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A Ghostly Gathering
by Mary Downing Hahn

Language

English

Pages

472

Publication Date

July 24, 2018

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<DIV>A bewitched doll, a vengeful spirit, and a haunted mansion populate three haunting tales from award-winning author Mary Downing Hahn. Spine-chilling and spooky, these stories of the supernatural will thrill readers who love to be scared . . . just enough.<BR /><BR /> Set during the Flu epidemic of 1918,<I> One for Sorrow </I>introduces Annie, a new girl at school, who is immediately claimed as best friend by Elsie—a tattletale, a liar, and a thief. Soon Annie makes other friends and finds herself joining them in teasing and tormenting Elsie. Elsie dies from influenza, but then she returns to reclaim Annie's friendship and punish all the girls who bullied her.<BR /><BR /> In <I>Took, </I>a witch called Old Auntie is lurking near Dan's family's new home. He doesn't believe in her at first, but is forced to accept that she is real and take action when his little sister, Erica, is "took" to become Auntie's slave for the next fifty years.<BR /><BR /><I>The Old Willis Place </I>follows Diana and her little brother Georgie, who have been living in the woods behind the old Willis place, a decaying Victorian mansion, for what already seems like forever. They aren’t allowed to leave the property or show themselves to anyone. But when a new caretaker comes to live there with his young daughter, Lissa, Diana is tempted to break the mysterious rules they live by and reveal herself so she can finally have a friend. Somehow, Diana must get Lissa’s help if she and Georgie ever hope to release themselves from the secret that has bound them to the old Willis place for so long.<BR />  </DIV>
The House With a Clock In Its Walls (Lewis Barnavelt)
by John Bellairs

Language

English

Pages

186

Publication Date

August 03, 2004

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<b>A haunting gothic tale by master mysery writer John Bellairs--soon to be a major motion picture starring Cate Blanchett and Jack Black!<br /><br />"<i>The House With a Clock in Its Walls</i> will cast its spell for a long time."--<i>The New York Times Book Review</i></b><br /><br />When Lewis Barnavelt, an orphan. comes to stay with his uncle Jonathan, he expects to meet an ordinary person. But he is wrong. Uncle Jonathan and his next-door neighbor, Mrs. Zimmermann, are both magicians! Lewis is thrilled. At first, watchng magic is enough. Then Lewis experiments with magic himself and unknowingly resurrects the former owner of the house: a woman named Serenna Izard. It seems that Serenna and her husband built a timepiece into the walls--a clock that could obliterate humankind. And only the Barnavelts can stop it!
I Am the Messenger
by Markus Zusak

Language

English

Pages

370

Publication Date

December 18, 2007

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<b>DON’T MISS <i>BRIDGE OF CLAY</i>, MARKUS ZUSAK’S FIRST NOVEL SINCE <i>THE BOOK THIEF</i> AND AN UNFORGETTABLE AND SWEEPING FAMILY SAGA.</b><br />  <br /> <b><br />From the author of the extraordinary #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestseller <i>The Book Thief</i>, <i>I Am the Messenger</i> is an acclaimed novel filled with laughter, fists, and love.</b> <br /><br /> <br /> A MICHAEL L. PRINTZ HONOR BOOK<br /> FIVE STARRED REVIEWS<br /><br /> Ed Kennedy is an underage cabdriver without much of a future. He's pathetic at playing cards, hopelessly in love with his best friend, Audrey, and utterly devoted to his coffee-drinking dog, the Doorman. His life is one of peaceful routine and incompetence until he inadvertently stops a bank robbery.<br />  <br /> That's when the first ace arrives in the mail. That's when Ed becomes the messenger. Chosen to care, he makes his way through town helping and hurting (when necessary) until only one question remains: Who's behind Ed's mission?
Titan's Curse, The (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 3)
by Rick Riordan

Language

English

Pages

322

Publication Date

May 02, 2009

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When the goddess Artemis goes missing, she is believed to have been kidnapped. And now it's up to Percy and his friends to find out what happened. Who is powerful enough to kidnap a goddess?
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Chronicles of Narnia Book 2...
by C.S. Lewis

