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Neely and her little brother Grub, find a secret playroom in a deserted mansion. They ignore the rumor of a ghost, and the spookiness, until...
Celia Costain finds it tough being thought of as the perfect principal's daughter at John Paul 2 High.
Living in Flemington, New Jersey, in 1935, twelve-year-old Katie Leigh Flynn describes, in a series of poems, the effect on her small town of the ongoing trial of Bruno Hauptmann for the kidnapping and murder of Charles Lindbergh's baby son.
In this illustrated novel told through journal entries, news clip¬pings, and letters, twelve-year-old Lily finds herself on the jury of a murder trial while conducting her own undercover investigation of the case.
The trials: seventeen ways to die unless the luck of the vampire is with you. Darren Shan must pass five fearsome trials to prove himself to the vampire clan - or else face the stakes of the Hall of Death. But Vampire Mountain holds hidden threats. Sinister, potent forces are gathering in the darkness. In this nightmarish world of bloodshed and betrayal, death may be a blessing. . .
Thirteen short stories of young people facing such problems as shyness, pregnancy, divorce, and jealousy.
A cruise ship. A beautiful island. Two sexy guys. What could possibly go wrong? In the Bermuda Triangle--a lot. Hoping to leave behind the reminders of her crappy life--her father's death years ago, her mother's medical problems, and the loser who's practically stalking her--seventeen-year-old Autumn Taylor hops on a ship with her sister for a little distraction. When she wakes up in the Bermuda Triangle, she fears she's gone nuts for more than one reason: that loser's suddenly claiming they're a happy couple... a hot guy is wrapping his arms around her and saying "Happy Anniversary ..." and suddenly, she's full of bruises, losing her hair, and getting IV medication. Autumn visits the ship's doctor, hoping for a pill or a shot to make the craziness go away. Instead, she's warned that these "alternate realities" could become permanent. She just has to ask herself one question--how the hell is she going to get out of this mess?
Percy's father, a famous anthropologist, died in Africa four years ago; and Percy has taken on his father's eyes to see the world as a brilliant Observer. He and his friend Elissa are fascinated by the ritualistic world called Grade Twelve: the Jock tribe; the Teacher tribe; the Born Again tribe; the Cool and Detached tribe; the Lipstick/Hairspray tribe, not to mention Mr. Verplaz, the Shaman. For Percy it's crucial to withdraw, analyze, and remain above it all. But wait-he's studying real people, who complicate things. Like Elissa, the only person who can come close to him, maybe too close. The only person who knows how painful it was last year when their best friend Willard died. As graduation approaches, the looming ritual ratchets up Percy's deepest, hidden feelings and reveals the truth about his father's disappearance.
Grady is skateboarding toward a major decision. No longer able to live with his grandmother, fifteen-year-old Grady Grennan has to find a new address. one option is to move in with his mentally disabled half brother, Louie, in Seattle. But that poses a problem: Louie's adoptive mother, Vickie, and Grady are about as compatible as Mozart and heavy metal. Nevertheless, Grady's testing the waters. He's in Seattle for a concert tribute to his and Louie's mother, a grunge rock icon who died three years ago. Grady has been invited to speak at the tribute, but what is he supposed to say to thousands of adoring fans about a mother who abandoned her sons in favor of a musical career? Both humorous and deeply moving, Tribute to Another Dead Rock Star poses challenging, provocative questions to all sorts of readers -- cynics, liberals, slackers, and rock stars included.
Book 1 in the Christian Heritage Series, The Chicago Years. Having just moved to Chicago, Rudy and his sister Hildy Helen are having a hard time. Their first friend is a schemer who gets them into all sorts of trouble.
Several young people who confront family problems, emotional problems, unrequited love, mystery, and violence, is told from the viewpoint of Matt, who is known for his unusual behavior but who also has unusual gifts, and Erin, who tries to use her proficiency with magic to attract Matt.
