Tag Archives: Adventure & Thrillers

School’s Out – Forever (Maximum Ride, Book 2)

Author: James Patterson Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Product Description “Adventure, fighting, backstabbing and love abound” (VOYA) in this action-packed follow-up to the #1 New York Times blockbuster MAXIMUM RIDE: THE ANGEL EXPERIMENT, now available in paperback. The heart-stopping quest of six winged kids–led by fourteen-year-old Max–to find their parents and investigate the […]

The Siege of Macindaw: Book Six

Author: John Flanagan Publisher: Puffin Product Description The kingdom is in danger. Renegade knight Sir Keren has succeeded in overtaking Castle Macindaw and is now conspiring with the Scotti. The fate of Araluen rests in the hands of two young adventurers: the Ranger Will and his warrior friend, Horace. Yet for Will, the stakes are […]

Hunger Games Trilogy Boxset

Author: Suzanne Collins Publisher: Scholastic Press Product Description The extraordinary, ground breaking New York Times bestsellers The Hunger Games and Catching Fire, along with the third book in The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay, are available for the first time ever in a beautiful boxset edition. Stunning, gripping, and powerful. The trilogy is […]

Whirl of the Wheel

Author: Catherine Condie Publisher: Bear Books Product Description Three children whirl back in time through an enchanted potter’s wheel into the reality of evacuation in 1940s Britain . . . Whirl of the Wheel pulls feisty Connie, her brother Charlie-Mouse, and school pest Malcolm into dangers on the homefront and towards a military operations secret […]

The Adventures of Pippi Longstocking

Author: Astrid Lindgren Publisher: Viking Juvenile Product Description An enticing, newly illustrated collection of the enduringly popular Pippi stories. Since Pippi Longstocking was first published in 1950, the escapades of the incomparable Pippi,the girl with upside-down braids and no parents to tell her what to do, have delighted boys and girls alike. Now, for the […]

Red Riding Hood

Author: Sarah Blakley-Cartwright Publisher: Poppy Product Description This is a dangerous new vision of a classic fairy tale, and for readers who want even more of Valerie’s riveting story, a bonus chapter that extends the drama is available at http://www.redridinghoodbook.com/.

The Grimm Curse (Once Upon A Time Is Now)

Author: Stephen Carpenter Publisher: Product Description Fifteen year-old Jake Grimm is the last living descendent of the Brothers Grimm, who wrote the famous fairy tales in the 1800’s. But Jake grew up with foster parents in Los Angeles, never knowing his true destiny until he ran away from his unhappy foster home, to the place […]

Watcher in the Woods (Dreamhouse Kings Series, Book 2)

Author: Robert Liparulo Publisher: Thomas Nelson Product Description It’s not just the house that’s keeping secrets. Pretending everything is all right is harder than it sounds. But the Kings know that even if they told the truth about the bizarre things happening in their house, no one would believe them. Right now they’re hyperfocused on […]

I Shall Wear Midnight

Author: Terry Pratchett Publisher: Harper Collins, Inc. Product Description It starts with whispers. Then someone picks up a stone. Finally, the fires begin. When people turn on witches, the innocents suffer. . . . Tiffany Aching has spent years studying with senior witches, and now she is on her own. As the witch of the […]

The Power of Six

Author: Pittacus Lore Publisher: HarperCollins Product Description I’ve seen him on the news. Followed the stories about what happened in Ohio. John Smith, out there, on the run. To the world, he’s a mystery. But to me . . . he’s one of us. Nine of us came here, but sometimes I wonder if time […]

Angel: A Maximum Ride Novel

Author: James Patterson Publisher: Little, Brown and Company Product Description In the seventh book in the bestselling series, evil scientists are still trying to convince Max that she needs to save the world, this time by providing the genetic link in speeding up the pace of evolution. Worse, they’re trying to convince her that her […]

The Hunger Games

Author: Suzanne Collins Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks Product Description In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl […]

Mockingjay (The Final Book of The Hunger Games)

Author: Suzanne Collins Publisher: Scholastic Press Product Description Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice. But now that she’s made it out of the bloody arena alive, she’s still not safe. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge. Who do they think should pay for the unrest? Katniss. And what’s […]

