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Is That an Angry Penguin in Your Gym Bag?

by Todd Strasser

Thanks to global warming, it's 85 degrees in the middle of the winter. Fortunately for Wade and Leyton Tardy, their school has an indoor hockey rink. But when they show up for practice, the ice has been taken over by penguins trying to escape the heat wave! Will Leyton and Wade be able to save the penguins from extinction?

Kidnap Kids

by Todd Strasser

The last thing most kids want to do is kidnap their own parents. But life has reached a crisis point for Steven and Benjy Marks. Their dad is always away on business, and ever since their mom began prosecuting a group of terrorists, the boys have been confined to their home with police protection. So where does that leave Steven and Benjy? Stuck in the house with a weird "nanny" named Dewey, whose idea of a good meal is Pop Tarts and Kool-Aid. The refrigerator's empty, their clothes aren't washed, and it's hard to get up for school when there's never a bedtime. It may sound like fun, but it wears thin after a while. That's when Steven and Benjy take matters into their own hands. On a weekend in the country, the boys take their parents by surprise with a plan that will assure them some quality family time. But the surprise is on Steven and Benjy, because there's a pair of terrorists outside their cabin and what they have in mind for the boys' mom is no joke!

Kill You Last

by Todd Strasser

"They always agreed to meet me. Of course, I told them I was bringing them money. I said it was cash and I didn't want to send it through the mail. They might have hesitated at first about meeting me, but I never had to work very hard to convince them. Why?. . . It was the only way they could prolong their pathetic dreams of someday becoming rich, famous models. " Shelby's life in Soundview has always been comfortable. Her dad provides a luxurious lifestyle for his family through his photography business. He makes a ton of money taking headshots of pretty young teens who are desperate to become models. Shelby has always enjoyed driving around town in a red sports car, shopping with her best friend at her side. And her Mom is laidback,so it's all good. However, as reports of girls disappearing from nearby towns start to appear on the news, Shelby's seemingly perfect life begins to fall apart. The three missing girls have one thing in common--they were all clients of her dad's photography business. Secrets begin to surface as the investigation continues. Shelby receives threatening e-mails, battles the nosy media, and tries to keep her family together. Now that her dad is implicated in the disappearances, can Shelby figure out a way to clear his name? Or is dad not as innocent as he seems? PRAISE FOR BLOOD ON MY HANDS:"[A] rare teen thriller with an actual mystery, this is as quickly paced as it is heart-wrenching. " - Booklist "Author recognition, teen love of mystery, and a stellar cover will. . . make this a well-circulating title. " -School Library Journal PRAISE FOR WISH YOU WERE DEAD:"Hits all the right notes of a teen thriller[. . . ] his gripping plot will keep readers turning pages late into the night" -School Library Journal "Carefully plotted; this suspenseful novel blends the traditional with new tech details to successful end [. . . ] will keep readers guessing right up to the satisfying conclusion. " - Kirkus Reviews

Miracle on 34th Street

by Todd Strasser

Kris Kringle turns up at Macy's, just in time to replace a drunken Santa and turn a little girl's precocious cynicism into dreams fulfilled. A novelization of the classic film.

Mutilated Monkey Meat (Camp Run-A-Muck #2)

by Todd Strasser

When someone who calls himself "The Candyman" begins to sell candy to hungry fellow campers at outrageous prices, assistant cooks Lucas and Justin decide to get even by concocting an out-of-the-ordinary shish kebob.

No Place

by Todd Strasser

When Dan and his family go from middle class to homeless, issues of injustice rise to the forefront in this relatable, timely novel from Todd Strasser.It seems like Dan has it all. He's a baseball star who hangs with the popular crowd and dates the hottest girl in school. Then his family loses their home. Forced to move into the town's Tent City, Dan feels his world shifting. His friends try to pretend that everything's cool, but they're not the ones living among the homeless. As Dan struggles to adjust to his new life, he gets involved with the people who are fighting for better conditions and services for the residents of Tent City. But someone wants Tent City gone, and will stop at nothing until it's destroyed...