Language

English

Pages

180

Publication Date

October 29, 2008

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<p><strong>Narnia . . . a land frozen in eternal winter . . . a country waiting to be set free</strong></p><p><em>The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe</em> is the second book in C. S. Lewis's <em>The Chronicles of Narnia</em>, a series that has become part of the canon of classic literature, drawing readers of all ages into a magical land with unforgettable characters for over fifty years.</p><p>Four adventurers step through a wardrobe door and into the land of Narnia, a land enslaved by the power of the White Witch. But when almost all hope is lost, the return of the Great Lion, Aslan, signals a great change . . . and a great sacrifice. </p><p>This ebook contains the complete text and art. Illustrations in this ebook appear in vibrant full color on a full-color ebook device and in rich black-and-white on all other devices. This is a stand-alone read, but if you would like to explore more of the Narnian realm, pick up <em>The Horse and His Boy</em>, the third book in <em>The Chronicles of Narnia</em>. </p>
We Were Liars
by E. Lockhart

Language

English

Pages

242

Publication Date

May 13, 2014

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<p><b>A <i>New York Times</i> Bestseller</b><br /><br /><b>One of James Patterson's "Favorite Thrillers for the Beach" (<i>New York Times</i>)<br /><br />"Haunting, sophisticated . . . a novel so twisty and well-told that it will appeal to older readers as well as to adolescents</b>." —<i>Wall Street Journal<br /></i><br /><b>"A rich, stunning summer mystery with a sharp twist that will leave you dying to talk about the book with a pal or ten</b>." —Parade.com<br /><br /><b>"Thrilling, beautiful, and blisteringly smart, <i>We Were Liars</i> is utterly unforgettable."</b> —John Green, #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>The Fault in Our Stars<br /><br /></i><b>"You’re going to want to remember the title. <i>Liars</i> details the summers of a girl who harbors a dark secret, and delivers a satisfying, but shocking twist ending</b>." —Breia Brissey, <i>Entertainment Weekly</i><br /><br />A beautiful and distinguished family.<br />A private island.<br />A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy.<br />A group of four friends—the Liars—whose friendship turns destructive.<br />A revolution. An accident. A secret.<br />Lies upon lies.<br />True love.<br />The truth.<br /> <br /><i>We Were Liars </i>is a modern, sophisticated suspense novel from <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author, National Book Award finalist, and Printz Award honoree E. Lockhart. <br />Read it.<br />And if anyone asks you how it ends, just LIE.<br /><br /><br /><b>"An ambitious novel with an engaging voice, a clever plot and some terrific writing</b>." —<i>New York Times Book Review</i><br /><br /></p><p>"<b>No one should be talking about the shocking twist ending. What we can talk about is...[Lockhart's] razor-sharp portrayal of a family for whom keeping up appearances is paramount and, ultimately, tragic</b>." —<i>The Chicago Tribune</i></p>
Holes
by Louis Sachar

Language

English

Pages

241

Publication Date

June 01, 2011

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<p><b>Winner of the Newbery Medal and the National Book Award! This #1 <i>New York Times </i>bestselling, modern classic in which boys are forced to dig holes day in and day out is now available with a splashy new look.</b><br /><br />Stanley Yelnats is under a curse. A curse that began with his no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing-great-great-grandfather and has since followed generations of Yelnatses. Now Stanley has been unjustly sent to a boys’ detention center, Camp Green Lake, where the boys build character by spending all day, every day digging holes exactly five feet wide and five feet deep. There is no lake at Camp Green Lake. But there are an awful lot of holes.<br /><br />It doesn’t take long for Stanley to realize there’s more than character improvement going on at Camp Green Lake. The boys are digging holes because the warden is looking for something. But what could be buried under a dried-up lake? Stanley tries to dig up the truth in this inventive and darkly humorous tale of crime and punishment—and redemption.<br /><br /><b>Includes a double bonus: an excerpt from <i>Small Steps,</i> the follow-up to <i>Holes,</i> as well as an excerpt from Louis Sachar’s new middle-grade novel, <i>Fuzzy Mud.<br /><br /></i>"A smart jigsaw puzzle of a novel." --<i>The New York Times <br /><br /></i>WINNER OF THE <i>BOSTON GLOBE-HORN BOOK</i> AWARD<br />A <i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BOOK REVIEW NOTABLE CHILDREN'S BOOK<br />SELECTED FOR NUMEROUS BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR AND ALA HONORS </b></p><br /><br /><br /><i>From the Paperback edition.</i>
Legend (A Legend Novel, Book 1)
by Marie Lu

