Tag Archives: Science Fiction, Fantasy, Mystery & Horror

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 […]

Transformers Mix & Match

Rating: (1 reviews) Author: David Roe Publisher: Reader’s Digest Product Description Inspired by the Transformers movie, Prime Directive, this colorful book lets kids create countless character combinations by simply flipping the die-cut panels on each page. Imagine a Transformer that has Optimus Prime’s head, Bumblebee’s body, and Jazz’s legs. That’s just one of more than […]

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 […]

Math Advantage Grade 5

Author: Harcourt Brace Publishing Publisher: Harcourt School Publishers

Who Framed Art Decco?

Rating: (1 reviews) Author: Margaret Benoit Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Contemporary Product Description What else is there for a hard-boiled, off-duty detective to do on a rainy Saturday but visit the local art gallery to see the works of renowned sculptor Bern T. Sienna and the painter Forrest Greene? Alas, Detective Angel Cordoni’s day off becomes an opportunity […]

Math Advantage Grade 6

Rating: (1 reviews) Author: Harcourt Brace Publishing Publisher: Harcourt School Publishers

Classic Starts: The Time Machine (Classic Starts Series)

Rating: (2 reviews) Author: H. G. Wells Publisher: Sterling Product Description H. G. Wells’s sobering, thought-provoking novel is one of the greatest works of science fiction ever created—and as powerful today as when it was written. After inventing a machine that moves through time, the Traveler leaves Victorian London and goes far, far into 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.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Book 4)

Rating: (5191 reviews) Author: J. K. Rowling Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks Product Description Harry Potter is midway through his training as a wizard and his coming of age. Harry wants to get away from the pernicious Dursleys and go to the International Quidditch Cup. He wants to find out about the mysterious event that’s supposed to […]

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 […]

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Book 3)

Rating: (2636 reviews) Author: J.K. Rowling Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks Product Description During his third year at Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry, Harry Potter must confront the devious and dangerous wizard responsible for his parents’ deaths. Amazon.com Review For most children, summer vacation is something to look forward to. But not for our 13-year-old hero, […]

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Book 6)

Rating: (3670 reviews) Author: J. K. Rowling Publisher: Scholastic, Inc. Product Description We could tell you, but then we’d have to Obliviate your memory. Amazon.com Review The long-awaited, eagerly anticipated, arguably over-hyped Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince has arrived, and the question on the minds of kids, adults, fans, and skeptics alike is, “Is […]

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 […]

Baby-Sitters’ Christmas Chiller (Baby-Sitters Club Super Mystery)

Rating: (13 reviews) Author: Ann M. Martin Publisher: Apple (Scholastic)

Littles Have A Merry Christmas (Littles First Readers)

Author: John Peterson Publisher: Turtleback Books: A Division of Sanval Product Description It’s almost Christmas, and all the Littles are full of good cheer…all except Uncle Nick. Uncle Nick just moved in. It was time for him to rest after thirty years of fighting mice in Trash City. Uncle Nick likes his new home, but […]

Magic Tree House #29: Christmas in Camelot (A Stepping Stone Book(TM))

Rating: (31 reviews) Author: Mary Pope Osborne Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers Product Description The Magic Tree House series has become a staple for inspiring kids to read. Christmas in Camelot is a very special Magic Tree House book. Here, author Mary Pope Osborne uses the literary skills for which she’s known to […]

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 […]

The Graveyard Book

Rating: (386 reviews) Author: Neil Gaiman Publisher: HarperCollins e-books Product Description Nobody Owens, known to his friends as Bod, is a normal boy. He would be completely normal if he didn’t live in a sprawling graveyard, being raised and educated by ghosts, with a solitary guardian who belongs to neither the world of the living […]

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 […]

Fate (My Blood Approves series)

Rating: (13 reviews) Author: Amanda Hocking Publisher: Product Description Fate – the second installment in the My Blood Approves series… Alice Bonham thinks she’s finally found a balance in her life between the supernatural and real life with her brother Milo. Jack – her sorta vampire boyfriend – keeps her at arm’s length to keep […]

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, […]

The Lord of the Rings

Rating: (1504 reviews) Author: J.R.R. Tolkien Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Product Description For over fifty years, J.R.R. Tolkien’s peerless fantasy has accumulated worldwide acclaim as the greatest adventure tale ever written. No other writer has created a world as distinct as Middle-earth, complete with its own geography, history, languages, and legends. And no one has created […]

Raising Dragons (Dragons in Our Midst, Book 1)

Rating: (92 reviews) Author: Bryan Davis Publisher: Living Ink Books Product Description Modern fantasy novel that inspires young people to pursue faith, courage, and love, to dig deep within to find their God-given strengths no matter how difficult the circumstances.

