Tag Archives: Children’s Fiction

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 Boys Next Door

Rating: (21 reviews) Author: Echols, Jennifer Publisher: Simon Pulse Product Description Cute, available, and one cabin over Lori lives for summertime on the lake. She spends all season wakeboarding, swimming, and hanging with her friends — including the two hotties in the house next door. With the Vader brothers, Lori’s always been one of the […]

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Rating: (652 reviews) Author: C.S. Lewis Publisher: HarperCollins e-books Product Description Now considered a classic, The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe is C.S. Lewis’s second book of The Chronicles of Narnia, which has captured the imaginations of children for several generations.

The Magician’s Nephew

Rating: (270 reviews) Author: C.S. Lewis Publisher: HarperCollins e-books Product Description In the first book of The Chronicles of Narnia, C.S. Lewis shows us how it all began — the glorious birth of Narnia at the hand of its unforgettable King. It is followed by six more books that collectively tell the history of a […]

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 […]

Evermore: The Immortals

Rating: (299 reviews) Author: Alyson Noël Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin Product Description Since a horrible accident claimed the lives of her family, sixteen-year-old Ever can see auras, hear people’s thoughts, and know a person’s life story by touch.   Going out of her way to shield herself from human contact to suppress her abilities has branded […]

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 […]

City of Glass

Rating: (174 reviews) Author: Cassandra Clare Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Product Description To save her mother’s life, Clary must travel to the City of Glass, the ancestral home of the Shadowhunters — never mind that enter-ing the city without permission is against the Law, and breaking the Law could mean death. To make things worse, […]

Carpe Corpus

Rating: (41 reviews) Author: Rachel Caine Publisher: Signet Product Description In the small college town of Morganville, vampires and humans lived in (relative) peace-until all the rules got rewritten when the evil vampire Bishop arrived, looking for the lost book of vampire secrets. He-s kept a death grip on the town ever since. Now an […]

Beezus and Ramona

Rating: (48 reviews) Author: Beverly Cleary Publisher: HarperCollins e-books Product Description Ramona Quimby is the youngest of all the famous characters in Mrs. Cleary’s wonderful Henry Huggins stories. She is also far and away the most deadly. Readers of the earlier books will remember that Ramona has always been a menace to Beezus, her older […]

Chosen (House of Night, Book 3)

Rating: (134 reviews) Author: P. C. Cast Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin Product Description Dark forces are at work at the House of Night and fledgling vampyre Zoey Redbird’s adventures at the school take a mysterious turn.  Those who appear to be friends are turning out to be enemies.  And oddly enough, sworn enemies are also […]

Shadow Kiss: A Vampire Academy Novel

Rating: (151 reviews) Author: Richelle Mead Publisher: Razorbill Product Description Is Rose’s fate to kill the person she loves most? It’s springtime at St. Vladimir’s Academy, and Rose Hathaway is this close to graduation. Since Mason’s death, Rose hasn’t been feeling quite right. She has dark flashbacks in the middle of practice, can’t concentrate in […]

Pretty Little Liars #4: Unbelievable

Rating: (21 reviews) Author: Sara Shepard Publisher: HarperCollins e-books Product Description Behind Rosewood’s grand façades, where the air smells like apples and Chanel No. 5 and infinity pools sparkle in landscaped backyards, nothing is as it seems. It was here, back in seventh grade, that five best friends shared everything—Seven jeans, MAC makeup, and their […]

Swashbuckling Fantasy: 10 Thrilling Tales of Magical Adventure

Rating: (2 reviews) Author: Margaret Peterson Haddix Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Product Description SWASHBUCKLING FANTASY features excerpts from 10 series by bestselling and critically acclaimed authors such as Margaret Petersen Haddix, author of the Shadow Children series, D.J. MacHale, author of the Pendragon series, Scott Westerfeld, author of Uglies and Holly Black, author […]

