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The Chariot of Queen Zara (Secrets of Droon #27)

by Tony Abbott

Eric and his friends must use Queen Zara's chariot to rescue a wizard who is trapped on Droon's moon.

The Copernicus Archives #1: Wade and the Scorpion's Claw

by Tony Abbott

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

The Copernicus Archives #2: Becca and the Prisoner's Cross

by Tony Abbott

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.The Copernicus Archives #2: Becca and the Prisoner's Cross is studious language expert Becca's thrilling first-person account of the next stop in the Kaplans' perilous journey. As Becca and her family race through London, it's up to Becca to make sense of the strange time blackouts she's experiencing before the evil Teutonic Order beats them to the next relic. Or worse, hurts the people she loves.Perfect for fans of Rick Riordan and Ridley Pearson, Becca and the Prisoner's Cross continues the thrilling Copernicus Legacy quest and brings one of the characters into the spotlight.Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts

The Copernicus Legacy: The Golden Vendetta

by Tony Abbott

Filled with pulse-pounding action and cryptic codes, The Golden Vendetta is the third engrossing book in bestselling author Tony Abbott's cloak-and-dagger series for young readers.It's been two months since the Kaplan family hunted down the Serpens relic, but when the evil Galina Krause suddenly and violently reappears, Wade, Darrell, Lily, and Becca have no choice but to face her again. Now they must race to find an artifact said to be crafted by Leonardo da Vinci himself--perhaps the strangest Guardian of all. Along the way, they uncover another layer to Galina's sinister endgame . . . and there might not be enough time to stop it.Fans of Rick Riordan and Ridley Pearson will love this adventurous series.Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts

The Copernicus Legacy: The Crown of Fire

by Tony Abbott

This concluding book in bestselling author Tony Abbott's critically acclaimed middle grade adventure series is a mile-a-minute thrill ride. Perfect for fans of Rick Riordan and Ridley Pearson."Upon my life, I will." Across the centuries, every Guardian who has protected one of the twelve relics of the Copernicus legacy has taken this vow. But never have the consequences of the promise been more profound. The secret network of the great astronomer's spies is the target of an assassination plot, led by the despicable Galina Krause. And now the Kaplans are more alone than ever before as they race from France to Antarctica against a deadly ticking clock.There is not much time left for Wade, Darrell, Lily, and Becca to find the remaining relics and defeat their enemies. But are they willing to risk the life of one of their own in order to save the world?

Cosmic Boy Versus Mezmo Head! (The Weird Zone #7)

by Tony Abbott

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!

Cracked Classics: Six Books in One (Cracked Classics #3)

by Tony Abbott

When two sixth-grade friends magically enter classic literary books, their fun-filled adventures are “a treat for reluctant readers” (School Library Journal). They just didn’t want to read the books! Instead, through their school library’s magic security gates, sixth graders Devin and Frankie—short for Francine—are zapped into great works of literature and new worlds of adventure, including Dracula, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Around the World in Eighty Days, A Christmas Carol, Treasure Island, and Romeo and Juliet. “The message that reading is important and can be fun comes through loud and clear” (School Library Journal). Trapped in Transylvania: Transported into Bram Stoker’s vampire classic, the sarcastic sixth graders will need a few stakes, a lot of garlic, and a sharp sense of humor to defeat the bloodthirsty Count Dracula. Mississippi River Blues: These modern middle schoolers learn being a troublemaker is timeless, as they whitewash a fence, run away from home, solve a murder, become pirates, and search for hidden treasure along with Tom and Huck, the original slackers. What a Trip!: When you can travel into books, going around the world is easy. In the company of mad explorer Phileas Fogg, Devin and Frankie embark on a round-the-world journey by train, ship, and hot air balloon. Humbug Holiday: For two sixth graders who feel about school the way Scrooge feels about Christmas, an enchanted trip into Charles Dickens’s tale is just what their spirits need. X Marks the Spot: Devin and Frankie become marooned middle schoolers when they are swept away to Treasure Island and must match wits with legendary pirate Long John Silver. Crushing on a Capulet: Devin and Frankie try to save star-crossed lovers Romeo and Juliet when they find themselves in Shakespeare’s classic play.

