Aliens are literally popping out of the ground, but luckily, Jeff and Holly have a few tricks up their sleeves Jeff Ryan and his friends want to play street hockey, but someone has stolen their puck. When the kids try to get it back, they discover the culprit is a giant mole from space. A colony of aliens has tunneled under Grover's Mill, and they want to take over the town by killing the humans--starting with Jeff's friends!With the help of a secret government invention, Jeff and Holly race to rescue the captives and defend their turf before the moles attack. But will they be too late to save the day?
Even though Jeff Ryan lives in The Weird Zone, some things still freak him out. Jeff has discovered creatures from space digging tunnels under his house. Pretty weird, huh? the space invaders are creating a whole city underground. Jeff and his friends have to stop the invasion! Will they be able to ward off the furry creatures?
Tony Abbott combines the best of the action, suspense, and humor that has made DROON a hit for almost a decade -- and takes it to the next level in this spooky new middle grade series. Could the road to the afterlife be a two-way street? Derek's brother Ronny isn't himself. No, really. Ronny's body has been taken over by the long-dead soul of a man named Virgil Black. Lucky for him, Virgil is one of the good guys. Not all of them are. In fact, a Legion of evil souls is staging a serious comeback. And they're staging it at Bayou Malpierre, the site of Derek's most horrible nightmare. That nightmare is about to get even worse. . . .
Liz and her friends battle a prehistoric dinosaur with a craving for junk food Everyone knows W. Reid Elementary has the grossest lunches--and the strangest problems. When piles of junk food start disappearing from the school's cellar, Liz Duffey and her friends brush it off as another unexplainable mystery of life in the Weird Zone--their nickname for the zany town of Grover's Mill. But when a scaly beast bursts out from underneath the cafeteria, they realize that what they thought was a mystery is a real monster with major hunger pangs!The kids must stop the creature from eating their entire school--and everyone in it. Is there anything this animal won't eat? Liz has an idea, but she may not have time to put her plan into action before becoming a meal herself!
A huge creature with bad breath comes into the open through the cafeteria floor, and only a brainy plan involving cauliflower and broccoli can hold back the beast.
It's time for the W. Reid Elementary science fair--home to the weirdest inventions ever, and a lot of trouble! Mike is sure he's going to win the school science fair with his potato-powered radio, "Potadio." But when his contraption is electrocuted to life, Mike suddenly has more to worry about than winning first prize. Potadio has a bad attitude, and he now controls the minds of the teachers and students. With his army of minions, Potadio plans to take over the world!Mike must figure out how to beat this spud before becoming a brain-dead zombie himself. Luckily, he has access to a science fair full of crazy inventions that just might help him defeat his creation!
Grover's Mill, a town where strange is normal, is under attack from the queen of the octopus monsters and her sidekick, Gigantopus.
Eric and his friends must use Queen Zara's chariot to rescue a wizard who is trapped on Droon's moon.
When Neal turns into a giant bug, Eric and Julie rush him back to Droon. Princess Keeah thinks there is a cure in the fantastical City in the Clouds. Of course they only have one day before the city disappears for an entire year! -amazon.com
Derek Stone has suffered a horrible train accident, which left his brother and father dead -- and left Derek all alone. Until his brother, Ronny, reappears weeks later, alive and well. But Ronny doesn't seem like himself. Since the train accident, he seems ...like someone else. Derek is haunted by suspicions, uncertainty, and fear. But he's also haunted by something even more real. He's hearing voices, and everything around him -- including Ronny -- seems a little off. Could the road to the afterlife be a two-way street?
