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The Man With The Plan and his friends return in this fifth romp in the Swindle series!<P> HIDEOUT: a place to escape detection, especially when being chased by someone determined to have revenge...<P> When Griffin Bing and his friends first met Luthor, he was a vicious attack dog working for the slimy S. Wendell Palomino - as known as Swindle. The kids rescued Luthor, and never thought they'd see Swindle again. <P> But now Swindle's returned. And he wants his dog back.<P> Swindle has manipulated the law so that there's no way for Savannah Drysdale to keep Luthor in her house. Before he can be taken away, they decide to made him disappear - away from Swindle.<P> Six kids. Three hideouts. One extremely large dog.<P> What could possibly go wrong?
When Vince heads out to sunny L. A. to go to college, he feels like he is finally going to be able to leave his shady family and their illegal antics behind. Once he arrives at school, he is paired up with the son of a prominent congressman as a roommate-finally some respectability! Not to mention that the girls in college are something else. With his girlfriend, Kendra, giving him such a hard time, Vince is beginning to wonder if single life is the way to go.
Aiden and Meg Falconer find and confront the man who could free their parents in this thrilling conclusion to the first ON THE RUN series.<P> Aiden and Meg Falconer have been all across country, looking for the man who framed their parents and sent them off to life in prison. Now they've found him -- and need to trap him before he gets away again. But it isn't going to be easy. Hairless Joe is a professional killer ... and he's not about to let two kids stand in the way of his freedom. It's the ultimate showdown -- and only one side can win.
An all-new, mesmerizing adventure from the masterful Gordon Korman! Jackson Opus has always been persuasive, but he doesn't know that he's descended from the two most powerful hypnotist bloodlines on the planet. He's excited to be accepted into a special program at the Sentia Institute -- but when he realizes he's in over his head, Jackson will have to find a way to use his powers to save his friends, his parents, and his government.
The second entry in an all-new, mesmerizing adventure from the masterful, #1 NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Gordon Korman! Jax Opus knows he's not like other kids. And it isn't his skill on the basketball court or his test scores that set him apart. No, Jax is different because he can hypnotize people. In fact, he might be the best hypnotist the world has seen in a very long time. You would think Jax would be happy about this. But really? It's ruining his life. He and his family are hiding from a master hypnotist who wants Jax out of the picture . . . forever. And the FBI is also starting to ask questions about Jax and his abilities. Jax thinks life might be getting a little better when a very rich, very powerful man asks him to help out with something. The reward will be great. And the price -- well, the price is that Jax starts taking on the man's memories. And some of them are pretty deadly. #1 NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Gordon Korman keeps the thrills coming and the adventure nonstop as the past and the present collide to build a memory maze that Jax Opus may never escape. . .
The sixth installment in the Swindle series, in which The Man With The Plan gets a new rival . . . and the search for a missing lottery ticket becomes a hunt of epic proportions. JACKPOT: the top prize in a game or lottery; a sensational and unexpected success, stroke of luck, windfall, bounty, pay day . . . What would you do with $30,000,000? That's the question everyone in Cedarville and every town near it is asking, because right now there's an unclaimed lottery ticket worth that much -- and the money will go to whomever finds it first. Griffin Bing, The Man With The Plan, wants to be the lucky winner. But he's got competition. Darren Vader, Griffin's number-one enemy, will stop at nothing to find it. And a new kid in town, Victor Phoenix, is also in on the big hunt. He's got an advantage that Griffin would have never guessed: Griffin's own friends are helping Victor out. But why? Griffin's going to need a lot of help -- from a rowdy Doberman, a completely strange invention, and a very random set of wheels -- to hit this jackpot and win his friends back.
The new student at Fitzgerald High throws fantastic parties. Everyone starts to wonder who he really is and where he came from, but only the beautiful Didi Ray knows him from his previous school.
