Travel to space with Emi! IGIST is a science fiction story that can be experienced through an app on your smartphone.

Since Max and Jordan travel in completely separate circles at school, the last thing they expect to do is to spend the summer working together in Jordan’s family food truck – but both boys soon discover that what they most need might be where they least expect it.

Follow Arik Meir, a hero for his time, from his youth in the 1970s through growing into a man and joining the Israeli military. This story is based on historical events and brings to life the tensions of love and war.

Rick Nagano is a Ph.D. student in history at USC, struggling to gain back the momentum he needs to finish his dissertation – let alone keep paying his rent on a graduate student stipend. So when an unusual job opportunity pops up to transcribe the journals of Mrs. W—, a vastly rich matriarch from one of LA’s oldest families, Rick jumps at the chance.

In this sequel to 2017’s NewsPrints, Blue and Hector are on their way to Altalus in pursuit of Crow – the boy designed to be a weapon but who doesn’t want to fight. Once in the capital, Blue and Hector quickly find themselves caught up in the turmoil of a decade-long war.

Young readers are sure to enjoy this riveting tale of magic, secrets, and monsters under the earth.

The danger for a mortal girl in the High Court of Faerie is very real, even if she is playing puppet-master with the High King. Jude only has a year and a day to convince Cardan to stay on the throne and protect her brother Oak until he is ready to rule. Will Cardan agree? Check out our review of Holly Black's newest book in The Folk of the Air series, The Wicked King.

In this sequel to Ash Princess, Laura Sebastian takes the reader on an exciting and fast-paced journey through new kingdoms and new magic as Theo works to regain her kingdom.

Things are going really well for Rukhsana – graduation is coming up, she just got a full scholarship to Caltech, and she’s totally in love with her beautiful girlfriend, Ariana. The only hiccup is that she hasn’t told her parents she’s gay.

The wait is over for the sequel to Garth Nix and Sean Williams’ Have Sword, Will Travel! This Nordic saga picks up right where the first book left off, with Odo and Eleanor rushing toward the village green to save their neighbors from an unexpected Bilewolf attack.

Book Review: Dragon’s Breath by E. D. Baker
Book Reviews / December 17, 2005

Emma is a princess, but she doesn’t act like one. At least, that’s what her mother says. Clumsy, tomboyish, and lacking certain social graces, Emma loses even more points by having a talent for magic and an interest in learning it from her Aunt Grassina, the “Green Witch” whose magic protects the kingdom. Plus, her chances of marrying a respectable prince will sink even lower when word gets around that she spent several days ALO…

Book Review: Juliet Dove, Queen of Love by Bruce Coville
Book Reviews / December 17, 2005

I was mistaken when I said that the Magic Shop Books were complete in four books. As recently as 2003, this fifth book came out, once more featuring Mr. Elives and his Magic Supplies shop, as well as Ms. Priest and their “immortal vermin” friends, Jerome and Roxanne, the talking rats.

Book Review: The Wizard of Washington Square by Jane Yolen
Book Reviews / December 17, 2005

David and his terrier, D. Dog, have only lived in New York City for a week when they go for a walk in Washington Square Park. David is feeling lonely and bored until he meets Leila, a girl his age who still believes in things like wizards. Grudgingly, David goes along with Leila on an adventure to discover the little, forgetful, second-class wizard who lives under the fountain in Washington Square.

Book Review: The Young Man and the Sea by Rodman Philbrick
Book Reviews / December 17, 2005

Samuel “Skiff” Beaman, Jr., is twelve years old and small for his age; but he carries a lot of responsibility. Since his mother died, his father doesn’t do much except drink beer and watch TV. Even when the family’s fishing boat sinks on the last day of school, Big Skiff doesn’t lift a finger. So it’s up to Little Skiff to raise the sunken Mary Rose and repair the damage to her hull. Then he sets out to earn enough money to rebu…

Book Review: The Matchlock Gun by Walter D. Edmonds
Book Reviews / November 20, 2005

Walter Edmonds specialized in historical fiction, set in colonial New York. Some of his adult books have achieved near-classic status, such as In the Hands of the Seneca and Drums Along the Mohawk. But generations of children know him mainly as the author of this brief story, which won the 1942 Newbery Medal.

Book Review: The Dragon Guard by Emily Drake
Book Reviews / November 12, 2005

This third book in the series that started with The Magickers continues as the most obvious “American answer to Harry Potter” — one that even makes references to Harry Potter, as well as Star Wars, Star Trek, and The Lord of the Rings. Set in Southern California, the series follows the adventures of a group of “talented” children who first found out that they were Magickers while attending Camp Ravenwyng for the summer.

Book Review: The Curse of Arkady by Emily Drake
Book Reviews / November 12, 2005

Here is Book Two in a series that could be billed as, “If Harry Potter were an American.” What a difference that would make! Instead of an underfed, mistreated, Quidditch-playing orphan named Harry Potter, he would be a bullied, soccer-playing boy named Jason Adrian whose step-stepfather is rather nice, and whose stepmother worries about him so much that it causes problems. Instead of owls, he and his friends from the past summe…

Book Review: The Door in the Wall by Marguerite de Angeli
Book Reviews / November 12, 2005

As this book begins, 10-year-old Robin is helpless and alone. Duty to the king and queen have taken his parents away from him, plague has taken his servants, and a mysterious illness has taken the use of his legs. His dreams of being a page and, some day, a knight seem dashed beyond repair.