From the back of the book: DOUBLE-DEALING AND DIRTY TRICKS IN A HARDY BOY HOUDINI WHODUNIT Danger takes center stage as Frank and Joe head to New York for a magic seminar hosted by the legendary Lorenzo the Magnificent. But the biggest mystery of all in the Big Apple is sorcery of a more sinister kind: the case of the disappearing diamonds! The magic turns more menacing by the minute as the Hardys face flash fires, flying knives, and venomous fumes. They'll have to act fast and think even faster to learn all the TRICKS OF THE TRADE-because the safecracker is determined to make them disappear too! =============== From inside the book: Tricks of the Trade Lorenzo, the magician, held the third knife up to the audience. "Here comes the tricky part. I'm going to aim this knife directly above Larissa's head. Ready?" he asked his assistant. Larissa nodded. "One." Lorenzo paused and drew the knife back. "Two." He took aim. "Three!" But as soon as the magician said "Three," and let go of the knife, Frank had a terrible feeling in the pit of his stomach. From where he stood, it looked as if Lorenzo's throw was off. The knife was headed right for Larissa. But this time it wasn't going to miss.
It's been five years since Jonny's sister died. Wracked with guilt, he goes in search of answers and instead, ends up learning a lesson about reminiscing and loss from a woman with Alzheimer's disease.
Sixteen is a rebellious age for most young people, and Aly is no exception. With her mother, the lady knight Alanna, forever being summoned to some crisis or other, and the young men of Tortall little more than diversions, Aly is bored and restless. Her father is second-in-command of the country's spies--if only he would let her be one! The former king of thieves, he had trained her in the arts of espionage and knows that she is capable of taking care of herself. But he won't risk losing his only daughter to the dangers of the field, so she spends her time helping him decode messages and dyeing her hair blue. But everything changes when Aly, sailing alone down the coast of Tortall, is captured by pirates and winds up a slave to the Balitangs, a kindly noble family on the Copper Isles, years of lessons in the Isles' history have prepared her for their dual cultures-those of the luarin, or white, conquerors and of the brown-skinned, or raka, natives. Fueled by prophecies of a twice-royal queen who will free them, the rakas' resentment keeps the realm in constant turmoil. But Aly is no weeping captive; she's determined to free herself. Enter Kyprioth, patron god of the Isles, also known as the Trickster, who is looking to shift the balance of power back to his raka worshipers. Aly makes a deal with the god: she will use her own trickster gifts to keep the Balitang children, especially the two teenage girls, safe through the summer. In exchange, Kyprioth will give her magical assistance in the form of spying crows and knowledge of events at court-and, eventually, her freedom. But deals with gods are never simple matters; she doesn't count on becoming personally involved in the raka revolt, or with an unusual young man who has his own plans for Aly...
From the back of the book: IN A TRICKY BUSINESS THE BOTTOM LINE IS DANGER! A business organization calling itself Trusty Teens depends on a young sales force to peddle its products from door to door. But while there are plenty of teens to do the dirty work, trust is short in supply. When a mysterious explosion rocks the warehouse and young Jimmy Quayle is accused of attempted murder, Frank and Joe decide to set up a sting of their own. The Hardy boys infiltrate the main offices of Trusty Teens and uncover a secret sideline. Frank and Joe must shut the business down- before the whole operation goes up in smoke! =============== From inside the book: Frank and Joe hurried down the driveway. All of a sudden, they heard the motor of a truck start up behind them. They turned to see a pair of high- beam headlights flash on. Frank and Joe raced into the Trusty parking field as the truck bore down on them. "Scatter!" Frank shouted. The truck swerved, first toward Frank, then toward Joe. The brothers barely had time to think. Then Frank spotted a low brick wall at the end of the parking field. "Joe!" Frank yelled. "The wall! Just get to the wall and dive!" The truck followed right after them, picking up speed. It screeched to a halt, circled, and came back for the kill!