JINGLE: a light clinking or tingling sounds, often heralding the approach of Santa, reindeer, or the mysterious thief of a priceless possession . . . Griffin Bing and his friends are NOT happy. Instead of going away for winter break, they've been signed up to volunteer at a local Christmas extravaganza . . . as elves. It's not easy being an elf. Not when Santa is bad news and Rudolph is being played by a Doberman who makes up his own rules wherever he goes. But being an elf is nothing compared to being blamed when a prized Christmas possession -- worth over ten million dollars -- is stolen right from under your nose. It's time for these elves to get off the shelf and track down a Christmas thief!
Gecko, Terence, and Ajay are serving time in juvenile detention centers until they get a second chance. Douglas Healy, a former juvenile delinquent himself, takes them into his halfway house, hoping to make a difference in their lives. One night there is a scuffle, and Healy is accidentally knocked unconscious. When he awakes in the hospital, he has no memory of them or of the halfway house. Afraid of being sent back to Juvie, the guys hatch a crazy scheme to continue on as if the group leader never left. But if the boys are found out, their second chance will be their last.
Zoe is always making up wild stories. When something exciting really does happen to her--like an eagle nesting in her backyard--no one wants to believe her!
"Hey, Jason," came my brother's voice out of the speaker. "Whatever you do, DON'T lose me this lease. It's the best deal in town. Sell your friends, but hang onto that apartment. "I'll send you a postcard from London. See ya. "Oh, yeah--Plotnick doesn't know all three of you are going to be living here. I told him it was just you. Fake it. Say the others are houseguests or something." Parties. Girls. No parents... There's just one small problem. Jason and his two best friends are about to have the ultimate summer experience, because they've just taken over Jason's cool older brother Joe's apartment for the summer. Now all they have to do is just say no: No parents. No rules. No problems. Right? Wrong. And Jason's brother hasn't even found out what happened to his apartment. Yet.
From #1 NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Gordon Korman comes another sidesplitting tale chronicling the misadventures of the boarding-school boys of MacDonald Hall. Intending to use MacDonald Hall as a location and the "locals" as scenery, the film crew of a new Hollywood movie find the not-so-ordinary Bruno and Boots getting into everything, as the beleaguered headmaster Mr. Fish could have warned them.
Action-packed and full of unexpected twists, this new series from New York Times bestselling author Gordon Korman is perfect for young fans of James Patterson and John Grisham.Eli Frieden lives in the most perfect town in the world: Serenity, New Mexico. In this idyllic place, every lawn is perfectly manicured and everyone has a pool and a tree house. Honesty and integrity are valued above all else. The thirty kids who live there never lie--they know it's a short leap from that to the awful problems of other, less fortunate places.Eli has never left Serenity . . . Why would he ever want to? Then one day he bikes to the edge of the city limits and something so crazy and unexpected happens, it changes everything. Eli convinces his friends to help him investigate further, and soon it becomes clear that nothing is as it seems in Serenity. The clues mount to reveal a shocking discovery, connecting their ideal crime-free community to some of the greatest criminal masterminds ever known. The kids realize they can trust no one--least of all their own parents.
"A terrific page-turner, full of unexpected twists and revelations. Buckle up."--James PattersonThe second book in the acclaimed, action-packed series from New York Times bestselling author Gordon Korman.The clones of Project Osiris are free--but they're being hunted. . . . After their narrow escape from their "perfect" hometown, Eli, Tori, Amber, and Malik are finally in the real world and determined to expose the leaders of Serenity. They decide to track down Tamara Dunleavy, the mysterious billionaire and founder of Project Osiris. Evading capture by breaking laws and sneaking into houses, hotels, buses, and cars--are they becoming the criminals they were destined to be?What they discover will change everything, leading them straight into the Plastic Works and the heart of the experiment, in order to uncover the deadly criminals they're cloned from--and any evidence that will convince the outside world to believe the truth. But the outside world isn't exactly what they expected--strangers aren't just unfriendly, they're dangerous. And the wrong move could send them right back into the arms of Dr. Hammerstrom--and trapped in Serenity for good.On a breakneck journey from Jackson Hole to a maximum security prison--Eli, Tori, Amber, and Malik will stop at nothing to take Project Osiris down.
