, Eliza calls for reinforcements. And so back to the Hamptons it is… Mara’s sworn off romance, and focusing instead on writing a book about being an au pair and an It Girl. But she keeps getting distracted by her ex, Ryan. Eliza is quickly becoming a fashion star—but her relationship with Jeremy is also moving at breakneck speed. Are things moving too fast for her to handle? And Jacqui is just trying to do her job so she can pay for NYU, though it’s hard when an Australian photographer is encouraging her to quit and become a model. Will she take a risk? However these girls survive their craziest, hottest summer yet, one thing’s for sure: The Hamptons wouldn’t be the same without them. The Beach Lane series is created by Alloy Entertainment, producer of bestselling teen and middle grade series including The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, Gossip Girl, The Vampire Diaries, and Pretty Little Liars. Originally published as part of the Au Pairs series.
Helen Keller lost her ability to see and hear before she turned two years old. But in her lifetime, she learned to ride horseback and dance the foxtrot. She graduated from Radcliffe. She became a world famous speaker and author. She befriended Mark Twain, Charlie Chaplin, and Alexander Graham Bell. And above all, she revolutionized public perception and treatment of the blind and the deaf. The catalyst for this remarkable life's journey was Annie Sullivan, a young woman who was herself visually impaired. Hired as a tutor when Helen was six years old, Annie broke down the barriers between Helen and the wider world, becoming a fiercely devoted friend and lifelong companion in the process. In Annie Sullivan and the Trials of Helen Keller, author and illustrator Joseph Lambert examines the powerful bond between teacher and pupil, forged through the intense frustrations and revelations of Helen's early education. The result is an inspiring, emotional, and wholly original take on the story of these two great Americans.
This special 25th Anniversary Edition contains new and previously unseen material including the first draft opening of 'The Magic Quest', a fold-out map of Firetop Mountain, and the story of Fighting Fantasy. Part story, part game, this is a book with a difference - one in which you become the hero! Armed with two dice, a pencil and an eraser, you can set off on a perilous quest to find the Warlock's treasure. You will need to decide which route to follow, and which monsters to fight in the elaborate combat system given in the book. You may not survive your first journey. But with experience, skill and luck, each fresh attempt should bring you nearer to your great goal ...
Author: Milo Manara, Hugo Pratt
Publisher: Comics Lit