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Descendants: A Novelization

by Rico Green

Mal, Evie, Jay, and Carlos are the offspring of some of the most terrible villains of all time. They're offered a chance to leave the Isle of the Lost, where they have been imprisoned all their lives, and go to prep school in the idyllic kingdom of Auradon with all of the "good" kids.

The Deserted Library Mystery

by Gertrude Chandler Warner Charles Tang

The Boxcar Children find a new adventure at the library, someone is trying to destroy it and they need to figure out who.

Deserts

by Donna Latham

Investigating the planet's biomes and examining the modern threats to each ecosystem, this interactive series challenges young readers to look at how their own actions influence the planet's health. With compare-and-contrast facts and vocabulary-building sidebars, each engaging guide reveals how environmental threats-both human and natural-affect plants and animals. Examining this growing biome, this guide shows that the desert is more than just a giant sandbox. Discussing desertification and how environmental change-such as ranching, overdevelopment, and cactus collection-in this area can threaten life outside the desert, this resource instructs students on the need to treat the desert with care.

Deserts (Biomes)

by Holly Cefrey

A book about deserts.

Designer Drama

by Sheryl Berk Carrie Berk

Is Mickey Williams about to become an international fashion phenomenon?! Mickey thought she'd gotten used to the heavy competition at the Fashion Academy of Brooklyn. But when the students of FAB get the chance to compete for a spot in an international fashion show, Mickey's ready to get tres fierce. Because the top two winners get to experience the holy grail of fashion: Paris Fashion Week. Mickey knows she's got what it takes to make it to Paris, especially with the support of BFF, JC, and her Apparel Arts teacher, Mr. Kaye. But Mickey's nemesis Jade wants it just as bad...and she'll do anything to get what she wants. Can Mickey push past Jade's selfish plans-and the pressure of representing FAB on the international stage-or will she have to kiss her dream au revior?

The Desperado Who Stole Baseball

by John H. Ritter

Dillontown was built upon a gold mine. Yet for the villagers, life is about something even more valuable: baseball. Home to the Dillontown Nine, they would give anything to join the ranks of professional ballplayers-even their gold. Yet to make it, they will need to defeat the world champion Chicago White Stockings-and their crooked owner, willing to wager anything for the mine, and willing to do anything to avoid losing. Fortunately, Dillontown is home to two boys who know a little something about winning. One is young Jack Dillon, nephew to Dillontown founder Long John Dillon. The other? A boy on the run, in need of a second chance: none other than Billy the Kid. One of the finest storytellers of our time, John H. Ritter brings the Old West to life in this prequel to his breakout success, The Boy Who Saved Baseball.

Desperate Measures (Nancy Drew & Hardy Boys SuperMystery #18)

by Carolyn Keene

(Back Cover) AMERICA'S TOP TEEN DETECTIVES TEAM UP TO INFILTRATE A COMPANY OF CRIMINALS An urgent call from longtime friend Molly Keegan brings NANCY DREW to Arlington, Virginia, outside Washington, D.C. Molly's father, Lambert Keegan, a top scientist at Tercon Industries, has suddenly vanished, and the only clue to his whereabouts is a scribbled reminder of an afternoon meeting at the Reflecting Pool in the nation's capital. Nancy arrives at the rendezvous just in time to spot someone who looks like Lambert with a woman ... moments before the woman is shot! Meanwhile... As the man flees into the crowd, Nancy returns to find none other than Frank Hardy administering to the victim's wound. THE HARDYS, who have just flown in from Florida, also hoped to talk to the woman, an official with the Consumer Product Safety Commission. A monster hurricane has destroyed a friend's new resort. The reason: a faulty product manufactured by Tercon Industries! Nancy, Frank, and Joe head to Lambert's remote mountain cabin in search of answers: Is Molly's father the author of the conspiracy -- or its next target?

Despicable Me 2: The Junior Novel

by Annie Auerbach

Gru used to be one of the most villainous villains in the world. He and his army of Minions even stole the moon! But when he adopted Margo, Edith, and Agnes, Gru became a dad. Instead of stealing landmarks, he makes pancakes, blows up unicorn balloons, and dresses like a fairy princess! Little does this dad know, though, he's about to make another career change--as a spy for the Anti-Villain League...

Dessert First

by Christine Davenier Hallie Durand

Dessert Schneider has her very own personal style. But sometimes walking to the beat of her own drum means walking right into a heap of mischief, especially when it comes to the legendary family recipe (and Dessert's all-time favorite treat), Grandma Reine's Double-Decker Chocolate Bars. As the oldest in a rambunctious, restaurant-owning family, with a four-year-old sister who is going through a "phase" and two little brothers called "the Beasties," Dessert seems to be better at getting into trouble than getting out of it. And that's because for this eight-year-old, saying sorry is definitely not a piece o'cake!