Football hero Wallace Wallace is sentenced to detention attending rehearsals of the school play where, in spite of himself, he becomes wrapped up in the production and begins to suggest changes that improve not only the play but his life as well.
Fourth-grader Devin is disappointed in the nerdy exchange student who comes to live with his family, until he realizes that Stan is not from Chicago but from outer space.
The thrills intensify in the next installment of Gordon Korman's adventure ON THE RUN.<P> One man holds the key to freeing Aidan and Meg Falconer's parents from prison: a mysterious figure named Frank Lindenauer. Aidan and Meg must cross the country to try to catch him . . . even as the FBI tries to catch them first. <P> In California, Aidan and Meg fall in with a crowd that already has its share of trouble going on. They want to believe they've found friends who will help them out. But if they're not careful, these "friends" will sell them out instead.
When Marcus moves to a new town in the dead of summer, he doesn't know a soul. While practicing football for impending tryouts, he strikes up an unlikely friendship with an older man. Charlie is a charismatic prankster-and the best football player Marcus has ever seen. He can't believe his good luck when he finds out that Charlie is actually Charlie Popovich, or "the King of Pop," as he had been nicknamed during his career as an NFL linebacker. But that's not all. There is a secret about Charlie that his family is desperate to hide. When Marcus begins school, he meets the starting quarterback on the team: Troy Popovich. Right from the beginning, Marcus and Troy disagree-about football, about Troy's ex-girlfriend, Alyssa, but most of all about what's good for Charlie. Marcus is betting that he knows what's best for the King of Pop. And he is willing to risk everything to help his friend.
The Falconer siblings come one step closer to freeing their parents from jail in this fifth installment of the thrilling Gordon Korman series.<P> Aiden and Meg Falconer have been crossing the country as fugitives in order to prove their parents didn't commit a crime. They've been chased from state to state by the FBI . . . and by a killer they know only as Hairless Joe. Now Hairless Joe is getting closer than ever -- and the Falconers are getting even closer than that to the truth.
Mayhem breaks out in the fifth grade when the Venice Menace bullies his classmates into letting him become a regular guest on "Kidsview," the school's radio program.
The startling conclusion to Gordon Korman's adventure trilogy.<P> Aiden Falconer and FBI Agent Harris are closing in the people who kidnapped Aiden's sister, Meg. There's just one hitch: Meg is trying to escape from them on her own, and is never where she's supposed to be. As tension mounts and the net tightens, only one thing is clear: The kidnappers aren't going down without a fight. Before, it was Meg who was in trouble. Now both Meg and Aiden are in grave danger.
Capricorn Anderson has been homeschooled by his hippie grandmother, but when she has to stay in the hospital, Cap is sent to the local middle school. No education could prepare him for the politics of public school!
The next thrilling installment in Gordon Korman's nonstop action-adventure trilogy!<P> Where is Meg Falconer?<P> Everybody wants to know. Her brother Aiden, who saw her kidnapped and is now trying to track her down, wants to know. The FBI, led by the very serious Agent Harris, wants to know. Her parents, who fear their pasts have something to do with why Meg was taken, want to know. <P> Even Meg's kidnappers want to know. Because even though they caught her once, that doesn't mean they can keep a hold of her...
"Summary: When luckless Raymond Jardine becomes Sean Delancey's eleventh-grade English-project partner, he persuades Sean's grandfather to pose as a long-deceased, obscure Canadian poet, in an effort to pass the course and win a vacation to a luxurious Greek island." The students of DeWitt high are tired of the revolutionary SACGEN power generating system that their school has atop it. Its frequent breakdowns have some students vowing to ruin it one way or another, or at least to make the world believe that it does not work as well as the school principal claims it does.
Luke, J. J. Will, Lyssa, Charla, and Ian. They did'nt want to be on the boat in the first place. They didn't want to be stuck at sea with a bunch of strangers. But when you're in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, there's no easy way out. And when a terrifying storm hits, there's no way to fully prepare. It's all about survival.
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