Life is not easy for Pleskit Meenom, the son of the first ambassador from another planet to arrive on Earth. Not only does he have to worry about just fitting in, but now he's shrunk his teacher and lost his grandfather's brain!!
Cara is sent on a mission by her grandmother to Luster, the land of the unicorns. Only Cara can protect the unicorns and their world from invasion.
The newest book in Coville's hilarious Magic Shop series. When homely Jennifer stumbles into Mr. Elives' Magic Shop, she ends up buying a talking toad named Bufo. Jennifer must make a painful choice about beauty when she faces a terrifying witch who is seeking the "Jewel of Perfect Happiness" concealed in Bufo's forehead.
Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher Sixth-grader Jeremy Thatcher has lived in Blodgett's Crossing all his life. He knows every street and every corner. Yet, one day, running away from classmate Mary Lou Hutton who wants to give him a kiss, he stumbles on a shop he has never seen before--Elives' Magic Supplies. When he nervously enters the store, his life is changed forever. The owner of the shop is an odd old man who seems reluctant to sell Jeremy anything--least of all the beautiful marbled ball that Jeremy desires. Then suddenly Mr. Elives changes his mind, practically giving the ball away for only a quarter. "I thought you said I didn't want it," Jeremy says. "You don't," Mr. Elives answers. "It wants you." And that is when Jeremy's adventure really begins.
A shy twelve-year-old girl must solve a puzzle involving characters from Greek mythology to free herself from a spell which makes her irresistible to boys.
With a deft hand and keen imagination, master storyteller Coville brings this riveting epic fantasy series to a rousing conclusion as the secrets of Luster are finally and satisfyingly unveiled.
[from the back cover] "Don't these monsters know a joke when they see it? When Mike and Kevver announced their MONSTER OF THE YEAR contest, it was just a funny way to liven up a dull summer. Of course, not everyone starts a joke with a 12-foot high billboard. But not everybody's mother owns a billboard company, either! Mike and Kevver thought they'd lucked out when Mike's mother gave them jobs as assistants at the McPhee Outdoor and Billboard Advertising Company. Of course, that was before the contest. Before the telegram from Transylvania. Before Igor and the first contestant arrived. Before the Count moved his coffin into Mike's basement. It was definitely before Mike and Kevver met Lulu Toomaloo. It was a contest that none of them would ever forget!" Check out the Bookshare collection for more than 65 books about monsters, unicorns, aliens and more by Bruce Coville, a popular author of books of humor, mystery and the unexpected.
What do you get when you mix together--werewolves, vampires, mad scientists, wizards, aliens, alternate dimensions, tiny people, Transylvania, ancient curses, giant frogs, evil clones, ghosts, lawyers, shape-changers, fallen angels, journeys through hell, zombie warriors, body snatchers, and two clever kids in whose hands rests the fate of Earth?--The latest madcap adventure-comedy-fantasy-mystery from bestselling novelist Bruce Coville, that's what.
A timid boy, eager to frighten the school bully on Halloween night, acquires a magic ring and the power to change himself into a hideous monster.
Alien Invasion of Earth! Peter Thompson, finds himself touring the planet with his friends Susan Simmons and Duncan Dougal, and three aliens in disguise! Their mission? To file the final report that will determine Earth's future in the universe.
Alien Invasion of Earth! Peter Thompson, a typical seventh-grader, finds himself touring the planet with his friends Susan Simmons and Duncan Dougal, and three aliens in disguise! Their mission? To file the final report that will determine Earth's future in the universe. As the clock ticks away the hours before their meeting in space, the tour becomes weirder and weirder. The three friends come face-to-face with a plague of poots and "Big Julie" -- the weirdest alien yet! Meanwhile Peter discovers a secret that was hidden for decades. Will his discovery save Earth, or isi it already too late to stop the aliens from destroying the planet?
Sequel to My Teacher is an Alien, can Duncan find out which of the four new teachers in his school is an alien before his brains get fried to a pulp or before the aliens fry the whole planet?