The quest for the relics continues. Travel deeper into the mysterious world of the Copernicus Legacy with the Copernicus Archives: exciting, fast-paced novellas that get you close to the characters and the heart of the adventure.Wade and the Scorpion's Claw picks up right where The Copernicus Legacy: The Forbidden Stone left off, with the Kaplan family seeking the next Copernicus relic. Now Wade, the curious, analytical, yet starry-eyed member of the group, leads the chase for another relic through the busy streets of San Francisco while on the run from one of Galina Krause's most treacherous henchmen.Perfect for fans of Rick Riordan and Ridley Pearson, Wade and the Scorpion's Claw continues the thrilling Copernicus Legacy quest and brings one of the characters into the spotlight.Supports the Common Core State Standards
Bestselling author Tony Abbott's epic new middle-grade series the Copernicus Legacy begins with The Forbidden Stone, a thrilling adventure packed with puzzles, intrigue, and action.Wade, Lily, Darrell, and Becca fly from Texas to Germany for the funeral of an old family friend. But instead of just paying their respects, they wind up on a dangerous, mind-blowing quest to unlock an ancient, guarded secret that could destroy the fate of the world.Fans of Rick Riordan and Ridley Pearson will love this first book in an exciting series that takes the reader all over the globe in a race to find pieces of a mysterious hidden past--before it's too late.Supports the Common Core State Standards.
Bestselling author Tony Abbott returns with the next book in the Copernicus Legacy series, a globe-trotting adventure packed with more riddles, puzzles, and secret histories. The hunt for Copernicus's first relic sent Wade, Darrell, Lily, and Becca to the far reaches of the world and put them in serious danger. But they never imagined Sara Kaplan--Darrell and Wade's mother--would be kidnapped by the conniving Galina Krause. Now they must race the evil Teutonic Order to find the Serpens relic and rescue Sara before it's too late.Filled with suspense and action, fans of Rick Riordan and Ridley Pearson will love this epic series, which supports the Common Core State Standards.
All Jeff wanted was a part in the school play, but now he has to be a real hero . . . It's hard to be a normal kid in the Weird Zone!Jeff Ryan wants to play the Wizard in his school's outer-space version of The Wizard of Oz. To help with his audition, Jeff plans to bring his favorite childhood toy: a Cosmic Boy Space Helmet. But the Weird Zone seems to have other plans. On Jeff's way to school, a strange man with an even stranger face blasts him with an X-ray, and Jeff's Cosmic Boy helmet gets stuck on his head. He soon discovers that the man is actually an alien who plans to take over the world with his own mind-controlling Mezmo Head helmet!But the alien is not the only one with a supernatural weapon. Jeff's helmet gives him amazing powers, and now Cosmic Boy must save the world!
Noodle and Zeek love danger, but when a real adventure comes their way, will they be ready?Best friends Noodle and Zeek are among the first in line when a new store, Danger Guy, opens in their local mall. It has all the survival gear the boys could dream of, and their excitement is lessened only when they notice two big, angry men yelling at the owner. When Noodle and Zeek wander into a small room on the other side of the store, they're shut inside. That's when the two realize they're in the back of a truck heading out of town.After a terrifying ride, Noodle and Zeek arrive at an ancient temple full of treasures. There they discover that their kidnappers are the two men from the store, and the boys are not the only ones who have been captured. The Emersons, a famous husband-and-wife explorer team, are there too. It's up to Noodle and Zeek to rescue the prisoners and save the day--before they're trapped in the temple forever!
The Danger Guys head to the jungle on a quest to find an ancient treasureIt's Noodle and Zeek's greatest adventure yet! The boys are excited to learn that they are going on a quest for the mysterious Golden Lizard with the Emersons, the famous husband-and-wife explorer team. What could be more daring and fun than a treasure hunt in the jungle? But as the group soon discovers, they aren't the only ones after the Golden Lizard. When the Emersons are kidnapped, Noodle and Zeek know it is up to them to save the day.The boys must rescue the Emersons, fight off ninja linebackers, and find the Golden Lizard before the bad guys can. But the truth about the legendary Golden Lizard is something that Noodle and Zeek could never have imagined.
Noodle and Zeek team up again to beat an evil scientist and save their schoolWhen best friends Noodle and Zeek get on a rocket ride at the carnival, they have no idea that they are about to be blasted into danger. The rocket turns out to be real, and when Noodle and Zeek crash-land, they are sucked into a secret laboratory under Mayville School. There they find their old science teacher Mr. Vazny--who's about to blow it up!The boys must snap into action to stop Vazny from going through with his evil plan. But to do so, they must defeat a giant robot, learn to fly the rocket, and defuse the bomb before it's too late. Can Noodle and Zeek save their school in time? The boys have their work cut out for them in this exciting Danger Guys adventure.