Blood Promise: A Vampire Academy Novel

Rating: (192 reviews) Author: Richelle Mead Publisher: Razorbill Product Description The recent Strigoi attack at St. Vladimir’s Academy was the deadliest ever in the school’s history, claiming the lives of Moroi students, teachers, and guardians alike. Even worse, the Strigoi took some of their victims with them . . . including Dimitri. He’d rather die […]

Brisingr Deluxe Edition

Rating: (677 reviews) Author: Christopher Paolini Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers Product Description Experience the bestselling phenomenon of Brisingr, now in a deluxe edition! This deluxe edition includes deleted scenes, never-before-seen art by the author, and a guide to dwarf runes.   Following the colossal battle against the Empire’s warriors on the Burning Plains, […]

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 […]

Pretty Little Liars #7: Heartless

Rating: (19 reviews) Author: Sara Shepard Publisher: HarperCollins e-books Product Description In picturesque Rosewood, Pennsylvania, neighbors gossip over picket fences, and gleaming SUVs sit in every crushed-granite driveway. But recently, friendly smiles have been replaced with suspicious glares and accusatory whispers—and it’s all because Hanna, Aria, Emily, and Spencer just can’t keep their mouths shut. […]

Ink Exchange

Rating: (119 reviews) Author: Melissa Marr Publisher: HarperCollins e-books Product Description Unbeknownst to mortals, a power struggle is unfolding in a world of shadows and danger. After centuries of stability, the balance among the Faery Courts has altered, and Irial, ruler of the Dark Court, is battling to hold his rebellious and newly vulnerable fey […]

The Dead Girls’ Dance (Morganville Vampires, Book 2)

Rating: (59 reviews) Author: Rachel Caine Publisher: Signet Product Description Claire has her share of challenges. Like being a genius in a school that favors beauty over brains; homicidal girls in her dorm, and finding out that her college town is overrun with the living dead. On the up side, she has a new boyfriend […]

Monster

Rating: (709 reviews) Author: Walter Dean Myers Publisher: HarperCollins e-books Product Description Sometimes I feel like I have walked into the middle of a movie. Maybe I can make my own movie. The film will be the story of my life. No, not my life, but of this experience. I’ll call it what the lady […]

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 Sorceress

Rating: (78 reviews) Author: Michael Scott Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers Product Description Book Three in the New York Times bestselling series. Nicholas Flamel’s heart almost broke as he watched his beloved Paris crumble before him. The city was destroyed by Dee and Machiavelli, but Flamel played his own role in the destruction. Sophie […]

Glass Houses (Morganville Vampires, Book 1)

Rating: (137 reviews) Author: Rachel Caine Publisher: Signet Product Description From the author of the popular Weather Warden series. Welcome to Morganville, Texas. Just don’t stay out after dark. College freshman Claire Danvers has had enough of her nightmarish dorm situation, where the popular girls never let her forget just where she ranks in the […]

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 […]

The Amber Spyglass: His Dark Materials

Rating: (915 reviews) Author: Philip Pullman Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers Product Description The Amber Spyglass brings the intrigue of The Golden Compass and The Subtle Knife to a heart-stopping end, marking the final volume of His Dark Materials as the most powerful of the trilogy. Along with the return of Lyra, Will, Mrs. […]

Stargirl

Rating: (918 reviews) Author: Jerry Spinelli Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers Product Description Leo Borlock follows the unspoken rule at Mica Area High School: don’t stand out–under any circumstances! Then Stargirl arrives at Mica High and everything changes–for Leo and for the entire school. After 15 years of home schooling, Stargirl bursts into tenth […]

Magic Tree House #35: Night of the New Magicians

Rating: (21 reviews) Author: Mary Pope Osborne Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers Product Description Merlin sends Jack and Annie on a mysterious mission to Paris, France, over a 100 years ago. There they must find four magicians and give them an urgent message from Merlin himself. When Jack and Annie land in Paris, […]