The Crazy Case of Missing Thunder (Goofballs #1)

by Tony Abbott

Jeff, Brian, Mara, and Kelly are self-proclaimed goofballs. Since first grade these friends have been solving mysteries among their schoolmates etc and now their reputation is expanding. When rich kid Randall Crandall's horse, Thunder, goes missing, he calls upon the Goofballs to find him. Clues, clatter, and catastrophe almost ensue until the Goofballs recover Thunder, the flower-loving horse.

Crushing on a Capulet: (Romeo & Juliet) (Cracked Classics #6)

by Tony Abbott

When Devin and Frankie are sucked into a Shakespeare play, they try to unite two young lovers from warring familiesWhen their teacher assigns Devin and Frankie the lead roles in their class production of Romeo and Juliet, the two best friends aren’t thrilled. How are they supposed to read their lines when they don’t even sound like they’re written in English? Luckily, the library’s magic security gates come to their rescue again. Devin and Frankie are hurled into Shakespeare’s most famous tragedy—and right in the middle of a swordfight between two warring families, the Montagues and the Capulets. When they find out that Romeo Montague has fallen in love with Juliet Capulet, Devin and Frankie decide it’s up to them to make sure this unlikely couple lives happily ever after.Determined to change the book’s tragic end, the friends do their best to save the doomed lovers. But they discover that sometimes loss is the only way people can learn to put aside their differences and forgive.

Danger Guys: The Complete Series (Danger Guys #1)

by Tony Abbott

Their first names are Noodle and Zeek, but their middle names are “Danger”—in this “exciting” series from the author of the Secrets of Droon (Booklist). Best buddies Noodle and Zeek love adventure—and that’s a good thing, because they clearly can’t stay out of trouble. “A throwback to the Hardy Boys” mixed with “plotting reminiscent of Saturday-morning cartoons,” award-winning author Tony Abbott’s high-energy series is pure fun (Booklist). This complete set of all six books kicks off with Danger Guys, a “good-natured parody of the likes of Indiana Jones films” (Publishers Weekly). Danger Guys: Best friends Noodle and Zeek are among the first in line when a new store selling survival gear, Danger Guy, opens in their mall. But when a small room in the store turns out to be the back of a truck, they’re in for a terrifying ride to an ancient temple full of treasures. Danger Guys Blast Off: When Noodle and Zeek discover their old science teacher is actually an evil scientist who wants to blow up their school, they must defeat a giant robot, learn to fly a rocket, and defuse the bomb before it’s too late. Danger Guys: Hollywood Halloween: The boys can’t wait to tour a real Hollywood movie studio—until electronic props go haywire and the friends must battle an evil robot, a sneezing dinosaur, and a deadly mummy. Danger Guys Hit the Beach: Noodle and Zeek are about to discover that stopping treasure hunters is no day at the beach. Danger Guys on Ice: On a skiing trip, the boys stumble upon frozen cavemen—and their cold-blooded former science teacher, the evil Mr. Vazny, who plans to reanimate the cavemen and use them to destroy Mayville. Danger Guys and the Golden Lizard: On a jungle quest for the legendary Golden Lizard, the boys must rescue a kidnapped husband-and-wife explorer team, fight off ninja linebackers, and find the treasure before the bad guys.

Danger Guys: Hollywood Halloween (Danger Guys #3)

by Tony Abbott

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.

Denis Ever After

by Tony Abbott

Written by award-winning author Tony Abbott and perfect for fans of The Ethan I Was Before and The Thing About Jellyfish, this bittersweet middle grade novel follows the ghost of Denis Egan as he teams up with his living twin brother to solve the mystery of his death. <P><P>Denis Egan is dead. He’s okay with that. It’s been five years since he died, and the place where souls go is actually pretty nice. Sure, there are some things about his life and how it ended he can’t quite recall, but that’s how it’s supposed to be. <P><P>Remembering could prevent Denis from moving on to whatever’s next. However, something is standing in his way. His twin brother Matt can’t let go of him, and as long as the living are holding on to his memory, Denis can’t rest in peace. <P><P>To uncover the truth about what happened that day five years before, Denis returns to his hometown and teams up with Matt. But visiting for too long has painful consequences for Denis, and Matt’s renewed interest in his brother’s passing is driving a wedge between his still-grieving parents. <P><P>Can the two boys solve the mystery of Denis’s death without breaking apart the family he’s left behind?

