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Spin It Like That
Sixteen-year-old Jasmine Richardson has a love for music. When she gets on the turntables, her gift for spinning and rhyming earn her admiration and respect. She's also talented academically, but her parents disapprove of their daughter's hobby, hoping it's a phase she's going through. Still, Jasmine finds it hard to deny the joy and freedom she feels when she's playing music that makes people smile and dance. After a local contest, Jasmine attracts the interest of some music-industry honchos. T... more info>>
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Surviving The Storm
Imagine being a child and living through a hurricane and then trying to cope with the aftermath. In Surviving the Storm a Sister helps her little brother cope with the changes in their life by writing him a story about Katie The Kestrel and hoew she survived a catastrophe of her own.
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Swiss Family Robinson
A faithful reconstruction of what this classic Christian adventure novel started out to be. A mother, father, and their four sons are shipwrecked on an island. Their ship is precariously above water; intended to stock a new colony, it has on board almost everything they could possibly need.
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The Bell, the Book and the Spellbinder
One dark, drippy day, when Byron "Fergie" Ferguson gets bored, he wonders what the last book in the library is. What he finds past the last set of shelves is a battered black cover with the Dewey decimal number 99.99S and a title as red as blood--The Book of True Wishes by Jarmyn Thanatos. Even though Fergie is a good kid, he steals the book, setting off a chain of sinister events that threaten not only his life but the lives of his friends Johnny Dixon and Professor Childermass as well. Soon,... more info>>
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The Bobbsey Twins at Home
Those classic mischief makers, The Bobbsey Twins, meet a mystery on the train they take home from one of their famous trips. As usual, Mother and Dinah have their hands full, trying to keep the twins in line.
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The Boy and the Walrus
Daniel Marsh spends a frigid night with a walrus calf stranded on the coastal rocks near his Alaskan home. After seeing her safely to a zoo, the boy devotes himself to visiting and communicating with his fragile animal friend. They share a special link no one else seems to appreciate.
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The Boy and the Walrus
Daniel Marsh spends a frigid night with a walrus calf stranded on the coast near his Alaskan home. After seeing her safely to a zoo, he devotes himself to visiting and communicating with his fragile animal friend. They share a special link no one else seems to appreciate.
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The Caterpillar That Wouldn't Change
Imagine a caterpillar not wanting to become a butterfly. When another caterpillar, Franny, informs Nelle they must turn into butterflies, Nelle resists the change. When Franny reappears as a beautiful monarch butterfly, she motivates her feeble friend with a single phrase - you only have to want to change. Once a butterfly, Nellie realizes that change is often better than expected. The story's simple format and lovely illustrations hold a life changing message: Our dreams are only a choice away... more info>>
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The Cave of Dreaming [The Altar of Shulaani Series Book 2]
Mike and Alinea and their alien pet, Beeper, are expected to stay out of trouble during their holiday on an archeological dig somewhere in Central Australia. It is not their fault that they trigger a time gate in the cave of the dreaming. They have to escape being lodged in an intergalactic lost property office until claimed, avoid being eaten by the deadly Kloog who are raiding the protected planets again, and help their new friends before they find their way home again.
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The Drum, the Doll, and the Zombie
When Dr. Charles Coote--a noted folklorist and old friend of Professor Childermass--returns from a conference in New Orleans, he brings home a small, sinister drum. It's made entirely of black wood with red leather straps and small, white bones. Nobody takes Dr. Coote's worries about the drum very seriously, until Fergie taps it a few times and releases an unspeakable evil. Suddenly, Johnny and Fergie and the professor find themselves battling the imposing Madame Sinestra, a voodoo priestess wh... more info>>
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The Face Painter
The Face Painter is the first of thirty-three short stories. They range from the bizarre; "Superstar," to the sad tale of "Killing Charlie," then moves through several that are sorta weird, such as "Roosters in the Bayou." The true story about "Christmas Magic" was told to me by my wife Dottie, who after 41 wonderful years of traveling the world together, left me. She returned to Uranus--those Aquarius folks are that way. One day here--the next gone. "They Never Called Me Nigger Again" is also t... more info>>
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The Fires Beneath the Sea
Cara's mother has disappeared. Her father isn't talking about it. Her big brother Max is hiding behind his iPod, and her genius little brother Jackson is busy studying the creatures he collects from the beach. But when a watery specter begins to haunt the family's Cape Cod home, Cara and her brothers realize that their scientist mother may not be who they thought she was--and that the world has much stranger, much older inhabitants than they had imagined. With help from Cara's best friend Hayley... more info>>