Traveling Home for Christmas: Four Stories That Journey to the Heart of Christmas (Radio Theatre)

Rating: (1 reviews) Author: Publisher: Tyndale Entertainment Product Description Celebrate the joy of the season with this collection of Christmas classics. Radio Theatre presents O. Henry’s “Christmas by Injunction” and everyone’s favorite “The Gift of the Magi.” Listen as Tolstoy’s Russian classic “Shoemaker Martin” and Anthony Trollope’s “Christmas at Kirkby Cottage” come alive! Radio Theatre […]

The Fairy Tale Detectives (The Sisters Grimm, Book 1) (Bk. 1)

Rating: (81 reviews) Author: Michael Buckley Publisher: Amulet Product Description Nancy Drew meets Shrek in this funny, exciting new series of mysteries set in a community of fairy-tale characters. In the first book, The Sisters Grimm (Book One): The Fairy-Tale Detectives, we meet Sabrina and Daphne Grimm, two seeming orphans from New York City, who […]

Identical

Rating: (90 reviews) Author: Ellen Hopkins Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Product Description Do twins begin in the womb? Or in a better place? Kaeleigh and Raeanne are identical down to the dimple. As daughters of a district-court judge father and a politician mother, they are an all-American family — on the surface. Behind the facade […]

Bud, Not Buddy

Rating: (481 reviews) Author: Christopher Paul Curtis Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers Product Description Ten-year-old Bud, a motherless boy living in Flint, Michigan, during the Great Depression, escapes a bad foster home and sets out in search of the man he believes to be his father–the renowned bandleader, H.E. Calloway of Grand Rapids. Amazon.com […]

Evernight

Rating: (162 reviews) Author: Claudia Gray Publisher: HarperCollins e-books Product Description Bianca wants to escape. She’s been uprooted from her small hometown and enrolled at Evernight Academy, an eerie Gothic boarding school where the students are somehow too perfect: smart, sleek, and almost predatory. Bianca knows she doesn’t fit in. Then she meets Lucas. He’s […]

The Season

Rating: (47 reviews) Author: Sarah Maclean Publisher: Scholastic Press Product Description Seventeen year old Lady Alexandra is strong-willed and sharp-tongued — in a house full of older brothers and their friends, she had to learn to hold her own. Not the best makings for an aristocratic lady in Regency London. Yet her mother still dreams […]

Along for the Ride

Rating: (76 reviews) Author: Sarah Dessen Publisher: Viking Children’s Product Description Unabridged CDs • 8 CDs, 10 hours In her signature pitch- perfect style, Sarah Dessen explores the hearts of two lonely people learning to connect.

Dylan Thomas Reads a Child’s Christmas in Wales and Five Poems/Cd

Rating: (14 reviews) Author: Dylan Thomas Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Product Description A Child’s Christmas in Wales is the nostalgic recollection of Dylan Thomas’ childhood that has become a classic among Christmas tales. With powerful grace, Thomas performs this renowned work, along with five of his most well-known poems. Features: A Child’s Christmas in Wales Fern […]

Flat Stanley’s Worldwide Adventures #3: The Japanese Ninja Surprise

Rating: (1 reviews) Author: Jeff Brown Publisher: HarperCollins e-books Product Description A Flat Ninja? Stanley and his brother, Arthur, are such huge fans of the movie star ninja Oda Nobu that they decide to send him something even better than fan mail—Stanley himself! Soon enough, Flat Stanley is in Japan, seeing the country with his […]

A Katie Kazoo Christmas

Rating: (2 reviews) Author: Nancy Krulik Publisher: Grossett and Dunlap Product Description Katie can-t wait for the holidays. There are so many things to look forward to! Her motorcycle-riding grandma is coming to visit, class 4A is having a Secret Santa grab bag, and it-s almost time for Cherrydale-s annual holiday lights display contest. But […]

Horrible Harry and the Christmas Surprise

Rating: (2 reviews) Author: Suzy Kline Publisher: Puffin Product Description It’s Christmastime, but with Miss Mackle in the hospital, no one feels much like celebrating. Maybe Harry can think of a way to cheer up Miss Mackle and put the holiday spirit back in Room 2B.

