FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. After the tragic death of their father, Emily and Navin move with their mother to the home of her deceased great-grandfather, but the strange house proves to be dangerous. Before long, a sinister creature lures the kids' mom through a door in the basemenBook Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 9/1/2009 Pages: 224 Reading Level: Age 9 and Up
She doesn't really know who she is or what she wants... Corinna is a Folk Keeper. Her job is to keep the mysterious Folk who live beneath the ground at bay. But Corinna has a secret that even she doesn't fully comprehend, until she agrees to serve as Folk Keeper at Marblehaugh Park, a wealthy family's seaside manor. There her hidden powers burst into full force, and Corinna's life changes forever...Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 9/1/2001Pages: 162Reading Level: Age 10 and Up
Abisina is ready to assume the role of Keeper that has been her destiny, leading the future of the Watersmeet community. But the survival of the land depends on the north and south-the centaurs, dwarves, fairies, humans, and fauns-joining together to confront a gathering evil. The rift that opened in the Mountains Eternal has continued to spew forth terrible creatures: uberwolves, leviathan-birds, minotaurs. Abisina knows that the most challenging creature of all has arrived-though what shape it will take is still a mystery. She sets out to bring the folk together to confront this unknown evil, but the land has never been more divided. As she faces hostile centaurs, ambitious fairies, the destruction of the only home she's ever known, and separation from those who love her, Abisina doubts if she has the strength to be the leader that everyone needs. Even the power of the Keeper's necklace doesn't seem to be enough-and when that is taken from her, she's left on the brink of hopelessness. Can Abisina's faith in the power of love, acceptance, and unity that she's learned from her friends and family survive this final test?Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 11/5/2013Pages: 320Reading Level: Age 12 and Up
Amen McBee, the youngest of five sisters, gobbles up words the way other children gobble up sweets. She couldn't be more different from her elder twin sisters Arabella and Annabella-called the Bellas. The mischievous Bellas constantly frighten Amen with stories of Mr. Tominski-the old recluse who lives in the woods nearby and mysteriously tends to a flock of doves. The Bellas insist that Mr. Tominski is a dangerous bogeyman who eats children whole, but Papa vows that the "keeper of the doves" wouldn't hurt a soul. When tragedy strikes the family Amen must decide once and for all who is right. Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 2/9/2004Pages: 128Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
Fantasy fans who like their stories tinged with horror and romance will be drawn to this book. For Mab Prowd, the practice of blood magic is as natural as breathing. It's all she's ever known. Growing up on an isolated farm in Kansas with other practitioners may have kept her from making friends her own age, but it has also given her a sense of purpose. Mab will do anything to keep the ancient practice alive and guard its secrets. But one morning while she is working out a particularly tricky spell, she encounters Will, a local boy who is trying to exorcise some mundane personal demons. He experiences Mab's magic in a way his mind cannot comprehend and is all too happy to end their chance meeting. But secrets that were kept from Mab by earlier generations of blood magicians have come home to roost. And she and Will are drawn back together time and again by this dangerous force looking to break free from the earth and reclaim its own dark power.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 8/6/2013Pages: 448Reading Level: Age 14 and Up
Classic Comic Book Characters Marv Statue Torn from the pages of Sin City, this sculpture of Marv based on the character featured in Frank Miller's Sin City stories makes clear what longtime readers already know: Marv is one tough hombre! Not only can he take abuse dished out in brutal chunks, but he'll give it back to you in spades. This new statue is designed to recall the 1940's sculpting and painting style of syroco statues, with a result which Craig Yoe describes as primitive but charming.
A Race Against Time Little Willy's grandfather is sick, and it's up to Willy to save their farm from tax collectors. Their only hope is the prize money from the National Dogsled Race. But a lot of other people want to win the race, too, including Stone Fox, who has never lost a race in his life. Do Willy and his dog Searchlight stand a chance against the toughest racers around? Can they win the race to save the farm -- and Grandfather -- before it's too late? Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 5/22/1992Pages: 96Reading Level: Age 7 and Up
Three kids + an alliance of supervillains + one priceless comic book = one amazing adventure!Nate, Teddy, and Fiona are preparing for one of the biggest days of the year--the opening of the annual Kanigher Falls Comic Convention. Meanwhile, Nate and Ultraviolet hear that someone's been auditioning supervillians for a big job. The challenge is to pull off the world's biggest heist. The first day of the convention arrives, and Nate and his friends discover that a group of supervillians have formed an alliance in an attempt to steal a valuable comic book! Who will swoop in to save the day?Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 2/1/2011Pages: 176Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
What if the monsters from your favorite horror books were real?Eddie Fennicks has always been a loner, content to lose himself in a mystery novel by his favorite author, Nathaniel Olmstead. That’s why moving to the small town of Gatesweed becomes a dream come true when Eddie discovers that Olmstead lived there before mysteriously disappearing thirteen years ago. Even better, Eddie finds a handwritten, never-before-seen Nathaniel Olmstead book printed in code and befriends Harris, who’s as much an Olmsteady as he is. But then the frightening creatures of Olmstead’s books begin to show up in real life, and Eddie’s dream turns into a nightmare. Eddie, Harris, and their new friend, Maggie, must break Olmstead’s code, banish all gremlins and monster lake-dogs from the town of Gatesweed, and solve the mystery of the missing author, all before Eddie’s mom finisheswriting her own tale of terror and brings to life the scariest creature of all.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 8/25/2009Pages: 288Reading Level: Age 9 and Up