Escape from Jabar-Loo (The Secrets of Droon #30)

by Tony Abbott

Eric, Julie, Neal, and Keeah are on a rescue mission! Galen, Max, King Zello, and Queen Relna are being held prisoner in the forbidding forest of Jabar-Loo, and it's up to the kids to save them. But setting them free is easier said than done. For Jabar-Loo is a place of ancient, unfathomable magic, where even the closest friend can be mistaken for a deadly enemy. . . . -amazon.com

Final Quest: Special Edition #8) (The Secrets of Droon: Special Edition #8)

by Tony Abbott

The secret is out--DROON is the series that kids, parents, and teachers are talking about! There are more than 9 million DROON books in print. An immortal dragon. A long hidden secret. The kingdom of Droon is at the brink of war. . . The situation in Droon has never been more desperate. The wizard Galen is missing. Eric has been forced undercover with Gethwing, the all-powerful Moon Dragon. And millions of beasts are assembling outside Jaffa City, ready to attack Droon's capital. Eric, Keeah, Neal, and Julie will do whatever it takes to save their beloved kingdom. But to defeat the Moon Dragon, they'll need to uncover the greatest secret in all of Droon. . . .

Firegirl (Little Brown Novels)

by Tony Abbott

<P>"...there is..." Mrs. Tracy was saying quietly, "there is something we need to know about Jessica..." <P>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. <P>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. <P>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.

Flight of the Blue Serpent (The Secrets of Droon #33)

by Tony Abbott

There are more than ten million copies of Tony Abbott's bestselling series in print. Are you in on the secret? Eric and his friends are on a mission! They must uncover the meaning of the treasure of the Orkins: A silver snowflake that cannot melt. Together, the kids travel to the ice fields of northern Droon. But the journey is long and dangerous. The kids' enemies are on their trail, and they'll stop at nothing to get the treasure. . . .

Gigantopus from Planet X! (The Weird Zone #6)

by Tony Abbott

Humongous Studios makes the weirdest horror movies ever, and in its next film, the monster is a real-life threat! Sean and Holly's dad owns the wackiest business in Grover's Mill: a horror filmmaking studio. For his newest movie, their dad has decided to feature a gigantic robot octopus as the star of the show. When Holly and Sean visit the studio with their friends, they are excited to get a first-hand look at how movies are made. Unfortunately, there is one problem: Gigantopus is completely out of control, and its alien master plans to use the star to take Grover's Mill back to her home planet!In a fight fit for the big screen, Holly and Sean must battle Gigantopus and save their town from being sucked into space. This may turn out to be their dad's oddest movie yet!

The Great Jeff

by Tony Abbott

<P><P> Perfect for fans of Gary D. Schmidt comes the companion to the modern classic Firegirl from acclaimed writer Tony Abbott. Life hasn't been great for Jeff Hicks. <P><P>After years at his beloved St. Catherine's, he's forced to spend eighth grade in the public middle school, which he hates. He's no longer speaking to his former best friend, Tom Bender, because of "that burned girl" Jessica Feeney. <P><P>But worst of all, his family is changing, and it's not for the better. <P><P>When his mom comes home announcing that she's lost her job, Jeff begins to worry about things far beyond his years: How will they pay the rent? Will his absentee dad step up and save the day? Is his mom drinking too much? And ultimately, where will they live? <P><P>The Great Jeff is a powerful look at the life of a troubled boy who finds his life spiraling out of control.