L.A. Candy

Rating: (126 reviews) Author: Lauren Conrad Publisher: HarperCollins e-books Product Description Los Angeles is all about the sweet life: hot clubs, cute guys, designer . . . everything. Nineteen-year-old Jane Roberts can’t wait to start living it up. She may be in L.A. for an internship, but Jane plans to play as hard as she […]

Fade Out

Rating: (45 reviews) Author: Rachel Caine Publisher: Signet Product Description Withoutthe evil vampire Bishop ruling over the town of Morganville,the resident vampires have made major concessions to the human population. With their newfound freedoms, Claire Danvers and her friends are almost starting to feel comfortable again… Now Claire can actually concentrate on her studies, and […]

My Soul to Take

Rating: (98 reviews) Author: Rachel Vincent Publisher: Harlequin Product Description She doesn’t see dead people, but… She senses when someone near her is about to die. And when that happens, a force beyond her control compels her to scream bloody murder. Literally. Kaylee just wants to enjoy having caught the attention of the hottest guy […]

A Series of Unfortunate Events #10: The Slippery Slope

Rating: (236 reviews) Author: Lemony Snicket Publisher: HarperCollins e-books Product Description Like bad smells, uninvited weekend guests or very old eggs, there are some things that ought to be avoided. Snicket’s saga about the charming, intelligent, and grossly unlucky Baudelaire orphans continues to alarm its distressed and suspicious fans the world over. The 10th book […]

New Moon (The Twilight Saga, Book 2)

Rating: (2231 reviews) Author: Stephenie Meyer Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Product Description Legions of readers entranced by Twilight are hungry for more and they won’t be disappointed. In New Moon, Stephenie Meyer delivers another irresistible combination of romance and suspense with a supernatural twist. The “star-crossed” lovers theme continues as Bella and […]

A Series of Unfortunate Events #11: The Grim Grotto

Rating: (249 reviews) Author: Lemony Snicket Publisher: HarperCollins e-books Product Description Warning: Your day will become very dark – and possibly damp – if you read this book. Plan to spend this spring in hiding. Lemony Snicket is back with the eleventh book in his New York Times bestselling A Series of Unfortunate Events. Lemony […]

The Luxe

Rating: (113 reviews) Author: Anna Godbersen Publisher: HarperCollins e-books Product Description Pretty girls in pretty dresses, partying until dawn. Irresistible boys with mischievous smiles and dangerous intentions. White lies, dark secrets, and scandalous hookups. This is Manhattan, 1899. Download a LUXE screensaver! PC VersionMac Version Get this widget! Beautiful sisters Elizabeth and Diana Holland rule […]

A Series of Unfortunate Events #9: The Carnivorous Carnival

Rating: (210 reviews) Author: Lemony Snicket Publisher: HarperCollins e-books Product Description Everybody loves a carnival! Who can fail to delight in the colourful people, the unworldly spectacle, the fabulous freaks? A carnival is a place for good family fun – as long as one has a family, that is. For the Baudelaire orphans, their time […]

A Series of Unfortunate Events #13: The End

Rating: (320 reviews) Author: Lemony Snicket Publisher: HarperCollins e-books Product Description Dear Reader, You are presumably looking at the back of this book, or the end of the end. The end of the end is the best place to begin the end, because if you read the end from the beginning of the beginning of […]

A Series of Unfortunate Events #12: The Penultimate Peril

Rating: (221 reviews) Author: Lemony Snicket Publisher: HarperCollins e-books Product Description Lemony Snicket returns with the last book before the last book of his bestselling Series of Unfortunate Events. Scream and run away before the secrets of the series are revealed! Very little is known about Lemony Snicket and A Series of Unfortunate Events. What […]