Destination Unknown (Remnants Series #2)

by K. A. Applegate

The end of the world has come . . . and gone. When the world needed, there was the Eighty. Eighty people given the chance for survival. Given the chance to find a new place to live. Somewhere to start over after an asteroid had destroyed the entire human race. And now, after a five-hundred-year "nap," the Eighty have landed. But something about this new place isn't quite right. Not right at all. Jobs, 2Face, Mo'Steel, and the others don't know if they're on another planet, if they're dreaming, or if they're really still alive. And if they are, can they survive on this strange, new world?

Destinations in Science 5

by Karen L. Ostlund Michael A. Dispezio David C. Brummett Karen K. Lind Charles R. Barman

This book tries to introduce its readers to an exciting way of thinking about their world, discover that science is everywhere and about the real places one can find to study science like the airport, mountains and some neighbourhood destinations.

Destruction of the Overworld: Herobrine Reborn Book Two: A Gameknight999 Adventure: An Unofficial Minecrafter's Adventure

by Mark Cheverton

The Ender Dragon, infected by the Herobrine virus, has escaped into the Overworld! <P><P>Gameknight999 and his father, Monkeypants271, traveled all the way to The End and banished the evil virus Herobrine to the only place they knew nothing could survive: the Void. They thought they had finally destroyed the enemy . . . <P>But through the Void, Herobrine's viral lines of code were able to spread all throughout The End, infecting the horrible Ender Dragon. After gaining the teleportation powers of the endermen, the dragon escaped out into the Overworld! Terrorizing Minecraft, the dragon's evil presence is now transforming the lush and beautiful land into the dark and desolate world of The End. It will be up to Gameknight999, his dad, and their NPC friends to defeat the dragon without releasing Herobrine, while at the same time battling a massive army led by Feyd, the king of the endermen, and Xa-Tul, the zombie king. <P>With everything on the line, Gameknight must use every bit of skill and bravery to save the entire Overworld from destruction.

The Detective's Assistant

by Kate Hannigan

The incredible tale of America's first ever female detective and her spirited niece!Eleven-year-old Nell Warne arrives on her aunt's doorstep lugging a heavy sack of sorrows. If her Aunt Kate rejects her, it's the miserable Home for the Friendless.Luckily, canny Nell makes herself indispensable to Aunt Kate...and not just by helping out with household chores. For Aunt Kate is the first-ever female detective employed by the legendary Pinkerton Detective Agency. And Nell has a knack for the kind of close listening and bold action that made Pinkerton detectives famous in Civil War-era America. With huge, nation-changing events simmering in the background, Nell uses skills new and old to uncover truths about her past and solve mysteries in the present.Based on the extraordinary true story of Kate Warne, this fast-paced adventure recounts feats of daring and danger...including saving the life of Abraham Lincoln!

The Detective's Assistant - FREE PREVIEW EDITION (The First 8 Chapters)

by Kate Hannigan

The incredible tale of America's first ever female detective and her spirited niece!Eleven-year-old Nell Warne arrives on her aunt's doorstep lugging a heavy sack of sorrows. If her Aunt Kate rejects her, it's the miserable Home for the Friendless.Luckily, canny Nell makes herself indispensable to Aunt Kate...and not just by helping out with household chores. For Aunt Kate is the first-ever female detective employed by the legendary Pinkerton Detective Agency. And Nell has a knack for the kind of close listening and bold action that made Pinkerton detectives famous in Civil War-era America. With huge, nation-changing events simmering in the background, Nell uses skills new and old to uncover truths about her past and solve mysteries in the present.Based on the extraordinary true story of Kate Warne, this fast-paced adventure recounts feats of daring and danger...including saving the life of Abraham Lincoln!

The D'Evil Diaries: 2: Hell's Belles

by Tatum Flynn

Jinx's best friend Tommy, a human girl who ended up in hell after accidentally feeding her nasty stepfather to a circus lion, faces adventures of her own...The Bookseller's Children's Preview praised THE D'EVIL DIARIES as 'brilliantly funny and clever'. Don't miss the sequel!

Devil's Den

by Susan Beth Pfeffer

Tending to a veteran's grave leads a boy on a search for his father The battlefield at Gettysburg is a landscape of rolling hills, thickly wooded forests, and monuments to men who died here long ago. When Joey looks at this peaceful landscape, he sees it through the eyes of Joshua Gibbs, a soldier from his hometown who came to Gettysburg to save the Union. Joey comes here with his stepfather hoping to learn more about the soldier whose story has captured his imagination, but he will leave obsessed with another person's history: his own. Joey doesn't know much about his biological father, who left his mother long ago, and he has never been all that curious. But during the trip to Gettysburg, his stepfather announces that he wants to adopt him. This surprising declaration sends Joey on a frantic search for his birth father--a search that uncovers truths even harder to understand than those of Gettysburg, and just as painful as any battle ever fought.