The Pagemaster

by Todd Strasser

A young boy who is afraid of everything gets trapped in the local library, where he befriends three strange characters; Adventure, Fantasy, and Horror, and must overcome his fears while journeying through "Storyland" towards the Exit Sign.

Pastabilities (Here Comes Heavenly #3)

by Todd Strasser

Part of a miniseries about a tattooed and pierced nanny with magical powers, this novel finds Heavenly freaked out over her first plane ride. She's supposed to accompany the kids to Italy to meet the Rand parents.

Shark Bite

by Todd Strasser

Ian Efron and his sister Talia are invited to sail from Galveston, TX to Cancun, Mexico by Stuart Pokart and his father. Ian doesn't really like Stuart, but Talia wants to go, so he agrees. The sailboat departs amid ominous forecasts of a storm, and soon the boat is disabled, injuring Mr. Pokart. Now Ian is in charge of a slowly sinking boat in dangerously shark-infested waters.

Shirt and Shoes Not Required

by Todd Strasser

A house at the beach. A bunch of hot strangers. A three-month party that's Off The Hook. Seven randoms cram into a house down the shore, and they've all got agendas. Curt wants a gig. Polly wants a life. Owen's jonesing for someone he can't have. And everyone's geared up for one wicked summer. Surfing all day, partying all night. Here's the real question: If your boyfriend's cheating but you're too busy hooking up, does it really count? And if people aren't who they say they are, does it really matter?

The Shore

by Nola Thacker Todd Strasser

One group on the Jersey Shore, another in Laguna Beach. Both have the same summer-tastic setup: total strangers sharing a house. No one sleeps, no one cleans, and everybody parties. And to pay their ways, each housemate slags through crappy summer jobs while recuperating from the night before. Ah, summer shares! In the Jersey house, cheating and misleading are the name of the game as roommates hook up and hash it out. And at Laguna Beach, surfing is just one of several popular, uh, pastimes. But some of the people in this share are keeping secrets--dangerous ones that could blow the roof off their massive house on the beach. How will these clashing personalities survive two months together? With plenty of drama to share!

Sidewayz Glory

by Craig Phillips Todd Strasser

The cops cracked down on illegal races, and now the only street racing around is at the hottest casino on the strip. The casino owner is starting his own high-stakes, high-payoff drift team -- and there's little he wouldn't do to have Sin City's best drifter. Kennin's under pressure to quit the scene and get his life back on track. But when he's offered five grand to fix his ride -- and the promise of enough cash to take care of his problems -- Kennin knows exactly what he has to do. No matter what the catch.

Sidewayz Glory (Drift X #3)

by Todd Strasser

The cops cracked down on illegal races, and now the only street racing around is at the hottest casino on the strip. The casino owner is starting his own high-stakes, high-payoff drift team -- and there's little he wouldn't do to have Sin City's best drifter. Kennin's under pressure to quit the scene and get his life back on track. But when he's offered five grand to fix his ride -- and the promise of enough cash to take care of his problems -- Kennin knows exactly what he has to do. No matter what the catch.

Slide or Die

by Todd Strasser Craig Phillips

A house at the beach. A bunch of hot strangers. A three-month party that's Off The Hook. Seven randoms cram into a house down the shore, and they've all got agendas. Curt wants a gig. Polly wants a life. Owen's jonesing for someone he can't have. And everyone's geared up for one wicked summer. Surfing all day, partying all night. Here's the real question: If your boyfriend's cheating but you're too busy hooking up, does it really count? And if people aren't who they say they are, does it really matter?

Star Wars Episode I Journal: Anakin Skywalker

by Todd Strasser

I am a nine-year-old slave on the planet of Tatooine. I am owned by a creature named Watto. There's no way to escape. Then one day a Jedi appears. He says I am to be a Jedi, too. But first I must prove myself. First I must survive. My name is Anakin Skywalker. This is my story.