Humbug Holiday: (A Christmas Carol) (Cracked Classics #4)

by Tony Abbott

It’s the holiday season, and Devin and Frankie could use a lesson in selflessness—who better to teach them than Ebenezer Scrooge?It’s Christmastime at Palmdale Middle School, and the sixth grade class has organized a holiday banquet for local families in need. Best friends Devin and Frankie are excited to eat, but they forgot to bring in food donations—and they didn’t read A Christmas Carol for English class. While the two fight over the library’s last copy of the book, the library’s magical security gates suddenly transport them straight into the classic novella, where they meet the infamous Ebenezer Scrooge! Mr. Scrooge is more than a little grouchy, but he’s in for a wake-up call when three ghosts visit him on Christmas Eve.The two friends follow as the ghosts show Scrooge the consequences of all the selfish choices he’s made in his life. But Scrooge isn’t the only one in for a lesson; Devin and Frankie have a few things to learn about kindness and generosity, as well!

In the City of Dreams (The Secrets of Droon #34)

by Tony Abbott

The secret is out --- DROON is the series that kids, parents, and teachers are talking about! There are now over 10 million DROON books in print. Eric has been wounded during an epic battle with Ko and his beasts. Now, the young wizard lies in a coma, trapped in a dream-state halfway between fantasy and reality. Desperate to find a cure, Neal, Julie, and Princess Keeah rush to Samarindo, a beautiful but dangerous city famous for its dark magic. But they are immediately attacked by a group of bandits. Can the friends track down the cure before it's too late?

In the Shadow of Goll (The Secrets of Droon # #28)

by Tony Abbott

It's a dangerous time in Droon. A mysterious ancient sorcerer has arrived, waking the infamous Warriors of the Skorth and wreaking havoc. He seems to be an expert in the most evil, long-ago magic, and leads Eric and his friends on a treacherous journey to the Dark Lands. But what awaits them there? And what is the mysterious sorcerer really after? Eric hopes that it's not too late to find out -- and stop him.

The Incredible Shrinking Kid! (The Weird Zone #2)

by Tony Abbott

Crazy toymakers, disappearing houses, and shrinking boys: Just another day in the Weird Zone!A blast of strange purple light zaps Sean Vickers while he is riding his bike in Grover's Mill. His sister Holly assures him that nothing is wrong, but Sean is not so certain--and the creepy new toy-store owner in town is not making him feel any better. When Sean rapidly starts shrinking, he knows the purple light is to blame, But how can he save himself when he is only four inches tall?Holly and her friend Jeff must snap into action and figure out how to reverse the process before Sean disappears forever and becomes part of the evil toymaker's permanent collection!

The Isle of Mists (Secrets of Droon #22)

by Tony Abbott

Three out of three! Sparr has found all of his Three Powers, and that adds up to big trouble for Droon. Armed with the Red Eye of Dawn, the Coiled Viper, and the Golden Wasp, Sparr is more powerful than ever. And once he reaches the Isle of Mists, he is going to try an amazing new magic trick. A trick to take over all of Droon. Eric, Keeah, and the others are hot on his trail. But they are worried. The Isle of Mists is where Sparr's stepfather, Emperor Ko, mysteriously disappeared. Some even say that the evil ruler is still alive there. Sparr plus the Three Powers plus Emperor Ko? For Eric and his friends, that's not a good equation.

Knights of the Ruby Wand (The Secrets of Droon #36)

by Tony Abbott

The secret is out -- DROON is the series that kids, parents, and teachers are talking about! There are more than 10 million DROON books in print. Oh no! The secret of Droon is a secret no longer. Eric's mother knows about the rainbow staircase . . . and what's worse, so does Gethwing. The Moon Dragon has sent his minions to the Upper World to search for a magical object that could give him power over all of Droon. Now no place is safe from Gethwing's dark magic. . . .

Lost Empire of Koomba (The Secrets of Droon #35)

by Tony Abbott

The secret is out -- DROON is the series that kids, parents, and teachers are talking about! There are now over 10 million DROON books in print. Keeah, Julie, and Neal are determined to find a cure for the poison that transformed Eric into the evil Prince Ungast. Their quest takes them to a lost empire deep in the desert, where the mischievous Sand Children are hiding a magical elixir that may hold the secret to Eric's recovery. But the journey is filled with danger, for Gethwing is determined to stop them. And the Moon Dragon has a powerful new henchman at his disposal: Lord Sparr. . .

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