Harry Potter y la cámara secreta

Rating: (20 reviews) Author: J. K. Rowling Publisher: Lectorum Publications Product Description Harry está en su segundo año en la escuela de magia y hechicería. En este episodio Harry tiene que defender la escuela de los malvados que pretenden destruirla. Se tiene que enfrentar con arañas gigantes, serpientes encantadas y fantasmas enfurecidos.

Fablehaven

Rating: (182 reviews) Author: Brandon Mull Publisher: Deseret Book Company Product Description “The dialogue snaps and sizzles. . . like Harry Potter, Fablehaven can be read aloud in a family with as much pleasure for grownups as for children. . . Do yourself a favor, and don’t miss the first novel by a writer who […]

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 […]

Flutter (My Blood Approves series)

Rating: (9 reviews) Author: Amanda Hocking Publisher: Product Description Flutter – the third book in the My Blood Approves series… Being undead doesn’t make life any easier for Alice Bonham. Her younger brother’s love life is heating up, while hers is… more complicated. Mae is falling apart, her best friend Jane is addicted to vampire […]

Spells (Aprilynne Pike)

Rating: (18 reviews) Author: Aprilynne Pike Publisher: HarperTeen Product Description “I can’t just storm in and proclaim my intentions. I can’t ‘steal’ you away. I just have to wait and hope that, someday, you’ll ask,” Tamani said. “And if I don’t?” Laurel said, her voice barely above a whisper. “Then I guess I’ll be waiting […]

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 […]

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 City of Ember (Books of Ember)

Rating: (498 reviews) Author: Jeanne DuPrau Publisher: Yearling Product Description NOW A MAJOR motion picture starring Bill Murray, Tim Robbins, Martin Landau, Saoirse Ronan, and Harry Treadaway! This tie-in edition of The City of Ember features a movie-art cover and an 8-page photo insert. Jeanne DuPrau’s instant classic tells the story of the great, underground […]

The Black Stallion’s Ghost (Black Stallion)

Rating: (17 reviews) Author: Walter Farley Publisher: Yearling Product Description While riding the Black in the Everglades one day, Alec meets a man astride a ghostly gray mare. Alec’s fascination with the man turns to fear as he realizes the man is dangerously close to insanity. Soon Alec and the Black are caught up in […]

Vampire Breath (Goosebumps)

Rating: (18 reviews) Author: R L Stine Publisher: Scholastic Inc. Product Description Tough. That’s Freddy Martinez and his friend, Cara. They’re not afraid of anything. But that was before they went exploring in Freddy’s basement. Before they found the secret room. Before they found the bottle of Vampire Breath.Poor Freddy and Cara. They should have […]

James And The Giant Peach

Rating: (226 reviews) Author: Roald Dahl Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers Product Description Roald Dahl was a champion of the underdog and all things little–in this case, an orphaned boy oppressed by two nasty, self-centered aunts. How James escapes his miserable life with the horrible aunts and becomes a hero is a Dahlicious fantasy […]

Marvel Encyclopedia

Rating: (21 reviews) Author: Tom DeFalco Publisher: DK Publishing Product Description Celebrate 70 years of Marvel Comics with The Marvel Encyclopedia! Fully updated with new images and text, this one-volume encyclopedia contains more than 1,000 of Marvel’s greatest-from well-known characters such as Spider-Man, the Hulk and Wolverine to lesser known heroes and villains. An essential […]

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. […]

Last Sacrifice (Vampire Academy, Book 6)

Author: Richelle Mead Publisher: Razorbill Product Description The astonishing final novel in Richelle Mead’s epic series! Murder. Love. Jealousy. And the ultimate sacrifice. Now, with Rose on trial for her life and Lissa first in line for the Royal Throne, nothing will ever be the same between them.

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, […]

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 […]

Kingdom Keepers: Disney After Dark

Rating: (7 reviews) Author: Ridley Pearson Publisher: Hyperion Book CH Product Description Featuring a new paperback cover to match hardcover of Kingdom Keepers II:   In this fantastical thriller, five young teens tapped as models for theme park “guides” find themselves pitted against Disney villains and witches that threaten both the future of Walt Disney […]

Dragonflight

Rating: (191 reviews) Author: Anne Mccaffrey Publisher: Del Rey Product Description HOW CAN ONE GIRL SAVE AN ENTIRE WORLD? To the nobles who live in Benden Weyr, Lessa is nothing but a ragged kitchen girl. For most of her life she has survived by serving those who betrayed her father and took over his lands. […]

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 […]