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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 witches! 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!
The Cutting Room Floor: A Gripping Romantic Thriller (Secrets and...
by Dawn Klehr

Language

English

Pages

312

Publication Date

October 10, 2017

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A Junior Library Guild Selection and #1 Amazon Bestselling Mystery<br /><br />DEZ: If my life were a movie, this would be the pivotal scene: a guy peering through his bedroom window at a beautiful girl. I’m the guy, seventeen, somewhat troubled, watching the girl sit on her porch step, crying. The camera closes in on the guy’s face, tighter and tighter. He smiles, but it’s not sweet. It’s…odd. The kind of smile that gives the viewer that prickly feeling deep in their gut. <br /><br />Yeah, I do this a lot—watch my life through the eyes of a director. Maybe because I want to be that one person in charge. I wish I didn’t crave control. But I do . . . badly. And though I might not be able to control Riley, I can help get her to where she needs to be. Convince. Persuade. Protect. I’ll make Riley love me, even if it means I have to play the villain.<br /><br />RILEY: I won’t let this destroy me. I’ll just keep my head up, ears closed, and try not to look at their faces at school tomorrow. I should be used to it by now. This is just how it goes around here. One wrong move, one bad rumor, one mistake, and it’s social death row. I’m the latest to be sentenced. Move out of the way, everyone. <br /><br />Dead girl walking. <br /><br />Thank God I have Dez. Sometimes I feel like he’s the only person who understands…<br />
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?
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>
Serafina and the Splintered Heart
by Robert Beatty

Language

English

Pages

368

Publication Date

July 03, 2017

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In the highly-anticipated next installment of the Serafina series, Serafina must confront the darkest threat she's ever encountered at Biltmore Estate. She knows she can face anything with her best friend and closest ally, Braeden Vanderbilt, by her side. But when a sinister force tears them apart, Serafina scrambles to uncover the mystery of her most formidable challenge yet...and about herself and the destiny that awaits her.
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>
Waste of Space (Moon Base Alpha)
by Stuart Gibbs

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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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<span><b>From Robert Beatty, the author of the #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestselling Serafina books, comes a thrilling new 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></span><br /><span></span><br /><span><i>Move without a sound. Steal without a trace.</i></span><br /><span><i></i></span><br /><span>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.</span><br /><span></span><br /><span>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?</span><br /><span></span><br /><span>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.</span>
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Chronicles of Narnia Book 2...
by C.S. Lewis

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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>
The Mysterious Benedict Society
by Trenton Lee Stewart

Language

English

Pages

497

Publication Date

April 01, 2008

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<div><b>For fans of Lemony Snicket and <i>Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library</i>, this first book in the bestselling, award-winning Mysterious Benedict Society Series is not to be missed!</b></div><div><br /></div>"Are you a gifted child looking for special opportunities?" Dozens of children respond to this peculiar ad in the newspaper and are then put through a series of mind-bending tests, which readers take along with them. Only four children--two boys and two girls--succeed. Their challenge: to go on a secret mission that only the most intelligent and inventive children could complete. To accomplish it they will have to go undercover at the Learning Institute for the Very Enlightened, where the only rule is that there are no rules. But what they'll find in the hidden underground tunnels of the school is more than your average school supplies. So, if you're gifted, creative, or happen to know Morse Code, they could probably use your help.<br />

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