Can Noodle and Zeek stop international treasure hunters and rescue their town?The Danger Guys are at it again! During a trip to the beach, best friends Noodle and Zeek try to relax and have a quiet, danger-free afternoon. But trouble follows these boys wherever they go. Before they know it, Noodle and Zeek find themselves stranded on a sinking boat in the middle of the ocean. To escape, the boys jump on a surfboard and ride a giant wave to a nearby island. The island is where their town's founder, Captain May, was shipwrecked hundreds of years ago.Noodle and Zeek soon discover that treasure hunters are on the island, searching for Captain May's lost gold. But to find it, the hunters are going to blow the ship out of the water, which would cause a tidal wave big enough to destroy Mayville! With some quick thinking--and a little bit of help from some old friends--the boys fight to save their town from disaster.
The Danger Guys find themselves in a real-life scary movie, and the ending is up to themIt's Halloween, and best friends Noodle and Zeek have decided to make a horror movie in honor of the holiday. To show the boys how real films are made, Zeek's family takes them to Paragon, the oldest studio in Hollywood. During the tour, a huge lightning storm separates Noodle and Zeek from the rest of the group. The two boys suddenly find themselves in a world of famous sets and exciting props. It's the perfect location for their own movie!But it turns out that Paragon Studio has more than a little danger--and not just the staged kind. The lightning damaged the studio's central control center, and all the electronic props are now going crazy. Noodle and Zeek must battle an evil robot, a sneezing dinosaur, and a deadly mummy in order to find and warn Zeek's family. Little do they know that Zeek's family is also under attack! With some luck and a lot of movie drama, the Danger Guys show Paragon Studio what real heroes look like.
When an old nemesis reappears, Noodle and Zeek must save their town from a band of frozen cavemenBest friends Noodle and Zeek are on a skiing trip for Zeek's birthday when they uncover more than just snow hidden away in the mountain: The boys have stumbled across cave dwellers who are thousands of years old! But when Noodle and Zeek come across their old nemesis, the evil Mr. Vazny, the boys are shocked to learn that he plans to resurrect the cavemen and make them destroy Mayville.Once again, the boys must work together to take down Mr. Vazny and stop his wicked scheme. But what happens if one of the cavemen escapes? It's Noodle and Zeek to the rescue in this thrilling installment in the Danger Guys series.
An adventure story which clearly explains that the characters in the story are in a world of dreams which may never end for them at all.
"...there is..." Mrs. Tracy was saying quietly, "there is something we need to know about Jessica..." From this moment on, life is never quite the same for Tom and his seventh-grade classmates. They learn that Jessica has been in a fire and was badly burned, and will be attending St. Catherine's while getting medical treatments. Despite her horrifying appearance and the fear she evokes in him and most of the class, Tom slowly develops a tentative friendship with Jessica that changes his life. Tony Abbott is the author of over 35 books for young readers, including the extremely popular The Secrets of Droon series. In Firegirl he has written a powerful book that will show readers that even the smallest of gestures can have a profound impact on someone's life.
The city of Ut is a city of secrets. Mysteriously, it only appears once every one hundred years. And to enter, you need the key, which is kept in the magical bottle of Ut. Eric, Keeah, and the others need to get inside the city to help a friend. The good genie, Hoja, is being held prisoner there, and he needs rescuing! They have discovered the secret of the magic bottle, and so they know they can get inside the city walls. But what they don't know is that Ut holds other secrets. Dark, dangerous secrets. Secrets that involve a certain sorcerer named Sparr...
Ko is back in power -- and nothing in Droon is safe! His beasts have found a lightning-powered submarine hidden in the secret Fortress of the Treasure Queen. Now Eric and his friends have to stop Ko before he destroys Jaffa City. But first they'll need help from their worst enemy -- Lord Sparr. If he can be trusted . . . .
The last few weeks of Derek's life have taken one horrifying turn after another. A dead soul reanimated his brother's body. A Legion of souls returned to wage war on the living. And Derek discovered that his role in the war is more pivotal -- and more terrifying -- than he ever could have imagined. Now it all comes down to this. The Rift between the worlds of the living and the dead has to be closed forever. It seems like an impossible task. And it rests squarely on the shoulders of a fourteen-year-old, slightly overweight, not particularly heroic kid named Derek Stone.