I Am Number Four

Author: Pittacus Lore Publisher: Harper Collins, Inc. Product Description Nine of us came here. We look like you. We talk like you. We live among you. But we are not you. We can do things you dream of doing. We have powers you dream of having. We are stronger and faster than anything you have […]

Catching Fire (The Second Book of the Hunger Games)

Author: Suzanne Collins Publisher: Scholastic Press Product Description Suzanne Collins continues the amazing story of Katniss Everdeen in the phenomenal Hunger Games trilogy. Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has won the annual Hunger Games with fellow district tribute Peeta Mellark. But it was a victory won by defiance of the Capitol and their harsh rules. […]

Gone

Author: Michael Grant Publisher: HarperCollins e-books Product Description In the blink of an eye. Everyone disappears. GONE. Except for the young. Teens. Middle schoolers. Toddlers. But not one single adult. No teachers, no cops, no doctors, no parents. Just as suddenly, there are no phones, no internet, no television. No way to get help. And […]

Pretties

Author: Scott Westerfeld Publisher: Simon Pulse Product Description Gorgeous. Popular. Perfect. Perfectly wrong. Tally has finally become pretty. Now her looks are beyond perfect, her clothes are awesome, her boyfriend is totally hot, and she’s completely popular. It’s everything she’s ever wanted. But beneath all the fun — the nonstop parties, the high-tech luxury, the […]

The Phantom Tollbooth

Author: Norton Juster Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers Product Description Illustrated in black-and-white. We’re celebrating the thirty-fifth anniversary (1996) of this modern kids’ classic with a special hardcover edition! This ingenious fantasy centeres around Milo, a bored ten-year-old who comes home to find a large toy tollbooth sitting in his room. Joining forces with […]

Witch & Wizard: The Gift

Author: James Patterson Publisher: Little, Brown and Company Product Description When Whit & Wisty were imprisoned by the wicked forces of the totalitarian regime known as the New Order, they were barely able to escape with their lives. Now part of a hidden community of teens like themselves, Whit and Wisty have established themselves as […]

A Deadly Christmas (Sweet Valley High)

Author: Francine Pascal Publisher: Sweet Valley Product Description Jessica is convinced that her fiance+a7 Jeremy is a two-timing criminal and plots to get even, but she could get caught in her own trap and burn to death unless her sister Elizabeth can help her.

Forever Neverland

Author: Heather Killough-Walden Publisher: Product Description It has been five years since Wendy Darling and her brothers returned home after a harrowing ordeal in which they’d “gone missing” for several days and nights. To Wendy, they returned by fairy magic, fresh from the fight with Captain Hook, a little mussed up but none the worse […]

The Subtle Knife: His Dark Materials

Author: Philip Pullman Publisher: Yearling Product Description Here is the highly anticipated second installment of Philip Pullman’s epic fantasy trilogy, begun with the critically acclaimed The Golden Compass. Lyra and Will, her newfound friend, tumble separately into the strange tropical otherworld of Cittàgazze, “the city of magpies,” where adults are curiously absent and children run […]

Artemis Fowl (Artemis Fowl, Book One)

Author: Eoin Colfer Publisher: Disney Hyperion Product Description Twelve-year-old Artemis Fowl is a millionaire, a genius—and, above all, a criminal mastermind. But even Artemis doesn’t know what he’s taken on when he kidnaps a fairy, Captain Holly Short of the LEPrecon Unit. These aren’t the fairies of bedtime stories; these fairies are armed and dangerous. […]

The Final Warning (Maximum Ride, Book 4)

Author: James Patterson Publisher: Little, Brown and Company Product Description “Three cheers! Max is one of the smartest, strongest, funniest heroines around.” – Diane Garrett, Diane’s Books In this breathtaking new story from the astonishing imagination of James Patterson, a girl has to save herself from an army assembled just to capture her-and maybe save […]

Behemoth (Leviathan)

Author: Scott Westerfeld Publisher: Simon Pulse Product Description The behemoth is the fiercest creature in the British navy. It can swallow enemy battleships with one bite. The Darwinists will need it, now that they are at war with the Clanker powers. Deryn is a girl posing as a boy in the British Air Service, and […]

Nancy Drew Starter Set

Author: Carolyn Keene Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap Product Description The Nancy Drew Starter Set is the perfect gift for aspiring detectives, or longtime fans of the series! The first six books are packaged together in a collectible box set with an updated design. Titles included are #1 The Secret of the Old Clock, #2 The […]