Stolen Kisses, Secrets, and Lies (Mob Princess #2)

by Todd Strasser

It ain't easy being the boss... Life's been tough for Kate Blessing. Her parents are still on the outs, the family's about to hit the mattresses, and one of their own is threatening to pull rank.

Summer's End

by Todd Strasser

Determined to get Reed back, Paula schemes to get Jess out of the picture, and Jess, believing that Reed loves Paula, keeps her true feelings to herself.

Take Off (Impact Zone)

by Todd Strasser

Impact Zone: The most dangerous part of the wave. You gotta beat it... or you'll eat it.Kai is stoked when he gets to Sun Haven. He hasn't been on a board in a while. And SH has some primo waves. Screamers is the spot where you can regularly get tubed. Only it's patrolled by locals who keep it to themselves. They'll only let Kai into the lineup if he competes against one of them. This is everything Kai hates about surfing -- the competition, the commercialism. He's a free surfer at heart. But if he doesn't take the challenge, he'll lose what he lives for: da kine waves.

Thief of Dreams

by Todd Strasser

It's Christmastime. Your parents have just left for a month-long business trip. And your long-lost Uncle Lawrence is staying with you. Happy holidays indeed. But Uncle Lawrence plays video games with you, flirts with your psychologist, and treats you like a real person. He also keeps a wetsuit under the bed and stays out all night. Even as you grow to love Uncle Lawrence, you suspect he might be a professional thief. What will you do if he is? Through a heart-racing second-person narrative, "Thief of Dreams" stunningly depicts a boy struggling with his suspicions about a desperately needed friend.

Too Afraid to Scream (Nighttime #3)

by Todd Strasser

Have you ever seen a shape moving through the night? Do black cats always seem to cross your path? Would your heart race if a ghost sent you a text message? If so, then you might end up "Too Afraid to Scream".

Too Dark to See (Nighttime #1)

by Todd Strasser

Have you ever seen a creature lurking in the shadows? Does your closet door open in the middle of the night? Do you jump for your night-light when you hear a noise in bed? If so, then you may shiver when it gets "Too Dark to See". The seven bite-sized stories in this second of the three-book series include a ghost train, a boy whose obsession with video games literally consumes him, and a hotel that still accepts guests... decades after its destruction in a fire. Just the thing for young readers who like their scares in small doses.

Too Scared to Sleep (Nighttime #2)

by Todd Strasser

Have you ever seen a figure moving in the darkness? Do shadows come alive and dance on your walls? If a ghost borrowed your headphones, would you run and hide? If so, then you may be "Too Scared to Sleep". The seven unnerving stories in this original collection feature action figures that come alive at night, a ghost's first encounter with an MP3 player, and a karaoke machine that terrifies a sleepover party. These modern and supernatural thrills are perfect for readers who are still working up to the heavy-hitting chills of Goosebumps.

The Wave

by Todd Strasser

The Wave is based on a true incident that occurred in a high school history class in Palo Alto, California, in 1969. The powerful forces of group pressure that pervaded many historic movements such as Nazism are recreated in the classroom when history teacher Burt Ross introduces a "new" system to his students. And before long "The Wave," with its rules of "strength through discipline, community, and action," sweeps from the classroom through the entire school. And as most of the students join the movement, Laurie Saunders and David Collins recognize the frightening momentum of "The Wave" and realize they must stop it before it's too late.

Wish You Were Dead:

by Todd Strasser

Madison, a senior at a suburban New York high school, tries to uncover who is responsible for the disappearance of her friends, popular students mentioned in the posts of an anonymous blogger, while she, herself is being stalked online and in-person.

Y2K-9: The Dog Who Saved the World

by Todd Strasser

In a chat room, nobody knows you're a dog.

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