Brains are sizzling in the seventh grade... The first day of seventh grade is probably the worst day of Duncan Dougal's life. He knows that things are really bad when he finds an alien's hand in a Dumpster and then gets plugged into an alien brain fryer! Can Duncan find out which of the four new teachers in his school is an alien before his brains get fried to a pulp -- or before the aliens try to fry the whole planet?
Peter's adventures with aliens and how he tries to save the world. Part of the My Teach series.
Kidnapped in Space? Peter Thompson has had some pretty weird teachers in his time. By the time he discovers that his newest teacher glows in the dark, he's flying away from Earth in a spaceship full of aliens, and there's no one he can call. How do you report an alien to the FBI anyway? Before Peter can do anything, he's taken on the strangest field trip of his life! His friends, his father, his school -- all are suddenly a million miles away!
Sixth grade is just out of this world... Susan Simmons can tell that her new substitute teacher is really weird. But she doesn't know how weird until she catches him peeling off his face -- and she realizes that "Mr. Smith" is really an alien! At first no one will believe her -- except Peter Thompson, the class brain. When Peter and Susan discover Mr. Smith's horrible plans for their classmates, they know they have to act fast. Only they can get rid of their extra-terrestrial visitor -- and save the rest of the sixth grade class from a fate worse than math tests!
Sixth grade is just out of this world! Susan Simmons can tell that her new substitute teacher is really weird. But she doesn't know how weird until she catches him peeling off his face -- and realizes that "Mr. Smith" is really an alien! At first no one will believe her except Peter Thompson, the class brain. When Peter and Susan discover Mr. Smith's horrible plans for their classmates, they know they have to act fast. Only they can get rid of their extraterrestrial visitor -- and save the rest of the sixth-grade class from a fate worse than math tests!
Beloved for his hilarious and unexpectedly moving novels, Bruce Coville is also a master of the short story. In this follow-up to "Oddly Enough", he again presents a collection of unusual breadth and emotional depth. A ghost who died under uproarious circumstances haunts a kitchen baking "Biscuits of Glory", while in the grand tale "The Golden Sail", there are unexpected consequences when a young teen goes in search of his seafaring father. The collection includes a heartbreaking new story from Mr. Elives Magic Shop, "The Metamorphosis of Justin Jones", and the bittersweet title story from the critically acclaimed anthology "Am I Blue"? A perfect introduction to Bruce Coville's magic for the uninitiated, "Odder Than Ever" also has a treat for his die-hard fans: three never-before-published stories.
The brilliantly bizarre Coville is back with a new collection of nine curious and thought-provoking tales filled with terrifying and ghoulish details, told in the tradition of Edgar Allan Poe.
A collection of nine short stories featuring an angel, unicorn, vampire, werewolf, and other unusual creatures.
Beloved for his hilarious and unexpectedly moving novels, Bruce Coville is also a master of the short story. These two collections, in one volume for the first time, feature eighteen tales of unusual breadth and emotional depth. This omnibus is a perfect introduction to Bruce Coville's magic for the uninitiated. Includes an introduction by Jane Yolen.
The original, wildly successful adventures of the "A.I. Gang" -- a group of endearing kid geniuses -- have been completely revamped for a whole new generation of readers. When the world's top scientists gather to create the first genuinely intelligent computer, five strange but brilliant children take the journey as well, attempting to beat the adults at their own game.
Pleskit's quest to sample all things earthling -- especially earthling foods -- inevitably leads him to... peanut butter. He adores it. There's only one problem: He has an allergic reaction to the stuff that ends up making him feel incredibly romantic.
The Silliest Planet in the Galaxy. Dr. Pimento just can't keep his hands off things. He is a mad scientist, after all! But when he fiddles with the wiring on Blork's new ship, his mistake sends the entire crew hurtling off to the silliest planet in the galaxy.
One summer morning, a flock of butterflies alights on John Farrington's house and changes his life forever. Surrounding John in his yard, the monarchs ask for his help. They have lost their way. The green places are gone--the meadows have become mini-malls; the forests are now parking lots. Can John lead them to another refuge? Passionate, moving, and inspiring, this glorious flight of fantasy from master storyteller Bruce Coville is a timely fable about the difficulties--and the rewards--of staying true to one's heart.
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