From the book jacket: Taking finals, signing yearbooks, grad night...school's almost out! A long, hot Missouri summer's just around the corner, and life at CCHS is anything but cool...Leah and Miguel have been through everything together: his mom's kidney transplant, their broken engagement, even a friend's death. Their love has been tried and has triumphed over and over again. But now they're graduating and things are changing fast. Can their love stay true? Jenna loves the idea of learning CPR and water safety with Eight Prime - except everyone keeps messing up! How can they be camp counselors if they can't even get certified? Nicole Brewster, CCHS cheerleader! So what if her arrival on the squad was a little rocky? She has the entire summer to win her fellow cheerleaders over. Not that it ought to take that long!
Seventh-grader Trino Olivares likes video games a lot more than he likes books. In fact, he doesn't have much use for most "school types". But when Rosca, an older teen with a vicious streak, invites Trino to start hanging out with his crowd -- and maybe make some quick money, too -- the younger boy doesn't know what to think. With little help from any adults, it's up to Trino to decide which choices will impress his friends -- and which choices are the best for Trino. A dramatic story about the difficult problems that children today face -- often with little guidance -- and the sometimes deadly consequences that can result.
With the help of some friends and a Tejano hero that he discovers in history class, thirteen-years old Trino copes with his problems and his world.
Aunt Eloise invites Nancy, Bess, and George to New York to help a friend who has been swindled out of a sizable sum of money. There, the girls see a performance of a magicians' group who stun their audiences with clever sleight-of-hand tricks. Because the magicians temporarily remove people's wallets and handbags, Nancy feels the actors aren't above suspicion. Her hunch is borne out and a whirlwind chase ensues. Picture descriptions added.
Matthew Eagletail's good friend, John Salton, has come to visit. Together, the boys form the Bobcats to compete in the Rocky Mountain basketball tournament. A summer of fun stretches out before them. The fun stops when Matt's arch rival, John Beal, enters the tournament with his team, the Mean Machine. Suddenly, Matt finds himself fighting the battle of his life. The Bobcats and the Machine use fair play, foul play -- whatever it takes to win.
An opportunity to escape a dull summer -- and perhaps to find a future for herself after high school - persuades Rainey Williamson to join a school-sponsored program that will take her and five other teenagers on an eight-week road trip across Canada. The challenge of this journey is heightened, in view of the fact that Rainey has had to wear an artificial leg from birth. On the eve of her getaway, a crucial complication arises: she finds out that the mother who left when she was just a few months old is alive and well and living in Squamish, B. C. , directly on the route of the student expedition. What's more, her mother now wants to see her. Rainey's ambivalent at the prospect, to say the least. The cross-country trip begins, and she soon meets the others who become friends and comrades, all with issues and challenges to deal with. Rainey discovers her own strengths as she struggles with the decision about whether or not to meet her mother and figuring out what she might do with her life. In the end she discovers that her family tree is more extensive than she'd thought - and that taking chances provides perspective, opportunity, and a springboard from which to launch her future - and even a way back home. The story is laced with Heather Waldorf's customary sharp intelligence and sense of humour - and her understanding of the themes teenagers are most engaged with.
"Book 1 of Unmistakably Cooper Ellis", a series for today's teens that carries them through the highs and lows of high school life in New York City.
Earthquake damage leaves Winding Circle vulnerable to pirate attack, so everyone is working to strengthen the community's defenses, including the young mages-in-training Tris, Briar, Daja and Sandry.
"The fifteenth saga in the Redwall series continues the satisfying formula in which the separate paths of valorous companions and brutal villains eventually converge. Expected humor is plentiful ... And also present are the familiar feasts, all regaled in delicious detail. Of course, Jacques doesn't skimp on violent, gory battles ... The myriad Redwall fans will relish this." Booklist "[The Redwall books are] tales of good and evil, clear and unambiguous moral stories that a parent can read and enjoy." -Arkansas Democrat-Gazette "Chaos and mystery ensue, but eventually the good beasts prevail." -The Des Moines Register Other books in this series are available from Bookshare.
Tristan defeats Ireland's greatest warrior and gains the friendship of his uncle, the King of Cornwall, who entrusts him with a very special mission: to sail the seas in search of a queen.
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