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The Hand of the Necromancer
By donating a box full of strange objects, Professor Childermass gets his young friend Johnny Dixon a summer job at the Gudge Museum. Everything seems okay as Johnny mops the floors and dusts the artifacts. That is, until a sinister man named Mattheus Mergal shows up looking for the one item the professor held back to keep safe--a wooden hand carved by the evil wizard Esdrias Blackleash. If Mergal gets the hand, he'll be able to bring back his long-dead relative and their sinister powers will b... more info>>
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The Mirror of Yu-Huang
The Library of Athena Book 3 Megan's dreams of a fun and relaxing Christmas holiday turn into a nightmare when the headmistress of her school strong-arms her father into hosting a huge New Year's ball for the Chinese ambassador. She's been unlucky with houseguests in the past--like the one who died. Then Megan receives a gift, one that shows someone knows not only about the Library of Athena but of her connection to it. Who made the mysterious phone call in the study? Who stabbed Xu Ping? Megan ... more info>>
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The Mother Goose News
The Rollicking Rhymes series of stories is written especially for pre-readers and beginning readers. The rhymes are based on a limited number of word families, so that readers can recognize the endings of the words and develop fluency faster. Many rhymes also feature predictable repetitions of key words and phrases to help your child learn other words more quickly as well. The humor and whimsical illustrations found throughout the Rollicking Rhymes series help engage and keep the attention of ne... more info>>
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The Mystery of the Missing Arabian
Rescuing an Arabian Thoroughbred from horsenappers the first time was a feat even for Alison Leigh Powers, 11, Super Sleuth. Particularly when an old house almost collapses on them. But the horsenappers try again. Nothing can stop them this time. Alison may not be able to save the Arabian--because she is in danger herself!
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The Mystery of the Missing Miniature Books
Alison Leigh Powers, 11, Super Sleuth, helps her mother, a librarian and book conservator, when valuable books, all under 3" high, disappear!
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The Mystery of the Octagon House
What does the inside of an eight-sided house look like? That's what Alison Leigh Powers, Super Sleuth, wants to know--more than anything. She decides to find out. Armed with a plate of chocolate chip cookies, she is faced with the Nasties, a pair of not-too-nice kidnappers, who are inside the Octagon House--and not for a good reason!
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The Princess and Curdie
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The Right Hand of Velachaz
Twelve-year-old Teman finds himself drawn into a world he never dreamed he'd be part of--a world of magic and dragons. Plucked from the streets by the wizard Velachaz, Teman soon discovers that he shares the gift of Magic. When he meets the wizard's nephew Galen, a strange young knight who is off to slay a dragon, the quest is on!
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The Road to Weird [Carly's Ghost and Harpo Marx is Seeing Things]
The Road to Weird is a two-book mystery anthology including "Carly's Ghost," and "Harpo Marx is Seeing Things," both set in Colorado. Prepare to get totally weirded out. A mountain cabin. Footsteps. A cold draft. Is Carly seeing a ghost? A bad fall. Concussion. Visions of the future. Is Harpo seeing things? The lives of two Colorado girls converge on The Road to Weird.
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The Secret of Atalaya
While enjoying their summer swimming, three cousins from North and South Carolina find a secret hidden deep in the walls of Atalaya. This summer home of Anna and Archer Huntington provides clues that help these Carolina cousins prove that many years ago Gullah slaves escaped and merged with Seminole Indians in northern Florida to form what is known as Black Seminoles.
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The Secret of the Equestrian Park
Alison Leigh Powers, 11, Super Sleuth, and friend, Melissa Chan, investigate who is causing the "accidents" at Dawson's Stables and why.
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The Secret of the Kloog [The Altar of Shulaani Series Book 3]
Mike's father goes missing on a remote island. Mike, Alinea and Beeper travel through a time gate to find him. They find him unconscious. They have to protect him during their desperate search to return home, escaping being dumped at the Intergalactic lost property, and illegal dealers who want them silenced, and still stay away from the Kloog. An odd creature the Quok, that Beeper distrusts, is the only one prepared to help them. When they arrive on the mysterious 'Place of the Call' they reali... more info>>
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The Secret of the Strange Staircase
Alison Leigh Powers, 11, and best friend, Mitty, look for a secret hiding place in an old mansion. They learn the history of the house from the builder's granddaughter, who is now ninety-two years old. She tells them that her grandfather's first wife mysteriously disappeared. Alison and Mitty find old letters in a trunk, and do research in the mansion's library with the help of Alison's mother, who works there as a librarian and book conservator. When they piece together what really happened to ... more info>>
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