The Devil's Door: A Salem Witchcraft Story

by Paul B. Thompson

"It could only be one thing: Witchcraft!" When Sarah Wright and her father arrived in Salem Village, a strange affliction had begun tormenting some young girls there. After the doctor could not find a cause, he determined that it could only be one thing: Witchcraft! As fear and panic spread, so did the accusations. Nobody was safe. After the executions began, Sarah's father was arrested on suspicion of witchcraft. Will Sarah be able to save her father? Follow Sarah Wright on her journey in this terrifying tale of the Salem witchcraft trials.

Devil's Pass

by Sigmund Brouwer

Seventeen-year-old Webb's abusive stepfather has made it impossible for him to live at home, so Webb survives on the streets of Toronto by busking with his guitar and working as a dishwasher. When Webb's grandfather dies, his will stipulates that his grandsons fulfill specific requests. Webb's task takes him to the Canol Trail in Canada's Far North, where he finds out that there are much scarier things than the cold and the occasional grizzly bear. With a Native guide, two German tourists and his guitar for company, Webb is forced to confront terrible events in his grandfather's past and somehow deal with the pain and confusion of his own life.

Devil's Race

by Avi

'Sixteen-year-old John Proud discovers his family's dark secret'in 1854 an ancestral namesake confessed to being a demon. Now John finds himself battling his ancestor who is trying to use John for an evil purpose. Mounting suspense plus the sure draw of occult horror will keep readers turning the pages.' 'BL. 1985 Recommended Books for Reluctant Young Adult Readers (ALA) 2001 ALA Popular Paperback for YAs

Devotions from the World of Sports

by John Hillman Kathy Hillman Andy Pettitte

How can you reach an enthusiastic young sports fan--particularly boys--with biblical truth? Try this daily devotional that is full of sports history, heroes, and anecdotes that direct teen readers to scriptural principles.

Dew Drop Dead

by James Howe

Snooping around the mysteriously abandoned Dew Drop Inn, Sebastian Barth and his best friends, David Lepinsky and Corrie Wingate, are startled to come upon what they are certain is a dead body. Sebastian is the first to put into words what they all believe: A murder has been committed.When they return with the police, however, the body is gone! "A homeless man sleeping off a drink," is the police chief's explanation. But Sebastian and his friends are not ready to believe that. They are sure the body they saw was dead, not unconscious.As the three undertake their own further investigation, more and more questions arise: Who was the man? Was he alone? And most important of all, is there a connection between the man they saw and one or more of the homeless people Corrie's father, a minister, is trying to help? The answers to the questions do not come until the three have made a number of discoveries, some of them more horrifying than they had expected.Dew Drop Dead is the fourth mystery in the Sebastian Barth series. Using rural Connecticut as a background, this tension-filled story is told with a unique blend of humor and seriousness, as it unravels a challenging puzzle and explores a difficult social problem.

Dew Drop Dead (Sebastian Barth #4)

by James Howe

Snooping around the mysteriously abandoned Dew Drop Inn, Sebastian Barth and his best friends, David Lepinsky and Corrie Wingate, are startled to come upon what they are certain is a dead body. Sebastian is the first to put into words what they all believe: A murder has been committed.When they return with the police, however, the body is gone! "A homeless man sleeping off a drink," is the police chief's explanation. But Sebastian and his friends are not ready to believe that. They are sure the body they saw was dead, not unconscious.As the three undertake their own further investigation, more and more questions arise: Who was the man? Was he alone? And most important of all, is there a connection between the man they saw and one or more of the homeless people Corrie's father, a minister, is trying to help? The answers to the questions do not come until the three have made a number of discoveries, some of them more horrifying than they had expected.Dew Drop Dead is the fourth mystery in the Sebastian Barth series. Using rural Connecticut as a background, this tension-filled story is told with a unique blend of humor and seriousness, as it unravels a challenging puzzle and explores a difficult social problem.

Dewey The Library Cat: A True Story

by Vicki Myron Bret Witter

Now everyone's favorite library cat can inspire a new audience of young readers with his story of courage and love. Abandoned in a library book drop slot in the dead of winter, this remarkable kitten miraculously endured the coldest night of the year. Dewey Readmore Books, as he became known, quickly embraced his home inside Spencer's public library, charming the struggling small town's library-goers, young and old. As word of Dewey's winning tail, or rather his tale, spread, the library cat gained worldwide fame as a symbol of hope and proof positive that one small cat could change a town, one reader at a time.

Dexter the Tough

by Margaret Peterson Haddix Mark Elliott

I'm the new kid. I am tuf. This morning I beat up a kid. It's only the first day of school for Dexter, but he's already mad at the principal, and the secretary, and the janitor, and the kids who laugh at him. When his teacher tells the class to write a story, Dexter writes about how tough he is -- and how he's already gotten into a fight. Is any of Dexter's story true? Why was the other boy crying before Dexter hit him? And why would the other boy still want to be Dexter's friend? Even Dexter doesn't know the answers to some of those questions. But as he deals with family problems, a persistent teacher, and a boy who's strangely interested in floor wax, he discovers many surprises hidden in his own tale.

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