Language

English

Pages

318

Publication Date

November 29, 2011

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<b>"<i>Legend </i>doesn't merely survive the hype, it deserves it."<br /><br />From the <i>New York Times </i>bestselling author of The Young Elites<br /></b><br /><br /> What was once the western United States is now home to the Republic, a nation perpetually at war with its neighbors. Born into an elite family in one of the Republic's wealthiest districts, fifteen-year-old June is a prodigy being groomed for success in the Republic's highest military circles. Born into the slums, fifteen-year-old Day is the country's most wanted criminal. But his motives may not be as malicious as they seem.<br /><br /> From very different worlds, June and Day have no reason to cross paths - until the day June's brother, Metias, is murdered and Day becomes the prime suspect. Caught in the ultimate game of cat and mouse, Day is in a race for his family's survival, while June seeks to avenge Metias's death. But in a shocking turn of events, the two uncover the truth of what has really brought them together, and the sinister lengths their country will go to keep its secrets.<br /><br /> Full of nonstop action, suspense, and romance, this novel is sure to move readers as much as it thrills.<br /><br /><br /><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>
Waste of Space (Moon Base Alpha)
by Stuart Gibbs

Language

English

Pages

337

Publication Date

April 24, 2018

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<b><i>New York Times </i>bestselling series</b><BR> <BR>Tensions are running high when multi-billionaire Lars Sjoburg is poisoned and demands to go home and everyone is looking to Dash Gibson to solve the case in this third and final book in the <i>New York Times </i>bestselling Moon Base Alpha series.<BR><BR>Moon Base Alpha was supposed to be an exciting place to live, but Dash didn’t expect for it to be <i>this </i>exciting. After solving a murder and rescuing the moon base commander, he just wants to have a calm, quiet thirteenth birthday. But of course multi-billionaire and total pain Lars Sjoburg ruins it—by being poisoned.<BR> <BR>Now there’s a murderer loose on Moon Base Alpha <i>again</i>. And Dash is charged with finding out who it could have been.<BR> <BR>Everyone has a motive, and time is running out.
Willa of the Wood
by Robert Beatty

Language

English

Pages

384

Publication Date

July 10, 2018

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<b>From Robert Beatty, the author of the award-winning Serafina books, comes a thrilling new #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestselling series for adults and young readers (8+). Set in 1900 in the Great Smoky Mountains, it's the story of an orphaned girl--gentle of heart, but brimming with the ancient forest powers of her people--who must struggle to survive in a changing world. Filled with the history, mystery, and magic of the Great Smoky Mountains, Kirkus Reviews describes WILLA OF THE WOOD as "A moving, atmospheric journey of hope." </b><br /><br /><i>Move without a sound. Steal without a trace.</i><br /><i></i><br />To Willa, a young night-spirit, humans are the murderers of trees. She's been taught to despise them and steal from them. She's her clan's best thief, creeping into the log cabins of the day-folk under cover of darkness and taking what they won't miss. It's dangerous work, but Willa will do anything to win the approval of the padaran, the charismatic leader of the Faeran people.<br /><br />When Willa's curiosity leaves her hurt and stranded in the day-folk world, she calls upon the old powers of her beloved grandmother, and the unbreakable bonds of her forest allies, to survive. Only then does she begin to discover the shocking truth: that not all of her human enemies are the same, and that the foundations of her own Faeran society are crumbling. What do you do when you realize that the society you were born and raised in is rife with evil? Do you raise your voice? Do you stand up against it?<br /><br />As forces of unfathomable destruction attack her forest home, Willa must decide who she truly is--facing deadly force with warm compassion, sinister corruption with trusted alliance, and finding a home for her longing heart.

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