Maid for Me

Author: Kathleen Lieu Publisher: Nummyz Productions Product Description Feisty Mina Lin waltzes on glass shards when she lands a job as billionaire Jaiden Daniels’s maid. What happens when Jaiden hires her to become his pretend girlfriend? Pretending to be in love with the hot Rich Boy is hard, when Mina’s heart only beats for her […]

Bartimaeus: The Ring of Solomon

Author: Jonathan Stroud Publisher: Hyperion Book CH Product Description Bartimaeus, everyone’s favorite (wise-cracking) djinni, is back in book four of this best-selling series. As alluded to in the footnotes throughout the series, Bartimaeus has served hundreds of magicians during his 5,010 year career. Now, for the first time, fans will go back in time with […]

Pendragon (Boxed Set): The Merchant of Death, The Lost City of Faar, The Never War, The Reality Bug, Black Water

Author: D.J. MacHale Publisher: Aladdin Product Description Bobby Pendragon was a seemingly normal fourteen-year-old boy. He had a family, a home, and even Marley, his beloved dog. Then one day his uncle Press showed up telling Bobby that some people needed his help, and nothing has been the same since. Now Bobby knows that he […]

The Islands of the Blessed (Richard Jackson Books (Atheneum Hardcover))

Author: Nancy Farmer Publisher: Atheneum/Richard Jackson Books Product Description In this much-anticipated conclusion to the Sea of Trolls trilogy, Notland is no place to seek one’s true calling. Or is it?

I Shall Wear Midnight

Author: Terry Pratchett Publisher: HarperCollins Product Description It starts with whispers. Then someone picks up a stone. Finally, the fires begin. When people turn on witches, the innocents suffer. . . . Tiffany Aching has spent years studying with senior witches, and now she is on her own. As the witch of the Chalk, she […]

Daniel X: Demons and Druids – Free Preview

Author: James Patterson Publisher: Little, Brown Product Description Daniel X’s hunt to eliminate each and every intergalactic criminal on Earth is always relentless, but this time, it’s getting personal. Number Three on the List of Alien Outlaws takes the form of raging, soul-possessing fire. And fire transports Daniel back to the most traumatic event of […]

The Unsuspecting Mage (The Morcyth Saga)

Author: Brian S. Pratt Publisher: Brian S. Pratt Product Description ‘Magic! Real Magic! Ever wanted to learn? We require someone with intelligence and a disciplined mind. Those well versed in fantasy novels and role playing games a plus. May need to travel.’ Little did James realize when he answered the ad in the paper that […]

House of Dark Shadows (Dreamhouse Kings Series, Book 1)

Author: Robert Liparulo Publisher: Thomas Nelson Product Description Dream house . . . or bad dream? When the Kings move from L.A. to a secluded small town, fifteen-year-old Xander is beyond disappointed. He and his friends loved to create amateur films . . . but the tiny town of Pinedale is the last place a […]

Yu-Gi-Oh!: Millennium World, Vol. 5 (Yu-Gi-Oh! (Graphic Novels)) (v. 5)

Author: Kazuki Takahashi Publisher: VIZ Media LLC Product Description The final saga of the Yu-Gi-Oh! epic! After many deadly duels, Yugi has collected the three Egyptian God Cards, the key to remembering his own past life as an Egyptian pharaoh. When the cards take Yugi’s soul back in time, can he defeat the villains of […]

Kingdom of the Golden Dragon (P.S.)

Rating: (27 reviews) Author: Isabel Allende Publisher: Harper Perennial Product Description Reunited once more, young Alexander Cold and his best friend, Nadia, embark upon a new adventure, following Alex’s frighteningly fearless journalist grandmother Kate to a forbidden kingdom hidden away in the frosty peaks of the Himalayas. They seek the fabled Golden Dragon—a sacred statue […]

Tuesday

Rating: (83 reviews) Author: David Wiesner Publisher: Sandpiper Product Description The unpredictable events of a particular Tuesday unroll before the reader with the precision and clarity of a silent movie. A Caldecott Medal book. Amazon.com Review “Tuesday evening, around eight”–a deceptively mundane beginning for what proves to be a thrilling, miraculous, and surreal amphibian journey. […]

Maximum Ride: Saving the World (Maximum Ride Book #3)

Rating: (137 reviews) Author: James Patterson Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Product Description In MAXIMUM RIDE: SAVING THE WORLD AND OTHER EXTREME SPORTS, the time has arrived for Max and her winged “Flock” to face their ultimate enemy and discover their original purpose: to defeat the takeover of “Re-evolution”, a sinister experiment to […]

Little Puppy Finger Puppet Book (Finger Puppet Brd Bks)

Rating: (6 reviews) Author: Chronicle Books Publisher: Chronicle Books Product Description With a plush finger puppet permanently attached to the book and peek-a-boo holes in every page, this charming board book is a fun way for parents and children to play and read together.

