Emma is a princess, but she doesnt act like one. At least, thats 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…
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.
The fourth novel in the series that began with The Magickers brings the battle between the young Magickers and the villains of the Dark Hand to a climactic conclusion.
The Middle Ages collide with the present day in this exciting, funny, touching story by the author of The Spellkey and The Glass Salamander.
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.
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.
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 doesnt do much except drink beer and watch TV. Even when the familys fishing boat sinks on the last day of school, Big Skiff doesnt lift a finger. So its 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…
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.
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.
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…
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.