Sixth-grader Simon Bloom can't believe his luck when he finds a book that enables him to control the laws of physics. By simply reciting the formulas it contains, he can cancel gravity to fly around his bedroom, or decrease friction so he can slide down the street as if he were on Rollerblades. When two thugs with evil intentions come after Simon, he must use the formulas to save himself and the book from falling into their hands. This funny, fast, and imaginative novel from first-time author Michael Reisman will appeal to fans of both fantasy and action-adventure.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 5/14/2009Pages: 320Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
A new enemy rises and the battle is joined! When the evil Lord Garmadon unleashes an army of stone warriors on the world of Ninjago, the ninja find that not even they can stop this new menace!Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 1/22/2013 Pages: 64 Reading Level: Age 6 and Up
Frustrated and discouraged by their lack of powers and their inability to defeat the Stone Warriors, Jay, Cole, Zane, and Kai learn secrets of Sensei Wus past adventures that may hold the key to future victory.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 5/28/2013Pages: 64Reading Level: Age 7 and Up
In the second installment of the Century Quartet, Italian author P. D. Baccalario continues the mystery that will take four cities and four extraordinary kids to solve.NEW YORK CITY, MARCH 15Another mysterious artifact reunites Harvey from New York, Elettra from Rome, Mistral from Paris, and Sheng from Shanghai. Soon they discover a series of four postcards written in code years ago by the murdered professor who sent them on their quest in Rome. The cards send the kids all over New York City, through old libraries and abandoned tunnels, in search of the Star of Stone, an ancient object fundamentally connected to the earth. But a new set of villains, predators of Manhattan nightlife, will do anything to stop them . . .Fans of Blue Balliet, Trenton Lee Stewart, and Michael Scott will be drawn to this Da Vinci Code-like adventure for kids.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 9/27/2011Pages: 320Reading Level: Age 9 and Up
It's double trouble for Nancy and her friends, when an ancient artifact and a little boy are both suddenly missing. The artifact is a piece of an old stone marker that may prove that the Chinese were in America eighty years before Columbus. The little boy is Owen Zucker, a sweetie who Nancy sometimes baby-sits. Nancy's determined to recover both the artifact and little Owen, but someone's out to stop her - permanently! Ages 8 to 12. Papercutz is the exciting new graphic novel publisher that's building a huge following among the next generation of comics fans. Even the most reluctant readers are becoming addicted to the Papercutz approach of giving classic characters a modern makeover! Each Papercutz graphic novel features comics stories drawn in the style of the popular Japanese comics known as manga, and beautifully rendered with state of the art color. While educators rave about the high quality of the Papercutz writing and artwork, readers 8 and up are simply enjoying the great adventures found in each fun-filled volume. Be sure to check out other Papercutz titles such as The Hardy Boys, Zorro and Totally Spies.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 7/1/2005Pages: 96Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
Samurai Statue Based on the original Dark Horse comic book character created by Ron Marz and Luke Ross, both of whom have been actively involved in this sculpture from its inception, the fantastically detailed work depicts Asukai Shiro, a Japanese samurai from the year 1704. His saga of pursuit and revenge, in order to rescue his lost love, Lady Yoshiko, inspired one of Dark Horse Comics' most popular series of 2005. Working with one of the best sculptors in the field, Ruben Procopio, this statue captures every nuance and color of the character. Posed in battle, amidst the detritus of feudal combat, this masterpiece was a challenge to create.
Unleash the power! A full-color comic reader based on LEGO?: Legends of Chima?. With his parents gone, Cragger is now the King of the Crocodiles. And he's determined to avenge his parents and defeat the Lions-starting with Laval! Can the Lion Prince convince Cragger to stop his attack before it's too late? It will be a tough battle, and Laval may just need the help of a legendary creature that hasn't been seen in a thousand years. . . .Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 7/1/2013Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 7 and Up
Delphi Keep is awash in activity, and for Ian, Theo, and Carl, their safe haven might be nearing its end. The Royal Navy has taken the keep to use as a hospital and the tunnels running under the keep and the castle are ideal to set up a central communications outpost for the approaching war. The earl is happy to help the effort, but now the keep is no longer safe for the orphans and they must be evacuated to his winter residence. Ian, Theo, and Carl know that if they're sent away, they'll no longer be protected. But more important than their safety is deciphering the third prophecy. All clues point to a quest. The orphans don't know where they must go, but they know they must rescue the Secret Keeper.To do that, however, they need to work out who this Secret Keeper is. And what, exactly are the secrets he's keeping?Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 2/14/2012Pages: 384Reading Level: Age 10 and Up
Morgan Izaak is obsessed with his father’s ancient books about the legendary Philosopher’s Stone; he’s even got a little alchemy lab set up in the church tower next door. And when Morgan and his best friend, Eny, find out about another mysterious stone that may be hidden in their own town—the Irish Stone of Destiny, called Lia Fail—he’s determined to find it because he thinks it’s the last hope for someone he holds dear. But Morgan’s not the only one looking for the Stone, and by the time the two middle schoolers realize there’s trouble afoot, Morgan has betrayed their friendship, strange creatures are loose in the land, and the Stone is lost … perhaps forever. Can Morgan find a way to help those he loves? Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 3/1/2011Pages: 352Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
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