A Bridge to the Stars

Rating: (4 reviews) Author: Mankell, Henning Publisher: Andersen Digital Product Description 12 year old Joel lives with his father in the cold northern part of Sweden. At night he often sneaks out of his father’s house to look for a lonely dog he has seen from his window. On the bridge across the icy river […]

The Hunchback Assignments

Rating: (11 reviews) Author: Arthur Slade Publisher: Wendy Lamb Books Product Description A gripping new series combines Steampunk, spying, and a fantastic Victorian London. The mysterious Mr. Socrates rescues Modo, a child in a traveling freak show. Modo is a hunchback with an amazing ability to transform his appearance, and Mr. Socrates raises him in […]

Nick of Time

Rating: (56 reviews) Author: Ted Bell Publisher: Square Fish Product Description The setting is England, 1939, on the eve of war. Nick and his sister, Kate, begin gathering vital information for Winston Churchill as he tries to warn England of the imminent Nazi invasion. But the Nazis become the least of Nick’s problems after he […]

The Sable Quean (Redwall)

Rating: (12 reviews) Author: Brian Jacques Publisher: Philomel Product Description He appears out of thin air and vanishes just as quickly. He is Zwilt the Shade, and he is evil. Yet he is no match for his ruler, Vilaya the Sable Quean. Along with their hordes of vermin, these two have devised a plan to […]

The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

Rating: (151 reviews) Author: C.S. Lewis Publisher: HarperCollins e-books Product Description Book five of The Chronicles of Narnia continues the saga of C.S. Lewis’s beloved land of fantastic creatures and unlikely heroes. Readers of any age will be entranced as the crew of the Dawn Treader approaches the “Worlds End.” Amazon.com Review The BBC Radio […]

Eragon

Rating: (2897 reviews) Author: Christopher Paolini Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers Product Description Fifteen-year-old Eragon believes that he is merely a poor farm boy—until his destiny as a Dragon Rider is revealed. Gifted with only an ancient sword, a loyal dragon, and sage advice from an old storyteller, Eragon is soon swept into a […]

The Sorcerer of the North: Book Five

Rating: (44 reviews) Author: John Flanagan Publisher: Puffin Product Description Several years have passed since the apprentice and his master, Will and Halt, first met, and Will is finally a full-fledged Ranger with his own fief to look after. The fief seems sleepy-boring, even-until Lord Syron, master of a castle far in the north, is […]

Fang: A Maximum Ride Novel

Rating: (65 reviews) Author: James Patterson Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Product Description Being a kid with wings–constantly on the run–has never been easy, and Max and her flock are getting tenser than ever. First, on a trip to Africa, they meet a mysterious billionaire whose intense scrutiny of the flock makes her […]

Hatchet

Rating: (1229 reviews) Author: Gary Paulsen Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Product Description Since it was first published in 1987, the story of thirteen-year-old Brian Robeson’s survival following a plane crash has become a modern classic. Stranded in the desolate wilderness, Brian uses his instincts and his hatchet to stay alive for fifty-four harrowing […]

The Angel Experiment (Maximum Ride, Book 1)

Rating: (359 reviews) Author: James Patterson Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Product Description Fourteen-year-old Maximum Ride, better known as Max, knows what it’s like to soar above the world. She and all the members of the “flock”–Fang, Iggy, Nudge, Gasman and Angel–are just like ordinary kids–only they have wings and can fly. It […]

The Magician

Rating: (93 reviews) Author: Michael Scott Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers Product Description After fleeing Ojai, Nicholas, Sophie, Josh, and Scatty emerge in Paris, the City of Lights. Home for Nicholas Flamel. Only this homecoming is anything but sweet. Perenell is still locked up back in Alcatraz and Paris is teeming with enemies. Nicollo […]